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The Dope

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Keeping your eye on the ball
« on: July 20, 2018, 02:14:35 PM »
That saying they always say in golf "Always keep your eye on the ball" had me thinking about skating and led me to asking, What is the "keeping your eye on the ball" for skateboarding.

For example when I am going to do an ollie on flat, I either look at my feet (bad) or looking at where I want my ollie to land (good).

Another example, fs 5050 on a ledge. Look at the spot where I want to land on the ledge, then once I am locked in, I will begin to look at the end of the ledge and then once I am at the end I will look at where I want my ollie out to land. This all happens very quick and took me a while to break the habit of looking down at my feet randomly during tricks.

I've hardly heard anyone talk about where your eyes should be looking before, it might just be common sense to some people, while some people might have never thought about it.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Keeping your eye on the ball
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 02:45:48 PM »
julian taught me this

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Re: Keeping your eye on the ball
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 03:05:10 PM »
julian taught me this


fuck man you nailed it

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Re: Keeping your eye on the ball
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 05:52:29 AM »
Be the board.
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Re: Keeping your eye on the ball
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 07:55:20 AM »
Slightly OT but when I'm skating I always tell myself to skate like I'm good and it's really helpful

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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Re: Keeping your eye on the ball
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 05:22:46 PM »
Slightly OT but when I'm skating I always tell myself to skate like I'm good and it's really helpful
tbh thats the right kind of thinking, very positive and optimistic. If anyone is thinking they suck and are waiting for the confidence to show up sorry your wrong
I def agree with 😉👍
Slightly OT but when I'm skating I always tell myself to skate like I'm good and it's really helpful
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