Ramping up again

Ever since I was in single digits, I’ve been fascinated by skateboarding. From the plastic yellow deck with the red polyurethane¬†wheels that I had in the early 80’s to the Lib Tech maple & fibreglass deck with jet black Spitfire wheels I’ve used so sparingly over the last ten years, and all the others in between, I’ve skated on and off on all shapes and sizes of skateboards for thirty years.

I’ve seen the sport go from boom to bust, to boom again, before skateboarding finally achieved the critical mass that made it part of pop culture and here to stay. What’s unfortunate is that I haven’t had many friends to skate with over the years, which has led to it being a somewhat lonely pastime for me and caused my interest to run in cycles.

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