A bunch of old skateboards I rediscovered

in #skatehive6 months ago

Over the years of skating (back in the day) I had a few decent skateboards. I still use my Zoo York deck today and it works a treat. I’ve had it about 20 years. ”If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” so they say. And it’s true.

However, today from the loft I dug out another decent one that I used when I was about 14 - I forgot I had it! It has Chocolate brand wheels and I think a Blue Print or Toy Machine deck, although it’s so so scratched up I can’t tell!

Up in the loft was also 4 unbranded cheap decks and trucks - which are totally unused. I think I got them for the wheels back in the day.

This is my total haul.

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I have no use for all of these cheaper ones anymore (which are still in great condition bar some scratches on the grip tape) so I’m fixing them up to pass on for free to any local skaters-to-be.

When I was a kid I would have LOVED a free skateboard. It can be an expensive hobby! :)

I started by taking a couple of old sets of wheels and prying out the old bearings.

That took a bit of effort to get out using a screwdriver. They were REALLY set in there.
Rusty as hell. But they came loose eventually!

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I then ordered a set of 16 x Abec 9 bearings from eBay - enough for two skateboards. It was £5 with free postage which I thought was decent enough to give them a new lease of life that wouldn’t break the bank.

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They looked good when they’re in place and have a smooth run to them.

I’ve now got three revamped skateboards ready to be handed out to kids who want a place to start for free. I think two have been ‘taken’ already!

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Also on my garage deep-dive adventure, I came across this little BEAST!

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It’s ace fun and a pain to ride but the kids love it. And so do I.

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Cheers for reading :)

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Good choise giving them away man! You are gonna make some skaters really happy!
I love gestures like this one! Awesome.

Yeah it feels good to be able to give to kids who want to get started :)

Hearing some of those skate brand names really brings me back. I'm ashamed that I can't remember what boards I had. I can picture a few of them but can't for the life of me remember what they were. Anyway, nice post

Yeah, I’m the same. I know a few of the big names from back in the day, like Blind or Toy Machine, but couldn’t recall most of the smaller brands which filled the racks of the skate shops!

Hearing some of those skate brand names really brings me back. I'm ashamed that I can't remember what boards I had. I can picture a few of them but can't for the life of me remember what they were. Anyway, nice post

Great way to recycle your old skateboards while giving to kids who may not even be able to afford one.

Absolutely - that’s the idea ;)

What a great loft-find and a great thing to do gifting them!

@tipu curate

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Yeah I was pleased to see them again and give them a new lease of life!

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Noted :)

I was never much into short boarding but I loved my Sector Nine Pin Tail longboard. Those were the days. Unfortunately, I don't have it any more.

My old neighbors are big into the electric skateboards now. The company is Evolve here in the States. Pretty sure they have a UK following. 👍

Wow that’s ace man. Never tried a long board but I seen the longboard community here is strong.
Maybe one day!

Love those electric boards. I see one almost everyday at the park. I’m itching to try one

Guess I came too late to vote. Bummer.

No worries buddy, I’ll be posting again soon, if you want to throw a vote :)