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I was a kid in that mid-era between big fishtail boards with the plastic finger grips for doing "grabs" and what not and the lighter boards for doing more modern tricks. I was ok, I guess, I could ollie like 3 feet in the air but couldn't do much more. I fell hard a few times but never any major damage.
Since then I gained 50+ lbs and have been sitting in front of a computer for far too long so I don't think I could really do it anymore.
“The internet is a great way to get on the net.” -- Bob Dole
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Thomaston, Georgia...around 1976. A guy from California came into town to visit his grandmother. He came rolling up in the park we were at on a skatboard. It was the first time any of us at the local park had ever seen anything like that. I was 12. Somehow I managed to talk him into letting me keep it overnight. (Must have been my southern charm) My sweet mother bought me one for Christmas that year. A bright yellow banana. I was a natural. I used it for at least a couple of years. Then bought a fiberglass board. The only injury I suffered was a badly skinned knee. My son is 19 & is an awesome skateboarder. Mainly longboard. But it's been years since I've been on one. *sigh*
10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!