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|Name: Manuel Pedro (known as ‘Pi’)
Town/Area: Oporto – Santo Tirso PORTUGAL
Started skating: 2000
Total years skating: stoped in 2003 and started again in 2008 (been skating oldschool since then)
Fave terrain: Concrete waves Pools ramps (everything in concrete that inclines) cause I went straight to the beginning (surf fusioned with skate )
Fave park ever: CASA DA MUSICA
Fave board ever owned: My old blind board that I cuted to look like a banana board, added some powell G-Bones and started carving
Most memorable skate moment: Carvin in the pools in reguenga skatepark alone in the afternoon (the park is isolated in a forest) only crickets for company
Brief comments: Don´t be ashemed if it`s fun, if it makes you feel alive DO IT!!
Name: Andy Meader
Age: 40 in Dec 08
Started skating: Nov 08
Fave terrain: It’s all an adventure at this stage!
Fave park ever: I’ve only skated Salisbury’s skate park :S
Least fave park ever: ???
Fave board ever owned: My Enuff (it’s the only one I’ve ever had)
Most memorable skate moment:Falling off on Fri, my arm still hurts!
Brief comments: Look forward to meeting skaters my own age, and getting better…
|Name: Tom Knapp (Knapp-Time)
Town/Area: Denver, CO USA
Started skating: 1987
Total years skating: 21 (and my body feels every year)
Fave terrain: Street
Fave park ever: Earth now that Jamaica Jim’s is gone (R.I.P.)
Fave board ever owned: Blind Jason Lee “Cat in the Hat,” Indy 159′s, and Slime Ball Big Balls.
Most memorable skate moment: So many to choose from. #2387 – Breaking my ankle ollieing off my grandmother’s house (age 17).
Brief comments: Skate and Destroy…Just like my arm reads.
|Name: Paul Cooper
Town/Area: Los Angeles, CA North America
Total years skating: 9.5
Fave terrain: Pools, bowls, transition
Fave park ever: Fontana II, Glendale, Vans
Least fave park ever: Pasadena
Fave board ever owned: Earth Wing Excecutioner
Most memorable skate moment: Front Side Air 12 feet above ground
Brief comments: Skate hard, live pure, always push yourself to do better and better!
Benjy Board comp, powerflex 5′s . cal slaloms
having the south bank to myself all day in the ninties
have group on face book called old and fat skateboarders (O.A.F.s)
|Name: Keith ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Town/Area: Croydon South London/ now Colorado Springs CO
Started skating: 1974
Fave terrain: Home made ply ramps/nowadays concrete.
Fave park ever: South Bank London/Bromley/Sutton library/Crystal palace.
Least fave park ever: overpriced ones.
Fave board ever owned: Alva/Trackers/Kryptonics.
Most memorable skate moment:Being chased by the cops for skating at the South Bank.
Brief comments:Still having fun.
|Name: Mick Groocock
Town/Area: Bacup Rossendale
Started skating: 1977
Total years skating: Cant remember
Fave terrain: Any transition
Fave park ever: Mini ramp at Bolton
Least fave park ever: Stalybridge 1978
Fave board ever owned: Anything as long as I can skate it
Most memorable skate moment: Fuck me, I’m vertical !! (at Bolton
skatepark 1978 on a polyprop deck)
Brief comments: Betta buy some knee pads lol.
Name: Gary Bloom
Town/ area : Pretoria, South Africa
Started skating: 1984
Total years skating: +/- 15
Fave terrain: ditches, mini ramps
Fave park ever: Boogaloos,/ Monte Casino (Johannesburg)
Least fave park ever: Thrashers, Pretoria, (Shit upkeep and now they’re running it into the ground with no repairs)
Fave board ever owned: Tom Knox Everslick, 159mm San Diego Trucks, Bullet 92a wheels (still have it)
Most memorable skate moment: Pulling off a rock fakie on a 8ft vert ramp.
Brief comments: Never too old to skate, never to old to do a whole lot of things. DO it while you can.
Name: paul ‘the spook’ moxham /email@example.com
Age: 35 yrs
Town/Area :Accrington/ lancs
Started in :83 – 85 – 2004 – the world ends
Total years skating7 yrs -ish
Fave terrain: shred most terrain with crypto’s on – street , banks
Fave park ever: clitheroe crete park , smooth as a giesha’s gash
Least fave park ever: Accrington skatepark, biggest pile of shit you’ll ever sk8, lazy ass council!
Fave board ever owned: 9″ real aces edition,indy trucks , crypto cr-59′s, firm rails.ssssswwweeeetttttt
Most memorable skate moment: watchin my 10 yr old son nail the illusive kickflip, your never to old ,if any1 tells you any different , pow!
|Name: Neil brown
Town/Area: Lewes U.K
Started skating: 1976-77 then started again 2007
Total years skating: 4yrs total
Fave terrain: streetCrawley Sussex UK
Fave park ever: Seaford (old park)
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: almost impact, Venture trucks, Ricta cores wheels
Most memorable skate moment: learning to drop in / ollieing started at 42 (ollie culture style, skate as much as poss but my son witnessed my one of my accidents, broken wrist and i knocked myself out for 8 mins ( still have memory loss )
Brief comments: but its all part of the experience!
|Name: Ryan Verburg
Town/Area: Cleveland, Ohio
Started Skating: Jr. High School…around 1987
Fave Terrain: Street, Ramp, Kitchen Floor…it’s all good
Fave Park Ever: Still Searching For It
Least Fave Park Ever: Any that’s too overrun with bikers
Fave Board Ever Owned: Natas Kaupas Panther or Mike McGill’s
Most Memorable Skate Moment: First time I ever ollied
Brief Comment: www.myspace.com/vboards
|Name: Russell Wade
Started skating: 1986
Fave terrain: Street
Fave park ever: Stevenage/Rom
Least fave park ever: Wicksteed Park
Fave board ever owned: Blind Jason Lee (Mad Hatter)
Most memorable skate moment: Bones Brigade/H Street Tours of Stevenage, Slam City Comp – South Bank 87ish (Think Curtis ‘peewee’ Mcann won it)
|Name: Scott D.
Town/Area: North West London
Started skating: 1988 (‘seriously’), First Toys-R-Us Board in 1985-86
Total years skating: 21 (or so)
Fave terrain: Street (terrain/longboarding), But getting into Pools!!!
Fave park ever: Meanwhile 2
Least fave park ever: Haven’t met it yet.
Fave board ever owned: Maybe this little stock Lush.
Most memorable skate moment: Last Sunday when I threw myself into the bowl and bit it hard.
Brief comments: Used to buy my boards from the ‘rich kids’ in the lunch cafeteria (Boards would have been thrown away if I didn’t buy them). Rode them to death behind the Quick Check in Bogota, New Jersey, USA. Learned to Grind on the yellow parking blocks with Rob and Sean.
|Name: Chris Reynolds
Total years skating: never enough
Fave terrain: kerbs and driveways
Fave park ever: Mike’s ramp n’ rail with a pint in the ivy but have rose tinted memories of brushing out the cinders in kilkeel
Least fave park ever: temporary thing in lisburn
Fave board ever owned: gotta be the first santa cruz with indys and big balls but as was the thing your tail became lethally sharp!
Most memorable skate moment: Conor, Che, Lee (RIP), Barry and I in competition at the top hat? roller rink in the early 90’s
Brief comments: no matter when or why I’ve given up (kids, pain, girls) no matter what else I ever do I always feel I’m a skater
|Name: Bret McDonald
Started skating: 88
Total years skating: 7
Fave terrain: Midi spines and big concrete steps
Fave park ever: Radlands in the early 90’s
Least fave park ever: Birmingham wheels in the early 90’s- dangerous, half finished bowls and a lethal concrete street sections
Fave board ever owned: Any of the Vision boards I skated
Most memorable skate moment: Some friends of mine thought it would be a good idea to strap me to a board with a BMX inner tube and propel me up a quarter pipe in a car park, apparently it was the most hideously death defying spectacle they had ever witnessed.
Brief comments: Great to be skating again and great to meet a bunch of lads with the same take on life
Total time skating33 years on and off
fave terrain-smooth tarmac
least fave park-not got one all are good to some degree.
fave board-fun-da-mental skates longboard,original trucks,avilas,awesome.
most memorable skate moment-all the time,carving and sliding plymouth hoe.
Brief comment-old guys and young guys rule,i am better now than i was back then,more focused.
Name: Michael Hopkins
Town/Area: Olathe,Kansas, USA
Started skating: 1977- 85 and again 4-05 present
Total years skating: 8 years
Fave terrain: ½ pipe, bowls, pools
Fave park ever:
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: Mickey Alba K-Beam, Tracker trucks, Sims “the Wheel”prototype wheels
Most memorable skate moment: First pool I ever carved and first handplant on a 7” tall wood ¼ ramp.
Brief comments: Nothing like the feeling of vert.>
|Name: Tom Halliday
Town/Area: Saffron Walden
Total years skating: 8
Fave terrain: Bowls
Fave park ever: One Minute Park (Saffron Walden)
Least fave park ever: Takely (haha)
Fave board ever owned: Darren Navarrette
Most memorable skate moment: When i broke my arm for the 3rd time and had two plates put in.
Brief comments: I Love to skate…. I ride creature,indy,spitfire,vox. Go Fast!!! And ALL HAIL CARDIEL!!!!!
|Name: Adam Floyd
Started skating: 76
Total years skating: 33
Fave terrain: Pools
Fave park ever: Locomotion – Hemel Hempstead
Least fave park ever: Millendreth near Looe Cornwall
Fave board ever owned: Powell Beamer – Tracker 6 tracks (with copers) – Bones Cubics
Most memorable skate moment: Jeremy Fox breaking his arm in the massive bowl at Harrow. (I am ashamed to say I made him carry his own bag home).
Brief comments: When life is getting you down just hit the coping harder!
|Name: Nicky ‘Pye’ Morgan
Town/Area: Neath, Wales/Perth, Australia
Total years skating: 22
Fave terrain: Street dude, no parks around when I was an NCP/Rainy Day Local in wet ole Cymry
Fave park ever: None, I could name numerous street spots though …
Least fave park ever: The one I stone-chiped slammed on in Pemberton, WA a few weeks after 4 minuts of skating
Fave board ever owned: H-Street, Matt Hensley Kingsize of course. My Mike Crum ‘Gun-Knot’ was nice but I snapped it.
Most memorable skate moment: About 95% of every moment I’ve spent on a skateboard.
Brief comments: Keep on rolling. Peace out to the Swansea Sk8ers. Oh … Chris Pullen, you owe me juice money for that ride to Merthyr in my Capri late one night back in … 1991 ?
years skating 72 to 85 picked up again in 06
fave terrain: concrete
fave park sea side skate park emerald Is.north Carolina
least fave park:ones with bikers
fave board :dog town bulldog indys,bones cubes
memorable skate moment :finding out there are more old farts out there still skating.
comment:maybe ill nut up and drop in the local pool this year ,sk8 hard and don’t DIE!!!!!!!!
Name: Chris Lomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Town/Area: Wirral (formerly Greenfield,Oldham)
Started skating: 1986
Fave terrain: Park
Fave park ever: Newlyn Cornwall/ Runcorn
Least fave park ever: Edge Lane Liverpool
Fave board ever owned: Powell Peralta Ray Barbee Rag Doll, Venture Trucks, Bullets. Now Death Zarosh.
Most memorable skate moment: Teaching my 9 year old to drop in
Brief comments: No it’s not a mid life crisis! Get off my back
|Name: Michael Sweeney
Started skating: 1983
Total years skating: 11
Fave terrain: Skateparks
Fave park ever: Wicksteed Skatepark
First board ever owned: Powell peralta Sword and skull
Fave board ever owned: Powell Peralta Bucky Lasek
Most memorable skate moment: First kickflip in my mums lounge
Brief comments:Really pleased skating is back in my life and that my 6 year old son is also so excited about starting. Good times!!
|Name: stephen(hotdog) hayton
Town/Area : back of beyond(near lancaster)
Total years skating: about 10-15 years
Fave terrain: was street wanting to skate some pools though
Fave park ever: marseille france
Least fave park ever: ?
Fave board ever owned: h-street sal brb
Most memorable skate moment: f/s melon over 50p shaped box at heysham
|Name: Rupert Loydell
Town/Area: Cornwall [was West London and then Exeter]
Total years skating: 1975-88 dedicated; random and occasional since.
Fave terrain: mellow concrete bowls and pipes
Fave park ever: Rolling Thunder, Meanwhile 2, Romford
Least fave park ever: Hatfield and Stevenage
Fave board ever owned: Lonnie Tofts, 8 inch indies, green bones [still own it]
Most memorable skate moment: Skating Rom with a broken wrist and having to go to casualty with suspected other broken wrist – the same nurse was on duty and gave me hell. [Turned out not to be broken but damn near.]
Brief comments: Stopped skating seriously as I realised everyone
else was on the car park roof in Exeter was about 12 and was there for a smoke…
|Name: Steve Delvoye
Town/Area: Green Bay, WI USA
Total years skating: 1967-1980 then 2009
Fave terrain: ramps, bowls
Fave park ever: karls back yard 1/2 pipe
Least fave park ever:
Fave board ever owned: kryptonics steve alba kbeam (borrowed after i broke my dogtown)
Most memorable skate moment: 1st frontside air at a demo in the mall.
Brief comments: i want air again!
|Name: Patric Randby
Started Skating: 1978-1990, 2007-Now
Total Years Skating: 15
Fave terrain: Vert and pools, but nowdays it´s most crusing and flatland freestyle
Fave park: Skate Land Gothenburg (gone)
Least Fave park: Loftet Skate Club Gotehburg (also gone)
Fave Board ever owned: Allan “Ollie” Gelfand (with the tank picture), Tracker Trucks Six Tracker, Tracker Trucks copers, Powell Peralta rails and Powell Peralta green Mini-Cubic (a real battleship)
Most Memorable skatemoment: Must be in the good old days (late 70s). Just skating around 24/7 and had nothing else to think about! Remember New Sports House in Stockholm , skate where Tony “monkey” “T-Mag” Magnusson (still active in US) was skating. One of Sweden’s first skateboard facilities together with Loftet Skate Club Gotehburg. Those were the days!Brief comments: Where others see a wall, I see a playground! Never grow up!
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