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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2021, 08:57:51 PM »
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?
6Ē-7 1/2Ē high 10-15* angle is pretty much the standard for most CA curbs.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2021, 10:05:03 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.

Here you go. How to learn slappies

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=61105.0
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2021, 04:32:35 AM »
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

Seconded!

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2021, 04:34:39 AM »
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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.

When you say it's in the front foot, are referring to kinda un-weighting your front foot as you hit the curb?

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2021, 05:11:19 AM »
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My goal for this summer is to learn slappies. Moving in about a month so I’m 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 it’s mostly in your front foot.
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When you say it's in the front foot, are referring to kinda un-weighting your front foot as you hit the curb?
Naw man you lean hella on your front foot and the back foot is the one that is light, makes no sense I know.

Is there such a thing as a fakie slappy?
Yeah, if you do a fakie trick out.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2021, 05:24:14 AM »
I got a pretty good curb spot down the road, donít skate it as much lately thereís always cars there til after 6pm. My next project is to build some custom curbs, gonna make them 6Ē tall 80 degree angle, 8í long 9Ēwide, planning to build 3 so 24í of slappy heaven. I have an idea to use granite for the edge, got some old granite counter top pieces Iím gonna rip with the angle grinder and inlay into it. Basically how you do angle iron on a concrete ledge. Canít wait, going to be so fun.

Curbs are my favorite, great for days the legs are beat but still want to skate. Itís so satisfying, the sounds the feeling. Nothing beats it.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2021, 06:04:49 AM »
43rd and Locust in Philly is my jam.

Just learned FS crooks.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2021, 07:13:04 AM »
I finally learned them this winter after thinking I had them 5 years ago, but I was really lifting up my front truck to get on. Doing them doesnít really make sense, thereís a few cues that work and then you kind of have to turn your brain off when learning them if youíre used to ollieing into shit.

I can only do em backside for now, Iím on the hunt for a good curb or block to practice frontside on. The one at the skatepark here is always super crowded.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2021, 07:40:33 AM »
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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.
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When you say it's in the front foot, are referring to kinda un-weighting your front foot as you hit the curb?
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Naw man you lean hella on your front foot and the back foot is the one that is light, makes no sense I know.

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Is there such a thing as a fakie slappy?
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Yeah, if you do a fakie trick out.

Thanks!

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2021, 08:01:25 AM »
Rockridge is always sick

A buddy and I put in work on a couple at alemany flea market that are pretty solid

GG park ones by de young go hard; other gg park ones by the windmill are good too

Slappy front 5's, when done properly, are very fun

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2021, 08:16:08 AM »
rockridge BART is like waikiki for slappies: blown out because itís perfect
And so many sections, too.
But I basically had the ďwavesĒ all to myself for the entire two hours I was there yesterday, so sometimes paradise is actually that: Paradise.
I love grinding through the inside-corner curb.
Also, props to the ďcurb keepersĒ that re-bondo the gaps & cracks periodically.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2021, 09:21:15 AM »
They built a overfill parking lot in my hometown of Vista that's divided in half by a 6 foot wide planter. This planter is itself divided by curb partitions every 50 feet, perfectly level with the ground. There's a specific one that I've buttered and bricked and made perfect so i can powerslide into a front tail and pop up on the other side. It's truly the most fun you can have on a skateboard. Also this parking lot is full of other perfect and buttered regular curbs. Its curb nirvana
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2021, 09:50:20 AM »
I love how independents sound on a curb. Aces are nice and smooth, but donít have that growl. Feels good to haul ass and blast some punk. This is a moment where I enjoy life the most.

What trucks do you guys think sound best on a curb

The cruise terminal in sf is great right now also. No cruises, empty spot.

Also please clean up your garbage at curbs. Sometimes I see trash and itís a bummer. Pack in pack out.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2021, 10:36:43 AM »
I love how independents sound on a curb. Aces are nice and smooth, but donít have that growl. Feels good to haul ass and blast some punk. This is a moment where I enjoy life the most.

What trucks do you guys think sound best on a curb

The cruise terminal in sf is great right now also. No cruises, empty spot.

Also please clean up your garbage at curbs. Sometimes I see trash and itís a bummer. Pack in pack out.

I am mainly an Ace person, but I was gifted a gently used set of Indy 159 mids and skated them at my usual lunch spot today. The harder metal definitely gives them a more resonant sound, though I am curious to see how the AF1s are with that. The mids are pretty fucking nice though.
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 #44 on: April 09, 2021, 10:46:51 AM »
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

this is pretty much my m.o. but I've been learning to slappy and it's fun. Because I don't have them on lock yet, I still prefer a nice knee high ledge for my 5 or so ledge tricks. Still, when I land a nice BS/FS slappy, it feels buttery as fuck. It made sense for me to just start riding head on into the curb, kinda crashing at first. Once I got comfortable with my wheels hitting the curb I was able to start carving in.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2021, 11:03:51 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O718bjrZwA4

EDIT: This guy made one of the best and most in-depth slappy tutorials too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w73dENxudw&t=96s
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 11:24:42 AM by gabbesucks »

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2021, 11:04:24 AM »
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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.
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When you say it's in the front foot, are referring to kinda un-weighting your front foot as you hit the curb?
Like Bob says you put all your weight on your front foot but you also kinda lighten up a bit right when you hit the curb and then really step on it once your front truck hits the edge. Your back foot is just kind of along for the ride although once you get better you can make sure your back truck is fully on the curb.

Tbh I let my back truck hang most of the time, I like how that looks.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2021, 11:14:29 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O718bjrZwA4

watched this before bed w/ my boo last night


the pool skating footy is also second to none
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 #48 on: April 09, 2021, 11:26:23 AM »


the pool skating footy is also second to none
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2021, 11:28:35 AM »
The cruise terminal in sf is great right now also. No cruises, empty spot.
A very hearty AGREE.
That spot has been a pile of fun ever since the COVIDs struck.
I wonder if I've seen you there w/o realizing I was skating w/ a fellow PAL.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2021, 11:30:13 AM »
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rockridge BART is like waikiki for slappies: blown out because itís perfect
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And so many sections, too.
But I basically had the ďwavesĒ all to myself for the entire two hours I was there yesterday, so sometimes paradise is actually that: Paradise.
I love grinding through the inside-corner curb.
Also, props to the ďcurb keepersĒ that re-bondo the gaps & cracks periodically.

I am definitely excited to hit Rockridge in August on a family road trip and make my wife and daughter watch my son and I skate curbs for three hours.
ok thanks

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2021, 11:51:42 AM »
https://youtu.be/YWBhIwTK4KI

I uploaded a little clip of the spot to demonstrate
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2021, 11:56:05 AM »
dmv in SF is great as said before.

However if you've ever slappied old world stone you know the real deal

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2021, 12:08:03 PM »
dmv in SF is great as said before.

However if you've ever slappied old world stone you know the real deal

No different than skating beautiful marble or granite ledges. Chicago, for one, has incredible granite curbs. Often the asphalt is destroyed or has been piled so high that the curb is now only an inch or two tall, but when they grind the asphalt and repaved the street, and before the freeze/thaw cycle wrecks the pavement, you've got a golden opportunity.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #54 on: April 09, 2021, 12:09:02 PM »
https://youtu.be/YWBhIwTK4KI

I uploaded a little clip of the spot to demonstrate
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2021, 12:15:53 PM »
there's been one for a year or two now here and all the old heads hang out there but barely skate it. found out my slappy technique sucks since this one isn't angled at all and a bit taller, which gave me trouble in the beginning. i cleaned up my act and now get into a good one most times. the ground around it sucks though. i find fs slappy easier than bs and the thing is basically a bit downhill bs for me, so it's hard to get a nice fs one uphill. still works though. i got sw bs 50 slappy last time as well. i find those super easy for some reason. maybe cause i ride up to them like a fakie trick which helps get the front on. i actually now try to do my reg bs more like my switch ones because it feels better and is less bashy if that makes sense.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2021, 12:21:45 PM »
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dmv in SF is great as said before.

However if you've ever slappied old world stone you know the real deal
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No different than skating beautiful marble or granite ledges. Chicago, for one, has incredible granite curbs. Often the asphalt is destroyed or has been piled so high that the curb is now only an inch or two tall, but when they grind the asphalt and repaved the street, and before the freeze/thaw cycle wrecks the pavement, you've got a golden opportunity.

You're right I said old world to refer to any kind of dense stone as opposed to concrete
I also skated a real nice and low one in Osaka, japan (nishiumeda park with the curved ledge, banks to wall etc)

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2021, 12:34:33 PM »
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dmv in SF is great as said before.

However if you've ever slappied old world stone you know the real deal
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No different than skating beautiful marble or granite ledges. Chicago, for one, has incredible granite curbs. Often the asphalt is destroyed or has been piled so high that the curb is now only an inch or two tall, but when they grind the asphalt and repaved the street, and before the freeze/thaw cycle wrecks the pavement, you've got a golden opportunity.
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You're right I said old world to refer to any kind of dense stone as opposed to concrete
I also skated a real nice and low one in Osaka, japan (nishiumeda park with the curved ledge, banks to wall etc)

Totally, I was agreeing with you. Skating dense stone with a ~90į cut is absolutely ideal. Nothing compares

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #58 on: April 09, 2021, 05:41:04 PM »
I would go to this double sided curb a lot at the start of shutdown. Full block with no traffic, just occasional bikes. Google maps pic is a little old, but it's painted red.
It's in Emeryville if you ever want to leave Rockridge

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #59 on: April 09, 2021, 07:28:33 PM »
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The cruise terminal in sf is great right now also. No cruises, empty spot.
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A very hearty AGREE.
That spot has been a pile of fun ever since the COVIDs struck.
I wonder if I've seen you there w/o realizing I was skating w/ a fellow PAL.

Youíve probably seen me. I try to go early when nobody is around lol. I can have earbuds in and wonít feel like a jerk. I take them of as soon as someone shows up. Sometimes I sit around and look at the grooves on my hanger from the Rockridge curbs. Prop my board up, give them the eyes.

Been great how open rockridge has been cause of covid. More curbs have been waxed and thereís the one cher and marbie got a lot of clips on. Nice and square to lock onto.

Sick spot dale.

Yeah frozen, Iím excited to try the af1 eventually also. See how they sound.

So sick thanks for the spot alert pippen

I waxed the tiny red curb at the Walgreens near MacArthur Bart.

Edit: Doyle and 64th in emeryville right. Ok. Iíll check it out. I need to expand my horizons. Thanks dude

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