A Quick Introduction
Hey, what’s up. Thanks for stopping by.
I wanted to do a quick post to introduce myself and give you a little background into my experience with this great sport we call skateboarding.
It all started about 30 years ago.
For some reason (maybe because it’s been over three decades?) I can’t remember how I got my first board. It was most likely a hand-me-down from friend-of-a-friend.
It was green banana board - Variflex, I believe. It had zero concave. Zero grip tape. And big ass wheels that were super fast. Rollin'!!
****I tried to find a picture online, but no luck. I'll update you once I do. ****
Like many, I started off by rolling around on my knees at the park. However, everything changed once I finally learned how to stand up and cruise down the sidewalk.
Needless to say, I was hooked from the start. No more baseball or soccer for me from that point on. Nope! I was done and on a new mission.
Check out this backside wall ride from many moons ago. Clearly, this was not shot on an iPhone.:
What's great about skateboarding is that it is way more than just a sport. It’s a lifestyle.
A lifestyle that sticks with you forever.
You never look at concrete, buildings, benches, and rails the same way again.
You notice potential skate spots in random places.
You get to make lifelong friendships. You also get to interact with police officers and security guards daily -- more on this at another time.
It’s also a sport that welcomes ALL races, genders, shapes, sizes, ages, species, etc. It’s a wonderful community that I am glad to be a part of.
With that being said, I have 3 main goals for this site.:
1. Continue to help spread knowledge of the sport
2. Meet and interact with awesome people much like yourself
3. Learn something new each day
I’d love to hear about your experience or greatest moment to date. Or, if you are a new rider I’d love to hear how your journey is going so far. Comment below.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Below is one of the first rails I did a caveman on. Short and sweet. Santa Clara, CA Circa '92.
Skateboarding changed my life.