Like most kids growing up in the
US suburbs, I saw kids
skateboarding, biking or rollerblading around the neighborhood all summer long.
For any kid, there was nothing more fun than
just hanging out with your friends, cruising the hood and causing trouble on
those lazy summer days.
Not only was it
fun to roll around town, it was a necessary mode of transportation.
For me, I couldn’t wait to get my own set of
My first board was from the toy
department at K-Mart.
It was nothing
fancy and it came with the standard break pad on the tail and grind strips in the
That board was fun, and got me
I also sure fell plenty of times
trying to skate off homemade ramps and jumps.
Throughout the summer, you’ll probably see me
with band-aids or bruises somewhere on my body.
That was all necessary parts of growing up.
Fast forward now to more than a dozen years later, and I’m rediscovering
the fun of riding on a skateboard.
have wanted to get a new board for a few years now, but after picking up
Skate First video at the AnD party, I knew I had to get a new one.
So yesterday I found my way to
8Five2 shop to pick out a new board.
The staff was very helpful at the shop and got me just want I need. So here's the Alien Workshop deck by Jay Croft that I picked out. I got myself a set of independent trucks and some spitfire wheels too. They offer a great package price at the
8Five2, so I recommend going there if you want to get a board.
Btw, if you haven't seen the skatefirst video, check it out and learn some tricks. It's got some great music from
Ryan Hui and
Warren did a great job instructing on some tricks too.
For all of you who skated as a kid and haven't done it in a while, go out and get a new board and start skating. Ditch that car that you been driving and ride around on a board for a change.
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