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Old Man Skate Crew




Andy (he kicks ass!).

Andrew & Damien.

OMSC jam session at Waterloo Skate Park this morning. I stacked it more than anyone else. 7 times I think! My left shoulder feels a bit bung and my right shin’s lost some skin… rad!

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New School Skatey complete

Some goodies for my new school skateboard came in the mail today.

All done.

Ready to skate when you guys are!

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Public Domain

Ray Barbee (they spelled his name wrong in the video!) in Public Domain (1988). We used to watch this video over and over. Each time we got to this segment of the video we’d be so pumped we’d all yell out “let’s skate!” and hit the streets. The first song in the clip rocks too.

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80’s revival right about now

I scored these NOS (new old stock) pink T-Bones on eBay They’re the exact same wheels I used to skate on way back in the day. On opening the door this morning, post man greeted me with “T-Bones!”. Turns out he used to be a skater too, and still does skate occasionally. He couldn’t see the logos on the wheels as the wheels were wrapped up in bubble wrap, he could just tell from their size, impressive!

Size comparison to a newer style wheel. They’re huge, and roll over small stones and cracks effortlessly, damn fast too.

Later that day the doorbell went off again, this time Mr Postman delivered a genuine NOS Ray Barbee complete. His video segment in the Public Domain video blew me away as a kid, at the time no other skateboard had a nose kick as big as this. I always wanted it, now it’s mine. I intend to skate this one rather than leave it up on the wall.

Top side is factory gripped from the 80’s.

90a’s a little hard for my liking as I like to do big slides. They’re 57mm “mini’s” but 57mm is a huge wheel today. T-Bones might make their way onto this board, maybe.

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Happy B’day to me

Christina gave me this for my B’day today. Nostalgic goodness. Timely. I’ve just spent a few hundred dollars on new old stock skateboard gear on eBay as a B’day pressie to myself.

36 today. Feeling good. Excited. Nostalgic, introspective, retrospective.

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