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22:14 26/Jun/12
I've got one on layby

drew
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22:15 26/Jun/12
I'm thinking of getting 2 and learning to land ski on them

drew
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22:16 26/Jun/12
They only look 99% mambo

Mark Brimson
Mark Brimson

22:24 26/Jun/12
Drew I think they dropped the "100%" part a while back.

Probably sold the rights and now couldn't do it anymore calling it 100% anything.

Like a lot of good things, sell it or licence it so someone else can copy it, etc.


grim wood
grim wood

22:24 26/Jun/12
mambo used to be a legit brand

Mark Brimson
Mark Brimson

22:25 26/Jun/12
* or in this case, Mambo was probably not so good to start with.


braddox
braddox

01:20 27/Jun/12
My first ever board looked exactly like a Penny and probably came from K-mart. What's the difference?

Mark Brimson
Mark Brimson

07:04 27/Jun/12
Difference you ask?

None to me - don't really care either way about these things.

To those who make a living from them at Absolute Dist - probably a whole lot, given they have been selling them for well over $100+ for so long and now the bottom could fall out of the market for them with everyone else doing it, as well as an almost perfect replica being sold for bugger all in department stores.


Re - brand Mambo - never really liked it, or just wasn't cool enough to wear or afford it. Funny pictures of POO SHOOTER or farts and other things was kinda entertaining for a while there though.


My first few boards were probably from places like that too. Not as lucky as the kids these days getting a "pro setup" as their first ride.




shutdown
shutdown

07:42 27/Jun/12
fuck penny, my first ever plastic banana board was something called a 'rolls racer' from k-mart and that thing lasted an eternity. Used to dominate the tick-tac up the hill challenges on that bad boy. To be honest, i never heard the name penny mentioned all that time, everyone i knew just had the cheap big-w and kmart knock offs (which at the time weren't considered knock offs, they were their own legit brands). Same went with the wooden decks, I remember two kids arguing about which was a better deck from k-mart, the 'Street Warrior' or the 'A.P.'.

Next board was a wooden full-size deck from a 2 dollar shop that was trying to make out like it was one of the good k-mart ones with all the plastic guards, rails and lappers you could dream of. Once again did the job fine, could bomb hills and grind my face off after speed wobbles as good as the rich kids with their vision or gull wing boards and felt right at home with the slightly more up-market k-mart crew.

And then some spoilt little spoilt CUNT moved in up the road with a powell peralta hawk deck and taught us all how it felt to be true materialistic shit-kents. Kids of today should be stoked, you can grab some blank for 70 bucks, grip the whole thing black and it looks the same as the next kids deck. Back then your entire value was measured by how many layers of compressed cardboard you had in your decks plywood and how well the grip tape was cut around your gold powell peralta dragon on the top. I still remember the whispers when that richie rich moved into the hood 'did you hear, he has the BEST skateboard in the WORLD!!!!'

drew
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09:02 27/Jun/12
Dear Penny

I would like to thank you on behalf of all Australian skateboard shops for helping us not go bankrupt.

regards

Drew Peacock

karma
karma

10:15 27/Jun/12
Drew speaks the absolute truth, and for some shops... longboards as well.

Mark Goudie II
Mark Goudie II

10:29 27/Jun/12
Seems like he's just trying to make a penny?

flycat
flycat

14:53 27/Jun/12
everyone is doing them, think i seen an element range of penny ripoffs the other day.

penny craze should die out probably by end of next summer, then u will be able to pick these up for $5 at evey garage sale...

Evanz
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16:17 27/Jun/12
"then u will be able to pick these up for $5 at evey garage sale... "

Ahahah BOFFF!

dhuds
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16:32 27/Jun/12
They have dropped off for sure even now. We had at least 10 calls a day asking for certain colours and countless purchases a few months ago. We are now lucky to sell two boards a week. I've notice a lot of kids that got Penny's from us at like Christmas time are coming in now and buying proper boards. So what ever gets them in to skating I think is awesome.

laterskater

16:56 27/Jun/12
YESSSS!!!!
Believe it or not the ones in K-Mart are branded 'VISION STREETWEAR' and are $50.
I inspected closely because i was very interested VISION were making Penny's and selling them in K-Mart for $50.....
To me they are Penny's, exactly the same. Infact they actually look of better quality too.
Scary Stuff.....

Mark Brimson
Mark Brimson

19:09 27/Jun/12
Definitely a plus that all the cool kids have a skateboard (even if it is a Penny) rather than a scooter, or whatever.

Many are going in to skate shops and getting a real skateboard too.

Interesting to see how many Penny boards will sell now with the introduction of these way cheaper department store boards.

For a lot of kids, it was the status of getting a Z-FLEX or a PENNY. Capitals cause that is what the parents came in asking for, without knowing anything about what they were getting.

I often joke about putting together a package which includes a Penny, a pair of Vans Authentics, some slim already rolled up chinos and a snap back cap. Tshirt or checkered button up shirt is optional, but now you could probably add a raglan tee to the lot to complete it.

Funny or too truthful to really laugh at?



flycat
flycat

19:55 27/Jun/12
dont forget the raybans...

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08:24 28/Jun/12
mambo aint got shit on hot tuna

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21:14 28/Jun/12
haha i misread the title of this thread as i glanced I thought it read
"Penny now on Big W?"
..
i was hyped!


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