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I did a frontside grind in the deep end of this bowl tonight :)
I didn't say this community shitted on tech tricks but I completely understand what you're saying.
Also JeffWonSong, must've deluded himself well because Ronnie Creager actually picked him up as an am for his semi failed brand. I don't really want to know why and just wished eS would get themselves together and get Ronnie back.
if you're going for a light setup then it'll be worth, or maybe if you're skating something bigger than 8.5 but other than that not really. my 8" with normal stage 11s is heavier than my 8.625 with indy titanium lights, just as an example.
I've got the thunder lights, I also wanted to get the titanium because they look great, but in my opinion the price wasn't worth it, at least for my situation at the time. The lights work great, but lighter does not always mean better, Indy's are great as well, I've seen people with heavy ass trucks pop really high, so I guess it all comes down to preference.
Just from personal experience, I'd recommend the Titanium. If you can afford them, might as well. They're the best. I've been very happy with them. They're sooo light and grind so smooth.
Never tried the regular lights, but I have the polished Team edition and the Hollow Lights. They're simply not as good.
Is San Francisco's climate literally perfect for skating? No snow, average low never really drops below 40 degrees, moderate rain in the winter (but not enough for it to be an issue), and it never gets sweltering hot like AZ.
Living in Russia I'm isoleted from some main events and news in skateboarding world.So I have these questions , hope you could explain it to me:
1.What happened between Jereme Rogers and Koston? I know there was some disagreement on tweeter. but why?
2.Any news about Mike Mo?I check his facebook almost every month but still There is no information about his recovering.Is he going to make a comeback?
3.Is that true that all decks are made in China and almost in the same factory?
Mike mo is doing okay, he said he's about 90% but he claims he wants to wait until he's 100% to really jump back into skating. I feel so bad for him, he literally said that he just laid in his bed and couldnt do anything.
/asp/ newfag here
Long time /b/ lurker Making a switch tho
Didn't know they were real skateboarders on 4chan
Me doing a tre bomb
Chill the fuck out
Doesn't mean i'm as autistic and retarded like the rest
I just have an unquenchable thirst of curiosity about the human nature, that's all
Sick! I quit following religiously the scene 2 years ago
I still keep up to date occasionally
If that makes me a kook, be it
I'm just sick and tired of what skateboarding became with the last years
It completely losts it's essence and everybody is turning into a selfish greedy douchebag piece of shits
That's coming from a dude who knows quite a bunch of sponsored peeps, sales rep, crews like Dime... I even worked in a skateshop that isn't core, but filled with so called "core" dudes
The skateboarding world is just wack as fuck
Footplant to tail
Wtf is wrong with you cuz? Just burn a fat one and chill the fuck
Nobody asked for your feedback
Kindly fuck off
An actual unedited kickflip
WKND any good?
Would like to start skateboarding again.
On a personal not, i've been exclusively skating Girl/Chocolate(occasionally a deathwish or baker when they weren't any Girl or Chocolate with the dimensions i want)
I've been skating indoor with a Heroin Gou Miyagi
Shit has pop and rigidity for days
I really consider making the switch but i'm too attached to Girls and Chocolates
I dunno man i love their boards, perfect for the way i skate when i get 8" X 31" 5/8 with a nice mellow concave
The only Chocolate deck i hated was a Vincent Alvarez playboy trunk boyz bullshit graphic
Ended up focusing the board on my own because it was the most awkward board ever(not to mention i figured that it was exactly 1 inches longer than what i usually skate)
Instead of spouting anger fueled bullshit this hard, why don't you take the time to relax and think about why your sperging out this badly
You know what they say about projection? It's stemmed from insecurity to attribute our own negativity to a specific target
Grow the fuck up kid
Dude, I feel ya. I'm also addicted to chocolate/girl, my last board was a girl and i'm currently skating a chocolate. I'm obsessed with the shape, nice and round, preference wise I hate pointy shaped boards. Round is my perferred shape. Also, my friend snapped his girl board like the second day he got it, but i'm not sure if that says anything because he has literally snapped almost all the boards he owned, he isn't even fat, he is just a really heavy foot lander.
Hell fucking yeah!
The spoon wide nose with a slightly pointier tail all with a mellow concave is my dream board(8inches x 31inches 5/8)
I snapped a couple of chocolate in the first 2 weeks i had them but never had to deal with this issue with Girl's
i find the tail on girl boards especially gets way too thin way too quick. real weird shape.
>pic related IT WAS ME THE WHOLE TIME
That's gnarly! You're also spot on with Girl's tails
Well if it helps, i've developed this weird habit years ago which at the beginning was a way for me to get used to roll switch. Ended up always doing that and it GREATLY helps scrape as less as possible the tail
>i always run and put myself in switch stance when i'm hoping on my board
>if i want to break, i pull a fat powerslide instead of using my tail as a brake
Don't have issues with razor sharp tails because i always end up dnapping my boards before it gets critical
i meant like the shape of them, i never really scrape the tail to brake unless im doing one of those cool guy titanic stops. its like as soon as the wood clears that back couple bolt holes its turned into a triangle
>pic related its this one time when i went to MACBA and nearly cried
its because i was at MACBA
and it was pure just an ollie, I wish i could bang out mega hella flippy dippers but not everyone is christoff channover or sewer krutchcovers
>talks shit about gopros in the last thread
>recommends a gopro clone
Choose your reasoning very wisely, b.
Ftfy, please keep your edginess to yourself.
>be at skatepark
> chill / easy / beginner obstacles have people sitting on them, just standing around / hanging out not skating
> retarded / difficult / too gnar obstacles that no one ever even skates in the park complete ghost town all day every day
bro if you tell a dozen or so local kids / park rats too move just so you can do something they would consider lame like ride over a pyramid or up and down a bank ramp or quarter pipe you got bigger balls than a lot of people.
Actually not really. I just don't like being called nigger, like most white people don't want to be called inbreeding rednecks. But I'm not calling you one because on here I've had a good time and met some good people and I believe you could be one of them.
yeah, climate is perfect, too bad skating is banned in San Fransisco and the city spawned the most technical skateboarders after Rodney Mullen so you would look like a kook among kooks.
he meant it in a good way to shame the rest of us, as in, it's your first time posting and you are already posting OC, which is always commendable.
and he probably is the same person that disses you because you came from /b/, kek.
trolls trolling etc.
Welcome, keep posting.
>need new deck
>months of searching
>finally find a deck you really, really like
>weeks of saving money, eating nothing but ramen
>finally get paid
>deck is all sold out that day
fuck this life
so i've got that cool guy vx2 and have recently updated to a hip as chips macbook, which, surprise surprise is NOT backwards compatible with firewire devices on account of the iphone 2billion not needing high speed wired connections.
just wondering if anyone here has had experience with firewire to USB adaptor cable and whether or not they are just some big con for chumps.
LET ME KNOW YO because it would suck to have to buy a huge machine for it or *shudder* get an HD CAMERA
New Promo video from Welcome.
Can't wait for late 2016.
their whole vibe has changed. i'm cool with it since change is inevitable, but man they are so different now. definitely more mainstream. can't blame them. i'll be purchasing the jordan sanchez and ryan lay models whenever they show up locally.
depends on the distributor. Dwindle imports canadian maple to Asia and does pressing and graphics there. Some smaller distribution places do all work in the usa, some have shops in mexico. Making skateboards isn't the specialty that it used to be, metric shit on of shops all around the world doing it. And not even decks. For a few thousand dollars you can easily set up your own skateboard brand for every part.
also skate decks are so cheap in the US how did it take you so long to save
i legitimately don't understand how people ride cracked decks for weeks on end, go buy a new fucking deck for like 40 dollars
>not just buying stuff you like whenever you want
>not opening up your closet in your home office to 4 decks, 2 pairs of trucks, 4 sets of bearings, 4 sets of wheels, 4 bags of hardware, 6 sheets of grip pinned on the wall, bones bushings of all durometers, and a box of spacers and washers and tools
Can't pop my heelflips at all for some reason. Landed my first heelflip yesterday and can land one about every 10 tries or so. And tips on popping? No matter how hard I try, my tail won't even touch the ground
turn your back foot out the teeniest tiniest bit and have your toes right in the middle of the tail
and as always its all in the shoulders
trust me im a prolific heelflipper
So fucking pumped for the snow to go away, just ordered some new shit. What do you guys think?
I got you.
I also got the grip tape for free off the site so I guess i'll give it a shot.
If you are thinking of travelling to LOVE, please don't, let the locals who skate there every day skate in peace, they deserve it after dealing with the cops for 15+ yrs.
I can only imagine the amount of Cali kooks who are going to stink the place out at the weekend to get dem NBD's. Fuck the Berrics and fuck skateboarding.
It'd be cool to see new tricks down the gap, but i agree.if berra wanted to put a contest on he should've gone for permits like Thrasher does. It's a shame that the mayor has done a good thing for the philly locals and they can finally skate in peace, and now the berrics has ruined it.
Started learning how to skate last year, one of the best things I have gotten into. Any info on the new balance shoes? I hear they're pretty nice. Pic related, just started to throw tricks down a little set, fun as fuck.
How do i improve my skate to use it as a form of transport in the city?
Even when hanging out with my friends, we have to walk a very long distance. I see it as a nice chance to cruise a bit, but most of the pavement looks like pic related in my city, and the skate doesn't work properly.
What if it snowed in San Fransisco?
how do you guys make a living?
finished high school like 6 months ago and im so fucking lost i got no idea what to do in life
basically got no other hobbies/interests other then skate life so work sounds like a nightmare
wow, I was reading that thinking there was a " I have trouble catching the board" took a totally different turn. I feel you bruh, I sold my car to pay for uni. Which ended up being great because I just skate everywhere now.
Any other Pro's who have a similar "charge the spot" style?
this anon again
Im about to pull the trigger, but im not sure if the deck is too plain
I like it plain but it still seems like it might be good with something else
idk what though
If you are a so cal skate rat then you should know fucking better than to block any part of the park with your stupid ass.
Only retarded little kids and scooter fags sit on park obstacles where I'm from.
So now the jaws footy is out, what does everybody think?
My thoughts, Jaws is insane. He didn't use a roll in, he just used the spot. It's obvious he has to grab too. Dissapointed with boulala's interview now, jaws didn't kook it at all.
Thrashers video is awful. Who the fuck brings champagne to a spot? That redneck dude yelling ruined it, and he ruined the footy by running into the shot before jaws fully rolled away. It's so jocky and bro-ey it spoils it. It's skateboarding not the superbowl. So cheesy. I was expecting a U-S-A chant to break out.
The youtube comments make me embarrassed to be a skateboarder.
Definately a fan of jaws now though. Guy took some insane hits but kept hucking himself. Respect.
I don't even look at comments on yt vids anymore, the revive/braille fans refuse to stay in their lane and chat their kooky bullshit on every skate related video now. Crying over a skate trick, really?
I don't care.Yeah it's sick and take balls to do it.
But personaly I don't like this kind of skating imho it's exremely stupid and pointless to put youself in such danger I'd prefer to see some technical tricks on smaller stairs and gaps.But it is only my opinion, maybe I just don't get it Hamokifans don't be mad.
go 2 college m8
meet some fly chicas and skater bros
get an education while you're doing it
come out with a piece of paper that tells employers you went to college.
Give yourself a 1% edge over the competition.
Jaws sucks but that shit was Gnarly as fuck. respect to the dude.
He seems to naive to realise he's stunk the set up though. This shit is either phelp's or birdmans fault.
Clint Walker can fuck off though, i bet french fred and ali were wetting their pants at watching clint turn a cool trick into the ending of the mighty ducks movie.
>I don't even look at comments on yt vids anymore, the revive/braille fans refuse to stay in their lane and chat their kooky bullshit on every skate related video now
it's the opposite really. Bakerboys and berrics fans shit talk enjoi, elephant skateboards, shredquarters, mike v, braille, tony hawk, rodney mullen, etc. If you do a trick that doesn't count for a Berrics^TM game of skate its not a " real trick". If you post a video of you having fun with friends they accuse of trying to pose as the greatest skater of all time and say come back when you do those tricks over a gap like jaws.
I'm guessing it's because he did some grab variation down the "holy" Lyon set. And in today's modern skating, grabs aren't a real trick even though Natas made them popular in the 80's.
And before he started trying it on the last day I was standing up there, talking to him. And I asked if he was going for the “grab” and he was like, “Yeah I think so,” and then at that point I was actually for the first time feeling something like ahh man.. Because deep inside I was kind of hoping that he would go for the regular ollie. I don’t know. Of course it’s just as hard, but it is kind of a different trick you know? Like I said, I was hoping that he would just try to ollie it because in the end it’s two different tricks. But who am I to tell someone what they can or can’t do? But hey – he rolled away from it and I didn’t so…
>usually only ride at night because of my job
>have a day off and it's great outside, decide to ride around the hills in my neighborhood
>practicing my manuals because I'm a scrub and hardly know how to do anything else
>get one going for longer than i expected
>board shoots from beneath me and i bust my ass like never before
>looking straight up at the sun fighting back the agony
>some kids show up from the corner of my eye
>one of them helps me up and another one hands me my board
>tells me i'm pretty good
>they take turns riding the board while i take a breather and offer what little advice i can
I knew skateboarding was a great way to meet people, but damn. I have ice on my wrist, from what I understand it's just sprained.
When's the last time you ate shit, /esg/? How did it play out?
speaking of Natas, I was just watching Speed Freaks. Considering Rubbish Heap came out the same year...dudes, watch Speed Freaks and I mean watch the whole thing. Jim Thiebaud's and Natas' parts are diamonds.
>When's the last time you ate shit, /esg/? How did it play out?
When i've started learning how to go down ramps some months ago.
At the end of the ramp I was putting my weight back. After falling 4 times my wrists fucking hurted and hit my quadriceps on the floor hard. My leg still hurts.
However i've learned it and learned to drop. Some kids at the park also helped me.
Next step is dropping from Pic Related. I think i'll wait a bit desu.
>Riding at night
Pic related was also my first night at the park. Now i only go there at nights and stay till like 3am with friends. The night is the most awesome think ever.
>going fast downhill like my hero Omar Salazar
>weaving in and out of sidewalks and ditches
>busy intersection at the end of the street
>start slowing down by a bunch of dead leaves
>didn't realize there was a clump of wet leaves underneath
>come to a sudden full-stop, go flying face-first
>land with both hands out (bad) but manage to lean my right shoulder and roll my torso (good), legs go spinning like a rag doll, twisting my lower back, and scraping my knee badly
>little shaken but get up and start to go
>see a car across the intersection headed towards me
>he stops at the light so i stop
>green light but he just stands there
>i wait for a few seconds
>he makes a left turn signal
>can't go, so i just stand there waiting for him to go
>he's acting like i'm blocking his way even though i'm right next to the curb and the street is two cars wide. there's plenty of room.
>he starts backing up for whatever stupid reason
>cars behind him start honking at him
>i start laughing
>he gets mad so he floors the car straight at me, jumps the curb, and swerves the car in front of me
>dude behind me says "what the fuck? you just gonna run him over?!?"
>driver thinks i said that and yells "No, I'm not gonna run you over. I'm gonna fuck you up—with my FISTS." He repeats that over and over as he gets out of the car and runs toward me
>he acts like i'm supposed to be scared of him, like he's gonna chase me off and i'm supposed to run
>i just stand there, glaring at him, not saying a word. don't want to be a tough guy, driver is a huge african dude. i'm just a hundred pound skellybone manlet and my knee's all fucked up
>he gets all up in my face and yells "I DON'T GIVE A FUCK. GET OFF THE FUCKING ROAD. I DON'T GIVE A FUCK. YOU SHOULD BE ON THE FUCKING SIDEWALK. I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU. I'M GONNA FUCK YOU UP WITH MY FISTS."
>he repeats that over and over like he has mental illness or something
>finally, i say: "Alright. Let's go. Fuck me up with your fists." Trying not to laugh.
>he looks confused for a second then he says "NO, YOU GO"
>i start cracking up
>then the dude behind me says to him "Are you my driver? Can we just go?"
>right when they are about to leave i go around the car, take my board, smash both his passenger side windows, and get the fuck out of there on the wrong side of the street so he can't chase me
>escape succesfully. i'll probably never go back to that area ever again
Maybe either Jake Phelps, owner of thrasher magazine, a popular west coast publication, or Tony Hawk, owner of birdhouse skateboards, pushed Jaws to do it because it would be just so super swell and totally awesome!!!! but really because they want to sell magazines/birdhouse videos.
I mean look at him when he first meets Ali, Boulala is death-staring him but the kid is clueless. Looks like my 2yr old nephew when you give him a toy.
It came in and I can't fucking ride it until the snow goes away. Torture.
grabs are considered passe
they're only cool if you're doing a boneless while simultaneously rolling up
a) to a 20 stair
b) a joint
c) your trousers
grabs are way harder than ollies and as we all know, if you're trying, you're trying too hard
Reverse Google image search leads to all kinds of print-on-demand merchanside for sale.
It's originally Engrish from some kind of Chinese shirt, so it probably isn't even meant to be edgy. I bet there are little kids and grandmas who go around wearing this shirt and not knowing what it means.
True, I like this one way more. I always remember the first one because of that fucking board between the legs trick. After watching the skate videos I had on VHS as a kid, watching them on youtube doesn't do them full justice of the quality because people upload in like 480p
>owner of thrasher magazine
he's the chief editor
nah man, wheels of fire was pretty generic. The real street part of Natas was two years later, Streets of Fire, and not the one you 'll find in youtube billed as his part, but the real street part, with the spin and all.
But watch Speed freaks, he has a trick there, won't spoil it, but if you see it, now that you have a perception of timelines, it will leave you bald.
I mean there is going to be some overlap since they are both 21st century skateboard media but I don't think the fan bases are the same. Revive and Braille are more rookie friendly, teaching people to skate,and just being goofy while the berrics is more of homage to shredders and tech guys from the 00's and the people who want to skate like them. I mean I haven't hung out with younger people and shit in a few years so maybe the fanbases have merged over the years but at least from when I was watching the berrics get big in the early years they were a much different vibe from what shredquarters & friends is now.
my good man, freestyle is the uterus of technical skateboarding.
What Gou Miyagi does is being an individual on a skateboard. Some may like it, some may not, but they can skate however they like.
shoes are shoes friend
I've been weaing DC all my skate life and I just picked up some addidas cuz im on an addias kick right now.
They're way better than I expected, not as positive as a pair of DC's but very grippy.
tl:dr who cares mate
Never liked Phil Knight, he's a piece of shit for a human being.
>Dangerous working zones for Indonesian and Vietnamese workers.
>illegal sweat shops with underage children working for 25 cents or less
There's more but I don't want to seem like a crying SJW.
Baker/DW and Herion are the same quality, really strong and made in the USA.
Never skated Quasi.
Currently skating a Welcome board, 8.25 Son of Moontrimmer shape. So far it's great, takes a hour to get used to.