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Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« on: January 10, 2023, 10:01:32 AM »
I was thinking about how me and my brother were arguing what the Alva logo said. He was like “ it’s Alva” I was like “no dude it’s Awa, look at it”. Anyone else have some dumb stories of childish ignorance?

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2023, 10:06:23 AM »
The injection molded plastic chairs had a P logo similar to the Powell Peralta logo and I assume Powell made chairs.
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2023, 10:10:32 AM »
Trick names in the late 90s/early 00s we called every type of Muska flip a hardflip. So frontside flip was 180 hardflip and halfcab hardflip and so on.
I think for a little while I thought 180 nosegrind was called overcook. Possibly from some confusion seeing photos and not getting what was happening or I think some older guy did overturn grinds which was like a Howard grind so got the name from there honestly can't remember why now.

One friend still says Julien stranger like it rhymes with banger twenty years later and being corrected infinite times.
Another friend was absolutely convinced Devine Calloway was a girl would get corrected and then weeks later would say he was the best female skater again or something.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2023, 10:17:35 AM »
I thought a lipslide and a boardslide were the same thing for a little while. Before I understood how f/s and b/s worked. 

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2023, 10:18:55 AM »
The injection molded plastic chairs had a P logo similar to the Powell Peralta logo and I assume Powell made chairs.
They should do that for real. Sell decks too. “Guys come check out my new porch- Powell flight deck bro. These chairs are rat bone reissues“

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2023, 10:24:30 AM »
I just remember only having access to magazines and never seeing any videos for years...and I used to wonder if everything was staged. Skating was so difficult, and not ever having seen any "moving pictures" of skate tricks, I just wondered. The first time I saw a good video I was stunned and astounded. I'm guessing "Future Primitive" was the first video I ever saw.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2023, 10:28:53 AM »
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2023, 10:29:21 AM »
i thought THPS combos are possible and that you can just wallride up high stuff if you cannot ollie it. just like in the thps games.
a homie thought that DC SHOE CO USA was one word and therefore should be pronounced as [di:si:sho:ku:za].
we were pretty dumb, obviously.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2023, 10:29:24 AM »
I used to think Jamie Thomas was cool

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2023, 10:29:32 AM »
I thought that I invented the willy grind since I didn’t see it in mags or videos. I wouldn’t be the first and I wont be the last to admit to that one
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2023, 10:30:03 AM »
When I first started skating and watching skate videos like Dying To Live, Sorry, etc.. I just assumed that if I skated for 10 years I’d become that good too and would be kickflip crooking rails and shit.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2023, 10:47:06 AM »
i thought THPS combos are possible and that you can just wallride up high stuff if you cannot ollie it. just like in the thps games.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2023, 10:49:46 AM »
I used to think Jamie Thomas was cool

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2023, 10:58:59 AM »
In my neck of the woods we called varial flips "shuv-it flips".
But then, decades later I heard an interview with Gino where he called it a shuv-it flip and now I feel completely vindicated.

I can remember full conversations with the boys about how a "heelflip 360 flip" is completely impossible.
We would later see Mike Hayes part in Time Code and damn near wore a hole in the tape rewinding and rewatching the "Lazerflip"


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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2023, 11:00:26 AM »
Rip grip

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2023, 11:01:12 AM »
i thought THPS combos are possible and that you can just wallride up high stuff if you cannot ollie it. just like in the thps games.
a homie thought that DC SHOE CO USA was one word and therefore should be pronounced as [di:si:sho:ku:za].
we were pretty dumb, obviously.

I thought you could just step on a skate board and do everything in the game.  It was crushing as a 7 year old to find out that you actually had to work for things and they wouldnt just come to you instantly.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2023, 11:03:57 AM »
my first interaction with skating was THPS. That made me dumb.
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2023, 11:05:15 AM »
I used to think vert pros had magnets in their shoes and would tape their feet to the board if they were doing shit like 540’s etc

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2023, 11:05:58 AM »
I thought rails were for strengthening the board. Then I saw Future Primitive.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2023, 11:10:45 AM »
When i read "B/S" or "F/S" in THPS i wasnt sure what that meant (I was like 6-7 years old when it came out). The only time I had every heard "B/S" before was for "bullshit" so i just assumed b/s was for bull shit and the only logical explanation for f/s could be fuck shit.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2023, 11:13:16 AM »
I thought I’m doing hardflips by doing weird pop shov it’s between my legs.
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2023, 11:15:21 AM »
Wasn’t me, dude also was a fully grown probably 30-40 year old man pushing mongo. But he said “ jon car-deal”

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2023, 11:18:48 AM »
i did not recognize switch mongo while watching skateboard videos as a young kid .. i just thought that was how that particular skater always pushed and didn’t connect the dots until someone told me it was one of the cardinal sins of skateboarding

that’s the day i turned my wheel graphics in and started pushing like a man
What kind of mikey taylor logic is this?

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2023, 11:20:53 AM »
I thought a lipslide and a boardslide were the same thing for a little while. Before I understood how f/s and b/s worked.

I used to think that fs feeble and bs smith were the same trick and that trick was called a smith... and the bs feeble and fs smith were the same trick called a feeble

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2023, 11:24:19 AM »
My neighbor friend had trouble learning to ollie, so I thought if his foot could slide up the board faster, he could pop easier. I proceeded to slice off the middle section of his grip tape to make it slick for his foot to slide up. Needless to say it didn't work and his board looked stupid. My bad Matt.


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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2023, 11:30:44 AM »
I called any steep concrete bank a “sea wall”

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2023, 11:32:01 AM »
thrasher had an pic of chris senn doing a fs boardslide on tranny bearing the caption 'what's harder, back lip or fs slider? gotta be the slider. senn-dog takes the harder approach'.
so i believed that fs slides were scary hard because 'no way am i doing bs lips and if it's harder than they are.....'
in retrospect, they're saying on bowls and not flatbars.
small wheels and skinny boards are better. big pants are easier to skate in. you need riser pads or you'll crack your board.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2023, 11:35:37 AM »
I just remember only having access to magazines and never seeing any videos for years...and I used to wonder if everything was staged. Skating was so difficult, and not ever having seen any "moving pictures" of skate tricks, I just wondered. The first time I saw a good video I was stunned and astounded. I'm guessing "Future Primitive" was the first video I ever saw.

I think the first 9 months I was into skating all I had seen was magazines and could not figure out some of the "poses" on the ramps. Like.. Rob Roskopp doing a fakie thruster made no sense to me. My buddy had a VCR and got the Bones Brigade Video Show and Future Primitive and we stayed up all night watching them over and over. I couldn't believe what I was seeing at all.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2023, 11:44:07 AM »
That slicks were the only way to go.
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2023, 11:47:27 AM »
i used to think you had to be able to do every flat ground trick in every stance in order to be pro