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Skating alone appreciation thread
« on: May 15, 2007, 04:04:20 PM »
Skating a manual pad at eleven at night in a deserted parking lot. Thinking about everything or nothing. Drinking a beer while skating back home, listening to my Ipod and slowly feeling the alcohol take effect while doing ollies over manhole covers.

Fuck, I love skating alone every once in a while.

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 04:09:56 PM »
Agreed.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 04:12:31 PM »
Skating a manual pad at eleven at night in a deserted parking lot. Thinking about everything or nothing. Drinking a beer while skating back home, listening to my Ipod and slowly feeling the alcohol take effect while doing ollies over manhole covers.

Fuck, I love skating alone every once in a while.

! thats what i did last saturday but i bought a half gallon of ice tea

skating alone rules

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 04:26:35 PM »
i skate alone 4/5's of the time. every monday, wednesday, and thursday i skate flat alone and every tuesday i get dropped off at a park ten miles away. lately i have been skating with a few different people so i haven't skated alone in two weeks but one of my friends rolled his ankle last night so i think i am going to be skating solo again until the weekends

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 04:37:53 PM »
skting alone is awesome if it's a chill spot within skating distance, I don't do it as much as I used to though

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 04:42:03 PM »
Skating a manual pad at eleven at night in a deserted parking lot. Thinking about everything or nothing. Drinking a beer while skating back home, listening to my Ipod and slowly feeling the alcohol take effect while doing ollies over manhole covers.

Fuck, I love skating alone every once in a while.

Damn, you make it sound so good.
you can hardly call them" skateboarding shows".more like "shows with skateboarders in silly situations".

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007, 05:07:29 PM »
i only skate with myself, so i don't really appreciate it that much

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 05:10:37 PM »
Its ok sometimes, but nothing beats a good session with the homies.

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007, 05:24:47 PM »
homies are a must most of the time
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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2007, 05:24:55 PM »
If my friends aren't skating, I'm not skating.

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2007, 06:20:56 PM »
i skate by myself most of the time... it's not that great but it's not that bad.
but since summer is comming up i'm trying to get my old friends back in to skating and starting up a little crew.

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2007, 06:35:30 PM »
I just get tired of waiting for people to show up or being the peace keeper or the taxi cab.
i love skating with my friends but lately ive just been sessioning these double sided curbs by myself.
i need to start drinking beers again.

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2007, 07:00:27 PM »
sometimes im just too lazy to make the call or to go anywhere. skating alone is rad

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2007, 07:05:44 PM »
Its ok sometimes, but nothing beats a good session with the homies.

amen bro...I think were skatin WB park this weekend....wanna roll out........

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2007, 07:46:47 PM »
Skating with other people sucks most of the time.
One of my favorite lines is the one of spiked meth drnewton does off of lou pearlmans viarga and toddler-blood induced erection that finally puts that bitch 6 feet deep.

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2007, 07:53:17 PM »
maybe you're just skating with the wrong folks.

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2007, 08:00:15 PM »
I skate alone most of the time too.

Like 70%.

I like skating with whomever, but a crew of people is a pain to deal with. Especially since I have since I have some sweet, homemade spots around my town.

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2007, 08:01:02 PM »
Skating with people is of course the best, but I gotta tell you, going out at night and skating a parking lot by yourself to me is like bliss sometimes.  I used to do it almost like 3 times a week where I used to live, nothing but smooth parking lots and level ground everywhere.  I still do it here, but I'm hardly motivated to walk the huge uphill back home when I'm done, haha.

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2007, 08:04:41 PM »
its easier to learn with yourself and your ipod
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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2007, 08:08:25 PM »
awesome thread. It's good (and impressive) to see so many people either skate by themselves, or are down for it.

I skate alone 90% of the time. At first not through choice, just being new to town etc etc, but then you kinda get a feel for it. It's rad to skate with a crew when everyone is cool and feeling the same kinda spots... it's good to have other people to get you stoked... but there is something truely awesome and simple about heading out on a solo mission. Either curb or tranny skating or just spot hunting...

It's a good time... just sometimes harder to push yourself... or sometimes easier too I guess...

Skating for yourself. Solo Car park sessions. Learning a new flatground trick. Bombing a hill alone. These are precious things indeed.

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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2007, 08:18:55 PM »
skating alone is the best sometimes. but the worst is going down to your local skatepark for a solo session and it's packed with little kids.

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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2007, 08:27:33 PM »
Am I the only dude here who doesn't have any good friends who are really into skating?  There's several dudes at the park who I talk to or match up and go get food with.  But it's probably because I moved out here alone and only know a few groups of people.

Although most of my friends do have boards that they occasionally push around on.

As for skating alone, I skated alone for my first 3 years of skating.  Except for maybe 5-10% of it.  And when I moved here I put in many intense flatbed/mini flat-bar/flatground sessions.
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2007, 08:59:52 PM »
Its ok sometimes, but nothing beats a good session with the homies.

amen bro...I think were skatin WB park this weekend....wanna roll out........
possibly saturday, I know I'm going to the benifit skatejam on sunday at simplicty though.

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2007, 09:05:55 PM »
I skate alone most of the time. Most of my buddies are into other things to the point where they can't or don't make time for it. I don't mind it, though nothing beats good friends, beer and a nice new yellow curb. I got to make some phone calls tomorrow...
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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2007, 09:14:13 PM »
here is how my "crew" is broken down

theres me.. im addicted to skating. anytime/all the time

the friend i usually skate with.. goes to the spot.. skates for 5-10 mins... sits and watches me for the rest of the session.. a total ruiner

my friend thats completely down with skating all the time/anytime moved.. but every chance we go skate wherever

1 moved across the country to a new scene and quit

1 got into biking for a bit and quit

1 just quit

the end

so im pretty much skating all the time... a session with some friends is a very rare and wonderfull occurance for me

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2007, 09:23:51 PM »
skating with a good crew gets me physced to skate with people , skating alone though is the best zero distractions just fucking skating

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2007, 09:27:34 PM »
kids i skate with

this kid who likes metalcore music more and normally sits around and smokes and will occasionally skateboard. shame too, he's good

this kid who is that kid ^ 's brother, same interests, gets into skating every few months a lot and quits again

this little kid who is down to skateboard almost all the time but isn't that fun and is annoying

this other kid who is annoying but is fun to skate with for the most part

and a giant group of kids who are always down to skate that live in the town 30 miles away, i normally go up there on the weekends and have some fun

most of the time i end up skating around by myself around town, it's sometimes a lot more fun than with people

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2007, 09:35:18 PM »
Personally I see people who refuse to skate alone as having a lack of dedication.
I realize it's more fun and all that but if you can't get out to skate a spot by yourself that means you arent getting out much, sometimes if at all since schedules get tougher and tougher to line up as you get older.
These are also the same people that get to the spot and skate for 15 minutes, get bored and start breaking shit or fucking with whoever is skating. Or they just talk about how wasted/stoned they are getting later.
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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2007, 09:37:14 PM »
i seem to wear out quiker skating alone, when im with the homies i guess it movtivates me more

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Re: Skating alone appreciation thread
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2007, 09:59:06 PM »
for me the prime number of poele is 3-4.....in california theres tons of skaters and sometimes you get stuck in a parking lot with eleven peple and nowhere to go and people just get upset...the other day i skated some smooth flatground by myself and listened to some wu tang and it was one of the funnest times id had in a while......thers a select few people around town who i can really have a good time skating with/want to skate simular stuff/have the right kind of attitudes......


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