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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #720 on: October 10, 2021, 04:50:43 PM »
fakie fs 180 bs nosegrind bench. cant pop high enough to turn without clipping the bench, cause im not going from the end of the bench but middle of it.
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #721 on: October 10, 2021, 06:10:55 PM »
Bs crook nollie heel out

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #722 on: October 10, 2021, 11:52:22 PM »
Kickflip down something higher than a curb. I can do it down curbs but anything bigger (even a two stair) doesn’t work. My body doesn’t want to do it. Are there any mind tricks to overcome this?

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #723 on: October 11, 2021, 12:46:10 AM »
Kickflip down something higher than a curb. I can do it down curbs but anything bigger (even a two stair) doesn’t work. My body doesn’t want to do it. Are there any mind tricks to overcome this?

Yes, convince yourself that you're just ollieing down the set until it's exactly the right time to flick.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #724 on: October 11, 2021, 03:47:25 AM »
Kickflip down something higher than a curb. I can do it down curbs but anything bigger (even a two stair) doesn’t work. My body doesn’t want to do it. Are there any mind tricks to overcome this?
Jump straight up (as opposed to jumping forward/out) in the air, shoulders and all. Get a great snappy pop too. Slow the flick down the higher the drop. This should make the board glue back to your feet all nice like when you catch it. It’s why kickflips are the most fun trick to do down stuff

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #725 on: October 12, 2021, 07:55:44 PM »
Trying to learn varial heels. Finally getting the full rotation and flip. But it always shoots in front of me. And then when I lean more front foot it doesn't flip :/
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #726 on: October 13, 2021, 03:34:54 AM »
Relearned fakie back crooked grinds on the last session - used to them pretty decently 15+ years ago.

Now building up confidence to give fakie fs crooks a go as well... done them in the past too.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #727 on: October 13, 2021, 05:06:06 AM »
back tails and switch crooks
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #728 on: October 13, 2021, 05:56:08 AM »
Trying to learn varial heels. Finally getting the full rotation and flip. But it always shoots in front of me. And then when I lean more front foot it doesn't flip :/

this trick is my nightmare, been trying to learn them on and off for months... all I can say is maybe try them fakie, I got a lot closer to those.

I learnt Half cab flips and fakie FS flips over the weekend, the former came way easier than the latter, but i'm still struggling to roll away without tic tac-ing, need to get the confidence up and go faster i guess.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #729 on: October 13, 2021, 04:38:42 PM »
Trying to learn halfcab noseslides… probably did 8 sketchy ones and 2 good ones last sesh! Got into halfcab crooks on more than one occasion, but I don’t know how to get out of crooks so..

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #730 on: October 13, 2021, 04:54:05 PM »
Kickflips!  I never learned any flatters besides 180s and pop shuvs.  I've been filming my 'progression' with them and might do a little video eventually.  I know there's heaps of progression videos popping up but having the camera on helps a bit when you're trying kickflips by yourself at age 32 and overweight.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #731 on: October 14, 2021, 11:09:50 AM »
Any one have tre fip tip/advice for landing with both feet towards the nose of the board? Am I leaning too much toeside or too much weight on the front foot in general? Lean back more?

Thanks

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #732 on: October 14, 2021, 12:52:54 PM »
Any one have tre fip tip/advice for landing with both feet towards the nose of the board? Am I leaning too much toeside or too much weight on the front foot in general? Lean back more?

Thanks

I think the only tip I have for this is focus on jumping in the direction of your toes and your popping foot when you tre (if you're regular foot and your toes are facing north, jump northeast. if you're goofy foot and your toes are facing north jump northwest). Additionally I would say that just doing tres over and over again will naturally fine tune your abilities to do them over a few weeks, but I'm sure you're already aware of that.

I'm using this post to talk more about tre flips. I saw a video on instagram one time of a simple way to explain how to do a shove it, and I think that the same explanation can be applied to tre flips (obviously with different foot positioning and a lot more scoop than a shove): basically the guy said that an easy way to learn how to scoop your back foot is by standing on the ground with your back foot on a water bottle, then jump and at the same time push the water bottle behind you. Since I saw this video I imagine myself doing the same thing when I do tres and it works pretty well, I land them a lot more consistently.

On that note I've been starting to realize recently that most flip tricks are a lot easier if you don't try to think about it and just let your muscle memory do the work. I learned how to do backside flips on hips consistently by putting my feet in kickflip position and then instead of thinking about doing the backside flip I roll up to the hip saying to myself in my head "ollie backside 180" over and over, and that way I don't fuck up the flick or the catch. I think this works for me because overthinking things and being too conscious of oneself makes it so that the motions of a trick that are supposed to be subtle become overexaggerated.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #733 on: October 17, 2021, 10:00:30 AM »
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Kickflip down something higher than a curb. I can do it down curbs but anything bigger (even a two stair) doesn’t work. My body doesn’t want to do it. Are there any mind tricks to overcome this?
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Jump straight up (as opposed to jumping forward/out) in the air, shoulders and all. Get a great snappy pop too. Slow the flick down the higher the drop. This should make the board glue back to your feet all nice like when you catch it. It’s why kickflips are the most fun trick to do down stuff
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Kickflip down something higher than a curb. I can do it down curbs but anything bigger (even a two stair) doesn’t work. My body doesn’t want to do it. Are there any mind tricks to overcome this?
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Yes, convince yourself that you're just ollieing down the set until it's exactly the right time to flick.

Thanks guys, I am not quite there yet. I need to find a nice low two or three stair with a decent run up.

In the meantime I have been working on 5-0s. I got into them and can grind a bit (tail scraping mostly) but then I kinda fall off the curb when the truck gradually slips of. I roll away but it looks and feels disgusting.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #734 on: November 08, 2021, 01:04:12 PM »
Sw flip manual and sw bs flip manual

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #735 on: November 08, 2021, 06:14:21 PM »
Landed some 1/2 assed BS Smith grinds on a ledge, not enough dip so my friends were giving me grief on that.

And BS Lipslides, a friend who I hadn't skated with in a few weeks learned them on a whim and had them consistent. Time to nut up or shut up about this trick.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #736 on: November 09, 2021, 10:02:52 AM »
I had a fun parking block session last night trying fs 180 to fakie fs suski on the other side (or fs 180 to fakie fs 5-o, or fs 180 to switch fs nosegrind, or fs 180 to switch fs overcrook, whatever bullshit nomenclature satisfies you the most). I've gotten them half cab out to forwards in the past, I got one good one holding the grind to fakie without really trying to go that direction at the beginning of the session and then spent the rest of the session trying to do another good one to basically no avail. I ended up doing a bunch of bs blunts tweaked slightly frontside, as well as doing a few half cab outs on accident. Anyone done this one in the past and knows how to hold the grind better? Also, anyone have any tips for stepping this up to a more challenging obstacle like a flatbar or something? I'd like to do this on something else that could hold the pinch a little better than the parking block I was trying it on, which slips out into blunt super easily.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #737 on: November 09, 2021, 10:05:50 AM »
Landed some 1/2 assed BS Smith grinds on a ledge, not enough dip so my friends were giving me grief on that.

And BS Lipslides, a friend who I hadn't skated with in a few weeks learned them on a whim and had them consistent. Time to nut up or shut up about this trick.

I don't dip my back smiths enough either lol. Honestly if I get any at all I take 'em.

I learned back lips on accident trying to learn back smiths, I wish I could do them on purpose without cracking my board when I try them. It seems like when my brain knows it's going for a back lip it makes my feet stomp into it way more than I would for a back smith, I wish I had more subconscious control of my body for things like that

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