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What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: August 11, 2011 10:08PM

It was on the lower level, maybe near Sears? Near the escalators??

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: Bob der Baumeister ()
Date: August 11, 2011 10:22PM

I think it was Sunshine House? If you skated at Rabbit Ranch, Cedar Crest, etc that was the place to get all your Rusty, Billabong, and other poser gear.

I wish I had bought a shitload of Zorlac, Santa Cruz, Powell, and Vision Gator decks there and kept them in the basement.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: August 11, 2011 10:35PM

...still have a couple old Powell boards and even my first Burton snowboard (circa, 1987) Sunshine House, that was it - thanks!

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: August 12, 2011 07:10AM

they were at fair oaks in the 90's too. the edge?

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: Andre the Giant ()
Date: August 12, 2011 01:28PM

Sunshine House a.k.a. Poser House

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: Billy the Kid ()
Date: August 12, 2011 10:26PM

Word- Fairfax Surf Shop was the shiz for real skaters.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: Taylor ()
Date: August 12, 2011 10:53PM

There was also a hobby shop on the lower level that sold models and paints, etc. In the rear of the store they sold skate-boarding equiptment. The rear wall was covered with decks and other skate stuff. You could pick out a nice Lucero or Schmitt Stix deck and then customize it with trucks, wheels, bones and ribs, ect. They also sold some "ready out of the box" decks like Vision and Powell-Peralta. I think it was called "Hobby Town" or "Hobby World" or something.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/2011 10:54PM by Taylor.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: John McA ()
Date: October 05, 2014 11:12PM

It was called "My Hobby". Worked there for 5 years. Cool place awesome owners. We held skate jams in NOVA at parking garages, gave merchandise for winners. Good times.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: hhhrrrffffffff ()
Date: October 06, 2014 09:43AM

Tysons once had a skate shop it mightve also been sunshine house? I remember Springfield mall had a hobby shop with skate stuff too, but wavedancer was better.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: It was "Edge" something ()
Date: October 06, 2014 09:55AM

I remember a skate store but it was upstairs in a corner next to one of the large department stores.

I think it had "edge" in the name. Maybe Active Edge or The Edge. Anyone remember?

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: oldpunk ()
Date: October 06, 2014 06:17PM

Bob der Baumeister Wrote:
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> I think it was Sunshine House? If you skated at
> Rabbit Ranch, Cedar Crest, etc that was the place
> to get all your Rusty, Billabong, and other poser
> gear.
>
> I wish I had bought a shitload of Zorlac, Santa
> Cruz, Powell, and Vision Gator decks there and
> kept them in the basement.

Reminded me of my last gator vision deck, traded it to a friend for a pair of worn combat boots. My combat boots were totally hammered. That deck was pretty roached too... Good trade at the time. Lots of good times blessing dc hardcore through my Walkman on that board... Many many many fucking miles covered...

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: 80s Kid ()
Date: October 06, 2014 07:25PM

The ALL-TIME leader in the clubhouse for NOVA poser skate surf shop...Wavedancer Surf Shop with multiple locations throughout the area. They tried to stock the best stuff but, they didn't have good relationships with either Gullwing or Independent so, they never had any trucks. As for decks, if you knew when their deliveries were you could score a premium board but, I think the manufacturers just knew what a crap, poser store it was and had everything sent to more worthy shops.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: NicksonWillson ()
Date: May 13, 2022 09:26AM

I recently started surfing, please tell me the shops where I can buy surf equipment. I would really appreciate your help, thanks in advance.

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Re: What was the name of the skateboard shop at Fair Oaks Mall in the 80s?
Posted by: SillyFilly21 ()
Date: May 13, 2022 09:27AM

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