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    Default What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    Post your deck(s) here ..

    I had a lime green Steve Caballero. I skated ramps a little but was such a wuss dropping in. My ollies were terrible as well and I wasn't much of a street or freestyle skater. Mostly my skateboard was just transportation to get from A to B. It didn't matter if B was 3 miles away and I don't remember getting tired once.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I made my own...
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    I had the one that was kinda shaped like a whale shark. Can't remember the name of it because I've backfilled that part of my brain with trivial bike knowledge.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I had a G&S Stacy Peralta model, then a Logan Earth Ski (a 3/4" solid oak plank that weighed about 50 lbs) then a maple laminate Atlantic deck, iirc like 34-36" x8" made by some small shop in Maryland. That was set up with some tracker mid-tracks and some Bones wheels that I dumpster picked from some joint in Purcellville, Va. That was a nice setup.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    Kryptonics and Tracker 6-Tracks...
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I had a ton over the years, but my first "real" deck was my Vision Gator.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I'm pretty sure it was a Mario Rubalcaba of some sort... i sure did suck at skating.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I had a ton over the years, but my first "real" deck was my Vision Gator.
    Totally forgot about this board, I had one too purple I think!

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    I had a handful, but the two note worhy ones were a Vision Agent Orange and a Santa Cruise Cruz Steve Olson.
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    My first and best "real" board was a Lance Mountain:


    I was the least hardcore of my skater buddies and before this board I had a couple handmedowns from them. All were Powell Peralta though.

    I just watched the recent Bones Brigade docu- worth a look if you were from that era.
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I had one of the first ones that Hosoi put out and a Magnussan used the same Gullwings trucks on both. I sucked at skating but didn't really have the environment to enable it either. I still would have sucked anyway.
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    My first and best "real" board was a Lance Mountain
    A friend of mine had that deck.

    This thread inspired me to hit the Google. Found this slideshow: The 25 Best Skateboard Decks From the '80s | Complex

    Man this is bringing back memories!
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    schmitt stix chris miller with the naked guy with the dog face on it...gullwing phoenix trucks...broke about four of those things....had a baby natas too.
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    ^ great slideshow Matt

    My brother had a Rob Roskopp

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    Vision Psycho Stick
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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    i broke a couple sets of gullwing trucks too...then I switched to tracker. Started riding my BMX 10:1 over my skateboard so I never had a chance to break another.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    G&S Bowlrider with Trackers and Powerflex wheels. Like 1978? What I lacked in ability I made up for in spectacular crashes.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I bet Chris King could make a mean skateboard wheel

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    I'm pretty sure my first board was a castaway of this guys:
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    I was lucky. Lived about half a mile down the road from him, he was about 6 years older than me.

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    Default Re: What skateboard deck did you grow up riding?

    Jim Muir Triplane with Indy trucks and Kryptonic wheels
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    I got it in sixth grade and it was so big it was like riding a surfboard. It was stolen a few years later and replaced with a Vision Gator and the combination of smaller board and larger me was much better.

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