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Ron Allen
« on: July 31, 2006, 01:24:09 PM »


I actually loved this era of skating
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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 09:54:53 PM »
i met that dude this year and he's the type of guy that's so positive...after you're done talking you think...'shit...i'm a dick...'

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 03:48:45 AM »
i met that dude this year and he's the type of guy that's so positive...after you're done talking you think...'shit...i'm a dick...'

Man more Ron Allen story's please

He was in Aberdeen for an "H-Street" tour with Tony Mag (Aberdeen is not anywhere near where they were touring but they had a day off and i guess wanted to see what depressing would look like if it were an object), anyway they were doing demo's at Livi, which is in between Glasgow and Edinburgh (Aberdeen is 3 hours away).

So anyway Ron Allen and Tony Mag are in the fucking skate shop in the pissing rain, laughing about how crap the weather is, so Ron wants to see some skate spot, we show him the local spots, he's pretty stoked on them as well, which is funny, so he he wanted to come back and skate here before the tour was over, a few days later adn we're at the demo being stoked on them skating and he's all like "Hey you guy's came to the demo - that's rad" he was totally stoked on us coming down to watch them skate, it was rad, he was really fuckign good as well, they had an am with them but i wasn't sure who that was

But yeah a really, really nice guy, so stoked on everything "Hey it sure rains a lot here !"

I think was my favourite quote
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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 05:07:58 AM »
what is that music?

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006, 06:45:21 AM »
Ron and some friends.

Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006, 08:03:34 AM »
Skating and music there- a grade!

Actually, that video has soooo much stuff that I can still watch.  Saying something about my age perhaps...


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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006, 03:32:09 PM »
Because I'm bored at work:



Ron Allen is one of the coolest pros I ever met. No vibes or ego, just about skating and having fun.

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 07:47:33 PM »
I see him skating around pretty often. I think my most random sighting of him was when I was skating this school and noticed the window was open. It was on the second story but I managed to climb up to it and sneak in and found a marching band uniform. As I was climbing back out I saw Ron Allen walking down the sidewalk.
let me just name a few of the hammers in this video...

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 08:24:12 PM »
I have to try and upload that section at the end of the Fun video where he kicks a freestyle...."just a black man who knows my history"....it is pretty epic.

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 11:10:08 PM »
he became a professional jazz musician i think and then he's been doing camps in the bay area....he's old..like 45 or some shit...but he actually looks younger now....he just talked and talked...I did a little interview that no one ever ran...if I still have it...I'll post it...he's doing some board company...NRG or something...they are doing bamboo boards i think.... i had like three of those ron allens in a row....

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2006, 05:03:39 AM »
when he was over in the uk for the hocus pocus premiere i got to skate curbs with him outside the original slam/rough trade, super nice guy.

i noticed someone did a trick in a recent video over the 'ron allen gap' which stoked me out.

i too have the fun video, he hand painted the boxes for those if i remember right

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2006, 07:03:14 AM »
when he was over in the uk for the hocus pocus premiere i got to skate curbs with him outside the original slam/rough trade, super nice guy.

i noticed someone did a trick in a recent video over the 'ron allen gap' which stoked me out.

i too have the fun video, he hand painted the boxes for those if i remember right

Holy shit you remember the old Slam with Rouge Trade upstairs ?

Damn i bet you had to actually dust that memory off, i remember going there with my sister and getting shit loads of stickers cas they wanted to hook up with my sister, that was a llllloooooooonnngggg time ago
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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 07:39:25 PM »
Ron is about the truest skater there can be... still living and breathing it so positively everyday from ripping it up at all the bay area parks to being so stoked on doing skate camps for the future generations! he is one of a kind~

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006, 08:59:36 PM »
i guess wanted to see what depressing would look like if it were an object

I just had to quote this -
probably ABP

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2006, 11:37:05 AM »
ive skated with Ron Allen so many times. hes like a kid its awesome. he still has soo much fun with skateboarding. im actually meeting up with him this week

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Re: Ron Allen
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2006, 02:05:38 PM »
i can honestly say i love this section of the life video.  ron allen rips, always has.  this was such an amazing time of skating for me.  john deago KILLS it, full cab back lip???  still ridiculous to me.  plus that's my favorite song ever.