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Upcoming Tony Alva doc (Josh Brolin was a skater ?)

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    This trailer cut seems very rote/full of skate doc tropes but - it’s about Alva so until I see the whole thing, I won’t judge.

    Was Josh Brolin in a skate movie in the 80’s ? Who knows ? (I checked outta skating for 20 years so I missed a lot) But he’s in this doc.

     
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    Brolin was in the movie “Thrashin’”
    Can’t recall if he did any of the actual skating. Good movie actually if you were a skater.

    jh

     
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    Dude...You've never seen "Thrashin'"?? Its a classic!



    Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, and Tony Hawk are in it too.
     
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    Think I still have my Alva board in my parents attic.

    Cheers,
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    Hah '86 was even a bit late for me.

    There was an earlier 70s skate movie, similar premise, IIRC. Wimpy non-skater becomes a winner against the mean team from across town, or whatever? I vaguely remember that. Guy coming down the sidewalk, going through the cones? I remember when that was pretty much the crux of skateboarding. Pipes and pools didn't really get to be considered normal until early 80s. I'll have to see if I could dig it up.

    EDIT: Yes, yes! I remember! Skateboard. With Leif Garrett :lol:. Tony Alva had a bit part in it.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076721/

    GAWDBLESS Youtube

     
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    Wha!! I’ve never seen either of those but I probably watched Gleaming the Cube a couple thousand times when I was young. Back in the late eighties/early nineties my preteen, suburban self couldn’t find anybody to skate with so I latched onto everything skateboard related that I could find.

    I had that movie, and a couple of dubs of early Powell Perelta videos I copied from the local video store. I would’ve killed for a copy and f thrashin.

    ironically Alien Workshop was getting started about 5 miles away.

    picked up a deck a few years ago Tried a couple of tricks (I can still ollie!) then put some ice on my old man knees.
     
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    I’ve still got a Logan Earth Ski, that’s my oldest surviving deck.

    One of the movies you may be thinking of is this:

     
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    Around our neighborhood no one had a skateboard or desire to have one..We had plenty of hills also but everyone had bikes..Kind of weird now that I think about it..

    This would have been in the late 60's into the 70's
     
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    I just finished watching the two Dogtown movies. The documentary and the theatrical one. Reminds me of my misspent youth.

    Growing up in Connecticut I would study every picture in the skateboard magazines. Tony Alva was pretty prominent as I recall. Unfortunately, pools around Connecticut were those rectangle ones so we only dreamed of pool riding.
     
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    also had a rad performance by the Chili Peppers!!
     
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    Dogtown and Z-boys.

    Great documentary from the Alva/Peralta/Adams era.

    - Bob
     
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    Wow does anybody still care?
    I was in the majority of skaters not living in Cali and grew out of it before the pipes and cement parks spread.
    We did have a fiberglass skate park nearby though and I drove my $50 VW Beetle there every week with my buddy Clay.
    He always had more road rash than me, lost much of the skin off his face over time.
    I ended up getting hurt worse though in an upside down air event where my board was no longer under me and I dropped maybe 25 feet.
    I had more cash flow than Clay and still have my Mike Weed autograph board with Tracker Mid Tracks and I think bones powell wheels that replaced a few other sets I wore out.
    I was out when the little wheels came in and I loved the Sims Comp II wide wheels.

    I also still have my '60s Bing surfboard up in the garage.
    Thanks for posting!
     
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    They just built - w/the help of $250,000 from Tony Hawk - a seriously rad skatepark in a beautiful park about a mile from my house.

    About 15 yrs too late for me.

    Right after the Dogtown doc, I bought a couple decks and started skating everywhere , especially when my wife took long walks with our infant son. My knees were pretty trashed but all the rest was still there.

    But the “parks” and/or ramps around me then were crap and I never transitioned (no pun intended) back into vert.

    But a lot of older dudes did. Especially those who skated in the 80’s , which undeniably was the hey day of the whole thing .
     
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    I saw that! Century theatre Dubbo NSW Australia. Cost 2 dollars to go to the Saturday matinee.


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    Dog Town and Zboys was almost painful for me to watch, when it premiered 19 years ago.
    I'm about the same age as Peralta, Alva, Adams, etc. I grew up in Atlanta, skating the suburban streets, and plywood ramps in my friend's driveways.
    Once a month I'd spend an afternoon devouring the latest issue of Skateboarder magazine, memorizing the pictures, the moves, the awesomeness, courtesy of the Z-boys and Craig Stecyk, the gifted photographer who brought it all to life.


    Locked in a 70's suburban landscape, devoid of skateparks, dry swimming pools, storm pipes etc. I knew those guys' pictures like I knew my own friends. I saw what they had, and like Henry Rollins says in the movie, I wanted THAT.

    That right there. California. Half pipes. Sun, tan bodies, surfboards, pot, long bleached hair.
    Endless summer.
    God.
    The agony.
     
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    never made it to the newer boards/bowls... concentrated on surfing, much softer landings...:D

    roller skate wheels screwed to wood planks and road/garage skating...anything with a hill/slope to the concrete...

     
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    Still got a couple decks here from the 80's, my Lance Mountain. I grew up in IA pouring over all those Skateboarder mags, & I still have a couple boxes worth. I still get that happiness from looking them over that I did 40yrs ago.

    I have that black & white centerfold mentioned in the trailer. That was a fantastic ad. Black leather & Budweisers...

    After I'd moved to CA I was skating Flower St ditch in Orange County. Duane Peters showed up. I could only watch as at the time, this was as close to my heroes as I'd ever gotten in my 22 years. The world got real small.
     
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