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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3180 on: December 14, 2022, 05:43:17 AM »
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People who hate on cross locked 50s clearly do not understand that that is the only way to do the rails people are doing these days. Someone please show me a straight locked 50-50 down a triple kinker
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Thatís absolute bullshit and youíre smoking dust if you think otherwise
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In the Empower video Bśkkel hits 50s down a couple huge double kinks using heel lock.
That's just a very quick example off the top of my head. No reason to think he couldn't do it on a triple.
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That's all well and good but whens someone gonna make backside 5050 double toe lock the norm?
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Doesnít Nyjah already do this?
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That's what he said in his recent interview with Gary Rogers. I guess he's seen too many people end up in feeble when doing cross locked back 50s down kinked rails.
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Yeah I caught that too. Was a good interview.  Hot take- maybe we were all too harsh on Nyjah

Iíve got a friend who has been saying this for a decade; it has been funny watching half of Slap and seemingly 3/4 of Instagram commenters arrive at the same conclusion.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3181 on: December 14, 2022, 07:43:14 AM »
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People who hate on cross locked 50s clearly do not understand that that is the only way to do the rails people are doing these days. Someone please show me a straight locked 50-50 down a triple kinker
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Thatís absolute bullshit and youíre smoking dust if you think otherwise
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In the Empower video Bśkkel hits 50s down a couple huge double kinks using heel lock.
That's just a very quick example off the top of my head. No reason to think he couldn't do it on a triple.
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That's all well and good but whens someone gonna make backside 5050 double toe lock the norm?
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Doesnít Nyjah already do this?
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That's what he said in his recent interview with Gary Rogers. I guess he's seen too many people end up in feeble when doing cross locked back 50s down kinked rails.
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Yeah I caught that too. Was a good interview.  Hot take- maybe we were all too harsh on Nyjah
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I feel like at the end of the day nyjah is just a dude who loves skateboarding as much as any of us. I'm sure he would have made more money this year if he just competed instead of going for all those insane rail tricks. Fuck, he's probably so loaded that he doesn't even need to skate anymore if he doesn't feel like it, yet he still does and is pushing the boundaries of skating. He's corny at times but at least he's honest about who he is.
Thatís what I got from watching Need That. The dude loves to skate. I canít really hate someone who has been doing it since they could walk but still love it. He does some things I donít agree with but I donít have to outright hate on the dude every time his name comes up.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3182 on: December 14, 2022, 09:10:28 AM »
Skaters trying to justify their hobbies outside of skating by saying "its a lot like skating because...." is super corny.
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3183 on: December 14, 2022, 09:14:04 AM »
Skaters trying to justify their hobbies outside of skating by saying "its a lot like skating because...." is super corny.

I Beyblade, it's a lot like skateboarding because when parents drop their kids off at events and confused as to why they are confused as to why most of the participants are single adult men...


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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3184 on: December 15, 2022, 11:53:56 AM »
Putting a massive picture as your signature is bad forum etiquette.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3185 on: December 15, 2022, 11:58:22 AM »
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Skaters trying to justify their hobbies outside of skating by saying "its a lot like skating because...." is super corny.
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I Beyblade, it's a lot like skateboarding because when parents drop their kids off at events and confused as to why they are confused as to why most of the participants are single adult men...

Not sure if i've ever heard this used as a verb....

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3186 on: December 15, 2022, 12:00:35 PM »
Putting a massive picture as your signature is bad forum etiquette.

Iím sorry, I tried to resize it I just love it so much

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3187 on: December 15, 2022, 12:09:57 PM »




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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3188 on: December 23, 2022, 08:41:08 PM »
Not sure if itís unpopular but after watching that Daniel dent vid i decided Iím over both back board to hurricanes and wallie back boards. They were cool for a bit, they had their time in the sun, but itís time for them to end.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3189 on: December 23, 2022, 08:46:18 PM »
Not sure if itís unpopular but after watching that Daniel dent vid i decided Iím over both back board to hurricanes and wallie back boards. They were cool for a bit, they had their time in the sun, but itís time for them to end.

Yeah boardslide to hurricane is definitely overdone.
Youíre a Florida native, arenít you?

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3190 on: December 24, 2022, 06:33:41 AM »
just say boardslide

We know its backside if you dont say frontside (the harder one)

same goes for tailslides

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3191 on: December 24, 2022, 07:58:11 AM »
Just say back board

We know it's a slide even if you don't say boardslide

And 'boardslide' sounds goofier to me, maybe cause it's an easy shitty looking trick most of the time so it reminds me of waterslides or kid's slides idk, I feel like a gingerbread cookie everytime I do it.


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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3192 on: December 24, 2022, 08:03:07 AM »
Putting a massive picture as your signature is bad forum etiquette.

@KC_Rookie User signatures can be disabled at https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?action=profile;area=theme

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3193 on: December 24, 2022, 08:33:17 AM »
Just say back board

We know it's a slide even if you don't say boardslide

And 'boardslide' sounds goofier to me, maybe cause it's an easy shitty looking trick most of the time so it reminds me of waterslides or kid's slides idk, I feel like a gingerbread cookie everytime I do it.

I agreeÖ.you only should discriminate when necessaryÖ..

It was called rail slide a bunch tooÖthen people stopped skating railsÖ

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3194 on: December 24, 2022, 08:34:36 AM »
I think Burnett makes too much money.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3195 on: December 24, 2022, 10:12:52 AM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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getting strong mark david chapman vibes from this guy

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3196 on: December 24, 2022, 10:20:39 AM »
I think Burnett makes too much money.

Why wouldnít he deserve a six figure salary.  Heís running the top media company in skateboarding.  The Vitellos surely want to take care of him so he doesnít start his own imprint.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3197 on: December 24, 2022, 10:20:57 AM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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getting strong mark david chapman vibes from this guy
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More of a stones guy

tyshawn deserved SOTY

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3198 on: December 24, 2022, 10:48:13 AM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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getting strong mark david chapman vibes from this guy
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More of a stones guy
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tyshawn deserved SOTY

Youíre like a religious person proselytizing; who are you really trying to convince, me or you? 

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3199 on: December 24, 2022, 10:55:04 AM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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Why wouldnít he deserve a six figure salary.  Heís running the top media company in skateboarding.  The Vitellos surely want to take care of him so he doesnít start his own imprint.

Heís the editor of the magazine.  I donít know that heís involved in the video/internet side of things.   He gets paid commensurate to his position.   Depends what end of 6 figures weíre taking about.  200k isnít that big of a pay for what he does, but 800k would obviously be. 

Also, you VASTLY overrate his influence and the power of print media if you think the Vitellos have any fear of him starting his own magazine.   Nothing heís does will ever compete with the brand name Thrasher and if he goes, Sieben or someone (not like there arenít a bunch of ex-skate mag editors around) can slide into place.   Heís a steady hand, thatís all. 

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3200 on: December 24, 2022, 11:02:51 AM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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getting strong mark david chapman vibes from this guy
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More of a stones guy

i find you tremendously irritating, but this gave me a really good laugh. credit where itís due

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3201 on: December 24, 2022, 11:02:57 AM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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Why wouldnít he deserve a six figure salary.  Heís running the top media company in skateboarding.  The Vitellos surely want to take care of him so he doesnít start his own imprint.
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Heís the editor of the magazine.  I donít know that heís involved in the video/internet side of things.   He gets paid commensurate to his position.   Depends what end of 6 figures weíre taking about.  200k isnít that big of a pay for what he does, but 800k would obviously be. 

Also, you VASTLY overrate his influence and the power of print media if you think the Vitellos have any fear of him starting his own magazine.   Nothing heís does will ever compete with the brand name Thrasher and if he goes, Sieben or someone (not like there arenít a bunch of ex-skate mag editors around) can slide into place.   Heís a steady hand, thatís all.

Iím hearing mid six figuresÖ

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3202 on: December 24, 2022, 11:38:00 AM »
@Newphone can you just make a thread and get it off your chest instead of shoehorning this into every single one of your posts. Youíre clogging up the best thread out right now.

Those nosebonk wallie things people do before hillbombs are stupid. Literally just drop into the hill at that point. Itís fun but literally just ollieing off the curb into the street is way cooler

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3203 on: December 24, 2022, 12:16:25 PM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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Why wouldnít he deserve a six figure salary.  Heís running the top media company in skateboarding.  The Vitellos surely want to take care of him so he doesnít start his own imprint.
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Heís the editor of the magazine.  I donít know that heís involved in the video/internet side of things.   He gets paid commensurate to his position.   Depends what end of 6 figures weíre taking about.  200k isnít that big of a pay for what he does, but 800k would obviously be. 

Also, you VASTLY overrate his influence and the power of print media if you think the Vitellos have any fear of him starting his own magazine.   Nothing heís does will ever compete with the brand name Thrasher and if he goes, Sieben or someone (not like there arenít a bunch of ex-skate mag editors around) can slide into place.   Heís a steady hand, thatís all.

I didnít say print media.  The mag and the youtube channel and website are all a coordinated effort Burnett oversees.  Itís all under the Thrasher umbrella.  And yeah, I think if Burnett left heíd start his own thing and take some folks with him.  Obviously it would be closer to what Jaime Owens is doing than the merch empire Thrasherís built. But thatís not in the interest of the Vitellos who as you say want a steady hand running shit.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3204 on: December 24, 2022, 06:59:06 PM »
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I think Burnett makes too much money.
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Why wouldnít he deserve a six figure salary.  Heís running the top media company in skateboarding.  The Vitellos surely want to take care of him so he doesnít start his own imprint.
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Heís the editor of the magazine.  I donít know that heís involved in the video/internet side of things.   He gets paid commensurate to his position.   Depends what end of 6 figures weíre taking about.  200k isnít that big of a pay for what he does, but 800k would obviously be. 

Also, you VASTLY overrate his influence and the power of print media if you think the Vitellos have any fear of him starting his own magazine.   Nothing heís does will ever compete with the brand name Thrasher and if he goes, Sieben or someone (not like there arenít a bunch of ex-skate mag editors around) can slide into place.   Heís a steady hand, thatís all.
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I didnít say print media.  The mag and the youtube channel and website are all a coordinated effort Burnett oversees.  Itís all under the Thrasher umbrella.  And yeah, I think if Burnett left heíd start his own thing and take some folks with him.  Obviously it would be closer to what Jaime Owens is doing than the merch empire Thrasherís built. But thatís not in the interest of the Vitellos who as you say want a steady hand running shit.

Hmm well I donít think Burnett is loved in that way, but maybe thatís just my perception of the dude.   Judging from the masthead (just happened to get a new issue today) it looks like Cole Matthews is in charge of all the video/media, so I donít really know how everything works out. 

Basically, the Thrasher brand name is too strong for any actual competitor to worry Thrasher.   Even Transworld couldnít really make a dent.  Burnett could def do something in the Closer space, but I canít see how heíd siphon anything significant.

I think Burnett is paid well for what heís doing.   I donít think mid-500k is egregious.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3205 on: December 24, 2022, 08:46:00 PM »
Trick where you skate through dirt should be considered very ILLEGAL. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing that shit.
Youíre a Florida native, arenít you?

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3206 on: December 24, 2022, 10:11:14 PM »
Trick where you skate through dirt should be considered very ILLEGAL. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing that shit.

your profile photo is a dirt bike

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3207 on: December 24, 2022, 11:39:37 PM »
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Trick where you skate through dirt should be considered very ILLEGAL. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing that shit.
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your profile photo is a dirt bike

Dirt Bicycle = good
Dirt Skateboard = bad
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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3208 on: December 25, 2022, 03:32:45 AM »
 newphone seems decent.

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Re: 2022 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3209 on: December 25, 2022, 05:46:54 AM »
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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?"

You give a kid that much money they donít know how to act responsibly and they donít know that no one withholds ur taxes for you and itís why the paycheck seems like so much