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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #300 on: November 20, 2023, 01:16:24 AM »
I saw a Chanel ad and thought it was a Women's line of DC

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #301 on: November 20, 2023, 02:09:06 AM »
I saw a Chanel ad and thought it was a Women's line of DC

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #302 on: November 20, 2023, 06:22:36 AM »
The idea of "You have to be a dick like those EMB guys to be a real skater." I mean, this was when my friends and I were in junior high and were still figuring shit out, but I specifically remember an instance where a perfectly nice kid that I was actually friends with in elementary school came up to me to ask me about what kid of board he should get for Christmas and I spit in his CCS catalog and laughed at him.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #303 on: November 20, 2023, 08:05:46 AM »
Trying to figure out backside and frontside 180's while going nollie and fakie.

I still have no idea  :-[

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #304 on: November 20, 2023, 01:14:42 PM »
who that presenter of 411vm was in the intro. (lance mountain) I knew sal barbier from the shoes. then a year later figured it out.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #305 on: November 20, 2023, 03:09:10 PM »
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I saw a Chanel ad and thought it was a Women's line of DC
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To this day, when I whip out a pair of old, raggedy DC slides that i keep in my trunk in case of an urgent need, there is almost always someone asking me "are those some fake Dolce and Gabbanas?".
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #306 on: November 20, 2023, 10:38:14 PM »
I thought skating would be easy. I expected to learn tricks immediately and never struggle. So when I did struggle I thought it meant “I can’t do that trick”. That led to me skating like once every few weeks and doing the same tricks every time. I spent more time and money on getting hammered than skating. Luckily I’m still alive and fortunate enough to skate often and learn new tricks now.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #307 on: November 22, 2023, 05:26:58 AM »
...that World Industries was actually a big corporation like IBM or General Motors

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #308 on: November 22, 2023, 08:34:05 AM »
https://youtu.be/tDKSDnFy_C8?si=XSFONf4sxODpT0EZ

When I started skatebloarding at age 5 in 1983 this is all I wanted to be.

I had no idea who he was but at the time I saw this as my future and it was everything to me.

Well into the tech era all I cared about was being a punk.

Being a skater was just part of that.

All these posers who hated punk would be outa here rocking a business suit.

Only I would be left.

I was right. I skated longer than all my haters.

It didn't take long for Grosso and Danforth to take the top spot in my preteen mind.

John too.

I always recognized that Gator was a poser.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #309 on: November 22, 2023, 08:51:17 AM »
I couldn't be like Duane. I tried super hard but I had no idea what to do.

That look tho. It was hella powerful.

Grosso hill bomb with a beer was the ultimate tho.

In my opinion that's the best non transition photo in skate history
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #310 on: November 22, 2023, 05:06:48 PM »
I hope no more people copy people who are death
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #311 on: November 23, 2023, 09:17:31 AM »
That my much older brother's Fibreflex with gullwing trucks and kryptonite wheels was the best board in the world and you could do anything on it you just had to be good enough.

Christian Slater really was just that good in Gleaming the Cube.

Alsp doing a triple flip made you the best skateboarder in the world. And that the World Championships to decide this was probably just a bunch of dudes all cheering each other on as they tried super hard to do triple flips. Like 'maybe this will be the year some one gets one'.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #312 on: November 23, 2023, 02:44:48 PM »
I got into skating in 2005 and put off watching Yeah Right! for a year or two cuz i thought the whole video was fake skating. Like everything was green screened

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #313 on: November 29, 2023, 11:06:13 AM »
When I first started skating (toysrus board) ended getting all chipped up and gross. I thought thats how boards were suppose to be skated. So when i got my first real skateboard (plan b sheckler) I proceeded to take the fresh grip job and scratch it up darkslide style. To "break the board in"

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #314 on: November 29, 2023, 09:12:31 PM »
That my much older brother's Fibreflex with gullwing trucks and kryptonite wheels was the best board in the world and you could do anything on it you just had to be good enough.

Christian Slater really was just that good in Gleaming the Cube.

Alsp doing a triple flip made you the best skateboarder in the world. And that the World Championships to decide this was probably just a bunch of dudes all cheering each other on as they tried super hard to do triple flips. Like 'maybe this will be the year some one gets one'.

All of this sounds like a Matt Christopher book.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #315 on: December 07, 2023, 09:14:24 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.


Similarly, I used to think the difference between boards and lips was if the trick was done on a rail or ledge.
I thought Boardslide = both trucks hanging down, as on a rail or narrow ledge
Lipslide = only one set of trucks hanging down, the other sliding across the ledge

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #316 on: December 07, 2023, 09:18:40 AM »
Around the time I first started skating around my neighborhood I would watch my brother caveman onto his board (on flat) and my homie would call it a no-comply, and I never bothered to question it.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #317 on: December 07, 2023, 09:23:49 AM »
I thought I was going to be the PJ Ladd of this planet
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #318 on: December 07, 2023, 01:01:05 PM »

I thought Rodney Mullen's part in Public Domain was boring...

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #319 on: December 07, 2023, 06:31:32 PM »
We all thought that you could not be both a “tech” and a “burly” skater: you had to choose one.

My friend thought and argued that Arto adjusting his arm in Menikmati on the loooooong backside blunt on a ledge before coming out fakie, meant that he was doing it for so long he almost lost balance and had to wave his arm to correct himself. No, he was adjusting to come out fakie.

I also argued with him up and down that his Muska frontside flip was NOT a frontside flip. (I would never argue today that his Muska flip was not a frontside flip… sorry man. You were right)

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #320 on: December 07, 2023, 06:47:34 PM »
pronouncing ollie as “oily”

and thinking goofy vs. regular referred to personality not stance

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #321 on: December 07, 2023, 09:55:27 PM »
When I was like 7-8, I was really confused as to why it sounded like cows were always mooing when somebody landed a dope trick in videos. It wasn't until probably 3-4 years later when my friends and I started making little videos that I realized that's what happens when you slow down a clip of somebody shouting.

Although now I wanna re-edit some slo-mo clips and replace the people with cows and see if anybody notices......

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #322 on: December 07, 2023, 10:08:55 PM »
I wanted to have an entire zero set up, to include fit and shoes.

The wild thing is at one point you could’ve done it

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #323 on: December 07, 2023, 10:13:05 PM »
Why get a skateboard when a bike’s faster?

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #324 on: December 08, 2023, 05:39:45 AM »
that in 2012 my black and purple neff snapback, black skinny jeans, DC vulc graph courts and, altamont flannel was the coolest shit ever.
Mrs Elf is a pretty cool name.

And Mrs Elf destructing is even cooler.

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #325 on: January 22, 2024, 12:03:19 PM »
because of todays date i got reminded, when i was really young and didnt even skate I thought that the brand huf was some kind of reference to recitational use of inhalants

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #326 on: January 22, 2024, 10:35:25 PM »
As a kid I thought that Girl was a company for girls. A friend had a Girl board and we made so much fun of him that he quit skateboarding.
Sorry César.
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forgive me if i somehow missed it, but could someone help me with just how flat the flat as fuck decks really are?
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #327 on: January 22, 2024, 11:19:05 PM »
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

I also did. Back in 2002. Did you invent before me? I called it the “Elf Grind” Haha
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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #328 on: January 23, 2024, 12:15:14 AM »
I used to think pop shuvits and 360 flips with the extended sticked out back leg "steeze" (i refer to this now as the jordan logo pose) was the fucking shit. spent a whole summer making my pop shuvits look like that. I also thought benihanas were sick and i was blasting them out volcanoes and ramps...

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Re: Dumb things you thought about skateboarding when you were a kid
« Reply #329 on: January 23, 2024, 12:31:01 AM »
when i learned boardslides me and my friend would do really really short ones on a steel beam. when they were TOO short, the other one of us would be sure to tell that is was not a boardslide but in fact a kissed the rail
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