- Dear STW…Skateboarding wasn’t invented in the 80s
I’m not sure they’re being serious.
Ya think? 😁
I remember turning a pair of my mates rollerskates (the kind you strapped over your shoes) into skateboards..we basically cut each footplate in half and screwed them onto vaguely shaped planks….we didn’t die. Must have been early 70s I guessPosted 3 days agoscotroutesMember
I remember turning a pair of my mates rollerskates (the kind you strapped over your shoes) into skateboards..we basically cut each footplate in half and screwed them onto vaguely shaped planks….we didn’t die. Must have been early 70s I guess
Yeah, but did you race each other down some gravel roads?Posted 2 days agosingletrackmagMember
My first board was a twin flip poly board that I got in ’79. It was used heavily through the rest of that year and well into the early 80’s. The plastic deck phase fizzled out (thankfully) through the 80’s until boarding came back into fashion with the return of proper wooden decks.
I didn’t say skateboarding was ‘invented’ in the early 80’s. That’s when I was at my skating peak – Jeez
🙂Posted 2 days ago
Ooooh! You’ve just reminded me I was given a poly board in the late 70s that my eldest brother and I played on. Then it the early 80s we found a metal one at the tip, had that for a couple of years. Then around 86 I got a wooden on for Xmas that had a lot of use. Mainly we used it with our huge Labrador, he’d pull it us along on it going flat out. Was great fun until my brother came off and took all the skin off around his elbows and lower arms.Posted 2 days agoeasilyMember
76 Horrible wooden deck with rubber wheels (a ‘flyer’ I think)
77 poly board from Woolworths
78 second hand G&S fibreflex with Trackers and Red Kryps (I still have this)
81 something big by Santa Cruz with indie trucks and Rat Bones wheels
81 onwards – many decks and many, many broken bones. I wanted to be a cross between Caballero, Gonz, and Mullen … my ambition was bigger than my talent.Posted 2 days ago
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