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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #1080 on: December 29, 2015, 10:24:06 AM »


I got two tricks at 7:25.....



Smoothly done. Variel heel was a nice one.

Thanks Frip....and ice nine for hooking up a slap pal...friends part in a bro video...finally there's somewhere for the geriatric street skater....



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« Reply #1081 on: December 29, 2015, 06:34:10 PM »


I got two tricks at 7:25.....



Smoothly done. Variel heel was a nice one.

Thanks Frip....and ice nine for hooking up a slap pal...friends part in a bro video...finally there's somewhere for the geriatric street skater....




Nice one J soy.  The varial heel was tight.
That hip by the new Brighton pool is not easy to skate

The whole vid made me miss living in Vancouver.  Nightly sessions at 401, the Geogia banks and all the UBC spots while I was going to school there.  
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« Reply #1082 on: December 29, 2015, 10:55:16 PM »
I'm gonna skate UBC spots more....I just hit the park which is dumb....

Lived by that hip for more than five years...never skated it....took a humbling say at Leeside to finally take a run at it...

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« Reply #1083 on: December 30, 2015, 02:17:45 PM »
I'm gonna skate UBC spots more....I just hit the park which is dumb....

Lived by that hip for more than five years...never skated it....took a humbling say at Leeside to finally take a run at it...

Got to skate Leeside when I was back visiting family for the holidays.  That place is definitely humbling. 

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« Reply #1084 on: January 02, 2016, 06:59:29 AM »
Fun first 2016 session mess around with Tanger and nallid (RIP) this morning


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« Reply #1085 on: January 09, 2016, 09:57:10 AM »
already posted this trick, but happy to be getting this more on lock after literally years of fucking trying

hoping to learn Smiths next

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« Reply #1086 on: January 09, 2016, 06:10:02 PM »
That was looking good!

Smiths are fun. For a really locked in one (solid truck/rail contact) they are somewhat dependent on the transition+coping you are doing them on. Learning smith stalls helped me. I still don't have them on lock.

I was trying to film one yesterday but my camera battery died and I ended up only having a record of a weak ass one.

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« Reply #1087 on: January 09, 2016, 06:18:49 PM »
I think it's like the three flip, impossible, three shove.....it's hard to have them all......

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« Reply #1088 on: January 10, 2016, 08:21:17 AM »
Slowly getting fs nose slides back


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« Reply #1089 on: January 10, 2016, 03:44:21 PM »
Well, you guys got me psyched to try and film something!

Filmed this bit by bit over the summer and up through last Friday. Was still a spry 38 in some of the earlier clips. Never mind the weak ass ollie at the start...


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« Reply #1090 on: January 10, 2016, 03:54:40 PM »
Well, you guys got me psyched to try and film something!

Filmed this bit by bit over the summer and up through last Friday. Was still a spry 38 in some of the earlier clips. Never mind the weak ass ollie at the start...



Nice! Wish I had a better park to cruise at

Youve aged well, def. Dont look over 38 man, not at all

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« Reply #1091 on: January 11, 2016, 04:36:13 PM »
Well, you guys got me psyched to try and film something!

Filmed this bit by bit over the summer and up through last Friday. Was still a spry 38 in some of the earlier clips. Never mind the weak ass ollie at the start...


Fuck yeah dude, that's rad!
Where is this park that you seem to have all to yourself? Pretty fun looking.
Also I laughed pretty hard at "not really a sweeper if it takes this long"!
Dude you haven't even hit 40 you still spry in my eyes, keep shredding homie!

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« Reply #1092 on: January 11, 2016, 05:00:28 PM »
Almost a year ago so I was a spry 45 then


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« Reply #1093 on: January 12, 2016, 12:01:36 AM »
Inspiration.


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« Reply #1094 on: January 12, 2016, 06:32:23 AM »
Thanks guys!

That park is in Philly. Only 3 years old. It can get crowded if more than 6 people are there but oftentimes I've gotten it to myself. It's really smooth, which I enjoy A LOT at this point. The tightish transitions and pool coping scare off some of the street kids and I suppose the current crop of FDR guys just prefer FDR.

I actually used that sweeper joke in an older video. I then got better at sweepers, then stopped doing them, and am now back to being terrible - so it seemed appropriate to call myself out again.

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« Reply #1095 on: January 12, 2016, 10:55:53 AM »
Well, you guys got me psyched to try and film something!

Filmed this bit by bit over the summer and up through last Friday. Was still a spry 38 in some of the earlier clips. Never mind the weak ass ollie at the start...



that was rad willie.  where is that park?
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« Reply #1096 on: January 12, 2016, 11:03:38 AM »
that park looks perfect. diy?

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« Reply #1097 on: January 12, 2016, 12:39:52 PM »
Not really DIY but it was built on the cheap with city money left over from the Philadelphia Paine's Park build. A general contractor did the flats after Jesse Clayton, T.Z., and a few others built all the trannies and banks. Both those guys have done work on various DIY type stuff (T.Z. did a lot at FDR back in the day) and they've also gone legit and built a few parks in the area outright.

http://franklinspaine.com/skateparks/existing

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« Reply #1098 on: January 12, 2016, 10:52:02 PM »
Yah that little park looks like so much fun.....I gotta speed up my sweepers too....

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« Reply #1099 on: January 14, 2016, 06:14:27 AM »
It's just a video of the same trick done three times B-sides style completely uncut.  I fought this for about an hour before.  I start landing them at 1:47.  I'm trying to stack up a few clips for a video edit for when I hit 42 in July and finally learn the meaning of life according to the Hitchhiker's Guide.
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« Reply #1100 on: January 18, 2016, 05:30:43 PM »
Cross post. Video my Buddy put together. Ohio and Kentucky.

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« Reply #1101 on: January 21, 2016, 02:36:02 AM »
At the risk of being off topic, have any other old dudes been thrown seeing a familiar name on an unfamiliar face?
When I first read about Tom Knox on Isle I had a little giggle to myself, thinking of the old SC pro. Cos for such a long time there was only one Tom Knox, and when anyone referred to Tom Knox you knew who they meant.
But tonight I saw a young dude called Isaiah Thomas playing for the Celtics. So now I wonder if this one of those symptoms of getting old - that new people come up and inhabit the names you held dear.
Or maybe it's just a symptom of too much wine midweek

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« Reply #1102 on: January 23, 2016, 01:52:21 AM »
I had a little trouble with Matt Willigan, Russ Milligan. By the way I'm Bill, 41 years old, and skating since 88. My Instagram name is @clockradiospeaker fellas. I love skateboarding.

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« Reply #1103 on: January 23, 2016, 03:25:29 AM »
I had a little trouble with Matt Willigan, Russ Milligan. By the way I'm Bill, 41 years old, and skating since 88. My Instagram name is @clockradiospeaker fellas. I love skateboarding.
I liked your christmas tree flip.
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« Reply #1104 on: January 23, 2016, 03:57:54 AM »
Cool man, thanks... It was the first time I had ever really tried it. I've always been in to Christmas trees so it was sort of a natural progression from a straight kickflip.

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« Reply #1105 on: January 23, 2016, 04:17:23 AM »
At the risk of being off topic, have any other old dudes been thrown seeing a familiar name on an unfamiliar face?
When I first read about Tom Knox on Isle I had a little giggle to myself, thinking of the old SC pro. Cos for such a long time there was only one Tom Knox, and when anyone referred to Tom Knox you knew who they meant.
But tonight I saw a young dude called Isaiah Thomas playing for the Celtics. So now I wonder if this one of those symptoms of getting old - that new people come up and inhabit the names you held dear.
Or maybe it's just a symptom of too much wine midweek

I thought the same about the Isle Tom Knox for awhile.  The Santa Cruz one was/is awesome, but the new one's not too bad. 

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« Reply #1106 on: January 23, 2016, 10:44:16 PM »
Hopefully we don't lose the new one to judo....

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« Reply #1107 on: January 24, 2016, 01:21:13 AM »
I'm 30 is that old enough? I just started skating again. I didnt touch a board for like 7+ years and I just started up again a few weeks ago. I dont really have time to ever do it though because I work nights. Some of it came back to me but I'm pretty fucking bad now. I was getting my ass kicked ollieing some baby 4 stair the other night lol. Ive been recording some of it and throwing it up on youtube for shits n giggles to.

Thanks guys!

That park is in Philly. Only 3 years old. It can get crowded if more than 6 people are there but oftentimes I've gotten it to myself. It's really smooth, which I enjoy A LOT at this point. The tightish transitions and pool coping scare off some of the street kids and I suppose the current crop of FDR guys just prefer FDR.

I actually used that sweeper joke in an older video. I then got better at sweepers, then stopped doing them, and am now back to being terrible - so it seemed appropriate to call myself out again.

where at in philly? I live right outside philly and im a little reluctant to go to some where like FDR or Paine cause im just getting back into it.

edit: nvm I stopped being a dumbass and googled Grays Ferry
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« Reply #1108 on: January 24, 2016, 03:13:40 AM »
I just spent one and a half hours getting my warm up run down in my local bowl, which comprises of a handful of basic transition tricks that I have had on lock for 15 years...
And then couldn't repeat it!
Sorry for pointlessness of post, but I needed to vent my angst

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« Reply #1109 on: January 24, 2016, 05:22:53 AM »
Hi!

I've a question for some of you older guys.
Why have you stopped pushing yourself?
For me skateboarding has always been about progression and pushing oneself.(apart from being the funniest thing one can do)
Trying to learn new things or take the things you've learned to different places.
I see alot of people posting their slappy footy here, and yes slappies are fun, but don't you want to take it further.
If you learn a combo on a slappycurb, why don't you try it on a flatbar or a small rail?
I like to play around on small stuff too but how can it be everything when skateboarding can give you so much more.
Not trying to diss, just trying to understand.
I'd rather watch Bill Danforth push...