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2020-05-28 9:37:59 PM  
There's a skate park in Quincy, MA that I always thought was cool it existed. Then about a month ago I was driving by and saw that they had torn it down. I thought, "What a shame."

So then I decided to see if there was a story about it and found that they were actually going to rebuild it. I thought, "Oh cool."

At the end of the story it said it was being rebuilt with money from the federal government and I thought, "Ha, not anymore."

Then last week I drove by and sure enough there were guys working on it. Setting up the forms to pour concrete.

I got my own thrill from this rollercoaster of a development.
 
2020-05-28 10:01:22 PM  
"High 'N' Dry" Video
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This video from last year is waaay better. It starts out with a pretty rough slam from Tony Hawk. He lands it around 7:15, but that's nothing compared to 8:43 when the dude says "f*ck physics" and does an upside down ollie.
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2020-05-28 11:11:02 PM  
One of the first parks I skated at was Big O in Orange, CA.  It was trip dodging the supports of the water slides and the water leaking everywhere.
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2020-05-29 2:10:19 AM  
The Earth is healing. We are the virus. :P
 
2020-05-29 2:48:57 AM  
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2020-05-29 3:20:52 AM  
Of course they are. I would have too, at that age.
 
2020-05-29 3:39:22 AM  
Skateboarded a soap box derby hill once upon a time.

Couldn't tighten the trucks tightly enough.

What a ride!
 
2020-05-29 4:22:33 AM  
Android technology still firmly stuck in uncanny valley, I see.

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2020-05-29 5:17:40 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [YouTube video: "High 'N' Dry" Video]
This video from last year is waaay better. It starts out with a pretty rough slam from Tony Hawk. He lands it around 7:15, but that's nothing compared to 8:43 when the dude says "f*ck physics" and does an upside down ollie.
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That was insane. Dare I say...gnarly.
 
2020-05-29 5:31:06 AM  

lovely_filth: Skateboarded a soap box derby hill once upon a time.

Couldn't tighten the trucks tightly enough.

What a ride!


Speed wobbles are the worst. There is just enough time to realize that you are farked.
 
2020-05-29 5:47:01 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [YouTube video: "High 'N' Dry" Video]
This video from last year is waaay better. It starts out with a pretty rough slam from Tony Hawk. He lands it around 7:15, but that's nothing compared to 8:43 when the dude says "f*ck physics" and does an upside down ollie.
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Well, you tend to make up for it if the nuts are tightened enough.
 
2020-05-29 6:42:59 AM  

lovely_filth: Skateboarded a soap box derby hill once upon a time.

Couldn't tighten the trucks tightly enough.

What a ride!


I did the same. Until the vibration became too much and I bailed. Very bloody spill.
 
2020-05-29 6:44:50 AM  
This happened back in April in my town, a farking 40 year old guy who owns and operates a skatepark drove to our town with 2 people in their 20s and another in their 30s, broke into our amusement park and skated on the water slides. They got caught by the cops after people who drove by could see them skating on the slides, and even posted the videos of them skating on it on Instagram.

Now they're being charged with felonies because they did at least $6000 in damage if not more. The best part is all the people who are defending them "The skate parks are closed so they did what they had to do" as if they'll somehow die if they don't get to skate or "The park owners make a lot of money so they should just pay for the damages and forget about it".

Idiocracy in action in real time.
 
2020-05-29 8:03:48 AM  
Thunders or Indys?

That's the real question here.
 
2020-05-29 8:07:07 AM  

TomDooley: One of the first parks I skated at was Big O in Orange, CA.  It was trip dodging the supports of the water slides and the water leaking everywhere.
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Oh yeah.  The water slide that would cut people open with bolts that stick out and that they finally closed down when a fiberglass panel broke out and a kid when flying through the hole.  In fact, I think that incident is why the closed the whole place down, skate park and all.
 
2020-05-29 9:29:10 AM  
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2020-05-29 10:37:02 AM  

holdmybones: lovely_filth: Skateboarded a soap box derby hill once upon a time.

Couldn't tighten the trucks tightly enough.

What a ride!

I did the same. Until the vibration became too much and I bailed. Very bloody spill.


Yep, the day I picked up my longboard, I went bombing down a hill, got the shakes and bit it hard. I had my keys in my front pocket and landed on those. Ouch!
 
2020-05-29 11:46:14 AM  
Well that will teach them what happens when you dump tons of dirt into skateparks......let them ride
 
2020-05-29 1:33:56 PM  
Better them than the Burmese Pythons and the Nutria. Boys are mostly harmless when they compete against themselves.
 
2020-05-29 1:56:19 PM  

farkinlovit: Well that will teach them what happens when you dump tons of dirt into skateparks......let them ride


You don't have any idea how much damage skateboards do to fiberglass tubes, huh?
 
2020-05-29 2:19:11 PM  

Combustion: holdmybones: lovely_filth: Skateboarded a soap box derby hill once upon a time.

Couldn't tighten the trucks tightly enough.

What a ride!

I did the same. Until the vibration became too much and I bailed. Very bloody spill.

Yep, the day I picked up my longboard, I went bombing down a hill, got the shakes and bit it hard. I had my keys in my front pocket and landed on those. Ouch!


I did something similar when I was in grade school. Thought I was being safe by sitting on the board. About halfway down the speed wobbles tipped me over on the side. Peeled most of the skin off the back of my thigh.
 
2020-05-29 11:19:00 PM  
And a final CSB about skating.

When I was a kid I wanted to skateboard. My mom actually bought me a skateboard, but it was a skinny cheap board. I wanted one of those really fat ones that were the style at the time. And no, they did not revolutionize skating.

My biggest problem was that all the cool skateboarders had these boards where the wheels turned freely. Even when I got my cool fat skateboard the wheels didn't turn much. I never learned any tricks. Probably didn't take enough chances riding a rail or "gleaming the cube" or whatever that's supposed to mean.

Also, I don't fit in. I didn't wear the right clothes, listen to the right music, etc. I remember you'd get laughed out of the clique if you weren't into the same things they were. I never liked that philosophy because I couldn't do it.

Funny thing about that is you'd think these anarchist skateboarders wouldn't care if you liked the Bangles and the Fat Boys at the same time. But they did.

Looked for pics of the fat skateboard I'm talking about. Let's say the minimum width is 6" and the one I wanted and eventually got and failed at mastering was 12" wide.
 
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