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YOU' RE NEVER TOO OLD TO SKATE NOW GO OUT AND SHRED
YOU 'RE NEVER TOO FAT TO SKATE NOW GO OUT AND SHRED
Greg Lutzka, one of the few skaters who is really good but his choice of sponsors is really, really shitty.
So how are you guy's new year's resolutions coming along?
>new year's resolutions
don't have any, but
I gots me a job
yea-yea, now I have enough money to buy trucks!
Soon my battlestick will be fully opeRashun'l!
Black Anon, I wish you are reading this!
How outrageous is coloured grip tape? I'm currently using some clear grip on pic related. Do people think I'm a kook?
>There will never be another good skateboarding game
>You'll never play a tutorial in 70's dogtown.
>You'll never touch the sky with vert in the 80's chapter
>you'll never do a kickflip down a flight of stairs then smoke meth in the 90's chapter.
Jimmy is on the Friend Ship.
Devine Calloway and Brian Peacock are set to get pro boards.
Sebo Walker is Pro as fuuuuuck. FINALLY!
2016 is a great year.
ripping your shoes to shreds learning double heelflips and laserflips...feels gud man
just finished building my new set up. New bearings, wheels, and deck (I've had the trucks for ages). What do you guys think? I'm bout to shred the fuck out of it
hey, dont know if this is the right place to ask, but what are some good skateboarding tutorials online? I can do an ollie alright but thats about it and I dont really have anyone to teach me shit. where should I look to learn more shit?
As much as everyone here shits on Aaron Kyro, his Braille skateboard tips on youtube are actually pretty decent.
However, I was once in your position where I had just barely learnt how to ollie and was super keen to learn how to do all the gnarly tricks I could. It's a very common mistake that new skateboarders make. The greatest piece of advice I could give you would be to keep on riding and riding and riding. Just ollie all the time. Onto stuff. Off of stuff. Over stuff. As fast as you can. It's such a huge mistake trying too much too quickly. You will progress so much faster if you're comfortable on the board.
Honestly, just practice and master the ollie for the next 3 months before you start fucking around with flat ground tricks.
Pretty hyped on my newest setup since I'm finally able to move away from hand me downs and actually have a board of my own.
We propose plans for nearly dead skate companies.
>release a full length and stop with the underexposed web parts (must be a VX vid)
>stop relying on the history of the brand to sell boards now.
>Get (other) current pros at the level of exsposure Chaz Ortiz has.
>RB Umali needs to sit down for a sec. His filming not that great. Better than Ty but not that great.
>Get Lurknyc as main filmer/editor
>take advantage of the east coast resurgence in skateboarding
>GET ZERED BACK
Zoo York has a stacked team, a lot people just don't know that.
Search "how to ollie" on yt, then "ollie slow motion" and you can even go to piratebay to grab "skateboarding made simple" by some old child molester.
I'm learning to ollie myself and thats what im using
I got ricta clouds 86a's and theyre so much nicer for riding around on the shitty roads and sidewalks here
And you can still pop and slide n shit with em but people tell me theyll flat spot easier due to being soft
In between the time the link was originally posted to now. All three pics were changed to mockups. The original three pics were pics you can find from the internet and a board you can cop from Boardpusher. I'm not convinced it's real.
When is the time to grab new bearings?
Mine make noise when im turning wheel and this metal cover on the sides got detached (no idea how) so I can see balls.
Pic rel fucked up bearings I have now
I'm exaggerating of course. I was just used to how easy it was to powerslide on bones, now I have to get used to putting a lot more effort into them. Spitfires are way better wheels though.
are you talking about the security guards? It mainly sucked during challenges but it was okay to deal with when cruising.
Skate 2's map easily beats Skate 3's by longshot for me. I hated that the Downtown section was way too spaced out, rails were usually super long like Jamie Thomas designed the damn things and pedestrians hung out at obstacle you're trying to skate if you took too long.
I guess if your trucks are still good but the bushings have blown out you can replace them. A lot of people like the bones medium bushings, I think they are supposed to break in really fast and last long. I knew someone who did not like the Thunder stock bushings so he replaced them. I guess it's all preference, but I don't think it will have a significant impact on your skating.
Planning on buying my first board soon but I don't know if I should buy everything separately and build it myself or if I should just buy a complete
I'm afraid the completes will be shit and won't let me have any fun because the only places that sell completes near me are a Vans store and a Zumies and I have no idea what their boards are like
Complete or DIY?
My new deck. I decided that I was only ever going to buy local brands ever again. Which kind of sucks because that basically leaves me with Isle and Palace.
R.I.P to the man whose done so much for skateboarding without ever touching one.
Skateboard isn't that complicated, you won't have any problems with building it.
Invest in trucks - you won't grind the shit out of them soon, so they will last you a long time.
Don't buy bearings more expensive than Bones Reds, they are enough.
When you choose parts, you know what you have. IMO its better to have good trucks and cheap blank deck than mediocre whole board.
'Silicone Spray', you can cop it at your local hardware store. Avoid something like 'WD-40', it leaves a thin film that attracts dirt. Whatever you buy, use it sparingly; a little bit goes a long way.
I don't skate much, but I just inherited a longboard deck. Can you recommend me some trucks, bearings, wheels, and anything else I'll need to get this thing up and running?
It's a 48" deck with 4 mounting holes on each end btw tbqhfam.
Hey /asp/, what's a good durometer for skateboard wheels for just cruising around. I was thinking of getting some Ricta Clouds, in 78a or 86a.
>Don't buy bearings more expensive than Bones Reds, they are enough.
Why you guys keep perpetuating this bullshit is beyond me. Bones Reds suck. They are cheap for a reason. They don't last very long. Their shields are so flimsy and warp easily. They tend to let dirt in and you end up cleaning them more often to get them rolling fast again, otherwise they sieze up and fall apart on you mid-session. There are tons of better bearings out there for around the same price. Hell, even their Super Reds are much better. You'll know the difference once you tried them. The materials and design are just better quality, especially the shields.
If your life is too easy and you need a near-constant source of disappointment and frustration then stick to Reds.
Not that guy, but I usually use a set of reds for about two years and they perform well for pretty much their entire lifespan. I never use the shields and I also never bother to clean or lube them. They work just fine, bearings aren't a big deal. At all.
If it feel soggy after 3-4 months, it time to switch. That's if you skate everyday for long periods of time.
focus on landing upside down, if you're afraid of landing. then flick slightly more and the board should slap up against your back foot, catch it land and roll away. give yourself a pat on the back
Guys am I fucking retarded? I can land 1 out of every 50 attempts at a heelflip, cant kickflip at all, or hardflip, or 360 FS shuv....Yet I can land 360 hardflips 1 out of every 3 attemps, and i can consistently flip the board
Nah, you're just learning in your own way. Albert Nyberg did the same thing. Don't be ashamed and go your own path.
First off, wood anon, what do you know about Traffic skateboards. I like Ricky Oyola and I support the ethos of the brand but I want to know about the boards too.
Does anyone else just want a cute skate bf?
>skate films and chill
>sweaty post-session sex
>long baths together to sooth sore muscles
>kissing in celebration of finally landing that trick
>always a bro willing to film
do an ollie but just as you're dragging your front foot up, flick it out.
Honestly, you should think of kick flips and ollies as the same trick with the same timings and stance. That way you'll stay above the board and be able to land.
Just popping in for the first time in a year 1/2 to remind you guys that Solo Jazz is still the best video ever made.
>haven't skated in years
>just found out today that one of the most legendary spots in my hometown is now a bust
>they destroyed all of the DIY for no reason at all and now give fines to skaters
>brand new spot was skated today, police immediately fined all skaters and told them to fuck off
>these spots are public spaceous places where there are little to no people
Why do faggots want to ruin the fun for people? God this is so fucking retarded.
i am with you man.I don't like the lot...i didn't have a good reason...until now.
I like snowboarding in snow..and rest for skateboarding.Both are awesome.
Hear about freeboarding that is like snowboarding..kinda cool.But i still like skateboarding more.While watching a video about freeboarding...this fking appears.Pic related 1/3
then this fking gem appears....
Why are they so fking cancerous
People hate longboards because they are easier to ride. Longboards are more practical for long distance. Only difference is size and wheel softness. Skateboard is more trick oriented. Longboard is for downhill speed.
I hate longboarders because the typical neckbeards who longboard have done what neckbeards do and tried to overcomplicate a piece of wood and 4 wheels. like those fuckin spider trucks or whatever they are called. Bombing hills on a skateboard is 10 times cooler because it's sketchy as fuck too.
thoughts on sovrn boards?
just got this to replace a soggy crailtap deck
Mikey Taylor rides for sovrn, doesn't own it as far as I know. it's a collab company.
and google shows me absolutely nothing related to Berra and sovrn, so i'm inclined to think that's just a rumour.
Ah, that's pretty low-key shit right there.
In the end I couldn't give less of a shit if berra has involvement, I don't like the dude (and to an extent a lot of the berrics dudes) but it's not like he's going to take the funding and put it in to the new world order or some shit like people like to pretend. SOVRN just has some sick illustrators and nice stix shapes.
If not SOVRN, I would have gone for a Quasi or Killing Floor deck, but those are too hard for me to source for a reasonable price.
How the fuck do you commit? I can do so many fucking tricks, but I can only land them with 1 foot. The only "flip" tricks I can really do solidly are fakie shuvs. Heelflips, treflips, laserflips, nollie varial flips, etc. I can flip consistently as fuck, and I consistently land with the same 1 foot in the same fucking spot, and its pissing me off
Film yourself to see into you're doing anything wrong, don't be scared of falling, stay with the board no matter what, be confident as fuck because you can't get street soiled tees by being scared.
This. Skateboarding's best kept secret is that it doesn't actually hurt to fall.
It actually does, but not until you go inside and sit down really. And that's when you have you're at skate bf to give you a massage in a hot tub. :3
>stay with the board no matter what
Yeah, unless you're really unlucky and get hit in the face, your board (which probably weighs less than 10 pounds) isn't going to do anything crazy. Don't wind up being afraid of it.
>This. Skateboarding's best kept secret is that it doesn't actually hurt to fall.
Also true, but it does suck more to fall when it's cold :(
Can someone explain me skaters attetude to big companies and hating on nike?
I think all this was explained in one of south park episode about family cofee house.
Nike make great shoes I had vans and globe they didn't serve me as long as a worn off kostons which my friend had given me.
Skater explain me is Nike a real problem and something bad for skateboarding?
I see only positive things of such support and attention.
ps Sorry for mistakes I'm russian
I like Nike. They are able to support a significant amount of skaters, both popular and unknown. Nike also does nice things for skating, like buying the LA courthouse ledges. Nike supports Pete Spooner and Phillip Schwartz, my favorite skate film producers, I think that's rad. Their shoes are pretty solid as well, my favorite pair of skate shoes is probably these Janoskis I used to have, they fit me perfectly.
you guys should drop the high school mentality on longboard/skateboard rivalry shits annoying. yes there are faggots who longboard. there are faggots who skate regular boards too. I started out longboarding garages and downhill and I love skateboarding transition, I also have a lot of respect for street. they're both fun in there own way, longboards do things shortboards can't and vice versa. I have friends who skate both and I've met some really cool skaters in both scenes. it's not a dick measuring contest were all doing this shit for fun/ as a way of life. and I know there are a lot of casuals/kooks who just cruise on longboards but so what??If they aren't bothering you leave them alone, they either progress or stop eventually.
on one hand, you are right about following your passion. And it's true that several companies produce longboards too.
Personally, I like tricks. Which in the hybrid era of the early 80s, would make me a "poseur" or a "kook", since "tricks" was back then a illicit term. It was about flowing and maneuvering in the bowls.
But on the other hand, you can bomb hills with a skateboard. So I don't think the
>longboards do things shortboards can't
part of your post is true.
>I see only positive things of such support and attention.
its the same reason people hate the Yankees.
They can buy the team members they wants, they just throw money at riders. people accuse them of basically jumping into a non-mainstream market and buying their way to the foreground because they can.
Nike doesn't care for its skaters in the way other companies do, they see them as simply names to push product. If you need an example look at how Nike have treated every skater who has got a shoe after janoski. They don't let riders design unique shoes any more because that shoe made Stefan so much money instead of Nike. Look at Ishod and grant taylors pro shoes, all existing nike shoes so all the money goes to nike.
What are you on about, man? Stefan did not design his own shoe.
Financially, Nike riders most definitely get bigger paychecks than the pros on skater-owned brands. Paying royalties for pro model shoes is a mutual agreement, I'm sure that both Ishod and Grant negotiated with Nike before settling at a price that they were comfortable with. Janoski's current situation, with the whole deal about accepting a one-time lump sum instead of royalties, is mutually beneficial to both Nike and Stefan. Nike no longer has to worry about royalties for Janoskis (which, like you said, were astronomically high) and Stefan gets a huge chunk of change (that he thinks is an acceptable amount) to invest/do whatever with.
I'm not sure if this belongs here, but I'm not sure where else. I was at a train station the other day, and I had found one a ripstik. It was sort of laying there. I had left, and came back after an hour, and it was still there. I figured whoever lost it wasn't coming back for it, so I took it.
My question is, is it worth it to learn to ride one of these, or should I just pick up a regular skateboard? I've never skate before, which is why I'm asking. So far I've heard skaters say they suck, other skaters say they don't mind them. What's your opinion, /asp/?
Are there any benefits to using a 7.5 skateboard and it feels a bit too small, but still acceptable.
I was wondering if there are any specific advantages over using a shorter board rather than a wide one.
Thanks in advance!
get a longoard, pennyboards are massive fuccboi material, wood boards that are similar to pennyboards are also fiarly fuccbi but less
high quality cruisers and longboards is the only way to stay safe
What's the future of skating? Will it die completely within a few years? I love it so much but I really don't see how it affects the world anymore, and am worried that one day it will be something that is forever gone and forgotten
>doesn't affect the world
Sure skateboarding is not influencing half of streetwear culture right now (i.e. Palace, Supreme) or getting exsposure via contests aired on television or gaining some recognition from Gucci who not only used a board in an ad but ripped one or the more well known songs from skateboarding's recent history.
Yep, five years from now will cease to exist.
whatever makes you feel comfortable
Generally, thinner boards are easier to get your tech on, while wider boards allow you to go faster and ride a wider variety of surfaces, that's the rule of thumb, but what suits you is totally up to you. Experiment and always remember to keep it fun.
>Flip tricks are easier on smaller boards.
i never got this desu. sure, it's easier to get them to move around, but it's also harder to control. shit flies everywhere with a little board
yeah, i agree that it is easier to flip a small board, but a small board doesn't necessarily equate to easier flip tricks. a wider board gives significantly more control, along with a more forgiving area to land on. when it comes down tot he entire trick, i think that a wider deck is the better choice for easier flip tricks.
I rode one for a month a few years ago, though I had already been skating for a few years back then. So I'm not sure how well it is to try and learn to skate on one of those things.
I think it's best to get a real skateboard if you want to skate, and keep the ripstick as just a quirky gimmick to fuck around with.
I'll have to say though, that bombing a hill on a ripstick is fun as fuck, it's like surfing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmAdhC5Q26Y Nope. sorry can't do that with a skateboard. you can hit like 20-25 max before you bail hard, not hating just saying you can't in fact do that sir.
that's dependant on the tricks: it's harder to casper, double flip and 360 flip on a wider board.
Thinner boards require greater precision but if you already know how to kickflip, you 'll find it requires a little more effort on a wider board than what you usually are riding.
Every fuckking clothes shop ad aimed at people 15-30 has skateboard in it. Girl in dress sitting on the skateboard? Check. Faggy dude with skinny jeans with skateboard in a hand? Check.
In one of the shops they even have benches made out of decks, but they dont have any skateboarding equipment to buy.
Some people will still like skating, some will watch skaters break their bones for lulz, some will keep hating them, and some won't care about skating. Itll be like it is now imo.
How long did it take you guys to land your first kickflip?
Took me a year.
I just got my old board out after years of not skating. The grip needs to be replaced pretty badly.
Do you need to get rid of all the sticky residue from the old tape before putting down new tape?
As I teenager I never once landed an ollie. I recently got back into skating and it took me about 15 minutes on grass to be able to.
It's something that really can't be taught. Just do it over and over again and eventually you'll get it. Think about what needs to be done and don't try to rush the movements
Honestly just buy complete set if you're a beginner.
Else go to a skate shop in your city, pick a board with a cool picture you like that isn't too expensive for you. Ask the shopkeeper for some suitable trucks (they're all roughly the same price). Get Bones Red bearings, they're durable, fast and cheap as hell. 52mm is the go to wheel size, but ask the guy if you need.
Been a poorfag for a while now, unable to afford a pair of shoes. (wearing the same J's sandals for about 2 yrs). Settled for some shitty sketchers with some gel soles. Fuck it, a pair of shoes. Getting older and not having skated for a good while, I'd say just get out there and do it. Anyone taken an extended break, find a progression to get back to funkified flo with haste? God it feels shitty my feet not keeping up with my head's experience.
ALSO, shitty shoes cuz the shop I tried had some fuckin kangaroo-ass feet lookin stompers. This some AZN fuckup they're tryna sell off, did skaters all die out cept down undah, or they so jewish now they only give you half the surface area under foot? wtf mate?
Took me 3 months. I've started skateboarding in June 2015 and landed my first kickflip in September. It's not consistent however, i land like 1 out of 10+ attempts and it depends on my shoes a lot.
I am very consistent with my front and back pop-shuvits however, strangely a lot of people don't know how to do front shuvs, which helps me in game of skate a little. I've also learned 360 pop shuvits somewhere in late october/november.
My goal for the next season is to get consistent with kickflips, 360 shoveits and learn front 3 shove.
I simply want to do lazerflips, it's one of the hardest tricks there is, and you don't see people doing them often.
Relatively new skater here. I've been trying to learn heelflips for about a month now (first flip trick I'm learning), and I can consistently flip the board and land my front foot on the front bolts. How do I land the other foot? Is it a commitment thing or a board/foot height thing?
He's a Scientologist and an all around creepy dude with creepy friends, seems to be a little too close with young boys. I wonder how involved the Church is in ReVive. That said his videos have been pretty helpful desu.