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1965 skateboard movie: Skaterdater
I first watched this movie at the picture theatre in 1966 when I was 7 years old. (Sydney Australia) It was the opening flick before the feature and it stuck in my head my whole life. I never knew what it was called but it had a huge influence on me. I have never been able to find it until now 42 years later. (Thanks to the internet)

After watching it as an old man I wondered if I could perform the (laydown and go under a truck) trick as a 49 year old. OK so call me stupid. I gave it a go and after a couple of mishaps I managed to lay down and get up again. (Minus the truck) Good enough for me I reckon.

People often bag out mongo pushers. I'm a goofy mongo myself. When you check out this movie, please take a close look at every single kid. They are all mongo pushers. This is the era that I started riding in. By the time I watched this movie I was already riding my Warrick Bullet through the streets of Five Dock.

So here is my observation, mongo is actually the way skateboarders first started pushing. Street riding was what we did and this suited the mongo style. You can't argue with the facts. These pro riders of the day can't all be wrong.

Paul 2008

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