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Title: Short friends
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on May 20, 2018, 07:08:38 AM
  I was getting thru the JJ thread and got tight over all the short disses about being short.  I'm 'tall' but I'd rather be short.  You're a little better off I feel (safer, fit thru more shit in an escape situation and prolly hurt your back less doing sports) if your short.  But the main thing is my love for a lot of people I've been friends with that are 'small' or short.  The best people ever!!!  Being short is lifes motorcycle.  Ride on brothers and sisters.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Pigeon on May 20, 2018, 09:53:01 AM
Being short makes your dick look bigger.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on May 20, 2018, 01:28:33 PM
i started the short disses in that thread after googling pics of him im 6'3 and legit if you are 5'2 or whatever the fuck jj is I don't respect you as a man
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on May 20, 2018, 01:29:35 PM
like his feet probably dangle in the air when he sits on certain chairs that disgusts me
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on May 20, 2018, 01:46:30 PM
however if I was short everyone over 5'10 would be a freak of nature
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: streetsoup on May 21, 2018, 03:58:03 PM
"You can pop up that high because you're so tall"
This is a stupid comment, even if it's true. Which im not sure it is.


Brandon Westgate.
Cole Wilson.

What other short people have massive pop?

Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Silky Johnson on May 21, 2018, 04:14:22 PM
I think height only comes into play as an insult when the shorter person is trying to make up for lack of size in toughness or manliness, little man syndrome. As some who is 6'3 I've dealt with this shit since my grown spurt in 8th grade, grown men who try to step to me because I'm taller as some kind of test of strength or something.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on May 21, 2018, 04:23:17 PM
"You can pop up that high because you're so tall"
This is a stupid comment, even if it's true. Which im not sure it is.


Brandon Westgate.
Cole Wilson.

What other short people have massive pop?

Torey Pudwill
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on May 21, 2018, 04:24:09 PM
Luan looks pretty small too and has massive pop
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on May 21, 2018, 04:25:22 PM
as for height to pop i think longer boards would benefit taller skaters for pop as you could extend your frontleg further but no idea if the extra weight and stuff would cancel it out
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: DannyDee on May 23, 2018, 08:30:51 PM
"You can pop up that high because you're so tall"
This is a stupid comment, even if it's true. Which im not sure it is.


Brandon Westgate.
Cole Wilson.

What other short people have massive pop?
I wouldn't say massive pop, but T-Funk skates with a lot of power for someone who is probably 5'2.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Trashcon on July 12, 2018, 11:00:07 PM
Not sure if he's actually short, or just average, but Christian Maalouf has some heavy pop.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: CHOW on July 13, 2018, 06:12:27 AM
Not sure if he's actually short, or just average, but Christian Maalouf has some heavy pop.
My theory regarding skateboarding is that if you have to think about whether or not they're short, they're probably short. I'm guessing that Maalouf isn't any taller than 5'7.

Somewhat related: the people that comment on https://www.celebheights.com/ (https://www.celebheights.com/) are absolute freaks. They estimate heights to the quarter inch and talk about morning and peak heights and shit.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Frank on August 01, 2018, 02:21:07 AM
i'm 5'6 and sometimes i hate it. i was supposed to grow much bigger tho and never had a real growth spurt, probably because my mom lived very unhealthy while she was pregnant. my dad supposedly was 6'2 and i on the other hand look like a person stuck forever in late puberty.

one of my best friends is 6'6 and skating with him when we ollie the same obstacle it's not even like we ollie the same obstacle. what's about knee high for me is more like a curb for him.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on August 01, 2018, 09:32:53 PM
i'm 5'6 and sometimes i hate it. i was supposed to grow much bigger tho and never had a real growth spurt, probably because my mom lived very unhealthy while she was pregnant. my dad supposedly was 6'2 and i on the other hand look like a person stuck forever in late puberty.

one of my best friends is 6'6 and skating with him when we ollie the same obstacle it's not even like we ollie the same obstacle. what's about knee high for me is more like a curb for him.
  Feel sorry all you want but the back advantages outweigh insecurities.  At 5'6 you'll be 50 years old lifting stuff all over the place. 
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: anon on August 02, 2018, 01:14:40 AM
"You can pop up that high because you're so tall"
This is a stupid comment, even if it's true. Which im not sure it is.


Brandon Westgate.
Cole Wilson.

What other short people have massive pop?
(https://78.media.tumblr.com/b8218f3da57da17f05c71d580e4f749e/tumblr_nw44gaI93M1qcjlv3o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on August 11, 2018, 01:54:18 PM
I'm 6'3 and I believe the advantages of being short outweigh the advantages of being tall. Lower centre of gravity, less time needed to complete a motor movement., and less distance to fall. Also most of my friends who are short and skate are also featherweights, which means less impact on joints, leading to longevity.

I second the point about longer wheelbases for taller dudes. I just moved up to a 15" wb / 33" long board and I am ollying noticeably higher
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: patrick c. on August 12, 2018, 08:55:15 PM
as for height to pop i think longer boards would benefit taller skaters for pop as you could extend your frontleg further but no idea if the extra weight and stuff would cancel it out
I'm 6'2" and have tried both longer and shorter boards. Don't notice any difference in the height of the pop but I can for sure pop a shorter board more quickly than a longer board. Also people can be cool or not cool regardless of how tall they are.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: silhouette on August 13, 2018, 07:05:48 AM
I'm 5'6 and definitely skate a lot better on decks with short wheelbases, for sure. Once I realized that, it became a bigger factor in my choices of decks than board width.

Magenta makes two different types of 8.125's, one with a short wheelbase and one with a long wheelbase. Every time I order I always triple check that I'm not getting the long ones by accident. That's happened to me before and I can't skate those for shit, I lose my marks on the control of so many flip tricks with a rotation, and grinds and slides feel different. I'm sure the taller you are the less different wheelbases can be felt, but standing with short legs on a long board feels unpractical like things are disproportionate.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: anon on August 19, 2018, 11:47:48 AM
I'm 5'6 and definitely skate a lot better on decks with short wheelbases, for sure. Once I realized that, it became a bigger factor in my choices of decks than board width.

Magenta makes two different types of 8.125's, one with a short wheelbase and one with a long wheelbase. Every time I order I always triple check that I'm not getting the long ones by accident. That's happened to me before and I can't skate those for shit, I lose my marks on the control of so many flip tricks with a rotation, and grinds and slides feel different. I'm sure the taller you are the less different wheelbases can be felt, but standing with short legs on a long board feels unpractical like things are disproportionate.
i wish there were more boards with a wheelbase under 14". i've seen 7.5" decks that are just as long as 8" ones. why not go down in length as well?
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 20, 2018, 07:43:14 PM
I’m a short guy, I feel like we have less injuries than taller people but I feel like there is a lot of “heightism” in society.  I feel like taller people are taken more seriously on the whole.

As far as wheelbases, anything over 14.25 is too long generally. 
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on August 20, 2018, 08:30:56 PM
I’m a short guy, I feel like we have less injuries than taller people but I feel like there is a lot of “heightism” in society.  I feel like taller people are taken more seriously on the whole.

As far as wheelbases, anything over 14.25 is too long generally.

http://www.livescience.com/5552-taller-people-earn-money.html
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Fifty8mm on August 21, 2018, 01:10:30 AM
Rich Adler skates high ledges and whatnot. The power on that dudes skating is amazing.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Sleazy on August 21, 2018, 03:58:47 AM
how does any conversation of height in men get this far without talking about the female handicap that comes with being short.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Jollyoli on August 21, 2018, 04:36:01 AM
how does any conversation of height in men get this far without talking about the female handicap that comes with being short.

I think physiological differences in muscle mass and testosterone are a bigger handicap than a couple of inches, that and the phallocentric state of skateboarding.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on August 21, 2018, 10:29:28 PM
how does any conversation of height in men get this far without talking about the female handicap that comes with being short.

I think physiological differences in muscle mass and testosterone are a bigger handicap than a couple of inches, that and the phallocentric state of skateboarding.

100%
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on August 23, 2018, 09:20:36 AM
In the mid 2000s a really short guy smacking a fat booty then sprinting the opposite direction used to be funny as fuck. Now that shit'll put you in jail hahahahaha.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: doomstation55 on August 23, 2018, 09:32:05 AM
I’m a short guy, I feel like we have less injuries than taller people but I feel like there is a lot of “heightism” in society.  I feel like taller people are taken more seriously on the whole.

As far as wheelbases, anything over 14.25 is too long generally.

The term you're looking for is "height supremacy."

I never felt disadvantaged because of being tall skating (about 6'2" here so not like gargantuan but not average pro skater height) but I've noticed watching clips of myself skating my feet look fucking huge (size 12) and always dangle over my board more noticeably than most. Could be me being hypercritical of everything I do skatingwise, but still.

I've always thought making fun of a dude for being short is pretty lame. Unless they have an obvious napoleon complex or something.
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: behavioralguide on August 23, 2018, 03:33:22 PM
my dad is not even an inch taller then me but it annoys me that i never grew 'past' him

what average on that side of the world? below 6'?
Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: Iceman on August 23, 2018, 05:54:35 PM
generally speaking, a pro that's tall is the exception.

a list of the all time highest ollie-ers would be 'short' on tallness.

always loved how justin doubled down and embraced it:

15:13

www.youtube.com/watch?v=USxK3agONfk

Title: Re: Short friends
Post by: S. on August 24, 2018, 01:44:08 AM
I think it is kind of cool that dudes (girls too), who are really good at skating vary so much in their body types. That is very different in other sports.

I have done some bro science on this: It does seem that short people and skinny people have the best body for skating. If you are short you can be of bigger body type (Jon Dixon and Jamie Foy) or skinnier one (Heath Kirchhart, Yuto, Nyjah)
if you are of average hight or taller you better be rather skinny (Ed Templeton when he was younger, Andrew Reynolds, McCrank, Tony Hawk, JJ). I guess the only exception would be Chris Cole who is of average hight and a pretty big dude.

Thus I conclude that the reason for being very average at skating is that I have big frame and while being 6 foot tall.