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Jan 12, 2021 17:37:48   #
LeeinNC Loc: Morganton, NC
 
I remember as a child nailing our metal skates to a 2x4 and having fun for days. Today it's a whole industry with prices from $30-$100+ for a board. Skateboarders can become a nuisance if sidewalks and roads are used. Here in Morganton, NC the city built a skatepark a few years back. As I am approaching 70, my time in this sport is limited to watching.
Getting some air.
Getting some air....
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The agony of defeat!
The agony of defeat!...
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Jan 12, 2021 17:44:27   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
I clearly remember home made skate boards. Didn't use one too often, putting on a wet suit over fresh road rash was not an enjoyable experience plus I always worried about blood in the water and sharks.

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Jan 12, 2021 17:48:25   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington State, home since 2002
 
Love the graphical nature of these photos!

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Jan 12, 2021 18:21:44   #
SnappyHappy Loc: Rome, Jawja
 
This is a great subject for hard shadows that you have made the most of. Nice set Lee

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Jan 12, 2021 19:07:05   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
It's amazing what many of these people can do on such a little device Thanks for sharing

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Jan 12, 2021 19:30:09   #
l-fox Loc: West Virginia
 
LeeinNC wrote:
I remember as a child nailing our metal skates to a 2x4 and having fun for days. Today it's a whole industry with prices from $30-$100+ for a board. Skateboarders can become a nuisance if sidewalks and roads are used. Here in Morganton, NC the city built a skatepark a few years back. As I am approaching 70, my time in this sport is limited to watching.



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Jan 12, 2021 19:42:29   #
LeeinNC Loc: Morganton, NC
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
I clearly remember home made skate boards. Didn't use one too often, putting on a wet suit over fresh road rash was not an enjoyable experience plus I always worried about blood in the water and sharks.


I didn't put my first wetsuit on until my 20's and had my share of road rashes. I had a friend when I was at Georgetown Univ. Who I'd race on skateboards down the ramps of the hospital's parking garage.

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Jan 12, 2021 19:43:51   #
LeeinNC Loc: Morganton, NC
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
Love the graphical nature of these photos!

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Thanks Linda! I'm trying to use more negative space when I can.

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Jan 12, 2021 19:45:26   #
LeeinNC Loc: Morganton, NC
 
SnappyHappy wrote:
This is a great subject for hard shadows that you have made the most of. Nice set Lee


Thanks Snappy! Love your avatar. The shadows are what caught my attention.

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Jan 12, 2021 19:46:54   #
LeeinNC Loc: Morganton, NC
 
joecichjr wrote:
It's amazing what many of these people can do on such a little device Thanks for sharing


It's almost like ballet moves. Balance is the key.

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Jan 13, 2021 06:45:27   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Been there, done that. It would do that skater some good to use pads.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:02:04   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Nice action shots.

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Jan 13, 2021 08:57:55   #
charlienow Loc: Hershey, PA
 
I remember skate boards when I was a teen. They were a board with each end curved up a little. Nothing fancy. The wheels were small in circumference and they didn’t go over cracks or other objects very well. The wheels were made of steel and had no give to them.

It was a challenge to go down a hill without crashing. We used the sidewalk around a park mostly. You soon learned where the spots were that you had to avoid. We didn’t have knee or elbow pads or helmets in those days.

Chuck

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Jan 13, 2021 10:47:45   #
Ourspolair
 
Great timing, positioning and rendering. Please stay safe and keep on sharing.

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Jan 13, 2021 11:29:04   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
SnappyHappy wrote:
This is a great subject for hard shadows that you have made the most of. Nice set Lee


+1

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