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Origins of the term "43"
« on: June 24, 2014, 09:32:58 PM »
I remember an old article in (I believe) Skateboarder where they talked about the origins of the term 43 in reference to a no comply 180. The issue is long gone and a preliminary google search (i.e. first page) is turning up nothing but results on Allen Ying's mag.

Anyone have the dig on origins?

I've like extrapolations like bs 180 no-comply being a 34, a fs no-comply 360 being a 4360 (forty-three-sixty), but I wish I could re-read the original issue.

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 11:28:52 PM »
i have that issue, its just a superstitious rant, meaningless.
dont have a scanner though sorry.
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 09:36:30 PM »
I don't get it. How does 43 mean no comply?
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 10:43:35 PM »
its not, and this thread aint that long, did you even read shit ?
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 07:31:14 PM »
Was "43" an east coast thing? A lot of people have never heard the term.


I just remember watching the Barbee Public Domain part and asking what they were called. "43 Shifty" was the answer I got. That's what I called them until I went Midwest for school and nobody knew what I was talking about.

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 02:37:38 PM »
uhm what  ???

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 08:09:43 PM »
43 is SF.  Dig deeper and will all make sense... Look for the old decks with 43 in the graphics. If I remember right Bryce Kanights always had a 43 somewhere. NorCal. See below.
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 08:14:09 PM »
Bryce Kanights had a ramp called Studio 43 in SF.

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 11:04:24 PM »
We're getting warmer

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 01:20:32 AM »
I think it's cuz the scoop for the 180 is a scoop similar to that of a 3 point shot in basketball... "Fo Three!"

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2014, 02:44:29 PM »
at least rusty made a funny comment about it, NO  ITS NOT CALLEDA 43  ITS UST A SUPERSTITION  ABOUT SOME SKATERS DAD PASSING AWAY AT  430 or april 30 or something like that and then they (dude's homies and the orphan) started noticing around a lot and shit, you guys make me want to scan the fucking issue for fucks sake
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2014, 04:16:39 PM »
at least rusty made a funny comment about it, NO  ITS NOT CALLEDA 43  ITS UST A SUPERSTITION  ABOUT SOME SKATERS DAD PASSING AWAY AT  430 or april 30 or something like that and then they (dude's homies and the orphan) started noticing around a lot and shit, you guys make me want to scan the fucking issue for fucks sake
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2014, 09:13:49 AM »
Didnt droors and dub use 43 as well?

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 09:38:16 AM »
i knew this greasy sex midget named dj in olympia. he was originally from philly and referred to them as 43s. i was nonplussed but understood what he was talking about [no comply] by watching him. i think most 80s skate terms were created by dumb polacks and therefor don't have to make sense.

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 06:25:58 PM »
I believe there was a trick tip with Ray Barbee from about 1988 where he was doing a no-comply shifty. The magazine called the trick a 43 shifty. People also used to call no complies on flat ground step-hops. A true comply is when you pop the board off a curb and grab it with your hand like a bean plant and hop over the curb. Hence when you don't grab the board it is a no-comply (meaning no hands). Neil Blender also has a trick-tip sequence from 1984 when he does a regular comply. As for why they named the trick a 43 shifty I haven't the slightest clue, but I called them that for awhile also.


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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2014, 10:50:30 PM »
'Ray...is it 180 no comply....43....or stephop?'
'we called them step hops....'
'what about 43?'
'I have never heard that term before...'

There you have it.....

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2014, 02:59:19 AM »
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2022, 01:35:23 PM »
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I found myself here after seeing posts from No-Comply Skateshop in Austin TX promoting their 43 gear. I had never heard of 43 being associated with the trick no cpmply. This comment caught my eye as I worked for Quiksilver/ DC Shoes for 4 years. Ken Block and Damon Way started 8 Ball clothing in 1991 and it evolved into Droors Clothing (DC) and eventually DC Shoe Co. Ken Block's rally car number is 43 for the 4th and 3rd letters of the alphabet, DC. 

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2022, 06:07:43 PM »
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I found myself here after seeing posts from No-Comply Skateshop in Austin TX promoting their 43 gear. I had never heard of 43 being associated with the trick no cpmply. This comment caught my eye as I worked for Quiksilver/ DC Shoes for 4 years. Ken Block and Damon Way started 8 Ball clothing in 1991 and it evolved into Droors Clothing (DC) and eventually DC Shoe Co. Ken Block's rally car number is 43 for the 4th and 3rd letters of the alphabet, DC.

Hate to echo what you've written, but that's the same thing I heard, as it applies to Droors, the "43" stood for the fourth and third letters of the alphabet. D and C, respectively. Thus "Droors Clothing," or more ego-centric "Damon/Danny's Company/Clothing"? I figured that was well-established knowledge, but perhaps not?

I honestly dug the team and aesthetic of Droors and wish that the resurrection/revival would have been longer lived.
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2022, 07:02:12 PM »
43 is SF.  Dig deeper and will all make sense... Look for the old decks with 43 in the graphics. If I remember right Bryce Kanights always had a 43 somewhere. NorCal. See below.
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2022, 01:48:00 PM »
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This era of Droors Clothing ads were sooooooooo good!!!!!

BTW, I heard that 43 stands for D being the 4th letter of the alphabet and C being the 3rd, same for DC shoes.

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2022, 09:58:52 AM »
dunno how common this knowledge is, or how jokingly I should be taking this, but consider my mind blown

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2022, 02:53:13 PM »
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43 is SF.  Dig deeper and will all make sense... Look for the old decks with 43 in the graphics. If I remember right Bryce Kanights always had a 43 somewhere. NorCal. See below.
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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2022, 12:47:54 AM »
Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2022, 05:39:48 PM »
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I knew you did as soon as you mentioned BK/SF. Maps to the skaters homes anyone?

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2022, 05:42:59 AM »
It comes after 42

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Re: Origins of the term "43"
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2022, 04:08:53 AM »
before 44 as well