So, for like the last I don’t know, 10 years I’ve been having skateboarding dreams. The kind when I’m just cruising the streets at night or in the early morning, skating where ever I want. They’re the best dreams.
Today at the mall I decided to visit the Zumiez shop. I asked the sales girl some questions and told her I was interested in getting back into skateboarding. She could get me back on a skateboard for 90 bucks but she didn’t have the wheels I wanted. I thanked her for her time, she was great about answering questions and went home to put something together.
I could of went with a retro Powell Peralta skateboard but even back in the day I remember those skateboards sucking. Most of them were hard to maneuver and clumsy. I also could of went with a brand new board with all new gear but I fretted about buying something I didn’t know much about and getting crap. There was also the idea of buying a longboard but worried about the limitations. I’d like to get some air again. Here’s what I got:
Thunder 145 Lo Raw Skateboard Trucks – I first started out with a pair of black Gullwing trucks. They were tanks. I ground them down and moved on to Independent trucks. I loved those trucks – moved onto Thunder trucks right before I quit. They were just as good and quite bit cheaper.
Bones Reds Precision Skate Bearings – Who knew bearings were so expensive? I never gave a thought of them when I was a kid. Reds are affordable and reviewed well.
Powell Peralta Rat Bones Skateboard Wheels 60mm 85a Black– The best wheels ever. A long time ago, my friend JD and I decided that these were the ultimate street wheels and would never skate anything else. Anything harder than 85a on street was a tragedy.
Moose Blank Skateboard Deck 8.5″ Natural – I wasn’t very interested in buying a pro deck. They’re expensive and I haven’t the slightest idea of the kind of person I would be endorsing. Once again, Moose decks were affordable and reviewed well.
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Yaaka Hulahickey Dula, Al Jolson
Cure For Pain, Morphine
Close To Me, The Cure
Dyslexic Heart, Paul Westerberg
Lonely Lonely (Frisbee’d Mix), Feist