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Gibbs

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Hi,

I've been a lurker here for a while, time to say hello and join up. 

I started skating in 1989, my first set up was cheap tracker copies from a "market" board, and some no-pro transparent red 70's wheels ,the deck was made from a six foot water ski I bought from a junk shop, set up backwards with about 18" of tail, it was about 6" wide. Not standard equipment you could say, it worked, I got the bug and still have a trundle now and then to this day.  

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Hey Gibbs,
Welcome! That sounds similar to how a lot of folks started out. hope that you still have that ski.





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Welcome from NorCal Wine Country Sonoma County!
Hope you hang and enjoy for a while.  And if you still have that ski, post up a pic!

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Welcome!  I made water ski boards as well...[rofl]
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Hello and welcome from Maryland. 
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Hello Gibbs.

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Gibbs

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Thank you all for a warm welcome, the water ski and I parted company some decades ago, I do have a photo of it somewhere after I cut it down to a sensible size, I'll see if I can find it again and post it. We where able to get five riders on it when it was full size!
 ZombieChristoph, I'm glad to see that I was not the only one to see a board in a ski, in fact, it looked very similar to yours after it was severely shaved down. I even made a metal tail saver for it... Damn, where is that photo?   
I did end up pressing boards in the early 90's (pop-sickle type) with crazy steep concave, the press was set up so the concave was adjusted by nailing in wedges, if one went in too far, the rest just got nailed in to match. Sadly none of those remain in my possession, but I did send one in to one of the UK mags for review, I think I still have that issue...
Onward to questions about 70's skate equipment; I have about four that I'm trying to restore, I'll post this up in the relevant topics soon, I need your collective expertise. 

Cheers dudes.  


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Welcome from sunny down under.

Is that Norfolk England, or Norfolk somewhere else?
Gibbs

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Hey hey Brightredmegephone, yep England, the OG Norfolk! A land of farmers, boats and the occasional ancient concrete bowl of joy[love][love][love]
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hi from lincoln,uk,were nearly neighbours lol
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Serious, they had bowls up there?
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Aloha from Hawaii ✌️🐺🀘
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