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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1200 on: June 17, 2022, 12:27:46 PM »
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Shorty’s Skateboards was wack.
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Fucking yes! Muska skated good but that was it everything was fucking corn. guilty is the most embarrassing video ever I can imagine how draining it was to film any of the "acting" parts.

I could be wrong but I think the skaters hated it too. Wasn't their idea. I think Muska talked about it on Nine Club

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1201 on: June 17, 2022, 01:20:18 PM »
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Shields on, always.

Shields off is a psyop by bearing companies to make skaters have to replace their bearings more often.
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but if you keep the shields on you gon keep all that dookie in there

shields off lets the dookie in, then back out.....free the dookie

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That's exactly what they want you to think. You've gotta free your mind. keep the shields on, dookie never gets in
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i aint drinkin that koolaid

you enjoy those crusty bearings now

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Respectfully, it sounds like you have already imbibed in said koolaid.
Do you mind if I ask what flavor shieldless koolaid is?
Tropical Punch, or… ?

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1202 on: June 17, 2022, 01:22:52 PM »
It doesn't matter how tight or how loose a pro rides their trucks as long as they don't tictac or do shit beyond acceptable sloppiness.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1203 on: June 17, 2022, 02:14:16 PM »
shoe takes:
-90% of vans collabs are ugly
-while some look good, adidas make terrible skate shoes that are uncomfortable


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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1204 on: June 17, 2022, 03:00:14 PM »
wheel graphics in

don't fuckin @ me

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1205 on: June 17, 2022, 04:13:59 PM »
Shields on, always.

Shields off is a psyop by bearing companies to make skaters have to replace their bearings more often.


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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1206 on: June 17, 2022, 04:18:22 PM »
It doesn't matter how tight or how loose a pro rides their trucks as long as they don't tictac or do shit beyond acceptable sloppiness.

Fuck that shit, I want people to rebel and do POWER TIC-TACS. Instead of accidentally tic-tacs, just SLAMMING their front truck up and down, back and forth.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1207 on: June 17, 2022, 04:50:24 PM »
shoe takes:
-90% of vans collabs are ugly
-while some look good, adidas make terrible skate shoes that are uncomfortable
I completely agree with both of these. I have a pair of the purple Na-Kel matchcourts that I think look great but they absolutely kill my feet
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1208 on: June 19, 2022, 03:44:32 AM »
If you're not cheering for friends who land a trick they've been trying get your head out of your ass

100%! the cool guy vibes are fuckin lame. get hyped,be happpy - its meant to be fun

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1209 on: June 19, 2022, 12:38:00 PM »
Shorty’s Skateboards was wack.
I can only watch parts as singles Smolik was sick

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1210 on: June 20, 2022, 03:25:25 PM »
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Standing on a deck and selecting based on vibes is a preferable method to micromanaging dimensions and angles.
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Nah. I'm in and out of the shop in less than 10 minutes. "Do you have the new [blank]," "Yes" Boom, buy it, grip, hardware, outta there. Set it up several blocks away
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Why must you slink into the shadows to set it up like a squirrel that just found an acorn?

I like to take my time hehe. Also in New York shops pros like Suciu will walk in sometimes. It's too much. Imagine if 1% of the time you listened to music you had to politely nod at Julien Casablancas
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1211 on: June 21, 2022, 06:05:36 PM »
GSD is actually pretty fun…..you don’t need a special day to go and skate but it’s rad taking over part of your town and letting a bunch of kids throw their carcasses down stairs…..

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1212 on: June 21, 2022, 07:07:52 PM »
GSD is actually pretty fun…..you don’t need a special day to go and skate but it’s rad taking over part of your town and letting a bunch of kids throw their carcasses down stairs…..

I'm bummed how its always on a day that is too hot or raining around here. I haven't gotten to properly enjoy a GSDay yet due to either circumstances or weather.

Maybe next year...

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1213 on: June 21, 2022, 08:45:54 PM »
I’m starting to value more the knowledge of current skating more than the history……

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1214 on: June 21, 2022, 09:14:41 PM »
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I’m starting to value more the knowledge of current skating more than the history……
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1215 on: June 23, 2022, 04:18:40 AM »
Tech is not boring, the thing is you need to land the tricks flawlessly to be a good tech skater, and most skaters are not good in flipping their boards like Shane O'Neill is.

There are, however, undefendable combos (nollie shuv it smith heelflip out, for insance) no human being should dare to try.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1216 on: June 24, 2022, 01:44:49 PM »
Tight pants are rad, sure they don’t have the same effect on some people but Andrew Reynolds and Duffel are the two that man pull it off whilst skating.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1217 on: June 24, 2022, 04:32:39 PM »
I like Zach Allens skating

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1218 on: June 25, 2022, 12:21:40 AM »

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1219 on: June 25, 2022, 08:17:34 AM »
I rewatched Sebo's LSD part and it is better than any Supreme part maybe bar Tyshawn's SOTY joint

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1220 on: June 25, 2022, 11:56:03 AM »
Tech is not boring, the thing is you need to land the tricks flawlessly to be a good tech skater, and most skaters are not good in flipping their boards like Shane O'Neill is.

There are, however, undefendable combos (nollie shuv it smith heelflip out, for insance) no human being should dare to try.

Its all subjective. I'm sure you will disagree with how I feel.

I find people doing tricks flawlessly is boring. All the skaters who are robotic machines in how they can land tricks is just so uninspiring to me. It makes it look easy and then they are artificially adding style to their tricks?

I'm sure it would look AMAZING in person, but for some reason on video it just saps the tricks of any and all personality.

I think in a lot of artistic disciplines, when you take away the imperfections you take away the humanity. You take away what makes you unique. We all skate imperfectly (as if there is such thing as perfectly) and those flaws and differences are what make up our "style". To do tricks flawlessly but then intentionally manipulate your movements as if it's another "layer" to the trick... it often ends up feeling strange and disingenuine to me.

It's like a punk band missing a few notes and genuinely not caring, vs. a major label pop-punk band having every thing played perfectly by studio musicians to a click-track with pitch corrected vocals. They're all homogenized towards sounding like each other. And then despite that the band acting like "we just don't give a flying flip bro" as this after the fact disingenuine aesthetic.

Hopefully I am putting what I feel into words properly without coming off as pretentious. I've never tried to communicate it before. It's hard to convey "feelings" into words.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1221 on: June 25, 2022, 12:40:02 PM »
Oh my bad I'll do another one and wave my arms around more

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1222 on: June 25, 2022, 12:48:23 PM »
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Tech is not boring, the thing is you need to land the tricks flawlessly to be a good tech skater, and most skaters are not good in flipping their boards like Shane O'Neill is.

There are, however, undefendable combos (nollie shuv it smith heelflip out, for insance) no human being should dare to try.
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Its all subjective. I'm sure you will disagree with how I feel.

I find people doing tricks flawlessly is boring. All the skaters who are robotic machines in how they can land tricks is just so uninspiring to me. It makes it look easy and then they are artificially adding style to their tricks?

I'm sure it would look AMAZING in person, but for some reason on video it just saps the tricks of any and all personality.

I think in a lot of artistic disciplines, when you take away the imperfections you take away the humanity. You take away what makes you unique. We all skate imperfectly (as if there is such thing as perfectly) and those flaws and differences are what make up our "style". To do tricks flawlessly but then intentionally manipulate your movements as if it's another "layer" to the trick... it often ends up feeling strange and disingenuine to me.

It's like a punk band missing a few notes and genuinely not caring, vs. a major label pop-punk band having every thing played perfectly by studio musicians to a click-track with pitch corrected vocals. They're all homogenized towards sounding like each other. And then despite that the band acting like "we just don't give a flying flip bro" as this after the fact disingenuine aesthetic.

Hopefully I am putting what I feel into words properly without coming off as pretentious. I've never tried to communicate it before. It's hard to convey "feelings" into words.

That's an interesting post, curious to know some examples of who you're thinking of? Cause I wouldn't put Shane O'neill in that category
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1223 on: June 25, 2022, 02:27:04 PM »
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Shorty’s Skateboards was wack.
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Fucking yes! Muska skated good but that was it everything was fucking corn. guilty is the most embarrassing video ever I can imagine how draining it was to film any of the "acting" parts.

Where you guys from?
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1224 on: June 25, 2022, 05:23:37 PM »

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1225 on: June 25, 2022, 05:53:18 PM »
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Tech is not boring, the thing is you need to land the tricks flawlessly to be a good tech skater, and most skaters are not good in flipping their boards like Shane O'Neill is.

There are, however, undefendable combos (nollie shuv it smith heelflip out, for insance) no human being should dare to try.
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Its all subjective. I'm sure you will disagree with how I feel.

I find people doing tricks flawlessly is boring. All the skaters who are robotic machines in how they can land tricks is just so uninspiring to me. It makes it look easy and then they are artificially adding style to their tricks?

I'm sure it would look AMAZING in person, but for some reason on video it just saps the tricks of any and all personality.

I think in a lot of artistic disciplines, when you take away the imperfections you take away the humanity. You take away what makes you unique. We all skate imperfectly (as if there is such thing as perfectly) and those flaws and differences are what make up our "style". To do tricks flawlessly but then intentionally manipulate your movements as if it's another "layer" to the trick... it often ends up feeling strange and disingenuine to me.

It's like a punk band missing a few notes and genuinely not caring, vs. a major label pop-punk band having every thing played perfectly by studio musicians to a click-track with pitch corrected vocals. They're all homogenized towards sounding like each other. And then despite that the band acting like "we just don't give a flying flip bro" as this after the fact disingenuine aesthetic.

Hopefully I am putting what I feel into words properly without coming off as pretentious. I've never tried to communicate it before. It's hard to convey "feelings" into words.

so Nugget is the Yngwie Malmsteen of skateboarding, basically

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1226 on: June 26, 2022, 12:27:46 PM »
everyone just learning the basics, (kids, and females etc) would benefit from riding boards that are smaller than 8"

if 7.5's made a comeback, we would see more boardflipping and just general ripping.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1227 on: June 26, 2022, 12:29:57 PM »
everyone just learning the basics, (kids, and females etc) would benefit from riding boards that are smaller than 8"

if 7.5's made a comeback, we would see more boardflipping and just general ripping.

are people not ripping hard enough? I feel like everyone is so fucking good now, doesn’t matter what they’re riding. Kader learned on a big ass bird with 60mm wheels
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1228 on: June 26, 2022, 12:32:17 PM »
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everyone just learning the basics, (kids, and females etc) would benefit from riding boards that are smaller than 8"

if 7.5's made a comeback, we would see more boardflipping and just general ripping.
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are people not ripping hard enough? I feel like everyone is so fucking good now, doesn’t matter what they’re riding. Kader learned on a big ass bird with 60mm wheels

feels like everyone would be fighting the weight of their board less.
were talking about people with size 7 feet on boards that are wayy wider.
smarter not harder

(also dont forget what thread you just replied to, you're not supposed to agree with me here so just move on)

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #1229 on: June 26, 2022, 12:45:03 PM »
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everyone just learning the basics, (kids, and females etc) would benefit from riding boards that are smaller than 8"

if 7.5's made a comeback, we would see more boardflipping and just general ripping.
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are people not ripping hard enough? I feel like everyone is so fucking good now, doesn’t matter what they’re riding. Kader learned on a big ass bird with 60mm wheels
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feels like everyone would be fighting the weight of their board less.
were talking about people with size 7 feet on boards that are wayy wider.
smarter not harder

(also dont forget what thread you just replied to, you're not supposed to agree with me here so just move on)

I wish they made more boards that are 7.5/7.75, I swear it seems to always come down between Almost or the shops blanks