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UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Fallen Rib

poo poo POST MALONE posted:

I hate that I even care but at this point I've seen so many "blind skater can shred" videos that I'm interested to see if it can be done by someone who is blind from birth rather than a degenerative disease.

You know what never mind it doesn't matter.

Tommy Carroll was making the rounds a while back, he skates small bowls was basically blind since birth

here it: http://www.xgames.com/skateboarding...challenges-ride


vid: https://www.wimp.com/blind-skateboarder-tommy-carroll/

just going to finger flip in with my eyes closed

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mrfart
May 26, 2004

Dear diary, today I
became a captain.


huh, sorry,
didn't know blind skaters was such a big thing.

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


I've only seen it once before but it's cool as poo poo. Thrasher recently did a feature on a deaf skater with the most beautiful kickflips ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5piJG_5vVw0

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Fallen Rib

Intel&Sebastian posted:

I've only seen it once before but it's cool as poo poo. Thrasher recently did a feature on a deaf skater with the most beautiful kickflips ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5piJG_5vVw0

that was really cool

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


UFOTacoMan posted:

Tommy Carroll was making the rounds a while back, he skates small bowls was basically blind since birth

here it: http://www.xgames.com/skateboarding...challenges-ride


vid: https://www.wimp.com/blind-skateboarder-tommy-carroll/

just going to finger flip in with my eyes closed

Hell yeah that's rad

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


mrfart posted:

huh, sorry,
didn't know blind skaters was such a big thing.

um, hello

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


Yeaaaah we walked right into that one

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


LIKE A BLIND PERSON WOULD! ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


Furia
Jul 26, 2015



Grimey Drawer

Quick question: my bearings are all hosed up and as a result my (street) longboard is barely functional anymore.

Talking with people it seems clear that replacing the bearings entirely is cheaper and requires less effort than buying new ones, but I worry about how to responsibly dispose of the bearings, and if this would be more or less damaging than the chemicals used to clean and lubricate the old ones. Is it more eco-friendly to clean and repair or to replace?

Follow-on question: which type of bearing would be recommended for speed and durability?

Garfu
Mar 6, 2008

Much like buttholes, families are meant to be tight.


Christmas miracle giveaway alert:

I have a barely used 8" Hi5ber complete that I'd like to give away - https://www.hi5ber.com/prestige ($300 value)

It's a great setup, but I have a new complete that I'm going to use in the spring... and I just had a baby a few months ago and my time is even more limited, so I think I'm gonna table the getting back into skateboarding thing.

If you are interested, or know someone (like your son/daughter/niece/nephew) that would love it as a late Christmas gift, let me know.

I suppose the first person to PM me can claim it. I'll edit this post when it's claimed.

...aaaaand it's gone, congrats SA forums poster Booyah-

Garfu fucked around with this message at 18:34 on Dec 24, 2019

Captain Sheepy
Nov 22, 2013

My apologies!


I'm really curious to ask the folks in this thread of what they think of Punisher boards. I noticed these are like half price compared to a lot of like "real" skateboards and are on like every mainstream online store like Amazon (they're even being sold at my local Kohl's apparently) and I'm just sitting here thinking "what's the catch?".

Forgive me if I'm opening up a can of worms, but I was just wondering. Like are the actual decks fragile? Can you even turn on these things? Are they good for really anything other than casual cruising? I've looked up online what people thought and I got a lot of mixed opinions and very little real useful information.

edit: I see Braille often peddles these in their videos apparently and that alone doesn't put me in good opinion of them

Captain Sheepy fucked around with this message at 12:46 on Dec 27, 2019

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


idk that you're going to find a 1st hand opinion in this thread about them but from some cursory research they look like a slightly more serious version of walmart boards, they make all their own parts and are likely penny pinching instead of trying to make something good. The worst thing about it is the price because this thread can probably find you a complete from an actual skateboarding company for the same money.

Can't be more than 10 pages back someone was posting links to very reasonably priced completes.



Edit: most common complaint appears to be lovely bearings which isn't the biggest problem ever for little kids who aren't trying to rip it up but would suck if you're trying to actually go somewhere or skate ramps.



Edit 2:


https://www.warehouseskateboards.co...skateboard-7x29

https://www.warehouseskateboards.co...oards-7.62x31.3

https://www.warehouseskateboards.co...eboard-8x31.875

Intel&Sebastian fucked around with this message at 17:00 on Dec 27, 2019

Captain Sheepy
Nov 22, 2013

My apologies!


Thanks, that was more or less what I expected. I was also already eyeing at some complete boards for around the same price, the ones you linked seem like good choices too! As a sort of New Years resolution, I was looking for something to help get me more active that's fun enough to commit to and coincidentally just got obsessed with watching like skate parts on Youtube over the holiday season.

It's already quite warm and sunny where I live, so I don't even really have to wait until then to really start shredding.

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


Yeah that was just some light searching so I'm sure you can do better if you look around.


I think people were posting this one earlier too, which is a very good deal:

https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Enjo...e-EIWP7CMP.html
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Enjo...ge-EIDCCMP.html

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


https://twitter.com/jimmyg_10/statu...5846494208?s=21

Very conflicted as a Seahawks fan right now

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


See, I'm torn. Because on one hand I love watching longboarders fall, but, on the other, I will never side with a car driver, soooooo

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


This is right by the Space Needle in Seattle and now I'm curious if anybody else has tried and landed this

https://twitter.com/darbyallin/stat...6381307904?s=21

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWtdFlTq4Bo

Hey hey hey

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Fallen Rib

Intel&Sebastian posted:

This is right by the Space Needle in Seattle and now I'm curious if anybody else has tried and landed this

https://twitter.com/darbyallin/stat...6381307904?s=21

dude got launched, I kind of feel like maybe he should have tried starting 1/3 of the way down first.


just watched that last night, jort master in full effect.

SilvergunSuperman
Aug 6, 2010



UFOTacoMan posted:

dude got launched, I kind of feel like maybe he should have tried starting 1/3 of the way down first..

Definitely wasn't expecting him to spring back up after that.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


SilvergunSuperman posted:

Definitely wasn't expecting him to spring back up after that.

Pride is a hell of a thing.

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


Injury shock often lets a person do extremely unexpected poo poo until their adrenaline wears off and they feel pain again.

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


It's a known fact that the further you run from the point of impact the less it will hurt when the adrenaline fades. Also laughing to show ya boys you're okay lessens the ego damage

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Fallen Rib

I saw a dude break his ankle one time, well a few times, but this one time the guy sat on his ankle as he slid down a transition bail. He straightens his leg out to look at it and at first glance it was just like his shoe partially came off, but that was just his ankle hanging. He then just loving banged it a few times on the flat to try to make it better, then stood up walked a step or two and fell down again.

the whole time I was thinking: people don't dislocate ankles, that doesn't happen...but is it happening right now? did he just fix hi ankle???

Boredumb
Mar 10, 2005



UFOTacoMan posted:

I saw a dude break his ankle one time, well a few times, but this one time the guy sat on his ankle as he slid down a transition bail. He straightens his leg out to look at it and at first glance it was just like his shoe partially came off, but that was just his ankle hanging. He then just loving banged it a few times on the flat to try to make it better, then stood up walked a step or two and fell down again.

the whole time I was thinking: people don't dislocate ankles, that doesn't happen...but is it happening right now? did he just fix hi ankle???

I have absolutely put dislocated fingers back in (paying for it now with constant hand pain 20 years later). Getting old sucks


When I was young and a better skater I was practicing backside grinds on a ledge, kind of fell on my front foot. I thought I rolled my ankle since it started to swell but I wasnt sure. Skated for a bit longer, then I rode a bike home since it was hard to put pressure down. My foot swelled up and 3 days later I realized I broke my ankle/foot (12 bones broken/shattered).

In my experience of breaking a ton of bones, rolling an ankle or popping a joint hurt way worse than breaking a bone.

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



Had a friend fall on a simple 180 and compound fracture his forearm. Luckily we were skating in the hospital parking lot and we just walked him into ER!. He went into shock pretty much straight away and was pretty much a zombie. He had no real memory of it breaking.

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005

a real bad post



Boredumb posted:

I have absolutely put dislocated fingers back in (paying for it now with constant hand pain 20 years later). Getting old sucks

Done this with my left knee multiple times, albeit playing soccer. Id like to go back to knowing what its like to walk up stairs without pain again

Lumpy
Apr 26, 2002

La! La! La! Laaaa!




College Slice

Whoa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNMYdFpQR3E

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Fallen Rib


he's kind of another level but despite all the rotations and flippies this is my fav thing



I flipped it because you know why

https://i.imgur.com/5zHajiV.mp4

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


That video owned but let's never put a fisheye in the gap of a megaramp again

*barrrrrf*

Business
Feb 6, 2007



unfortunately I have gotten it in my head I need to learn how to do an invert. so far I've only managed to put my back truck on the coping on the way down and pull my rear end muscle (????). I look very stupid but ONE DAY

mrfart
May 26, 2004

Dear diary, today I
became a captain.


Business posted:

I look very stupid but ONE DAY
skateboarding.txt

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005

a real bad post



mrfart posted:

skateboarding.txt

life.txt

mrfart
May 26, 2004

Dear diary, today I
became a captain.


https://imgur.com/Elb21kx.mp4

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Lmao that owns

Intel&Sebastian
Oct 20, 2002

colonel...
i'm trying to sneak around
but i'm dummy thicc
and the clap of my ass cheeks
keeps alerting the guards!


*Gou Miyagi taking notes*

Thief
Jan 28, 2011



Intel&Sebastian posted:

*Gou Miyagi taking notes*



lol

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


I don't travel a whole lot so when I do I'm always amazed at how other parts of this country are so much more skateable than Seattle.

I'm in Phoenix on business and there is so much smooth pavement it's insane. They also have those cool East River style cement trenches. Wish I'd brought my deck. 🥺

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Thief
Jan 28, 2011



iirc ppl like billy marks and johnny layton were from out there

the ditches in AZ are some of the best and aren't as gross as LA

unrelated but some of my friends got on thrasher again with a quick edit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf3oUHqRdqQ

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