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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #60 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 #61 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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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2023, 12:24:34 PM »
pretty easy to tell who doesnít skate or have friends in here

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2023, 12:27:46 PM »
imagine being as sad as that guy only 3 days into the new year lmao, shut up and skate

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2023, 12:36:19 PM »
what if you started losing your hair when you were still on your mom's health insurance

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2023, 12:40:00 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

Hahaha, damn dude thatís one of the best posts Iíve read in a while.  While I agree with every single thing you said, taken as a whole, it reads a little bit like Maoist party propaganda.

I started putting one of my back wheels graphics-out just to get a little rebellious and stir things up a bit.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2023, 12:40:59 PM »
what if you started losing your hair when you were still on your mom's health insurance
Off topic, how the fuck do you have only 100 posts I see you everywhere

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2023, 12:42:33 PM »
Setup fascism is weird. It's 2023 boys and girls, it's your setup, your choice!

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2023, 12:52:35 PM »
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2023, 12:53:21 PM »
Iím just glad Iíve got a medical exemption from all of these set up regulations & rules.
Thank goodness for a Doctorís Note.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2023, 12:58:42 PM »
i think it's a leverage thing. when you have rails you can lean back way further and still be in a boardslide and push it to hurricane much easier. so not only are rails corny, but they're kind of cheating!

Ah fuck I just realized they essentially take the convex effect out of the deck right, makes it feel flat? So you donít slip out or stick as much? Has to feel like snowboarding at that point, and Iím now resentful that I bruised my thirteen year old ass trying to do one Mach 5 for the first time.

While it seems corny now, I now want to try some so bad and completely understand the fun aspect of it.

At the end of the day though we should lock every single rail in this country in a warehouse and burn it for making the slappy boardslide to hurricane possible

what if you started losing your hair when you were still on your mom's health insurance

sadly this isnít a hypothetical question to me

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2023, 01:00:53 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.

Ha! I had a Thrasher book with Dressen blasting airs off launch ramps and other late 80s style street that got my hyped on rails. Keep in mind this is years later, skating had already gone through BPSW and you would basically get your ass kicked for even mentioning them, but I was completely ignorant. I went to the shop and I asked the mom who ran the shop for some rails and she very nicely explained to me how rails are lame and nobody rides them and that's why they didn't sell them. Super embarrassing and very traumatizing. Cool guys in the shop had a good chuckle over that one I'm sure. Have never even considered riding them since. I've held on to this baggage for a long time.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2023, 01:05:44 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 #73 on: January 03, 2023, 01:10:30 PM »
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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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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.

Aw shit I thought I was in the prediction thread. Sorry, my bad

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2023, 01:13:41 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

I'm currently riding thunders 149s with two orange bolts on the nose. I need to rethink my life choices

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #75 on: January 03, 2023, 01:17:18 PM »
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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 #76 on: January 03, 2023, 01:18:10 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 #77 on: January 03, 2023, 01:18:41 PM »
Yeah also I donít think I really got my point across, I think thereís an unwritten rule in skating that extends from your setup to your gear to your skating itself: pretty much the better you are the more youíre entitled to deviate from cultural norms in skating and experiment with weird shit. I donít think itís gatekeeping per se and I donít think itís a bad thing either. It seems like a sort of subconscious respect for the craft, like when youíre sort of an apprentice in skating you have to be more low key then you can get more eccentric as you develop a voice on a skateboard. Itís cool seeing Vincent Nava skate with his gear and setup but it would be intensely cringy seeing some kid dressed up like that learning to push at the skatepark, you know what I mean?

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2023, 01:21:28 PM »
NoÖ..I donítÖ.these are all just personal preferences and what ever wasÖ..isnítÖÖ

If I have to pick a sideÖ.get me some coloured grip and a set of the fanciest krux you can findÖÖ

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2023, 01:23:30 PM »
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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 #80 on: January 03, 2023, 01:29:41 PM »
I recommend a single coloured wheelÖÖ..

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #81 on: January 03, 2023, 01:31:07 PM »
Yeah also I donít think I really got my point across, I think thereís an unwritten rule in skating that extends from your setup to your gear to your skating itself: pretty much the better you are the more youíre entitled to deviate from cultural norms in skating and experiment with weird shit. I donít think itís gatekeeping per se and I donít think itís a bad thing either. It seems like a sort of subconscious respect for the craft, like when youíre sort of an apprentice in skating you have to be more low key then you can get more eccentric as you develop a voice on a skateboard. Itís cool seeing Vincent Nava skate with his gear and setup but it would be intensely cringy seeing some kid dressed up like that learning to push at the skatepark, you know what I mean?
I get what youíre saying to an extent- people who can barely skate look goofier when they put too much effort into their gear.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #82 on: January 03, 2023, 01:32:20 PM »
Lipslides are just as boring and stupid as boardslides

Yeah, Heath lipsliding El Toro was really stupid and boring

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #83 on: January 03, 2023, 01:32:40 PM »
I'm currently riding thunders 149s with two orange bolts on the nose.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #84 on: January 03, 2023, 01:48:07 PM »
Just turned 33, look about 25, I know Iím judged for my rails, colored grip, wheel graphics facing out, loose ass trucks, loose ass hardware that sounds like a can of rusted screws when I roll down the block. But fuck it, skating is fun, and I find this shit to be fun. Fuck the ďrulesĒ, thatís what skatings all about. Iíve done this shit since I was a kid, not gonna stop now, you know how hard it was to track down a set of rails and a tailblock in 2001?! I was obsessed with different eras as a kid, itís all part of the fun. I suck too, so take from all that what you will. Good day, all.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #85 on: January 03, 2023, 01:50:24 PM »
Just turned 33, look about 25, I know Iím judged for my rails, colored grip, wheel graphics facing out, loose ass trucks, loose ass hardware that sounds like a can of rusted screws when I roll down the block. But fuck it, skating is fun, and I find this shit to be fun. Fuck the ďrulesĒ, thatís what skatings all about. Iíve done this shit since I was a kid, not gonna stop now, you know how hard it was to track down a set of rails and a tailblock in 2001?! I was obsessed with different eras as a kid, itís all part of the fun. I suck too, so take from all that what you will. Good day, all.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #86 on: January 03, 2023, 01:53:22 PM »
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #87 on: January 03, 2023, 02:49:45 PM »
Yeah also I donít think I really got my point across, I think thereís an unwritten rule in skating that extends from your setup to your gear to your skating itself: pretty much the better you are the more youíre entitled to deviate from cultural norms in skating and experiment with weird shit. I donít think itís gatekeeping per se and I donít think itís a bad thing either. It seems like a sort of subconscious respect for the craft, like when youíre sort of an apprentice in skating you have to be more low key then you can get more eccentric as you develop a voice on a skateboard. Itís cool seeing Vincent Nava skate with his gear and setup but it would be intensely cringy seeing some kid dressed up like that learning to push at the skatepark, you know what I mean?

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #88 on: January 03, 2023, 02:54:47 PM »
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Yeah also I donít think I really got my point across, I think thereís an unwritten rule in skating that extends from your setup to your gear to your skating itself: pretty much the better you are the more youíre entitled to deviate from cultural norms in skating and experiment with weird shit. I donít think itís gatekeeping per se and I donít think itís a bad thing either. It seems like a sort of subconscious respect for the craft, like when youíre sort of an apprentice in skating you have to be more low key then you can get more eccentric as you develop a voice on a skateboard. Itís cool seeing Vincent Nava skate with his gear and setup but it would be intensely cringy seeing some kid dressed up like that learning to push at the skatepark, you know what I mean?
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2023, 02:55:25 PM »
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Yeah also I donít think I really got my point across, I think thereís an unwritten rule in skating that extends from your setup to your gear to your skating itself: pretty much the better you are the more youíre entitled to deviate from cultural norms in skating and experiment with weird shit. I donít think itís gatekeeping per se and I donít think itís a bad thing either. It seems like a sort of subconscious respect for the craft, like when youíre sort of an apprentice in skating you have to be more low key then you can get more eccentric as you develop a voice on a skateboard. Itís cool seeing Vincent Nava skate with his gear and setup but it would be intensely cringy seeing some kid dressed up like that learning to push at the skatepark, you know what I mean?
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