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SQUATTERS RIGHTS

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am
by GoR64
The year is 2020, the international health pandemic hit harder than anybody could have foreseen, leaving thousands dead, and twisting the survivors into deranged panicked versions of themselves... The streets are empty, and many homes abandoned by families of the elderly unable to sell after the market crash.

Skateparks are left a no man's land... A putrid hotbed of malformed scooter children hissing at each other as they roll in ever tighter circles, their bizarre mating ritual only ever broken by one trying to 'whip' and pathetically landing with both feet on the ground. 'Legitness' they chant over, and over again...

The former members of MAS were hit the hardest, having quit sessioning bowls in favour of Netflix and pisswasser, their enforced isolation seemingly lasting forever, it was only supposed to be two weeks...

This is a pure time for skateboarders, a second coming where DIY is the way of life, and monetised council arranged play areas are a distant memory; Street is the word.

Welcome to the new Middle Age Shred.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:51 am
by Fen
Tis true. I skated an industrial estate car park the other day. Best skate I have had in ages.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:37 am
by GoR64
I think people forget how much fun it is just ducking about on curbs, otherwise before you know it you only get one skate in a week at a park, then life gets in the way and it turns into a monthly session, then slowly, not at all.

I think we can find the positives in this little pandemic, and use it as an excuse to go explore again!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:45 am
by Fen
Always different terrain and spots to try out.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:13 pm
by GoR64
I might even try posting on a forum, break the habit of a lifetime. ..-

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:41 am
by Fen
GoR64 wrote:I might even try posting on a forum, break the habit of a lifetime. ..-


Maybe kick some life back into an old forum. :D

Skated at the front of my local town hall last night. Smooth drive and nicely lit. Perfect for practising flat ground stuff. A few ollies, manuals, shuvits etc. My local, Ramp1, has dumped the bowl so I rarely go now.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:30 pm
by GoR64
Am I right in thinking you have some newish concrete in Warrington now? I hace a really bad (3 metal ramps) local, but 2 mins from me, guess I'm going to have to hit that soon. I also have a great spot for flatland and a local DIY, it's just a case of if we can get out there now.

I think more video sharing is probably the way to go on here, for some reason filming has become a massive hassle for me, but I'll get one of those old gorilla phone stands and try to just upload straight away, raw style.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:54 am
by Brian S

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:21 pm
by GoR64
Holy shit my grim premonition was supposed to be satire, this is all getting a little intense! :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:07 am
by LostnotFound
GoR64 wrote:Holy shit my grim premonition was supposed to be satire, this is all getting a little intense! :shock:


Are you sure? I'd have thought that there was no way Tarquin would be allowed out from their home schooling to bother the skate parks.

There should be some cracking edits in usually unskateable spots coming out once the dust is settled enough that people stop shopping each other to the police if they see someone outside.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:52 am
by Brian S
LostnotFound wrote:
GoR64 wrote:Holy shit my grim premonition was supposed to be satire, this is all getting a little intense! :shock:


Are you sure? I'd have thought that there was no way Tarquin would be allowed out from their home schooling to bother the skate parks.

There should be some cracking edits in usually unskateable spots coming out once the dust is settled enough that people stop shopping each other to the police if they see someone outside.


It's nice that you are looking forward to 2021!! :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:55 am
by Brian S
Brian S wrote:
LostnotFound wrote:
GoR64 wrote:Holy shit my grim premonition was supposed to be satire, this is all getting a little intense! :shock:


Are you sure? I'd have thought that there was no way Tarquin would be allowed out from their home schooling to bother the skate parks.

There should be some cracking edits in usually unskateable spots coming out once the dust is settled enough that people stop shopping each other to the police if they see someone outside.





It's nice that you are looking forward to 2021!! :lol: :lol:
P.S. from what I read most home Schooling was abandoned by about day three when the parents started to hit the bottle in despair :shock: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:46 pm
by LostnotFound
2021, you point out another positive.

Pushing back the Olympics saves skating for one more year before it officially becomes so mainstream even us on MAS won't want to be seen doing something so uncool.

Teachers drinking is just trying to recreate the school environment isn't it? We must all have had at least one teacher that had stronger coffee than the rest of the staff.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:30 am
by Fen
GoR64 wrote:Am I right in thinking you have some newish concrete in Warrington now? I hace a really bad (3 metal ramps) local, but 2 mins from me, guess I'm going to have to hit that soon. I also have a great spot for flatland and a local DIY, it's just a case of if we can get out there now.

I think more video sharing is probably the way to go on here, for some reason filming has become a massive hassle for me, but I'll get one of those old gorilla phone stands and try to just upload straight away, raw style.


Yes mate. In Birchwood.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:18 am
by TonyB
It is an absolute Pisser that we can’t skate the local Skateparks.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:00 pm
by Mr Van
Is this the thread for people who haven't posted in 7 years and are bored shitless stuck at home?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:56 pm
by Brian S
Mr Van wrote:Is this the thread for people who haven't posted in 7 years and are bored shitless stuck at home?



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Why not!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:24 pm
by GarethV
With FB the way it is maybe more people will be coming back [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH]

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:58 am
by Beigebomber
I'm in Ireland, we're allowed back to the skatepark now. Lockdown's not officially over, it's just been relaxed a bit, but that's been taken by the general public as an abandonment of the whole thing. It's like normal again out there since yesterday. I think it's too early, myself. We're still getting new coronavirus cases, but it's too late to change it now.
I only got back on a board last weekend after a long layoff. I suddenly start seeing potential on all sorts of things - kerbs, banks, rocks, etc. After what feels like a lifetime of non-skating, it's like I've got 'skate eye' again. But I haven't ridden anything much except my local mini ramp. Baby steps....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:03 pm
by Mike9000
Mr Van wrote:Is this the thread for people who haven't posted in 7 years and are bored shitless stuck at home?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Raises hand!

I set up a new complete and realised that was two years ago earlier....Then I've just realised it was more like three years ago. And I've not skated for 5 years since before my son Peter was born. Well, I did do quite a bit of late night skating, literally just bombing the estate where I used to live and going as fast as possible, but we moved house.

I do pop by on occasion though. My 6 year old daughter keeps on bugging me to get out on her skateboard so maybe early doors Sunday as a new concrete park not made for giants and Pros sprung up in a decent area about 20 minutes up the road from me. In 2017 :roll:

Good to see a few of you still active :mrgreen: :shock: :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:09 pm
by Fen
Hey Mike9000, good to se you are still alive :D
The old crew are still trying to ride skateboards but hang out on facebook now.

Wheres the new park near you?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:48 pm
by Mike9000
Fen wrote:Hey Mike9000, good to se you are still alive :D
The old crew are still trying to ride skateboards but hang out on facebook now.

Wheres the new park near you?


Haha, thanks you too. Good to see you're still up and about after your leg break some time back. I left Facebook many, many years ago after muting about 96% of the people I was friends with :lol: If I could set up under a pseudonym I'd probably rejoin just for a couple of specific groups.

Park is at Market Drayton, a Wheelscape affair:

https://www.skateparks.co.uk/shropshire ... skatepark/

Elizabeth is wants to go now and they both have their own set ups so probably time I got back on it and burn this beer gut I've grown over the last 5 years b~

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:33 am
by Fen
Oh I saw this park before. I was going to go to Market Drayton on some business and I always check if there is a skatepark when I am going somewhere. Didnt go cos of lockdown,
I will see if I can get a road trip there later in the summer. I will let you know so you can either meet up with us or avoid us :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:24 pm
by Mike9000
Fen wrote:Oh I saw this park before. I was going to go to Market Drayton on some business and I always check if there is a skatepark when I am going somewhere. Didnt go cos of lockdown,
I will see if I can get a road trip there later in the summer. I will let you know so you can either meet up with us or avoid us :D


Haha, don’t mind popping over if/when you’re down. I was meant to take my daughter Sunday morning but I had a hangover from hell :x