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Nov 18 2015
Karl Gao/Chinese Powell decks article posted up! ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) Not sure if this will be akin to kicking the top off an ant bed or simply educating the collector masses, but today, I finally got around to updating the article on my web site about "Karl Gao and the mystery of the Chineese Powell Peralta decks". Queue the quotes/memes of Scooby Doo and those meddling kids.( hahaha ) I hope you enjoy! (*more info may be coming from folks on the "inside". If so, I will edit the page as needed and pass the news along to you!) Find it under the Price Guide in "BUYER BEWARE".
Nov 11 2015
Clean up continues.... ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) Cleaned up the "Buyer Beware" articles/sections under the Price Guide. Making them flow a bit better and be easier to read. Hope you enjoy!
Nov 10 2015
New member registration problem ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) I am aware of a problem folks are having with trying to register for the site and getting a "username required" message. I am working to resolve it now. Sorry about that.
New changes in the works! ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) First pass at the *new*, "responsive" AOS is now live!!! It should now size appropriately for whatever device you are on. I can say from my own experience, it looks and works 100% better on my phone now! Please go check it out and let me know what you think. A few more "tweaks" coming, but I wanted you folks to get to it as soon as possible. Enjoy!
Nov 3 2015
More site clean up.... ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) You might notice a few more "odd" things here and there. I am still doing some light clean up to make the site look/function better on any device (ie. phones!). You might notice for instance that the login box now appears at the very top if you are not logged into the site...otherwise, it neatly disappears giving you more screen space. More to come!
Oct 29 2015
Site clean up! ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) Trying to clean up some things here and there....completely overhauled the "Restoration" section. This is NOT the "major" overhaul coming soon (mobile friendlier!)....but is a nice little "quality of life" change here and there. haha Enjoy!
Oct 28 2015
Bot Bashing Fun! ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) Spent this morning cleaning up some old code....specifically adding "bot checking" (CAPTCHA) functions into a few areas (site contact and member contact). I had noticed a pick up in the amount of spam the site was being sent by bots using the "contact us" form, but had no idea that members were being hit too until someone emailed me. Seems the bots were using the "member contact" email form too! Anyways....cleaned it up and hope it ends the bot traffic. Thanks for your support!
Oct 27 2015
Price Guide breaks 18K !!!! ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) I was just going to post about some updates but noticed that we just broke 18,000 items listed!!! .....and still have so many more to go. Another milestone comes and goes. haha Thanks for your support!
Oct 15 2015
RIP Skatemaster Tate ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) Although the news of Skatemaster Tate's (Gerry Hurtado) passing on Oct 13th after a fight with cancer swept through social media like wildfire, and I can only assume you all know by now, I felt it would be a disservice to Skatemaster Tate if we did not mention his passing and give all respect here. For "younger" skaters like me that were coming up in the late 80's when being a skateboarder was like being an outcast of society and getting looked down upon at every turn, it was refreshing to have someone like Skatemaster Tate cheering us ALL on. He was a skater (killed it on a longboard wayyyyy before anyone else!) at heart like us all, but he was also skating's original "hype man" in my opinion. His show "Skate TV" that came on Nickelodeon always stoked me. As cheesy as it was at times, we, skateboarders, had a tiny glimmer of acceptance for once on a larger scale, and I thank him for that. Skatemaster Tate, thank you!!!
Apr 17 2015
Karl Gao and ( source AoS / reported by AMORONE ) Although this story has been talked about/known since the early 2000s, AOS will be documenting this soon for you all as it has come up again. Long story short...a LOT of the "early 90s" Powell slicks you see around in mint condition are actually 1990s slicks on early 2000 decks. They were put out by Karl Gao who used to head up the Chineese distribution for Powell (but not after 1991 or so). Much like the other fake slicks we see (Plan B Way "Leprachaun" for example), Karl had piles off unuses slicks he put onto early 2000 popsicles and sold. Were they "official" Powell decks? No. Are they real Powell slicks? Yes. Soooo....more coming soon!
¤ Consignment Spotlight
For sale from one of our members...
RARE!! Bullet Terrorist Team Santa Cruz

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¤ Current Survey
Heat transfer graphics versus screenprinted?
I think they look better.
They have gotten better, but give me screened !
Do not care (I skate them; not collect them)
Low quality crap
Screenprinting is the true art !
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