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while some of you were trying to come up with a easy way to hang your boards on the wall, I was out hangin my ass on some new coping.
I skated 4 parks yesterday. I guess my ramp doesn't really count as a park, but it works.
Park #1 Poulsbo WA. It sucked, street style park with nasty hard edged everything, all wood. Exception: The half-pipe in the back of the park was decent. Skated alone for an hour.
Park #2 Silverdale WA. Another sucky park, more hard edges, this time all crete. horrible transitions, even the bowl had 2 different transitions to it, made it real hard to ride.
skated alone for an hour and 2 kids showed up, made one loop around the place and left. I left too.
Park #3 Bainbridge Island WA. Now this is what I'm talkin about! A NICE park in a NICER park setting, beautiful....and not a soul around. spent 4 hours trying line after line. This is an interesting layout for a skatepark, one big hole that has different levels. Kind of hard to ride, but I only was there for 4 hours, need more time to figure out the flow to the place. I visited here a couple of weeks ago and it rained, did get a photo or two to show the layout.
Park #4 back home, 8:00 pm, still got enough in me to do a few kickturns on my mini ramp...now where's that bottle of Tylenol
go skate Bros!


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Sorry She,
Workin in the day time and been raining in Maryland 5 to 6 outa 7 days, every week, so the skating is scare.
Also I don't have the skatepark options U guys have.
I got nothing like the parks u guys post!!!


Might as well hang em for now...LOL

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A guys gotta do what a guys gotta do to get his board ya-ya's off. there is one...and only one, board I would ever consider buying as a collectible. the Kryptonic deck that was made around 1977 would be it. The foam core board with the urethane rails...remember that one? Seen a few on EBay in the $800 range, fuck that..
would it go on the wall? hell no, I got a set of old Gull Wings and a set of the green Star Tracks waiting for the day...
One other board too, but VERY unlikely any exsist. the last board I road in 1978 was a Street Stick Vert. It was a foam core board with a p-tex bottom. 10" wide and very light. It was made by the Winter Stick company, one of the first snowboard manufacturers. Friend of mine worked at Winter Stick and would supply us all with blems. Damn...wish I could have that quiver back, the snowboard I had was one of the originals with the deep "V" tail and straps for your feet (a major innovation then) THAT would be a wall hanger in somebody's collection. I think Sims had a snowboard out around then too. We called them skurfboards, not snowboards then...

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I'll be damned...Winter Stick is still in business.
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I finally got some time to go back over and skate the Bainbridge Island park. Dawn patrol at 7:00 not a soul around, birds chirping, sunshine....very nice.
I finally got a handle of the layout of the place. It is a series of swimming pools seperated by a small hip. you can skate in the "region" your abilities allow or drop down 1 level and skate something a little more challenging. I discovered that being there alone and working it hard I could cover the entire layout with one kick from the shallow end, work all the way around and return to where I started. My hat is definately off to the builders/designers, Grindline. these guys built a real winner!
After a couple of hours a guy shows up...maybe 19-20 years old. His name was Matt and he walked right up and said: "Dude, I have not seen a skateboard like that around here, it's old school huh? can I give it a go?" He did...this guy was a real carve enthusiast, no tricks, just grind, slash, grind, carve, zoom, grind....big zero gravity arcs around the big bowl. I'm glad I always carry 2 boards..in the 3 hours we skated together he never once rode his own board, and it looked like a pretty decent popsicle stick. Cha-ching..instant customer and new skating friend. As it ends up Matt is a real soul skater, he really loves to skate for the sake of skating. Doesn't care about tricks or impressing anybody...just skate and skate and skate.
I got a major workout and am pretty stiff today, only 2 crashes...love my pads! Wish this place was closer, 1 1/2 hour drive but worth it, especially being able to skate a world class park alone for a couple of hours.
I am now an addict to skating, again...at 46, and getting into the best shape I have been in years.

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Shed I recently did a week at Louisville, Rivertucky. What a gem of a park. flawless pools and bowls. Sooo many people freaked when they saw my deck. SKATERBUILT. King of Beasts. They were like"Dude never saw a board THAT BIG!!" Couple of kids tried it, but alas, could not hang with it. I live in Pittsburgh. Made the drive in about 6hrs 45mins. I would consider going once a month now that I know how to get there. And how long it takes. WELL worth the trip. We have NO concrete facilities here. Bunch of peeps with heads WAY UP THE OL'JAR building crap here. I gotta go east to Philly, or west to Louisville to skate ANYTHING HALF DECENT. Even though Camp Woodward is a mere 2 1/2 hrs away, you can,t just roll up and skate it. That's their main problem.
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