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  • Me riding my skateboard...from 1964!

    This was me riding my skateboard way back in 1964, the same year the Beatles made their first appearance on Ed Sullivan, which I saw LIVE! This footage was shot by my dad, in color, but the quality isn't great. But then again, this footage is 46 years old! Anyway, this was my first "real" board, which had the "Chicago" clay wheels that had just come out!

    You would go FLYING if you hit even the smallest little pebble! I loved this board though. This was also more than a decade *before* the Z-boys started their group. I know my riding wasn't much, but I had no idea of the possibilities that would come later. I did improve a lot when the urethane wheels came out. No footage of that unfortunately.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zamBkFcLCQ"]YouTube- Vintage skateboarding from 1964![/ame]
    Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
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    Holy crap you were blond! Did some kind of long board dancing too.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by aidanteleki View Post
      Holy crap you were blond! Did some kind of long board dancing too.
      Yep, my hair turned dark brown about age 12-13. But blond or brown, I'm just glad to still have it! Here's me today with my current board, lol. Old school, but then again...so am I, haha! (I sued to surf too, a LOT! (last pic)

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      Last edited by MuniAddict; 2010-05-30, 07:17 PM.
      Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
      Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
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      • #4
        haha nice! It was pretty old video

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        • #5
          Your video reminded of this :

          [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ob59hsRaFU"]YouTube- The Wonder Years, Seasons 1-4 Opening[/ame]
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          • #6
            Originally posted by From the Woods View Post
            Haha, except mine was shot decades before that, so they copied me!
            Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
            Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
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            • #7
              thanks, i really enjoyed that.
              Your life is a storm, thunder is your music and lightning is your electric dancing legs, groove on friends. Groove on.

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              • #8
                Dude you were rocking it.

                I did the whole metal to clay to urethane wheel thing. After a while those clay wheels would just crumble apart.

                I had this red skateboard with white printing with metal wheels does anyone else recall those? We used to race them around the block. That's about all they were good for.

                MA, I'm starting to worry about what you HAVE video taped more than what you haven't video taped. Geeze, home 'filming' ( back then video was a noun not a verb) was pretty cutting edge for 1964. What was that filmed on? Super 8?

                Loved the video thanks.

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                • #9
                  I had a skateboard and shoe skates with metal wheels. If you hit a tiny rock you would go flying. Good times. Ahhhhh, youth.

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                  • #10
                    I remember steel wheels. My first skateboard was a Roller Derby branded one; it was like a shingle with steel rollers. Urethane with sealed bearing was super plush....

                    Cr
                    "We want to be free! We want to be free to do what we want to do! We want to be free to ride. And we want to be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man"

                    "The Wild Angels" 1966

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chrome View Post
                      I remember steel wheels. My first skateboard was a Roller Derby branded one; it was like a shingle with steel rollers. Urethane with sealed bearing was super plush....

                      Cr
                      THATS IT!

                      That was the skateboard I was talking about! I get shivers as this is a 40 year old memory for me.

                      Thanks Chrome
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                      • #12
                        That was not it! But it led me to the actual one here:

                        But still thanks to Chrome for getting me to the right one.
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                        • #13
                          This is the model board I used to compete in slalom races with. Being for racing is why there is little space between the trucks and the ends of the board.

                          What you can't see in the picture is that it had positive camber it bowed upwards so it flexed like snow skis.

                          I also put a picture of what the races looked like. I was one of the few people who raced with their feet parallel, instead of front and back.
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                          • #14
                            And I had one of these. The original Jay Adams model Z-Flex. It didn't have kick tail but the whole board had a slight arc to it.

                            If it hadn't been stolen (along with a few other boards) way back when I would still have it today. Serous sentimental value in my z-flex.

                            I'm done boring you guys now. But maybe this will bring back some memories for someone else.
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