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Posted: 8/6/2007 3:58:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2007 3:59:00 PM EDT by Wolfpack]
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 4:00:43 PM EDT
I still have my old Lucero, in the garage. I think I bought it in 86 or so.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 4:02:44 PM EDT
It's surprising how much that old school skater junk is worth. I have new decks today that I don't ride with the vain thought that they may be worth something further on down the road.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 4:15:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2007 4:26:54 PM EDT by TREETOP]
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 4:18:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2007 4:19:17 PM EDT by The_Camp_Ninja]
Just damn.

I used to run three or four active decks at all times, always with Indy 169's and Rat Bones, 99 durometer, preferred. It all started with a Sea-Flex "Betty-Boom", and it was downhill from there! I think the very last one I had before I stopped skating was a Roskopp. I grew up in San Jose, late 80's, so most of those cats were ramp fixtures 'round there.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 4:25:06 PM EDT
I noticed there's a retro BMX craze going on right now too, for bikes from the same era (late 70's to mid 80's).

Must be all the 40 year old guys with some expendable income trying to re-live their youth .
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 4:32:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:05:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:07:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:09:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:

Originally Posted By MichiganMafia:
I noticed there's a retro BMX craze going on right now too, for bikes from the same era (late 70's to mid 80's).

Must be all the 40 year old guys with some expendable income trying to re-live their youth .


Yea, I've been scouring Ebay for an old CYC Stormer frame for years now and never find one.


A buddy of mine has a new PK Ripper frame in his closet he might part with.


A damned PK RIPPER frame?

That's AWESOME!
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:12:01 PM EDT
Nice, I started skating when wheels looked like someone wrapped a condom around the bearings, thank God that trend didn't last long. I still roll around the neighborhood on occasion.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:14:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:



KNAC! Now that's old school.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:17:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Just damn.

I grew up in San Jose, late 80's, so most of those cats were ramp fixtures 'round there.



I bet we know each other.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:18:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skinnysarge79:
Nice, I started skating when wheels looked like someone wrapped a condom around the bearings, thank God that trend didn't last long. I still roll around the neighborhood on occasion.

I remember those, guys running around on like 20 or 30mm wheels.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Just damn.

I grew up in San Jose, late 80's, so most of those cats were ramp fixtures 'round there.



I bet we know each other.


I went to Mitty. Spent most of my time at the "bricks" downtown SJ, and the "wave", by the mall at the end of Sunnyvale-Saratoga road. Many backyard ramps, "kinda-sorta" acquainted with S. Cab. and the bunch. Went to as many skate punk shows as I could get away with. *Might* we know each other?
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:31:26 PM EDT
there are reissue old school decks out now

www.skatesonhaight.com/Old-School-skateboards-s/85.htm
finding old school softer wheels is kinda hard these daze
www.skatesonhaight.com/Old-School-Trucks-and-Wheels-s/308.htm

Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:33:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:35:14 PM EDT
I still have my JMC Darryl Young.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:35:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Quintin:
I remember those, guys running around on like 20 or 30mm wheels.


I think 36's were about the smallest I saw in person.
One micro-pebble would send your ass flying.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:37:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:

Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
there are reissue old school decks out now



Yea but they won't ever be worth any serious $$ right? Are they made in China or something?

Yeah, reissues generally aren't worth anywhere near as much as the originals or NOS boards are. I'm pretty sure they're still made in the US though.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:39:46 PM EDT
A buddy of mine collected them before they were en vogue, he has about 100 boards. His prize is one of the boards used in the Dogtown and Z-Boys footage (I forget who's board it was), he thinks it's worth about $15k.

-JTP
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:41:18 PM EDT
My first deck was an Uncle Wiggley Argile, followed by a Sims Flagship. My ankles are sure glad I dont use those contraptions anymore!
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:42:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
A buddy of mine collected them before they were en vogue, he has about 100 boards. His prize is one of the boards used in the Dogtown and Z-Boys footage (I forget who's board it was), he thinks it's worth about $15k.

-JTP

Probably Tony Alva's or Stacey Peralta's if it's worth that much.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:43:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:
My first deck was an Uncle Wiggley Argile, followed by a Sims Flagship. My ankles are sure glad I dont use those contraptions anymore!

Hell, I'm 25 years old and my knees don't agree with me skating as much as I'd like to.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:43:54 PM EDT
I'm 41, and I remember Hobie, SIMS, DOGTOWN, G&S?, ALVA, Kryptonics? Powell-peralta.....

All that shit was cool till I got a drivers license.

Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:44:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:44:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2007 5:46:07 PM EDT by pale_pony]
Bought new in 1978 (30 years ago next year) but the pictures were taken in my garage 10 minutes ago...

Gordon & Smith FibreFlex Team Rider, laminate
Tracker Trucks
G & S Lip Bombs with German Bearings
Power Pivot


The twenty-something kid who works at the skate shop where my son was buying a t-shirt acted like I had just walked in with the Holy Grail when he saw it. I declined the offers of course.





Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:48:38 PM EDT
I used to have a couple "BONZAI" skate boards when I was a kid. One was wood and I think the other might have been steel or something.

Man, I haven't thought about those things for a loooooooooooong time..
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 7:44:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 8:45:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

Originally Posted By PinePig:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Just damn.

I grew up in San Jose, late 80's, so most of those cats were ramp fixtures 'round there.



I bet we know each other.


I went to Mitty. Spent most of my time at the "bricks" downtown SJ, and the "wave", by the mall at the end of Sunnyvale-Saratoga road. Many backyard ramps, "kinda-sorta" acquainted with S. Cab. and the bunch. Went to as many skate punk shows as I could get away with. *Might* we know each other?


I knew Cab, spent time at his place every once in a while, he was only 3 miles from my house. pretty good friends with Craig Bosch and his Brothers, There was a younger kid we knew as Fabicker who was a natural but he just kind of gave it up. I spent quite a bit of time in the cement wash in Morgan hill and the little one along the 101 near Anderson lake, also skated Uvas spillway a bit.
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 8:51:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 12:51:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 12:55:29 PM EDT
I've got both my P-P Mike McGill models, although I've only got trucks (tracker) and wheels (P-P) on the newer model.
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