Friday, July 06, 2007
I've always been digging skateboarding culture. I mean I tried it in the mid 80's but I realized I needed a lot of rehearsing to master this sport and I chose music instead. But then again I really fell into it in the early nineties, when I discovered hardcore and punk of that time, and this all was kinda connected with skating. I used to hang around skate spots and read Trasher, vear Vans shoes, Gullwing t-shirts and blast Gorilla Bisquits or Descendents outta my boom box. Musically these times were very interesting, 'cos we used to mix some westcoast gansta stuff (NWA rocked) with some speed metal (Slayer) as well. Talk about variety...
But back to skateboarding. This summer I'm gonna learn the sport. I'm not gonna break bones with no small trick board, I'm gonna concentrate on cruising, carving and slow down hill riding with my new longboard, which should arrive any day now. 'Cos I sport style in the first place, I had to order it abroad, the ones available here were filled with modern surf graphics that didn't please my demanding eye. I went for pintail (of course) and simple design, like.... hmmm. yuh know, old skool?
Once I get by board I'll be reporting here, how my skills develope. Until then, skateboarders unite!