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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2023, 10:17:33 AM »
this was my first introduction to ted degros after receiving a copy of monke madness at slam city jam when I purchased a god awful monke deck. I was new to skating and had no clue that boards came in different sizes, I think I got a 7.4 and it was brutal. the video made up for it though because it had great parts from ted and russ Milligan, and a pretty awesome friends section.

I think ted is like 15-16 during this video? not totally sure how to embed Vimeo but it's worth a watch if you're a ted fan.

https://vimeo.com/98234102

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2023, 11:33:36 AM »

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2023, 02:27:50 PM »
It's always a pleasure to see and hear the gearmadness! I call it techfire for 40+ :)
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2023, 02:38:01 PM »
His channel is a documentary on full blown gear madness and I'm loving every minute of it.
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2023, 03:23:18 PM »
His channel is a documentary on full blown gear madness and I'm loving every minute of it.
Thatís all it is. I think even he admitted in a recent video that none of it matters cause he usually lands all his tricks. The only thing that matters to me is trucks and wheels. Anything 8.25-8.6 with a 14.25-14.5 wheelbase and a medium concave works for me. But I need Indys and F4s on my main setup.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2023, 04:32:30 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
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Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.

where does he talk about this stuff?

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2023, 04:37:15 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
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Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
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where does he talk about this stuff?
https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2023, 04:38:42 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
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Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
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where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y

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From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2023, 04:49:01 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
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Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
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where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
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Beat me to it lol

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From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2023, 04:51:02 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
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where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
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Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
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He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.

He actually mentions being addicted to "heavy drugs" in multiple videos. He never specified it further though

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2023, 04:54:19 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
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where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
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Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
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He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.
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He actually mentions being addicted to "heavy drugs" in multiple videos. He never specified it further though
Okay, that makes sense too. Which makes his recovery even the more impressive. He probably couldíve been better than his bother if he never did all that stuff.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2023, 04:59:34 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
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I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
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where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
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Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
[close]
He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.

I saw a post on the alt-insta account of Kader's where the caption said something like tapped out finally. And he had a story showing he hadnęt smoked for 15 days or something

Guess we'll have to wait and see the transformation. How much more beast can he be???

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2023, 05:02:36 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
[close]

I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
[close]

where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
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Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
[close]
He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.
[close]

I saw a post on the alt-insta account of Kader's where the caption said something like tapped out finally. And he had a story showing he hadnęt smoked for 15 days or something

Guess we'll have to wait and see the transformation. How much more beast can he be???
Lol nice! I know a bunch of pros do it, so I wasnít trying to come down hard on him. Itís just that heís still young and hasnít peaked yet. I think the youngins should save the weed until their mid 30s and washed up 😂

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2023, 05:22:24 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
[close]

I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
[close]

where does he talk about this stuff?
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https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
[close]

Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
[close]
He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.
[close]

He actually mentions being addicted to "heavy drugs" in multiple videos. He never specified it further though

Yeah, I was going to mention this but wasn't sure I remembered it correctly and didn't want to slander a good man's name. Ben has obviously always been a talented skater but not sure substances held him back necessarily. I think Ted was just a natural prodigy type. That's in regard to one of OhioGuy's posts also since I'm getting a little squirrely with my replies and am dealing with my own addictions...


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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2023, 05:24:22 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
[close]

I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
[close]

where does he talk about this stuff?
[close]
https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
[close]

Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
[close]
He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.
[close]

He actually mentions being addicted to "heavy drugs" in multiple videos. He never specified it further though
[close]

Yeah, I was going to mention this but wasn't sure I remembered it correctly and didn't want to slander a good man's name. And Ben has obviously always been a talented skater but not sure substances held him back necessarily. I think Ted was just a natural prodigy type.
Yeah that could be true. And either way, Ben seems to be doing well. I ran into his skate videos first then was surprised to see he had a carpentry channel with 400k subscribers 😲

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2023, 10:05:00 AM »
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Why are Ben's videos such a warm cozy safety net? Why are they such sweet lullabies. I am traumatized. But why do I need to hear the voice of a well mannered skate man to calm me down. Why am I here. :(
[close]

I think itís his voice partially. Heís very calm and measured and seems like a genuinely good person whoís been through some shit and come out the other end better
[close]

Yeah, I appreciate how frank he is about having been a drug addict and getting clean.
[close]

where does he talk about this stuff?
[close]
https://youtu.be/jYmNUY46P3Y
[close]

Beat me to it lol

Pressed post and here it was

From what I remember he only did weed but I watched that video long ago so I might be wrong
[close]
He mentions alcohol too. I know some folks donít view weed smokers as addicts, but they can be if theyíre smoking everyday and putting off their responsibilities to do so. Which he admits to doing. Glad he kicked the habit. Skating high sounds like a nightmare to me. I hate to see pros glorifying it.

Like someone like Kader is amazing, but I think heíd be better if he didnít smoke and trained like an athlete. Young skaters should take care of their bodies.
[close]

He actually mentions being addicted to "heavy drugs" in multiple videos. He never specified it further though
[close]

Yeah, I was going to mention this but wasn't sure I remembered it correctly and didn't want to slander a good man's name. Ben has obviously always been a talented skater but not sure substances held him back necessarily. I think Ted was just a natural prodigy type. That's in regard to one of OhioGuy's posts also since I'm getting a little squirrely with my replies and am dealing with my own addictions...

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2023, 12:42:15 PM »
Ben's checking out Nyjah's board shape

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2023, 02:55:34 PM »
Donít know why anyone would be shocked that Nyjahís boards are good lol. This isnít aimed at Ben, just at the Nyjah haters. Of course his gear is legit. Look at the shit he does 😅

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2023, 05:46:02 PM »
Disorder team video, boards, and graphics are better than King at this point. Joke is on the SOTY winner.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2023, 06:25:33 PM »
He's skating so well these days!

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2023, 06:51:15 PM »
How does a flat, skinnyish PS board not just snap immediately? Guess it's about talent.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2023, 08:05:34 PM »
The Quasi Proto is a flat PS board and the two I had lasted forever it felt.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #83 on: January 18, 2023, 02:05:26 AM »
Love how he checks the pitch on the kicks. What a legend
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2023, 06:30:58 AM »
dudes flatground is impeccable, must be so nice to land that many tricks especially at that age, so many of them looked so effortless too and this guy was injured not that long ago
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2023, 06:42:11 AM »
It's pretty funny to be constantly obsessing about every little detail of your setup and then just be able to hop onto any board with any trucks and do a switch tre.
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2023, 07:33:18 AM »
I think there's a lesson for all of us in your last statement. I've got a friend that's about Ben's ability levels except younger and doesn't skate as much anymore. Was humbling the day we hopped on my board in Adidas running shoes and busted out a popped nollie tre first try and then said "your board feels great, trucks are a bit off"

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #87 on: January 18, 2023, 10:43:56 AM »
look at erick winkowski setup. cant tell me that is optimal and that guy shreds. pro af. wearing emericas too haha.
he would skate way better on nigel's setup! but that is part of his appeal i think is that he is like this old soul in a young dudes body type thing.
i watched corey duffell get pins pulled out of his toes on instragram this morning. he said a lot was a result of bad footwear
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #88 on: January 18, 2023, 02:31:56 PM »
look at erick winkowski setup. cant tell me that is optimal and that guy shreds. pro af. wearing emericas too haha.
he would skate way better on nigel's setup! but that is part of his appeal i think is that he is like this old soul in a young dudes body type thing.
i watched corey duffell get pins pulled out of his toes on instragram this morning. he said a lot was a result of bad footwear

Duffelís fucked up feet deserve a thread of their own.
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #89 on: January 18, 2023, 02:53:40 PM »
How does a flat, skinnyish PS board not just snap immediately? Guess it's about talent.
He's pretty slim and also its his first session on it from the looks of it. PS usually start sogging out by 2nd or 3rd session. He could also be skating one of the good ones from the batch.