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Old 07-29-2015, 11:51 AM   #1
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My Son Made The Front Page (skateboarding)


Hope the pic loads. Won third in a contest all ages. He's 14
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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Congrats to him.

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Congrats. With those fine moves he will make a good cabinet man. Or anything he wants to be for that matter.
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I'm trying to get it in his head that skating wont make him a millionaire. I hope I'm wrong
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I'm trying to get it in his head that skating wont make him a millionaire. I hope I'm wrong
Tell that to Tony Hawk and a slew of other millionaire skaters.

Good for him. Front page too. That's awesome!
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That's awesome!

Has he done the whole looking for sponsors thing yet? If he's placing in contests that young, you shouldn't be footing the bill for his boards anymore!
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We're always looking. And a couple of skate shops give him things from time to time. Past year he's placed in every contest he's joined and wins nice supplies. Makes me proud
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Thats awesome. I can't believe the things kids are doing on skateboards these days.
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This is the classic old man conversation I've seen the pros have before, but it's truly remarkable how high a level you can get to at such a young age.
I saw a video of I think it was Hawk and Reynolds watching a kid at a skate camp learning the McTwist over the course of a weekend. Hawk said, "It took me 2 summers to learn a trick that he just nailed in two days."

Never underestimate the value of a good teacher!


Oh hey, since the skate threads don't come around often, there's two great docs on Netflix right now.

All This Mayhem - Details the story of the brothers Pappas. Very heavy content, but legendary skateboarding moments documented from behind the scenes.

Epicly Later'd - John Cardiel! Again, extremely adult subject matter at times, but if you want to see some incredible interviews and footage of the king of "going for it", this is your ticket. Great Gonz footage too.
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This is the classic old man conversation I've seen the pros have before, but it's truly remarkable how high a level you can get to at such a young age.
I saw a video of I think it was Hawk and Reynolds watching a kid at a skate camp learning the McTwist over the course of a weekend. Hawk said, "It took me 2 summers to learn a trick that he just nailed in two days."

Never underestimate the value of a good teacher!


Oh hey, since the skate threads don't come around often, there's two great docs on Netflix right now.

All This Mayhem - Details the story of the brothers Pappas. Very heavy content, but legendary skateboarding moments documented from behind the scenes.

Epicly Later'd - John Cardiel! Again, extremely adult subject matter at times, but if you want to see some incredible interviews and footage of the king of "going for it", this is your ticket. Great Gonz footage too.
Cool deal . Definitely gonna check em out.
And speaking of kids learning nowadays, 2 years ago he got second behind a 9 year old who pulled off a 720. Was about all he had but it was enough. He learned it at Woodward in a week.

And I remember our second trip to the big skate park in town we were watching a semi pro and all of a sudden we looked at each other and said "THAT WAS A MCTWIST!!" That guy ended up being his mentor and we traveled with him a little. Was pretty cool
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I'm check those out... I miss John Cardiel's skating.
Does Kris Markovich still skate?
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I'm check those out... I miss John Cardiel's skating.
Does Kris Markovich still skate?
Honestly couldn't tell you.

The Cardiel doc is fantastic, then obviously there's a huge bummout section detailing the car accident, but then it ends on a pretty solid high note with him back on his feet, literally.
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I cant wait to see what this crazy little kid is gonna turn into

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uofnmkfohkc
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If that kid gets a head injury his parents will be charged.
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Rockin the diaper
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I'm trying to get it in his head that skating wont make him a millionaire. I hope I'm wrong
My neighbors kids dropped out of school and now they own a longboard manufacturing company.
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If that kid gets a head injury his parents will be charged.

Eh, they're in Australia, so maybe not. Who knows?

Wouldn't be a bad idea to put a helmet on the little dude though...
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My neighbors kids dropped out of school and now they own a longboard manufacturing company.
My son's grades have always been bad so I hope he hits it somewhere . I sure wouldn't mind helping him get started with something like that
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My neighbors kids dropped out of school and now they own a longboard manufacturing company.
Uh oh, tipped your hand too far. Now I know where you live. Ha
Scott and I were in the same class at Kittatinny.
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