[Ronja] Open source skateboard demo pictures

-=RYS=- cd930 at centrum.cz
Mon Jul 23 02:24:33 BST 2007

And GNU project  Hydrogen-Tritium A-bomb?  :)))))
In future:  ronja, skateboard, linux, Hydrogen bomb, GNU Hamburger....

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> Datum: 22.07.2007 22:08
> Předmět: Re: [Ronja] Open source skateboard demo pictures
>This is nice, ronja, skateboard, linux...
>Now all we need is open source power source. I am sick of paying
>bills to the power company...
>Any ideas?
>On Sun, 22 Jul 2007, Karel Kulhavy wrote:
>> Hello
>> To prove that the open source skateboard is not just some untested theoretical
>> design, I learned some some pussie tricks on it and put pictures online.
>> http://ronja.twibright.com/bastard.php
>> I also got a positive review of Bastard from a friend who rides a flex
>> skateboard already for 14 years (I ride only for 2). He tried it out and said
>> it's cool.
>> If you saw the Dogtown and Z-Boys movie, you know that the bert was originally
>> developed for the surfboard "platform" by Larry Bertlesmann and "ported" to
>> skateboard by Jay Adams, Tony alva et al. - the Z-Boys.
>> Unfortunately, after they succeeded at the Del Mar competition, they got bought
>> out and heavily commercialized so we cannot really expect anything opensource
>> from them. What Microsoft is in the world of software, they are in the world of
>> skateboarding. And not only them, but probably every single company of the
>> whole skateboarding industry.
>> Nice that you can/could buy a super-extra-special deck shaped and painted by
>> Powell-Peralta, Alva, Santa Cruz, Zero, Dogtown or whatever for 150 USD or so,
>> when you can make yourself one opensource from a plywood for 4 USD (plus 10 USD
>> griptape). Most of the know-how is in the template (in case of Bastard, there's
>> not yet much know how in the template ;-)). Why should you pay for something
>> that you can make yourself cheaper? The cutting takes 5 minutes.
>> Artwork? Do you really need to buy a proprietary label to get a decent artwork?
>> Doesn't the open source community have good artists that are as good as say
>> Crayg Stecyk? What's an artwork? All it needs to be is a .svg file under a GFDL
>> licence.
>> Bearings? Do you need really to buy expensive Bones Bearings, Swiss quality,
>> Made in California, USA (sic!), mirror finish to get a decent mechanic
>> performance? Aren't they just an overpriced version of an ordinary industry
>> grade ball bearing with a single rubber contactless seal?  Do you need to buy
>> SpeedCream(TM)? Can't you ride on medical vasoline like I do at the moment?
>> Seriously, are we paying skateboards here or managers, CEOs, adverts, SEO,
>> trademark and patent litigations, and lawyers?
>> Compare the price of Ronja components with a professional link and compare the
>> performance. Compare the price of an opensource deck and a commercial one and
>> their performance. Compare the price of Microsoft Windows and Linux and
>> compare their performance. Isn't something screeching here?
>> "Your board would come to a screeching halt and you'd fly. And you'd smash
>> cement." -- Stacey Peralta, Dogtown and Z-Boys.
>> CL<
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