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HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Will my bushings stop squeaking so much?

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UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



HenryJLittlefinger posted:

Will my bushings stop squeaking so much?

never
just get used to it.

in the past I've tried using wax or oil to help with the squeaking but from my experience a lot of squeaking comes from the plastic pivot cup where the top part of truck connects to the base plate and pivots, instead of the bushings. so you have to take a part the truck to get to it to stick a little oil or wax in there.
That's just my experience though.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Cool, thanks. As long as it doesnít mean my trucks are too lose or something like that, it wonít bother me too much.

gay for gacha
Dec 22, 2006


HenryJLittlefinger posted:

Cool, thanks. As long as it doesn’t mean my trucks are too lose or something like that, it won’t bother me too much.

No such thing

http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2017/01/18/the-pro-skaters-guide-to-loose-trucks/

gay for gacha fucked around with this message at 19:56 on Jan 20, 2021

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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gay for gacha posted:

No such thing

Also good to know. I read somewhere that if you just go ahead and learn on really loose trucks, you'll gain better balance in the long run.


HenryJLittlefinger posted:

What are some good youtube channels for nice flowy videos of people skating around interesting cities or scenery with good music? I’ve really been digging Landyachtz and Arbor Collective stuff.


Bumping this question, because I've watched every Landyachtz video now.


Having a fuckin blast just cruising around campus a couple times a day and at night. I keep trying to come up with reasons to leave the office to run an errand or something so I can get 10 minutes of riding in.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


You can still skate after you have kids. It's just different.

e: i can't get it to do an inline mp4 so whatever

https://i.imgur.com/4mRuRRc.mp4

SHIT POST MALONE fucked around with this message at 21:44 on Jan 25, 2021

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



HenryJLittlefinger posted:

What are some good youtube channels for nice flowy videos of people skating around interesting cities or scenery with good music? Iíve really been digging Landyachtz and Arbor Collective stuff.

not sure this is what you are after but these come to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrafVGxl4-Q

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7oARsOWQDo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RFfgZ7VpQs

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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yes very much all of this

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



well then you might like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9NBpXfSpLA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-dyZiumKkU

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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That whole OJ Wheels channel is great and the cruisin series is exactly what I'm into right now.

Also diggin the Bones Brigade stuff. I wish Tommy Guerrero would do some similar videos set to his own music, it's very chill.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



I've not watched this yet but I got to post it

DISCUSSING SKATEBOARDING WITH FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG

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

http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2021/...Clo1zV6NBv7IXVE

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!


UFOTacoMan posted:

I've not watched this yet but I got to post it

DISCUSSING SKATEBOARDING WITH FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG

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

http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2021/...Clo1zV6NBv7IXVE

Uhhhhhh yes please

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Herzog is so weird.

DMCrimson
Jan 2, 2005



Nap Ghost

Imagine how you'd feel if you landed a trick after a week of trying, then Werner Herzog told you "that was a clean one"

DMCrimson fucked around with this message at 23:44 on Jan 25, 2021

Boredumb
Mar 10, 2005



UFOTacoMan posted:

I've not watched this yet but I got to post it

DISCUSSING SKATEBOARDING WITH FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG

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

http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2021/...Clo1zV6NBv7IXVE

The collab we didn't know we needed. Thank you this was great

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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How do I develop a good powerful kick when I'm pushing? Right now I get in at least 20-30 minutes a day and I'm working on keeping my front foot in a consistent spot, keeping my pushing foot close to the board, and trying to get a good swing in with every kick rather than just stabbing at the ground. Still, its hard to get it up in the air in front of me without starting to lose my balance. I have to get in a bunch of successive pushes to maintain speed on flat ground. Wheels are as loose as they can be without having side to side play, so I'm sure it's my novice technique. Do I just need to keep at it and let it come naturally?

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


When I'm really pumping for speed, my plant foot isn't even doing much but making the board stay straight. Like I kinda hop in the air while i get my kick foot going and then push down with both feet at the same time.

Sleekly
Aug 21, 2008

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HenryJLittlefinger posted:

How do I develop a good powerful kick when I'm pushing? Right now I get in at least 20-30 minutes a day and I'm working on keeping my front foot in a consistent spot, keeping my pushing foot close to the board, and trying to get a good swing in with every kick rather than just stabbing at the ground. Still, its hard to get it up in the air in front of me without starting to lose my balance. I have to get in a bunch of successive pushes to maintain speed on flat ground. Wheels are as loose as they can be without having side to side play, so I'm sure it's my novice technique. Do I just need to keep at it and let it come naturally?

its a bit like those guys that do competitive rowing. minimum effort for maximum output.

you'll get a feel for when you're at your desired speed and from there its just maintaining it. kick coming out of turns. kick a bunch approaching an upslope.

oftentimes pushing can stabilise u and others its a doomed move and it should feel natural after a while which is which

the flipside of this sounds basic but look into the ways to quickly lose speed safely before u start going fast as u can. knowing how to stop safely fast is arguably the most important trick there is!

scuz
Aug 29, 2003

You can't be angry ALL the time!






Fun Shoe

UFOTacoMan posted:

I've not watched this yet but I got to post it

DISCUSSING SKATEBOARDING WITH FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG

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

http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2021/...Clo1zV6NBv7IXVE

we need ten more hours of this every single week forever

scuz
Aug 29, 2003

You can't be angry ALL the time!






Fun Shoe

https://theberrics.com/henry-gartland-has-passed-away

godfuckingdammit

DrHammond
Nov 8, 2011




Haven't skateboarded since I was like, 11 years old, and my fiancee just texted that the board and parts I ordered this weekend arrived. Haven't felt this giddy in ages! Also I didn't tell the fiancee what I ordered so now she's mad, but I have a skateboard so whatever.

Pics to come. Ollie attempts to follow. X-rays of ~whatever I end up breaking~ eventually.

DrHammond
Nov 8, 2011




Doublepost for content. I really really was not digging most of what was on offer looking at decks, then this one jumped off the page at me. Extremely pleased with how the trucks compliment it. I'm not sure how much of a poo poo your average skater gives about accessorizing their trucks to the deck, but it brings me joy damnit.

The griptape adds something nice to the motif imho. A new pair of kicks as well, as I didn't have any existing footwear that I was willing to sacrifice to the ollie gods, and well, accessorizing god damnnit!


Kids at the local skatepark will either dig it or think I'm the biggest dork on the planet, but I'm going to be a 30-year-old struggling to push with coordination, and flailing awfully while trying to ollie, so I've already accepted the latter to an extent.

It's 8:00 and raining like a motherfucker here right now. I'm crushed.

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


I don't think there's anything wrong with going all in on your board and/or shoes. If it makes you excited to skate more, then it is cool and good.

Ninja edit: also, all that stuff looks rad, so that helps

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

if you're gonna fall over a lot you may as well look good doing it

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Iím pretty sure one of my nieces has those in her Vans collection.

DrHammond
Nov 8, 2011




Tell your niece she has impeccable taste. Still raining, still crushed.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


I did a single kick flip today when I saw it stopped raining. Stay strong.

Lumpy
Apr 26, 2002

La! La! La! Laaaa!





College Slice

poo poo POST MALONE posted:

I did a single kick flip today when I saw it stopped raining. Stay strong.

It might get above freezing in March.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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DrHammond posted:

Tell your niece she has impeccable taste. Still raining, still crushed.

Oh she does, when a 22 year old girl likes what youíre wearing, you did something right.

DrHammond
Nov 8, 2011




Lumpy posted:

It might get above freezing in March.

Okay, I guess I should temper my emotions a bit here. It's California, a few days of rain and 40 degree temps are a big deal for our spoiled asses.

Let's talk progression in the meantime- I think I'll get my legs under me pretty quick, and should be able to get to where I was with the basics quick enough. Pushing, tic-tacs, riding fakie, shouldn't be too big of a barrier. My progression as a kid was actually a bit weird, and I know I can drop in no problem on a minipipe, that should come back quick too. I think I might be able to roll into a pipe, although maybe that's just phantom empathetic memory from watching my friend do it... Can't remember what the gently caress I DID once I was in the a pipe or bowl though. Rock to fakie doesn't feel familiar, and I definitely never figured out an axel stall. Was I just cruising around the pipes and the bowls as a kid? Can't remember anything more involved than that. Pumping through the bowls then launching myself out of the bigass bowl at the end and just going flying (board be hosed) is my most vivid memory. Aah, to be 11 and give 0 fucks again. Honestly the local skatepark had a really nice layout for just pumping around and carving it up. Here's the best photo I could find.


Flatland tricks are completely alien though, I never even figured out the ollie. If you asked 11 year old me I'd tell you I totally had it, but I'm pretty sure I was just popping my nose up and grinding the tail into the asphalt. Might have gotten the back wheels to clear an inch or two every now and then through dumb luck and a poor application of physics. That's my biggest initial goal, and I really want to work it hard and dial it in before I try progressing onto anything technical. Ultimately I'm a 30-year-old chasing a career, so I'm not looking to get featured in any skate films, but the idea of carving up the streets and making the neighborhood a fun playground is what captured my attention the other week. If in a year or two I can pop up and off curbs, maybe throw in a kickflip, and do a simple 50-50 grind on an easy feature I'll be a happy camper. Is working on a slappy grind a good goal to chase while I'm also progressing the ollie? Same Q for manuals, seems like that's a good skill to build for board control and balance. Are there any other early steps in progression I should be chasing?

Nemesis Of Moles
Jul 25, 2007



Does anyone have that one video that was posted in here of the guy who is like, blessed by god when it comes to his bailing skill? He does this incredible mid-air tuck and turn and turns all the momentum into a kind of springing motion to his feet from even the worst kinda bails. The vid was a compilation of a few of them

WildZeo
Feb 28, 2011




Nemesis Of Moles posted:

Does anyone have that one video that was posted in here of the guy who is like, blessed by god when it comes to his bailing skill? He does this incredible mid-air tuck and turn and turns all the momentum into a kind of springing motion to his feet from even the worst kinda bails. The vid was a compilation of a few of them

Sounds like Na-Kel Smith, there's 3 parts of this so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVnx3IJWVA

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

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Was dude a 1.) b-boy, 2.) martial artist, or 3.) parkourist? All 3?

Nemesis Of Moles
Jul 25, 2007



WildZeo posted:

Sounds like Na-Kel Smith, there's 3 parts of this so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVnx3IJWVA

This was it, thanks!

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!


Thats amazing. Probably mess up your shoulder after a while but no doubt a net gain compared to the potential injuries you're not taking. Incredible instincts to be able to do it so often.

DrHammond
Nov 8, 2011




Hmm, maybe I should start by studying the ways of the Na-Kel.

Experience report: Just because you're excited to ride for the first time in 19 years and the skies finally cleared doesn't justify trying to take an inaugural ride on roads covered in branches and storm junk at night. It actually went okay except when I hit a gnarly crack and fell onto my elbow, which is fine, but I burst a blood vessel or some poo poo right on the point and it is HILARIOUSLY swollen in one really specific and small spot. 1/10 pain and full range of motion, but funny to look at and likely to be a gnarly level of black and blue by the weekend.

I'M BACK BABY!

(also holy poo poo 11 year old me made that look easy, I'm gassed after 3 miles.)

DrHammond fucked around with this message at 06:39 on Jan 30, 2021

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



DrHammond posted:

Hmm, maybe I should start by studying the ways of the Na-Kel.

Experience report: Just because you're excited to ride for the first time in 19 years and the skies finally cleared doesn't justify trying to take an inaugural ride on roads covered in branches and storm junk at night. It actually went okay except when I hit a gnarly crack and fell onto my elbow, which is fine, but I burst a blood vessel or some poo poo right on the point and it is HILARIOUSLY swollen in one really specific and small spot. 1/10 pain and full range of motion, but funny to look at and likely to be a gnarly level of black and blue by the weekend.

I'M BACK BABY!

(also holy poo poo 11 year old me made that look easy, I'm gassed after 3 miles.)

welcome to swell bow town
they are funny in a body horror way the first time you end up with one.



quote:

SWELLBOW
What it is: The classic swellbow, otherwise known as Olecranon Bursitis. A swellbow is caused by hitting the tip of your elbow bone, which causes inflammation and liquid (aka bursa) to fill up under the skin, making it look like a nut sack hanging from your arm.

Severity Factor: 1/10 to 7/10. A swellbow can either go away by itself, or it can easily get infected. If the liquid isnít going away, surgery is going to be needed.

How to deal with it: If itís not broken or infected, doctorís recommend just not touching it or wearing an elbow pad (LOL). Itís possible the doctor may want to drain your elbow, but other than that, just relax.

What to avoid: Slamming on it again, trust.

Rehab: Relaxation and an ibuprofen. You should be good in a few daysÖunless itís broken then itís surgery time.



http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2017/...get%20infected.


keep skating dude,
It was hard as hell when I started back at 30. Skating a parking lot for a couple hours trying ollies and shuvs and stuff would work me for days.

scuz
Aug 29, 2003

You can't be angry ALL the time!






Fun Shoe

Full-length Deathwish dropped

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqNYHpUzLw4

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!


Was just coming to post it, best full length I've seen in a long time

That Taylor Kirby side walk gap kickflip at 4:20 instantly goes on the kickflip mount rushmore and is a strong contender for best I've ever seen.

Pedro Delfino taking "Deathwish" a little too literally here

Intel&Sebastian fucked around with this message at 01:26 on Jan 31, 2021

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SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Can someone else post a video of them doing a lovely kick flip so it's not just me.

https://i.imgur.com/grMAP6o.mp4

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