I was a huge Skating fanatic, my prize possession being these sexy fuckers. My Oxygen Argons which I unwrapped one Christmas morning around 95/96.
All I did in my early teens was skate and if I wasn't doing it I was watching it on some 10 times copied VHS of Senate - Day off the rope or such like. After school we'd go down to the council offices and try grinding the high rails and ledges. On weekends me and a mate would get up at 6am so we could skate around Tesco car park with it's smooth surfaces and slick curbs without the bother of the security chasing us. On the rare occasion we'd be taken to the 'Skate Extreme' skatepark in Newport (which funnily enough was burned to the ground 2 years ago to this day). I even campaigned and was successful in getting a skatepark built in my town (Although it was amazingly shit). We made our own funboxes and planters and set them up in the backlanes, usually recording footage and trying to make our own skate videos. It was really all I did for many years.
Then I turned 15 and just completely stopped doing it. Mostly because my mates did but on a whole, skating had become somewhat uncool, BMX and Skateboarding were getting more prominent again, but I still have those Oxygens in the shed at my parents house. One day soon I'm going to buy some new wheels and bearings and get back out of them. Skating was heaven.
Anyone else got something they just chucked for a flagan of Cider on a Friday night?
Edited by Silky Kisser, 06 March 2012 - 08:44 PM.