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Comment by Hambo on November 13, 2012 at 9:56

What no more mongo love? I only just found out it was called mongo a couple of years ago.  I started in 1971 and there was no mongo it was just normal.  My preference was always tight back trucks and wobbly front; stable for 360s and tic tacs but still turny.  Back truck was stable for pushing too.

These days the availability of larger boards means that my back foot can be in the middle of the board providing good control and pushing power.    I use the central position for footbraking at low to medium speed or brazilian style for higher speed. 

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Comment by jay cottrell on April 4, 2011 at 0:56
i wouldnt call em slde gloves , just sick of cuttin our hands tryin to make it down a really really bad road , damn i forget what its like to be fearless haha

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Comment by Connor Ferguson on April 3, 2011 at 21:28
yeeyeee mongo

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Comment by BJ on January 18, 2011 at 20:50
You were making slide gloves back then?

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Comment by jay cottrell on January 18, 2011 at 19:50
i had an old gator in the 70's , reckon was about 33 inches long , not too short !! for the day anyways , my bro 3 years younger than me pushed normal , but im bloody mongo , used to steal the old mans silicon gun and fill up small icecream containers and try to make shit in em to put our hands in for goin down hills ,needless to say it didnt work real well , in my defence was only 7 years old,  bloody funny

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Comment by Tom Radinski on January 18, 2011 at 18:20
wtf, we did the same things with rocks too... 20years on and no rocks but still leaving sick lines after a sesh :)

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Comment by BJ on January 18, 2011 at 14:19


How small are the boards! Brings back memories of my size 13 foot on such a small board.

Kanufi, sounds like a true brother. LOL! We did the same things with the rocks all over the school yards. Never thought of running over each others rocks though. Your bro took it to the next level.

Comment by Hop on January 18, 2011 at 13:59

Part two. Hester is gone right? No way he can win...go mongo go


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Comment by BJ on January 18, 2011 at 13:53
That's how it was done in the old days!
Comment by Kanufi on January 18, 2011 at 13:51
My 1st board was circa 1970. Natural mongo kicker that tic taced  and front foot carved with rocks in our hands to leave white marks to see where we had been.Still have the scare from where my brother caught up to me and ran over the rock while i was still holding it. But the boards then where crap which barely fitted a size 9 shoe aboard.


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