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#126 2014-05-03 8:59am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

VSW
Vans
Airwalk
Dyno shoes
Gt Mallets
Odessey Flying Wedge bars
The Goonies
Swatches
Day glow colors
GT forkstanders
sticker bombed bikes
Jimmy'z
pink grip tape on top tube
locking levers
Hammer Body Wear
2 HIP
wrist bands
bracelets
1 earring


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#127 2014-05-03 11:32am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Boom boxes
Chicks with big hair, and shoulder pads. Add a few wine coolers, hopefully get to third base?

Speaking of Third Base, give 'em da Gas Face. lol


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#128 2014-05-03 12:38pm

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Most of the things mentioned above...and:

Any time I'm driving around and go by a concrete drainage ditch. Which is just about every day.

But nothing takes me back like the smell of freshly cut plywood -- gets me every time! Instant flashback.

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#129 2014-05-03 2:22pm

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Did somebody say ZIMA FTW!

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#130 2014-05-04 6:56am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

ferlum wrote:

Most of the things mentioned above...and:

Any time I'm driving around and go by a concrete drainage ditch. Which is just about every day.

But nothing takes me back like the smell of freshly cut plywood -- gets me every time! Instant flashback.

ditches and plywood.....definitely!


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#131 2014-05-04 7:51am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

New York laces for your super white high top sneakers . Velcro wallets, Vison street wear clothes. Phone booths or pay phones and wear to hide the dime so you could call home for a ride . NWA or Public Enemy .Having no worries !

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#132 2015-01-07 10:11am

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Marked for later. Really got the flash backs rolling reading this thread

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#133 2015-01-07 11:10am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Beastie Boys and Vans.


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#134 2015-01-07 5:58pm

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Frogskins and Varnet
Spotbilts and vans
pegged jeans and velcro muscle pants
almost a mustache
OP shirts
BDP and Public Enemy
He-Man heads used as valve caps
Home made quarter pipe that aint quite round


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#135 2015-01-07 6:19pm

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Yes. Frogskins.


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#136 2015-01-07 6:30pm

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

T&C Surf designs t-shirts
Stone washed Baggie jeans
Rotary dial phones


Hanging with my bros from Henderson REALLY brings back the 80's....
WTF happened to the world??

Oh, we had to grow up, well, sorta tongue


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#137 2015-01-07 9:00pm

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Whenever I hear the beginning of AC/DC's Back in Black, I think of Josh White or somebody dropping in from an AFA quarter pipe. 

The Austin City Coliseum AFA Freestyle contests were full of Metal and Rap, with occasional New Wave and Punk. 

http://www.acdc.com/sites/acdc/files/imagecache/600wide_max/acdctop40.jpg[/url]

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20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

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#138 2015-01-08 7:20am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

So many things already mentioned in this thread remind me of the 80's.  I just remember a time that it seemed like the fun would never end.  For the most part, parents could let you go outside at 9 a.m. and know you would be back at dark and you would just be out having some fun.  We used to ride all day long.  Ride for miles and listen to what ever was on the radio or a tape someone brought.  I even remember guys trying to freestyle in another neighborhood while listening to Falco's "Rock me Amadeus" lol.  Looking back on it now, I don't think we knew how good we had it.  New cool bikes out every year, songs that rocked out and those pastel colors and acid washed jeans were cool (at the time).  1988 came around and I was in the Air Force.

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#139 2015-01-08 7:38am

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I used to watch this pretty much every day. After he built the Black skateboard and saved the day I would immediately go out and ride my bike around doing stupid tricks. I was only about 8 or 9 though in the 80's. Here is the bike.


http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z110/tweekd350/My%20bikes/103_3701.jpg
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/kent/56177

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#140 2015-01-08 7:48am

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Hats like this. And the ones with the 2 flaps on the back too

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/kurt_rad/9A68C2D9-FE46-499C-8490-FFEE93885B2C-21679-000002B54EC7C91A_zpsddb98f41.jpg


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#141 2015-01-08 8:41am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

yep, riding all day with the buddies and sticker bombed kick turn ramps and riding ditches even after it rained and it was a little slippery...riding to circuit city to play super mario bros. on the display nintendo lol


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#142 2015-01-08 8:44am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Life's A Beach Surfwear (which you can get here now for a lot of money: http://shop.lifesabeachbrand.com/ )
Run DMC--Raising Hell (cassette)
Black Flag
Van Doren's "AWESOME" brand high tops (black and white pirate skulls with black band, soles & laces)
Summer Tours
and of course my bible at the time, FREESTYLIN' Mag.

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#143 2015-01-08 9:04am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Ghetto Blasters.
Venice Beach. 
Flipping Our Bikes Upside Down At 7-Eleven To Play Dig Dug.       
Break dancing.
The Sherman Oaks Galleria.
Polo Cologne.
Guess Jeans.
Ditching School To Flatland.
Being On My Bike From Early Morning To Late At Night.
Arcades.
Punk Rock.
Getting Chased By The Cops.
My Friends Empty Pool.
Me and My Friends Locking Up All Our Freestyle Bikes And Sneaking In The Back Door Of The Movie Theaters And Watching Movies All Day.
Flat Tops And Mullets.
Cookie Puss.
Looking At Freestyle, Bmx, VW Trends, Hot VWs, And Surfing Magazines At The Local Grocery Store.
Yelling Out " I Call The Peregrines And Tires" When Someone in Our Group "Came Up On A Bike" And It Was Gonna Be Split Up Amongst Us.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Going To Some Of The BITD Bike Shops That Are Still Arround.
Maui& Sons.
Flipping Pennies Up The Coin Returns On Video Games At The Arcade.
And Of Course Getting Many Bikes Stolen BITD.

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#144 2015-01-08 4:05pm

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My LASONIC BOOM BOX TRC-931 http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y509/CHAMPION-26/20140705_000219_zpsg2avaqic.jpg

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Needs - Tioga Comp Pool Tires
Tioga Comp Ramp Tires
Early Redline PL - 24 Forks
88 Skyway T/A 280 Forks
GT Coaster Brake Hub
24" Irc Racer - X Tire -  In Black
Nos Clear GT Grips

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#145 2017-06-22 11:38am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

1. parachute pants
2. finger-less pleather gloves
3. saber tooth ear cuffs (bon jovi style)
4. lines shaved in side of hair
5. Rude Dog t-shirts
6. Miami Mice t-shirts
7. Club Homeboy
8. clear cassette tapes
9. 45's
10. Chick O Sticks
11. Big League Chew
12. Neon anything
13. swatch watches...with guards if you were cool
14. chicks with gummi shoes

everytime i see a flattened out cardboard box, i think of breakdancing at recess.....


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#146 2017-06-22 11:43am

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Re: Stuff that reminds you of 80's Freestyle

Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, The DOC, NWA, Dr. Dre and The Fat Boyz


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