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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2023, 05:19:37 AM »
PJ Ladd has been regressing since PJWHL.

And his Ginger Jihadi look is fucking shit.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2023, 05:23:02 AM »
PJ Ladd has been regressing since PJWHL.

And his Ginger Jihadi look is fucking shit.

(sees a turban) JIHADI!!!!!!!
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2023, 05:33:04 AM »
Rails are the stupidest thing ever even on cruiser setups theyíre fucking dumb I donít care how old you are theyíre always dumb I donít respect it at all itís tasteless and so fucking lame and looks disgusting every single time. It was cool back in the 80s but society has progressed past needing those things. I cringe so much seeing any setup with rails especially in the setup thread itís just ridiculous to be putting rails on your board in 2023, grow the fuck up

you hold this opinion because you dont skate curbs or you frequently see people who have them but dont actually need them


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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2023, 05:42:47 AM »
Under 30 and only skating curbs is lame

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2023, 05:46:24 AM »
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Rails are the stupidest thing ever even on cruiser setups theyíre fucking dumb I donít care how old you are theyíre always dumb I donít respect it at all itís tasteless and so fucking lame and looks disgusting every single time. It was cool back in the 80s but society has progressed past needing those things. I cringe so much seeing any setup with rails especially in the setup thread itís just ridiculous to be putting rails on your board in 2023, grow the fuck up
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you hold this opinion because you dont skate curbs or you frequently see people who have them but dont actually need them

Rails are better for curbs? I might start using them now. I'll be sure to post in the setup thread for Sizzle.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2023, 05:57:39 AM »
PJ Ladd has been regressing since PJWHL.

And his Ginger Jihadi look is fucking shit.


Heís Sikh and has been for a while now. Deep fried take

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2023, 06:01:39 AM »
I would rather watch versace plug skate than Tyshawn.

Frog skateboards is a stupid company.

Most people still ride their trucks too loose.



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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2023, 06:12:05 AM »
The Rowans are better than old skools and half cabs
This is just fact

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2023, 06:12:25 AM »
I would rather watch versace plug skate than Tyshawn.

Frog skateboards is a stupid company.

Most people still ride their trucks too loose.

Who was it that would take one of their bushings out to get even looser trucks?
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2023, 06:14:09 AM »
Yall often forget the 'unpopular' in the title so fuck it:

Under 30 and only skating curbs is lame

You can keep it low impact but gotta do some flips, or maybe whatever the vert version of a curb is, like a rock and roll on this bad boy





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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2023, 06:15:36 AM »
I would rather watch versace plug skate than Tyshawn.

Anyone over the robot TBH

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2023, 06:16:50 AM »
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I would rather watch versace plug skate than Tyshawn.

Frog skateboards is a stupid company.

Most people still ride their trucks too loose.
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Who was it that would take one of their bushings out to get even looser trucks?

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2023, 06:22:32 AM »
Yall often forget the 'unpopular' in the title so fuck it:

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Under 30 and only skating curbs is lame
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You can keep it low impact but gotta do some flips, or maybe whatever the vert version of a curb is, like a rock and roll on this bad boy


In my 33 years old world flatground its king, Ive learned more shit as an old dude cause now I have patience.
I feel so stupid looking back to my younger self trying shit with no plan in mind.
That being said, do whatever the fuck you want and skate, I dont care as long as you have the real urge to skate soemthing

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2023, 06:23:49 AM »
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I would rather watch versace plug skate than Tyshawn.

Frog skateboards is a stupid company.

Most people still ride their trucks too loose.
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Who was it that would take one of their bushings out to get even looser trucks?

There is a vid of Daewon saying he does 2 washers and no top bushing, but only on his front trucks, I think the back one is normal.


Frog skateboards is a stupid company.

Well opinions are opinions but actually even though I like em frog does annoy me at times.


In my 33 years old world flatground its king, Ive learned more shit as an old dude cause now I have patience.
I feel so stupid looking back to my younger self trying shit with no plan in mind.
That being said, do whatever the fuck you want and skate, I dont care as long as you have the real urge to skate soemthing

28 here and still learning flatground tricks, getting into 360 spins recently.




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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2023, 08:26:09 AM »
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PJ Ladd has been regressing since PJWHL.

And his Ginger Jihadi look is fucking shit.

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Heís Sikh and has been for a while now. Deep fried take

He hasnít been sick for years. He sucks.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2023, 08:41:14 AM »
HATING on tyshawn is turning a great popular opinon here. And I back this.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2023, 08:49:35 AM »
the rowans are great, super underrated shoe

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2023, 09:04:50 AM »
Mike Carroll is overrated.

Oh wait that was last yearís unpopular opinion, never mind.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2023, 10:19:16 AM »
That really sucks dude I'm sorry!
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2023, 10:26:20 AM »
The question is which beloved pro is going to be the SOTY 2023 and will be hated afterwards.

Or maybe someone will break the cycle and a once hated skater will get SOTY and will be loved afterwards

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2023, 10:28:50 AM »
The question is which beloved pro is going to be the SOTY 2023 and will be hated afterwards.

Or maybe someone will break the cycle and a once hated skater will get SOTY and will be loved afterwards

My prediction (wrong thread) is that, in '23, Thrasher is going to push back a little bit against the trend of dropping seventeen parts between November 15-30, and they'll give SOTY to someone who did had two or three parts spread out over the year, with one big part dropping in the fall/early winter. Classico style.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2023, 10:42:29 AM »
The question is which beloved pro is going to be the SOTY 2023 and will be hated afterwards.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2023, 10:45:15 AM »
you hold this opinion because you dont skate curbs or you frequently see people who have them but dont actually need them
I do at least a couple slappys every time I skate because I love the feeling but I stopped doing boardslides on double sided curbs when I was in middle school. I actually learned how to slide boardslides both ways on a perfect one near my house but slipping out on those was terrifying as a kid, I bruised the shit out of my tailbone learning them backside in front of like 50 people at a grocery story parking lot and said fuck this shit. Pretty much immediately realized they would be way less sketchy on something that was at least a foot tall so I could actually pop onto it and have a bit more consistency getting on.

I can see the appeal of just seeing how long you can slide it but I have zero interest in doing that trick in the first place, boardslides on curbs arenít even really slappy tricks or anything. They donít even feel like a real trick to me when I see them because you just lift the front truck and turn, itís sort of in the fakie shuv tier of beginner tricks to me. Plus lip slides on curbs look dumb too (obviously bs is cool)

So the trick is wack and then like, you want to put like butter bench material on the bottom of it? So it doesnít even feel good doing the boardslide? Iíve never skated rails but I always assumed they were slick and took the friction off, why does that even feel good? I hate doing slides on butter bench shit, itís so unsatisfying compared to a real ledge, even skatepark angle iron ledges kinda suck if youíre doing noseslides or something. It just feels like the equivalent of protected vs unprotected sex

Then I think, do you not want to mess up the graphic? Does it keep it pristine? That makes sense but like, why bother bolting a bunch of fucking plastic strips down the front of the graphic, isnít that defeating the purpose in the first place

And why get fucking colored rails, just get a normal black one or something, itís like people are going out of their way to be heinous

Plus donít you just love how skateboards look when they get scratched up? Skating a pristine graphic makes me feel like a tryhard or something in a way, it doesnít feel right, I will go out of my way to not set up a new deck until I want to skate ledges so I can break it in a bit. Worn trucks and perfect graphic looks so weird to me I canít even skate it without feeling embarrassed

Just all in all I genuinely do not get the appeal

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2023, 10:56:45 AM »
Rails are better for curbs? I might start using them now. I'll be sure to post in the setup thread for Sizzle.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2023, 11:11:28 AM »
Rails make those curb dancing tricks possible. Maybe thereís some lunatic out there who can do them without rails but for everyone else itís a necessity.

Personally I donít like those tricks very much and donít love doing boardslides. I rode them for a while but got tired of them. But if people like them thatís cool. Either way I donít think the old crusty Curb Dawgs are gonna stop cause of what they read on the internet.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2023, 11:36:30 AM »
Rails make those curb dancing tricks possible. Maybe thereís some lunatic out there who can do them without rails but for everyone else itís a necessity.

Personally I donít like those tricks very much and donít love doing boardslides. I rode them for a while but got tired of them. But if people like them thatís cool. Either way I donít think the old crusty Curb Dawgs are gonna stop cause of what they read on the internet.

Genuine question: why canít they just wax their board?

Honestly I think my rule is itís cool if the deck youíre skating was around in an era with rails. Setting up an 80s graphic with rails or something then skating curbs with it is sick but setting up a polar 9 inch with rails is corny. I mean shout out to you guys for having fun with your setups but Iím a Puritan with all this stuff. When I was a kid I got the Thrasher Skate and Destroy book from my library and they had a blurb where they said rails were almost as stupid as Z-Rollers and I guess I subconsciously took that to heart.

Also you need to be literally graying before I respect a cut up grip job. Twenty something with a custom xacto knife grip job is unbelievably corny.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2023, 12:01:59 PM »
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Rails make those curb dancing tricks possible. Maybe thereís some lunatic out there who can do them without rails but for everyone else itís a necessity.

Personally I donít like those tricks very much and donít love doing boardslides. I rode them for a while but got tired of them. But if people like them thatís cool. Either way I donít think the old crusty Curb Dawgs are gonna stop cause of what they read on the internet.
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Genuine question: why canít they just wax their board?

Honestly I think my rule is itís cool if the deck youíre skating was around in an era with rails. Setting up an 80s graphic with rails or something then skating curbs with it is sick but setting up a polar 9 inch with rails is corny. I mean shout out to you guys for having fun with your setups but Iím a Puritan with all this stuff. When I was a kid I got the Thrasher Skate and Destroy book from my library and they had a blurb where they said rails were almost as stupid as Z-Rollers and I guess I subconsciously took that to heart.

Also you need to be literally graying before I respect a cut up grip job. Twenty something with a custom xacto knife grip job is unbelievably corny.
The rails make it much easier to tilt your board up and get your wheel over the curb for feebles/hurricanes, etc. or just do those weird tilt slides people do. Balance also becomes super easy and they slide fast.

Someone could probably most of these tricks without rails but it would be too hard for 99% of us. They really do make sliding boardslides that much easier.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2023, 12:10:22 PM »


Fuck it, this for pretty much any weird shit you guys are doing if you arenít old or insanely good.

8-8.5 popsicle (preferably bbs)

Plain trucks. Indys ideal, venture respectable if youíre good, acceptable if youíre mediocre. aces respectable but you HAVE to be good, if you arenít good get indys. Thunders are weird because of the logo and branding but you can do it with an 8.5 deck, they look good wide and worn (just like my ladies)

Spits, bones bearings, mob or Jessup. Get as creative as you want with your hardware as long as itís black or silver. You can have ONE colored bolt but only if thereís nothing else iffy going on with your setups, canít do it with thunders. Colored Bolt absolutely has to be in front of board, obviously.

Plain black grip.

No pro model wheel graphics for the spitfires and if you donít sand them they have to be in. In is preferable even if you sand them, itís the principle of it (I would feel so weird skating with them facing out, I would feel like I put my trucks on backwards or something). Ideally go for a private slappy sesh THEN turn them in once you get some scrapes, if you arenít going to sand them.

Like two stickers tops, ideally none but putting the local shop sticker on feels like a nice nod to the community

Avoid anything too red or orange, or anything too ďbusyĒ on the graphic, black board is the best most of the time

This is kinda what your board should look like, if you are deviating from this general guideline you better have something to show for it or be old. Once youíre grey you can literally do whatever you want, when youíre close you can start dabbling with old guy stuff, (like early thirties are fine to transition to curb skating, weird grips and shit) but do not show up to the park without a receding hairline cruising around on your fucking 10Ē board doing wallies and slappies when youíre literally still on your moms health insurance, itís fucking cringe

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2023, 12:19:43 PM »


Fuck it, this for pretty much any weird shit you guys are doing if you arenít old or insanely good.

8-8.5 popsicle (preferably bbs)

Plain trucks. Indys ideal, venture respectable if youíre good, acceptable if youíre mediocre. aces respectable but you HAVE to be good, if you arenít good get indys. Thunders are weird because of the logo and branding but you can do it with an 8.5 deck, they look good wide and worn (just like my ladies)

Spits, bones bearings, mob or Jessup. Get as creative as you want with your hardware as long as itís black or silver. You can have ONE colored bolt but only if thereís nothing else iffy going on with your setups, canít do it with thunders. Colored Bolt absolutely has to be in front of board, obviously.

Plain black grip.

No pro model wheel graphics for the spitfires and if you donít sand them they have to be in. In is preferable even if you sand them, itís the principle of it (I would feel so weird skating with them facing out, I would feel like I put my trucks on backwards or something). Ideally go for a private slappy sesh THEN turn them in once you get some scrapes, if you arenít going to sand them.

Like two stickers tops, ideally none but putting the local shop sticker on feels like a nice nod to the community

Avoid anything too red or orange, or anything too ďbusyĒ on the graphic, black board is the best most of the time

This is kinda what your board should look like, if you are deviating from this general guideline you better have something to show for it or be old. Once youíre grey you can literally do whatever you want, when youíre close you can start dabbling with old guy stuff, (like early thirties are fine to transition to curb skating, weird grips and shit) but do not show up to the park without a receding hairline cruising around on your fucking 10Ē board doing wallies and slappies when youíre literally still on your moms health insurance, itís fucking cringe
Damn dude this is like some North Korea rules. Iím officially old so I can be corny as I want to be but why does having a colorful board upset you?

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2023, 12:21:23 PM »


Fuck it, this for pretty much any weird shit you guys are doing if you arenít old or insanely good.

8-8.5 popsicle (preferably bbs)

Plain trucks. Indys ideal, venture respectable if youíre good, acceptable if youíre mediocre. aces respectable but you HAVE to be good, if you arenít good get indys. Thunders are weird because of the logo and branding but you can do it with an 8.5 deck, they look good wide and worn (just like my ladies)

Spits, bones bearings, mob or Jessup. Get as creative as you want with your hardware as long as itís black or silver. You can have ONE colored bolt but only if thereís nothing else iffy going on with your setups, canít do it with thunders. Colored Bolt absolutely has to be in front of board, obviously.

Plain black grip.

No pro model wheel graphics for the spitfires and if you donít sand them they have to be in. In is preferable even if you sand them, itís the principle of it (I would feel so weird skating with them facing out, I would feel like I put my trucks on backwards or something). Ideally go for a private slappy sesh THEN turn them in once you get some scrapes, if you arenít going to sand them.

Like two stickers tops, ideally none but putting the local shop sticker on feels like a nice nod to the community

Avoid anything too red or orange, or anything too ďbusyĒ on the graphic, black board is the best most of the time

This is kinda what your board should look like, if you are deviating from this general guideline you better have something to show for it or be old. Once youíre grey you can literally do whatever you want, when youíre close you can start dabbling with old guy stuff, (like early thirties are fine to transition to curb skating, weird grips and shit) but do not show up to the park without a receding hairline cruising around on your fucking 10Ē board doing wallies and slappies when youíre literally still on your moms health insurance, itís fucking cringe



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