Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Karma Tsocheff #5.
I set up a new board last night. For the first time in fourteen years, it's a Consolidated deck. A Karma Tscocheff deck to be exact. The wood looks good and the top is a black stain that allows the grain to show through. The last three boards I've had have been in this color and I'm liking it.
I intended to go skate for a little bit, but that didn't happen because I couldn't find any razor blades. I still get anything I order shipped to my parents' house because they are both retired and I know somebody will be there when the UPS driver shows up. I met up with my folks after work for dinner at a mediocre national chain restaurant and then swung by their house to get my board and read the newspaper. I wanted to grip it then, but I couldn't find any new razor blades. I swear my dad has a phobia about buying new blades and keeps using the same old paint covered ones. I thought I still had some at my apartment. Nope. I needed some milk and went to the grocery store around the corner. They surprisingly did not carry razor blades. I took the milk home and then headed back out to the hardware store. Finally I got some blades and was able to set up my new board. By the time I was done, it was about 8:30 PM. I guess I could have gotten a couple more days out of my old board, but I wanted to ride a new deck. Tonight.
Thrasher - June 1995 Volume 15 Number 6