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On 9/27/2012 ianflemming wrote in from United States  (76.5.nnn.nnn)

CW editor doesn't know jacksh*t from 'good' writing to bad. He let the skatedads boss him around in the early days after he just renamed IL to CW, so fatdadz everywhere could feel safe showin their kids the mag. Brooke got into a biz that was breathing its last gasps when he started. Print advertising? You're kidding, right? Yeah, but you can't tell him that. There's always been periods of total horsesh*t in skateboarding. Hype. Hype sells ese. There wasn't any arena for a small minority of oldsters jumping back on their groove trains and trying to be relevant in skateboarding again. Thrasher sure as hell wasn't interested in the fatdads and their stories about the glory days of skating and boring the millenials to tears about it. Got so bad you'd see fatdads on their billion dollar skateboards barking like seals at any little six year old that dropped in on them ("Dude! Don't drop in on brah's, mannnn" ). So CW was a little mirror they could look in and see themselves. The problem is, they wanted it both ways. They wanted this kewl skatezine but also wanted to read the same boring stories over and over about how kewl they still were at 49 and went into heart failure in the early days of CW when some word like 'damn' showed up. And Brook cannot stand criticism, he ignored smaller vendors, he'd bait writers for stories and then not come through and even lose the work they'd done...he didn't have a clue what he was doing then. Karma's a b*tch and people, even old people, eventually grow up. Now, those who interpret 'grow up' as 'stop skating' - those were your diehard CW supporters. They couldn't tell a fruit bat from a bunghole and would swallow both if you said Alva had touched them LOL

 
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Dogtown
On 8/9/2012 Dt Chick wrote in from United States  (69.228.nnn.nnn)

I came across a request for Copies of Concrete Wave Magazine Artilcle called Confessions of a Dogtown Girl Volume 3 #5 from 2005 that my sister Debbe Zenter (Romo)wrote about growing up in Dogtown. My sisters story was just basic history of our family in Santa Monica. Her story didn't detail the Dogbowl or Bay street @ night Parties at the Beach by Bicknell Hill and The Beach House part of the P.O.P. Amusement Park and the Backyard Parties with Bands like Suicidal Tendencies and all the Surf Flicks at Santa Monica Civic. We grew up in a good time and wouldn't trade it for anything. Wish they would have let her write more about our crazy fun times...Perhaps we will one day. Thanks~Dt Chick

 
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Hello I'm A New Visitor
On 5/6/2012 Rich Monday wrote in from (99.124.nnn.nnn)

I just wanted to say hi to all the guys and girls who make these great events happen. I am a NorCal resident and I would like to get involved in competition in my location of California. Can you contact me and instruct me on how one may begin his journey. Tell me a starting point and what ever else I may need to know. Thank you for the great and informative website here. Take care and God Bless! Rich

 
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Camp
On 1/16/2012 Bjorn wrote in from Sweden  (83.251.nnn.nnn)

Hi
I am looking for a longboard vamp for the summer 2012
Can you help me or point me in the right direction. We live in Sweden and would like our son to go to Canada or US for a couple of weeks

Best regards

Bjorn

 
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Thanks for the site!
On 1/16/2012 Doug wrote in from United States  (206.67.nnn.nnn)

I'd like to drop a little note of gratitude to the folks that run this site. It's really great having this window into the history of longboarding available to all of us! For the past few years, I've been on a quest to recreate some of the boards that the guys rode in the Gravity Games, and NCDSA has been incredibly helpful in nailing down the little details for my pet project.

Thanks Adam, and everybody else! I hope NCDSA can stay up for another 16 years!

 
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C'mon old guys - sign up
On 11/4/2009 bob loftin wrote in from (198.105.nnn.nnn)

Guys - seriously -- was it this dead before the change to the new system? Sign up! Adam has done a TON for longboarding, slalom, and downhill for the last 10 years. Y'all should give him some support in trying breath some fresh life into this thing.

 
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On 9/7/2009 admin wrote in from (208.64.nnn.nnn)

[quote="SamG":jlrdzw9h]Hi Adam, thought I'd found an alternative universe when this New Model NCDSA appeared. It's a little more formal than the old version, but should be good in the long term.Is it possible that web links on a posting can open up in a new window? Currently a link navigates away from NCDSA to the new address selected. Seems a shame to lead folks away from what seems to be a lot of good new work!Sam[/quote:jlrdzw9h]Thanks for the suggestion, Sam. I believe there's a setting for that and I'll try to find it and make the change.

 
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On 9/7/2009 samg wrote in from (89.16.nnn.nnn)

Hi Adam, thought I'd found an alternative universe when this New Model NCDSA appeared. It's a little more formal than the old version, but should be good in the long term.Is it possible that web links on a posting can open up in a new window? Currently a link navigates away from NCDSA to the new address selected. Seems a shame to lead folks away from what seems to be a lot of good new work!Sam

 
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Skateboarding + Rock'n Roll
On 1/25/2009 Niklas wrote in from Germany  (91.1.nnn.nnn)

Greetings from Germany! http://www.viva-la-niklas.de.tl

 
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Top Notch
On 1/18/2009 Scott J. Swanson --LCB-- wrote in from United States  (67.3.nnn.nnn)

This is our second son in Iraq ending a second tour as an Infantry SGT. What a great American. http://www.defenselink.mil/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2006-11/hires_061120-F-1936B-067c.jpg

 
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On 10/30/2008 Bill wrote in from (195.190.nnn.nnn)

 
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On 10/9/2008 Ruma wrote in from United States  (69.124.nnn.nnn)

Some interestig... http://www.trys.0catch.com/joblowjo50/

 
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On 10/5/2008 Rumus wrote in from United States  (67.241.nnn.nnn)

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On 10/3/2008 snoball wrote in from United States  (65.173.nnn.nnn)

Adam, I know that there's a ton of time and patience involved in building any kind of forum. I tried it once and yeesh, I'd rather have ice picks driven into my eye sockets LOL It's a lot of work and many, many hours staring at a computer screen and noodling around on a keyboard when you know that no matter what you do, the peanut gallery is ready to fling their criticisms ( and yes, I sometimes occupy the peanut gallery myself lol ). I know that whatever you do will be one immense act of dedication, just as this site always has been and I hope you find whatever the coming attractions may be, gratifying to have created. I also hope you are well appreciated by the many skaters who have stuck around, those who have been given their own forums, and all of us who anxiously anticipate whatever is to come.





 
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A new ncdsa
On 10/3/2008 Adam wrote in from United States  (198.144.nnn.nnn)

snoball,

As I re-read this thread's recent past I see that another six months have slipped by on my vBulletin vows. But I have real progress to report: I've been using vBulletin on another (not skateboard-related) web site and I'm learning its vast feature set. This eliminates one hurdle from the conversion process.

 
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On 10/3/2008 snoball wrote in from United States  (65.173.nnn.nnn)

IMHO, it is chasing a chicken to go about 'filtering' or censoring people's OPINIONS in any way. For one, the importance or non-importance of anyone's point of view is subjective. For two, all arguments eventually die out. Don't like 'em? Don't read them. Just like your TV channel. Turn it or turn it off. But asking Adam to police everyone's words and thoughts is kinda juvenile.

What you find important I might not. And vice-versa. I don't think it's appropriate or realistic to expect others to adjust their opinions or manner of speaking( writing ) to my own. I kind of think if you're going to spend time filtering things, filtering images is more important than filtering out written thoughts.

That said, I do agree that a registration process is reasonable and it might be time to update the overal appearance and user interface of the site. Though, please, don't turn it into a blinking banner ad site if you can avoid it. Some sites are so grossly indulgent of that they're eye-crossing to look at.

Your site's been around a long time Adam and I hope it can kind of wake from a recent slumber and evolve into something better than your online competition out there. No offense, but I think the site got slightly 'stale' or stuffy in terms of overall 'vibe', and that's one reason that other site was able to draw off some of the crowd that used to be here. That you haven't stooped to some of their methods, though, speaks volumes about you, but maybe it's time to build a more relevant or newer version of the NCDSA site now??

 
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oldschool hardcore skating
On 5/2/2008 john wrote in from United States  (72.87.nnn.nnn)

anybody out there remember the aquaduct in hemet

 
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On 4/3/2008 PSR wrote in from United States  (75.68.nnn.nnn)

Don, what I do, just to alert Adam and readers, is 'Vote' on posts that are abusive. This alerts everyone, does the proactive thing, and kicks the Spammers in the modem...

 
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forum spam
On 4/3/2008 Adam wrote in from United States  (68.230.nnn.nnn)

Don,

You're actually only seeing the tip of the iceberg! Our server rejects hundreds per day and even forums that use logins are not immune to forum spam. I have, however, been considering migrating Ncdsa away from this homemade forum software to a commercial forum software platform like vBulletin. I went so far as to purchase vBulletin last year but have yet to find the time to install it and write the data conversion scripts necessary to get it running and support Ncdsa's existing functionality and advertising.

 
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this sucks
On 4/2/2008 don ron wrote in from United States  (64.252.nnn.nnn)

can we please make this site have a sign in and register thing so people cant post so much spam anymore. its really getting to the point where i dont even want to come here anymore. i really dont post that often but i've always read the boards regardless over the past 8 years. it saddens myself and im sure countless others to see this site that was once such a tight community of laid back friendly people turned into this constant bickering and spamming. It brings everyone down when they have to read the arguments and fighting over such pointless details in the grand scheme of things. i think everyone needs to step back and look at why they were drawn to this sport to begin with and why youre still with it today. yes, it is growing rapidly, perhaps more than anyone could have forseen but we need to embrace these changes. we need to set an example and lead the way for the new generations of our sport. no matter what the discipline is we all need to come together and enjoy it. its time to stop spreading rumors, hate, arguments, and whatever other nonsense has been going on and time to spread the stoke and the true values that are in this sport. who knows if my post will make any difference at all but im just happy to get this all out. like i said, its been painful to watch one of my favorite websites go downhill recently (no pun intended), and all i want is to see some changes so that people will register and the spam and hate posts will stop. i think that ive rambled on for long enough now. hopefully, this gets out to people and makes some sort of impact, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.
peace
don ron

 
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SPEEDBOARDING?
On 12/15/2007 Jimmy Flindt wrote in from United States  (75.4.nnn.nnn)

ADAM, I have a request. Can you change the name SPEEDBOARDING to DOWNHILL please? I think it would help our sport grow more. I have talked with a few of the other downhillers about the title on this website, and I think it should be updated to the year 2007! DOWNHILL sounds better regarding the posts that get posted under the current name SPEEDBOARDING. What do you other downhill skateboarders think about that? Just a suggestion, that could help this website I think!

 
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