Hang 10... or as they now say...hit the lip!

2nd Light Forums
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Skate or die!
Topic Summary: For girls in India.
Created On: 06/13/2021 05:12 AM
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 06/13/2021 05:12 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


johnnyboy

Posts: 19742
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

http://www.npr.org/sections/go...x-film-and-in-real-lif

>>Skateboarding isn't common in Indian cities, let alone remote rural areas like where Gond lives. The skatepark in her village was built by a German social activist. It ignited in her a life-altering passion for skateboarding - a passion Gond has pursued despite the rigid patriarchal norms in her village and one that has taken her to championships overseas.

It's an incredible story of how one skatepark can change a girl's - and really an entire community's - life.<<





-------------------------

"One of the reasons why propaganda tries to get you to hate government is because it's the one existing institution in which people can participate to some extent and constrain tyrannical unaccountable power." Noam Chomsky.

 06/15/2021 04:23 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Cole

Posts: 53260
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

Mine sure kept me out of trouble. Hours and hours and hours of perfecting a single trick and learning to suck up pain.

-------------------------
So long and thanks for all the fish.
 06/15/2021 07:21 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


johnnyboy

Posts: 19742
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

Mine did too. Still love carving around the driveway on the carver. The doctor guessed I was a skateboarder from my medical records.

-------------------------

"One of the reasons why propaganda tries to get you to hate government is because it's the one existing institution in which people can participate to some extent and constrain tyrannical unaccountable power." Noam Chomsky.

 06/16/2021 04:07 AM
User is online View Users Profile Print this message


Bamboo

Posts: 6778
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

Watched Skater Girl with the family and we all really enjoyed it.
A well done and sweet movie with a message.


I never was a hard core skateboarder but have had a few, first one was a clay wheeled hobie super surfer. I thought it was long gone but my brother found it at our family's place and rebuilt it back to stock looking with the right stickers and finish, but with safer modern trucks/wheels and gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago. Still has my woodburned name address and phone number on the bottom where my 8 year old self wood burned it with my dad's soldering iron.

I got a hobie super surfer long board from Roy at Ocean Sports around 2002 and cruise the neighborhood on that still. That is the best i can do now! Ha! just happy to feel the glide once in a while.

-------------------------
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC - KV


Edited: 06/16/2021 at 04:10 AM by Bamboo
 06/16/2021 02:17 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


johnnyboy

Posts: 19742
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

I got my start on a proline with clay wheels. Upgraded to a Gordon and smith rocket with Cadillac wheels, the very first polyurethane wheels. Super cool. Got it from Juno Surf shop from Mrs Butterworth. That's where I got my birdwells and wax. I was pretty pleased with the upgrade to polyurethane. I still have one Cadillac wheel. I always knew it was historic.

-------------------------

"One of the reasons why propaganda tries to get you to hate government is because it's the one existing institution in which people can participate to some extent and constrain tyrannical unaccountable power." Noam Chomsky.

 06/17/2021 05:49 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


dingpatch

Posts: 16728
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

"Skater Girl" was very nice! It is currently on Netflix.
FORUMS : NPNR : Skate or die!

Topic Tools Topic Tools
Statistics
146220 users are registered to the 2nd Light Forums forum.
There are currently 3 users logged in to the forum.

FuseTalk Basic Edition - © 1999-2021 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Hey Matt B ... How the hell o are you ??? :)