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Etymology of "Fakie"?
« on: October 06, 2010, 08:03:15 AM »
why exactly is rolling backwards called fakie?  I've never heard how this came about.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 09:17:42 AM »
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 09:30:14 AM »
Granted, this is from wikipedia but...

Not to be confused with "switch" or switchstance which is literally "switching" ones stance.

So my guess would be that since it isn't actually switch or nollie, you're "faking" your stance by just riding backwards in your normal stance.
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 09:31:45 AM »
fakie was around before switch or nollie, so that is probably not it.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 09:34:14 AM »
Yeah, but even then you'd still be "faking" your stance by riding that way.
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 09:36:15 AM »
Yeah, but even then you'd still be "faking" your stance by riding that way.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 10:17:32 AM »
Haha geez, just tryin to help  :-*
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 12:06:54 PM »
Why does it matter?

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 12:13:47 PM »
just curious.  I have always wondered why the hell riding backwards was called fakie.  I figured if anyone would know, SLAP would

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 08:42:23 PM »
Yeah, but even then you'd still be "faking" your stance by riding that way.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010, 09:21:51 PM »
Haha geez, just tryin to help?  :-*

You already were with your signature. You went above and beyond by providing a dignified response.
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010, 10:35:19 PM »
Yeah, but even then you'd still be "faking" your stance by riding that way.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 03:17:57 PM »
Yeah, but even then you'd still be "faking" your stance by riding that way.

go sell that shit somewhere else, cuz I ain't buying it

When people go out of their way to try to assist your stupid question it's best to not be a little snarky fuck.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 10:12:39 PM »
Haha geez, just tryin to help?  :-*

You already were with your signature. You went above and beyond by providing a dignified response.

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edit: just noticed my post count actually says the word 'leet.' Sick!
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2010, 07:08:53 PM »
my guess: some trick snobs in the 70s who thought rock n rolls were the zenith of skate tricks saw someone do it to backwards instead of turning out like a man, so it was a "fake" rock n roll? or maybe back in those days people just assumed you would come out regular so switchin it up faked em out?

both of those theories are retarded but i already wrote it so feast on it

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 07:15:12 PM »
Haha geez, just tryin to help  :-*

no prob, I really didn't think my response was going to be taken so srsly.  I think some pals need a beer or a joint and need to chill the fuck out.  I was only joking

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2010, 11:01:16 PM »
i think riding fakie predated the fakie rock.....go ask some geezer....we're working on our frontsides and backsides and whether or not you can fakie ollie into a switch crooks or not.....

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2010, 03:53:28 PM »
Nobody went backwards until 1960's pro skater Scooter "fakie" Jackson did. He pulled it out in the 64 junior hobiecat world championship and blew everybody's mind.
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2010, 05:28:00 PM »
This is actually a really good question, I've been doing some searching and according to the internet, Eddie Elguera invented the fakie ollie and Allen Losi invented the ollie to fakie. Other than that, I don't know why it's called fakie. Maybe skating a ramp or pool and approaching the coping to do an air, and you don't air, so you fake it, fake air, fakie. So then you invent ollie to fakie. Then you go out on the street and do an ollie while rolling fakie, fakie ollie. Thus all the fakie tricks are all named backwards. Fakie is short for fake air, I'm guessing.

Something like, (in a stoner's voice), "He's going to air, no he didn't! He did a fake air! He's going fakie! Whoa fakie!"

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2010, 05:51:56 PM »
So just to go into some more detail, frontside and backside came from surfing obviously.

If any of you have learned how to surf when you stand up the board you usually go straight, and when you stand up you have a stance, goofy or regular.

If you get good enough at surfing you can go left or right.

A wave breaking like this

///////////////////___________ is a left because the crashing waves is on the left.

_____________//////////////// a wave breaking like this is a right.

So depending on what stance you are, you will be riding frontside or backside on the wave. For a goofy footer on a left you will be riding frontside because your front is to the wave. For a regular footer a left is going to be backside, because your back will be to the wave.

Now back to skateboarding, since it came from surfing, skaters were looking for lefts and rights out in the streets, and when they found some natural sidewalk surfing they would carve frontside or backside.

When pools came about, skaters would carve frontside or backside. Then someone eventually aired out, and it was either frontside or backside, from the surf influence. I believe the first air above the coping was Alan Gelfand.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2010, 11:02:28 AM »
All this fakie nonsense....wouldn't it just be easier to call a kickflip going backwards a pilfkcik?
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2010, 11:31:57 AM »
my guess: some trick snobs in the 70s who thought rock n rolls were the zenith of skate tricks saw someone do it to backwards instead of turning out like a man, so it was a "fake" rock n roll? or maybe back in those days people just assumed you would come out regular so switchin it up faked em out?

both of those theories are retarded but i already wrote it so feast on it

that sounds like a good theory.  i remember rock and rolls coming up in discussion with an elder gentleman once (more elder than me) and he said something to the effect of, "i do it the real way" or "i don't cheat" regarding his rock and rolls.  implying that rock to fakies were more pussyish.  which i don't really agree with, especially when you're doing one in the deep end of a huge pool
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2010, 10:33:30 PM »
Every old dude I've known just considers it cheating if you don't hit your front wheels on the deck.
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2010, 09:22:28 PM »
It actually all goes back to 6th grade.. This kid did a no-comply impossible and called it a fakie impossible because it was kind of fake.  It made complete sense until I saw a Jim Greco photo of a fakie ollie and wondered how the fuck he put his foot on the ground before jumping.  After seeing that I went insane and went to shutter island but woke up in a dream which was tom penny's part from flip sorry.  I found out that Tom Penny's part in Sorry was actually a deeper dream state of Tom Penny's part from Menikmati.  However, In the beginning of really sorry he begins his part in a tube... a time travel mechanism, which leads to all of his other parts.  His backside flip is really a medium through which we can experience all of his parts and realize that his part in extremely sorry wasn't very memorable.......it was fake.  Therefore Tom Penny was trapped in his backside flip tube and all of his tricks in extremely sorry were just figments of our imagination.  In conclusion we must consider riding backwards 'fakie' because time travel in skateboarding is like riding backwards and Tom Penny did it and after that all of his tricks didn't actually happen.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2010, 09:17:13 PM »
Nobody went backwards until 1960's pro skater Scooter "fakie" Jackson did. He pulled it out in the 64 junior hobiecat world championship and blew everybody's mind.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2010, 08:35:33 AM »
All this fakie nonsense....wouldn't it just be easier to call a kickflip going backwards a pilfkcik?
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2010, 05:12:24 PM »
it's a fake nollie.

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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2010, 07:15:15 PM »
Every old dude with any respect whatsoever for skateboarding I've known just considers it cheating if you don't hit your front wheels on the deck.
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Re: Etymology of "Fakie"?
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2010, 12:06:20 AM »
Every old dude I've known just considers it cheating if you don't hit your front wheels on the deck.
I'm pretty sure that is a requirement to be on the seniors tour.