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salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 18, 2009 - 05:16pm PT
ive seen a few posts of some rad dads folling their kids doing insane speeds on skateboards here...

borrowed the neighbor kid's yesterday and had my first crash.

i have beautiful hills in my hood, super wide, some super steep, some not, new asphalt, very smooth, long gradual decents, some up and downs, its a cool hood for skateboarding!

was with my wife and kids and got cocky on a narrow fireroad with a big gate at the bottom. thought i could do a bunch of small hard turns and just bail a little before the gate.

wrong. face f*#kin first into the asphalt. luckily i rolled and skidded most of the way on my back. minor knee, hip, and elbow road rash.

f-d up my blackberry and my gps (wanted to see how fast i was going...20mph)

worst is i re-inured my long standing shoulder tendonitis.

had a bottle of beer in my pocket, but it didnt break. kids thought i was dead. super funny.

gonna get back after it at 3 today!!!!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
Jan 18, 2009 - 05:34pm PT
Good luck with that shizz, Salad.
You got medical?
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Jan 18, 2009 - 07:54pm PT
Salad,

Hey, got my #1 gift on my list from Santa this Christmas.

Wife and Kids got me one from Hangar 94, with a little cosmetic defect so it was a little cheaper.

Way cool loads of fun. I will be continueing to do Sierra Eastside descents on lonely roads, as well as in the White Mountains and Inyos.

Almost as fun as sex.

http://www.carveusa.com/index.php

PS Wear a helmet and pads. Be an example to your kids.
rockermike

Mountain climber
Jan 18, 2009 - 09:09pm PT
My longboard is a 9'6". Went out today north of Santa Cruz. Occasional double overhead sets. I got caught inside for a few sets and was so wasted I could barely get back to shore. ha I never should have been out there truth be told.

We don't get hurt when we fall - but drowning is always a possibility.
bubble boy

Big Wall climber
T100
Jan 18, 2009 - 09:10pm PT
And who's gonna help you get back home after that big crash.....? ha ha ha.

I've been dreaming of getting one of those, but am way too sick of being injured!

peace, brotha!

bluNgoldhornet6

Big Wall climber
Tampa, Fl
Jan 18, 2009 - 09:12pm PT
speed wobble sucks!
yo longboarding is way fun and they come in handy on flat days.
it's good to hear you did the ol' tuck and roll manuever. damn it could really jack a face up



Enjoy your shred sessions
P.Kingsbury

Trad climber
the jeep
Jan 18, 2009 - 09:39pm PT
downhillin' is fun for sure

gotta realize the situation your getting into though....

watched a good buddy get ko'd; lose most of the skin off of his face (maybe 35+)....and had another good buddy hit his head so hard that it killed him....super sad for sure.

pretty much havn't bombed a hill since.

i've got some super scary footage of my older brother i should post up some time....

good luck on the hills

cheers,

patrick


edit: better to buy em' and ride em', rather than most the kids at college carrying them around like a suitcase
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2009 - 11:16pm PT
good stuff. had fun and was very conservative this evening. even just 100 or so feet with a few turns and bailing into a driveway is fun...

my buddy bombed the hill twice, seemed like he was going so slow when watching the video afterwards...
Nudge Nudge

Trad climber
WI, now CA
Jan 18, 2009 - 11:45pm PT
Carving Lundy Canyon just after new pavement.

wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Jan 19, 2009 - 07:19am PT
I ride a comet voodoo with randall trucks and abec 11 gumballs.

Don't bail. Learn how to slide, learn how to footbrake. Bailing is NEVER an option. It just leads to really bad sh#t like hyperextended knees and patella-femoral displacements (yuck).

As for speedwobble, stay on the gas and it won't happen. That means more of your weight on your front foot, lean forward.
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
Warner, NH
Jan 19, 2009 - 07:58am PT
I used to longboard. The Alpine Meadows access road is super fun.

That said, I switched to a street deck with big/soft wheels (bear bellies) and cranked the trucks down.

In 2001, I was living in Sierra Meadows (Truckee) and decided to head out for some downhilling. I had my roommate in a car behind me, swapping driving time for skating time.

So, I head down this short steep hill (I had the power slides worked out, no big deal) when some A-Hole in a Jeep comes up the hill. He's honking his horn and swerving to my side of the road, forcing me to straightline the rest of the run.

100 yards from the bottom, the wobbles caught up with me and I was tossed onto the road on the first impact, then bounced into someones yard.

I woke up with Josh standing over me, looking worried. Once we got home and I got bandaged up I assessed the damage.

Concussion, a chunk of scalp down to my skull missing, a palm skinned to the muscle, lacerations from shoulder to hip on my right side (still have scars), a skinned face, a broken ankle and a dislocated shoulder.

Regardless, I still get out on a longboard occasionally, but with much more caution.

Have fun and be careful!

I may have already told this story on another post but can't remember...concussions ...
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jan 19, 2009 - 11:16am PT
I'm 42 and still ride my longboard. I actually started riding again when my dad who started making street luges several years ago after watching one of the first X Games at the fire station he worked at. My dad and one of the other firemen said "we can make a better luge than that". Within a year my dad who was 58, was racing luges around the country and started his own street luge business. Part of the business was making trucks for luges. His luge trucks were wide to fit the luge which was perfect for a longboard. He retired from racing Luges but still makes trucks for those who want them. They are very nice billet aluminium trucks with independent axles for each wheel that are changeable. His changeable axle design made it more affordable for lugers, instead of buying a whole new truck if the wheel axle bent due to a crash, they could now just switch out the axle in seconds for just a few $$.
Jefe'

Boulder climber
Bishop
Jan 19, 2009 - 07:32pm PT
We used to build our own longboards and ride the top of Archibald in Alta Loma. Have made many decents in the Bishop area over the last 25 years.
alpinerockfiend

Trad climber
Jackson, WY
Jan 19, 2009 - 07:54pm PT
I still ride really long snowboards, despite the current trend.
Bart Fay

Social climber
Redlands, CA
Jan 19, 2009 - 08:04pm PT
O.K. What's wrong with this pic ?

Oh, dang. Its not a SkateBoard LongBoard. My bad.
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Jan 19, 2009 - 08:14pm PT
I can think of at least two over forty dads, who ride street longboards both for accomapnying their kids, and for their own, unwindment. One of them, who might read this and post details, in an unrelated accident got T-boned by a street Longboarder in the avenues, in SLC. Anyone who knows the area in question can imaginae the potential mayhem. Boarder went to the hospital, but his Mri's cost less than the bodyshop costs to fix my friend's VW. I think...

i always kinda wanted one...

Bart, I wouldn't call the contrary orientation, or really anything else, wrong...
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2009 - 04:41pm PT
Got my setup last Friday. Picked up a Gravity 47 inch Hyper Carve, Randal 150mm trucks and the 76mm high grade wheels. Got lots of freebies too. Cool shop.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Feb 2, 2009 - 05:04pm PT
Awesome ride, Salad. Hey at least your beer made it out o.k.!

I don't skateboard anymore or surf, but...when I was in 4th grade living in Italy, me and best friend Ritchie Watson decided to shoot one of the out of commission ski slopes in a plastic sled! I was in front, he in back. My Mom and another mother spoteed us just before we went and knew what was coming...trouble.

They started running over screaming, we couldn't hear 'em and set out. We came damn close to ski-lift poles a couple of times slaloming through them.

Them, at the bottom, at maximum speed there was a stone formation that resembled a stone telephone booth. Well, the brakes didn't work at that speed and we SLAMMED into the corner of it.

I cartwheeled like a rag doll around it, Rich wasn't as lucky, he smacked right into it. When I regained consciosness I looked over and he had blood running all over his face. I got a huge bruised thigh. Rich got a skull fracture, teeth through his lower lip, and a shattered leg.

He recovered pretty well too, some scars, but same 'ole Richie.

Have fun and be careful, Salad!
Double D

climber
Feb 2, 2009 - 05:34pm PT
Who needs long boards? Just dial in some good technique and let the short boards rip.

From way BITD:



Skateboarding high probably not such a good idea:

(-;

Michael D

Big Wall climber
Napoli, Italy
Feb 2, 2009 - 07:10pm PT
Gravity Streetboard, signed the the team in '97.

My bro gave it to me for a b-day present. Tried it out in the local shopping mall at 1am..police spotlighted me, called me over and paused as he shined the light in my face. He asked "how old are you?", "36, it's for my birthday today", the cop shook his head and said "you should know better, ride it in the street"
Mr_T

Trad climber
Somewhere, CA
Feb 2, 2009 - 09:19pm PT
Longboard ride Claremont (Berkeley Hills):

http://www.vimeo.com/1654340

[Gets good about the 2 min mark]
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 2, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
Bomb diggity on that vid!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Feb 2, 2009 - 11:14pm PT
Bart Fay, my neice won the first ever women's surfing long board championship of the world a couple years ago in France.

Seriously, and yo keep going gal :D Lynnie
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 04:49pm PT
sweet vid! i finally sacked up today and rode my hill without a stop. its a wimpy hill, but still cool to get the red point.
AllezAllez510

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 7, 2009 - 05:20pm PT
I just got run over by a longboard (surfboard) at Steamer Lane. My calf is killing me. Guess I'll declare it beer thirty a little early today...
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2009 - 05:41pm PT
join the club. the hour struck early here too.

edit: hope the injury isnt bad
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2009 - 12:12am PT
new speed record for me tonight. i topped 30mph, prior high was 21mph.

i know its not fast in the grand scheme, but im stoked!
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Feb 18, 2009 - 12:41am PT
Salad,

I hope you are at least wearing a helmet :-))
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2009 - 09:51am PT
not yet. if i start pushing it ill get a helmet.
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:00am PT
traded in the longboard for a 6'5" fish- the need for speed
The Alpine

Big Wall climber
Tampa, FL
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:31am PT
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2009 - 12:04pm PT
sweet!
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 18, 2009 - 10:48pm PT
This isn't longboarding but a cool downhill segment from Bones Brigade movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QJVDGtzvEE&NR=1

I never had a true longboard, but the most intense downhill riding I had was when I was 13....I just got new wheels for my birthday...Syms Pure Juice. I had a beautiful Hobie deck (laminated wood made by Maharishi). Some older dudes drove a couple carloads of us to a MASSIVE hill that before that day only existed as a rumor....unbelievable steepness.
The speed was a fantastic rush but my trucks were not tight enough. I got the most intense speed wobbles I've ever experienced. I held it together as long as I could but I got to the point that I knew I had to jump ship or wait to get pitched. I jumped. The moment my foot hit the road I was launched.
No one made it to the bottom; I ended up with a broken arm.

I still own a first generation Alva skate deck (circa 1976), Tracker half-tracks and Park RIder 5s. I've eyed longboards but not much place to ride to full advantage in NYC.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Feb 18, 2009 - 11:01pm PT
Had the Flexi-Flyer with brake springs removed of course.
I guess that would qualify as a Longboard.
LA Hills was perfect.
Los Altos, that is.
Swimmijn Pools, Movie Stars.

May as well just jump off a building head first.
Notice the direction arrow for the IQ Impaired.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 19, 2009 - 12:49am PT
oh sh#t, Bones Brigade as in Powell and Peralta. doh

Those were THEE decks to own in the 80s. Wish I could actually skate. Those full pipes near Grapevine I hear were the sh#t.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2009 - 12:55am PT
wondering if i really hit 30 last night or if the garmin hiccuped.

had a good mellow skate tonight, hit that same hill with less agression but at the same time tucked pretty much from that same spot and only recorded 23mph.

oh well, good fun anyway!
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Feb 19, 2009 - 02:33am PT
Back in the day, even before Tony Alva was blasting aerials out of pools, I had a knee-board for speed runs. 3/4" CDX plywood, lotsa foam padding, and goddamn those stupid steel Chicago trucks we had to use back then.

A local guy would drive alongside (not behind, right?) and I'd get something like 35 mph. Not that impressive, but the setup was very stable and easy to control, even for a 14-year old.

To stop?

The sideways slide on the kneeboard was so stable, I could take out all the flower beds after drifting twenty feet across the lawn.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 24, 2009 - 12:29am PT
That kimmel shite is so stupid; here's the real sh#t on bombing claremont:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRF1Hf_8KuY
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 24, 2009 - 12:45am PT
so I was surfing and guess what I found - SICK !!!!!1111111111111111

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoKPLec1p-0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUH4idmukBQ&feature=related
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Feb 24, 2009 - 12:55am PT
My 2000 Limited Edition (wood reproduction) 91.5cm Quicksilver w/ Pivot 9" trucks and Sector 9 hubbed 80mm wheels (ceramic bearings).

I'm almost 44, and while my speed days are far behind me, it sure is nice to have a carving machine around for the pavement.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 24, 2009 - 02:00am PT
34 yrs young and just baught my 1st board in 17 years. Landy Dropwedge. I can now throw out my snowboard. Good way to get around Bishop too.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 24, 2009 - 02:04am PT
didn't see a vid for SPH, bummer. There's some steeps and carvin for ya!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2009 - 09:48am PT

man, i went over to cardiff last night and skated some of those hills. soooo narrow compared to what im used to. lots o traffic. was riding a prototype bamboo job from gravity, must get one asap!!!

pretty cool the hot shots let the total gumbie tag along...
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 16, 2009 - 10:00am PT
can 52+ yr olds with sound medical coverage even consider a step in the longboard direction?
Mike.

climber
Apr 16, 2009 - 12:05pm PT
No prob, Jb. They're way harder to fall off than a short board once you dial in with the turning radius. Plus..."Old guys rule"

Still got my 1980 forty inch Santa Cruz kicktail...with Gullwings and Yoyos, haha. BTW, one of those trucks is cracked. What's the go-to truck for longboards these days? TIA, hotdoggers.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Apr 16, 2009 - 12:34pm PT
Not really LB since it was too early, but in the documentary (EXCELLENT!) "Dogtown and Z-Boys-The Birth of Extreme" there is a shot* of Jay Adams blasting down a hill.

Nothing new about that.

The difference is the attitude and style.

Jay starts with a couple of lazy 360's at the top of a hill. Next thing he drops into a tuck, adjusts a few ounces of body-weight and commits. The shot goes on and on and on. And on again! The boy is in total control, relaxed... screaming speed.... perhaps a slight adjustment of the hand as the board wobbles. The shot just tracks him while Hendrix does his thing ("Freedom") on the soundtrack.

I keep waiting for Adams to bail or tumble or rise up and drag a foot.

Doesn't happen.

And all of this on old boards... old wheels... no skullcap... no pads. Just a boy, a board and an attitude.

If you haven't seen this film do it now. The fictionalized version with Heath Ledger et al is pretty good, too. But the doc just makes you feel weak.



*If you want to see the Jay Adams scene... his part starts at 1:02:57


salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2009 - 01:43pm PT
Mike, I dont know jack about the hardware yet, but I have randal 150mm on my 47 inch hypercarve. give the folks at gravity a call, uber class act company...
760-591-4144
Clayman

Trad climber
CA, now Flagstaff
Apr 16, 2009 - 01:56pm PT
Has anyone ever successfully skated the downhill portion of the Redrocks loop road? Think its downhill for like 7 miles!
Mike.

climber
Apr 16, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
Thanks, Salad--great tip.

Haha, tr...should have saved my clay-wheeled Super Surfer from '71. Pass the Geritol.



Tony Alva, still ripping bowls at, what, fitty-plus? I second the Dogtown documentary--excellent.


Where's Wonder??????
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 19, 2009 - 12:56am PT
Here's a different take on skate style and longboard riding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzzy7tRR0Ag
[poor video quality but you can nonetheless get a feel for the style].

Greg Weaver represented one pole of influence on my own skating as a teenager, with Z-boys/Dogtown representing the other pole.

It's great to watch this footage. I wonder who the analog is to Greg Weaver in contemporary climbing? It would be nice to see more of this approach and style in climbing. Climbing that exhibits fluidity, efficiency, grace, and poetics is capturing my imagination. Raw power and technical difficulty, the send....although impressive, without an aesthetic dimension, is missing something. Time to amp up the poetics of movement.

I was in the Whitney Museum here in NYC a few weeks back. I was unexpectedly enchanted by a video artist's exhibition, 'Elad Lassry: Three Films'. On of the films was:
'Untitled (Agon) (2007) records two dancers performing the pas de deux from George Balanchines 1957 ballet Agon. Using a diagram from Doris Humphreys 1958 book The Art of Making Dances to determine the camera's positions, Lassry examines the way cultural production is framed and transformed through different methods of representation.'

This is a black and white film of a dude and a chick, both in phenomenal condition, practicing the dance in a studio. What struck me was they both had bodies that looked like they would translate perfectly into climbing but yet seemed much more powerful, more graceful, and better balanced. I was transfixed watching them move...the way they were filmed added to this as...therein lie this particular video artist's vision. I knew what they were doing took incredible strength...but it was hard to discern any strain. Pure art.



TB

climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 19, 2009 - 01:17am PT
shredder 9 carving board. That's what I ride

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2009 - 02:01am PT
i guess it pays to check yer sheite before you ride. my fricken left front wheel came off towards the top of a hill tonight.

course i was carving left heel side so i re-smashed my possibly broken left hand. joyous.
Dudeman

Trad climber
California/Idaho/Beyond
May 14, 2009 - 03:00am PT
A wreck would not be pretty and would no doubt require a Life Flight ride. Don't wreck!



mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
May 14, 2009 - 10:30am PT
That last photo is waaaay cool.


edit: My first "real" skateboard, a 21" Fibreglas Bahne with Bahne trucks. I re-fitted it with modern wheels (Krypto Route 62's) and bearing--the old Cadillac DK-51's weren't cutting it.



This thing is a pure sidewalk surfin', turnin' and pumpin', silk-ridin' MACHINE
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2009 - 06:05pm PT
i took the board into gravity to get new bearings and a new nut.

the verdict was a i blew out a bearing.

i mcgyvered a padded glove with duct tape, thermarest, and an old work glove in case i come down on it again.

been pretty tentative (not that i was ripping it up to begin with) since the incident.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
May 20, 2009 - 06:15pm PT
http://s201.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid201.photobucket.com/albums/aa240/cristitrandafir/sk8er.flv&fs=1&os=1&ap=1
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
May 20, 2009 - 06:21pm PT
Cool vid, Tom--I especially liked the cambered, aluminum, Quicksilver board he was riding, I always wanted one of those:-)
bob

climber
May 20, 2009 - 06:21pm PT
That was bad ass. Independent.
Thanks!
Bob J.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
May 20, 2009 - 06:33pm PT
Longboarders: Wanna trade a so-so long board for some crappy FISH gear?

Last good ride I had was from the mine in Pine Creek down to 40 Acres on a FreeBord... are you familiar with those death machines? Must have crashed 300 times. Then some c*#ks@cker stole it!!!!!

Check it out: http://www.freebord.com/main.html

I did shoot the Wawona Tunnel in cowboy boots one night though.... probably on my old Sims 42" maple with the Tracker trucks and Road Rider 4's..... damn expansion joints are eye-openers.
pimpdaddy

climber
manchester, vermont
May 20, 2009 - 07:29pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUH4idmukBQ
bob

climber
May 20, 2009 - 09:12pm PT
Longboards are a lotta fun, but don't forget to ride your bowls......with long boards even!!! Check out the guy in the middle background. HUGE board and he could rip the thing in that bowl. I had the pleasure to watch him tear it up in Ione, CA. Great stuff.
Wish I had a shot of him. You'll just have to see one of me on a not so longboard.
Bob J,

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2009 - 12:35am PT
great picks and vids guys. most often check this from work and those sites are blocked...
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
May 21, 2009 - 12:37am PT
The Quicksilver is fine for the bowls I ride--if only I was a hero and could drop vert:-(
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
May 26, 2009 - 10:05pm PT
Salad_Daddy: Keep me in your thoughts......


Wed session..... longboard..... whatever you think..... invoice me.....

Thanks!
Chinchen

climber
Living on the road
May 26, 2009 - 10:22pm PT
Someone has already probably said it, but long boarding isn't skateboarding.....sorry.

Me not long boarding....

















kidding by the way...















sort of.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - May 26, 2009 - 10:58pm PT
russ, havent heard from him and dont want to stalk. ill make sure ill be around if there is a session this week....
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
May 26, 2009 - 11:12pm PT
10-4
dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
May 26, 2009 - 11:22pm PT
I still ride. And Surf.
Cannon

Trad climber
Wildomar, CA
May 27, 2009 - 10:45am PT
Longboard is the way to go. such a better vibe. Sector Nine makes a great board.




Cannon

Trad climber
Wildomar, CA
May 27, 2009 - 10:46am PT
ok i don't know how to make these photos smaller, sorry
Cpt0bvi0u5

Gym climber
San Diego CA
May 27, 2009 - 11:14am PT
I have a sweet bamboo sector 9. Will throw up pics later
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
May 27, 2009 - 12:15pm PT
real long boards......
dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
May 27, 2009 - 03:38pm PT
Mr. Dozer & Jay Adams 1977 in the dog bowl which in no more. (Pity)


Love long boarding (just dont go as fast, theses days. )
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
May 27, 2009 - 03:59pm PT
Please post long board recommendations so we can all read 'em.

My old mid to late 70's boards are just conversational pieces now. One is Logan Earth Ski, Tracker trucks and OJ/Simms pure juice wheels.

Used to have a 3 foot plank, no rounded corners, with cutouts around the wheels to keep a low center of gravity. Used to blast it down old S J Capistrano and Irvine Turtle Rock area after all the streets were freshly paved prior to the houses going in.

Please post some long board recs and specs. Knee rebuilt and rarin' to go.

Andy
Chinchen

climber
Living on the road
May 27, 2009 - 09:15pm PT
That orange sector 9 in the pic above is a great board. Lots of flex and it has a kick tail. It pops through corners like a snowboard....
originalpmac

Trad climber
Ouray, CO
May 28, 2009 - 02:28pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfK1tqL9JMY

sickest sh#t ever
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2009 - 12:35am PT
mutha fuggin cardiff tomorrow


(if i can get a baby sitter)
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:08am PT
"My old mid to late 70's boards are just conversational pieces now. One is Logan Earth Ski, Tracker trucks and OJ/Simms pure juice wheels."

I used to own a Logan Earth Ski, kickktail, 27". Fantastic freestyle board. Wish I still had it. Not a longboard by any stretch, of course.
I still have and ride a 1976 Alva skate w/Tracker Half Tracks, also a superior board.

Out of all the boards I've owned, the Logan was the best freestyle board I've owned. The weight, truck drill-hole geometry, solidity, width, kicktail geometry all added up to a super responsive board. Wish I still owned it. BITD, I've seen some amazing riders do amazing things on Earth Skis.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2009 - 12:55am PT
look out, i got a helmet cam today. soon you will see just how lame i am....
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 12, 2009 - 07:07pm PT
a pretty fresh session yesterday afternoon. we hit all the cool slopes in my hood. i turned it up a notch (for me) and skated a little more aggressively. had a good run down hidden trails road. tons of traffic but i kept to my lane and switched lanes when cars were coming downhill. got 'er done without having to get off the board.

it was about 5pm and i hadnt eaten all day, 10 ales in the gullet. the super steep concrete hill was more than my balance could handle. several shirtless falls but very little road rash.

multiple runs into the night down my street. super fun, stiff today. thinking about going back out when it cools down.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 12, 2009 - 07:10pm PT
it was about 5pm and i hadnt eaten all day, 10 ales in the gullet. the super steep concrete hill was more than my balance could handle. several shirtless falls but very little road rash.

G'damn you are my hero!
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Jul 12, 2009 - 07:20pm PT
My bro told me last night that last weekend Old Priest was closed for construction and he skated it 5 times. When he tried to skate it for the sector 9 movie they made last summer, they got popped by a cop. I think it somehow still made it into the video.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 12, 2009 - 07:58pm PT
thats nuts. gnarly hill.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 12, 2009 - 10:06pm PT
leavin tracks a moment ago...


leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 12, 2009 - 10:36pm PT
oops!


bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 12, 2009 - 10:45pm PT
Hey, WTF is Salad?
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 12, 2009 - 11:17pm PT
i am the poster formerly known as salad.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 13, 2009 - 12:31am PT
I think this is actually Michael Jackson, I mean look at that GLOVE!!!
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 13, 2009 - 12:42am PT
billy jean is NOT my lover.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 14, 2009 - 02:25am PT
lets see if this works. told ya im slow...

{Links to jeff n jen dot com have been disabled. Google reports the site is distributing malware. 6-4-13 st} /video/skating/tripletrack/tripletrack-Desktop.m4v
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 14, 2009 - 02:06pm PT
Board has arrived..... Blitzo drove me up to Indian Cove..... this rig sure is more responsive than my 42" Sims oak board in 1983.....

UNHOLY!!!!!!!!!!!111111666


I could see getting pretty jacked up on one of these rigs. Did the ride no falls, but there were moments. Shaking off 25 years of dust will take a while. I am no longer a fast healer..... 3 miles total.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 14, 2009 - 02:42pm PT
awesome, glad you like it. if you need more turning ability, just holler ill and send up the yellow bushings. they are only 2 bucks.

had yours in the garage but my buddy swipped em and put them on his 42 inch mini carve.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 16, 2009 - 01:28am PT
Did the Keys View today..... everything was going quite well, until trying to slow down the hot asphalt basically ripped the sole off my drag shoe and rotated my amble bulk around pretty fast..... got a flank steak sized roadrash on my lovehandle and a bruised butt. The rest of the ride was cool! Got almost to Cap Rock.

I got's to get the hang of slowing down without flailing around and crashing.... maybe even some knee/elbow pads or something (ghey) That tarmack is pretty unforgiving in OP Shorts and no socks.


From the technical angle, I think I crashed 'cause the board got too wiggly... and my leg got too tired to hold form. I probably would like to stiffen up the rear truck. What color will help out with that. I'm running red in there right now I think.

And I need to pay you and your guys. Let me know about it.
Justin DuBois

Trad climber
estes park co
Jul 16, 2009 - 02:05am PT
http://www.vimeo.com/5582155
Justin DuBois

Trad climber
estes park co
Jul 16, 2009 - 02:11am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae5j2DJbihc
Justin DuBois

Trad climber
estes park co
Jul 16, 2009 - 02:18am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSXbDzueLQ
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 16, 2009 - 12:49pm PT
RUSS, I did Keys last fall and the blacktop was perfect. I posted it on Silverfish and tried to let folks know what a great ride it was. My GF pulled me up most of the way on her bike. I would suggest at least knee pads, some slide glove and ALWAYS a helmet. What a great ride.
Justin....nice vid....looks like you know what your doing.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 16, 2009 - 12:54pm PT
When and if i move to Josh, I'm gonna buy long...
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 16, 2009 - 01:09pm PT
way to get after it russ.

i think the reds are the stiffest bushings they have, but i will ask.

ive found it easier to control my speed now that my trucks are looser and the wheels are coning. i can check slide easier that way.

when i first got my setup, which is identicle to yours, i couldnt control my speed for sh#t.

i def wear gloves almost every time i go out.

email sent re payment.

bummer i cant watch the vids from work.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 16, 2009 - 01:15pm PT
yeah they have stiffer bushings. ill get some next week, heading eastside thru monday...
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 16, 2009 - 01:20pm PT

Email sent.... I wonder why my outgoing stuff is not getting where it should??? Weird. Seems like a recent problem with my mail. Probably on a banned list somewhere.

Thanks for looking into the bushings..... Damn that rolling to a stop on asphalt is painful!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 21, 2009 - 07:07pm PT

Bump for 400degree asphalt and 108degree temps....

Question for the guys who know what they are doing:

It sure looks like in the vids that when you are flat out pimping, the front foot is almost right over the front truck.... does that mean you are doing a Republican "wide stance" to keep the rear wheels from getting skittish? This is on a 47" board.

Seems I have better luck with staying near the rear of the board as those rear wheels sure do want to wash out and chatter at the hardest parts of the turns.... maybe I'm pushing the curves too hard? Bad weight balance by leaning forward too much?

Day one of slide school in the bag. No injuries yet, except for the paper plate sized bruise on my ass from last weeks crash. NBD.
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Jul 21, 2009 - 09:50pm PT
Justin DuBois- you know Rizzo? He's on his way to Estes soon, figured it's a small community..

and russ- keeping most of your weight on your front foot keeps you "on the gas" and you'll avoid wobbles more.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 23, 2009 - 09:21pm PT
BoardLords:

Just did some A3+ speed wobbles and instead of screaming and waking up in bed, I hung with it and slid out of it...... pretty scary..... probably the ugliest Colman ever witnessed.... but effective! Then I noticed that both trucks were loose, and at least three wheels have a good bit of slop when you wiggle them.

hmmm.... might this have something to do with it? (the wobbles)

Side note: It seems I'm a one way slider (heel side) and the wheels on that side are getting pretty conical.... so I rotated them like on a car. Any problem with that?
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 23, 2009 - 10:56pm PT
russ, im toe side and rotate the wheels just like you described. thats the way to do it. i can get you some stiffer bushings tomorrow if you wish.

also, if you have any questions or issues at all, call gravity. 760-591-4144 http://www.gravityboard.com/

if you can get michael bream on the phone great, otherwise the rest of the guys know there sh#t too, obviously. super cool shop, they will take care of you. tell bream you are the guy the gilbert bought the board for.

dont forget to oil the bearings every once in while (both sides of the wheel). you dont want to blow one of those fckers at 40mph. i did at low speed and still sucked.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 01:23am PT
when I rotated the wheels I had to clean and lube two sets of the bearings... 4 bearings basically seized! The bearings have been spraying out some petro, probably from the heat and my weight!

I just cranked down the bushings a bit more and tightened up all the screws and bolts.... it is probably getting the crap shook out of it during all the practice slides. It is kinda violent.

I bet I'm good on the bushings for now.... thanks for the info!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 24, 2009 - 01:28am PT
Send it Walling, send it!!!!!!!!!

We don't need no stinkin' bearings....oh, shit!!!!

Do it!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 01:31am PT
Blitzo has a movie of my sad action. This is a preemptive strike to say he missed the actual speed of the run, and I still have a very tender asss..... so I'm cautious.

He'll post it up in a bit..... I would not wait up.
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Jul 24, 2009 - 01:34am PT
Walling you're a great American!!!

Keys view holy crap!!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 01:36am PT

Keys View had me by the balls!
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 24, 2009 - 01:59am PT
http://www.fishproducts.com/movies/longboard.mov
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 02:45pm PT
rad!
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Jul 24, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
Ok, nice riding Russ, and Blitzo nice video work.


One comment. I thought the music choice was . . . ah . . . well . . . ok, it sounded like the background music to "Leave it to Beaver."

If this was your purpose, and that is what Russ is all about, then ok. But the music could use some spruecing. Just saying . . . You could go from elevator Muzak to something more . . . well . . . how . . . do . . . I . . . say . . . it . . . without . . . ah . . . feelings being hurt. Well, something more interesting.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 03:58pm PT

I cannot speak for the "artist"..... his "art" is his own.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:00pm PT
i got mine on youtube, should be easier to watch now

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zu1TeWtcjWs
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:02pm PT
It don't work for me...... hmmm?

Edit: works now!
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu1TeWtcjWs

notice the m.youtube in the last address...means mobile...

EDIT: no prob, nice video too
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:10pm PT
thanks tk.

i cant access utube from work so i got the link from my blackberry and then posted.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:17pm PT
Vimeo is too slow and choppy at my house so I'm not sure if this was posted earlier: Powell/Peralta's "Future Primitive"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4iXF3xj8yo&feature=PlayList&p=359DE2564A78352D&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=35

If the mock-Satriani soundtrack doesn't do it for you, maybe The Faction will:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdpXgolaf6w&feature=related

(insert YouTube Edit)
Bombing Claremont (not in the 909):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvgwBfHX65w&feature=related

Glendora Moutain Road:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71MrIFUV960&feature=related
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:17pm PT

hahahaha Sweet roadkill! Good stuff.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:27pm PT
Good Grief.

Jeff, next time I see you....you're gonna get it!

Soon to be widowed,

Sooze
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:29pm PT
Susan,
Mussy just needs leather and it'll all be good(!)

Anyone,
Can you still get those tall Powell downhill wheels that were around in 87/88?
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:34pm PT
Marty, it will take more than leather. The man needs sense!

Mussy.................let me guess................you've already been looking at helmet cams? Put down the mouse and walk away from eBay.

Blitzo Productions is the way to go anyways. It could be his new gig. He becomes shuttle guy like for bike races or porting for boaters.

Blitzo's Longboard Shuttle Service

edit: aka Blitzo's Longboard Shuttle & Ambulance Service
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 24, 2009 - 04:55pm PT
LOL!

nutty putucky if you ask me.

skating is dangerous. like riding a road bike on busy streets.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:09pm PT
No Munge, it's like playing in traffic without the traffic. Um, well, maybe like running with scissors. Or "any profession dealing with precision: diamond cutter, heart surgeon, pool hustler" (J. Long) It's a minute to learn a lifetime to master. Just keep the foam side up and the rubber side down!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:12pm PT

Fatal flaw: helmet cam requires a helmet. Now a Kingsbury Cam.... you might be on to something with that.

Longboarding has got to be miles safer than my freesolo circuit anyway.....
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:19pm PT
russ, this is what i am using:

http://www.goprocamera.com/index.php?area=2&productid=1

you dont need a helmet. it also comes with a standard strap much like a headlamp.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:23pm PT


ssssshhhhhhh! Sooze is gonna jack you up!

I just told her the other day.... it ain't like I'm new to this.... a speedrun crash ended my High School soccer career..... I found out pretty quick that I can't run 37MPH, especially in slip on Vans, no shirt, and OP shorts..... that was ugly.

Then she told me I was "old" or something.... I'm thinking my skills, albeit dusty, have not eroded at all in 30 years.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:25pm PT
it was the OP shorts that made you wipe out.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:27pm PT
Ditch the OP...run Hang Ten.
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:33pm PT
wonder if i can talk MisterE into bombing somes hills in my neighborhood...

google map willow tree lane, 92027 and put it in terrain mode. drop the little yellow guy on willow tree. this is the gem in the hood as far as speed goes.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:36pm PT


Mr.E is probably a slow healer..... better just leave him be.

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:46pm PT
Pine Creek is good for what ails ya...... Do it NOW!!!!!!
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 05:53pm PT
yeah, long turns are cool, but you gotta dig whats in your own neighborhood!

check out bellagio rd, 92027. its short. its steeper than it looks. that new white concrete is ROUGH. yet to skate it without drawing blood.

also right there is Reed Road. you can get some good speed on Reed.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jul 24, 2009 - 06:00pm PT
I'm seriously considering nuking this thread. FBI arrest would be worth saving some lives.

Jeff. Go kiss your Jenn and the kids, do it for me, please.

~Sooze

p.s. haven't you guys ever heard.... speed kills?
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 06:22pm PT
just for that im gonna suck down 12 pales tonight and post a video of midnight downhilling, helmetless and shirtless of course.

oh, and russ... please note how easy it is to pop open a beer on the randall trucks.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jul 24, 2009 - 07:28pm PT
The only thing better than a drunk idiot skateboarding or "longboarding" at midnight is when they're Naked.

Now that would be worth watching but please, don't strap the cam on your thigh.

~Sooze
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jul 24, 2009 - 08:12pm PT
I'm not gay or anything, but this thread KICKS ASS!!!
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 08:37pm PT
slide school #1 - check slides...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33FvHMAUTZs
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 24, 2009 - 08:37pm PT
So since you had a bad wipeout, 30yrs ago, it's gotta be safe! is that the logic?
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Jul 24, 2009 - 09:20pm PT
This is like doing 'berts' on 'roids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLc448TZtQw&feature=related
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 24, 2009 - 09:45pm PT
good sht!!!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 25, 2009 - 11:51pm PT
From the Alpinist site:

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web07-08w/video_mcgarry_skate
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jul 27, 2009 - 01:34pm PT
Hey, where's a guy get one of those things!?
That looks like fun, I got a neighborhood fulla hills
and I already got the helmet cam.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jul 27, 2009 - 02:02pm PT
^^^^

hahaha..... I think you are banned too!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jul 27, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
Whaaaaat?

I run my own show over here... most of the time...
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 28, 2009 - 03:13am PT
another fun night sesh in the hood.

my legs were trashed from the weekend so i took it chill.

tried a fancy slide into some sprinkler run off and lost it, didnt hit the deck but the board shot down White Oak for a solid 100 yards at full speed. thank goodness it didnt hit a car.

susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Jul 28, 2009 - 03:19am PT
how come that green label is all distorted? Nice glove by the way. Russ made me buy cutting boards the other day for his "gloves".
leavinglasvegas

climber
escondido
Jul 28, 2009 - 03:32am PT
please note that the green label is resting on a green label mouse pad.

chico man for life!!
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 28, 2009 - 01:17pm PT
Cutting boards are the ticket. Get some Garilla glue and some industal strenght velcro and you are set.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2009 - 11:49pm PT
a quick run down the street that my garage spills into. short and not steep, but super fun all the same. a great 5 minute getaway...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHRPCq4-IFk
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 29, 2009 - 12:14am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci3Lv45GdAM

uh, yeah, not good.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2009 - 12:15am PT
hahahaha yeah i saw that a while ago. thats not longboarding though.

you are excused for the thread drift.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jul 29, 2009 - 01:20am PT
Waay cool vid, salad--nice asphalt nearby is always a treat.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 29, 2009 - 03:01am PT
I dont think I have NEVER "nutted on a pole".
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2009 - 02:45am PT
had a chance to ride a 55" Ed Economy Saturday night. super, super fun. talk about style!

must acquire one b4 to long.
Cpt0bvi0u5

Boulder climber
San Diego CA
Aug 3, 2009 - 03:20am PT


this is my bomb sector 9. Love it to death. Bamboo long boards are the best
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Aug 3, 2009 - 05:34pm PT
Blitzo pics from the other day.... since he has no internet or car, I'm posting up!



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Hey! If you like the pics PayPal Blitzo a dollar to fix his car! Poor bastard......
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2009 - 09:12pm PT
russ - dig the shirt, thanks!

went out yesterday afternoon with my buddies step son. that dude was nuts. not a whole lotta turnin going on. he had to have been doing at least 40.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 3, 2009 - 10:23pm PT
Need board, then watch out.

Watch riding with those kids salad... they have no sense of mortality!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 4, 2009 - 12:57am PT
Went climbing at Squamish today, at the base of the Grand Wall. Lots of nice 1 - 4 pitch crack climbs there. We ran across some climbers who were carrying a skateboard, and asked if they were planning the first skateboard descent of the wall, etc etc. (No camera visible, though.) They said no, we were on a route called Seasoned in the Sun, and the board came out of the sky and nearly whacked us.

The route is directly below the Roman Chimneys at the top of the Grand Wall, a spot accessible to knowledgeable hikers. Perhaps a skateboarder was on the summit slabs and lost it over the edge? Very mysterious.

This also helps prove that skateboarding is dangerous and not to be attempted. I stick with safe things like bicycle racing, climbing, and backcountry skiing.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 4, 2009 - 07:05pm PT
seriously dangerous...

especially in Joshua Tree...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8t1PmVwfFQ&feature=related

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Aug 4, 2009 - 07:18pm PT
nice headwound.....! and elbow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF0V1q9rf9c&feature=related

faceplant kinda thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zZv7gP9wi0&NR=1

how fast can you run?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhWQ6MijhEE&NR=1

tubby goes down:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YYgqKNE_XM&feature=related
locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Aug 4, 2009 - 07:20pm PT






...
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 4, 2009 - 08:11pm PT
Ho mahn... road rash right across the nipple!!! OUCH!!!

Duh... I'm a f(cking RETARD!!!

Here's some nice sliding...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nNSx7UcNms&feature=related

Check this dude...at the end, instead of intentionally piling into the nice green lawn on the left, he just bites it into the pavement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOR7q1Qzgc4&NR=1
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 4, 2009 - 08:11pm PT
AINAM report: "This accident could have been prevented had the victim not gotten decapitated by a flying skateboard while climbing."
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 09:42pm PT
not very exiting, but...

failed attempt at the fire gate. cruizer little hill on the way back to my house that narrows to a fire road with a gate that's always closed. made it through once before but rubbed out on the curb a few feet after and ended up on my ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyWCSO7J_ss
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2009 - 09:00pm PT
if you have 10 minutes to waste....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_UnBRpWnfs
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2009 - 01:03am PT
holy shlt! i hooked up with some dudes from sliverfishlongboarding.com tonight....

those mother f'ers are FAST!

so cool, no attitude, just sharing the stoke...

people in the neighborhood just watching those guys bomb hills at what (they estimated) at 45+ and giving us rides back up the hills just to watch us (well them, not me, i was far behind) do it again.

really, really good vibe tonight....
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 11, 2009 - 08:14pm PT
Had my longboard lifted from my front porch! It's been 20 days and nothing has turned up. Someone got some BAD Karma coming. Could not take it any longer and order a new board.....
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2009 - 06:08pm PT
dude that blows...

im getting a new board next week. thinking about the 33" Sergio Yuppie Pro Model, with those 99a sergio wheels.

also want that 55" Ed Economy. i rode a worked in one of those a while ago and was suuuuuuper smooth and tasty.

hope the wife falls asleep early tonight. need a fix!

edit - russ you still riding?
dogtown

Gym climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Sep 18, 2009 - 06:23pm PT
Nice! Biltzo.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 18, 2009 - 06:32pm PT
The sergio looks pretty cool. The hard wheels will help with the sliding. I ended up getting a LY dropwedge with some 83mm flyhwheels. Arrives on MOnday...I think I will miss NOT having a tail. I hope my wheeells are big enought to run over small children. I though about the PP ray Barbie as a trick board to work on some kickflips, love the options of upturned nose and tail...sweet.
Man I need to learn to post photos. That guy in Josh has the worst FOOT BREAK ever! more like a toe break.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 18, 2009 - 06:38pm PT
CPTobviou5 nice bamboo. What wheels you got on there?

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2009 - 06:39pm PT
yeah i just to talked to robbie and he warned that small wheel base on the sergio makes it a little twitchy.

he suggested the 35 pool model (tail and nose kick) or the 36 logan, which he rides, which i have ridden once and liked.

emailed pick posting instructions
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 19, 2009 - 02:30am PT
Sherwin Grade above Bishop is being newly asphalted...

can't be long now before that gets ridden
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Sep 19, 2009 - 04:15am PT
Who has skated from Lake Sabrina to Bishop? I've done all the other descents around Bishop area, but haven't done this road. Well, haven't done South Lake either, that would be a good run. It's busy. Have to be a late night run on the Carve board to do it.

Well, ok haven't done the Sherwin Grade, but 395 freeway is way busy. Old 395 or Old Sherwin grade Road is awesome. Great run.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2009 - 10:53am PT
klimmer - from sabrina would sweet. pretty good asphalt.
Pate

Trad climber
The High And Lonely
Sep 19, 2009 - 10:27pm PT
My daughter w/ her first board, a Sector 9 Bamboo Mini. She rides Element now, and has a Sector9 fiberglass longboard. She's on our old mini-ramp in this shot- I'll post up some pics of it when I get them scanned.

locker

Social climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Sep 19, 2009 - 10:38pm PT


Russ earlier today...

...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 19, 2009 - 10:41pm PT
ya lost me Al
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 19, 2009 - 10:44pm PT
had a good short session today. had to go in the heat of the day but it was still fun. went back out at sunset with my daughter.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 20, 2009 - 12:35am PT
Ho Mahn... good run down from Indian Cove today. Vid pending.

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 21, 2009 - 11:53pm PT
Saturday's Indian Cove run... wish it was better, but I couldn't keep that animal nickname guy in the viewfinder for long... board too stiff, complete rookie, turns not sharp enough to cut the speed, no slide gloves, no helmut, etc... In a nutshell, I suck.

http://www.vimeo.com/6693837
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:16am PT
Ya know. . . when I was in JrHigh I built a "surfskate" out of a 6 foot long 2x4 with Street King STEEL wheels . . . I could do a "coffin" on it.

Had to tie my hair up, though. . . or the wheels would do it for me.

OUCH!

eKat
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:42am PT
That Vimeo site gives me epilepsy.... looks like fun.... wish I was there!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:58am PT
???????
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 22, 2009 - 01:12am PT
Vimeo takes a bunch of processor power to show anything besides flashing images and chopped sound on any of my machines.

I'll try it on the larger machine later... I think Ed might have had a work around for the problem.... I'll do a search and see what turns up.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Sep 22, 2009 - 01:13am PT
Mussy. . . it's called SnowLeopard on a new MacBookPro.

:-)

oxoxo

Kath
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Sep 22, 2009 - 03:49am PT
Russ, since we don't have the Snowleapord like eKat said, maybe try the PC and see if you have similar results.

Steelmonkey, I've got more video for you to edit in, I'll get it downloaded and up on the site where you can pull it down. maybe tomorrow....

~Sooze
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 22, 2009 - 09:50am PT
Dang, sorry about that Russ.

I went Vimeo because they generally have better quality and they don't hijack my video by remote DRM.

I'll get a copy up later today that you can check out.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:23pm PT
I just checked it out on the G4 laptop.... with nothing but Safari running and it went well.... nice stuff!

If I open up any apps at all, the Vimeo starts to chatter.... somebody had the explanation a while back.... maybe Hardman, about the problem. I recall it was something to do with Safari. Anyway....

Good stuff. Now all we need is Salad out here on a fake climbing trip and we can rool the blacktop.

Edit: here is the link for the Vimeo work around:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=939709
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 22, 2009 - 12:41pm PT
Hey there say...get Salad out there and we'd have to storyboard the whole thing...multiple camera angles...The Blootarski... it'd be off the hook.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2009 - 12:56pm PT
yo that was tight!

im down for the journey. lotta busy weekends coming up but will check the calander.

i went out last night with a helmet with the intent of pushing my speed but wiped out right out of the garage (9 beers) so i kept it chill after that. mid 20s.

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 22, 2009 - 01:00pm PT
^^^^^^

hahahahaha! You 'da man!
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 22, 2009 - 01:40pm PT
Got my LY drop wedge. Damn that thing is heavy. 9 plys of maple. Took my board out last night too. Did a few speed checks and worked the foot break.....Going to ride it to class today and get some fresh dead dinsours down 168(west line) to the CC college. More too come......
All sk8boards must have one of the following 1. boobs 2. snakes 3. flames 4 skulls/bone
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 22, 2009 - 02:47pm PT
wedge ill be up in your neck of the woods oct 14-18th. we should try and get a ride in. ill be focusing on some peaks, but will my board(s).
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 23, 2009 - 10:50pm PT
dudes wtf? i fully posted to this the other night. perhaps a little tipsy and didnt hit the 'Post this reply' button?

whatever - tight vid guys. way down to get up there and skate and or bolder or climb or whatever.

family wedding this weekend. might be able to pull of the next or the next

edit - what an idiot, just saw the post i couldnt see....
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 23, 2009 - 10:53pm PT
also - trying to get a group to bomb in esco thurs nite. if you are local to san diego and reading this and want to skate some good (shorter) hills that go at 40-45mph on good asphalt let me know.

would be great to mob the hood with as many as possible.

after 7pm when it cools down and tessa's soccer game is done.

408.515.7555
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 23, 2009 - 11:26pm PT
Thanks for the props on the vid Salad. It sucked, but it was something. :-)

Gotta get my board straightened out. Way too stiff.
Russ was over there wiggling like Jessica Alba down that hill.
I was more like Jessica Tandy.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2009 - 05:06pm PT
ho man... i just went down to gravity to talk to em about a shorter setup. was all set on the ben logan 36 then michael told me they are selling the drop carve kalai. that thing is so dope!!! now im torn.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 24, 2009 - 05:10pm PT
40 - 45???


a guy could get jacked up going down at that sort of speed... we must be ghey out here on the sand..... at about 17.678 I start to get snail-eye
midarockjock

climber
USA
Sep 24, 2009 - 05:38pm PT
A aquantaince Andy dumped from a car counter at over 50 MPH.
We clocked him later at 55.

Anybody skated here? This older man appears more skilled
than the kids I see on you tube at this place.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cui50asHOeU

My favorite boards in the past.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9L8wxu8g2qg/SV-NK9LcZkI/AAAAAAAABok/N3L5ECEaKlw/s320/LoganEarthSki.jpg
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 24, 2009 - 05:47pm PT
russ im not going that fast, these damn kids are. i think ive only hit 30 once...
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2009 - 12:39pm PT
ho man that was off the hook! im in the dog house for the 1:45am bedroom sneak in. gnar!
midarockjock

climber
USA
Sep 25, 2009 - 12:53pm PT
The speeds noted are from the 70's. I think around 57 MPH
at PVP was the worlds record back then.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2009 - 12:55pm PT
there is a downhill race happening in Orange County around halloween. the hill looks sick. sounds like the top riders might be hitting 70.
midarockjock

climber
USA
Sep 25, 2009 - 02:32pm PT
Great, going faster these days.
Let me know when and where. The other hill just a couple MPH
slower than the one in PVP (Palos Verde Peninsula) is in Anaheim
Hills.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Sep 25, 2009 - 02:42pm PT
salad-
Laguna Beach

steelmonkey-
we used to shuttle the Granite Mtn road when it got repaved(mid 90's). Not on cruiser boards though, full powerslide, numbfoot descents.

I got a concussion from bombing when I was in highschool. Friends said I flew 40 ft, five feet in the air, after jacking during speedwobbles. Landed in a roll, though, which kept road salsa to a minimum.

Good on all you guys.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 25, 2009 - 04:22pm PT
hey salad.... when is your 16th birthday again????

hahahaha! great tales of blacktop moaning.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2009 - 05:05pm PT
10/16 i get my license! gonna get a van so i can tote the mob back up the hills.

tuesday evening the hills of esco will never be the same.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 5, 2009 - 03:55am PT
Salas, got the digits will give you a ring on Monday. Look forward to sk8en with ya. I have to work the 10-12 of Oct but am willing to ride any time during the week. I will likely head to the VALLEY the following weekend. L8er sk8er -e
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 5, 2009 - 12:40pm PT
Just did a new easy cruiser: From the 29 Palms entrance to the Park at the Kiosk, down what is called Utah Trail. Wide, good surface, easy to see traffic as it is a straight shot.

Was thinking you could go all they way from Split Rock to 29 with no stops if you get lucky. Must be 7 miles?
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2009 - 01:46pm PT
gravity slidefest 2009. 11/7 in oceanside. will be dopest of dope.

http://gravityboard.com/slidefest2009/index.html
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2009 - 06:44pm PT
Gravity started shipping the Drop Carve Kalai today. I've ridden one of the prototypes a few times, super nice ride.

They put a loooot of work into this board.

http://www.gravityboard.com/pages/gstore/boards/dc41.html
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2009 - 07:14pm PT
the e55 is really nice too. good for moving heavy furniture!

i think the race is still around halloween, but no official date yet.

the slidefest on 11/7 will be really cool. top sliders from brazil coming in.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 6, 2009 - 12:51pm PT
Went out with a co-worker yesterday and ran 4 laps down the Owen's Gorge rd. 2.5 miles speed up to 30-35. Great pavement too. Worked on my switch heel side slides and a few toe sides. Left with a huge smile on my face....no road rash to talk about. Go get some!
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 6, 2009 - 12:54pm PT
NVBLK4...you can check out www.silverfishlongboarding.com and check out local events in your state or region.
midarockjock

climber
USA
Oct 6, 2009 - 02:43pm PT
Thank's guys. I like to be there live in person. I've been a little faster than that
though slower than Andy, but as I told salad outdoor pipes and bowls were
my favorites. Glad you smiled.

salad,
Orange park closed down after 1 schoolmate was rescued by the other in a
water slide. The fiber glass broke, impaled through his stomach walls
though did not cut through his spine and the injury saved him from
a fall that could have been as bad or worse. Boise was still open then but
I only see indoors there now. Bad Rap for us board riders who liked
the outdoors.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2009 - 12:02am PT
allll lickered up and ready for a solo ride.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 8, 2009 - 12:32am PT
GO get some! though about the same myself.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2009 - 03:27am PT
ho man! epic 5 hour sesh tonight! we had four guys and mobbed the hills in my neighborhood. partied hard and brought the car and shuttled so we got tons of rides in (had a 19 yo who was sober and drove).

first ride of the night there was a wipe out and a car freekin smashed the board. unfortunate, but we went back and got a back up board and continued to charge.

best nite ever sk8ing!!!

gps showed top of 41.5mph (not me)....
o-man

Trad climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Oct 9, 2009 - 05:55am PT

I lurk around this thread from time to time and still get the itch to dig my long board out and shred my own privet slalom run that is right here in front of my house. BUT, I stepped off my board last year at speed and completely destroyed my tibia platue!I had to fly from Maui with a compression fracture to N.P.Bch. for surgery! No docs on Maui would take cash! It cost 20k out of pocket. I lost 7 months of surfing and wave sailing here on the north shore. I think skate shredding is just a bit expensive for me although it's soo much fun! Keep shredding guys and keep posting but be sure to keep your insurance paid up cuz it isn't if youre going to need it. It's WHEN! Aloha. Olaf
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2009 - 10:43am PT
i biffed last night on the flats barely moving. way stiff this morning, neck hurts. sux to get old.
midarockjock

climber
USA
Oct 9, 2009 - 02:32pm PT
I was still fine with *** diamonds just a few years back, but admittedly
slower than when I was younger. I'm certain i am still fine with that pure
steep stuff. Gunsight at Heavenly Tahoe would probably hurt too much
for my liking but Nevada side and Kirkwood steep I can't wait for.
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Oct 9, 2009 - 02:41pm PT
Always enjoy reading this thread, Had to give the longboard up at least downhill that is. Lots of fun though. but cant afford another shoulder injury.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 9, 2009 - 02:55pm PT
T*R...I know of the school thing. At least I can sk8 to school if I want.

Man, we need a POSSIE in BISHOP. Looked at the Swall to Paradise road last night. Good pavement, just one or two corners that should be swept. Once in Paradise, there are a lot of blind corners and too many possibilties for cars pulling out. Half the day left...boulder or sk8?

Salad: NICE!
midarockjock

climber
USA
Oct 9, 2009 - 03:02pm PT
salad if the October event is limited to entries and camera crew I'll
probably need to watch the video here.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 9, 2009 - 03:56pm PT
hah! just drove down thru paradises a few weekends back and was thinking of the same thing for Salad (i don't ride them boards, datz crazy)
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 9, 2009 - 04:04pm PT
SALAD got the phone msg. Will let you know by Mon-tues if I am heading to the valley. Nice to hear that you will be able to get away the followng weekend too. L8er Sk8ers
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
just got some bones super swiss 6 bearings. no more of that abec5 garbage. i think the board will go 40 uphill now. stoke!
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Oct 9, 2009 - 10:43pm PT
Russ and I did a quickie climb in Indian Cove this afternoon. I thought he was taking mercy on me since my trip to NM was cancelled. Just to find out that he conveniently had his board in the back of the car. Maybe he just needed a shuttle?

Anywho, this local guy is trying to dump his board. Anyone headed to Joshua Tree that's looking for a longboard & gear? Check this out, the seller has already dropped the price from $65 to $50.

http://www.29palmsyardsales.com/item.jsp?itemId=11813180

~Susan
pyrosis

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 9, 2009 - 10:54pm PT
*sigh*

This thread brings back memories..

Of my sector 9 pintail with indie 215's, 72mm wheels, bones bearings.

God damn that thing hauled ass. Until some fvcker stole it. May be just as well, I saw my life flash before my eyes several times while riding that thing down the hills of Berkeley.

-Tavis
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 10, 2009 - 12:54am PT
The sector 9 looks sweet. 50 bones too. If I was heading that way.

I had bones ceramics on my board, when it got lifted. May not get them again. Maybe i will ask for them for x mas.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2009 - 04:26pm PT
i just videoed my bro take a digger on Double Peak. i didnt get much of the crash, I jumped up to help him. he's fine.

he had my helmet cam on too so I hope it was taping.

he was wearing my gps and was at 40mph when he came off.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2009 - 03:40am PT
just finished another great session! lots of hydrating going on if ya know what i mean...

highlight was going back out at 11:30 for a few more runs. my friend sean was drafting me around a 90 degree turn, we were probably at about 20-25 and i tried to slow down, he nailed me from behind, fully grabbed my waist, but the boards didnt touch...

we rode it out, soooo sweet!! i laid down about 10 feet of gnarly tracks on the 'oh fuk' slide, but stayed on the board.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 14, 2009 - 12:54pm PT

Video asap!

The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 14, 2009 - 01:19pm PT
Yaaaa. Salad is going to be on the Eastside starting Thursday. Hopefully we can shred some pavement before I take of on Friday to Santa Rosa. Maybe we get some video. If not this weekend, I think he will be in town the following. WATCH for rocks in the corners after all the rain/snow. Gotta study. Then maybe some riding.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
yeah this storm is realllllly bumming me out. took two days off so i could have four days to bag peaks for my 40th bday. now i have mass snow and dirty roads.

no video last night russ. we went tech-free, not even the gps.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 14, 2009 - 04:55pm PT
Heading out to the Gorge rd. again.....maybe try somewhere new. Got a driver to run shuttles. If I learn to post video or pics....I would.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2009 - 05:01pm PT
wedge - i might be able to get a run in or two on friday. not sure what the plan is yet. we might head up to mammoth.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 14, 2009 - 10:23pm PT
Nvlblv4..got a friend that drives and watches corners as I say my prayers going down the hill. We left from my place in Bishop.

Salad look like I will take off to Santa Rosa on Friday(maybe we will get to sk8). I will be back on Monday some time. We are having a rocking K keg party the following Sat the 24....band, shoulder of a pig, some lamb....and a keg of course. Things start at 3pm with some pumkin carving and a poor white trash raffle prize....ie.wife beater shirts, duck tape and bailing wire,40's of old E. Bring a side dish or another meat to put on a grill..... and 5 bucks!

Did pine creek today..at least from the top to the bridge...some BIG cracks around the bridge. Getting my pendies down...SICK!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2009 - 12:50pm PT
1 more day until i get my Kalai. she's so purty!

i met sergio yuppie last night, that guy is fullllll of stoke! super friendly and positive. youtube him and check out his sliding.

wedge what time are you departing friday? we are staying in lone pine and might end up in rock creek friday, so i imagine we will be passing through bishop.

still pretty sure ill be up next weekend, if so, ill def bring some grub, etc and imbibe. thx for the invite.

The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 15, 2009 - 01:20pm PT
That kalai looks pretty sweet. (what wheels you putting on that thing?) Looks like the Landy drop speed or drop carve. I like the symetrical design. I want one too. Sergie is a sliding fool. I like the part where they bombed the bridge.

Will likely take off Friday Morning around 6am for santa rosa. Seems that we will miss each other. I may get back on Monday before you leave but dought it. Have a good one with the Family. L8er Sk8er
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2009 - 01:26pm PT
bummer man, we'll try and hook up next weekend. we will most likely stay south on monday to lessen the drive home.

putting the gravity 76mm hi grades on it. i think the durometer is 80a.

Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Oct 15, 2009 - 01:43pm PT
Am I the only one on ST who rides a Carveboard?

They are awesome.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2009 - 02:48pm PT
rode the drop carve down whitney portal road (the lower part, from lone pine campground). man that thing was drifting on almost every turn! i kept it really slow, it was close to a 20 minute ride. finaly able to get the heelside check slides in, pulled about 15 of them in a row.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2009 - 02:51pm PT
abused wheels:

Credit: salad

Credit: salad
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 21, 2009 - 02:57pm PT
Salad,

what's the boards that REI is carrying?

I tripped out when I saw them in a WA store.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2009 - 03:03pm PT
arbor? dont know anything about them.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 12:07pm PT
navblk4 - the downhill race is this sunday in bonsall, i think at 9am. they are saying the hill goes at 60+ so there should be some gnarly wipeouts.

epic session till 2am last nite. wife is not to pleased with me this morning.

the new board rides like a dream.

and to keep it on topic, we cranked pretty hard on the woodie too.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:57pm PT
dude, how can she be upset with you? unless of course you woke up the kids.


it's not like you were in Vegas with strippers, eh? or is this whole board thing a cover up?
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 23, 2009 - 03:02pm PT
Who pays the health insurance?
213

climber
The Biggest Little City
Oct 23, 2009 - 07:39pm PT
Couple of classics...
120
grandrop
grandrop
Credit: 213
granslide <br/>
granslide

Credit: 213
Reno
Credit: 213
Credit: 213
Credit: 213
168
Credit: 213
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 09:36pm PT
213 those are rad photos! really want to ride 168.

munge - i woke her up so she wasnt thrilled with that. coupled with the fact that i have been rollllllin hard all month... and to boot, i smelled of cigs... she wasnt PISSED... just not happy....

and yeah, i pay the health insurance..

here is the official ride report:

another fun session in Esco last night. we closed down the bar, it was after 2 by the time i had all of the contraband cleaned up.

RYANSHECKLEROFLONGBOARD showed up late, dismanteled his board and was unable put the pieces back together again. it was like fukin humpty dumpty but it gave the rest of us time to get good and lubed up.

we walked the first session and Conner managed to not get hit by a car this time.

back at the garage for a hydration break, everyone floundered on the climbing wall but the old fat guy who showed em how its done.

Omar showed up in a 5 series BMW so we went back out and hit all the runs several more times with a shuttle.

slooowyad was clocked at about 50mph. RYANSHECKLEROFLONGBOARD only managed to hit two of us while drafting.

at the end of the night, slooowy was seen absconding with a half empty, flat keg of sierra nevada pale ale. at least he seat belted it.

vague memories of losing the battle for the last smoke.

so loving being at work this morning.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 24, 2009 - 01:41am PT
213 Bitchen Photos. Dead dinasors...love the fresh black top.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2009 - 06:43am PT
super rad session today. media whores, we had 4 different cameras. will take me a year to put it together, but will post up some rough footage soon. gps clocked matt at 45, the car following him had him at 50. sick!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2009 - 11:03am PT
unedited and dead black space at the end, but you get the picture. this is matt, not me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW23UW5BW5s
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 26, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
Salad you missed a great Kegger Sat. keg was floating @ 9pm. Gave away all the free swag and came out 20 buck in the hole for the party. Not getting out much, got a big test to study for, on Thursday. After that may try to get out and tear up some blacktop.

hey when you did Lower rock creek did you start @ swall and then go down to paradise? I still need to do that one.
Its so hard to tell but it looks like BOMBER Matt hit 45 mph not 50. HAAHAHA. Nice vid none the less.

Heading over to Santa Rosa again. Still licking my wounds from the last trip over there. Took a digger doing a toe side pendy and stopped quicker than I was expecting and went down on my ass and have a nice strwberry. Now my pants and undies rub the scab everytime I make some fast move. MAY have to start wearing my pants LOW. Looking at getting some padded shorts now. May just blow a wade on some leathers..if im smart.

Are you loven the new ride or what?
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2009 - 11:59am PT
nav - he's hit 60 i think so not a record. he is a mess right now though. bad wipe out in sunday's race. grapefruit growing off his hip.

wedge - i started a little south of swall, then hopped in the car thru some of the steep stuff, then road not quite to paradise. was really fatigued so took the ride thru the steeps.

the new ride is tight! went out last nite for a couple of quick speed runs. topped at 29.8, which is probably my fastest. could handle more. need to tighten the trucks and thinking about putting harder bushings on.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 28, 2009 - 12:12am PT
Salad- I was looking at getting some harder bushing...any suggestions? I thought of just a variety pack and see what I like.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Oct 28, 2009 - 05:52pm PT
I got back into skateboarding about 7 years ago when Sunnyvale skatepark opened up, now I'm out at Lake Cunningham in San Jose. Sooooooooo good, come bring those longboards out to the fullpipe!! Rad to see so many climbers that skate too, like me!
Pate

Mountain climber
The Ocean State
Oct 28, 2009 - 05:59pm PT
mini-ramp and The Quiver. Check out the all black Sector9 OG, longboard new school hybrid.

3 Elements
1 Sector 9 fiberglass
1 Sector9 bamboo
1 Zero
1 P+P
1 Sector9 OG
2 Sector9 Minis (1 bamboo)

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2009 - 06:23pm PT
wedge - dont really know about bushing. when got my first board, they set it up with the yellow ones from gravity which are harder. once i could skate a little, they gave me softer red ones and man the board would carve so much easier.

my new drop thru was set up with the reds and very loose trucks.

one thing to note is when i first got the softer ones, they told me to just swap one out at a time which eased me into it.

karodrinker - doubt im up for a pipe but will have board in the south bay around xmas...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 28, 2009 - 07:25pm PT
hwy 9!!!

I'll shuttle drive ya's.

need to buy a dash mount for a vid camera tho.

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2009 - 02:38am PT
sick quiver pate! i wasnt able to see the pic as it was blocked at work...

frumped tonite. i started 20 feet higher and bombed in the same tuck but didnt clock a higher speed. same exact speed as a matter of fact.

almost an epic. i got skeered and tried to air brake but realized i was still goin pretty fast... to fast to carve. so here i am with a lot of ground to cover, standing up with arms out, hoping to slow down but im not.

got back down low and started woooobbbbbblllliing. in trouble! got the hand down and started hand braking. fingers burning! skateboard moving all over!

pitch started easing so i stood up and finally slowed down.

only hit just under 30 (29 and change says the gps), but for me it was a spooky ride, but good cause i kept it together...
Pate

Trad climber
?
Oct 30, 2009 - 05:03pm PT
you gotta wear a windbreaker, so when you stand up you can hold it open and get some wind break action going! it actually works.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2009 - 02:07am PT
please exuse my poor film work but i kinda freaked when he went down...

matt wiping out at 45mph...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNwILa5VMic
bob

climber
Nov 2, 2009 - 08:27am PT
South Bay? Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo Pacifica. Me gusta.

Nice quiver Pate! Seems you cover the range of skills there. Ever bomb some of the short, but fugging steep hills of Prescott? Carleton St. from up near Mt. Vernon to S. Cortez for the mega slide Steinlager finish?
The skatepark here would sure love those boards too.
Bob J.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Nov 2, 2009 - 10:23am PT
re video: That looked like it will leave a mark!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2009 - 10:32am PT
russ it did... the road will never be same. he was back on the board in less than 5 minutes and shot it clean.
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 11:57am PT
yeah bob- i like it all! nothing like skating to the park on a long board with a vert deck in the backpack. my first board ever was a Sims Superply with big gummy OJ's, I'm steeped in long board tradition!

i love carving the kidney shaped park stuff with the fiberglass, especially heel-siding the rail nice and slow, hands over head for max style points! the bamboo is a little stiffer and i can get in the pipe with it. those mini's are sweet boards, they're really difficult to ride, but once you get it you can make seriously short radius turns.

i had only a SmallRoom vert board when i was in Prescott- and there wasn't too much skating available. i know the hills you are talking about- nice runs i bet.

in steamboat springs there used to be a new neighborhood planned that took about 2 years for them to build on. just smooth as butter blacktop winding it's way down a hillside for a mile, no one around. we'd run laps off of a vespa scooter. SO FUN! i've got some great vid/pov vid from those days, as well as a lot of vid of my miimi-ramp, which was known as The Destroyer- it was a savage ramp to skate- the fastest rail-to-rail ramp ever. i'll try to post up to YouTube soon.
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 12:09pm PT
salad- that was a well handled wipe out, he avoided the hip crushing tumble. he slid so far! nicely done.

skaters are the toughest athletes around in IMHO. gotta love the punishment.

the "must fix" nose eater in the mini ramp. ouch.

Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 12:38pm PT
My buddy Keenan, old-school kick flip with the obligatory No Skating sign in the background.

TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Nov 2, 2009 - 12:59pm PT
Nice Pate!

With all this interest, maybe I should dig out some old vids of the brothers doing the downhill thing...


From this summer, Dan with a frontside rock at Butte


Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 01:08pm PT
NIce- with Spuds Mckenzie looking on! Looks like a sweet park
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 2, 2009 - 01:23pm PT
Yea that does look like a sweet park. Makes me want to go out and but another board.

Re-video...why did he fall.. Just leaning to far forward over the front truck to cut down on speed wobbles? skidded all the way across the road too...that was some distance. Looks too that Matt had no knee or slide gloves.

Going to get some pavement today in Santa Rosa. Going to check out Fountain Grove while my GF is at work.

Went trick or treating as Specioli from Fast TImes at Ridgemont high, begal and blond wig and all...it was sweet.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
yeah he just leaned to far forward and lost balance. he had slide gloves on but no other pads. wasnt really all that messed up. the boy knows how to fall.
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 01:58pm PT






And definitely Daddy's Girl. (future Alpine Skater)

Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 02:12pm PT
What's a skate thread w/o some carnage?

when you lay crumpled on the pavement and your pal rolls your board over to you, crushing your nose....


beating it in on the heel of your wrist (these seem to never heal- a "skate gobee")



the clean slice from the coping at the park



...and the gravel induced hamburger.


Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 2, 2009 - 02:31pm PT
And to top it off for the day, my favorite skater ever (Rodney Mullen is a close 2nd) Mark Gonzalez. Totally soul, roots as deep as a tree, Gonzo epitomizes smooth, fluid flow- like Osman did on the rock. This vid is so cool, he skates just like a little kid, loving it the whole time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTzEp4CeWT8
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 04:40am PT
Pate..sound like you got a few stories.

Hey, my wheels are starting to cone. How do I rotate them, as to keep them round?
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 4, 2009 - 11:30am PT
Thats a tough one- if they're little new school wheels most you can pop the bearings and turn them around. Big fat longboard wheels are tougher, because the bearings sit back in the wheel. You can take coned wheels to some skate shops and hand them over to be recycled, there are a few companies who lathe them down.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2009 - 11:50am PT
be proud of your cones! i just rotate the wheels regularly to get even wear.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 4, 2009 - 01:00pm PT
83a abec 11 flywheels. Just rotated them and moved the L front wheel to the R back wheels and flipped the wheel so the "white sidewall is on the inside. Will give a good slide or two. Maybe I should just move them front to back and run it that way?
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 4, 2009 - 01:22pm PT
You really have to do that reverse thing to wear them evenly. Slides are so fun, but the fastest way to flat spot your wheels.

powerslidin'



kicking up some dirt too



Here's the link to Satori- a recycled wheel company.
http://satoriwheels.org/home.html#
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 4, 2009 - 02:11pm PT
Beautiful Longboarding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG6V-gN0olo
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 4, 2009 - 02:13pm PT
And a kitewing, way cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kjNWmH87FI&feature=related
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Nov 4, 2009 - 02:56pm PT
My friends Noah and Patrick. Patrick is a climber.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ewps4lP28
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Nov 4, 2009 - 03:02pm PT
OH MY GOD!!!
Finally, the project I'm supposed to not talk about has had the teaser relesed by sector 9.
Basically all the gnarly roads in Cali. Whitney Portal, White Mountain, West side of Sonora, Tioga, Monitor, Ebbetts, etc.
This is just the teaser. I've seen the whole movie, and it's super rad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wJlkErzEgE&feature=related

Edit: Underwater footy from "Rainbow Falls" on the Tuolumne.
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 4, 2009 - 03:04pm PT
Sector9 Bomb Hills is a classic- I hope it's just as good!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 4, 2009 - 03:57pm PT
damn cant watch youtube from work and for some reason my blackberry wont play that vid. ill watch it tonight.

slidefest this saturday! might miss it though, my daughter has a soccer game right smack dab in the middle of slidefest. feel guilty missing it.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2009 - 06:41pm PT
slide fest was siiick! its still going but i had to leave early to catch my kids soccer game. heading back down to see i watch a few more runs..
beef supreme

climber
the west
Nov 7, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
Man, the longboard is such a good way to get hurt. It's a helluva lot of fun (especially at 2 in the morning doing the all downhill course from the hospital at 2 or 3 am wasted out of your mind)

Eating it on a board was, by far, the worst I've ever been injured: broken bone in hand, kneecap swelled to ultra grapefruit/ small melon status- I thought it was cracked for sure, shoulder got super tweaked from fall and turned into some tendinitis for a few years; oh yea, and the 'raspberry' (as they are affectionately called) running halfway down the outside of my ass check. That made it painful to take my pants off with the fiber mesh of my jeans friction burned into my skin... with the little pieces of gravel, not to mention working with my newly procured ground beef mittens.

Honestly though, I got off pretty lucky- almost rammed my head into the side of the curb. The reason I ate this huge piece of sh#t was because a car had pulled out in front of me and I curbed it instead of playing chicken with the car. Well this is mostly true, chances are that I would have biffed it hardcore within about 5 to 10 seconds from when I started down that hill regardless of the car being there or not.

You know how when you party super hard and get pretty randy you may find yourself waking up in a bit of pain? (and therefore getting drunk as soon as possible), well it was like that for a good month or so.

If I were to do it all over again, I'd definitely be wearing some hand guards and a helmet; actually I'd just wear a whole hockey outfit or one of those man-bear suits that will keep you alive and well after being ran over at 30 mph; or, as the name implies, being mauled by a bear.

Good luck!
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 7, 2009 - 08:30pm PT
Beef,
That sounds bad. glad you are back in one piece.

I don't ride anymore, as in the last thirty years. I did take my board down to the local skate park a couple of years ago and ride it for a few minutes just for grins. Unfortunately the truck is cracked. Otherwise its still OK.
Gordon Smith Fibreflex board
Bennett trucks
Roadrider four wheels

Credit: Zander

Credit: Zander

The board cost me $75 in 1976 or early 1977, can't quite remember. I was making $3 an hour so it was a big investment. Even then the longboards were coming in. My buddies were swapping out the Bennett axles for longer bolts to get more width. Spacing them out with a bunch of washers. They were using long wood boards too. Sadly real life got in the way and I stopped riding. It was good times though.
Zander
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2009 - 02:11pm PT
here is some rough footage from some early runs at slidefest. i had to leave at 2.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FWHU7nzVKUc&is_adult=True&hl=en&gl=US&warned
Pate

Trad climber
?
Nov 9, 2009 - 03:46pm PT
very nice. a sweet mullen style finger flip at @ 5:00.

there's a finger flip or two in this vid. sickest freestyler ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy2xUr5n9aU&feature=related
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 10, 2009 - 02:10am PT
That sector 9 vid....gotta be the bomb.

Wheels are starting to even out. I sure does sound different. Got to ride a bit down in the VALLEY. The Valley pine neddles make for some interestion sliding.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2009 - 09:39pm PT
yeah! got a crew of 7 coming over tonight. gonna mob the hell outta the hood. this one will go well past midnight.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2009 - 11:49am PT
offa. sucks to hit asphalt at 40 years of age. glad i was wearing pads, they got goood and scuffed up. small shoulder road rash and soar right hand.

decent hangover too. breakfast burrito calls.
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 20, 2009 - 12:27pm PT
check out SFPD Officer Dick Munchers.

the lesson here? always keep the camera surreptitiously rolling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAsUOZpPN9w
4damages

climber
Nov 20, 2009 - 12:41pm PT
If it's a terrorist threat a criminal charge could preclude a civil action.

I'll have to watch it again to see the other arrest.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Nov 23, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
Saw this mentioned on another forum. Whassup with those?
http://www.tierneyrides.com/tierney_boards.html
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 23, 2009 - 09:19pm PT
they're really fun, especially if you only have a few feet of pavement, they turn on a dime with those swivel wheels.

Sh#t- anything with wheels that goes fast is fun.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 23, 2009 - 09:30pm PT
yowza! I've seen way more professionalism from SFPD than that officer's example.

would be good to see what happened before and after the vid and with the alleged 'kicking'




Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 23, 2009 - 09:34pm PT
My guess:

Kid gets carted away to booking.

Friends follow a few minutes behind.

At station, friends request to see a sergeant.

Friends display video to sergeant.

Friends leave with their buddy and his board a few minutes later.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Nov 23, 2009 - 10:33pm PT
Some people behind a badge just go bad. No wonder so many people don't trust cops.

Never heard him read them their Miranda Rights.

Painful to watch. Brings back vivid memories of Bluff Utah and my friend and I and my truck illegally searched for made-up probable cause just because we had long hair and were from California.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Nov 29, 2009 - 08:06pm PT
Just for Salad: SteelMonkey and me a while back.....

http://www.fishproducts.com/supertopo/skate.mov
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Nov 29, 2009 - 08:27pm PT
chicks dig powerslides.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Nov 29, 2009 - 10:11pm PT
"Just for Salad: SteelMonkey and me a while back....."

Damn... I need a motor...

Kick Asssssss
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2009 - 02:27am PT
stoked! at last i broked 30! gps cloked at 31.4. didnt really start all that much higher on the hill but zero wind and i really focused on a tight tuck and got super low. almost plowed two rabbits that were snarffin around in my line.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 5, 2009 - 01:51am PT
Took a study break before finals and went to rent The Eiger Sanction at the local store, turns out they didnt have it...so I got Dogtown and watched it again.....Cool, still photos! It was even better with pizza and beer in hand!
Pate

Trad climber
The Lost Highway
Dec 5, 2009 - 09:33am PT
Two words:


TONY




ALVAREZ
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2009 - 09:34pm PT
sick! got my fisrt standing 180 today
Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Dec 13, 2009 - 10:16pm PT
So my youngest kid - 18 y/o - rides a Sector Nine & the other nite while out on the streets hits a hole and the front wheels vanish and she does a snout first plant of her schnozz rite into the freezin' asphalt.

Was sitting at the breakfast table the next day snivelling that her nose was broken ( it's not ) and whining that the scrape on her chin resembles the acne on her forehead ( it does )

But she was snickering about the fall sayin' she wished someone had been able to video it c'os it musta been really funny.

Her helmet prolly saved her worse injuries.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 13, 2009 - 10:17pm PT
it's TONY





ALVA
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Dec 13, 2009 - 10:42pm PT
OK, I'm probably gonna get flak for this, but with a Carveboard road conditions don't matter much anymore . . . just can your legs hold out for 10 + miles of remote mountain highway riding?

Fine smooth concrete or asphalt: check no prob

Rough concrete or asphalt: check no prob

Wet roads: check no prob

Roads with sand or dirt: check no prob

Roads with pine needles, leaves and even some snow: check no prob

Roads with bumps, gaps, holes (not too big): check no prob



Carveboard, its whats for Christmas!

http://www.carveusa.com/product_carveboard.php


(I do not work for Carveboard, but I do ride them! Total fun.)
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Dec 13, 2009 - 11:03pm PT
Can't you just simply ask a Cop to read you your Miranda Rights when arrested as a reminder? And then if he doesn't you just keep quiet? Actually, you should keep quiet anyway.

In court you can say the same. "Your Honor, I asked the officer to read me my Miranda Rights and he didn't."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_warning

http://www.usconstitution.net/miranda.html
Pate88

Trad climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 04:09pm PT
oops w.a. (do you smell smoke? i do..)

2 words

TONY

AlVA

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2009 - 04:27pm PT
Russ, nice! somehow i missed that vid before!

I have a good one Im working on, should be up in a few days/week.
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Dec 14, 2009 - 04:31pm PT
I have a comet carbon fiber deck, randall trucks, swiss bones, gumball wheels. Sometimes I use the sector 9 9balls.
4damages

climber
Dec 14, 2009 - 04:46pm PT
From hearsay I read.
I read they no longer need to read the warning and it's up to the
person being questioned to invoke. I read this from non verified
legal news. It did not say whether or not testimonial evidence maybe
used that was obtained without the warning.

Yes I know they don't like it when you tell them you are not going
to speak to them, and they did not like it when I invoked USC and
CA. Welfare and Institutions code upon them when asking for my SS#.
I noted to them they are precluded in this state from SS#'s and applying
USC they can be charged with a felony with up to a $5000.00 fine and a
5 year prison term.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2009 - 02:40am PT
hahahhahhahaha!

stoked hit 32 tonite!! a wee bit inhebriated so the technical stuff wasnt as good as it could have been, but the night was still. it was quick! a wee bit of blood and a re-bruised hip.

matt pulled the sickest run down Belagio - super fast on a steep hill, slid, rode onto the sidewalk and slid hard quick, back onto the steep concrete hill and pulled it off. coolest run ive seen in 12 months of chargin over here.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2009 - 03:41am PT
uh-oh. looks like we have 10 guys confirmed for tomorrow night. the neighborhood will never be the saaaamee!!!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 29, 2009 - 12:07pm PT
well 8 showed and it was epic. highlights were watching sean throw a fat slide and his front truck litteraly snap in half and the stupid fukin neighbor that was shooting us with a pellet gun because we were 'to loud' and 8:45pm. dont think he quite knows who he is dealing with.

oh yeah and watching the sponsored skaters flail miserably on the climbing wall was a hoot too.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 29, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
Im staring at parking garages here in Park City. Its cold enough to wear all the pads. Would have liked to hit some of the 20+ miles straight aways out on Rt 6 in the middle of NV. GOing to rip some turn on the new skis instead.
Salad................get some more vide...32mph is my top speed.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 12, 2010 - 01:07am PT
Just got back from a long weekend in the J-tree. Had to stay at Jumbo for 2 nights and got a little sk9 on. Then one night in hidden valley. Could not get anyone to go to KEy's view. But still a good time.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2010 - 01:57am PT
ah man thanks for bumpin the thread! im still working on a good vid from a few months ago, been lazy and havent committed to getting it all put together.

got a nice shortish run in tonight, three free rides down the triple track, and two speed runs down the fast hill. maybe 30-32 nothing big. standing checks were coming in ok, but still cant keep balance when checking out of a hard 90 at decent speed.

last couple of times ive rode ive been a little on edge. looking forward to the next time it all comes together. most def comfortable when i put the hands down tho, and those colmens are coming pretty easy now.

best thing i ever did was make proper slide gloves...
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 4, 2010 - 09:05pm PT
Ya I was a little on edge this evening. Came down chipmonk chanyon, still a lot of grit, gravel, and sand. I good ride none the less. I need to tighten up my trucks too.....had a classmate give me a ride up the hill.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 4, 2010 - 10:09pm PT
I know this is a downhill thread but we've been so busy down under the bridge

eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 5, 2010 - 01:36am PT
WOW. . . I've been under that bridge. . . and what you guys do IS POINT BLANK AMAZING!

YAY!

Keep MarginalWay ALIVE!

oxox

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Feb 5, 2010 - 02:01am PT
Sista. . . any board that you can WALK AROUND ON. . . totally ROOLS!

YAY!

eKat
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 5, 2010 - 10:38am PT
wonder....thats pretty RAD. a fire and everything. What interstate/road is that. That concrete look smooooth. Ya, I like the photo.
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Feb 5, 2010 - 11:32am PT
My bros Patrick, JM and Noah, Berkeley boys in Europe.
Good sliding here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZlWGMFGawY
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2010 - 12:09pm PT
good to see this thread back to life.

we had 10 guys at my place last nite killin the asphalt till midnite. damn them teenagers are hard to keep up with.

edit: holy shit! i just remembered my epic save on the last big hill last night!!!! soooo close to a full on wipeout at 35. i hit every obsticle possible (not by choice) wobbling like mad, pulled it off and stayed in my tuck. felt like a hero for a brief moment.
Chinchen

climber
Anacortes, wa
Feb 5, 2010 - 12:35pm PT
WONDER. Do you know any Sleestakers? Bobcat? Paul Bond? I keep meaning to get down to Marginal for a day since Ive moved back to Wa. Lets skate!
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Feb 5, 2010 - 12:37pm PT
Salad... let me know next time you're riding. I'm back on the horse. Also, gonna get some pix of the sick longboards we're cranking out down here at the shop... some cool shapes and features.
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Feb 5, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
Some of the stuff we've been making at the shop.
Credit: bajaandy
Credit: bajaandy
Credit: bajaandy
Credit: bajaandy
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
nice andy! how long is that platypus?
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Feb 5, 2010 - 02:29pm PT
I think we made that one a 49 inch. Super flexy. Too much flex for my <ahem> bulk. But just right for the buck-fifty kid who's riding it.
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Feb 5, 2010 - 04:51pm PT
What's love got to do with it?
Patrick and I going down to the mobil for some music. My cyclecomputer was reading 59 mph.
Photo Credit, Jason Barnes
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 9, 2010 - 12:28am PT
Chenchen, Mr Bond is my right hand man. We light up the park every fri nite & blast the tunes. Everyone is welcome. Bobcat, he's on is own time.
bajaandy, those are some sweet boards. I just rented a shop space and I was thinking... yep, I was thinking.
Kat, the dream is Alive.
truclimber

Trad climber
Nevada
Feb 9, 2010 - 12:34am PT
LongBoarding has been one of the many things that some great friends and I were doing as a Highschool kid.

I love it pesronally, it's just like riding a bike. An offseason snowboarding mentality growing up In the NW.


Cool thrread.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 9, 2010 - 12:54am PT
I have a question.
When was the last time any one has done the Idylwild downhill to Hemet?
It didnt really go all the way to hemet But we pushed for awhile till we got to the abandoned chicken ranch. There was a big quarterpipe buildt right outside the door of one of the sheds. The concrete was sooo smooth and downhill. I guess so you could squeegee the aftermath out the door. So fun just to send it, crazy to make it back in through the door.
Anyone ever do this downhil - Idylwild to Mt Center and then to the flats?
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2010 - 01:09am PT
great pic wildone. 59 is damn fast.

got my buddy on the 47 inch hypercarve yesterday during halftime.

he was pretty stoked and pulled me back out after the game to hit a few more hills. magic!
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 9, 2010 - 02:25am PT
59!

I think I have to go to the bathroom.
wildone

climber
GHOST TOWN
Feb 9, 2010 - 08:15am PT
Patrick been up around 70. One time we had about a 30 mile an hour tailwind going down the pass. I couldn't keep up in a little rally car, PUNCHING it on the straights, and scaring the sh#t out of myself on the corners. He's also done the pass barefoot and switch a number of times.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 11, 2010 - 04:52am PT
Been alot of talkin & not alot of skatin.
Show it or stow it.
Wonder,
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Feb 11, 2010 - 12:43pm PT
Yes, yes Sector boards are awesome . . .

But is there anyone else on ST that rides a Carveboard?

Come-on, am I the only one????
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Feb 11, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
Those carveboards are sweet. I've been using the Exkate Torsion trucks on my decks. Radical turning radius. http://www.alteredelectricskateboards.com/trucks.htm
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2010 - 03:14pm PT
i havent been riding. my wife tricked me into running a damn half marathon this coming sunday. off the board till that is over.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2010 - 01:30am PT
half marathon is behind me, wisdom tooth out. had a nice chill 90 minuter tonight. nice to get in a tuck and let er go.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Feb 19, 2010 - 09:51am PT
'Eh Salad:

Ive been following this thread for a while.
I was never big into skate boarding. The surface is to hard/to much friction not like water or ice.
However I did build some decks BITD for sailing on ice.
They were pretty fun to ride as skate decks with no sailing rig because they had flex but were stiff enough to always maintain a positive camber even with a good size person pushing hard through turns etc.
Here's a couple pretty cool vids of my good buddy back east who rides a deck I built thirty years ago and it's still going strong.
Strong enough for him to set a world speed record on it ;)

Jeffrey Brown (Freeskate # US 14)
new-iceboard-gps-speed-sailing-record/

Some of these sheets of ice are just spectacular!

recent youtube vid

www.gps-icesailing.com/

God bless gravity sports but ever once in a while a meteorological ride is pretty cool.
Especially if it means serious speed ;)




sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Feb 23, 2010 - 06:07pm PT
had an old sims pure juice that was somewhat long - lost it in transit a while back, but loved cruising "giant slalom" style and making turns down donner pass
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2010 - 05:05pm PT
looks to be fun night. we have three guys on the fence and 10 that are in for sure.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2010 - 05:29pm PT
ha played chicken with some dik with an attitude last thurs nite. was at close to my top speed, 35ish, when this jerk decided to come over into my lane and gun it hard up the hill.

held my ground and the bitch pulled away.

got some props from the young speedsters who witnessed.

so sick of this weekend after weekend rain....
Pate

Trad climber
Mar 7, 2010 - 11:21pm PT
Just scanned this old shot of my old school gang on the quarter pipe. Circa 1981.

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2010 - 11:30pm PT
ha! nice!
The Alpine

Big Wall climber
Tampa, FL
Mar 7, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
T*R said: "i have one! it's SO superior to driving the truck! a little tricky to get used to riding with a backpack full of schoolbooks but man it feels good to cruise on a board when i can't be on the snow :)

meet dora, dora the explorer! yes, named after the famed PBS adventurer!"



Oh no... your board is not named after the Dora of Dora the Explorer. Any SoCal locals wanna explain that one?
The Alpine

Big Wall climber
Tampa, FL
Mar 8, 2010 - 01:22am PT
Ha. I thought sector 9 had a board named after THE Dora of Malibu fame.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2010 - 11:03pm PT


haha makin slide gloves for the boys. i got 12 zippo flints ima gonna put in the pukcs of my new pair of gloves. will be epic if it works.
Chinchen

climber
Anacortes, wa
Mar 14, 2010 - 12:58am PT
For sale, almost perfect. original Bennett trucks. Let the bidding begin, I need drum cymbals...$100 to start...



salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2010 - 06:14pm PT
the lighter flints work a bit, not as well as i had wished, although some kids were pretty stoked on the sparks the other night. i might put another dozen in and see what happens, or maybe a different shape or size of flint.

i got some durian 86a wheels, man those things sllliide like mad, scared to go fast in them. super fun gettin a grove and throwing noisey checks on each turn. just gotta sack up and commit to the standing 180s now.

gravity just came out with blue 83a wheels. gotta try them out soooon. hoping to hit up cardiff tomorrow night.
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
failed standing 180


fun evening riding in cardiff last night


my friends at gravity have a really cool sense of humor..wtf??

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2010 - 12:29pm PT
ouch. my bro's were doing a 6 man heat down the big hill in my hood. there was a crash at about 40mph and one guy got beat up pretty bad. broken rib and punctured lung.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 2, 2010 - 01:19pm PT
short bus = don't know it's dangerous to skate

salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2010 - 04:20pm PT
Gravity has a limited addition Stone Brewing board.. hahaha

http://www.gravityboard.com/pages/gstore/boards/sb45.html
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 4, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
ouchies...

http://www.break.com/index/longboarder-slams-into-back-of-truck.html
Mike.

climber
May 4, 2010 - 05:04pm PT
We were driving down from Top of the World in Laguna and saw some kid with a full face hemet taking off atop Park Street on a fairly short board. Cool, we get to watch. We couldn't keep up with him! He did a righteous power slide to shave off some speed at the sharp corner, where we caught up a little, then he was gone again. Bottom of the hill I stopped and told him he did better than 45. He pointed at some gizmo on his shoe and said "yea, 52."
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2010 - 06:41pm PT
haha nice mike.

i got my 3" by 5/16th flints (3 of them) yesterday. they snap perfectly with mongo bolt cutters. FIRE!
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
May 21, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
If someone has a very good condition old school BAHNE fiberglass skateboard, I would buy it.

Wish I kept the ones I had. I had 2 back in the day and rode them constantly. Great boards. Upgraded to tracker trucks and Stoker wheels, and then eventually wheels my Dad and I manufactured.

Oh, I didn't tell you guys about the time I went into the skateboard business with my dad. Newspaper article in the San Diego Union and also on CH 8 News back in '76 or so.

A good story for another day . . .
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2010 - 11:49pm PT
hey wedge - ima be in your neck of the woods thurs nite thru whenever monday.... bringin the board, lets try and get a ride or two in. my wife will shuttle fo shizzle. shred the gnar!
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2010 - 04:49pm PT
just got a set of these:



i shall be sideways for ever more!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 21, 2010 - 04:47pm PT
Found this video... Maybe it's already been posted?

http://www.break.com/index/extreme-longboarding-in-bombay-hills.html
utahman912

Social climber
SLC, UT
Jul 21, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
My ride on Devils Dancefloor... if you know where that is:

jb on devils dancefloor - yosemite 2006
jb on devils dancefloor - yosemite 2006
Credit: utahman912
utahman912

Social climber
SLC, UT
Jul 21, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
amazing how fast the board stopped when i hit this sand trap:

Credit: utahman912
utahman912

Social climber
SLC, UT
Jul 21, 2010 - 08:18pm PT
no, but i did climb with a geologist last night
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2010 - 01:25pm PT


had a skate shindig the other night, we had 18 guys bombing my neighborhood. im no longer the most liked person on the block, but man, it was a hoot. we rode from 5pm till midnight.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 26, 2010 - 05:17pm PT
Longboarding in the rain? Looks dangerous.

http://www.break.com/index/longboarding-downhill-in-the-rain-goes-bad.html
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 31, 2010 - 09:13am PT
Good video. I hope they protect their toes.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c76_1280532653
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2010 - 01:50am PT
my new baby, a Rayne Nemesis:









just rode it for the first time, slides like butter and is REALLY stable in a tuck. is it love???

randal 180's 42 degree, gravity highgrades 83a, bones super swiss bearings, venom downhill bushings - 90a in the front, 93a in the rear.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Aug 30, 2010 - 02:01am PT
You better buy some leathers. LOOks and sounds faaast. I have more and more interested in the Evo or Switch. Th quiver may get up to 3. . All my fiends say the venom bushings are the way to go. I need to get a set. Going to run some spacers in my wheels see if I notice any difference.
CANT wait for the mail man!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:01pm PT
These things should have break lights and airbags.

http://www.break.com/index/hi-speed-longboard-wipeout-1938298
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2010 - 03:51am PT
ima get all buzzed up and break 40 reaaal soon. hit 36 tonight and hit the only fukin rock in the road. super loud ass crunchy ass tightening sound, got some wobbles but kept her steady w/o much trouble. so much god damn fun...
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 28, 2010 - 01:44am PT
hahaha bigger buzz tonight. managed to miss the rock, and thank you mother nature for the first downhill wind in two years on Willow Tree. hit 38mph and felt suuuper comfy. knew it was a speed record caust that culdesac came up suuuuuper fast. stoked!
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Nov 1, 2010 - 02:55am PT
Hitting up a Outlaw race near Sac next weekend. Picked up another deck for the race.
Credit: The Wedge
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Nov 1, 2010 - 03:01am PT
I flipped my randells over.  The Evo is practically a low rider.  Runn...
I flipped my randells over. The Evo is practically a low rider. Running some VXB ceramic bearing, red barrels and green eliminators on the bottom, got me some Seismic 85mm 79a to run over small children that get in my way!
Credit: The Wedge
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2010 - 02:17am PT
wedge that looks sick! how was the race??
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2010 - 02:20am PT
40 at last!!!!!!!!!!!

i worked that hill six times, and of course on the 'last run' i had 3 rabbits fck with me. the damn gps reset in my pocket, i swear i was at 42mph. felt really fast.

since the gps crapped out i did one more run....

The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Nov 22, 2010 - 11:58pm PT
Yea, 40. Time to get yourself some leathers. The race was to be held on Mosquito Ridge rd in the Tahoe Nat Forest. 100+ skaters showed up in BFE along with a CHP airplane that attempted to get up to disperse with a bullhorn. So we all left after the 2 placer county sheriffs showed up and one CHP and hit another rd. about an hour away. I will tell yea if you give me a call or I can send you an emai, if your interestedl. But only about 60 of us showed up at the other spot. Had a great time. I will be editing some video soon.
Last weekend hit up Bishop and did Swall Meadow Rd (near bishop). Did 3 laps, 2 at night under full moon and one in the morning. Hit 40 a few time on the rd and never had to colemen slide. I did drift 1-2 corners. But consistant 30-35mph. I had my leathers so I was not too worried( only one gardrail to worry about). I was super stoked to finally do it without speed checking. I ran my evo with yellow orangethang durians....talk about drifting. I wanted to run the speed vent but will have to wait till next time and till all the cynder gets swept off. DAMN that road is good....as good and as long (4+ miles) as the race rd. ON one run I started way up in swall subdivision and went out to the swall meadow rd and down past Paradise to the Inyo/Mono county line. Frecken RAD! Then the snow came....ohhh well.

Rabbits that a riot.....I had a big buck FCK with me in Swall.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jan 15, 2011 - 07:50pm PT
Was just watching a video of longboarding hills using a small sail to brake. Very cool. Has anyone here used these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKo6EI2VsYg

I initially ran across this sail on a TR from some guys skating 2000km in Morocco. Says they used these to save wearing out shoes.

Credit: longtreksmorocco.com
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 15, 2011 - 10:36pm PT
bump for climbing
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jan 15, 2011 - 11:17pm PT
bump for climbing
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jan 17, 2011 - 05:20pm PT
I dont use the wind sails but due wind break, by standing up out of my tuck and max. my surface area.

Bombed Lower Rock Creek road last week out of Bishop.....Damn that thing is good, no colemen slides. Just a little drifty in some of the corners. Think I will go with some bigger wheels next time.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Jan 30, 2011 - 06:03pm PT
The Wedge,


Lower Rock Creek Road all the way down to Round Valley is awesome.


Big like these wheels?

Perfect.


I love my Carveboard.

http://www.carveusa.com/product_carveboard.php


In the short film on the Carveboard website they have some footage from said road. Cool.
Pass the Chongo, Chongo

Social climber
in cave
Jan 30, 2011 - 06:47pm PT
HEY THERE SAY... ME RIDES THEM, I HAVE ONE, ITS SECTRO 9. VERY GUD. THANKS FOR LETTING ME CHIME IN!

LOVE YOU GUYS
CHONgo :*
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2011 - 03:00am PT
dang i just rode willow tree from the very top of hidden trails without sliding, not even a check slide. its taken me two years to sack up and do it. 7 mph slower than when i tuck it from 3/4 of the way up. very stoked, this was a break through ride for me. knees were knockin on the walk back up so i called it. very very good night for me.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 5, 2011 - 03:48am PT
This was just in the NY Times:

**Bringing Skateboarders Doing 60 to a Halt
By IAN LOVETT
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.** Chance Gaul cannot drive a car yet. He is only 14. But he is already the fastest thing on wheels around here.

While Porsches and Mercedes-Benzes precariously descend the windy canyon roads here at 25 miles per hour, Chance bombs down at 40, sometimes even 60 m.p.h. on his skateboard, savoring the sea breeze on his face. But this may be his last ride here.

...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/02/us/02skateboard.html?_r=1&ref=skateboards&pagewanted=print
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 5, 2011 - 08:42am PT
And the family of a 17-year-old boy sued and settled with the nearby City of Mission Viejo after he suffered brain damage in a 2004 skateboarding accident on flatter ground.

Wow. On what legal grounds can someone sue a municipality for a skateboarding accident? I'm guessing it has something to do with un maintained public facilities. If so, I'm going to Mission Viejo and fall over the first curb I can find.
213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
Apr 5, 2011 - 11:03am PT
Boards with wheels and the Sierra...a perfect match!

morales f/s 180
morales f/s 180
Credit: 213

In 2 years, the man above will be opening a dental practice...

Stalefish 120 slider...can't wait for this run again

steeezy
steeezy
Credit: 213

Slide with your friends!

laundrymat
laundrymat
Credit: 213
salad

climber
Escondido
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2011 - 12:32pm PT
i just got an ed economy 55 inch deck. monster. i got it slightly used, complete with near new gravity 82a's for 50 bucks total. carved down my street with the kids this weekend, super fun.
o-man

Trad climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Apr 5, 2011 - 03:18pm PT
I've been checking in on this real cool thread for a while now.
I found this clip of me skating in front of my house a while back.

http://vimeo.com/14459719
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 19, 2011 - 04:51am PT
Picked up a new deck. Got a LY switchblade. Double drop. Drop through and drop deck. Simuliar to the Rayne Nemisis. Love the thing as a free-ride deck. Hit 40 a week ago on Lower Rock creek Road, and the thing started to shimmy. I will try farting around with some different bushing and see if I cant take the wobbles out of the ride.

Thought I would post my latest and greatest wipeout. Chris Summit was driving and did the video. He is also the one who gave me the "emergency beer" after my crash. Thanks Chris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPd3CoOKWYY


Hear I am eating some concrete. I attept to take the right hand corner without checking...bad mistake. I speed check on my first run, before the corner and did great. The second run I thought I could take the last corner without checking...WRONG. With road rash I take a 3rd lap just get back on the horse again.
New deck LY switchblade
New deck LY switchblade
Credit: The Wedge


Funny thing is that my full face helmet was being painted, so I baught a new helmet. Too bad I did not buy another full face. I would have walked away without any scratches.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 19, 2011 - 05:00am PT
ohhh ya, I hit up J tree for a little climbing with some DRL's 2 weeks ago. I was eager to hit up Keys View. I gotta thank Jefe for the lift up the road, but the run down sucked. I beleive 2 years ago when I first did it, it was fresh pavement. Now the pavement suck. Mid way down I pulled over and jumped back into the car. I was all ready this time too. I had my leathers with me and stoked to go kill it down the road, what a bummer.
All dress up and the pavement sucks!
All dress up and the pavement sucks!
Credit: The Wedge
Leggs

Sport climber
El Presidio, Tucson
Apr 19, 2011 - 11:15am PT
^^^ Do you still want the footage I took? The stuff when you're right next to the car is pretty cool... my mommy heart was nervous for you...

Somewhere on one of the clips, you hear me say, "Wow, he must have really strong thighs."

Ha!

The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 20, 2011 - 08:18pm PT
Sure you can FB post it or send it via Email. Thanks Leggs.
Josh Ulloa

Trad climber
Turlock, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 12:50am PT
Since the topic of longboards came up, thought I would share my latest project. Probably more for casual around town riding than bombing down the local hill.

www.sharpendwoodworks.com
www.sharpendwoodworks.com
Credit: Josh Ulloa
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 01:59am PT
Nice deck josh, are you running Bennet trucks on that board?
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 21, 2011 - 03:08am PT
My dad and I were in the skateboard business in the 70s.

At first I made the boards for myself and my friends.

I called my skateboard design "Pipeline."

My dad saw the $$$/business opportunity to side-line along with his Union Sheet-metal shop that was located not far from Les Girls in San Diego, on Hancock Street. Mid 1970s, Pipeline Skateboard Co., was born.

Sometimes I drive by the once grand Union sheet-metal shop. Its no longer a sheet-metal shop. The industrial building is still very much there however. It is now used to overhaul large semi-trucks. I spent a lot of time (years) in that massive building in my youth making stuff out of metal on the side, and working for my dad and other Union sheet-metal Journeymen.

I used a particular high-quality Alcoa memory alloy aircraft aluminum for the board. The trucks were commercially purchased, Cadillac at first and then we used X-Caliber. We designed and made the urethane wheels also, called "Pipeline Pacers." Eventually we used precision-bearing wheels like everyone else was doing. They were pretty high quality boards for the day.

Back then I skated like a Fein.

We made 3 models: The Downhill, The Slalom, and The Hotdog.

I Googled and found someone who posted up an image of one of our boards, but then they didn't have a lot of kind things to say about the board. They auctioned it off on Ebay. Theyre clue-less and dont know the product or the history. The paint on the boards was very high-quality and bright resin based PPG paint. It was very durable and fairly scratch resistant.

At one time nearly everyone in the family was involved in putting skateboards together until we grew the company and hired employees for a true assembly line. Lots of fond memories.


http://skateandannoy.com/features/ebay/2010/ebay091/images-big/pipeline81.png

http://skateandannoy.com/features/ebay/2010/ebay091/
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 01:57pm PT
Klimmer,
That's pretty damn cool. Full aluminium deck, perfect to slice the ankle. I sure it was light. Did the pipeline (green deck) have much flex? Those wheels are phat, even for todays standards. What was the contact patch(70mm?) for those fat wheels. My dad was a Middle School wood shop teacher. I use to build my own decks back in the day(1980's) . All the kids wanted little finger decks to play around with in class. Never really went any further than that. Thanks for the History, Great stuff!

Caliber is still around making some great trucks.
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Apr 21, 2011 - 02:25pm PT
Wedge-

Back in November you posted a picture and said that you flipped your Randall's.

I was wondering what the advantage was? I ride a pair of 180/s mostly at the local park on 33" Santa Cruz Landshark. and those trucks rip. i already replaced the bushings with some Bones hardcore softs and it rides much better.

any feedback would be appreciated. not looking to bomb hills just carve smaller ones and carve the bowls at the local park.

thanks
dave
Josh Ulloa

Trad climber
Turlock, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 04:01pm PT
Wedge,

The wheels and trucks you see on the board were $30 "wheel and truck" package from ebay :) They were just for testing and drilling the hole patterns. The board just sold and I'm outfitting it with Paris 180's. This is a new arena I'm entering, so any feedback you or anyone else wants to offer would be great.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 04:14pm PT
Dave,
When you flip your randells you are switching from a 42 degree to a 50 degree. When you do this you lessen the turning radius but you also lower the center of gravity of the deck.

When flipped, you get a less turny board, you also drop the ride height of your deck making your leg straighter and are therefore less likely to tire out. Lower board means more stabilty in corner and lower center of gravity.

When i flip the hangers on the trucks i noticed only a slight difference in the turning radius, its really hard to tell. Also you may get more wheel bite with the hangers flipped. Last, watch out for BOT stops, especailly those blue reflective ones. They seem to be just high enough that it can catch on your randells, and throw you too the pavement.

I have yet to read the article but there was a scientific study done of why speed wobble happen. It seems that skateboarding is very simular to grocery carts (hahahaha) and why sometime grocery carts have wobbly wheels. In short, you can eliminate speed wobble by running one truck 42 degrees and the back 50 degrees or visa versa...I can remember. Now you have a uni-directional board. No riding switch. Some of the newer and downhill oriented decks have a "wedge" front, and "de-wedge" back. This is the same idea wiithout having to run your trucks in the methode mentioned above. If you dont have randell's you can buy small angled risers that fit between the truck and the board and do the same thing. I know Landyachyz is making their Bear trucks similar to randells and can now be flipped.

Hope this helps, I will try to find the article and post it.
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Apr 21, 2011 - 04:29pm PT
Thanks

Interesting stuff. I stopped skateboarding over 20 years ago and just got back into it the last two years.

There is a good park 2 minutes from my house and I go when the kids are at school and just carve til my legs fall off. Found this great training for aid climbing- good cardio, builds strong legs for hauling and high stepping, balance, and you don't want to fall!!!

Switched from my Indy's to the Randalls just recently and can't believe how much they rip.

Curiosity, have you ridden any other trucks like- gullwing sidewinders, carvers, or seismic??

thanks again
dave
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 04:48pm PT
Josh,

The two biggest charastics in a deck that can be easly changed are your bushings and wheels.

First buy a bag of bushing maybe $30, all types (stimulator/downhill/cones/ barrels etc) and colors(duro's...how hard or soft the rubber is). I and many other skaters like the Venom bushing. Then mess around switching out bushing to find the setup you like. Possibly a cone near the deck and a barrel closer to the ground. Or a cone/cone pattern. You are just going to need to fart around and find what you like.

Wheels, The bigger the wheels the longer it take to get up to speed. But also has a higher top end speed and rolls further. Smaller wheels get up to speed quick, but do not hold there speed very long. Harder duro( the higher number) will be better for sliding and riding on smooth surfaces. A duro of 80 -81 is about the middle of road. Last is how the wheel is made, some have rounded corners and are going to be better for slidding and drifting, these with no "lip" are nice because they are less likely to get hung up and produce less chatter. Other wheels that are offset that have a "lip" (the orangatang In Heats are a great example) are going to compress and rebound as you pump and carve, makeing pumping and carving easier and more enjoyable. Some wheels are a mixture of the two. For wheels check out Abec 11 and Orangatang wheels.

Before buying wheels, put them on you deck at the the shop and make sure you do not get wheel bit. Because of the size and how they are set, either centerset or offset (think of them like cams). They may or maynot work very well with you deck. I own 2 decks, one pair of randell trucks, a shiz ton of bushing, and 8 sets of wheels.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 05:07pm PT
Dave wrote : Curiosity, have you ridden any other trucks like- gullwing sidewinders, carvers, or seismic??

Dave I use to street skate back in the late 80's and rode gullwing and tracker trucks with bullet wheels. With longboarding I have riden the 10mm Bears (very simular to the randells) but a little better on the downhill, but hated finding bearing and spacers for 10 mm truck. The Randells 180 for $50 bucks work great......and they are 50 bucks. The Caliber seem to ride simular to the Randell too. The Precission trucks for $280 seems super rad and can be changed to 205mm and have ZERO slop. but 280 bones....that is 5 pair of Randells. Its Skateboarding not rock science....In the end I find it hard to beat the randell for the price/performace.

I have check out the new gullwings with the double bushing thing......seeems super turny, and is a great idea. But have not spent considerable time on them. I also have never been on the seismic.

OHHH YA Randells Made in the USA. Lifetime Gaurentee!
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Apr 21, 2011 - 07:54pm PT
thanks again your input is greatly appreciated.

I mainly bought my Randall's for carving on low hills and the park.

Do you like Randall R-11 for downhill speed runs or do you prefer another truck?
I have 50 degree baseplates and I am assuming that most people prefer the 42 degree for speed??
It seems like a carving style truck like the R-11 would get lots of wobble, but maybe not if you flip one of the hangers like you previously said.

I am getting a set up for downhill runs and not yet sure what truck type to run!!

thanks
dave
Josh Ulloa

Trad climber
Turlock, CA
Apr 22, 2011 - 01:13am PT
Great info, thanks for sharing. I uh, kind of learned about "wheel bite" the hard way. Good news I wasn't going very fast. Bad news, our street has a fairly new seal coat on it...extra gritty. The board now has nice deep wheel wells.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 25, 2011 - 01:23pm PT
Multiple ouchies after a high speed longboard crash. Any taco-ites in this video?

http://www.break.com/index/longboard-spectator-nutshot-2049823
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Apr 26, 2011 - 09:59am PT
I love the Tosh comments. Classic.

Here is some great info straight from folks at Randell Trucks.

http://www.randal.com/guides_faq.html


Im still looking for the speed wobble info.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jun 9, 2011 - 05:34am PT
Speed wobble defined...

http://www.flexboardz.com/riders-area/atelier/technicz/189-concretewave-mag

PS. I am liking my Caliber trucks more and more. I went with the .44 cal

The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:54am PT
Fotty of a quick run down D street after 4 laps at Bofax(that video to come)......Enjoty D street.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFYg9khheiM
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jul 4, 2011 - 04:37am PT
"Go Pro" camera sure seems to be taking over - I can't argue that.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:25pm PT
Ya, I just got my GoPro....Seems to work alright. It fell off my helmet mount going 30...no worse for the wear...gotta like that.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jul 23, 2011 - 05:31pm PT
Nice 16 part series, crosscountry in Peru. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgSDEhHnWr4
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 16, 2011 - 11:22pm PT
Multiple Longboard Fail

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=495_1313361129
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 9, 2012 - 02:11am PT
The Mother of longboard hill bombing movies:



EPIC!!! stunningly filmed balls of steel hill bombing in the High Sierras!




**SECOND NATURE* **














*Dave Yerian gets a shout out in the credits.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 9, 2012 - 02:13am PT
Not a longboard.  But I love to skate!  Fern st skatepark, Santa Cruz ...
Not a longboard. But I love to skate! Fern st skatepark, Santa Cruz CA
Credit: karodrinker
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 9, 2012 - 02:20am PT
Credit: apogee
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 9, 2012 - 02:23am PT
New Mexico Longboard Crash at 50mph







T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jul 9, 2012 - 02:41am PT
Lovegasoline, I had been watching it only on Vimeo (YT is a better interface). Not sure of every pass they dropped on, but the Tioga footy itself is worth the price of admission.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 11, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
Some of the same blue suit crew bomb Claremont Ave:









Damn this looks like fun sh|t!

I broke my arm bombing hills when I was 14, no safety gear or longboard ... our options were either make it or eat sh|t. It looks like things have come a long way especially the rad sliding action.

I moved on from skateboarding and for the past 35 years I've just done casual cruising on my OG '77 Alva Skate. Watching these videos is getting me stoked and making me want to buy a longboard! I'm getting a hardon watching this stuff.
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Jul 25, 2012 - 02:17am PT
Cool video! Looks like these guys got the eastslide tour!!!

Ebbets, Monitor, Sonora, and Tioga?? Gets weird in a few spots, but worth the watch. good looking granite in the vid too.

at 13 minutes is a good run of Tioga!

http://vimeo.com/20973698

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jul 28, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
It's a sweet treat working at Tioga Pass Resort and seeing one of the Berkeley crew flying down the pass.....youzzzzza P. flys.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 28, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
longboards, who rides em?

Only criminals
originalpmac

Mountain climber
Anywhere I like
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
SKATEBOARDING IS NOT A CRIME!

that said I have been ticketed once for doing just this, and made a pretty good run from the cops, (i didn't run too slow)

Red Mountain Pass in the warm part of the year is the best! Fall colors with spliffs boards and some pads

Origianl and Luke
Origianl and Luke
Credit: originalpmac
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 17, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Longboard accident- Hit by a car



Longboard Crash at 45mph

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 17, 2013 - 05:46pm PT

Credit: locker
...












































and a nice swim after the ride...




























































photo not found
Missing photo ID#299320
...


T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 23, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Oct 29, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
2013 Broadway Bomb

Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 15, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
RIP Jay Adams





http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/rip-jay-adams-1961-2014_116420/
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 15, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
yeah man,

Just caught the news on LA Times - Dogtown is barking softly tonight - fak but dude could rip!

__//To skateboarding aficionados, the late Jay Adams was known as the "original seed," one of the most influential skaters in history. But Adams, who died of an apparent heart attack at age 53 on Thursday, also transcended the world of skateboarding by way of the silver screen.

Growing up in a sketchy corner of Venice in the 1970s, Adams became one of the original members of the pioneering Zephyr skateboarding team whose story was chronicled in the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" in 2001 and the biopic "Lords of Dogtown" in 2005.//__
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
OH MAN!!!.....................

i skated with him back in the 80's





Bummer
tfpu
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
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