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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2022, 03:00:32 PM »
I did it once super hyped on Pat Duffy's shredding in the rain. But I nutted myself immediately and also got a swellbow the size of a baseball trying to boarslide my local three stair (this was like 25 years ago).

I later went back and immediately nutted myself again despite it being perfectly sunny outside which pissed me off

Still I'm really scared of thunder and lightning so that's my excuse not to but sometimes I also think of the three stair rail and that also reminds me not to skate in the rain.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2022, 04:20:27 PM »
Skating in parking garages in the rainy season makes me wanna kms

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2022, 04:33:06 PM »
This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
They're solid, i've fit two of those in my two door before pretty easily with the back seats down.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2022, 07:01:10 PM »
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Getting caught slipping by the rain on the main rides the worst.

I invested in some shit today. Hopefully it leads to something. I really need to stop being a tool bag to myself.

I need to eat more and skate less
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Do you not eat enough?

Nah. Idk what's wrong with me. I have food go bad and shit. I try and eat fruits and veggies twice a day and drink mad coffee.

I barely meat. It makes me feel guilty. I like Spanish food. I sometimes do that when I meat. Suede shoes and leather jackets make me feel bad too.

I used to black beans rice and broccoli everyday

I'm going on 4 years of pretty much nothing but a cup of Blueberries and 2 cups of oatmeal every morning.

I usually forget to eat till dinner and do whatever
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2022, 08:18:48 PM »
This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2022, 09:44:25 PM »

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2022, 11:28:47 PM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
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it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance

Negative. Are there alternatives?
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2022, 06:09:54 AM »
Love that switch fakie had to explain how to see if something fits in a car lol
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2022, 06:34:02 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
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it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
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Negative. Are there alternatives?

If you Google search "bungee chords near me" youll find what you looking for.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2022, 07:58:07 AM »
I scrounged around for old parts and had enough to make a rain complete that I skate.  Once the deck dries the wood is not as bad as I thought it would be.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2022, 10:49:25 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
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it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
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Negative. Are there alternatives?


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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2022, 11:25:39 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
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it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2022, 11:50:47 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
[close]

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?
[close]

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.

I saw the Decathlon bar, please do report on it. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2022, 03:20:32 PM »
When it downpours, I like to cruise the long flat bike trails by the river. Makes me feel alive. Have to wear safety glasses to keep water out of my eyes... Be very careful if it starts flash flooding.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2022, 03:26:14 PM »
i have a part time gig teaching little kids how to skate, we have a little indoor spot with some features (mini ramp, flatbar) but the only problem is that its a elementary school gym so the floor is rubber.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2022, 04:27:00 PM »
i have a part time gig teaching little kids how to skate, we have a little indoor spot with some features (mini ramp, flatbar) but the only problem is that its a elementary school gym so the floor is rubber.

Awww!!! Somehow I just picture the little kids just bouncing back up onto their feet when they fall 🥰🥰🥰 cute!!

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2022, 05:53:12 AM »
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Getting caught slipping by the rain on the main rides the worst.

I invested in some shit today. Hopefully it leads to something. I really need to stop being a tool bag to myself.

I need to eat more and skate less
[close]

Do you not eat enough?
[close]

Nah. Idk what's wrong with me. I have food go bad and shit. I try and eat fruits and veggies twice a day and drink mad coffee.

I barely meat. It makes me feel guilty. I like Spanish food. I sometimes do that when I meat. Suede shoes and leather jackets make me feel bad too.

I used to black beans rice and broccoli everyday

I'm going on 4 years of pretty much nothing but a cup of Blueberries and 2 cups of oatmeal every morning.

I usually forget to eat till dinner and do whatever
Damn. I feel you. Hope you're doing alright under the circumstances. Eating is really important. It's like medicine for your body. Good luck man and keep ripping.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2022, 09:11:12 AM »
Here in the UK, rain = rest days, for me at least.

We've had a pretty dry autumn sofar, it's only really the last few days that have been a no-go consistently.

I skated with my brother at his local park when i was visiting family a few weeks ago, we went out to fly a drone and go for a walk but dug his crappy element complete out of the car to skate the absolutely soaked park for the lols.

Nearly died several times, and gained a new appreciation for dry griptape when trying to do flip tricks. Powerslides are fun though.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2022, 08:01:37 PM »
Vancouver does this thing where it mists/spits rain and you think you can go out in it and skate - but 20 mins later your board is soaked and you can't pop your tricks. Somehow your clothes are dry and you don't think it's raining because you don't feel droplets, but it is..

Still trying to figure out this PNW rainforest weather shit

Maybe I need a rain board!

That's what it's been like here in my town on Vancouver Island the past week. The roads are wet at night and in the morning even though it hasn't rained in a week. Just really foggy and like 90+% humidity.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2022, 03:10:27 PM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
[close]

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?
[close]

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.

Any news ?
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2022, 08:57:37 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
[close]

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?
[close]

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.
[close]

I saw the Decathlon bar, please do report on it. Thanks in advance!

Finally got around to trying out the flatbar:
https://youtu.be/im1BZcz7vdc

 It's surprisingly sturdy. Nothing rattles, everything keeps in place. Doesn't bend too much, doesn't feel unstable. I intentionally did the lipslide on the lowest rung to really apply some force to it, but it seems to have taken the impact in stride. I'm not particularly light either (200lb/91kg), so I'd say it's definitely not just for kids or lightweights.

It's a little short for my taste, but that makes it fit into my very small car (Mitsubishi Space Star).

I don't have a lot of tricks on flatbars back yet, but I'm pretty sure I can relearn a couple of old tricks on this one. I can definitely recommend it.

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2022, 09:11:06 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
[close]

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?
[close]

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.
[close]

I saw the Decathlon bar, please do report on it. Thanks in advance!
[close]

Finally got around to trying out the flatbar:
https://youtu.be/im1BZcz7vdc

 It's surprisingly sturdy. Nothing rattles, everything keeps in place. Doesn't bend too much, doesn't feel unstable. I intentionally did the lipslide on the lowest rung to really apply some force to it, but it seems to have taken the impact in stride. I'm not particularly light either (200lb/91kg), so I'd say it's definitely not just for kids or lightweights.

It's a little short for my taste, but that makes it fit into my very small car (Mitsubishi Space Star).

I don't have a lot of tricks on flatbars back yet, but I'm pretty sure I can relearn a couple of old tricks on this one. I can definitely recommend it.
Fuck they are only 80 gonna get one for my garage. Thanks for the review!

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2022, 09:11:46 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
[close]

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?
[close]

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.
[close]

I saw the Decathlon bar, please do report on it. Thanks in advance!
[close]

Finally got around to trying out the flatbar:
https://youtu.be/im1BZcz7vdc

 It's surprisingly sturdy. Nothing rattles, everything keeps in place. Doesn't bend too much, doesn't feel unstable. I intentionally did the lipslide on the lowest rung to really apply some force to it, but it seems to have taken the impact in stride. I'm not particularly light either (200lb/91kg), so I'd say it's definitely not just for kids or lightweights.

It's a little short for my taste, but that makes it fit into my very small car (Mitsubishi Space Star).

I don't have a lot of tricks on flatbars back yet, but I'm pretty sure I can relearn a couple of old tricks on this one. I can definitely recommend it.

Have a gnar. That seals it, Im gonna cop one.
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2022, 12:46:55 AM »
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This is giving me ideas. Does the Element  flatbar fit in a small car? Is it solid or flimsy?
[close]

it does if your back seats can fold down into your trunk space

my honda accord fits it

use a measuring tape to check if your car can fit it (its 6ft). the legs are detachable so you dont gotta worry for that clearance
[close]

Negative. Are there alternatives?
[close]

You're in CH, right? Decathlon sells a 1.5m flatbar for pretty cheap. Mine should arrive tomorrow, I'll report back if it's any good.
[close]

I saw the Decathlon bar, please do report on it. Thanks in advance!
[close]

Finally got around to trying out the flatbar:
https://youtu.be/im1BZcz7vdc

 It's surprisingly sturdy. Nothing rattles, everything keeps in place. Doesn't bend too much, doesn't feel unstable. I intentionally did the lipslide on the lowest rung to really apply some force to it, but it seems to have taken the impact in stride. I'm not particularly light either (200lb/91kg), so I'd say it's definitely not just for kids or lightweights.

It's a little short for my taste, but that makes it fit into my very small car (Mitsubishi Space Star).

I don't have a lot of tricks on flatbars back yet, but I'm pretty sure I can relearn a couple of old tricks on this one. I can definitely recommend it.
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Have a gnar. That seals it, Im gonna cop one.

@scab just coming back to say thanks, I got the flatbar and its great. It doesnt fit in my car in one piece but its easy to take apart/set up, two screws only and they are skate tool compatible which I find clever. Its very solid but I still can carry it to spots from the parking lot.

I managed to do front and back boardslides and 50/50s on the lowest level so far. I want to learn lipslides and also go higher. Grinds are so scary on a flatbar. Did you do anything else on it, I can think of 5-0s but most other grinds seem too gnarly. Also nose/tailslides freak me out on flatbars (I cant do tailslides anyway).

Anyway just rambling, thanks again, without your vid I might not have copped this and missed some fun.

Other flatbar enjoyers please feel free to chime in
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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2022, 01:28:57 AM »
I forgot all about both Kyle Leeper and that awesome Etnies vid.

As for rain, we got rained on mid session today, sought shelter under a nearby covered curb, made a makeshift bank from a wooden pallet too.

You just have to keep an eye on forecasts and spot pick accordingly

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Re: Skating when it's rainy?
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2022, 02:13:49 AM »
Dude that's awesome. I went skating in the rain under and overpass yesterday but I slid out and fell on my ass because of some of the wet ground. How do you keep from sliding out??
you dont, its part of it  ;D