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2022 unpopular opinion thread
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:11:22 PM »
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 07:57:00 AM »
Lots of things get called "slappy" which aren't actually slappies. If you lifted your tail to get onto something, it's not a slappy.

It's fine, it's a cool trick that I do a lot myself. But it's not a slappy, it's something else.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 08:14:31 AM »
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
Anyone can balance a nose grind; scraping that shit takes real skill.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 08:28:54 AM »
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Anyone can balance a nose grind; scraping that shit takes real skill.
Doing one of those fully pressed down nosegrinds is definatly harder than a crob mannying on the edge Style one. I got herniated discs in my back and fully pressed down 5-0 is maybe the scariest grind for me.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 09:16:27 AM »
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 10:01:14 AM »
fat ppl or "heavy"/"bigger guys" (esp bigger boomers) skateboarding have 0 steez and get 0 bitches

most homie videos are bad and uninteresting unless you literally know the ppl in the video and have some connection to them

kids that are pros/adolescents that havent really fully grown into their body pretty much always look awkward on a board regardless of how good they are.

situation where kids are put onto pro teams or pro vids/taken under the "wing" of a mentor pro skater almost always seems like some exploitive shit.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 10:43:10 AM »
situation where kids are put onto pro teams or pro vids/taken under the "wing" of a mentor pro skater almost always seems like some exploitive shit.

This is the kinda thing you dream about when you're 15 and when you're 35 you're like "is this legal?"
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2022, 11:34:35 AM »
I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2022, 12:15:25 PM »
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situation where kids are put onto pro teams or pro vids/taken under the "wing" of a mentor pro skater almost always seems like some exploitive shit.
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This is the kinda thing you dream about when you're 15 and when you're 35 you're like "is this legal?"

exactly. its one thing for kids to be putting out their footy on ig and getting hype or w/e but its kinda weird when like... 15 y/o kader sylla surrounded by grown ass dudes giving him high fives nd shit

edit:or like.. will strobeck hanging out and filming high schoolers and shit. Like cmon man

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2022, 12:38:17 PM »
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situation where kids are put onto pro teams or pro vids/taken under the "wing" of a mentor pro skater almost always seems like some exploitive shit.
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This is the kinda thing you dream about when you're 15 and when you're 35 you're like "is this legal?"
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exactly. its one thing for kids to be putting out their footy on ig and getting hype or w/e but its kinda weird when like... 15 y/o kader sylla surrounded by grown ass dudes giving him high fives nd shit

edit:or like.. will strobeck hanging out and filming high schoolers and shit. Like cmon man

Ted Barrow said somewhere that Strobeck himself points out how weird it is that his job is following children around and filming them while they skateboard. Not sure that makes it better, but at least he knows.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 03:38:32 PM »
DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.


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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2022, 03:43:19 PM »
DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.

Agree their dimensions aren't the best

What's funny is the long wheel base boats never pair with venture or thunder
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2022, 04:26:46 PM »
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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Agree their dimensions aren't the best

What's funny is the long wheel base boats never pair with venture or thunder

I noticed this too but oddly enough having switched back to the pharmacy shape from a few random decks the last year it feels way better . I bring this up cause dlx does the pharmacy boards and for whatever reason their 8.5 and these thunders I have rn fit perfectly . Like Iíve been look for this ride for a while. Still probably gonna switch to aces but Iíve been enjoying this specific set up recently.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2022, 04:34:56 PM »
Quasi is just another skateboard company

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2022, 04:48:10 PM »
DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.

I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2022, 05:04:00 PM »
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.

I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short. 
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2022, 05:30:33 PM »
if you donít skate to get places you donít get style

Ooo, this is a good one. I agree, simply pushing around to different places is crucial.

Unpopular opinions of mine - three shoves are cool, Raven fits Chocolate...that might be it.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2022, 06:59:22 PM »
I like Rob Dyrdeks part in mind field mainly bc he didnít have to do it that point. I have a lot of respect for him and how heís self aware that he bastardized skateboarding.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2022, 07:20:35 PM »
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
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I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short.

8.5 is actually 8.3 and is 31.8 with a 14.25 wb, not long at all

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2022, 07:21:19 PM »
east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2022, 07:29:42 PM »
Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2022, 07:34:28 PM »
Quasi is just another skateboard company

...exactly.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2022, 07:45:09 PM »
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
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I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
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I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short.
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8.5 is actually 8.3 and is 31.8 with a 14.25 wb, not long at all

Oh, I thought they have a 14.38 wb. 
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2022, 07:56:37 PM »
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DLX decks have quality wood but weird ass dimensions/wheelbases and generally lame graphics.
Enjoiís team and product is better than most will give it credit for.
[close]

I bought a Real 8.25" that measures 8.6" at the widest. At no point did the board taper to 8.25". With DLX, I no longer stray from the known quantities like an Eagle deck.
[close]

I wish I could skate an AH eagle but itís just so long and my legs are so very short.
[close]

8.5 is actually 8.3 and is 31.8 with a 14.25 wb, not long at all
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Oh, I thought they have a 14.38 wb.

They typically have 14.25 but there's some random one in a 2021 catalog that is 8.5x32.1x14.38 or something. Forget which brand but I'm thinking it's a Krooked price point board?

Edit* found it it's the 8.5 flock price point

https://krookedskateboarding.com/fall-2021/

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2022, 09:10:48 PM »
east coast brands owned by californians arent really east coast brands  8)
examples?
i agree by the way
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2022, 09:26:30 PM »
I think we will go another year where Kader, KB, and other overhyped skaters do not drop a single full length part.

Some of us are old enough to remember Spanky getting kicked off Emerica and Baker for being more productive than KB.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2022, 09:41:39 PM »
Balanced 5-0s look disgusting

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2022, 09:44:52 PM »
Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper

Never understood the cross lock hatred lol have you ever back grinded a rail in your life ?

Have you ever skated a round rail at all ?

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2022, 09:49:51 PM »
no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates

Itís a nosegrind not a nose wheelie grind.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2022, 10:11:58 PM »
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no 5-0 or nosegrind should ever scrape. fucking degenerates
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Itís a nosegrind not a nose wheelie grind.

Balancing is for snitches

have you read the title of this thread

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Crosslocking 50-50s is wack if youíre pro, do that shit proper
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Never understood the cross lock hatred lol have you ever back grinded a rail in your life ?

Have you ever skated a round rail at all ?

lmfao exactly dude, what universe is he living in that he can heel lock a back 50