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noel411
01-14-2007, 09:44 PM
Even now that Iím an old man with creaky arthritic joints in my body, I still view my surroundings from a skateboarderís perspective. That is to say that wherever I go, whether on foot or in a vehicle of some nature, I still observe my surroundings like ďthatíd be a nice set of stairs, thatís a nice handrail, Iíd love to bust out a long crooks on that ledge with a bit of wax, I wonder if I could pop a kicky over that gap?Ē etc etc. A bit of a trip since Iím now well past my years of being an enthusiastic skater, and donít often get the Ďol rip-stick out for a serious session of pain and frustration, these days. But still, Iím always scoping out my surroundings for skating potential. Itís not even to look for new spots. Itís just a way of looking at ordinary architecture and constructions that becomes the norm when you become a serious skateboarder.

Iíve still got a bit of skater in me. I still take the Ďol rip stick out fairly regularly, but usually just hit up some smooth ledges, manual pads, smaller gaps and even just flat ground for a quick shred. I just canít seem to give it up no matter how much I suffer for it. Even now that Iím walking around with a permanently fucked ankle, which usually gives up on me pretty quickly when I go for a roll, and which of course is a result of a skating mishap.

But still, wherever I go and whatever I do, if thereís some sort of man made creation and a surface to roll on, then Iím looking at it with images of hitting it up on my rip stick in my headÖsometimes even when itís not at all skate-able.

I was wondering if thereís anybody here who can relate to this? Anybody else who has this outlook on their surroundings? Probably not I suppose. Why the fuck am I even posting this on a Wu-Tang forum?

Lil' Ruger
01-14-2007, 09:53 PM
u must have small nuts from all the failed rail grinding mwhahahaha.

noel411
01-14-2007, 10:08 PM
I never did get my nuts into an awkward situation, fortunately. I've had some close calls though.

Oh yeah, and another thing. A well made skatepark is sexy as fuck to me. Especially smooth transitions. But then so is a nice new skateboard deck, or surfboard, and shapely waves make me wanna bust loads all over the place.

Lil' Ruger
01-14-2007, 10:10 PM
thats incredibly gay.





















lol

noel411
01-14-2007, 11:31 PM
Not really. I always envision my surfboard as a female when I make sweet love to it, as do I my skateboard.

Lil' Ruger
01-14-2007, 11:35 PM
so you cheat on them ever thought of a threesome.

noel411
01-15-2007, 02:04 AM
I tell you this, there won't be any threesomes happening any time soon...I just snapped my fucken deck. That's about number 25 now. If I was sensible I wouldn't buy a new one, but I'm not. I'm a sick fuck who loves wasting money on self punishment devices. I'll have a new one before the end of the week...

EAGLE EYE
01-15-2007, 10:59 AM
I know exactly what your talkin about Noel. I havent really skated all that much these last few years, but I always look at architecture like you described. To my surprise I just discovered a new skate park in my area hidden off to the side of grocery store I go too, behind this soccer field. I saw pictures of it in the paper and was getting pissed cuz I didnt know where it was. Too bad its snowing now and I cant use it.

Im also also lookin for different hills in the area where theres potential to build snowboard kickers or set up rails.

noel411
01-15-2007, 03:49 PM
Ha, yeah yo word. I think a lot of serious skater's do look at shit with that sort of perspective. I remember discussing it with one of my skater buddies back in school, who was the same.

Skateparks are popping up everywhere these days. It's crazy. I've always preferred raw street skating, but skateparks are good times if you can get one uncrowded. Usually too many little punks around though.

I'd love to try snowboarding, but there's not exactly an abundance of snow where I live.

Its Big Lu baby
01-16-2007, 03:42 AM
i can relate to this but im not old and in pain yet im just really busy to skateboard that often anymore. i still skate like once a week or once every two weeks. ill find my self seeing a spot with a nice ledge if i drive by or something and thinking to myself... next time i skate ima peep this spot. i always do that shit.

Longbongcilvaringz
01-16-2007, 08:53 PM
yep, i used to feel the same when i skated more often.

now i just go for a roll every now and then.

NIGHT MAYOR
01-17-2007, 03:00 AM
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security for security gaurds...... great idea....... 'rob and black' has just started airing in aus..... black's a fuckin crack up. peace

p.s. i cant skate

NIGHT MAYOR
01-17-2007, 03:30 AM
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noel411
01-17-2007, 04:25 AM
Haha, I've seen an ad with that dude in a skate video. I like the part where Rob misses a trick and gets pissed off, and the black dude nudges him aside and snaps his deck for him. Good stuff.

If you posted that in ktl people would cry about how "racist" it is.

NIGHT MAYOR
01-17-2007, 03:56 PM
hahah - it's one of my new guilty pleasures that show........ i know its lame and it's made by same dudes that did jackass n wild boys....... but big black is the fuckin man.........

netscape check two
01-18-2007, 01:44 AM
I can't really relate to that. But I do know what you mean about checking your surroundings, when out and about, in the neighborhood. When I see a
clothes line in someone's yard, I tend to think about whether or not that would a good net for my badmitton team to practice on.

Its Big Lu baby
01-18-2007, 03:11 AM
badminton
LMFAO

Jet Set
01-18-2007, 05:31 AM
I always had a bit of that free runnin vision. Where you just walk up all the walls. But that's been years since. I've never been the real skater, Never was in the circles. Though I did my little bit of skating, shit was just too exspensive for me back then. Still like to grab the board and just stroll around, too bad I cant even walk now with my brken leg.

Ever since I played Jet Set Radio I developed that other vision. Where you just look at cities, or a complete busterminal, and you see the level in it where you can grind on the roofs make totally ridiculous jumps from appartmentbuildings and grind all over a city.

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But that's just my vivid imaginiation taking a walk with me

noel411
01-18-2007, 06:16 AM
I can't really relate to that. But I do know what you mean about checking your surroundings, when out and about, in the neighborhood. When I see a
clothes line in someone's yard, I tend to think about whether or not that would a good net for my badmitton team to practice on.
Hahahaha good shit. Hey, did you get my reply to your pm way back? I was wondering why you never replied to it.
Ever since I played Jet Set Radio I developed that other vision. Where you just look at cities, or a complete busterminal, and you see the level in it where you can grind on the roofs make totally ridiculous jumps from appartmentbuildings and grind all over a city.


But that's just my vivid imaginiation taking a walk with me
Oh boy. That's fucken horrible, haha. Man, video games these days are just ridiculous. I'll take 'California Games' over that shit any day.
I'll have a new one before the end of the week...
Confirmed.

Jet Set
01-18-2007, 01:52 PM
Haha, I used to always look for some sort of Pool, like the one in Skate Or Die. And then do the Pool Just game or something like that. Hitting each other of the boards with planks or similar stuff. But I never found the pool, so we were just off to making ramps with planks from the garbage we found and bricks laying around the appartment building.


Oh boy, how we didn't know shit about boarding back then. We were still running around with Super Soakers having street wars on our buildings parking lot.

netscape check two
02-01-2007, 02:42 AM
I didn't forget about you Noel, you Maui Fever watcher. I will reply to your pm. lol

TurnThePage
02-01-2007, 11:50 AM
i dont jump off buildings anymore,
so yeah i know what your saying.

my kickflips son all of wutangcorp

oLd_KaiNry
02-01-2007, 01:17 PM
dc skate team are gettin paid way to much for what they doing

i remember looking at those plan b's vids with colin and shit they were so funny and they had this tight style but now they all dress like black, and they get paid millions for doing tricks that your average AM can land...

only dude i respect on that team nowadays is danny way but other than that fuck them wiggers


you wanna see real skateboard action cop that flip video, girl "Yeah Right" and misled youth

anyways for me skateboard is a lil bit corny, if u aint doing handrails and poppin over 10 stairs then i dont get the point of doing lil shovets on flat and shit, becomes so boring after not even 15min.....


snowboard is the shit period. :)

oLd_KaiNry
02-01-2007, 02:50 PM
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the hole misled youth video... youtube is the god of internet

oLd_KaiNry
02-01-2007, 02:58 PM
hahaah this is ridiculous the hole yeah right

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too bad i cant find the flip one...

Sicka than aidZ
02-01-2007, 04:00 PM
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:b :b RIP NUM2SON

NIGHT MAYOR
02-02-2007, 02:06 AM
i thort you left ........... *looks at sicka in disgust*

Murdah Piff
02-02-2007, 02:18 PM
its like when i walk on the streets, with no paint, and im like "yo this is ill spot i could rock with a throw up" or when i see a roof and i say to myself "bustin a roler here would be illness", but i have that feeling every time im in the metro. i wanna king every station so bad but i know shits a mission

Tito
02-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Is Baker 2 G.. The Greatest Skate Film Of All Time?

Pretty Toney
08-04-2007, 05:58 PM
http://masterfx.pcmx.de/movie.php?vid=2872