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Illogical Skate Superstitions
« on: May 04, 2021, 11:55:19 AM »
The red top thread made me think about my own skating superstitions and I was curious what other weird tics other skaters have.

For me, I have to do a kickflip before I do an ollie when starting a session. Iíve kept the streak for over 20 years without fail. This includes if Iím just going to cruise to the store. If I want to ollie up a curb I will have to have kickflipped first. I stopped skating for 3 years and when I started skating again I still had to do a kickflip before I would let my self ollie. I even broke my ankle so bad I had to do physical rehab for 6 months before I could skate again and sure enough I did a kickflip before an ollie. Iím extremely logical in my everyday life and believe in no other superstitions but this is one I for some reason canít let go.

Am I alone in this? Does anyone else have an inexplicable superstition they need to keep and if so how long is the streak? Will I get 7 years of bad skating luck if I were to drop the streak?

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 11:59:10 AM »
When I have a bad session it's because I touch myself at night Ė God is always watching.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 12:08:09 PM »
If Iím going out for a sesh, I have to stop at the same store to get the same drinks every time.

Once Iím at the sesh, if Iím battling for something or skating like garbage, Iíll always bum a cigarette off my buddy and skate with it, we always say weíre doing it for cancer Dan.

I wonít skate transition if Iím not warmed up for a good hour skating flat ground/ledges. Thatís more of a safety precaution though, I broke like 5 bones in 2019 by going straight to the deepened without much of a warm up other than stressing.
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 12:31:27 PM »
When I have a bad session it's because I touch myself at night Ė God is always watching.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 01:00:35 PM »
Thereís a crack at my local that I refuse to ride over when exiting the park. Gotta ollie, tip-toe, or walk across upon my exit.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 01:03:12 PM »
The red top thread made me think about my own skating superstitions and I was curious what other weird tics other skaters have.

For me, I have to do a kickflip before I do an ollie when starting a session. Iíve kept the streak for over 20 years without fail. This includes if Iím just going to cruise to the store. If I want to ollie up a curb I will have to have kickflipped first. I stopped skating for 3 years and when I started skating again I still had to do a kickflip before I would let my self ollie. I even broke my ankle so bad I had to do physical rehab for 6 months before I could skate again and sure enough I did a kickflip before an ollie. Iím extremely logical in my everyday life and believe in no other superstitions but this is one I for some reason canít let go.

Am I alone in this? Does anyone else have an inexplicable superstition they need to keep and if so how long is the streak? Will I get 7 years of bad skating luck if I were to drop the streak?

That's amazing
I try to finish every session with a flatground kickflip, got that from og skate buddies, but no real streak

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 03:48:53 PM »
After setting up a deck i have to do at least one slide trick to get a slide mark on there before i can actually start skating it. It's usually a boardslide on a ledge or flatbar, but noseslide or tailslide can work in a pinch.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 03:53:34 PM »
All of mine are logical. Can't help.
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 05:19:46 PM »
Snaking is bad luck. Just yet another reason not to do it.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2021, 05:38:29 PM »
I like your kickflip before the ollie rule! Keep the blade sharp.

Im probably the only dude who gets this, but usually when I'm like about to (for example) frontside flip something like Wallenberg or the Hollywood 16, i gotta like touch mad amounts of shit a certain amount of times or like tap my tail the same amount of times or I won't land fuckin bolts as fuck.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2021, 07:51:39 PM »
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 08:03:33 PM »
If I break any hardware I quit my session immediately. For me it is a bad omen.
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 10:35:36 PM »
Awh man I have a bunch of skate superstitions I canít shake, but hereís a couple I can think of rn:

If someone takes a serious slam, I wonít go after them even if it was my turn

I gotta leave the sesh on a landed trick, usually a kf but if im tired Iíll take anything. Otherwise I think about it all day

Less of a superstition but if a homie lands a trick i know they are hyped on, I will always make a comment of stoke. I always feel like if i knew they did something new and were genuinely stoked and I acted like I didnt care then skate karma will bite me.
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2021, 10:57:06 PM »
I remember there being a stigma against skating red blanks for a while. Bad luck or something. I think someone may have taken a heavy slam on one and then the superstition spread.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2021, 11:57:19 PM »
Awh man I have a bunch of skate superstitions I canít shake, but hereís a couple I can think of rn:

If someone takes a serious slam, I wonít go after them even if it was my turn

I gotta leave the sesh on a landed trick, usually a kf but if im tired Iíll take anything. Otherwise I think about it all day

Less of a superstition but if a homie lands a trick i know they are hyped on, I will always make a comment of stoke. I always feel like if i knew they did something new and were genuinely stoked and I acted like I didnt care then skate karma will bite me.

I can co-sign on all of these.
Ending the session with landing something is a must, even if it's just a shove it or a no comply.

I've never really thought about it before but I never go after someone slams, at least not try the trick I was going to try. If I do go right after, I'll go for an easy set up trick instead. Kind of start over.


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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2021, 01:01:14 AM »
When I have a bad session it's because I touch myself at night Ė God is always watching.

Probably why I'm still terrible 20 years on.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2021, 01:07:57 AM »
If someone says "last try" it has to be the last try. No "one more". I've had that fuck me up, and have seen some of my friends get worked on that one. Personally I will never skate with a new board and new shoes in the same session. Did it once and fucked up my ankle real bad, so never again/
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2021, 02:37:52 AM »
If someone says "last try" it has to be the last try. No "one more". I've had that fuck me up, and have seen some of my friends get worked on that one. Personally I will never skate with a new board and new shoes in the same session. Did it once and fucked up my ankle real bad, so never again/

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 03:58:44 AM »


I gotta leave the sesh on a landed trick, usually a kf but if im tired Iíll take anything. Otherwise I think about it all day

I also gotta leave on a make. Usually Iíll just do an easy shuv it as Iím leaving the park if I didnít land the last trick I tried.
This is something I do because of a book I read in elementary school called The Million Dollar Shot.
Itís a about a kid who plays basketball and shots 500 free throws a day because he has a chance to shot a a free throw to win a million bucks. And his coach tells him, if you miss #500 keep going until you make one, never leave on a miss.
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2021, 04:04:41 AM »
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2021, 04:17:45 AM »
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If someone says "last try" it has to be the last try. No "one more". I've had that fuck me up, and have seen some of my friends get worked on that one. Personally I will never skate with a new board and new shoes in the same session. Did it once and fucked up my ankle real bad, so never again/
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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2021, 04:47:18 AM »
Leave on a make.
And if someone slams I scale back what I was trying or wait to go.
When putting trucks on I put the bolts in on a pattern like top right bottom left then top left Then bottom right.
If Iím not feeling like skating for some reason. I wonít make myself. One day I wasnít feeling it. And was like you gotta go this may be only day this week you can and I hurt myself so now I wonít force myself to go.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2021, 06:57:46 AM »
Sometimes I envision the worst possible outcome and it helps me land my trick

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2021, 07:01:02 AM »
Gotta land a fast ledge trick before any flip tricks, I usually go medium speed back 50, then fast back 50, then fast 5-0 or tail slide to confirm I am ready to start flipping my board

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2021, 08:31:09 AM »
If someone says "last try" it has to be the last try. No "one more". I've had that fuck me up, and have seen some of my friends get worked on that one. Personally I will never skate with a new board and new shoes in the same session. Did it once and fucked up my ankle real bad, so never again/

mother of god man, who says this and continues to skate? terrifying...

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2021, 08:36:35 AM »
Personally I will never skate with a new board and new shoes in the same session. Did it once and fucked up my ankle real bad, so never again/

New Board + New Shoes is a death sentence.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2021, 10:54:28 AM »
Have to put on my left shoe first.

Have to check if all nuts are tightened to the right amount.
One nut has to be colored (Gold right now).

Have to crucify myself when I try something hard.

Instantly stop skating when I hear an ambulance somewhere and wait til they are gone.

Last trick of the session has to be an switch ollie.
But like a good, clean and nice one.

Otherwise, no superstitions.

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2021, 11:36:43 AM »
Have to put on my left shoe first.

Have to check if all nuts are tightened to the right amount.
One nut has to be colored (Gold right now).

Have to crucify myself when I try something hard.

Instantly stop skating when I hear an ambulance somewhere and wait til they are gone.

Last trick of the session has to be an switch ollie.
But like a good, clean and nice one.

Otherwise, no superstitions.

crucify yourself or cross yourself? crucifixion seems kind of counterproductive if you wanna hype yourself up

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2021, 11:47:46 AM »
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Have to put on my left shoe first.

Have to check if all nuts are tightened to the right amount.
One nut has to be colored (Gold right now).

Have to crucify myself when I try something hard.

Instantly stop skating when I hear an ambulance somewhere and wait til they are gone.

Last trick of the session has to be an switch ollie.
But like a good, clean and nice one.

Otherwise, no superstitions.
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crucify yourself or cross yourself? crucifixion seems kind of counterproductive if you wanna hype yourself up

ah damn.. English isn't my first language.

I mean crossing myself with my hands. Like you do, when you enter a church. I started with that a few years ago and always got my trick soo..

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Re: Illogical Skate Superstitions
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2021, 11:49:56 AM »
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Have to put on my left shoe first.

Have to check if all nuts are tightened to the right amount.
One nut has to be colored (Gold right now).

Have to crucify myself when I try something hard.

Instantly stop skating when I hear an ambulance somewhere and wait til they are gone.

Last trick of the session has to be an switch ollie.
But like a good, clean and nice one.

Otherwise, no superstitions.
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crucify yourself or cross yourself? crucifixion seems kind of counterproductive if you wanna hype yourself up
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ah damn.. English isn't my first language.

I mean crossing myself with my hands. Like you do, when you enter a church. I started with that a few years ago and always got my trick soo..

hah dw, im just being pedantic. crossing yourself it is then. cool that it seems to work