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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #390 on: March 13, 2023, 07:53:32 PM »
@cosmicgypsies sorry about the paint bombing of your curb. On the upside the slaps were quite good.
@streetmeat not Midwest but in Nor Cal they did the parking lot at a school like that. I tried bricking them, sauce, & wax. But just like you said, crap that would just chunk out when youíd hit them. Way worse that skate stopping a spot.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #391 on: March 13, 2023, 08:28:13 PM »
Try sealing the chalky curb with concrete sealer



Let us know if it works

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #392 on: March 14, 2023, 09:07:54 AM »
anyone else live in midwest hell where all new construction of curbs are made with that brushed texture and the concrete itself is 'chalky' and feels super soft? theres so much new construction with would-be sick spots but i need a god damn respirator, 3 rub bricks and a gallon of coating to make these things work /rant
You might be better off rolling your own curbs. Fully water cured and hardened.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #393 on: March 15, 2023, 03:28:45 PM »
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mine at my house. It's too rounded and the dip from asphalt to concrete isn't the best.


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Looks like all the curbs here in the Midwest. I canít think of a single curb in my area that isnít rounded like that. Grinds definitely donít lock in but nose and tailslides are still butter. Iím still envious of having a spot right in front of the house. If my wife ever talks me into moving a nice curb out front is a must.


Yeah, same as most Aussie curbs.  In hindsight, I wish I knew about wax and just fillled the dip with concrete.  We spent all day every day skating our street and just trying to olllie grind dry curbs or with copers on. 

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #394 on: March 18, 2023, 07:49:20 AM »


These are the TV curbs.
Bust factor zero so long as you respect the space.

I like to pretend I'm Jim Greco when I skate here.
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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #395 on: March 18, 2023, 09:52:38 AM »


These are the TV curbs.
Bust factor zero so long as you respect the space.

I like to pretend I'm Jim Greco when I skate here.

Which era Greco?


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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #396 on: March 18, 2023, 07:51:54 PM »
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These are the TV curbs.
Bust factor zero so long as you respect the space.

I like to pretend I'm Jim Greco when I skate here.
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Which era Greco?



Jobs never era. I feel in my heart Jim has reached the highest level of punk.  He's basically a full on Buddha now. I'm a certifRied pOnk shaman so I can see it clear AF.
 

Here's some more beautiful curbs.






The 76 Stairs in Marblehead mass

Haven't been since last year. Sauced for decades rarely sees or needs wax but it's not illegal.

Wouldn't surprise me if I'm the only one who still hits these from time to time.

Skating is dead in Marblehead and it's sinful. I got our kids to learn to bomb a hill and that was that. Now it ms up to them to pick up one of the 10 old boards in the garage at my brother's house.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #397 on: March 23, 2023, 05:29:23 PM »
Favorite curb in the skatepark parking lot.
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CqImrz_Ducq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #398 on: March 26, 2023, 06:46:00 PM »
The chillest1

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #399 on: March 26, 2023, 07:08:14 PM »
Plz stop killing each other
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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #400 on: March 27, 2023, 07:53:54 AM »


That's a perfect spot for me. Smooth asphalt, an empty parking lot, and a shade tree. I can be alone there for three hours no problem.
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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #401 on: March 28, 2023, 05:32:42 AM »
@manysnakes itís usually the only spot I ever want to skate. Plenty of room for flat, curbs usually grind pretty well, and the people that work there donít really care, unless the property manager is on site (on going construction for the office building on site).

There are a bunch of trees too which add to the chillness. Itís been pretty perfect lately
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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #402 on: March 28, 2023, 10:56:35 AM »
Down the street from my apartment. They don't care if we skate as long as the bank's closed. And the ground is all blacktop so it's basically the perfect spot. Sorry for the shitty pic, it's the best I could get from street view since I'm not home atm.


Showcasing these when the 606 curbs are so close by? I'll have to snap some pics of the real logan slappy curbs!

(These look dope too, and I want to learn feebles so I'll check em out!)

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #403 on: April 03, 2023, 05:47:12 PM »
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Down the street from my apartment. They don't care if we skate as long as the bank's closed. And the ground is all blacktop so it's basically the perfect spot. Sorry for the shitty pic, it's the best I could get from street view since I'm not home atm.

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Showcasing these when the 606 curbs are so close by? I'll have to snap some pics of the real logan slappy curbs!

(These look dope too, and I want to learn feebles so I'll check em out!)
Are these the same blocks?
https://twitter.com/kylebeachy/status/1642905725968998404?s=46&t=0zpU7eCNqwvvG31V8wK4-A

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #404 on: April 03, 2023, 08:09:19 PM »
Bringing one from the 80s back.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #405 on: April 04, 2023, 07:53:57 AM »
☝🏽 ❤️ ooohh this looks good.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #406 on: April 04, 2023, 11:28:49 AM »
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Down the street from my apartment. They don't care if we skate as long as the bank's closed. And the ground is all blacktop so it's basically the perfect spot. Sorry for the shitty pic, it's the best I could get from street view since I'm not home atm.

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Showcasing these when the 606 curbs are so close by? I'll have to snap some pics of the real logan slappy curbs!

(These look dope too, and I want to learn feebles so I'll check em out!)
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Are these the same blocks?
https://twitter.com/kylebeachy/status/1642905725968998404?s=46&t=0zpU7eCNqwvvG31V8wK4-A

Yep these are the ones - in Logan Square right under the blue line. I haven't skated them yet but have been itching to learn feebles so I need to get over there.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #407 on: April 04, 2023, 06:21:50 PM »
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Down the street from my apartment. They don't care if we skate as long as the bank's closed. And the ground is all blacktop so it's basically the perfect spot. Sorry for the shitty pic, it's the best I could get from street view since I'm not home atm.

[close]

Showcasing these when the 606 curbs are so close by? I'll have to snap some pics of the real logan slappy curbs!

(These look dope too, and I want to learn feebles so I'll check em out!)
[close]
Are these the same blocks?
https://twitter.com/kylebeachy/status/1642905725968998404?s=46&t=0zpU7eCNqwvvG31V8wK4-A
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Yep these are the ones - in Logan Square right under the blue line. I haven't skated them yet but have been itching to learn feebles so I need to get over there.
Looks like a great spot. What is it about curbs under the trains?

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #408 on: May 07, 2023, 09:39:48 PM »
I didn't start it but I've been hitting up this one a couple times a week. Rarely see anyone else there. Owners of the store don't seem to care as long as it's not during business hours. I might start getting the other side of the pad going soon. Also that post in the middle of the pad is a streetlight so I can skate it at night :)

Youíre a Florida native, arenít you?

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #409 on: May 07, 2023, 10:18:35 PM »
Thing looks icy, fun spot

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #410 on: May 07, 2023, 11:39:58 PM »
Some guys have all the fun. I need another lacquered parking block in my life but they are rare as hensĎ teeth in Switzerland.
why come?

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #411 on: May 08, 2023, 07:28:33 AM »
JB Weld Steel Stik is bomb for filling cracks

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #412 on: May 08, 2023, 11:06:10 AM »
Some guys have all the fun. I need another lacquered parking block in my life but they are rare as hensĎ teeth in Switzerland.

They're real easy to make. Once you build the mold you can make hundreds, sell them at the skate shops and recoup your expenses

JB Weld Steel Stik is bomb for filling cracks


Spit in your hand to get a smoother surface


Here's a video I made years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHqJn-bQHyo

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #413 on: May 08, 2023, 11:29:02 AM »
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Some guys have all the fun. I need another lacquered parking block in my life but they are rare as hensĎ teeth in Switzerland.
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They're real easy to make. Once you build the mold you can make hundreds, sell them at the skate shops and recoup your expenses



I am afraid I am not a handy man plus where would I put it?
why come?

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #414 on: May 09, 2023, 10:28:19 AM »
where would I put it?

Sometimes the obvious answer is the hardest to see




I am not a handy man

First get a friend to help, together you can both figure it out. Then you'll need three long strips of wood or plastic or fiberboard. 1 to 3 meters long but all equal in length, also two smaller pieces of wood for the ends to join the other pieces, have them cut in a shape of a trapezoid



Attach your pieces to the bottom and sides of the trap. Tape the inside seems to prevent seeping. Now you have a mold


this is the easiest less technical way of building one but it will be great to skate. I'll go into it further if you're interested


You can get real creative with it


Or real technical


Sorry for hijacking here's my curb

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #415 on: May 09, 2023, 10:38:24 AM »
My curb is allllll fucky now from the winter. I think I need to scrape off the old wax and hit it with more lacquer because it does not want to slide.
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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #416 on: May 09, 2023, 02:33:08 PM »

Here's a video I made years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHqJn-bQHyo

Is that really you? I used to watch this on Vimeo, years ago to figure out how to fix up dinged curbs.

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #417 on: May 09, 2023, 03:31:36 PM »
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where would I put it?
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Sometimes the obvious answer is the hardest to see




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I am not a handy man
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First get a friend to help, together you can both figure it out. Then you'll need three long strips of wood or plastic or fiberboard. 1 to 3 meters long but all equal in length, also two smaller pieces of wood for the ends to join the other pieces, have them cut in a shape of a trapezoid



Attach your pieces to the bottom and sides of the trap. Tape the inside seems to prevent seeping. Now you have a mold


this is the easiest less technical way of building one but it will be great to skate. I'll go into it further if you're interested


You can get real creative with it


Or real technical


Sorry for hijacking here's my curb


Tempting. Thanks for taking the time to post all this.
why come?

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Re: Show Me Your Curbs
« Reply #418 on: May 09, 2023, 04:06:36 PM »
My curb is allllll fucky now from the winter. I think I need to scrape off the old wax and hit it with more lacquer because it does not want to slide.

i have a spot that someone waxed but never bricked or lacquered. just caked on wax. it grinds but it would be way better if prepped properly. i think i am going to just use a rock to get the old wax off.

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« Reply #419 on: May 09, 2023, 05:34:41 PM »
Iíve used something like https://www.homedepot.ca/product/a-richard-3in-scraper-black-handle-stiff/1000411158 to scrape off old wax from a curb that needed some love. Depending on how gritty the curb is, the rock might work better. Iím considering blasting the old wax with my torch and just wiping it off.
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