Other hobbies in this time of illegal surfin

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by cheyneskeezer, May 4, 2020.

  1. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2019
    San Clemente, CA
    You might need a bigger board soon. Lol
  2. Killafornia

    Killafornia Active Member

    Oct 1, 2009
    I just finished this for my friend. 20200523_192358.jpg
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  3. thomas

    thomas Active Member

    Nov 22, 2016
    San Diego
    What are those?
  4. JMJackFish

    JMJackFish Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    USA North Carolina
    Don't forget about our favorite Que - swine :) !
  5. Flip756

    Flip756 Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    USA North Carolina
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  6. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    Great build on that ramp. I wish we had that figured out the concept of using a metal panel where the ramp meets the street back when I skated. Most of our quarters or launch ramps looked more like the first picture with an abrupt, jarring transition.
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  7. Russ

    Russ New Member

    May 22, 2020
    My 4-year old and I built balance boards (Indo Board style). She helped me mark the cuts and sand. A few weeks with it and she’s already balancing on her own. It’s a lot of fun and has to be good for surf fitness. We tried a few roller types, but I like the 6” high density foam roller best. I got it cheap on eBay for $7.
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  8. Patrick Riley

    Patrick Riley Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2018
    Jacksonville Beach
    found this old pic of me at around age 13 w/ jarring transitions. We were ahead of our time though. All the wood was repurposed and up cycled from surrounding home sites.
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  9. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    Sweet mini ramp! And what other materials would you use if not meager scraps and maybe sometimes "borrowed" wood? What did your neighbors say about all the clickity clack sounds coming from your driveway? I feel like extreme transitions were the #1 error of homemade ramps at the time. My first quarter was over ambitious and flat out impossible to ride. For our second ramp, a small launch ramp, we traced out an outline that would have launched us straight up into outer space. I think it was my dad who pointed out that it should be a lot more gradual if we wanted to avoid a trip to the hospital. He was right and we rode the hell out of that faithful little ramp.


    By the way, my all time favorite thing is when half pipes are in the woods. There was a very impressive almost-vert half pipe in the woods behind my buddy's house, built by "the big kids". They'd let us watch their skate jams sometimes, and other times fling their boards at us until we left. This pic is from a day when no one was there. I was only barely learning to skate at the time, so I'm a full on poser in this shot holding my buddy's beat up McGill.

  10. JMJackFish

    JMJackFish Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    USA North Carolina
    Love the mini Method air! The rail bones are great! I had a blue launch ramp with the Friendly's restaurant logo painted on it. My crew worked there and enjoyed plenty of patty melts and shakes when not Sk8 or Die'n.
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