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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #420 on: January 12, 2014, 10:44:48 PM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  I think the most recent thing I got really excited about was that Magenta SF hill bomb video.  That was all kinds of awesome.

Me too. I'm "only" 30 but, I find myself fading away from new video clip watching. I'll scan hella clips and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times, and a lot of "nbds" stop being impressive once you realize the way the progression of skating goes and kind of expect somebody would be able to do a lot of stuff. That's why the stereotype of old dudes liking Ricky Oyola and Bobby Puleo and magenta and shit carries a certain amount of weight. That shit brings something new to the table that is inspiring. Style also becomes more important. Somebody who looks good is a lot more fun to watch the 100,000th flatground 360 flip you've seen than somebody who is just doing one to have another trick in their line.
Does that even make sense? Oh well.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.  i get more stoked on those Tim and Eric videos than anything.   for younger dudes i admittedly like watching tranny stuff more than street, but it depends on who it is.  that Grant AH Welcome was a breath of fresh air

one thing i don't get about skate videos now - as opposed to the olde days - are people doing single tricks where it's just 1 push and then jumping down something, or doing a rail or whatever.  i guess it's impressive, but to me i'd much rather watch someone doing a line - street or tranny.  1 push, trick, stop - just doesn't seem that fun.  you're not even rolling

i'm sure this has been beaten to death by old guys but it's weird to see kids who can do a lot of advanced flip tricks or whatever, but they can hardly ride a skateboard.  as in, push around and actually ride.  i think this comes from parents dropping kids off at skateparks and so kids go there and play skate or whatever.  they never actually skate around anymore, on the streets

also i wish they'd stay off my lawn
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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #421 on: January 13, 2014, 08:15:44 AM »
38 checking in. Just started skating vert. It's scary as fuck.
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« Reply #422 on: January 13, 2014, 08:53:39 AM »
For me, the Holy Grail of non pro old man video parts.  I have this dvd and the whole thing is a fun watch.  41 here, and I probably skate about 3-4 a week.  Just snowed last night, so probably won't be skating til this weekend when I head up to Portland. 



This video  :D 

Whoever said that us older guys are tired of seeing the same stuff after so long hit on something I think. Tim and Eric, The Wiskate guys that's the kind of stuff I look for nowdays. I'll have to check out this whole video. I find I'd rather watch Julien Stranger bomb a hill then watch some new kids demolish a 20 stair rail. Don't get me wrong, I still like watching some "big" video's, but the re-watch value of those when compared to the guys putting something different out isn't the same for me. If I want to watch something before skating to get stoked, I'm going to pop in this http://beez.wiskate.com/ before Watching Pretty Sweet.

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« Reply #423 on: January 13, 2014, 09:32:35 AM »
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« Reply #424 on: January 13, 2014, 11:27:52 AM »
38 checking in. Just started skating vert. It's scary as fuck.

Thumbs up man. I'm the same age and I have been considering giving vert a try. The closest vert ramp is an hour or so away but I hear it's very mellow from the dudes that skate it.
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« Reply #425 on: January 14, 2014, 01:00:52 PM »
This is Larry from Grants Pass, Oregon.  He's probably 51 now, but this video is making the rounds again.  He rips and his son does too.  Pretty inspiring stuff.


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« Reply #426 on: January 14, 2014, 02:21:42 PM »
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.


Congrats Spike!

I've got a 9 month old with a recently diagnosed genetic disorder and some nasty weather to deal with myself.  I try and make it out when I can, but it's been really really tough lately.  Hang in there, you'll get back in the saddle soon enough!

fuck Satchel, that's gotta be super tough. hope everything turns out good for you.
Spike: congrats!

as for me, my second son is now 16 months. it's a blast seeing them play together but having more than one than kid really takes a dent out of your skating/personal time!
My first son is 5 and a half, and not too interested in skating, but maybe in a few years.........we'll see! I hope I get to do sessions with both of them.
Satchel, that sounds tough. Good thing is that its been discovered pretty early on. Gives you more time to adjust and get your head around the "problem". My oldest is highly allergic to milk and eggs so we have to be heavily aware of all that he eats. He is 4 now so going to nursery and other kids houses and its pretty worrying when you are relying on other people to deal with a possible anaphylactic shock. Just got to remember to support each other through the tough times, when it comes to kids you tend to forget about each other sometimes.

Paraquat, best thing to do is go with what you feel is best. You wont break it but common sense in parenting is a must. Enjoy the crazy hormones.

Frenchie, My oldest loves watching skate vids and playing with, not on, his setup. I'm counting on him to get skating so I can take him out for a roll.

Appreciate the support from you dudes. And spike, the toughest thing next to dealing with the problem itself is finding the time, energy, and sensitivity to make sure our own needs are met as individuals, and as a couple. But we are managing. He's got a genetic defect that causes retinal dystrophy from birth, rendering him essentially blind for all intents and purposes. It's a tough pill to swallow, but not insurmountable. I actually started skating again after over a decade off the board right around the time we began the road towards diagnosis and it's been a huge help as far as decompression and stress relief are concerned.

Dealing with other peoples lack of awareness as you describe in your case is something we will have to get used to I suppose...
Man thats a shame for your little guy. Sounds like you have the right attitude though. Remember that you and your partner have to have tie to adjust and to be there for each other. With a defect that is that affecting, you are going to have a lot of down times but the ups are going to feel amazing. Both are going to be highly stressful and a strain on your relationship not just with your partner but family and friends too.

Are you guys involved with any support groups or is there anything local you can go too? Speaking to other parents of kids with a similar issue is always good, plus you might find it more comfortable to ask questions and also see kids who are older and how they cope.

I wish your family all the luck in the world.

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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #427 on: January 14, 2014, 02:28:01 PM »
This is Larry from Grants Pass, Oregon.  He's probably 51 now, but this video is making the rounds again.  He rips and his son does too.  Pretty inspiring stuff.



that is so fuckin rad.  i'm glad i have 10 years to practice for mine because there's no way i can do all that
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« Reply #428 on: January 14, 2014, 06:05:46 PM »
This is Larry from Grants Pass, Oregon.  He's probably 51 now, but this video is making the rounds again.  He rips and his son does too.  Pretty inspiring stuff.



Shoot, this guy at 50 rips! There's hope for me after all.
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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #429 on: January 15, 2014, 04:28:10 PM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.
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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #430 on: January 16, 2014, 08:17:19 AM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.
Think this is why I really like the Magenta stuff. Its filmed well and is fun and a bit different.

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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #431 on: January 16, 2014, 09:16:21 AM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you. 

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.
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« Reply #432 on: January 16, 2014, 07:14:32 PM »

I wish your family all the luck in the world.

Thanks Spike.  I appreciate the kind words....

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« Reply #433 on: January 18, 2014, 09:40:14 AM »
Since this thread unfortunately is not getting a sticky any time soon, I'm keeping it here...any new old guy footage we can get stoked on this weekend?! 
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« Reply #434 on: January 18, 2014, 09:55:07 AM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.

Can't say I agree. I'm in my mid 30s and I love watching new clips of all the new dudes. In fact, I'm psyched on how much new content is available and on top of the free stuff I even bought a bunch of videos last year: Pretty Sweet, Deathwish, Tengu, Soleil Levant, Cold War, Made, 11th Hour, etc. all paid for.

Not that I would/could/want to ever do what they're doing now, I just love watching what is being done now. In a way it still inspires and pushes me but in a different context for my own skateboarding.

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« Reply #435 on: January 18, 2014, 10:34:45 AM »
Since this thread unfortunately is not getting a sticky any time soon, I'm keeping it here...any new old guy footage we can get stoked on this weekend?! 

ask and ye shall receive. i'm the shitbird w/ orange pants and later w/ a rugby shirt. everyone's mid 30s except nate w/ the nosegrind nosewheelie and the line w/ the big pyramid.

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« Reply #436 on: January 18, 2014, 11:41:06 AM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.

Can't say I agree. I'm in my mid 30s and I love watching new clips of all the new dudes. In fact, I'm psyched on how much new content is available and on top of the free stuff I even bought a bunch of videos last year: Pretty Sweet, Deathwish, Tengu, Soleil Levant, Cold War, Made, 11th Hour, etc. all paid for.

Not that I would/could/want to ever do what they're doing now, I just love watching what is being done now. In a way it still inspires and pushes me but in a different context for my own skateboarding.

right with Heritage on this one ... I'm still devouring all the new content and the best part of it is how seemlessly alot of it actually falls right in with the parts I've been rewatching for years upon years.  For example, whenever I have a free weekend afternoon where I can't skate, I'll watch Ethan in Tincan, then Jake in Mindfield, then Barley in EEIII, then Suciu's Philly part, then Cromer's Krooked part, then Gilbert in Old Dominion, then maybe Ed in Welcome to Hell or Jensen in 11th Hour or an Adidas clip.  It's all just one continuous compilation for me and new parts just keep the record playing and playing and playing...

p.s. appletv + handbrake + keepvid = the greatest things to happen to skateboard video watching since the VCR.  I used to spend countless hours creating compilation VHS tapes using two VCRs and putting all my fav video parts on one tape ... now I just throw em all on the computer and make playlists, etc. 
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« Reply #437 on: January 23, 2014, 10:33:27 AM »
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.

Can't say I agree. I'm in my mid 30s and I love watching new clips of all the new dudes. In fact, I'm psyched on how much new content is available and on top of the free stuff I even bought a bunch of videos last year: Pretty Sweet, Deathwish, Tengu, Soleil Levant, Cold War, Made, 11th Hour, etc. all paid for.

Not that I would/could/want to ever do what they're doing now, I just love watching what is being done now. In a way it still inspires and pushes me but in a different context for my own skateboarding.

right with Heritage on this one ... I'm still devouring all the new content and the best part of it is how seemlessly alot of it actually falls right in with the parts I've been rewatching for years upon years.  For example, whenever I have a free weekend afternoon where I can't skate, I'll watch Ethan in Tincan, then Jake in Mindfield, then Barley in EEIII, then Suciu's Philly part, then Cromer's Krooked part, then Gilbert in Old Dominion, then maybe Ed in Welcome to Hell or Jensen in 11th Hour or an Adidas clip.  It's all just one continuous compilation for me and new parts just keep the record playing and playing and playing...

p.s. appletv + handbrake + keepvid = the greatest things to happen to skateboard video watching since the VCR.  I used to spend countless hours creating compilation VHS tapes using two VCRs and putting all my fav video parts on one tape ... now I just throw em all on the computer and make playlists, etc. 

Just want to be clear, I wasn't complaining about the wealth of free videos. I just don't rewatch stuff often. Though, I do replay tidbits of my faves in my head. I don't think it personally has much to do with an oversaturation of video content, but more to do with being old. Shit, I don't even listen to music anymore, though I still love certain artists. But, I'll keep abreast with politics and world events daily.

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« Reply #438 on: January 23, 2014, 10:56:28 AM »
Since this thread unfortunately is not getting a sticky any time soon, I'm keeping it here...any new old guy footage we can get stoked on this weekend?! 

ask and ye shall receive. i'm the shitbird w/ orange pants and later w/ a rugby shirt. everyone's mid 30s except nate w/ the nosegrind nosewheelie and the line w/ the big pyramid.

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« Reply #439 on: January 23, 2014, 12:34:39 PM »

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« Reply #440 on: January 27, 2014, 02:51:41 PM »
Got my first grinds in over 3 months this afternoon. Nothing to write home about just scratch grinds, fside, bside and a few rock fakies, but it felt so good I almost cried. True story. I might make it to 50 yet...stoked! ;D
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« Reply #441 on: January 28, 2014, 12:14:02 AM »
Got my first grinds in over 3 months this afternoon. Nothing to write home about just scratch grinds, fside, bside and a few rock fakies, but it felt so good I almost cried. True story. I might make it to 50 yet...stoked! ;D

good on ya! I'm really looking forward to those first slash grinds.......It's been 5 month since my ankle surgery and my foot is finally beginning to feel normal! I'll wait until the first nice days of spring (which is also when I'll turn 40)  to get back on the board, but it's good to feel like it's actually gonna be possible.

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« Reply #442 on: January 28, 2014, 08:48:07 AM »
Got my first grinds in over 3 months this afternoon. Nothing to write home about just scratch grinds, fside, bside and a few rock fakies, but it felt so good I almost cried. True story. I might make it to 50 yet...stoked! ;D

good on ya! I'm really looking forward to those first slash grinds.......It's been 5 month since my ankle surgery and my foot is finally beginning to feel normal! I'll wait until the first nice days of spring (which is also when I'll turn 40)  to get back on the board, but it's good to feel like it's actually gonna be possible.

I have a good 2+ months of winter left before I get some good outdoor cruising in.  Question...any older dudes ever try to have a conversation with the younger generation? I only ask because I'm pretty new to an area and generally, that's all I ever run into. It's pretty bizarre. It will be weird to be 39 this year.

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« Reply #443 on: January 30, 2014, 06:29:15 AM »
I have a good 2+ months of winter left before I get some good outdoor cruising in.  Question...any older dudes ever try to have a conversation with the younger generation? I only ask because I'm pretty new to an area and generally, that's all I ever run into. It's pretty bizarre. It will be weird to be 39 this year.

Yeah, I've had some good ones. I gotta stop myself sometimes before I get in to old man story-telling mode about the 80's. But the dudes I see most often are usually pretty stoked to see a guy, in some cases their dad's age, out there hitting it. 

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« Reply #444 on: January 30, 2014, 08:12:32 AM »
I have a good 2+ months of winter left before I get some good outdoor cruising in.  Question...any older dudes ever try to have a conversation with the younger generation? I only ask because I'm pretty new to an area and generally, that's all I ever run into. It's pretty bizarre. It will be weird to be 39 this year.

Yeah, I've had some good ones. I gotta stop myself sometimes before I get in to old man story-telling mode about the 80's. But the dudes I see most often are usually pretty stoked to see a guy, in some cases their dad's age, out there hitting it. 

I get in that same mode sometimes but feel like they look at me and don't buy it...problem is I look like I'm in my mid 20's so most tend to instantly assume I should be throwing myself down something or being more aggro in general. Funny thing is, if I was there age, I would be skating exactly the same as I do now with the addition of few more ollies here and there.  It took me a long time to realize how I wanted to actually skateboard or what was important about it to me at least.

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« Reply #445 on: February 02, 2014, 05:12:30 PM »
I haven't posted in a little while and I wanted to give it a bump, so I thought I'd check in. I'm happy to see that so many of you have kept it going for so long.

I guess I'll just chime in on what gearingupforgettingdown said here...I know exactly what you're talking about and that's why I like skating with just my one or two friends and a big part of why I hate going to skateparks. I don't consider myself a snob by any means, and if anyone at all is cool to me, no matter who they are, I'll be cool back to them. But I feel extremely awkward around and having to talk to people who I'm sometimes 20+ years older than. Most of the time, the only thing that we have in common is that we both skate, and 97% of the time, we have a completely different perspective on that. I don't hold it against them, but it's hard to "hang out" with them and skate/talk like I can with the few guys I normally do it with.

I just hooked up a new deck two weeks ago, a crispy new Baker/Figgy deck. My boy's been working nights so we've only been skating once a week on Sundays and last week I got serviced, bad. Hipper from hell. Limped around all week at work and had to take a raincheck on today's session.

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« Reply #446 on: February 02, 2014, 08:55:20 PM »
You're posting up a picture of a baker board on the Internet......you can't relate to 12 year olds?

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« Reply #447 on: February 03, 2014, 12:55:58 PM »
You're posting up a picture of a baker board on the Internet......you can't relate to 12 year olds?

Yeah, sorry I go with what I like and I don't ride a Magenta or some shit so I can be "core" here on SLAP. Besides, all the 12 year olds around here ride REAL decks, so my Baker wouldn't make me cool to them anyhow.

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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #448 on: February 08, 2014, 05:33:10 PM »
Trying to keep this thread where it's easy to find so thought I'd bump it with these clips I shot of my friend Ralph today ( my back sucked again so I figured this would be a good way to pass the time )  Not sure how to upload insta videos or if you can but heres a link

He turned 40 this year and had 2 knee surgeries in the last 3 ... I've got nothing but respect for this guy



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« Reply #449 on: February 08, 2014, 05:39:20 PM »
Make this thread sticky please. Thanks slap gods.