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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3210 on: December 17, 2023, 07:49:08 AM »
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Does anyone else just buy wheels in the 53-55mm range and then I skate them until they're sub-~50mm, and otherwise never think about wheel size?
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I do this as of recently. 53’s then just not care for a long time. I personally know a couple pros with full Spit sponsorship that skate old ass wheels. Probably pushing 46s now. I get it, it’s nice to not be overly concerned with

The thing is, I only have one skateboard and I'm using it the entire time the wheels are reducing in size, so it's not as if I hop on my deck one day and suddenly my 54 wheels are 49mm. Obviously there will reach a point of diminishing returns, but if anything, going from my shrunken wheels to a fresh set is going to mess things up.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3211 on: December 17, 2023, 08:18:09 AM »
I like rotating my tires every now and again. I skate 56s because thats what I think looks the best, street and alley model.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3212 on: December 17, 2023, 08:45:51 AM »
This is more unpopular in terms of the manufacturers making them/skaters buying them enough to keep them in production than a sentiment thing but:

The current vegan “suede” used on the vegan colorways of the KSL G6, the NB# 440, and Es Accel OGs is far and away the best material being used right now.

Animals aside, the shoes feel broken in (not common for typical synth models before), flick feels great, and the uppers last way longer than the suede or canvas most companies use now. It’s been a while since I’ve skated leather but I remember it being very durable but needs a big break in.

It’s almost like felt? But not as fuzzy.  Whatever it is, I’m a massive fan.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3213 on: December 17, 2023, 08:50:10 AM »
aren't you just trying to say vegan shoes are better?  this is about hot takes...not vegan shoe update.....

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3214 on: December 17, 2023, 08:52:50 AM »
aren't you just trying to say vegan shoes are better?  this is about hot takes...not vegan shoe update.....

How’s this:

All skate shoes should be using that vegan suede because it performs better than real suede and doesn’t need as many animals to die.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3215 on: December 17, 2023, 09:04:00 AM »
Skatebloarding is second to only skatebloarding on drugs.

Both are better than sex on of off drugs.

You can disagree but is your skatebloarding going to EXPECT you to cuddle.

I'm a no cuddle ass mofo. It's time to skate now

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3216 on: December 17, 2023, 10:13:38 AM »
Skatebloarding is second to only skatebloarding on drugs.

Both are better than sex on of off drugs.

You can disagree but is your skatebloarding going to EXPECT you to cuddle.

I'm a no cuddle ass mofo. It's time to skate now

How about a high 5
I’m a cuddle ass mofo. But maybe that’s why I suck at skateboarding compared to others that have been doing it this long.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3217 on: December 17, 2023, 10:15:35 AM »
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aren't you just trying to say vegan shoes are better?  this is about hot takes...not vegan shoe update.....
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How’s this:

All skate shoes should be using that vegan suede because it performs better than real suede and doesn’t need as many animals to die.
The vegan suede on the Joslins was good, and bonus: it wears away faster than animal suede so I got to show off my sweet grip tape marks on my shoes and I got to feel like a real skateboarder again.

But…. That’s also the huge downside: it wears down much faster.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3218 on: December 17, 2023, 11:58:01 AM »
Siding with the vegan and once again trying to keep up with the spirit of the thread vs my own narrative and biases….

‘Durability….over rated…..’

Some of the best skate shoes ever never held up…didn’t stop them from being great….

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3219 on: December 17, 2023, 09:36:52 PM »
Siding with the vegan and once again trying to keep up with the spirit of the thread vs my own narrative and biases….

‘Durability….over rated…..’

Some of the best skate shoes ever never held up…didn’t stop them from being great….
This is true. Vans slip-ons are one and the other were those Ed Templetons Sheeps. I think I went through three pairs in six months but they were so good.

That’s not environmentally sustainable tho so probably should try for more durable. Or be like me and hardly ever ollie.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3220 on: December 17, 2023, 10:23:32 PM »
Does anyone else just buy wheels in the 53-55mm range and then I skate them until they're sub-~50mm, and otherwise never think about wheel size?

absolutely - i just bought new 54mm wheels like 2 days ago and the wheels i was replacing were 49mm from 54mm.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3221 on: December 18, 2023, 05:18:39 AM »
yuto is trying hard with his video parts, he just makes it look easy
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3222 on: December 18, 2023, 05:20:49 AM »
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Does anyone else just buy wheels in the 53-55mm range and then I skate them until they're sub-~50mm, and otherwise never think about wheel size?
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absolutely - i just bought new 54mm wheels like 2 days ago and the wheels i was replacing were 49mm from 54mm.

i'm like that too but i buy 56-58mm wheels and skate them til they're like 48-49mm, they last me about 10-12 months that way which is cool
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3223 on: December 18, 2023, 05:40:34 AM »
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aren't you just trying to say vegan shoes are better?  this is about hot takes...not vegan shoe update.....
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How’s this:

All skate shoes should be using that vegan suede because it performs better than real suede and doesn’t need as many animals to die.
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The vegan suede on the Joslins was good, and bonus: it wears away faster than animal suede so I got to show off my sweet grip tape marks on my shoes and I got to feel like a real skateboarder again.

But…. That’s also the huge downside: it wears down much faster.

Damn, I wondered about those…

I swear the vegan accel ogs I had last year were by far the most durable accels I’ve ever skated and I’ve had pairs of those things dating back to the good old days (pre-toe shape change, lol).

I did superglue the stitching but how well the “suede” itself held up to hundreds of flicks was mind blowing. I went through the soles way before the upper was worn through.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3224 on: December 19, 2023, 05:30:57 AM »
Gear hoarding is kinda lame

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3225 on: December 21, 2023, 06:13:52 PM »
Street Cinema wouldn't even be in the top 20 for full lengths release from 2001-03..

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3226 on: December 21, 2023, 06:35:36 PM »
I’m okay with black wheels

Black wheels can look tough as hell.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3227 on: December 22, 2023, 01:12:53 AM »
Street Cinema wouldn't even be in the top 20 for full lengths release from 2001-03..


You’re right. To be fair though, I’ve never heard anyone say Street Cinema was their favorite video.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3228 on: December 22, 2023, 07:23:50 AM »
When you get past the “no you don’t GET IT, it’s so bad it’s good” thinking. Hockey is a terrible name for a skate company and the owner looks like he runs a franchise of Buffalo Wild Things

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3229 on: December 22, 2023, 08:03:12 AM »
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aren't you just trying to say vegan shoes are better?  this is about hot takes...not vegan shoe update.....
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How’s this:

All skate shoes should be using that vegan suede because it performs better than real suede and doesn’t need as many animals to die.
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The vegan suede on the Joslins was good, and bonus: it wears away faster than animal suede so I got to show off my sweet grip tape marks on my shoes and I got to feel like a real skateboarder again.

But…. That’s also the huge downside: it wears down much faster.
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Damn, I wondered about those…

I swear the vegan accel ogs I had last year were by far the most durable accels I’ve ever skated and I’ve had pairs of those things dating back to the good old days (pre-toe shape change, lol).

I did superglue the stitching but how well the “suede” itself held up to hundreds of flicks was mind blowing. I went through the soles way before the upper was worn through.
Right on.  I mean the vegan suede on the Joslins held up for a long time, and then the rubber layer also could hold up for a long time.

With every flick or Ollie there would be some of the fibers left behind, lol. So while, absolutely, it lasted a good long while, it still doesn’t compare to animal suede.

But for an animal alternative, it was great! (Yet just a bit less beathable… but I’ve heard the accels don’t breath anyway, haha)
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3230 on: December 26, 2023, 05:50:13 AM »
contrived is a stupid word to describe skateboarding

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3231 on: December 26, 2023, 06:54:41 PM »
unpopular opinon: the world is drowning in blood

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3232 on: December 26, 2023, 10:36:53 PM »
Dick Rizzo is overrated

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3233 on: December 29, 2023, 09:27:19 AM »
Fully over any sort of atonal/noise rock/dour/shoegazy type music in skate videos.  Let me get something with a beat.

Who wasn’t bobbing their head along to Antonio Durao’s opening part in the best video of the year?
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3234 on: December 29, 2023, 12:32:58 PM »
coffee is for pussies (+ you've all been tricked)

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3235 on: December 29, 2023, 07:26:53 PM »
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I’m okay with black wheels
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Black wheels can look tough as hell.

It’s a rougher ride on the street. All they are is faster.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3236 on: December 30, 2023, 12:02:15 PM »
Busenitz is the reason why everyone does a quick extra trick off the curb after

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #3237 on: December 30, 2023, 07:46:58 PM »
Skate videos shouldn’t have music. Raw footage is so much more enjoyable to watch than footage with music behind it,  especially nowadays when 99% of music in videos is garbage. If you’re going to use music at least use something instrumental.