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What Boards did you skate ?

Postby booner » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:51 pm

Just wondering what boards you all have Skated from the first time you pick one up to present day so i'll start with mine
first board when i was 6 and it was a 70's slim fiberglass board
then there was a few baron years of cheap toys r us ones till i was 13 when i got a g&s street chomp with grind king trucks and 2 set of wheels g bones and bullets . I also had a vision board which was a h street one but not sure of the name . Soon after that i got a double kick board with a slick underside which was of gorillas eating bananas . at 16 i bought a new deal deck with very low trucks unsure of the name and some blank wheels that was probley 25/30mm at the tops rode that till i snapped it when i was 19 then after that i just had skate shop own brand boards which was a bad time but now i'm gettin back into skatin i need a new set up may go down the ols skool path again. Please i would like to read which boards you all rode over the years
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Postby Chris W » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:21 pm

Skate Flyer (Cheap copy of the Surf Flyer) XX

Grentec Coyote (Polyprop) XX

Hobie Skatepark Rider 28"

Hobie Skatepark Rider 30"

Z- Flex Jimmy Plumber XX

Benjiboard - Jon Sabloski XX

Z- Pig 10"

Alva Eddie Reategui

G&S Ken Fillion

Karma 7&1/2"

Salba Factory MFG

MAS deck 8" (I think?)

Black Label/Red Kross John Lucero (Still riding this one)

Heroin Alan Glass Bro model

Plus two others I've got but not used Mike Valleley deck, Dogtown Chalice

Longboards

Buffalo Homewrecker 44"

Leat longboard 48"

Sector 9 46"

Lush Kilima 55"

Lush Samba


The ones marked XX are the only ones I haven't still got!
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Postby southcoastshredder » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:34 am

Some red, flat, no griptape fibreglass board with red wheels. Shite.

Pacer Dominator, then pimped it with Indys and Oj2 defects.

Blank cut to a zorlac type shape

Lance Mountain Future Primitive graphic with the black layer running through it.

Madrid(?) Bryce Kanights with Bullet 66's and Indys

Zorlac Abrook Brothers first model, Indys and kryp Cores

Deathbox Pete Dosset with the Jester on it (First model)

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Blueprint 7.75 Heart with ventures and blueprint wheels

Pig City 8.25
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Postby ChrisK » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:35 pm

Initially went thru loads of plastic ones with seagulls on them.

Started making my own decks out of ply which were way better.

Bought a Parelta Warptail and Fibre flex bowl rider just as the big decks came out, so hardly ever really rode them.

Lance Mountain Future Primitive

Natas puma

H-Street Colby Carter

Got into posicles then, Swindell, Real, Powel, lots of cheapo blanks.

Two Alien Workshop decks that I really liked

Currently riding an Element Thriftwood which I like

Got into some pool decks, a BDS Buddy Carr (Thanks Matt!) and more recently a Real Provera.

Have an Earthwing for sliding, and two Lush longboards for a laugh.

Have probably forgotten quite a few, and am currently forcing myself not to buy any new stuff as I don't really need it.
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Postby overboard_mike » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:56 pm

spent a lot of money on a lot of different boards...initially trying to find one that felt right, then when i learnt to drop-in and skate bowls and ramps more than street stuff i went for larger boards. I've finally found my preferred size, but still can't beat the excitement of buying a new set-up.

age 11-12 when i first started skating i had a cheap rubbish toy-shop deck that at least had some concave, then a Jeff Kendall Grafitti deck.

i bought an Edwards popsicle deck when i was around 21-22 with a half-assed idea about skating again - lasted about a week!

bought a sector 9 longboard in the states in 2002 and used it for shop runs

started late 2007 and have had a fair-few boards:

8" blueprint, thunder trucks & 55mm spitfires
8.25" heroin, venture trucks & 55mm spitfires
8" cliche with above trucks & wheels
santa cruz roskopp face reissue with indies & alva wheels
9.5" flip lance mountain, indies & 62mm krypts
another 8" cliche set up the same as before
9.5" Foundation Cars reissue, indies & 60mm cortechs
9.5" Black Label Grosso with above trucks & wheels
back to my 8.25" heroin with indies and 57mm spitfires

also have a alva 1977 reissue for cruising to work
and a santa cruz jason jessee reissue, kevin staab trackers & 63mm tracker ollies
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Postby PaulW » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:16 pm

*edit* Whoops wrong answer.

Er.

Polyprop (yellow) with unfeasibly wide solid orange wheels. They weren't urethane. Just grit-magnets that were wheel shaped.

Home made copy of an Alva. With frankenstein trucks and CD 70mm green kryps.

Z-Pig, Gullwing Pros and wheels that I don't remember. Poss Powerflex 9s.

Surrey Skates blank, something else, SIMS Wheel IIs

....
(then the getting back into it, credit card spaff)
....

Until finally:
I've got a Shitbird Hessian Hellrider II (Indys and PSFs) for approach work.
Actual coping work is my cutdown Skaterbuilt (Indys and NoSkoolz).
Changing between the two is a right fucker, mid-skate, though. Probably why I haven't bothered for a while.
For turning, I use another cutdown Skaterbuilt, Indy/3dmTTC and Seismics.

All of these are using Biltin bearings, except the last board that has NMB Arsebandits with the shields removed.
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Postby sublimer » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:59 pm

1. started with a plank of wood and one of my big sisters skates. Wouldn't turn. Too many nails in there.
2. Supa skuda. Blue polypropelene deck. Kicktail front and back. Red urethane c throo wheels. Very loose bearings.
3. Fibreflex deck: Brown on top yellow below. No holes so my dad drilled them. ACS 580 trucks black/silver (from surf shop in Bude, Cornwall). They sent a slalom ACS 651 first so it had to be sent back. Orange riser pads. OJ Superjuice orange urethane wheels. NTN sealed bearings.
4. Bought son a Darskstar Armorlight Weld skateboard (came from Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Can't skate so letting him do it for me. :?
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Postby Andy » Tue May 19, 2009 12:29 am

Home made mahogany deck ACS 500's and yoyo's
Kruza play deck deck ACS 500's and yoyo's

replaced the deck a couple of times with various hardwood and plywood models

Olympic deck RHP trucks and yoyo's
Benjy Sablosky full tracks and Exelorator 54 mm's
Simes superlight 9.75 full tracks white yoyo's
11''custon laminated deck megatron mark bakers white yoyo's
Dogtown Wes Humpstone 10'' full tracks and powerflex 9's
Powell peralta Alan Gelfand indys alva conicals
Dogtown Shogo Kubo indys alva conicals
Alva lightbean indys double conical yoyo's
Variflex Eddie Elguera indys sims the wheel I
Variflex steve hirsch indys mini cubics
10.5'' Homade concave deck indys sims the wheel II
9.75'' Joe jonson(given to me) indys ratbones
10.0'' Billy ruff indys ratbones
10.5'' Lester kasai indys cheap powell wheels
H-street Eddie Elguera indys/G&S Chromemoly trucks spitfires
A collection of blank popsicals around 8.00 - 8.5 including a neil blender and a habitat and a mas deck) indys spitfires/ricta cores

Revdeck 8.0 grind king Jay Adams rictas bob's
Revdeck 8.25 grind king Jay Adams Coretech's
Black label Jeff Grosso grind king Jay Adams Ricta's bob's
Revdeck 8.0 grind king Jay Adams Death purple skulls (Current ride)
Alva reissue 8.00 full tracks belair bolts
Generic 70's style ply deck bennets aligator wheels

Can't help but feel i've missed somthing along the way.. :?

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I knew i'd forgotton somthing...I had a couple of z blanks from surrey I think it was can't remeber what wheels or even where they fitted in chronologically but I remeber opening the parcel from surrey skaboards and looking for my jigsaw( to cut it out with..that kind of jigsaw :roll: )
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Postby TonyB » Tue May 19, 2009 11:38 am

Andy wrote:Home made mahogany deck ACS 500's and yoyo's
Kruza play deck deck ACS 500's and yoyo's

replaced the deck a couple of times with various hardwood and plywood models

Olympic deck RHP trucks and yoyo's
Benjy Sablosky full tracks and Exelorator 54 mm's
Simes superlight 9.75 full tracks white yoyo's
11''custon laminated deck megatron mark bakers white yoyo's
Dogtown Wes Humpstone 10'' full tracks and powerflex 9's
Powell peralta Alan Gelfand indys alva conicals
Dogtown Shogo Kubo indys alva conicals
Alva lightbean indys double conical yoyo's
Variflex Eddie Elguera indys sims the wheel I
Variflex steve hirsch indys mini cubics
10.5'' Homade concave deck indys sims the wheel II
9.75'' Joe jonson(given to me) indys ratbones
10.0'' Billy ruff indys ratbones
10.5'' Lester kasai indys cheap powell wheels
H-street Eddie Elguera indys spitfires
A collection of blank popsicals around 8.00 - 8.5 indys spitfires/ricta cores
Revdeck 8.0 grind king Jay Adams rictas bob's
Revdeck 8.25 grind king Jay Adams Coretech's
Black label Jeff Grosso grind king Jay Adams Ricta's bob's
Revdeck 8.0 grind king Jay Adams Death purple skulls (Current ride)
Alva reissue 8.00 full tracks belair bolts
Generic 70's style ply deck bennets aligator wheels

Can't help but feel i've missed somthing along the way.. :?


Andy you had some really great boards BITD. Do you still have any of them?
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Postby Andy » Tue May 19, 2009 1:03 pm

Nothing from pre 2000..I tended to thrash em to death :D ...but id did speak to a guy I used to skate with back in the 70's and I think he has my old sablosky full track excelorators set up...wouldn't mind getting that back :wink:
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Postby Des » Tue May 19, 2009 3:06 pm

Started skating mid 70's on shitty multi coloured pastic things but once I started going to parks in the late 70's I had a board made by a buddie of mine with california trucks i think( :oops: bad memory) and Bones wheels. Was my fav pool board :)
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Postby burt cokain » Tue May 19, 2009 3:14 pm

Des wrote:Started skating mid 70's on shitty multi coloured plastic things


I had one of them 77-78 ish.

Fast forward twenty years - various popsicles.

That's it.
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Postby TonyB » Tue May 19, 2009 6:31 pm

1. Green plastic deck with trucks and wheels(Obviously) no idea what it was called.
2. Beadle 3
3. G&S Fibreflex with Cali Slaloms and Blue Kryptonics
4. Fintastic Rocker Tracker Full Tracks and 70mm Red Kryptonics Mrk II
5. Faze 7 9" wide Trackers and Benji Boots, then CX-66 Green Kryptonics

Fast Forward 25 years
6. Zoo York 8"x32 Indys and Alva Wheels (used twice - hated it)
7. G&S Fibreflex 38" Leemo Kicktail with Randal 180's and my Old Red Kryptonics
8. Dogtown Last Case Scenario with Indy and blue Kryptonics (hated that one to)
9. BDS Sacred Heart with Indys and the CX-66's - later swapped wheels - to many different types to list
10. BDS Quad 11 Tailgunner, Webb Smith Trucks and BDS Team Mix Dub Cons
11 - 28 - Various Bulldog Decks Webb or Indy Trucks or now Ace Trucks, more bloody wheels than Kwik Fit....blah blah blah.
29. OMA Tank deck Aces and Rockin Rons Blackhole wheels
30............................

I could go on and on and on. Yes I have to many skateboards of all shapes and sizes.
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Postby Drive-By » Tue May 19, 2009 7:25 pm

Not an impressive line up but I tended to skate a deck til it broke in two

-Skinny plastic toystore effort in yellow with red Paw copies
-Variflex Joker
-Schmitt Ripsaw with Trackers and Variflex wheels
-Martket stall Shoe board just for round school :D
-Schmitt Ripsaw II (Green/Clear) Gullwing Pheonix Mags with Roaches
-Deathbox Sean Goff " "
-Powell Peralta Mullen(freestyle) Indy 101's,
-Uncut Blank (Drew around the Goff and extended the nose) Gullwing Pheonix Mags with Eppic Brains
-Schmitt Ripsaw II (Black/Blue) " " "



Current set up...
-Flip Burnquist Bi-Plane , Fury Evo8's and Cortech's
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Postby Stu_C » Tue May 19, 2009 8:23 pm

80's
Pink Polyprop
8" Pacer with Windsurfer graphic
Rip complete
Lucero X2
Schmitt Stix Danger
Lucero Red Cross
Vision Gonz
Alva Eddie Reatigui
Circle A Team Deck
G&S Florian Boehm

90's
Planet Earth Chris Miller
Santa Cruz Everslick Tom Knox
Alien Workshop Thomas Morgan
Blind Tim Gavin

00's
Santa Cruz Bod Boyle Everslick (Nostalgia Purchase)
Heroin Pullman 8"
Almost Haslam 8"
Krooked Jason Jessee 8"
Heroin Pullman 8"
Creation Fabrizio Santos 7.89"
Death Dosset 8"
Death Zarosh 8"
Landscape Soy Panday 8"

There were probably some trucks and wheels purchased along the way too!

That's seven-ply-- seven layers of a thin veneer...
that are bonded together, cross-grain...
to form a board that's practically indestructible.
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Postby 606 » Tue May 19, 2009 9:39 pm

bit of wood with roller skate attached.
Surf Flyer.
Skuda.
Variflex Vectra
Town & Country Ken Park
Sims Pierre Andre
Circle A Bob Schmelzer
Road Rider slalom
Skaterbuilt Maysey
Bahne Bob Mohr bullet
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Postby engmofo » Wed May 20, 2009 2:53 am

Surf Flyer
Skuda (the flat yellow one)
Grentec Coyote
Home made c/w Acs 500's (various wheels)
Fibreglass Dave Reeves special Acs 651 various wheels
Alva 7" Trackers Alva wheels
Alva 10" Trackers Powerflex 9's
Dog Town Bob Biniac Trackers Belair Lip Bombs
After that things get a bit fuzzy......
Blank Indies Bullets
Abrook Indies Bullets
Various Zorlac boards (Bugged was the best) Indies Bullets
Jeff Phillips Prototype Indies Spitfires
Again fuzzyness............
Conspiracy (various) same Indies Spitfires
Gringo Prototype Indies Conspiracy wheels
Shitbird Indies Blackfartz
Deckcrafters Indies Blackfartz
Skaterbuilt SPS III Indies Blackfartz/Black Holes

I'm sure there are some I missed (thats what a few hitz of acid will do for ya)
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Postby jonessj » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:32 am

in the 70's a plank of wood with some borrowed & bodged roller skate bits, then my mum got me a yellow plastic board.

80's a no name catalogue thing then moved to Powell Peralta stuff and ended up on a Brand-X deck on indies and slimeballs that lasted me ages.

Now, I'm looking (saving up in between bills) to get myself something but not decided on anything yet.
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Postby Woody » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:03 pm

mind does not work that great . so .....

a lot


...

Creature Stu 8.8"

there is that close enough ?
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Postby +1 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:40 pm

Seemingly de rigeur Red polyprop LOL

Cheap complete my folks bought me in Newquay after years of taking me to Holywell Bay (Did they not realise what they were gonna start!!!)

Scmitt Stix Lucero 2. Indys and OJII
Vision Ken Park
Vision Mark Gonzales
Vision Gonz 2 (2 of)
Walker skateboards
Santa Cruz Tom Knox everslick which I literally almost rode for-ever :)
Tree Skateboards
Selection of Zorlac blanks

Element Jeremy Wray Featherlight (snapped in 4 days)
Chocolate Stevie Willams (Snapped in 2 days)
Shortys Chad Muska (snapped in a week)
Lib Tech
Lib Tech Ben Khrann (x2)
Fradlands (x3)

Currently

Tech setup- Lib Teck 7.75, Grindking Titanium trucks, Spitfire Cardiel Firelites 53mm
Bowl setup-Zarosh 9" pool deck, Tracker Kevin Staab trucks, Spitfire Classics 60mm

Might fill in the blanks as I remeber, never really been a deck killer

Oh and non skated

Santa Cruz Rob Roskopp Face 30 fucking years reissue
Lib Tech Buster Halterman e-matrix 7.75
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby vato kat » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 pm

some red plastic thing
a blue Supa-Skuda
an exceptionally thrashed, tailless Dogtown deck (model unknown)
G&S Billy Ruff
Powell Vato Rat
Madrid Bill Danforth (why?)
Alva Fred Smith
Powell Steve Caballero (XT Boneite)
Brand X Ken Sigafoos
Black Label John Lucero

Fultracks, Sixtracks, 159s, Thunders (with the skull on the baseplate)

Cubics, Rat Bones, Cross Bones, Street Bones, Alva Rocks & Naturals, OJIIs

currently riding a 7.75x32.5 blank (a gift to encourage me to skate again), Tensor Mid-Response trucks, Blind 53mm wheels, Bones Reds.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby sublimer » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:51 pm

Funny how many people had a plank of wood then a Skuda. Hadn't realised they were so popular in the 70s.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:56 pm

a red plastic piece of crap
and then a home made deck

and that was it in the 70's
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Bowl Bomber » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:50 pm

First Board I had was one of the first mid eighties jobs with the 900A plastic wheels.
Then,
Powell Peralta Lance Mountain with Boneite XT Primitive Graphics on Thunder 169's and 90A Alva Rocks.
Vision Gonz, Mark Graphic. same trucks, slimeball wheels 95A
Vision Gonz, Flower Power, Gullwing 9", slimeball wheels 95A
Powell Peralta Mullen (Freestyle), Indy 101's and 97A Yo Yo's
Vision Gonz, Mark, the one with the deep concave, Gullwing 9" Trucks and Powell slimeball wheels 95A.
Schmitt Stix Danger Board, Indy 169's and Powell Mini Rat's 95A
Powell Peralta, Lance Mountain Coat of Arms, Indy 169's and Powell Mini Rat's 95A
Foundation F Team Board, Indy 169's and Cockroach Wheels 96A.....
And here it is...still alive after all this time.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Nick F » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:39 am

^Nice, like that :wink:

Skuda (flat yellow one)
Grentec Coyote GT (sealed bearings on the GT 8))
SIMS taperkick deck, Bennet Pros, OJ wheels
Homemade 'downhill board' Home made deck, ACS 651's and red Kryps
Santa Cruz longboard, Indy 215s and 3dm wheels (from memory)
Deckcrafters Deadwood deck, Indy 169s, Rainskates Yellow Jackets
Another homemade long board in the making, homemade deck, Tracker trucks, Seismic wheels

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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby DKD » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:41 pm

1st time round

* Powell Ripper with Gullwings and SC BigBalls which I got while on hols in Florida (up to that point I'd been riding a crappy turbo 2 and a couple of other el cheapo boards)
* World Industries Vallely mini
* Vision Jinx (which seemed massive after the Vallely mini) - that lasted about a month before I snapped it doing a melanchollie. I was stoked as I thought it was hardcore ! :oops:
* Powell Nicky Gurrero mini

a few years off the board and then . . .

* Powell Skull and Sword
* Santa Cruz Ceasar Singh
* Rhythm Chaney Jeaunginjinijnininigningijgnign (something like that - had to give it to a kid who's board I snapped who was v broke and wouldn't be able to get another for a couple of months)
* Toy Machine Ed Templeton

and this time round . . . .

* Element Team Deck (purchased in Florida while on Honeymoon, from same skateshop I got my first pro setup from)
* Powell Lance Mountain Kid (original)
* Firm Lance Mountain
* Krooked Steve Olsen


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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Charlies Dad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:38 pm

My first wide deck was a Cheapskate, anyone remeber those? The kick tail was a wedge added on and it was cheap but ok.

Then on to an Alva deck and wheels, gullwing trucks.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Trevenen » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:09 pm

Plank of wood as per my avatar, and dismantled roller skate screwed/nailed on the bottom.
Epoxy with sand chucked on it in lieu of griptape.

A handful of polyprops...

Second hand from a Plymouth shop: Santa Cruz rocker deck with ACS (hmm) 480s? OJ pure juice wheels (that I still have)

BB Marc Sinclair with Extraks and Sims Comp IIs from Surrey Skates mail order.

Then it became the 80s and there were FAR too many. ;) Maybe I'll make a list one day for fun.

sublimer wrote:Funny how many people had a plank of wood then a Skuda. Hadn't realised they were so popular in the 70s.

They weren't popular, they were available. :lol:
I didn't have one BTW, no shops near me had them I seem to recall, or I probably would have.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby surferscoob » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:45 pm

Roller skate and a pice of ply which my Dad demonstrated by head butting the window ledge :shock: probably '76..... then said roller skate was attatched to a basic board shape he carved. Then a plastic poly Sun board from Plymouth surf shop bought for £5!!! Dad begged mum to let him buy it for me (that never happened very often!).

Then whatever I could lay my hands on through the 80's as nothing seemed available. Bought a couple second hand boards which I still have. Managed to get several sets of new wheels in the late 80's when the surf shops tried getting back into skating for a short time.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Dom1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:03 pm

Up to 1978 ish...
> Plank of wood with bits of roller skate nailed on
> Skate flyer
> Home made hardwood deck with ACS 430's and Road Rider 4's
> Santa Cruz Rocker with ACS 500's and Powerflex 5's
> Home made cutaway slalom deck with ACS 651 and 65mm Blue Kryptonics
> G&S Fibreflex with Trackers and C60 Green Kryptonics

After a long break to last year...
> Mindless Maverick longboard
> Home made kicktail 7 1/2" x 30 deck with Trackers (same as above, the only usable bits) and green wheels
> Home made kicktail 9 1/2" x 30 deck with Mindless six stars and red wheels
> Home made Drop through, watch this space........
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby ben g » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:51 pm

A bright orange plastic job.
An Alley Cat - the Rolls Royce of playgrounds circa 1979
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Moving into the eighties...

A Town & Country Zoner - Damn ! Was that puppy pink :shock:
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After Future Primitive there was only one deck any sane boy wanted....( mine was green )
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..but being greedy, I spent my " wages " from helping out on the farm on this, so I had two set ups.
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Nearing my skate retirement, I had one of these, but focussed it with a breeze block after one shin smacking too many..but what do you expect from a coping waxer ?
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The last deck I had was this..again in green, god knows why. No idea where it went, last seen being used as a sack truck by my parents.
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Found MAS last May..uncle Woody sold me this. Still working but less frequently..I've found smaller is better for me.
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On a whim bought this..its retired unless someone disturbs its final resting place ( looks at Pete " Slammer " Isbell ).
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My current ride and favourite so far, thank you Alec F !
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My next ride, winging its way from Woody & Dre's Olde Emporium and Skatenasium Supplies.( image nicked from Drive By :twisted: )
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Steve Nicholls » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:44 pm

Early 80s - first deck was a narrow variflex thing with wide black wheels and no idea what trucks
Followed by a G&S Danny Webster 'shocked', Stage III Indys and Simms Street wheels
After this came a Simms Jeff Phillips, Stage IV Indys and Powell mini rats

Fast forward to 1999 when I picked up a 8.25" blank deck with some Variflex trucks and no name wheels

Today - still using the same blank deck but now with some Stage X Indys 139s (with yellow Khiro bushings) and F1 Lance Mountain parkburners


Got to buy a new deck though - I think 12 years for one deck is enough :lol:
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Lone freestyler » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:55 pm

Red polyprop (Grentec?)
Logan Earth Ski (solid wood with a wedge kicktail)
Bad Co (Curt Kembell?)
Sims 10" (Superply or Taperkick)
Variflex Alan Losi
Powell Peralta Ray Bones Rodriguez (white)
Lester Kasai Splash
Santa Cruz Street/Ramp thingy
Powell Peralta Mullen (White)
Dog Town (can't remember which model but it was red)

Route One blank popsicle
McGill re-issue
Z-Flex
Pool King
Flip Lance Mountain Vato (Pink of course)
Sk8kings Primo
Several Small School 27"x7.25"
Decomposed Yoyo Schulz IV
Decomposed Albert Kuncz
Decomposed Ray Meyer
History, it's just one fucking thing after another :roll:
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby jon de la vibe » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:00 am

Oooo great thread.....
76 to 81
Polyprop Calafornia Sun - open bearings! Baseplate broke after about half a day.
Mi dad bought me a Skuffers wooden thing which weighed a ton. Sure they were cast iron trucks and wheels made out of wine gums. Sturdy tho' :D
Warptail 2 -Acs 580s - Powerflex 5's
Various home made ply decks then with Full Tracks, Belair Bolts and Lip Bombs
Sims 12" Greg Ayres - Indys - Belair Lip cones - then lime green Cubics - Too big! Wish I hadn't got rid tho. :cry:
Sims Andrecht Concave - Indys and purple Cubics (still have it on mi wall 8) )

2007
Sims Nash - Indys - black Cubics
Ride 8.5 - Indys and Spfs
2 No. 8.5 Flip Burnquists
and from Woody just upgraded to a FLIP Burnquist P2. Still getting used to it as I haven't extended the wheelbase on this.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Lone freestyler » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:20 am

jon de la vibe wrote:
Sims Andrecht Concave - Indys and purple Cubics (still have it on mi wall 8) )


NIce :D
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby andy turner » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:26 pm

I dont remember them all or what order but here is a few that i know I did have:

80's/90's (in no particular order)
off cut of plywood with a roller skate cut in half and screwed to the bottom.
Ripstik Bonehead complete.
Santa cruz Roskopp (cant remember which)
Brand X of some description.
Powell Peralta:
Tony Hawk medallions (x2) and the model before that(head and claw in forest graphic).
Hawk Double Kick
Hawk Street deck
Caballero (dragon with Caballero written right down length of the deck)
Barbee Rag Doll
Mountain Dough boy
H Street Hensley
Plan B Hensley
Alva Fred Smith
Deathbox Dossett x 2
Deathbox Rocker
Deathbox Moul
Bash deck (Ian deacons company pressed by deathbox)
(various trucks from gullwing, Indy, G&S, cutter and more...)
(Various wheels from powell, santa cruz, deathbox, cockroach and more...)
+ some more......


2000 ish
Krooked Gonz
8 Ball?
Mini logo 8"

Since 2008
Black Label Grosso (still use, 169's and Rainskates)
Death Dossett (sold)
Consolidated snakes (stored away)
Creature Stu Graham Viking 8.8 (still used, 169's with Rainskates)
Creature Stu Graham Hesh 8.8 (still in use, 169's and Spitfire F1 mountains)
Powell Hawk Medallion (set up as a retro ride with Fluro Gullwings and green G Bones)
Mini Logo 8.5 (setting up now with Theeve TIAX and Rainskates)
Lush Spooky longboard (my longboard funnily enough! set up with holeys and Gum Balls)

Wish I'd bought a double of every set up i had as a kid and stored them away, and wish I could remember all of them!! If you think there's a lot bear in mind this was over a period of at least 6 years, and I skated every available minute of the day be it street or ramps. I used to skate to and from school as well.....
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What Boards did you skate ?

Postby HarryR » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:09 am

The list as best I can remember -
Surf flyer
Newporter polyprop with open bearings, later upgraded to some Sims pure juice copies with precision bearings (wow!)
G&S Fibreflex bowlrider, Tracker Halftracks, Road Rider 6s
Hobie park rider, Tracker midtracks, Yandall Bowlrolls
Val Surf Kent Senatore PPP, Tracker fulltracks, 65mm green Kryps, later Belair Blazers
10" Alva tri-logo, Tracker Extracks Alva wheels (2 pink, 2 orange.
Sims 10" Superply, same running gear as above.
Home made deck, (experimental phase, laminated, with cut-outs)
Sims Brad Bowman Superman (mk1), Tracker Sixtracks, Bones Cubics 64mm green.
Sims Brad Bowman concave, Tracker Sixtracks, Sims "The Wheel" (still got this one. Last board before quitting in 1982)
Powell-Peralta Mike McGill reissue, Indy 169s, mini Cubics green, (First board after starting back again in Nov 2007).
Crimson 8.5, Indy 149s, 56mm Cortechs.
Alva 8.5 30th Anniversary deck, Indy 149s, 56mm SPFs.
Now running the Crimson again with the SPFs

Think there were other wheels mixed in back in the day. Remember having some Tunnel Rocks but only rode them for a couple of weeks 'cause they were shite.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby ste sk8's again! » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:05 pm

I first started in the 80's with a plastic slim board can't remember the name summat alley cat.
Then when I picked up a board again in the late 80's when widey's were about went through a few boards bought or swapped off of friends eventually got myself a per wellinder double kick with Indies and Acid rain wheels with powel rails and N.S.K bearings that was the dogs bollox I had a reserve board that I hardly skated which was a H street Danny Way with the signpost but it were crap as it delammed it had Gullwings on and Ojs. I only took up skating again at x-mas and had a good few boards since then starting with the blueprint babooshka with crap trucks n wheels on now I'm back on Indies with Death wheels with N.M.B bearings that I managed to get with a board off ebay. A blank board by Union I've got a signed Dan Cates I Love You? Death board but won't skate it even though I came close![photobucketslide]Image[/photobucketslide]
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Postby iLemonz » Fri May 13, 2011 11:38 am

southcoastshredder wrote:Some red, flat, no griptape fibreglass board with red wheels. Shite.

Pacer Dominator, then pimped it with Indys and Oj2 defects.

Blank cut to a zorlac type shape

Lance Mountain Future Primitive graphic with the black layer running through it.

Madrid(?) Bryce Kanights with Bullet 66's and Indys

Zorlac Abrook Brothers first model, Indys and kryp Cores

Deathbox Pete Dosset with the Jester on it (First model)

Modern
Birdhouse complete

Blueprint 7.75 Heart with ventures and blueprint wheels

Pig City 8.25


Pig city are BEAST. I'm riding a birdhouse at the moment.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby iLemonz » Fri May 13, 2011 11:40 am

Started off with a Stereo, then moved onto a McGil, after that i rode 3 Deathwish's, a darkstar, and i'm onto a Birdhouse. Soon to be getting a route one Blank.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby colt1664 » Fri May 13, 2011 12:49 pm

santa cruz street creap (around the time the 80s were dying) - my first (pro) board
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kept that deck probably 5 years until popsicles happened: alien workshop, blind, etc... and then I saw the light and started longboarding:

Chronic Crew Get High II (or III?), under the Lush (hey you can see my street creep all on top):
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things only went downhill from there ( 8) ..- ):

Lush Globe Slide (a popsicle for big fat dudes... awesome)
Pumpkin Skippy with BK hooks (very flexy for my 100 kg)
Santa Monica Airlines Stigmata (under the pumpkin)... I wanted a rocker shape but I find this one rather shallow (and I wanted a SMA cause it makes me feel like a child again)

and my next board will be a B² Grinta to replace my ageing chronic
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Baldy » Fri May 13, 2011 1:17 pm

1985: Orange Pencil Board from the 70s with Red see through wheels and open bearings
1986: wooden pencil board from the 70s. wood stain with black wheels and open bearings
1987: 10" wide board with nose guard and lapper. Think my mum paid £20 for it from a local co-op or something like that. no concave, cheap toy. but i rode it to death, re-painted it, got some better(ish) wheels and took all the 'gay plastic' off....

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1989-90ish: H-Street Tony Magnusson.
I got lucky and bought one of Lijas old decks (local vert skater who was around in the 80s) off a mate who knew him for a fiver. I was so very stoked to own a 'real' skateboard.

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Then i saved for a brand new setup, took what seemed like a decade, but it was worth it and i got a powell nicky guerrero mask...

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skated it to death....

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after that i made a terrible decision and bought an Alva Eddie Reategui. Simply because i had heard that alva decks were tough, and i was pretty pissed that my mask had ended up so hammered after one summers worth of skating.
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weighed a ton and was not made for street skating (obviously). But being a naive 15 year old how was i to know?!

after that i skated blanks, probably out of revolt against the Alva purchase.

fast forward to 2008 and i bought a Stereo - Jason Lee.

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2009 bought a Girl - Rick Howard deck. it was tiny, what was i thinking? (probably 'ooh what a nice graphic' :roll: )

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2009 Jart pool board
2009 Death Zarosh
2009 Death Dave Allen Handshake
2010? Skull Gnardog
2010 Powell Graffiti Ripper
2010 Superdead Stu-Graham pic
2011 Powell Ripper

gone back to riding the superdead, some of those listed are now hanging above the stairs
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Steve Nicholls » Mon May 16, 2011 4:23 pm

Steve Nicholls wrote:Early 80s - first deck was a narrow variflex thing with wide black wheels and no idea what trucks
Followed by a G&S Danny Webster 'shocked', Stage III Indys and Simms Street wheels
After this came a Simms Jeff Phillips, Stage IV Indys and Powell mini rats

Fast forward to 1999 when I picked up a 8.25" blank deck with some Variflex trucks and no name wheels

Today - still using the same blank deck but now with some Stage X Indys 139s (with yellow Khiro bushings) and F1 Lance Mountain parkburners


Got to buy a new deck though - I think 12 years for one deck is enough :lol:


Have finally retired the blank and am now thrashing an 8.38" AntiHero Peter Hewitt with Indy 149s (with Bones bushings) and the same Spitfire F1 Lance Mountain parkburners
Mongo and proud!

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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Alf » Tue May 17, 2011 2:42 pm

a couple of plastic pencil boards in the late 70's - early 80's

A £10 special - which I added pacer wheels to

A Variflex (second hand) board

A £25 nasty Skaterags deck with nearly no concave

A Second hand powel Sword & Skull - with new slimeball seconds & indies

A Fricken awesome Lucero "street thing" which lasted about a month
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A "cut your own" blank that I chopped into shape with a hacksaw - it weighed a tonne, so I got rid

A Planet Earth (?) board with the same indies and Alva Street Skins.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby slick63 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:59 pm

In the `70s I started with a Super Slalom, plastic deck, plastic wheels, open bearings, truck rubbers which were plastic. Absolutely dire cost £15, a lot of money in `78, I feel guilty pestering my old dad to buy it.
After that my mate and I raided a load of dens in the woods, and anything we found we sold in a second hand shop in Plymouth. I amassed enough to buy a pair of ACS 430 trucks and some second hand Gecko G3 wheels which were shagged, I replaced the bearings but it did no good. Deck could best be described as a lump of wood.
Next was an Alley Cat complete for £15.95 new, wheels were super soft and fast, trucks were midtrack copies, plastic deck was replaced by a wood one made by a mate`s dad.
Then I bought a wood fake G+S deck with ACS580 trucks and red Kryps for £25.
Bought a Westcountry rocker deck and fitted the Alley Cat midtracks and red Kryps, deck snapped doing an elevator drop a couple of months later. One truck snapped doing a grind and was replaced with one of the 580`s.
Ended up making a deck out of builders blockboard, huge thing it was and ugly as sin but worked a treat.
Onto the late `80s I picked up a cheap Variflex type board at a local discount store, fitted the red Kryps and used that for about five years, still have it hung up in the shed.
Onto 2003 bought a popsicle from Woolworths when I was on holiday, used that for a year until I moved to Cornwall and dug out my old board at my mum and dads.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby younglifecrisis » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:28 pm

Birdhouse
Flip
Blind
Scarecrow
Zero
CCS
Toy Machine

Sorry cant remember the exact names of the boards, thats just some of the brands i skated.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby everslic » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:01 pm

first pro board was a santa cruz tom knox ,fire pit then...
jeff kendal antler graphs
powell frankie hill bull dog (mega heavy compaired to the scs)
tony hawk with the monster nose,it was 2nd hand,ended up jigsawing it up into a new shape,after reading rad mag on how to reshape your deck !!!
blind jason lee ,burger king graphics
plan b sean sheffey troll graphics
tom knox everslick in black
stereo jason lee

00s
flip hkd team deck
present set up is a santa cruz jason jesse milkmaid ltd edition
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Ghoulie » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:54 pm

GT Flyer
Sports Shop Board
Blockhead Sam Cunningham
Z Jimmy Acosta
H-Street Matt Hensley
World Industries Chris “Dune” Pastras
Real Salman Agah
New Deal Ron Knigge
Clean Rich Higgins
Mad Circle Scott Johnson
Alien Workshop ?
Element Team Board
Zoo York Team Board
G&S(?) Blank
Scarecrow ?
Foundation Team Board
Real Dennis Busenitz
Witchcraft The Inquisitor
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby bazza » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:13 pm

Surf Flyer
Un named plastic thing
skuffer fibreglass board
benjy board white lightening
Mike Weed hobie rocker
Alva 8"
Alva 10"
Dog Town Shogo Kubo
Santa Cruz Stinger.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Cris » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:45 pm

In no paticular order... Or, well, sort of order...And prob forgot a lot!

Bananana board (Skinny type board handed down from my brother... He had painted 'Saxon' on the deck!)
Another skinny board (bought from second hand stall at a traction rally in the 80's)
Crappy Turbo 2 cheapo thing (Toy shop job, I stuck rollerboot wheels and better bearings on it :lol: My first wide board)
Variflex (I thought this was the bees knees when I got it... Thought it was well Pro! I'm pretty sure it was a jumble sale buy?)
Pacer (Neil Danz rocket type graphics I think)
Powell Hawk Skull (Spoon nose shape)
Powell Cabellero (Dragon graphics and Bats)
Santa Cruz (Roskopp face)
Powell (Hawk bird with the long neck)
Schmitt Stix Bryce Kanights
SMA Natas (Panther)
Zorlac (Abrook)
Alva Eddie Reategui (Monkey face)
World Industries (Think it was a team deck)
Girl (Had a sort of womens toilet style graphic from what I remember)
Element (Team Deck) (Current)
Sector 9 (Has a pool ball type graphic, nice old school shaped board) (Current)
Cheapish longboard (Dunno the make but ace for cruisin) (Current)
Powell (Hawk Medallion) (Current)
Mountain Board (Big chunky blow up tyres and footstraps) (Current)

Used to do lots of swaps with mates back in the day, so I've had a couple of Vision, H-Street, blanks and other types of deck. I can't remember to much after the cider addling my tiny brain over the years. :oops: :D :?

Just remebered a Death Box (Pete Dosset)... How could I forget that! Awesome board! :oops:
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Steve Nicholls » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:43 pm

Steve Nicholls wrote:
Steve Nicholls wrote:Early 80s - first deck was a narrow variflex thing with wide black wheels and no idea what trucks
Followed by a G&S Danny Webster 'shocked', Stage III Indys and Simms Street wheels
After this came a Simms Jeff Phillips, Stage IV Indys and Powell mini rats

Fast forward to 1999 when I picked up a 8.25" blank deck with some Variflex trucks and no name wheels

Today - still using the same blank deck but now with some Stage X Indys 139s (with yellow Khiro bushings) and F1 Lance Mountain parkburners


Got to buy a new deck though - I think 12 years for one deck is enough :lol:


Have finally retired the blank and am now thrashing an 8.38" AntiHero Peter Hewitt with Indy 149s (with Bones bushings) and the same Spitfire F1 Lance Mountain parkburners


Managed to find a pic of the Phillips...
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Have also added a new pool set up - Death Zarosh with 169s and Mountain F1 Parkburners
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby IanG » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:43 pm

1977 Home made peice of I'm a spammy wanker top formica with a roller skate screwed underneath
1977 Alleycat
1978 Fiberflex
1978-9 Alva deck with trackers and yo-yo's

34 years later, now aged 45 I've just started skating again
Dogtown Pool Skool deck, trackers, bones
No name deck, Krux and bones.

Still a bit old school!
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby MeatyChi » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:38 pm

Red Polyprop
Variflex 'something'
Some blank cut deck I cant remember the name of
Some other blank Maybe called RIP Skates
Santa Cruz Jason Jesse
Schmitt Stix - Dangerzone
One of Luceros decks - cant remember if it was SMA or Santa Cruz
Powell Mike Valleley
SMA Steve Rocco - poo bear
Zorlac bros - the one with a square nose
Bryce Knights - the one with the pointy nose
Powell Chris Senn
Element - Bam Magara
Black Label - Natas
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby hotrod » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:28 pm

Some crappy red plastic thing
Some big heavy door-sized crappy
Pacer 'one man and his dog'
Vision agent orange
SC jeff Kendall pumpkin
SC roskopp face
Corey o brown reaper
H street el gato scarecrow pool size
Blank from south sea based on a zorlac I think
A death box... Think it was a 'mac'
Then whatever was cheap and in the bargain bins
Skull dead guys in that tub tech shite or whatever it was called

Currently....
Snakesession 8.75
Iron cross Justin ashby stinger
Factory 13 big fat bastard thing
Stereo chris miller
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby allseeingeye » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:02 pm

Schmitt Stix Andy Howell first (green stain rather than pink) I would crawl over broken glass for one of these

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Then a Powell Tony Hawk Medallion, the concave on the tail threw me for a bit

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Then for some reason an Airbourne Red Hot Chili Peppers......but the shape did suit perfectly

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After that I had some popsicle deck with tiny wheels as fashion dictated and I fell out with it all completely..........now i find myself looking on a lot of skateboard websites again, weird
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Conan187 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:16 pm

I'm with Woody, no way I can recall em all as it's going to be over a 100 minimum and then there's the boards that I've had multiples of including wall hangers and that I've skated so it would all get very confusing. I can't even remember how many boards I've had from different brands, they'll include:

Zorlac
Santa Cruz
Tracker
New deal
Plan B
GIRL
Black label
Chapman
Consolidated
Unabomber
Palace
Blueprint
Think
Real
Anti hero
Krooked
AWS
Chocolate
Skate mental
Landscape
Baker
Hollywood
Toy machine

I'm sure there's more. Tend to have favoured boards from the deluxe camp - over 20 that I can remember, with crailtap in second.

My first board was a Zorlac Abrooks, and current is a AWS Dylan Rieder though this is probably going to change pretty soon as I'm not that keen on it. Fancy something a bit different next maybe a western edition, hopps, familia or magenta.
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Big Kid » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:01 pm

I used to have a list of the boards i have ever owned
far too many...
I seem to remember about 18 years ago working how much I had spent on wood over the years.... and that stopped me adding more to the list :oops:
off hand i am sure it was enough to buy a new 3series BMW :shock:
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby dave allen » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:11 pm

When I was younger I kept a list of every board I had since 1986. If I can find it I'll post them
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Iamnotanimalchin » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:51 pm

Santa Cruz Spidey
Santa Cruz Roskopp Face
Dogtown Eric Dressen
Lucero Street Thing
Powell Borst Missile Longboard
Lush Kilima Longboard
Loaded Vanguard Longboard
Motion Bigfish Longboard
Elephant Street Axe
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Re: What Boards did you skate ?

Postby Redhotchili » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:51 pm

After seeing "Skaterdater" which was the support movie to "Rollerball" in 1975 -

An old floorboard pointed at one end with a rubber wheeled non turning rollerskate cut in half and screwed to the bottom (skates stolen from someones little sister)
A mahogany draw front crudely shaped to resemble a surfboard with a nylon wheeled turning rollerskate cut in half and screwed to the bottom (skates borrowed from Great Yarmouth roller rink)
A rubber wheeled "Surf Flyer" with brake!!
A Super Skuda
A bright orange Newporter polyprop which was later upgraded with yellow "Centaur" wheels with sealed precision bearings!!
Homemade ply deck with Mk1 70mm red Kryptonics and split axle Gullwing trucks (with support bracket)
Benjyboard Jeremy Henderson (weighed a ton) Lazer slaloms and Skuda SK3's later upgraded to Powerflex 5's (each wheel a different color)
Alva pig, 9" Lazers, Powerflex 9's (wish I still had......)
Bad Co Kurt Kimbal, Megatron trucks, Dogtown rock and roller wheels.
Variflex Voodoo complete (crap)
Brand-X, Indy 169's, OJ speed wheels
G&S Billy Ruff, Tracker sixtrack ultralights (with copers) OJ slime balls ( full plastics, rails, nose bone etc)
Current ride- Dogtown Wes Humpston, Tracker sixtracks, Original OJ's 78a (each wheel a different color)
"Think of a skateboard as an extreme mobility buggy"
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