☠ THE SK8 ZONE ☠

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it's hard to explain to non-skaters sometimes why we even do this shit

I think about this sometimes. Even though I've spent 99% more time NOT skating in the last 20 years it's still really amazing how much skateboarding influenced my life and affects how I see things.

I've joked with my wife about how stubborn I can be about trying to learn things while she tends to get lazy and quits much sooner. Then I show her some video of a dude trying 20 times to ollie something huge and wrecking himself for the first 19. It was the same for me, just trying something over and over and over and fucking it up repeatedly until you finally get it and you're either super stoked or just irate that it took that long. I've fallen at a restaurant carrying a tray full of dishes and instinctively rolled out of it in a way that prevented injury and kept the tray upright. Skateboarding got me into music, and art, and graphic design, and tattoos, and any number of things that have been huge parts of my life since.

I was walking with the kid and the dog the other day and went by a house with three brothers playing out front; two were goofing around with a basketball and one was wearing a Thrasher shirt and repeatedly trying to ollie, just over and over with little success. I just wanted to yell KEEP DOING THAT IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE at him.

joygoat, Friday, 2 December 2016 18:13 (two years ago) link

https://vine.co/v/e7I0t7BxeqM

, Thursday, 15 December 2016 19:08 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

http://811995.tumblr.com/post/146586007793/what

, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:21 (two years ago) link

Lmao

flopson, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:24 (two years ago) link

that actually gave me an idea: 3rd dude stands on shoulders of 2 other dudes on skateboards

flopson, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:25 (two years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/wWpLfuO.jpg

, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:15 (two years ago) link

haha awesome

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 23:30 (two years ago) link

my 8 y o has become obsessed w/'camp woodward' videos on yatoob. 'can i go dad??' NO

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 23:57 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

what sk8 instagrams do u like dayo (or anyone else)

i love this mtl crew's sloppy-yet-fluid style + juvenile humor
https://www.instagram.com/jaceejuhasz
https://www.instagram.com/chadpowers_ceo

flopson, Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:37 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

@flopson tumblr lol

, Monday, 29 January 2018 13:21 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGYGhAPlsVM

, Monday, 29 January 2018 13:22 (one year ago) link

haha

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 January 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link

that's not actually him that skates, tho, right?

gbx, Monday, 29 January 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

it looked like it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 January 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

It's not actually him skating, no.

Evan, Monday, 29 January 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

well they fooled me :D
good switcheroo they pulled

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 January 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

That whole video was full of fun special effects!

Evan, Monday, 29 January 2018 18:22 (one year ago) link

yeah right! is the classicest classic

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:28 (one year ago) link

directed by spike jonz

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:29 (one year ago) link

@flopson tumblr lol

― 龜, Monday, January 29, 2018 8:21 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i actually follow tonnes of great skater instagrams now

super stylish french dude with fun wonky style https://www.instagram.com/quentinboillon/
v talented young guy in nyc https://www.instagram.com/nycshawn/
heshy and hip https://www.instagram.com/gutsquisher/
necessary mtl crew https://www.instagram.com/dimemtl/

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

winter wonderland etc
(click through for video)

https://instagram.com/p/BeyZGnDhsWP/

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

^darn proud of my grip tape job

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Thursday, 1 March 2018 03:13 (one year ago) link

niiiiiiice 👌🏻

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 March 2018 06:25 (one year ago) link

So cool! Reminds me a friend back in the 80s who had a pink Mullen deck.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5308/5597961974_fd78a553c5_b.jpg

(can't believe I found an image of one this time around. I've done a lot of image searches for pink Mullen decks that turned up nada. I almost didn't believe my own memory. )

how's life, Thursday, 1 March 2018 12:42 (one year ago) link


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