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Friday, May 6th, 2005
4:09 pm
[krazykimura]
skate parks
There is an interesting artical in this weeks stranger www.thestranger.com titled "Shut Out". It talks about Seattle based Skatepark Design Company Grindline and also about the future of skate parks in Seattle. Check it out if you've got the time.
1:13 pm
[mikederucci]
Skate More
I just saw that there will be a premier party for the DVS Skate Video "skate more" at Chop Suey!

Sunday, 5/22 @ 6:00pm
Free

You dudes want to go?
Monday, April 4th, 2005
5:58 pm
[mikederucci]
No Skatin'
I think this is the longest period of time that I haven't skated. I honestly can't remember the last time I skated. What a bummer.

I hope that I find my way back. It's not too late. I remember when I went to WSU, I skated like once, for the like 15 minutes, the whole time I was there. That was it. Then when I moved to Bellingham, I met Jon and started skating again. I guess I just have to meet someone in Olympia who skates. Given my current living and work situation, I may have to reach a bit to make this happen.

I don't think I'll ever again skate as much as I did when I was in Junior High (nearly everyday), but I want . . . What? Once a week? A Month?

At least two times a month.

I almost deleted that last part. I shouldn't be creating a damn quota. If I want to skate, I'll skate, and if I don't, I won't. Right now, I want to skate. I'll make sure that this happens within the week.

Boring post? probably.
-Mike

What was your longest skating drought? Casey? Chris?

Current Mood: wistful
Friday, April 1st, 2005
2:35 pm
[mikederucci]
Skating . . . How I've missed you
There's sun out my window today . . .

We gotta get together soon.

Current Mood: wanna skate! wanna SKATE!
Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
3:23 pm
[mikederucci]
Skating @ Night
Where are some of the good spots in Seattle for night skating?

Casey, I know you like the Dungeons (under the alaska way viaduct), and there's that one steep-ass marble bank (what's the location of that?), and UW parking garage is pretty good. . .

Are there any really good late night spots that are well lit and relatively bust-free? I won't be able to skate during the daylight hours for a while, but I think we should do another late night Seattle skate, we haven't done that in a long time!

Post the spots, and maybe we can go skate them soon.
-Mike

Current Mood: hot
Monday, August 30th, 2004
5:19 pm
[mikederucci]
The sheriff's coming to town!
Yo. There's a show tonight at Graceland featuring "Roy", Mike Cooper's band, and Sheriff Jon Brown will be there! I am going to go late, after I get off work, but everyone should come and we will drink beer and listen to tunes.
What's this have to do with skating? Well, besides the fact that THE SHERIFF will be there tonight, he's going to be coming back through town in a couple of days, on his way back to Bellingham. Seems to me like we need to coordinate some Sea-Skatin' with 'ol Johnny boy! We can see all of his new tricks, and show off our own! It'll be GRAND! YAY!
-Mike

Current Mood: no shower yet, & it's hot as f
Friday, August 27th, 2004
8:30 pm
[haloed_hero]
hello.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2004
12:27 pm
[krazykimura]
founds some web sites
Found some interesting web sites, check em out if your bored.

http://www.35thnorth.com/

http://www.washingtontexasskate.cjb.net/
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
2:23 pm
[krazykimura]
starting the community
To try to start this community I posted about it in several different skate communites on LJ. I also have this (hopefully) fun survey you can take just for kicks.


1.Red square, what are the Pro's and Con's. Including the "fun curbs" in the parking garage.

2. Downtown, Does anyone know of any good spots downtown? There are a few ledges, stairs, and banks in the business district and they just built a new building across the street from the Greyhound Bus station that has some pretty sweet ledges. I'm betting that it's a few weeks untill they get capped.

3. Sea-sk8, Pro's and Con's?

4. Do we have any well known local pro's? If so, who?

5. What's your favorite skatepark in the Seattle area, why?
Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
1:12 pm
[puddlepea]
Lauren wants to write a poll too
1. What was your biggest wipe-out ever?

2. How many times would you guess you had been kicked out of an area because you were skating?

3. If it were possible, would you skate on the moon? what yould be the coolest place to skate other than the moon?

4. what is your opinion on inline skating?

5. Do skaters really get more chicks?

6. If skateboarding was never invented, how would you spend your time?
10:40 am
[krazykimura]
my turn to answer my poll
1. What is you're most favorate skate deck that you can remember having?
My first real deck which was also a Gonz Vison. I got it used from one of my bro's frinds when I was very little. Then my first real new deck ( i started out with a bunch of crappy veriflex boards and a 'back to the future board") was a Tony Hawk original graphic, that was a good board to skate back in the day cuzz it had the biggest nose, way ahead of it's time.


2. If you could be sponsored by any shop, which shop would you be sponsored by and why?
I think it would have to be "35th Ave" since I know the owner and used to skate with him and I don't really know any other skate shop owners or employees. Plus I know some of the dudes on the team.

3. Biggest thing you ever ollied on or over?
When I was like 13 or so I ollied on a full size picknick table, I was stoked. Other than that I've ollied a overturned garbage can that also ='ed stokeness.

4. What is the best skate shoe you can remember owning?
Half cabs = love

5. Funnest thing you ever skated?
They used to have a quarter pipe and a flat bank set up by "the wall of Death" in the u district, also had a ledge box. That was the funnest spot for a few good months.


6. Do you stretch before you skate?
sometimes. not as much as I should.

7. Do you want to go skating today? Dose lohman have a chin beard? does miggy have his own flip? ya bet I do!

Current Mood: Hopped up on Caffeine pillz
Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
6:58 pm
[mikederucci]
Seattle Skate
Man, this community needs a jumpstart. The only conversation on it has been me answering polls and chris talking about Napoleon Dynamite. Casey, you should invite everyone from your other skate groups to join.
-Mike

Current Mood: chipper
4:48 pm
[mikederucci]
Another Damnable Poll
1. What is you're most favorate skate deck that you can remember having?
When I was about 10 or 11, I had a Mark Gonzales Vision deck with tracker trucks and slimeball wheels. That was sick.
When I was about 13, I had Sean Sheffey's Girl Deck, the one with the illustration from Mercer Mayer's "Where the Wild Things Are." Equally sick.

2. If you could be sponsored by any shop, which shop would you be sponsored by and why?
Uhmm. . . I really don't know too much about different skateshops. It would have to be on the west coast, though.

3. Biggest thing you ever ollied on or over?
When I was about 13, I had this crappy manual pad that we would sometimes skate on. I would always try to turn it sideways and ollie the width of it. One day, I actually did it, and I was hella stoked. I could probably do it without much of a problem now, but at the time. . . Man.

4. What is the best skate shoe you can remember owning?
Hmm. . . My Jason Lees? They were Brown Suede. . . Beautiful. I wore those things forever.

5. Funnest thing you ever skated?
Bizarre hurricane ramps hastily constructed out of pallets and plywood at an anonymous loading dock in Bellingham. Jon and I skated there all afternoon once, without getting busted. We had his rail on top of the ramp, and I think that was the day that I first landed a frontside slide. That was so much fun.

6. Do you stretch before you skate?
When I remember. Actually, sometimes I remember, but I don't want to look like a dork, so I don't.

7. Do you want to go skating today?
Yes, way more than I want to work until 9 or 10 again.


This poll was much better than the other one, Casey. It provoked more in-depth answers. Are you going to fill it out?
-Mike

Current Mood: some good memories. . .
4:37 pm
[mikederucci]
Another Damnable Poll
1. What is you're most favorate skate deck that you can remember having?
When I was about 10 or 11, I had a Mark Gonzales Vision deck with tracker trucks and slimeball wheels. That was sick.
When I was about 13, I had Sean Sheffey's Girl Deck, the one with the illustration from Mercer Mayer's "Where the Wild Things Are." Equally sick.

2. If you could be sponsored by any shop, which shop would you be sponsored by and why?
Uhmm. . . I really don't know too much about different skateshops. It would have to be on the west coast, though.

3. Biggest thing you ever ollied on or over?
When I was about 13, I had this crappy manual pad that we would sometimes skate on. I would always try to turn it sideways and ollie the width of it. One day, I actually did it, and I was hella stoked. I could probably do it without much of a problem now, but at the time. . . Man.

4. What is the best skate shoe you can remember owning?
Hmm. . . My Jason Lees? They were Brown Suede. . . Beautiful. I wore those things forever.

5. Funnest thing you ever skated?
Bizarre hurricane ramps hastily constructed out of pallets and plywood at an anonymous loading dock in Bellingham. Jon and I skated there all afternoon once, without getting busted. We had his rail on top of the ramp, and I think that was the day that I first landed a frontside slide. That was so much fun.

6. Do you stretch before you skate?
When I remember. Actually, sometimes I remember, but I don't want to look like a dork, so I don't.

7. Do you want to go skating today?
Yes, way more than I want to work until 9 or 10 again.


This poll was much better than the other one, Casey. It provoked more in-depth answers. Are you going to fill it out?
-Mike

Current Mood: some good memories. . .
12:40 pm
[mikederucci]
Casey's Poll
1. How many stairs is your most?
Uhmm. . . I don't really know. The most in recent memory was . . . 6? I don't know, that was like almost three years ago.

2. Best Trick?
Varial Kickflip

3. Most consistent trick?
Ollie

4. Least consistent trick?
Heelflip

5. Last trick you learned?
Heelflip

6. Next trick you want to learn?
Heelflip (get it?)

7. Last words?
Always remember to take at least one run to just roll around and feel the wind in your hair. If you're bald, you should still do this anyway.

Current Mood: working
Friday, August 6th, 2004
12:58 pm
[mikederucci]
I'm in.
Alright, I'm in.

So, what's the inaugural discussion going to be?

hmm. . .

Since right now it's just you and me, we know most of the same spots, so that's not a good discussion.

. . .

Which park is your favorite, and why?

I will say that, from my limited experience, I have a tie between SeaSkate and Burlington. They have nice mellow transitions, lots of interesting angles to explore, and they're just plain FUN.

My favorite thing to do at Burlington is to start on top of the bank, pop out of the small quarter near the entrance, roll through the whoop-de-whoops, do a rail trick (usually a slide, front or back), roll to a 50-50 on the quarter on that side, drop in, and try to finish off on the bank with either a big spin (sometimes I'll land it) or a miggy flip (I think I landed it once). This is my favorite line, and I usually make it back to the bank without messing it up.

I don't really have any good lines that I do at SeaSkate, I just kinda one-trick my way around the park. I'll have to work on that. Any suggestions?

What are your favorite parks/lines?

-Mike

Current Mood: visions of skating. . .
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