4q69 Happy Barf Day to my p-pad princes.
Never once complained about being uncomfortable, getting flats on the freeway, or crashing in the gravel at born free. Thanks for being born. Thanks for being you.
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2d 4q69
Slumber Max Schaaf
4q69 Congratulations to my Mom aka Ramona from The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Her club just got voted best small nightclub in SF. For over 20yrs I've watched her pour heart and soul into her club, she's booked almost every single band that ever stood on stage. She'd never tell me because she's too humble, but I got this text. "Hey max I can't meet you for lunch today, I partied a little too much last night, we were awarded best small music venue" At 65yrs young I can't think of anyone that inspires me more. #bottomofthehill #gomom #livemusic 2d
  •   ol_dirty_osk Mama Ramona! 2d
  •   chillywashington That's awesome, many a good nights at Bottom of the Hill 2d
  •   mikeyratt69 So cool so stoked for her 1d
  •   emmy1985 So beautiful! 1d
  •   two_pan_dan So great. 1d
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  •   coreyduffel My favourite place to watch a show. Seen some amazing stuff there over the last 15 years. Your mom rules and always treats my friends and chick great when they play. 10h

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6d 4q69
Normal Max Schaaf
4q69 Right now. The San Francisco Bay. So lucky. Dodged the rain, not too much pain. Live life, love. Left side of bikes exist too. #4q #oaklandside #69 6d

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4q69 Jake phelps and I. Nuts to butts. 1993. I was a Mexican landscaper by day and a honky skateboarder the rest of the time. My moms place, west Oakland. 50ft ceilings, parachute above the kitchen to keep the dust off the dishes, 6000sq feet for $800 a month. My room to the left. #honky #WSO #pinestmob #4q @morfordmedia or @originalbk photo? 1w

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4q69 Happy Birthday to my Pisces brother @jason_atr. Some people seem to change with the wind and some own who they are. Jason has always been the later of those two. An amazing father and a humble soul along with a top notch sense of humor..... It's really hard not to like him. Thanks for always being a good friend and brother. Wishing the best. #4qatr #skateboarder #chopperkook 1w

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4q69 Sunday morning slumming around. With @humphriesphoto and @rachelcubed Portland Oregon. Stopped by the -one Moto show- found it Friday, lost Saturday, Sunday morning at Mary's. Thanks to @forgash_unofficial for all the hospitality. @dzwicker and @mediocre_mon for the party and good times. #csectionscars #4q #pain #shiftdenied @potlickers cheers 3w

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4q69 Happy Birthday Jim Thiebaud. Almost 30yrs ago I went to a demo at oakland tech, as I walked up the first thing I saw was you doing a Ho-Ho in skull pants with a doo-rag on. How could I not become a fan. This photo is from about that time, I got this photo of you in a box of Curtis's belongings after he died(cutis: pictured far left of deck in suspenders). Thanks for being a mentor and an inspiration. Sessions at your ramp, and those drives home from vans are beautiful memories.... So many beers and a few tears. You're a solid friend to me and so many others, not to mention an amazing father and husband. Thanks Jim, you got a drive like no one I know, and I can't think of anyone that cares more about skateboarding than you. Im so fortunate to have been a part of Real since day one, and so glad my mom said it was ok for me to ride for Real that day you and TG asked me. Haha. Have the best day. Love you man. #thankyoujimt #littlejimmyrancid @jimthiebaud 4w
  •   danimal103 Very few have done more for skateboarding. It was an honor to work for you guys and skating together at your ramp and all the other spots was the icing on the cake. Keep on the up... L&R. @4q69 @jimthiebaud @antihero18 4w
  •   4q69 @johncopelandstudio that's Jim in a nutshell. Awesome 4w
  •   mfrazier72 HBD @jimthiebaud !! 4w
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  •   gypsone Well said Max. I met Jim at that exact ramp he is skating in Berkeley. It's a long story but that ramp ended up in my backyard. Jim came over to skate it a few times after the move. One of the things I remember the most was how Jim would go around and say all of us before and always asked me if it was cool for him to skate. This was Jim he didn't have to ask but he did. I've always had so much respect for this man. His impact on so many of us is greater than he will ever know. Happy Birthday! 4w
  •   __buztin Damn to see that go down at Oakland Tech...and me talkin about sick boys, shit u saw it live..HBD JIM...great story Max 4w

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4q69 You can win the Knucklehead but I need the dog. For $25 bucks this thing could be taken home from born free 7. My dog and I will start the build soon, then when finished I will ride it to the show, and if it's your lucky day you can take it home. It will be yours..... For less than a good steak dinner. Complete running chopper built around a 1946 knuckle motor. It's pretty fucking crazy. It trips me out just typing this. So go to the born free site and buy some tickets and win this thing. If you're still reading this Thank you. Thanks to born free for making this happen. Check it out @bornfreeshow #bf7giveaways #4q #25dollarchopper 4w

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4q69 Last week was a good skate week, because this week I can still skate. My buddy @brianfick spontaneously shot the lein air at one of last weeks sessions. We've been having some fun ones. Days in the shop, evenings at the ramp.... And at night I drive around looking for that swimming pool from the movie cocoon filled with the alien pods and it's fountain of youth waters. #cocoon #4q @realskateboards @fourstarclothing 2mon

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4q69 Morning light, just right. Shop till you drop. #4q #enjoylife 2mon

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4q69 @keinocycles built bike stolen. Portland area. Please keep an eye out for it. Owner is a super solid dude. 2mon

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2mon 4q69
Normal Max Schaaf
4q69 15 years ago today I watched this completely original and passionate man die. It's very rare that a day goes by that I don't think of his influence on me and the inspiration he brought to so many of us. He continues to be a person I completely look up to and when the real world is shit I talk to him in the ghost world. Sometimes the amazing ones just get snatched up first, but they leave us with so much. Thanks for all the fire and your unique outlook on life. #curtishsiang 100% @originalbk 2mon

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4q69 Happy New Year 2015. Started it off right with friends and a chilly ride through the hills east of the bay. Wishing everyone health and happiness. Lost some amazing people this past year. Take care. #ussr #blobber #roadsidebirth #4q #toby&sara 2mon

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4q69 Started the day with keith haring at the deyoung. Lots of inspiration. Was lucky enough as a kid to get a stack of haring posters from my Dad.... I haphazardly used them all for school book covers. Hard to believe the amount of work he left behind for someone that died at 32. #smilingfaces #snakewithashake #keithharing 2mon

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4q69 I've watched my friend @kennagahara live from hand to mouth for several years now, working odd jobs and shooting photos. His photos are not only constantly improving but also remain to have feeling. This is a photo he took of my now sold blue knuckle. Think it captures it very well, out in the wild, no flair, no bikinis, no studio. Thanks to ken, gonz and Kota from @roller_magazine for the spread and for the inspiration..... And the red comb it's beautiful. #4q #tardsale #oneup #onedown 3mon

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4q69 Grown up swing set. Can't stay away from it. My favorite place. The reason I limp and smile at the same time. Dave @unlimitedbuffet filmed this with a real super 8 camera, not an app. #super8 #real #4q #fourstar I love you 3mon

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3mon 4q69
Normal Max Schaaf
4q69 Somewhere around 03, and the first time I had a digital camera to cheaply document bike stuff. Lil Charlie my neighbor, and Onio and Clem's cousin hopped on top of my first shovel. This bike took me years to build, I was so in the dark, but so eager to learn. I still have this roller, and still like it's look but things snowballed after this and I ended up putting the drive train into the VL bike with the hourglass handle bars. I haven't seen Charlie since then, strange to think he's a full grown man now. #whydoyouusesomanyhashtags #69 #acidflashback #4q #vespa #import #ussr 3mon
  •   4q69 @hellonwheels started with Briggs and Stratton.... But yeah, 800 generator shovel lower end was a nice chopper start 2mon
  •   carlos_loves_chatarra 'Nice chopper start'..... I started with a 250yamaha back in 05!! That was more than nice mate, but im in spain.... No swapmeets, no old mans with old chopper glory, no nothing..... It sucks! 2mon
  •   carlos_loves_chatarra Oh, since this Bike, you build some of The coolest bikes of The decade, thanks for all 2mon
  •   outofstepwiththeworld Hey Maxx, the Onio story and that group of kids has always interested me. Are they still around? Is Onio still skating? He seemed like a natural, I'm sure if he stuck with it he would be killin it. I've been curious as to where the group ended up. Anyway, Happy Birthday sir. I love keeping up with your adventures and endeavors. Hope to cross paths someday. 2w
  •   outofstepwiththeworld Hey again Max. Just wondering if you saw this quesion ^ thanks man 3d
  •   4q69 @outofstepwiththeworld hey josh.... I missed the first message. Well, it's a sad story but Clem(onio's brother)got life in prison. And from what I know Onio is out now, but still lives that life. You know man I dedicated so many years of my life to them and they brought me so much Joy and laughter and I learned so much from that experience. It was really difficult being a friend and a mentor and having to be a disciplinarian them at the same time. On a bad day it seems like it was all for nothing. You know maybe I just delayed them from going to jail sooner its a difficult thing. But at least they had a few years or someone truly love them and cared for them and tried to show them a different route. Thanks for asking have a ton of amazing memories of those boys and I'm so glad they're a big part of my life. 3d
  •   outofstepwiththeworld Thanks for the response Max. It's a shame to hear that their lives went in that direction. It sounds like You did more than your part to provide guidance and give them an option of a different route. Those kids were lucky to have you there to care, and probably cared just as much and learned as much from you, but you know how it goes. The influence of "the street" weighs more heavily and has a cooler appeal than a guy who likes to skate with them. But at least they got the option, had someone who cared, which so many kids never do. What's funny is they probably didn't even realize what an impact they were making on you. It's unfortunate, but not your fault man. You did a rad thing, I think you should be proud. You've got the memories and an awesome story. Again, thanks for responding. 3d
  •   4q69 Thanks @outofstepwiththeworld. Yea, it's life. And I tried. I wouldn't change that. Take care 2d

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3mon 4q69
Normal Max Schaaf
4q69 Back to bf5. Looking forward to forward to bf7. Making the little things that only some of us notice. Had a good night in the shop making some new things today. Rain sounds good. #katemoss #bunghole #boogieboarder #spongebob 3mon

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4q69 Lost a piece of gold this morning. Class,style, and charm. Ray always treated me like a brother. Always providing a hug followed up by smiles and goodtimes. "Anything you need man" He opened his shop and home to me every visit to Brooklyn. One year I almost missed the whole show due to the fact that I was having so much fun hanging out in front of Ray's listening to him hold court. This photo is of Ray telling me how to leave Ny when we ken and chris and I were headed home to Oakland. I'm in shock over his death, my eyes are filled with tears. I'll miss you so much man. To all his close friends and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. #riprayabeyta 3mon
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  •   yeoleghost The best! 2mon
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  •   northstarfabrication Hi, did Ray give you any artwork? We're trying do document as much of his work as possible. If so and you can make the time, could you please take some pictures and share a story about it. Warmest regards. Raysartliveson@gmail.com thank you 2w
  •   4q69 @northstarfabrication Jeff, no man, I don't. Tried to buy the "hard body" surfer one, but it was for someone else. I'd love to buy though. 2w
  •   northstarfabrication Thanks for the fast response, Max. He spoke very highly of you. Alyssa's in the thick of wrangling all this shit and reaching far and wide to get images and stories, etc. He wasn't the best, ahem, record keeper. That's the priority for the time being, hopefully get a good show together. I'll let you know when the dust settles re: selling. Feel free to hit me up from time to time and I'll let you know where we're at and all that. What a giant messy hole over here, Thanks again 2w
  •   4q69 @northstarfabrication best of luck. Keep the fire lit. 2w
  •   northstarfabrication Thanks, el fuego arde para siempre 2w

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4q69 Makes you want to skate, gives you the chills and you can smell the inside of the van. The friends at Anti Hero did it again. Go to antiheroskateboards.com and check it out. @robbierusso_spsa @goonsac @grossosucks @antihero_wakebladez @antihero18 that's all I guess I can tag. #antihero #reallife 3mon

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