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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #240 on: April 24, 2023, 03:14:27 AM »
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I thought the words bail and slam were the same thing, that both meant slamming. It wasn't until I was well into my 20's I had an "aha! moment" and made the connection between what the actual word bail meant and the skateboarding term bail.
I'm blaming this on me not being a native english speaker.
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Weren't the slam compilations in the old THPS games called Bails? I think that's where it came from, we all called them bails as kids. Except for my one friend who called them crashes.
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Slams are bails but not all bails are slams

I'd argue a bail is a [semi-]controlled abortion of a trick attempt while a slam is an uncontrolled one. There's also the rare but fucked-up bail-to-slam which is often worse than a straight-up slam. This is a prime example:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BA_mKSXTUxL/

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #241 on: April 24, 2023, 04:55:11 AM »
I wanted a burger made by Steve van Doren.

it must be crazy when chico sells you something and the tables switch from "give me my money chico" to "giving my money to chico"

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #242 on: April 24, 2023, 05:22:04 AM »
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I thought the words bail and slam were the same thing, that both meant slamming. It wasn't until I was well into my 20's I had an "aha! moment" and made the connection between what the actual word bail meant and the skateboarding term bail.
I'm blaming this on me not being a native english speaker.
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Weren't the slam compilations in the old THPS games called Bails? I think that's where it came from, we all called them bails as kids. Except for my one friend who called them crashes.
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Slams are bails but not all bails are slams
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I'd argue a bail is a [semi-]controlled abortion of a trick attempt while a slam is an uncontrolled one. There's also the rare but fucked-up bail-to-slam which is often worse than a straight-up slam. This is a prime example:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BA_mKSXTUxL/

Regarding the THPS "bail" video, yes, that might be it because I sure wasn't alone in my group of friends of referring to slams as bails. I'm also in full agreement with scab here what constitutes a bail.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #243 on: April 24, 2023, 07:29:26 AM »
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That pro skaters didn't use drugs or alcohol as performance enhancers
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Unrelated to skating, but I was talking to a friend who doesn't skate but is super huge on lifting. He believes that all these mega-jacked 40-50 year olds in Marvel movies are just achieving their gains my "chicken and rice", and that Tom Brady doesn't have the world's most effective prescription for HGH. I was incredulous, because this guy follows professional cycling.

Tom Brady's diet is also ridiculous on top of all that.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #244 on: April 29, 2023, 12:45:07 PM »
My friend who didnt skate forgot Andrew Reynolds last name and assumed it was Andrew Baker when he was telling us about a video he watched.
Not dumb but it was pretty funny as a 12 year old. We called Reynolds “Andrew Baker” for awhile after that

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #245 on: April 30, 2023, 05:09:44 PM »
I thought mixing truck brand on a setup was cool when I first started skating in 6th grade

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #246 on: May 01, 2023, 12:47:07 PM »
My friend who didnt skate forgot Andrew Reynolds last name and assumed it was Andrew Baker when he was telling us about a video he watched.
Not dumb but it was pretty funny as a 12 year old. We called Reynolds “Andrew Baker” for awhile after that

interesting

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #247 on: May 01, 2023, 01:54:12 PM »
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My friend who didnt skate forgot Andrew Reynolds last name and assumed it was Andrew Baker when he was telling us about a video he watched.
Not dumb but it was pretty funny as a 12 year old. We called Reynolds “Andrew Baker” for awhile after that
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interesting

indeed. On some Tim Apple business.

I always thought the magazines were legit journalism. Took me way too long to realize that Thrasher had these dudes in it and Transworld had these mostly different dudes in it and it all lined up with the brands.

I also thought that skateboarding was super important and we were unique and Part of Something. Now I have the feeling like it's maybe just because I was 16.
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #248 on: May 01, 2023, 05:53:38 PM »
I always thought that because I skated I’d be cool with other skaters…….

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #249 on: May 01, 2023, 08:59:09 PM »
I’d see these photos of Danny Way or Chet Thomas or something in the mags in the late 80s when I first started, and those dudes were just a few years older than me so I figured that in a few years I would be as good as them. That didn’t pan out

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #250 on: May 01, 2023, 09:24:49 PM »
That skateboarders were rich bc they were in the magazines.

Also we called Mike V - Mike Valley for a really long time. My brother had his Etnies Pro Shoe from the late 90s and someone corrected us at the skateshop.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #251 on: May 02, 2023, 02:02:40 PM »
I always thought that because I skated I’d be cool with other skaters…….

I kind of thought of the same thing, but more so that people were your friends just because they seemed like it. Now, as far as what you said, I thought of that way, but with pro skaters.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #252 on: May 02, 2023, 02:39:18 PM »
That pro designed pants will make me ollie higher or hold a better slappy, or even help me get a better b/s powerslide on a hill bomb  :-[


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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #253 on: May 02, 2023, 03:30:53 PM »
That pro designed pants will make me ollie higher or hold a better slappy, or even help me get a better b/s powerslide on a hill bomb  :-[
Damn, the pants failed ya? Used to think back powerslide was easier cause I could skirt it a foot or two before I learned them FS. Now after getting FS slides pretty solid, I can't BS slide for shit
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #254 on: May 02, 2023, 03:43:37 PM »
you had to throw away your trucks once your board broke

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #255 on: May 02, 2023, 11:23:22 PM »
That vk420 could nollie tre the Heathdrant

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #256 on: May 03, 2023, 08:57:30 AM »
you had to throw away your trucks once your board broke

Damn, that had to be costly....

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #257 on: May 03, 2023, 09:09:54 AM »
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I thought the words bail and slam were the same thing, that both meant slamming. It wasn't until I was well into my 20's I had an "aha! moment" and made the connection between what the actual word bail meant and the skateboarding term bail.
I'm blaming this on me not being a native english speaker.
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Weren't the slam compilations in the old THPS games called Bails? I think that's where it came from, we all called them bails as kids. Except for my one friend who called them crashes.
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Slams are bails but not all bails are slams
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I'd argue a bail is a [semi-]controlled abortion of a trick attempt while a slam is an uncontrolled one. There's also the rare but fucked-up bail-to-slam which is often worse than a straight-up slam. This is a prime example:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BA_mKSXTUxL/

Bailing is an old ass downhill skating term.
When you're going to fast through a corner you ride into the hay bails.
That's it's origin in skating
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #258 on: May 03, 2023, 12:25:43 PM »
Not… sure if you’re joking, but it’s hay “bales,” not “bails”. “Bail” meaning to abort or escape trouble, as in “bail out” is widely used outside of skating.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #259 on: May 03, 2023, 05:15:14 PM »
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you had to throw away your trucks once your board broke
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Damn, that had to be costly....

not when youre skating walmart boards

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #260 on: May 04, 2023, 12:09:34 AM »
I used to think pro skaters must skate their pro model board.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #261 on: May 04, 2023, 01:20:52 AM »
I used to think pro skaters must skate their pro model board.
And that they skate same size as their pro model.
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #262 on: May 05, 2023, 02:04:26 AM »
Chris Pfanner once said in an interview that he lets his nuts hang in ice water for an hour before skating a rail. I didn't entirely believe it, but it did make some sense to my 11-year-old self and I thought about doing it for quite a while. Never ended up committing to it, which is probably why I still don't skate rails to this day.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #263 on: May 05, 2023, 10:17:13 AM »
i thought a kickflip was called an ollie and to do it you put your foot under the board

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #264 on: May 06, 2023, 07:38:16 PM »
As I was in elementary, I thought doing a kick flip on a waveboard be easier than doing it on a skateboard

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #265 on: May 10, 2023, 01:53:41 AM »
You had to skate the same things as your friends
You had to learn every flatground trick in sequential order before moving on to harder ones
If everybody else around you skated the same size boards then that's what you should be doing to (skating 7.5s being the only 6'2 dude never ever felt right and I wish the bigger board revolution came way sooner)
If you had new shit then you'd instantly skate better

Some of those don't seem that dumb but you really just end up putting limitations on yourself end of the day and skateboarding isn't about limitations at all.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #266 on: May 10, 2023, 02:44:22 AM »
I thought it would be underground forever.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #267 on: May 10, 2023, 08:07:21 AM »
I always thought my wheels were the reason why I was going slow, later on I found out about how bearings work...

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #268 on: May 10, 2023, 04:22:23 PM »
I used to think all pro skaters make money

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #269 on: May 12, 2023, 01:11:15 AM »
I definitely remember clear as day making my friend explain over and over the difference between lipslide and boardslide.
I was convinced a lipslide could only be on a wide ledge with the wheels sliding.

Def skated my nose as the tail for a long while.
Bigger so must be more pop.

My best friend growing up repeatedly told me all pros have side jobs which was a pretty worldly view for a 14 year old.

He said Jamie Thomas washed windows, proof being in chomp on this he has a t shirt sticking out his back pocket,
Andrew reynolds worked in a bar (bit more believable than the window washing)
And Eric Koston just worked in a shop but my friend couldn't remember which one.

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