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WildZeo
Feb 28, 2011




I can never find a shape I like so I said screw it and decided to just make my own. I got an uncut blank with a truck jig relatively cheap from a place nearby (Scouthut Skateboards). Spent a week or so messing about with shape ideas then went for it. Cut on a home bandsaw and edged with a rasp and sandpaper. Couple coats of yacht varnish to seal it, then a quick masking tape paint job.




9.25" wide with no taper
14.5" WB
Square nose and Popsicle tail
Ace Classic 66
57mm Dogtown 97a wheels

While not perfect I really like it so far, could do with making the tail a little bit longer as it's a bit stubby. Definitely going to try again once this one is dead!

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HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



That's rad.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Dude that rules. Do you have any photos of the process?

Like did you just freehand feed it into the bandsaw?

WildZeo
Feb 28, 2011




poo poo POST MALONE posted:

Dude that rules. Do you have any photos of the process?

Like did you just freehand feed it into the bandsaw?

Unfortunately not, I only took a few photos while making it.

I free handed it and left about half an inch outside the template then used a rasp and sandpaper to get it down the last bit and make sure the edges were round.

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

Looks like a Welcome Skateboards shape

ArmZ
Jun 5, 2004

You are what you want.





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

gay for gacha
Dec 22, 2006




that guy makes me so stoked.

big black turnout
Jan 13, 2009





Fallen Rib

Altared State posted:

Looks like a Welcome Skateboards shape

WildZeo
Feb 28, 2011




Altared State posted:

Looks like a Welcome Skateboards shape

It's actually just the Jeff Grosso shape with no taper and a rounded off tail. I find it hard to pop flips properly on a fishtail. Not that I do many flips in the bowl...

WildZeo
Feb 28, 2011




It's only taken six months and a lot of emails and direct messages but I've finally managed to get some Pro-designed wrist guards to the UK.





They've been great on my last few skates, feel like I should've bought 2 pairs now though. Now I can throw myself around the bowl with a bit more confidence.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



I've been wearing my Pro-tec wrist guards and they've saved my hands from getting scraped up at least. Knowing how to fall is a lot of it. Haven't really had any major falls as I've been just pushing around basketball courts, but i wanna go to a park with some hills this weekend.

It's currently not a great time to go to hospital so I'm being as careful as I can while still pushing myself outside my comfort zone to improve.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



Sora Shirai landing a sweet frontside 180 to switch backside smith
https://www.instagram.com/p/CTjl9kOnq1G/?utm_medium=copy_link

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



Berrics posted a compilation of Chris Haslam doing silly manuals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELsldFDLDKo

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



Well I didnt wear my kneepads or elbow pads and guess what happened?

Wore wrist guards so my hands are fine. everything is is cut up from going too fast, wobbles and ending up hitting a fence.

my pride is more scarred than anything else but I'll be back at it in a week or two. might Tighten up the trucks a bit.

WildZeo
Feb 28, 2011




Laserface posted:

Well I didnt wear my kneepads or elbow pads and guess what happened?

Wore wrist guards so my hands are fine. everything is is cut up from going too fast, wobbles and ending up hitting a fence.

my pride is more scarred than anything else but I'll be back at it in a week or two. might Tighten up the trucks a bit.

I only wear my knee pads when I'm skating in bowls, they've saved me a couple times.

But I always wear wrist guards regardless of what I'm skating. It amazes me watching people tearing around the bowl with zero protection.

ArmZ
Jun 5, 2004

You are what you want.





this popper up in my YouTube recs it owns lmao

https://youtu.be/ykPaik62RyU

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Dang that tail grab is the best part.

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014



Yeah that split second of hangtime where he holds on to it is beautiful. Wouldn't that be more of a straight tail grab than benihana though? He doesn't do that ugly poo poo where you extend your front leg

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



adjusting trucks - Tighter seems to be recommended for beginners and ive been getting wobbles at just faster than running speed.

is there a method to it? front/rear should be equal, how many 'turns' of the nut do you adjust at a time?

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



ArmZ posted:

this popper up in my YouTube recs it owns lmao

https://youtu.be/ykPaik62RyU

that was fuckin sweet.
the sophisticated cousin of shove it tail grabs

makes me ask the question: kick flip tail grab? can it look good?

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014



Laserface posted:

adjusting trucks - Tighter seems to be recommended for beginners and ive been getting wobbles at just faster than running speed.

is there a method to it? front/rear should be equal, how many 'turns' of the nut do you adjust at a time?

It's 100% down to preference really. Tighten or loosen it, stand on it and try it out a bit, then adjust til you're comfortable.

gay for gacha
Dec 22, 2006



Laserface posted:

adjusting trucks - Tighter seems to be recommended for beginners and ive been getting wobbles at just faster than running speed.

is there a method to it? front/rear should be equal, how many 'turns' of the nut do you adjust at a time?

It's all feel. I would have them loose enough that you can force the wheel to touch the board with your hand and then adjust from there. If you find you can't go straight or are getting crazy wheel bite or are very heavy, tighten it. If you it's still so tight that you feel like you can't maneuver then losen it.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


I'm dumb as heck and have only ever adjusted my trucks once when the hanger was literally wobbling around.

Just make it feel right.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



thanks, Im mostly asking so I dont adjust in big swinging increments cos I like the way it rides now and I think in time when im more confident at speed and not tensing up as much the wobbles will fade away.

was more curious if there was like a minimum amount that I'd start to see different results.

any benefit to tightening one truck more than the other?


I think I might be normal, and Ive ben riding goofy my whole life. my back foot really likes to come out front when i bail off the board.

but riding the other way feels very unnatural.

Garfu
Mar 6, 2008

Much like buttholes, families are meant to be tight.


I threw out my back lifting a stroller into a trunk so I think my days of ever landing a kickflip again are over. It's been a week and I'm still having a ton of soreness.

Sad realization.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Yeah my right knee is hosed and I can't really skate anymore either. Sucks.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



earlier I requested an example of a good kickflip tail grab and I think I finally saw one. There's some other cool stuff in this post:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUGeGKqDLBo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

also, chin up bad back havers...you have to keep going.
Daily walks help a lot as well as the leg exercises they give you to strengthen your core.

I had a disc rupture in my lower back several years ago and didn't even know if I could ever ride a skateboard again because I was so debilitated from it, but I got through it without having surgery and I still try to do my terrible skateboard tricks. It took a while but I was eventually back it at it, not as good as before but not bad enough to stop.

the thing that was the hardest was trying to avoid running out of bails since that would also make things kind of stiffen up for the day.

UFOTacoMan fucked around with this message at 14:33 on Sep 22, 2021

Dick Jones
Jun 20, 2002

Number 2 Guy at OCP



If any of you were itchin' to get your hands on an 8.45" Andy Anderson Flight deck, SkateOne has them back in stock (but probably not for long)

https://www.skateone.com/powell-peralta-pro-andy-anderson-heron-flightr-skateboard-deck-8-45-x-31-8

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004



Surf skates are pretty fun. Tried one out tonight. Didn't feel weird being on a taller board either.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



https://twitter.com/thrashermag/status/1443620729375760405

:captainpop:

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

RIP Sunset Carwash

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUa1Uy1vP5T/

chaleski
Apr 25, 2014



Someone's gonna saw those bars off, eventually

i can still taste him
Feb 16, 2003


Buglord

I have never seen anyone else do this:

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

Keegers
Aug 11, 2014





Question for the group, I recently moved into a smaller backyard space and I want to rebuild my mini ramps setup. What's the minimum footage of flat space do I need from a transition to transition? I've skated a bunch of tranny in different parks and found some with too long of a flat and some with much too short. Is there an equation or something park designers use to calculate flat based on tranny height? All the indoor parks I've been to seem to have the perfect amount of flat between the trannies for their mini half pipes.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



Keegers posted:

Question for the group, I recently moved into a smaller backyard space and I want to rebuild my mini ramps setup. What's the minimum footage of flat space do I need from a transition to transition? I've skated a bunch of tranny in different parks and found some with too long of a flat and some with much too short. Is there an equation or something park designers use to calculate flat based on tranny height? All the indoor parks I've been to seem to have the perfect amount of flat between the trannies for their mini half pipes.

I don't know about an equation but for reference check these plans for a 3 foot mini: https://diyskate.com/mini_03.html
8 feet of flat seems like the minimum you can really get away with.
I have a ramp in a garage that about 2.5 tall, it has about 8 feet and still kind of quick.

there was another ramp I used to skate that was about 5.5 feet tall and had 12 feet of flat and that worked really nice.

gay for gacha
Dec 22, 2006



I just moved to a new city and the skatepark is a 5 minute skate from my house. I've been going on my lunch break and after work. I went tonight and the vibe was so different than my old local spot, fdr, the skatepark isn't gnarly or anything, but me and this guy were just doing back to back flip tricks over a traffic cone and it was just such a chill time. I haven't been good at heel flips since I started skating 8.5" but today I was just nailing them back to back over that traffic cone, I think in a few weeks they are going to be absolutely sick.

Tenterhooks
Jul 27, 2003

Bang Bang

Keegers posted:

Question for the group, I recently moved into a smaller backyard space and I want to rebuild my mini ramps setup. What's the minimum footage of flat space do I need from a transition to transition? I've skated a bunch of tranny in different parks and found some with too long of a flat and some with much too short. Is there an equation or something park designers use to calculate flat based on tranny height? All the indoor parks I've been to seem to have the perfect amount of flat between the trannies for their mini half pipes.

I've never built a ramp and probably never will but a friend shared this tool for calculating the 'correct' sizes for different parts of a ramp that might be helpful: https://www.xtremeskater.com/ramp-plans/ramp-tool/

All depends whether you agree with whoever decided on these proportions I suppose.

EDIT: Ah, just had a play with it and it's just a drawing tool. Sorry. I though it'd size everything automatically based on editing one parameter.

Tenterhooks fucked around with this message at 08:46 on Oct 4, 2021

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



Short enough that you don't need to push, long enough that you can :)

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



https://www.instagram.com/p/CUo4mvDgZCp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

love to be repulsed by a skateboard trick

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Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





I crossposted this in the OSHA thread lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVPFS89xR2w

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