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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #180 on: May 03, 2021, 04:27:21 PM »

Holler if you know me, SF!

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #181 on: May 03, 2021, 07:08:36 PM »
Who are your guys favorite curb skaters?

Some that come to my mind are Lucero, Tom Knox (Santa Cruz), Jason Adams, John Benton & Ace Pelka

100% on your list. Will also add Dane Brady and Ryan Townley.

Also, I finally got fs slappys on squared off curbs today. Took me forever to get the technique down. Hyped that now I don’t have to find slightly slanted red curbs anymore.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #182 on: May 03, 2021, 07:25:56 PM »

Holler if you know me, SF!
COVID curb in the wild. Rad.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #183 on: May 04, 2021, 02:35:53 PM »
So...
I was at the Rockridge skurbs this morning, and may I just take a moment to sing the praises of whoever the self designated curb keepers of that spot are, because I was able to surf a new (to me) break today, thanks to their tender loving care (and bondo, and wax.)
If I can suck up the wimp a little, I might try it to feeble one day.
Until then, I offer this meager BS slapper through the “steep” corner.
Many shaloms to y’all.
https://vimeo.com/545215853

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #184 on: May 04, 2021, 03:12:59 PM »
Damn Lou out here taking all the slappys. That was sick man.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #185 on: May 04, 2021, 04:23:22 PM »
anyone got any el paso curbs?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #186 on: May 04, 2021, 05:16:18 PM »
So...
I was at the Rockridge skurbs this morning, and may I just take a moment to sing the praises of whoever the self designated curb keepers of that spot are, because I was able to surf a new (to me) break today, thanks to their tender loving care (and bondo, and wax.)
If I can suck up the wimp a little, I might try it to feeble one day.
Until then, I offer this meager BS slapper through the “steep” corner.
Many shaloms to y’all.
https://vimeo.com/545215853

That’s a tight angle. Rad!

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #187 on: May 04, 2021, 05:18:06 PM »
So...
I was at the Rockridge skurbs this morning, and may I just take a moment to sing the praises of whoever the self designated curb keepers of that spot are, because I was able to surf a new (to me) break today, thanks to their tender loving care (and bondo, and wax.)
If I can suck up the wimp a little, I might try it to feeble one day.
Until then, I offer this meager BS slapper through the “steep” corner.
Many shaloms to y’all.
https://vimeo.com/545215853
Rad @Lou Strux.
I guess I’ll have to actually contribute as well.
Recently learned switch backside. Not impressive but I’m happy.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GWBrupCG3sE


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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #188 on: May 04, 2021, 07:54:19 PM »
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So...
I was at the Rockridge skurbs this morning, and may I just take a moment to sing the praises of whoever the self designated curb keepers of that spot are, because I was able to surf a new (to me) break today, thanks to their tender loving care (and bondo, and wax.)
If I can suck up the wimp a little, I might try it to feeble one day.
Until then, I offer this meager BS slapper through the “steep” corner.
Many shaloms to y’all.
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Rad @Lou Strux.
I guess I’ll have to actually contribute as well.
Recently learned switch backside. Not impressive but I’m happy.

Both so good!

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #189 on: May 04, 2021, 08:51:16 PM »
I landed a couple sketchy front slappy backside flip outs mid curb today. A clean one is coming soon and I can’t wait. It will feel good to knock it off the bucket list.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #190 on: May 05, 2021, 06:03:57 AM »
Just came back to the east coast for the first time after a year in CA and god damn I forgot how disgusting most of our curbs are over here. Any trick learned/landed in SoCal is basically cheating. Land that shit on a completely porous slab of eastern concrete with snowplow chunks missing and pockmarks from rock salt— that’s much more impressive.

Yes I’m bitter that all the new tricks I learned on buttery red curbs are suddenly far more difficult.  ;)

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #191 on: May 05, 2021, 06:24:05 AM »
Just came back to the east coast for the first time after a year in CA and god damn I forgot how disgusting most of our curbs are over here. Any trick learned/landed in SoCal is basically cheating. Land that shit on a completely porous slab of eastern concrete with snowplow chunks missing and pockmarks from rock salt— that’s much more impressive.

Yes I’m bitter that all the new tricks I learned on buttery red curbs are suddenly far more difficult.  ;)

FWIW I can go from spot to spot, to nearly identical curbs, and lose tricks.

That being said, I am psyched because I think I got switch fs 5050 slappies next time I go out.
I know we aren't madness shaming in the gear section, come on were better than this.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #192 on: May 05, 2021, 06:32:16 AM »
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Just came back to the east coast for the first time after a year in CA and god damn I forgot how disgusting most of our curbs are over here. Any trick learned/landed in SoCal is basically cheating. Land that shit on a completely porous slab of eastern concrete with snowplow chunks missing and pockmarks from rock salt— that’s much more impressive.

Yes I’m bitter that all the new tricks I learned on buttery red curbs are suddenly far more difficult.  ;)
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FWIW I can go from spot to spot, to nearly identical curbs, and lose tricks.

That being said, I am psyched because I think I got switch fs 5050 slappies next time I go out.

Switch fs are super fun, switch bs are terrifying...

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #193 on: May 05, 2021, 06:35:18 AM »
Just came back to the east coast for the first time after a year in CA and god damn I forgot how disgusting most of our curbs are over here. Any trick learned/landed in SoCal is basically cheating. Land that shit on a completely porous slab of eastern concrete with snowplow chunks missing and pockmarks from rock salt— that’s much more impressive.

Yes I’m bitter that all the new tricks I learned on buttery red curbs are suddenly far more difficult.  ;)

Yea in Texas most of them are rough here, been on the search for a nice red curb that isn't on a death trap of a road or a parking lot with 4 security guards

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #194 on: May 05, 2021, 07:23:48 AM »
the curb version of the “california picnic table” so to speak
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 #195 on: May 05, 2021, 07:35:26 AM »
Just came back to the east coast for the first time after a year in CA and god damn I forgot how disgusting most of our curbs are over here. Any trick learned/landed in SoCal is basically cheating. Land that shit on a completely porous slab of eastern concrete with snowplow chunks missing and pockmarks from rock salt— that’s much more impressive.

Yes I’m bitter that all the new tricks I learned on buttery red curbs are suddenly far more difficult.  ;)

Pacific Northwest checking in

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #196 on: May 05, 2021, 12:02:27 PM »
I live in France now and painted curbs are very very far few and between, but I did email the safety group at my job site and asked why they are not painted yellow/red considering 70% of the employees are foreign...fingers crossed..

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #197 on: May 05, 2021, 01:09:09 PM »
Been on the hunt for good double-sided curbs in Oklahoma City forever. They are hard to find!

Like most other things in skateboarding, most cities in California definitely have an abundance of amazing curbs almost everywhere you go. That along with the sidewalks and curb cuts make it such a great place for just going outside and skateboarding.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #198 on: May 05, 2021, 01:33:23 PM »
I've got plans to get a curb started tonight in a reasonably well-lit parking lot within skating distance from my house. I have my rub brick, lacquer, brush, and hi viz vest all ready to go.  Anyone bondo cracks in their slappy curbs?  I was thinking about picking up some of this just to get a nice, long, seamless section of curb going:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-Pro-Series-1-qt-High-Bond-Filler-and-Hardener-PN31845/303713126

Worth it or no? 

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #199 on: May 05, 2021, 01:37:25 PM »
I've got plans to get a curb started tonight in a reasonably well-lit parking lot within skating distance from my house. I have my rub brick, lacquer, brush, and hi viz vest all ready to go.  Anyone bondo cracks in their slappy curbs?  I was thinking about picking up some of this just to get a nice, long, seamless section of curb going:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-Pro-Series-1-qt-High-Bond-Filler-and-Hardener-PN31845/303713126

Worth it or no?

How bad are the cracks? Bondo is nice because it dries so quickly but you can use some actual concrete mix and it may last longer and adhere to the existing concrete better. Cement-All works pretty well (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rapid-Set-55-lb-Cement-All-Multi-Purpose-Construction-Material-02010055/202188447) or if you're at Lowe's they carry "Pro-Mix" by Sakrete.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #200 on: May 05, 2021, 01:44:24 PM »
I've got plans to get a curb started tonight in a reasonably well-lit parking lot within skating distance from my house. I have my rub brick, lacquer, brush, and hi viz vest all ready to go.  Anyone bondo cracks in their slappy curbs?  I was thinking about picking up some of this just to get a nice, long, seamless section of curb going:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-Pro-Series-1-qt-High-Bond-Filler-and-Hardener-PN31845/303713126

Worth it or no?
Its not the most durable in the world, but it works pretty dang well until it fails. There after, just repatch as needed.
I'm a fan of smoothing out the cracks, if'n you're putting in the work already, don'tcha know?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #201 on: May 05, 2021, 02:05:23 PM »
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I've got plans to get a curb started tonight in a reasonably well-lit parking lot within skating distance from my house. I have my rub brick, lacquer, brush, and hi viz vest all ready to go.  Anyone bondo cracks in their slappy curbs?  I was thinking about picking up some of this just to get a nice, long, seamless section of curb going:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-Pro-Series-1-qt-High-Bond-Filler-and-Hardener-PN31845/303713126

Worth it or no?
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How bad are the cracks? Bondo is nice because it dries so quickly but you can use some actual concrete mix and it may last longer and adhere to the existing concrete better. Cement-All works pretty well (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rapid-Set-55-lb-Cement-All-Multi-Purpose-Construction-Material-02010055/202188447) or if you're at Lowe's they carry "Pro-Mix" by Sakrete.

They're just normal expansion joints between 8-10 foot segments of curb.  Nothing you couldn't grind over, but it will slow you right down and feel like trash.  I'm not overly worried about how long it lasts, since I'm not 100 percent sure if I'll be left alone skating there, although I have high hopes.  But that rapid set patching mix doesn't seem to take too much longer to be able to work with and it would obviously last a better, so maybe it's worth the effort of doing two nights of prep.

Its not the most durable in the world, but it works pretty dang well until it fails. There after, just repatch as needed.
I'm a fan of smoothing out the cracks, if'n you're putting in the work already, don'tcha know?

Yeah, I want a curb where I can (hopefully) do my thing in peace in the evenings and just be able to have fun with it, so I would definitely prefer it to be as nice as can be.  This one's double sided, which is sick, but it's just got hard, rocky dirt on the other side from the pavement, and it doesn't seem fun to slam on that. Maybe it can be a test run, and hopefully I'll find my grail curb before too much longer.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #202 on: May 05, 2021, 02:40:06 PM »
In the recent Indy Trucks video on YouTube, the photographer guy who works for Independent recommends using concrete sealer instead of spray lacquer, which I am now psyched to try since, in many places, all of the sights and sounds associated with spray lacquer scream "CALL THE POLICE".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfW_Rve21Lc

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #203 on: May 05, 2021, 03:06:54 PM »
In the recent Indy Trucks video on YouTube, the photographer guy who works for Independent recommends using concrete sealer instead of spray lacquer, which I am now psyched to try since, in many places, all of the sights and sounds associated with spray lacquer scream "CALL THE POLICE".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfW_Rve21Lc

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #204 on: May 05, 2021, 03:08:03 PM »
In the recent Indy Trucks video on YouTube, the photographer guy who works for Independent recommends using concrete sealer instead of spray lacquer, which I am now psyched to try since, in many places, all of the sights and sounds associated with spray lacquer scream "CALL THE POLICE".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfW_Rve21Lc
I saw this just last night and I agree it sounds pretty slick. If you’re going for the “I’m a maintenance guy and I belong here” look, using a bucket and brush definitely helps. I’m probably gonna try this stuff over the weekend, I have a curb in my sights... but the Loews near my house was out of rub bricks when I went last night >.<

With that said I’ll also note that if you’re in a reasonably secluded spot you can wrap the can up in a towel or something both to disguise the appearance and muffle the sound of a clacking can.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #205 on: May 05, 2021, 03:12:35 PM »
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In the recent Indy Trucks video on YouTube, the photographer guy who works for Independent recommends using concrete sealer instead of spray lacquer, which I am now psyched to try since, in many places, all of the sights and sounds associated with spray lacquer scream "CALL THE POLICE".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfW_Rve21Lc
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #206 on: May 05, 2021, 03:44:41 PM »
The fact that his board went over so many times and it didn't freak him out is amazing. I walked by there and was too chicken shit to look over the edge.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #207 on: May 08, 2021, 02:38:55 PM »
i just did back 5-0 u turn front slap for 2 hours at the local. insanely fun. skateboarding is so simple it’s beautiful
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 #208 on: May 08, 2021, 03:15:40 PM »
i just would like to say curb skating is actually high impact...
thougts?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #209 on: May 08, 2021, 03:20:26 PM »
i just would like to say curb skating is actually high impact...
thougts?

I agree. its rough on your joints and the slams are either banana peel to tailbone or face plant

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