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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2010, 07:38:09 PM »
been skating for ten years and i've only skated two. plus, it was when i was starting out, so i didn't really do shit. i was randomly wondering about this today and thought maybe i should ask this here: how come there isn't any black pool/tranny skaters? i just thought that was kinda weird

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2010, 08:09:09 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2010, 10:20:43 PM »
but black pool skaters are typically gnarly.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2010, 10:26:30 PM »
been skating for ten years and i've only skated two. plus, it was when i was starting out, so i didn't really do shit. i was randomly wondering about this today and thought maybe i should ask this here: how come there isn't any black pool/tranny skaters? i just thought that was kinda weird
There are tons, they're just all old. The only people now that grow up skating transition/pools are park rats(which are actually supposed to be hated on here), and kids that have dads that skated pools. .


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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2010, 10:29:21 PM »
Good stuff.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2010, 10:47:35 PM »
been skating for ten years and i've only skated two. plus, it was when i was starting out, so i didn't really do shit. i was randomly wondering about this today and thought maybe i should ask this here: how come there isn't any black pool/tranny skaters? i just thought that was kinda weird

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2010, 10:50:34 PM »
Wasn't Cookiehead Jenkins a black vert dude? Alfonso Rawls got his start as a vert dog too.
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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2010, 11:27:39 PM »
I skated a few pools when I lived in Arizona. Probably around '89 and '90. It was fun. I remember carving around the light and my board slipped out sending me back first to the bottom knocking the wind out of me and giving me a concussion. That was the only time I really ever ate shit skating a pool. I haven't seen a decent one where I live that has been skateable in years though. Now that I'm older I wouldn't mind finding another one to session for a little while. Just carving a pool super fast is fun. That's all I'd want. I have tons of respect for people that can tear a pool apart...it isn't easy.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2010, 11:33:50 PM »
I ate shit hard hitting the drain immediately after dropping in on one. After that I noticed that people tape them down or put a sign over them in most videos. pretty good idea.
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2010, 11:49:40 PM »

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2010, 01:28:20 AM »
My favorite thing to skate. Skated one a couple of weekends ago that was super tight and hard, but fun none the less. I think I have skated 20 or so, on the hunt for some now.


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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2010, 03:16:18 AM »
i didn't realize they were so hard to find. don't they post them up on concrete disciples? i know when i was in houston they were pretty easy to track down via word of mouth if you were into them. just talk to geezers at the park. they even had a skater there who got a house that had a kidney pool in the back which stays empty for skating.

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« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2010, 03:36:37 AM »
Skated two. The first was when I had a broken collar bone, I could only carve but I was so stoked on it being the first and all. Went back constantly when I healed. Second was last summer at a motel during a family trip through AZ. Found that by accident while aimlessly looking through binoculars from the motel we originally at. Super tight tranny but so fun. Busted a piece of tile off for a souvenir.

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« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2010, 03:41:13 AM »
Yeah it definitely helps if you know the right people and they trust you enough not to blow the spot out and bring a whole gang of people or generally do stuff that gets a pool shit down real quick.

Some of these pool shark bros are super secretive and keep a lot of these gems to themselves and only toss out a few leftover nugs, I can pretty much see why, a lot of people don't know the basic etiquette and general ground rules for keeping a pool bust-free and skateable.

Sometimes a lot of work goes into just the mere act of finding a pool, not to mention putting in mad hours draining and/or bailing out disgusting heinous sludge water, drying the shit up with Kitty Litter or rags and towels, sweeping, and whatever else prep work is often necessary before a pool can even be skated.

Just gotta be in the right place at the right time and you'll occasionally get to sample.


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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2010, 06:33:14 AM »
been skating for ten years and i've only skated two. plus, it was when i was starting out, so i didn't really do shit. i was randomly wondering about this today and thought maybe i should ask this here: how come there isn't any black pool/tranny skaters? i just thought that was kinda weird

cookiehead jenkins, don hillsman, alfonso rawls were all dropping in back in the day for sure (amongst MANY others). i can't remember the name of the brother who skated with the original z-boys crew in venice, but here he is (below) on the left. anybody remember his name? so that means a brother was helping to invent pool skating (if you believe the z-boys started it, which i know to be false).


and @ COTG, i'm guessing you've never seen The Darkness (Mike Barnes) skate, huh? he's a FLA loc and is flow for bacon and has the most insane stalefish boneless you'll lay eyes on. and he's pretty young. dude skates so smooth and is a solid dude all around. here ya go. a full interview so you can get a little history. and it ain't even february, HA!






see it's not like black skaters don't skate pools, it's just that no one knows and they got cockblocked in the industry/skate media as a rule. shit, Clyde's skated a few in his day and still might on the right day!! up your knowledge fools.

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edited to include the link to the interview, i thought it would be readable. here: http://baconskateboards.com/?p=714
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2010, 08:11:50 AM »
I've only skated one pool in Germany and almost got killed fucking up a feeble. It scared the hell out of me. I havn't seen a pool since I've been back to America, but that shit is pretty hard to skate.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2010, 08:27:41 AM »
been skating for ten years and i've only skated two. plus, it was when i was starting out, so i didn't really do shit. i was randomly wondering about this today and thought maybe i should ask this here: how come there isn't any black pool/tranny skaters? i just thought that was kinda weird
There are tons, they're just all old. The only people now that grow up skating transition/pools are park rats(which are actually supposed to be hated on here), and kids that have dads that skated pools. .

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2010, 09:06:04 AM »
Don't forget Eric "Tuma" Britton

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2010, 09:18:34 AM »
Pools are so gnarly. I never once had an easy time skating one but they are fun as hell. This one is in Lowell, MA.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2010, 10:19:47 AM »
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2010, 10:43:22 AM »
I've only skated one pool in Germany and almost got killed fucking up a feeble.
Doing feebles in pools is a good way to fuck your shit up, a lot can go wrong on that trick - from locking up to missing and sliding out to just coming in wrong to having your board go behind you at a weird angle...all kinds of nightmarish scenarios, but worth it for the feeling of coming out of a good feeble. Had the worst slam I've taken in recent memory locking up at high speed on a feeble and falling to flat bottom in a pool that was 8' or so. Limped like a sissy for about a week and a half, my hip still hurts if I bump it or slam on it - way worse than the other hip. Ah the joy of the feeble grind, a trick that some people seem to have no problem doing forever and others never seem to master
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2010, 12:27:16 PM »
Never skated one, would like to though.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2010, 02:05:14 PM »
Skated a bank to wall pool when I was a kid, and a couple of others that were kind've a joke... but this one was a permission pool. I wrote about it before, it was fucking hell to drain and shovel out, and one of the scariest fucking things ever:


About the same time this thing existed in the back of a condemned house in Baton Rouge... after work one day I used a little flash memory camera to document it (shit skating, after work and I was worried about getting fucked out there alone one a Friday)... the pool was destroyed the next day and at the beginning, what you're seeing is what happens to a pool that stays empty for too long in most parts of the state... water makes them pop up out of the ground. Same reason NOLA and other places use above-ground graves. Anyway, the popping up made going over the light over vert, which was fun as shit.


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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2010, 10:05:34 PM »
Grim - Looked like a good time, getting over that light looked tough.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2010, 09:41:41 AM »
never skated any, but i've skated closed down waterslides, if that counts for anything

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2010, 12:06:26 PM »
my two friends and i drained this pool maybe 6 years ago.  it was after those series of hurricanes that slammed florida, and the hurricane cracked the seawall by the pool, making one wall of the pool crack too. (see the cement used to fix the crack for skating?)  the owners were out of town on vacation.  we skated it every day for three weeks or so.  so amazing, right on the water, we could jump in the river when we were tired.  pretty janky but definitely skateable.  there's some footage of it somewhere, i'll try to find it later.


i've skated two others, one was really square and shitty.  the other one, in the middle of an apartment complex, was the best pool i've ever seen.  unbelievable.  perfect transition.  drained it, we each carved over the light once, and then a cop rolled up.  maybe i should add that people were living there still, watching us, and the pool was not abandoned at all, hahaha.  but dude, it was fucking perfect, too good to not try!
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2010, 01:52:59 PM »
^ You drained a full pool in the middle of an apartment complex to skate it? Ballsy.
I used to know a dude who lived in Santa Cruz who would search for carcasses of dead animals in the woods and by streets with a lot of road kill incidences and throw them into perfect pools so people would be forced to drain them. Apparently a rabbit or raccoon won't get them to drain, but a deer with an open wound or that has been rotting for some time apparently works like a charm. I've also heard leaving the label on a glass bottle and smashing it in the pool will force the people to empty it to get rid of the glass, which is invsible in water. Leaving the label on is necessary because if you do that, they can see that a bottle has been broken in their instead of finding out be feeling it.
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2010, 02:24:11 PM »
a bunch of packages of black rit dye works wonders in getting a pool emptied.
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2010, 03:27:46 PM »
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damn that first white pool me and my friends found when were like 16  a couple years ago it's so fun to skate

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2010, 06:47:23 AM »
Don't forget Eric "Tuma" Britton

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