posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 04:46 AM
I still have my Ventures, they're mounted on my Dogtown deck waiting for wheels. If you want a sticky and smooth wheel, check out Abec11 Bertz,
mine are super sticky, and great for carving, bombing, and pumping but they don't slide too well. I need to get some harder wheels. I made a set
of slide gloves today and took the bertz slinding, they'll do it, just not well (or too well if you're interested in stopping) but i still can get
'em to slide toeside 180's if i'm hauling, toeside one handed drifts, and i'm working my way to a proper Coleman.
For you oldskoolers who think the new tech boards are silly (they are for me, i'm 6' and 250lbs, a new deck is the size of one of my feet) check out
they got some nice looking gear, I may be getting the 36" Pool deck.
Check your local area for skateparks, there's a LOT of 'em around comapred to back in the day, and some have some mad bowls. They're building a
bowl/snakerun park not far from me, but it'll still be another year before it's done. Until that, i've got a mountain of hills to slide, carve,
Oh yeah, and you're not too old, you just haven't ridden in a few years. If you start again you'll feel mad sketchy but just keep doing it, evn
if it's ollieing on your carpet 5 times a night, and it'll come back.