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/esg/ eternal skateboarding general

Basic brand information for beginners: https://pastebin.com/CxdBGA6W (embed)

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SKATEBOARDING IS 90% MIND, 10% BODY

YOU' RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SKATE NOW GO OUT AND SHRED
YOU 'RE NEVER TOO FAT TO SKATE NOW GO OUT AND SHRED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEVvvZ6C2aI
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LAST THREAD:>>6753738
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I want to get new wheels for transportation/cruising. Whats the biggest size I should look for on a normal 8" setup? I imagine wheel bite be a problem if they're too big
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everybody try your hardest next skate session and make sure you practice properly! land it two more times if you land it to lock it down
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>>6808943
you can get risers if wheelbite becomes an issue
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>>6808943
ricta clouds or bones atf are super soft and come in smaller sizes

i have ricta clouds 53mm on my cruiser
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>>6808954
>land it two more times if you land it to lock it down
hell no

I am a staunch opposer to that philosophy.

If I landed it so well, if the moment felt so good, why force it? I can keep this moment to myself and let it enrich my perception.
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>>6808814
H3 WAS A SK8RBOI
SH3 SAID C U L8R BOI
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>>6808943

spitfire soft ds are another option. wax under your wheel wells if you're worried about biting or install risers
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Guys, I created this. Does this have a name? I can take it as high as I can jump
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>>6809353

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K1xsN05UIk
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>>6809400
It's not an impossible though. It's a stationary trick.
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>>6809353
looks like a front-footed strawberry milkshake
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>>6809245
Based
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page 10 bump
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>tfw no irl skate bros
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>>6808943
56mm is totally fine with standard indy trucks. I use 56mm spitfire 80HD to cruise to work and they're awesome. Above that you'd probably need a riser.
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>>6809441
the trick is called "pure butter"
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>>6809353
You should not wear skinny jeans.
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>>6812366
Same here. Where are you from?
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>>6812758
Just bought the 80HD's 56mm, cant wait to test them out tomorrow. Thanks anons
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Are there any slip on cupsole shoes?
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>>6808875
Thank you
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I cant seem to get enough air when I jump to complete an ollie. I feel like I come down too fast and that the board slips out from my feet, or I barely have my feet leave the board. It's very discouraging but I yearn to do my first ollie. I've watched videos, i've read tutorials, I can't seem to grasp it though.
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>>6813347

the emerica leo romero pro models.. if they still make those.. didnt they call them the laced or something? they come with a few eyelets and laces but even in the ads they told you to run them without laces, like that was the gimmick

>>6813834

have you tried doing it over something? even just a pencil?
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fresh grip feels so fucking weird
>emerica doesn't make the hsus or westgates anymore
goddammit why is it so hard to find a good looking shoe that goes above the ankle these days? are supras any good?
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>>6814416
Based
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>>6812879
Michigan
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>>6813167
Hey, (you) me with results please, anon. Thinking of the same.
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>>6809017
>t. Guy who loses games of skate

Have fun pal
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>>6815101
do what I did, get an (please forgive me)....adidas.

Or the Busenitz, which is also adibas.
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>>6815634
Oh I am, exactly because I don't play games of skate.
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>>6815329
I'm moving there soonish and want to get into skating. What are some good places?
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>tfw have IBS
>pop was pretty high today
>everytime i tried a flip trick I let rip a fowl fart
A-am I banned from the skatepark guys?
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>>6815795
is this a real condition? are you sure you weren't just under stress? And no, what even is banned?
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>>6815828
I have IBS. otherwise known as Irritable bowel syndrome. Everytime I tried a flip trick I would let rip a nasty fart. I was wondering if u guys think anyone else noticed that I suffer from this.
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>>6815838
I know what it is, I understood what you said the first time, I am wondering if it's a real thing and you just weren't under stress.
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>>6815861
I've been diagnosed with it since I was 15
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>>6815870
were you farting while getting diagnosed?
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>>6815884
Ive been suffering from stomach issues since I hit puberty. Its gotten a lot better with diet and meds. But i still have very bad gas. I work from home and the only place I really go out to is the skate park. I'm wondering if my gas makes me unwelcome there if there are other people there.
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>>6815894
I fart all the time, so what?
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is there ever a surfing general?
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>>6816192
rarely, a thread pops up (it only has happened twice in 5 years), gets three replies and dies.
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>>6815336
As you can see from my near pristine setup I'm a beginner, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. They are very comfortable to cruise on and keep the speed up for a very long time. I use reds bearings btw. Cracks are no problem, and they somehow felt more stable, I guess due to a bigger contact surface.

That being said, riding them is faster than my old wheels(53mm 99d). Something I experienced while going down a little hill that I've done a couple times on my old wheels, pic related. I'm not sure if this is due to the wheel size or because I didnt lose as much speed in between pushes.

Tomorrow I'm gonna try to learn how to slow down while staying on the board
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>>6813834
>>6814778
like this anon said sometimes getting the idea into your brain that you are sort of "picking up the board and carrying it over something" with your feet is enough.

that being said the ollie is a really tough trick to get right- im sure most of us spent upwards of 6+ months before we got decent ollies

its a wierd action that you just have to trick your body into doing.

just keep at it, and try your hardest not to get bogged down repeating what doesn't work
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>>6816300
damn, i remember getting these kinds of scrapes all the time when i started skating

you're on the right track anon
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>>6812761
>bought a pair of regular fit carhartts about a month ago
>ripped at the crotch on monday from pushing

it's not a good look for the quality of carhartts but yea, tight pants are not ideal for skate
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>>6815778
>adidas aren't even 3 months old
>shoe laces on the right shoe have snapped in 4-5 places
> finger sized holes in the left shoe from learning to ollie
>rubber in front of right shoe is almost worn through from toe drag
>other miscellaneous damage from regular wear
>work boots stick to grip tape better than these "skate" shoes

60 fucking dollars, I should have just bought some cheap maui and sons

never again adidas
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>>6816643

what model? ive been thinking about getting adidas since the core brands are shit now and dont want to support nike but i know nothing of their quality considering i have never owned a pair

>>6816613

this is why i stick with walmart dickies. not for the fashion but just because theyre basically disposable at $17 a pair. and usually its just the clasp that breaks not the pant itself
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>>6816643
I got my adididas like 4-5 years ago and the holes they have right now I think is only do to the test of time since it has holes on parts that never touch griptape. Maybe the brand is lowering their quality because mine are good for old shoes
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>>6816300
Any wheelbite at 56mm on your indies?
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>>6816643
is that supposed to be bad? i have never skated a pair of shoes that lasted longer than 3 months. the laces break apart after about a month.
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>>6816643
>rubber in front of right shoe is almost worn through from toe drag

How fucking much do you toe drag, every time you do a trick?
Been skating adidas only for the past 2 years and they're by far the best/most durable shoes I've had.
A pair of Vans will last me maximum 2 months, while a pair of Adi Ease's last me minimum 4 months.

I could've saved so much money if I hopped on adidas bandwagon earlier in my life.
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>>6816300
Its because the 80HD wheels are a lot softer and won't lose as much speed on rough surface as 99A wheel would.

On the flip side, you cannot use 80HD's on wooden bowls - you can't do kick turns, because as soon as the wheel hits the surface it sticks and gaining speed on wooden surface with soft wheels is a lot of work.
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>>6817601
Depends on how loose trucks do you use.

My regular set up has 56mm Bones', and I use 1/8" riser pads with them, but I also skate loose/wobbly trucks. The wheelbiting gets more mellow/non existent once the wheel wells are formed.
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>>6818025
I've developed a habit of braking through toe drag, not toe drag through tricks. i've noticed toe drag to brake isn't generally recommended but I can't figure out why. My dad told me that's how he did it so that's just what I started doing.

>>6816643
this is the closest I could find to my shoe
https://www.amazon.com/adidas-Daily-Lifestyle-Skateboarding-Black/dp/B00PEZB45Q?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00PEZB45Q


>>6817871
I'm just buttmad that I blew 60 dollars on a pair of shoes only to have holes and chewed shoe laces within the first of months. I I would have got a cheap pair had I known the kind of damage skating does to shoes.
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>>6818500
> i've noticed toe drag to brake isn't generally recommended but I can't figure out why.
>but I can't figure out why.

Its because it breaks your shoes.
Learn to break with your skateboard instead, wheels can take a lot more riction than shoes can.
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>>6818742

Learning to slide is on my list of shit to do. I bought some harder wheels to learn on but apparently they aren't hard enough. the ride is noticeably shittier from that of my cruiser wheels as well.

Is there a set of cruiser wheels that can slide and ride effectively over shit concrete? seems like an either or to me. shark wheels are supposed to slide but they seem like a gimmick
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>>6819221
Any wheel will slide if you have the speed for it, going faster is the key to a lot in skateboarding.

I've got 78A's on my cruiser set up and they slide, but I do have to put a lot more weight into it for them to actually break out to a slide.
Just start practicing regular reverts from slow speeds and then start working them up to actual powerslides, you'll get the hang of it eventually.
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>>6817601
Not that guy but I haven't had a wheelbite even once on mine and I would describe my trucks as reasonably loose. 139 indys.
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>>6819306
>Any wheel will slide if you have the speed for it, going faster is the key to a lot in skateboarding.
Not that anon, but I'm not convinced "gotta go fast" is the best way to slow down
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>>6816300
Yeah I guess you learned the hard way that cruisers go fast. What I do to slow down is touch the ground with my pushing foot for just a split second, kind of a small pushing motion, but ever so slightly against the direction in which I'm going. Don't wanna destroy my shoes by toe dragging.
I imagine doing this would make me eat shit instantly above a certain speed, but I'd never dare to go that fast around my streets.
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>>6819364
Fair point, but it is noticeably easier to power slide going fast, than it is going slow.

Speed is a crucial part of skateboarding, though. Especially if you're skating a crusty spot and don't want to wax the living shit out of every surface you want to grind.
I might be a bit biased about wax though, since I grew up around the culture that you get beaten if you wax basically anything.
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>>6819370
Either you destroy your shoes by dragging your feet, or you learn how to powerslide. There is really no other way if you want to go down hills.
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Is this a Darby Allen thread?
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>>6819493
I figured as much but I'm nowhere near bombing hills yet anyway.
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>>6819306
>78A

what is the shape of the wheel? I was under the impression that cruiser wheels were ridiculously difficult to slide with

>put more weight into it

I though you had to get less weight on the board to get it to slide. like do a little jump when your kicking the board out.
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>>6819548
78A is the hardness of the urethane, 78A is pretty much the softest wheel on the market and they go up to around 104A, which are really hard wheels.

>I though you had to get less weight on the board to get it to slide. like do a little jump when your kicking the board out.

That's why powersildes are somewhat tricky in the beginning, you have to kind of push it in to force the wheels into a slide and once you're sliding its all about managing your balance. If you stop applying pressure and go completely weightless, you will end up slipping out of the slide and falling on your arse.
Learning how to do basic reverts comfortably will get you started on how you should be applying your weight.
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>>6819628
>>6819548
>If you stop applying pressure and go completely weightless, you will end up slipping out of the slide and falling on your arse.

To add to this, or you will have the exact opposite happen and you will fling forward - which is the worse outcome.

Its literally all about keeping your balance point checked.
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>>6819548
>what is the shape of the wheel?
Here's the wheels: https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/66mm-og-slime-green-78a-slime-balls-skateboard-wheels

Misread your reply the first time.

>I was under the impression that cruiser wheels were ridiculously difficult to slide with

They are at first, but like I said, speed helps - I'm not pulling out fat powerslides going walking speed.
I think it might even be easier for you to learn how to powerslide with hard wheels first, or you can just cruise around with the soft wheels and try to get more comfortable at going a bit faster.
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>>6819493
how do I get good enough at powerslides to use it as a brake? Best I can do is a split second scrape that doesn't reduce speed at all.
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>>6816357
>that being said the ollie is a really tough trick to get right- im sure most of us spent upwards of 6+ months before we got decent ollies


I'm constantly imrpoving my ollie and more than this, my confidence in my ollie.
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>>6820346

it takes awhile. its something youre going to have to practice. in the begining try to find the absolute best, smoothest ground you can, and its going to help big time to get the hardest wheels you can for learning with. its easier backside than frontside. try to throw yourself the whole way round on a back 180, but no popping. once you can do that, do it faster. try to go 360. once you are confident you can try doing it without going 180 and just powersliding as a brake. once you learn what it takes and how to push into it properly, youll be able to rely on it as a brake on pretty much any setup. but you wont be able to do it like that right away.
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>>6819748
these are pretty much the same as the cruisers I have.

Thanks for the info. I will get some hard wheels and start with reverts
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It's going to be interesting in 10-20 years when there will be a massive amount of 50-60 year olds skating. I hope my body is well enough to continue skating into my 50's-60's. I wanna be the park gramps who stokes everyone up.
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>>6819364
>Not that anon, but I'm not convinced "gotta go fast" is the best way to slow down

It is for softer wheels. You need to get them spinning fast enough or else the will just grip during the slide and toss you off.
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>>6815778
their shoes are all cut pretty low
>>6816613
pajama pants need to make a comeback
>>6819221
just get some higher durometer wheels. unless you're skating some real crusty shit i find hard wheels work best for most things
>>6812366
>skate late at night and early in the morning because of work
>haven't had any skate homies in ten years
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Anyone here skated a clear grip? Is it any good?
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skateanons I bought an enjoi board off the rack from stix in downtown Monrovia as a 26 year with negligible experience.

I did have the board fly out from under my feet, not sure why, crossing a street around 3 am to go to Norm's and my left lat and shoulderblade made first contact but I'm sort of in shape and didn't hit my head or get whiplash and barely spilled my beer.

I've sort of looked like an idiot a few times no doubt but it's been fun to get groceries with it.

Just wanted to say, fuck ya and party on
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>>6811710
F
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>skating in the middle of the main street
>spic in a new hyundai SUV waves and says to grab on the back
>skate up to the car and grab the back windshield wiper because the car housing is way too close to the wheel
>I stay on too long/spic drives too fast
>wobble out of control and eat the street
>rip off the windshield wiper because I was going so fast to the point where each finger I let off the wiper would affect my balance
>pick up my board, skate down a dark, adjacent alley, throw the board in my car and get in
>see spic driving on the main street going the opposite direction but still away from where I am now, either to try to find me and see if I'm okay, or to bitch at me for ripping off the back wiper
>go in the same direction he's going now that I'm behind him and he doesn't expect me to be in a car
>go home and shower to clean my battle wounds
>pus leaking out of my shoulder while I type this
>left side of my body looks like meat
now it's time to get stoned and play BFV :^)
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>>6822439
You fucking tard. Good job fucking up a skitch. Grabs rear wiper blades HA what a joke.
Headbutt a knife.
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>>6819638
I haven't tried powersliding yet but I'd rather fall forward any day of the week. Maybe you just don't roll but why do you find falling forward worse?
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>>6820964
you'd have to wait for protective gear culture to be way more norm first. I haven't done heavy digging on this topic but from what I hear seems like bad knees take out a lot of dad's. Something that could've been avoided had they worn knee pads... maybe, I don't know if time'll be an inevitable curse to all our knees regardless
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>>6821444
>their shoes are all cut pretty low
Busenitz and varial are high tops
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>>6822439
>skate up to the car and grab the back windshield wiper


and this is where I realised you are stupid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpJeNw_fwyM
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>>6822439
>walking up hill
>long hill with traffic light at the top
>get tired of walking
>imagine how easy it is to skitch here
>just as the thought pops in my head
>dozen or so cars rolls through
>red light
>start skating up hill
>green light
>grab the fender of a nissan rogue
>car slows down
>look up at the side mirror
>driver is looking right at me
>suburban dad
>he gets the stupidest grin on his face
>hits the throttle
>skitch the whole hill
>accelerating the entire time
>somewhere around 35mph
>we were defiantly speeding for a 25 zone
>see the gap between cars closing
>let go on the flat at the top of the hill
>ride off into the parking lot/sunset
>slow down
>now just this little secondary hike up the little hill at the top
>then bomb the other side to the store
>notice a car pull up behind me
>it's a state trooper
>fuck why couldn't it have been some chummy local cop
>take a deep breath
>exale thinking
>you're totally fucked now. Relax, except it.
>trooper steps out of the car
>asks me for my ID
>goes straight back to the car to check it
>just like he stopped a car
>awkwardly standing there
>this is the part where he writes me twelve different tickets
>steps out of the cruiser
>"Anon... I can't have you doing that"
>"You could have seriously hurt yourself"
>"or seriously hurt someone else"
>I mean, did the driver even know you where there?
>ya he looked right at me. I think he smiled?
>(fuck, why did you say that? Now he's going to arrest you or some shit just for taking back)
>"Look"
>"I can have you doing that"
>"blah blah blah "maybe something about, you don't seem like a bad kid"
>yes it was this cliche
>"Don't ever let me see that again"
>hand me back my ID

tldr: grab the fender not the fucking wiper blade
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>>6820574
>>6820346
> its easier backside than frontside.

True, but also remember that fs reverts are easier than bs reverts, so learning actual powerslides can be tricky, but just keep at it and you'll get it sooner or later.
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>>6822766
If you are going fast, its a lot harder to actually drop and roll if you lose your balance and fall forward suddenly, but if you slip out backwards you can almost always just kind of catch the ground and do a bit of a baseball slide on the crete.
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>>6821720

>Monrovia

wait what?! in liberia?
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>>6821582

ive tried someone elses board that had it on there, the grit is thicker than regular grip but it still functioned
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Bought a new deck after I broke my old pool deck. Gonna break it in tomorrow in the indoor skate park. Can't wait. I am 36 by the way and streetskated when younger, then long boarded for ages. Love to get back into street/park skating.
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>>6820574
>>6820346

>in the begining try to find the absolute best, smoothest ground you can, and its going to help big time to get the hardest wheels you can for learning with.

And its reverse with soft wheels, if you really just want to go directly to learning how to powerslide with soft weels (which I do not recommend, its A LOT harder.), you should find the crustiest flat you can.

Shittier ground = less friction.
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>>6824532
Cant go wrong with the eagle. Good choice
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>>6825030
Thanks man, just rode in a half pipe and I love this deck!
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Really liking how this one turned out
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>>6825706
Fuck yeah Hjalte.
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>>6825706
Looks good, why the 3 bolts tho?
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>>6826481
Not him, but some people do that to differentiate between the nose & tail
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>>6826686
>not just using colored bolts for that
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>>6826686
>bean skating since I was 9
>I'm now 29
>only last week did I find out there is a nose and tail

I figured they were the same size (maybe they were on my old boards?) but I got a board last month and the tail is definitely longer than the nose and after seeing it posted in this thread the other day it's been messing with my head game.
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>>6828348
>tail is definitely longer than the nose
I thought the tail was the shorter end
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>>6828348

well they do actually make perfectly symetrical boards, but most are not
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>>6825706
Cool
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>>6826481
I lost one and didn't realize it
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kickflip frontside noseslide or heelflip frontside noseslide?

opinions
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LOL, did anybody catch Aaron Kyro in the Vans pool party at 16:20, towards the bottom left of the crowd? Behind the guy with the anarchy t-shirt?
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>>6829658
Kickflip fs noseslide is more common it's a bs flip+fs nose.

Heelflip, you have to return your front foot from the inside of the bs180 rotation into fs noseslide. Heelflip is harder in this case, just opinions.
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>>6829840
but how can you tell Bucky Lacek from Collin McKay apart?

Or Steve Alba from Herbie Fletcher?
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>>6829754
No, why?
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>tfw I finally launched a heelflip off a bump

landing was sketchy, if not non-existant, but I don't care at all, because I just bailed, it was a make all the way
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how do i overcome my fear of doing an ollie while rolling? i'm able to get my board and myself in the air but my backfoot bails.
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>>6832263
Fall more
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>>6832263
REPETITION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTMdDLyyWmo

btw this is a cool channel I found
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>>6832685
Thank you
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>>6828363
some people skate that way, nothing wrong with it. The intended advantage of the design though is that a steeper, longer tail gives your front foot something to catch for ollies, and more surface to flick for flip tricks.
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>>6809353
Pressure casperflip? except it doesn't count because you just stand on the ground
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>>6832685
ON THE EXHALE BABY

ON THE EXHALE
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>>6831218
>>6832372
>>6832685
That's literally it, if you can't commit you won't land
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>>6821444

GOAT skater in pic here. super underrated
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>>6829658
Heelflip front nose because I can’t kickflip. Heelflip front tails are easier for me though.
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>tfw when can't noseslide
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>>6834052
This
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>>6834552
Oof yeah I get in this situation if I ride my stance too frequently without doing nose stalls/nollies/switch. What usually happens is my tail gets worn down and becomes my nose. But by that point the deck has usually been snapped so meh.
Personally, I counteract by treating nose and tail as the same thing. Thing is, I do grip art too, which makes the process easier.
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>slam hard onto my right palm
>takes about two months to heal to 100%
>yesterday I slam on the SAME FUCKING SPOT
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how do I make shoes last longer besides just not skating?
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>>6835345

Shoe goo and duct tape
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>>6835345
fine someone with the same shoe size but with the opposite stance. Every month, trade shoes.
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I have low leather workboots, p. light for what they are. Will skating kill them?
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>>6834052
I didn't know the white guy from half baked could skate. I'm stoked
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>>6835307
kek, welcome to skateboarding
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>>6834552
learn them as a slappy first
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Anyone here skate Ace trucks? I want to know if the baseplate widens or shortens the deck WB.
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>thinking this is going to be a borefest
>"oh shit, Grosso is now pushing agendas and marketing strategies"

turns out, even if the latter is true, it's a pretty endearing episode.

What does /esg/ think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifhAOpXH1PM
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>>6809353
Nah, Aaron Kyro did it in a varial heel tutorial
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Bumpo basado
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jeremy klein should do a collab with Zun for touhou project. does he read this thread?
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>>6838778
It's been stated that Jeremy hates 2hu
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>>6838778
in my experience most japanese skaters don't care for klein's work.

I get asked what skaters I like a lot and when I mention Jeremy the response is usually a (polite) negative one. My japanese isn't good so I could be hearing this wrong, but they usually say that he "copies" japanese artwork. (meaning he steals it, pretty normal in skateboard art imo) but I usually just drop it after that.
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>>6834552
>tfw when a tranny skater
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>>6835974
Here, I reckon slappy noses are more difficult. I can noseslide a ledge but not a curb.

>Am I a retard?
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Bump
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>>6816192
There used to be but it died like most of the other threads when wrasslin took over
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>>6840543
Nosestall reverts are a fun transition trick off the nose.
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>>6835345
skate switch more. i try to skate enough switch that i wear a hole on both shoes.
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>>6840176
I figured him making crude knock off anime girl art was intentional
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>>6840176
Ye I get what you mean, I see most of "his" graphic art on Danbooru.
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>>6842490
in his defense, he has a lot of original work that he spends a lot of time is. It's not the best artwork in the world but i think he's talented. however, he sells a lot of designs that are just straight up copies.
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>>6842492
Basado
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>>6839079

wtf? that sucks. i wonder why. the thing is that i would imagine zun would be down, and there are so many people who would buy it who arent skaters. weird. oh well.

he does those hatsune miku wheels i think it would be cool if he did Mokou wheels 'Ride the Fire' spitfire theme fits her. free idea for you bro
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>>6842490

well thats literally what those fakku boards are. a printout onto the worst quality deck possible. hookups is way better than that at least
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>>6843460
the prints arent bad and the art is 100% original (and was commissioned by famous hentai artists) but the decks are sourced from one of those do-it-yourself online shops

they're asking 80 US when they should be selling them for 60 tops
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this is harder to get into than backside, but once you're in, the rest is easy provided you have enough speed. it's tricky because you have to pivot a little, which causes you to lose speed
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>>6843680
or is it a revert? you know, when the wheels slide and make that err sound
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>>6843680

both sound accurate

I can't bring myself to ollie nose mannie or hold a switch manual after a frontside 180 AND I WANT TO HAVE FRONTSIDE TO SWITCH 5-0 SOOOOOO BAD


Nollie to manual? ok
Fakie ollie switch manual? Conquered
Switch ollie fakie manual? Wired

I can also keep a pretty remarkable nose manual, no bragging.

I CAN'T


OLLIE


TO NOSE MANUAL

Which means no pivoting it to get that 1990 switch manual onto pads
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>>6835372
Anyone got any experience with this?
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What's harder for you: Nollie or Switch?
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>>6844052
what i try to do is complete the 180 and land straight into a switch manual. inevitably, i'm gonna pivot, but it's the intention not to that seems to work. see if that helps
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>>6844052
and if you go fast, you won't have to hold it for long
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>>6844131
I can land on the switch manual, but I can't hold it

whatever, I'll get there. Sooner or later, but I will.
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>>6843454
>Mokou
Why would anyone want the homeless bum?
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I'm going to be honest guys... If it weren't for skateboarding I'd have already killed myself.
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>>6844396
there is no real rivalry, it was all a marketing ploy by Rocco based on EMB elitism


there used to be a general, but poor guy ended up alone
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>>6844436
Wow I deleted because I realised I was just shitting up your thread.
When I say rivalry I mean back when I was blading the boarders and bladers would fight over just about anything lol I don't know about marketing but i've seen some IRL beefs fire up!

>poor guy ended up alone
that doesnt surprise me at all. everyone i know who used to blade cant do it anymore because the injuries mean they cant work and I havent seen a young skater in years and years, guess all the kids switched to BMX and scooter around where i live.

I'm looking at the Rollerblade website and they have 3 models of aggressive skates available on their websites lmao... 3?!!? and they are all basically the same model.... How did it come to this, i wasn't ready for this feel.
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>>6844459
well, the humanity in me doesn't want anything beyond banter, if even that and certainly not for your favourite game to go extinct.

The 540 was inspired by roller skaters as well as a few other tricks.
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>>6844484
well i just didnt know if even the mention of fruit booting was going to fire up a rally of mid 20 - 30 somethings like a call to war
we both ride hard, learn the same way and bail on the same ground... or at least we used too...
dont let your sport die lads it feels real fuckin bad looking back. ill let u niggas do ur thang i appreicate the non-hate lol
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>>6844513
there is actually an active rollerblading community in my country

(pretty sexy girls too)
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>>6844417
Likewise. I'm grateful that I have something I will always adore and cherish. Not everybody is afforded this luxury.
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>>6845579
Nice
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>>6844513
There are 3 or 4 regular rollerbladers at my local park. One of them is a piece of shit snake but the others are alright. Always tap my board and recognize when one of them does something insane. One of them has 360 backflip flyouts locked and another can do these long crisscrossed grinds in the 10 ft end of the bowl. Respect for both. Anyway, if you just make some kind of effort to signal when you're just cruising vs dropping in, and look around before doing it, then I don't mind you. Same goes for BMXers.
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>>6844130
I have no skill in either but nollie. I can easily do nollies and nollie shuvs but can barely even ride switch. I'll get a tiny switch ollie maybe once every 5-7 tries.
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>>6846858
>>6844130

meant to say switch, nollie is easier.
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>>6844130
switch, same as the poster before me
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>>6844558
he has an attractive 360 flip
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpiodfppk44
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>>6847739
Cool
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>>6844130
For some stupid reason when I'm skating street I'm better at fakie, switch and nollie than I at am going regular.

In tranny I don't really do any nollie tricks, but I do go switch plenty.
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>>6808814
Bumps
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOvbIA5gwtU
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>>6850704
that part is so bizarre...like watching skateboarding high or something. Not bad, just...strange. But in a cool way.
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Anon who was complaining about OJ Insane-a-thane being too glassy at the indoor park reporting in.
Yeah... I'm full of shit. I judged the wheels way too quick without riding a concrete park. This is a bold claim that'll come under scrutiny, but they feel almost exactly like Spitfire F4's, except a little glassier and harder. The Insane-a-thanes are ideal for concrete parks, just the right amount of slide for rock n rolls and reverts. I've been riding them for a solid year and a half now and I would say they are the next direct competitor with Bones and Spitfire. At the risk of sounding like i'm shilling them I would even propose to add them to recommended wheels in the pastebin. OJ Insane-a-thane 52-56mm 99 or 101a.
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>>6849534
jelly. I have no fakie or switch in tranny. I have rocknrolls but can't bring myself to even try rock-to-fakie.
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Mom watch I'm doing the warped wall!
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>>6852041
Just roll up to the coping and ride down fakie. Once comfortable, start by JUST focusing on getting your front truck over the coping then bring it back in. I'm talking like a kiss to fakie. Eventually you will need to divert your focus to the "rock" aspect of the trick. That is the key to it, the rock. It feels like your on a see-saw atop the coping. Re-entry will be much like when you were just focusing on getting your front trucks over the coping only you'll be picking up more speed. Trust me, it will make all rock cariations easier when you nail the actual "rock."
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>>6851372
It's the choice of music and the fact that you can't hear the original sound
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>>6852209
Basado
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>>6852041
iktf. maybe try disasters, i find them easier desu
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Does anyone have a first person view of a kickflip? I’m so close to kickflips but I catch them with my toes and slide off and if I try to jump forward it fucks up the whole thing I’m lost.
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>>6849534
Rune? Is that you?
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>>6854554
https://youtu.be/AqXd7-PsN10
this video is from back when i first learned kickflips

they arent perfect but they're filmed in highspeed so you can kinda see whats happening

good luck
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>>6852041
learn to drop in switch
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>>6808814
>fagboarding
Lol suck my dick mods
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>>6855780

from your post it kind of seems like youre repressed are you sure you dont want a cute skater to suck your dick? i mean you came in here on your own accord to post
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>>6856104
just report and ignore
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>>6852041
I can't bring myself to do bs rocks anymore (unless its a small quarter) after tearing the ligaments from my ankle due to losing my balance on one a couple years back.

Rock fakie was probably the first trick I learned in tranny, have you tried doing it on something knee-high or lower? I think that could help you to get over the fear of going down fakie.
Literally one of the best feelings I know is to land a decked out rock fakie on a barrier - love that trick even though its one of the simplest ones.
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>>6854554
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahRacIcWKBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBhokAFZVjw
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Want to start skateboarding. Is this any good to start with: https://www.amazon.com/CHOKE-New-Heavy-Metal-Skateboard/dp/B07B45BKZM?

Also, any good affordable protective gear you can recommend?
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>>6851682
bones and spitfire get so much respect that you really are making a bold claim. Not that our esg is the leading name in skateboard forums but I think more people may have to try them before getting on the sticky.
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>>6856609
it's a complete and the price is so cheap, I'm gonna guess it's not a good board. But I learned on a shawn white complete so go for it
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>>6856609
protective gear is an unneccesary expense unless you start doing more dangerous stuff.

As for the skateboard, it looks quite fucky and I've never heard of the brand and it's quite fucking cheap. So maybe think a bit more
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>>6856614
Yeah, that's understandable. Well, they have my recommendation. That's for sure.
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>>6856648
I'll be sure to remember that. OJ is already a big brand but I like that there's more competition to Bones and Spitfires
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Sup lads. Hopped on my board properly for the first time in idk... 4 years? Felt really good, not as rusty as I expected. There were only a couple of dudes at the part too (until later when kids on scooters came to ruin everything). I live in Berlin but don't speak german (tho understand it pretty good now). Are tricks and terms basically the same in other languages, does anyone know? I definitely heard one of them say 'kickflip'.
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>>6856714
Czech guy here, yes, everythig is the same and people who actually know what's up will definitely understand you. We tend to give the tricks retarded nicknames (kino = kickflip, var = 360 flip) but they should definitely understand
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>>6856609
You can buy a better prebuilt skateboard on skatewarehouse,ccs or tactics.
Or you can buy a $115 complete at a skate shop
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>>6856566
Based
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>>6856566
try doing a slower flick with more emphasis on pulling the board up & through the nose instead of to the side. if you do it right, they'll be super floaty
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>>6822439
speed wobbles are a helluva drug
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>>6822439
>good guy gonzalez offers me an assist
>can't handle it, gan't even skitch or let go properly and damage his car
>run and hide instead of offering to pay
>call him a spic on the internet
man you're a cool guy
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>>6856566
Thank you so much anon, but after looking at your foot positioning and looking at mine what the fuck is going on. I barely have my toes on the board and yours are all the way on the other side. I find it easier to heelflip in that position than kickflip. The second video however is a little closer to how I setup but there’s still too much foot on the board. I guess it’s back to square one.
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Why is this happening? :(

https://skatenewswire.com/ben-raemers-dead/
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>>6860650

rip. didnt he have a hot sister or am i thinking of someone else?
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>>6815329
where in michigan
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>>6833757
are you fucking retarded?
Nose is longer and steeper.
Tail is mellower and shorter for a faster pop.
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>>6835372
If you have workboots go get a fucking job and buy some shoes dumb nigger.
Skating in steel toes will wreck your board way faster than the boots.
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>>6860650
RIP
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>>6861240
>>6861247
looooooool anon going in for the kill.
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>been rainy and/or windy and cold as fuck for what feels like weeks now
I'm pretty sure I lost my ollies
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>>6861247
No steel toes, just leather and rubber soles.
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>>6856724
czechbro you are based and you have been here since forever, just like me
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>>6860650
what the fuck? how? Enjoi gained a lot of respect from me in that KOTR two years ago and Raemers was part of that team.

This is fucking sad.
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>>6812758
these seem perfect for me (another anon). thanks
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>>6863463
what I wrote is the exact advice that the nice dude working at Labor in NY gave me and it was some good fucking advice so I just regurgitate it whenever I can.
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>>6860934

Yes and hopefully she is OK.
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>>6860650
fucking F met him at a demo a year or two ago was a cool guy
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>>6859653
>>6857922
Thanks. I did it quick because I had to hold my phone in a weird position.
>>6859653
When it comes to foot position, you don't need to go as far me. I've been doing kickflips for years and this is the most comfortable and stable position for me. You should definitely change your foot position though. Barely having your toes on the board is unstable and makes you want to flick the board down instead of up and forward. Hope it helped.
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>>6860650
how he died :(
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Anyone else here who really doesn't like Jeff DeChesare's style? Feels like every trick he does down stairs is kicked down. As if he didn't even pop.
I can't deny he's super good and does tricks you don't see every day but god damn is in not good looking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdpXrkXknuU
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>>6860650
Why do so many skaters die every year... None of them because of an injury or anything
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>>6862959
based recognize based
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>>6863691
you guys frequent Slap?
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>>6864392
Except for Pablo
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>>6864331
The word around is that he commited an hero, unfortunately.

Loved his attitude & skating.
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my fucking waist hurts

oh, I think I've done it this time /esg/

please don't work a labour job if you can avoid it

don't ruin your skateboard time
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>>6865209
I feel you bro. Working construction and being a skater sucks ass. Can never find time and body is constantly broken.
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>>6865220
the waist is everything, many people think it's the feet, but it's the waist. And I'm tall, so there's a lot of strain on my poor old mid section.
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>>6865258
you know, now that I think about it, maybe poor Ben was suffering from waist issues.


I don't want to have any damage on it, please oh please, I had the same pain and discomfort a month ago.

>>6865220
are you talking about your waist as well?
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>>6865258
Fucking this. The fact that my torso was sore was the single biggest surprise after I started skating. It looks so leg-driven but it's all about the back and the shoulders.
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>>6866248
was skateboarding cursed by the wu-tang clan?
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>>6865892
Back, I suppose waist can be attributed too. I used to work in concrete, so I had to wheelbarrow wet concrete all day. It was fucking horrible and I had to work with crackheads all day. I had no energy at the end of the day and weekends were reserved solely for running errands and doing housework.
I don't work labour right now, luckily. I still struggle to find time to skate when work gets busy, but it isn't nearly as bad as when I was working in construction. Everybody should be forced to work a labour job for a month, I feel like that would humble a lot of people.
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>>6866317
I agree on that last part, but I think I've overdone it.
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pray for my waist bump
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Bought new bearings
Kolami China 608RS
Does anyone know the equivalent to this bearing in ABEC? Has anyone even tried these?
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>>6867561
This
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>>6864384

i like him because of this. but yea i get it would be off putting to some
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>>6863691
well unless he suicided with a grenade, I don't see why not
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>>6853540
>It's the choice of music

absolutely

I have known this partm I would say the second reason would be my knowledge of Paulo Diaz's story as a late 80s up and coming street hero and then watching his tricks in this part.
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got 99a 56mm spitfire OG's. how will it be adjusting to 85a or 87a?
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Front
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Tony Hawk was raped by a negro in the summer of '92
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>>6868915
>Tony Hawk was raped by a negro in the summer of '92
Based
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quick bump
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>>6870712
Thank you
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I bit the bullet. Wish me luck, boys.
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>>6871852
Did you only buy 1 truck, or are trucks just a fuckload cheaper in the states compared to the EU?
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>>6871852
You only bought 1 truck dude.
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>>6871898
>>6872039
Indy stage 11s are only 20 bucks in burger land
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>>6872101
>only 20 bucks
That's like $27 in canuckbux :(
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>>6871898
>>6872039
>>6872101
>>6872363
Why do you think I am ordering from burgers instead of buying locally? The 50 dollar shipment does not even scratch the local markup.
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>>6872387
>buys two sets of bearings
Smart move, thinking ahead.
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>>6872394
I wish, that was actually for the soft set of wheels I am buying with it.
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>>6872387
>>6872394
Disregard I just realized you bought two sets of wheels too, my bad.
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>tfw I landed my first slappy boardslide
What else should I throw in to not fixate on that one slide?
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>>6871852
I had some words for you because I thought that was the total for one board. Then I read tool and helmet.
Still man you should've waited for a sale good lord
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>>6872662
Down in my country I would've paid 180 dollars for a Peralta complete and 140 for the protective gear. Considering the better board, I am still way in the win even with the 50 dollar delivery [spoiler]and my mother paid because I had my birthday this week[/spoiler]
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>>6872596
Slappy 5-0 or slappy nose
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>>6871852
Wasn't the helmet enough?
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>>6873405
I am 25 and post military, I don't trust my bones to take a hit.
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>>6873749
Your bones will be fine, bone injuries don't usually leave permanent damage. Mind you, I'm not saying that it doesn't happen, but bones tend to heal quite well.

The things you need to look out are ligaments - fuck them up and you'll pay for it for the rest of your life.
I tore the ligaments from my ankle two years ago, and its still not back to 100%, I fucked up the ligaments in my chest a year ago and I'm still having a hard time sleeping on my side.

Do not fuck with your ligaments - remember to stretch before and after every session.
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>>6872101
what
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>>6875461
Indy stage 11s only cost 20 dollars per truck in America
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>>6872101
WHAT? That'š fucking $65 here what the FUCK?
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>>6874742
Don't stretch before. At least not the types of stretches that involve maxing out a joint/muscles range of motion and holding it there. So called static streching. You are straining the shit out of your muscles and ligaments and then thrashing on them. Increasing your risk of pulling something.

Before skating, warm your joints/muscles up by moving them. Imagine a boxer about to step into the ring. They call these dynamic stretches nowadays.

Keep stretching bro. Staying flexible and nimble is the key.
Tldr;
>Warm up b4
>stretch after
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>>6878144
honestly I like your tres, they exude 1991
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>>6874742
>>6878131
Wrong. You should always stretch before, BUT, you should always warm up before stretching. If you stretch without warming up, you run the risk of hurting yourself while stretching. It helps dramatically if it's hot outside.

Of course you need to fucking stretch before skating, not to mention full-body stretching if you're going to do vert. It's extremely easy to pull something otherwise.

The trashing you refer to contracts muscles and ligaments, which is precisely the reason why you need to stretch consistently. By skipping stretching before skating, you are causing your ligaments to be even more contracted at the end of the session and at that point, stretching after becomes mandatory just to maintain some semblance of flexibility.

Also, proper stretching should take at least 10, and up to 20 minutes and is systematic. Otherwise it has literally zero effect.
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>>6878240
>You should always stretch before

Dynamic stretching, yes. Do this before skating.

Static stretching, on the other hand.
Torquing your joints/muscles past their limit and then holding it there, is NOT the kind of stretching you should be doing before skating. I don't care if you warm up before you do your deep stretching. Do not deep stretch before skating.

>stretching after becomes mandatory just to maintain some semblance of flexibility.

Nah. Im not "just maintaining some semblance of flexibility" I've been steadily gaining more range of motion and was already pretty flexible before I started "systematically" stretching.
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>>6878382
let's talk when you're 30
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>>6878382
what's dynamic stretching?

>>6878384
relax man, you act as if 30 is 70
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>>6878391
you underestimate how quickly things like muscle regeneration deteriorate with age, starting in mid-20's. there's a reason why only a handful of athletes keep getting good results in their 30's and (in some sports) 40's. but those usually have an entire team behind them to manage their regimen and they have to train twice as long and hard as people half their age to keep their form. Plus, good genetics is a major factor but most people can't rely on that.
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>>6878400
my friend

you're not training for a medal

you're skateboarding
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>>6878410
I guess self-care makes me a kook but I enjoy not waking up sore every morning while maintaining strength and range of motion, as well as the prospect of maintaining that into mid-life and old age.
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>>6878384
Im not that far behind. Let's talk when you aren't hung up on highschool gym teacher level athletic advice.
>stretch before
>stretch after
>it's good for you, always
>stretch, stretch, stretch

>>6878391
Dynamic stretching is the opposite of holding a position still and counting to 10. Its repeated motion to loosen you up. Still stretches you. Google will obviously explain it better than I can.
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>>6878426
I did sports semi-professionally half my life, I know what works for me.
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>>6878417
you will do that just by skateboarding

>>6878426
I suspected as much. It feels better and more natural too.

>>6878439
then you have nothing to be afraid of, just ease your way into your session. Good vibes always help with that.
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>>6878439
Did you play any sports semi professionally that centered around hurting yourself? All I'm saying is doing a split before you get the splits isn't going to help. It may cause an injury.
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>>6878240
>>6878382
>>6878384
29 here. What I do just to avoid injury is:
-light dynamic stretch on ankles and knees, like 2 secs each
-skate 10-15 mins
-slightly deeper stretch: knees, ankles, hips, torso, groin, gluts, hamstrings, about 5-10 secs each. No overstretching or maxing range
-skate for up to about 2 hrs
-no stretch after and I feel like I'm really dumb for it, my flexibility is pretty shit.

If I don't stretch before or miss a stretch, guaranteed I'm going to randomly do something to strain whatever I missed.
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tfw permanent ankle injuries
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>>6878518
>Did you play any sports semi professionally that centered around hurting yourself?
yes, very specifically.
but every sport carries a risk of injury with it. proper stretching prevents that.
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>>6878693
I was just practising some ollies and I somehow seriously pulled something in my lower back today. I can barely stand up.
It's a bummer since the weather just got nice and now I need a few days to recover
Need to remember to stretch
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>>6880280
fucking beer crates, that's all I'm going to say.
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>>6822799
protective gear culture will never come around, unless your a vert dad. I'm 24 and my knees are fucked just from impact and them not being as strong as they should be for what I attempt. Pads would not have helped. Knees are designed so fucking stupidly, I hate it. I wanna skate forever.
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>>6880417
>mfw vert mom in the park yesterday
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>>6879448
RIP
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>>6880440
Mmmmmmm skate mommies.
There's this one skate mommy with massive jumblies and a thicc rump that I sometimes see at skateparks. Watching her melons bounce around while she's skating transition is absolutely mesmerizing. She's getting other moms to start skating too, pretty rad.
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>>6881094
The skate milf I saw was with some handstanding skate grandpas; made me feel great knowing I can do this for a few decades if I treat my body right
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Anyone Japan Skaters here, I know it's a long shot. Moving to Yoko on Monday. Dont want to give up my deck but I hear it's illegal on streets and frowned upon on sidewalks.

I read multiple threads where cops just ask you to get off but I'm American and dont want to be rude, ya know?
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>>6878214
Thank you. I thought they look bad because they're so low above the ground
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>>6881704
you're a stupid foreigner who doesn't know the rules. take advantage of that as much as possible. pretend you don't even speak english and act as confused as possible if anyone fucks with you.
from what i understand, moonmen mostly hit street spots at night
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>>6878214
don't flick out so hard. treat it almost like a floaty pressure flip
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>>6881496

it would be cooler if you focused more on the trick and spot than the character. and why does it always have to be a maid
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>>6881519
i really like these
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>>6881704
i skate streets but i live outside the city.

my advice is get some soft wheels so you're less noisy- noise is probably the thing that will get the police upset with you.

i generally just hop off my board when i see police just to be safe- my japanese isn't good and i'd rather not have to be lectured and say soudesune a hundred times. a big smile and a wave can go a long way.

yokohama has a huge foreigner population relative to the rest of the country too, on top of the military base, so natives will probably expect you to be a piece of shit to begin with (for example, there are trash cans throughout yokohama because otherwise foreigners just throw it in the streets) but its kind of hard to skateboard and not step on people's toes in the city. culturally, japan is a place of putting others above you, and its not exactly easy to be quiet and out of the way on a skateboard

that being said, every japanese skateboarder i've met has been supremely nice and supremely cool, so i'd recommend hitting up the dozens of parks in tokyo and making some friends

i'm in tokyo every so often so maybe i'll see you there sometime

good luck
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>>6881503
>darkslide
>handrail

Press x to doubt
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>tfw u fall and peel back half your thumb nail
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>>6824514
no mongo. Monrovia california.
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>>6856640
People should wear helmets man. They look gay but it saved me from getting some gnarly stitches in my head as a kid.

Does anyone have any good resources for learning how to drop in, and stall?
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>>6882749

wes kremer did it
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>>6882749
Isn't there some youtube rando that darkslid a double kink?
https://youtu.be/Y4ffUHojVtM
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