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Hi my names Hans Frank, I'm 21 and am from Long Beach Island New Jersey but now go to school in Indiana. I've been riding a modified Gas Head BDS board off and on for the last few years and now back for good. I grew up on smaller boards although my very first board was my aunts Agent Orange Vision board when I was 4 or 5 and got into transition before street stuff but then rode popsicle boards for while and eventually got into shaped boards then "old school". Some videos I grew up with were, Hulrey Hallowed Ground, Mike V's Drive videos, and then got into the old 80s videos Streets on Fire, wheels of fire, powell vids etc. My dad built me a 4 foot ramp when I was 12 and it has been added upon to being 9' tall at one point, but now is gone [frown] . When I was 14 I started riding boards over 8.6 and a few years later eventually to 10in boards. I've skated most if not all the concrete parks in NJ at the time and FDR and many others on skate adventures and family trips.  I am an avid sailor and was a sail instructor on the island. A few years before going to college I was sponsored by a clothing company called Jetty and was starting to ride a BDS and other big boards. I now live out in West Lafayette Indiana and am a junior at Purdue. I'm trying to find more skaters to ride with out here, if you're in Indiana or nearby out of state parks.  I have now been trying to get more involved with the Indy skatepark advocates and help build and work on parks or diy stuff.
My current set up is a modified BDS Gas Head that the nose has been cut down and the wheelbase moved to 18'', Indy 215s and Speedlab Cranksters.
If your in Indiana and want to skate my face book is, https://www.facebook.com/hans.frankenstien 
I won't be back in NJ till the last 3 weeks of summer then back to IN.
I love my Bulldog and came to the forum looking for a back up for my gas head and found one but am going to stay for rad shots and sharing setup tips, spots and/or parks.
Thanks for this awesome forum!
Hans Frank
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Hello and welcome from Maryland.  Nice intro!  [thumb]
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Hi from England.
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 Hi and welcome from Ohio !
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Welcome from Wisconsin.

I got to skate Sayreville several years ago.  It was fun.  Wally Hollyday design I believe.  You have some good parks around you now, including some designed by Wally.  Looks like Kokomo, which is a Grindline park, I believe, is probably closest?  Get over to Ft. Wayne if you can.  Also, don't miss Louisville.  And, if you're going to go that far, then might as well hit Bowling Green and Nashville too.  On your way back East, hit Centerville (Dayton area) if you have time.  Well worth it.

There used to be a pretty active group of skaters from NJ/NY/PA who would skate together a lot.  They'd hit NYC (Autumn Bowl, Owls Head, the Heliport?), Sayreville, the Pirate Bowl (Garden Skate?) when it was still around and sometimes Maple Shade.  That's a lot of years ago now I guess.  There's still some guys now who skate Chelsea Pier regularly. 

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FWIW, here's a clip from Streets on Fire of the park we used to have here in Milwaukee.



You're welcome to hit the parks we have here, but you have better parks that are closer to West Lafayette.


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Welcome!! You're shredding sick photo
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Go Bulldogskates!! I mean go Boilermakers  
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Nice plant! Welcome from Massachusetts.
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sweet pic!!

and awesome intro, good to see a BDS rider join the ranks

we used to be neighbors, i grew up in OC and roll FDR religiously when i get back that way
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RAD PICTURE! WELCOME FROM THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST.
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Welcome from Colorado.
I spent a lot of time on LBI from 1970 until '86.
Surfed, skated, lifeguard in Barnegat Light and Surf City. Skated the school parking lot in Beach Haven on a 25" Fiberflex- no kick tail- until they built a skatepark in that amusement center right across the street, then pretty much lived there for years.
Eventually got a Z-Woody Polar Bear and skated Cherry Hill until it closed.
Surfed all over NJ but mostly 30th St in BL, Coffee Shop and 7-11.
Went back a few years ago but wasn't the same- especially when the weather is crappy on Co, the weather is even worse there! Now, surfing is only in baggies with tropical wax....

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