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SoCal in the 70s

Postby HarryR » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:05 am

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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Flash » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:51 pm

Some great pics there H , good find tar :P
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Mr J » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:27 am

I usually find images and particularly film of 70s skating rather quaint and frequently cringeworthy. Those images are different - they really do capture the 1970s California dream.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby HarryR » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:27 am

Interesting that the photographer stopped shooting skating pics in 78 because he could see things becoming more commercialised, losing spontaneity and exuberance. I can see what he means, those pictures really do capture that care-free endless summer kind of feeling, which was exactly the kind of vibe that got me hooked on skating in the first place.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Andrew_Culture » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:44 am

I've seen these before, and I still can't figure out what's going on with that barefoot kid. Is that trick going well or is he about to leave a lot of skin on the Californian pavement?
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Ian C » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:03 pm

Loving the jay Adams at skatercross pic .... Doubt it was a make though :lol:

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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Brian S » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:08 pm

Ian C wrote:Loving the jay Adams at skatercross pic .... Doubt it was a make though :lol:

Book available here ....

http://ammobooks.com/collections/books/products/locals


Have got that locals only book
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Mr J » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:16 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:I've seen these before, and I still can't figure out what's going on with that barefoot kid. Is that trick going well or is he about to leave a lot of skin on the Californian pavement?


Neither! It is not a trick and he looks in control to me - it is one of these http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/soul-arch

Skateboarding emerged from surfing in California. California was where modern surfing got developed right from longboards with fins through to shortboards. The longboard was more about poses and style.

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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Mr J » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:22 pm

HarryR wrote:Interesting that the photographer stopped shooting skating pics in 78 because he could see things becoming more commercialised, losing spontaneity and exuberance. I can see what he means, those pictures really do capture that care-free endless summer kind of feeling, which was exactly the kind of vibe that got me hooked on skating in the first place.


The pics are wonderful, but I am a bit cynical of the reasons for the photographer stopping photographing skating in 78, because from a worldwide perspective skating was at its most commercialised in 1976! Skating continued to innovate as a niche sport in the 80s, went underground in the 90s and is really great today. However, yes I agree - different vibe.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Ian C » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:39 am

Here's another .. It's a great book ... Warren bolster, master of skateboard photography..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0973528 ... 8962667254
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Brian S » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:11 pm

A couple of books I got on my travels

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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby HarryR » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:23 pm

Nice books there Brian :-)

I can claim to have been there in the 70s, just. December '79

That Warren Bolster book's dear though isn't it?
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby richardmanchester » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:10 am

typically for photos of jay adams i doubt he landed that - look at the feet position!
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:21 pm

Ooh I've just found those books on Amazon.

I've also spotted the film 'lords of dog town'. Is it any cop?
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Brian S » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:00 pm

Lords of Dogtown worth getting if it's cheap Hollywood does skateboarding
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby HarryR » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:44 pm

The actual documentary 'dog town and the Z boys' is better but 'Lords of' is still worth watching.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby misterbleepy » Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:47 pm

and Lords of Dogtown is currently on UK Netflix - not sure if Dogtown and the Z-Boys is - I have that on DVD anyway
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:30 pm

Cheers for the Netflix hint, chuffed with that!

Just spotted Hill Street on Netflix as well.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Ian C » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:13 pm

HarryR wrote:N



That Warren Bolster book's dear though isn't it?


yeah its over £100 for a new copy.... its been out of print a while :?

i payed less than £20 a few years ago when it was still in print.

its good but not £100 good :lol:
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby fogiezboy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:42 pm

Andrew_Culture wrote:Ooh I've just found those books on Amazon.

I've also spotted the film 'lords of dog town'. Is it any cop?

LODT is a good biop of Venice back in the day and the three z boys Adams Alva and Peralta, it was done pretty well.Have you seen Dogtown & Z boys Andrew a MUST that one.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Andrew_Culture » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:40 am

fogiezboy wrote:
Andrew_Culture wrote:Ooh I've just found those books on Amazon.

I've also spotted the film 'lords of dog town'. Is it any cop?

LODT is a good biop of Venice back in the day and the three z boys Adams Alva and Peralta, it was done pretty well.Have you seen Dogtown & Z boys Andrew a MUST that one.


I've seen the movie, I planning to watch the documentary as long as it's on Netflix or Amazon prime.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Plan9Customs » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:32 am

Pretty sure its on either one of those Andrew. It's a good documentary.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby HarryR » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:38 am

Dogtown & Z boys is on Amazon Video but it's not a Prime video, you have to rent or buy it. :-(
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby fogiezboy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:55 pm

For me Dogtown & Z boys is the best skate documentary out there closely followed by Chlorine b~
Ive got Dogtown on dvd Andrew if you want to see it.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby HarryR » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:43 pm

HarryR wrote:Dogtown & Z boys is on Amazon Video but it's not a Prime video, you have to rent or buy it. :-(

Just decided to buy it and watch it tonight. It was well worth a fiver to watch it again. Ace stuff, reminds me of why I started skating in the first place and it was one of the reasons I started skating again the second time around.
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Re: SoCal in the 70s

Postby Andrew_Culture » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:43 am

fogiezboy wrote:For me Dogtown & Z boys is the best skate documentary out there closely followed by Chlorine b~
Ive got Dogtown on dvd Andrew if you want to see it.



I just looked and couldn't even see how to rent it on prime!

I have spotted it going for a couple of quid on Amazon marketplace so I'm going to treat myself. Cheers for the offer though!
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