>2023 trend predictions editionBasic brand information for beginners:>https://pastebin.com/CxdBGA6W (embed)Shoe reviews:>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnSv7MyhLozYdGM1a1FUMHNtTkRFN0xkVmt3dEZ0NHc#gid=0Submit a shoe review:>https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y70Tug_iI9-dW2VqBBzsI9PCnFlw1jIOu9yTlHcc-wY/viewformOld thread: >>124878
>>125579his kickflips are so crazy
Skating big boards is for fags and women. Skating transition on a toothpick is the only real way. Limp dick popping your tricks is cooler than trying hard to pop your board like a goofy ass nigga. Skinny jeans will make a comeback to fleece lames who bought polar big boys.
i hate everyone that tries to steez after a trick by looking like they were sleepwalking
>>125589Fake steeze is always gay.
>>125579>>2023 trend predictions editionVert. Vert is coming back. Mark my words.
when will normal fitting pants come back...
Athleisure will start to creep in to skate wear, hopefully skating starts becoming less degenerate with such an emphasis on drug use and it will become standard practice to implement gym routines for skate fitness/improvement
>>125596>hopefully skating starts becoming less degenerate with such an emphasis on drug use and it will become standard practice to implement gym routineslmao, rofl even
>>125598I know it will never happen but maybe I can meme magic it into existence a little
>>125593There is a vert ramp near me that I assumed would be empty so I decided a couple weeks ago to muster up some balls and attempt to skate vert only to turn up and see 10+ guys on the deck shredding already.. I went to another park kek
What gym routines even help skating any better than actually skating? I do upper body weights just because my arms/shoulders/chest don't get a decent workout while skating.>>125600Noice. I think vert is rad as hell even though it doesn't make for the best videos. The average normie can look at a vert demo and get it.
>>125596Time for these bad boys to make a come back.
>>125602Yoga and body weight exercises work for me.I tried this the other day and it kicked my ass so will probably stick with it maybe less reps - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqw87FnHPGcI don't like feeling sore so try not to over do it.
>>125593How would vert ever come back when the streets are more accessible? X-games already dug that grave and nobody gives two shit about that competition.
Who is going to build a vert ramp in this economy
>>125606Because it brings skateboarding and demos to a wider, non-skater audience. It's going to be in the next olympics. Your average person looks at street skating and only registers that someone is doing some sort of flip trick into some sort of grind, but they can tell the difference between number of spins, broad types of grab, lip tricks, inverts and grinds. Honestly a vert contest looks much better than an SLS style contest these days because the latter has become super fucking boring and homogeneous that they may as well just make those parks a single stair set and a rail at this point.Plus, idk, maybe there's some nostalgia now.
>>125615>It's going to be in the next olympics.oh
>>125615Skating has at its core been about how it's being done imo. Jimmy's flawless front side airs are so much cooler than a 720 kickflip tailside big spin varial heel out by some ninja.SLS fell into the same problem all skate comps do. Lance Mountain goes on about it a bit in his nine club. Once you frame something as the end goal, within 10 years you get people trained from birth at that specific goal and it becomes lame and robotic and skating moves on elsewhere.
Heard you pussy niggas were talking all that saying I couldn't skate street or some shit? Well check out my fly out over a cone then bitches
>>125622>fly outoh no no no...
I think flexibility and body workouts are definitely the most relevant - cardio too maybe but skating already is cardio imo. I tried pumping in a peanut bowl and after 30 seconds my legs were burning and could definitely benefit from some sort of strength/plyometric training
>>125631No that just means you need to skate more bowls. And smoke more crack like your favorite pro.
>>125615I already stated X-Games did what you’re saying and look how popular it is. Vert being in the olympics is no different and it’s inching towards snowboarding territory at that point. There’s an over saturation of street league competition skating sure but complaining about how it doesn’t appeal to you won’t change shit.
>>125622Woah such style. Much variation. Wow.
>>125632I dont think clay kreiner was smoking crack when he won his 2nd place x games medal actually if you prove to me he was i may consider it
street comps are for skatersvert comps are for normies
>>125637>when he won his 2nd place x games medalI can't tell if you're baiting or not but it's working
>NOOOO YOU CANT JUST POP THE SHIELDS OFF AND SPRAY WD40 INTO YOUR BEARINGS EVERY FEW DAYS>WD40 ISN'T A LUBRICANT!!!! REEEEEEEEE>YOU NEED TO BUY BONES SPEED CREAM
>>125640I literally did this yesterday and I still took my bearings into the local shop to use the machine to pop the bearings into the wheel - the local chick ree'd hard at me but i didnt give a fuck
>>125640yeah who would have that Water Displacer wouldn't act as a lubricant
zack dowdy having a whinge about gifted hater, get it before he deletes ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exy8APiNUzQ>>125641was it the same big tittied zumiez whore?
>>125643>9 minute video crying about some other guys videosGH should act like he doesn't even know who he is in his next video.
>>125644lmaodowdy actually makes a good point that gifted hater called mikey taylor 'privileged' while gifted hater is obviously just some rich LA kid himself
>>125602flexibilty, balance work and plyometrics imo. strength training probably has benefits once you start maxing out your pop but most people don't know how ollie effectively enough for that to matter more than simply pulling their legs up higher. isolations are probably the least useful thing for general skating albeit they might help mitigate injury (if you aren't a complete tard who fucks themselves up in the gym) developing movement patterns and gymnastic-style work probably has the most direct payoff for actual skating. >>125602vert never left anon. it was simply given to snowboardersbecause superpipe looks better on camera even though halfpipe runs are more interesting[spoiler]a big part of this that bowl boomers will never admit is just that pads look like some fucking dorky pizza bagels shit and ever though snowboarders are decked out in full on bodyarmor their jackets and snowpants hide it so they look cooler[/spoiler]>>125632based
>>125643Unfortunately my zumiez chick is probably underage and asian so small tits - the chick working at our local is the daughter of the guy who owns the shop but shes in her 30s and has that southern california chyeah bro accent + probably chain smokes - regardless shes dope
>>125643made it 2 minutes before I turned it off, some old guy whining clout chasing tryna call out a more entertaining person. who watches these fucking skate vloggers?
>https://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2022/11/01/what-the-hell-is-going-with-illegal-civ/did giftedreddit really make a 30 minute video sneeding about teenagers smoking weed lmao
>>125648i always seem to watch dowdy vids despite how shit they are. like he made a vid today about 'how to get better at transition' and his tips were like>try things outside your comfort zone (yeah no shit)>drop your board into the ramp and see where it goes to figure out lines (your board can't carve by itself dickhead)>do powerslides in verthe's honestly kind of retarded and not in a likeable way, just in a bitch way
>>125649yeah and it's actually pretty enjoyable watching him talk shit about that retarded n****r
>did giftedreddit really make a 30 minute video sneeding about teenagers smoking weed lmaowhy is the illegal civ guy doing damage control in this thread?
>>125654it's zack dowdy
>>125646>snowboarders are decked out in full on bodyarmorno they aren't lol
>>125658after kevin pearce and sarah burke got broke they don't fuck around anymore. pipe guys are fully kitted out under their jackets
I'm tired of sucking at skating. I'm in this weird zone where I'm too good to skate with noobs but too shit to really skate with rippers, even though I end up skating with them all the time. I want to become a ripper too but my style sucks and I'm too scared to try tricks most of the time.
>>125671that's when you need to start going on solo missions anon, to work through your madness if nothing else. what tricks are you scared of?
>>125671i feel this bro but prob worsein my area there are probably like 25 active skaters and you can split that into two clear groupsnoobs who don't really tryguys that have been skating for like a decade and a halfso the oldies are pretty stoked on me since i'm a noob who actually tries so i sesh with them a lot
>>125633That's why I said it's going to make a comeback. Hawk just bought shares in the X-Games and it's changing hands overall because they've let it stagnate and become boring, somehow. They're are a lot of younger vert skaters on the rise too. Obviously I don't think it's going to come out of the gate and get the same viewership as Street League, but I think it'll do well enough that it'll have its niche.>>125646>pads look like some fucking dorky pizza bagels shit and ever though snowboarders are decked out in full on bodyarmor their jacketsI've honestly been tempted to try wearing motorcycle jackets and pants to see if it provides enough protection for slams. If they just had caps on the knees I could do a proper slide. I don't mind proper skate pads too much, but yeah, they can look a bit shit and make it harder to tell which skater is which at a glance. And I think most people don't like to wear them because they're a pain to take on and off at a sesh. I have construction/tradesmen pants I wear some of the time and they're pretty damn good for skating all around, so something like that could be an option.
>>125622talk ur shit king
>>125589>show up at local>seems busy>need to prove myself>time to bust out my best trick>it's a shove (no pop)>roll at a good speed into the centre of the park>I bet all eyes are on me>crouch and wait until i'm rolling at a snails pace>time to commit>shove>land a bit sketchy but enough so that I keep my balance>have to actively restrain myself from not popping off>takes all my mental capacity not to look around to see if anyone was watching>compose myself for the final bit of the trick - the steezey roll away>slump my shoulders so that I look all loose and relaxed>make sure my face looks bored by how easy it was>do a really low effort push, but make sure it looks like I am just cruising, no big deal>finally look around>group of teens in the corner are vibing me so hard>start taking off my pads and helmet>push to the exit and leave immediately
>>125691>show up to park>roll over to where I put my shit>as I come to a near stop throw a lazy shuv>fluke.exe>land it all comfy and steezy>*Ah shit, now everyone's gonna think I'm good*>go practice axle stalls
>>125622That's cool anon but you're clearly not landing it. Where's the webm at my nigga?
how come skateboarders are the least compensated by fashion brands despite the culture influencing 70% of urban outfitters catalog?
>>125602Swimming is S tier for conditioning your body without subjecting it to heavy impact>>125603Quartersnacks brought them back>>125696Because the people behind these huge fashion conglomerates know how to legally steal ideas through being ‘creatively influenced’
>>125671>too shit to really skate with rippersnah trust me, this is the best thing you can do for your progression, you should skate with them anyways. if they're cool they wont care if you suck.
>>125696because skaters aren't actual trendsetters. at best they are merely early adopters while most especially in flyover states are early/late majority
>>125579What other boards do you guys post on? For me it is >/g/>/mu/>/adv/>/fa/ >/biz/ during crypto bull run >/n/ for bike stuff >/ck/ >/x/ >/r9k/
>>125708Fuck how could I forget >/tv/>/fit/ >/lit/ >/sci/ only when I was still in school
>>125708>>125710None of your business, glowie.
>>125708/an//mu/ /lit/ /out//diy//sp/and sometimes I'll just click on random boards
>>125579How do you measure wheelbase? Aren't 12 inches equal to a foot? So, wouldn't that make a 14-inch wheelbase a foot and 2 inches? Does that mean you measure from baseplate to baseplate?
>>125649Gifted hater is what is GOOD about skateboarding and arguably retarded teenagers who think that the more liked your comment on youtube is, the more gravitas there is to your argument should never be listened to because they drove Ted Burrows away.
>>125708Fit, diy, pol, slap
>>125675I'm scared of trying shit on big tranny, like 10ft. I can front slash but i want to be able to do legit frontside grinds, front smiths, back smiths, roll ins, etc. I have all that shit on lock in smaller tranny like 6ft but once it gets up to 8ft or something i start being a pussy>>125680You won't be able to move properly in motorcycle gear, it's very restrictive compared to normal clothing. You'll also look even goofier than if you were wearing skateboard padsVert skating is sick when people do lip tricks and mix it in with handplants and airs imo. But when they start doing kickflip melon 540s and shit i just zone out.
>>125716Technically boards are measured from the inside bolts but your actual wheelbase is from hanger to hanger which may vary depending on your truck manufacturer.
>>125716Do you just post this picture for yous? Gayest fuckin pic ive ever seen
>>125716No anon, look and measure like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkgO7tAQ6Go
>>125680>i dont want to wear pads>im going to show up to the park in full motorcycle gear instead
>>125716Distance between the inner bolt holes, center of the holes, or inner to outer side of the holes so you aren't eyeballing center. Yes, yes, no that doesn't mean that.
yesterday at a school yard i got vibed by a mom with her kid. she saw i was struggling to ollie so she showed me how do it and did it first try. i wish i made this up.
>>125742Was she hot? There was this kid that tried really hard to be homies with me at the park and when his (hot and single) mom came to pick him up, he'd talk to her like I'm his older brother. How we're homies and we skate together and how I filed him land this and that trick.
>>125724Yeah, the inside bolts, that's what I meant.>>125739Does it or does it not?
>>125744No, you measure from the holes not the baseplate, and I don't see what 12 inches to a foot has to do with it.
>>125746The bolts go into the holes anonThe other anon who responded said that you can do it from hangar to hangar as well.
>>125736>>125680You can get shit that just looks like jeans or a jacket that has padding inside. It's more subtle and less of a pain in the ass than full vert pads. You don't have to wear a full sports racing suit.
Anyway, my point was that something LIKE bike wear might be a better alternative to full pads. Construction pants are normally stretchy, baggy enough to be comfortable, can have pads slotted into the knees and basically look like cargo pants.
>>125749>>125750Just use knee pads. And if the transition is really THAT big a helmet. Stop being so insecure about everything anon.
>>125708i was pretty much done with 4chan until I found /esg/, these threads are the only thing keeping me on this site which is sad considering how fucking awful these threads usually are.
>>125748You can measure to the bolts as well, they are in the same place as the holes. The distance between the baseplates is not the same measurement. Yes axle to axle is technically the true wheelbase but that is not going to be relevant to any board dimensions you see online.
>>125671>>125723Hard to believe that more advanced skaters wouldn't be stoked on skating with you if you can do all those tricks you mentioned and more consistently on 6ft tranny, that would place you well on your way to skating bigger stuff. How long have you been skating if you don't mind me asking?
>>125758I skated when i was a teenager and was pretty good, then stopped for a long time, now i'm 28 and I've been back into it for about 9 months.Also the local advanced guys are doing like airs 4ft above coping and inverts in big transition and shit like that, the level of skating here is insane.And i shouldn't say i'm too good to skate with noobs, that sounds arrogant, i like skating with anybody that is friendly and positive.
I met this cool guy at the skatepark over the weekend. He was telling me that in his hometown in Michoacan he used to have a lot of friends and they would all skate/bmx/rollerblade together and listen to punk. Sounded like it would be so wholesome, no one giving a fuck about being too cool and everyone just having fun together. But then the cartels became more prominent and a lot of his friends got hooked on meth and cartel members would intimidate him and his friends a lot with guns so he moved to california. I taught him how to do a fly out LOL
>>125767>skating with your buddies>cartel members show upsounds like an actual nightmare
>>125708/a/ /ck/ /g/ /i/ /k/ /o/ /po/ /pol/ /t/ /vr/
>>125700>$300 for a flannel shirtLol
new hot potata just droppedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nss6oUoWB8Ui think it'll be a good one
>>125700They're not quite right I think, although it's hard to tell.The shorts I had were by juice clothing but I can't find them online for an example.Maybe I found a niche to exploit!
I simply don't give a fuck about tyshawns woaw le heckin big owllie style of skateboarding. It is the most brain dead style of skateboarding and nothing will change my mind about that.
>>125752I don't mind wearing pads in general, but they're a pain to take on and off and above anon (and a lot of other people) think they look dumb.>>125708Mostly just /v/ at this point. Used to live on /x/ years ago (early Slenderman, House of Leaves, Creepypasta days) but it's so hard to get a decent thread going and that whole "paranormal" world is either just kinda weak now or I've actually followed up on or researched a lot of it to the point it's mundane now. I'll lurk the porn boards too of course.
/biz/, /pol/ and here. Clean your rooms.
>>125723this is one area where i think it's okay to be kind of a bitch. get really comfortable buttsliding on big tranny, one of the advantages of big shit is that you have way more time to react . beyond that, you already have those tricks anon you just need to learn how to ride so don't even worry about tricks for a while just cruise until the basics feel completely natural at 10ft+. another thing you can do is try skating the small tranny with more speed since speed is going to be the main difference when you go bigger.
Why are you fags always talking about pads? Literally everytime I check these threads for over a year it's always the same fucking conversation about pads going on?
>>125784When you're a grown man wearing shorts you need to wear pads. It's a tranny thing. Tranny skating I mean.
>>125779agree'd, crazy pop and stair skating has been trite for a minute now. it's the easiest and most boring way to skate street. it requires no real skill or technical ability. you only have to be dumb enough to do it. it's not impressive in the slightest and is actually kind of cringe if that's all you can do. I find it very childish to skate that way as an adult. Like why are you 30+ unironically skating more than an 8 stair lmao grow up.
What do you guys use to listen to your music? I just got a friend into skating so I have to ditch the headphones. What are some low budget speakers?
>>125791Listening to music while skating is gay. At home I use my PC or my turntable and a 2.0 system or my headphones.
>>125789The big jock pop is often a different genre and fetishized by ledge tech dudes. I think it's sick when older legends still skate big stuff.
>it's another bowltrannies seethe about street skating episode
>>125774Based lol Dowdy got his response
>>125779tranny janny lying in wait for you to say bad word
>>125795It's actually the opposite.
>>125779my friend thats only comfortable with slow rolling kickflips and halfcabs cooms to the tj and nyjah style. also had an “ironic” blacked.com sticker on his deck.
>>125784No idea, there is only one guy in here who actually wears pads and a helmet as far as i can tell
>>125800>“ironic” blacked.com sticker on his deck.No
>>125796I hope that GH just ignores that dowdy made that video. It would make dowdy seethe so hard. That guy is a fucken narcissist lmao
>>125800I have the exact same friend constantly sending me Sean Malto and Shane Oneil footage. And not street parts from videos. I'm talking clip complication videos from random kids on youtube with the original audio muted and some cornyass music overlaid on top.
>>125794well having crazy pop is at least somewhat impressive idk how much technical ability it requires other than being able to jump super high though
Are minilogo bearings really just rebranded bones reds?
>>125812The same can be said about jumping down stairs, there is value in mental toughness. Technical ability can also be superficial, it's not that simple and depends on the person.
>>125812ollieng high is a different technique than a normal ollie tbqh. it's more like doing a late ollie than anythingit is by definition more tech because very few people can do it
>>125593That's been obvious since Braille built a vert ramp
whats the default durometer on indy 144 bushings? someone commented that my trucks are too loose but the bolt is already tight any tighter will tear into the bushing.
>>12581990a. Indy sells replacement 88a and 78a bushings if you want. You can also remove the bottom washer and/or superglue the nut to the kingpin if you want to ride looser.
>>125813Unless someone knows otherwise I don't think they are. the construction is visually different than reds because the minilogo bearings have shields on both sides. They are very good though, not knocking them.
>>125813Pretty much, just like the boards are Powell without the branding and price tag>>125821>the construction is visually different than redsnigga they're reds.
>>125767You just described Los Angeles in the early nineties. We werent on that gay jonah hill shit hanging out at a skate shop without actually skating. Every one i grew up with was bombing hills without pads before they ever learned how to properly ollie or bunnyhop their shit on boards bikes scooters and blades.
>>125813Yes and apparently like 90% of bearings that are in the $10-20 range are all made by the same chink company and are all probably abec 1 because china has no obligation to actually follow abec guidelines and they can just write whatever they want on their bearings.That's why I just pop the shields and spray my bearings with wd40 whenever I want to skate lmao. Right now I am riding spitfire burners, the shittest bearings I have ever rode
>>125842abec really doesn't mean shit for skateboard bearings
>>125779>>125789its like a lot of you guys dont understand how skateboarding actually works or anything. you just take words like style or technical and make them mean whatever you want them to.
Are you guys planning on getting anything for black friday? I desperately need a new deck, ideally Ill get 2 for less than 80 dollars. Getting some new indys on sale would be tight even if I dont need them right now. No chance green dragon wheels will be on sale. Ussually end up buying 3 pairs of shoes from etnies or emerica but I dont really need them that bad this time.
>>125579do you guys think any pros lurk these threads
>>125774>>125774Uh GH bros?https://clips.twitch.tv/MistyOnerousVampireDogFace-V635eQdge2C1YO_Q
>>125885sheesh anon you've been asleep at the wheelFA still has a huge sale going so get in on that quickprimitive's already endedthe killing floor has 3 boards for 100 darkroom (bbs) has 3 boards for 80 right nowthis site has pizza decks for $20 and a bunch of other cheap stuffhttps://thedrop.com/skate/decks/?sortOption=lth
Spanky deserves SOTY but unfortunately it will most likely go to Tj because zoom zooms are retarded
>>125889my vote is louie, tyshawn already won soty in 2018 giving it to him again would be dumb
>>125889Honestly it should either be tj Roger's or spanky and its obvious. If it goes to tyshawn then fuck soty I'll never pay attention to that shit ever agin
>>125890I'd be ok with Louie winning. >>>125891>tj Roger's Are you from the midwest lmao
>>125889which Tj are you talking about? >>125891do zoomers even know who tj rogers is?
>>125890Louie had a good year but it's nothing compared to putting out 2 banger full length parts when you're 38, or beating cancer and putting out a banger part in the same year.
>>125891if it goes to anyone on baker it should go to t funk
>>125897Tfunk put out one part right? It was a good part but not soty worthy. Maybe trick of the year for the China banks gap.
>>125779Coping tap dance extravaganza and x-games airs are definitely where it’s at bro. So much creativity and imagination. Who doesn’t like look at coping and concrete all day?
>>125859That may be true abec 9 is going to last longer than abec 1, regardless of application, because it's engineered with tighter tolerances.
>>125887insulting a black kang like tyshawn is racist af
>>125819I've heard this from a couple of other people so it's not just me, but Indy bushing are fucking awful for some reason. Even the hardest grade ones fall to shit after a few days use. I've gone through two black sets and a yellow set without even tightening them too much (at most a single thread above the nut). They either wind up buckling entirely or, if it's a barrel shaped one, mashing out at the edge and getting cut up by the washer.I switched to Bones and they've all held up MUCH better.>>125885Maybe. I desperate want one of those new Zero decks but they ship to the UK and nowhere here or in Europe has them in stock :(>>125889>>125898I'd be happy with Spanky but my money is on T Funk. He apparently has another part coming out soon, but the whole thing with the China Banks gap in it is fucking heavy.
>>125888damn this fa sale is pretty fucking good
He redid it because of gifted haterhttps://www.instagram.com/reel/ClSGFp0A123/?igshid=Zjc2ZTc4Nzk%3D
>>125774Hold the fucking phone: https://youtu.be/Nss6oUoWB8U?t=815
>>125909damn thats crazy GH got him to redo it. it was needed tho
>>125909gifted hater BTFO'd kek
>>125913absolutely fucking dropped
gh reacting to tj calling him a racist niggahttps://clips.twitch.tv/MistyOnerousVampireDogFace-V635eQdge2C1YO_Q
>>12581990a is stock on every indy
>>125909>>125913gh is over. he's a laughing stock after this. well he was always a dweeby nerd but now it's over.
>>125913>gets dunked on mere hours after his video, has to apologise >accidentally reveals he's a furry in the process
Dude it's fucking over for joa. This is it. He was finally on top of the skate world but he blew it. fuck. Just wait until slap hears about this
this is alex jones watching tranny porn tier
>>125890I keep seeing people mentioning Louie in the SOTY race but what actual “new” footage did he put out besides a spitfire part full of throwaway footage and that weekend clip in Santa Barbara? Dudes incredibly talented and has great style but nobody else is matching T-Funk/Tyshawn/or the underdog Jeff Carlyle IMO. These three dudes have been going off the entire year putting out footage that is actually worth the SOTY praise. Lots of great shit coming out but these three are a mile a head of other people out rn>>125909this is so fucking insane. I honestly don’t even like his style that much but anyone hating on this kind of effort is a loser
>>125813No I've had both minilogo are definitely worse
>>125923>Just wait until slap hears about thisyou people are beyond retarded sometimes i swear
ohhh no no no no no no
>>125928not him but a lot of people, Joa included, heavily post on/lurk slap. if word got out this dude is just some bitch made furry loser, it would probably tank his entire """career""". for as pozzed as the world currently is, furries are still on the table as almost something universally hated by people all over. it would be funny to see this dude fade into irrelevancy because a bunch of people found out he runs around in fur suits on the weekends
>>125931Are you joking? It's a running gag lol
>>125932>it's just a prank!Ok Joa
>>125939the fact he has so much furry art saved as a "joke", and you keeping tabs on all of these instances so you can post these "funny jokes" on demand says a lot about the both of you, tbqh senpai
Just bought these badboys. Heading down the local park right now to try em' out. What can I expect?
>>125944Me inseminating your bussy
>>125946furry jokes...lack taste
>>125813>>125823Good to know. I need to try them again
>>125926It's luck of the draw with any bearings these days. They're all chink shit. I'm over it
Should i just pucker up and buy bones swiss?
>>125958I wouldn't. I bought some recently after only buying reds for a long time and didn't notice any difference. The only difference is my wheels spun longer when I rotated them with my hand but I didn't notice any difference in speed when riding my skateboard.
>>125958If you only want to clean your bearings once a year
does anyone besides 5boro make 7.75s that are 32 in length? >>125932knotted hater
>>125932>I-I installed two furry apps and keep a folder of images as a joke....yeah....Fuck off Joa. Your "apology" video was also a big bag of cope, floating the idea that it was all a big ruse from Tyshawn to get people to do promotional work for him instead of just saying you were flat out wrong and that he did clear the table. Yiff in hell.
>>125970GH made a good point in that clip analysis and I don't think he would've done the video if he didn't think Tyshawn was capable of publishing a second angle but if you think anyone actually believes Tyshawn put that out to get GH to make a video you've been on the internet too long
>>125971> if you think anyone actually believes Tyshawn put that out to get GH to make a video you've been on the internet too longTell GH that.>but he said he doesn't believe that was the case after going on about it for 2 minutesThen why say it at all? All he had to do was a 10 second video saying "oops, I was proven totally wrong, sorry, my bad, doesn't even matter what that original angle looks like now, no arguments left to make"
This doesn't count
>>125972are you dense? it's a joke
>>125972omg dude nobody needs a CSI breakdown to clearly see why the first ollie clip was flawed, and Tyshawn was clearly able to do the trick from the first clip. GH making such a detailed breakdown of that, although he makes a good point is comedic in nature as was his 'apology' video. Stop trying to fight me please.
>>125974Yes it does, unless he heel/toe dragged.
>>125978>Le catsYou'll probably get a lot of upvotes for this gay shit
>>125985post your pizza board broke bitch
Any SoCal bros trying to skate soon? I’m off til Monday and down to hang out with some anons. I suck but I have fun
>>125991Ventura anon here, where are you planning on skating? I'm skating Ojai Saturday morning with my literal boomer bowl bros
I was trying frontside ollies on a small quarterpipe last night, it's actually easier than I remember. I wasn't trying to pop them though, just getting them like maybe 6 inches off the ground. On a few I got them above coping. Fun trick, I'm going to keep practicing them, maybe one day I'll be able to do them in big steep transition
>>125992Kind of anywhere honestly, outside of Thanksgiving I’m kind of up to go to some parks I’ve never been to before
reminder to skate those forbidden spots tomorrow night because everything is going to be closed
>>126002Scared of getting shot.
>>126004Looks like a dude.
What's the single best sound in skateboarding?
>>126029Rolling on red brick
Thrashers has embraced a lot of globo homo corporate faggot shit since Phelps death.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRJIAC7WsUADo you guys think he was killed? His death was random and no one was really talking about it. His influence was huge over the whole scene and now the dude who took over is taking it down the globohomo woke faggot route. Phelps surely would have pushed back.
>>126040>His death was randomah yes, the very "random" death of a junkie who couldn't get clean if his life depended on. Looks like Van Wastell got the last laugh
>new element vidnice>10:40*closes*
>>126029It's the sound of grinding pool coping, 100%
>>126049Nice helmet you dork
>>125708/fit//tv//pol//o/ and come here occasionally >>125710>>125718Do you guys ever post in CBT?
>>126056>posting your body for a bunch of other men to look atI seriously hope you dont do this, you faggot
>>126054>Nice helmet you dork>goes out to his driveway and practices stationary ollies
>>126056>>125710>>125718/fit/bros what is your routine? skating is my only exercise and I'm looking pretty mid it's not good
>>126059I do, you can see me in the CBT right now >>126063Been hitting the gym pretty hard lately, mostly with PPL and progressive overload trying to get my squat and bench up because I've plateaued. Also trying to eat more cuz I'm 170
>>126029When someone lands bolts. You know even if you weren't looking.
>>126029Rails or coping that resonate when you hit them and ring out with that SCHWING noise after you grind them.
>>126040>His death was randomis that what we're calling overdoses these days
>>126054Seems like you're jealous he's got something to protect
>>125958i really like my set of Super Swiss 6, they are better than swiss and only like 3 dollars more
is dime drip or cringe
>>126102i thought they were cool in 2016-2017, i don't think i'd buy their actual clothes now but they have cool accessories sometimes, beanies, candles etc. but I'm going to rate them cringe because the only people i know that wear dime irl, are both lame as fuck
>>125640Its okay, you're allowed to be poor.
>>125640You can and nobody cares but WD40 isn't a lubricant.
>>126102people who actually buy (((skate)))) clothes are insaneI'm not paying 96$ for a fucking sweatshirt just because it has Dime on it
>>126100I actually just got given this set of bones super reds this morning by my boomer friend who works for Powell. So they're probably not as good as swiss but hopefully they will keep me rolling for a little while
>>126128Pic, not that anyone cares
>>126063Push ups, sit ups, squats daily + yogaI only go to maybe 75% max then stop and stretch it out. Allows me to stay fit and skate hard.
Why are you guys obsessed with swiss? They're literally a meme. Snake oil. You don't need anything more than reds. And I say that so you support a skate brand. Realistically you can just get bearings from a hardware store. It's the same thing.
Black friday and I might actually splurgeConsidering new deck, bearings, wheels, shoes (and bolts). Will set up a second deck with my older shit. Currently umming and ahhing about what sizes I want.Anyone use Indy 144s on an 8.5?
>>126132>Anyone use Indy 144s on an 8.5?Yeah retards do. You can, but you should just stick to 8.25, or get new trucks.
>>126131Most of the older skaters i roll with buy swiss and they like them. Seems to me that they are maybe slightly better than regular bearings but not worth paying triple the price. The older guys probably just have the expendable cash to throw at swiss bearings.Also if you are skating street it's probably less important than if you are skating a bowl. When you skate a bowl with shitty bearings it really sucks because you have to work twice as hard to get speed and then you have less energy to actually do tricks.
Ventura anon here. Boomer desert bro are you in lancaster or the valley this holiday? I know you said you go between the two or something. Anyway if you're in the valley and are up for skating somewhere new i would be down to skate westlake park tomorrow if you want to meet halfway. It's a small park but it has a little bit of everything - small bowl and then some basic street obstacles.
>>126131>And I say that so you support a skate brandpowell makes both of them...
>>126145What does that have to do with what I said?
>>126117Fucking sucks that he has to get surgery again. I don't know if I should admire his eagerness or shake my head at how retarded it was to try and get back to skating so fast in his 50s.
I've been skating Super Reds for probably 8 months in London (dirty and wet as fuck), cleaned them once or twice, No issues so far. I'd be tempted to try Swiss some time because I've rusted bearings out plenty, but it's a steep price for something that I'm not sure is worth it.
>>126153I have so much love and respect for Tony Hawk. I read his autobiography 20 years ago as a kid and how he was bullied etc coming up. That gave me the confidence to stay true to myself as a weird autistic skater kid and stuck with me ever since. But he was so stupid in his recovery that it was painful to watch. Especially after I just came off a long injury where I made a lot of the mistakes he did.
>>126133I bought an 8.375 because I'm only semi retarded
https://youtu.be/xpbT2ldflp4>skating with 6 other randoms>good sesh, people are going for new tricks>one guy is doing kooky layback stuff, looks like he doesn't take skating seriously and just wants to dick around on his board>seems chill>starts going for a weird as fuck back board on a manny pad>starts going full Kerry Getz after the 10th try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpbT2ldflp4>finally lands it, isn't happy>harshing everyone's buzz>does this for two other tricks>....actually winds up landing some insane gnar shit and a first for the park because of itHate to see it. Why do people get THAT fucking mad at skating? At most I'll shout "fuck" when I miss a new trick and then just laugh at myself.>does this process for
>>126160People like that are such clowns but at least it's entertainment. I always want to see how far they'll take it, like if they'll focus their deck or something.
>>126160>Why do people get THAT fucking mad at skating? Because they are unhappy in general and emotionally immature lol
>>126029Citizen King - Better DaysAlso:8stops7 - Satisfied
I got cranky a few months when I couldn't land a trick I can usually land. I tried and tried and got more and more upset. Eventually I punched a 7 yr old to cool down.
>>126182100 percent based
>>126102>wearing brandname anythingIf you’re not buying storebrand discount shit for like $7, you’re doing it wrong
>summer 2021>it's a beautiful day for skating>show up to the park at midday>it's the most packed I have ever seen it>fucking summer holidays>no space to put my bag somewhere safe>put it down near a pile of other stuff where some teens have set up camp>they vibe me hard>ignore it>today I need to focus on nailing my first ollie>stand around waiting for an opening so I can try my first attempt>fucking scooter kids whizzing around everywhere, everyone snaking everyone, chaos>remember reading that in these times you have to be bold and assertive otherwise you'll never have your turn>do a fat mongo push into the middle of the park>several kids have to swerve out of my way>someone says 'move cunt' as they skate past>do a quick manny to show i mean business>half a second hold, new record>today is a good day>reach the center and start crouching for the ollie>wiggle my foot to find the right spot>do this for about 30 seconds>pop the hardest I have ever tried>forgot to jump>too much weight on the back foot>leaning back too much>slip out and land hard on my back knocking all the wind out of me>make an audible OOF noise>my board is MIA>my helmet popped off and hit a scooter kids ankle>he is screaming crying>all the kids are fucking howling with laughter>time to go>go to grab my bag>it's been opened and all the spare pads have been strewn across the park>the bag is in a puddle and looks empty - all my spare wheels and hardware gone>the teens are still vibing me>my board is nowhere to be seen>everyone is still either laughing about me or going back to skating>make my way to the exit>my helmet is still on the floor>I try to punt it so that it lands in the group of teens that vibed me>misjudge the angle and kick the floor more than the hemlet>hear a click>scream in pain>laughing intensifies>someone yells 'yeewwwww!'>hobble back to my car and cry for 15 minutesWhat's the worst you have ever been humiliated, bros?
>>126190KekHonestly, it was probably the time I was just skating down the street, hit a crack that stopped me, and did a full on pancake right at the feet of a guy smoking, right by a restaurant. I just shrugged, shook my head and kept going.
https://youtu.be/s8zbXfIiVwgI did this once in a foreign country with just my coffee. Some guy said something to me in Spanish but I have no idea what it was.
>>126192>https://youtu.be/s8zbXfIiVwg>got the CAWFEEEHS time to fuckin-classic
Decks are being btfo everywhere at around 30 dollars. The black friday sales are crazy. If these idiot board companies didn't pull that pandemic memery they wouldn't be in this mess.
Local had a 15% off dlx sale so I got a new deck and I also got a new pair of the GOAT shoe from Zumiez because none of the actual skate shops around here sell adidas
>>126190i love this shit
>>126232>he got the bum logo instead of the classic logoWhat a waste of a board.
>>126244It'll be gone within a week. It's the right size and it's not a popsicle shape and that's what matters to me
>>126245What shape is that?
>at skatepark practicing smith grinds in bowl>some zoomer is watching me>i get out of bowl and he comes up and goes 'was that a frontside smith grind?'>i'm like 'yeah'>he goes 'can you do them on the ledge?'>i laugh and say i don't even think i can ollie high enough to get on top of the ledge>he snorts and skates offThe same kid can't even 50 stall on the 4ft mini ramp, the audacity of these zoomers bros
How come you guys are always getting bullied :\
>>126251he was in the right here, I already tried to warn you about smiths in transition bro.
>>126250That goofy ass shape AH does with anything over 8.5 (that doesnt say grosso on it)
>>126251People really say 50 stall?
>>126232your rug looks gay
>>126250Smaller nose than tail, i think some people refer to it as a pool shape
>>126260Great spot selection/finds. the spot at 1:56 is one of the best spots I've seen in a while
i get the deedz hype now
definitely don't give a fuck about some eurofag str**t skater
>>126338>I don't like skateboardingYeah we can tell.
>>126274I do, but then some people call them axel stalls or rail stalls.
had a dream i was living in a van with a skate gf that had the body of dani but was white and pretty
Vibed. What is this new word? Is it when you misinterpret the language of someone else? Because if you never cared about what other people are doing, or saying, then it's impossible to get Vibed. Unless my definition is incorrect.I went to the skatepark today. Nobody was there. So I was not Vibed. So because I was not seen or heard, and because I could not see or hear anyone else. It was impossible to experience vibes. It was peaceful.
>>126383cool, good for you man but why are we still talking about this
>>126384Vibed has been said 12 times in this thread. So I needed to ask. Why are you busting my curiosity, bra?
>i'm so fuckin cool i just wear headphones and don't talk to anybody at the park and i have no friends to skate with but that's fine because no one vibes me eitherBlah blah blah shut up cunt
I've heard Salba, a man just short of 60, use the term "vibed". It's not new.
This thread is vibing me out rn frfr
>>126383>Vibed. What is this new word?are you retarded or something
>>126385It's just how women used to speak and zoomies are giant betas so they now talk like them. Watch the movie Mean Girls for more insight on the zoomers mind.
>>126427how retarded are you?
>>126430Don't vibe me bro
Every time you guys post you just out yourselves as someone that doesn't actually skate
>>126437I just skated for 3 hours
>>126426I'm a type r.
Fell face first into a fence today after about 5 minutes of skating. Cut my eyebrow open. It's always the dumb shit that gets me injured.
>>126437how do i ollie
>>126459i dont know
>>126459pop the tail and roll away clean
I know this makes me a bad person but i can't fuck with watching disabled people skate. Like thrasher just put out that part of the midget skating and it just makes me uncomfortable. There's a local park i sometimes go to and one of the dudes who skates there has that condition where your torso is like really small and you have no neck and he is actually pretty good at skating but I don't like watching him skate because it makes me uncomfortable.
>>126464This mother fucker gave me nightmares as a kid. Now he's putting out parts and doing the loop and shit. It's disturbing.
>>126466I wish I could get pleated pants like that. He's also spitting facts too.
>>126473It makes me uncomfortable and i'm not sure why. Almost like an instinctual reaction from my ancestors who would have left them to die on mountains as babies
>>126474It's not uncommon.
>>126479what's not uncommon?
>>126474So all people who can't walk are babies? Okay
>>126474Our ancestors took care of the disabled and injured, but okay. I think that's a weird reaction to have. I can get looking at someone who is particularly disabled and skating and getting worried that they're going to REALLY hurt themselves, but if they're able to actually shred then they obviously have it figured out.What about people with, idk, more aesthetic disabilities like Lefty or those blind guys? Do they freak you out too?
>>126486Blind people don't make me uncomfortable, but Lefty definitely does.
>>126464wee man from jackass desensitized me to midgets. It’s the paraplegics I feel sad watching.
>>126486>Our ancestors took care of the disabled and injuredWhose ancestors? I am referring to europeans. Before modern medicine it was probably more humane to just let them die than it was to keep them alive
>>126486>aesthetic disabilitiesPeople who wear shorts or bitch niggas with no swag?
>>126492lmao ali g
>>126486>but okayMhmm you tell me sista! Back in wakanda we cured all disabilities.
was skating with the local ripper today and i kept not committing to a certain trick and he kept pushing me to do it and after like 20 tries of me not really committing i felt like he was almost disgusted in me
>save webms from wsg>make edits for the boys>profithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMFCvVploQM&ab_channel=Sk8-O-Vision
>>125579why does skating prefab parks as an adult feel so humiliating? they are fun but they feel like a space for children and tweens.
>>126505>1:23is that you anon? nice andy Anderson board!
>>126508nope my m8 tiller. dude is rad.
Why does skating prefab parks as an adult feel so rewarding and challenging? They are fun but they feel like a gym for anyone who needs it.
>>126498I feel like this everytime I skate around people you can tell I’ve been skating for years cause I’m comfy on my board, I always look like I’m gearing up to do something big and it’ll be like the weakest Ollie ever kek
>friend that live 10 mins away wants to go to skatepark thats 1.2 hrs away to practice flat ground only
>>126529I'm that guy. That one time I drove 2.5 hours to land a fs heel on a 3 stair. Then I drove 1.5 hours to ollie into the deep end of a pool. Then 3 hours to get some bitches but more importantly do a slappy bs noseslide on this baby down ledge. Then I drove 5 hours back home to post on 4chan.
>>125579tips on commitment? anyone.
>>126537bro i WISH i had anything to say. not committing is the single biggest issue that keeps me from turning into an actual good skateboarder
>>126537Stop being a pussy is the #1 tip, but also don't force yourself to do tricks you don't understand.
>>126537You are old as fuck. No one gives a fuck. Send your 3 stair incel.
>>126542>also don't force yourself to do tricks you don't understandgood tip sometimes i get ahead of myself cause i land a trick before on accident and think i can do it but don't understand it at all >>126546what? i want to learn ledge tricks, not skate stairs
>>126537stop thinking and stop being so nervous. this is why so many pros smoke crack. its not a meme.
>>126548a lot of my friends smoke weed during the sesh and skate perfectly fine if not better...not sure if that would help me commit but i may give it a try
>>126490https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/disabled-neanderthal-survived-into-old-age-because-he-was-looked-after-vcwfjp06f#:~:text=Often%20dismissed%20as%20primitive%20brutes,the%20help%20of%20other%20Neanderthals.>Often dismissed as primitive brutes, Neanderthals could be altruistic and social, a study suggests. Analysis of the 50,000-year-old remains of a severely disabled one, named Shanidar 1, shows that he survived into old age thanks to the help of other Neanderthals.>Shanidar 1 was deaf, blind, missing his right arm from the elbow and had a severe limp. His remains were found at the Shanidar Cave in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1957 but a new analysis has just been published in the journal Plos One.There are multiple skeletons of old humans and hominids that showcased disabilities and they weren't always rich. Living to old age means their community took care of them. If a member of your family or a close friend was disabled, you'd naturally want to take care of them. The only times people think it's better for society that they are left to die or are just killed outright are when nobody has any sort of bond to them (eg; some government apparatus).Anyway, skating is full of older guys who fucked themselves up to the point they can't skate any more or can only skate to a reduced degree and I think it'd be super shitty to leave them behind, so I don't think it's any more justified to leave someone born with a disability behind.>>126492Nyjhosis is a serious illness, you shouldn't make fun of it.
>>126537Learn every single thing you can that relates to a trick so that the scary unknown factor that makes you not commit is as small as possible.>want to drop in>too scared>learn to pump on the ramp>ride it fakie>do this until you're reaching the top of the ramp where your wheels will connect once you actually put your board down>ride different ramps with different transitions and materials so you can adjust for each one without thinking>ride your skateboard around fast, learn how to run out>"drop in" on smaller shit like curbs, small hills, banks, etc>practice all of your pivots and manuals so you can get in and out of those poses without thinking>now dropping in is a fraction of a second where your front two wheels need to touch the rampSame for any kind of trick really. You do the stuff you're familiar and comfortable with but try to expand it out to be faster, bigger, etc. And then master all the non-trick skills like cavemans, riding switch/fakie, throwdowns, riding off curbs, that thing where you put the board upside down with your feet underneath and flip it and jump on top at the same time. Do the tricks you already have on lock and see if there's one similar to the new one you're trying to land.Then lastly you should try filming yourself in case there's some motion you're doing that's fucking you up without realising. It only clicked to me the other day that I was throwing my shoulder around too early to get properly locked into a stall I was trying even though I was technically doing the correction steps. I would have figured that out sooner if I had someone film me.
>>126546>angsty faggot>calls someone incelTell us more about your sexual frustrations young lad
>>126578okay boomer. cant wait to see you post about getting mogged by my nephews ho at the skatepark
>>126594>okay boomer>mogged by my nephews hoDo you skate? I'm gonna go skate.
>>126505where's the anime footage from?
>>126537practice building up to the trick you want to do, and then you'll be more confident to do it. Don't jump into the trick right away, make sure you're in the zone first and then send it
I put bones bushings on my indy trucks and they feel amazing. Definitely lowered the truck height too.
>>126537The only thing that works for me is doing the trick on progressively bigger ramps, like starting on a 2ft quarterpipe, then 3ft, 4ft, and so on. For ledges it could be starting at curbs and working your way up. It usually means driving around to a lot of different spots if your local isn't very varied but yeah this is the only thing that works for me.
>>126644I love the how anime and films think that skating somehow makes you faster and more mobile in a foot chase when there are hundreds of videos skaters picking up their boards and running from security guards.Looks fuckin' cool though: https://youtu.be/9_JCv4tl8Fo?t=119Imagine being chased by someone and doing a fucking BS nose grind to fakie 50 down a narrow handrail instead of just running down the steps.
Fucking zoomer whores vibed me again
>>125770Reminds me of that video from a few years ago >Few lads skating at night>Car drives by>Not sure what happens but the "chico locos" get out the car and start dabbing on the skaters>Bit of a fight breaks out>One of the Mexcians pulls out a gun and threatens to shoot them>One of the skaters hits him with his board and he drops the gun>Skate picks the gun up>Mexicans start begging for their livesEqual parts disturbing and top kek.I'm sure there's a really awkward part when the skater has the gun and is trying to tell them to leave and be intimidating but he's only about 14 so it doesn't really work too well.
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