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Title: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on December 31, 2021, 10:11:22 PM
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 01, 2022, 07:57:00 AM
Lots of things get called "slappy" which aren't actually slappies. If you lifted your tail to get onto something, it's not a slappy.

It's fine, it's a cool trick that I do a lot myself. But it's not a slappy, it's something else.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 01, 2022, 08:14:31 AM
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
Anyone can balance a nose grind; scraping that shit takes real skill.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 01, 2022, 08:28:54 AM
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Anyone can balance a nose grind; scraping that shit takes real skill.
Doing one of those fully pressed down nosegrinds is definatly harder than a crob mannying on the edge Style one. I got herniated discs in my back and fully pressed down 5-0 is maybe the scariest grind for me.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on January 01, 2022, 09:16:27 AM
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 01, 2022, 10:43:10 AM
situation where kids are put onto pro teams or pro vids/taken under the "wing" of a mentor pro skater almost always seems like some exploitive shit.

This is the kinda thing you dream about when you're 15 and when you're 35 you're like "is this legal?"
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 01, 2022, 11:34:35 AM
I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mr. Stinky on January 01, 2022, 12:38:17 PM
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situation where kids are put onto pro teams or pro vids/taken under the "wing" of a mentor pro skater almost always seems like some exploitive shit.
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This is the kinda thing you dream about when you're 15 and when you're 35 you're like "is this legal?"
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exactly. its one thing for kids to be putting out their footy on ig and getting hype or w/e but its kinda weird when like... 15 y/o kader sylla surrounded by grown ass dudes giving him high fives nd shit

edit:or like.. will strobeck hanging out and filming high schoolers and shit. Like cmon man

Ted Barrow said somewhere that Strobeck himself points out how weird it is that his job is following children around and filming them while they skateboard. Not sure that makes it better, but at least he knows.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 01, 2022, 03:38:32 PM
DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: RichardBarkley on January 01, 2022, 03:43:19 PM
DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.

Agree their dimensions aren't the best

What's funny is the long wheel base boats never pair with venture or thunder
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DCLOVE on January 01, 2022, 04:26:46 PM
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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Agree their dimensions aren't the best

What's funny is the long wheel base boats never pair with venture or thunder

I noticed this too but oddly enough having switched back to the pharmacy shape from a few random decks the last year it feels way better . I bring this up cause dlx does the pharmacy boards and for whatever reason their 8.5 and these thunders I have rn fit perfectly . Like Iíve been look for this ride for a while. Still probably gonna switch to aces but Iíve been enjoying this specific set up recently.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ziggy on January 01, 2022, 04:34:56 PM
Quasi is just another skateboard company
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 01, 2022, 04:48:10 PM
DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.

I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 01, 2022, 05:04:00 PM
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.

I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short. 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Madam, I'm Adam on January 01, 2022, 05:30:33 PM
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style

Ooo, this is a good one. I agree, simply pushing around to different places is crucial.

Unpopular opinions of mine - three shoves are cool, Raven fits Chocolate...that might be it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ThisFuckingDude on January 01, 2022, 06:59:22 PM
I like Rob Dyrdeks part in mind field mainly bc he didnít have to do it that point. I have a lot of respect for him and how heís self aware that he bastardized skateboarding.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 01, 2022, 07:20:35 PM
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
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I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short.

8.5 is actually 8.3 and is 31.8 with a 14.25 wb, not long at all
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on January 01, 2022, 07:21:19 PM
east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: nevrwasben on January 01, 2022, 07:29:42 PM
Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Drawcula on January 01, 2022, 07:34:28 PM
Quasi is just another skateboard company

...exactly.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 01, 2022, 07:45:09 PM
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
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I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short.
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8.5 is actually 8.3 and is 31.8 with a 14.25 wb, not long at all

Oh, I thought they have a 14.38 wb. 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FatGuy92 on January 01, 2022, 07:56:37 PM
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
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I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short.
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8.5 is actually 8.3 and is 31.8 with a 14.25 wb, not long at all
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Oh, I thought they have a 14.38 wb.

They typically have 14.25 but there's some random one in a 2021 catalog that is 8.5x32.1x14.38 or something. Forget which brand but I'm thinking it's a Krooked price point board?

Edit* found it it's the 8.5 flock price point

https://krookedskateboarding.com/fall-2021/
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: off on January 01, 2022, 09:10:48 PM
east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
examples?
i agree by the way
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 01, 2022, 09:26:30 PM
I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.

Some of us are old enough to remember Spanky getting kicked off Emerica and Baker for being more productive than KB.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on January 01, 2022, 09:41:39 PM
Balanced 5-0s look disgusting
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hotpocket on January 01, 2022, 09:44:52 PM
Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper

Never understood the cross lock hatred lol have you ever back grinded a rail in your life ?

Have you ever skated a round rail at all ?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: augustmoon on January 01, 2022, 09:49:51 PM
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates

Itís a nosegrind not a nose wheelie grind.

Balancing is for snitches
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 01, 2022, 10:11:58 PM
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Itís a nosegrind not a nose wheelie grind.

Balancing is for snitches

have you read the title of this thread

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Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper
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Never understood the cross lock hatred lol have you ever back grinded a rail in your life ?

Have you ever skated a round rail at all ?

lmfao exactly dude, what universe is he living in that he can heel lock a back 50
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: lk130 on January 01, 2022, 11:38:26 PM
If by the way I wouldn't shun, but that's just me
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PapaSquat on January 01, 2022, 11:39:47 PM
Skateboarding needs height classes. 6' skaters should not be judged the same as 5' 7" skaters.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 01, 2022, 11:42:49 PM
Skateboarding needs height classes. 6' skaters should not be judged the same as 5' 7" skaters.
For what reasons? ( Happy to go along with sillyness for the bit)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HyperBeam on January 01, 2022, 11:53:07 PM
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Skateboarding needs height classes. 6' skaters should not be judged the same as 5' 7" skaters.
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For what reasons? ( Happy to go along with sillyness for the bit)

lower center of gravity.

somebody pointed this out in the tall skater thread in the appreciation board that pro skaters are generally  shorter. pretty much every time i've encountered a pro i'm surprised by how short they are in real life. now i can't help but think of pro skaters as being similar to race horse jockeys
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mother Goose. on January 01, 2022, 11:57:01 PM
Sean Payne is a tree irl
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 02, 2022, 12:04:23 AM
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Skateboarding needs height classes. 6' skaters should not be judged the same as 5' 7" skaters.
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For what reasons? ( Happy to go along with sillyness for the bit)
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lower center of gravity.

somebody pointed this out in the tall skater thread in the appreciation board that pro skaters are generally  shorter. pretty much every time i've encountered a pro i'm surprised by how short they are in real life. now i can't help but think of pro skaters as being similar to race horse jockeys
I've noticed many pros I've seen have the Hollywood dimensions where they have little bodies and big heads. Haven't seen them in person but Sammy BACA, Adrian Lopez, Carlos dr Andrade, Daniel Castillo all look like they could of raced horses
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on January 02, 2022, 01:27:06 AM
I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.
i honestly think kader might be soty this year (haha first day). i was watching him last night and thought he has to be stacking footage since baker 4 and has gotten so much better. he has to be dropping something this year. tyshawn too.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Heartagramriserpads on January 02, 2022, 05:14:52 AM
Chris Russelís Mohawk is tough.

The 90ís look is ridiculous and no better than the hypebeast aesthetic.

I enjoy Fred Gall but he is overrated.

Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.

Cariumaís logo is actually kind of tight.

Jagger Eatonís haircut on Jimmy Kimmel looked good on him.



Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 02, 2022, 06:40:20 AM
Chris Russelís Mohawk is tough.

The 90ís look is ridiculous and no better than the hypebeast aesthetic.

I enjoy Fred Gall but he is overrated.

Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.

Cariumaís logo is actually kind of tight.

Jagger Eatonís haircut on Jimmy Kimmel looked good on him.
I donít believe that anyone actually thinks this.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Candied cigarettes on January 02, 2022, 06:44:53 AM
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I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.
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i honestly think kader might be soty this year (haha first day). i was watching him last night and thought he has to be stacking footage since baker 4 and has gotten so much better. he has to be dropping something this year. tyshawn too.

I think Louie and Ishod are long overdue for parts. I actually could see Ishod getting SOTY again and make it seem like heís not even trying.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 02, 2022, 06:49:21 AM
Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.

Iím super guilty of this. 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 02, 2022, 06:54:31 AM
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Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.
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Iím super guilty of this.
Carpenter pants are kinda hipstery anyway. Always worked labouring and the only people that wore them were at least 50. More likely to see a barrister or barber trying to pull that look off, most people on a worksite are probably in board shorts/rugby shorts. But then I'm from Sydney so nothing's probably how it is elsewhere.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 02, 2022, 07:09:32 AM
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Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.
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Iím super guilty of this.
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Carpenter pants are kinda hipstery anyway. Always worked labouring and the only people that wore them were at least 50. More likely to see a barrister or barber trying to pull that look off, most people on a worksite are probably in board shorts/rugby shorts. But then I'm from Sydney so nothing's probably how it is elsewhere.

I just know I have a bunch of pants with little loops for hammers that have never made physical contact with one.  Total poser.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 02, 2022, 08:50:41 AM
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I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.
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i honestly think kader might be soty this year (haha first day). i was watching him last night and thought he has to be stacking footage since baker 4 and has gotten so much better. he has to be dropping something this year. tyshawn too.
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I think Louie and Ishod are long overdue for parts. I actually could see Ishod getting SOTY again and make it seem like heís not even trying.
I think Ishod said heís got a part coming soon. Might be in conjunction with his new shoe.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: urbneathme on January 02, 2022, 09:50:14 AM
I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.
kader put out a part in 2021
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: nevrwasben on January 02, 2022, 01:52:21 PM
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Itís a nosegrind not a nose wheelie grind.

Balancing is for snitches
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have you read the title of this thread

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Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper
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Never understood the cross lock hatred lol have you ever back grinded a rail in your life ?

Have you ever skated a round rail at all ?
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lmfao exactly dude, what universe is he living in that he can heel lock a back 50
So first of all, I said if youíre pro; right?
These dudes are supposed to be extremely skilled at their occupation; correct??
So youíre telling me that a guy that can heel lock frontside 50-50s on a round rail canít heel lock backside 50-50s on the same rail??
Pro level weíre talkingÖ
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on January 02, 2022, 02:07:55 PM
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I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.
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i honestly think kader might be soty this year (haha first day). i was watching him last night and thought he has to be stacking footage since baker 4 and has gotten so much better. he has to be dropping something this year. tyshawn too.
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I think Louie and Ishod are long overdue for parts. I actually could see Ishod getting SOTY again and make it seem like heís not even trying.
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I think Ishod said heís got a part coming soon. Might be in conjunction with his new shoe.
yeah i was thinking about this as well. if there were anyone else to win it twice after dway and cole i think it would be ishod.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: offkilter on January 02, 2022, 02:45:14 PM
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Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.
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Iím super guilty of this.
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Carpenter pants are kinda hipstery anyway. Always worked labouring and the only people that wore them were at least 50. More likely to see a barrister or barber trying to pull that look off, most people on a worksite are probably in board shorts/rugby shorts. But then I'm from Sydney so nothing's probably how it is elsewhere.

I briefly worked on a construction / mining site (in the US) and every single person wore Wranglers
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: biaherl on January 02, 2022, 04:52:28 PM
I hate when people come on here to battle your opinion. It's your fucking opinion don't fucking cum on it

"I like this"
"you know you're fucking wrong"

FUCK YOU
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Rattus Localis on January 02, 2022, 05:24:47 PM
I hate when people come on here to battle your opinion. It's your fucking opinion don't fucking cum on it

"I like this"
"you know you're fucking wrong"

FUCK YOU

Nah, if someone chooses to express a dumbass opinion they deserve to get schooled. The guy talking shit on cross-locked 50 50s is a perfect example.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 02, 2022, 05:31:01 PM
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I hate when people come on here to battle your opinion. It's your fucking opinion don't fucking cum on it

"I like this"
"you know you're fucking wrong"

FUCK YOU
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Nah, if someone chooses to express a dumbass opinion they deserve to get schooled. The guy talking shit on cross-locked 50 50s is a perfect example.
But it's the unpopular opinion thread, not the get in line thread. Posts are made knowing they are different to how the majority thinks. (And I assume often done with some amount of humour)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: biaherl on January 02, 2022, 05:33:17 PM
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I hate when people come on here to battle your opinion. It's your fucking opinion don't fucking cum on it

"I like this"
"you know you're fucking wrong"

FUCK YOU
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Nah, if someone chooses to express a dumbass opinion they deserve to get schooled. The guy talking shit on cross-locked 50 50s is a perfect example.
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But it's the unpopular opinion thread, not the get in line thread. Posts are made knowing they are different to how the majority thinks. (And I assume often done with some amount of humour)

I like how it keeps saying
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: nevrwasben on January 02, 2022, 05:53:30 PM
Hey guys, Mr. cross lock 50 fuckface here.
Sorry I got some of yallz stirred up.
Iím just real dumb with my unpopular opinions in this thread. I was mostly thinking front 50s, but my dumb scared little brain that canít do back 50s on round rails figured that the logic would stand to be the same for a trick on an inanimate object no matter which side you approach it from. But hey, I can take a schoolin from a some overly serious dicks on a silly message board about toys. I hold the L on the back 50 if you say so, but Iíll die on this hill about front 50s.
So fuck me, and while weíre at it fuck you too.
Happy New Year everyone!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: lk130 on January 02, 2022, 06:43:02 PM
I mean that was alot to say Happy New year to you dude
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: nevrwasben on January 02, 2022, 06:55:11 PM
I mean that was alot to say Happy New year to you dude
Thanks lk130, you too!!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: biaherl on January 02, 2022, 07:05:02 PM
IT'S NOT CALLED "A CROSS LOCK"

It's a 60/40
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: backspinflip on January 02, 2022, 07:19:07 PM
cross locks arn't bad, but it doesn't hold a candle to all heels. All toes is almost 100% a mistake but it might work out. Expidition used to have an am Frankie Heck that would cross lock the OTHER way when back 5050ing big rails, kink rails... bizarre stuff.

Don't really remember people cross locking more than 5-10 years ago. Think it got popular when people started skating wider boards.

If you can 5050 without cross locking, that's great. If you can't, it's okay too. But you got to know which one is more proper
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 02, 2022, 07:21:08 PM
I hate when people come on here to battle your opinion. It's your fucking opinion don't fucking cum on it

"I like this"
"you know you're fucking wrong"

FUCK YOU
This is a good example of an unpopular opinion.

Criticism/disagreement doesnít mean itís an argument or even personal. I would also say a lot of the responses(at least in this thread usually) are satirical.



Also, I stand with balanced 50ís. That diagonal shit doesnít do it for me.

Oh shit happy 300!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: lamfordie on January 02, 2022, 07:35:44 PM
I'd rather buy a blank board that most boards cuz graphics these days just seem boring and not interesting. I'm washed
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 02, 2022, 07:46:55 PM
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style

This is a good one. I've seen some pretty impressive tricks done by people who can't really push.







Someone got legitimately mad at me for this but here we go: I wasn't very impressed with how my Ace Trucks turned.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 02, 2022, 08:04:30 PM
I'd rather buy a blank board that most boards cuz graphics these days just seem boring and not interesting. I'm washed
Youíd buy a blankÖbecause the rest of the graphicsÖwere boringÖand not interesting?

Homie just say you want to save money.
Itís cool.


I love a good white blank. Hella clean.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: biaherl on January 02, 2022, 09:27:00 PM
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style

I agree with this sentiment

I have always been the worst skater in every crew I've ever been with. I grew up in SFV having to push for miles just to meet up with other people let alone other skaters. I've skated with some of the best pros in the world and the only thing I have is my push

Kids need to push more

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 02, 2022, 09:29:05 PM
Hey guys, Mr. cross lock 50 fuckface here.
Sorry I got some of yallz stirred up.
Iím just real dumb with my unpopular opinions in this thread. I was mostly thinking front 50s, but my dumb scared little brain that canít do back 50s on round rails figured that the logic would stand to be the same for a trick on an inanimate object no matter which side you approach it from. But hey, I can take a schoolin from a some overly serious dicks on a silly message board about toys. I hold the L on the back 50 if you say so, but Iíll die on this hill about front 50s.
So fuck me, and while weíre at it fuck you too.
Happy New Year everyone!

a reasonable response, happy new year g
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on January 03, 2022, 09:59:24 AM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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examples?
i agree by the way
917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: beandemon on January 03, 2022, 01:35:44 PM
Full parts are to instaclips what contests were to footage in the early 1990ís.

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: off on January 03, 2022, 02:18:03 PM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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examples?
i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
thats also my beef with suciu
cali to ny transplants rub me the wrong way
and im friends with a few
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 03, 2022, 02:29:04 PM
imagine trying to gatekeep one of the largest cities in the country.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: off on January 03, 2022, 02:34:43 PM
it aint workin, but its honest work
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on January 03, 2022, 02:38:29 PM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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examples?
i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.

One more reason to hate him.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ungzilla on January 03, 2022, 02:38:53 PM
bridgekeeping would be the more practical approach
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ColorWheelsGraphicsOut on January 03, 2022, 02:51:07 PM
imagine trying to gatekeep one of the largest citiesy in the country.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 03, 2022, 02:54:02 PM
Florida or jersey counts as being from nyc (in skating)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on January 03, 2022, 03:25:14 PM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
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thats also my beef with suciu
cali to ny transplants rub me the wrong way
and im friends with a few

Why? Just curious. Iím not gonna argue with you btw lol Iím sure Californians do/say some annoying shit. Any other New Yorkers feel free to chime in and roast (Iím from ca btw)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Paulie Gualtieri on January 03, 2022, 03:35:56 PM
This the real New York

https://youtu.be/usu0XY4QNB0
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: sizzle_chest on January 03, 2022, 03:42:58 PM
Cali Bro is just Florida Man with better weed aka Biebel
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on January 03, 2022, 04:52:02 PM
Florida or jersey counts as being from nyc (in skating)
Donít be talkiní no trash on my guy Josh!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: OMSK on January 03, 2022, 04:59:00 PM
if you don’t skate to get places you don’t get style
If you can't push, not much else is gonna look good either.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on January 03, 2022, 09:44:09 PM
Max Palmer is not that interesting of a skateboarder. Sure his tricks are creative and different but at the end of the day he is just not that exciting to watch. Cyrus on the other hand is BALLS to the WALL
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on January 03, 2022, 10:23:49 PM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
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thats also my beef with suciu
cali to ny transplants rub me the wrong way
and im friends with a few
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Why? Just curious. Iím not gonna argue with you btw lol Iím sure Californians do/say some annoying shit. Any other New Yorkers feel free to chime in and roast (Iím from ca btw)
almost everyone that moves or spends immense time there from another state/area (especially california) becomes an even more entitled dickhead who suddenly thinks they have a core image and arenít understood.  this is all only due to them skating the rough north east coast less than half as well as people from there do like tyshawn/zered/westgate. in other words, pretentious californians who have decent style/taste move to new york to be viewed as artists that are fighting their image, because life is just too hard for them in california. the place where the weather is always nice (as opposed to ny), thereís a new spot every single day (as opposed to ny) & 5000 dudes skate better than them daily who maybe get flowed from 5boro in ny or wknd in la while they maintain a name on possibly the biggest brand out. when in reality, they are professional skateboarders not holding their weight in california where 90% of pros/ams and upcomers are coming out of, or in the sponsored skateboard world as a whole. so they dress up, fake their style, and make shitty companies/music/clothing in order to prove their worthÖ which doesnít end up working out.


(cough, sean pablo, cough, so many others).
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 03, 2022, 10:27:25 PM
Max Palmer is not that interesting of a skateboarder. Sure his tricks are creative and different but at the end of the day he is just not that exciting to watch. Cyrus on the other hand is BALLS to the WALL

your max palmer opinion is definitely unpopular, but your cyrus opinion is pretty popular. he had a lot of slap pals questions, multiple podcast interviews, and he and max are literally the only reason limosine is where they are.

the real unpopular opinion is cyrus isn't really exciting at all after you watch one of his parts.

imo cyrus kinda has a nik stain approach to skating where they just do their tricks at 100 mph. he also has a super limited bag of tricks. in any cyrus part you're definitely going to see a kickflip, backside flip, 180-fakie manny-half cab out, and some sort of back tail. he'll just do some sort of combination of those tricks, maybe with a flip in/flip out, and that's his entire part. copy and paste that however many times.

he does have a wet kickflip though

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 03, 2022, 10:41:58 PM
To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on January 03, 2022, 11:01:33 PM
To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
you can say what? he has limited tricks? are you responding to the person above you? just because he always does a fs flip and kick flipÖ does he not do something new in each and every video part, at least twice? the fuck are you talking about? donít talk about the boss like that, you might as well hate on julien on here 10 years ago. thatís a very idiotic take and you need to do your homework before you hate on one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. same dude nollie 180 sw bs 5-0d a handrail 20 years ago, now itís just being done again. literally, what drugs are you on?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on January 03, 2022, 11:04:28 PM
To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
i just have to double post you to remind you how fucking stupid what you just said was. have a good one.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DannyDee on January 03, 2022, 11:18:06 PM
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you can say what? he has limited tricks? are you responding to the person above you? just because he always does a fs flip and kick flipÖ does he not do something new in each and every video part, at least twice? the fuck are you talking about? donít talk about the boss like that, you might as well hate on julien on here 10 years ago. thatís a very idiotic take and you need to do your homework before you hate on one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. same dude nollie 180 sw bs 5-0d a handrail 20 years ago, now itís just being done again. literally, what drugs are you on?
Reynolds trick selection is limited if you are comparing it to people like Koston, Guy, MJ, Daewon, Henry Sanchez and Carroll. But, it's definitely not limited for a guy who is mostly known for doing flip tricks down big gaps. But, its definitely not limited when compared to his other contemporaries like Jamie, Muska, Duffy, and Rowley. Just look at the wide variety of tricks down Carlsbad, anyone who can take a fs half cab flip, and a switch bs heel down that, plus has tricks like nollie fs heel, varial heel, and nollie inward heel down sizable stuff, on top of flip in stuff on rails probably has a pretty wide variety of tricks. Honestly, anyone who thinks his trick selection is that limited, re-watch his Stay Gold part and look at all the different tricks he has down sizable gaps.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 04, 2022, 12:17:31 AM
This is not a negative one, but I think I'm the only person who thinks this: Some clips of girl skaters like Victoria Ruesga and Breana Geering sort of remind me of the Peanuts characters dancing, but as a trick on a skateboard done by a lil Peanuts character. This is not a diss, just surreal shit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1OBMF1V_q4
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on January 04, 2022, 01:36:46 AM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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examples?
i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
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thats also my beef with suciu
cali to ny transplants rub me the wrong way
and im friends with a few
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Why? Just curious. Iím not gonna argue with you btw lol Iím sure Californians do/say some annoying shit. Any other New Yorkers feel free to chime in and roast (Iím from ca btw)
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almost everyone that moves or spends immense time there from another state/area (especially california) becomes an even more entitled dickhead who suddenly thinks they have a core image and arenít understood.  this is all only due to them skating the rough north east coast less than half as well as people from there do like tyshawn/zered/westgate. in other words, pretentious californians who have decent style/taste move to new york to be viewed as artists that are fighting their image, because life is just too hard for them in california. the place where the weather is always nice (as opposed to ny), thereís a new spot every single day (as opposed to ny) & 5000 dudes skate better than them daily who maybe get flowed from 5boro in ny or wknd in la while they maintain a name on possibly the biggest brand out. when in reality, they are professional skateboarders not holding their weight in california where 90% of pros/ams and upcomers are coming out of, or in the sponsored skateboard world as a whole. so they dress up, fake their style, and make shitty companies/music/clothing in order to prove their worthÖ which doesnít end up working out.


(cough, sean pablo, cough, so many others).

Lotta facts right here

Da whole shit wacky



Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CurbyPuckit on January 04, 2022, 02:14:52 AM
To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
Well thatís just not true at all.... sure he does his share of frontside flippery and nollie cabs/cabs, but the mans bag of tricks is so deep in every single part.  He does not fall into the ďsame trick over and overĒ category like some of these boutique board brand New Yorkers.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Owen on January 04, 2022, 03:27:06 AM
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Well thatís just not true at all.... sure he does his share of frontside flippery and nollie cabs/cabs, but the mans bag of tricks is so deep in every single part.  He does not fall into the ďsame trick over and overĒ category like some of these boutique board brand New Yorkers.

Also if you've watched as much Reynolds footage as I have you will know that he can and has done pretty much every trick imaginable at some point.

I saw Rowley get mentioned above too. Rowley has a deep deep bag of tricks. Re-watch his Sorry part if you're unsure
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 04, 2022, 09:28:06 AM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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examples?
i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
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thats also my beef with suciu
cali to ny transplants rub me the wrong way
and im friends with a few
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Why? Just curious. Iím not gonna argue with you btw lol Iím sure Californians do/say some annoying shit. Any other New Yorkers feel free to chime in and roast (Iím from ca btw)
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(cough, sean pablo, cough, so many others).

carl "one-down tricks bronze guys already did for your first part as a pro" aikens
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MyUserName on January 04, 2022, 09:32:56 AM
Using plywood as a landing is totally acceptable.

Fuck dudes who say landing on anything besides concrete ďdoesnít count.Ē Not all of us are blessed with plentiful spots, and if you turn away an otherwise perfect, excellent rail because it runs out to grass, then youíre an asshole.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 04, 2022, 09:45:53 AM
To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.



I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 04, 2022, 11:29:26 AM
Using plywood as a landing is totally acceptable.

Fuck dudes who say landing on anything besides concrete ďdoesnít count.Ē Not all of us are blessed with plentiful spots, and if you turn away an otherwise perfect, excellent rail because it runs out to grass, then youíre an asshole.
Just move the rail.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goldenbullcow on January 04, 2022, 11:44:18 AM
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east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
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i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.
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thats also my beef with suciu
cali to ny transplants rub me the wrong way
and im friends with a few

But it was ok when Puleo was a Jersey to SF transplant?  If Mark enjoys skating east coast cities what is the issue?

Side not Florida to NY transplants are the worst.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 04, 2022, 08:14:22 PM
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I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.

Please explain how Reynolds doesnít have a bag of core tricks- full cabs, frontside flips, kickflips, kickflip noseslides, fakie frontside flips, nollie 180s, etc that are in most of his parts for a large portion of his tricks. A nollie shuv was surprising, he often throws in a nose blunt and maybe a nollie 3 or sometimes a varial heel, but most of the time you know what youíre going to get. I forget which pro said it in an interview (think it was Cromer), but there are certain skaters you can watch do a lot of the same stuff over and over and itís amazing each time. Obviously he did it down insane shit but letís not act like heís a savant at coming up with NBD pretzel combos or really skating a spot in a way no one has ever thought of.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 04, 2022, 08:17:59 PM
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you can say what? he has limited tricks? are you responding to the person above you? just because he always does a fs flip and kick flipÖ does he not do something new in each and every video part, at least twice? the fuck are you talking about? donít talk about the boss like that, you might as well hate on julien on here 10 years ago. thatís a very idiotic take and you need to do your homework before you hate on one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. same dude nollie 180 sw bs 5-0d a handrail 20 years ago, now itís just being done again. literally, what drugs are you on?

Iím not saying he is limited, Iím agreeing that you know the majority of things that will be in his part. Obviously he does other shit too. I appreciate the way he does what he does and that he consistently progresses his core tricks while adding different and often newer stuff often done really well with impeccable style. Nowadays Iíd rather watch his Baker 4 part than most new parts simply because of how he does what he does, but I was pretty stoked to just seen him throw a few flip tricks down a slightly smaller stair set then he might of done at his peak.

And Iím sorry but that isnít a rarely down trick that no one did between now and then.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: big_kev_215 on January 04, 2022, 09:03:50 PM
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i agree by the way
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917 for sure, but is it still a company?

I remember Puleo called out Suciu for being a Cali skater passing himself off as an East Coast skater.

I never got why everyone is so hard on Suciu for passing himself off as an east coast/New York skater when a big percentage of the ďcoolĒ New York skaters that everyone (including myself) loves arenít from New York or even the east coast in some cases - Max Palmer, Cyrus, Nik Stain, John Shanahan, AO, Dill, etc.  That seems to often be the pattern in various citiesí skate scenes.

Suciu is obviously passionate about his brand of skating and has put in work in both Philly and New York which, as a lifelong east coast skater myself, earns some respect in my book.  I guess people canít get past feeling like heís a try-hardÖ   
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 04, 2022, 10:59:01 PM
If I were Jason Dill, I would drop kick KBís lazy ass off the team and give Suciu a board for life instead of Gino. Obviously I could go on, but, ehÖ
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: off on January 05, 2022, 01:07:12 AM
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To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
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I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.
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Please explain how Reynolds doesnít have a bag of core tricks- full cabs, frontside flips, kickflips, kickflip noseslides, fakie frontside flips, nollie 180s, etc that are in most of his parts for a large portion of his tricks. A nollie shuv was surprising, he often throws in a nose blunt and maybe a nollie 3 or sometimes a varial heel, but most of the time you know what youíre going to get. I forget which pro said it in an interview (think it was Cromer), but there are certain skaters you can watch do a lot of the same stuff over and over and itís amazing each time. Obviously he did it down insane shit but letís not act like heís a savant at coming up with NBD pretzel combos or really skating a spot in a way no one has ever thought of.
really cant trust the inverted kingpin folk now can you
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HeapsCool on January 05, 2022, 01:19:05 AM
Vert is coming back. That shits like pure skateboarding. If some man can be better than some 12 year old spinning back to back 1080s, Vert will have a place in skating again.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 05, 2022, 05:27:57 AM
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I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.
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Please explain how Reynolds doesnít have a bag of core tricks- full cabs, frontside flips, kickflips, kickflip noseslides, fakie frontside flips, nollie 180s, etc that are in most of his parts for a large portion of his tricks. A nollie shuv was surprising, he often throws in a nose blunt and maybe a nollie 3 or sometimes a varial heel, but most of the time you know what youíre going to get. I forget which pro said it in an interview (think it was Cromer), but there are certain skaters you can watch do a lot of the same stuff over and over and itís amazing each time. Obviously he did it down insane shit but letís not act like heís a savant at coming up with NBD pretzel combos or really skating a spot in a way no one has ever thought of.



Having signature tricks is not the same thing as having "limited" tricks. Also you can't throw 10+ tricks into the conversation and say "yeah that's pretty much all he does" when even that isn't true.




Do you even watch the videos/skaters that you comment on?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on January 05, 2022, 05:35:55 AM
Vert is coming back. That shits like pure skateboarding. If some man can be better than some 12 year old spinning back to back 1080s, Vert will have a place in skating again.

would rather watch 'old men' do basic vert tricks than air babies hucking their fetal carcasses for insta clout
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 05, 2022, 06:47:28 AM
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I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.
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Please explain how Reynolds doesnít have a bag of core tricks- full cabs, frontside flips, kickflips, kickflip noseslides, fakie frontside flips, nollie 180s, etc that are in most of his parts for a large portion of his tricks. A nollie shuv was surprising, he often throws in a nose blunt and maybe a nollie 3 or sometimes a varial heel, but most of the time you know what youíre going to get. I forget which pro said it in an interview (think it was Cromer), but there are certain skaters you can watch do a lot of the same stuff over and over and itís amazing each time. Obviously he did it down insane shit but letís not act like heís a savant at coming up with NBD pretzel combos or really skating a spot in a way no one has ever thought of.
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Having signature tricks is not the same thing as having "limited" tricks. Also you can't throw 10+ tricks into the conversation and say "yeah that's pretty much all he does" when even that isn't true.




Do you even watch the videos/skaters that you comment on?

I think youíre misunderstanding what I was trying to say and itís nothing to do with limited tricks, just that I can usually expect the bulk of certain skatersí parts to contain specific tricks. Cyrus and Reynolds are two although Reynolds to a lesser extent and his spot selection throughout history was pushing boundaries at the time. I donít think theyíre the same at all, merely that I still like watching dudes who might have some level of predictability. I want to see a Reynolds frontside flip as much as I want to see Cyrus backside flip even.

Iím not hating on either and maybe what Iím trying to say is being interpreted way too literally. I do think Cyrus could benefit from adding some newer shit to his repertoire.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 05, 2022, 06:59:45 AM
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I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.
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Please explain how Reynolds doesnít have a bag of core tricks- full cabs, frontside flips, kickflips, kickflip noseslides, fakie frontside flips, nollie 180s, etc that are in most of his parts for a large portion of his tricks. A nollie shuv was surprising, he often throws in a nose blunt and maybe a nollie 3 or sometimes a varial heel, but most of the time you know what youíre going to get. I forget which pro said it in an interview (think it was Cromer), but there are certain skaters you can watch do a lot of the same stuff over and over and itís amazing each time. Obviously he did it down insane shit but letís not act like heís a savant at coming up with NBD pretzel combos or really skating a spot in a way no one has ever thought of.
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Having signature tricks is not the same thing as having "limited" tricks. Also you can't throw 10+ tricks into the conversation and say "yeah that's pretty much all he does" when even that isn't true.




Do you even watch the videos/skaters that you comment on?
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I think youíre misunderstanding what I was trying to say and itís nothing to do with limited tricks, just that I can usually expect the bulk of certain skatersí parts to contain specific tricks. Cyrus and Reynolds are two although Reynolds to a lesser extent and his spot selection throughout history was pushing boundaries at the time. I donít think theyíre the same at all, merely that I still like watching dudes who might have some level of predictability. I want to see a Reynolds frontside flip as much as I want to see Cyrus backside flip even.

Iím not hating on either and maybe what Iím trying to say is being interpreted way too literally. I do think Cyrus could benefit from adding some newer shit to his repertoire.



Well the topic was about limited tricks and you're the one that drew the comparison, so you're really not making much sense. I disagree with the initial Cyrus/Nik Stain take that started this, but at least they sorta rationalized it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 05, 2022, 08:26:25 AM
The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 05, 2022, 08:46:33 AM
The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.


Fine, let's do Baker 3:

Switch shuvs both ways down notable spots
Switch tre
Ollie over to fs wallride
Nollie 180 switch 5-0 (and one with a revert)
Nollie flip Hollywood
Nollie inward heel nosemanny
Back heel
SWITCH back heel
Back 3
Switch frontside flip
Switch nosegrind revert on a hubba




and that's just off the top of my head, in arguably one of his least varied parts. Just because you only remember the tricks he's best known for doesn't mean that's all he does.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 05, 2022, 09:33:36 AM
More unpopular opinions:
Shoelace belts are stupid
So are Powell graphics
Videos before Video Days arenít entertaining in modern times.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on January 05, 2022, 09:34:40 AM
More unpopular opinions:
Shoelace belts are stupid
So are Powell graphics
Videos before Video Days arenít entertaining in modern times.

see thread title
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 05, 2022, 09:42:15 AM
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The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.
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Fine, let's do Baker 3:

Switch shuvs both ways down notable spots
Switch tre
Ollie over to fs wallride
Nollie 180 switch 5-0 (and one with a revert)
Nollie flip Hollywood
Nollie inward heel nosemanny
Back heel
SWITCH back heel
Back 3
Switch frontside flip
Switch nosegrind revert on a hubba




and that's just off the top of my head, in arguably one of his least varied parts. Just because you only remember the tricks he's best known for doesn't mean that's all he does.

Jesus Fucking Christ dude- I'm literally saying that he is known for a specific set of tricks not that I don't remember other shit. Yes, maybe 90% was hyperbolic. They are both skaters who have a pretty standard bag of staples that we expect and appreciate. Better?

Of that list you gave I would say nollie flip, back heel, switch back heel, switch frontside flip are also in the first 2 minutes of his Stay Gold part. He's done a decent amount of nollie 180 switch 5-0's too. I can make a similar list about Cyrus's Stussy part. I think people are suffering from recency bias and comparing a few parts that came out in rapid fire and I wouldn't really consider the tricks he shares with Max a full part. If you took the same chunk of time from the same period in Reynolds' early career you could say the same shit potentially, which was my point, not that I think either are truly limited because they often film the same tricks.

Staples:
Back tail backside flip out, backside flip, front 180 fakie manny (with a fakie front shuv out), back 180 fakie manny (half cab out over spikes and a big drop), back smith (quite a few, one has a shuvit out), a bunch of fast 50-50s on sketchy rails

Others:
boardslide to back feeble transfer, nose manual to a large drop off on an angled metal shed thing, front smith a rail, back 180 switch 5-0 off a bump to windowsill, heelflip over a shopping cart.

Reynolds Stay Gold, not really fair since this was fairly late in his career vs Cyrus' Stussy part

Staples:
fakie frontside flip (Carlsbad gap, he skates it in almost every part), following up a trick with something done the other stance (switch heel back tail then regular version), nollie 180 switch crook, nose slide front shuv out (done on an iconic ledge), half cab heel, nollie front heel, switch flip, switch back heel, etc.

Others:
switch heel back tail, fakie tre (he did others later in his career but this is the first I can remember in a major part), switch front 180 nose manny nollie 180 out although he's skated the same spot in a bunch of videos, cab grab on a mini ramp,
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: RichardBarkley on January 05, 2022, 09:47:11 AM
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The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.
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Fine, let's do Baker 3:

Switch shuvs both ways down notable spots
Switch tre
Ollie over to fs wallride
Nollie 180 switch 5-0 (and one with a revert)
Nollie flip Hollywood
Nollie inward heel nosemanny
Back heel
SWITCH back heel
Back 3
Switch frontside flip
Switch nosegrind revert on a hubba




and that's just off the top of my head, in arguably one of his least varied parts. Just because you only remember the tricks he's best known for doesn't mean that's all he does.
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Jesus Fucking Christ dude- I'm literally saying that he is known for a specific set of tricks not that I don't remember other shit. Yes, maybe 90% was hyperbolic. They are both skaters who have a pretty standard bag of staples that we expect and appreciate. Better?

Of that list you gave I would say nollie flip, back heel, switch back heel, switch frontside flip are also in the first 2 minutes of his Stay Gold part. He's done a decent amount of nollie 180 switch 5-0's too. I can make a similar list about Cyrus's Stussy part. I think people are suffering from recency bias and comparing a few parts that came out in rapid fire and I wouldn't really consider the tricks he shares with Max a full part. If you took the same chunk of time from the same period in Reynolds' early career you could say the same shit potentially, which was my point, not that I think either are truly limited because they often film the same tricks.

Staples:
Back tail backside flip out, backside flip, front 180 fakie manny (with a fakie front shuv out), back 180 fakie manny (half cab out over spikes and a big drop), back smith (quite a few, one has a shuvit out), a bunch of fast 50-50s on sketchy rails

Others:
boardslide to back feeble transfer, nose manual to a large drop off on an angled metal shed thing, front smith a rail, back 180 switch 5-0 off a bump to windowsill, heelflip over a shopping cart.

Reynolds Stay Gold, not really fair since this was fairly late in his career vs Cyrus' Stussy part

Staples:
fakie frontside flip (Carlsbad gap, he skates it in almost every part), following up a trick with something done the other stance (switch heel back tail then regular version), nollie 180 switch crook, nose slide front shuv out (done on an iconic ledge), half cab heel, nollie front heel, switch flip, switch back heel, etc.

Others:
switch heel back tail, fakie tre (he did others later in his career but this is the first I can remember in a major part), switch front 180 nose manny nollie 180 out although he's skated the same spot in a bunch of videos, cab grab on a mini ramp,

Honestly man, pizzafliptofakie's reading comprehension isn't the best as seen multiple times on here. You can talk to him til your blue in the face and he still won't get it. Even if he means well.

On the subject of Reynolds did you guys see this? Just out, pretty sick

https://youtu.be/hNjZisbno5M
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 05, 2022, 10:01:50 AM
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The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.
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Fine, let's do Baker 3:

Switch shuvs both ways down notable spots
Switch tre
Ollie over to fs wallride
Nollie 180 switch 5-0 (and one with a revert)
Nollie flip Hollywood
Nollie inward heel nosemanny
Back heel
SWITCH back heel
Back 3
Switch frontside flip
Switch nosegrind revert on a hubba




and that's just off the top of my head, in arguably one of his least varied parts. Just because you only remember the tricks he's best known for doesn't mean that's all he does.
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Jesus Fucking Christ dude- I'm literally saying that he is known for a specific set of tricks not that I don't remember other shit. Yes, maybe 90% was hyperbolic. They are both skaters who have a pretty standard bag of staples that we expect and appreciate. Better?



That's way different than a "super limited back of tricks", so yes lol.



If the list of "standard tricks" reaches double digits, you have to see how that's a flawed argument, yeah? The person you responded to even brought up Nik Stain, who I'm also a big fan of, but c'mon!





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Honestly man pizzafliptofakie reading comprehension isn't the best as seen multiple times on here. You can talk to him til your blue in the face and he still won't get it. Even if he means well.

*you're
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: RichardBarkley on January 05, 2022, 10:21:50 AM
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The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.
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Fine, let's do Baker 3:

Switch shuvs both ways down notable spots
Switch tre
Ollie over to fs wallride
Nollie 180 switch 5-0 (and one with a revert)
Nollie flip Hollywood
Nollie inward heel nosemanny
Back heel
SWITCH back heel
Back 3
Switch frontside flip
Switch nosegrind revert on a hubba




and that's just off the top of my head, in arguably one of his least varied parts. Just because you only remember the tricks he's best known for doesn't mean that's all he does.
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Jesus Fucking Christ dude- I'm literally saying that he is known for a specific set of tricks not that I don't remember other shit. Yes, maybe 90% was hyperbolic. They are both skaters who have a pretty standard bag of staples that we expect and appreciate. Better?

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That's way different than a "super limited back of tricks", so yes lol.



If the list of "standard tricks" reaches double digits, you have to see how that's a flawed argument, yeah? The person you responded to even brought up Nik Stain, who I'm also a big fan of, but c'mon!





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Honestly man pizzafliptofakie reading comprehension isn't the best as seen multiple times on here. You can talk to him til your blue in the face and he still won't get it. Even if he means well.
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*you're

Well spotted, you are coming along.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mr. Stinky on January 05, 2022, 10:55:36 AM
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Vert is coming back. That shits like pure skateboarding. If some man can be better than some 12 year old spinning back to back 1080s, Vert will have a place in skating again.
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would rather watch 'old men' do basic vert tricks than air babies hucking their fetal carcasses for insta clout

How many of those little fuckers can get block coping to shed dust on a frontside grind?  Not a one.  That shit is the result of the substance one gains from borderline obesity due to moderate-functioning alcoholism and decades of disappointment in life that only pools and vert ramps can balm.   
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on January 05, 2022, 12:16:41 PM
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates

Well I just lost a lot of tricks in that case.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on January 05, 2022, 12:23:16 PM
Using plywood as a landing is totally acceptable.

Fuck dudes who say landing on anything besides concrete ďdoesnít count.Ē Not all of us are blessed with plentiful spots, and if you turn away an otherwise perfect, excellent rail because it runs out to grass, then youíre an asshole.

Counts, and what you should strive to film are two totally separate things. You may understand this distinction already, but I feel it's important to make. I would never say a trick landed in a ply landing didn't count, but I would rarely endorse filming anything on it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pro club blanks on January 05, 2022, 12:29:51 PM
Id like to see less sanctimonious karen energy this year
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on January 05, 2022, 12:31:54 PM
Id like to see less sanctimonious karen energy this year

You're in the wrong place bud. Shoes and gear section is less Karen-y but makes up for the lack of that specific type of crazy with an abundance of other types of crazy.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on January 05, 2022, 12:35:36 PM
I think the berrics will start to shrink in scope this year. Or rather, I can't even fathom what kooky heights they're going to ascend to at this rate, so logically they've got to start a regression period.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on January 05, 2022, 12:38:47 PM
Skateboarding is gonna get so cool that ZERO props are ever given and everyone just looks depressed at the skatepark.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 05, 2022, 01:48:57 PM
Fuck it threads donít matter anymore post shit anywhere.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DannyDee on January 05, 2022, 01:57:44 PM
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The only way to actually settle this is to watch parts and list tricks. If you wanna do that, go for it. Iíll be over here in idiot land as the only person in skating that found it predictable that Reynolds stuck to mostly 10 tricks in his parts (and liked that).

Do you really think anyone was caught off guard when The Bossí first actual trick in Stay Gold was a fakie frontside flip? Thatís one of my favorite parts of all time and the pole jam back 3 is the only thing that caught me off guard. If Cyrus showed some progression and perfection of his bag Id be less inclined to label him limited, but even now Iíd rather watch a limited selection than NBD pretz shit.
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Fine, let's do Baker 3:

Switch shuvs both ways down notable spots
Switch tre
Ollie over to fs wallride
Nollie 180 switch 5-0 (and one with a revert)
Nollie flip Hollywood
Nollie inward heel nosemanny
Back heel
SWITCH back heel
Back 3
Switch frontside flip
Switch nosegrind revert on a hubba




and that's just off the top of my head, in arguably one of his least varied parts. Just because you only remember the tricks he's best known for doesn't mean that's all he does.
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Jesus Fucking Christ dude- I'm literally saying that he is known for a specific set of tricks not that I don't remember other shit. Yes, maybe 90% was hyperbolic. They are both skaters who have a pretty standard bag of staples that we expect and appreciate. Better?

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That's way different than a "super limited back of tricks", so yes lol.



If the list of "standard tricks" reaches double digits, you have to see how that's a flawed argument, yeah? The person you responded to even brought up Nik Stain, who I'm also a big fan of, but c'mon!





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Honestly man pizzafliptofakie reading comprehension isn't the best as seen multiple times on here. You can talk to him til your blue in the face and he still won't get it. Even if he means well.
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*you're
Calling Reynold's trick selection limited is ridiculous. By that measure anyone who doesn't have flip in-flip out or pretzel ledge stuff has a limited bag of tricks. Anyone who has a variety of tricks they can comfortably take down 10 to 12 stairs in fakie, nollie, switch or regular has a pretty deep bag of tricks. Plus, he does have some flip in stuff on rails and ledges. If you want to talk limited bag of tricks, but great style you are talking about guys like Huf. Or, if you want to talk more modern Skaters someone like Westgate who essentially only skates regular and fakie and has certain tricks down. Reynolds has a deeper bag of tricks than someone like GT. He's not Koston or Guy, but Reynold's bag of tricks is pretty damn deep for a guy who is most known for hucking.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: dannyprovolone on January 05, 2022, 02:01:04 PM
stop highjacking the thread with that bullshit man its the unpopular opinion thread

edit: chris jata soty
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on January 05, 2022, 10:41:32 PM
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To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
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you can say what? he has limited tricks? are you responding to the person above you? just because he always does a fs flip and kick flipÖ does he not do something new in each and every video part, at least twice? the fuck are you talking about? donít talk about the boss like that, you might as well hate on julien on here 10 years ago. thatís a very idiotic take and you need to do your homework before you hate on one of the greatest skateboarders of all time. same dude nollie 180 sw bs 5-0d a handrail 20 years ago, now itís just being done again. literally, what drugs are you on?
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Iím not saying he is limited, Iím agreeing that you know the majority of things that will be in his part. Obviously he does other shit too. I appreciate the way he does what he does and that he consistently progresses his core tricks while adding different and often newer stuff often done really well with impeccable style. Nowadays Iíd rather watch his Baker 4 part than most new parts simply because of how he does what he does, but I was pretty stoked to just seen him throw a few flip tricks down a slightly smaller stair set then he might of done at his peak.

And Iím sorry but that isnít a rarely down trick that no one did between now and then.
oh really? name 5 other people who did a nollie 180 sw bs 5-0 down a handrail between 2000 (the year he did) - 2015 even. please, enlighten me. name 5 people to half cab flip nose slide a 10 rail ever. name another person who has done a back five 0 variel heel on a table in a line. you seriously sound dumber and dumber by the fucking second. letís keep this conversation going so you can continue to surprise us all with your lack of a point/brain.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cucktard on January 06, 2022, 05:46:02 AM
Listening to Dan Corrigan talk is basically like reading a thread on SLAP
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 06, 2022, 12:22:53 PM
Danny Montoya I believe did a nollie 180 switch 5-0 both over a rail and adjacent to a rail. I did not stair count, but this was likely 2 decades ago. And you know no one has an encyclopedic memory of every rail trick ever done so unless I were to go and watch that many years of videos to job the memory you win. Just block me if you hate me that much I won't miss seeing your posts either.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Ray C. Usery on January 06, 2022, 03:54:39 PM
stop highjacking the thread with that bullshit man its the unpopular opinion thread

Back on topic...
#imnotmadatmark
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on January 06, 2022, 06:24:17 PM
Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ra the weak man on January 06, 2022, 06:40:08 PM
Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Beergarden on January 06, 2022, 10:08:07 PM
Shoe string belts are dumb. Get a real belt.

Leopard and similar patterns look terrible on everyone.

Fake mango.  Meaning any artificially flavored mango products always taste terrible.  Fuck fake mango.  Especially in drinks. 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on January 07, 2022, 04:54:07 AM
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Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
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premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.

His Adio OSB part has more diversity of tricks than Reynolds whole career.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JamesFardy on January 07, 2022, 06:51:59 AM
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Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
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premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.
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His Adio OSB part has more diversity of tricks than Reynolds whole career.

Explain. Name a few tricks from that part to back up what you are saying? (Seriously)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jorge on January 07, 2022, 07:08:40 AM
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Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
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premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.
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Don't know if I agree regarding Montoya but I would say peak Rowley > peak Reynolds.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 07, 2022, 07:22:53 AM
Riley Hawk and Frances Bean Cobain will have a child named Kurt Hawk, and he will be the the second person to play guitar while doing a backside air in a pool.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Beergarden on January 07, 2022, 07:26:45 AM
Peak Geof was amazing but at no point did his status in the hierarchy of legends, exceed Reynolds.

Yes his level of gnar might have presented more risk.  BUT, there are plenty of dudes who took gnar to another level. But the level of style, talent, trick selection and overall influence is no where near what Reynolds has done for well over two decades.  I take offense. So great job as this opinion should be very unpopular
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jorge on January 07, 2022, 07:57:11 AM
Peak Geof was amazing but at no point did his status in the hierarchy of legends, exceed Reynolds.

Yes his level of gnar might have presented more risk.  BUT, there are plenty of dudes who took gnar to another level. But the level of style, talent, trick selection and overall influence is no where near what Reynolds has done for well over two decades.  I take offense. So great job as this opinion should be very unpopular
This is the unpopular opinion thread so yeah.  I would rather watch Rowleys Sorry part than any Reynolds part.  Is his career as storied or as influential as Reynolds, no.  Is he better at his peak, yep.  Go watch Sorry again, that part is fucking untouchable.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on January 07, 2022, 08:20:42 AM
P-rod is undeniable top 5 goats. His ugly dunk last part was one of the  best of the years... 36 skating fast and big and switch.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Beergarden on January 07, 2022, 09:07:13 AM
This thread sucks.  Especially unpopular in a 30 sec prod part that has him skating the sylmar 11 as the ender.  When I live in the valley this was a set we regularly visited.  Skates like a 7 stair.  I remember not landing a nollie heel down it but coming close.  Iím not a stair guy and never was. Switch big is dope down it tho.  So my hate is unwarranted. 

Them shoes were ugly too.  But I would wear them to flex on my fanboy 13 yr old son.

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on January 07, 2022, 09:08:18 AM
thatís sick, picking on your son is awesome dude
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Beergarden on January 07, 2022, 09:22:57 AM
thatís sick, picking on your son is awesome dude
This is after all, the unpopular opinion thread.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: veritas on January 07, 2022, 09:23:31 AM
Danny Montoya I believe did a nollie 180 switch 5-0 both over a rail and adjacent to a rail. I did not stair count, but this was likely 2 decades ago. And you know no one has an encyclopedic memory of every rail trick ever done so unless I were to go and watch that many years of videos to job the memory you win. Just block me if you hate me that much I won't miss seeing your posts either.

danny montoya did it as his ender in The Reason
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 07, 2022, 09:30:00 AM
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Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
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premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.

But both men are prematurely bald
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 07, 2022, 09:34:34 AM
My unpopular (I guess) opinion is that it makes no sense to argue about who is the better of any two insanely talented skaters with different style who skated different things. Given that there's no objective measurement or stat sheets you can rely on, it's completely subjective and blowing your stack over someone's opinion is loser shit.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 07, 2022, 12:01:38 PM
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Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
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premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.
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His Adio OSB part has more diversity of tricks than Reynolds whole career.
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Explain. Name a few tricks from that part to back up what you are saying? (Seriously)

Speaking from recent experience I would highly suggest not discussing Reynolds' trick selection or depth.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on January 07, 2022, 12:41:59 PM
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To be fair you could say that about 90% of Reynoldsí parts. But I still love em.
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I'm starting to think you fundamentally don't understand skateboarding.
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Please explain how Reynolds doesnít have a bag of core tricks- full cabs, frontside flips, kickflips, kickflip noseslides, fakie frontside flips, nollie 180s, etc that are in most of his parts for a large portion of his tricks. A nollie shuv was surprising, he often throws in a nose blunt and maybe a nollie 3 or sometimes a varial heel, but most of the time you know what youíre going to get. I forget which pro said it in an interview (think it was Cromer), but there are certain skaters you can watch do a lot of the same stuff over and over and itís amazing each time. Obviously he did it down insane shit but letís not act like heís a savant at coming up with NBD pretzel combos or really skating a spot in a way no one has ever thought of.
What you're talking is like saying you like a band but only listening to the singles. Sure the bangers are mostly the classic tricks, but every part has a ton of other stuff in between, Baker 3 had lots of cool ass lines for example, it isn't 5 whole minutes of frontside flips.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ra the weak man on January 07, 2022, 12:52:56 PM
Jesus is lord, Christ is king. Lennie Kirk did the greatest flatground sw 360 flip of all time [post polejam].
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 07, 2022, 03:12:59 PM
Neckface's art sucks, looks like those shitty children's drawings people have to hang on their fridge so their kids don't cry.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on January 07, 2022, 03:31:33 PM
Neckface's art sucks, looks like those shitty children's drawings people have to hang on their fridge so their kids don't cry.

This a popular opinion here.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 07, 2022, 03:50:59 PM
Piggybacking off of my earlier entry:
Crail shapes >>> DLX shapes
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 07, 2022, 06:47:33 PM
Piggybacking off of my earlier entry:
Crail shapes >>> DLX shapes
What trucks do you skate?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Drawcula on January 07, 2022, 07:29:43 PM
Raven's really dope, and I hope he has something else happening with Chocolate.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SkatermanQ on January 07, 2022, 08:46:11 PM
Ishod Wair sucks. Let me explain, he doesn't actually suck but he sucks because he turned into a fried Californian who doesn't remember that he's from New Jersey and has about 4 Philly parts, I bet those Sabotage guys wouldn't film him again. He needs to film a whole East coast part for me to respect him.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on January 07, 2022, 09:15:06 PM
stevie went to the west coast too dog
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ziggy on January 07, 2022, 11:24:45 PM
being from NY/NJ/Philly doesnít make you better or more interesting
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 08, 2022, 02:07:10 AM
Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Yíall need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Scott Chegg on January 08, 2022, 11:32:04 AM

Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.

I was a labourer for a bit last year, am I allowed to wear carhartt and carpenter pants?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on January 08, 2022, 12:10:22 PM
Raven's really dope, and I hope he has something else happening with Chocolate.
I liked both the parts I've seen of his, has great style and keeps it simple, kinda like GT but less legendary.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 08, 2022, 12:47:57 PM
Talking about how miserable where you live is as some badge of pride is dumb as fuck. Iíve worked in the developing world and no one is ever like ďoh man you donít have character until you donít have access to potable water and you get malaria twice a yearĒ
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: L33Tg33k on January 08, 2022, 01:02:39 PM
Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Yíall need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
That's some incredibly wack shit to say.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on January 08, 2022, 01:42:32 PM
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Danny Montoya > Reynolds.

Dude just skated for wrong brands.
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premature baldness and he skated only daewon size obstacles. masters of their domain but reynolds could kf their whole world.
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But both men are prematurely bald

I'd argue Reynolds has timely baldness, he had a good run
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ra the weak man on January 08, 2022, 02:17:49 PM
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Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Yíall need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
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That's some incredibly wack shit to say.
he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: versacekid420 on January 08, 2022, 07:15:13 PM
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Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Yíall need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
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That's some incredibly wack shit to say.
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
how is that harsh
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: guyledouche on January 08, 2022, 08:58:54 PM
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Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.
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I was a labourer for a bit last year, am I allowed to wear carhartt and carpenter pants?

Probably not. The fashion police here are really strict. They all think I'm Steve Berra now too which is sick. It almost made me feel bummed that I'm not a rich guy in southern California with my own skate park and a history of being a pro skateboarder.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SkatermanQ on January 09, 2022, 12:21:20 AM
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Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Yíall need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
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That's some incredibly wack shit to say.
hes not wrong people from Cali are inherently more wack. just accept it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 09, 2022, 12:47:59 AM
East coast keeps you real, West coast lets you feel, Midwest has a strange appeal, and the Deep South makes you sqeal. Imo
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 09, 2022, 01:26:07 AM
Not a comment on who is more "real" but east coast accents sound like toddlers, Cali accent sounds like a mild stroke
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on January 09, 2022, 07:41:24 AM
Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.
Question: I just took a side job to make a little extra cash, but I was hired on as a 1920s laborer & now they want me me working every day like Iím Ben Raybourn. Am I cool to wear carpenter pants, or nah?
I need that green light from you before I pull the trigger on a pair of these Supreme jawns w/ the hammer loop. They come pre splattered with a paint like substance that I can only presume is Strobeck semen, so my new boss thinks Iíve been hard at work when in reality, Iíve been eating my lunch from a tin box, up on this I-beam all day.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on January 09, 2022, 08:55:50 AM
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I was a labourer for a bit last year, am I allowed to wear carhartt and carpenter pants?
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Probably not. The fashion police here are really strict. They all think I'm Steve Berra now too which is sick. It almost made me feel bummed that I'm not a rich guy in southern California with my own skate park and a history of being a pro skateboarder.

i didnít read your post but i miss MXC
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: L33Tg33k on January 09, 2022, 09:02:34 AM
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ra the weak man on January 09, 2022, 09:23:34 AM
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Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Yíall need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
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Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
you're standing on the shoulders of giants. and even if your ancestors didn't personally build the template, you enjoy 'Cali privilege'. so own it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pro club blanks on January 09, 2022, 09:46:29 AM
Anyone from California is inherently more wack than someone from Chicago or the east coast. Y’all need some winter in your life. Get humbled a bit.
The cost of living is brutal out here, people are working multiple jobs or are putting in heavy amounts of overtime, free time is a luxury, we've been humble.

Yall need to stop assuming everyone from cali is some silver spoon orange county spoiled bro that lives down the street from famous skate spots and perfect flatground
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Slugboi22 on January 09, 2022, 10:15:46 AM
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
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Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
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you're standing on the shoulders of giants. and even if your ancestors didn't personally build the template, you enjoy 'Cali privilege'. so own it.
buddy, you are a fucking dork. telling someone to get humbled who youíve never met or spoken to is weirdo behavior. go outside
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pro club blanks on January 09, 2022, 11:38:36 AM
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
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Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
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you're standing on the shoulders of giants. and even if your ancestors didn't personally build the template, you enjoy 'Cali privilege'. so own it.
Get this alt right ben shapiro shit outta here
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ra the weak man on January 09, 2022, 01:00:18 PM
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
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Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
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you're standing on the shoulders of giants. and even if your ancestors didn't personally build the template, you enjoy 'Cali privilege'. so own it.
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buddy, you are a fucking dork. telling someone to get humbled who youíve never met or spoken to is weirdo behavior. go outside
i never used the term 'get humbled'. i said the man is enjoying the privilege of the giants who came before him. Cali privilege is real and anyone says different is spoilt.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: offkilter on January 09, 2022, 01:49:50 PM
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
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Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
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you're standing on the shoulders of giants. and even if your ancestors didn't personally build the template, you enjoy 'Cali privilege'. so own it.
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buddy, you are a fucking dork. telling someone to get humbled who youíve never met or spoken to is weirdo behavior. go outside
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i never used the term 'get humbled'. i said the man is enjoying the privilege of the giants who came before him. Cali privilege is real and anyone says different is spoilt.

People in Fresno, Bakersfield, Crescent City, Eureka, and El Centro are all so privileged, because CA is all one place. Nothing compared to the harsh East Coast grit of The Hamptons, Palm Beach, Cape Cod, or Martha's Vinyard because the East Coast is also all one place.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: llive.. on January 09, 2022, 02:31:34 PM
Skateboarding needs height classes. 6' skaters should not be judged the same as 5' 7" skaters.

Agreed, and especially 6'2 + skaters can just pop over stuff way easier then others

For instance I think Tyshawn's sideways table kickflip was more impressive, compared to Diego's.

Besides Tyshawn's being at a demo and I know Diego did it first; but Diego is almost 6'4. Tyshawn looks about 5'10 - 5'11  or effectively 6' with shoes, and that may be the shortest that could accomplish the feat tbh , but I'd love to be proved wrong. ( I could see Bobby or Christian Maalouf doing it too )



Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 09, 2022, 03:13:47 PM
Looks like people from California are pretty soft and take shit personal.

Sf people are pretty cool though. Theyíre kinda like a Pacific Northwest cool, but can kick it in the city too.

Stereotypes and gross over generalizations are fun. Stop taking shit so serious.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on January 09, 2022, 03:14:36 PM
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he's not wrong, luke perry. but it is a little harsh. but not inaccurate.
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Lol, Luke Perry. I'm a 2nd generation black man in Southern California. I don't think I need to "get humbled".
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you're standing on the shoulders of giants. and even if your ancestors didn't personally build the template, you enjoy 'Cali privilege'. so own it.
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buddy, you are a fucking dork. telling someone to get humbled who youíve never met or spoken to is weirdo behavior. go outside
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i never used the term 'get humbled'. i said the man is enjoying the privilege of the giants who came before him. Cali privilege is real and anyone says different is spoilt.
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People in Fresno, Bakersfield, Crescent City, Eureka, and El Centro are all so privileged, because CA is all one place. Nothing compared to the harsh East Coast grit of The Hamptons, Palm Beach, Cape Cod, or Martha's Vinyard because the East Coast is also all one place.

Hey Iím from one of those towns (CA) lol growing up was like the movie gummo.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 09, 2022, 04:21:08 PM
Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on January 09, 2022, 04:31:24 PM
Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manuva on January 09, 2022, 04:35:38 PM
Hot Take: Nike SB shoe design is currently at a low point when it comes to OG skate shoes. This has been a trend for the last 2-3 years and if they didn't appropriate Dunks and Blazers and made them SB we would not see a lot of swooshes on skater's feet right now.

added take:

Both the shane and the Ishod look like supra shoes with a swoosh on them.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 09, 2022, 06:57:37 PM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link

can you elaborate? ive heard this before, but i genuinely don't understand why this opinion exists. homie likes to wear a beanie and dickies with his undershirt tucked in. i don't think dylan has a copyright on the fit
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 09, 2022, 08:19:18 PM
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Agreed, and especially 6'2 + skaters can just pop over stuff way easier then others

For instance I think Tyshawn's sideways table kickflip was more impressive, compared to Diego's.

Besides Tyshawn's being at a demo and I know Diego did it first; but Diego is almost 6'4. Tyshawn looks about 5'10 - 5'11  or effectively 6' with shoes, and that may be the shortest that could accomplish the feat tbh , but I'd love to be proved wrong. ( I could see Bobby or Christian Maalouf doing it too )
But being tall you have a lot more weight to move and leg that has to clear whatever you're popping over. If it's world record Ollie attempts maybe it would matter but just for general trash can picnic table etc I don't think it's enough to make much difference
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 09, 2022, 08:40:53 PM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link

Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: versacekid420 on January 09, 2022, 09:30:11 PM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.
he doesnít know what heís doing just look at those sunglasses
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 09, 2022, 09:37:18 PM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.
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he doesnít know what heís doing just look at those sunglasses

"fools be biting my shit. I used to roll up my sleeves and now every gay girl rolls up their sleeves" -vanessa ratguts
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on January 09, 2022, 10:25:22 PM
Flame toques are actually not that coolÖ.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on January 09, 2022, 10:47:05 PM
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Skateboarding needs height classes. 6' skaters should not be judged the same as 5' 7" skaters.
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Agreed, and especially 6'2 + skaters can just pop over stuff way easier then others

For instance I think Tyshawn's sideways table kickflip was more impressive, compared to Diego's.

Besides Tyshawn's being at a demo and I know Diego did it first; but Diego is almost 6'4. Tyshawn looks about 5'10 - 5'11  or effectively 6' with shoes, and that may be the shortest that could accomplish the feat tbh , but I'd love to be proved wrong. ( I could see Bobby or Christian Maalouf doing it too )
People with the highest pop are usually shorter, you can only tuck your legs in so far and you still need a high jump to do anything in skateboarding. Also adding to what Mean Salto said, not only you have to move more leg but it's also way easier to jump and leave the board behind when you're tall, short people have more space to slide their foot.

Some evidence on the whole weight thing, notice how the shorter dude jumps the lightest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qKY6JLm-3s
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on January 10, 2022, 03:27:08 AM
Dad hats don't look good and the new era/flatbill look is the best
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Heartagramriserpads on January 10, 2022, 03:48:50 AM
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Carpenter pants are the equivalent of Thrasher shirts for those who donít work construction.
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Question: I just took a side job to make a little extra cash, but I was hired on as a 1920s laborer & now they want me me working every day like Iím Ben Raybourn. Am I cool to wear carpenter pants, or nah?
I need that green light from you before I pull the trigger on a pair of these Supreme jawns w/ the hammer loop. They come pre splattered with a paint like substance that I can only presume is Strobeck semen, so my new boss thinks Iíve been hard at work when in reality, Iíve been eating my lunch from a tin box, up on this I-beam all day.

Not blue collar approved.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Heartagramriserpads on January 10, 2022, 03:51:46 AM
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I was a labourer for a bit last year, am I allowed to wear carhartt and carpenter pants?

Not blue collar approved. Sorry.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CorneliusCardew on January 10, 2022, 04:22:33 AM
I don't like people caught up in the skate hustle mentality
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: codymacfan on January 10, 2022, 04:42:16 PM
Skill wise Leticia Bufoni is still better than 90% of women going pro these days
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: GumOnMyGrip on January 10, 2022, 04:49:34 PM
Element boards are actually decent wood.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on January 10, 2022, 04:54:21 PM
Skill wise Leticia Bufoni is still better than 90% of women going pro these days

Facts.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: behavioralguide on January 10, 2022, 05:01:33 PM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.

my rating of berle is directly proportional to the times I see this photo
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 11, 2022, 07:30:37 AM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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can you elaborate? ive heard this before, but i genuinely don't understand why this opinion exists. homie likes to wear a beanie and dickies with his undershirt tucked in. i don't think dylan has a copyright on the fit

I imagine the thinking is that, when you have a skater as uniquely talented, stylish and iconic as Dylan, and especially when that person dies so young, it's inevitable that people who dress similarly are going to draw comparisons.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 11, 2022, 07:31:50 AM
I don't like people caught up in the skate hustle mentality


what's that?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on January 11, 2022, 07:48:57 AM
if you think you need to 'push' your homie because they are doing tricks the 'easy' way, it's pretty whack.

i.e. doing a trick fs vs bs

took me a yr to realize my friend was just a dipshit and i'm just better at bs tails than fs tails
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SatanicPanic on January 11, 2022, 04:41:11 PM
There was a mob of bladers at the park the other day and I thought it was kinda rad
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Post by: SatanicPanic on January 11, 2022, 04:43:36 PM
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.
He surfs. I assume he just has that surfer posture
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 11, 2022, 04:46:37 PM
There was a mob of bladers at the park the other day and I thought it was kinda rad
Also big increase in female roller skaters riding in a roller blades style not so much roller derby style.
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Post by: somesortofspin on January 11, 2022, 05:02:18 PM
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Also big increase in female roller skaters riding in a roller blades style not so much roller derby style.

I love bladers. roller skaters. aggressive inlining. all of it. never gotten into it and heard they used to wax everything like the top of a Manny pad and it sucked but I miss them. they are so much cooler than scooters or even bmx. im scared as shit when a group of those people are at the park. they throw around their bikes/scooters all the time when they fall and take up way to much space. also crossing everyones line through the park and doing unexpected bank to bank bunny hops. its loud as fuck when they fall and their packs hit the ground. I always get scared when I hear that noise all of a sudden because I think they finally broke someones neck by swinging around their bike/scooter. FUCK BMX AND SCOOTER. LONG LIVE ROLLERBLADING. get yourself a dirt bike/ city bike
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SatanicPanic on January 11, 2022, 07:13:44 PM
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Also big increase in female roller skaters riding in a roller blades style not so much roller derby style.
Yeah a lot of that too. Stoked people are having fun
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on January 11, 2022, 09:16:13 PM
Garrett Hill was one of the hardest ripping skaters of the 2000s. He wore one pair of goofy court jester pants and that's all anyone has ever talked about since, despite the fact it was one of the first tre flip 50s ever done on a rail
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on January 12, 2022, 02:56:13 AM
Garrett Hill was one of the hardest ripping skaters of the 2000s. He wore one pair of goofy court jester pants and that's all anyone has ever talked about since, despite the fact it was one of the first tre flip 50s ever done on a rail

All he had to do to live that down was to drop coffees eating shit rolling on his skateboard
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 12, 2022, 10:16:42 AM
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Also big increase in female roller skaters riding in a roller blades style not so much roller derby style.

This is huge where I am. Honestly the preponderance of roller skaters seems to have taken a lot of the wind out the sails of a burgeoning female skate scene. Many such cases!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 12, 2022, 11:43:13 AM
There was a mob of bladers at the park the other day and I thought it was kinda rad

An adult scooter rider can have steeze. once i saw a crew on the G train and they had a Panasonic and everything
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Ilya Oblomov on January 12, 2022, 04:25:52 PM
This will never catch on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlOjmLeQe3w
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Urtripping on January 12, 2022, 04:36:23 PM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.
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He surfs. I assume he just has that surfer posture

That photo is weird as fuck. However, I kinda dig cowboy/western Elijah. Seems more genuine to me.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_qEuilpDnk/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: braksabbath on January 12, 2022, 04:37:38 PM
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This is huge where I am. Honestly the preponderance of roller skaters seems to have taken a lot of the wind out the sails of a burgeoning female skate scene. Many such cases!
The skateboard industry ignored them and now theyíll easily drop $400 on a set of quads and pads.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on January 12, 2022, 05:45:02 PM
Berle posted that insta story of himself practicing lassoing. Made me think of the cool things pros post on insta thread

(http://blog.tumyeto.com/images_new/news/67181fpam.jpg)

Guess heís always been a little country
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on January 12, 2022, 07:19:52 PM
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oh boy, Axl Rose has entered the chat.
What are the odds of Sharkstit & Rickles Kane showing up within moments of each other?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on January 12, 2022, 07:36:53 PM
How long yíall reckon weíll have to suffer this dudeís delightful personality?
Is this account number five today? Six?
Where do they ever find the time, let alone all of the creativity?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on January 12, 2022, 07:42:21 PM
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How long yíall reckon weíll have to suffer this dudeís delightful personality?
Is this account number five today? Six?
Where do they ever find the time, let alone all of the creativity?
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I find the time as much as you find the time to post on this forum 3311 times.
That 3311 3312 was my morning stretch, honey child.
Iím just getting warmed up.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on January 12, 2022, 08:37:54 PM
Hurry up Mods, there is a turd in the punch bowl, I repeat, turd in the punch bowl
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Frank and Fred on January 12, 2022, 08:39:07 PM
edited so i am not quoting pee poo's nonsense....
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Frank and Fred on January 12, 2022, 08:56:24 PM
edited so i am not quoting pee poo's nonsense....
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cucktard on January 12, 2022, 09:34:22 PM
Per Poo,

In my short time on this earth, I’ve come to find that anyone who goes out of their way to piss off people or make another feel really bad is hurting and angry.

That person may not even realize how shitty they feel until after they log off and the endorphin high from arguing subsides.  But that seems to be the case pretty much every time. And I speak from experience.

So whatever is eating you so much, whatever is causing you so much pain that you feel compelled to take it out on us, people you don’t know, I hope you get chance to deal with it.

I don’t like to see people hurting, especially peolple who obviously don’t know how to deal with it in a healthy way.

Log off for a bit and take care of yourself.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on January 12, 2022, 11:07:57 PM
Also fuck vaccines, fuck joe biden, fuck nancy pelosi, fuck BLM, and most of all, fuck that f****t n***er don lemon on cnn.

Post a fit
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Gab on January 13, 2022, 01:31:10 AM
Wheel graphics facing out
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DERBY on January 13, 2022, 05:36:53 AM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.

(https://imgur.com/gallery/Z86mKXr)

https://imgur.com/gallery/Z86mKXr
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 13, 2022, 10:05:55 PM
Wheel graphics facing out

i dont think there is a popular opinion about this. i started putting my graphics out last year and have never had anybody say anything to me about it
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: QixHexagon on January 14, 2022, 05:16:24 AM
As much as Liquid Death marketing/branding is cringe as fuck (not to mention their association with the Berrics), I still have an ounce of respect foor them for doing one thing: promoting water and facing the romantization of alcoholism.

I think people should do anything they want with their lives, but alcoholism these days is viewed as something "cool", probably just how cigarrettes were many decades ago. I know a lot of people who only drink because it's cool, people whose lives were destroyed by alcohol and people who get ashamed for not drinking alcohol.

I also hate to death the alcohol industry in my country due to their lobby against more strict transit laws - they'll force politicians not to pass laws for more serious penalties if you drink and drive, they used to pay the biggest television channel to include people drinking alcohol in soap operas, which are famous as fuck here, so that feels like something natural. Mind you, it was not explicitly their products, just some fictional beer. It's not to promote the product, but to normalize the behavor, the habit.

Fuck you, Paulo Lemann. Bet you can't even push.

So I respect LD quest against that.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 14, 2022, 05:18:12 AM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Could his posture be any more odd?  He looks like an inter-dimensional being that just put on its human suit and flitted into existence.
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(https://imgur.com/gallery/Z86mKXr)

https://imgur.com/gallery/Z86mKXr

You are my avatar brother.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 14, 2022, 06:55:02 AM
This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 14, 2022, 07:01:42 AM
This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,

I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 14, 2022, 09:26:08 AM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.

Everyone should be doing more flip tricks and skating tighter trucks because they skate for my personal enjoyment and not, yknow, because it's fun
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Craig Lutzka on January 14, 2022, 09:31:29 AM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
That looks like a Spanto from BornxRaised cosplay.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 14, 2022, 09:43:56 AM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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Everyone should be doing more flip tricks and skating tighter trucks because they skate for my personal enjoyment and not, yknow, because it's fun


Right, that's what I mean and it's very reasonable of you to have that takeaway from my post.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 14, 2022, 09:48:30 AM
Everyone should skate tight 8Ē(or less) trucks.

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MysticalTypeExperience on January 14, 2022, 09:54:44 AM
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Also fuck vaccines, fuck joe biden, fuck nancy pelosi, fuck BLM, and most of all, fuck that f****t n***er don lemon on cnn.
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Post a fit

Found one

(https://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20160412&t=2&i=1132079941&w=780&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&sq=&r=2016-04-12T030009Z_22125_GF10000379350_RTRMADP_0_USA-ELECTION-TRUMP)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Coastal Fever on January 14, 2022, 10:27:23 AM
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bOZT-UpRA2Y
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on January 14, 2022, 03:22:55 PM
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bOZT-UpRA2Y
https://youtu.be/qpwcPmivcLw
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Logic on January 14, 2022, 07:32:11 PM
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bOZT-UpRA2Y

Can see Clive Dixon skating to this.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Beeker on January 14, 2022, 07:53:38 PM
As much as Liquid Death marketing/branding is cringe as fuck (not to mention their association with the Berrics), I still have an ounce of respect foor them for doing one thing: promoting water and facing the romantization of alcoholism.

I think people should do anything they want with their lives, but alcoholism these days is viewed as something "cool", probably just how cigarrettes were many decades ago. I know a lot of people who only drink because it's cool, people whose lives were destroyed by alcohol and people who get ashamed for not drinking alcohol.

I also hate to death the alcohol industry in my country due to their lobby against more strict transit laws - they'll force politicians not to pass laws for more serious penalties if you drink and drive, they used to pay the biggest television channel to include people drinking alcohol in soap operas, which are famous as fuck here, so that feels like something natural. Mind you, it was not explicitly their products, just some fictional beer. It's not to promote the product, but to normalize the behavor, the habit.

Fuck you, Paulo Lemann. Bet you can't even push.

So I respect LD quest against that.

It pissed me off super bad when Liquid Death did a "rent money" contest for skating in your "house" and gave it to a family of future pro's who live in a dream house. It was also lame for those guys to even enter to be honest.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: mj23 on January 15, 2022, 02:56:19 PM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
lots of people in general have equipment that mismatches their skills/style/body/etc.

lots of small kids are on boards too big for them and even when they land insane shit it just looks awful. of course i can kinda understand why they do it, since many of the cool brands they like make products predominantly for teenage and adult skaters (ie more or less full grown), and most kids don't get any guidance or mentorship to steer them in the right direction.

little kids on tight ass trucks are another peeve of mine. if you know how to skate and you want to rock some tight ass ventures so you can get hella technical, that's cool. but everyone should learn the fundamentals first, which to me involves proper turns, carves, and pumping before you start trying to fling double flips or whatever so many little kids end up doing.

so a lot of smaller people should probably skate slightly smaller equipment, whether they are women or just short/have small feet.

but if you really rip, whatever, who cares. there are grown ass men who rip a 7.75" pop and probably some tiny women who rip a 10" egg too.

i guess my unpopular opinion, if i have one, is just that beginners should learn how to turn before they learn any flip tricks. is that unpopular?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DanCorteseFromMTVSports on January 15, 2022, 10:29:05 PM
Berle posted that insta story of himself practicing lassoing. Made me think of the cool things pros post on insta thread

(http://blog.tumyeto.com/images_new/news/67181fpam.jpg)

Guess heís always been a little country
Yo is my man competing in the American Gladiators event of Atlastphere with that cage ball in back? WTF is going on?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 15, 2022, 10:33:13 PM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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lots of people in general have equipment that mismatches their skills/style/body/etc.

lots of small kids are on boards too big for them and even when they land insane shit it just looks awful. of course i can kinda understand why they do it, since many of the cool brands they like make products predominantly for teenage and adult skaters (ie more or less full grown), and most kids don't get any guidance or mentorship to steer them in the right direction.

little kids on tight ass trucks are another peeve of mine. if you know how to skate and you want to rock some tight ass ventures so you can get hella technical, that's cool. but everyone should learn the fundamentals first, which to me involves proper turns, carves, and pumping before you start trying to fling double flips or whatever so many little kids end up doing.

so a lot of smaller people should probably skate slightly smaller equipment, whether they are women or just short/have small feet.

but if you really rip, whatever, who cares. there are grown ass men who rip a 7.75" pop and probably some tiny women who rip a 10" egg too.

i guess my unpopular opinion, if i have one, is just that beginners should learn how to turn before they learn any flip tricks. is that unpopular?
I started skating in 99 and everybody rode tight trucks and 7.75 max. My first setup had those tensors with the plastic and 58 mm wheels= basically designed not to turn. Me and everyone I know that continued skating never had any trouble learning to turn later on. (Altho not exactly sure its a great comparison we never even had any transition wider than a 6 foot quarterpipe)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 15, 2022, 11:11:57 PM
Turning is unnecessary.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Eds_gallerist on January 16, 2022, 01:39:39 AM
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Turning is unnecessary.

Tic-tacing through the bowl is the new carving
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: mj23 on January 16, 2022, 07:11:53 AM
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Elijah Berle comes off as a kook with the Dylan cosplay.
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Seems like a pretty common opinion around here. He was even doing the waiter arm thing for a bit. Last time I checked, heís pulled a Baca and went full cholo.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTdszr3LEgh/?utm_medium=copy_link
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That looks like a Spanto from BornxRaised cosplay.
I actually donít mind Berleís skating, and I think taken in isolation his fits are ok... but when you zoom out and notice how much he just jumps around imitating other peoples shit like itís a costume? Super lame and kinda sad. Someone get this man some swag coaching.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on January 16, 2022, 08:00:25 AM
Pretty sure he was done here when he got caught with a Crosley in a lifestyle vidÖ.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DirtyCheddarKids on January 16, 2022, 08:08:04 AM
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Can see Clive Dixon David Gravette skating to this.

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 16, 2022, 08:19:35 AM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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lots of people in general have equipment that mismatches their skills/style/body/etc.

lots of small kids are on boards too big for them and even when they land insane shit it just looks awful. of course i can kinda understand why they do it, since many of the cool brands they like make products predominantly for teenage and adult skaters (ie more or less full grown), and most kids don't get any guidance or mentorship to steer them in the right direction.

little kids on tight ass trucks are another peeve of mine. if you know how to skate and you want to rock some tight ass ventures so you can get hella technical, that's cool. but everyone should learn the fundamentals first, which to me involves proper turns, carves, and pumping before you start trying to fling double flips or whatever so many little kids end up doing.

so a lot of smaller people should probably skate slightly smaller equipment, whether they are women or just short/have small feet.

but if you really rip, whatever, who cares. there are grown ass men who rip a 7.75" pop and probably some tiny women who rip a 10" egg too.

i guess my unpopular opinion, if i have one, is just that beginners should learn how to turn before they learn any flip tricks. is that unpopular?


Yeah, this is what I was getting at. Not "skating for my enjoyment".

This is probably anecdotal but I've seen a lot of instances where someone's trying to buy their first board or posting about it online and all of the recommendations are usually just whatever that skater happens to ride. They'll just suggest an 8.5 or something by default no matter who asks which imo is kinda misguiding.  And as for those I mentioned who "make it a contest", I'm talking about people who make fun of others for their trucks being "too tight" when they can barely push because their board practically falling apart. Yes I've met them and if you're gonna try to gatekeep other skaters, I'm absolutely gonna judge your ability.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on January 16, 2022, 10:11:09 AM
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Can see Clive Dixon David Gravette Jason Adams skating to this.
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Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MysticalTypeExperience on January 17, 2022, 01:09:38 PM
90% of skate graphics are throwaway excuses for "art" that look like they were created in less than 10 minutes
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 20, 2022, 07:22:51 PM
the olympics is ok because it brought exposure to skating. kooks skating for trophies will always exist, but if one hesh kid comes out of the woodworks because of the olympics, i think it was worth it
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 20, 2022, 09:54:48 PM
Showing a bunch of bails before the make of a trick ruins the flow of the part. If you really need people to see your blooper reel do it like a Jackie Chan movie and have it after the parts over.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Heywood Jeblowme on January 20, 2022, 11:29:44 PM
 The only reason Crail is still alive is because its a shell company for a major Mexican drug cartel
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on January 21, 2022, 12:31:42 AM
Skating in basketball jerseys looks sick
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: frontfootimpossible on January 21, 2022, 06:45:54 AM
DC Josh Kalis cosplay is gonna die out then come back again in 10 years
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Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 21, 2022, 08:04:42 AM
DC Josh Kalis cosplay is gonna die out then come back again in 10 years
That shit never goes out of style.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on January 21, 2022, 08:47:53 AM
Dunks are average looking shoes at best
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 21, 2022, 03:25:02 PM
Mary Tyler Moore Show < Rhoda < Bob Newhart Show

Yeah, I said it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: off on January 21, 2022, 04:53:59 PM
Skating in basketball jerseys looks sick
saving my pinstripe penny hardaway jersey for a sw hardflip
yes it will be in shelltoes
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: logjammin on January 21, 2022, 05:13:08 PM
Jef Hartsel has a fake unnecessary elbow move after every trick and I hate it.
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Post by: Candied cigarettes on January 21, 2022, 05:30:48 PM
Jef Hartsel has a fake unnecessary elbow move after every trick and I hate it.

Who the hell is that?
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Post by: ziggy on January 21, 2022, 05:39:09 PM
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Jef Hartsel has a fake unnecessary elbow move after every trick and I hate it.
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Who the hell is that?

an 80s skater
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 21, 2022, 06:05:33 PM
Jef Hartsel has a fake unnecessary elbow move after every trick and I hate it.

Spicy take for the four of us who know who that is
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jorge on January 21, 2022, 06:11:27 PM
Jef Hartsel has a fake unnecessary elbow move after every trick and I hate it.
John Gibson has the best frontside ollies and frontside inverts.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 21, 2022, 06:14:42 PM
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There was a mob of bladers at the park the other day and I thought it was kinda rad
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Also big increase in female roller skaters riding in a roller blades style not so much roller derby style.
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This is huge where I am. Honestly the preponderance of roller skaters seems to have taken a lot of the wind out the sails of a burgeoning female skate scene. Many such cases!
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The skateboard industry ignored them and now theyíll easily drop $400 on a set of quads and pads.

I noticed that NFG is pushing roller skate wheels, but yeah, the rest of the skate industry seems happy to lose all of these potential customers to small, boutique upstarts.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 21, 2022, 06:20:11 PM
As much as Liquid Death marketing/branding is cringe as fuck (not to mention their association with the Berrics), I still have an ounce of respect foor them for doing one thing: promoting water and facing the romantization of alcoholism.

The whole seltzer craze has definitely helped a lot of people quit booze and sugar sodas (as deadly as booze, if you consider obesity in the States), and I think it's probably good that some sober bowl troll can sit there drinking his tallboy of fizzy water, feeling like he fits in with his homies crushing two cases of High Life.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on January 21, 2022, 10:08:23 PM
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Skating in basketball jerseys looks sick
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saving my pinstripe penny hardaway jersey for a sw hardflip
yes it will be in shelltoes

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-25-2015/VaVgNE.gif)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 22, 2022, 12:34:32 AM
The original tensors with the plastic bit may of actually been the best trucks of all time. Reading ace, lurpiv, new royal threads seems like plenty of problems.
Had the tensors in 00 then swapped to ventures maybe a year later and constantly had problems with them swapped to Indy also constant problems. Would keep the tensors in my bag and often end up putting them back on when I broke my trucks mid session.
I think it was Indy stage 10 that I never had a problem with then after that see people once again always having problems with newer versions.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on January 22, 2022, 12:44:53 PM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.

Related unpopular opinion - most people who skate oversized fishtail boards are doing it to mask how shit they are at skating or that they've stopped getting better
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: L33Tg33k on January 22, 2022, 12:49:03 PM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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Related unpopular opinion - most people who skate oversized fishtail boards are doing it to mask how shit they are at skating or that they've stopped getting better
Erick Winkowski is shit at skateboarding, got it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Roy Machine on January 22, 2022, 01:09:57 PM
I don't get how anyone can get hyped on any Tom Penny footage from the last 15+ years...there I said it
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 22, 2022, 01:28:12 PM
I don't get how anyone can get hyped on any Tom Penny footage from the last 15+ years...there I said it

I think itís more of a sentimental/respect thing.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on January 22, 2022, 03:24:28 PM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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Related unpopular opinion - most people who skate oversized fishtail boards are doing it to mask how shit they are at skating or that they've stopped getting better
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Erick Winkowski is shit at skateboarding, got it.
Erick Winskowski isn't most people.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 22, 2022, 05:23:28 PM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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Related unpopular opinion - most people who skate oversized fishtail boards are doing it to mask how shit they are at skating or that they've stopped getting better


To each their own if they like those boards or not, but there's this really goofy kid I know who fits this description who once tried doing the "you even skate bro?" thing to me at a show cuz I was wearing Vans or something. Turns out he's one of those skaters who brags about how quirky their board is but literally cannot ollie. So fuck 'em, haha
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on January 23, 2022, 01:20:53 AM
Snowskating is cool
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Easy Slider on January 23, 2022, 06:56:48 AM
Snowskating is cool

How is this opinion unpopular?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on January 23, 2022, 07:00:27 AM
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Snowskating is cool
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How is this opinion unpopular?
Thought i would be kooked out of here for claiming such thing

Glad to know i'm not alone
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: rusty knees on January 23, 2022, 10:21:12 AM
everyones posts would be much better with a quick image search and pic/vid added to their story/rambling/statements

(https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/images3/jereme%20rogers.png)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 23, 2022, 11:35:02 AM
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This is more of an unpopular opinion IRL vs. on here, but a bunch of female skaters would be better off skating smaller boards. Theyíd unlock a bunch more flip tricks if they skated 8 or lower. See womenís Battle at the Berrics. Some exclusions apply but yeah. Smaller boards flip easier for smaller people/shoe sizes,
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I don't think this is specific to women. For years I've always seen people who make their setup a contest in and of itself. They gotta have the widest board, the loosest trucks, the biggest/smallest wheels/etc. even if their skating visibly suffers from it.
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Related unpopular opinion - most people who skate oversized fishtail boards are doing it to mask how shit they are at skating or that they've stopped getting better

Maybe itís because I live in the land of Scram, but I regularly see little rippers and old farts alike destroying on their fishtail boards. The old guys who really suck usually have the Braille-approved setup.   
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on January 23, 2022, 11:37:47 AM
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Snowskating is cool
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How is this opinion unpopular?
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Thought i would be kooked out of here for claiming such thing

Glad to know i'm not alone

Anyone who grew up where it snows knows how fun it is to take an old deck and some crusty shoes to a hill and fuck around for a few hours. Whatever wholesome fun you have when you physically canít skate is always chill.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Yonnycage on January 23, 2022, 12:19:44 PM
The only reason Crail is still alive is because its a shell company for a major Mexican drug cartel

Nice. Iím finally living out my Breaking Bad fantasy, helping Crail launder money behind the scenes by skating a Bannerot deck
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 23, 2022, 12:24:12 PM
Agreeing with an earlier opinion that a lot of Crail shapes are better than DLX shapes Iíve skated.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BL0B on January 23, 2022, 02:12:39 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/h5cp8bA.jpg?1)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: roba on January 23, 2022, 02:17:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/h5cp8bA.jpg?1)

lmao this was the first thing i thought when i saw that photo
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 24, 2022, 10:31:35 AM
tricks done on a quarterpipe/miniramp that is shorter than 4 feet tall are not impressive in any way, shape or form
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on January 24, 2022, 10:52:10 AM
Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DERBY on January 24, 2022, 02:00:36 PM
Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms

crispy m&ms>
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Prince on January 24, 2022, 02:32:50 PM
tricks done on a quarterpipe/miniramp that is shorter than 4 feet tall are not impressive in any way, shape or form

r u sure?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrnFJoLsY8A
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on January 24, 2022, 02:52:10 PM
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Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms
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crispy m&ms>

I disagree substantively but suspect this is an even less popular opinion, which I appreciate.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on January 24, 2022, 02:54:52 PM
Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms

No cap
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CanadianBacon on January 24, 2022, 05:56:03 PM
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Snowskating is cool
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How is this opinion unpopular?
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Thought i would be kooked out of here for claiming such thing

Glad to know i'm not alone

I fuck with snowskating, Its kinda like roller hockey,  not the same as the original,  but still fun as fuck.   
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Gene_Harrogate on January 24, 2022, 07:22:12 PM
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Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms
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crispy m&ms>
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I disagree substantively but suspect this is an even less popular opinion, which I appreciate.
Peanut butter m&ms are better than all of those combined. On a side note, if you havenít tried the ones with brownie inside.. those are pretty damn good too.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: boneless900 on January 24, 2022, 09:41:11 PM
Street grabs will make a miraculous comeback
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 24, 2022, 10:27:46 PM
15 years ago, most pros were trying much harder. Hype and connections got fewer people so far, there really had to be tons of documented evidence of you ripping. Now, you can go pro off of sparse, scattered footage of varying quality and basically stop putting stuff out once you get your name on that board for the right company.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: dannyprovolone on January 25, 2022, 12:05:09 AM
Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms

This is not an unpopular opinion. Quite literally everyone who eats M&Mís knows this.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 25, 2022, 12:16:49 AM
Mini m&ms then caramel then honeycomb then normal then almond then peanut
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FatGuy92 on January 25, 2022, 12:38:39 AM
Mini m&ms then caramel then honeycomb then normal then almond then peanut

Hold up.. honeycomb? Did I miss something?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: gsosa on January 25, 2022, 09:10:32 AM
Seriously the best M&Ms were the Crispy ones. Too bad they haven't made those in so long.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 25, 2022, 09:11:46 AM
15 years ago, most pros were trying much harder. Hype and connections got fewer people so far, there really had to be tons of documented evidence of you ripping. Now, you can go pro off of sparse, scattered footage of varying quality and basically stop putting stuff out once you get your name on that board for the right company.

And get paid way, way less from skating
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 25, 2022, 09:12:59 AM
20 years ago Jason Dill lived in a Soho loft off of Workshop and Vita money
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 25, 2022, 09:16:45 AM
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15 years ago, most pros were trying much harder. Hype and connections got fewer people so far, there really had to be tons of documented evidence of you ripping. Now, you can go pro off of sparse, scattered footage of varying quality and basically stop putting stuff out once you get your name on that board for the right company.
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And get paid way, way less from skating

For example, do you think KRod is getting paid less than Corey Duffel in the 2000ís? He had the jankiest sponsors.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 25, 2022, 09:27:16 AM
Krod is on FA and converse and is probably making less than pre-financial collapse Duffell

edit: and Supreme! still
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 25, 2022, 09:32:58 AM
15 years ago it seemed more like there was say a top 100 guys who all got paid well and also kinda got to say no to whoever was coming up they didn't like. Now it's more like you can't deny people as easily because they can do so much themselves with social media etc so there's a thousand+ top guys but only the tip of the iceberg make amazing money.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on January 25, 2022, 10:25:46 AM
15 years ago it seemed more like there was say a top 100 guys who all got paid well and also kinda got to say no to whoever was coming up they didn't like. Now it's more like you can't deny people as easily because they can do so much themselves with social media etc so there's a thousand+ top guys but only the tip of the iceberg make amazing money.

Even with social media thereís still rampant gatekeeping, and a lot of those gatekeepers are mediocre mirages of pros from 20 years ago. And theyíre being hooked more as niche lifestyle models than pro skaters.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Jowiththeflow on January 25, 2022, 11:04:22 AM
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Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms
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crispy m&ms>
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I disagree substantively but suspect this is an even less popular opinion, which I appreciate.
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Peanut butter m&ms are better than all of those combined. On a side note, if you havenít tried the ones with brownie inside.. those are pretty damn good too.

https://youtu.be/Sj-PwRTgmxo?t=2238
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: my english is bad on January 25, 2022, 11:18:20 AM
Jamie Foy fs crooked are not crooked
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on January 25, 2022, 01:17:11 PM
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Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms
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This is not an unpopular opinion. Quite literally everyone who eats M&Mís knows this.

I thought this might be the more popular opinion, but because the regulars are the classics I thought theyíre probably more popular overall.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on January 25, 2022, 04:04:11 PM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on January 25, 2022, 04:13:38 PM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.
Only if you live in California or something, a lot of places have a lot worse conditions than the park, not to mention how they're not made for skateboarding so the proportions are all fucked up.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 25, 2022, 04:45:32 PM
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landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.
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Only if you live in California or something, a lot of places have a lot worse conditions than the park, not to mention how they're not made for skateboarding so the proportions are all fucked up.
It really depends what it is. Techno Manny or ledge then yeah fuck it do it in a park. Everything else go find an interesting spot.
Filming a whole video part in some perfect city in China or whatever tho kinda rubs me the wrong way. It basically is filming in a park only for the even more privaledged. its the worst of street being less impressive than a park.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on January 25, 2022, 05:18:37 PM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.


brutal take
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lowcalcium on January 25, 2022, 05:24:15 PM
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Peanut m&ms > regular m&ms
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This is not an unpopular opinion. Quite literally everyone who eats M&Mís knows this.

I thought this might be the more popular opinion, but because the regulars are the classics I thought theyíre probably more popular overall.
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Peanut Butter m&m's > all other m&m's Öespecially almond
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 25, 2022, 05:54:42 PM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.

Do you live in Scandinavia wtf
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Gab on January 25, 2022, 08:36:39 PM
The krooked evil beemer is the ugliest skateboard I have ever seen. I hate those fucking cut outs too..
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Easy Slider on January 25, 2022, 11:58:18 PM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.

In Switzerland the skreets are nicer to skate than the parks.  ;D
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Sharp-o on January 26, 2022, 12:56:51 AM
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landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.
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In Switzerland the skreets are nicer to skate than the parks.  ;D

In Finland the streets are mostly fucked and the parks are a bit less fucked.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: veritas on January 26, 2022, 04:52:16 AM
Seriously the best M&Ms were the Crispy ones. Too bad they haven't made those in so long.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 26, 2022, 05:59:31 AM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.


wtf
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: djoekr on January 26, 2022, 06:57:23 AM
I don't care if I skate Mob or Jessup
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 26, 2022, 07:23:59 AM
I don't care if I skate Mob or Jessup

does your girl also complain about you being insensitive ? J O K E S
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skate_or_dingus on January 26, 2022, 08:14:53 AM
 Slappies on curbs are fun for about two minutes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: roba on January 26, 2022, 08:21:34 AM
Slappies on curbs are fun for about two minutes.

true, i'll do a slappy 50-50 from time to time if i cruise by a curb that grinds but spending my whole day there? nah, that's not my element. i'll do it when i get old
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on January 26, 2022, 08:29:35 AM
Slappies on curbs are fun for about two minutes.
A good double sided curb will give you at least 2.5x that.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SUPREMENECKPROTECTOR on January 27, 2022, 01:46:49 AM
landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.

If you skate to get attention from other people you skate for all the wrong reasons.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on January 27, 2022, 08:26:11 AM
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Slappies on curbs are fun for about two minutes.
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true, i'll do a slappy 50-50 from time to time if i cruise by a curb that grinds but spending my whole day there? nah, that's not my element. i'll do it when i get old
Yes.
Yes, you will.
In the interim, enjoy those gaps, rails, hubbas, etc.
See you at the curbs in another decade or so. Looking forward to having you join us.
Respectfully yours,
-Old
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: yeayeaman on January 27, 2022, 09:48:23 AM
hate to advertise my shit but I just wrote/did a thing with a guy spending 6 hours at a slappy curb spot

https://essaymag.substack.com/p/skater-skates-a-skatespot-for-six
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goodatmeth on January 27, 2022, 09:57:02 AM
Perfect timing for my unpopular opinion:
I think slappies are way scarier and more dangerous than most other stuff except big gaps of course.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on January 27, 2022, 10:04:30 AM
Perfect timing for my unpopular opinion:
I think slappies are way scarier and more dangerous than most other stuff except big gaps of course.

I would agree but probably because I try to swing by my curb spot every day. In terms of day-to-day skating a mini will fucking sneak up on you and snap your shit if youre not careful
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 27, 2022, 10:06:05 AM
I love slappies, but they are beyond easier than standard ledge skating. There's for sure a technique and a learning curve but once you figure it out it's cake.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 27, 2022, 10:08:43 AM
Perfect timing for my unpopular opinion:
I think slappies are way scarier and more dangerous than most other stuff except big gaps of course.
Just for the fun of it. (I'll exadurate for the banter, but only slightly) I think slappys are skateboardings biggest bitch move and by far the most overhyped movement of the last few years. You're what 6 inches off the ground? Fuck look out Evel Knievel comin thru
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 27, 2022, 10:10:13 AM
I get bored of slappies super quick I would rather pop into things even a curb. Slappies always struck me as something for people that aren't coordinated enough to do so, but want all the grind and slide marks on their boards.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goodatmeth on January 27, 2022, 10:18:53 AM
I've never learned slappies, for me it feels like riding against something and hoping for the best, possible slipping out and just dying. I'd rather skate a knee high ledge or rail because I know exactly how my trucks are going to land on it and grind.
Using so much force by smashing into it, while still controlling the movement is something I don't understand. The closest thing I can do is a wallie.
I wish I could slappy feeble, must feel awesome
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FrozenIndustries on January 27, 2022, 10:25:24 AM
I get bored of slappies super quick I would rather pop into things even a curb. Slappies always struck me as something for people that aren't coordinated enough to do so, but want all the grind and slide marks on their boards.

Kind of says more about you than people who do slappies, no?

JK, I welcome this hypothetical anti-slappy backlash. More curbs for me, bro!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Frank and Fred on January 27, 2022, 10:28:45 AM
Slappies got a lot of old men off the couch and thus sold a lot of skate product. Love 'em or hate 'em. Some of us have been doing them for 30 years+
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: WokeUpInYourBed on January 27, 2022, 10:47:44 AM
Quasi is just another skateboard company

Quasi videos are not just "Another skateboard video" though.
Very Creative and different.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on January 27, 2022, 10:52:03 AM
confirmed slapcels mad they can't slappy  8)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on January 27, 2022, 11:37:57 AM
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I get bored of slappies super quick I would rather pop into things even a curb. Slappies always struck me as something for people that aren't coordinated enough to do so, but want all the grind and slide marks on their boards.
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Kind of says more about you than people who do slappies, no?

JK, I welcome this hypothetical anti-slappy backlash. More curbs for me, bro!

Don't get me wrong some of the crazy pretzel variations or doing them at high speed definitely takes skill, but I see it similar to a lot of the ledge dancing stuff that doesn't really float my boat. I can see how it's super fun if you're really good at it, but you could say that about any type of skating.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 27, 2022, 11:49:44 AM
confirmed slapcels mad they can't slappy  8)


Any trick you can do in crocs isn't that dangerous.
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Post by: TheDingus on January 27, 2022, 03:40:58 PM
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Any trick you can do in crocs isn't that dangerous.


Iím pretty sure nyjahs butt could 5050 a 20 stair in crocs, so that theory is purely subjective.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: santakaupas on January 27, 2022, 03:46:49 PM
vans make the most uncomfortable shoes ever, i wanna like them so bad but every time i wear them i get mad blisters
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on January 27, 2022, 05:17:14 PM
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landing something on street doesn't make it more impressive than at a park, and you can achieve most if not all you can at a street spot at a park instead, with more people around.

that being said curbs are fun as fuck, and i will never stop leaving the park for the slappy spot.
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If you skate to get attention from other people you skate for all the wrong reasons.
not saying i skate for attention, i just prefer to have more skaters around so it doesn't get boring. then again the skate scene in my town is pretty much non-existent, maybe i'd have a different opinion if i lived in a city or something with actual spots.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cucktard on January 27, 2022, 07:29:11 PM
I've never learned slappies, for me it feels like riding against something and hoping for the best, possible slipping out and just dying. I'd rather skate a knee high ledge or rail because I know exactly how my trucks are going to land on it and grind.
Using so much force by smashing into it, while still controlling the movement is something I don't understand. The closest thing I can do is a wallie.
I wish I could slappy feeble, must feel awesome

This is what slappies look like to outsiders, smashing the board into the curb,  but itís actually quite a a lot more subtle and low impact. In fact, they can be quite delicate.

I think of them to be about as difficult as an ollie, nut in a different way. Both tricks are a bit counter-intuitive to first-timers.

The trick to slappies is not to smash the board into the curb, but at the moment of impact lighten your front foot to allow the froth trucks to get on (and then the back foot). Itís a very fast, very subtle movement that you donít catch by watching people do them.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 29, 2022, 04:13:29 PM
Slappies got a lot of old men off the couch and thus sold a lot of skate product. Love 'em or hate 'em. Some of us have been doing them for 30 years+

i dont think this is an unpopular opinion. i dont know a single person who dislikes slappies and im 24
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on January 29, 2022, 04:53:29 PM
slappy in a line is fun, doing just slappies gets dull quick
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: nose stalin on January 29, 2022, 05:11:55 PM
bushwick bill was never that good of a rapper. dude said 'i come out shooting with my head in a bird's chest' like what does that even mean?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ziggy on January 30, 2022, 04:31:38 AM
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Quasi videos are not just "Another skateboard video" though.
Very Creative and different.

art school shit in skateboarding is not new
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somesortofspin on January 30, 2022, 04:34:57 AM
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Quasi is just another skateboard company
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Quasi videos are not just "Another skateboard video" though.
Very Creative and different.
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art school shit in skateboarding is not new

love how its not art but art school shit because we are all childish teenagers in grown men bodies
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: hustleknocker on January 30, 2022, 05:07:49 AM
I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PuffinMuffin on January 30, 2022, 05:20:25 AM
I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros

You're very cool and very edgy. With an attitude like that, I'm sure no one will mourn your passing as well.  ;D
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: hustleknocker on January 30, 2022, 05:24:17 AM
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I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
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You're very cool and very edgy. With an attitude like that, I'm sure no one will mourn your passing as well.  ;D

not worried about that lol
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: hustleknocker on January 30, 2022, 05:27:34 AM
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I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
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You're very cool and very edgy. With an attitude like that, I'm sure no one will mourn your passing as well.  ;D

fuck jeff grosso and your dead friends
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PuffinMuffin on January 30, 2022, 05:44:54 AM
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I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
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You're very cool and very edgy. With an attitude like that, I'm sure no one will mourn your passing as well.  ;D
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fuck jeff grosso and your dead friends

You need a hug friend. If you want to talk about it eTherapyPro has a free three-day trial:

https://etherapypro.com/online-counseling-free-trial/ (https://etherapypro.com/online-counseling-free-trial/)

Sincerely hope you feel better. But I'm done replying to you. It's on you to make the next step for your mental health.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: elbarto on January 30, 2022, 11:40:28 AM
vans make the most uncomfortable shoes ever, i wanna like them so bad but every time i wear them i get mad blisters

Which Vans have you tried? The Kyle Walker 1ís are by far the most comfortable skate shoe I think Iíve ever had, and they skated amazing. Sk8-Hiís can be a little stiff at first but once broken in are incredibly comfortable too. I can see authentics and era proís (?) being uncomfortable but otherwise I love how comfy vans can be.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Drawcula on January 30, 2022, 11:48:50 AM
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I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
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You're very cool and very edgy. With an attitude like that, I'm sure no one will mourn your passing as well.  ;D
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fuck jeff grosso and your dead friends
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You need a hug friend. If you want to talk about it eTherapyPro has a free three-day trial:

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Sincerely hope you feel better. But I'm done replying to you. It's on you to make the next step for your mental health.

Two hugs, dawg. You got em'... Come get em'.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on January 30, 2022, 11:54:42 AM
Short grinds on long ledges, by professionals, have got to go. Tricks like a kickflip nose-grind have turned into kickflip nose-bonks.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 30, 2022, 12:25:36 PM
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I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
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You're very cool and very edgy. With an attitude like that, I'm sure no one will mourn your passing as well.  ;D
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fuck jeff grosso and your dead friends
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You need a hug friend. If you want to talk about it eTherapyPro has a free three-day trial:

https://etherapypro.com/online-counseling-free-trial/ (https://etherapypro.com/online-counseling-free-trial/)

Sincerely hope you feel better. But I'm done replying to you. It's on you to make the next step for your mental health.
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Two hugs, dawg. You got em'... Come get em'.

hustleknocker just said in so many words that they donít respect or fear death.  This person is a demigod and not safe to hug.  Think about it.

Youíll end up in another dimension or something.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on January 30, 2022, 02:32:53 PM
Short grinds on long ledges, by professionals, have got to go. Tricks like a kickflip nose-grind have turned into kickflip nose-bonks.
if yours is the unpopular opinion then i guess mine would be the popular one... but flip in/flip outs are, to me at least, much more impressive with less time between the two.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on January 30, 2022, 05:44:06 PM
(Old) Steve Olson deserves the hate some of y'all gave in terms of creeping on way younger chicks.  He's never been cool to me.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on January 30, 2022, 06:11:19 PM
Last resort shoes don't look that good. The toe is way too short
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CorneliusCardew on January 30, 2022, 08:29:47 PM
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I don't like people caught up in the skate hustle mentality
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what's that?

There's this whole hustle culture out there which says that a person needs to be constantly working and extracting monetization from every moment of their lives
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: heelfliPper on January 30, 2022, 09:31:46 PM
anyone that does a boneless at the skate park in front of me essentially labels themselves as mentally immature and a fraud. why the fuck are you doing little child tricks at the skate park homie? physically putting your hand on your board when doing a trick is the ugliest, most foul thing you could do as a "skater". lets collectively move past little kid tricks, and do cool things like 180 no complys and late flips.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on January 30, 2022, 09:35:02 PM
Last resort shoes don't look that good. The toe is way too short

i agree, they look like generic ass shoes i'd buy from walmart. gifted hater stans are gonna hate me for this one, yall can ligma balls
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on January 31, 2022, 11:43:35 AM
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Last resort shoes don't look that good. The toe is way too short
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i agree, they look like generic ass shoes i'd buy from walmart. gifted hater stans are gonna hate me for this one, yall can ligma balls

I strongly disagree with what you two say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HORSES on January 31, 2022, 11:47:14 AM
John Dilo putting out all that footage has been detrimental to his chances of landing a shoe sponsor.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on January 31, 2022, 01:54:52 PM
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i agree, they look like generic ass shoes i'd buy from walmart. gifted hater stans are gonna hate me for this one, yall can ligma balls
they look like nothing special, but are for sure some of the nicest shoes i have skated so far. functionality over fashion it seems
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 01, 2022, 05:55:02 AM
Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
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Post by: TranquilElephant on February 01, 2022, 06:21:26 AM
Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
FS or Bs?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 01, 2022, 08:41:25 AM
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Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
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FS or Bs?
Both.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on February 01, 2022, 08:43:28 AM
Balancing 5-0s look disgusting

you're looking for the Lies I Tell Myself thread
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Space Cowboy on February 01, 2022, 11:03:55 AM
Balancing 5-0s look disgusting

On rails, ledges, or both?

I can understand on handrails that a balanced 5-0 can look wack
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: backside_frontside on February 01, 2022, 11:31:35 AM
Balancing 5-0s look disgusting

I agree with this. Not only because I can't balance them, but also because I've never seen a balanced 5-0 on a ledge and thought it was particular more sick than a non-balanced one. Balanced nosegrinds however, a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on February 01, 2022, 11:33:28 AM
I don't give a fuck about old dead skater bros
Very impolite but truth, it's mostly the same as celebrities death, sure it's a loss and all but no one's crying about it other than the people who were actually close. Grosso and Phelps were kind of a bummer to lose though because they brought something other than their skill to skateboarding.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on February 01, 2022, 02:36:26 PM
Iím guessing this is a repeat but shoelace belts are kind of lame. I feel like people wear them to try to seem skater-ish.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 01, 2022, 02:43:40 PM
Iím guessing this is a repeat but shoelace belts are kind of lame. I feel like people wear them to try to seem skater-ish.
the idea of someone choosing to look like shit in an attempt to seem like a real skater is funny, to me at least.
i agree that they're lame, but i use a shoelace mainly, because it's cheaper than a belt and can be used for a number of things.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: spicysk8rboi on February 01, 2022, 02:53:12 PM
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Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
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I agree with this. Not only because I can't balance them, but also because I've never seen a balanced 5-0 on a ledge and thought it was particular more sick than a non-balanced one. Balanced nosegrinds however, a thing of beauty.

while i mostly agree with you for all the same reasons, GC did one last month with a kf out that was perfect.

not sure if this is unpopular but fuck gear madness in 2022 iím tired of wondering if my set up is perfect for me and after these thunders are done iím going back to indy forged
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on February 01, 2022, 03:01:38 PM
anyone that does a boneless at the skate park in front of me essentially labels themselves as mentally immature and a fraud. why the fuck are you doing little child tricks at the skate park homie? physically putting your hand on your board when doing a trick is the ugliest, most foul thing you could do as a "skater". lets collectively move past little kid tricks, and do cool things like 180 no complys and late flips.
Quoted for angst.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 01, 2022, 08:42:44 PM
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Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
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On rails, ledges, or both?

I can understand on handrails that a balanced 5-0 can look wack
Both, i can't stand those "manual" grinds

Nosegrinds and fakie 5-0s are different thing
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on February 01, 2022, 08:56:10 PM
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Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
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On rails, ledges, or both?

I can understand on handrails that a balanced 5-0 can look wack
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Both, i can't stand those "manual" grinds

Nosegrinds and fakie 5-0s are different thing

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Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 01, 2022, 10:04:17 PM
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Balancing 5-0s look disgusting
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On rails, ledges, or both?

I can understand on handrails that a balanced 5-0 can look wack
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Both, i can't stand those "manual" grinds

Nosegrinds and fakie 5-0s are different thing
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Worst offender
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 02, 2022, 12:33:57 AM
Balancing 5-0s look disgusting

It looks great backside.

As girl skaters progress, the FA type of niche lifestyle models as pro skaters will begin to phase out.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 02, 2022, 05:37:24 AM
I think balanced 5-0s depend on the spot and application, but on ledges particularly I like them as more of a "power" trick than a finessed one. So fast 5-0 that just bashes the ledge is cooler to me than what is essentially a manual on the corner, but there are exceptions.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Freelancevagrant on February 02, 2022, 05:42:36 AM
fat ppl or "heavy"/"bigger guys" (esp bigger boomers) skateboarding have 0 steez and get 0 bitches


Fuck you
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: NoComply180 on February 02, 2022, 09:17:52 AM
The obsession with ďpinchĒ on tricks being the best way to do them is getting obnoxious IMO. Especially among corny social media-heavy skaters. Also sick of the criss-cross lock in guys do on the really big rail 50-50s.

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 02, 2022, 09:26:28 AM
I don't want to see your fucking underwear especially your shitty tea towel kmart boxers flapping around. (See that aleka guys second line). Sagging pants always looked fucking awful and also is impractical. We were smart to stop doing it and now dickheads are bringing it back. When society has it too easy for too long they start inventing problems.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 02, 2022, 09:39:29 AM
I don't want to see your fucking underwear especially your shitty tea towel kmart boxers flapping around. (See that aleka guys second line). Sagging pants always looked fucking awful and also is impractical. We were smart to stop doing it and now dickheads are bringing it back. When society has it too easy for too long they start inventing problems.


oh PLEASE elaborate
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 02, 2022, 09:47:30 AM
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I don't want to see your fucking underwear especially your shitty tea towel kmart boxers flapping around. (See that aleka guys second line). Sagging pants always looked fucking awful and also is impractical. We were smart to stop doing it and now dickheads are bringing it back. When society has it too easy for too long they start inventing problems.
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oh PLEASE elaborate
We had pants that fit and you could move properly now they get worn low that restricts your legs sideways movement. Shoes that worked perfectly like the Koston and prod Nike, Mike mo DC and all the vans etc but for extra challenge the next gens bringing back the big brick shoes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 02, 2022, 09:51:53 AM
what society has it too easy that ur referring to
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 02, 2022, 09:58:17 AM
what society has it too easy that ur referring to
Skateboarders.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on February 02, 2022, 10:08:09 AM
ďBoard feelĒ is a conspiracy invented by some big shoe co marketing executives
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on February 02, 2022, 10:39:53 AM
Nike SB Koston 1s were the best shoe of the 2010s
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 02, 2022, 10:52:10 AM
Nike SB Koston 1s were the best shoe of the 2010s
There were also the cons Kenny Anderson 2 that were almost the same shoe. A little gripper sole but it wore out a bit faster.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tryin2sk8 on February 02, 2022, 11:14:44 AM
I donít know how Koston even skated in those cup soles. Imagine what he could have done with some vulcs
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: fredgallSOTY on February 02, 2022, 11:21:05 AM


Mike mo DC
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Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 02, 2022, 11:23:03 AM
Banh mi is the best sandwich of them all
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on February 02, 2022, 11:32:37 AM
Nike SB Koston 1s were the best shoe of the 2010s

Thatís a very strange way to spell Zoom Gatos.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: elbarto on February 02, 2022, 12:18:23 PM
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Nike SB Koston 1s were the best shoe of the 2010s
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Thatís a very strange way to spell Zoom Gatos.

Oh my god the Lunar Gatoís fucked, Iíd love another pair.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: bigbevev on February 02, 2022, 01:14:08 PM
Banh mi is the best sandwich of them all

I wouldnt say this is unpopular, just not popular.

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Slugboi22 on February 02, 2022, 01:48:37 PM
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fat ppl or "heavy"/"bigger guys" (esp bigger boomers) skateboarding have 0 steez and get 0 bitches

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Fuck you
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 02, 2022, 02:19:17 PM
Banh mi is the best sandwich of them all

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 02, 2022, 02:28:36 PM
Illegal tricks are like mental illness in the sense that they are classified as such by the culture, time period, and apparent maladaptive quality they possess. Yesterdayís illegal tricks are todayís hip new forward thinking revolution.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 02, 2022, 03:19:48 PM
Illegal tricks are like mental illness in the sense that they are classified as such by the culture, time period, and apparent maladaptive quality they possess. Yesterdayís illegal tricks are todayís hip new forward thinking revolution.
this is undoubtedly true, but i dread the day i see a part full of willy grinds and body varial combos
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on February 04, 2022, 08:08:50 PM
KB has more parts and video appearances in his career than people give him credit for, going back to the Cliche's Bon Voyage.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 04, 2022, 09:09:28 PM
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this is undoubtedly true, but i dread the day i see a part full of willy grinds and body varial combos

you got a filmer i can link with?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 04, 2022, 10:34:54 PM
Cyrus Bennett/Caleb Barnett: Besides my post here, I can only remember one of their names at a time.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 04, 2022, 11:05:56 PM
Cyrus Bennett/Caleb Barnett: Besides my post here, I can only remember one of their names at a time.

I have the same problem but for pretty much everyone cool from like limo,917, new polar, quasi, hockey etc. I watch pretty much every video but have total name dyslexia
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: matt_2993 on February 04, 2022, 11:18:51 PM
I think this is actually common opinion around these parts but Holy fuck i hate seeing Jaws in every single clip I ever see. The fucking inward knee buckling, the stupid cry laughing face about omg I just landed it shit, the fucking endless need to appeal to the worst marketable. Fuck you jaws and especially for choosing to use jaws in your own name. Cunt.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Easy Slider on February 04, 2022, 11:32:50 PM
I think this is actually common opinion around these parts but Holy fuck i hate seeing Jaws in every single clip I ever see. The fucking inward knee buckling, the stupid cry laughing face about omg I just landed it shit, the fucking endless need to appeal to the worst marketable. Fuck you jaws and especially for choosing to use jaws in your own name. Cunt.

ThereĎs a popular opinion thread for these kind of generally accepted statements.  ;D
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 05, 2022, 07:45:21 AM
I met Jaws and Chris Milic around the same time in AZ not really current on skateboarding. Jaws was by far very normal to hang around with and Mango the complete opposite. Itís been well over a decade since but Iím sure this is an unpopular take given where both are at these days.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: willphansbiggestfan on February 05, 2022, 09:20:02 AM
Jaws doesnít seem like that bad of a guy
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 05, 2022, 10:06:30 AM
Skateboarding media does a great job in focusing on the most over the top aspect of a person.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on February 05, 2022, 10:46:52 AM

fat ppl or "heavy"/"bigger guys" (esp bigger boomers) skateboarding have 0 steez and get 0 bitches


Agreed. 2 of my homies are big and they've got deep bags but shit looks, awkward slow and uncomfortable
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pause on February 05, 2022, 10:58:57 AM
has there ever been a more atv skater than simon bannerot? no
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: elbarto on February 05, 2022, 11:28:50 AM
has there ever been a more atv skater than simon bannerot? no

Heís definitely up there, man looks like he needs 2 showers tho lol
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skrub on February 05, 2022, 04:05:29 PM
Tony Hawk is actually a really good street skater. Like, legitimately he is as good if not better than any aging street skate hero.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 05, 2022, 06:44:43 PM
Tony Hawk is actually a really good street skater. Like, legitimately he is as good if not better than any aging street skate hero.

I can see it, tbh. Heís no slouch.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ThlapPalth on February 05, 2022, 09:39:07 PM
Fred Gall is a fucking kook and him getting the cover of Thrasher was bullshit.

Oh and if you need to know the wheelbase of a deck then youíre a fucking kook too.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 05, 2022, 09:55:13 PM
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It was a couple years ago now and was the berries but that  clip was pretty decent. How big are the blocks? Ollie a 12 at 50 years old? Deeecent.

I can see it, tbh. Heís no slouch.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Easy Slider on February 05, 2022, 11:49:16 PM
Tony Hawk is actually a really good street skater. Like, legitimately he is as good if not better than any aging street skate hero.

I donĎt doubt heĎs good but I am happy he doesnĎt do it, I feel it might look like Jaws as heĎs tall and lanky.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 06, 2022, 12:48:38 PM
Since the major brands have their own threads I feel the new shoe thread is aimed largely at aging men who still want to shop at Zumiez or Pac Sun.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 06, 2022, 01:47:44 PM
Fred Gall is a fucking kook and him getting the cover of Thrasher was bullshit.

Oh and if you need to know the wheelbase of a deck then youíre a fucking kook too.

absolutely fucking brutal take
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: friendly dave on February 06, 2022, 03:05:11 PM
Graphics don't matter.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 06, 2022, 03:22:47 PM
Graphics don't matter. unless they look like shit
fixed for you
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: astro on February 06, 2022, 03:27:40 PM
Last resort shoes don't look that good. The toe is way too short
agree'd the vm002 and 003 look pretty shite and it is specifically bc of the toebox

love the 001s tho
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 06, 2022, 07:21:56 PM
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Last resort shoes don't look that good. The toe is way too short
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agree'd the vm002 and 003 look pretty shite and it is specifically bc of the toebox

love the 001s tho
Yeah I had to look just to see if I still agreed with my own opinion. Some pics they looks alright but many still look too short. Can't tell which but they must look like better proportions in certain sizes. (I'm guessing smaller). I don't even think they make 13s so it's something I guess I don't even have to think about now
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Cthunderw on February 06, 2022, 09:36:47 PM
Crazy-coloured Dunks are sick, and they look even better skated. I would pay double retail for a colorway that grabs my attention. They skate well too, and the leather ones will last a long time. Skating Dunks is a definite flex, and even though itís corny, I still get a little bit hyped when people match their kicks to their clothes for a clip.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pdknox on February 07, 2022, 04:33:05 PM
Kilty mcbagpipe/hippy jump is a dork trick. Surprised the hippy high jump wasnít turned into an Olympic event last year.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EdLawndale on February 08, 2022, 12:09:45 AM
Touching the ground on lands/makes has gotten way too commonplace.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: frontfootimpossible on February 11, 2022, 07:54:41 AM
Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 11, 2022, 08:17:54 AM
Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.
A trick, in and of itself, doesnít require a defense, so Iíll simply submit the following by way of explainer: there was a time, some many decades ago, when a slappy was just another trick we did (along with no complies & body varies.)
As time goes by, peoples bodies are able to sustain less & less physical strain (duh) and their abilities to absorb heavy impacts are diminished.
As a result, older skaters frequently seek out a means to to enjoy their stoke in ways that extract less of a toll on their bodies. Some people actually have kids to feed, and jobs they have to report to the next day, donítcha know, so they might NEED to take it easy.
Nobody is trying to impress you with their curb shenanigans, yaí ding dong, theyíre trying to have fun.
But of course, YOUíre going to come in, keyboard all on fire, telling folks their not cool enough.
Thaís fine, but know that your opinion on the matter sounds almost as dumb as a gang of grey haired olds, hanging out in a parking lot, throwing themselves at a 3Ē curb for hours on end.
AlsoÖ I found the kid that hasnít learned how to slappy yet, yíall, and they sound pissed about it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 11, 2022, 08:45:49 AM
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Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.
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A trick, in and of itself, doesnít require a defense, so Iíll simply submit the following by way of explainer: there was a time, some many decades ago, when a slappy was just another trick we did (along with no complies & body varies.)
As time goes by, peoples bodies are able to sustain less & less physical strain (duh) and their abilities to absorb heavy impacts are diminished.
As a result, older skaters frequently seek out a means to to enjoy their stoke in ways that extract less of a toll on their bodies. Some people actually have kids to feed, and jobs they have to report to the next day, donítcha know, so they might NEED to take it easy.
Nobody is trying to impress you with their curb shenanigans, yaí ding dong, theyíre trying to have fun.
But of course, YOUíre going to come in, keyboard all on fire, telling folks their not cool enough.
Thaís fine, but know that your opinion on the matter sounds almost as dumb as a gang of grey haired olds, hanging out in a parking lot, throwing themselves at a 3Ē curb for hours on end.
AlsoÖ I found the kid that hasnít learned how to slappy yet, yíall, and they sound pissed about it.
But where this is often contradicted is when people get all snooty over slappys. Like blah blah is or isn't a real Slappy, so and so doesn't even do slappys right or even saying slappys are more dangerous than other types of skating.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 11, 2022, 09:02:38 AM
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Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.
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A trick, in and of itself, doesnít require a defense, so Iíll simply submit the following by way of explainer: there was a time, some many decades ago, when a slappy was just another trick we did (along with no complies & body varies.)
As time goes by, peoples bodies are able to sustain less & less physical strain (duh) and their abilities to absorb heavy impacts are diminished.
As a result, older skaters frequently seek out a means to to enjoy their stoke in ways that extract less of a toll on their bodies. Some people actually have kids to feed, and jobs they have to report to the next day, donítcha know, so they might NEED to take it easy.
Nobody is trying to impress you with their curb shenanigans, yaí ding dong, theyíre trying to have fun.
But of course, YOUíre going to come in, keyboard all on fire, telling folks their not cool enough.
Thaís fine, but know that your opinion on the matter sounds almost as dumb as a gang of grey haired olds, hanging out in a parking lot, throwing themselves at a 3Ē curb for hours on end.
AlsoÖ I found the kid that hasnít learned how to slappy yet, yíall, and they sound pissed about it.
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But where this is often contradicted is when people get all snooty over slappys. Like blah blah is or isn't a real Slappy, so and so doesn't even do slappys right or even saying slappys are more dangerous than other types of skating.
Oh yeah, I totally agree.
That shitís just low impact fun.
Ascribing any lofty or noble status to curb prancing is pure poppycock.
Síjust skating, after all.
I look forward to seeing frontfootankletornado at the skurbs in another 30 years.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 11, 2022, 09:16:26 AM
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Last resort shoes don't look that good. The toe is way too short
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agree'd the vm002 and 003 look pretty shite and it is specifically bc of the toebox

love the 001s tho
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Yeah I had to look just to see if I still agreed with my own opinion. Some pics they looks alright but many still look too short. Can't tell which but they must look like better proportions in certain sizes. (I'm guessing smaller). I don't even think they make 13s so it's something I guess I don't even have to think about now

I think that they look great and that's too bad because the toebox is insanely tight. I suppose they're ideal for people with specifically narrow feet, but I tried two different sizes and both were like foot binding exercises.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 11, 2022, 09:23:15 AM
Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.

Not everyone has transition easily available for them to skate, but most people can leave their house and find a halfway decent curb to skate in ~5 minutes.

I am personally mixed on the "curb identity" thing, but most of the guys I know who skate curbs exclusively are more or less too old to be risking it on anything taller than 6". With that said, the people who are like "CURBS!!!" and have the curb pillow and a curb sticker on their car, and follow curb Instagram accounts - well that shit is corny, no way around that.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 11, 2022, 10:10:23 AM
Öthe people who are like "CURBS!!!" and have the curb pillow and a curb sticker on their car, and follow curb Instagram accounts - well that shit is corny, no way around that.
Oh, for sure.
Imagine having hardcore quarter-pipe pride. :D
Next thing you know, people will be skating jersey barriers & making a whole deal out of it! ;)
Seriously though, I feel like most of the scene related puffery & pride is actually rooted in the squads/crews that frequent these gathering places, and the sense of camaraderie that forms around it. Example: Rockridge BART skurbs. See also: Tompkins Skware, etc.
Speaking of Tompkins, if you happen to be there, make goddamned sure you put some respect on alwayslandbolts name! We wouldnít want the place shut down, after all.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: frontfootimpossible on February 11, 2022, 11:25:34 AM
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Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.
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A trick, in and of itself, doesnít require a defense, so Iíll simply submit the following by way of explainer: there was a time, some many decades ago, when a slappy was just another trick we did (along with no complies & body varies.)
As time goes by, peoples bodies are able to sustain less & less physical strain (duh) and their abilities to absorb heavy impacts are diminished.
As a result, older skaters frequently seek out a means to to enjoy their stoke in ways that extract less of a toll on their bodies. Some people actually have kids to feed, and jobs they have to report to the next day, donítcha know, so they might NEED to take it easy.
Nobody is trying to impress you with their curb shenanigans, yaí ding dong, theyíre trying to have fun.
But of course, YOUíre going to come in, keyboard all on fire, telling folks their not cool enough.
Thaís fine, but know that your opinion on the matter sounds almost as dumb as a gang of grey haired olds, hanging out in a parking lot, throwing themselves at a 3Ē curb for hours on end.
AlsoÖ I found the kid that hasnít learned how to slappy yet, yíall, and they sound pissed about it.

Thank you for your insights, but I'll note I have grey hair, am 30+, have a family, corporate career etc and can do a variety of different slappies regular, switch, ski style whatever. Do I enjoy doing it? its lowest on my totem pole of fun.

Maybe its because my crew has devolved with age to skating curbs too much as of late that I really find it annoying. I do not want to spend time in a parking lot watching anyone go Ī90 degrees ramming into a curb, nor do I want to skate by myself. 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on February 11, 2022, 02:02:13 PM
That's fine man you dont have to do them
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 11, 2022, 02:22:34 PM
Gonna catch some hate here, but I don't think its fun to skate curbs/ do slappies and I hate watching or hearing about people skating curbs. I hope this whole genre of skating dies out like no complies and body varials. It has become a whole subsect of skaters' identities.

Just learn to skate transition if you can't ollie anymore, there's nothing cool or impressive about grinding a 4" obstacle.
impressive, no
fun, yes
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 12, 2022, 05:39:01 AM
consumerism is consumerism, even if itís skateboarding related
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JamesFardy on February 12, 2022, 05:45:29 AM
Rob Dyrdek was one of the more ďintelligentĒ skateboarders. At least In the sense of understanding  /navigating his way in the industry and understanding where he/how he could further himself.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ssNB462 on February 12, 2022, 06:20:07 AM
I'm so tired of people trying to emulate the Supreme aesthetic. I'll see dudes who are pretty noice at the skateparks and they got their Supreme boxers purposely showing and their nails painted black. Worst look imo.

This might be not be unpopular really but a lot of people love this kinda stuff. I'm so tired of Strobeck now. The filming style to the outfits. I just wanna see some Tyshawn footage that ain't by Strobeck lmao.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 12, 2022, 07:54:54 AM
I find a lot of negative rep posters way more useful than those who stack gnars because they actually have opinions that deviate from just shitposting popular opinions.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on February 12, 2022, 08:32:43 AM
I find a lot of negative rep posters way more useful than those who stack gnars because they actually have opinions that deviate from just shitposting popular opinions.
I disagree.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ziggy on February 12, 2022, 08:41:08 AM
Rob Dyrdek was one of the more ďintelligentĒ skateboarders. At least In the sense of understanding  /navigating his way in the industry and understanding where he/how he could further himself.

ewww
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 12, 2022, 08:52:07 AM
consumerism is consumerism, even if itís skateboarding related

This one has got me in trouble here a number of times. People want to feel that their consumption is meaningfully different if they buy from a smaller global capitalist enterprise and this is just baffling to me. The only thing that separates a brands like Lakai from Nike is that Nike is more successful and better at what they do (marketing shoes).
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 12, 2022, 10:41:19 AM
Kinda like how people know nothing about working conditions in the Indy foundry in China and just assume that all labor practices and QC are lower than the one in SF despite Indyís having issues there as well. The decision has been made itís now just crafting the narrative to fit.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on February 12, 2022, 01:52:10 PM
Talking shit is funÖand finding a narrative to fit  you feel is a great time tooÖ.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on February 12, 2022, 05:54:46 PM
knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HyperBeam on February 12, 2022, 08:47:57 PM
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Öthe people who are like "CURBS!!!" and have the curb pillow and a curb sticker on their car, and follow curb Instagram accounts - well that shit is corny, no way around that.
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Oh, for sure.
Imagine having hardcore quarter-pipe pride. :D
Next thing you know, people will be skating jersey barriers & making a whole deal out of it! ;)
Seriously though, I feel like most of the scene related puffery & pride is actually rooted in the squads/crews that frequent these gathering places, and the sense of camaraderie that forms around it. Example: Rockridge BART skurbs. See also: Tompkins Skware, etc.
Speaking of Tompkins, if you happen to be there, make goddamned sure you put some respect on alwayslandbolts name! We wouldnít want the place shut down, after all.

rockridge is kinda corny tbh
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 12, 2022, 08:57:34 PM
knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 12, 2022, 11:30:56 PM
I find a lot of negative rep posters way more useful than those who stack gnars because they actually have opinions that deviate from just shitposting popular opinions.
Fuck i just made it back to positive rep, don't take it from me
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 12, 2022, 11:40:12 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
Is there any connection between age and being concerned about wheel base? Could it be wheelbase importance has been amped up by a generation who's age is making thier skills decline.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 12, 2022, 11:49:41 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Is there any connection between age and being concerned about wheel base? Could it be wheelbase importance has been amped up by a generation who's age is making thier skills decline.
could be, i'm not the normal age demographic but maybe i'm an outlier
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on February 13, 2022, 12:28:26 AM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Is there any connection between age and being concerned about wheel base? Could it be wheelbase importance has been amped up by a generation who's age is making thier skills decline.

Iíve made a detailed statistical analysis and would like to report my findings in this graph

(https://i.ibb.co/f9S9849/47-B93-DD6-6-E27-44-EA-B559-866-C22-BBB2-A5.png)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: unregisteredhypercam2 on February 13, 2022, 02:24:03 AM
Touching the ground on lands/makes has gotten way too commonplace.

knocking on wood is for hope and good luck. knocking on the ground is for gratitude and celebration.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on February 13, 2022, 07:42:25 AM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Is there any connection between age and being concerned about wheel base? Could it be wheelbase importance has been amped up by a generation who's age is making thier skills decline.
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Iíve made a detailed statistical analysis and would like to report my findings in this graph

(https://i.ibb.co/f9S9849/47-B93-DD6-6-E27-44-EA-B559-866-C22-BBB2-A5.png)

im gonna steal this, report these findings to the CEO of skating and get the first skateboarding nobel prize for MY research. haha thanks scrub

jokes aside, im 24 though. i guess that makes me old in skating
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 13, 2022, 07:53:26 AM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
[close]
Is there any connection between age and being concerned about wheel base? Could it be wheelbase importance has been amped up by a generation who's age is making thier skills decline.
[close]

Iíve made a detailed statistical analysis and would like to report my findings in this graph

(https://i.ibb.co/f9S9849/47-B93-DD6-6-E27-44-EA-B559-866-C22-BBB2-A5.png)
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im gonna steal this, report these findings to the CEO of skating and get the first skateboarding nobel prize for MY research. haha thanks scrub

jokes aside, im 24 though. i guess that makes me old in skating
Just for clarity I'm also old (ten years older than you whippersnapper) and am detail obsessed and suffering from diminishing skate ability. I think it can work the other way too tho like if you know you can only skate an 8 with 14 wheelbase and you measure and it's got a 14.125wb that could put you off mentally whereas if you never measured you may of never even felt the difference.
I also always think whenever wheel companies make something with a .5mm it's probably more likely to cover up their product being wonky rather than being more precise
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 13, 2022, 12:32:44 PM
I always think whenever wheel companies make something with a .5mm it's probably more likely to cover up their product being wonky rather than being more precise.
Jeff Klindt once told me that there was no such thing as a .5 measurement in Spitfires, and that the .5 was just thrown in to captivate the minds, and capture the dollars of people who think they can tell the diff. In other words: the 1/2 mm was a gear nerd trap.
Mind you, thatís just the Spits Iím talking about.
Prolly should be filed in the ďDark Secrets of SkatingĒ thread.
Would never work today though: anymore these days, weíve all got digital calipers for measuring bushing height & shit like that.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: mamba on February 14, 2022, 12:09:26 AM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Is there any connection between age and being concerned about wheel base? Could it be wheelbase importance has been amped up by a generation who's age is making thier skills decline.
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Iíve made a detailed statistical analysis and would like to report my findings in this graph

(https://i.ibb.co/f9S9849/47-B93-DD6-6-E27-44-EA-B559-866-C22-BBB2-A5.png)

hmm as someone entering his late 20's i can confirm
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 14, 2022, 03:21:20 AM
Whenever I see yet another user banned on here, I always check their post history to see if I can find out what it was that got them banned and I can never find anything remotely controversial.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on February 14, 2022, 05:03:11 AM
Usually because the posts get deleted by admin
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on February 14, 2022, 07:01:04 AM
jscott handsdown soty 2022
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 14, 2022, 07:21:52 AM
jscott handsdown soty 2022
Been wondering what this dude has been up to.
Ever since we stopped getting regular updates from Alois, heís been off my radar.
Hope heís found better places to drop doodie than in the side of the freeway since last I heard about him on here.
Yíall think he ever got anything out of that police brutality case?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 14, 2022, 07:27:37 AM
Logo boards will come back this year
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 14, 2022, 08:36:31 AM
Lurpiv riders are fucking fried for sticking with that shit.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 14, 2022, 08:56:39 AM
Lurpiv riders are fucking fried for sticking with that shit.
Sort of agree but I guess it's like they're already in that far might as well keep emailing they're great customer service for new nuts and screws or whatever.

Lurpiv tried to come out with too much at once. Should of just made the truck like what they have but regular kingpin and axle. Then in another year or something brought out inverted kingpins and two bit axle upgrades.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 14, 2022, 09:04:06 AM
Lurpiv riders are fucking fried for sticking with that shit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_cost
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 14, 2022, 09:21:47 AM
https://www.behavioraleconomics.com/resources/mini-encyclopedia-of-be/sunk-cost-fallacy/
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BartHarleyJarvis on February 14, 2022, 11:12:09 AM
I'm not that into Raney Beres. I know that he fuckin rips, I just don't really like his style. He's sort of like a poor man's Ronnie Sandoval.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 14, 2022, 11:35:57 AM
I agree but you could say that about quite a few current Anti Hero riders.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on February 14, 2022, 12:35:16 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HORSES on February 14, 2022, 01:05:15 PM
Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another


Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: NotTheCars on February 14, 2022, 02:09:03 PM
I'm not that into Raney Beres. I know that he fuckin rips, I just don't really like his style. He's sort of like a poor man's Ronnie Sandoval.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on February 14, 2022, 03:19:32 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.

holy shit this is an extremely accurate take
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 14, 2022, 04:20:50 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
i attributed what was probably wheelbase as being quality of different boards, despite all of them being from the same woodshop. this was before i even knew about woodshops btw.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HyperBeam on February 14, 2022, 06:59:05 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.

stretch how?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: bigbevev on February 14, 2022, 07:28:09 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
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stretch how?

Stretch your leg further before flicking the ankle, like kickflipping a diving board.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 14, 2022, 07:36:50 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
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stretch how?
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Stretch your leg further before flicking the ankle, like kickflipping a diving board.
i disagree
i feel like it was probably describing stretching your skills; in other words trying harder
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MaXX_I-D on February 15, 2022, 08:58:56 AM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
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stretch how?
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Stretch your leg further before flicking the ankle, like kickflipping a diving board.
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i disagree
i feel like it was probably describing stretching your skills; in other words trying harder
Iím going to come over the top with an even bigger disagree.

I think by stretch they do mean their leg when flipping, but they might have length and wheelbase a little confused. Theyíre usually correlated, but Iíve seen some weird combos lately. I feel wheelbase messes way more with pop than your flick.


You should be able to skate pretty much anything I think itís just about being comfortable. 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BobbyPshew on February 15, 2022, 10:00:33 AM
fat ppl or "heavy"/"bigger guys" (esp bigger boomers) skateboarding have 0 steez and get 0 bitches

Oh, really? So, someone with a big frame like Natas has zero steez and gets no bitches?
I love watching big, burly guys skate, much better than some 60kg wimp.
Jamie Foy the same?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Star Whores Episode I: The Fellatio Menace on February 15, 2022, 01:45:56 PM
Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another

Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HORSES on February 15, 2022, 01:56:45 PM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
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Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.


I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on February 15, 2022, 02:19:57 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
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stretch how?
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Stretch your leg further before flicking the ankle, like kickflipping a diving board.
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i disagree
i feel like it was probably describing stretching your skills; in other words trying harder
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Iím going to come over the top with an even bigger disagree.

I think by stretch they do mean their leg when flipping, but they might have length and wheelbase a little confused. Theyíre usually correlated, but Iíve seen some weird combos lately. I feel wheelbase messes way more with pop than your flick.


You should be able to skate pretty much anything I think itís just about being comfortable.
Think about it. If he was talking about the physical act of flicking, surely he would have specified stretching your ankle/leg instead of simply stretching yourself?
While I hold nothing against you, I implore you to realise that I am right and you are wrong.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 15, 2022, 02:43:48 PM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
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Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
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I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.
Mystery also had a problem of shitty movie/nazi logo and also the people the brand should of been marketed to would absolutely not wear a mystery t shirt.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Star Whores Episode I: The Fellatio Menace on February 15, 2022, 03:04:00 PM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
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Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
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I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.

Forgot about Bobier and Smith. Thanks for clarifying.

It makes me wonder how different the dynamic between Baker and Deathwish was. Baker was always the flagship brand, but I'm sure Deathwish outsold them a few times at their peak, and they were all fine with it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DanCorteseFromMTVSports on February 15, 2022, 03:52:28 PM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
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Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
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I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.
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Mystery also had a problem of shitty movie/nazi logo and also the people the brand should of been marketed to would absolutely not wear a mystery t shirt.
Two more words why mystery failed:  Dipped Decks
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on February 15, 2022, 07:51:50 PM
Hotter takeÖ.Mystery>SlaveÖ..
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: TwisT on February 15, 2022, 08:04:58 PM
I feel like mystery was also the last time you could be hyped on a new brand, just because itís new.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Paul Cicero on February 15, 2022, 08:16:47 PM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
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Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
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I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.
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Forgot about Bobier and Smith. Thanks for clarifying.

It makes me wonder how different the dynamic between Baker and Deathwish was. Baker was always the flagship brand, but I'm sure Deathwish outsold them a few times at their peak, and they were all fine with it.

I think Baker just did it better - they moved top guys (Jim and Ellington etc) and it automatically gave the brand more credibility.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 15, 2022, 08:17:02 PM
Polar Big Boys never looked cool and Quasi's clothing is mostly heinous.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Madam, I'm Adam on February 15, 2022, 08:25:55 PM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
[close]

Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
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I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.
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Mystery also had a problem of shitty movie/nazi logo and also the people the brand should of been marketed to would absolutely not wear a mystery t shirt.
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Two more words why mystery failed:  Dipped Decks

The board quality also sucked. I owned one way back and it snapped when I was skating flat, I was 140 pounds back then.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Coastal Fever on February 16, 2022, 03:58:55 AM
Re: New Baker Vid

Reynoldsí style is incredible down big shit, but a little awkward on small stuff.

Zach is one of if not the most interesting skater to watch on the team.

Rowanís either not trying or past his prime.  Or maybe just skating with Aidan too much.

Too much slow mo, not enough second angles.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 16, 2022, 06:01:36 AM
Hotter takeÖ.Mystery>SlaveÖ..


I'm a big fan of Slave's team and videos, but their name is awful. They shoulda changed it when they left Black Box.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 16, 2022, 06:44:18 AM
want to start skating birdhouse decks 2k22
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Murge on February 16, 2022, 06:54:56 AM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
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stretch how?
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Stretch your leg further before flicking the ankle, like kickflipping a diving board.
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i disagree
i feel like it was probably describing stretching your skills; in other words trying harder
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Iím going to come over the top with an even bigger disagree.

I think by stretch they do mean their leg when flipping, but they might have length and wheelbase a little confused. Theyíre usually correlated, but Iíve seen some weird combos lately. I feel wheelbase messes way more with pop than your flick.


You should be able to skate pretty much anything I think itís just about being comfortable.

I changed from thunders to Royal and have the opposite effect. My kick flips are worse and less consistent but pop is on point.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 16, 2022, 07:11:41 AM
I was convinced for years that I couldnít go above a certain wheelbase and it made my pop worse but recently found that basically everything is better with 14.38 and it makes me wanna try something longer eventually.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 16, 2022, 07:12:41 AM
I was convinced for years that I couldnít go above a certain wheelbase and it made my pop worse but recently found that basically everything is better with 14.38 and it makes me wanna try something longer eventually.


Are you tall?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 16, 2022, 08:34:34 AM
Re: New Baker Vid

Reynoldsí style is incredible down big shit, but a little awkward on small stuff.

This is usually the case with tall skaters, especially Reynolds who appears to have extremely long legs.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 16, 2022, 09:18:09 AM
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I was convinced for years that I couldnít go above a certain wheelbase and it made my pop worse but recently found that basically everything is better with 14.38 and it makes me wanna try something longer eventually.
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Are you tall?

6 foot 3 but size 9.5-10 shoe it doesnít make sense.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on February 16, 2022, 09:28:38 AM
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Reynoldsí style is incredible down big shit, but a little awkward on small stuff.
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This is usually the case with tall skaters, especially Reynolds who appears to have extremely long legs.

proportions matter. a 5 foot 10 kid dunking is way cooler than shaq dunking
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 16, 2022, 09:56:08 AM
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I was convinced for years that I couldnít go above a certain wheelbase and it made my pop worse but recently found that basically everything is better with 14.38 and it makes me wanna try something longer eventually.
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Are you tall?
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6 foot 3 but size 9.5-10 shoe it doesnít make sense.

lol, I'm 5'7 and a size 10. Looked like clown shoes when I wore tighter pants.




But yeah, idk. Since I'm on the shorter side a part of me is humoring the shorter wheelbases but also I've gone most of my life not thinking about it so at this point I don't even know what a skateboard is anymore.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BH on February 16, 2022, 05:01:17 PM
Frank Gerwer is not funny, pretty cringe actually. He skates good though.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CrimsonGhost on February 16, 2022, 05:26:48 PM
Frank Gerwer is not funny, pretty cringe actually. He skates good though.

I've always thought this as well, dude absolutely rips, but he's not my cup of tea otherwise.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 16, 2022, 06:13:40 PM
HERETICS!!!
This grievous slander will not soon be forgotten!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on February 16, 2022, 09:28:20 PM
HERETICS!!!
This grievous slander will not soon be forgotten!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: roba on February 17, 2022, 03:53:02 AM
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I was convinced for years that I couldnít go above a certain wheelbase and it made my pop worse but recently found that basically everything is better with 14.38 and it makes me wanna try something longer eventually.
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Are you tall?
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6 foot 3 but size 9.5-10 shoe it doesnít make sense.

i have a similar situation, i'm 6 foot 1 maybe (186cm) and i wear size 8.5-9 shoes. i usually skate boards with a 14.25 wheelbase but one of my favorite boards i've had was a antihero gerwer 8.25 x 32 with a 14.38 wheelbase. a year later i bought a real on that exact shape and i didn't like it as much. i had one magenta 8.625 with a 14.5 wheelbase i think and that was the only board i could do back tails with. on the other hand i love doing 360 flips and naturally longer wheelbases aren't good for that trick, but back tails are my dream trick.

i just wish i never learned about wheelbases.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Filip on February 17, 2022, 04:32:11 AM
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Mystery was underrated up to a certain point. I think when they started doing colour stuff it went down hill.

- Point of difference with their graphics and videos
- Sleeper hit full length
- Introduced us to Gilbert Crockett
- A very good promo video with an excellent Pete Eldridge part
- Unique team with no skater being similar to another
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Hot take: I think Mystery was hamstrung by being a part of Black Box. They were always going to be the second banana to Zero.

Less Hot Take: They had a great team, but they never really had a great centerpiece rider. Lindsay Robertson and Adrien Lopez were the only former Zero riders, and I don't think they were really big enough stars to build a brand around. Gilbert Crockett and Jimmy Carlin weren't established enough when they rode for them. Ryan Bobier and Pete Eldridge were good, but kids weren't going to run out and buy their boards.
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I agree with this. Jamie would never have let Mystery become on level pegging with Zero. Originally Matt Mumford was going to be involved too, but once Jamie said he was still going to be the head guy at Mystery, Matt backed out. Ryan Smith & Ryan Bobier were former Zero riders too who jumped over. But agree that they didn't really have that one big guy.
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Forgot about Bobier and Smith. Thanks for clarifying.

It makes me wonder how different the dynamic between Baker and Deathwish was. Baker was always the flagship brand, but I'm sure Deathwish outsold them a few times at their peak, and they were all fine with it.
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I think Baker just did it better - they moved top guys (Jim and Ellington etc) and it automatically gave the brand more credibility.

Also Antwuan was a big part why Deathwish did good at the start, even if it werent for Greco and Ellington. You could build a brand around him today and it will still be succesfull probably, if he skated full time (Not like that Raw Dog shit, he wasnt really in skating by then)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 17, 2022, 05:13:45 AM
Frank Gerwer is not funny, pretty cringe actually. He skates good though.

Mods! MODS!!!!!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 17, 2022, 05:37:26 AM
Frank Gerwer is not funny, pretty cringe actually. He skates good though.

(https://i.imgflip.com/4g0irj.jpg)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: urbneathme on February 17, 2022, 04:47:09 PM
i like watching zach allen skateboard
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: rosemaryBB on February 17, 2022, 04:55:29 PM
FS crooks are a bad feeling trick and a worse looking trick
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CrimsonGhost on February 17, 2022, 05:16:21 PM
i like watching zach allen skateboard

Lock the thread mods, nothing else in 2022 will be topping this one.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FrozenIndustries on February 17, 2022, 06:03:02 PM
FS crooks are a bad feeling trick and a worse looking trick

Unpopular opinions, not mutant incel opinions.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: djoekr on February 18, 2022, 05:06:40 AM
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i like watching zach allen skateboard
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Lock the thread mods, nothing else in 2022 will be topping this one.

Should've been locked after the Gerwer reply tbh
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: rosemaryBB on February 18, 2022, 04:19:31 PM
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FS crooks are a bad feeling trick and a worse looking trick
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Unpopular opinions, not mutant incel opinions.

Is that you Jamie Foy?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pulaski on February 20, 2022, 09:39:22 AM
was just watching some nyjah raw and had an epiphany, not for the first time that nyjah's dad did him a service. and thomas the tank engine's dad is similarly setting the kid up to be rich and famous off of skateboarding. even if he resents it, even if he's scared and gets hurt, these kids will have a better life than any of us scrubs behind childhood sacrifice. and it's not like his dad is making him eat yogurt or lift weights. skating is fun already.
you can say 'oh i'd treat my kid with respect' as is your wont. but that's why nobody will remember your kids' name.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on February 20, 2022, 09:48:24 AM
was just watching some nyjah raw and had an epiphany, not for the first time that nyjah's dad did him a service. and thomas the tank engine's dad is similarly setting the kid up to be rich and famous off of skateboarding. even if he resents it, even if he's scared and gets hurt, these kids will have a better life than any of us scrubs behind childhood sacrifice. and it's not like his dad is making him eat yogurt or lift weights. skating is fun already.
you can say 'oh i'd treat my kid with respect' as is your wont. but that's why nobody will remember your kids' name.

finally we have found nigels dads slap account
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on February 20, 2022, 09:50:18 AM
Nigel was undeniably better at Tank Engine's age though, and skated in a way that wasn't going to put him in a wheelchair by age 17
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: beandemon on February 20, 2022, 11:47:35 AM
Yeah, no. Just look to more conventional sports for evidence that being pushed at a young age does not equal elite level accomplishment. The reality is most people are not going to be elite-level athletes no matter how early they start or how hard they practice.

TLDR: Canít win, donít try.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on February 20, 2022, 02:12:31 PM
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knowing about your boards specific dimensions beyond width shows your depth of knowledge in skating. i don't know why but a lot of people think its hesh to be in the dark and not know nor care about wheelbase and length.

for clarification: i think it's alright to be uninformed if you only skate a specific board from a specific company because usually they reuse shapes/dimensions, so it's acceptable to not care because you're dialed into that shape; but if you constantly change board companies and sizes, you probably aren't good at tech
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while having more knowledge is a good thing, i miss the days of paradise before i knew about wheelbase.
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Everyone knows about wheelbase the moment they get a board and you have to stretch yourself to do a kickflip. You simply didn't have the words to describe before.
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stretch how?
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Stretch your leg further before flicking the ankle, like kickflipping a diving board.
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i disagree
i feel like it was probably describing stretching your skills; in other words trying harder
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Iím going to come over the top with an even bigger disagree.

I think by stretch they do mean their leg when flipping, but they might have length and wheelbase a little confused. Theyíre usually correlated, but Iíve seen some weird combos lately. I feel wheelbase messes way more with pop than your flick.


You should be able to skate pretty much anything I think itís just about being comfortable.
Yes it was stretch the leg. I just assumed if a board had a bigger wheelbase the length usually would be bigger too, otherwise you start stepping into nose/tail space in the total length. Either way you still know those things exist as soon as you pick up different boards because it changes the way you have to pop/flick, even if you don't know it down to a science.

Yeah, no. Just look to more conventional sports for evidence that being pushed at a young age does not equal elite level accomplishment. The reality is most people are not going to be elite-level athletes no matter how early they start or how hard they practice.

TLDR: Canít win, donít try.
You don't need to be elite level to go pro though, today more than ever. At the same time you usually can't teach someone to have style and taste (for choosing spots and tricks), so it kinda remains the same argument.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: beandemon on February 20, 2022, 03:30:31 PM

You don't need to be elite level to go pro though, today more than ever. At the same time you usually can't teach someone to have style and taste (for choosing spots and tricks), so it kinda remains the same argument.
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I was responding much more to this sentiment:
was just watching some nyjah raw and had an epiphany, not for the first time that nyjah's dad did him a service. and thomas the tank engine's dad is similarly setting the kid up to be rich and famous off of skateboarding. even if he resents it, even if he's scared and gets hurt, these kids will have a better life than any of us scrubs behind childhood sacrifice. and it's not like his dad is making him eat yogurt or lift weights. skating is fun already.
you can say 'oh i'd treat my kid with respect' as is your wont. but that's why nobody will remember your kids' name.

And I would say ďstyleĒ pros are not the ones being pushed by parents or typically at an elite $ level.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SharkJohnson on February 21, 2022, 03:20:42 AM
new york city is blown out and footage from it is getting boring
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: NotTheCars on February 21, 2022, 07:36:52 AM
new york city is blown out and footage from it is getting boring
This is your brain on California
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on February 21, 2022, 04:48:27 PM
new york city is blown out and footage from it is getting boring

I think Carlisle aikens should leave
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on February 21, 2022, 04:53:18 PM
plz send dill back to california too
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 22, 2022, 04:03:45 AM
Cali is wack. I'm less impressed when someone is good at skating at a young age from the west coast. All the good skateparks, shops, brands, and the culture is everywhere out there. Kinda makes it seem easier, or at the very least more accessible.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skunty on February 22, 2022, 08:49:06 AM
^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?

Yeah what a fucking dumbass for not knowing that skating is a completely individual activity and the cultural and physical environment has no affect on you.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 22, 2022, 08:51:16 AM
The entire United states is California to the rest of the world.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 22, 2022, 09:01:51 AM
The entire United states is California to the rest of the world.
And Europe is a country for Americans
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 22, 2022, 09:10:41 AM
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The entire United states is California to the rest of the world.
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And Europe is a country for Americans
I meant more if you go along with the original premise (that Cali is too easy compared to the rest of the US) all of America would somehow become too easy (and therefore boring) for the rest of the world. Not so much a comment on people not knowing the difference between places.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pdknox on February 22, 2022, 10:09:52 AM
Cali is wack. I'm less impressed when someone is good at skating at a young age from the west coast. All the good skateparks, shops, brands, and the culture is everywhere out there. Kinda makes it seem easier, or at the very least more accessible.

and the concrete there is so smooth.  really blew my mind how smooth the ground is there compared to the rest of America
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: urbneathme on February 22, 2022, 11:51:14 AM
plz send dill back to california too

dill has been in california for a decade
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 22, 2022, 11:52:45 AM
Barbee>Gonz
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 22, 2022, 01:19:58 PM
Cali is wack. I'm less impressed when someone is good at skating at a young age from the west coast. All the good skateparks, shops, brands, and the culture is everywhere out there. Kinda makes it seem easier, or at the very least more accessible.

Haha definitely. Iím from Massachusetts and I realized this pretty much as soon as I started skating and watched a few videos. Also, the ďcrustĒ I see mentioned in Tom Knox footy is not crust or anything close to it, but he is good.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DanCorteseFromMTVSports on February 22, 2022, 01:33:29 PM
Skateboard Cafe does not get enough credit for what it is. It has been a feeder system for Isle and Palace while supporting some of the more core UK dudes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mr. Stinky on February 22, 2022, 01:34:41 PM
Wheelbite doesn't matter in the slightest unless it keeps you from rolling away. All other wheelbite complaints are uninteresting aesthetic quibbles.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 22, 2022, 01:39:46 PM
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Cali is wack. I'm less impressed when someone is good at skating at a young age from the west coast. All the good skateparks, shops, brands, and the culture is everywhere out there. Kinda makes it seem easier, or at the very least more accessible.
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and the concrete there is so smooth.  really blew my mind how smooth the ground is there compared to the rest of America

It's really incredible; it offers such a huge advantage. Sometimes I'll be skating around the northwest and find some smooth, fresh batch of concrete around a new building and I remember "this is what it was like to skate in California".
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 22, 2022, 01:49:57 PM
imagine enjoying something more when you do it somewhere the enables it to be more enjoyable....
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EdLawndale on February 23, 2022, 01:25:51 AM
A bunch of folks claim Griselda Records has that 90s New York rap feel, like they're the saviors of gritty rap or something. Maybe I haven't heard the right songs, but I wouldn't exactly describe these guys as a decagon; they got one side and it doesn't seem to have a lot of depth to it. So far I've heard 0 jewels dropped.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 23, 2022, 02:21:32 AM
Shorts look better than pants.
But shorts are still hard to get right. Too small like nyjah are bad and way past your knees like una also looks horrible. You also have to be more conscious of your socks and shoes combo.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 23, 2022, 04:22:49 AM
A bunch of folks claim Griselda Records has that 90s New York rap feel, like they're the saviors of gritty rap or something. Maybe I haven't heard the right songs, but I wouldn't exactly describe these guys as a decagon; they got one side and it doesn't seem to have a lot of depth to it. So far I've heard 0 jewels dropped.

define ďjewelsĒ i guess. itís mostly coke rap but conductorís production is pretty insane. i canít think of anyone whoís going for that old NY sound as much as them. youíre not getting illmatic 2 tho
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: offkilter on February 23, 2022, 06:14:55 AM
A bunch of folks claim Griselda Records has that 90s New York rap feel, like they're the saviors of gritty rap or something. Maybe I haven't heard the right songs, but I wouldn't exactly describe these guys as a decagon; they got one side and it doesn't seem to have a lot of depth to it. So far I've heard 0 jewels dropped.

The main credit they get is doing something from the past really well, it's pretty much designed to be one dimensional. That being said when you want to hear that sound they do it the best (currently,) I'm a fan
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Verdugo on February 23, 2022, 06:45:51 AM
Lol at anyone who thinks NY is crusty for skating. Sure the outer boroughs can be rough in underdeveloped areas like Brownsville and certain areas of the Bronx, but have you ever been to places like South Carolina or Arkansas? Shitís real beat. Philly is also significantly crustier than NY.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 07:23:02 AM
^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?

Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EdLawndale on February 23, 2022, 07:37:37 AM
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A bunch of folks claim Griselda Records has that 90s New York rap feel, like they're the saviors of gritty rap or something. Maybe I haven't heard the right songs, but I wouldn't exactly describe these guys as a decagon; they got one side and it doesn't seem to have a lot of depth to it. So far I've heard 0 jewels dropped.
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define ďjewelsĒ i guess. itís mostly coke rap but conductorís production is pretty insane. i canít think of anyone whoís going for that old NY sound as much as them. youíre not getting illmatic 2 tho

It's not for the fucking children, bro. I didn't hear one piece of knowledge kicked in all the songs I listened to yet.


The main credit they get is doing something from the past really well, it's pretty much designed to be one dimensional. That being said when you want to hear that sound they do it the best (currently,) I'm a fan

Roc Marciano kicks that old NY sound better than these guys...

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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e

That's a lot of b.s. If you really wanna live in Cali so bad, just move out here. It's great for skating and it's a free country.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PuffinMuffin on February 23, 2022, 07:49:03 AM
The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 23, 2022, 07:51:41 AM
if ur in cali it makes sense you donít ďgetĒ griselda
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EdLawndale on February 23, 2022, 07:59:08 AM
if ur in cali it makes sense you donít ďgetĒ griselda

Every rapper in my Top 10 is from the East Coast, incl G Rap, Big L and Pun. My point is there's nothing to "get" with these guys. The wordplay isn't witty, it's very much on the nose. The multis are simple and forced. It's just recycled raps about how you should watch out because somebody you're dealing coke to will probably jab a fork in your neck. What a complete borefest.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 08:13:18 AM

That's a lot of b.s. If you really wanna live in Cali so bad, just move out here. It's great for skating and it's a free country.

Where's the BS exactly? It's not like any of this is news. I'm good where I'm at though thanks. Day trips to DC, Baltimore, and Richmond are super easy for me. I've even taken day trips to NY to skate, though that's more of a mission. I'll take having those options over deciding which of the 100 perfect training facility parks near me to go to. I'm sure you have a great time at them though, and that's fine. I just have other preferences.

Because of the lack of skateboarding in my area, I've also learned to make my own spots which has been a super valuable skill. My crew has a large DIY on private land, building there has been some of the most valuable time spent in my life so far. Not saying you cant DIY in cali obviously, but the NEED for it where I'm at is why we started.

 The lack of resources and good weather really makes you value the time you do get that much more. Also, because there is so much room for improvement, I've started a volunteer org/non profit for the skaters and skateparks near me, which has given me an outlet to give back and work with my community. It's much harder to make that type of change and have that type of community impact where its not needed.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EdLawndale on February 23, 2022, 08:23:50 AM
^^^&#128514; guy, are you for real?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 23, 2022, 08:33:04 AM
The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(

Older concrete in the PNW had a significantly higher volume of rock aggregate, which is more expensive but which lasts longer in the rain and provides better traction. Itís also a natural skate stopper. Modern concrete is good enough that you donít really have to spec special material for a place like Portland or Seattle, so itís all smooth, but it still usually gets scored in such a way as to draw the water in a certain direction.

Of course, the average parking lot is still asphalt, which is much cheaper in the short run but which gets destroyed through rain and the freeze/thaw cycle at the same rate as anything else that far north.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 08:48:45 AM
^^^&#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?

100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on February 23, 2022, 08:50:26 AM
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if ur in cali it makes sense you donít ďgetĒ griselda
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Every rapper in my Top 10 is from the East Coast, incl G Rap, Big L and Pun. My point is there's nothing to "get" with these guys. The wordplay isn't witty, it's very much on the nose. The multis are simple and forced. It's just recycled raps about how you should watch out because somebody you're dealing coke to will probably jab a fork in your neck. What a complete borefest.

(https://image1.masterfile.com/getImage/NjAwLTAxNzE2MTE5ZW4uMDAwMDAwMDA=AIg667/600-01716119en_Masterfile.jpg)
 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EdLawndale on February 23, 2022, 09:16:17 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.

I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Uh Oh on February 23, 2022, 09:24:19 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
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I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.

For real. @IpathCats just leave Fredericksburg.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skunty on February 23, 2022, 09:28:31 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
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I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.

He desires community - but transplanting yourself into another location doens't make you a member of a community. That's why Cali sucks compared to actually building a community where you live. That's why non-Cali companies are the hottest shit in skateboarding, because Cali sucks.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PuffinMuffin on February 23, 2022, 09:31:27 AM
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The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
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Older concrete in the PNW had a significantly higher volume of rock aggregate, which is more expensive but which lasts longer in the rain and provides better traction. Itís also a natural skate stopper. Modern concrete is good enough that you donít really have to spec special material for a place like Portland or Seattle, so itís all smooth, but it still usually gets scored in such a way as to draw the water in a certain direction.

Of course, the average parking lot is still asphalt, which is much cheaper in the short run but which gets destroyed through rain and the freeze/thaw cycle at the same rate as anything else that far north.

Huh, that's really interesting, I had no clue, thanks for the info. My knowledge of concrete is really limited, built some DIY stuff with friends, most of it didn't last the test of time.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Verdugo on February 23, 2022, 09:48:32 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
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I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.
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He desires community - but transplanting yourself into another location doens't make you a member of a community. That's why Cali sucks compared to actually building a community where you live. That's why non-Cali companies are the hottest shit in skateboarding, because Cali sucks.

Iím from the east coast and think California seems sick. Iíve been to Bakersfield, but that doesnít really count. Not everything has to be a damn competition.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 23, 2022, 09:50:59 AM
California as a setting doesn't particularly excite me as a spectator, but it seems a little callous to write off a whole land mass because it's an opportune place for a lot of skateboarders.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on February 23, 2022, 10:04:20 AM
Iíve been to Bakersfield, but that doesnít really count. Not everything has to be a damn competition.
https://youtu.be/-0v5yIw41QA
Don't underestimate Bakersfield, tho.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 23, 2022, 10:12:49 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
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I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.

This post is further proof that California makes you soft and delusional, and it reminded me of the many real life cases of that Iíve seen. Now go build a DIY in the cold and maybe in the process you can build some goddamn character.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 10:33:40 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
[close]

I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.

I get how you would come to that conclusion, as it probably makes sense from your point of view. However, unfortunately for you, that's simply just not the case. When I was a kid, like most young skateboarders, I idealized cali, thought it would be cool to go live there where all the action is, but then I grew up. Getting older taught me a lot, I learned about east coast skate history, went to the legendary spots, met the people, got a feel for the culture, and its all really fucking rad. I much prefer the look and feel of what most would consider "east coast" skateboarding to cali (i guess more specifically socal).

It's very normal for people just keep wanting things, in an endless cycle of obtaining items, and checking arbitrary boxes in the search of happiness, when in reality happiness comes from within. I feel like this endless wanting is how so many lost ass MF's end up in cali, searching for happiness. As I've gotten older, I have started really understanding the value of wanting what you've got, appreciating what you have, hard work, and determination. When it comes to being the type of person I want to be, those things listed above are very important to me.

Sure I could move to cali to have an easier time skateboarding, but for what? To leave my friends and family? Abandon my crew and our DIY? Abandon my efforts to improve things for the skateboarders in my community?.....Nah I'm good on that.

My original point was mainly about how I'm not as impressed when kids from cali are good at a young age, because they just have it easier, point blank, theres no real debate there. Side part about cali being wack is pretty subjective to what i like in skateboarding, and my opinions on the culture out there. I'm sure plenty of people are stoked on being there. But I'm kind of a hater, I have my roots here, doing my thing in the area I'm from gets me sparked, and I love big city east coast VX footage, so this side of the country kinda suits me.

I'm sure cali is really cool for some, but lots of stupid things are really cool to lots of stupid people. Lol jk that was kinda harsh, perspective is reality, if you're made for that life out there, fine. I'm not.

PS. Still waiting on that "BS" you called earlier. not really seeing that anywhere.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skunty on February 23, 2022, 10:54:41 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
[close]

I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.
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He desires community - but transplanting yourself into another location doens't make you a member of a community. That's why Cali sucks compared to actually building a community where you live. That's why non-Cali companies are the hottest shit in skateboarding, because Cali sucks.
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Iím from the east coast and think California seems sick. Iíve been to Bakersfield, but that doesnít really count. Not everything has to be a damn competition.

Yeah I actually take it back mostly. Of course Cali is sick. It's the birthplace of skateboarding. Building community where you're at is also sick and a huge part of what skateboarding is, but really that's mostly skating culture disemminating from California and germinating new seeds of dopeness in other locales each with their own twist. I was mostly just snapping back at the pretentiosness of thinking everyone is jealous of Cali while making a point that people building where you're from is extremely dope and literally the leading edge of skateboarding right now (Palace, Quasi, Bronze56k, Polar, Passport, etc.)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: braksabbath on February 23, 2022, 10:58:46 AM
The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
(https://i.ibb.co/y6zvjhP/A5403770-B9-F0-4893-87-BD-4-E07-F99-AD839.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y6zvjhP)
Best kept secret in the US!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: El Chupacabra on February 23, 2022, 11:14:09 AM
California is a very big state with a vast and diverse environment.

Itís not all Southern California North County SD groomed concrete.

That being said, weather kicks ass and we have amazing opportunities.

Also as a native Angeleno, Ricky Oyola is my favorite skater.

And people from here donít say ďCaliĒ
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 11:22:36 AM
California is a very big state with a vast and diverse environment.

Itís not all Southern California North County SD groomed concrete.

That being said, weather kicks ass and we have amazing opportunities.

Also as a native Angeleno, Ricky Oyola is my favorite skater.

And people from here donít say ďCaliĒ

yea, was just an abbreviation. TRYING TO LIVE THAT LAID BACK CALI LYFE BRO
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lowcalcium on February 23, 2022, 11:28:49 AM
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^^^&#38;#38;#38;#38;#38;#38;#128514; guy, are you for real?
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100% and that usually bothers people like you, so I get it. Also, where was that BS you mentioned? Just trying to understand where you're coming from.
[close]

I'll bite.

Usually when ppl identify something they don't have access to but easily can, they'll make efforts to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way to attain whatever it is they desire.

Others will whine about not having access to what they desire and will try to look for reasons why those who do have access to it are privileged and why not having it makes them a stronger or more unique person. Some of it may be true, but all of it is born from envy.

For you, what you clearly and desperately desire is smooth pavement, clear weather and a widely-accessible skateboard network and community.  What stands in your way is a tad less than 3,000 miles.
[close]

He desires community - but transplanting yourself into another location doens't make you a member of a community. That's why Cali sucks compared to actually building a community where you live. That's why non-Cali companies are the hottest shit in skateboarding, because Cali sucks.
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Iím from the east coast and think California seems sick. Iíve been to Bakersfield, but that doesnít really count. Not everything has to be a damn competition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE-VR9mfd8s
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 11:36:17 AM

For real. @IpathCats just leave Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg is pretty fun. Not where I live though.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: El Chupacabra on February 23, 2022, 11:43:55 AM
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California is a very big state with a vast and diverse environment.

Itís not all Southern California North County SD groomed concrete.

That being said, weather kicks ass and we have amazing opportunities.

Also as a native Angeleno, Ricky Oyola is my favorite skater.

And people from here donít say ďCaliĒ
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yea, was just an abbreviation. TRYING TO LIVE THAT LAID BACK CALI LYFE BRO


Haha well on the real I think thatís where a lot of the stereotypes come from. People have this image of what this place is when they come here and they fee they gotta live up to it so it becomes this weird ouroboros of bad behavior.
LA in particular. I work in the entertainment industry (firmly below the line) and I grew up in Hollywood. Iíve seen it happen so many times.
There are also lots of normal people here who just wanna live and are dentists and auto mechanics and whatnot.  Weíre not all influencers. I think theyíre just as irritating as everyone else does! 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: KGB on February 23, 2022, 11:44:10 AM
The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(

Ha. No PNW has pure crust and the worst roads in America. Donít tell anyone but DC has a lot more smooth marble spots than just Pulaski. DMV area has  a good mixture of both perfect marble and straight crust. Also I think that by Cali they mean L.A.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Verdugo on February 23, 2022, 11:52:16 AM
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Iíve been to Bakersfield, but that doesnít really count. Not everything has to be a damn competition.
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https://youtu.be/-0v5yIw41QA
Don't underestimate Bakersfield, tho.

Oh, I wouldnít underestimate Bakersfield. Itís the first place I ever witnessed a MASS abundance of tweakers for the first time in my life.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PuffinMuffin on February 23, 2022, 12:10:45 PM
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The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
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Ha. No PNW has pure crust and the worst roads in America. Donít tell anyone but DC has a lot more smooth marble spots than just Pulaski. DMV area has  a good mixture of both perfect marble and straight crust. Also I think that by Cali they mean L.A.

I've lived in both places and still prefer the PNW. I knew this was an unpopular opinion, hence why I posted it. I enjoy a bit of crust.  :)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: KGB on February 23, 2022, 12:17:23 PM
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The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
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Ha. No PNW has pure crust and the worst roads in America. Donít tell anyone but DC has a lot more smooth marble spots than just Pulaski. DMV area has  a good mixture of both perfect marble and straight crust. Also I think that by Cali they mean L.A.
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I've lived in both places and still prefer the PNW. I knew this was an unpopular opinion, hence why I posted it. I enjoy a bit of crust.  :)
I too have lived both places aside from the crust,which I donít prefer, its hard enough to find a simple manual pad lol.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 12:24:45 PM
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California is a very big state with a vast and diverse environment.

Itís not all Southern California North County SD groomed concrete.

That being said, weather kicks ass and we have amazing opportunities.

Also as a native Angeleno, Ricky Oyola is my favorite skater.

And people from here donít say ďCaliĒ
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yea, was just an abbreviation. TRYING TO LIVE THAT LAID BACK CALI LYFE BRO
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Haha well on the real I think thatís where a lot of the stereotypes come from. People have this image of what this place is when they come here and they fee they gotta live up to it so it becomes this weird ouroboros of bad behavior.
LA in particular. I work in the entertainment industry (firmly below the line) and I grew up in Hollywood. Iíve seen it happen so many times.
There are also lots of normal people here who just wanna live and are dentists and auto mechanics and whatnot.  Weíre not all influencers. I think theyíre just as irritating as everyone else does!

That's fair, I do tend to boil down my ideas of Cali to socal, and more specifically LA. From what I gather though, the problems that plague LA, are pretty consistent with the issues faced in other parts of the state. High costs of living, homelessness, weirdo transplants,  fire, drought, you know, the usual California stuff.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 12:25:42 PM
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The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
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Ha. No PNW has pure crust and the worst roads in America. Donít tell anyone but DC has a lot more smooth marble spots than just Pulaski. DMV area has  a good mixture of both perfect marble and straight crust. Also I think that by Cali they mean L.A.
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I've lived in both places and still prefer the PNW. I knew this was an unpopular opinion, hence why I posted it. I enjoy a bit of crust.  :)
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I too have lived both places aside from the crust units hard enough to find a simple manual pad lol.
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Oh sweet, where were you living at the time? I was in Tacoma and Bremerton. Bremerton has a lot of street spots and a really tight skate scene. In Tacoma you needed a car or bike to get from spot to spot, but Thea's Park!!! Spent so many nights there. The granite box and rounded ledges are pure love.

(https://i.imgur.com/ANdDzRP.png)

That is a very nice granite box.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: KGB on February 23, 2022, 12:42:53 PM
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The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
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Ha. No PNW has pure crust and the worst roads in America. Donít tell anyone but DC has a lot more smooth marble spots than just Pulaski. DMV area has  a good mixture of both perfect marble and straight crust. Also I think that by Cali they mean L.A.
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I've lived in both places and still prefer the PNW. I knew this was an unpopular opinion, hence why I posted it. I enjoy a bit of crust.  :)
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I too have lived both places aside from the crust units hard enough to find a simple manual pad lol.
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Oh sweet, where were you living at the time? I was in Tacoma and Bremerton. Bremerton has a lot of street spots and a really tight skate scene. In Tacoma you needed a car or bike to get from spot to spot, but Thea's Park!!! Spent so many nights there. The granite box and rounded ledges are pure love.

(https://i.imgur.com/ANdDzRP.png)

I was living in N. Portland, I did know of one nice manny pad but it was always crowded. As far as parks go I was at Pier all the time because I could skate there. But also Tigard and Ed Benedict was cool but way overcrowded normally. The street spots really were crusty and mostly all of them had some type of DIY addition to make them skateable. Unitis was probably the best real plaza but I avoided it because people were always filming,(pros), and itís not really that big. I still canít believe that part Silas recently put out in that rough ass park though. That is pure crust. I used to look at that place and dream about how nice and perfect it would be if it was smooth, and was blow away to see him skating that hard there. Respect to Silas. Also I do miss Cals Pharmacy and talking to Kyle, that place was/is the best.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gKDNl57jh7M
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ihatejulio on February 23, 2022, 01:16:27 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e

This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take! 
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Jonny7.5Alive on February 23, 2022, 01:20:22 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!

SF is perfect

Certainly not terrible or even below average
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ihatejulio on February 23, 2022, 01:31:27 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!
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SF is perfect

Certainly not terrible or even below average

SF is one of the hardest places to skate on the planet. Are you being serious right now? I really gotta stop coming to UWTB, my brain has become an air fryer.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 01:31:57 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!

You didn't read my posts and it shows. That's aight though, stay mad, I'm good.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ihatejulio on February 23, 2022, 01:35:19 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!
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You didn't read my posts and it shows. That's aight though, stay mad, I'm good.

Unfortunately I did read your post. My brain got smoother by the second doing so.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 01:56:31 PM


Unfortunately I did read your post. My brain got smoother by the second doing so.

You should change your IG to @californiamadboi and start riding dirt bikes instead of skateboarding.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skunty on February 23, 2022, 02:08:06 PM
"If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant."

or they're obviously saying it's like that BY COMPARISON to the rest of the world - which it obviously is. There have been like 7 people coming in trying to say "not all of CA" like duh obviously, that's not the check mate you think it is.


"Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be?"

It's not that existing skating accessibility is bad, it's that everywhere else people are forging new ground in skating accessibility and that's sicker. But all this was explained in the previous posts that you supposedly read so I can't wait to explain it again after your next sick burn.

edit: i fucked upt he quote formatting so I just did it this way instead
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 23, 2022, 03:36:22 PM


This post is further proof that California makes you soft and delusional, and it reminded me of the many real life cases of that Iíve seen. Now go build a DIY in the cold and maybe in the process you can build some goddamn character.

Finally, someone that gets it. I love you.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: gsosa on February 23, 2022, 04:54:52 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!
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SF is perfect

Certainly not terrible or even below average
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SF is one of the hardest places to skate on the planet. Are you being serious right now? I really gotta stop coming to UWTB, my brain has become an air fryer.
SF is rough and the hills are no joke but there are places that are way harder to skate, go to Latin America or Africa if you really want shit thats hard as fuck to skate
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: offkilter on February 23, 2022, 05:09:47 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!
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SF is perfect

Certainly not terrible or even below average
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SF is one of the hardest places to skate on the planet. Are you being serious right now? I really gotta stop coming to UWTB, my brain has become an air fryer.
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SF is rough and the hills are no joke but there are places that are way harder to skate, go to Latin America or Africa if you really want shit thats hard as fuck to skate

Yeah dude or the North Pole, the spots up there are crusty as hell
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: gsosa on February 23, 2022, 05:37:46 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e
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This here is what happens when your only perception of California is from consuming skate media and not actually visiting said place to experience what it is actually about. If you honestly think California is all "perfect concrete, perfect weather, shop on every corner, pros everywhere" then you are either greatly misinformed or deliberately ignorant.

Is skating more accessible and easier in select regions of CA than in other parts of the country with more difficult weather conditions? Yes, no fucking shit. Ever tried skating in San Francisco? Think the concrete is all sunshine and rainbows over there? Or does SF not count because your only point of reference is footage from LA/OC/SD?

Also, it really blows my mind that some of you are painting the accessibility of skating in California in a negative light. Accessibility in skateboarding is a good thing, why would it not be? The only reason I can think of to say something like that is because you wanted that same accessibility yourself, didn't get it, are mad about it, complain about it, and then come out the end of the tunnel looking like a whiny, jealous child who wants the world to be as miserable as you are.

Like look y'all, we get it. Skateboarding on the East Coast is hard. Cool. Everything in California is perfect and nothing is crusty. Awesome. Super original take!
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SF is perfect

Certainly not terrible or even below average
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SF is one of the hardest places to skate on the planet. Are you being serious right now? I really gotta stop coming to UWTB, my brain has become an air fryer.
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SF is rough and the hills are no joke but there are places that are way harder to skate, go to Latin America or Africa if you really want shit thats hard as fuck to skate
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Yeah dude or the North Pole, the spots up there are crusty as hell
Im from Guatemala and have skated a lot of parts of the country and surrounding countries, and there are still (very small) scenes in these places with people who rip even though the spots are complete shit.

Dont get me wrong SF is rough for sure and the spots are harder to skate than they look in the videos, but lets not get ahead of ourselves saying its one of the hardest places to skate in the world. There are places in the US alone that are harder to skate.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 23, 2022, 05:53:58 PM
Do you get more gnar points if you do an easier trick on a hard to skate spot or a hard trick on an easier to skate spot? Crust sometimes doesnít translate well on film so it can be like ďoh neat a front shuv on a small bankĒ when maybe that bank has the texture of broken lava but you canít tell. Vs a solid line on normal terrain. Any major city that hasnít had a huge budget crisis and that doesnít have a shitty winter will have better ground texture. Why does it matter? Itís not like even nice spots are skateparks.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 23, 2022, 07:16:54 PM
Why come Florida didnt/wasn't more of a rival for California? It's got a billion pros and Tampa comp. It would make way more sense for skaters from the east coast if rather than moving out to Cali they only had to go a bit south. It's closer to Europe if that means anything. Are people scared of crocodiles? Just shoot them with the guns you all have.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: veritas on February 23, 2022, 07:27:01 PM
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new york city is blown out and footage from it is getting boring
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I think Carlisle aikens should leave

Nothing worse than seeing the new Craig team at nyc spots making them look bland and boring, take that shit back to Lockwood
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on February 23, 2022, 07:57:07 PM
Do you get more gnar points if you do an easier trick on a hard to skate spot or a hard trick on an easier to skate spot? Crust sometimes doesnít translate well on film so it can be like ďoh neat a front shuv on a small bankĒ when maybe that bank has the texture of broken lava but you canít tell. Vs a solid line on normal terrain. Any major city that hasnít had a huge budget crisis and that doesnít have a shitty winter will have better ground texture. Why does it matter? Itís not like even nice spots are skateparks.

I prefer a simpler trick on a gnarlier spot.  Since I have like 4 tricks, I canít really relate to most tech skating. 

I think itís interesting seeing someone figure out how to skate some awkward, funky, crusty spot.

Plus, the gnarlier spot will always leave a bigger impact with me.  Itís like it activates different a different part of my brain, probably the more primitive, fight-or-flight part.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on February 23, 2022, 09:17:15 PM
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Do you get more gnar points if you do an easier trick on a hard to skate spot or a hard trick on an easier to skate spot? Crust sometimes doesnít translate well on film so it can be like ďoh neat a front shuv on a small bankĒ when maybe that bank has the texture of broken lava but you canít tell. Vs a solid line on normal terrain. Any major city that hasnít had a huge budget crisis and that doesnít have a shitty winter will have better ground texture. Why does it matter? Itís not like even nice spots are skateparks.
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I prefer a simpler trick on a gnarlier spot.  Since I have like 4 tricks, I canít really relate to most tech skating. 

I think itís interesting seeing someone figure out how to skate some awkward, funky, crusty spot.

Plus, the gnarlier spot will always leave a bigger impact with me.  Itís like it activates different a different part of my brain, probably the more primitive, fight-or-flight part.

what are your 4 tricks?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: urbneathme on February 23, 2022, 09:22:32 PM
i canít imagine this is an unpopular opinion: shut the fuck up with your boring ass bickering about california. do it in the PMs if you must
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 24, 2022, 04:04:33 AM
Breeana geering is David loy
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: TracersOnlyfans on February 24, 2022, 04:18:45 AM
Breeana geering is David loy

Please elaborate
(https://i.ibb.co/CQBCBF2/images-15.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on February 24, 2022, 04:33:44 AM
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Breeana geering is David loy
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Please elaborate
(https://i.ibb.co/CQBCBF2/images-15.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Just kinda annoying in punky cosplay. Does corny shit.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 24, 2022, 04:35:33 AM

SF is rough and the hills are no joke but there are places that are way harder to skate, go to Latin America or Africa if you really want shit thats hard as fuck to skate

My whole point was about not being as impressed by all the fetus rippers from Cali because they have it easier. I would definitely be more impressed if a kid from Africa/north pole or any place with little to no access to skateboarding had substantial skills at a young age over an east coast kid. I'm not looking for crust lol, I feel like people are missing my point, but that's fine, I'm used to it on here haha.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 24, 2022, 04:37:33 AM
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Breeana geering is David loy
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Please elaborate
(https://i.ibb.co/CQBCBF2/images-15.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)

Corny ass MF
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: TracersOnlyfans on February 24, 2022, 04:51:21 AM
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Breeana geering is David loy
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Please elaborate
(https://i.ibb.co/CQBCBF2/images-15.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
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Just kinda annoying in punky cosplay. Does corny shit.

I don't see it

Corny ass MF
You have never owned ipath cats
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 24, 2022, 06:12:22 AM
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Breeana geering is David loy
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Please elaborate
(https://i.ibb.co/CQBCBF2/images-15.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
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Just kinda annoying in punky cosplay. Does corny shit.
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I don't see it

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Corny ass MF
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You have never owned ipath cats

Wdym? They're right there in my profile pic.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 24, 2022, 06:27:04 AM
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California is a very big state with a vast and diverse environment.

Itís not all Southern California North County SD groomed concrete.

That being said, weather kicks ass and we have amazing opportunities.

Also as a native Angeleno, Ricky Oyola is my favorite skater.

And people from here donít say ďCaliĒ
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yea, was just an abbreviation. TRYING TO LIVE THAT LAID BACK CALI LYFE BRO
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Haha well on the real I think thatís where a lot of the stereotypes come from. People have this image of what this place is when they come here and they fee they gotta live up to it so it becomes this weird ouroboros of bad behavior.
LA in particular. I work in the entertainment industry (firmly below the line) and I grew up in Hollywood. Iíve seen it happen so many times.
There are also lots of normal people here who just wanna live and are dentists and auto mechanics and whatnot.  Weíre not all influencers. I think theyíre just as irritating as everyone else does!
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That's fair, I do tend to boil down my ideas of Cali to socal, and more specifically LA. From what I gather though, the problems that plague LA, are pretty consistent with the issues faced in other parts of the state. High costs of living, homelessness, weirdo transplants,  fire, drought, you know, the usual California stuff.

You're describing the problems of the entire west coast
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HyenaChaser on February 24, 2022, 06:34:32 AM
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The Pacific Northwest has the best concrete, better than California's butter smoothness. PNW gets just enough snow to deteriorate the surface, giving a nice grittiness, reminiscent of the east coast but not completely obliterated by freezing and thawing.

I would rather live in Cali though, with its beautiful weather year-round. God, I miss it, I'm so sick of the snow and rain here in the east.  :(
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Ha. No PNW has pure crust and the worst roads in America. Donít tell anyone but DC has a lot more smooth marble spots than just Pulaski. DMV area has  a good mixture of both perfect marble and straight crust. Also I think that by Cali they mean L.A.
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I've lived in both places and still prefer the PNW. I knew this was an unpopular opinion, hence why I posted it. I enjoy a bit of crust.  :)
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I too have lived both places aside from the crust units hard enough to find a simple manual pad lol.
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Oh sweet, where were you living at the time? I was in Tacoma and Bremerton. Bremerton has a lot of street spots and a really tight skate scene. In Tacoma you needed a car or bike to get from spot to spot, but Thea's Park!!! Spent so many nights there. The granite box and rounded ledges are pure love.

(https://i.imgur.com/ANdDzRP.png)

https://youtu.be/vKtB1Oij-Eg
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 24, 2022, 06:37:13 AM
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Breeana geering is David loy
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(https://i.ibb.co/CQBCBF2/images-15.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
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Just kinda annoying in punky cosplay. Does corny shit.

One of the most kook opinions I've seen here lately, which is really saying something
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: backside_frontside on February 24, 2022, 07:08:46 AM
Skating in Cali is objectively easier. Being a skater in Cali is easier. Lol at the Cali defense squad.

David Loy is definitely not punk lol. He's more of a festival rave kid, which is like the polar opposite of punk.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: gsosa on February 24, 2022, 09:06:30 AM
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SF is rough and the hills are no joke but there are places that are way harder to skate, go to Latin America or Africa if you really want shit thats hard as fuck to skate
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My whole point was about not being as impressed by all the fetus rippers from Cali because they have it easier. I would definitely be more impressed if a kid from Africa/north pole or any place with little to no access to skateboarding had substantial skills at a young age over an east coast kid. I'm not looking for crust lol, I feel like people are missing my point, but that's fine, I'm used to it on here haha.
Then don't write it as SF is one of the hardest places in the earth to skate. It comes across different when you express like you did above
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: CrimsonGhost on February 24, 2022, 10:00:17 AM
Imagine if Arto, Rowley, and Penny didn't have the luxury off that smooth Cali ground to sky rocket their careers

/s
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: lamfordie on February 25, 2022, 08:10:55 AM
I find skaters that has hobbies outside of skating like surfing, art and music to be one dimensional and played out
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 25, 2022, 08:25:36 AM
yeah fuck enjoying yourself, there's enough suckers out there doing that. So played out.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: boogs on February 25, 2022, 08:31:44 AM
skateboarding made me the artist i am today
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jorge on February 25, 2022, 08:48:26 AM
I don't care about pant fits, shoe companies or what trucks someone rides.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SATIVA HYBRID on February 25, 2022, 08:49:49 AM
most of the new dudes i see pics/vids of have mad fake steez and i personally feel like a substantial amount of newer skateboarders dont really understand what it means to have "good style" as opposed to looking like a fucking robot, for this reason i havent watched a video from past 2010 in a couple months. i feel like skating is too theatric rn and i long for simpler times
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on February 25, 2022, 09:28:48 AM
I find skaters that has hobbies outside of skating like surfing, art and music to be one dimensional and played out

lol so having interests other than skating is inherently performative?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: boi-cuzudo on February 25, 2022, 09:49:40 AM
Imagine if Arto, Rowley, and Penny didn't have the luxury off that smooth Cali ground to sky rocket their careers

/s

they still would be ripping on crust
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Huell Howser on February 25, 2022, 10:09:41 AM
I find skaters that don't have hobbies outside of skating like surfing, art and music to be one dimensional and played out

had to of meant this lol
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on February 25, 2022, 03:05:26 PM
Living in California is a cheat code to skateboarding and I don't care if that hurts your delicate feelings. Downvote me more, bitch, it will still be true.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: minilogoflow on February 25, 2022, 03:17:25 PM
East coast skate culture is corny and revolves around being ass blasted about california. Wow bro you did a back tail in some poverty stricken parking lot to some ironic pop song, big deal.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jorge on February 25, 2022, 03:27:59 PM
East coast skate culture is corny and revolves around being ass blasted about california. Wow bro you did a back tail in some poverty stricken parking lot to some ironic pop song, big deal.
ďAss blastedĒ
ďPoverty stricken parking lotĒ

Joe Rogan fan got off Reddit to join us on Slap.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: minilogoflow on February 25, 2022, 03:36:10 PM
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East coast skate culture is corny and revolves around being ass blasted about california. Wow bro you did a back tail in some poverty stricken parking lot to some ironic pop song, big deal.
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ďAss blastedĒ
ďPoverty stricken parking lotĒ

Joe Rogan fan got off Reddit to join us on Slap.

Damn dude, I'm fucking ETHERED lol. Idk if you know this, but this is the unpopular opinion thread. Not a redditor or Rogan fan btw, but nice try at the snarky Twitter reply.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on February 26, 2022, 03:13:25 AM
A better take on the subject: Barcelona>California. If you're gonna have an array of perfect smooth spots at least make them diverse.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on February 26, 2022, 07:02:31 AM
A better take on the subject: Barcelona>California. If you're gonna have an array of perfect smooth spots at least make them diverse.

just imagine traes dad filiming a 20 stair ollie in barcelona

doesnt really have the same impact
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: The_9 on February 26, 2022, 08:00:05 AM
Ronnie>Grant
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Post by: SneakySecrets on February 26, 2022, 08:50:59 AM
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just imagine traes dad filiming a 20 stair ollie in barcelona

doesnt really have the same impact

Imagine Traeís dad dressing like Austyn in Barcelona.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Huell Howser on February 28, 2022, 11:27:11 AM
this might've been said before but idk something i have felt lately and need to get off my chest

if a trick is done in a skatepark, it doesn't count. a skatepark is a perfected obstacle course designed with the act of skating in mind(obvs). skating obstacles that are not meant to be skated is the true essence of skating imao. of course skating transition gets a pass due to obvious reasons

aka i skip street skatepark clips when browsing on ig and hate going to skateparks(mostly)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 28, 2022, 11:40:03 AM
this might've been said before but idk something i have felt lately and need to get off my chest

if a trick is done in a skatepark, it doesn't count. a skatepark is a perfected obstacle course designed with the act of skating in mind(obvs). skating obstacles that are not meant to be skated is the true essence of skating imao. of course skating transition gets a pass due to obvious reasons

aka i skip street skatepark clips when browsing on ig and hate going to skateparks(mostly)
Dad get off the internet
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 28, 2022, 12:03:11 PM
this might've been said before but idk something i have felt lately and need to get off my chest

if a trick is done in a skatepark, it doesn't count. a skatepark is a perfected obstacle course designed with the act of skating in mind(obvs). skating obstacles that are not meant to be skated is the true essence of skating imao. of course skating transition gets a pass due to obvious reasons

aka i skip street skatepark clips when browsing on ig and hate going to skateparks(mostly)


fun police over here
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Huell Howser on February 28, 2022, 12:08:27 PM
unpopular opinion thread   ;)
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Post by: pizzafliptofakie on February 28, 2022, 12:15:46 PM
unpopular opinion thread   ;)


Doesn't put it above criticism.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 28, 2022, 02:28:22 PM
East coast skate culture is corny and revolves around being ass blasted about california. Wow bro you did a back tail in some poverty stricken parking lot to some ironic pop song, big deal.

Tell me you've only landed back tails at skateparks without telling me you've only landed back tails at skateparks.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on February 28, 2022, 02:29:51 PM
Ronnie>Grant

Solid troll.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: minilogoflow on February 28, 2022, 03:04:32 PM
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Tell me you've only landed back tails at skateparks without telling me you've only landed back tails at skateparks.

Yes, and guess what? It's 70 degrees out, sun shining and I'm gonna go do a few back tails at the skatepark later just for you.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on February 28, 2022, 03:27:23 PM
Tricks done in the pacific time zone donít count
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Post by: cucktard on February 28, 2022, 05:37:35 PM
Ace trucks are by far the most comfortable for mall grabbing.
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Post by: Urtripping on February 28, 2022, 05:57:23 PM
Tricks done in the pacific time zone donít count
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on February 28, 2022, 07:38:21 PM
I like how people think Roger is a bad company name, but then think ďHardbodyĒ is dope. Shit sounds like a dollar store version of Gym Shark.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on February 28, 2022, 10:06:28 PM
I like how people think Roger is a bad company name, but then think ďHardbodyĒ is dope. Shit sounds like a dollar store version of Gym Shark.

Most brandsí name suck. Itís hard to make a cool one.

Fried Egg would be a cool name. Someone make a brand called Fried Egg. Send me a box.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on February 28, 2022, 10:09:34 PM
Ace trucks are by far the most comfortable for mall grabbing.
Team Thunder
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: buttchin on February 28, 2022, 11:16:04 PM
I like how people think Roger is a bad company name, but then think ďHardbodyĒ is dope. Shit sounds like a dollar store version of Gym Shark.

As someone who digs skateboard art/illustration and various artists, I thought both Roger and Bueno skateboards were great company names for that pre-2010ish skate era. Nate Broussard ruled and his static 3 part was definitely dope when he still skated. Just my opinion though
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on March 02, 2022, 07:20:05 AM
If a trick is done on a skateboard it doesn't count. A skateboard is a perfected piece of equipment designed with the act of skating in mind (obvs). Skating equipment that is not meant to be skated is the true essence of skating imo. Go hit the streets on some wheels nailed to a dinner tray and you might gain my respect.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Huell Howser on March 02, 2022, 08:23:36 AM
must've used the unpopular opinion thread correctly cuz i ruffled a few feather. sorry y'all

Ace trucks are by far the most comfortable for mall grabbing.

100p. they make for such great handles i actually just bolted some on to different cabinets at home for the high grab-abilty
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: blakeyjoe_ on March 02, 2022, 09:09:16 AM
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Post by: JugeL on March 02, 2022, 09:11:32 AM
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Ok Mr. Manualgrind
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on March 02, 2022, 09:32:33 AM
Gotta love these soft Cali Bois and their false equivalencies. So predictable, they shook.
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Post by: minilogoflow on March 02, 2022, 10:33:52 AM
Gotta love these soft Cali Bois and their false equivalencies. So predictable, they shook.

Just because you keep throwing out weak ass insults doesn't mean you win. I thought the east coast's biggest export was shit talking and bad attitudes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Star Whores Episode I: The Fellatio Menace on March 02, 2022, 10:52:40 AM
"You would all like X if he dressed differently." is the lowest form of skate discourse.
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Post by: Mr. Stinky on March 02, 2022, 11:03:08 AM
Nate Broussard ruled and his static 3 part was definitely dope when he still skated. Just my opinion though

To be clear, "Nate Broussard ruled and his Static 3 part was definitely dope" is an immensely popular opinion.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: exlurker on March 02, 2022, 11:07:23 AM
Despite the eternal struggles of the brand, the most iconic logo in the history of skating is...

(https://www.longboarderlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/images/products/products-Foundation-Star-and-Moon-patch-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on March 02, 2022, 11:54:38 AM
Despite the eternal struggles of the brand, the most iconic logo in the history of skating is...

(https://www.longboarderlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/images/products/products-Foundation-Star-and-Moon-patch-1.jpg)
U sure when this exists?
(https://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4000/50feirk/products/2810/images/8886/2250_Circa_Combat__64495.1426557264.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on March 02, 2022, 06:31:05 PM
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Ok Mr. Manualgrind

i have since partially redacted my opinion after discussing it with my colleagues. pinched 5-0s are allright. i remain firm that non-pinched scraping 5-0's are disgusting & scraping nosegrinds just look like you're trying to shovel shitty wax off the ledge which rollerbladers left behind
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on March 02, 2022, 06:59:08 PM
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Ok Mr. Manualgrind
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i have since partially redacted my opinion after discussing it with my colleagues. pinched 5-0s are allright. i remain firm that non-pinched scraping 5-0's are disgusting & scraping nosegrinds just look like you're trying to shovel shitty wax off the ledge which rollerbladers left behind
I always had a strict no touch/manual rules for nosegrind 5-0s. For some reason (maybe my influence but I doubt it) all my skate friends over the years always were the same. We'd even pump grinds along coping. A couple years ago I realised it really doesn't matter and noticed many great pros only scrape grind. Now I think it's a right technique for the right spot type scenario
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: aŗŠ‚šś„Ś on March 02, 2022, 07:57:12 PM
Scraped nose manuals for the duration of the trick are good and hard.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 03, 2022, 06:07:41 AM
The more I read about it, the more it seems like skateboarding in the 90's actually really sucked and the overt nostalgia for it kinda weirds me out.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SATIVA HYBRID on March 03, 2022, 06:24:05 AM
The more I read about it, the more it seems like skateboarding in the 90's actually really sucked and the overt nostalgia for it kinda weirds me out.
nah man the 90s are sick i love skating 38mm wheels and smoking crack
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: KGB on March 03, 2022, 06:24:19 AM
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Gotta love these soft Cali Bois and their false equivalencies. So predictable, they shook.

Just because you keep throwing out weak ass insults doesn't mean you win. I thought the east coast's biggest export was shit talking and bad attitudes.
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Beats that shitty passive aggressive be nice to your face and talk shit behind your back fake ass west coast bull shit. Here is another shit for the shit of it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: blakeyjoe_ on March 03, 2022, 06:37:28 AM
east coast skating is wayyyyyyyy better than west coast skating.  like itís insane how much better it is.
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Post by: wane brady on March 03, 2022, 06:49:40 AM
having lived on both coasts: theyíre both wack in their own special way

itís hella funny seeing people get mad like it matters. what are you gonna do, not skate if youíre on the opposite coast? shhhh
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Post by: KGB on March 03, 2022, 06:55:43 AM
having lived on both coasts: theyíre both wack in their own special way

itís hella funny seeing people get mad like it matters. what are you gonna do, not skate if youíre on the opposite coast? shhhh

I also have lived on both coasts and they both differ immensely the farther north or south you go. But people from the east coast can skate anything because of the lack of decent parks everywhere and amount of crust and bad weather. Doesnít quite work like that the other way around. Even the PNW has pretty decent temps all year compared to the ANE
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Post by: wane brady on March 03, 2022, 07:02:00 AM
maybe i just need to go on a southern california killing spree because iím a well rounded gnar cruster east coaster who can skate anything
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on March 03, 2022, 07:46:53 AM
Real is one of the worst brands in skating in terms of board art and identity. They have incredible talent and get a huge pass because of their legends, but there isnít much that actually ties their team together. I would go as far as saying Iíd rather see Ishodís name on a Primitive Dragonballz deck than some of the heinous shit Real puts out AND he would actually fit the team better.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on March 03, 2022, 08:16:21 AM
I've never seen Tyshawn Jones do any manual tricks, to my recollection. But he can probably do some.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: KGB on March 03, 2022, 08:21:25 AM
Daewon is smarter than you because he doesnít skate handrails and is still better than everyone today.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: JugeL on March 03, 2022, 08:35:24 AM
Daewon is smarter than you because he doesnít skate handrails and is still better than everyone today.
Me neither so jokes on you

I'm as good as Daewon then
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 03, 2022, 08:38:30 AM
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Daewon is smarter than you because he doesnít skate handrails and is still better than everyone today.
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Me neither so jokes on you

I'm as good as Daewon then


Tom's friend is better than Daewon

@2:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV1ztWHkq54

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: KGB on March 03, 2022, 08:47:57 AM
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Daewon is smarter than you because he doesnít skate handrails and is still better than everyone today.
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Me neither so jokes on you

I'm as good as Daewon then
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Tom's friend is better than Daewon

@2:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV1ztWHkq54

Whatever floats his boat I guess lol
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Reed Richards on March 03, 2022, 10:55:50 AM
Daewon is smarter than you because he doesnít skate handrails and is still better than everyone today.
Thatís also because his ankle is fucked up permanently.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on March 03, 2022, 09:29:50 PM
Real is one of the worst brands in skating in terms of board art and identity. They have incredible talent and get a huge pass because of their legends, but there isnít much that actually ties their team together. I would go as far as saying Iíd rather see Ishodís name on a Primitive Dragonballz deck than some of the heinous shit Real puts out AND he would actually fit the team better.


Realís one offsí art are usually superb. Their shapes are also god dick tier.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: exlurker on March 04, 2022, 07:51:23 AM
Realís one offsí art are usually superb. Their shapes are also god dick tier.

True, but not everyone wants to ride god dick
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: blowjobtofakie on March 04, 2022, 07:57:43 AM
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Realís one offsí art are usually superb. Their shapes are also god dick tier.
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True, but not everyone wants to ride god dick

This exactly. Yeah Real has great shapes and all, but I prefer to ride FA/Hockey and my girlfriend prefers to ride me. Not everyone wants the god dick.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Goodcurbs on March 04, 2022, 08:45:27 AM
Jesse Vieira belongs in prison
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: frontfootimpossible on March 11, 2022, 01:08:54 AM
Jesse Vieira belongs in prison

What did JV do that no one else did in that debacle? By that logic, chico, de la, gx and all his minions should all be locked up too.

I get that the security guard's life is ruined, but mistakes happen and the crime should fit the punishment. If he had just called the police instead of being a super hero, he wouldn't be where he is today either.
 In the US, if you swung at me, I dodged and fell and hit my head the same way he did you'd be in the same position as Jesse. A little compassion and understanding things aren't black and white go a long way toward living a better, less outraged life.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BALARGUE on March 11, 2022, 01:18:53 AM
Jesse Vieira belongs in prison

he did wrong
and there was a trial
you probably know less about the situation than members of jury, etc.
Justice has spoken

Chico was there ?
i missed that bit
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on March 11, 2022, 06:55:51 AM
Can someone quickly explain the Stevie Perez hate he seems fine to me?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BALARGUE on March 11, 2022, 08:16:21 AM
Can someone quickly explain the Stevie Perez hate he seems fine to me?

F word

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=102143.0 (https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=102143.0)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: skunty on March 11, 2022, 08:26:31 AM
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Ok Mr. Manualgrind
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i have since partially redacted my opinion after discussing it with my colleagues. pinched 5-0s are allright. i remain firm that non-pinched scraping 5-0's are disgusting & scraping nosegrinds just look like you're trying to shovel shitty wax off the ledge which rollerbladers left behind

backside 5-0 scrape, frontside 5-0 pinch, flip out of 5-0 balanced
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on March 13, 2022, 07:35:19 AM
I don't really understand how p spliff became some kind of folk hero when most people in sf didn't enjoy his presence at events, sessions, in general when he was alive.

i enjoyed his presence fwiw
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on March 13, 2022, 09:25:07 AM
I don't really understand how p spliff became some kind of folk hero when most people in sf didn't enjoy his presence at events, sessions, in general when he was alive.

Even is this is true what good does it really do to bring up? Dude suffered the ultimate worst fate a human can by dying at a young age and seemed genuinely happy all the time. Definitely happier than a dude that comes onto a message board to talk shit on the dead.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on March 21, 2022, 11:35:33 PM
Ishods latest REAL part had an absurdly amazing trick selection, but the filming was absolute dog water
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on March 22, 2022, 02:42:06 AM
Ishods kits aren't that good. They're fine/good, just not worth raving about like many do. People are just Magpies
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: nicotinewheel on March 22, 2022, 03:04:57 PM
liking Eric Koston in 2022 is fine & reasonable
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on March 22, 2022, 03:34:20 PM
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I don't really understand how p spliff became some kind of folk hero when most people in sf didn't enjoy his presence at events, sessions, in general when he was alive.
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Even is this is true what good does it really do to bring up? Dude suffered the ultimate worst fate a human can by dying at a young age and seemed genuinely happy all the time. Definitely happier than a dude that comes onto a message board to talk shit on the dead.
Either someone like him enough to put his name out there or they didn't want to waste footage.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: veritas on March 22, 2022, 03:41:59 PM
917 has completely shit the bed since running off their whole team, which was the whole identity of the brand. Its become directionless and hard to care about without a team
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: milk.razor on March 22, 2022, 03:48:38 PM
917 has completely shit the bed since running off their whole team, which was the whole identity of the brand. Its become directionless and hard to care about without a team

Pretty popular opinion there, I think. My unpopular opinion is i still kinda admire AO even though he foolish
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: urbneathme on March 22, 2022, 04:01:42 PM
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917 has completely shit the bed since running off their whole team, which was the whole identity of the brand. Its become directionless and hard to care about without a team
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Pretty popular opinion there, I think. My unpopular opinion is i still kinda admire AO even though he foolish

i was watching the new 917 video today and thought ďhaving no team might be the best thing that has ever happened to alex. he can do what he wants, when he wants, baker boys will worry about actually selling the shit and heís just gonna get cut a nice checkĒ
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jems on March 22, 2022, 05:13:00 PM
i donít really fw 4:3 hd itís just not genuine

see a lot snowsports filmers ripping like 360p in 4:3 on hpx like whatís the point?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LiterallyRyan on March 23, 2022, 10:29:27 AM
Howard/Pupecki Grinds are gonna fall off pretty quick.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: realbasedgod112 on March 23, 2022, 03:22:19 PM
this one might be more popular, but BATB would be far more entertaining if they just got pro skaters to fistfight instead of boring skateboarding
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FuzzGNU on March 23, 2022, 10:31:46 PM
After a weak late 2000s and most of 2010s, we are currently in one of the greatest eras of skateboarding of all-time.

The only people who think otherwise spend way too much time on Instagram (subconsciously) looking for reasons to be upset about Skateboarding instead of going out and skating.

So much unique creative skating going on right now. Any niche type of skating from any other era is represented right now. People are doing new and exciting stuff. So many interesting skaters and teams. So much awesome music in skate videos from the widest range of genres ever represented in skateboarding. VX is back with a vengeance. Folks finally figured out how to do HD filming in a way that is true to skateboarding. 60+fps skate footage is awesome. Cameras have never been more widely available for catching crazy random stuff on phones.

Bronze 56k. They get their own paragraph here.

Women are pushing skating so hard right now. Queer folks are accepted as skaters have become more open minded and accepting people.

So many awesome skate websites like quartersnacks, jenkem, freeskatemag, etc etc

Skate wheels are awesome right now. So many deck shapes are available it's insane. We've got woodshop knowledge at our fingertips. Like for real, we are spoiled right now.

There are sick skateparks everywhere. Its nutty. I also feel like the general population treats skaters better than 20 years ago all things considered.

I could go on forever. Skating is so sick right now. Go out and enjoy it. Watch some awesome videos. Listen to some great music. Get off Instagram if it's making you feel negative about the current state of skating.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FuzzGNU on March 23, 2022, 10:43:45 PM
i don’t really fw 4:3 hd it’s just not genuine

see a lot snowsports filmers ripping like 360p in 4:3 on hpx like what’s the point?

I think downgrading the resolution is pointless... But I think aspect ratio is a valid aesthetic choice as long as you aren't stretching/squeezing from one ratio to another. That shit is just pure amature hour rookie mistake.

4:3 with a fisheye can really make skating look faster and spots look bigger. I think if properly done, HD 4:3 has it's time and place.

Downgrading HD to 480p or less? Hard pass.

I'll admit though, I'm a sucker for the Dancing On Thin Ice CRT display effect. I love/hate it, but mostly love.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on March 23, 2022, 10:49:27 PM
After a weak late 2000s and most of 2010s, we are currently in one of the greatest eras of skateboarding of all-time.

The only people who think otherwise spend way too much time on Instagram (subconsciously) looking for reasons to be upset about Skateboarding instead of going out and skating.

So much unique creative skating going on right now. Any niche type of skating from any other era is represented right now. People are doing new and exciting stuff. So many interesting skaters and teams. So much awesome music in skate videos from the widest range of genres ever represented in skateboarding. VX is back with a vengeance. Folks finally figured out how to do HD filming in a way that is true to skateboarding. 60+fps skate footage is awesome. Cameras have never been more widely available for catching crazy random stuff on phones.

Bronze 56k. They get their own paragraph here.

Women are pushing skating so hard right now. Queer folks are accepted as skaters have become more open minded and accepting people.

So many awesome skate websites like quartersnacks, jenkem, freeskatemag, etc etc

Skate wheels are awesome right now. So many deck shapes are available it's insane. We've got woodshop knowledge at our fingertips. Like for real, we are spoiled right now.

There are sick skateparks everywhere. Its nutty. I also feel like the general population treats skaters better than 20 years ago all things considered.

I could go on forever. Skating is so sick right now. Go out and enjoy it. Watch some awesome videos. Listen to some great music. Get off Instagram if it's making you feel negative about the current state of skating.
Nah late 2000s 2010s weren't weak, they ruled. It's just too recent to look back with nostalgia goggles. In 2030 people will be saying the same thing about 2022
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on March 24, 2022, 01:38:46 AM
https://youtu.be/f5WiJVz7pFY
2010s were sick
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: beatifk on March 24, 2022, 02:10:39 AM
The Danny Way MannyBusters is still better than anything Gifted Hater has put out.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FuzzGNU on March 24, 2022, 05:40:16 AM
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After a weak late 2000s and most of 2010s, we are currently in one of the greatest eras of skateboarding of all-time.

The only people who think otherwise spend way too much time on Instagram (subconsciously) looking for reasons to be upset about Skateboarding instead of going out and skating.

So much unique creative skating going on right now. Any niche type of skating from any other era is represented right now. People are doing new and exciting stuff. So many interesting skaters and teams. So much awesome music in skate videos from the widest range of genres ever represented in skateboarding. VX is back with a vengeance. Folks finally figured out how to do HD filming in a way that is true to skateboarding. 60+fps skate footage is awesome. Cameras have never been more widely available for catching crazy random stuff on phones.

Bronze 56k. They get their own paragraph here.

Women are pushing skating so hard right now. Queer folks are accepted as skaters have become more open minded and accepting people.

So many awesome skate websites like quartersnacks, jenkem, freeskatemag, etc etc

Skate wheels are awesome right now. So many deck shapes are available it's insane. We've got woodshop knowledge at our fingertips. Like for real, we are spoiled right now.

There are sick skateparks everywhere. Its nutty. I also feel like the general population treats skaters better than 20 years ago all things considered.

I could go on forever. Skating is so sick right now. Go out and enjoy it. Watch some awesome videos. Listen to some great music. Get off Instagram if it's making you feel negative about the current state of skating.
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Nah late 2000s 2010s weren't weak, they ruled. It's just too recent to look back with nostalgia goggles. In 2030 people will be saying the same thing about 2022

I remember when Fully Flared came out and I was severely disappointed after all of the hype it was given. Pretty Sweet as well. That whole era felt like an age of growing pains into HD. So many dollys and stabilizers and crane shots. So whack. It just felt like skateboarding had lost it's way.

Early 2010s had some bright spots like Bronze, but mostly everything that made the early 2010s great has still been present in some form over the past 5-7 years. 2016-2022 has been an increasingly great era in my eyes.

I've also just personally really enjoyed skating and skaters during this time period. People are so kind and just hyped on skating around my parts. Doesn't seem like skaters think being a dick to people unprovoked is a cool personality trait anymore.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mcidraque on March 24, 2022, 05:52:33 AM
https://youtu.be/f5WiJVz7pFY
2010s were sick

last bronze dvd i got to buy. Still in the rotation program here at home.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 24, 2022, 07:03:03 AM
Everybody knows that the golden years of skateboarding were MY formative years, specifically.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on March 24, 2022, 07:56:47 AM
2010s was either really bland or the beginnings of all the good stuff we have today.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 24, 2022, 08:25:55 AM
ha, not sure if that was directly specifically at me but the time period i called wack (2007-2012) was a large chunk of my teenage years and, as such, is a period in skateboard culture that i'm "supposed" to be nostalgic for. in reality, i was thrilled to see skateboarding move beyond those gross trends in clothes and combo tricks

Not you specifically, more of a general joke about skateboarding eras. I just think it's funny whenever the discussion comes up, most people's "golden era" is basically my post, unironically.


Nostalgia's a hell of a drug.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: IpathCats on March 24, 2022, 10:00:04 AM
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ha, not sure if that was directly specifically at me but the time period i called wack (2007-2012) was a large chunk of my teenage years and, as such, is a period in skateboard culture that i'm "supposed" to be nostalgic for. in reality, i was thrilled to see skateboarding move beyond those gross trends in clothes and combo tricks
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Not you specifically, more of a general joke about skateboarding eras. I just think it's funny whenever the discussion comes up, most people's "golden era" is basically my post, unironically.


Nostalgia's a hell of a drug.

"back in my day they just did things right, you know?!"
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: veritas on March 24, 2022, 02:15:56 PM
Everybody knows that the golden years of skateboarding were MY formative years, specifically.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SSBSTRS on March 27, 2022, 09:51:51 AM
Lipslides on ledges are ass. I donít care if you flip in, flip out, do it switch, whatever. Itís just not a good looking trick
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goodatmeth on March 27, 2022, 10:52:28 AM
Lipslides on ledges are ass. I donít care if you flip in, flip out, do it switch, whatever. Itís just not a good looking trick

That's one of the most popular opinions
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: honey island on March 27, 2022, 04:26:03 PM
americans skating american spots is still by far the most entertaining skateboarding to watch
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SSBSTRS on March 27, 2022, 05:06:53 PM
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Lipslides on ledges are ass. I donít care if you flip in, flip out, do it switch, whatever. Itís just not a good looking trick
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That's one of the most popular opinions

True. I feel like a lot of pros are runnin em though. Ishod just had one in his most recent part, which is what made me think of it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on March 28, 2022, 06:07:17 AM
Lipslides on ledges are ass. I donít care if you flip in, flip out, do it switch, whatever. Itís just not a good looking trick
I honestly feel sorry for you if you donít think a long-arse back lip on a ledge isnít an absolute thing of beauty, nay a piece of art..
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on March 28, 2022, 08:17:17 AM
americans skating american spots is still by far the most entertaining skateboarding to watch

untrue. english people skating american spots is pretty universally better than americans skating american spots
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tzhangdox on March 28, 2022, 09:46:19 AM
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Lipslides on ledges are ass. I donít care if you flip in, flip out, do it switch, whatever. Itís just not a good looking trick
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I honestly feel sorry for you if you donít think a long-arse back lip on a ledge isnít an absolute thing of beauty, nay a piece of art..

Back lip regular and switch is the only acceptable one. But back smith or back tail trumps back lip on a ledge 99.9% of the time.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ungzilla on March 28, 2022, 10:19:32 AM
ledge/curb backlips sure to become on trend after that recent gilbert crocket insta post
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Huell Howser on March 28, 2022, 10:22:07 AM
back lips on the ledges are sick, y'all are trippin but also using the unpopular thread in a correct fashion
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on March 28, 2022, 12:14:46 PM
Austyn Gillette still isn’t marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


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Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 28, 2022, 12:19:57 PM
Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his Globe shoe is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


That's not his shoe.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on March 28, 2022, 12:23:08 PM
Andy Stone showed us all how stylish back lip ledge combos are in Falling Down.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on March 28, 2022, 12:33:59 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.
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That's not his shoe.


Well shooot @pizzafliptofakie got me googling on my lunch break. I stand corrected! I also still stand with my statement.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on March 28, 2022, 12:35:32 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.
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That's not his shoe.
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Well shooot @pizzafliptofakie got me googling on my lunch break. I stand corrected! I also still stand with my statement.

According to his Nine Club, you may be able to stand by that statement again before the end of the year  ;D
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: MysticalTypeExperience on March 28, 2022, 01:47:11 PM
Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


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That style is called Chelsea boots

I couldn't rock em. I wear Thursdays though
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on March 28, 2022, 02:04:26 PM
If you lived in Vancouver you would learn to hate these bootsÖ..
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: R3dBullRox420 on March 28, 2022, 03:56:31 PM
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^What a dumbass opinion. California is not a monolith it's a huge state with lots of places in it that are different, stupid. Last time I checked skateboarding is still hard despite your geographical location. Where are you from that's so fucking cool?
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Where I'm from isn't necessarily "cool", Cali is just fucking wack. It's much easier to learn and progress on perfect concrete, with great weather, with a shop on every corner, and pros at every park. There's plenty of stories about cali dudes touring the east coast and having a very difficult time. I know that's all anecdotal, but I've never heard of the inverse happening. I also feel like the accessibility of skateboarding out west has watered it down to some degree, when the hoops you have to jump through to have a good sesh are fewer, the dedication necessary to have said sesh is lower. I would wager that many people that skate in cali would not skate or they would skate far less if they were subject to east coast conditions. I feel like this is all pretty obvious and reasonable. but w/e

The entire NBA is soft, except of course the Denver Nuggets + any hooper who grew up playing in the mile high city n made it to the league at any point thereafter. None of MJs rings count btw cuz the elevation at his home court and training facilities sat at a mere 500 ft! Any real scholar knows these statements to be true. 

Empirical sources:
  1. Cats, Ipath (PhD). Chapter 1: Facilities and Equipment Infractions. In A Physicist's and Geographer's Guide to Sports & Recreation (212th ed., Vol. 917, Ser. 718), et al., 2022
  2. Trust me bro
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on March 28, 2022, 04:44:34 PM
I can't really watch Oski unless it's once every few weeks on IG or something. I dunno why, he is really good at skating parts but it gets kinda repetitive and boring after a while. He kinda brings Polar down and doesn't fit (clothes aside) and should just be on Real or something.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: R3dBullRox420 on March 28, 2022, 05:57:37 PM
Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


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Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...
Minimal/lowkey shape you expect with any chelsea boot but also have a lug sole for durability/practicality.

Better than SLP's robin hood lookin ass chelsea boots... those are real kook kicks imo.

The vans slip on is the skate low derivative on a lug chelsea boot. I don't think there is a more subtle skate shoe than that
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: georgethecat on March 28, 2022, 06:12:23 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...
Minimal/lowkey shape you expect with any chelsea boot but also have a lug sole for durability/practicality.

Better than SLP's robin hood lookin ass chelsea boots... those are real kook kicks imo.

The vans slip on is the skate low derivative on a lug chelsea boot. I don't think there is a more subtle skate shoe than that

Maybe we're all a little sick of naming boot silhouettes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on March 28, 2022, 06:14:52 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...
Minimal/lowkey shape you expect with any chelsea boot but also have a lug sole for durability/practicality.

Better than SLP's robin hood lookin ass chelsea boots... those are real kook kicks imo.

The vans slip on is the skate low derivative on a lug chelsea boot. I don't think there is a more subtle skate shoe than that
Redbacks are a bit better than blundstones. But yeah people who actually work must be kooks...
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: R3dBullRox420 on March 28, 2022, 06:43:46 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...
Minimal/lowkey shape you expect with any chelsea boot but also have a lug sole for durability/practicality.

Better than SLP's robin hood lookin ass chelsea boots... those are real kook kicks imo.

The vans slip on is the skate low derivative on a lug chelsea boot. I don't think there is a more subtle skate shoe than that
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Maybe we're all a little sick of naming boot silhouettes.

Maybe start a popular opinion thread for this inquiry?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on March 28, 2022, 10:30:38 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isn’t marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...


1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelsea’s (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
I’m out.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: R3dBullRox420 on March 29, 2022, 10:11:55 AM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

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1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.

Lol the sk8-hi boots scream "I need to wear skate brands even in the snow cause I'm a soul skater" a lil too much for me personally. But yea they pull off what a lot of sneaker boots can't

You've played yourself if u don't think doc chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone but with yellow stitching on the midsole.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mystical Leader on March 29, 2022, 10:31:28 AM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

[close]

1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.
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Lol the sk8-hi boots scream "I need to wear skate brands even in the snow cause I'm a soul skater" a lil too much for me personally. But yea they pull off what a lot of sneaker boots can't

You've played yourself if u don't think doc chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone but with yellow stitching on the midsole.

Lol I thought blundstones were for Australian farm workers but I could see Abercrombie and Fitch types wear them..

Docs are so mid.. Entry level stuff

Lately I've been into racing boots

(http://dainese-cdn.thron.com/delivery/public/image/dainese/5d2f9335-7062-425e-8e77-2da54b1b167a/ramfdh/std/615x615/torque-3-out-boots.jpg)
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on March 29, 2022, 02:55:39 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

[close]

1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.
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Lol the sk8-hi boots scream "I need to wear skate brands even in the snow cause I'm a soul skater" a lil too much for me personally. But yea they pull off what a lot of sneaker boots can't

You've played yourself if u don't think doc chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone but with yellow stitching on the midsole.

Sk8-hi boots? Swing and a miss! Baby I just stated sk8-hiís, not the MTE/boot thing. Iíve done it all in the OG ones (e.g., 80+ mile backpacking trips, prescription burns, bar nights, day hikes, snow flights, tre flips knee height, etc.), add a snake skin sock liner and youíre going everywhere. But good effort there Tiger, keep swinging.

Also, glad to hear you can see. You are correct, the doc Chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone, just not a blundstone. Get it? Estillo. Goes far.

Why am I still typing? No further responses will be considered.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: R3dBullRox420 on March 29, 2022, 04:57:29 PM
Baby I just stated sk8-hiís, not the MTE/boot thing. Iíve done it all in the OG ones (e.g., 80+ mile backpacking trips, prescription burns, bar nights, day hikes, snow flights, tre flips knee height, etc.), add a snake skin sock liner and youíre going everywhere. But good effort there Tiger, keep swinging.
Weird flex. But yea those ain't no boots then

Also, glad to hear you can see.
Haha aw u salty

You are correct, the doc Chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone, just not a blundstone.
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Get it? Estillo. Goes far.
Yikes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: FuzzGNU on March 29, 2022, 05:34:15 PM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

[close]

1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.
[close]

Lol the sk8-hi boots scream "I need to wear skate brands even in the snow cause I'm a soul skater" a lil too much for me personally. But yea they pull off what a lot of sneaker boots can't

You've played yourself if u don't think doc chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone but with yellow stitching on the midsole.
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Lol I thought blundstones were for Australian farm workers but I could see Abercrombie and Fitch types wear them..

Docs are so mid.. Entry level stuff

Lately I've been into racing boots

(http://dainese-cdn.thron.com/delivery/public/image/dainese/5d2f9335-7062-425e-8e77-2da54b1b167a/ramfdh/std/615x615/torque-3-out-boots.jpg)

Look at that shin protection! Never coming home with bruised shins again with those babies on.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: beandemon on March 30, 2022, 08:39:43 AM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

[close]

1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.

Beloved of college girls and their moms, too.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BartHarleyJarvis on March 30, 2022, 09:28:02 AM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

[close]

1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.
[close]

Lol the sk8-hi boots scream "I need to wear skate brands even in the snow cause I'm a soul skater" a lil too much for me personally. But yea they pull off what a lot of sneaker boots can't

You've played yourself if u don't think doc chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone but with yellow stitching on the midsole.
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Lol I thought blundstones were for Australian farm workers but I could see Abercrombie and Fitch types wear them..

Docs are so mid.. Entry level stuff

Lately I've been into racing boots

(http://dainese-cdn.thron.com/delivery/public/image/dainese/5d2f9335-7062-425e-8e77-2da54b1b167a/ramfdh/std/615x615/torque-3-out-boots.jpg)
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Look at that shin protection! Never coming home with bruised shins again with those babies on.

Plus a bolt on Kickflip patch on the toe. Hyper-durable and replaceable. Smart.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: doctorkickflip on March 30, 2022, 11:00:57 AM
Just want to chime in and say that Docs are like the Heart Supply of the boot world. Anyone you see wearing them you just know right away they have no idea what good boots are.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on March 30, 2022, 11:38:46 AM
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Austyn Gillette still isnít marketable and his the Globe shoe he redesigned is a take on the universal kook boot called Blundstones.


Edited for accuracy*
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1) Dude name a better boot silhouette than blundstones...

[close]

1) Vans sk8-hi (the do-all boot)
2) Doc Chelseaís (runner up)

Mic drop.
Unbeatable.
Iím out.
[close]

Lol the sk8-hi boots scream "I need to wear skate brands even in the snow cause I'm a soul skater" a lil too much for me personally. But yea they pull off what a lot of sneaker boots can't

You've played yourself if u don't think doc chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone but with yellow stitching on the midsole.
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Sk8-hi boots? Swing and a miss! Baby I just stated sk8-hiís, not the MTE/boot thing. Iíve done it all in the OG ones (e.g., 80+ mile backpacking trips, prescription burns, bar nights, day hikes, snow flights, tre flips knee height, etc.), add a snake skin sock liner and youíre going everywhere. But good effort there Tiger, keep swinging.

Also, glad to hear you can see. You are correct, the doc Chelsea is the same thing as a blundstone, just not a blundstone. Get it? Estillo. Goes far.

Why am I still typing? No further responses will be considered.

Lol only here can someone get so offended over shoes that they post something this embarrassing
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on March 30, 2022, 11:43:34 AM

Lol only here can someone get so offended over shoes that they post something this embarrassing

boot? i didn't say boot
i said (boot)

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jgonzalez on March 30, 2022, 02:47:04 PM
Just want to chime in and say that Docs are like the Heart Supply of the boot world. Anyone you see wearing them you just know right away they have no idea what good boots are.

I only buy the made in England docs now. I recommend those. Huge quality difference despite the company claiming thereís no difference in manufacturing.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on March 30, 2022, 07:02:12 PM
Just want to chime in and say that Docs are like the Heart Supply of the boot world. Anyone you see wearing them you just know right away they have no idea what good boots are.

*giggle* are you wearing.. doc martens?! omg wait til the guys at bootmagazine.com hear about this
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 12, 2022, 06:59:52 AM
bump cuz I've been noticing it now that it's spring.


While it's certainly well intended, I can't help but feel like there's a line between leaving some used gear at the park/spot for grabs and dumping your trash among skaters for them to deal with. I've seen a few instances of someone leaving shoes/boards/trucks that are in such rough shape you'd be better off dumpster diving for product.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: dill8849 on April 12, 2022, 07:39:16 AM
bump cuz I've been noticing it now that it's spring.


While it's certainly well intended, I can't help but feel like there's a line between leaving some used gear at the park/spot for grabs and dumping your trash among skaters for them to deal with. I've seen a few instances of someone leaving shoes/boards/trucks that are in such rough shape you'd be better off dumpster diving for product.

I was literally of thinking of donating a used board that is still in pretty god shape that has a little bit of razor tail to my local shop but wasn't sure if it was common for shops to take donated skate stuff.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 12, 2022, 07:55:26 AM
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bump cuz I've been noticing it now that it's spring.


While it's certainly well intended, I can't help but feel like there's a line between leaving some used gear at the park/spot for grabs and dumping your trash among skaters for them to deal with. I've seen a few instances of someone leaving shoes/boards/trucks that are in such rough shape you'd be better off dumpster diving for product.
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I was literally of thinking of donating a used board that is still in pretty god shape that has a little bit of razor tail to my local shop but wasn't sure if it was common for shops to take donated skate stuff.


Mine takes them and will even offer you a slight discount if you drop one off to buy a new one.



Some of the boards I've seen left behind definitely had more than a little razor tail, haha.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on April 12, 2022, 08:12:11 AM
Hipsters skaters arent marketable bros. Dylan and Autyn sank 2 shoes brands.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on April 12, 2022, 08:34:03 AM
Hipsters skaters arent marketable bros. Dylan and Autyn sank 2 shoes brands.
Sounds to me like ďmission: accomplished.Ē
Eríbody knows the two of them are/were part of an economic black-ops program established by ďBig ShoeĒ in order to decimate the smaller skate shoe companies.
Dylan was ďremoved from the theater of operationsĒ by counter agents/measures put in place by Kieth Hufnagel as a last ditch effort to rescue his company.
Austyn then killed off Huf as a warning to Pierre Andrť, Van Doren dude, etc.
Austyn then returned to his original directive and targeted Globe.
ďOperation Poison PillĒ continues unabated.





Maybe I should take this to the conspires thread?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Swithflip on April 12, 2022, 10:38:50 AM
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Hipsters skaters arent marketable bros. Dylan and Autyn sank 2 shoes brands.
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Sounds to me like ďmission: accomplished.Ē
Eríbody knows the two of them are/were part of an economic black-ops program established by ďBig ShoeĒ in order to decimate the smaller skate shoe companies.
Dylan was ďremoved from the theater of operationsĒ by counter agents/measures put in place by Kieth Hufnagel as a last ditch effort to rescue his company.
Austyn then killed off Huf as a warning to Pierre Andrť, Van Doren dude, etc.
Austyn then returned to his original directive and targeted Globe.
ďOperation Poison PillĒ continues unabated.





Maybe I should take this to the conspires thread?

Great imagination.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mantracker on April 12, 2022, 01:11:44 PM
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Hipsters skaters arent marketable bros. Dylan and Autyn sank 2 shoes brands.
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Sounds to me like ďmission: accomplished.Ē
Eríbody knows the two of them are/were part of an economic black-ops program established by ďBig ShoeĒ in order to decimate the smaller skate shoe companies.
Dylan was ďremoved from the theater of operationsĒ by counter agents/measures put in place by Kieth Hufnagel as a last ditch effort to rescue his company.
Austyn then killed off Huf as a warning to Pierre Andrť, Van Doren dude, etc.
Austyn then returned to his original directive and targeted Globe.
ďOperation Poison PillĒ continues unabated.





Maybe I should take this to the conspires thread?

He also went back to Habitat to put the nail in the coffin there as well
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on April 12, 2022, 05:49:22 PM
Whether itís flat ground or over stairs/gaps, heel flips are considered acceptable in situations where kickflips would be considered too basic. This has always seemed completely arbitrary to me.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on April 12, 2022, 07:56:08 PM
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Hipsters skaters arent marketable bros. Dylan and Autyn sank 2 shoes brands.
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Sounds to me like ďmission: accomplished.Ē
Eríbody knows the two of them are/were part of an economic black-ops program established by ďBig ShoeĒ in order to decimate the smaller skate shoe companies.
Dylan was ďremoved from the theater of operationsĒ by counter agents/measures put in place by Kieth Hufnagel as a last ditch effort to rescue his company.
Austyn then killed off Huf as a warning to Pierre Andrť, Van Doren dude, etc.
Austyn then returned to his original directive and targeted Globe.
ďOperation Poison PillĒ continues unabated.





Maybe I should take this to the conspires thread?
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He also went back to Habitat to put the nail in the coffin there as well

I've read documentation now stricken from the record which explicitly states Elijah's pro model was also part of this operation's Zone of Action. His ability to reverse-engineer style and design made him a prime target.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: milk.razor on April 13, 2022, 08:07:52 AM
everyone who skates for the Theories brand looks and dresses the exact same.  white dude in a dad cap and crew neck or maybe a vest with beanie. i realize their sponsor makes the clothes but damn. kind of weird
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on April 13, 2022, 08:37:56 AM
everyone who skates for the Theories brand looks and dresses the exact same.  white dude in a dad cap and crew neck or maybe a vest with beanie. i realize their sponsor makes the clothes but damn. kind of weird

I thought the same while watching a Darkroom vid.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on April 13, 2022, 02:09:51 PM
Pivots to fakie are not hard, just kind of scary. Peterblunts on the other hand are difficult and frightening
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: shouldn't on April 13, 2022, 02:13:40 PM
Pivots to fakie are not hard, just kind of scary. Peterblunts on the other hand are difficult and frightening
what is honestly the difference? is it that your tail is touching or that you pop out? everytime i do them i have to pop out for some reason.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on April 13, 2022, 02:18:11 PM
MACBA footage is skatepark footage
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on April 13, 2022, 02:23:25 PM
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Pivots to fakie are not hard, just kind of scary. Peterblunts on the other hand are difficult and frightening
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what is honestly the difference? is it that your tail is touching or that you pop out? everytime i do them i have to pop out for some reason.
Peterblunts are frontside pivots to fakie. Randy Ploesser kickflipped one to fakie on a barrier, that is impressive. I don't pop out I just kind of fakie manual back in. Probably why they don't seem that hard, I do them the bullshit easy way
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Jonny7.5Alive on April 13, 2022, 02:47:48 PM
MACBA footage is skatepark footage

What? Have you skated there lately? Ledges are rounded off and blunted. Can be hard to skate
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on April 13, 2022, 03:04:12 PM
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What? Have you skated there lately? Ledges are rounded off and blunted. Can be hard to skate
Just playing, Iím mostly just jealous. Iíve been here all week and itís an amazing vibe. Itís listed as a skate park on maps, but itís obviously a natural spot. It feels like a city block sized skatepark. I mean that in the best way possible.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cookieflip on April 13, 2022, 03:21:16 PM
probably not that unpopular of an opinion but my Instagram explore page is nothing but 3 year olds skating vert and models doing stationary kickflips.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goodatmeth on April 13, 2022, 04:10:12 PM
probably not that unpopular of an opinion but my Instagram explore page is nothing but 3 year olds skating vert and models doing stationary kickflips.
In fact it's not even an opinion
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cookieflip on April 13, 2022, 06:37:42 PM
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probably not that unpopular of an opinion but my Instagram explore page is nothing but 3 year olds skating vert and models doing stationary kickflips.
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In fact it's not even an opinion

my bad. my opinion is i hate the instagram explore page
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: yapple dapple on April 13, 2022, 09:39:04 PM
I wouldn't be caught dead in one of their shirts. But I like the Santa Cruz team. And that new Blake part was sick.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Jonny7.5Alive on April 13, 2022, 11:47:03 PM
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MACBA footage is skatepark footage
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What? Have you skated there lately? Ledges are rounded off and blunted. Can be hard to skate
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Just playing, Iím mostly just jealous. Iíve been here all week and itís an amazing vibe. Itís listed as a skate park on maps, but itís obviously a natural spot. It feels like a city block sized skatepark. I mean that in the best way possible.

I get ya

Have you skated Born Plaza? Now that's perfection

How long ya over for ? Enjoy your trip
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on April 14, 2022, 01:13:27 AM
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Pivots to fakie are not hard, just kind of scary. Peterblunts on the other hand are difficult and frightening
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what is honestly the difference? is it that your tail is touching or that you pop out? everytime i do them i have to pop out for some reason.
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Peterblunts are frontside pivots to fakie. Randy Ploesser kickflipped one to fakie on a barrier, that is impressive. I don't pop out I just kind of fakie manual back in. Probably why they don't seem that hard, I do them the bullshit easy way

That's probably the hardest way to do them! Easiest is reverting out with all four wheels on the transition
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Gene_Harrogate on April 14, 2022, 05:03:43 AM
Do you guys support abolishing the police who support brainwashing kids into sexual servitude of the autogynephilic!?
Getting a late start today.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: somefucker on April 14, 2022, 05:56:12 AM
Pivots to fakie are not hard, just kind of scary. Peterblunts on the other hand are difficult and frightening

i think most skaters share this sentiment

shuv out of a piv fakie feel sooooo good
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on April 14, 2022, 06:01:31 AM
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bump cuz I've been noticing it now that it's spring.


While it's certainly well intended, I can't help but feel like there's a line between leaving some used gear at the park/spot for grabs and dumping your trash among skaters for them to deal with. I've seen a few instances of someone leaving shoes/boards/trucks that are in such rough shape you'd be better off dumpster diving for product.
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I was literally of thinking of donating a used board that is still in pretty god shape that has a little bit of razor tail to my local shop but wasn't sure if it was common for shops to take donated skate stuff.

I leave them at the skatepark or popular spots. Twice now, I've later seen kids skating my trashed deck. One kid was absolutely destroying on it, which was nice to see.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: coldbrew on April 15, 2022, 09:27:17 PM
What bill does is the antithesis of standard skate filming and itís the perfect version of that. It should be appreciated.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cucktard on April 16, 2022, 01:10:51 AM
The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on April 16, 2022, 03:58:39 AM
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probably not that unpopular of an opinion but my Instagram explore page is nothing but 3 year olds skating vert and models doing stationary kickflips.
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In fact it's not even an opinion
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my bad. my opinion is i hate the instagram explore page
Now that's not unpopular.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 16, 2022, 07:19:54 AM
pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: big_kev_215 on April 16, 2022, 11:23:25 AM
Probably going to get shot for this one but Iím not really into San Francisco footage.  Iíd rather see LA or New York footage.  The scenery and spots just doesnít do it for me.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Idk on April 16, 2022, 11:30:27 AM
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pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
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Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.
Also pants look horrible now bc everyone just wears polar big boys or butter goods baggy pants. Itís so homogeneous
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HyperBeam on April 16, 2022, 11:54:16 AM
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pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
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Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.
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Also pants look horrible now bc everyone just wears polar big boys or butter goods baggy pants. Itís so homogeneous

was skating a spot the other day, and there was like a crew of like 6 guys, all in their 30s, all wearing the same butter goods jeans. i found it pretty humorous.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on April 16, 2022, 01:56:57 PM
I canít stand cross locked 50-50s and in general a really obvious pinch takes away from some rail tricks.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Coffee on April 16, 2022, 06:07:04 PM
I wouldn't be caught dead in one of their shirts. But I like the Santa Cruz team. And that new Blake part was sick.

I fully agree with this. Kevin Braun is one of my current favorites and Tom Asta should really have top shelf sponsors but seemed to settle for the guaranteed SC paycheck and whatever eS is paying him(not enough). Jake Wooten is one of the only transition skaters I pay attention too and Fabiana probably is the gnarliest female skate right now. I just hate the Santa Cruz brand.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: planman on April 18, 2022, 01:28:40 AM
The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pdknox on April 18, 2022, 08:33:44 AM
foy is in my top 5.  dont care that he wears redbull hats.  really good "bolts" style.  had best edit in shrimp blunt
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BartHarleyJarvis on April 18, 2022, 09:02:58 AM
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The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
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Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.

I back this. Dude has sustained an entire career by being "good enough", that's sort of the dream isn't it? Definitely seems like he's having the most fun.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: TwisT on April 18, 2022, 09:08:52 AM
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The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
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Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.
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I back this. Dude has sustained an entire career by being "good enough", that's sort of the dream isn't it? Definitely seems like he's having the most fun.

I sort of take issue with defining Andy as "good enough"  When He and only a handful of dudes dominated vert for 2 decades.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: ToySanta on April 18, 2022, 09:29:08 AM
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The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
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Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.

One of the first issues of The Skateboard Mag had an article on Andy Mac and I remember the premise being skaters hate him for being successful outside of the traditional industry. ďHe made it without us,Ē said the sourpusses. He made it to where a lot of people want to be, even if they wonít admit it to themselves. Maybe thereís a case to be made that his route paved a way for so many offshoots of popularity and sponsorship today, but eh, Iím not taking the time.
Also, at a glance he kinda puts off a wholesome, family-friendly vibe.

To see skaters age up and keep skating at high levels and enjoying themselves is encouraging to my youngish tired bones!
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: BartHarleyJarvis on April 18, 2022, 09:37:29 AM
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The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
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Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.
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I back this. Dude has sustained an entire career by being "good enough", that's sort of the dream isn't it? Definitely seems like he's having the most fun.
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I sort of take issue with defining Andy as "good enough"  When He and only a handful of dudes dominated vert for 2 decades.

That totally wasn't a dig at his skill, he obviously rips. I think about it more in a sense that he never chased GOAT status by pushing it to the next level.

I think the best comparison is your average bench player on an NBA team or whatever. They're the best basketball player in their town/city/state by a wide margin, but some guys know they aren't going to be Lebron or Kobe or whatever. They may not get the glory but they get to play basketball for a living.

Andy Mac skates within his abilities and still seems to be in pretty decent shape as opposed to someone like Danny way who's had how many life threatening injuries & surgeries? Andy is still skating at a high level and having a ton of fun and will still be able to walk & remember his name later in life, seems pretty good to me.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: braksabbath on April 18, 2022, 10:23:14 AM
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The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
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Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.
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One of the first issues of The Skateboard Mag had an article on Andy Mac and I remember the premise being skaters hate him for being successful outside of the traditional industry. ďHe made it without us,Ē said the sourpusses. He made it to where a lot of people want to be, even if they wonít admit it to themselves. Maybe thereís a case to be made that his route paved a way for so many offshoots of popularity and sponsorship today, but eh, Iím not taking the time.
Also, at a glance he kinda puts off a wholesome, family-friendly vibe.

To see skaters age up and keep skating at high levels and enjoying themselves is encouraging to my youngish tired bones!
I used to hate seeing that nerd and then grew up and noticed heís still around and still skating for a living. Heís an enigma since he was never a huge name to begin with like any Bones Brigade guys. I said this in the other thread but he hit up Patagucci and they took him on as the only skater. I would consider committing serious crimes against humanity for that shot. Andy Macavelli makes power moves
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Frutsiseltzer on April 18, 2022, 10:42:50 AM
Half-cabs are way too iconic to be Steve Caballeroís model like wish they were from another skater tbh
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on April 18, 2022, 10:58:59 AM
foy is in my top 5.  dont care that he wears redbull hats.  really good "bolts" style.  had best edit in shrimp blunt

I feel like his ledge skating gets overshadowed by his handrail stuff.  I love how long he holds his grinds.

My brain is pretty much trained to not even see the Red Bull hat anymore.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Easy Slider on April 18, 2022, 11:06:20 AM
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foy is in my top 5.  dont care that he wears redbull hats.  really good "bolts" style.  had best edit in shrimp blunt
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I feel like his ledge skating gets overshadowed by his handrail stuff.  I love how long he holds his grinds.

My brain is pretty much trained to not even see the Red Bull hat anymore.

Yes he is dope. The hat sucks but dudeĎs got to get paid.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: exlurker on April 18, 2022, 11:16:42 AM
Today's illiterate youth will be lost without the wisdom in this sacred text

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Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on April 18, 2022, 11:19:01 AM
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foy is in my top 5.  dont care that he wears redbull hats.  really good "bolts" style.  had best edit in shrimp blunt
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I feel like his ledge skating gets overshadowed by his handrail stuff.  I love how long he holds his grinds.

My brain is pretty much trained to not even see the Red Bull hat anymore.
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Yes he is dope. The hat sucks but dudeĎs got to get paid.

I think all are eclipsed by his girthÖ.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: tonyhawksmanywives on April 18, 2022, 11:49:38 AM
My  (maybe not unpopular idk) opinion is i hate when people refer to skate parts or videos as edits. Just feels like it takes away hard work
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: urbneathme on April 18, 2022, 01:04:16 PM
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The more I watch Andy Macís insta, the more endearing he becomes.

Iím seriously impressed by the amount of time he still puts in on his board, and what he can still do.

Vert jocks seem to have a longer shelf life than street rats.
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Andy Mac is sick as fuck. Understand why he got kooked on but honestly dude is so harmless and has ripped at an insane level for so long you have to love him. He's clearly having a blast every time he touches a board.
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One of the first issues of The Skateboard Mag had an article on Andy Mac and I remember the premise being skaters hate him for being successful outside of the traditional industry. ďHe made it without us,Ē said the sourpusses. He made it to where a lot of people want to be, even if they wonít admit it to themselves. Maybe thereís a case to be made that his route paved a way for so many offshoots of popularity and sponsorship today, but eh, Iím not taking the time.
Also, at a glance he kinda puts off a wholesome, family-friendly vibe.

To see skaters age up and keep skating at high levels and enjoying themselves is encouraging to my youngish tired bones!

i see what youíre saying, but he also brought no one with him. part of making bank outside the traditional industry is bringing along your compatriots. you donít shut the door behind you. i get the sense andy mightíve done that.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jakeumms on April 18, 2022, 10:05:43 PM
Chris Nieratko was many mean times to Dio.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 18, 2022, 10:29:47 PM
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foy is in my top 5.  dont care that he wears redbull hats.  really good "bolts" style.  had best edit in shrimp blunt
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I feel like his ledge skating gets overshadowed by his handrail stuff.  I love how long he holds his grinds.

My brain is pretty much trained to not even see the Red Bull hat anymore.
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Yes he is dope. The hat sucks but dudeĎs got to get paid.
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I think all are eclipsed by his girthÖ.

Have you seen Foy sans hat? It ain't pretty.

Half-cabs are way too iconic to be Steve Caballeroís model like wish they were from another skater tbh
I half feel this way but don't really believe in rewriting history (for lack of better word). I've said before it's a shame that Salman's shoe wasn't on the same level and barbee should of also had an all time shoe. Airwalks also completely blown it Tony hawk and Jason Lee's shoes should of been all-time too. Natas Etnies could of been like Jordan 1s
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on April 18, 2022, 10:55:19 PM
Alien 2.0 is sicker than Mind Field-era AWS. Aside from Jake Johnson, Mind Field was sort of dull. I just don't like superteams and Dyrdek's and Mikey's parts should have been left on the cutting room floor. New Alien has a much more interesting, low-key mix of styles, is generally cooler and makes me want to skate more than 2000s AWS.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: fredgallSOTY on April 19, 2022, 08:44:18 AM
Alien 2.0 is sicker than Mind Field-era AWS. Aside from Jake Johnson, Mind Field was sort of dull. I just don't like superteams and Dyrdek's and Mikey's parts should have been left on the cutting room floor. New Alien has a much more interesting, low-key mix of styles, is generally cooler and makes me want to skate more than 2000s AWS.
fuck off
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Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 19, 2022, 08:47:08 AM
Alien 2.0 is sicker than Mind Field-era AWS. Aside from Jake Johnson, Mind Field was sort of dull. I just don't like superteams and Dyrdek's and Mikey's parts should have been left on the cutting room floor. New Alien has a much more interesting, low-key mix of styles, is generally cooler and makes me want to skate more than 2000s AWS.


This is like, objectively wrong.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on April 19, 2022, 09:12:40 AM
Alien 2.0 is sicker than Mind Field-era AWS. Aside from Jake Johnson, Mind Field was sort of dull. I just don't like superteams and Dyrdek's and Mikey's parts should have been left on the cutting room floor. New Alien has a much more interesting, low-key mix of styles, is generally cooler and makes me want to skate more than 2000s AWS.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/l3q2K5jinAlChoCLS/giphy.gif)

Me brain no like words your brain made.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on April 19, 2022, 09:25:45 AM
Itís ok if what you like isnít the bestÖ..
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: doomstation55 on April 19, 2022, 09:53:44 AM
Alien 2.0 is sicker than Mind Field-era AWS. Aside from Jake Johnson, Mind Field was sort of dull. I just don't like superteams and Dyrdek's and Mikey's parts should have been left on the cutting room floor. New Alien has a much more interesting, low-key mix of styles, is generally cooler and makes me want to skate more than 2000s AWS.

This is the type of shit I wanna see in an unpopular opinion thread. Because itís an awful, awful opinion.

My unpopular opinion is that Gifted Hater is super bland and I donít really get his videos. I donít dislike them but thereís nothing memorable at all about him sitting there and talking or whatever.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on April 19, 2022, 10:21:16 AM
I will say that the Alien team right before it peaced ie. Dylan, Gilbert etc. even without Ave and Dill would have been better than minefield rosterÖ.but itís slap, most would agree with that and would admit that roster was bloatedÖ

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 19, 2022, 10:25:23 AM
I will say that the Alien team right before it peaced ie. Dylan, Gilbert etc. even without Ave and Dill would have been better than minefield rosterÖ.but itís slap, most would agree with that and would admit that roster was bloatedÖ
At least that team seemed more like one thing. I love mind field but it does feel like two seperate teams in that video. Kinda wish arto stuck around tho
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on April 19, 2022, 10:55:25 AM
Jereme Rogers had the best part in WHL.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on April 19, 2022, 11:34:57 AM
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Alien 2.0 is sicker than Mind Field-era AWS. Aside from Jake Johnson, Mind Field was sort of dull. I just don't like superteams and Dyrdek's and Mikey's parts should have been left on the cutting room floor. New Alien has a much more interesting, low-key mix of styles, is generally cooler and makes me want to skate more than 2000s AWS.
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fuck off
Yikes. Knew I was getting into a hornet's nest with this take but did not expect hostility
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on April 19, 2022, 11:44:36 AM
Shaped decks detract from street footage and donít hold a functional use 99% of the time therein (boards were historically shaped for function).

Iím hyped to see more Ryan Lay footage without this visual obstruction.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 19, 2022, 12:22:11 PM
Shaped decks detract from street footage and donít hold a functional use 99% of the time therein (boards were historically shaped for function).

Iím hyped to see more Ryan Lay footage without this visual obstruction.


I almost posted this the other day but bailed on it but I agree.


not so much in Ryan's case, but there have been a lot of times I've seen a street skater with a shaped board and thought that whatever trick they were doing would probably be performed better on a modern skateboard.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Frank and Fred on April 19, 2022, 12:32:10 PM
Shaped decks detract from street footage and donít hold a functional use 99% of the time therein (boards were historically shaped for function).

Iím hyped to see more Ryan Lay footage without this visual obstruction.

Except Chico, Bannerot and CK1. I think both their footage looks better on the Big Boy, Couch and Huffer/ Phawt shapes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EXTRA SPICY on April 19, 2022, 08:32:40 PM
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Shaped decks detract from street footage and donít hold a functional use 99% of the time therein (boards were historically shaped for function).

Iím hyped to see more Ryan Lay footage without this visual obstruction.
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Except Chico, Bannerot and CK1. I think both their footage looks better on the Big Boy, Couch and Huffer/ Phawt shapes.

Agreed and thus is why I included a 1% component for exception.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on April 19, 2022, 09:12:53 PM
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Shaped decks detract from street footage and donít hold a functional use 99% of the time therein (boards were historically shaped for function).

Iím hyped to see more Ryan Lay footage without this visual obstruction.
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Except Chico, Bannerot and CK1. I think both their footage looks better on the Big Boy, Couch and Huffer/ Phawt shapes.
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Agreed and thus is why I included a 1% component for exception.

big brain plays
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: gsosa on April 21, 2022, 11:18:26 AM
New Era hats should never be rocked backwards, they look like shit. Rocking them normal style looks dope though
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pro club blanks on April 21, 2022, 11:23:10 AM
Eastcoast dudes that complain about cali dudes and weather are skateboardings version of babyboomers talking about
walking 5 miles to get to school or whatever

Like kids from the hood from disadvantaged families have it so easy getting into skateboarding ::)

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on April 21, 2022, 11:26:50 AM
overly done tech skating and XXL big rail skating are more boring than freestyle
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Faxmachine on April 21, 2022, 11:34:55 AM
You guys are a disgrace to the legacy of Slap magazine. John Tripp should have never made this place. This is skateboardings hell.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: bigdave on April 21, 2022, 11:45:16 AM
The Courthouse should go to make way for 930 housing units. 430 of them affordable.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on April 21, 2022, 12:00:48 PM
I actually thought Slap got cooler as a magazine in 1995 when the price went up from $1.50 and there was a glossy scented CK One ad smack in the middle of one of my issues.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on April 21, 2022, 12:06:06 PM
Eastcoast dudes that complain about cali dudes and weather are skateboardings version of babyboomers talking about
walking 5 miles to get to school or whatever

Like kids from the hood from disadvantaged families have it so easy getting into skateboarding ::)

Little kids from the hood from disadvantaged families have it even less easy getting into skateboarding when thereís snow on the ground a large part of the year and getting into indoor skateparks cost money. Think about what youíre saying.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Goblinoid on April 21, 2022, 12:20:55 PM
Skating to any indie rock shit that sounds like or is Dinosaur Jr sucks
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Huell Howser on April 21, 2022, 12:23:48 PM
Skating to any indie rock shit that sounds like or is Dinosaur Jr sucks

whats your ideal track for a part?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pro club blanks on April 21, 2022, 12:46:34 PM
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Eastcoast dudes that complain about cali dudes and weather are skateboardings version of babyboomers talking about
walking 5 miles to get to school or whatever

Like kids from the hood from disadvantaged families have it so easy getting into skateboarding ::)
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Little kids from the hood from disadvantaged families have it even less easy getting into skateboarding when there’s snow on the ground a large part of the year and getting into indoor skateparks cost money. Think about what you’re saying.
I feel you, im talking more about the ricky oyola types who talk down on others
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Goblinoid on April 21, 2022, 12:54:06 PM
Song selection with a sense of humor but still hits. Alltimers/Bronze get this

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Skating to any indie rock shit that sounds like or is Dinosaur Jr sucks
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whats your ideal track for a part?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brad Wesley on April 21, 2022, 03:00:23 PM
Osiris should have brought back the Boulala creeper shoes instead of the D3.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on April 21, 2022, 05:28:09 PM
Skating to any indie rock shit that sounds like or is Dinosaur Jr sucks

Even this gem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1DpBmQeQ_I

I'm not a diehard Jr. or Tosh fan and I loved that part, but, perhaps it's the exception which proves the rule.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: j....soy..... on April 21, 2022, 05:43:39 PM
Iím gonna say every Dinosaur Jr. song that needed to be usedÖ.has been usedÖ.
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Post by: Goblinoid on April 22, 2022, 12:15:48 PM
Def a classic for a reason, and I think it "works" with the part, I just can't stand the sad teenager vibes I get from shit that sounds like that.

But goddamn he makes those MJ2s look good


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Skating to any indie rock shit that sounds like or is Dinosaur Jr sucks
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Even this gem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1DpBmQeQ_I

I'm not a diehard Jr. or Tosh fan and I loved that part, but, perhaps it's the exception which proves the rule.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Makaveli on April 22, 2022, 12:24:50 PM
Iím gonna say every Dinosaur Jr. song that needed to be usedÖ.has been usedÖ.

I think Sameday is still floating around in the ether waiting to be used.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: NotTheCars on April 22, 2022, 01:23:15 PM
Genuinely don't know how unpopular this is, but calling transition tranny in this day and age is lame as fuck. At best it's ignorant as hell, and I've had people use it maliciously against me and my friends too many times to just let it slide.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Gab on April 22, 2022, 01:58:49 PM
Genuinely don't know how unpopular this is, but calling transition tranny in this day and age is lame as fuck. At best it's ignorant as hell, and I've had people use it maliciously against me and my friends too many times to just let it slide.

100%.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HORSES on April 22, 2022, 08:06:21 PM
The Chocolate section from Yeah Right! should have been its own video.

Keenan Tribute/Part
MJ Intro
MJ Part
Montage
Mike York
Justin Elridge
Gino
Outro/Credits


The whole thing would clock in at 20 mins and would be on a lot of peoples favourite videos list. Yeah Right! becomes more watchable from start to finish too.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: milk.razor on April 22, 2022, 08:09:13 PM
mj/mike york parts changed me
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Post by: SneakySecrets on April 22, 2022, 08:17:57 PM
mj/mike york parts changed me

Where did the bad men touch you with their parts?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 22, 2022, 08:31:42 PM
The Chocolate section from Yeah Right! should have been its own video.

Keenan Tribute/Part
MJ Intro
MJ Part
Montage
Mike York
Justin Elridge
Gino
Outro/Credits


The whole thing would clock in at 20 mins and would be on a lot of peoples favourite videos list. Yeah Right! becomes more watchable from start to finish too.



Iíve always thought Yeah Right was too long. Even when it came out.


Makes me think about how Pretty Sweet was SUPPOSED to be two separate videos
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 22, 2022, 08:58:39 PM
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The Chocolate section from Yeah Right! should have been its own video.

Keenan Tribute/Part
MJ Intro
MJ Part
Montage
Mike York
Justin Elridge
Gino
Outro/Credits


The whole thing would clock in at 20 mins and would be on a lot of peoples favourite videos list. Yeah Right! becomes more watchable from start to finish too.
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Iíve always thought Yeah Right was too long. Even when it came out.


Makes me think about how Pretty Sweet was SUPPOSED to be two separate videos
I'd agree now looking back but at the time buying my first skate DVD (which were stupidly expensive in Aus) knowing I was basically getting a girl video and a chocolate video was pretty good incentive/value. If seperating the vid I'd maybe put eldy up front opening as a banger, having the montage feel like an intro then York MJ and Gino. MJs parts probably better than Gino's but it's on a lot of enjoi boards.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on April 22, 2022, 09:16:03 PM
Slides where the heel drags on the ledge should not count. They're just as bad as booger slides.

Also, Skate parts should only feature one brand/model of skate shoe.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: fredgallSOTY on April 22, 2022, 10:47:44 PM
Slides where the heel drags on the ledge should not count. They're just as bad as booger slides.

Also, Skate parts should only feature one brand/model of skate shoe.
brand police brand police
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on April 23, 2022, 12:18:33 AM
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Slides where the heel drags on the ledge should not count. They're just as bad as booger slides.

Also, Skate parts should only feature one brand/model of skate shoe.
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brand police brand police

Book 'em, Lou.

I don't care what brand they are, I just like consistency. It throws off a part when the rider switches shoes, makes it feel like throwaway or flow footy.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: milk.razor on April 23, 2022, 06:00:28 AM
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mj/mike york parts changed me
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Where did the bad men touch you with their parts?

(https://i.ibb.co/v3z8PHg/29026-AA4-312-F-43-EB-A38-F-B64-DED54-C071.png) (https://ibb.co/v3z8PHg)

Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: HugeBodBoyle on April 23, 2022, 06:01:21 AM
Apparently my opinion that T-Funk's China Banks ollie is gnarlier than the 900 is unpopular. I stand by it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: EshLad666 on April 23, 2022, 06:31:42 AM
Everyone currently loosing their minds at the nine club over the Oblow fiasco are stupid as fuck. By all means get angry at Oblow for his comments. But the nine club is simply a platform weíre he expressed his opinion. If somebody leaves a comment on your Instagram saying somet you donít like, for example you post a selfie and somebody comments ďIíd rape the shit out of you, lol, winky faceĒ do you hold Instagram accountable or do you hold the user accountable?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 23, 2022, 06:49:10 AM
Everyone currently loosing their minds at the nine club over the Oblow fiasco are stupid as fuck. By all means get angry at Oblow for his comments. But the nine club is simply a platform weíre he expressed his opinion. If somebody leaves a comment on your Instagram saying somet you donít like, for example you post a selfie and somebody comments ďIíd rape the shit out of you, lol, winky faceĒ do you hold Instagram accountable or do you hold the user accountable?
Itshay ogiclay adlay. No one's bummed at YouTube for it. Your example would have to be a user on insta posting a vid of somebody else saying it. And yes everyone would be mad at the both the person saying it and the person who posted it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goodatmeth on April 23, 2022, 07:14:50 AM
Everyone currently loosing their minds at the nine club over the Oblow fiasco are stupid as fuck. By all means get angry at Oblow for his comments. But the nine club is simply a platform weíre he expressed his opinion. If somebody leaves a comment on your Instagram saying somet you donít like, for example you post a selfie and somebody comments ďIíd rape the shit out of you, lol, winky faceĒ do you hold Instagram accountable or do you hold the user accountable?

You can't be serious. The real example would be someone commenting some really bad shit about someone you know on your selfie, and then you're just ignoring it or even giving it a like, while hundreds of people are telling you to delete that shit.

Do you and the commenter deserve some hate in that situation? Hell yeah
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Lou Strux on April 23, 2022, 07:33:21 AM
New guy is sharp as a sock: theyíre going to do great stuff here, I can already tell.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Brguy on April 23, 2022, 12:43:13 PM
Everyone currently loosing their minds at the nine club over the Oblow fiasco are stupid as fuck. By all means get angry at Oblow for his comments. But the nine club is simply a platform weíre he expressed his opinion. If somebody leaves a comment on your Instagram saying somet you donít like, for example you post a selfie and somebody comments ďIíd rape the shit out of you, lol, winky faceĒ do you hold Instagram accountable or do you hold the user accountable?
I think the least they could do was some warnings about offensive content and something in the lines of "this guy is full of shit and we don't endorse his words". At the end of the day it really is kinda their job to show these people, as irrelevant and bad as they might be.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cucktard on April 23, 2022, 04:10:01 PM
Everyone currently loosing their minds at the nine club over the Oblow fiasco are stupid as fuck. By all means get angry at Oblow for his comments. But the nine club is simply a platform we’re he expressed his opinion. If somebody leaves a comment on your Instagram saying somet you don’t like, for example you post a selfie and somebody comments “I’d rape the shit out of you, lol, winky face” do you hold Instagram accountable or do you hold the user accountable?
The Nine Club does not function like open social media.

It is a product for consumption (that makes them money, don’t forget) that is already edited.

They have a choice to edit out or leave in what their guests say. It’s not just a ‘free speech’ platform. The Nine Club ultimately are accountable for what they leave in the episode, and how they handle it. They chose to keep that terrible take by Oblow in until they got blowback for it.

So I’d compare the Nine club to a magazine, whose editors are responsible for what they print.

It’s not at all like unmediated social media.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on April 23, 2022, 07:53:04 PM
I think the Nine Club guys donít have much ďmedia trainingĒ where they learned how to tactfully handle situations like this. If something controversial happens they just freeze like deer in the headlights. Crob almost has a heart attack a few times in the Dustin Dollin episode, and heís not evil or anything.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: keepthefunkalive on April 23, 2022, 08:14:51 PM
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Slides where the heel drags on the ledge should not count. They're just as bad as booger slides.

Also, Skate parts should only feature one brand/model of skate shoe.
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Book 'em, Lou.

I don't care what brand they are, I just like consistency. It throws off a part when the rider switches shoes, makes it feel like throwaway or flow footy.

First off, that doesn't really matter to me, but I offer my condolences for your grief. But what about if it's the same brand, just different models? What if it's the same shoe but different colorways?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: quackquack on April 23, 2022, 08:31:42 PM
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Slides where the heel drags on the ledge should not count. They're just as bad as booger slides.

Also, Skate parts should only feature one brand/model of skate shoe.
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brand police brand police
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Book 'em, Lou.

I don't care what brand they are, I just like consistency. It throws off a part when the rider switches shoes, makes it feel like throwaway or flow footy.
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First off, that doesn't really matter to me, but I offer my condolences for your grief. But what about if it's the same brand, just different models? What if it's the same shoe but different colorways?

Lol, it's definitely a first-world problem.

I dunno, I suppose it's better than shots of Chuck Taylor's followed by some Dunks.

It comes back to my own preference - I would find a shoe model that worked for me and I wouldn't buy a different one until they quit making that model. It's impressive that T-Funk can go from those DC whatevers to a pair of Van's slips, it would have taken me a year straight to feel comfortable kickflipping, let alone crushing it.

Same model, different colorways is totally fine - the outfit has gotta work, ya know?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: what is wrong with you on April 23, 2022, 09:38:49 PM
fuck it i like ronson lambert still
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on April 24, 2022, 05:58:20 AM
The Courthouse should go to make way for 930 housing units. 430 of them affordable.

No question. Bulldoze that shit immediately and start housing people so soon as you can.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on April 24, 2022, 06:02:44 AM
Everyone currently loosing their minds at the nine club over the Oblow fiasco are stupid as fuck. By all means get angry at Oblow for his comments. But the nine club is simply a platform weíre he expressed his opinion. If somebody leaves a comment on your Instagram saying somet you donít like, for example you post a selfie and somebody comments ďIíd rape the shit out of you, lol, winky faceĒ do you hold Instagram accountable or do you hold the user accountable?

Do you think that 9 Club provides the servers and bandwidth to host their content? I actually agree that the Oblow thread has gone on far too long and anyone still posting there needs a mental health check, but I don't understand what your point here is.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: 3D X-Ray Vision on April 24, 2022, 10:12:12 AM
I propose we change the name of Russian bonelesses, and Russian salad dressing. Russian Roulette can still be called Russian Roulette. Hopefully more of their army's soldiers take up playing games of this time-honored Russian pastime
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on April 24, 2022, 10:37:03 AM
The gear doesnít matter as much as we think it does.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on April 24, 2022, 11:10:32 AM
I propose we change the name of Russian bonelesses, and Russian salad dressing. Russian Roulette can still be called Russian Roulette. Hopefully more of their army's soldiers take up playing games of this time-honored Russian pastime

russia is canceled sis
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Idk on April 24, 2022, 12:44:27 PM
Nollie backside 270s into tricks look terrible.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hedgehog In Da Fog on April 24, 2022, 01:46:48 PM
Nollie backside 270s into tricks look terrible.

Unless your name is Yuto, I can see it.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Tommy G on April 24, 2022, 02:53:03 PM
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pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
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Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.

Iím kinda in between on the whole pants debate. There are some dudes that can pull off the baggy pants look and some that look awful just following trends. Same goes with highwaters and cuffed pants. I honestly hated those years because so many guys that followed the trend looked corny as fuck.

Shoes definitely feel a lot cheaper now. Iíve been skating the Lakai Telfords and the leather on them feel like some cheap designer shoes.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Dwyck on April 24, 2022, 03:43:56 PM
Jamie platt is the best dressed big boys wearer everyone else should pack it in
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Post by: Dwyck on April 24, 2022, 03:44:46 PM
Baggys arent as bad as cuffed skinnies because cuffed skinnies are so much harder to rock
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: cyrilgrey on April 24, 2022, 07:43:06 PM
If they don't actually make the skateboards themselves, they're not a skateboard company, they're just a "brand".
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on April 24, 2022, 07:46:31 PM
If they don't actually make the skateboards themselves, they're not a skateboard company, they're just a "brand".

Powell is the only company left
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: livin on a speyer on April 29, 2022, 01:14:44 AM
I have nothing against Steve Berra.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 29, 2022, 01:21:43 AM
I think I wouldn't care if nobody ever did a flip trick again.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on April 29, 2022, 03:34:10 AM
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pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
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Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.
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Iím kinda in between on the whole pants debate. There are some dudes that can pull off the baggy pants look and some that look awful just following trends. Same goes with highwaters and cuffed pants. I honestly hated those years because so many guys that followed the trend looked corny as fuck.

Shoes definitely feel a lot cheaper now. Iíve been skating the Lakai Telfords and the leather on them feel like some cheap designer shoes.

Cuffed pants look horrible
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Mean salto on April 29, 2022, 03:58:41 AM
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pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
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Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.
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Iím kinda in between on the whole pants debate. There are some dudes that can pull off the baggy pants look and some that look awful just following trends. Same goes with highwaters and cuffed pants. I honestly hated those years because so many guys that followed the trend looked corny as fuck.

Shoes definitely feel a lot cheaper now. Iíve been skating the Lakai Telfords and the leather on them feel like some cheap designer shoes.
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Cuffed pants look horrible
It's the unpopular opinion thread so you can think what you want but I feel like this is just the natural reaction to the last fashion. I don't like pants hanging over shoes and actually hate it if it's caused by sagging. All we've done is traded two inches of socks for two inches of undies.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Hyliannightmare on April 29, 2022, 06:40:30 AM
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pants looked better in footage right before everyone cared so much about pants (2016-2018)
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Agree and I'd even nudge it forward two years. If you knew what was up you weren't in the side pipe'n chinos by then anyway. Shoes were better then too. Actually has any product got better in the last five years? It's certainly more expensive.
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Iím kinda in between on the whole pants debate. There are some dudes that can pull off the baggy pants look and some that look awful just following trends. Same goes with highwaters and cuffed pants. I honestly hated those years because so many guys that followed the trend looked corny as fuck.

Shoes definitely feel a lot cheaper now. Iíve been skating the Lakai Telfords and the leather on them feel like some cheap designer shoes.
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Cuffed pants look horrible
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It's the unpopular opinion thread so you can think what you want but I feel like this is just the natural reaction to the last fashion. I don't like pants hanging over shoes and actually hate it if it's caused by sagging. All we've done is traded two inches of socks for two inches of undies.

I just don't understand how it's so popular but swooshy joggers are a lame jock look. Don't they accomplish the same thing of not having baggy ass Pants that require adjustment every trick?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: LebowskisRug on April 29, 2022, 07:25:05 AM
I donít care what company Tyshawn or Nickel ride for.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Trashcanslumberparty on April 29, 2022, 07:27:03 AM
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style

This is true. U got to learn how to push right or else u will look stupid af
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on May 01, 2022, 06:14:02 PM
I really like those Arizona Ice Tea team edits that pop up on Transworldís youtube from time to time. 

I feel like the heinous fits and Arizona Ice Tea griptape doom them to eternal obscurity though.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on May 01, 2022, 06:18:10 PM
iíve skated with those dudes irl and it is insanity to witness in person. a dude got vamped at their last demo by the dj (?!) and that bone stallone dude did the best skating iíve seen irl
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: SneakySecrets on May 01, 2022, 07:06:40 PM
iíve skated with those dudes irl and it is insanity to witness in person. a dude got vamped at their last demo by the dj (?!) and that bone stallone dude did the best skating iíve seen irl

Thatís awesome, they seem like theyíd be really fun to skate with.  Bunch of unpretentious, hyped up maniacs.  At least thatís what it looks like from the outside.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: wane brady on May 01, 2022, 07:36:39 PM
lots of free iced tea too
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Post by: pizzafliptofakie on May 02, 2022, 05:32:56 AM
I'm starting to get Andy Anderson fatigue. 
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Post by: HugeBodBoyle on May 02, 2022, 05:58:46 AM
I'm starting to get Andy Anderson fatigue.

It's as though a little boy fell into a vat of toxic positivity and gained powers.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: DaveFuck on May 02, 2022, 07:03:01 AM
I'm starting to get Andy Anderson fatigue.

i felt this from the first clip i saw of him
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: Murge on May 02, 2022, 07:16:30 AM
I really like those Arizona Ice Tea team edits that pop up on Transworldís youtube from time to time. 

I feel like the heinous fits and Arizona Ice Tea griptape doom them to eternal obscurity though.

I start watching them but then the grip kills me. I canít focus on anything but how bad the grip is. So I find other stuff.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: jakeumms on May 02, 2022, 09:25:24 AM
I really like those Arizona Ice Tea team edits that pop up on Transworldís youtube from time to time. 

I feel like the heinous fits and Arizona Ice Tea griptape doom them to eternal obscurity though.
I like that they're basically Natural Koncept 2022.

Also I'm just a fan of the green tea and would probably throw a hat with that print into the rotation. No griptape though plz.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: goodatmeth on May 02, 2022, 11:17:19 AM
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I really like those Arizona Ice Tea team edits that pop up on Transworldís youtube from time to time. 

I feel like the heinous fits and Arizona Ice Tea griptape doom them to eternal obscurity though.
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I like that they're basically Natural Koncept 2022.

Also I'm just a fan of the green tea and would probably throw a hat with that print into the rotation. No griptape though plz.

You're spot on. From the website:

In early 2007, AriZona started to take interest in an elite, underground skate brand, known as ĎNatural KonceptĎ. Relating to itís street-style and raw creativity, AriZona aligned with Natural Konceptís, JZ Radical sending him around the globe to find and collaborate with the best in the skate game.
After sponsoring countless tours throughout the USA, Mexico, South America, Europe and even parts of Asia weíre stoked to officially introduce the AZ skateboard team consisting of world class riders Brandon Bonner aka Bonestalone, Colombian Superstar Juan Pablo Velez, Santo Domingo born Carlo Carezzano, Connecticutís JJ Colon and NYCís  Leo Heinert. 
The Amateur squad consists of Costa Ricaís Jefferson ďYiYoĒ Obando, Argentina ripper Eugenia Ginepro & Miamiís Simon Vasquez.
The team recently finished the PiŮa Colada Tour in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Look out for the next AriZona Skate Tour coming to a city near you. Over here, everyone agrees AriZona Iced Teaís 99 Ęent Big Can is the official beverage of street skateboarding. What do you think?
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: fs1/2cab on May 02, 2022, 01:03:40 PM
anyone who is hate watching, hate posting about, or hate engaging in any way with BATB12/the BATB12 thread is ultimately contributing to its success, regardless of how much you criticize it

I haven't been following the skate world so much the last 3 months and was legit surprised that BATB12 is still running. But I don't feel like reading 60 pages of that thread nor feel like watching all the games.

Can someone tell me the highlights so far?
Are the finals in sight now?

Thanks in advance. Scientology is lame.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: gsosa on May 02, 2022, 01:07:57 PM
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anyone who is hate watching, hate posting about, or hate engaging in any way with BATB12/the BATB12 thread is ultimately contributing to its success, regardless of how much you criticize it
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I haven't been following the skate world so much the last 3 months and was legit surprised that BATB12 is still running. But I don't feel like reading 60 pages of that thread nor feel like watching all the games.

Can someone tell me the highlights so far?
Are the finals in sight now?

Thanks in advance. Scientology is lame.
its absolute dog shit now.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: NotTheCars on May 02, 2022, 03:49:51 PM
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anyone who is hate watching, hate posting about, or hate engaging in any way with BATB12/the BATB12 thread is ultimately contributing to its success, regardless of how much you criticize it
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I haven't been following the skate world so much the last 3 months and was legit surprised that BATB12 is still running. But I don't feel like reading 60 pages of that thread nor feel like watching all the games.

Can someone tell me the highlights so far?
Are the finals in sight now?

Thanks in advance. Scientology is lame.
They're finally into the second round. There have been a lot of substitutions and gimmicky games. Finals are gonna be broadcast on some fucking app that Berra owes money or something
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: switchfakie on May 02, 2022, 04:08:18 PM
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anyone who is hate watching, hate posting about, or hate engaging in any way with BATB12/the BATB12 thread is ultimately contributing to its success, regardless of how much you criticize it
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I haven't been following the skate world so much the last 3 months and was legit surprised that BATB12 is still running. But I don't feel like reading 60 pages of that thread nor feel like watching all the games.

Can someone tell me the highlights so far?
Are the finals in sight now?

Thanks in advance. Scientology is lame.
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They're finally into the second round. There have been a lot of substitutions and gimmicky games. Finals are gonna be broadcast on some fucking app that Berra owes money or something


i don't know anybody IRL who is complaining about BATB12. this counters the opinion that OC said, i think we all focused any logs of shit we gave about BATB and moved on with our lives


either way, I only hear people complain on slap. I think everybody under the age of 30 doesn't give a shit about the Berrics
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: manysnakes on May 02, 2022, 10:02:48 PM
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anyone who is hate watching, hate posting about, or hate engaging in any way with BATB12/the BATB12 thread is ultimately contributing to its success, regardless of how much you criticize it
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I haven't been following the skate world so much the last 3 months and was legit surprised that BATB12 is still running. But I don't feel like reading 60 pages of that thread nor feel like watching all the games.

Can someone tell me the highlights so far?
Are the finals in sight now?

Thanks in advance. Scientology is lame.
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They're finally into the second round. There have been a lot of substitutions and gimmicky games. Finals are gonna be broadcast on some fucking app that Berra owes money or something
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i don't know anybody IRL who is complaining about BATB12. this counters the opinion that OC said, i think we all focused any logs of shit we gave about BATB and moved on with our lives


either way, I only hear people complain on slap. I think everybody under the age of 30 doesn't give a shit about the Berrics

I don't know anyone IRL who gives a shit about BATB.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: bssmithslide on May 03, 2022, 03:05:32 AM
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Lipslides on ledges are ass. I donít care if you flip in, flip out, do it switch, whatever. Itís just not a good looking trick
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That's one of the most popular opinions
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True. I feel like a lot of pros are runnin em though. Ishod just had one in his most recent part, which is what made me think of it.

this is funny because Ishod himself on the 9 club said  that lipslides on ledges are ass as well.
Title: Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
Post by: conqueso on May 03, 2022, 03:25:18 AM