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Hey, I grew up in SoCal. Started skating hills in San Pedro in the 70's.  Rode a Black Knight I got at Perry's Five & Dime. Graduated to a GT little plastic job (lost a few down the sewers).  Moved to the Valley in '76.  I got my first "real" skateboard out there.  An original Alva with Lazer Trucks and blue Kryptos.  I found a Dogtown Bob Biniak, in some ivy in my neighborhood and switched the trucks and wheels.  Rode that until I snapped it.  Anyway, been skating for pretty much my whole life.

So, yesterday I was at Goodwill and found an NOS Hobie Skatepark Rider deck.  It looks so untouched that I thought it might be a repro, but I couldn't find any info that suggests it was ever reproduced.  I tried posting pics in the Hobie forum, but i guess they didn't show, and was politely informed that this was "bad form." 

So, I'm introducing myself and looking for any Hobie Skatepark Rider info that might be out there.  I did browse through the forum and it it the later ply model in a 30" length.

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Welcome from Wisconsin.

Similar story here.  Went from a wood Nash with steel wheels, to a GT that I shared with my brother, to first "real" boards, Warp Two and then 8" Alva.

I saw the pics of your Hobie.  Looked real to me, but I'm not an expert on Hobie.  Most of the Skatepark Riders I've seen have "Skatepark Rider" screened on the bottom.  But, maybe the later ply ones didn't have that?  Or maybe somebody sanded the bottom of the deck you got.  If it has a lot of rocker, it's probably real?  Not sure about wheel wells on these decks though.  I'd look through the Hobie thread and see if you see any with wheel wells like that and no printing on the bottom.

Now why can't I score a Goodwill or garage sale find like that? 

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Actually, your pix did show up correctly in the Hobie Collector's forum....before you deleted your post.  That said, what was "bad form" was implying you were considering selling it.  It's one thing to post up pix and ask for any information about the deck - that's not what you did.  You posted, "Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet."  Since you're unable to post in BST for 30 days, we've seen dozens (more?) newbs come here trying to circumvent the very few rules that Wes has in place to protect the members.  This is not  free eBay and this is certainly not the first time we've seen this type of "altruistic" behavior.  Thus the couple of replies.  

If your intentions are to stick around and become a part of the community, hello and welcome from Maryland.  If not, time will tell.  

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Great intro.... Post up pictures again,
probably my office firewall, thus provided you bad info....

Will reply with what ever info I have and am sure
you will get some great insight from many on BDS........

Also use Internet has tons on Hobie....
Look through pages on Hobie thread, great 411...

Not sure a huge demand on Hobie Skatepark Rider.
But great find non the less..
Enjoy it, set it up and hang on your wall!!

David
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I was just looking for info.  No big deal. 
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I will say, my first impression was that you were fishing here, but I want to give you the benefit of the doubt.  I showed up here a long time ago and was pretty clueless at the time about the forum etiquette, but I assimilated quickly and forum members were cool and it's been great to be here all these years sharing stoke, nostalgia and skate knowledge.

Check out post #95 of the Hobie thread.  Looks like your board, I think?

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Yes it's exactly like that.  I was just surprised to find it on a shelf with like dishes and stuff in a Goodwill.  It's never even been mounted. 

I don't remember ever seeing one of these back in the day.

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I reposted the pictures in the Hobie forum.
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Welcome Big Mac, stay around a while. Always lots of like-minded people. Nice looking Hobie too.
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What an awesome score...congrats and welcome. Stick around and enjoy 
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Welcom from Nor Cal... Now set that Hobie up and shred the shit out of it!
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