Tech Deck Longboard Trucks – I have not actually discussed this on the blog site, as I’m not truly sure if this suits the “geek” theme right here at the Lair, but I have actually recently reignited an interest in skate boarding. This should be yet another manifestation of my mid-life crisis (I’m about to strike the huge 4 oh).
I started skating similar to each kid in the world back in the mid 80s, throughout skate boarding’s 3rd resurgence, with the rise of Powell Peralta and the power of Tony Hawk and Lance Hill. I skated like a maniac throughout middle school and a bit into secondary school. Later on, in my early 20s, I would rediscover skating as well as discover myself on a board again for the next few years. An unpleasant head-first accident with some concrete, complete with blast, obtained me off of my deck completely. Approximately I thought.
My most recent reconnection with skate boarding started a few years ago with the acquisition of a brand-new longboard, which is essentially like a skateboard for old people, content with surfing the walkways and also paved park paths. (I expect I was also influenced by all of the skateboard associated art work I was appointed to develop at my t-shirt/toy layout gig.) I had concerned really enjoy my longboard, and also have actually been delicately riding it for a while when early one morning, while a lot of rational individuals slept, I got it in my head to grab my vintage Valterra Dragon deck and also to head on as much as the brand-new neighboring skate park. Fortunately, the area was deserted since a lot of youngsters really did not get up to skate at 6:00 AM on a Sunday morning.
Long story short, I had a blast as well as went out that day to purchase a new street deck, some pads as well as a helmet.
I’ve considering that been directing to the skate park about every other early morning (I usually need a day for my aching muscle mass and knees to heal), however that is one more story.
Today, we’re mosting likely to speak about just how my new-found love for skateboarding has clashed with my fondness for toy accumulating, when both aspects of my life lined up like the suns as well as moons of the Dark Crystal as I located myself looking at a screen of little toy skateboards called Tech Decks.