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skatepark etiquette: go early or go burly
I saw Bo Mitchell and thought "it couldn't be..."
and it wasn't him..
but then, at 10:50
ONE OF OUR OWN MADE A THRASHER VIDEO
If you meant brands I support there's Quasi (great graphics, art direction, general vibe, and awesome team) and Emerica (probably the only non-corpo shoe I really like, plus there's Jeremy Leabres, Figgy, and Brian Herman)
> Keyword being team, i do not support Nike SB as a brand
>this ded ass thread
should i get back into skateboarding at 20 years old? I used to skate a ton as a teenager
I would get Bones STFs, blank decks, those cheap ass bone bearings, and whatever hardwear. Any specific jeans/trucks you guys would recommend? krux were annoying as fuck to use and ventures felt weird. only trucks i remembered using. would prefer lighter trucks
So hey guys,
I want to longboard, i enjoy so much the idea of chilling out in a ride while listening to your favorite music. I don't care that much about tricks (I already do and have an bmx for this purpose).
However most of the longboards i can afford (i want something cost x benefit) support up to 70kg, and i have 75kg.
So i was thinking about going to skate, but here's my question: Does the skates have this weight problem too? Is it dumb to get in a department store and buy the first skate i see?
There's no skate store where i live, there are few places that sell "professional skates"
I'm not from U.S or any english speaking country, sorry for my grammar. Here we refer to skateboards as "skates", as there's no need to translate "boards"
That's the information they give on the offer, the longboard is pic related. I'm thinking about getting one, i don't believe it only supports 70kg.
Left one is the more expensive. Both, supposedly supports up to 70kg according to the store.
yeah they make better and better bowls for the Van Doren Invitational contests. A big-ass park was built in my city a handful of years ago and we still would change it for the VDI bowl any day - it has pretty much anything a tranny skater would like to have.
do you fucks ride loose trucks? I do, man. feels good.
got one of these down today even though my neck hurts (get proper pillows, lads).
I cut my bushings into a conical shape and take the nut's washer off (don't take the other one off though, spoils the truck's geometry) and ride 'em pretty loose. feels damn good man.
no, but by "one of these" what I mean is "that sort of position", not just throwing the board and hopefully landing on it. at first it was challenging but I've found out the more exaggerated/ Ronnie-Sandoval-tier you do it, the safer it feels.
I started putting some griptape close to where the wheel hits the wood and that helps a lot: with a firmer grab it's also much easier to glue your backfoot to the board I think. also my hands are usually greasy.
I Also do. The best feeling ever
Fuck wheelbites tho
R8 my 2016 setup
>independent hollow trucks
>avec 5 independent bearings
>minilogo 8.0 deck
>amateur(national brand) wheels
Same situation. What kind of places do you go? I can't be the grown-ass man skating and sucking ass in public. I'd be cringing so hard I wouldn't even improve. I went with a friend from work a week ago because it looks less autistic in a group, but I'm not gonna call him up every time I want to skate.
The majority of older skaters don't smoke weed. You have your generations mixed up senpai.
I've seen a bunch of fat guys get back on their boards and melt off the pounds. It really works.
>I can't be the grown-ass man skating and sucking ass in public. I'd be cringing so hard I wouldn't even improve
happened to me. I didn't die. I improved. It's going to happen again. It won't kill me.
Hey /esg/ someone could give me the right nomenclature in this trick?
I've already came to: "No-comply bump finger-heelflip to Indy grab." Is it the right name?
Sooo...what did you guys think about the Ali Boulala episode of Epicly Later'd?
I first started by going to secluded places like churches and behind big department stores at night for a couple weeks until I got the basics back and got comfortable on the board again. After that I said fuck it and skated wherever the hell I wanted and had fun. Who gives a shit if some random people you don't know see you? Just go have fun.
yes, but the older people at your skatepark have to trust you to give it to you.
I already said too much
Thanks for the advice. I'm typically a recluse anyway so this kind of thing is equivalent to doing interpretive dance or something. And I'm not afraid of strangers, I'm afraid of their smartphones. 2015/16 is terrifying for anyone who prefers to keep to themselves. I wouldn't object to skating alone at a park once I get gud but until then it's abandoned lots for me.
i wanna get down feebles, smiths and tailslides. i've been trying them for so long. other than that, i just want to be consistent to the point where i can just mess around
It's not over complicating, some of these days I got a friend saying the same thing of you as me and other friend was trying to classify one trick, ironically when he's naming the tricks he does come up with nomenclatures that not everyone is acquainted of...
Just showing another point, your "no comply flip indy" is just not enough to specify the trick... Because it's not a common "No-Comply" it's a "No-Comply Bump", furthermore it's not a "flip" it's a "heelflip".
>Don't be mad at me as I'm trying to show you something.(Please)
>I've actually got people calling me names cause I was trying to specify the trick.
sorry for the super beginner question - but what the fuck happened to my wheel? Was skating along and it just popped out. Is there anything I can replace without having to buy a whole new set of wheels?
Bearing popped out. The metal ring inside your wheel is the outer of your bearing.
> try to force the ring out with your axle
> get a new bearing and put it in your wheel; legit skateshops usually sell single parts
>Because it's not a common "No-Comply" it's a "No-Comply Bump"
Dude, don't talk shit when you don't have a clue. No complies originated as being popped off the curb. Thats the trick in its base form, don't try to change its name.
>furthermore it's not a "flip" it's a "heelflip".
Nope, its a no comply flip. There is no heel in there. The flip is from the slight angle it hits the curb at.
>I've actually got people calling me names cause I was trying to specify the trick.
Also to everyone. My ollies are getting higher! I've successfully flipped the board for a kickflip (although it tunneled directly into my asscrack)
I can almost shuv it. I've been skating on and off for a year and a half. I'm going to go pro, I can feel it.
has anybody else felt that they'd never land a trick? i've been trying back tails for months and still can't get them. i'm starting to change my technique, but it seems like i'm going nowhere
greetings from tampa
Let's say I used to skate a lot but was never good at tricks. Just liked to do Ollie and ride around and do some ground tricks like that one skater who was sponsored by the panda company. He did like handstands on his board a lot.
Anyways I'm 22 now and I kind of feel awkward wanting to get back into it but I'm falling out of video games and already play an instrument. Is skateboarding a thing I can really come back to? And if so what would you recommend me having to buy to start back again without any equipment or shoes or anything.
>Is skateboarding a thing I can really come back to?
Do you have a local skate shop in your area?
Man, he's such a beast when it comes to "real" street skating. Rough spots, rugged asphalt etc. Always liked the east coast type of skating way more than the california scene (except for San Francisco which have similar spots).
>Nollie back tails should help
i was thinking the same thing.
the sliding is hard for me because slipping out is the scariest thing. i try to focus on just getting on, but the fear of falling face first is a mental block
Hey /esg/ I haven't lurked in a long time because 4chinz cancer
I have been a skater since I was about 8
But I didn't really know how to skate until rather recently (& I'm about to be 21)
When I was younger I had a couple of tricks but overall I was shit & I quit because of that. But I picked skating back up with a older, different mentality & I've been having amazing progress it feels like I learn something new every session
Get down the basics (ollie, fs/bs 180, shuvit, pop shuv, kickflip, and heelflip), then get to slides/grinds (starting with 50-50 and boardslide, then wherever from there), and just have fun.
Bought a new board, the guy who designed the board was the one who sold it to me lol
Actually get out more with it, land kickflips, try some foot plants and other old school junk and destroy my current deck doing it. Oh, and tear up ramps with the RIP rider and not die.
personally I think skateboards are a shit option for transportation. Even with a big wheeled cruiser you're still going to be doing a lot more work than if you were cycling. Not to mention the fact that you are severely limited in the terrain you can traverse. Get a skateboard for skating and anything else for transport.
Let's see you switch crook at 300 pounds. Also
>if you didn't make it in, you were probably too good or we ran out of time
They like to brand the company as below average skating from fat dudes, if you wana see an old guy rip wait a few days for Lance's Chronicles 3
>go early or go burly
is this some forced 4chan meme? google shows only results from here
how's that gonna help? back 5-0s feel different from back tails
fuck, this almost gave me a boner.
it was great
Why can't any other company see that shit?
They have riders in that level.
Why can't they keep a fucking camera steady??
Are they in a silent agreement with Nike?
it's easier said than done, i've been trying this trick for months. landed it a few times, by luck
even in the webm you can see there is nothing to pop his board against, he slides his board.
and of course it's easier said than done, I wasn't patronising, sorry if it came out that way.
Lol thanks dood.
Btw, is anyone /fit/ on here? Earlier today, whenever i go for an Ollie my body gets stiff in the middle of the jump. In result, I end up doing rocket ollies. Are there any stretch exercises that can prevent this from happening, or should I just take a break from skating for a couple days?
Moving. It's been happening recently and it's getting annoying. This is an old screenshot of myself doing it on a bump to hydrant
Learn them backside. A good way to get used to the feel is by doing a manual then shifting your foot behind while on the tail so you do a little power slide. As for a slappy... It's just that but go from toe to heel so you get on the curb
Does anyone have any tips for switch tricks? I'm making progress and I know that with enough effort and experimenting the tricks will eventually come to me. But I am curious if any of you have any tips that might inspire a breakthrough.
wherever you go with your skateboard, move around on your switch stance.you don't get as tired if you have to skate to a spot or park, it also improves your skating overall, but mostly makes you feel comfier while going switch.
So I figured out the problem why my kick in my kickflip was making me do a shuv it. When I was flicking, I wasn't raising that back leg. Any pro tips for raising the back leg when I flick? I can't seem to get it.
try to get used to jumping over obstacles and into banks, even if separately at first. when diving into a bank, make sure you raise your ollie like there was an obstacle but then level your board with the bank. both should force you to level your board and raise your back leg when ollieing.
I would also suggest you'd move around in a much more lively fashion, like a high speed cruise, when you skate, while also jumping over obstacles, even if small ones, every now and then. I've noticed most people try to do fliptricks while skating tiny boards with hard trucks at -2 mph with the heels of their back foot on their tails and surf-like front foot (tldr, not skating well at all). If you can skate at a certain speed and ollie over stuff fluently, and also do 180s with ease, tech-ier tricks will come easier later on.
please do allow me to use gillette as an example. not my favorite, but illustrative, I guess.
pic unrelated, I should go back some day
been skating chicago winters for almost a decade now. winter sucks, but skate or die motherfuckers.
yeah, you'll ruin your board with all that moisture. skating 2-3 hours a day, a deck would last me two months tops before i get really bad pressure cracks. the deck gets so soggy, the edges and the tail fall apart. i've had boards snap on me a couple of times and i got hurt.
but that's no big deal really. the worst part about winter skating is keeping your bearings rolling.
this. I used to see him as another tech kiddie shane, but now his style is much more appealing and he seems to have lots of fun with his skating. gotta respect that, even if he rides for nike.
A video surfaced of him breaking the glass of a seafood restaurant's tank. He then picks up one of the three lobsters that poured out of the tank and throws it at a brick wall.
Killing the lobsters, and most likely the other animals in the tanks, is a really shitty thing to do. Not to mention the repairs that the restaurant will have to pay for (hopefully SP gets in trouble and ends up paying for the repairs).
What do if I like the length of longboards and the overall ride but still want to bust tricks like a regular skateboarder?
Whenever I've stood on a regular skateboard I didn't really like how it felt
i posted in one of these threads a month or two ago just to see what's up. i haven't skated in years beyond rolling down to the dumpster, but i wanna get back into it.
i just ordered a new deck and some bearings, using a set of unused powell wheels that i had lying in a box somewhere. my rusty old grind king trucks should be alright, now all i have to do is grab some grip tape and i'll be golden. or something like that. my legs are gonna be wobbly as shit.
haha thanks! i'll have to check on these threads more often. i used to post on the tum yeto message boards years ago, but those have long since vanished.
honestly i was planning to hang the Toy one up in my room for now because i love the design, but i'll probably end up skating it eventually. the habitat board feels a bit lighter, too. it's been years like i said, so i don't remember which board brands i've owned that lasted any longer than the others.
any recommendations for trucks? i'm leaning toward getting a new pair of grind kings if the ones i have are too broken down. i like the lightweight design.
image is what i found when i dug up my box of old parts. a big chunk of wax had turned it into art.
Ollie comfortably while moving, enough that I can ollie up onto a pad or down a small drop
While not moving: Kickflip, front shuv, impossible (I gave it a few attempts for funsies and actually got surprisingly close.)
Basic bowl carving. Starting this goal this week.
>Is over the age of 14
>plays with a bit of wood
>awkwardly lingers around actual kids at a park
Pic related, it's your face when you realise what a joke you are.