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skatepark etiquette: go early or go burly
Old thread >>943829
How to win any game of S.K.A.T.E ever
>ollie north - S
>late shuv it - K
>kickflip sex change - A
>No-comply shuv it - T
>Pressure flip/some equally lame trick - E
this will also make you look like a massive piece of shit
>go to park because sunny and 34 degrees
>bunch of parents around picking up their kids from the school nearby
>cops come, likely because one of the moms called
>get forced out
>little kids and their parents staring at me as i get in my car to leave
>tfw buying decks faster than can break 'em.
Which ones anon?
A fair amount of boards both modern and re-issue, however none of them are under 8.75 in size. I also have a pair of 169 indies I've thought about trading for 149s but all in all I'm not %100 sure yet.
Anyone know how people get to go to Woodward ? It's only open to campers in the summer and only select dates can people 18+ sign up as campers. I am assuming its invite only the rest of the year ? Like I have seen plenty of footage of pro's and am's just sessioning there It's just weird cause its like what is going on the other 9 months a year ? There are no public park hours as far as I know.
is it a new park ? A park by me technically has really strict rules but after like a year of attempting to enforce it they just gave up. As long as you don't seem like complete human filth or have a big group of people you can skate it 24/7/365
Just got my skate and tried to stand on it for the first time.
I've kissed the ground four times before getting some balance. And thats shit is fucking fantastic holy shit
Pic related my skate, what you guys think? About $64 in Dollars. Didn't tried any trick as i can't even stand on the board yet. Any advice for improving my balance? I fall every time i try to get impulse (Forgot the name in english)
I am right handed however i'm goofy. I'm ashamed about everyone looking at me but i don't care, skating is awesome
How is this /wwe/, I didn't say I was tired from crying about my favorite character and sucking literally bags of dicks.
Tomorrow I have the day off, and Monday. Weather should be warming up.
Fuck, the Gonz had a demo in MIA today and I fucking missed it.
What's the point of living now?
What the actual fuck is happening with these bike riders?
i though Skate parks we're SKATE parks. Gone back to my birthplace few weeks ago and the park is full of these fuckers.
Post your setup ig cause no one is doing anything.
Local skate park is a little something like this
>weekday: chill ass skaters, won't curse or get angry or do drugs or anything when there are kids around, overall very nice when kids are around.
>weekend: chill ass skaters, won't curse or get angry or do drugs or anything when there are kids around, but leave very quickly when bmx kids show up
>bmx kids are so fucking loud and obnoxious and smoke weed/swishers around the kids and audibly curse and set bad examples for the kids, disregard for others
They're literally shit stains.
I've used to bmx before getting a skateboard and fucking loving it.
And i've seen many bmx idiots crashing with skaters because they dropped when they werent suposed to. The bmx guy stayed well but sometimes even the skate broke in two. Think about what happened with the guy in the skate.
Bmx riders should have an separated park, they're really dangerous.
Plus, to be honest, Skateboarders are so fucking chill and nice most of the times, i've found really great friends. Bmx people are, at most, douchebags. I have nothing against drugs and i don't do them myself, but every time a group with BMX's show in the park, we get the fuck out before the cops come.
went for a long sesh today, my legs are sacrificing me to Satan.
I had pain in the knee now I know and can feel that it's a prolonged cramp in the muscles in the back of my leg.
I spent an hour to land several switch pop shuv-its.
>skating with only friend who skates (we started skating at the same time, about 4 months ago)
>2 months into heelflips, still haven't landed one but got close
>friend can do kickflips, landing about 1/20
>he jokingly practices heelflips for a few minutes (he's never practiced them before)
>he lands one, bolts
I was happy for him but lost all my motivation to learn heelflips. Anyone else ever been in a similar situation?
yes, me. Disregard your frustration and disappointment. I once "jokingly" tried kickflips after trying heelflips forever and landed 4 that day. Never got a proper one since.
Your skating is more than a trick.
Might go to skating place here tomorrow if the weather's okay.
See what's still left of my muscle memory after a years of doing nothing.
I could only flip a few tricks, ollie. Nothing special.
Best was a varial kickflip.
Here's my old as heck board.
>give gf great morning sex
>says let's go to the skate shop i'll buy you a new deck
what kind of deck should i get? i've never skated anything from bakerboys, haven't skated a crailtap board in about 8 years, already skated a welcome and didn't really get the hype, i'm from ohio so i'm already skating quasi, alien workshop is dead to me, i've never skated a toy machine
ALSO i need new shoes too so hmu with some recs
old grip got dogshit on it. thought fuck it, i'll regrip
first time using a picture under the grip, used an album cover
>street skating today
>notice some old fuck yelling at my friend
>continue to skate the spot
>old fuck pushes me over
>tells me to leave
>old fuck leaves
>we continue to skate the spot
Why do people tell skaters to leave but they leave before the skaters. So dumb..
>i tend to clean my trucks and wheels every 2 weeks or so
I really can't think of any decent skaters who fit the whole "twink boy next door skater" archetype
Idk how that even came to fruition, cuz everyone I know who skates is either average or a hoodrat
empty in the earlier hours, but the first ones to get there are skaters.
My park is home to bmx, skaters, scootfags & fruitbooters; so we have to share the park. (It's also a small, awkwardly shaped park)
The park is inside a bigger park that's a tourist attraction so there's always people watching/kids running around the fucking place (fucking negligent parents..)
The skatebros are head in command at the park. Bmx dudes get respect too.
The fruitbooters are homies cause they're OG (they've been booting for decades)
>scootfags are last in rank but we still respect some of them because they're taking that scooter shit to some next level
Everyone smokes weed freely within the park, we're literally untouchable by police or park enforcement.
We have no remorse for parents that brought their kid to let them run around the park. If they smell weed, if they get hurt, if someone yells at them to move...
Then that's on them
Because that's the faggotry that's being shoved down everyone's throat in all facets of life despite being pretty rare.
Even then; that nigga would have to shred & not act like a fucking snowflake Faggot for some respect. Otherwise he's just some weird homo lusting over niggas at the park
the bearings are probably garbage but i was on a shake junt high, and a normal high
So being out of the loop for a few years I have come back to see that 2 of my local skateshops have closed down. The zumiez that was in the mall is gone and the sporting goods store no longer carries skateboards. On the flip side, new skateparks have opened and old ones got revamped. Strange times.
>skate while your family runs errands or whatever
>build ramps and spots (don't say but i am broke, made ton of shit over the years from garbage and hardware stores have discount lumber section where they sell odds and ends and shit)
not sure if i want to turn the wheels around, love the bighead spitfire logo. part of the reason i got this deck was because it reminds me of one of my earlier skateboards from when i was like 13. it was an all pink bam margera element deck. those were the days. i also really dig andrew reynolds though so that's a plus, it's my first bakerboys dist. product.
true story beginning of this year some bmx bandit fuckwit came out of nowhere and clattered my leg. cue hospitalisation for a haematoma and compartment syndrome, skin grafts etc. and at least 6 weeks no skating not including the month i'd already spent in hospital pissing in bottles and shitting on plastic shovels. 2016 is my year go team
>tldr; i hate bikes
Don't they have civil suits in the UK? In the states you can sue in civil court if somebody fucked you up for monetary compensation. Criminals sometimes win money when they get hurt by the people they rob
It's fucked but most of the time people get money for good reasons
well yeah but it seems kind of retarded
who wants to be one of those lawsuit happy kooks that ruin it for everyone? fuck going to the park and having to wear full pads or some shit cause of one dudes boner for cash money
If he was being a retard and put everyone in danger by being negligent then yeah sue his ass
But if it was a freak accident then I'd let it slide too. No reason to punish somebody for something they really couldn't control
nah man i'm already getting SSP and the NHS is free (for now) so money is pretty much irrelevant in this. i got a sick hat for free and two months off work so im pretty much vindicated.
to be fair it shouldnt have escalated the way it did, i was fully expecting a dead leg or some shit the whole time so i was cool with it, but when the pain of compartment syndrome kicks in you fucking know about it. just pissed it didnt get diagnosed until a week after id self diagnosed it, like where have all the good docs gone
on more of a skateboard related note im seeing a lot of love for heroin, sick company but i find the concave on the boards is hella steep, does anyone else have that?personally i prefer something a little mellower like death or consolidated.
i don't understand posts like these. I haven't been to a park in years, but do skaters really still hate on each other for the color/type of deck they ride?
seems petty and stupid if they're ripping or just out having fun (like we all should be)..
I appreciate everything, skating, inline, bmx, scooter, etc but still think that people on BMX should think twice before going to parks. Like BMX is the least needy shit out there, you can go into the woods with a shovel and build all kinds of shit. I have a local small park with wooden ramps and I don't mind having bmx people there but its just kinda like be considerate. If you are just doing shit you could do elsewhere, could you do that instead of killing the ramps ?
i ride city streets about two to three hours a day, rain or shine so the skateboard gets exposed to a fair amount of crap. you name it—mud, wet leaves, salt dust, fine road grit, construction site sand, car oil, squirrel innards, squished pumpkins, etcetera.
i never clean the wheels, trucks or deck. it's just pointless for me. i do clean the griptape every other day. i like 'em grippy. i use a brass wire brush and grip gum. it only takes a minute so no big deal.
i clean the bearings only when they're too slow and start to sieze up (needs cleaning) or get a little too noisy (needs lube). probably clean them once a month. i got ceramic super reds so they last a while, keeps rolling smoothly, and never rust.
We've got some pretty good parks here, don't come in the summer. The AZ parks are pretty good and the skate scene is pretty strong. Cool spots here, and obviously if you go to PHX you can skate almost year round.
the best skate community is your local one
if you think that's bad read the comment section on youtube on any skate video.
> he hasn't done a 36 stair set he doesn't deserve to be pro
> omg that pro didn't land kickflip/heelflip variation #765 first try. i can do that, where's my sponsorship ?
> plants, manuals, no complies, bonelesses, stalls, etc aren't real tricks
> he lost a game of skate kill yourself you are so bad
>this video is boring why are there no handrails or staircases in it
> you could never win a contest your such a poseur
> he ignored me at a demo that guy is such a piece of shit!
> if i saw you do that at my skatepark i would focus your board
I skate every day and I still don't land my tricks consistently. I've gotten worse than I was 2 years ago. No matter how much I practice it doesn't affect my inconsistency. Just gonna kms I'm over skating
>Try paying attention
to what? After I posted this I tried a kickflip, a trick that I have been able to do for like 4 years but I still dont have them on lock, and I only landed 1 out of like 10. I got so pissed after putting so much effort into skating and getting nothing back that I just snapped my deck.
Just in case you didn't know. Cliche, enjoi, almost, blind, darkstar, and zero are all made at the same plant. Only difference is that certain boards have carbon fiber inserts, for the rest its the same maple ply and resin just cut to order and branded graphics slapped on. So if your like me and don't care about board graphics too much you buy between brands and know you are going to get the same quality.
you aren't a pro but it seems like you're expecting to skate like one. just have fun, if you aren't having fun then quit. nobody is forcing you to skate. take a break or something then get back to it in a few months or a year even, just do whatever the fuck you want man. maybe try learning new tricks, i don't fucking know. skateboarding is like 95% mind 5% body.
it's a small sect of people in the grand scheme of things but there really are skaters out there who take the worst parts of baker boys and the berrics and are just total no fun allowed cunts.
What vieos are you looking at? The only real one I saw was the demo one. And in most videos I see overly tech fliptricks are called overrated and get shitted on, not no complies, bonelesses, etc.
Thrasher, the Ride Channel, majer crew, braille skateboarding, random uploads of x games, street league, video parts, etc. Not any one place or viewers, just see stupid sentitment with lots of thumbs and comment threads.
dustin dollin mouthing off in a drunken stupor, dixon trying to act like a gangsta, team members just doing braggadocios street kid shit, etc. and like i said overall they are fine but they are human beings and have shitty moments, but for some reason people want to emulate the shit...
dollin is actually a really interesting skater to watch, try and tell me that kickflip fakie into what is essentially a wall is fucked
about three minutes in but watch the whole thing why not
We're not shitting on tech tricks. In fact, i love watching Sebo Walker, but it's rare to find a tech skater whose style is bareable to watch. When i was younger
The YouTube skate community was popularized by abunch of grown men that either kooked themselves from the actual skate industry or too mediocre to attain a career within skateboarding. What's sad too, majority of their fans are twelve year old nerds that play too much Minecraft with little understanding of the skateboarding culture. That's why JeffWonSong lives in Cali. he deluded himself, thinking people within the skate industry will sponsor him just because YouTube kids enjoy his skating. I dislike the YouTube community more than I dislike the hypebeasts that sit in front of a Supreme store to buy an FA board they'll never skate
Yesterday some dude on mountain bike was speeding through grass and dirt to come on top of halfpipe, then jump, do a 360 and ride away on 1 wheel. Looked cool af but fucker left mud on concrete. Fuck them dirty bikes