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fr8's or clean trains

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Fr8G, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Fr8G

    Fr8G New Jack

    Joined: May 4, 2004 Messages: 15 Likes Received: 0
    I want to know what you would rather paint. Fr8s, clean fr8s(that get buffed), or clean trains(transit). Why or why not? One of my friends seems to think if they get buffed why paint them. where I'm from we have probably the cleanest transit system. I only know of a few people that have hit them. I checked out the american clean trains thread on metal heads one guy said that clean trains do run from time to time and that the reason european trains run is because more people are hitting them. I just like the look of clean trains it reminds me of subway art. And even clean fr8s I think make you pieces look better.
  2. SWX1994

    SWX1994 Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2004 Messages: 515 Likes Received: 0
    here we go.

    personally, id rather do freights.
    hitting clean trains is cool for fliks.
  3. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    I definitely like to hit up empty souls of the fifth Norrath.
  4. Kirby p

    Kirby p Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 0
    i heard sperm tastes like tapiocca pudding.
  5. GucciHoochie

    GucciHoochie Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 497 Likes Received: 0
    What the fuck are clean freights that get buffed? You mean brand new freights? They gotta get painted sometime smart guy.
  6. hobo knife

    hobo knife Junior Member

    Joined: May 30, 2004 Messages: 219 Likes Received: 0
    clean frieghts?

    ...."some people say cucumbers tasted better pickled."
  7. 40ozbreath

    40ozbreath Member

    Joined: Jan 3, 2003 Messages: 821 Likes Received: 0
    clean trains are good for flicks and fun to get away with. they will get you real hot though. fun on road trips wouldnt want to do them in your home town. what is a clean fr8. freights are alot of fun esspecially when you see them later or hear of them being seen by others around the country.
  8. wacytabacy

    wacytabacy New Jack

    Joined: Aug 29, 2004 Messages: 74 Likes Received: 0
  9. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    This topic has been covered many times...but not too recently, so what the heck...
    Transit is such a graffiti tradition that people would (and indeed do) continue to hit it in places where it never runs, brings ridiculous heat, and is just shy of suicidal. I respect this kind of craziness even if I would seldom participate. And happily, there are plenty of places where transit isn't as hot, and can run for a while, and in any case you (hopefully) have the flicks long after it's buffed.
    The half of the graffiti tradition I prefer to be a part of is that of being up on trains with some longevity, getting benched, etc. That was always the goal in the earlier days of NYC subways. By far the best shot at longevity in North America is freights, so that's what I do. The freight system here is also more comprehensive and has its own rich history and character, something that seems to be lacking on other continents. I used to be drawn to the tracks to watch freights go by long before I started writing, so once I got into graff I knew right away where my focus was going to be.
    There has been a lot of stupid commentary on this site on this topic, just one clan hating on another. I've even stooped to that shit when I got particularly irritated with some yob knocking freights. I prefer to see the beauty of both. They're all trains and they should all be painted.
  10. rodeojones

    rodeojones Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 4, 2000 Messages: 209 Likes Received: 0
    i like cracked ass' last sentence.
  11. ZedIsAlive

    ZedIsAlive Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 9, 2004 Messages: 136 Likes Received: 0
    this guy constantly has jems for your melon.
  12. AvoidsoutH

    AvoidsoutH Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 11, 2002 Messages: 137 Likes Received: 1
    its all about freights. like cracked said, this is our American heritage. how many of us had train sets as kids or just felt in awe of the heavy metal rumble. i got to paint some decomissioned passengers in america and some live ones in europe. its a big thrill, muh bigger than any reefer or live freight yard, but thats all its good for me. i like the longevity of the panels on freights. i like the size (bigger is better) of freights. and i like the community. moniker artists... you cant get that on clean trains. make mine a dirty rustbuket that'll travel all across the US and into Canada. cant do that on a cleancar..
  13. R123N

    R123N New Jack

    Joined: Mar 25, 2001 Messages: 16 Likes Received: 0
  14. bigpoppa.k

    bigpoppa.k Elite Member

    Joined: May 2, 2001 Messages: 3,152 Likes Received: 18
    you actually can do that. not on subways, but its possible...
  15. orangedots

    orangedots Member

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Messages: 387 Likes Received: 0
    i have love for both clean trains and fr8s....but the only kind of trains to paint where i live is the fr8s, so i would prefer fr8s (bombed or buffed)