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i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« on: November 24, 2022, 09:16:43 PM »
i watched his fully flared, rites of passage, yeah right and seven steps to heaven part and i just cannot get down with his skating. the style isn't that great, the tricks he does and the way he does them are just meh. i watch those four parts multiple times and the only trick that even stuck out to me was the nollie flip, bs180 and sick cab flip he does off those three stair sets. other then that tho it all just felt like brainfeed.

it sucks too cuz i know how much marc has contributed to the skate community and from his interviews he seems like a super funny and intelligent dude. he is everything a street skater should be personality wise.

is it because i'm a gen z skater (2002)? maybe it's just something i had to "get" during that era? someone please explain to me the appeal

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2022, 09:20:37 PM »
Oh it's really simple. It's just the exact opposite of everything you said.

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2022, 09:24:00 PM »
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 09:26:33 PM »
Oh it's really simple. It's just the exact opposite of everything you said.

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 09:36:11 PM »
http://youtu.be/8bpxMuAWGH0

ok this vid is kinda dope. but even so, his arm posture post-trick is just not working with me. and i honestly think ledge combos are not that cool man.

i can't wait for my rep to drop to -1000 for this

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2022, 09:39:00 PM »
Youíre insane.

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2022, 09:41:12 PM »
Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2022, 09:48:49 PM »
Yeah, well, thatís just like your opinion, man.
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2022, 09:51:14 PM »
Fucking hell. Who do you like then?

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2022, 09:54:48 PM »
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2022, 09:55:05 PM »
https://youtu.be/6yOIfYwWfh0

I honestly love his PS part, the Bowie song is all time. You can feel the emotion. 

But I understand if you donít enjoy ledge combos. Thatís Marc.

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2022, 10:00:40 PM »
Fucking hell. Who do you like then?

honestly. top 5 are jerry hsu, rowan zorilla, kevin bradley, sage elsesser and nik stain

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2022, 10:03:52 PM »
https://youtu.be/6yOIfYwWfh0

I honestly love his PS part, the Bowie song is all time. You can feel the emotion. 

But I understand if you donít enjoy ledge combos. Thatís Marc.

damn. the bowie song is amazing. RIP ziggy stardust. this is better than the four i mentioned before too but pretty sweet overall was kind of an L. i dont really like high production shit in skate videos.

his modus operandi and man down part i kinda liked tho

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2022, 10:45:32 PM »
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https://youtu.be/6yOIfYwWfh0

I honestly love his PS part, the Bowie song is all time. You can feel the emotion. 

But I understand if you donít enjoy ledge combos. Thatís Marc.
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damn. the bowie song is amazing. RIP ziggy stardust. this is better than the four i mentioned before too but pretty sweet overall was kind of an L. i dont really like high production shit in skate videos.

his modus operandi and man down part i kinda liked tho
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well you're the main character in this dimension so its nice to see some growth. seems like this dimension is probably kind of an L though.

what?
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2022, 10:54:17 PM »
i watched his fully flared, rites of passage, yeah right and seven steps to heaven part and i just cannot get down with his skating. the style isn't that great, the tricks he does and the way he does them are just meh. i watch those four parts multiple times and the only trick that even stuck out to me was the nollie flip, bs180 and sick cab flip he does off those three stair sets. other then that tho it all just felt like brainfeed.

it sucks too cuz i know how much marc has contributed to the skate community and from his interviews he seems like a super funny and intelligent dude. he is everything a street skater should be personality wise.

is it because i'm a gen z skater (2002)? maybe it's just something i had to "get" during that era? someone please explain to me the appeal

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2022, 10:57:20 PM »
Thereís no reason why you have to force yourself to like something
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2022, 11:04:22 PM »
Heís very good but I was never a big fan. No particular reason, just what he was doing didnít inspire me to skate. Same with Mike Carroll, another all timer. But Guy or Darwin- fucking raddest. Skateboarding is like music, everybody has those things that make them love a certain thing but not another for no obvious reason. I wouldnít overthink it

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2022, 11:23:13 PM »
Oh it's really simple. It's just the exact opposite of everything you said.

this answered the question perfectly, kind of an L to write anything else

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2022, 11:34:33 PM »
At a certain point in skating it's almost like comparing musicians or artists, people have different tastes for what they like with the result being the style/trick-selection will click for some and not others.

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2022, 11:56:08 PM »
Mj is goat

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2022, 12:14:03 AM »
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ok this vid is kinda dope. but even so, his arm posture post-trick is just not working with me. and i honestly think ledge combos are not that cool man.

i can't wait for my rep to drop to -1000 for this

Yeah you sound ridiculous.. MJ fucking rules. Tech gnar with speed, style, and grace. MJ's one of the best to do it. You on the other hand...lets see your arm posture post trick...kook!

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2022, 12:31:34 AM »
We all do but then an interview comes along and we start questioning his validity
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2022, 12:32:19 AM »
Ban him
i just close my eyes at the skatepark so i cant see anyone

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2022, 12:32:40 AM »
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ok this vid is kinda dope. but even so, his arm posture post-trick is just not working with me. and i honestly think ledge combos are not that cool man.

i can't wait for my rep to drop to -1000 for this
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Yeah you sound ridiculous.. MJ fucking rules. Tech gnar with speed, style, and grace. MJ's one of the best to do it. You on the other hand...lets see your arm posture post trick...kook!

Lmao he's not even calling MJ bad or anything, just stating that his style doesn't click with him. Imagine getting upset at everyone that doesn't like a skater that you like.
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2022, 12:39:05 AM »
I probably feel the same way about a lot of the current skaters I'm supposed to be into. And I too liked Jerry more than Marc but only marginally. I loved the Tiltmode videos but I had kook friends who'd often put on the VHS of Osiris The Storm unironically and would usually try to dip out after the first part with any random excuse...

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2022, 12:44:08 AM »
It's okay if you can't get into his style. Plenty of skaters out there that are difficult for some to enjoy, in spite of how skilled they are. Personally, not a fan of watching Nyjah and Tyshawn skate, but damn are both good at what they do. I like Carl Aikens, Kellen James, Shuriken Shannon, and Gailea Momolu. Preferences.

MJ is a top 5 for me alongside Busenitz & Cory Kennedy. That shows where my preferences are at. Your top 5 shows where yours are at and MJ doesn't really mesh with those. Stain, Rowan, etc. all don't skate similarly to MJ so it checks out.
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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2022, 01:01:41 AM »
You must not understand greatness when you see it. Mj is timeless. One of the best to ever step foot on a skateboard. Do you like Tom Penny? Daewon?

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Re: i want to like marc johnsons skating but i just can't
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2022, 01:38:47 AM »
Wait it's his interviews you like?