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Title: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Bunk Moreland on June 20, 2021, 08:43:44 PM
I know he hangs out in San Jose sometimes. Hope he turns up, nice dude.
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Title: Re: Dave Abair missing?
Post by: Buttholesurfer on June 20, 2021, 09:08:15 PM
Ugh last place seen is the tenderloins is probably the worst place to last been seen at. Hope dudes ok
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Post by: Low standards on June 20, 2021, 10:46:38 PM
Really hope he's okay.
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Post by: cookiecuttersuburb on June 20, 2021, 11:10:38 PM
Last seen in the TL :(
Hope dude is ok and just chilling somewhere.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing?
Post by: nicotinewheel on June 21, 2021, 05:32:26 AM
Seeing this on ig just wrecked my day, hoping for the best. SF heads keep eyes out
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: throwaway187 on June 21, 2021, 10:35:08 AM
I was just coming here to post this but someone beat me too it which is a good thing.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: throwaway187 on June 21, 2021, 10:59:24 AM
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Fuck man I hope that's not true.  2021 wasn't going thaaat bad yet compared to last year....
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Post by: gumsole on June 21, 2021, 11:06:16 AM
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Man this will be a huge bummer if true. Dave is one of the most amazing, talented, & genuine human beings out there.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: itsyourdad on June 21, 2021, 12:31:12 PM
yo anyone who knows him: was he possibly at the GULCH show on saturday? i have some SJ homies that arenít in skateboarding but are in the hardcore scene that i could talk to.
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Post by: Witcheshit on June 21, 2021, 01:28:04 PM
damn. hoping bruh is safe and will be found soon.

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Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: jonbronson on June 21, 2021, 01:42:55 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I think he passed away. Ryan Garshell (GX1000 filmer) commented on his latest Instagram post saying Rest easy.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 21, 2021, 01:46:11 PM
R.I.P.
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Post by: SneakySecrets on June 21, 2021, 01:57:26 PM
Oh noÖ. Awful, awful news
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: CHONGO on June 21, 2021, 02:55:29 PM
DamnÖ donít recognize the name but rest easy.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: coneklr on June 21, 2021, 03:09:05 PM
I missed a call a few weeks ago from him.  Iím gutted.  He was like a little brother to me.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Allen. on June 21, 2021, 03:09:41 PM
Damnit. His Shuffl part got heavy play, and his GX shit was amazing. RIP
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Post by: Rockin Robbin on June 21, 2021, 03:13:59 PM
Fuck, man  :'(
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Post by: Sightunseen on June 21, 2021, 03:16:18 PM
Damn, this is sad to hear.

RIP.
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Post by: banksandledges on June 21, 2021, 03:30:38 PM
Never met the man but always heard great things about him on and off the board. RIP. Condolences to his family and friends. Be sure to give people their flowers while theyíre here to appreciate them.
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Post by: jerrygurneyscream on June 21, 2021, 03:42:37 PM
Damn, r.i.p. One of the funnest to watch for sure
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Post by: Nyjahsnanny on June 21, 2021, 03:44:51 PM
So sad. Rip dave.
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Post by: tom on June 21, 2021, 03:59:07 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQZg6SZlbYr/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: brucewillis on June 21, 2021, 04:10:29 PM
Gone too soon. Rest easy Dave.
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Post by: LittleJerrySeinfeld on June 21, 2021, 04:22:38 PM
I missed a call a few weeks ago from him.  Iím gutted.  He was like a little brother to me.
Sorry dude , i was fan of his skating and he seemed like a good guy from following him on ig.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: McCly on June 21, 2021, 04:40:56 PM
I remember first seeing him years ago in a SE regional mag. I think it was his pro debut w/ a bear graphic and it was pretty funny. I will continue to remember it fondly along with his career since

Rest in peace Dave Abair
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Post by: thingsthingsthings on June 21, 2021, 04:47:20 PM
His out of control style was so raw and always got me hyped to skate. On top he seemed like such a genuine and positive guy. Rest in power to a VT legend.
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Post by: the canadian suit on June 21, 2021, 05:13:41 PM
Super sad.

Dave was always super welcoming and nice. I hope heís resting somewhere good. He recently was on walker Ryanís podcast and is pro for Scumco for people entirely unfamiliar
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Post by: GoneWithTheSchwinn on June 21, 2021, 06:15:42 PM
RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VvRHzNQP_g
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: paraquat on June 21, 2021, 06:40:38 PM
RIP
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Post by: weregoingunion on June 21, 2021, 06:44:59 PM
dam he had a crazy spastic style that was exciting to watch. rip dave.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: The real veganshawn on June 21, 2021, 07:04:57 PM
Fuck  :'(
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Post by: lamfordie on June 21, 2021, 07:27:07 PM
Damn R.I.P Always loved his skating.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Bobby Peru on June 21, 2021, 07:29:10 PM
Terrible news. Always loved his skating. R.I.P.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: hmmmokay on June 21, 2021, 07:38:44 PM
Powerful skating. RIP Dave. This one stings.
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Post by: gsosa on June 21, 2021, 07:46:05 PM
Holy shit this blows. Been a fave of Dave since way back. Dude was always so exciting to watch. Here my favorite parts of his. Anyone know what happened to him?
(my favorite clip of his, really have watched this one hundreds of times)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Uoszcsr10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsKJjs5_ZJA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5G48Lw76io
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Bunk Moreland on June 21, 2021, 08:03:39 PM
Damn, was really hoping for a better outcome. RIP Dave.

Also, that rock and roll part is so, so good.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: PAWL on June 21, 2021, 08:13:11 PM
Wow awful news. Been watching his footage since yellow skateboards : / best hill clips, random hairball shit

Fuck

Rip
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Manny Fapuiao on June 21, 2021, 08:40:01 PM
what the fuck, I have skated a handful of his scumco boards and always learned something new on one, this man has inspired me beyond belief...terrible terrible terrible news
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: nino brown on June 21, 2021, 08:57:30 PM
been a big fan since yellow. just when i thought this was worst week of my life and now this pops up. smfh.. i cant even


rest in power to a real one
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 21, 2021, 10:22:48 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQaMHoUHjXl/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: GardenSkater77 on June 21, 2021, 10:24:03 PM
Just read this article and it has some beautiful lines in it.

https://www.toebock.com/videos/dave-abair-ft-miley/

As SF commuters reach their end of the line at Fort Miley, Abair rolls on at the concrete utopia. Both are covered in tattoos, both are a little weathered and beaten, and both have tackled the testament of time. There are many lessons we can learn from both Fort Miley and David Abairóhang in thereónever give upókeep your dedication and your dreams close to a sleeve-worn heart. However, the most important lesson that we take away from Abair and the old artillery battery is that hard work is timeless, and with it, no trench is too deep.

Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: benboardbreaker on June 21, 2021, 11:42:36 PM
This is so sad. I really enjoyed his skating since he came on the scene like ten years ago. What a raw skater. I hate that so many skaters die all the time way to early. We need to have discussion why so many skaters die way to early all the time and what we can do as a community to prevent this. It is almost like an epidemic of death in our community. I don't know any thing about his death though. I am heartbroken even though I don't know him personally. The statistics for the life span of a skater must be way lower then the national average, both where I live in the countries in Europe and in the US.

Rest easy - You made an impact on the scene with powerful raw street skating.

Thank you for posting some of his parts. I really loved that raw am independent part when it came out.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Shuh on June 21, 2021, 11:43:38 PM
Sorry if this is a sensitive question but what happened? RIP
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Post by: funeral_tuxedo on June 22, 2021, 12:12:10 AM
RIP
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Post by: Frank on June 22, 2021, 12:50:29 AM
this is so sad, i was a huge fan of his. RIP
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Post by: metsuri on June 22, 2021, 01:50:21 AM
this is so sad, i was a huge fan of his. RIP

So sad, RIP. I just listened to him in that podcast and watched his latest part not long ago.
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Post by: Pete on June 22, 2021, 03:37:15 AM
fuck man. i used to kick it with dude anytime he was in NY back like 09-14 but havent spoken to him in a minute. damn dude this shits fuckin sad. thoughts go out to his mom and whatever other family. was dude even 30?

and i understand people naturally want answers but just an fyi: when the sources arent stating cause of death (i.e. hit by a car, freak accident, etc) its almost always out of respect for them. if it isnt being made public and youre not close enough to know, have some respect dont ask especially on myspace ig whatever. itll make its way into the public eventually.

rest in peace dave. well catch up soon enough









free max b
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Ric Leonetti on June 22, 2021, 03:59:41 AM
Rip

Really loved his Paradise wheels parts
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: blurst_of_times on June 22, 2021, 05:21:52 AM
RIP in peace, Dave
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Oliver Plunketts Head on June 22, 2021, 05:47:06 AM
Ahhh shit, really sad to read this. RIP
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: Oliver Plunketts Head on June 22, 2021, 05:57:17 AM
Interview from March, maybe his last

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/the-follow-up-dave-abair/
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: larry leadfoot on June 22, 2021, 06:33:46 AM
This is such a bummer.

I always got the feeling he never took what he had for granted just by watching his parts. He seemed very grateful for it all. That interview above confirms it.


https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/videos/scumco-sons-abair-part/

This part is incredible. Even has a trick from The Ledgend.


RIP Dave.
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Post by: jerrygurneyscream on June 22, 2021, 06:41:01 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cKGridWhs
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Post by: Jehoshaphat Augustus on June 22, 2021, 06:47:30 AM
https://youtu.be/8UWlNevzt3Q

Was posted by @GardenSkater77 but never saw anyone rip so much ft miley this hard. I am a huge fan of his baggy skully & bald head era. I saw his thrasher part recently and wanted to see more but didn't do the work you guys did to see his other parts.

I read here he was spotted in the TL and was hoping (subconsciously praying) so much that he'd make it out. Im spending this morning watching his parts & remembering him. Yet another time when a guy I never met dies & it affects me more than the passing of some of my own family members.

Im sad for our loss & am thankful of the ones who shared personal accounts in here of interactions with him. RIP in paradise Dave Abair.

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Post by: sn00p on June 22, 2021, 06:51:28 AM
Interview from March, maybe his last

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/the-follow-up-dave-abair/

fuck thatís a heavy read in retrospect. RIP dave.
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Post by: D10S on June 22, 2021, 08:18:17 AM
rest in power
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Post by: bo bice on June 22, 2021, 08:57:22 AM
deep condolences to his friends and family, seemed like a nice person on top of being an amazing skater. hug your buddies.
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Post by: Lou Strux on June 22, 2021, 09:19:19 AM
Going to hit the hills heavy today, in honor of Mr. Abair.
I have a couple memories of him, seeing him bomb past me on a hill as I drove the kids to school.
ďThere goes Dave Abair, kids.Ē
ďDada, whoís Dave Abair?Ē
ďHeís that blur in a beanie that just sped past us kids.Ē
Ride on, Dave Abair.
Ride on, and rest easy.
You will for certain be missed around here.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: wiggitywiggity on June 22, 2021, 10:03:10 AM
So I strangely think of him almost every morning WAYYYY before all this.

He had a day in the life video that shows him bombing hills in SF to get warmed up. It’s a small detail but he always got the ice water to go with his morning coffee and I’ve done that ever since seeing that!! Thanks for the constant stoke and reminder to stay hydrated Abair!!

RIP to a fellow New Englander, you’re a legend
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Post by: versacekid420 on June 22, 2021, 10:08:15 AM
damn dude. rip. i was so hyped his most recent part
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Post by: wiggitywiggity on June 22, 2021, 10:09:19 AM
Also, his Raw Ams part was always the stoke. Him yelling ďman, thatís the 3rd time I went under a FUCKING car in my whole lifeĒ always got me so charged up to go skate and go for it!! Contagious skate energy with Dave Abair
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Post by: dr. radishh on June 22, 2021, 10:15:14 AM
damn, was a huge fan of his. RIP
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Post by: Rockin Robbin on June 22, 2021, 10:44:38 AM
and i understand people naturally want answers but just an fyi: when the sources arent stating cause of death (i.e. hit by a car, freak accident, etc) its almost always out of respect for them. if it isnt being made public and youre not close enough to know, have some respect dont ask especially on myspace ig whatever. itll make its way into the public eventually.

This right here
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Post by: I HATE WHERE I LIVE on June 22, 2021, 10:46:22 AM
So I strangely think of him almost every morning WAYYYY before all this.

He had a day in the life video that shows him bombing hills in SF to get warmed up. Itís a small detail but he always got the ice water to go with his morning coffee and Iíve done that ever since seeing that!! Thanks for the constant stoke and reminder to stay hydrated Abair!!

RIP to a fellow New Englander, youíre a legend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-55TZjg6TTw
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: versacekid420 on June 22, 2021, 10:49:03 AM

and i understand people naturally want answers but just an fyi: when the sources arent stating cause of death (i.e. hit by a car, freak accident, etc) its almost always out of respect for them. if it isnt being made public and youre not close enough to know, have some respect dont ask especially on myspace ig whatever. itll make its way into the public eventually.

rest in peace dave. well catch up soon enough









free max b
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Post by: Lowcalcium on June 22, 2021, 10:53:54 AM
I wasn't aware of the guy at all, but in honor of him, I just watched all his video parts.  He skated with a fast raw style and had a good trick selection to boot. RIP Dave

Also, doing a front side half-cab in a line is dope. He made them look good
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Post by: Morning Jazz Radio on June 22, 2021, 11:09:07 AM
Tragic news. Rest in Peace, Dave.
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Post by: krookedjuice on June 22, 2021, 11:30:19 AM
One of the most fun people to watch skate.

Rest Easy Dave
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Shifty Flip on June 22, 2021, 01:32:01 PM
RIP in peace.
Heart breaking.
Blessing to his family and his ## people as well. 





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Post by: Dark Knight on June 22, 2021, 01:46:14 PM
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and i understand people naturally want answers but just an fyi: when the sources arent stating cause of death (i.e. hit by a car, freak accident, etc) its almost always out of respect for them. if it isnt being made public and youre not close enough to know, have some respect dont ask especially on myspace ig whatever. itll make its way into the public eventually.
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This right here
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Tko788 on June 22, 2021, 03:00:50 PM
Rest in Peace Dave Abair.  Condolences to his family and loved ones.

I've never met him,  but this part from 411vm is what made me a fan and stuck with me throughout the years. Idk if he picked the song,  but i ended buying the album on and would think of him everytime the track comes on, especially if I'm about to skate.

https://youtu.be/0hFtC7GPg-Y
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Cranberry Relish on June 22, 2021, 03:37:00 PM
Rest in Peace, Dave.

I skated with him once in Oakland.  This was a shortly after the 'Fool's Gold' video came out.  We were all together in someones car driving around the East Bay, and he had his head out the window keeping his eyes open for things to skate, but for every 'almost a spot' we passed, he'd yell out... "Fools Gold!"  It was pretty funny. Nice guy with contagious energy.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Oliver Plunketts Head on June 22, 2021, 03:58:09 PM
This was the first footage I saw of him, wow 12 years ago, time flies.

https://youtu.be/qmWXKt3M6Zw

Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Trickflip on June 22, 2021, 04:03:01 PM
My last Dave experience was bombing haight street. As the hill started I noticed a guy walking in a hoodie. Being observant, I turn my head and it ended up being Dave. We looked at each other at the same time and with minimal time, gave eachother a friendly ďwhatís upĒ gesture and he seemed more stoked than I even felt. Rest In Peace Abair. 
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on June 22, 2021, 05:40:30 PM
RIP to a real ripper
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Post by: wiggitywiggity on June 22, 2021, 06:03:37 PM
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So I strangely think of him almost every morning WAYYYY before all this.

He had a day in the life video that shows him bombing hills in SF to get warmed up. It’s a small detail but he always got the ice water to go with his morning coffee and I’ve done that ever since seeing that!! Thanks for the constant stoke and reminder to stay hydrated Abair!!

RIP to a fellow New Englander, you’re a legend
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-55TZjg6TTw

Oh dude, this was it. Nice pull! He basically filmed a whole part in one day with the Thrasher hoodie, damn. That Wallie 5050 line was especially dope.

Whoever said he throws front half cabs in lines and makes them look great, totally on point. Agreed!
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: pointandclick on June 22, 2021, 08:31:10 PM
RIP, enjoyed all his parts
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Post by: laramieskate55 on June 23, 2021, 08:29:30 AM
Sorry if this is a sensitive question but what happened? RIP

Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen.
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Post by: McCly on June 23, 2021, 08:46:45 AM
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Sorry if this is a sensitive question but what happened? RIP
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Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen.

Wtf?? Show some respect to the friends and family of those who have passed away.
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Post by: coneklr on June 23, 2021, 08:55:41 AM
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Sorry if this is a sensitive question but what happened? RIP
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Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen.

Neither of you fucks have a right to know how "these things happen".  GTFOH
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: silhouette on June 23, 2021, 11:25:17 AM
The news totally wrecked my week. I always loved seeing his clips pop up, too. We lost a real one.

Zach Chamberlin just posted this of him:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQb2da5nrBW/

Let's bomb a hill today.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Lou Strux on June 23, 2021, 12:58:57 PM
The news totally wrecked my week. I always loved seeing his clips pop up, too. We lost a real one.

Zach Chamberlin just posted this of him:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQb2da5nrBW/

Let's bomb a hill today.
Real talk, though: that hill is coming down off of the side of Bernal Hill, towards Precita Park and just after that, Cesar Chavez. It's the sort of hill you don't even want to walk up, let alone bomb down, if you're even remotely a reasonable person. It's chock full o' chunk and fraught with intersections. Never mind the fact that the side street the line/run began on is, in fact, even steeper!
Seriously, if your in town, check it out.
Gnar-gnars forever for Dave Abair; may he spend his eternity in paradise.
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Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 23, 2021, 01:31:42 PM


Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen.
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I feel like you should shut the fuck up. Who the fuck are you to feel like you are entitled to this info. I feel like anybody with the ability needs to kook this piece of shit.

I know what happened and trust me, I wish i didn't.
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Post by: coneklr on June 23, 2021, 01:37:51 PM

I feel like you should shut the fuck up. Who the fuck are you to feel like you are entitled to this info. I feel like anybody with the ability needs to kook this piece of shit.

I know what happened and trust me, I wish i didn't.

I feel you my man, I don't know everything and wish I didn't know the little I do.  My heart is so heavy from missing his last call a few weeks back.  Just to have one more time.  Fuck
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Bugsytootsie on June 23, 2021, 02:17:41 PM
Rest easy. You had a style of fresh air. Condolences to friends and family ❤
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Tail Devil on June 23, 2021, 02:27:58 PM
My jaw dropped when I read the thread title. RIP to a ripper.
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Post by: ThisFuckingDude on June 23, 2021, 05:41:59 PM
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Sorry if this is a sensitive question but what happened? RIP
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Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen.
You donít know him why tf do you deserve to know. If you died I donít deserve to know how you died. What does it matter to you fucking byrd.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Made In China on June 23, 2021, 05:51:32 PM
I didn't know him personally, but I loved his skating and have followed him over the years. Back in high school I would watch his Shuffl part before damn near any session. Rest in power to a San Francisco legend.
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: CHONGO on June 23, 2021, 05:55:02 PM


Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen.

I feel like you should shut the fuck up. Who the fuck are you to feel like you are entitled to this info. I feel like anybody with the ability needs to kook this piece of shit.

I know what happened and trust me, I wish i didn't.
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Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: backside_reacharound on June 23, 2021, 11:18:57 PM
So many idiots freaking out about the absolutely common reaction of wondering how someone died.

Get over yourselves, it's tragic that the dude passed for sure, but if it can serve as a cautionary tale to the thousands of skateboarders who are out there taking risks in one way or another everyday that would be a GOOD thing. You can guarantee there isn't a single person who has unfortunately rolled out before their time that wouldn't want people to learn from their experiences somehow.

The self-righteousness is a joke.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: CossRooper on June 24, 2021, 12:44:58 AM
This sucks.

Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: life is a hell ride on June 24, 2021, 06:07:00 AM
RIP. was on another level speed wise.

also if you have to ask how someone passed, itís prolly not ur biz
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 24, 2021, 08:25:05 AM
Hey backside_reacharound,

All I'm saying is let the man be mourned by his family and put in the ground before strangers start asking questions. We all are going to find out eventually. Just the wording of this sentence, "Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen." came of really smug and entitled and not genuine to me.

Don't worry, your cautionary tale is on the way.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: coneklr on June 24, 2021, 09:02:54 AM
Hey backside_reacharound,

All I'm saying is let the man be mourned by his family and put in the ground before strangers start asking questions. We all are going to find out eventually. Just the wording of this sentence, "Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen." came of really smug and entitled and not genuine to me.

Don't worry, your cautionary tale is on the way.

Nah, that guy can fuck right off too.  When one of his friends dies I hope he doesn't have to deal with the "we deserve to know what happened crowd"  As you said, things will eventually come out, show some fucking class and wait.  If you don't know what happened you weren't close enough to need to know. Nothing about being righteous, it's about showing some fucking respect and human decency.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: DCLOVE on June 24, 2021, 10:02:06 AM
Since weíre arguing about wether itís cool or not to ask what happen I figured Iíd point out walker Ryan is posting articles about SF fentanyl busts so you can probably piece together what happened here. RIP Dave you were so fun to watch on a skateboard.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: backside_reacharound on June 24, 2021, 10:11:43 AM
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Hey backside_reacharound,

All I'm saying is let the man be mourned by his family and put in the ground before strangers start asking questions. We all are going to find out eventually. Just the wording of this sentence, "Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen." came of really smug and entitled and not genuine to me.

Don't worry, your cautionary tale is on the way.
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Nah, that guy can fuck right off too.  When one of his friends dies I hope he doesn't have to deal with the "we deserve to know what happened crowd"  As you said, things will eventually come out, show some fucking class and wait.  If you don't know what happened you weren't close enough to need to know. Nothing about being righteous, it's about showing some fucking respect and human decency.

cool, so self-righteousness then, great.

i don't agree with you, and you can fuck off with your hostility.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: tuesday on June 24, 2021, 12:51:35 PM
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Hey backside_reacharound,

All I'm saying is let the man be mourned by his family and put in the ground before strangers start asking questions. We all are going to find out eventually. Just the wording of this sentence, "Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen." came of really smug and entitled and not genuine to me.

Don't worry, your cautionary tale is on the way.
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Nah, that guy can fuck right off too.  When one of his friends dies I hope he doesn't have to deal with the "we deserve to know what happened crowd"  As you said, things will eventually come out, show some fucking class and wait.  If you don't know what happened you weren't close enough to need to know. Nothing about being righteous, it's about showing some fucking respect and human decency.
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cool, so self-righteousness then, great.

i don't agree with you, and you can fuck off with your hostility.


Your lack of empathy and social incompetence is really appaling.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: GardenSkater77 on June 24, 2021, 01:09:30 PM
Enough of questions that you know are upsetting his friends. BTW @coneklr has called him a close friend so can we get back to honoring the guy as best we can by discussing his skills or a session with him or whatever. Here is something to change the vibe:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJcNnMtlQkV/?hl=en

Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: coneklr on June 24, 2021, 01:12:29 PM
Enough of questions that you know are upsetting his friends. BTW @coneklr has called him a close friend so can we get back to honoring the guy as best we can by discussing his skills or a session with him or whatever. Here is something to change the vibe:

Thank you my man!  This should really be an appreciation thread at this point.  Apologies for my part in derailing.  Hurting right now so it's been hard to keep my cool.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: pointandclick on June 24, 2021, 01:17:59 PM
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Hey backside_reacharound,

All I'm saying is let the man be mourned by his family and put in the ground before strangers start asking questions. We all are going to find out eventually. Just the wording of this sentence, "Yeah, what happened? I feel like we should know how these things happen." came of really smug and entitled and not genuine to me.

Don't worry, your cautionary tale is on the way.
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Nah, that guy can fuck right off too.  When one of his friends dies I hope he doesn't have to deal with the "we deserve to know what happened crowd"  As you said, things will eventually come out, show some fucking class and wait.  If you don't know what happened you weren't close enough to need to know. Nothing about being righteous, it's about showing some fucking respect and human decency.
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cool, so self-righteousness then, great.

i don't agree with you, and you can fuck off with your hostility.
you dont get to dictate how people mourn and grieve, expecially people that knew the person who passed.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: GardenSkater77 on June 24, 2021, 05:47:37 PM
Walker Ryan is a solid dude. Put together a tribute page for Dave.

https://www.instagram.com/daveabairforever/?hl=en
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 24, 2021, 08:25:45 PM
I am really nostalgic for a time when you could go a month without some notable skater dying.   Itís ridiculous at this point how often the community is losing someone like.   Not to mention if this is happening that quickly to people we know in the industry, how much the wider skate community is likely suffering with losing their friends and loved ones to drugs, mental health crises, general health crises.   
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Allen. on June 25, 2021, 02:03:06 AM
Not to be that guy, and not to take away from the loss snd sadness our community has experienced, but skaters are but a drop in the bucket of those who have lost that battle.

If you are dealing with mental health issues, drug or alcohol problems, or anything similar, please consider seeing a therapist - and if you and said therapist donít match up well, try again. Itís difficult, but, try not be dissuaded by the cost.

There are several national organizations, like Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), that can help you find free or low-cost online therapists or resources.
I donít have experience with these orgs, but many colleges offer free therapy to their students. Iíve definitely taken that up.

Sorry to harp, but this is often more than a ďhug your friendsĒ issue.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Oliver Plunketts Head on June 25, 2021, 03:55:25 AM
Random comment  but I feel like I became aware of Abair and Austin Kanfoush around the same time period. I loved the rawness of how they both skated.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 25, 2021, 08:22:12 AM
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Enough of questions that you know are upsetting his friends. BTW @coneklr has called him a close friend so can we get back to honoring the guy as best we can by discussing his skills or a session with him or whatever. Here is something to change the vibe:
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Thank you my man!  This should really be an appreciation thread at this point.  Apologies for my part in derailing.  Hurting right now so it's been hard to keep my cool.

Reach out if you need to talk my friend.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: McCly on June 25, 2021, 08:37:20 AM
I bought his Sports scumco board and it should arrive today.

Idk if I want to skate it or hang it on the wall. The former will get me hyped and the latter will feel bittersweet in remembrance
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: coneklr on June 25, 2021, 08:42:35 AM
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Enough of questions that you know are upsetting his friends. BTW @coneklr has called him a close friend so can we get back to honoring the guy as best we can by discussing his skills or a session with him or whatever. Here is something to change the vibe:
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Thank you my man!  This should really be an appreciation thread at this point.  Apologies for my part in derailing.  Hurting right now so it's been hard to keep my cool.
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Reach out if you need to talk my friend.

Thank you, I truly appreciate the offer
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Jim and Dan on June 25, 2021, 06:45:32 PM
Fucking shit man, it feels like every time I come on SLAP I get worried about seeing the name of somebody I've given a shit about for a long time at the top of the page... Been a fan since Yellow Brand & being a life-long New Englander, respected him even that much more. Rest easy Dave, some time this world is just too fucked up.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on June 26, 2021, 03:18:42 AM
wow, weird as i am and have been in the process of restoring my scumco dave abair piss teddy bear graphic. i still have the tinkle tarp. really fucking lame
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: larry leadfoot on June 26, 2021, 06:30:51 AM
https://vimeo.com/459561171

Never seen this one before. So damn good. Legend.

RIP
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Pete on June 26, 2021, 07:55:19 AM
absolute legend.



free max b
Title: Re: Dave Abair missing!! SF Folks Keep an Eye Out!!
Post by: CossRooper on June 26, 2021, 09:16:28 AM
So I strangely think of him almost every morning WAYYYY before all this.

He had a day in the life video that shows him bombing hills in SF to get warmed up. Itís a small detail but he always got the ice water to go with his morning coffee and Iíve done that ever since seeing that!! Thanks for the constant stoke and reminder to stay hydrated Abair!!

RIP to a fellow New Englander, youíre a legend

this is sick! had to run the combo this morning! gotta carry the torch.

(https://i.imgur.com/q547ZQE.jpg)
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: laramieskate55 on June 26, 2021, 12:55:36 PM
So many idiots freaking out about the absolutely common reaction of wondering how someone died.

Get over yourselves, it's tragic that the dude passed for sure, but if it can serve as a cautionary tale to the thousands of skateboarders who are out there taking risks in one way or another everyday that would be a GOOD thing. You can guarantee there isn't a single person who has unfortunately rolled out before their time that wouldn't want people to learn from their experiences somehow.

The self-righteousness is a joke.

Exactly. If the guy died from taking drugs, maybe people should know that? If it's true that he died from fentanyl, perhaps other people thinking of taking pills might think twice before doing so. 
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Frank on June 26, 2021, 02:12:51 PM
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So many idiots freaking out about the absolutely common reaction of wondering how someone died.

Get over yourselves, it's tragic that the dude passed for sure, but if it can serve as a cautionary tale to the thousands of skateboarders who are out there taking risks in one way or another everyday that would be a GOOD thing. You can guarantee there isn't a single person who has unfortunately rolled out before their time that wouldn't want people to learn from their experiences somehow.

The self-righteousness is a joke.
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Exactly. If the guy died from taking drugs, maybe people should know that? If it's true that he died from fentanyl, perhaps other people thinking of taking pills might think twice before doing so.

holy shit, when will you two fuckos stop?

what is so hard to understand about the words "rest in peace" and "respect" in the context of griefing family and friends?

have you not have a family member die before? do you think your attitude is appropiate?
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 27, 2021, 06:37:32 AM
Since weíre arguing about wether itís cool or not to ask what happen I figured Iíd point out walker Ryan is posting articles about SF fentanyl busts so you can probably piece together what happened here. RIP Dave you were so fun to watch on a skateboard.

When someone goes missing, last seen in the TL and then turns up dead there aren't really all that many lines to read between.

I think most people know I'm a scumco guy and Abair was one of my favorite skaters so this really hurts. Aside from all the raw hill bombing madness I always loved watching him do heelflips. He had a good one and you could tell he just loved doing them.

This isn't necessarily related to Dave but I was a heroin addict for years. Luckily I more or less cleaned my act up in 2014, so I just barely missed the beginning of the fentanyl age but I've lost a lot of friends and acquaintances to it since then. Opiate addiction seems so much more dangerous now than it used to be and in my mind it's not really a question of if you'll end up falling out anymore, just a matter of when. If you or someone close to you is struggling with opiate addiction but not ready for treatment yet then please, please look into getting a narcan prescription. It really does save lives and I keep one at home and one in my book bag just in case. It's super easy to administer and very effective at reversing opiod overdoses.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: benboardbreaker on June 27, 2021, 11:23:43 AM
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Since weíre arguing about wether itís cool or not to ask what happen I figured Iíd point out walker Ryan is posting articles about SF fentanyl busts so you can probably piece together what happened here. RIP Dave you were so fun to watch on a skateboard.
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When someone goes missing, last seen in the TL and then turns up dead there aren't really all that many lines to read between.

I think most people know I'm a scumco guy and Abair was one of my favorite skaters so this really hurts. Aside from all the raw hill bombing madness I always loved watching him do heelflips. He had a good one and you could tell he just loved doing them.

This isn't necessarily related to Dave but I was a heroin addict for years. Luckily I more or less cleaned my act up in 2014, so I just barely missed the beginning of the fentanyl age but I've lost a lot of friends and acquaintances to it since then. Opiate addiction seems so much more dangerous now than it used to be and in my mind it's not really a question of if you'll end up falling out anymore, just a matter of when. If you or someone close to you is struggling with opiate addiction but not ready for treatment yet then please, please look into getting a narcan prescription. It really does save lives and I keep one at home and one in my book bag just in case. It's super easy to administer and very effective at reversing opiod overdoses.

What this guys says! Connect the dots and let it be up to the family if they want to share. He gave us some good parts. He was a sponsored skateboarder, known amongst people who are in to this type of raw power skating - not some sort of celebrity and this is not TMZ where every little personal secret needs to be posted.

Powerful that you overcame the addiction. Shit is tough. Good for you!
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: kneebone on June 27, 2021, 06:35:41 PM
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Since weíre arguing about wether itís cool or not to ask what happen I figured Iíd point out walker Ryan is posting articles about SF fentanyl busts so you can probably piece together what happened here. RIP Dave you were so fun to watch on a skateboard.
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When someone goes missing, last seen in the TL and then turns up dead there aren't really all that many lines to read between.

I think most people know I'm a scumco guy and Abair was one of my favorite skaters so this really hurts. Aside from all the raw hill bombing madness I always loved watching him do heelflips. He had a good one and you could tell he just loved doing them.

This isn't necessarily related to Dave but I was a heroin addict for years. Luckily I more or less cleaned my act up in 2014, so I just barely missed the beginning of the fentanyl age but I've lost a lot of friends and acquaintances to it since then. Opiate addiction seems so much more dangerous now than it used to be and in my mind it's not really a question of if you'll end up falling out anymore, just a matter of when. If you or someone close to you is struggling with opiate addiction but not ready for treatment yet then please, please look into getting a narcan prescription. It really does save lives and I keep one at home and one in my book bag just in case. It's super easy to administer and very effective at reversing opiod overdoses.
^ the most relevant post in this thread.  RIP to Dave, and support to all those struggling with addiction and their loved ones
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Sleazy on June 27, 2021, 09:07:53 PM
RIP loved his footage

So many idiots freaking out about the absolutely common reaction of wondering how someone died.

Get over yourselves,

Shits so annoying, of course people want to know how someone passed. Thereís nothing private about how you die. Literally every entry on Wikipedia about a person who has passed has a section about their death. Not saying how someone died just makes people assume it was sketchy which I assume is the opposite of what people are trying to accomplish.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 27, 2021, 10:52:20 PM
RIP loved his footage

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So many idiots freaking out about the absolutely common reaction of wondering how someone died.

Get over yourselves,
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Shits so annoying, of course people want to know how someone passed. Thereís nothing private about how you die. Literally every entry on Wikipedia about a person who has passed has a section about their death. Not saying how someone died just makes people assume it was sketchy which I assume is the opposite of what people are trying to accomplish.

I think the immediate wondering (that bordered on entitlement to said knowledge) can be interpreted as ghoulish particularly by those who knew them, but after a considerate time has passed, itís only natural to wonder.   Itís human nature to seek answers and wonder how events transpired.   
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: mushroom slice on June 28, 2021, 07:19:34 AM
Remember when you immediately made a tasteless joke in this thread the day he went missing? You kinda suck
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 28, 2021, 08:33:26 AM
Remember when you immediately made a tasteless joke in this thread the day he went missing? You kinda suck

I remember making a fairly tame joke about CreateÖbut I am sorry if you had a personal connection and felt it was disrespectful.   Nothing was known at the time and was just trying to ease the tension a bit. 
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: GardenSkater77 on July 03, 2021, 01:11:06 PM
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/name/david-abair-obituary?pid=199256012
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 05, 2021, 03:23:16 PM
If anyone wants to donate the link is

https://www.friendsforadog.org/donate

When you get to the "review and donate" part you can choose the Dave Abair memorial fund.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: frig deuce on July 10, 2021, 05:22:02 PM
I think Dave grew up in Vermont... anyway, 15 years ago, he used to come up to Montreal, and him, Marshall (sk8mafia dude), and this other guy used to fucking destroy town.

I knew he was going places. Such a powerhouse.

RIP.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: CAPTAIN NOBODY on July 16, 2021, 11:56:20 AM
Seemed like an awesome person, Rest In Peace🙏
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Pennybabie on July 23, 2021, 10:44:14 AM
R.I.P 
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: what kid on July 24, 2021, 10:11:37 AM
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Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: weregoingunion on July 26, 2021, 02:05:31 PM
a couple of people are making some shirts in dave's memory:

http://www.instagram.com/p/CQ846HQlcmC/
funds going to abair's family.

&

https://davidabairforever.bigcartel.com/
funds going to a project in SF in dave's name.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Jehoshaphat Augustus on July 28, 2021, 09:15:50 AM
https://youtu.be/5hZb598Pbms

RIP to the God, once again
I have had this part on repeat, I bump the song in my car
Its only right they dropped this
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: FatGuy92 on July 28, 2021, 09:40:00 AM
https://youtu.be/5hZb598Pbms

RIP to the God, once again
I have had this part on repeat, I bump the song in my car
Its only right they dropped this

G shit. Didn't know much about Dave, but he was for a sure a ripper. I really enjoyed this rough cut. RIP
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Trashcon on July 28, 2021, 02:01:47 PM
Touching piece written by Walker Ryan.

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/rip-in-peace-dave-abair/
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: coldbrew on July 29, 2021, 02:24:17 PM
Touching piece written by Walker Ryan.

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/rip-in-peace-dave-abair/

Fuck. That left me a bit shook. RIP again.
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: behavioralguide on July 29, 2021, 11:39:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wla1_YKwPs
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: CossRooper on July 30, 2021, 04:53:43 PM
Touching piece written by Walker Ryan.

https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/rip-in-peace-dave-abair/

heavy. heavy heavy heavy. fuck
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: GoneWithTheSchwinn on September 17, 2021, 03:32:21 PM
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Shoooooooooooooooosh!!!!!
Title: Re: Dave Abair RIP
Post by: Witcheshit on October 15, 2021, 09:50:18 AM
save the date bay area pals . all my shaloms to the sky for abair, pablo, tmack, malcolm, nosey, phelps, caesar, monk, p-stone, hammeke

https://www.instagram.com/p/CU-OdjBFZ5B/