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slappy/curb discussion thread
« on: April 08, 2021, 05:15:29 PM »
discuss them here

yr fav curbs

who skated them best

best feeling slappy

etc

if youíre annoyed enough about curb skating to take the energy to write a whole thing about how much you hate it i suggest you go look at some flowers or something and cheer up
with that being said. cky enthusiast you seem like the worst dude with a very low attention span, i mean you never have watched a skate video in its entirley, why dont you just shut the fuck up if you never have to say anyt

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 05:22:42 PM »
My goal for this summer is to learn slappies. Moving in about a month so Iím gonna search out a suitable curb and prep it all nice.

Advice for either would be appreciated.

They look fun as fuck.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 05:26:03 PM »
the SF DMV had my favorite curbs

the best curb guy there was Barker Barrett , he could do a lot of weird stuff, like slappy fakie b/s smiths

outside of CA especially so cal, it is really hard to find good slappy curbs. I wonder if there's another area where good curbs are common

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 05:27:07 PM »
Thereís an underground curb I really like, itís on a bunch of curb guy instagrams. Probably slappy feebs are my favorite- like a grind and a board slide, whatís not to love?

Edit- thereís a ton of old pros here, but I donít always recognize them. Saw Kyong Kim there a few months ago, that guy rips

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 05:27:31 PM »
Momentum is your friend.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 05:28:05 PM »
My goal for this summer is to learn slappies. Moving in about a month so Iím gonna search out a suitable curb and prep it all nice.

Advice for either would be appreciated.

They look fun as fuck.


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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 05:36:17 PM »
My goal for this summer is to learn slappies. Moving in about a month so Iím gonna search out a suitable curb and prep it all nice.

Advice for either would be appreciated.

They look fun as fuck.
When I learned them from my friend he said to start at a really sharp angle- almost perpendicular, and lean away from the curb. Adjust the angle as you get better. Worked for me. Oh and itís mostly in your front foot.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 05:37:35 PM »

the best curb guy there was Barker Barrett , he could do a lot of weird stuff, like slappy fakie b/s smiths


so like a switch willy..?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 05:40:21 PM »
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the best curb guy there was Barker Barrett , he could do a lot of weird stuff, like slappy fakie b/s smiths

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so like a switch willy..?

I never remember which one is the willy, but yeah probably its that.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2021, 05:45:13 PM »
Nothing like smashing into one frontside. Glossy red or yellow painted curbs or a buttered up parking block are my favorites. Gonna get some pics of my local curb spot and show em off here: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=103086.msg3522737#msg3522737
We got uh, Johnny Layton out there in the blue shorts, just cruisin' around.

 

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2021, 06:12:40 PM »
For some reason, can only do them backside 5-0 for grinds. Boardslide and noseslide otherwise (if that is still considered slappies). Feels great any way.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2021, 06:14:50 PM »
back 5-0ís with extra sauce are my favorite

with that being said. cky enthusiast you seem like the worst dude with a very low attention span, i mean you never have watched a skate video in its entirley, why dont you just shut the fuck up if you never have to say anyt

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2021, 06:19:05 PM »
Why are west coast curbs generally red and east coast curbs generally yellow? As a kid I'd always see those red curbs in videos and think they looked so much easier/faster to grind than anything we had out east (except for the coveted curbs with metal angle iron built into the top).

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2021, 06:26:54 PM »
almost any curbs. found a slappy marble curb in china

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2021, 06:29:20 PM »
Once you learn slappies it makes the world a spot. Any painted curb with some smooth ground all of a sudden replaces the park you used to skate. Itís a longevity move too. What helped me was putting my feet directly over both bolts when smashing in. Took off.

Frontsides feel awesome. Trucks look good as fuck when beat to dust.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2021, 06:32:30 PM »
Maaaaan, I had the best curb completely bricked/clear coated. I'm talking like 30ish feet of curb totally broken in, long enough to do two tricks in a line on if timed right. Streetlight right over top, and it was on a pretty chill sidestreet in this town square. They built a fucking restaurant and apartments right across from it and now it's a total bummer. The apartment renters get mad, the restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner and has outdoor seating so people just get mad. That place was the best warmup spot, especially in the mornings. Shit is so weak, I need a new one.
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2021, 06:34:43 PM »
finally learned decent frontside ones not too long ago, and they've all i've been wanting to do.  it takes me a while these days to start popping off the ground, and doing slappies for 30 minutes gives me a good warmup to get me ready to start popping up my board.  my trucks look like they're melting, though, and I keep knocking my kingpin nut loose. 

been trying them switch frontside, but having trouble getting the back truck on.  almost feels like switch nosegrind would be easier.  anyone have any tips?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2021, 06:44:47 PM »
Iím 40 and guilty of still Ollie if into everything. I want to make a mold out of plywood and pour some curbs. How many inches tall should it be, and whatís a good angle? It seemsZach Dowdy has a good parking block video that Iíll use and instead of making a parking block Iíll pour the concrete into the curb and then build a manny pad behind it

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2021, 07:07:50 PM »
Why are west coast curbs generally red and east coast curbs generally yellow? As a kid I'd always see those red curbs in videos and think they looked so much easier/faster to grind than anything we had out east (except for the coveted curbs with metal angle iron built into the top).

Not quite sure why, but yeah in California they're basically all red. I live in the midwest where it's either yellow or not painted. I think it might have to do with sun fading? Like yellow paint would fade too much to be useful when exposed to direct light as often as they are out there?

Don't know about that though because Northern California doesn't get nearly the same amount of sun as Socal does, but the curbs are red up there, too.

Edit: googled it, they have color coded curbs for different parking space regulations. Red is reserved for fire and emergency vehicles (and slappies)
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2021, 07:23:23 PM »
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My goal for this summer is to learn slappies. Moving in about a month so Iím gonna search out a suitable curb and prep it all nice.

Advice for either would be appreciated.

They look fun as fuck.
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The key, IMO.

I started doing slappies more and more last winter and I feel like it has breathed new life into skating for me. Pretty much all I do these days.

Weather permitting I skate the curbs at Target every day on my lunch break and at the church from Rocky II on evenings and weekends. The former has long square curbs and the latter has parking blocks. Prefer the longer squared curbs, but it's fun/challenging to try stuff on the blocks.
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2021, 07:33:18 PM »
I live near a high school that was renovated a couple of years back, Red curbs for miles. Downhill, cornered, deathboxes (drains) and some ride on options. I was one of the few people skating it for awhile and I could not believe such a prime spot was going unskated. Then the slappy renaissance occurred and it soon became blown out. Covid chilled things again. But it has been amazing having such a spot within skating distance of home.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2021, 07:52:10 PM »
rockridge BART is like waikiki for slappies: blown out because itís perfect

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2021, 07:52:18 PM »
Iíve been battling a bunch of injuries, so the past year or so Iíve almost strictly been skating curbs. I love being able to progress and learn new stuff, without killing myself.

West coast curbs are the best, they have that slight angle to them. A good double sider is fun, but can be scary to learn new tricks on.

Best feeling slappy to me is crook/switch crook

Hereís my local curb and a few slaps:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKupATMBnY-/?igshid=134blofgg7ud7
Slightly angled, good ground with no cement/drainage at the base. I bondoíd the cracks in it and clear coated it.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2021, 08:05:09 PM »
I can slappy lower curbs but struggles on anything taller than average. Frontside slappy smiths are probably my favorite atm

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2021, 08:07:47 PM »
One of our schools is my go to curb. Itís in the middle of no where, lit at night, has shade for summer days, school doesnít care if I skate as long as no school functions going or kids around. Security guards that patrol it donít care since the school doesnít, sidewalk curbs, spacer curbs, smooth flat, and a learn your new slaps spot(4Ē section. The rest are the 6Ē regs). Thereís also another school 1/4 mile away with the big boy curbs(8Ēers) that are fun as well. Just not lit and no shade.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2021, 08:13:28 PM »
Iíve been battling a bunch of injuries, so the past year or so Iíve almost strictly been skating curbs. I love being able to progress and learn new stuff, without killing myself.

West coast curbs are the best, they have that slight angle to them. A good double sider is fun, but can be scary to learn new tricks on.

Best feeling slappy to me is crook/switch crook

Hereís my local curb and a few slaps:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKupATMBnY-/?igshid=134blofgg7ud7
Slightly angled, good ground with no cement/drainage at the base. I bondoíd the cracks in it and clear coated it.

Looks beautiful man, sw slappies are fucked. Anybody who can do them has truly mastered the curb!
We got uh, Johnny Layton out there in the blue shorts, just cruisin' around.

 

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2021, 08:44:54 PM »
About three years ago, I had absolutely no idea how to slappy and wasn't really sure where to start, but I knew that I was approaching 40 and therefore had to learn my proper old man tricks. I watched some videos, and the how-to seemed to me to be less effective than finding a clip of someone and just watching it in slow-motion, or even reading about how it was done. It took a slanted curb, a shitload of patience and honestly more courage than I expected to really blast into those first slappies, but before long I was doing backside half-slappies (where the back truck never quiet gets all the way up). Fast forward to today, and it's basically all I do. Backside, frontside, crooked grinds, Smiths. The guys you see killing it on Instagram make it look easy, but honestly it's basically as challenging as doing these tricks on an average ledge, it's just that you don't have as far to fall if you blow it. The feeling and the sounds are absolutely unbeatable, though, and when you get through a pair of trucks into the axle, you'll really feel accomplished

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2021, 08:49:16 PM »
Is there such a thing as a fakie slappy?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2021, 08:50:53 PM »
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My goal for this summer is to learn slappies. Moving in about a month so Iím gonna search out a suitable curb and prep it all nice.

Advice for either would be appreciated.

They look fun as fuck.
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When I learned them from my friend he said to start at a really sharp angle- almost perpendicular, and lean away from the curb. Adjust the angle as you get better. Worked for me. Oh and itís mostly in your front foot.

keep your feet on the bolts! don't manual in! if you think of the curb like a quarterpipe, its like a frontside carve grind as opposed to a slash
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2021, 08:52:57 PM »
I'm 48, overweight, and not too talented at skateboarding. I start and sometimes end my day at my shitty curb spot in the park by the lake. Can only do BS, hopefully one day will learn FS. I ride 60mm as the ground is pretty fucked. Love skating.