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Title: Skating in autumn/fall
Post by: fang on September 06, 2016, 08:22:19 AM
Ever since 1989, I realized that I love skating in the fall more than any other time of year.  Not having to sweat your ass off just being outside, optional pants/longsleeve/hoodie. The sound/feeling of skating through leaves. I told my wife that behind a good BJ, skating in fall is the best thing ever. I always have a new deck/shoes ready to go for the season change (except the 5 years I lived in nz, swear there's only 2 seasons there, summer and rain). It's the thing i appreciate more about skating than anything else. I soak up the skating in fall as much as i can. Ill sit on a bench and just enjoy every minute of it, when I'm getting tired . I also had a shitty thought, that now i am 40, wonder how many more i have. Anyway, i just got my new setup ready, waiting for it to cool off a bit, probably in 2 weeks or so. Here's to fall!
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Post by: jomeara1 on September 06, 2016, 08:27:02 AM
the best
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Post by: Allen. on September 06, 2016, 10:15:00 AM
optional pants
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Post by: N.L. on September 06, 2016, 06:48:48 PM
"The season of mellow fruitfulness."

Everything is better in autumn. Skateboarding, surfing, beer, poetry...

From about now until the winter solstice is my favorite time of year and then its a dark pit of despair until mid May.
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Post by: botefdunn on September 06, 2016, 08:23:25 PM
I hear you Fang, and I agree. Also, late summer light and changing leaves make for nice footage.
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Post by: Jordick on September 06, 2016, 08:27:44 PM
It's the best. The Summer is so fucking terrible to skate in, even at night.
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Post by: Roisto on September 06, 2016, 08:59:20 PM
Over here fall is mostly wet, or at least damp and cold and dark and miserable. Summer is great and not too hot and there's light for a long time.
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Post by: metsuri on September 07, 2016, 04:17:41 AM
Over here fall is mostly wet, or at least damp and cold and dark and miserable. Summer is great and not too hot and there's light for a long time.

Judging by your screen name you're also from Finland. I beg to differ here slightly; while you're right, it's wet and shit a lot of the time but on the other hand, those slightly cooler and sunny autumn days when the air is fresh and crispy are the best skate days of the year. My favorite at least. And you know the winter is coming soon so you enjoy every second to the fullest.

There aren't many of those days in a year but they are the best.
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Post by: Roisto on September 07, 2016, 04:46:00 AM
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Over here fall is mostly wet, or at least damp and cold and dark and miserable. Summer is great and not too hot and there's light for a long time.
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Judging by your screen name you're also from Finland. I beg to differ here slightly; while you're right, it's wet and shit a lot of the time but on the other hand, those slightly cooler and sunny autumn days when the air is fresh and crispy are the best skate days of the year. My favorite at least. And you know the winter is coming soon so you enjoy every second to the fullest.

There aren't many of those days in a year but they are the best.

I guess much of it depends on how you look at it.

I absolutely love the summer and it's really never too hot for me. I dislike cold weather, especially when it's shit useless cold, i.e. no snow. Even though some autumn days are nice I guess I view it more like a pessimist: shit weather and it's only gonna get worse  :(
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Post by: FirstBlood82 on September 07, 2016, 08:22:39 AM
super fan of skating in the fall, beautiful colours and you know the fucking winter comes after that so you skate harder/more.
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Post by: doomstation55 on September 07, 2016, 08:57:38 AM
Definitely a big fan of fall. I like skating at night better too, and it gets darker later. I'll take skating in 40 degree (F) weather any day of the week over 80+.
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Post by: slappies on September 07, 2016, 11:47:56 AM
One of my favourite things in the world is skating through the park through all the leaves. I am a sweaty motherfucker so it will be nice being able to skate and not look like Greg Louganis crawling out of the deep end 10 minutes into it.
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Post by: Xen on September 07, 2016, 01:36:16 PM
Fall > All
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Post by: swag nollies on September 07, 2016, 08:55:11 PM
Fall means jackets. Jackets mean fashion, fashion means skateboarding. I prefer grey skies and crisp air, sun be hurtin my eyes and I cant hang in the heat. Fuck summer.
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on September 07, 2016, 11:02:15 PM
Can't wait, i hate sweating my ass off trying a trick. Also skating in shorts kinda sucks, but this summer is the first i have made myself get used to it. Everything is better about the fall, you can try tricks without passing out and actually have a good long session. 
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Post by: Madam, I'm Adam on September 07, 2016, 11:39:03 PM
super fan of skating in the fall, beautiful colours and you know the fucking winter comes after that so you skate harder/more.

Yup. Need to get the after-black hammers.

The air's so fresh in the fall as well.

But I didn't skate much this summer due to an injury and falling in love, so I'll miss it this time around.
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Post by: 20matar on September 08, 2016, 04:30:49 AM
Fall means jackets. Jackets mean fashion, fashion means skateboarding.

Is that a quote from the Zoolander sequel?
But yeah, jacket weather is always a good thing. Personally, I just ditch them unless it's really cold or windy. It's so nice not to sweat buckets. The only thing I don't like about the fall is getting those cotton-like things from the trees on your axle. Fall and winter are the dry seasons in my area, so it's all good.
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Post by: Noble Experiment on September 08, 2016, 10:20:01 AM
Probably my favorite season to skate during out of all four.
Summer is way too hot over here. Winters aren't super cold here compared to other places but can still get pretty damn cold. Spring isn't bad either but it definitely leans more towards the hotter side rather than the colder side which I'd prefer. Fall is just perfect. I just dig the vibe of fall overall; i can't explain it but there's just this really good feeling I get inside skating during the fall time.
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Post by: Nate on September 08, 2016, 12:04:47 PM
I love it so much. Any time I get nostalgic about the past skating in the fall is the first thing I think about. sweeping paths through leaves to skate a spot and being able to wear a hoody and beanie is the best. It always brings me back to making out with girls in middle school too. Must be cause all I did back then was skate the shitty little "park" we had. Ah, the days.
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Post by: concerned_parent on September 09, 2016, 09:53:55 AM
been had flannels! great time to skate past your old high school and make doe eyes at the new freshman. they'll see the real hip sensitive bad boy skater in you and tell their dads to fuck off, put on all time low really loud, and mercilessly throw themselves at your feet for a good old fashioned reaming.

goddammit work is boring today.
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Post by: shark tits on September 09, 2016, 10:06:48 AM
I consider myself alternative & fall is the only season to comfortably skate in a cardigan aka the most alternative sweater. I live in new England so the foliage is real wicked pretty too. Think I'm into all the seasons as they change, nostalgia from childhood or some shit
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Post by: Mongoloid on September 10, 2016, 07:28:18 AM
The air always feels much lighter and crisp in the fall. The colors, being able to put on additional layer (jackets = style). Fall is without a doubt the best time of year to skate in New England.
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Post by: Zimmer on September 10, 2016, 07:32:48 PM
Fall means jackets. Jackets mean fashion, fashion means skateboarding. I prefer grey skies and crisp air, sun be hurtin my eyes and I cant hang in the heat. Fuck summer.

Hell yes. I can't wear my bitchin leather jacket in july!

Fall is also great because most of the punks are in school, the few that stay out don't put up much of a fight.
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Post by: Howie on September 11, 2016, 09:22:51 AM
I love skating in jackets, it just looks cool as fuck.

I hope they fix the lights at the park though, it gets dark really early here.
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Post by: 20matar on September 11, 2016, 03:25:36 PM
I consider myself alternative & fall is the only season to comfortably skate in a cardigan aka the most alternative sweater. I live in new England so the foliage is real wicked pretty too. Think I'm into all the seasons as they change, nostalgia from childhood or some shit

I need a cardigan. Thank you for helping me come to terms with it.
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Post by: ratfink on September 12, 2016, 11:59:50 AM
people need to start dropping fall edits. summer edits/montages are wack
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Post by: mattchew on September 14, 2016, 01:10:48 PM
29 years in New England and nothing beats skating in the autumn.
Can't wait for hoodies and crisp air...leaves are stating to change here a little already.

That being said, I do love a putrid humid summer day/night. Feels like im skating towards my death, but never so alive.
When I wax poetic in my mind over skating, I always envision hot hot summer days and crisp autumn evenings.

Skating rules.
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Post by: Sedition on October 17, 2016, 08:17:14 PM
Ever since 1989, I realized that I love skating in the fall more than any other time of year.  Not having to sweat your ass off just being outside, optional pants/longsleeve/hoodie. The sound/feeling of skating through leaves. I told my wife that behind a good BJ, skating in fall is the best thing ever. I always have a new deck/shoes ready to go for the season change (except the 5 years I lived in nz, swear there's only 2 seasons there, summer and rain). It's the thing i appreciate more about skating than anything else. I soak up the skating in fall as much as i can. Ill sit on a bench and just enjoy every minute of it, when I'm getting tired . I also had a shitty thought, that now i am 40, wonder how many more i have. Anyway, i just got my new setup ready, waiting for it to cool off a bit, probably in 2 weeks or so. Here's to fall!

Every single word of this post. Skating in a New England fall...NOTHING beats it.
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Post by: Sedition on October 17, 2016, 08:20:03 PM
A fall tailblock from Saturday!

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2u4ufjl.jpg)
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Post by: BMCsteve on October 18, 2016, 06:22:06 AM
Couldn't agree more.  I grew up in Detroit and that first slightly chilly day where you could throw on a hoodie and roll out of the house skating across leaves was the best.  I can't complain about the weather in CA but fall will always be the best
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Post by: JAesop on October 18, 2016, 06:42:44 AM
A fall tailblock from Saturday!

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2u4ufjl.jpg)

Great pic, made my day
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Post by: brycickle on October 18, 2016, 01:39:52 PM
Power slides through piles of leaves might be one of the most satisfying feelings ever.
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Post by: botefdunn on November 12, 2016, 03:02:34 PM
alright, it's officially too fucking cold here. The skating in a hoodie nostalgia has given way to not being able to keep my hands warm while wearing gloves. Enjoy yourselves my southern friends...
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Post by: shark tits on November 12, 2016, 05:41:45 PM
alright, it's officially too fucking cold here. The skating in a hoodie nostalgia has given way to not being able to keep my hands warm while wearing gloves. Enjoy yourselves my southern friends...

i check my bees every day. if they're coming and going i can go skate at night. if they're in a cluster, it's too cold for me. gonna start jogging to get through 90 or so days of sub-zero and no local indoor park anymore.
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Post by: doomstation55 on November 15, 2016, 02:26:04 PM
It is currently like 80 degrees in the sun in the middle of november in Colorado. Damn global warming is ruining my favorite season for skating*

*I actually can't skate rn due to an injury, but I still want it to be chillier
Title: Re: Skating in autumn/fall
Post by: Mongoloid on November 16, 2016, 07:17:45 PM
A fall tailblock from Saturday!

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2u4ufjl.jpg)

Yo! Is that Hudson park? That place is a lot of fun, but difficult to drink beers at.
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Post by: handsclapanin on November 18, 2016, 02:21:36 PM
How badass does it feel when you pop your trick and your hoodie is down. But you land with it on. Usually on 180 or 360 tricks. That's not happening in summer.
Title: Re: Skating in autumn/fall
Post by: shark tits on November 18, 2016, 02:50:00 PM
How badass does it feel when you pop your trick and your hoodie is down. But you land with it on. Usually on 180 or 360 tricks. That's not happening in summer.
haha, someone should make one of those 'thug life' videos of that.
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Post by: Sedition on January 31, 2017, 01:09:14 AM
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A fall tailblock from Saturday!

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2u4ufjl.jpg)
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Yo! Is that Hudson park? That place is a lot of fun, but difficult to drink beers at.
It is.
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Post by: ok boomer on December 05, 2019, 07:29:23 AM
Night time curb session with the leaves blowing, got the hoodie and a hat on. Sweat from trying the same trick over and over. The best.
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Post by: ok boomer on September 23, 2020, 09:12:16 AM
Hasn't started JUST yet here, but I'm ready. Hoodie time. Crushing leaves with wheels.
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Post by: Sluggloaph on October 01, 2020, 09:27:42 AM
When I lived on the east coast every fall I would powerslide thru leaves, thinkin it'd look sick, and every year slip out. East coast fall is the best skate scene, or anywhere that gets a proper autumn.
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Post by: bigdave on October 01, 2020, 09:47:46 AM
Nothing beats Fall, at all. Everything about it is the best.

I live in Southern California, not exactly renowened for its seasons (and currently in a heat wave) but I live in a really old area (by our standards, my house is 110) and we've got old, big trees dropping leaves everywhere. Not to mention Halloween is the best. Put on a hoodie and go rip some curbs listening to the Misfits at 9pm.
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Post by: Lukabrazi on October 05, 2020, 12:27:46 PM
yeah enjoying this fall weather immensely . Last october was our snowiest one on record (60" just in the month) we could use some serious precipitation for the fires going on currently but I can't deny it hasn't been perfect skate weather especially when its 6pm and the sun is going down.
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Post by: ok boomer on September 28, 2021, 09:13:45 AM
Its coming! Looks like I've got another week of hot bullshit but then it drops down. Bring on the long sleeves and hoodies!
I'm sure everyone kind of has their thing(s) that get them hyped on skating, but for me.. fall weather is the number 1 thing.
I admit a lot of it for me is trying to recapture falls of the past. Specifially:
Fall 1990, I was all about H-Street and Hokus Pokus
Fall 1992, Plan B Questionable.
Sooo... that said, pretty soon here, I'll be watching these 2 (and Virtual Reality) and skating like the dickens!
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Post by: RottenToTheCore on September 28, 2021, 10:18:12 AM
Autumn sucks balls in Sweden, all we get is rain, wind and less sunlight.
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Post by: IusedToSkateMore on September 28, 2021, 12:32:35 PM
I grew up in New England, so autumn always meant months of snow and salt on the roads were only a short ways away but when I lived in North Carolina, there was a sidewalk lined with trees that had really waxy feeling leaves. That autumn, since I was bumming around and had nothing else to do, I'd sit in the library to write and then go bomb through the sidewalk full of waxy, yellow leaves. Powerslides through those leaves were pretty different than in crinkled hardwood leaves. I love watching them kickup behind when I'm skating through. kinda sucks getting pieces stuck to grip though
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Post by: disclosed on September 28, 2021, 12:38:24 PM
Autumn sucks balls in Sweden, all we get is rain, wind and less sunlight.
same in the Netherlands. it rains 4 out of 5 days, when its not raining everything stays wet. so windy you cant even skate normally. gets dark earlier every day till theres no way to ever skate after work anymore.
it's the worst time of the year.
dont know of you others just have better Autumns or of they're just crazy.
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Post by: Easy Slider on September 28, 2021, 12:45:00 PM
In Switzerland it can be pretty decent weather in Autumn. Last year I skated in a t-shirt a lot until mid-December. But it can also snow as early as late October and November can be wet and rainy throughout. Still better than Winter I guess. Skating at below freezing is not my preferred temperature. Plus even if you get a sunny day you have to wait until the ground is dry and hope it will be the case before the sun sets again around 4pm. Or find a sheltered spot.
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Post by: Ayanami on September 29, 2021, 01:04:30 AM
Nothing better than going out to skate in a sweatshirt and taking it off in chilly weather after skating for a while.
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Post by: Skatebeard on September 29, 2021, 04:42:18 AM
My favourite time of year to skate as long as it stays dry (bit of a gamble here in the UK).
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Post by: dofrenzy on September 29, 2021, 05:57:48 AM
Woke up to about 48F (9C) this morning here in SE Massachusetts.  Stoked to work on my tail stall today while listening to “Autumn Leaves” arranged for guitar and performed by Yenne Lee, then the same piece performed by Cannonball Adderly.

It’s a nice piece of music that someone added lyrics to, and the lyrics can be a bit sad.  Find a nice instrumental version instead of lyrics, ponder life via skateboarding, and get some.
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Post by: SneakySecrets on September 29, 2021, 08:22:20 AM
I always think about the Rick McCrank “check up” thing in 411 44 where he does the line with the 360 flip and then does a little power slide through some leaves on his way to a handrail.

I forget what he did on the handrail but that 360 flip and powerslide tattooed themselves onto my brain.
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Post by: ok boomer on September 29, 2021, 08:43:23 AM
I've skated the high school in my town since 1986. There's a long sidewalk that goes to both ends of the school (north and south). Skating fullspeed down the sidewalk through leaves when the sun is going down, is the best feeling ever to me. Can't wait
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Post by: Seventyfuhkinseven on September 30, 2021, 09:19:44 AM
https://youtube.com/shorts/gS-DpSB0xG0?feature=share
48 degrees with wet leaves in the mountains this morning. Planned on something cool in the leaves, but I'm old and hurt so you just get some wavy tube guy arms.