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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learnedHey sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #270 on: February 22, 2021, 07:08:08 PM »
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #271 on: February 22, 2021, 07:15:58 PM »
I grew up as a transition kid and never went through a tight trucks skinny board phase and still cannot kickflip to this day as a result.  I cant really do any flip tricks at all.  My flatground only consists of rotations, shuvs, and impossibles. 

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #272 on: February 22, 2021, 07:35:40 PM »
Skate first then start drinking
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #273 on: February 23, 2021, 03:04:35 AM »
I wish I never took a 16 year break from skating. This shit is a hoot!
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #274 on: February 23, 2021, 04:46:15 AM »
Eat anything and everything that has omega 3's in it from a young age.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #275 on: February 23, 2021, 07:14:29 AM »
Kickflips

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #276 on: February 23, 2021, 08:04:21 AM »
Do some consistent strength training.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #277 on: February 23, 2021, 08:08:18 AM »
That you can grab mute

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #278 on: February 23, 2021, 08:17:21 AM »
Donít stop. Find the time.

Learn literally anything switch.
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #279 on: February 23, 2021, 08:20:47 AM »
Move if your spot options are weak.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #280 on: February 23, 2021, 09:04:27 AM »
Go faster
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #281 on: February 23, 2021, 09:45:48 AM »
1. dont skate stairs larger than 3
2. better kickflip fundamentals
3. how important wheelbase is

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #282 on: February 23, 2021, 10:07:46 AM »
1. dont skate stairs larger than 3
2. better kickflip fundamentals
3. how important wheelbase is

Nah...
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #283 on: February 23, 2021, 10:19:29 AM »
Slappies. I just learned them (I thought I learned them 4 years ago but I was lifting my front truck). Took a really well waxed parking curb and some big wheels and a big board to figure em out.

Donít stop. Iíve had numerous 6-12 month breaks from skating and one bigger 3ish or so year stretch. A lot of the tricks stay, but the muscle memory/general ability to control your board and feel comfortable takes awhile to come back.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #284 on: February 23, 2021, 10:51:38 AM »
Started to skate a year and a half ago at 19 after many years of interest towards skating and found a crew of oldheads who gave me much advice like the one in this thread, and that shit is a goldmine. Skating with old dude's is the best, youve got living encyclopedias that know every nook and cranny of a flip and what bearing swork best for wet weather, which wood you should ksate when on a budget...

Alot of stuff posted here you alos discover yourself i feel. Boredom is a big thing i relate to, fear is also a huge thing. I've improved in huge strides ever since i got rid of that doubt and fear when trying big stuff, most of the time the worst thing that can happen is a zipp out or a big bruise on your elbow
Welcome to the team! My wife is finally getting into it after wanting to for a very long time and as an old guy I would like to point out that itís really cool to skate with new skaters. It really does help us olds maintain our stoke to see people feeling the stoke we had waaaaay back when. So everybody wins.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #285 on: February 23, 2021, 11:14:27 AM »
Here's mine:

1) Focus on set up tricks like axel stalls instead of just going for airs on vert
2) Forget pressure flips - perfect tre flips
3) Learn how to talk to women

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #286 on: February 23, 2021, 12:12:04 PM »
Here's mine:

1) Focus on set up tricks like axel stalls instead of just going for airs on vert
2) Forget pressure flips - perfect tre flips
3) Learn how to talk to women

I spent too much time doing this instead of skating.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #287 on: February 23, 2021, 12:23:06 PM »
Move if your spot options are weak.
I am currently experiencing this lesson as i speak. hoping to move soon lol

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #288 on: February 23, 2021, 12:53:37 PM »
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Move if your spot options are weak.
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I am currently experiencing this lesson as i speak. hoping to move soon lol

i literally stopped skating hard at the end of college cause the town I lived in had no spots and no park. 

I moved to a big city with good spots, multiple parks and tons of people that skated.  Fell in love like i was 11 years old again at 24.  At 28 im now the best I've ever been.  If i would've stayed where I was i would've never continued skating (or "progressing" rather).  unfortunately skateboarding does rely on the environment you live in at times. 

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #289 on: February 23, 2021, 05:21:11 PM »
Not to skate big gaps at an early age

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #290 on: February 23, 2021, 05:24:57 PM »
don't just accept the first one you land.  keep trying til you get one you're satisfied with. 

don't base your self worth on being good at skateboarding.  it's never going to be enough. 
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #291 on: February 23, 2021, 08:50:16 PM »
I always regretted not really learning all the flip tricks / having flat ground game. Later it made filming stuff so difficult.

I canít remember who, but someone really respectable recently said something about a great skater has great flat ground. I think itís kinda true, and it kinda made me depressed. Iím too old now to really figure out a proper nollie heelflip. Or how to do frontside flips on flat. For example.

When I was young it was just too frustrating and time consuming. I just wanted to go fast and do grinds.
Too old to learn flatground is the dumbest excuse I've ever seen, if you can jump a foot from the ground you can do most flatground tricks.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #292 on: February 24, 2021, 02:26:45 AM »
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I always regretted not really learning all the flip tricks / having flat ground game. Later it made filming stuff so difficult.

I canít remember who, but someone really respectable recently said something about a great skater has great flat ground. I think itís kinda true, and it kinda made me depressed. Iím too old now to really figure out a proper nollie heelflip. Or how to do frontside flips on flat. For example.

When I was young it was just too frustrating and time consuming. I just wanted to go fast and do grinds.
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Too old to learn flatground is the dumbest excuse I've ever seen, if you can jump a foot from the ground you can do most flatground tricks.

I second this, I'm pretty creaky at 35, and came back to skating after a 15 year break... i've learnt more new flatground tricks in the past year than i did in 5 years of skating as a teen.

If you've got the confidence to go fast and do grinds, you've got the confidence to roll around a car park at 5mph and learn the fundamentals of flatground... go get some!

Watch a ton of youtube vids, and remember that foot position is everything, you'll be surprised what you unlock. This past week i learnt fakie bigflips, and I never ever thought I would be capable of a trick like that when I started skating again.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #293 on: February 24, 2021, 03:16:48 AM »
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I always regretted not really learning all the flip tricks / having flat ground game. Later it made filming stuff so difficult.

I canít remember who, but someone really respectable recently said something about a great skater has great flat ground. I think itís kinda true, and it kinda made me depressed. Iím too old now to really figure out a proper nollie heelflip. Or how to do frontside flips on flat. For example.

When I was young it was just too frustrating and time consuming. I just wanted to go fast and do grinds.
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Too old to learn flatground is the dumbest excuse I've ever seen, if you can jump a foot from the ground you can do most flatground tricks.
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Watch a ton of youtube vids, and remember that foot position is everything, you'll be surprised what you unlock.
Found this out recently when a friend asked me to land a hardflip and I finally realized what was wrong after a few years of not doing them, before I could land every try.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #294 on: February 24, 2021, 04:03:35 AM »
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No tricks are illegal if youíre not sponsored/pro
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yeah, but no one should ever call a backside hardflip a "ghetto bird"
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The real ghetto bird is a nollie hardflip bs 180. I don't know why people can't see this with their own eyes.

Because the names of tricks don't appear in front of you when people do them in real life
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #295 on: February 24, 2021, 09:49:17 AM »
mainly how to fall right (rolling out, keep feet flat from tweaking them) and to always be yourself, wear what you want to and skate how you want to, kinda sucks seeing kids following the newest trends and im guilty of it coming up but its funny how the "cool" things to do are constantly changing in skateboarding and its better to have a giant spectrum of dif styles and input then just the same trendy thing that becomes lame a month later.

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #296 on: February 24, 2021, 10:06:37 AM »
Comparison is the death of joy

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #297 on: February 24, 2021, 10:07:24 AM »
MY ONLY REGRET IN SKATEBOARDING IS THAT I QUIT!

Chicks are cool, partying and drugs can be cool, but all of that got in the way of skating and eventually skating was no longer a priority. Fast forward a couple decades and I'm back on the board and the realization of what a waste of time all those distractions were. Nothing in my life has ever been as enjoyable as skating. Take my advice... as you grow and mature, life will throw a myriad of obstacles your way. You don't have to quit because of your job, your girl, your friends, your too old... whatever! FUCK ALL OF THAT... handle that shit and keep skating! Never stop!
This dude crushes more ass than a landslide at the Grand Canyon

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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #298 on: February 24, 2021, 10:21:22 AM »
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Re: What is one thing that you wish you learned sooner in your skate life?
« Reply #299 on: February 24, 2021, 10:25:21 AM »
MY ONLY REGRET IN SKATEBOARDING IS THAT I QUIT!

Chicks are cool, partying and drugs can be cool, but all of that got in the way of skating and eventually skating was no longer a priority. Fast forward a couple decades and I'm back on the board and the realization of what a waste of time all those distractions were. Nothing in my life has ever been as enjoyable as skating. Take my advice... as you grow and mature, life will throw a myriad of obstacles your way. You don't have to quit because of your job, your girl, your friends, your too old... whatever! FUCK ALL OF THAT... handle that shit and keep skating! Never stop!

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