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skatepark etiquette: go early or go burly
Hey guys, I've come a long way from when I started. I'm still not at a ;evel I'd like to be, but I'm trying to get there. Can I get some critique on what I know right now? I got a video for you guys to vidi
You're not doing it correctly. To do a flip trick you have to pop, jump and do a karate kick while in the air.
What you are doing is you step off your board (while popping the tail) and kicking your board foward.
Also after you'll get the concept be prepared for your board to shoot out from under your feet, with you falling on your ass or landing primo with a sudden fall in random direction that usually follows afterwards.
what ever happened to grind king truck co? i was looking for them online and they seem to have just vanished after 2010. i assume they went out of business, but i really liked the way their trucks were light and had basically no kingpin hangup for grinds.
What's the most comparable model/manufacturer these days?
Why when I'm skating nice surface in my garage I feel like i can roll for 3 days, but when I go out and try to skate on street I get shaky and my board slows down so fast I have to push every like 3 seconds?
The street is pretty good, my wheels are 50 100A, maybe this is it?
Good ollie, but stop rushing things.
Since you got a good pop on your ollie, try some 180's.
Also, you're really close on getting those shuv-its on lock.
whatever happened to Maui and Sons? I miss those sweatshirts god fucking damn it.they are the coolest shit.why weren't they sponsoring any skateboarders?
they got a bunch of shit on the ride channel. It's pretty good tutorials for everything. Something that can majorly help you is to find friends to skate with, it'll help you improve much more, especially if they're at you're level
Honestly the best way to learn is just to watch youtube videos, when it comes to tricks theres nothing better than a slow mo video.
You should start by just getting comfortable riding it if you aren't already. Ride to the shops or whatever and get used to moving over different surfaces. Once you're comfortable attempt an Ollie on grass and then move to concrete once you've got it
this should be in the sticky but torrent skateboarding made simple by braille. they have most of their lessons on their channel but if you get annoyed searching and loading crap, this is better.
So I got a new board yesterday. Getting back into skateboarding after almost 7 years I think. Hardly remember anything.
But I'll get to the point; I have a few questions.
What's a good way to develop comfort riding at higher speeds? I tend to bail going down hills that aren't very steep, but allow me to pick up enough speed for the board to feel hard to control.
I want to get comfortable pushing with either foot and riding the board without feeling like I'm doing so "backwards," if that makes any sense. What would you suggest I do to practice? Trying to just do it makes me feel like I have no control over the board whatsoever, and I can't even mount that way usually.
I think that's all I have for now.
I used to have this on vhs, it's got some good tips for tricks to start off with.
Hell yeah, I'm about in the same boat with the whole return-from-hiatus thing. I haven't bombed any hills recently, but I used to have trouble with truck wobble at high speeds. Maybe try tightening your kingpins and/or getting less squishy bushings. Otherwise, it's all about keeping your ankles tight and not overcorrecting when you feel that wobble starting to show up.
>What's a good way to develop comfort riding at higher speeds?
I think you already know the answer to this one. Just do it over and over again, slowly building up speed. If thats not working fiddle with the tightness of your trucks a little and see if it helps at all.
Death wobbles are usually caused by two things; trucks too tight or trucks too loose. Both lead to overcompensating and getting into a feedback loop eventually toppling you.
Indeed, I worded it a bit poorly. I rode down a number of hills yesterday and reduced most of my anxiety with going so fast on the board. The one thing that remains is that whole wobbling thing.
I crouch and try to "command" the board when picking up speed, but that only works to an extent, before the wobbling itself amplifies to the point that I lose control and have to bail. I'll tinker with the trucks next time and see if that does any good.
shitty ass carpet heelflip for mah niggas. fuck this icy weather
I've been where you are at, my suggestion is give yourself like one push instead of standing still. You don't have to go full speed or anything just one little push so you have a little bit of movement. It is a bit scary at first but you will be amazed at how much it can help.
It was the same for me too
>perfect rail with a slight upward angle
>hardflips off the curb
besides penny boards being gay as fuck, I want to have something I can use to scoot around on as alternative transportation after traveling somewhere on my motorcycle or flying through an airport.
What are some other companies that make short boards besides penny boards?
>tfw getting back into skating after a couple years
>boards have inflated by $50
>everyone skates huge boards
>have to pay to get into skatepark
what the fuck happened?
Also how do I get cleaner ollies while rolling especially while rolling fast?
Some OC to prove theres almost no weather in which you can't skate.
Yeah it was a shame because it looked like a fun video and was actually looking well made. The production and music was good and the filming wasn't terrible. The guy making the edit just dropped the ball on content at for Keck's part.
lol my bushings froze solid. i was like, wtf, why do i keep falling off. after about an hour i couldn't even turn. there was no deck lean whatsoever.
fuck the flu
fuck you flu
fucl you you fucking bitch
we crush you anytime you come back and we 're gonna crush you again
yous ure love those beatings
and we never get tired of giving them to you
so come back
the customer is always right
Said this earlier, but I just took back up skateboarding after several years, retaining little more knowledge than someone who just rides one from time to time.
A recent problem of mine is balancing after completing an ollie. Or just landing, I think is fairer to say. Any advice?
>have to pay to get into skatepark
Where the fuck do you live? I only know of one skatepark that costs money to enter(AU$15) and thats because it's meticulously maintained and includes access to foam pits and whatnot (pic related)
Figured that to be the culprit after going back into practice. It wasn't just my balance with landing, it was my balance overall.
I've been riding with my trucks loose for turns, but I pretty much ignored the fact that I was sacrificing a ton of control. I could ride comfortably while moving, yet the difference in my balance was evident while stationary/squatting for an ollie.
found these wheels in an old box of skate stuff. i must have bought them like fucking ten years ago, and they sat unused until now.
tried looking online to see if they're worth anything special before i pop them on my new deck, but i couldn't find the model anywhere (although i found this image!). In all likelihood they're nothing special, but I like to check on the value of stuff before I tear them up.
I haven't gone yet, but I'll probably know this feel pretty soon.
I have a cousin that's been skating for years, whose probably seen some action at skate parks, and I'll likely look to attend one with him whenever he's down. He's awesome, but I hope I'm not so shit by the time we actually go.
Dude. I feel this skating in front of fucking kids, let alone a skate park.
>almost eat shit trying to ollie
>little girl laughs while getting in the car with her mom
>I just feel her amusement and laugh it off while I keep trying
Even I'd do it if I were you. You behave differently in front of people than under your very own supervision. What they might see as shittiness you might see as your road to improvement, and vice versa if they've seen good skateboarders come up from shittiness. I dunno. I'm sorta rambling at this point. Just go and have fun practicing, and feel free to ask questions. At least, that's what I'd do.
I bought a used skateboard off eBay, just had a few questions
1. What order should I learn tricks in i.e the basic stuff? I'm already comfortable riding around from longboarding so I don't know if I should just jump into ollies or if I should try simpler stuff like manuals first
2. How likely am I to wreck my shit just skating on flat? I like skateboarding but I'm admittedly afraid to hurt myself because I really don't like wasting time being injured from rolled ankles and broken arms
make sure you 're not getting in the way of anybody, apologise if you do it. It will be appreciated.
Because what's worse than a person who is new, is a person who both sucks and is an asshole.
Everybody started somewhere, not everybody is a kook.
And don't give a fuck. You do what you want to do on a skateboard and don't listen to advice.
Do you get a lot of shit for being a girl skateborter?
At the very basic you can learn to ollie or boneless. Your choice how to progress after that.
Not really, except in rare cases. Doing stair sets or pools is where you really get injured when you fuck up.
ok, that kid Bill at 2:32? I 'm stoked, he's GOT it.
He's EXCELLENT. He doesn't need a sponsor me tape, send this clip to Consolidated yesterday. They won't pick him up because he's wearing Nike, but still the kid deserves at least am status.
Honestly the fear is just in your head man, people at skateparks are nice as fuck, there's only rarely like 1 or two assholes I just got back into skating after a couple years and went to my local for the first time in years
>accidentally snaked some biker dude
>"nah it's alright man"
>didn't make trick and board rolled off and snaked another skater who had to bail
>"it's all good bro"
I even snapped a bolt and another skater hooked me up with another one
Has anyone seen pic related video on Thrasher?
I thought about posting the pick of Sanchez grinding the phone booth. Because it was fucking radical.
>tfw you land a clean tre in front of a group of bitches.
anybody use 8.5" trucks on a 9" deck?
is there a noticeable difference riding or is it close enough?
Every time I do FS 180's, it feels like I twist the area around my pectineus muscle on my right leg (groin). It hurts for awhile and really hinders the amount of tricks I can painlessly do. didn't skate for about 5 days, but the pain didn't go away. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?
Sounds like maybe your hip flexor is acting up but I can't be sure.
When it is inflamed put ice on it
Give it a week or two rest to heal.
If it is still acting up then you really need to see a doctor if you want to heal it properly because odds are you will need rehab style training of the muscle and to know exactly what is going wrong.
I'm curious, what's the main importance of not having your wheels stick out a little bit? Wouldn't you get a more stable ride/landing from tricks?
Any help with tre flips?
I can do varials clean and no problems and get some good air but when I try tre it just either
a) spins out of control
b) spins 360ish but doesn't flip fully
Also have problems with getting a clean 360 pop-shuvit, most of the time the board just spins out from under my legs and I can't catch it.
Any advice? I heard about the scoop you have to do with your back foot but feels like if I do it I don't get enough pop
Picked up skating in the fall when I found my old board from when I was a wee one. Still can't ollie but I made some progress before winter hit but I'm bored as fuck now. Should I just go practice in the snow and slush?
It's common knowledge not to trust cheap walmart boards as your official board, but it's also common knowledge not to get your official bearings wet. So I propose to you this, what if it's a wet season and you buy a walmart board as a disposable replacement?
I mean if it's jacked anyway or going to be jacked, jacking it anyway gets stuff done?
I don't know why that dude says it but he's right. he kicked the OG team off, told everyone they left,and generally doesn't treat the riders right.
Plus the boards were cool a year and a half ago but it's sort of kooked now
i still buy decks for like 20bucks..
er'body on a 7.9-8.5 is that big to you?
are you small?
>pay to get in a park
im sorry you live in a shitty area with no local government and capitalist swine.
but like really tho? how is there not a public skate park near you?
>>pic is my aerodynamics and satan's style
You're right with the scoop thing, sometimes I guess my treflips just go with the pop-scoop.
About the 360 pop-shuvits, I put the backfoot in the middle of the tail and when a I pop the board I let it inclined to the shuvit angle so the board go towards that way,(and logically I put the enough strength for a 360 shuvit) then catching it's the harder for me because it's really fast you need to get a good synchronized catch.
glad his talent is not left unnoticed. Any company should just let him do his thang. He's the best skateboarder of our generation.
I mean I get Welcome, and maybe there is actually equal responsibility to those guys parting ways, but nobody can deny that everything clicked and it was dialectical: the riders found a home and the company built a name and a character.
what the fuck, amirite?
The guys are really replying to him!
I hope Jenkem makes a follow up interview. They have done it in the past for One In A Million, they interviewed both sides.
Do you think Jason is just a stressed out dude, like the guy claiming to be Nolan Johnson says he is?
Or is he a guy who does what needed to be done to take down the current establishment of companies, like a modern day Rocco, making his riders spread out like the Wu-Tang style?
They're usually pretty heavy and can be difficult to maneuver in the air so you need to put a lot more effort into your movements, easy once you're used to it though. Things like boardslides are easy as fuck especially if you put the plastic rails on the deck
Guys, don't be hypocrites. Last time I checked half of you just started skating and clinging to Welcome shapes. The way you look up to Erik and Tired is the way the kids look up to Aaron Herrington and JKJHSN. Let the kids do their thing.
And if anyone is a modem day Rocco, it's Nike. 3D, 917, Doomsayers, Skate Mental were all born from Nike money. Surprised no one else thought of that before.
Then why the fuck are we so concerned with Welcome on a constant basis? Other niggas like others small brands and like VX footy. Skateboarding looks great in VX, I mean, do you want We Are Blood on a weekly basis or a VX edit?
the baker bootleg
all the big brother videos
jump off a building
fulfill the dream
Rodney Mullen vs Daewon Song
Habitat - Mosaic
Flip - Really Sorry
Black Label - Blackout
>feeling old now
>You'll never get to watch anime with Jeremy and Jim.
Oververt was tight but it's going to take a lot of coverage from Thaynan Costa and Ben Raemers to bring Enjoi back to relevancy. Hopefully when Away Days drops, peopke will rediscover how good Nestor is.
Why do people wear shoes that arent Vans
vans are so aesthetic and comfortable and historic to skating
for vert jocks/they give me edgy 2005 high schooler who drinks monster energy daily, uses newgrounds and tried to varial flip his schools stairset
literally same 2005 vibes fuck osirirs fuck outta here with your puff
I cant talk shit about Huf shoes they legit. Only complaint is how fast those Bronze collabs sold out
90% of their shoes ugly as fuck. Just stick with skatable Chucks and less bullshit
Havent seen anyone wear this shit
vans all look the same just like every other skate shoe looks the same these days. boring-ass white gum bottoms with a mostly solid upper instead of the more technical look that i used to love from the old mullen or reynolds shoes from like a decade ago.
There are exceptions in some DVS or DC or Globe, but they seem so rare among the waves of identical-looking shoes. Please prove me wrong.
Lakai: cool i guess ive seen em around. No opinion
Etnies: 2003 skate park whore shoes
Nike: Needs to fuck off of skateboarding forever. All their SB shoes are whack as fuck, and I fucking hate that stupid Nike logo. Fuck nike with a burning hatred
I should hate adidas for being a corporation but I like their collab with Palace and Welcome. Friend had a pair of them which looked fresh
I love DC's. I also like Vans but I think they get holes fast. In my opinion my DC's have lasted me the longest out of almost any other skate shoe except for maybe a pair of eS shoes I had.
Guys, I 've recently got a job, lifting boxes and shit.
My knee is hurting when I bend it and as a result I have difficulty using stairs.
I had the same thing a few years back, before I started skating and it went away.
Is it something that a break from work will fix?
How do I no comply?
I cant seem to get the "scoop" and bounce thing, I've tried kinda moving the back footbackwards and scooping, that either makes it fly, fly away from me, or flip in another direction
get your front foot forward, towards the nose. Put it in a way in which you can quickly remove it, as if you were standing on an edge with your toes ( so, heel hanging off, or half of your sole hanging off).
Keep your backfoot on the tail.
Adjust body -posture, speed, pop, anything else that helps you- and keep in mind what it is that you want to do. Commit to landing.
Anyone knows what I bought? Found these for 20 pounds on ebay used.. Seller said wheels + bearings + trucks and gave no other details and I just went with it and got them
I hope the wheels are soft and >52mm so I can cruise, but I feel like they're hard and 52mm. Anyone ventures to take a guess or maybe you can tell what any of the pieces are?
they look like standard stock 129s trucks from a complete and the wheels too. You got what you paid for. You weren't duped, but you didn't have patience to find out what it was you were looking for.
The wheels don't look like they are "cruising" big. Although you should learn to cruise on smaller wheels. About their hardness, I can't tell from the photo. You need someone with a more experienced eye.
Hey /asp/ my ollies are very inconsistent. Whenever I try to ollie (which would only succeed in doing so once every 30 minutes) it's either I:
>Ollie and do a FS 90
>Do a crooked ollie and completely stop rolling
>Pop up and see my front foot fly into nowhere from missing the slide part of the ollie
>Don't pop and instead do a fucking autistic Bruce Lee kick mid air
I think its partially due to the fact that I am skating on uneven tiles and/or I think too much about my ollies. I just don't understand how people do ollies whenever they can and still maintain the same speed. I've been skating for three months now and I highly regret learning ollies stationary.
yeah dubs tell the truth. it's mostly mental. I guarantee you have the mental physique and muscle memory to pop solid ollies, except that you're scared. Just try to do one without caring that you'll fall. At some point you should get a very high confidence or something that you'll notice later after you do it.
It's because Jason is an egomaniac and a rip off artist, that's why half the team left. Jenkem did an interview with Jason, the whole time he was just giving them bullshit answers. I also like how the article received negative feedback from people who were formerly associated with Welcome.
I'm honestly stoked Ryan Lay and Jordan Sanchez turned pro and I just hope they both jump the ship as soon the company completely fails.
this is a really stupid question so I dunno
I've always been a SUPPORT LOCAL dude myself, but today I was shopping at the Vans outlet at the mall to get some fresh ass Sk8 His and they have like a mini shop thing which I tend to ignore as I find it Zumiez-y but today I noticed they had a nice Krooked Misfits deck that supposedly is exclusive. My shop is in the ghetto and only carries like DGK, 5boro, Zoo York, you know what I mean. The other shop like 30 minutes has a nice selection with Krooked and Welcome but its like 1/4 Skate 1/4 Snowboard 1/2 Lacrosse shit (gayyyyyyyy) so like mannnn im split do i keep supporting local? or is there really no shame in supporting the mall Vans outlet
First ask your shop to start stocking the brands you want, if your friends want those brands as well, tell them to ask the shop too. If your local shop isn't ran by idiots and understands supply and demand then they will stock what you want.
If that doesn't happen, buy from CCS.
Buy wherever you want, senpai. At the end of the day, it's not a huge deal. I personally cop a lot of skate stuff (primarily decks, but also some sale items) from skatewarehouse because neither of my local shops stocks Hook-Ups.
oddly enough, the trucks i just ordered were cheapest on ccs. i used to prefer active shop back in the day, but they were super spensive for a lot of things now.
i'm not a huge fan of the paint job, but the model looked good and the pink should go with the red wheels and board I've got. pic related.
Cheapest deck I could get from my local was $80, and back when I first started skating standard deck that me and my friends rode as well as a lot of others was 7.5, only people I knew who rode big boards where the transition guys.
>having a trouble flipping 8.5 deck consistently
Anyone got tips for this?
shit im getting old
last century the only vans there were was the half cab's and bout every shoe was a lil puffy. FAT TONGUES OR DIE
>dc's were the most well know and mediocre
>d3's were great moon boots
>eS, emerica, etnies were the shit
>globes were great
>nike was not around, thank god
all the shoes now are g.d. chuck taylor looking piles of shit, still being sold at $80
Hey guys, is it possible to like skateboarding without being a skateboarder?
I remember in high school when Tony Hawks 2 was released and skateboarding seemed really popular at the time, there were some lads who picked up boards and started doing it for real but being a vidya guy, I just enjoyed the games you know.
Anyways what's your opinion on this?
I mean you can like music without knowing how play guitar for example?
just buy the deck if it's only going to be a one time thing.
you guys do know some SOS have online sites right? it's never ok to shop at skatewarehouse. those extra bucks shouldn't matter if you want to support the community.
not sure if b8 but I'll bite
For liking skateboarding but not actually doing it that's kinda pussy shit m8. I mean I guess you're liking the "art" behind skateboarding like how you like the "art" of music, instead of the production design that went behind it. Skating is really easy to pick up though, unlike music (trust me, I know).
And yes I pretend it's the 90's ironically because I'm an ironic hipster faggot
i hate it
hot as fuck
cant skate for 3 min without sweating balls and drinking a gallon of water
no good street spots
forced to skate in our prison cells i mean "skateparks" that are basically caged little corners of an actual park
not me but its a park im always at
Their decks are made by Generator (Polar, Science, Real, Anti-hero, Krooked) so no reason why it wouldn't be good
Really this is the kind of park you're complaining about? I hope you choke on your wheels
also you're saying no good street spots but what I'm seeing here is some sexy smooth pavement
>go on instagram
>check out jason park
>has some video where he manuals for like 15 seconds
>you can only see the bottom half of his body throughout the video
>comment something like "good idea to crop out the flailing arms"
>he blocks me
>he deletes the video
how lame is this guy really?
I never saw a single 3d deck in any shop, they had skate mental tier graphics. They should've been in zumiez. Stove skate boards should go into zumiez if Koston wants that company to survive
Ask the shop to supply the deck you want. One time I sent a Facebook message to my local shop asking if they had a specific boarding stock from a pretty small, American company (UK here) and they replied the next day saying sorry they didn't. Then a week later they messaged me again and were like "dude we just got that board in for you." It was pretty cool.
Today I tried skating with a walmart kryptonic board, i could do so much more tricks on it than my regular board. On my regular board i could only ollie, heelflip bs180, fs shuv. while on the walmart board i was landing nice and clean shuvs of any variation, ollies were higher as well and everything just felt better and easier. I just felt more confident on it. It might be that the walmart board seemed like a 7.75 and I ride an 8.0 because that is what was recommended for a beginner since I have only been skating for about a year, maybe less considering i was out 3 months due to tearing my ankle badly. I regret buying a 8.0 and now i want a smaller board or maybe it was just the Walmart board. What do you guys think?
>go to sleep feeling like shit
>wake up at desk, gear up and skate my ass off
>suddenly more consistent and can recognize what i was doing wrong before that made me much less consistent
is this pretty normal? do you guys feel better skating right after sleeping, especially after a trick's given you a tough time, only to nail it/almost nail it when you wake up?
You're talking back 180 late shuv or some really amazing late midair bigspin? And how big is the set?
As long as you can put together a good line and bail as little as possible you'll be okay. If you're doing this in a best trick contest, you might need to step up a little more. Do something switch as a backup plan. Or back 180 late flip it after you land the back 180 late shuv.
I mean ollie normally, then a full big spin in the air. Without starting the spin part on the ground. I can land late 360 shuvs on the same set, so it is just a matter of doing a body varial.
The set is just a standard sized 6 stair.
It isn't a cumulative thing, there are very few rules, it's basically a freeskate of the whole park but if you do something cool they'll call it out. From what I can tell, lines don't count just singular tricks (though I imagine it'd look a lot cooler at the end of a line)
I'll keep practicing for it, but god damn it hurts to fuck up late shuv its, I always commit and half the time my catch is off so I just slam.
It's most likely board size. Mainly because Kryptonics stopped making good boards after vert died. I can only recommend you to find a board in similar size and shape and go from there.
So have you tried it before or you've been thinking of it and haven't tried it yet? If you have can you please post a vid of you attempting it? If you haven't, then really consider Back 180 late shuv as plan b.
unfortunately I just bought a new complete after christmas, going to 7.75 after It breaks, or i might just get used to it, been through 3 boards and i keep experimenting with them all.
...or, you know, get an actual board and practice at the speed you 're comfortable with so you won't have to spend any time and money assembling a new board if you 're ready to go a little bit faster.
What's some cheap cruising wheels for a skateboard? Something that's at most 80a hardness, and I'm not sure about the size cause I've only ever used 52mm. Is 56mm big enough? I want something that's fast so I don't have to push a lot, but light enough so I can carry it easily and ollie over stuff
Ok after doing some research I realise I might get wheelbite.. I have low trucks and no risers, and I like to ride quite loose.. I'm probably around 60-65kg, anyway there are a lot of variables hard so I guess it's hard to tell which size will work without wheelbite. Do you think I should look into a pennyboard? Long boards are too big and hard to carry around, so I'm either looking at a cruise-like skateboard or a pennyboard. What do?
I was considering getting 58mm/60mm wheels but now I'm scared of wheelbite, and I don't have the budget to buy high trucks, risers and wheels