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post #1 of 21
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So I had this vision.... effervescent, two tone diamonds.  Orange and yellow, maybe a bit if green and blue.  I had ski painting on my mind.  I made a sketch.

It was all scaled for the Cronus and everything.

Thing was, by the time I was done it had gotten intricate to the point that I wasn't confident that I could re-create it in spray paint.  That's when a friend of mine told me his plan to get rich selling skateboards.  He bought a bunch of finished blanks and was wondering what kind of graphics to adorn them with.  For his first bit of PR he had agreed to donate one board to a charity auction.  I told him I'd give it a shot.









I had another idea I wanted to try as well.


Thought I'd put some diamonds in the grip tape too.


Finished product.




Yeah, seems that the person who was in charge of the charitable fund raising skipped town, pfft end of auction.  So I scoured Craig's List and found a beat deck with some pristine Indys and decent wheels for $10.  Now I have a....

New sk8!
post #2 of 21
How many more decks has he got?
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post

So I had this vision.... effervescent, two tone diamonds.  Orange and yellow, maybe a bit if green and blue.  I had ski painting on my mind.  I made a sketch.

It was all scaled for the Cronus and everything.

Thing was, by the time I was done it had gotten intricate to the point that I wasn't confident that I could re-create it in spray paint.  That's when a friend of mine told me his plan to get rich selling skateboards.  He bought a bunch of finished blanks and was wondering what kind of graphics to adorn them with.  For his first bit of PR he had agreed to donate one board to a charity auction.  I told him I'd give it a shot.









I had another idea I wanted to try as well.


Thought I'd put some diamonds in the grip tape too.


Finished product.




Yeah, seems that the person who was in charge of the charitable fund raising skipped town, pfft end of auction.  So I scoured Craig's List and found a beat deck with some pristine Indys and decent wheels for $10.  Now I have a....

New sk8!

 
Nice, but it needs some dings, scratches, and blood spatter on it to be complete
post #4 of 21
 It's beautiful bf - great job!  Your jazz influences show.
post #5 of 21
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Your jazz influences show.
Wow, didn't expect that comment but it sure put a big smile on my face.  Thanks SMJ!
post #6 of 21
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Nice, but it needs some dings, scratches, and blood spatter on it to be complete
 
No blood splatter... tryin' to avoid that, but it's got a ding, a scratch and  a bunch of dirty footprints on it now
post #7 of 21
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How many more decks has he got?

In the process of getting the new sk8 set up I unearthed my old skate bag and I figured shoot, as long as I've got the camera out...
 

The red Schmitt Stix is a warranty replacement for a green one that I rode for a long time.  The odd one on the right was a blank that I took a band saw to.  The one between those two was my half pipe board.  Skated the grip tape off that one so I peeled it off and stuck some scraps on.  Can't remember the name of that board.  It started out with green...... snakes and swords and skulls or something on the bottom.
Edited by bumpfreaq - 11/11/09 at 6:57pm
post #8 of 21
The new Central Park skate park is open. Durham has always had some tasty terrain downtown. I've noticed that the number of kids skating downtown had increased lately. Maybe we'll have some top dogs on the scene soon.

Here's our new digs:
Stairs

Smaller Drops

Pool

Quarter Pipe

Rulz


It sayz helmet, knee, and elbow pads required. I didn't see a single kid wearing a helmet or pads so this appears to be de facto optional

My only criticism of this facility is there isn't a halfpipe, nor is the pool shaped to double as one. But, what the heck, it's FREE!

And yes, I did ride today.

Old dog flailing in the pool
post #9 of 21
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And yes, I did ride today.

Old dog flailing in the pool

Very nice!

However, I can tell that you'd stand absolutely no chance is we had a pool skate off.
post #10 of 21
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Very nice!

However, I can tell that you'd stand absolutely no chance is we had a pool skate off.
 
I had a ski area practically in my backyard through Jr High and High school. That's why I can still ski just about anything in my sleep now.
I've never had a half pipe in my back yard.. Up until now the closest park anyplace I've lived was 45 minutes away.   I concede the skate supremacy to you...........................














For now
post #11 of 21
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The red Schmitt Stix is a warranty replacement for a green one that I rode for a long time.  The odd one on the right was a blank that I took a band saw to.  The one between those two was my half pipe board.  Skated the grip tape off that one so I peeled it off and stuck some scraps on.  Can't remember the name of that board.  It started out with green...... snakes and swords and skulls or something on the bottom.
 
Too much overlap in that there quiver.






I've moved the Kryptonics CSIs over to the Lucero and put some red 65 mm 78s to the Alva 77, them put the blue 70 mm star Tracs to the Alva AM Dragon Cross..   I've also got a new school symmetrical deck with some cheal trucks ahd Powell Peralta wheels on it.  NO phot though,.  I can't Ollie or ride switch well so I let my kids play with that one.
post #12 of 21
Check out this home built ramp project.  It isn't finished yet, but it is close to being done.  I've never seen a better half pipe anywhere.




I would love to putt around on this.  I wouldn't drop in or be grinding the top anytime soon though.

post #13 of 21
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Nice!  I built a smaller version of that back in the day.  Same construction method but I'd say my 2x4s were spaced twice as far apart.  It was 16' wide w/8' of flat, 10' tall w/7'8" transitions.  Half of one wall was 12' tall giving it over 4' of vert.  I dropped in on that wall a few times.

I really like plywood ramps.  Much more forgiving than cement on impact.
post #14 of 21
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Nice!  I built a smaller version of that back in the day.  Same construction method but I'd say my 2x4s were spaced twice as far apart.  It was 16' wide w/8' of flat, 10' tall w/7'8" transitions.  Half of one wall was 12' tall giving it over 4' of vert.  I dropped in on that wall a few times.

I really like plywood ramps.  Much more forgiving than cement on impact.
Ya, I've never had regular vert to skate.  we made several crude ramps of various sizes up to about 10 feet .  A friend of mine had a small quarter pipe about 4 feet with about a foot of that vert,  It was a pretty quick little up and back.  Most of our stuff lasted a day or two and looked like this


I'll never forget going to areal skatepark when I went ot San Diego to visit my grandfather in the late 70s.  It was awesome!
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

The new Central Park skate park is open. Durham has always had some tasty terrain downtown. I've noticed that the number of kids skating downtown had increased lately. Maybe we'll have some top dogs on the scene soon.

Here's our new digs:
Stairs

Smaller Drops

Pool

Quarter Pipe

Rulz


It sayz helmet, knee, and elbow pads required. I didn't see a single kid wearing a helmet or pads so this appears to be de facto optional

My only criticism of this facility is there isn't a halfpipe, nor is the pool shaped to double as one. But, what the heck, it's FREE!

And yes, I did ride today.

Old dog flailing in the pool
I've been going back about two days a week during lunchtime.  I've found my new lunch workout gig for spring and fall (no pun intended).!
post #16 of 21
Summer Skate Quiver 2010
Added Mystery 32"X 7.5" with blank trucks and wheels, Jay Adams 33.5"X9.5" with blank trucks and Z-Flex wheels, USA blank Zeppelin 39"X10" with Reverse King 180s and Krypto 85a, Variflex 27" freestyle deck with Indy 169s and SoCal blank 78a.
SkateBottoms2010.jpg

SkateTops2010.jpg
The Lucero Red Cross and Zeppelin Longboard seem to be getting the most attention so far.
Edited by crgildart - 4/29/10 at 10:25am
post #17 of 21
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Well, I debated a little about which skate thread to tack this onto.  Decided against the retro thread because these are definitely some new ideas in street skating.  Really super cool stuff here:

 

http://thehypestation.blogspot.com/2011/12/fukin-ridiculous-frsh-japanese-skater.html

post #18 of 21

Bump for National Skateboarding Day.  Took out my Variflex Ninja Turtle set up today with Indys and rad pads on Krypto Golds today.

SkateboardingDay2012.jpg

 

that's right, I took a cheesy kids complete from the 80s and dropped good hardware under it and ride it hahaha..

post #19 of 21

Since this IS a ski forum... K2 will be doing a reproduction of this board for next season. 

 

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Place your orders...

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Since this IS a ski forum... K2 will be doing a reproduction of this board for next season. 

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQgd-3p3sFDgFuu1KUN4tud-hmHCFl34AJ4RRWX4z6cdskOjxvpKd2nTS9f5Q

 

Place your orders...

 

Send me the details via PM.  Mild interest... kinda like mild interest if Element were to venture in to park skis..

post #21 of 21

This looks pretty sweet, especially for a Blizzard guy....

 

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NOS BLIZZARD FIBERGLASS SANDWICH SUPER SLALOM DECK

 

US $149.95    Buy It Now

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