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« Reply #1350 on: May 11, 2017, 12:26:55 AM »
are you guys talking about a sort of backside layback ? like hand on coping and going to tail backside grabbing the nose?
I can do those (or at least I could do them.....) and it seems way easier than bs tail slides to me! especially cause the commitment level is way lower. no bad slam can happen if you miss, whereas with bs tailslides well....

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« Reply #1351 on: May 11, 2017, 04:32:38 AM »
I and I style......

The Duane peters bs tail is arguably harder than the regular back tail.....I'm working on the regs back tail...but when I do them it's all shoe....

Harts is Asian.....possibly on some okinanwan shit which means he ages even slower.....
Dude no doubt the DP backside layback ones are super hard, can't even begin to comprehend those.

Hartsel is half Japanese half Korean I'm pretty sure but yeah he has some insane genes and never ages but still kills it and hasn't slowed down even a little bit.

I skated mini ramp tonight, (it's in between 5 and 6 feet high , like right in the middle) and actually did several backside tailslides, two of which were pretty satisfying but overall still need work on this trick. Still, the fact that I got into and full on slid a couple on real coping felt amazing.



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« Reply #1352 on: May 11, 2017, 04:33:40 AM »
are you guys talking about a sort of backside layback ? like hand on coping and going to tail backside grabbing the nose?
I can do those (or at least I could do them.....) and it seems way easier than bs tail slides to me! especially cause the commitment level is way lower. no bad slam can happen if you miss, whereas with bs tailslides well....
Exactly, backside layback is the only name I can think of that would describe it.

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« Reply #1353 on: May 11, 2017, 05:32:11 AM »
are you guys talking about a sort of backside layback ? like hand on coping and going to tail backside grabbing the nose?
I can do those (or at least I could do them.....) and it seems way easier than bs tail slides to me! especially cause the commitment level is way lower. no bad slam can happen if you miss, whereas with bs tailslides well....
Exactly, backside layback is the only name I can think of that would describe it.


I actually do one here at 0'30. But now I realize the difference with the old masters like Hartsel or DP: they actually slide whereas I just go to tail....
F**** I can't believe that footy is seriously 13 years old now!!



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« Reply #1354 on: May 11, 2017, 10:08:09 AM »
Man Frenchie, you had some smooth style! That was legit!



Im sure my skating rather ugly around then. I'd like to think my style improved as I got older but my trick bag got smaller and smaller.

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« Reply #1355 on: May 12, 2017, 12:05:08 AM »
thanks Willie! Unfortunately the key word here is "had"....

I might have a mini ramp resurgence at some point though! Just cruising 50-50s and slasher grinds would feel good at this point. I'm gonna try and find a wooden mini to get back into it easily, cause all the gnarly concrete parks around where I live scare me now.....

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« Reply #1356 on: May 19, 2017, 05:58:06 PM »
Been trying to get back into skating things bigger than 6" curbs again....


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« Reply #1357 on: May 19, 2017, 06:32:14 PM »
Hell yeah!
Pool coping is so fun, not brave enough for anything bigger than 6 feet though.

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« Reply #1358 on: May 20, 2017, 01:51:16 PM »

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« Reply #1359 on: May 21, 2017, 05:12:26 AM »
Been trying to get back into skating things bigger than 6" curbs again....




West Linn always looked like fun to me although I imagine it's gnarlier in person. Was the refurb just new coping or did they do something to the surface too?

The one time I went out to Seattle and skated Bainbridge (which was probably 7 years old at the time) the surface was kind of grainy, like grip tape. It sucked to fall on.

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« Reply #1360 on: May 21, 2017, 08:38:41 AM »
Been trying to get back into skating things bigger than 6" curbs again....




West Linn always looked like fun to me although I imagine it's gnarlier in person. Was the refurb just new coping or did they do something to the surface too?

The one time I went out to Seattle and skated Bainbridge (which was probably 7 years old at the time) the surface was kind of grainy, like grip tape. It sucked to fall on.

Yeah, Evergreen skateparks ground down and patched up some of the cracks and raised sections in the surface. Unlike some of the coastal parks in the Northwest, West Linn still pretty damn smooth. Not all the coping was replaced just the more haggard sections. Its strange skating buttery smooth coping again... I kind of like a bit of grip and 'feedback' on older coping.

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« Reply #1361 on: May 21, 2017, 07:00:41 PM »
Jesus....curbs to pool coping is a jump....I was expecting a noseslide on a foot high ledge.....


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« Reply #1362 on: May 21, 2017, 07:32:18 PM »
What's the name of that asian pro from the late 80's-90's who did long ass lines in So Cal ? He had a pony tail and the biggest pop. He ollied over a tall fire hydrant if I remember correctly.

Very under rated dude.

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« Reply #1363 on: May 21, 2017, 09:18:47 PM »
Donger.....

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« Reply #1364 on: May 21, 2017, 09:28:09 PM »
What's the name of that asian pro from the late 80's-90's who did long ass lines in So Cal ? He had a pony tail and the biggest pop. He ollied over a tall fire hydrant if I remember correctly.

Very under rated dude.

They guy in my avatar..


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« Reply #1365 on: May 21, 2017, 09:34:34 PM »
Donger.....
how can you forget Donger tho?

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« Reply #1366 on: May 21, 2017, 11:08:20 PM »
What's the name of that asian pro from the late 80's-90's who did long ass lines in So Cal ? He had a pony tail and the biggest pop. He ollied over a tall fire hydrant if I remember correctly.

Very under rated dude.

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« Reply #1367 on: May 21, 2017, 11:18:40 PM »
He got the name from sixteen candles no?  Did he even look like Long Duck Dong?  Sucks you get stuck with that name....

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« Reply #1368 on: May 22, 2017, 12:25:38 AM »
What's the name of that asian pro from the late 80's-90's who did long ass lines in So Cal ? He had a pony tail and the biggest pop. He ollied over a tall fire hydrant if I remember correctly.

Very under rated dude.

They guy in my avatar..



dude your gif game is on point! that ollie fs wallride freaks me out everytime. And now that line in your sig....who is that ? and what in the fuck is that trick? I can't figure out if he does the nosebump or the one foot first! what in hell....

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« Reply #1369 on: June 06, 2017, 12:39:05 AM »
well this is gonna be quite underwhelming after NL's spot, but I was repping SLAP hard on sunday with that Huf tshirt.....so I thought this deserved a post!


https://streamable.com/3qsuf

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« Reply #1370 on: June 06, 2017, 07:05:32 AM »
I always felt Donger was appropriately rated. If anything he was too early.

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« Reply #1371 on: June 06, 2017, 08:05:55 AM »
well this is gonna be quite underwhelming after NL's spot, but I was repping SLAP hard on sunday with that Huf tshirt.....so I thought this deserved a post!


https://streamable.com/3qsuf

That place looks super fun. Smith grinds are the best. Can you do backside? Its on my agenda for 2017 but I'm nowhere near.

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« Reply #1372 on: June 06, 2017, 11:45:10 PM »
well this is gonna be quite underwhelming after NL's spot, but I was repping SLAP hard on sunday with that Huf tshirt.....so I thought this deserved a post!


https://streamable.com/3qsuf

That place looks super fun. Smith grinds are the best. Can you do backside? Its on my agenda for 2017 but I'm nowhere near.

it is super fun! That's Meudon skatepark, just south of Paris. There's also a gnarly pool in the back....

And yeah, smith grinds are the best! Funnest trick. Only fs stand-up 5-0 have that same surfy feel but they're way scarier. To me at least. As for backside smith, no way! I tried to learn them a few years back but did not even get close.... Good luck on that quest!

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« Reply #1373 on: June 13, 2017, 03:54:13 PM »
a few months short of turning 30 and i really don't feel old at all, most likely thanks to skating. i try and skate as much as i can, which - thankfully - is several times a week, but i also know my limits and when to take a day off, for instance if i've really been skating so much that my body lets me know it's too tired to interact with a skateboard that day i won't waste my time forcing things. that way i can foresee & avoid 'bad' skate days, and consequently save my energy for when i'm in better physical position. i think managing your effort is key, as well as listening to your body in general, something modern society is quick to distract you from, and consists in giving yourself enough rest but also watching what you put inside yourself. some recreational abuse is fine, but always make some time to check in on what your carcass is telling you before you really cross the line of what is reasonable depending on your life goals (i find remaining physically able to keep skating to be a good one - works for me at least, and regularly keeps me in check). also it's fundamental to hydrate yourself more than you think you would, and eat good food (look shit up, cook accordingly, experiment).

i find a lot of that age thing to be mostly in your head. my skating kind of took a dump when i was around 25, 26 because i lacked hindsight & was making closing in on the number 30 quite a big deal to myself, that and - most importantly - i was almost exclusively skating with friends who were older around that time, and they had entangled themselves in short sight & close horizons, making it clear they had given up on learning new shit (or even some of their old tricks again), in favor of constantly raving over the good old days, back when they had acceptable backside flips or whatever. truthfully a few of them had never been that good in the first place, and there's nothing wrong with that at all, but that along the endless ramblings and tales of old spots they barely ever really skated anyway would make them come off as confused, disenchanted young adults with personal difficulties embracing their own growth, rather than genuinely motivated skate rats with a spark.

constantly being in the vicinity of guys in such a mood would make me feel my own age so bad. i started giving up on a lot of my old tricks just because they would stop working, maybe as a side effect of my brain 'adapting' to a fictional condition. i still skated most every day and learned stuff, but i'd really just be messing around with nollie tailslides and step hops the whole time (i still love them). then 2 years ago i had to move back to my hometown which is really small, but always had a great local skate scene, and i ended up skating with younger kids again, which even felt weird at first. turned out they had so much energy, and it was so communicative, we all started to fuel one another's fires. i started doing a lot more flip and ledge tricks again and not only did i relearn most everything i used to be able to do all the time, i also learned tons of new shit i had never thought i would have been really able to do, even as a kid - i even ended up learning some of my 'dream tricks', basic stuff i'd grown up seeing & loving in mags, that had never clicked for me before as a youngster. kids are competitive - they will try and learn just about anything, check in on what you're doing, learn your shit - sometimes before you actually do, then you're the one learning their shit. they benefit a lot from the perspective of skating with older guys (i.e. they get ideas, study postures, apply advice), and older guys can easily benefit from the effervescence, and also occasionally be put in 'defense mode' when you see an insecure kid really trying to bite your shit and you want to show them how (you think) it's done...

that 'getting old' mindset really is a downward spiral one might consider getting out of before they actually get old, as long as they have some passion left, and some spare time (even if scarce). the way i think is along the lines of, life is short and fragile enough as it is, fuck it being too short for one not to ever skateboard the way they always wanted to skateboard, experience the feel of the tricks they've always wanted to feel (albeit that will take the corresponding amount of work). try to remember the 12-something-years-old version of yourself going through their first few set-ups and generally just first finding out about skating, then try to become that kid's favorite (or dream) skateboarder... skateboarding & character goes hand in hand. treat yourself accordingly and age (especially in your thirties which is still young as fuck in the grand scheme of things) shouldn't hold you back. every night i go to sleep feeling like i've never skated as well as today before and i'll skate even better tomorrow (whether i realize it on the spot or not) and i'm so thankful to have that priviledge. experimenting with the limits of what you think you can do, and what you can actually do is a virtuous cycle which to me feels rad as fuck !
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« Reply #1374 on: June 13, 2017, 03:56:30 PM »
What exactly constitutes an old dude? Did I have to be around for Blind jeans, or do brown cords qualify me?

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« Reply #1375 on: June 13, 2017, 10:38:52 PM »
a few months short of turning 30 and i really don't feel old at all, most likely thanks to skating. i try and skate as much as i can, which - thankfully - is several times a week, but i also know my limits and when to take a day off, for instance if i've really been skating so much that my body lets me know it's too tired to interact with a skateboard that day i won't waste my time forcing things. that way i can foresee & avoid 'bad' skate days, and consequently save my energy for when i'm in better physical position. i think managing your effort is key, as well as listening to your body in general, something modern society is quick to distract you from, and consists in giving yourself enough rest but also watching what you put inside yourself. some recreational abuse is fine, but always make some time to check in on what your carcass is telling you before you really cross the line of what is reasonable depending on your life goals (i find remaining physically able to keep skating to be a good one - works for me at least, and regularly keeps me in check). also it's fundamental to hydrate yourself more than you think you would, and eat good food (look shit up, cook accordingly, experiment).

i find a lot of that age thing to be mostly in your head. my skating kind of took a dump when i was around 25, 26 because i lacked hindsight & was making closing in on the number 30 quite a big deal to myself, that and - most importantly - i was almost exclusively skating with friends who were older around that time, and they had entangled themselves in short sight & close horizons, making it clear they had given up on learning new shit (or even some of their old tricks again), in favor of constantly raving over the good old days, back when they had acceptable backside flips or whatever. truthfully a few of them had never been that good in the first place, and there's nothing wrong with that at all, but that along the endless ramblings and tales of old spots they barely ever really skated anyway would make them come off as confused, disenchanted young adults with personal difficulties embracing their own growth, rather than genuinely motivated skate rats with a spark.

constantly being in the vicinity of guys in such a mood would make me feel my own age so bad. i started giving up on a lot of my old tricks just because they would stop working, maybe as a side effect of my brain 'adapting' to a fictional condition. i still skated most every day and learned stuff, but i'd really just be messing around with nollie tailslides and step hops the whole time (i still love them). then 2 years ago i had to move back to my hometown which is really small, but always had a great local skate scene, and i ended up skating with younger kids again, which even felt weird at first. turned out they had so much energy, and it was so communicative, we all started to fuel one another's fires. i started doing a lot more flip and ledge tricks again and not only did i relearn most everything i used to be able to do all the time, i also learned tons of new shit i had never thought i would have been really able to do, even as a kid - i even ended up learning some of my 'dream tricks', basic stuff i'd grown up seeing & loving in mags, that had never clicked for me before as a youngster. kids are competitive - they will try and learn just about anything, check in on what you're doing, learn your shit - sometimes before you actually do, then you're the one learning their shit. they benefit a lot from the perspective of skating with older guys (i.e. they get ideas, study postures, apply advice), and older guys can easily benefit from the effervescence, and also occasionally be put in 'defense mode' when you see an insecure kid really trying to bite your shit and you want to show them how (you think) it's done...

that 'getting old' mindset really is a downward spiral one might consider getting out of before they actually get old, as long as they have some passion left, and some spare time (even if scarce). the way i think is along the lines of, life is short and fragile enough as it is, fuck it being too short for one not to ever skateboard the way they always wanted to skateboard, experience the feel of the tricks they've always wanted to feel (albeit that will take the corresponding amount of work). try to remember the 12-something-years-old version of yourself going through their first few set-ups and generally just first finding out about skating, then try to become that kid's favorite (or dream) skateboarder... skateboarding & character goes hand in hand. treat yourself accordingly and age (especially in your thirties which is still young as fuck in the grand scheme of things) shouldn't hold you back. every night i go to sleep feeling like i've never skated as well as today before and i'll skate even better tomorrow (whether i realize it on the spot or not) and i'm so thankful to have that priviledge. experimenting with the limits of what you think you can do, and what you can actually do is a virtuous cycle which to me feels rad as fuck !
Almost 32 here and skating better than ever. You fucking nailed it. Keep it up.

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« Reply #1376 on: June 13, 2017, 10:40:17 PM »
What's the name of that asian pro from the late 80's-90's who did long ass lines in So Cal ? He had a pony tail and the biggest pop. He ollied over a tall fire hydrant if I remember correctly.

Very under rated dude.

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Dude! That just instantly became one of my all time favorite parts. Thanks for that.

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« Reply #1377 on: July 03, 2017, 06:47:39 AM »


Two skateparks and a DIY spot on Friday. Good day.

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« Reply #1378 on: July 05, 2017, 03:00:29 AM »
After five years of not touching a board I started up again and... I lasted 10 months of skating every day with a week off here and there.  I'm 29 years old. Recently I rolled my ankle pretty bad (couldn't walk without limping for a couple of months and pain consistently) and then I ate it so very hard after landing primo and slipping out (I wasn't expecting to fall so when I did it was brutal), so I'm quitting again. You could say, "pussy!" but I feel like I single-handedly knocked out all of my coordination with one fall. It would be stupid to try and keep skating cause I know I just don't have that focus and coordination left. I would def. fall again and maybe it would be worse. I can't afford a hospital bill. Confidence went straight out the window as well. I basically juiced myself out of the game in one session.

Not saying I'm never coming back but I feel like it's not as fun when you're by yourself. I don't like skateparks either, just not a fan.  I wasn't good as a kid but I figured out heelflips during my return, there's a special secret to landing them I can easily explain to anyone now. It's this one thing you have to do to land it.

Some random thoughts on my brief comeback:
Being the age I am, I don't like the new trend of wider decks like 8+ only.  I'm 6'2 tall and old and yet I still skated a 7.75 and a 7.6.  If I upped to an 8 it's like what's the point?  I feel like skating a big deck and doing tricks on one is purely for a trend hopper who wants to show off for his instagram feed. But hey, I'm the old dude. ...Not to mention it's easy as sh*t to land flip tricks on an 8.  I know I'm not alone in the thought that those trends of big decks and big wheels ought to have stayed in the past. At what point are you just skating a longboard? If that becomes cool I'm fully tuned out.

Something I didn't pay as much attention to before and I did recently was how "flatground" is many things. Skating a tennis court, is one thing. Then there's the street which could be curved, abrasive, etc. so that's it. Paying attention to all the tiny little details of everything was something I didn't do back in the day, but I learned.  Also I noticed how the old pros will all preach "gotta skate, bro." But of course they're saying that, it's their career, if kids stop skating they're out of money. Don't have to look far to find some older pros that are over it too. Some of them even own companies. I'm glad I skated again overall but I'm taking the "signs" and dipping out. I'll post again during BATB

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I'm coming back. You guys were right. Turning 30 in 6 months.

Sticking to my flat ground only shtick and seeing what I can do. The comeback showed me I was capable of stuff I didn't realize I was.

I know this is kind of lame but I sort of want to film a flatground video as my goal. 5 on flat or some tutorial or something. Maybe even just a series of clips, like lines or whatever. Those are cool if pulled off right. I guess I might need to find someone to film me at some point. Any tips for this? I was thinking about posting an ad at a local college for some film studies person or something.

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« Reply #1379 on: July 05, 2017, 03:05:19 AM »
What exactly constitutes an old dude? Did I have to be around for Blind jeans, or do brown cords qualify me?

My vote is on 28+  I feel like you sort of realize "I'm not in my heyday anymore" once you hit 28. Same in music.