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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2020, 04:39:08 PM »
"Shane Goes" is the best part ever and it's a travesty that he didn't win SOTY. He skates so fast and lands everything perfectly with great style.

Dekline was awesome.

Emerica has always been the best shoe company.

I wish ramped slow mo's made a comeback.

Jon Miner is the best filmer and makes the best videos ever.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2020, 05:07:56 PM »
Tony Hawk is one of the best things skateboarding has going for it in 2020.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2020, 05:09:28 PM »
Sometimes slap makes me hate myself and everything around me but I canít stop coming back.
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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2020, 05:14:30 PM »
Pharrell being a poser did more good for skateboarding than people will ever give him credit for.

Also Dill's Mindfield part is the best 'blowing it' part ever. If he could've replaced that really gross DIY bank line with another tech manual it would've been his 3rd best part.
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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2020, 08:05:53 PM »
Primitive apparel is higher quality than quasi apparel

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2020, 08:20:26 PM »
Skateboarding is progressing in a way that places less importance on style

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2020, 08:22:11 PM »
Primitive apparel is higher quality than quasi apparel
why would you think that?

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #67 on: April 02, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
Skateboarding is progressing in a way that places less importance on style

So you're saying we're entering the early 90s again?

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2020, 08:40:45 PM »
Pharrell being a poser did more good for skateboarding than people will ever give him credit for.

Also Dill's Mindfield part is the best 'blowing it' part ever. If he could've replaced that really gross DIY bank line with another tech manual it would've been his 3rd best part.
What did Pharell do?

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2020, 09:33:19 PM »
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Pharrell being a poser did more good for skateboarding than people will ever give him credit for.

Also Dill's Mindfield part is the best 'blowing it' part ever. If he could've replaced that really gross DIY bank line with another tech manual it would've been his 3rd best part.
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What did Pharell do?

Two things simultaneously:

On one end Pharrell's appropriation of skate culture made it more acceptable for hood kids to get into skateboarding without being fucked with as much. Skating does get noticeably blacker this side of 2005. Also some of the sketch American spots we start seeing in the late 00s is definitely a result of people recognizing skateboarding a bit more and not vibing them out.

On the flip side the skate community felt some kinda way with all the violations Pharrell was doing and doubled down on the many unwritten rules. While it may come off as less inclusive I think the kids that came in because of an interest in Bape or Ice Cream were taught to have way more reverence of skating than the boon of kids who came and went because of THPS.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2020, 09:55:18 PM »
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Pharrell being a poser did more good for skateboarding than people will ever give him credit for.

Also Dill's Mindfield part is the best 'blowing it' part ever. If he could've replaced that really gross DIY bank line with another tech manual it would've been his 3rd best part.
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What did Pharell do?
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Two things simultaneously:

On one end Pharrell's appropriation of skate culture made it more acceptable for hood kids to get into skateboarding without being fucked with as much. Skating does get noticeably blacker this side of 2005. Also some of the sketch American spots we start seeing in the late 00s is definitely a result of people recognizing skateboarding a bit more and not vibing them out.

On the flip side the skate community felt some kinda way with all the violations Pharrell was doing and doubled down on the many unwritten rules. While it may come off as less inclusive I think the kids that came in because of an interest in Bape or Ice Cream were taught to have way more reverence of skating than the boon of kids who came and went because of THPS.
Unwritten rules? Can you give me an example of something he did?

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2020, 10:02:28 PM »
Ty Evans bought the rights from Spike Jonze to document all skate related events revolving around Covid-19. Do your research sheeple

spike jonze has/had the rights to all skateboard related footage around covid-19?

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2020, 10:16:46 PM »
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Primitive apparel is higher quality than quasi apparel
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why would you think that?

Just seems like higher quality materials and better stitching. My quasi ls tee ripped at the seam the second time i wore it. I have a tee with quasi embroidery that doesnt line up smooth. quasi clothes are almost sick, just need some qc.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2020, 10:23:06 PM »
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Primitive apparel is higher quality than quasi apparel
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why would you think that?
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Just seems like higher quality materials and better stitching. My quasi ls tee ripped at the seam the second time i wore it. I have a tee with quasi embroidery that doesnt line up smooth. quasi clothes are almost sick, just need some qc.

Huh, I have a couple quasi tees that are fine. Then again, I have never purchased anything from primitive, so i can't compare.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2020, 10:26:17 PM »
Zach Allen isnít as bad as this site makes him out to be

dude sucks

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2020, 10:56:19 PM »
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We Are Blood is the best skate video of all time.
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We Are Blood was great but Street Dreams is the best skate video of all time.
street dreams is cinema. to refer to it as a lowly Ďvideoí is offensive to taste

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2020, 11:02:25 PM »
Kids riding scooters are not bad people.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2020, 11:07:28 PM »
Kids riding scooters are not bad people.
Youíre right, kids riding scooters arenít bad. Adults riding scooters are the bad ones.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2020, 01:26:11 AM »
Lazer flips CAN be cool. there i said it

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2020, 01:50:04 AM »
If you wear New Balance shoes for anything other than jogging, fuck you

People should not use cocaine for extended periods, if at all. If weed does not get you high enough, you have a real problem and need to seek help please

eS is producing the hottest gear out there rn

Idgaf about skating on statues for Veteran memorials. I will do it in a heartbeat, no questions asked.

Numb3rs has a dope team but a not-so-dope logo and image

Idgaf about Primitive's latest animation collabo

Diamond has lost its way as a brand

Vans has never recaptured a shoe as amazing as the Rowley XLT lite and their shoe quality has dininished overall

Crailtap will persevere and regain their brand's rightful spot at the top.


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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2020, 02:04:33 AM »
Primitive apparel is higher quality than quasi apparel
dont know about quasi and i never had any primitive apparel but primitive makes good shit

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2020, 07:00:07 AM »
I love nora shes soo quirky and random !!!!!

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2020, 07:06:19 AM »
Zach Allen isnít as bad as this site makes him out to be
Thank you!!!!

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2020, 07:12:00 AM »
Mindfield:

I like berra part more than dill
Mikey part was dope
Arto had the best part.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2020, 07:33:10 AM »
Mindfield:

I like berra part more than dill
Mikey part was dope
Arto had the best part.

thats the one where dill is dressed like a bull fighter?
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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2020, 08:03:28 AM »
Heath kooked himself when he had to be saved by the Mexican coast guard .

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2020, 09:02:55 AM »
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Pharrell being a poser did more good for skateboarding than people will ever give him credit for.

Also Dill's Mindfield part is the best 'blowing it' part ever. If he could've replaced that really gross DIY bank line with another tech manual it would've been his 3rd best part.
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What did Pharell do?
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Two things simultaneously:

On one end Pharrell's appropriation of skate culture made it more acceptable for hood kids to get into skateboarding without being fucked with as much. Skating does get noticeably blacker this side of 2005. Also some of the sketch American spots we start seeing in the late 00s is definitely a result of people recognizing skateboarding a bit more and not vibing them out.

On the flip side the skate community felt some kinda way with all the violations Pharrell was doing and doubled down on the many unwritten rules. While it may come off as less inclusive I think the kids that came in because of an interest in Bape or Ice Cream were taught to have way more reverence of skating than the boon of kids who came and went because of THPS.
I think Kareem and then Stevie put on for hood kids in skateboarding far before Pharrell did.  I understand what you mean though.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2020, 11:33:33 AM »
this insane new york girl is skating pretty bad but she puts more effort in it and is more determined to it than i am in most of my sessions nowadays.

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2020, 11:56:37 AM »
building ramps with tight tranny is wack, gets used by 2% of skaters and is a waste of space

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Re: 2020 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #89 on: April 03, 2020, 02:31:25 PM »
Skate shops shouldnít still be open right now, this far into what we know about c19
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