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Old November 26th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #21
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Kathie, those links are disturbing lol! But since I am an adult, I do understand why.........grrrrrrr......

Well, I have a 10-80 square rail. The reason I got that is that it breaks apart and with trucks a square is easier to balance on. I have a Honda CRV and I live in an apartment, so no parking lot, etc. So it needs to be transported.

Just I am thinking that with my set up now, a round rail might do me too. That one I have is 7 feet long and you can set it 8-10 or 12 inches



The coping at HD is 10 feet long but only $5 or so and I have wood and screws already. I wonder, would that fit OK out my back window lol? Are they easy to cut short? I havent worked with PVC yet. I can go to the parking lot by the skatepark cause its empty now. I dont think I will be jumped on grinding my own rail.

I want to get started pretty soon. Even though I'm short, my arms and legs seem to be too long for my body so I think if I worked at it I could get some good jumps for grinds going by spring!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #22
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A friend said he went in the middle of the night and put mortar around the skatestoppers so it was more like a "bump" than a stopper. I went to check it out. Sure enough, there were people skating them... The place probably couldn't afford rent-a-cops, so there was nobody to enforce....

Hahaha, tell more lol. Gosh, I'm going down the tubes lol.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #23
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haha, you can still grind the curved section
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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:25 PM   #24
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lol, I'm sure with my soap shoes I'll find stuff to jump on in the way lol. Shhhhhh, dont tell, look over shoulders, then walk away innocent.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #25
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My school actually has a few smooth stone benches in the courtyard I hope to grind up one day. Wax them up before they can put stoppers on.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #26
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loops i agree with you that you cant go any were in the uk without ledges having been capped lol i think that i only know of a couple that havnt lol but hand rails are not as bad and as you said marble ledges rock
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Old November 27th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #27
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I saw some incredible ledges around this business center just down the street, there were metal strips bolted on top every 2 feet. Do other people have this? That is sooooo mean! I mean that would have been a prime grinding area lol.
Well, RD. Like you said, its a business area. I guess they would like to keep it pristine and preserve the natural business and formal surroundings. I also know how you might be feeling but sometimes we have to realise that we are not really pleasant to the eye when we are seen jumping on rails or curbs near office buildings, where 'suit' people are all walking around. We would get fustrated and angry stares.

Times like this, we just have to give in and walk away and look for other spots to grind or slide.

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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #28
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I also know how you might be feeling but sometimes we have to realise that we are not really pleasant to the eye when we are seen jumping on rails or curbs near office buildings, where 'suit' people are all walking around. We would get fustrated and angry stares.
Ahh, those boring Suit people...
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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #29
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haha, you can still grind the curved section

Haha ! Man, that is TIGHT !!!

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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #30
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Sorry guys, I have to defend the "suits"...

Agro Skating/boarding is VERY destructive over time. The grinding wears and chips an cracks and looks bad. These companys go to great expense for their company image & construction costs are CRAZY.

There are also liability issues if someone is injured. Insurance is just one more high expense to cover. Businesses get breaks on their premiums for "safety" upgrades.

I assure you that if I paid a seriously inflated price for prime real estate on top of massive construction costs AND nasty insurance premiums, I too would be upset to see a kid with an entitled attitude grinding on my ledges.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #31
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The grinding is usually not toooooo bad until someone breaks out the wax. Then it gets kind of gross looking to non-skaters.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #32
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...pay the bills. Also, if approached with a fund raiser to create more areas for skaters would be more than happy to save on insurance premiums by donating.

Of course, they don't have the advantage of being 15 and knowing everything, in addition to being invincible.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #33
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Hum, I say no wax, no trucks, sum soap shoes, no harm.......lol Nope, no signs nada.

Hey, I have no problem going to a skatepark but they are all CLOSED.

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Old November 28th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #34
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The grinding is usually not toooooo bad until someone breaks out the wax. Then it gets kind of gross looking to non-skaters.
A lot of things don't slide that well without wax. I know some ledges that don't need wax though. I think some people but oil or something on curbs.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #35
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Sorry guys, I have to defend the "suits"...

Agro Skating/boarding is VERY destructive over time. The grinding wears and chips an cracks and looks bad. These companys go to great expense for their company image & construction costs are CRAZY.

There are also liability issues if someone is injured. Insurance is just one more high expense to cover. Businesses get breaks on their premiums for "safety" upgrades.

I assure you that if I paid a seriously inflated price for prime real estate on top of massive construction costs AND nasty insurance premiums, I too would be upset to see a kid with an entitled attitude grinding on my ledges.
As far as appearance I can kind of understand but as for lawsuits I think it is nuts the number of frivolous lawsuits that go to court in the United States. If the world was my way they'd put mettle over the curbs. That way the curbs would slide better and hold up better to grinding.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #36
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Sorry guys, I have to defend the "suits"...

Agro Skating/boarding is VERY destructive over time. The grinding wears and chips an cracks and looks bad. These companys go to great expense for their company image & construction costs are CRAZY.

There are also liability issues if someone is injured. Insurance is just one more high expense to cover. Businesses get breaks on their premiums for "safety" upgrades.

I assure you that if I paid a seriously inflated price for prime real estate on top of massive construction costs AND nasty insurance premiums, I too would be upset to see a kid with an entitled attitude grinding on my ledges.
No harm taken. We cannot always look at things from our point of view. If we do, then people will never be able to look at thing from our point of view. I guess thats why the built skate parks for us. Just so, we wont ruin their buildings. Well, apparently they did not know that street aggressive skaters have special blood that bubble fiercely with enthusiasm when we see spots that make our feet itchy for a grind.

It is because of this that we end up ruining some rails.I guess we have to understand where they are coming from and give way when they chase us away. *whispering* but if they dont... i guess the spot's ours. =D

Keep an open mind, from where we are know. We are just adamant that the street is our realm. We have to know that in our realm, there are always the 'suit' people. To this people. We give way.

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Old November 30th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #37
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...pay the bills. Also, if approached with a fund raiser to create more areas for skaters would be more than happy to save on insurance premiums by donating.

Of course, they don't have the advantage of being 15 and knowing everything, in addition to being invincible.
Sir, you do much injustice by reffering to me as a mere child, which of course I was a good long years ago, but am not anymore and certainly know what it is like to work. I was only expressing my opinion against non-creative and bussiness oriented desk jobs, that are dull at their very best. And thus I have clarified the situation. Now if you will excuse me, I must take leave. Goodbye, and goodnight.

Btw, about the funds, a "non-existent joke" would be a suitable name for them in my part of the world. Here, recreation is only for the elite. The rest can either sit at home or drop dead. If you try to create a means of recreation without the government's permission (which of course costs and is not possible for a lot of reasons) then you get arrested. Such is the plight of most parts of this world, unfortunately, something that a lot of people do not realise.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #38
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Well, I was psyched today! I was coming home and a cop was on my tail. There were all these skateboarders on public property by the post office jumping stairs onto a sidewalk right in front of traffic. The cop just drove by. So skating IS legal somehow lol, or the cops realize there are REAL things for them to worry about rather then kids having fun. I just dont like "pretty" and "pristine" places honestly. I'm so anti superficial. I'm into living life. If its too nice that people can't use it, then I'm not into it. Everything falls apart sooner or later, I think they should build things so people can have fun.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #39
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Sir, you do much injustice by reffering to me as a mere child, which of course I was a good long years ago, but am not anymore and certainly know what it is like to work. I was only expressing my opinion against non-creative and bussiness oriented desk jobs, that are dull at their very best. And thus I have clarified the situation. Now if you will excuse me, I must take leave. Goodbye, and goodnight.

Btw, about the funds, a "non-existent joke" would be a suitable name for them in my part of the world. Here, recreation is only for the elite. The rest can either sit at home or drop dead. If you try to create a means of recreation without the government's permission (which of course costs and is not possible for a lot of reasons) then you get arrested. Such is the plight of most parts of this world, unfortunately, something that a lot of people do not realise.
I should not have responded directly to your post. I was commenting on the attitude of some of the younger skaters. I was under the impression that you were mocking the "suit people" comment. It was not my intention to imply that you were of a younger age. Hence my mistake of replying directly to your quote.

On the funds side. Our town is in the process of building a 10,000 square foot skate park payed for by "suit people" in our town. In addition I intend to make a meager contribution myself. If we get enough we can build a 20,000 square foot park. 10,000 is at the $250,000 mark and 20,000 is at the $500,000 mark. The mayor of our town is very much a "suit person", but also understands that we need a park for our kids. He intends to take the current park and move it to another location so that we will have two skate parks in the end. We break ground on the new park in March. So, yes, "suit people" WILL build parks.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:19 AM   #40
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Well, how come the suit people here dont build skateparks which are open for the winter time?
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