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    Posted: Nov/28/2012 at 6:59am
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Looking some old stuff of mine i found my old alien workshop board from the late nineties, haha. Needless to say i was stoked

I save all the decks I really like. I plan on making some kind of sculpture out of them at some point.
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Originally posted by timpiper

Looking some old stuff of mine i found my old alien workshop board from the late nineties, haha. Needless to say i was stoked

I save all the decks I really like. I plan on making some kind of sculpture out of them at some point.

I used to screw all my old boards in my wall. My bedroom was in the basement. My mom went down there and raged because of it haha. She threw them all away. 
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Finally about to watch Pretty Sweet. Didn't want to buy it on itunes and then on blu ray again later, so managed to find a hd torrent of it, chyea. 
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I have a good portion of my shed dedicated to all my sweet old skateboarding stuff. Broken boards, old trucks, a bunch of bushings and hardware. Brings so many great memorize looking through them all.
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Wow, Pretty Sweet was too sick! 
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  Quote motoxninja80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/01/2012 at 4:56pm
Yeah a lot of boards i own have memories, like the one i landed my first trick on a downrail on. Or the one I did my first backside tailslide on a ledge. little aclomplishments for me.
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Haven't skateboarded in a while cause of the cold. I hate this period here where its too cold to skate but not enough to make snow.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 4:08pm
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Haven't skateboarded in a while cause of the cold. I hate this period here where its too cold to skate but not enough to make snow.


It rains in Portland OR like 9 months, I cant skate most of the nine months at all.
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 8:19pm
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Haven't skateboarded in a while cause of the cold. I hate this period here where its too cold to skate but not enough to make snow.


It rains in Portland OR like 9 months, I cant skate most of the nine months at all.

Dang, thats a bummer. No cheap indoor parks around?
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  Quote motoxninja80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2012 at 2:39pm
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Originally posted by humblerooster

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Haven't skateboarded in a while cause of the cold. I hate this period here where its too cold to skate but not enough to make snow.


It rains in Portland OR like 9 months, I cant skate most of the nine months at all.

Dang, thats a bummer. No cheap indoor parks around?

Man that sucks. that's when you build a mini ramp in your garage
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2012 at 10:01pm
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Originally posted by thisisjoebro


Originally posted by humblerooster

Originally posted by thisisjoebro

Haven't skateboarded in a while cause of the cold. I hate this period here where its too cold to skate but not enough to make snow.


It rains in Portland OR like 9 months, I cant skate most of the nine months at all.

Dang, thats a bummer. No cheap indoor parks around?

Man that sucks. that's when you build a mini ramp in your garage

If I ever own a house with a large enough backyard. Im building a covered mini ramp for sure
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2012 at 2:14pm
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Originally posted by motoxninja80

Originally posted by thisisjoebro


Originally posted by humblerooster

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Haven't skateboarded in a while cause of the cold. I hate this period here where its too cold to skate but not enough to make snow.


It rains in Portland OR like 9 months, I cant skate most of the nine months at all.

Dang, thats a bummer. No cheap indoor parks around?

Man that sucks. that's when you build a mini ramp in your garage

If I ever own a house with a large enough backyard. Im building a covered mini ramp for sure


My friend used to have a halfpipe in his backyard. 5 ft on one side and 6 ft on the other. All covered and a place to chill and play music. Then the City of Portland came and made him take it down because of regulations.
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2012 at 8:11pm
Awesome skate vid. Kind of a breath of fresh air compared to most skate videos. 


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       ChiTown = CHICAGO
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Will be building a longboard in woods class. My teacher does it without the typical press with all the clamps and stuff. Still don't fully understand how else it will work but the guy know's his stuff. Pretty stoked.
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by chillman

Will be building a longboard in woods class. My teacher does it without the typical press with all the clamps and stuff. Still don't fully understand how else it will work but the guy know's his stuff. Pretty stoked.

That sounds awesome post pictures when its done. 
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  Quote rosati777 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2012 at 7:12am
Oh shit can you post a tutorial for the pressing process when its all done? I would love to make my own longboard
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  Quote chillman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2012 at 10:52am
I don't think I'll be able to post progress pics. I can do finals and I'll try and describe best I can how we do it.
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2012 at 9:16pm
I wonder if it will have concave and everything. should be pretty tough to do without the specific equipment.  
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  Quote ChiTownRon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/21/2012 at 5:30pm
Looks like temps are finally dipping and staying below 32 degrees here. Doesn't look like I'll be back on a board skating until things start warming up in the spring time. Really wish at times like this there was an indoor park that's really close to me. 
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2012 at 9:00pm
Skated at the local indoor park today. My legs a killing me. I shopped the whole morning then skated about 5 hours. 
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2012 at 12:59pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lps1IE_fSts

Heres a little edit of me skating in the summer time. Everything was filmed in a few days and thrown together for fun.

AND if someone could make the video appear on the forum instead of being a link that would be great. I don't know how.
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  Quote rosati777 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2012 at 10:39am
Originally posted by chillman

I don't think I'll be able to post progress pics. I can do finals and I'll try and describe best I can how we do it.

What's your projected finish date guesstimate? Just so I know when to check back
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Maybe if we are ever in each others towns some day we could go skateboarding together! I have been boarding for around 9 years now, skateboarding, wake boarding, and snow boarding.
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if I know how to snowboard, does it make skateboarding easier?
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  Quote woodhomie1996 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2013 at 9:55am
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if I know how to snowboard, does it make skateboarding easier?

I would say no, I can snowboard and I am horrible at skating. Some of my firneds are pretty amazing at skating and could barley stand on a snowboard
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  Quote rurchan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2013 at 3:11pm
k, I was hoping so but that sucks. I'm pretty good at the arcade skateboarding game where u stand on the skateboard, but I know that doesn't mean anything, haha
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if I know how to snowboard, does it make skateboarding easier?

I would say no, I can snowboard and I am horrible at skating. Some of my firneds are pretty amazing at skating and could barley stand on a snowboard

It helps. You might not think so, but compared to someone who's never ridden any type of board it makes a huge difference.
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rurchan: I love skating, most of my friends are pretty good skaters, I'm a decent snowboarder though and I'm terrible on a skateboard. I could see it maybe being a little helpful... I ride regular on a skate deck but goofy on a snowboard and it makes me a better switch rider on my board. So maybe if I skated more then my snowboard experience would help out.
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I find that my snowboarding has improved from skateboarding because the motions are relatively similar. It's a good thing to do in the off-season in my opinion.
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Just watched this on netflix
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On the subject of skating helping out for boarding, if Shaun White does it... it can't be all that bad...
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  Quote batmanwest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/30/2013 at 4:33am
What do you know about shooting skateboarding with wet plate photography. So rad. Look out for my friend to be at a Portland skatepark near you this summer! Big smile

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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2013 at 7:44am
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What do you know about shooting skateboarding with wet plate photography. So rad. Look out for my friend to be at a Portland skatepark near you this summer! Big smilehttp://vimeo.com/58511152



That was so sick! I live in Portland, where does he usually skate at?
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that wet plate photography is pretty cool
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Originally posted by batmanwest

What do you know about shooting skateboarding with wet plate photography. So rad. Look out for my friend to be at a Portland skatepark near you this summer! Big smilehttp://vimeo.com/58511152



That was so sick! I live in Portland, where does he usually skate at?


Sorry to disappoint, but he doesn't skate, he just is a photographer that currently lives in Portland. He said there is a slight chance he might take his get up to parks this summer to play around with different shots. He DID turn is BMW 3 wagon into a mobile dark room. It is a big ordeal though to set something like this up in the real world. Camera is from 1907 I think, and the lens is even older. There is a good amount of logistics that would come about setting it up in the middle of a park. Might piss off some people, might make some people really stoked. Who knows. But like I said, there is a possibility he does it some where around Portland this year.

He does have a full studio he works out of somewhere near down town, and will shoot pretty much anything you ask for dollars....btw Wink
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My first and last skateboard was bought from a marshalls. I landed a kickflip one day and haven't touched a skateboard since. Good times
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actually got to get out to the park today and it was cold but i got to try out the new board so all is good. REAL Dennis Busenitz 8.25x32
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So over here in Aus I am thinking of taking up skateboarding or long boarding in the no snow period. What do you guys suggest?
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skateboarding smacks longboarding any day of the week. everyone can longboard but not everyone can pick uup as easily on a skateboard.
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I used to skate quite a bit when I was younger, but now I've picked up longboarding. It's much easier and you can typically cruise to where you want to go, as a mode of transport I would have to definitely pick longboarding over skateboarding.
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I used to skate from age 8 - 12.. just to get around a bit faster than walking.. to like school and the shops.. I surf and snowboard.. so thought recently that I would try skateboarding again.

In two weeks I've learn how to pump in a half pipe, ollie, ollie 180, get the spin down on a kickflip.. now I just need to be able to land on it.. think I'm doing pretty well... now I just need to man up and drop in or rock onto coping without being scared of falling :(
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i need ideas on how to get my city to build more skateparks. one is definately not enough.
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So over here in Aus I am thinking of taking up skateboarding or long boarding in the no snow period. What do you guys suggest?
depends what you want to do.  three basic things.  if you want to get into the "trick" side of skating, get a regular board.  if you want to cruise streets and just go on flat ground and make turns, longboard.  if you want to cruise streets efficiently but also have the ability to skate it like regular (ollies, etc), get a cruiser (similar to a regular board, but with soft longboard wheels).  cruisers are a nice hybrid between the two.  also best for travel in my opinion, as you cruise like a longboard (fast, smooth), but they are regular-size, thus easier to transport/carry when not actually skating.  I have almost given up all regular skating for cruisers.  I think it's most similar to snowboarding too, in that you cruise anywhere smooth, go fast, make turns, but you can still pop up, over, and down things and do tricks if you want.  super fun.

you could also get two boards, or hell get three if you want.  I mostly skate cruisers, but occasionally I get on a regular board if I feel like going to the park.  pretty rare though.  20 years in, so I'm burnt out on it.
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2013 at 6:46am
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Originally posted by Corza202

So over here in Aus I am thinking of taking up skateboarding or long boarding in the no snow period. What do you guys suggest?
depends what you want to do.  three basic things.  if you want to get into the "trick" side of skating, get a regular board.  if you want to cruise streets and just go on flat ground and make turns, longboard.  if you want to cruise streets efficiently but also have the ability to skate it like regular (ollies, etc), get a cruiser (similar to a regular board, but with soft longboard wheels).  cruisers are a nice hybrid between the two.  also best for travel in my opinion, as you cruise like a longboard (fast, smooth), but they are regular-size, thus easier to transport/carry when not actually skating.  I have almost given up all regular skating for cruisers.  I think it's most similar to snowboarding too, in that you cruise anywhere smooth, go fast, make turns, but you can still pop up, over, and down things and do tricks if you want.  super fun.

you could also get two boards, or hell get three if you want.  I mostly skate cruisers, but occasionally I get on a regular board if I feel like going to the park.  pretty rare though.  20 years in, so I'm burnt out on it.

can you recommend some good cruiser boards?  Have you tried the Carver boards?  I have one of them that have the special trucks...super fun.
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Check out landyachtz cruiser decks. I think landyachtz has the best of every single type of longboard, for cruisers to downhill. The peacmaker is a great cruiser in particular.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2013 at 12:39pm
carvers are fun, but not what I'm into since you can't really skate them like normal.  I don't like being that high off the ground either.  I'm basically not into any of the specialty boards like longboards and pre-made "cruisers" which usually means a small longboard from most longboard companies.  the ones I like to ride are more like regular skateboards where you can skate them as such.

a cruiser, at least by my definition, is more or less a wider normal board with risers and longboard wheels, but the board is usually a fun shape.  it's the same thing most filmers use as their filming boards.  krooked zigzagger for example.  same concave, a little wider than normal, nose and tail kick of the same size, but cut in a semi old-school shape.  a lot of companies make stuff like that now so you could really just go to your local shop and see what they have, or just google "skateboard cruiser deck," and you get lots of results from various pro companies.  it seems like most of them have at least one cruiser shape these days, since they are getting popular.  I'm riding a 9" DGK cruiser now, have had a zigzagger, REAL "aces ripper," city godzilla cruiser, a manik cruiser from the noah sinclair boyt series, etc.  it doesn't have to be a shape like that though.. some people just like a regular deck but in a wider size, like 8.5" or so.

for trucks, you want highs with 1/4" risers because of the larger wheels.  for wheels, something in the high 50s or low 60s is pretty perfect if you ask me, and you want them soft.  I like 62mm with a 78A durometer, but that's all preference.  a lot of wheels companies are making these too.. ricta clouds, satori, spitfire, etc.  again, most skateshops would probably have at least a couple cruiser decks/wheels in stock.





and the far left one here.. gnarly graphic, haha

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