Any older skaters out there who started skating in the late 70’s or early 80’s or even any younger skaters who might like to see photos of what was going down in the early 80’s and 90’s when your dad skated or even your grandad , and even a few from recent years, have a look at my Insta account @skate.flyer Full of pictures I’ve either taken and others by Steve Lilly and a few other friends/snappers. Recently started but updated often. Go have a look and give it a follow…
Ahh, the old surf (skate) flyer in your avatar - god, those things were horrible pieces of crap. Wheels made of tar/liquorice, loose bearings, ‘trucks’ made of tinfoil that look like they were designed by someone who’d never seen a skateboard… Mind you one of those got Don Brown started in skateboarding after his brother ‘found one in a bush’ in a Brighton park and took it home for them to share.
I’d take a look at your photos as I certainly fit the age demographic but I’m such an old git that I don’t have or want an Instagram account. If you’d like to post the odd one up in the random photos thread now and again that would be cool.
A Surf Flyer was my first board. Bought it off a kid at school for £1 and it had been sitting in his garden for 10 years, it was rotten.
That one in the picture I bought as NOS from an old shop clearance on Ebay for £15 years ago. It’s mint . I never had one back in the day as my first ever board was a blue GRP Skuda
I don’t want to go all MAS, but here’s the underside of a Surf Flyer, (for those of you under the age of 90, who’ve no idea what we’re talking about)… I may have done them a disservice by calling the trucks tinfoil, they were more Coke can than tinfoil.
Thanks for posting. The pics from Harrow performance bowl are great: my god that thing looks huge!
It was an absolute monster. Keep checking back, there’s more to come