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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2023, 05:23:49 PM »
There's only one McClung.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2023, 05:51:39 PM »
There's only one McClung.

Wrong thread.

That's confirmed at this point.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2023, 05:51:43 PM »
Pants are best held up with a shoe lace or a volcom beltÖ..

I actually think itís time to retire 874ísÖ..JulienÖ.get some double kneesÖ..time to move onÖ
ive been wearing the same carhartt double knees for the last year and a half and I just cant get these things to die. But once these are done Iím going back to 874s while everyone else around here is riding the never ending big boy wave

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #93 on: January 03, 2023, 05:55:22 PM »
My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #94 on: January 03, 2023, 05:59:02 PM »
Baggier fitting pants and dunks will stay just as popular for another full year

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #95 on: January 03, 2023, 06:04:16 PM »
Baggier fitting pants and dunks will stay just as popular for another full year

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #96 on: January 03, 2023, 07:06:28 PM »
My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans
They look good and make me feel sexy isnt an argument?

Also they donít get as hot. I sweat so much more in baggier jeans.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #97 on: January 03, 2023, 07:14:04 PM »
My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans

I would file this under objective fact

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #98 on: January 03, 2023, 07:40:52 PM »
It's 2023 people. Lets get rid of the baggy pants.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #99 on: January 03, 2023, 08:11:47 PM »
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My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans
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I would file this under objective fact

I canít believe I spent my formative years skating in fucking Leviís jeans with 100% humidity, itís a wonder I learned anything. I put on a pair of stretchy material tapered jeans  a while ago and it felt weird to even ollie

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #100 on: January 03, 2023, 08:22:37 PM »
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My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans
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They look good and make me feel sexy isnt an argument?

Also they donít get as hot. I sweat so much more in baggier jeans.
as much as Iím all for feeling good about what youíre wearing and how it makes you feel on the inside and productively on a board, I couldnít hear that and take it seriously

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #101 on: January 03, 2023, 10:55:39 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?

finally someone with some sense

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2023, 02:06:23 AM »
This isnít the popular opinion thread. How is he going to get his kook on with insightful posts like that?
'No Mouth, you have a negative rep because you are a fan of growing your wealth off of the backs of low paid workers and brag about having bodyguards. You literally kook people for doing charity in South East Asia. Don't deny it.'

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2023, 06:56:46 AM »
This isnít the popular opinion thread. How is he going to get his kook on with insightful posts like that?

@Sizzle  should get a youtube channel to teach these kooks how to dress, and what tricks to do.
why come?

Life is too short to be angry at the Shrimp Blunt intro

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2023, 07:15:29 AM »
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This isnít the popular opinion thread. How is he going to get his kook on with insightful posts like that?
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@Sizzle  should get a youtube channel to teach these kooks how to dress, and what tricks to do.

GH already filled the role of the coollness judge

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2023, 07:40:30 AM »
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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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dude go outside

lmfao

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #106 on: January 04, 2023, 07:46:26 AM »
My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans

i disagree with skinny jeans, but i think slim/straight jeans need to make a return. i was suggested on youtube this shitty kid edit where there was a b-roll clip of like 4, 10-13 year olds posing with their big boys. im def over it

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #107 on: January 04, 2023, 08:01:10 AM »
A clap, a light board tap, and a highfive/fist bump is enough for like 95% of things. Extravagant celebrations are annoying.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #108 on: January 04, 2023, 08:04:10 AM »
Cats make better pets than dogs

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #109 on: January 04, 2023, 08:10:57 AM »
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?

so by your logic, if you looked like nava and wanted to learn to skate you would need to change your look and dumb it down to then be able to skate? this is so dumb, what is the median age on this forum?

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #110 on: January 04, 2023, 08:18:18 AM »
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'No Mouth, you have a negative rep because you are a fan of growing your wealth off of the backs of low paid workers and brag about having bodyguards. You literally kook people for doing charity in South East Asia. Don't deny it.'

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #111 on: January 04, 2023, 08:49:00 AM »

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #112 on: January 04, 2023, 08:55:47 AM »
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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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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.


Iíve been flipping my back heel side wheel out for the longest, why are we this way

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #113 on: January 04, 2023, 10:15:36 AM »


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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #114 on: January 04, 2023, 10:31:28 AM »
My own unpopular opinion is I fully believe the skinny jean wave needs to make a return just to pick apart who actually wears stuff for comfortability/function and who wears stuff to fit in because thereís not one fucking argument you can give me that justifies wearing skinny jeans

I wear skinny jeans, mostly because they have a good amount of stretch. But I get them 2 sizes bigger as I need so they don't look too skinny ya know.

My unpopular opinion for 2023.

You absolutely can have a session when the ground is wet outside. If it is raining, that's a different situation.
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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #115 on: January 04, 2023, 10:38:27 AM »
I think Jagger Eaton and John Cardiel have a very similar style. Lanky arms, hunched over, open palms.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #116 on: January 04, 2023, 10:41:29 AM »
I think Jagger Eaton and John Cardiel have a very similar style. Lanky arms, hunched over, open palms.

the sheer audacity to put those two in the same sentence together...

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #117 on: January 04, 2023, 10:43:53 AM »
I think Jagger Eaton and John Cardiel have a very similar style. Lanky arms, hunched over, open palms.

Youíve come to the right place.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #118 on: January 04, 2023, 10:54:49 AM »
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There's only one McClung.
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Wrong thread.

That's confirmed at this point.

ugh...the older I get, the more difficult this whole "surfing the internet" thing gets. My apologies.

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Re: 2023 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #119 on: January 04, 2023, 10:59:03 AM »
A clap, a light board tap, and a highfive/fist bump is enough for like 95% of things. Extravagant celebrations are annoying.

You forgot the hug.
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