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chrisskates808

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Have you had issues with having a red top?
« on: May 02, 2021, 10:59:02 PM »
Iím curious how that superstition started but I donít really believe in that.

Have you had issues with red top? Or do you even believe it?

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 11:01:16 PM »
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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 11:14:16 PM »

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 11:45:26 PM »
How it started is beyond me but yeah.

I wonder why they still make them red... Ooooh...

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 04:06:53 AM »
personally I like a red top. That or brown.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 04:26:37 AM »
Purple dyed ply please

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 04:41:40 AM »
In Gallantís Bunt episode he said he didnít ride green top grain, but didnít specify why. Is there something Iím missing?

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 04:42:04 AM »
personally I like a red top. That or brown.

I donít know you but you have terrible taste in clothes.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 04:46:22 AM »
First time I got top was from a red head chick so I have no problem with red top.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 04:53:45 AM »
This was started by like Josh Harmony or someone at Foundation, the progression
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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 05:01:16 AM »
I don't get out of my way to get them or anything but surprisingly, red, purple and pink tops were always some of my best boards. Yellow and green tops have always been my worst. Similar feel to riding a dipped deck to me, just not as fierce. Teal has been alright.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 05:09:09 AM »
Last red top I had was complete doo doo but I think it was the shape more then anything. Yellow feels special to me for some reason but everything else I donít care

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 06:03:30 AM »
Only time ive ever broken a bone/needed surgery I was riding a red top, I pretty much just wont skate a red top now
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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2021, 06:17:06 AM »
i believe.

all my redtops sucked ass and broke weirdly. pretty sure i hurt myself really bad on a couple. my first serious ankle injury was with a red top. also red tops look the worst for some reason. i pity anyone who has to ride a redtop. and, this is true, if there's a chance that the board is a red top when ordering online for example, i won't do it. i don't buy red tops ever.

i also dislike green or turquoise tops. i'm indifferent to natural, yellow and blu.

my favorite tops are purple or dark brown/black stain. shoutouts to orange, too, i have good memories about orange tops, they are always welcome.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2021, 06:32:01 AM »
I like a grey/dark top because it makes the board feel fresh for longer as you don't notice the grip getting fucked so much. Red top to me has a weird used-to-skate-guy skating either a christmas complete or a decade old 7.5'' complete vibe to it

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2021, 06:32:17 AM »
I canít think of any logical explanation as to how they would differ, Iím putting this down to a condition known as chromophobia crossed with self inflicted superstition.

I say this as I let go of all of my board worries and have focused all my energy to being worried about who keeps putting wax on coping

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2021, 06:44:52 AM »
 From a podcast with Nate Broussard he said the story about not riding red tops is from Ed Templeton, that really fucked up neck/head injury he had he was skating a red top and wont ride one again. It kinda got into the heads of the other Toy guys and some of them stopped as well. I can imagine with the other teams they were on the idea of "no red tops" spread to other guys who are influenced by superstition.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2021, 07:25:35 AM »
Colors in order of preference:

Orange
Yellow
Purple
Pink
Blues
Black/Grey
Red
Green
Browns
Natural - I hate boards with no wood stain


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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2021, 07:27:23 AM »
Colors in order of preference:

Orange
Yellow
Purple
Pink
Blues
Black/Grey
Red
Green
Browns
Natural - I hate boards with no wood stain

Good list!

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2021, 07:30:53 AM »
Iíve never skated well with a blue top. Iíll ride any color but blue.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2021, 07:36:30 AM »
None pref what so ever, save for I do prefer stained top/bottom plies over natural wood. Even that doesnít much matter to me.
I remember Jim T telling me he didnít like red top decks back in the late 90s, so itís been around.
Something about a serious injury occurring while on one?

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2021, 09:19:25 AM »
Red
Orange
Yellow
Brown
Black/Grey
Blue
Green
Unstained
Purple
Pink

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2021, 10:43:41 AM »
Once broke my leg the day after reading the first red top ply thread , now I ride em to overcome my old fear

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2021, 12:28:06 PM »
Iím not good enough to pretend the color of the top ply affects my skating.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2021, 12:59:31 PM »
Iím not good enough to pretend the color of the top ply affects my skating.

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2021, 02:30:11 PM »
yellow plys are so ugly but i always skate good on them. Ive got a baker with a lakers yellow/natural/purple ply situation and it's gross.
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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2021, 02:33:04 PM »
I made a thread about red tops in like 2008 and got roasted for like 13 straight pages. Miss the old SLAP

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2021, 02:45:16 PM »
I made a thread about red tops in like 2008 and got roasted for like 13 straight pages. Miss the old SLAP

well, we could all call you a dick for a week if that helps

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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2021, 02:51:20 PM »
Personally Ive never had a red top or at least dont remember having any, but not because of the superstition (on my end) but because they really are not that common



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Re: Have you had issues with having a red top?
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2021, 07:40:49 PM »
I never think about the top colour after it's gripped and the board has been skated.