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Favorite type of skateboarding?
Downhill, Longboarding
What year did you begin skating?
What's your set-up?
Original Skateboard, Abec 11 Grippins, Bone Swiss Bearing, Black Grip, All Amazing.
Where do you live?
New England
Free Man
My top three skateboarding influences:
Jay Adams, Tony Alva, and All of the 1960's-1970's
What was your first skateboard?
Soulboard Pintail
What skate mags do you read?
Concrete wave, Skaters mag
Do you use safety gear when you skate?
Only if required at a skatepark or contest

Hills 2009

Ryan's Blog

longboarding, not a peice of wood with wheels, but a passion

when i was little all i wanted to do was skateboard, thats all i talked about watching those videos of pro skaters thinkin i want to be that person up on the ramp doing those crazy freestyle tricks and practically braking gravity but when i tryed to skate i never could land those tricks all i wanted to do was go fast!! one day in 2004 i was just surfin the web when i stumbled on a website called soulboards.com it was all boards that were much bigger than a regular skateboard that i had seen at… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 7:46pm

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At 1:59pm on August 26, 2010, justin baxter said…
Hey ryan thanks for the add,really liked checking your page and vids out .........roll on!
At 7:31am on June 16, 2010, Chad Wilkerson said…
Approach the city council positively. Leave the negative at home. In the beginning you basically are just trying to get them on your side. Tell them your goal is for your community to have a skatepark within a period of time. Tell them you guys will do anything to help them. Don't demand them to help you. Always say you are going to help them. Apply for grants, raise money through raffles, door to door donations. Form a skatepark commitee with some adults. I know there are some individuals there willing to help you. Remember, if your town does not have skatepark then your town is the skatepark.
At 10:06am on February 10, 2009, Tish said…
yeah its got crazy pop to it :)
At 12:14pm on January 29, 2009, Tish said…
yeah its nice a bit 2 hot tho.

my setup?
idk, read it.
At 10:41am on January 27, 2009, Tish said…
Its going good :)
out 4 a shesh in 97 min, hah.
At 1:09pm on January 20, 2009, Chad Wilkerson said…
It took a while to convince the city/city council that skateboarding was what is going on in this world and a great outlet for kids, etc. They also let me make all the decisions as far as concrete vs. pre-fab. CONCRETE ALL THE WAY
At 11:49am on January 16, 2009, Peter Metzger said…
yeah, it was floating around between -15 and -20 all night here too
At 11:23am on January 16, 2009, Peter Metzger said…
I'm from NW Ohio but I go to school in Indiana... about 1.5 feet of snow on the ground right now, kind of tough to skate :\
At 11:07am on January 16, 2009, Peter Metzger said…
I haven't, but there aren't really enough hills around here to make use of it either... I have ridden a flowboard, which has the 7-wheel DCS trucks on both ends... it's unique but slow because each time a new wheel hits the ground, it eats up a huge amount of inertia
At 10:25am on January 16, 2009, Peter Metzger said…
I've been longboarding about two and a half years, but I did more "normal" skateboarding for years before that. Really I just like anything that has 4 wheels and rolls :) (though I've ridden things with 2 or 6 or 14 wheels and those are ok too)

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