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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3090 on: December 10, 2023, 04:48:33 PM »
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skating with big wheels (54+) is cheating. it screams "I need help pumping and locking into anything"
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Skating anything with wax or coping is cheating. It screams, ďI need help grinding and sliding anything.Ē
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lol, how's it feel to be called out? get a smaller wheel size, big wheels look ridiculous and you might as well be riding a scooter.
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Check my sig file. I ride sub 54mm. People look turboclown when they assume things...

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3091 on: December 10, 2023, 05:06:57 PM »
not enough people clean the dust off of the top of a ledge before skating it

also going to add that no one really waxes the spot on top of the ledge where the tip of your nose/tail would be sliding at if you were fully on top

Sometimes I'll take an old hotel card/rewards card, and use that to scrape the old wax off the ledge and put a new layer on. Works so good.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3092 on: December 10, 2023, 10:44:03 PM »
Never realized you were the one running that IG account. Itís a favorite follow of mine. Thank you for your effort on it!

Yeah, that little dumpster fire is mine. Thank you for the kind words--I am humbled.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3093 on: December 10, 2023, 10:45:11 PM »
Some of you never pushed around an actual city and it shows by your hatred of big wheels. Your post smell like skateparks and your reference to a scooter confirms that.

^ I laughed. Hard. Esp the scooter part. Well played.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3094 on: December 11, 2023, 03:35:28 AM »
Some of you never pushed around an actual city and it shows by your hatred of big wheels. Your post smell like skateparks and your reference to a scooter confirms that.



Yeah I ride 60s cause most of the spots I skate are nowhere near perfect. I read somewhere that Freddy was pushing 68s in the 90s. Thatís sick.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3095 on: December 11, 2023, 05:20:58 AM »
skating with big wheels (54+) is cheating. it screams "I need help pumping and locking into anything"
im not good enough at skating to be picky on wheels so i just get big chunky 56mm and go vroom vroom
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3096 on: December 11, 2023, 06:00:48 AM »
I like nollie bs 360s

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3097 on: December 11, 2023, 07:05:07 AM »
skating with big wheels (54+) is cheating. it screams "I need help pumping and locking into anything"

Maybe if youíre mostly skating parks or live in a place without seasons. Iím in New England and canít go much smaller than 54 unless itís a super wide wheel. The street spots out here are pretty rough. The only people I see skating sub 54 donít leave skateparks or theyíre old heads that use dragon wheels (would that also be considered cheating?).


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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3098 on: December 11, 2023, 07:35:19 AM »
52 classics for life and I be skating shitty east coast spots all the time. It's not that hard lol.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3099 on: December 11, 2023, 07:47:05 AM »
this SOTY race is really boring, i can't wait for it to be over with so they can start posting season 2 of This Old Ledge

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3100 on: December 11, 2023, 08:10:40 AM »
Josh Kalis' indoor granite park looks cramped and a pain in the ass to skate.


I love the concept and love Kalis and really, really want that park to be awesome but in almost every piece of footage it seems like whomever is skating is struggling to deal with how close together the obstacles are. It's like they are making the best out of a tough situation.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3101 on: December 11, 2023, 08:24:00 AM »
Josh Kalis' indoor granite park looks cramped and a pain in the ass to skate.


I love the concept and love Kalis and really, really want that park to be awesome but in almost every piece of footage it seems like whomever is skating is struggling to deal with how close together the obstacles are. It's like they are making the best out of a tough situation.
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That really does look cramped. But I’d still be stoked as hell to try stuff.

Kalis makes it look easy cause he’s Kalis. I’d love to go hang and skate there with him. (And then get broke off hard because he’d inevitably inspire me to try stuff I have no business trying these days)




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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3102 on: December 11, 2023, 08:27:08 AM »
That Tony Hawk part was good but it would have been cool if he skated some different ramps or at a park

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3103 on: December 11, 2023, 08:30:33 AM »
52 classics for life and I be skating shitty east coast spots all the time. It's not that hard lol.

Itís easily possible but way smoother to ride a larger wheel. To each their own but if I can save a push and not have my knees rattling from cracks and brick Iíll skate a 54-56. That being said if the added challenge is exciting and makes it more fun more power to you :). I just wouldnít call it cheating to ride a larger wheel on rougher ground

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3104 on: December 11, 2023, 01:00:17 PM »
Hating on bigger wheels is definitely unpopular. Congrats, kid. You won.

56mm or bust.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3105 on: December 11, 2023, 02:00:20 PM »
ďArguingĒ about wheel size is completely asinine. First of all, who cares what size wheels or decks other people skate? What could affect you less? Secondly, the difference between 53 and 56mm wheels is completely negligible - 1.5mm in height. If you are remotely talented at skateboarding it should take you about three ollies before you have accumulated to wheel size.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3106 on: December 11, 2023, 02:17:53 PM »
In other unpopular newsÖ..making sense is overratedÖ.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3107 on: December 11, 2023, 05:02:33 PM »
Caring about wheel size same as caring about dick size


and speaking of dick size, whatís the deal with everyone being over particular about their shoes being TTS or having to swap out the insoles?  Iíve never met a size 7 that didnít fit my feet. guess Iím lucky

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3108 on: December 11, 2023, 05:02:52 PM »
Making sure SLAP knows that you donít care about SOTY or are over it is super weak. 

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3109 on: December 11, 2023, 05:25:30 PM »
ďArguingĒ about skateboarding in the internet isnít cool
You not cool breh. You pal Iím not.  Calling people assinie cuz you too scared to say you donít actullu skate  no more No one really care about your math. We here to teach. Not argue.  1 mm two mm three mm four. Is you fools really that sensitive or just caught up in the trap

Thank you for your teachings, so valuable. Also, we are both that sensitive and caught up in the trap.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3110 on: December 11, 2023, 06:13:07 PM »
Little wheels for every situation is like being the guy who wears jeans to a wedding.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3111 on: December 11, 2023, 06:27:55 PM »
Little wheels for every situation is like being the guy who wears jeans to a wedding.
I wore jeans to my own wedding

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3112 on: December 11, 2023, 06:44:01 PM »
You get an f George .
This is unpopular opinions Iím in the right place right? 
SOTY race rules.  Everyone wants it all the footage comes out best time of the year.  At a nigh level skating is competitive all these dudes want it embrace it.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3113 on: December 11, 2023, 06:45:12 PM »
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Little wheels for every situation is like being the guy who wears jeans to a wedding.
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I wore jeans to my own wedding

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3114 on: December 11, 2023, 06:47:18 PM »
Making sure SLAP knows that you donít care about SOTY or are over it is super weak.
don't get me wrong, the inevitable SOTY discussions around every major video part in november - december grow tedious, but the guy whose only contribution is some virtue signal-ass post saying "no one cares about SOTY" in the middle of a dozen people discussing it? yeah, that's way worse

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3115 on: December 11, 2023, 06:56:45 PM »
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You get an f George .
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This is unpopular opinions Iím in the right place right? 
SOTY race rules.  Everyone wants it all the footage comes out best time of the year.  At a nigh level skating is competitive all these dudes want it embrace it.

I think he was referring to georgethecat.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3116 on: December 11, 2023, 07:26:47 PM »
 I think jinn might be my favourite poster on here right now.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3117 on: December 11, 2023, 07:29:25 PM »
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Caring about wheel size same as caring about dick size
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and speaking of dick size, whatís the deal with everyone being over particular about their shoes being TTS or having to swap out the insoles?  Iíve never met a size 7 that didnít fit my feet. guess Iím lucky

For real. Iíve never sized up or down in different shoes. Always wore the same size and itís never given me any trouble.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3118 on: December 11, 2023, 08:17:18 PM »
Honeycrisps are the most basic bitch apple. Theyíre too sweet and apples for people who just want candy. The best apples have an equal balance of sweet and tart. Iíve been fuckin with the heirloom apples now that i work in produce at a grocery store. Theyíre as cheap if not cheaper than all those overly sweet engineered apples.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3119 on: December 11, 2023, 08:38:47 PM »
Itís ok to smoke and drink in front of kids at the skatepark