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Hey all, Colorado skater here, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm an Ohio native who started skating in 1983 or there abouts. Skating was pretty much my whole world up until 94 when I found myself doing it less and less. For the last twenty years I hardly rode at all for myself, (I'd hop on occasionally to teach my kiddos something). Two weeks ago my wife brought home a dinged up Sector 9 longboard she found at a thrift store. It was in a bad way but I patched it up, restored the wood, patched the tail and nose, sanded and painted it back to a functional state. I ride that thing everyday now, take it to the local park and carve transitions like the old days. I feel like a kid again.
I'm looking to connect with old skaters and I'm also looking for another project deck to restore. It feels good to have wood under my feet again!
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right on, skateboarding will always be your friend
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Welcome welcome.....it is always a great feeling to connect like that again isn't it . Enjoy the ride .
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Welcome from Cali where the A.C.'s cold, and the girls still strip
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__________________ breaking is a memory!
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Hello and welcome from Maryland. Like restoring? Check out our restorations thread - we have some magicians here:
http://bulldogskates.websitetoolbox.com/post/restoration-corner-2767472?pid=1291612945 __________________ "It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." Carl Sagan
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hi from FL
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Hi from England.
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__________________ Still the guns and stow 'em! Signal the men! Set the flags and make good to clear port!
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Welcome from Dayton Ohio !
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Welcome from Pittsburgh!
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Welcome from NorCal Wine Country!
Once a skater, ALWAYS a skater! The feeling and attitude never goes away, though it might hibernate for a time. __________________ 5150 Tequila; Because no good story ever started with, "I was eating a salad......"
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Welcome from Colorado! Skating is always in your blood even if you don't do it for a while. Colorado has a very active skate scene lots of old guys skating. Not sure what part of the state you are in we have a good crew of old guys that skate memorial in Colorado springs. Get sum!
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Welcome from Northern California where the weed is strong and.....ahh......I can't remember!!!!