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Balloonoob

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#41
That board is worth $$$$ I was a Professional Skateboarder in the 70's . Rode Metal , then Clay, then Eurothane . Frank Nasworthy CHANGED My Life When he put out Cadillac Wheels ......................then onto Road Riders Etc . You guys are bringing back memories ! Here's a few of me back in the day . Tony Alva taking lessons in the background on pic 3 ! ( 1975 Hang Ten Contest ) Ride Safe !

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Wait...... What? U kidding me?!?
 

Balloonoob

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Jan 24, 2019
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Longmont Colorado
#42
Those were my 1st skate boards too. Only problems were keeping the skates attached to board and finding enough girls who'd trade em to me.

Yet today, Not encouraged by me at first, for his age and without medical insurance, and didn't expect he'd do it very long I taught him a few things that were the limitations on steel, and how to fall and or spin while falling, land on his back on a flat rug, that's it. Come summer he won the local contest and at 32 years old now he's still at it. . He's is on Tony Hawk's Birdhouse team, inventing new tricks like the 360 nose spin in this.:

Wow is that your son? I love the spins of the tip of the nose /tail. Simple but awesome looking.
 

gkeep

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Jun 11, 2014
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Alameda, CA
#43
Bill,
My (much, 12 years older) older brother went to Hyde Jr. High late 50s then Cupertino High, graduated in 63. He bought me the Skateboard when he was in college. I remember Mikes Bikes. Bought myself a 1973 Italvega (currently in my basement) at Cupertino Bike Shop when it was on Stevens Creek, I think they were just east of Highway 9 toward Wolfe Road.

First house we moved into in 1958 was on Michele Way, a few blocks down from Calabazas Park, I was a toddler there.
 

Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
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NW Alabama
#44
Bill,
My (much, 12 years older) older brother went to Hyde Jr. High late 50s then Cupertino High, graduated in 63. He bought me the Skateboard when he was in college. I remember Mikes Bikes. Bought myself a 1973 Italvega (currently in my basement) at Cupertino Bike Shop when it was on Stevens Creek, I think they were just east of Highway 9 toward Wolfe Road.

First house we moved into in 1958 was on Michele Way, a few blocks down from Calabazas Park, I was a toddler there.
Wow dude!! I know ! It all seems like such along time ago! But still very close! Great to hear from a home skillet!! Sooo it was real?? Damn!
 

Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
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NW Alabama
#45
Bill,
My (much, 12 years older) older brother went to Hyde Jr. High late 50s then Cupertino High, graduated in 63. He bought me the Skateboard when he was in college. I remember Mikes Bikes. Bought myself a 1973 Italvega (currently in my basement) at Cupertino Bike Shop when it was on Stevens Creek, I think they were just east of Highway 9 toward Wolfe Road.

First house we moved into in 1958 was on Michele Way, a few blocks down from Calabazas Park, I was a toddler there.
I lived on arlington lane near bollinger!
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
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NW Alabama
#47
My favorite pro of that dog town era was jay adams! I think i heard he did some prison time and died here not too long ago!? He was so smooth,,,not the most rad but smooth like clapton!
 

gkeep

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Jun 11, 2014
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Alameda, CA
#48
Arlington, we were just a few blocks apart. Highway 9 still has McDonalds where it's been since about 1964 and Yamagami Nursery but no Shakeys Pizza, Krumps Liquors or Pisannos anymore. And no more hundreds of acres of prune, cherry and apricot orchards that you passed driving down highway 9 from Sunnyvale to Saratoga. But we've gone far afield from bikes...;)
 

Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
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NW Alabama
#49
Arlington, we were just a few blocks apart. Highway 9 still has McDonalds where it's been since about 1964 and Yamagami Nursery but no Shakeys Pizza, Krumps Liquors or Pisannos anymore. And no more hundreds of acres of prune, cherry and apricot orchards that you passed driving down highway 9 from Sunnyvale to Saratoga. But we've gone far afield from bikes...;)
That is so crazy! I do remember shakeys pizza! They had a player piano and i saw my first video games there tank and pong! Does anyone remember tantera swimming pool?
I used to dig damaged bike parks out of the trash can behind k mart! And i did work at that nursery but I thought the name was yamanaka??? I used to water and pull weeds for bike money! Man this is awsome,,, I thought it might be a dream i had once upon a time! Jumping trash can lids and waiting for the ice cream man!
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

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Dec 19, 2017
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#53
My favorite pro of that dog town era was jay adams! I think i heard he did some prison time and died here not too long ago!? He was so smooth,,,not the most rad but smooth like clapton!

Your comment on Jay Adams is 100% Correct in my Opinion as well . I Competed ( Skateboarding ) against Jay , and the rest of the Gang . That Boy had some REAL Talent. Wicked Smooth ............So Flowing and at Ease , Till the Routy side came out ! I Surfed with Jay a Few times at a Break in El Segundo . Just ran into him by chance there ., But we "Pushed " each other to try to do " The Latest Take-Off ".............or "Most Rad CutBack"............You get the Picture. He was a VERY Talented Surfer Too . I saw MANY Top Skateboarders and Surfers of that time period ( In Our Area ) And Jay Was a Standout . He Always was Kind to me . Yes he did prison time...................but , to tell you what I think about that ............................It probably kept him alive longer than he would have been . He Didn't Make it very long after his ( Prison ) time was done. He Died in Mexico . Was on a Surfing trip from what I remember. R.I.P. Jay This photo of me was taken just a few miles south of El Segundo .................Around the Same Timeframe . This is in Redondo Beach , At The Breakwall . Thanks for bringing back more memories . Ride Safe ! :cool:

Surf Photo Redondo Beach October 1980 008.JPG
 

razinhellcustomz

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May 28, 2018
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kiel wisconsin
#54
Thanks Ed! Probably why I could never hit on a make! I started to think the diff between corvette and jaguar was just add ons to a standard frame! The same way the automotive industry. From what im picking up is thats im right!? If i have,,, lets say a 1957 frame i can build any 57 "what have you",,, provided its in the proper weight class??? Is that correct?? Heavyweight,, midweight,,, or what's left!? Hw's being phantom, or other! And mw jag, corvette, is hornet an mid weight???
My hornet is a ballooner, But i have seen some middle weights also. Razin.
 

Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
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NW Alabama
#56
Your comment on Jay Adams is 100% Correct in my Opinion as well . I Competed ( Skateboarding ) against Jay , and the rest of the Gang . That Boy had some REAL Talent. Wicked Smooth ............So Flowing and at Ease , Till the Routy side came out ! I Surfed with Jay a Few times at a Break in El Segundo . Just ran into him by chance there ., But we "Pushed " each other to try to do " The Latest Take-Off ".............or "Most Rad CutBack"............You get the Picture. He was a VERY Talented Surfer Too . I saw MANY Top Skateboarders and Surfers of that time period ( In Our Area ) And Jay Was a Standout . He Always was Kind to me . Yes he did prison time...................but , to tell you what I think about that ............................It probably kept him alive longer than he would have been . He Didn't Make it very long after his ( Prison ) time was done. He Died in Mexico . Was on a Surfing trip from what I remember. R.I.P. Jay This photo of me was taken just a few miles south of El Segundo .................Around the Same Timeframe . This is in Redondo Beach , At The Breakwall . Thanks for bringing back more memories . Ride Safe ! :cool:

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Dude you have done some real living! I really love hearing from folks who where in it to win it! How do you keep that feeling going today! My life has become comfortably numb! Work and worry takes all but my bike time! I need a big adventure! Thank you!
 

Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
156
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56
NW Alabama
#57
Your comment on Jay Adams is 100% Correct in my Opinion as well . I Competed ( Skateboarding ) against Jay , and the rest of the Gang . That Boy had some REAL Talent. Wicked Smooth ............So Flowing and at Ease , Till the Routy side came out ! I Surfed with Jay a Few times at a Break in El Segundo . Just ran into him by chance there ., But we "Pushed " each other to try to do " The Latest Take-Off ".............or "Most Rad CutBack"............You get the Picture. He was a VERY Talented Surfer Too . I saw MANY Top Skateboarders and Surfers of that time period ( In Our Area ) And Jay Was a Standout . He Always was Kind to me . Yes he did prison time...................but , to tell you what I think about that ............................It probably kept him alive longer than he would have been . He Didn't Make it very long after his ( Prison ) time was done. He Died in Mexico . Was on a Surfing trip from what I remember. R.I.P. Jay This photo of me was taken just a few miles south of El Segundo .................Around the Same Timeframe . This is in Redondo Beach , At The Breakwall . Thanks for bringing back more memories . Ride Safe ! :cool:

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I think i may have some old skateboarder mags in a box somewhere?? I remember a skate shoppe. Not much of a business,,, pretty stark if memory serves,,,and upon the opening of said store 4 or 5 skaters were there. Gosh I don't remember who but they were selling skateboarder mag and you could get autographs from the skaters who were there for the opening and were featured in that issue. God thats gonna drive me crazy till i dig that box out!!! If i still have it? They did a bit of trick riding and had k.o.m.e radio station on site and a little bitty ramp the radio station had little stickers in the shape of a road sign! Don't remember the number,,, like 98.5 fm! Sound right??? I haven't been to ca since i left the navy and San Diego! 1986! 33 years ago wow! I think one of the fellows had the handle of "the pineapple " like tony the pineapple! Or some such thing! Im going to look for that box!
 
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Bill in Bama

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 19, 2019
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NW Alabama
#59
Did anyone get hooked on bikes for health and then get hooked on older bikes! And got bit by the vintage bug! I personally think cranking a 1962 heavy ass schwinn up and down and around town is the best way to pump the old ass thighs up! Better than some 18 speed what ever! What do you do in 7th speed or 14th speed! I like torsion bars and fat tire and a big ass hill! Personally!
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

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Dec 19, 2017
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#60
I think one of the fellows had the handle of "the pineapple " like tony the pineapple!
Doug " Pineapple " Saladino ................. Freestylist . He Still Skates ! On Another note , Most of my bikes have always been Single Speeds. I'm just used to it that way. Too many gears make you forget to look at the scenery !!!!!
 

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