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« Reply #870 on: April 14, 2015, 11:16:15 PM »
Just getting down 5-0s too..I gotta have my tail scraping as I go in....

After like 30 years of skating I realize I never lean back....

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« Reply #871 on: April 15, 2015, 12:04:54 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey



congrats man! that's one of the more satisfying tricks ever. also one I totally lost after knee surgery a few years back. confidence is everything for that one.
as for me, I've been rolling around a bit again, which is satisfying in itself but psychologically, I haven't shaken off my ankle breaker yet. everytime I step on my board I think of that injury and I have to say it takes a lot of the fun out of skating. it'll take time I guess.....

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« Reply #872 on: April 15, 2015, 12:38:30 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey



Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!
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« Reply #873 on: April 15, 2015, 10:51:08 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey



Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!


thanks guys.  it's been the longest battle.  for me i'm realizing my problem was i needed to bend my knees more, plus lean back into the tranny a bit more.  i got 5-0s to tail a long time ago, but could never come in without going to tail.   think bending knees prepares you for coming back in and gives you some leeway to adjust.
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« Reply #874 on: April 15, 2015, 06:16:16 PM »
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« Reply #876 on: April 15, 2015, 06:59:30 PM »
Just getting down 5-0s too..I gotta have my tail scraping as I go in....

After like 30 years of skating I realize I never lean back....

I have this issue too.  I'm at the 20 year mark and still have to remind myself to put more weight on my back foot.

think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey



Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!


thanks guys.  it's been the longest battle.  for me i'm realizing my problem was i needed to bend my knees more, plus lean back into the tranny a bit more.  i got 5-0s to tail a long time ago, but could never come in without going to tail.   think bending knees prepares you for coming back in and gives you some leeway to adjust.

man I'm glad I'm not the only 'old dude' with this issue.  I can slash a frontside grind on just about anything, even managed to get little ones on vert, but can never get a good stand up 5-0. 

Even on my frontside slappies I feel like I'm more on the edge as opposed to on top.

One of my favorite looking tricks too... a bucket list trick for me is a good 5-0 stall; the kind when you just go up, smack it down, and hold for a second.  I'm keeping at it.

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« Reply #877 on: April 15, 2015, 07:11:29 PM »
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)

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« Reply #878 on: April 15, 2015, 07:15:10 PM »
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)

i would for sure skate a lot less with out curb seessions .
this is about all i got left .I also have to remind myself to push down on my back foot . back side slappy's are gonna be tough .
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« Reply #879 on: April 15, 2015, 07:26:29 PM »
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)
Thanks man appreciate the kind words as always .

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« Reply #880 on: April 15, 2015, 08:39:46 PM »
I had crazy trouble with front 5-0's on transition for the longest time too, but after watching my friend do them a few times and really paying attention, I found what helps me is this ... go fast, come into it like you're gonna just slash it and go up on the deck with all weight on the back, ( this is the part that helped me a ton right here ) once up on the coping keep your weight back and knee bent AND turn the front in towards the transition slightly, when you're ready to go in turn it the rest of the way and move weight to the front and bam you got it.

I hope this helps, it worked for me.

Also ... on my quest to get my back leg working again, I texted a friend and told him to choose a flatground trick and I was gonna go do it, so of course he pics one I haven't done in a while and with my back leg still f'd it was a struggle and not very clean but I'll take it haha

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« Reply #881 on: April 15, 2015, 08:55:30 PM »
Fakie tre's are so hit or miss. Rarely land them in games of skate but after a few tries I usually almost break my nose off and roll away from one.
Nice work.
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« Reply #882 on: April 15, 2015, 09:14:40 PM »
Fakie tre's are so hot or miss. Rarely land them in games of skate but after a few tries I usually almost break my nose off and roll away from one.
Nice work.

Thanks man!  I should have said if I didn't that was nollie ... but my back leg isn't back to 100% yet, so flicking with it and jumping is difficult.  But yeah, I love any good 360 flip ... unfortunately that wasn't good yet haha.  Next time hopefully will go better
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« Reply #883 on: April 15, 2015, 10:43:57 PM »
Fakie tre is easier to flip and stay under you but weird because it's fakie....no?

Fakie bigflip is the consolation prize.

I'm slowly getting the front 5-0s...I gotta relearn them every session....

Up there w. front 5-0 is the dreaded roll in....working on that one too....and concrete in general...grew up on maso....

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« Reply #884 on: April 15, 2015, 11:01:34 PM »
Fakie tre is easier to flip and stay under you but weird because it's fakie....no?

Fakie bigflip is the consolation prize.

I'm slowly getting the front 5-0s...I gotta relearn them every session....

Up there w. front 5-0 is the dreaded roll in....working on that one too....and concrete in general...grew up on maso....

For me the fakie ones have always come easier, big flip included.  Same with regular fakie flips.  Nollie has always been more of a struggle when I learn a new trick.

Roll in's are fucking scary, every session it's like 5 min of getting myself ready for it and then just going for it.  I think it stems from watching my friend hang up doing it on a 6 foot to flat once ... definitely one of the more cringe worthy things I've seen first hand
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« Reply #885 on: April 16, 2015, 07:11:26 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey




Damn. That looks proper to me.

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« Reply #886 on: April 20, 2015, 10:27:33 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey



congrats man! that's one of the more satisfying tricks ever. also one I totally lost after knee surgery a few years back. confidence is everything for that one.
as for me, I've been rolling around a bit again, which is satisfying in itself but psychologically, I haven't shaken off my ankle breaker yet. everytime I step on my board I think of that injury and I have to say it takes a lot of the fun out of skating. it'll take time I guess.....

Completely proper. I like how you can see the shift when you got fully on top. I'm still slashing mine after all these years. Sometimes I might be a little more on top than others. Still one of the best tricks ever.
Injuries suck. They really take longer to heal the older I get. I've been skating, but 4 months after rolling it, my ankle is still not better. I messed up the big toe on my other foot about 1.5 years ago. And even that still hurts.
The main thing that hypes me up these days is new spots. It's too much work to learn a new trick. So I just take the few tricks I can do to different places. This last weekend that meant making the 2 hour trek up to LA. It was a blast.

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« Reply #887 on: April 20, 2015, 11:00:46 AM »
I had crazy trouble with front 5-0's on transition for the longest time too, but after watching my friend do them a few times and really paying attention, I found what helps me is this ... go fast, come into it like you're gonna just slash it and go up on the deck with all weight on the back, ( this is the part that helped me a ton right here ) once up on the coping keep your weight back and knee bent AND turn the front in towards the transition slightly, when you're ready to go in turn it the rest of the way and move weight to the front and bam you got it.

I hope this helps, it worked for me.

Also ... on my quest to get my back leg working again, I texted a friend and told him to choose a flatground trick and I was gonna go do it, so of course he pics one I haven't done in a while and with my back leg still f'd it was a struggle and not very clean but I'll take it haha



This is pretty good advice. Approach like a slash, but with your weight going more up on top.  I find if I point my toes on my back foot as I am getting up on top. It forces the truck to lock in properly, and cocks the front of the board into the ramp which makes it easier to come back in.   I also found when I was learning them, or if Im trying one on some tranny out of my comfort zone. I try and grind as far as I can or even to a stop to get comfortable.

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« Reply #888 on: April 20, 2015, 02:35:58 PM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey



Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!


Good stuff. Boomgates too!

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« Reply #889 on: April 20, 2015, 04:05:33 PM »
I was saving some stuff for the Tired video but then I realized I didn't want to be in it.
https://igcdn-videos-g-9-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t50.2886-16/11166330_789879564414849_1247002243_n.mp4

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« Reply #890 on: April 20, 2015, 06:34:33 PM »
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)
Thanks man appreciate the kind words as always .
Hell yeah that was hype. What's your IG handle? I'll follow for more curb action.

Well, between the end of winter (1st week of April) and the birth of my second son (5 days ago) I managed to get in a handful of sessions. Winter here was brutal this year, and I didn't even look at my board for nearly 5 months. First day back it was a struggle to get more than 6" off the ground and my legs barely worked. Things got (somewhat) better by the 3rd day out, but i was still limited to 50s and Noseslide 270 shuvs out. All of which were really slow and shitty looking.

It's cool that despite the age level in the thread, the average skill level is pretty high. Wish I could say the same for myself but the decade-plus I took off from the board seems to have stunted my chance of progression pretty substantially. I'll be relegated to the sidelines with this newborn for a minute, but I'm hoping by the time summer rolls around I can get back out there for some solo night sessions.

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« Reply #891 on: April 20, 2015, 06:37:45 PM »
I was saving some stuff for the Tired video but then I realized I didn't want to be in it.
https://igcdn-videos-g-9-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t50.2886-16/11166330_789879564414849_1247002243_n.mp4

How come you did not want to be in it? Your stuff might be a bit too good. I bet I could get in there with some of my embarrassing slams and goofs.

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« Reply #892 on: April 20, 2015, 07:20:14 PM »
I had crazy trouble with front 5-0's on transition for the longest time too, but after watching my friend do them a few times and really paying attention, I found what helps me is this ... go fast, come into it like you're gonna just slash it and go up on the deck with all weight on the back, ( this is the part that helped me a ton right here ) once up on the coping keep your weight back and knee bent AND turn the front in towards the transition slightly, when you're ready to go in turn it the rest of the way and move weight to the front and bam you got it.

I hope this helps, it worked for me.

Also ... on my quest to get my back leg working again, I texted a friend and told him to choose a flatground trick and I was gonna go do it, so of course he pics one I haven't done in a while and with my back leg still f'd it was a struggle and not very clean but I'll take it haha



This is pretty good advice. Approach like a slash, but with your weight going more up on top.� I find if I point my toes on my back foot as I am getting up on top. It forces the truck to lock in properly, and cocks the front of the board into the ramp which makes it easier to come back in.� �I also found when I was learning them, or if Im trying one on some tranny out of my comfort zone. I try and grind as far as I can or even to a stop to get comfortable.

Honestly, I don't do the fully locked-in 5-0 that often. Most of the time I like doing a slash but trying to be more up on than under the coping. Doesn't always happen. That said, the above is good advice for the fully locked-in stand up 5-0 as well as for proper smith grinds. You should be aiming to stay in that correct position until the end of the grind.

For learning either of them I think that doing stalls is better practice than trying to tweak your regular frontside grinds into smith or 5-0. Other pointers might be a) both can feel closer to a frontside 50-50 than a slash as far as being over the coping and b) wait a little bit longer as you ride up the transition before you start getting your grind on. It's really only postponing your wind-up by a fraction of a second although it can feel longer if you are used to a slashier grind. Just wait a hair longer with your body relatively still and noncommittal until your head body get up over the lip.

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« Reply #893 on: April 20, 2015, 11:36:44 PM »
This is all such great advice!! Keep it coming!!! thanks SLAP PALS.
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« Reply #894 on: April 21, 2015, 12:36:28 AM »
I had crazy trouble with front 5-0's on transition for the longest time too, but after watching my friend do them a few times and really paying attention, I found what helps me is this ... go fast, come into it like you're gonna just slash it and go up on the deck with all weight on the back, ( this is the part that helped me a ton right here ) once up on the coping keep your weight back and knee bent AND turn the front in towards the transition slightly, when you're ready to go in turn it the rest of the way and move weight to the front and bam you got it.

I hope this helps, it worked for me.

Also ... on my quest to get my back leg working again, I texted a friend and told him to choose a flatground trick and I was gonna go do it, so of course he pics one I haven't done in a while and with my back leg still f'd it was a struggle and not very clean but I'll take it haha



This is pretty good advice. Approach like a slash, but with your weight going more up on top.� I find if I point my toes on my back foot as I am getting up on top. It forces the truck to lock in properly, and cocks the front of the board into the ramp which makes it easier to come back in.� �I also found when I was learning them, or if Im trying one on some tranny out of my comfort zone. I try and grind as far as I can or even to a stop to get comfortable.

Honestly, I don't do the fully locked-in 5-0 that often. Most of the time I like doing a slash but trying to be more up on than under the coping. Doesn't always happen. That said, the above is good advice for the fully locked-in stand up 5-0 as well as for proper smith grinds. You should be aiming to stay in that correct position until the end of the grind.

For learning either of them I think that doing stalls is better practice than trying to tweak your regular frontside grinds into smith or 5-0. Other pointers might be a) both can feel closer to a frontside 50-50 than a slash as far as being over the coping and b) wait a little bit longer as you ride up the transition before you start getting your grind on. It's really only postponing your wind-up by a fraction of a second although it can feel longer if you are used to a slashier grind. Just wait a hair longer with your body relatively still and noncommittal until your head body get up over the lip.


stalls were the key for me too. I wish I had understood that earlier. it's just so frustrating that I finally learned proper smith grinds at 39, after fucking 20+ years of doing shitty ones......and then I went and broke my leg. and now......I'm afraid to do anything.
I swear I will do somes smithies again though. But I need to find an easy wooden mini-ramp, I really dont want to take a chance again on all the gnarly concrete spots close to where I live.

Oh and to the guy who did the wallie crooked, that was awesome! I was expecting to you go fakie out but wallriding out of it was sick.

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« Reply #895 on: April 21, 2015, 10:15:01 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.�  it's been a very long journey



congrats man! that's one of the more satisfying tricks ever. also one I totally lost after knee surgery a few years back. confidence is everything for that one.
as for me, I've been rolling around a bit again, which is satisfying in itself but psychologically, I haven't shaken off my ankle breaker yet. everytime I step on my board I think of that injury and I have to say it takes a lot of the fun out of skating. it'll take time I guess.....

Completely proper. I like how you can see the shift when you got fully on top. I'm still slashing mine after all these years. Sometimes I might be a little more on top than others. Still one of the best tricks ever.
Injuries suck. They really take longer to heal the older I get. I've been skating, but 4 months after rolling it, my ankle is still not better. I messed up the big toe on my other foot about 1.5 years ago. And even that still hurts.
The main thing that hypes me up these days is new spots. It's too much work to learn a new trick. So I just take the few tricks I can do to different places. This last weekend that meant making the 2 hour trek up to LA. It was a blast.


incredible.  nice work dude.  i can't even krooked grind on a curb

i live in LA and don't know where that is.  where is it?
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« Reply #896 on: April 21, 2015, 11:07:58 AM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.�  it's been a very long journey



congrats man! that's one of the more satisfying tricks ever. also one I totally lost after knee surgery a few years back. confidence is everything for that one.
as for me, I've been rolling around a bit again, which is satisfying in itself but psychologically, I haven't shaken off my ankle breaker yet. everytime I step on my board I think of that injury and I have to say it takes a lot of the fun out of skating. it'll take time I guess.....

Completely proper. I like how you can see the shift when you got fully on top. I'm still slashing mine after all these years. Sometimes I might be a little more on top than others. Still one of the best tricks ever.
Injuries suck. They really take longer to heal the older I get. I've been skating, but 4 months after rolling it, my ankle is still not better. I messed up the big toe on my other foot about 1.5 years ago. And even that still hurts.
The main thing that hypes me up these days is new spots. It's too much work to learn a new trick. So I just take the few tricks I can do to different places. This last weekend that meant making the 2 hour trek up to LA. It was a blast.


incredible.  nice work dude.  i can't even krooked grind on a curb

i live in LA and don't know where that is.  where is it?

Thanks. Yeah, I've been trying to track down that spot for close to a year. It is a bank to ledge/wall going down a whole neighborhood block. I even made a thread about it in the Travel Guide section to get some help. http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=80941.0
That didn't work. I had to go about it the old fashioned way. Ask someone who lives up there. It's in East LA. Cross streets are 2nd ST & Bonnie Beach Place. No one had a problem with us skating the section I hit. But further down the hill, there is another part that they said was off limits.

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« Reply #897 on: April 21, 2015, 01:11:14 PM »
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.��  it's been a very long journey



congrats man! that's one of the more satisfying tricks ever. also one I totally lost after knee surgery a few years back. confidence is everything for that one.
as for me, I've been rolling around a bit again, which is satisfying in itself but psychologically, I haven't shaken off my ankle breaker yet. everytime I step on my board I think of that injury and I have to say it takes a lot of the fun out of skating. it'll take time I guess.....

Completely proper. I like how you can see the shift when you got fully on top. I'm still slashing mine after all these years. Sometimes I might be a little more on top than others. Still one of the best tricks ever.
Injuries suck. They really take longer to heal the older I get. I've been skating, but 4 months after rolling it, my ankle is still not better. I messed up the big toe on my other foot about 1.5 years ago. And even that still hurts.
The main thing that hypes me up these days is new spots. It's too much work to learn a new trick. So I just take the few tricks I can do to different places. This last weekend that meant making the 2 hour trek up to LA. It was a blast.


incredible.�  nice work dude.�  i can't even krooked grind on a curb

i live in LA and don't know where that is.�  where is it?

Thanks. Yeah, I've been trying to track down that spot for close to a year. It is a bank to ledge/wall going down a whole neighborhood block. I even made a thread about it in the Travel Guide section to get some help. http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=80941.0
That didn't work. I had to go about it the old fashioned way. Ask someone who lives up there. It's in East LA. Cross streets are 2nd ST & Bonnie Beach Place. No one had a problem with us skating the section I hit. But further down the hill, there is another part that they said was off limits.

Damn that was really sick! As I age, finding a new spot is just about as exciting as getting a new trick, and probably more frequent :-)

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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #898 on: June 06, 2015, 01:41:46 AM »
hey old farts. well I had my first real sesh at the park and I felt so damn sketchy and uncomfortable on my board......I thought I was going to self-destruct just dropping in. so I was almost ready to give up but it got better after an hour. I'm still super far from where I was at pre-injury though. Might never get back there, but whatever. As someone said, better appreciate what you can still do rather than regret the tricks you've lost.

Anyways here's a funny one you english-speakers might find strange: I was talking to some young dudes at the park, and I had this dilemma, do I prefer to be adressed as "tu" or "vous"?? Cause we have two ways of saying "you" in French: "tu" is like for buddies and "vous" is more formal. so when some guy said "vous" I felt respected as an elder.....but when another one said "tu", I thought: cool, maybe I don't look too fucked up and wrinkled yet!! 


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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #899 on: June 15, 2015, 07:53:33 AM »
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2032627#msg2032627 date=1384625481
sans umbilical, what part of Alabama do you reside?  I'm down here in the Montgomery area.

Birmingham

44 year old here...

I just moved to Bham. How is Railroad Park? Looking forward to exploring the local spots and scene here!!!