Post by fishandchips on Jun 14, 2009 5:51:12 GMT -6
No, but I wish I had the spare cash to. I also wish my old boards didn't break back then. What do you have now? I was mainly using Powell Peralta and H-Street with Indys and Street Bones. I think my Frankie Hill (bulldog) is still around somewhere....
Post by davidstoybox on Jun 15, 2009 10:18:45 GMT -6
I've got a few different Powell Peralta Ray Barbee decks, a few of the newer creature decks, my old vision psycho stick and I ride a black label Matt Hensley. I've only got a small collection so far but looking to expand.
Post by fishandchips on Jun 15, 2009 11:24:53 GMT -6
Do you mount the decks on your wall for display? Are those 80s decks affordable to collect? I only knew about the PP commemorative issues a couple months back. By that time they had practically sold out.
Is skateboarding in the US right now big like it was in the 70s and 80s? It's pretty much dead over here. There's a small skate park over here that I pass by now and then. The kids can't even ollie haha...so strange.
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Post by davidstoybox on Jun 15, 2009 13:09:36 GMT -6
Skateboarding in my area is pretty big, there is skate parks going up all over the place. Yes I hang some of the boards on my wall to display and as far as 80s decks being affordable it can be an expensive hobby. There is a lot of re-issued decks being made but the originals can go very high in value.
I had two great old freestyle boards once upon a time that I had found at used sporting goods stores. Both were in awesome condition as the only wear on each of them were wheel bites. One was probably Rodney Mullin's first board. It was a Powell and it had this robot dog doing kickflip and was made in 1981. I think that one is worth a fortune today. And I also a had a yellow Sims Steve Rocco with blue checkers, but I think that one is pretty common. I've seen both boards come in multiple colors. Anyhow I sold them on ebay as a pair for like $300-350 without using a photo back in like 2000. I wish I hadn't, but oh well, somewhere I've got a picture of my old bedroom wall with them hung up as the focus.
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2009 20:31:01 GMT -6 by fishandchips
I'd kill to have all the old board I had. I skated from like 9-10 to 21 years old. I would definitely collect vintage boards, but their a little out of my price range. My friends parent's owned 2 skateshops in New Jersey, I use to work at one of them occasionally, and I am a member of The Art of Skateboaring, so I know alot about the designs, the companies, and the values, but I can't srop that much cash and still collect toys at the same time. But I'd LOVE to have some of the old Santa Cruz boards from the late 80's (Grosso, Jason Jesse, etc.), as well as the Kevin Staab pirate boards, Schmitt Stix Lucero, Valelly Barnyard, etc. Some of those boards are LOOT though, like the Natas 101 deck, I think I saw the last one sell for like $6,000.
Post by 3 3/4"collector on Nov 3, 2012 2:05:43 GMT -6
when i was in highschool 86-90 me and my friends were thrash kids we rode around with our long hair and slayer shirts but we didnt actually skate and do tricks we just used them to get around. i had a couple santa cruz boards that my thuggy friend gave me so i would have a board too. we were mostly skating around at like 3 in the morning though. to us skating was a middle class preppy kid thing we were complete white trash.
I'm not too big on skateboards, but I come from a beach city and I've seen some board shops selling old school boards for a ton of money. (My brother was a big skater so I'd tag along) The crazy thing is...I would see people actually drop the big bucks.
Yeah, it's again a nostalgia factore, just like toys, plus, the minute you do a railslide, the graphics are destroyed, so mint examples of older boards are rare, just like anything else that got destroyed using it. And since they are part of a culture and have cool art on them, and skaters from back then are business owners and/or have good jobs now, they're willing to pay for them. Honestly, if I didn't collect toys and had the money, I'd be scooping up decks like crazy. The record is over 7 grand.
@3 3/4" collector, I don't know bro, I grew up pretty poor, I skated from like 10 years old to 21 or so. I rode friends decks alot when they got new ones, or worked and bought myself new boards once in awhile. Really don't need new trucks or wheels too often, not like decks. Wheels get coned out, you reverse em. Axles break, you buy a new one for a couple bucks. Just gotta be frugal! lol
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I have a couple vintage penny style boards, and recently picked up my favorite childhood one which was a Nash Nightmare. Something about the jason face on the bottom of the deck does it for me every time, wouldnt recommend using it though with the shitty plastic trucks and all. Lately, ive been interested in some Sims boards but they can get insanely pricey in good condition.
It started with a " Retro Deck Vision Board" Just like Tech Deck, but a hair smaller, and only 80's designs. They lasted for a few months.
So the dude Andy Takakjian, who designed some of the old Vision skateboard decks in the 80's hit me up online a week or ago.
(here 2 examples of ones he did)
I had a toy skateboard he was intrested in,with the graphic shown above, he didn't know they were ever released, so he wanted one... he offered a swap of his book for my toy board, I said sure, and asked him to sketch a drawing of the psycho stick deck guy.. He did, he sent me this..
....which I think is pretty rad.
He sent me his book signed, this drawing, cd's, stickers,etc.. a package of cool crap. Thought I would share.
I too buy vintage decks if I see em out, but alsmot always flip them. It has to be a real amazing design for me to keep it.
haha, I have a couple of those retro deck mini fingerboards, a Gator and a Jinx. As for the Gonz stuff, that's cool as hell. Gonz is my all time favorite skater and I LOVED that deck. The Psycho Stick would look cool as a wall hanger. I am on Skate and Annoy checking out their Ebay Watch all the time, also go on the Art of Skateboarding website.
Post by underworldwarrior on Feb 11, 2015 0:14:33 GMT -6
I still have a old back to the future skateboard from the 80s graphics on the top not the bottom and I also remember having a Nash deck that had like horror movie knock of images of I think Freddy and somebody else on it I actually had that Nash deck in 2 different colors but can't seem to locate a photo of it