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Barefoot master race edition

What's going on fellow slackers? This general will be a space for discussing all things related to the extreme form of slacklining known as highlining. Feel free to ask questions and share your experiences.

How has COVID interfered with your plans, bros? What are your favorite spots?
Are slacklining in high heels good too?
Really want to try highlining but I live in flatland.
And yeah barefoot is the way to go, can't even imagine wearing shoes on the line must be awkward as fuck.

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ruins the board
Florida men unite?
tfw when you want to mountain chad but live in fucking Australia
Last year was Scafell and Mont Blanc, aiming for Snowdon and Nevis this year if rona isn't a cunt.
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>missing the pad they put out at 1:53
>muffled "I'm good"
I can't stop laughing
not that guy but it potentially damaging the board doesn't make it any less cool looking

Can we finally talk about juggling on this site?
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No, but we can talk about this
Is unicycling good exercise
about half as effective as bikes
juggling or unicycle, poi, diabolo, yoyo, contact ball/sword, balancing, pole spinning, hackey sack?
I juggle balls

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Nora V enjoying a treat
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>le dress code sk8er XD
The only half decent one was Elissa Steamer, and she’s a turboles dyke who went out of her way to only compete against male skaters

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Anyone else riding this weekend? Got a great week of sun here, so it's finally time to get back to the track.

Also who's going to win at Daytona?

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Im considering buying airsoft guns and hiring some sort of expert and make him try to shoot me, and also teach me counter-gun drills,movements,techniques.
is this realistic? is this a good idea? I feel im going to get mugged at gun point sooner or later,specially given how much crime is escalating in my country.

Is it possible to learn to defeat an armed thug bare-handed?
sounds like fun.
be aware, airsoft pellets are much slower than bullets.
Is it possible to develop iron-shirt chi kung to the point shanks(prison knives)dont pierce your organs?
Which country?

Mountain Biking is extreme.
Road biking is not.
That is all.
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As someone who drives a car and like most other motorists, has to put up with shithead roadbikers everyday, I feel confident in saying that they can all go and fuck themselves with a spiked club.
But mountainbikers I've got no problems with at all. You guys do you; you're alright.
Damn I used to ride there when I was in East Bay. I'm trying to hit it once my buddy gets his Canyon.

Sounds that you are not servicing/maintaining your brakes properly. Treat them like shit, they perform like shit. I ran guides for two years without any issue.
I had an oem set of avid brakes that had the levers rivited on and captive barrel springs so you couldn't repair them if they fucked up (Which they of course did.)

Avid haven't changed their lever/piston design in about 15 years, and it was a fucking shitty design to start with.

To give them their due, their brakes do actually work to some degree now, which they didn't used to. They still feel shit though, That being said, if you're buying aftermarket, literally anything else is better for the price.

The SRAM umbrella and OEM is all that has kept Avid alive, Rockshox and SRAM actually make decent stuff, Avid and Truvativ have only survived because of allowing SRAM to sell builds for full build bikes, they would have died on their arse otherwise.

I still fucking wish Shimano had bought Marzocchi and absolutely destroyed sram build kits by offering shimano/Zocchi ones.
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as someone who is competent at mtb, bmx and motocross. roadbiking in the mountains is one of the most extreme things I can imagine doing on a bicycle.

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Is scuba diving XTREME?
Extreme in expense and limited time.
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Yeah sure
Only to non-divers like my mum.
Extremely cool but much like skydiving at a recreational level it's also mostly just an extreme pain in the ass.

I always remember the school I did my SDI through going on about how once you'd done the quals you could easily do it in a morning 1-2 hours.

Surprise, it's like 1-2 hours prep for 1 hr bottom time and then 1-2 hours to clean everything and return.

I haven't been back...

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Now that /asp/ has been resurrected as /xs/, it's time for a parkour thread. I've been getting back into parkour the last couple months and I have to say I missed it as much as I missed old /asp/. Where are you at with your training? How have you been working around the lockdown chains of Corona-chan? How much do you apply the utilitarian Hébertist mindset of being strong to be useful to your training routines?

I guess freerunners can post, too. Maybe even gymnasts and trickers if you don't get your own thread up and running.
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How does one get into Parkour?
what did you say half sport faggot
start running
if you encounter an obstacle jump over it or something
been out doing tricks while gyms are shut
working towards gainer flash but progress is kinda slow
still fun tho

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Shout out to all the skydivers out there.
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where can i find icarus canopies and the parachute rig? getting a license soon but this shit costs a fuckin ton
Whats this even mean OP?

Are you congratulating skydivers for sky diving?

Lol skydivers are literally just jumping out of planes.

It does nothing but waste money unless you are famous.

>I went to class, then jumped and pulled cord many times
>did a double bogey spin on my last jump dudes!!!1

Also, shitty collage faggot
I did it once, it was fun. I'll do it again sometime.
I'd love to do skydiving one day but I'm to afraid because I saw a lot of videos like skydiving goes wrong lmao

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this thread is to discuss street workout and it culture,mainly things such a statics, dynamics, handbalancing, gimbarr, street lifting, etc .
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>t-those calisthenics fucks!

t. low test beta who loves sucking cock
This isn't a lever.
if elbow lever stop begin a lever for using one arm than one arm fromt lever isn't a lever too
this isn't english
What equipment yall use?

Personally :
>My bed (occasionally put it on the floor for handstand and flip practice, for safety)
>Gymnastic rings
>Pull Up bar
>old broken bookshelf speakers that I use to increase ROM on some exercises
>two solid armchairs and a metal bar that I use to have a lower pull up bar for some exercises(skullcrushers, front lever progressions, and inverted rows mainly)

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Yes, it IS dying. Lots of people still do it, but it's in a massive decline. When did this start? I quit in 2010 because my smallish town's local skatepark closed, causing the group of friends to just succumb to adulthood and eventually go separate ways. Recently my interest peaked and I was watching videos online before I buy a new setup, noticed that brands are dead, variety is stagnant, and videos just don't get views. Is it a culture thing or a demographic thing? Did it start back around 2010 when I quit? It would make sense because the majority of skaters back then were no more than 10 years older or younger than me, so everyone is getting old now. Did they all succumb to adulthood? I regret it, but I'll still skate by myself.
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It died in like 2004 and came back stronger than ever, it happens in cycles like this, we're on like the 5th fucking cycle by now.
>quit skating in early twenties
>state magically now is lousy with outdoor skateparks
riding on a skateboard isn't what I mean by "skateboarding." I'm talking people who do it every day to progress, not just a side hobby, but THE hobby.
It's because they stopped making (good) Tony Hawk games.

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Skateboard deck wholeseller here
Can you retards who buy 8.5 , 8.25 and skate street just ride smaller decks .
Before fucking braille and youtube people rode what was in a skateshop: 7.75 , 8.0 , 8.125,
Now we have to order more sizes , have way too much invetory if you retards dont buy fast enough we are left with fuck load of 8.0s and 7.75s . we have to do yearly surveys in every city so we don't sell at a loss
Can’t. I’m not gay.
I only buy 8.5 blanks

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What is /xs/'s favorite Chinese Martial Art? Which ones are the best? Which ones are the worst?
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Didn't exactly make it difficult.
Red glove dude managed to turn a fake into a prolonged telegraph. It was a fake fake.
Very common in chinese face-saving samsara based society.
Sick uchimata
hello discord

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> "pinch"
> you need "x" setup for street and "y" setup for park
> low trucks make tech easier and high trucks are better for big rails
> I skate "B553X53M" shape because that other shape with a 0.05mm difference in nose length is terrible for tre flips
When did all this fudd shit start? I've been skating since 1998 and recently took a few year hiatus after moving to another country for work. During those few years, I consumed no skate media, not even YouTube videos. The last thing I remember was early Berrics. Recently started back and looking at YouTube videos. Everything is so focused on talking about board setups, "muh pop" and "muh pinch" and "muh indies." When did this shit start? I've literally always grabbed a different pair of trucks and deck everytime I needed a new setup. They all feel within a tiny margin of eachother. You get used to your new board after an hour at the park. Are these low-levels just repeating fudd lore?... or is all the new shit really that bad? I'm skating my 10 year old Ventures.
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chapman, they make supreme decks n zoo york n shit. I'm >>19005 and my fantasy deck would be a twin tail 7.875
7.75 are still great for people with smaller feet. like under size 10.5 shoe. they don't feel small.
How different does a 7.75 feel compared to a 7.875?
a 7.75 and 8 don't even feel THAT different. bigger does though, especially 8.2 and up
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> if you can skate on "x" brand you can skate a "y" too.
of course you can. but you dont need to be genius to figure out that different trucks do different things

Jamie Foy can ride for literally any truck company in the world, yet he chooses thunders, rides wheels that are sharper on the edge, and skates a mellow kicked deck. The exact things that would help you out in riding a crook on a rail as long as possible. Pros make more money from shoes than any other product, meaning they have little reason to have any loyalty to a skate gear brand other than they actually do the things they want them to do.

Im (sort of) a skate photographer and I'm often in the company of people who are actually pro, and most of them have a good amount of neurosis when it comes to gear. there are those who genuinely dont give a shit but that's because their sponsors are thinking about it for them.

pic related, photo I took of jamie last I saw him

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