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Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





(No griptape, he uses fabric)

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


Great video about Lee Ralph. I think his model was the 2nd or 3rd real board I had (which outs me as as gently caress)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llSnC-SRv8k

Adolf Glitter fucked around with this message at 11:45 on Mar 17, 2021

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UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



That Gou part is one of my favs and that whole video is pretty dang good.
Especially the Chopper part and the Barrier Kult part

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnlMN1jr4oo

Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





The ender in this is loving absurd. Total THPS level poo poo. The best bit is that his buddies have the exact same expression and reaction that I did (and you probably will too)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLOKobipqUo

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Working on my kick flips

https://i.imgur.com/cP53kza.mp4

Lumpy
Apr 26, 2002

La! La! La! Laaaa!





College Slice

That's awesome. Did you make that mini deck thing or do they actually sell them?

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


My older son got it for his birthday. It's called a "kickflipper" and it's like a carpet skateboard to help them learn pushing and kick turns.

E: after watching my son use it all morning, he's really into those super deep Jay Adams carves and I just hope that's where the similarities stop.

SHIT POST MALONE fucked around with this message at 16:58 on Mar 25, 2021

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



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

Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





^^ drat, that's rad as gently caress ^^

I have a sore face from smiling so hard through this wholesome poo poo...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpsHh5nwe4

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!


Adolf Glitter posted:

The ender in this is loving absurd. Total THPS level poo poo. The best bit is that his buddies have the exact same expression and reaction that I did (and you probably will too)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLOKobipqUo

Yeah that's completely absurd

Bouillon Rube
Aug 6, 2009



I bought a cheap Retrospec mini board on a whim. 33 years old and Iíve never touched a skateboard in my life- I probably look a bit silly but this poo poo is so much fun.

After a few hours of riding, I feel pretty comfortable balancing on the board while moving, turning, and can do the tiniest manual.

If I to turn too abruptly, the wheels touch the bottom of the board and I fall on my rear end (I think this is called wheel bite?) I tightened my trucks a but and it still happens if I push it too hard. Does avoiding wheel bite just come down to knowing the limits of your board?

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



You can put on riser pads to lift the deck. Or you can get a cruiser thatís set up a little better.

Iím also learning for the first time at 36, been at it for a few months. Iíve tried to ride my neighbor kids little boards and they are terrifyingly unstable. I wholeheartedly endorse a wide cruiser like the Santa Cruz street cruiser - itís nearly 9Ē wide, got a little bit longer wheelbase, and is very stable. I got mine complete from a local shop for $135 or so. I think it was UFOTacoMan in this thread who pushed me in that direction and it was the best advice. FWIW, Iíve never gotten wheelbite on that board, itís got flared wheelwells and 1/8Ē risers.

HenryJLittlefinger fucked around with this message at 00:10 on Apr 1, 2021

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


A little wheel bite is okay. Typically my decks get a groove where each wheel hits the deck for a deep turn.

You can also use it to help with power slides since it will lock in more friction but there's a point where it fucks you.

Lumpy
Apr 26, 2002

La! La! La! Laaaa!





College Slice

Wheel bite is god's way of teaching you how hard you can carve.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Ideally you don't want to get wheel bite too easily but it's normal for it to happen if you lean way too far into something.
as henry mentioned the only way to combat wheel bite without otherwise altering the setup is to add riser pads.
then the board is further off the ground and slightly more work to push.
skateboarding!

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


I got a wide deck with riser pads just because I'm old and my ankles suck but it's bizarre and I can't actually use it.

I think if I just take the risers off it'll be okay but if you suddenly have an extra 1/4" added to the fulcrum of your pop it is gonna majorly gently caress with your ollie.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



jesus christ

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Adolf Glitter posted:

^^ drat, that's rad as gently caress ^^

I have a sore face from smiling so hard through this wholesome poo poo...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpsHh5nwe4

"I love feelin' the trees"

It was cool to finally see some stuff focusing on AA's personality and outlook. He's like the borderline kook/awesome skater. almost gonzish if I dare say.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



double postin'

Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





UFOTacoMan posted:

"I love feelin' the trees"

It was cool to finally see some stuff focusing on AA's personality and outlook. He's like the borderline kook/awesome skater. almost gonzish if I dare say.

He's quite a character for sure.
I saw Rodney Mullen in a video a few years ago and was also taken aback at his wonderfully weird kooky personality
I'm the same age as him, so have watched him skate for maybe 35 years but have never heard him speak so it was quite a surprise.
Anderson has some of the same skate style now that I think about it. Both are amazingly original tho.

-e- Just remembered, it's Mullen's Ted talk. Rewatched it, he's great man.

Adolf Glitter fucked around with this message at 06:51 on Apr 2, 2021

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


Every time I watch Rodney Mullen speak, I understand how he basically invented modern skateboarding

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



XIII posted:

Every time I watch Rodney Mullen speak, I understand how he basically invented modern skateboarding

While Rodney may have invented a lot of tricks, I think Ray Barbee was the biggest game changer.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



RE: Rodney Mullen

"Give me the most sincere skateboarder you've got.
No that's too sincere"

I love Rodney.
He still has got claw hands landing style though.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



claw hands

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/TidyInnocentAfricanporcupine-mobile.mp4

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



ImplicitAssembler posted:

While Rodney may have invented a lot of tricks, I think Ray Barbee was the biggest game changer.

Ray just kind of made it all look so easy.
Gonz and Natas broke a lot boundaries but their style is def not as easy as Ray's

https://i.imgur.com/2l4vg2d.mp4

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



UFOTacoMan posted:

Ray just kind of made it all look so easy.
Gonz and Natas broke a lot boundaries but their style is def not as easy as Ray's

https://i.imgur.com/2l4vg2d.mp4

Hah, I rewatched those vids last night after posting and I think Anderson styled himself on Barbee.

Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





drat Mullen, haha I'd never noticed but now I can't un-see it.
As for Barbee, he is so casual, even when at regular speed he looks so relaxed it's mesmerising.

I wish I'd had some of that slick style when I skated. I was self taught during the first boom in the 70s and I taught myself to push mongo. When I picked it up again in the 80s I couldn't be arsed relearning. It looked pretty bad.
It often confused people into thinking I was doing stuff switch/fakie or something, but nope, I was just a freak

-edit- Here's a guy explaining it in case anyone doesn't know what it is.
He looks way worse than I did though as he's not used to doing it. Also, what he's saying about foot poitioning isn't quite right. When you're done pushing, you can basically do a little jump into position as you stop pushing which is a fraction of a second at worse. That foot shuffling thing he's showing looks like a nightmare.

Coincidentally, when I'm fighting I'm southpaw too. (I fight about as often as I skate nowadays though)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqiXheenjD8

Adolf Glitter fucked around with this message at 12:22 on Apr 3, 2021

ArmZ
Jun 5, 2004

You are what you want.





thinkin about the dane burman part with orville peck from a bit ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1W5-6dOgbI

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



Iíve been having a lingering pain in the ball of my pushing foot, right where it takes the most pressure at the final thrust in each push. Iím working on smoothing out the push so itís a nice heel to toe roll rather than slapping the ground with a flat foot, but is it possibly a shoe problem as wel? Iím wearing older New Balance 515s, so thereís a bit of drop and not a ton of cushion left. I.e., probably not great skate shoes.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



it's good folks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxndVxM9BxE

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



HenryJLittlefinger posted:

Iíve been having a lingering pain in the ball of my pushing foot, right where it takes the most pressure at the final thrust in each push. Iím working on smoothing out the push so itís a nice heel to toe roll rather than slapping the ground with a flat foot, but is it possibly a shoe problem as wel? Iím wearing older New Balance 515s, so thereís a bit of drop and not a ton of cushion left. I.e., probably not great skate shoes.

I would probably get some legit skate shoes to replace the new balance.
but pushing pain can come and go, sometimes you have to let your body take a breather and use the opportunity to start pushing switch with the other foot.
I'm partial to the Vans Kyle Walker Pro shoes (not the new Kyle Walker Pro 2 with velcro).
https://www.vans.com/shop/kyle-walker-pro

also since I'm old and my feet hurt sometimes I like to take out the stock insoles and put in Footprint Insoles "Game Changers" that you heat up to fit your feet. These insoles are not as heavily padded as stock insoles.

Sometimes I think having padding in the wrong places on the bottom of your shoes is worse than too little padding.

Altared State
Jan 14, 2006
Beginning the journey as I enter the void

FP insoles are great and their shoes are good too.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



I tossed an older pair of Dr Schollís insoles from my motorcycle boots in today just to see what more cushion does. Theyíve got more in the heel plus the forefoot is kind of flattened, so I think these will just make it worse if anything. I do need some new insoles for my hiking boots anyway, so maybe Iíll get a couple pairs of FP. Thanks for the advice.

Altared State
Jan 14, 2006
Beginning the journey as I enter the void

New Toy Machine video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxndVxM9BxE

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!


ArmZ posted:

thinkin about the dane burman part with orville peck from a bit ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1W5-6dOgbI

This put me on a huge Orville Peck kick and I highly recommend it.

ArmZ
Jun 5, 2004

You are what you want.






flow kids

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


That round plantar grind near the end is some video game poo poo

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



poo poo POST MALONE posted:

That round plantar grind near the end is some video game poo poo

yeah that one was funny cause at first I was like yeah man someone already did this one, and then he goes around a second time.

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014



UFOTacoMan posted:

yeah that one was funny cause at first I was like yeah man someone already did this one, and then he goes around a second time.

Ha, I did the exact same thing

"Aw come on I already saw like three people do this on Instagra - oh poo poo."

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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!


Dashawn Jordan is so gooood

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