Monday, May 31, 2010

Board Brain Begins

I have to confess, I've always disliked blogging.

It just seems so trivial yet so self indulgent but now that Twitter is around, blogs don't grate me quite so much. The lesser of two evils. Truly though, the reason this is a blogspot and not a website is because I can't be bothered to learn how to make a website and besides, I don't have a viable product or service to offer ...

I just want to talk about skateboards!

I have a few, but they currently do more hanging on walls than hanging on vert ramp coping.What I geek out to is old skool skating, graphics, setups and approach. They take me right back to being a grom with a Powell Peralta blank, hand-me-down-indy's, jaw bone, tail bone and rails. I've since dabbled in a bit of skating on and off since 1996 but I just never felt comfortable on a skinny popsicle and wearing no pads. I also can't believe no one minds grinding off the incredible graphics in a single session - Powell still manufacture rib bones and they slide just fine.

A good friend of mine recently gave me a Santa Cruz Kieth Meek Slasher reissue and I managed to get my hands on some fat wheels after much searching. A tailbone has been added, and the rails have arrived, now it's time to venture out from the front yard and into the world of skateboarding again.

I haven't got the stones to skate a half pipe again yet so don't RSS this - it may just be a passing phase.