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remora1 wrote:

It was a career-ending skate injury that caused the shift to my guitar obsession. Still surf occasionally, just longboard cruising these days!

Never had an Alva deck, but I fondly remember my Alva Speed Skin wheels.

The Exotic Guitar of Kahuna Kawentzmann

You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

Thanks for posting this. A breath of fresh air.

Kawentzmann wrote:

Never had an Alva deck, but I fondly remember my Alva Speed Skin wheels.

Wow, what a great doc! Sure brings back memories. I was skating amateur with the Tunnel Wheels team at the time. Skated regularly with Waldo, Blackhart, Ayres, Salba, Schnieder. Did a couple sessions with TA and Jay at Fruit Bowl. Crazy times! Fun fact: In the Go For It movie poster at about 8:30, that's me doing the frontside carve over Tony's head.

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remora1 wrote:

In the Go For It movie poster at about 8:30, that's me doing the frontside carve over Tony's head.

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Wow, now THIS is cool!

The Exotic Guitar of Kahuna Kawentzmann

You can get the boy out of the Keynes era, but you can’t get the Keynes era out of the boy.

Kawentzmann wrote:

remora1 wrote:

In the Go For It movie poster at about 8:30, that's me doing the frontside carve over Tony's head.

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Wow, now THIS is cool!

That's rad remora1!

That is really cool. Skated the Fruit Bowl several times before injuries set in. I still ride a re-issue Tunnel board today. I watched Alva skate the Fruit Bowl a few times and like he said in Stacey Peralta's movie "Dogtown and Z-Boys", he never told anyone to leave, he let his skating do the talking. I wouldn't even drop my board in the pool when he or his posse were there.

My avatar is me at Fruit Bowl on the plywood extension. That place was amazing! I was lucky that I was part of the South Bay Tunnel/E.T. Surfboards crew (Waldo Autry,Doug Schnieder, Greg "Queever" Ayres, Kevin "Worm" Anderson.) Skated all the SoCal spots and made several runs to the Arizona pipes. Then I shattered my hip at the Upland Pipeline skatepark and I was done.
To me that was the most amazing thing in the documentary - decades of insane skating and Alva never broke a bone! How is that possible? I had broken both arms before the hip incident. I'm 59 now and the hip has been a CONSTANT reminder of my misspent youth!

Bill S._______
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I found this image of the Fruit Bowl years ago online. This was before the plywood extension was added. That's Zephyr/Dogtown rider Wally Inoyue dropping in, I'm the one waiting on deck next to Doug Schnieder in the blue shorts and the original skate superstar Gregg Weaver in the red. Wouldn't trade those days for anything.

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This 1965 short film was shot in the South Bay, Belairs country:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRIt3aDX7-k

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Davie Allan & The Arrows perform on the Skaterdater soundtrack.

Remora1, in the website photo, is that you on the wood extension at the Fruit Bowl? If so, I'm very impressed. I managed to get away with only breaking my wrist at the Concrete Wave in Anaheim. Skated on and off until I was 55. Skateparks started re-emerging in the 90's and I couldn't resist. 7 trips to the hospital in 7 years made me realize cruising is a little safer.
Summerfun, I have that DVD. I love it, no words, but a full understanding!

J - yeah that's me. I managed to get in Skateboarder Mag a handful of times. The shot in the movie poster was my first full page pic - the movie company used an "artists rendering" of it for the poster, consequently the photographer never got a nickel. The Tunnel Skateboards website has some great vintage pictures, I'm in a few. Here's a link if you feel like checking 'em out - http://www.tunnelskateboards.com/

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Great website! How long were you on the team and where are you in the photos. The '70's were the best days for skating, the color ads first in Surfer and Surfing magazines, then Skateboarder, followed up by a few other skate mags. Then, at least for me, all of the skateparks showed up. Urethane wheels changed everything and not knowing limits pushed kids beyond what was thought possible and almost 50 years later they're still not finished. Anyway, I could go on, but I won't. Maybe sometime we can get together and reminisce and share a couple of glasses of Geritol.

Here's my shots from Tunnel site-

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I was only on the amateur team for a few months before I went down. My friend Doug Schnieder went all the way pro and skated tons of awesome spots all over the U.S. I never got farther than Arizona - here's me watching Doug ripping the AZ pipes-

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Like I said before, I wouldn't trade those days for anything!
I'd definitely take you up on that drink, preferably rum over Geritol! If you make it to SG101 Convention 2021 the first rounds on me! Cheers

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That's an awesome shot! Since you're from San Pedro you must have attended the SG 101 conventions that were in Alpine Village. I believe I attended all of them there. If so, we may have crossed paths a few times. I'm definitely for the Rum if we can get together next year. I hope Jeff can find something in the area for 2021.

My sister just sent me this doc- pretty epic account of the influence Skateboarder Magazine had back in the day! Bonus discovery- you can find every issue scanned and free to view at skateboarder mag com
Found my full page shot!
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remora1 wrote:

My sister just sent me this doc- pretty epic account of the influence Skateboarder Magazine had back in the day! Bonus discovery- you can find every issue scanned and free to view at skateboarder mag com
Found my full page shot!
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I discovered that movie a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure we ever had Skateboarder here in the UK - we had Skateboard! Magazine instead. UK skateboarding seems a world away from the USA variant!

I've recently put a slalom board together to learn some cone dodging. A whole different deal to transition skating. Bennett trucks, big wheels and soft bushings. Been enjoying it so far, would be good to try a proper race. I found I was able to do less and less in a skatepark at 54 years old and it wasn't a pleasant feeling, so I thought I would learn something new.

It's sort of less demanding but I'd say the slams are worse - no warning, one moment you're riding cones, then next moment you aren't.
This is the set up I put together

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I also got a LDP that you can get up to a pretty good speed just by pumping.

http://thewaterboarders.bandcamp.com/

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Lookin' good R1. da-ron, I'm 64 and slalom 2-4x a week. I'm old school and ride G&S Fibreflex boards. They're small, but very controllable. On the one deck with the big (65mm) wheels are Moska slalom wheels and they stick like glue. If you can still find a set I highly recommended them. If possible, use regulation skater cones, they fly away versus stopping the board.
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I skated in the 80s as a kid, when Powell-Peralta were dominating and ramps started getting huge. Hit a pebble going down a huge hill on my Santa Crush Slasher and probably still have some road rash scars from that. I dabbled a tiny bit into the 90s but gave it up for mountain biking. I'm almost 50, perhaps time to pick it up again?

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