Test Pressing OAP Sk8 Crew

I thought I’d take the interest shown for lockdown sk8 therapy to it’s own topic.

https://forum.testpressing.org/t/getting-through-lockdown-tip-sheet/208/139

Would be great to share sk8 stories of old (and new), music, boards, skateparks and such.

@shake @Nice2CU2CUNice @LazySimon @Discophrenia @Gavin @elzorro

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I’ll start with reposting this gem of a mix, all old 80s/90s skate video soundtracks and sound bites.


Courtesy of Jenkem mag:
http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/

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Some worthy watching:

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Better having a thread keeps everyone happy :ok_hand:

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I only wish my old knees could keep skating :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Yeah the pain was unbearable for few weeks especially thighs and and when you fall at 50 yrs it’s not like falling at 20yrs… :weary:

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Thats my main problem. Various knee operations over the years has ruined me. Still worth it though!

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Growing up in Glasgow, skating was a good antidote to the gang culture at the time. Hanging out with kids from different areas not the norm. It was also a good excuse to get out the city. There was a great skatepark in Livingston and we spent a lot of time through in Edinburgh. Usually Bristo Square.

A non violent, non tribal gang culture. Skating, music and getting stoned. Good times.

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We used to get hassled by the local bell ends occasionally but by the time it got quite popular they wouldn’t dare come near 50-100 kids with wooden battering rams.

I did my right knee trying to do a 360 flip on a quarter pipe. Still sore to this day and makes a horrible crunching sound :grimacing:

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Love this video by Pontus Alv from Malmo. It’s 11yrs old the DIY skate park scene has always been around but these guys took it a step further and now all over the world there DIY park in some crazy places. Video and song go great together in ths…

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My skate/surf hero, have met him a few times, hung out and surfed with him. They say never meet your heroes but you couldn’t wish to meet a nicer or more humble guy. Bit obsessed to be honest… he’s 70+ and still skating and surfs like a God, well he is. Skip Frye.

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Top thread title btw… :laughing:

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Yep. both my knees crunch. Got a bit over excited with running in the first lockdown which knackered the one good knee I had left. :laughing:

The physio exercises I had to do for surgery recovery are the way forward. A pain in the arse but they really help.

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Here we go!

May as well lop em off above knee and get

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Some old footage from the Livingston skatepark

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That bloke is amazing. probably got more upper body strength in his little finger than you have on those ickle biceps. :wink:

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I was told by a physio that I had the knees of an 80 year old, haha. I was 30 at the time. Pre covid, I used to do a lot of swimming, especially after work, which I also found good.

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The Rom skatepark documentary on amazon is worth a watch

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I think you had the same conversation with the physio that I had!