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Skateboarding, 1960s
retronaut ^ | Bill Eppridge

Posted on 07/22/2012 10:03:32 PM PDT by djone

Skateboarding in the 60's


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: 1960s; skateboarding; skateboards
aint I so cool

****30 photos at site**** Mine was a plank with pieces of on old metal wheeled skate nailed on. I "skinned" every part of me but the back of my head...

1 posted on 07/22/2012 10:03:41 PM PDT by djone
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To: djone
ouch dang it
2 posted on 07/22/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT by djone ( "From the Left's point of view one need not work, and may not only Hope to be provided for, by this)
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To: djone

Contemporary skateboards are like a Roadmaster compared to those early skateboards.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 10:06:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Nothing felt like the ride of those steel wheels & no suspension.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 10:07:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: djone

Son, why is all the water out of the pool?

Pops was not real happy about that one.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 10:10:48 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: djone
LOL! Mine was a 2X6 with the two ends of a metal rollerskate attached.

My first broken bone!

6 posted on 07/22/2012 10:11:28 PM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: skeeter

My early childhood was in the 1970s and I recall those narrow boards. Then, sometime the in 1980s, the boards become the size of a surfboard.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 10:13:43 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: djone
This was my first skateboard, circa, 1971.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 10:14:51 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: djone
....Then there was always this guy (notice those shoes)
9 posted on 07/22/2012 10:17:04 PM PDT by djone ( "From the Left's point of view one need not work, and may not only Hope to be provided for, by this)
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To: djone
same here...
10 posted on 07/22/2012 10:21:46 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: djone

In the 60s skateboards were for hodads that couldn’t surf.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 10:24:25 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: djone
Then there was always this guy (notice those shoes)

The guy who slipped and bit his tongue off?
12 posted on 07/22/2012 10:25:34 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: gunsequalfreedom
..Uh what water?
13 posted on 07/22/2012 10:32:40 PM PDT by djone ( "I married Miss Right ( to find out her first name was "All ways)":)
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I had (still have, actually) a “Tresco Skee-Skate”.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 10:41:40 PM PDT by blackd77
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To: djone
Immortalized in song, thanks to Jan and Dean
15 posted on 07/22/2012 10:44:44 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: djone; baggyboy

Mine was a plank with pieces of on old metal wheeled skate nailed on. I “skinned” every part of me but the back of my head...

Same here and it wasn’t even mine! LOL
I was my Uncles


16 posted on 07/22/2012 10:55:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: djone; baggyboy

Mine was a plank with pieces of on old metal wheeled skate nailed on. I “skinned” every part of me but the back of my head...

Same here and it wasn’t even mine! LOL
I was my Uncles.
He had a BB gun too.
That was a real trick riding that POS with a BB gun LoL


17 posted on 07/22/2012 10:57:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: djone

The funny part was that Mom who is horrified by this stuff now, used to ride the same steel skates before they were nailed to a board, while she was hanging onto a rope off the bumper of a 36 ford LOL


18 posted on 07/22/2012 11:03:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: djone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiobsK63SwU


19 posted on 07/22/2012 11:06:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: djone

My dad helped us make our own, boards with skate wheels.I still can see my sister going down the hill with that dachshund she loved so much. That beast rode skateboards and in her bicycle basket with ears flapping in the breeze and a worried look. The boards were horrible but the memories are good. Perhaps if dogs are allowed in heaven and you can chose to be a kid on occasion, they are both riding still. I think that may be a pagan concept of heaven that you spend it doing what brought you joy in life, but I like it.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 11:15:45 PM PDT by dog breath
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In the mid 60’s I had an “advanced” board with hard-rubber roller skate wheels on it. They were much smoother than the steel wheels. The only drawback was that if skating on blacktop a small pointed piece of gravel could stick in the pavement and the wheel at the same time. It would make a board go from 20 mph to 0 mph in an inch! You would always need to be prepared to start running at full speed at any time.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 11:53:51 PM PDT by StevieB
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To: dog breath

lol — good old dachsunds. They are masters of the worried look.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 12:03:37 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: StevieB

Yeah, I had a skinny skateboard in the late ‘70s. That thing was deadly. Between it and lawn darts I don’t know how we survived.


23 posted on 07/23/2012 12:07:52 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: djone

That little guy with the skateboard under his left arm is holding a true 60’s skateboard.


24 posted on 07/23/2012 1:01:16 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: djone

very cool. what neighborhood? i grew up lower east side in the 60’s.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 2:00:52 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: aruanan

Looks like me as a kid. Have the notch in my tongue 40 years later from when I got hit by a pitch and bit my tongue with my canine tooth! Well - except I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have looked THAT geeky!


26 posted on 07/23/2012 2:10:36 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: djone

I had a store-bought skateboard in the 1960s. It worked fine on the concrete sidewalk, but the first time I took it on pavement, the extra vibration popped the bearings out of one wheel, and I was SOL (skateboard off-line).

Now I have a little scooter and a pair of inline skates. This reminds me to get back on wheels — with all the padding devices we didn’t have way back when.


27 posted on 07/23/2012 2:14:48 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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I loved these "Banana Boards" when they first came out around 1974 /75, I believe I ended up with every color


28 posted on 07/23/2012 3:53:01 AM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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It was a Reagan for Governor campaign sticker on the bottom of my skateboard but the pool looks familiar.

Those were really good days in California.

29 posted on 07/23/2012 9:18:26 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: djone

I still have the one that I made from a 1 x 6 and an old steel skate in about 1964.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 9:31:22 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Scott Walker.)
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To: Army Air Corps

My kids have a hard time believing we had skateboards when we were kids. They think they’re a recent invention. And we used pieces of plywood to skimboard in puddles after rain. If only we had patented them!


31 posted on 07/23/2012 11:52:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: StayoutdaBushesWay

I remeber those!


32 posted on 07/23/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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