Thursday, September 6, 2007

New Skateboard!


So, for a while I've been thinking about getting a skateboard.
Living in downtown Bloomington, I'm surrounded by concrete and sidewalks. Additionally, the only skate shop in town is just a short walk away from our apartment and I constantly see skateboarders doing their thing (grinding rails and what not), outside nearby. Ever since I was younger I have wanted to skate, just enough to do it leisurely. Growing up I had this red Variflex skateboard, however living in Brown County, Indiana there was nothing but gravel roads and wooded forests surrounding our house. I was reduced to skating small circles in my family's basement two car garage.
Here is a pic of a skateboard similar to the one I had growing up.

Recently, I won an auction on eBay for this skateboard.

Only 45 bucks, including shipping and handling! On Wednesday it finally arrived all boxed up and ready to be assembled. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to put it together.

Once I opened everything up I realized one of the nuts didn't fit correctly. Without panic I trottednext door to the skate shop and was greeted by the friendly skate technician. "Why don't you just bring it over here and we can put it together."
"How long do you think everything will take?" I responded.
"No more than 10 minutes," He said.
Less than a couple minutes later, these two guys are performing surgery on my board. Before I knew it, it was all completed and I had it... MY VERY OWN SKATEBOARD. We'll see how things develop from here. Rest assured I'll keep you posted on my progress.

2 comments:

said...

Karl! Your pictures don't work and I am devastated. Some skateboard pictures are the only thing that can help me make it through this Monday. YIKES!

said...

Also, I found some earrings that your mom would love. I'll email them to you.