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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by im not witty, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    ok this is a shot in the dark, but i know theres some older heads on here like cleansheets and smart who have enough gray hairs to maybe be able to help me out.

    im looking for links,names,footage whatever, of old school skaters. but not like tony alva, dogtown old, but older than the gonz and bones brigade. so im guessing like late 70s very early 80s. basically when skating was all powerslides and styling out on slants.

    ive seen glimpses of footage of this kindof shit, all loose trucks and style without any kind of real street based tricks.

  2. Nic Thamaire

    Nic Thamaire Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 20, 2000 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 10
    rare link,but at least Powell was already there in the time you lookin at..
  3. PHYNE

    PHYNE Guest

    the video propaganda which i still own to this day has some old skool shit in it but i dont think skateboarding really was anything until the bones brigade...was it?
  4. BigOatser

    BigOatser Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003 Messages: 2,097 Likes Received: 0
    what exactly are you looking for.

    Franky Hill - best skater ever.

    I think in an 88 powell video he kickflip indy grabbed a nine
    fakie bigspin indy grabbed the same nine.

    The dude had the most amazing backside 180 one footers until he blew out his knee for the third time.
  5. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    i guess im not looking for anything in particular. i remember watching this issue of ON.video. and i think it was a natas kaupas interview, but they were asking him who his influences were and he said some names, and they showed this footage of some guy carve up this steep ass bank, and kind of slalom on it super fast, no trick just all this smooth style.

    and theres also this vans(i think) commercial that has some footage, some of which is in the dogtown movie and ive seen a million times but theres some more that looks similarly old but its these 70s looking kids riding these huge slant ditches.

    like i said im not trying to find one specific thing, just looking for whatever anybody had to offer on old stylish skating.
  6. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest


    I used to have a comic book, and Im still trying
    to find it. It was called Sk8 Comix, or
    Sk-8 Comics...I forget, but it was old.
    Like 86-87 old. I would look at the drawings,
    and draw them myself. If any one knows what
    Im talking about, and possibly has a link,
    or knows where I can cop one, hit me up.


  7. space

    space Member

    Joined: May 17, 2002 Messages: 320 Likes Received: 0
    I still have Ban This on betamax... ah.. those were the days...
  8. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    where the hell is smart
  9. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  10. fiberoptical

    fiberoptical New Jack

    Joined: Apr 26, 2001 Messages: 31 Likes Received: 0
    tunnel skateboards. maha skateboards. look for old skateboarder mags.
    all old surf mags from the late 70's early 80's had page layout of all the decks fiberglass etc. Wheels of Fire, hocus Pocus..there is a great cheeezie flick called Skateboarding from the 70's that has some cornball plot but some halfway all right dkating..and it is comedy..like a gleaming the cube of the 70's..keep digging..local scenes all have their own histories and will provide a wealth of knowledge. lester kasai?
    go skate, gremic,.....the pyramids...penske43?...rcbs...sc...etc..

    learn how to do slappies.

  11. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    i knew one of you old bastards would come through here. thanks for the info, and dont worry...i rocked about a million different slappy variations on this rusted metal sawhorse thing all day yesterday.

    viva la dork tricks!
  12. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 178
    Well, those two eras are next to each other on the cosmic bookshelf but, Stacy Peralta was the king of swing in the mid/late 70's, he did 'wheelie rides' where he'd just kind of use his momentum to propell himself and toss it one wheel rides and 360's...

    I think there's a huge spot of that in the Skateboarding movie that was mentioned... *Cleansheets, that's the one that has that ill ass clay-mation segment right?...

    Yeah, scenes are really where it's at... I never saw Lester skate too much street, he was a park rider... maybe check out Gary S Davis (GSD) and John Griggley...

    See, like what I was sayind at first... basically, before the park movement, skateboards were something maybe one kid on a block had... after the parks blew up, like '77 or so (featuring, among MANY other, Steve Caballero at age 8)... Suddenly everyone needed a board and kids who didn't live near a park would try to build their own ramps, or, even easier, skate around looking for stuff to jump off of, carve, etc...

    cleansheets is totally right about the 'scenes'
  13. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    i found one of the videos that i was looking for on kazaa. it was scott osten/austin/oster? much later than i thought, it was late 80s footage of him as a "style guy" winning contests.
  14. 455

    455 Guest

    John Grigley III
    Lester Kasai
    Steve Steadham
    Alan Gelfand

    Pat Brennan RIP........one of the sickest ever.....check out those old Powell videos again.....
  15. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    found this today while dicking around at work, no where else to put it but here.

    ----- Skating across brick ground, holding long nose manuals, wheel bite, grinding rough blocks, having your board run over by a car and surviving, backside powerslides, hanging up, huge nollies, slamming on your tail bone, wallieing off parking blocks, lazy ollies out of curb cuts, the smell of new stickers, dropping in on something big, shinners on both legs at once, watching videos on rainy days, frontside boardslides, the first 10 seconds on new wheels, cutting your grip tape perfectly, rolling in, kickflipping a garbage can on its side, long tail slides, trying 540s on four-foot quarter pipes, launch ramp dorking, skating with earphones on, carving over the light, backside 180ing stairs, sliding up a downhill bar, pushing switch, getting a good line on film, lacing up a new pair of shoes just right, standing on a deck in the skateshop, flatground games of S-K-A-T-E in the street, grinding down to the axle, finding a new spot, road trips, mushy backyard mini ramps, 360 flip to Mr Wilson zip-outs, speed wobbles on hills, heroes, that one guy’s video part you and all your friends hate, flat spots, stripped bolts, rusted bearings, road rash, old magazines in the closet, finger skating the edge of the table with no fingerboard, skating at night, 50/50s on round bars, finding the logo you want on the color shirt you want, getting a new board for Christmas, hunting down the songs in your favorite video, rolling your ankle off the nose of your board, stepping on your wheel while you’re pushing, talking about who pulled what after seeing a sick demo, rocks in your palms, getting a new mag in the mailbox, looking at the tranny of a sink while you wash your hands, seeing somebody skating by themselves while you drive by in a car, chipping your tail, stress cracks, sticking in a crack in front of pedestrians, skating through traffic, the days you land more tricks than anybody else at the session, skating junk at an abandoned building, tearing out pages from a mag and covering up your walls with them, dodging people in the cross walk, picking scabs, hippers, learning new tricks, being known as a skater, people getting out of your way as you skate down the street with a pack of friends, and whatever you got. live it.
    — Mark Whiteley