Cruisin' on my Bluebird
- Sep 11, 2013
- Ft Myers, Florida
Very cool Jeff. You should be proud. Kids obviously a great talent. It's cool the ramp was designed that way so he could do that trick at that spot at that contest. I'm sure he was glad the injury happened after his run funny how the last trick b4 you leave is always the one you get hurt on. I love how the old fat dudes like me showed up and killed it with their helmets on. Gotta respect the old guys that showed up promoted and made skateboarding into what it is today. No way you could bore me talking skating. I could watch skate videos all day. I hope my daughter can find happiness and success doing something she loves as well.
I’ve had this one forever. I dont know if its store bought or homemade. Steel wheels still Pretty strong
Yeah, looks like a Maple board. You could get steel slate shoes for sometime back that would have similar trucks and screw em on. But I don't think it's the case here. The hardwood, size and shape it's prob an mid 60's . I don't think the trucks are off of shoe skates but production manufactured for boards. .
Reminds me, 2 x r4s were good at first B/C deep enough to hold screws to mount clip-ons for a while, but by 63, I was moving up with skate shoe trucks and surf, skate board relationship. Yet I'm Shure the beach crowd were well ahead, with shoe trucks. The big surf, with either shoe truck or trucks off a manufactured shoe box type of truck about the same as shoe. These were wood or metal not home made and a handle, You could put a box on them right out of the factory. I forget what called. However, plywood couldn't keep a screw, by 63, I figured out or saw at beach, washers, nuts and bolts was the way to go. About 3 1/2 ft 1/2" plywood, shaped or cut like a surfboard. I cut a skag and stuck near tail, but up like sharks fin. dark blue paint )or whatever was in garage at time) and two surf strips across tip to tail. But, 'big' skate/surfboard. it kind of sucked. Stand or belly ride, down hill or low grade as it couldn't turn for spit ]grin]
So and but,, the trucks were there well before the industry stepped in and very early boards, home made with these shoe trucks with 4 holes to mount, were the first. Not me, inventor [grin] but, early late 50's surfers and beachy crowds.