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My name is Tyler. I'm 35, and a Santa Cruz native.
I grew up surfing near Pleasure Point, and skating 90s skateboards at places like Derby park and Monterey Sk8 Station, and my own backyard mini-ramp.... but eventually grew a passion for the 70s and 80s boards and history as that is what ultimately paved the way for my generation. I now have grown up a bit, have a couple small kids, and focus my spare time collecting and preserving the history of skateboarding. I still skate a bit, play golf, snowboard, and hang with family and friends. I'm pretty new to collecting, and have a small collection, maybe 20 - 25 boards that are displayed proudly. Being a Santa Cruz native I tend to collect mostly SC and SMA boards, but have some other rare gems that I can't seem to pry off my wall. I've bought, sold, and traded boards... all in the effort to improve my collection. I've skated with some legends like Jason Jessee (who I used to buy Consolidated skateboards from), Caballero (who's ramp was a few doors down from my old house), Ron Whaley (next door neighbor), and a few other locals. I hope to join in the conversation here, and add some interesting topics -- like the one I recently started about deciphering re-issues from OG's! Looking forward to chatting and sharing. Tyler
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Hi there youngster. Welcome from Wisconsin.
I like the 70s boards you got there. Very nice. __________________ Later is Now
Happy Daze Crew
Save the Turf!!!
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Uncle Crunker, auntie Gin
Open the door and let 'em in, yeah
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Welcome from Just north of you, Santa Rosa.
Nice way to dive in! And YES, you are a young buck here, but we could use some fresh blood! __________________ 5150 Tequila; Because no good story ever started with, "I was eating a salad......"
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How do you add an Avitar pic. to your profile? I can't see a place to add this.... thanks.
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you got some good wood! __________________ breaking is a memory!
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Welcome from FL
__________________ Wes is the original wing man!
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Welcome aboard Tyler.
__________________ My Collection -
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first legit board I had was the bod boyle barfing cat, the first I rode was the roskopp eye you have hanging there, borowed from a friend. you and me in the same boat. back to the future! how high can you ollie
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Hello and welcome from Maryland.
__________________ "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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welcome from phoenix, az
you were born when most of us were graduating high school great intro, i strongly encourage you to skate more ..... or we'll take your lunch money __________________ the older i get ..... shit i forgot what i was going to say
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Hi from England.
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...and Australia. Good wood mate!
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KaPaSo Uncle Cracker!! another SoCal-r here
Welcome __________________ Collection in Progress - Send me your grails!! http://www.pinterest.com/danieleperkins/70s-80s-skateboarding/
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Hello from Santa Barbara. I like that CASTER with the Gulls/Snakes.