Monday, May 30, 2011

awesome craigslist find...

It reads as follows:


I have a Girl Brand skateboard, built custom. I NEED to sell this quickly.

Deck- Girl brand Sean Malto deck (don't remember which one exactly)
Griptape- Black Magic (The brand name Zero is written in lightning on it. If this is a problem, it costs about 3 dollars to get a new sheet of griptape.)
Wheels- Spitfire (I think they are hard wheels, but I can't remember.)
Bearings- Bones Reds Bearings
Trucks- Thunder (Brand)
Hardware- 7/8 inch Girl Allen head hardware.

To people new to skateboarding..
The brand of the deck is Girl, but this is a skateboard for guys. Girl decks are some of the best around, known for incredible "pop."
Spitfire wheels are great wheels, but there are some that are slightly better.
The bearings are the very best of the best. (Bones Reds.) '
The griptape is extremely strong.

---This is a great board, with less than 6 hours worth of skating time on it, and I have done absolutely no tricks on it. It's pretty close to brand new. I payed $160 for it this time a year ago. I am looking to sell it to get some money for some running shoes or something, but skateboarding is no longer a hobby I enjoy.


The price is firm. 80 dollars, no less. Thanks.

Monday, May 23, 2011

RIP Randy Macho Man Savage

This past Friday we lost a great...THE great one, Randy Macho Man Savage. I always was and always will be the biggest fan of The Macho King and will never forget him. He's in a better place now...long live Randy Savage, snappin' into that great place up in the sky...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Come on now...

Pictured above are two of the most recent Cease & Desist skateboard's releases. C&D are a company that re-issue old, out of production, sometime controversial decks that a lot of skateboard collectors really want to hang on their walls but can neither find nor afford the OG's. Also, these decks are made in the USA and have hand silk-screened graphics which is a rarity these days and also makes them awesome skateboards to, well, actually skate rather than be wall hangers. There is some controversy about this company being that almost all of their releases are without permission from the pro-skater's names printed on the boards and without permission from the companies that originally released them (there's been a few where pro's have worked with C&D, gotten paid, and actually signed each and every board sold...pretty cool). There are two sides to every coin. Like I said, these boards are
high quality and give people an alternative to dropping thousands on OG's. And keep in mind, when a lot of these boards were originally released the graphics on them were used illegally in the first place and the companies were served with cease & desist orders. But there's still the topic of using pro's names on the decks and said pro's receiving no compensation. I could go on and on with different ways to look at the dilemma but in the end it all comes down to supply and demand. There are a lot of skateboarders out there, young and old, who want these boards to either skate or hang and Cease & Desist are supplying the demand. What's my take on the matter? I'm not rich, I'm far from it. I wish that the skater's got a cut from the sales of these boards and I hope that in the future they move towards releasing them in conjunction with the pro's. But in the meantime, if C&D release a
board I have a fond memory of and I want to hang on my wall I'm damn sure gonna swipe it up rather than attempt to save up a few thousand (cutting into my kid's college fund) and hope to get the OG sometime down the line (ie: never). I say kudos to you C&D, kudos indeed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

finally...

So, after more than 15 years I'm again rolling around on a plank of wood that bears the Plan B logo. Yeah, I know that it's not the same company that it was back in '92 but it still puts a smile on my face that they made a come back and have been successful with it. They have a sick crew of riders, have been putting out some quality decks from PS Stix, and even the graphics, when not part of some logo theme series, are looking quite attractive. I also like that they've been re-issuing some of their boards from yesteryear (Sheffey vivisection and Duffy Primus <-- I just picked that one up for my wall). I really hope they continue with the reissues, *a suggestion, Hensley tribute. Also, I've been hearing about this fabled new Plan B video they've been working on forever, hopefully it'll see the light of day sooner rather than later. All in all, I'm stoked to be skating a Plan B board
again. If you need me I'll be behind Dee's in their parking lot practicing my pressure flips.