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What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« on: November 15, 2023, 10:41:33 AM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2023, 11:16:12 AM »
Why did I think skaters are some of the most original, creative people, who have a different lens of viewing the world, and are adept problem solvers, when in reality a lot of them are just shitty people with poor life skills?

People skating less and fading away into obscurity seemed like a hopeless oblivion to fall into, but now I understand that you need to have a job and pay your bills and take care of your shit, be a good person, while also spending as much time with your family as you can because they wont always be there, which sometimes doesn't allow for as much time having selfish fun. Skateboarding is so vain, it's so selfish. It's all about you while you're doing it. If you try to say it's not, you're lying to yourself.

I love skateboarding, but I'm honestly not too fond of a lot of skateboarders. It's easy to talk to people, but I feel like I don't really want to befriend dudes at the local park. I don't want to invite them over to my home to disrespect my things, I just want to be homies at the park and kick it there. It's hard to make new friends in skating, but it's easy to kick it with skaters. I just can only take so much before I need to dip and return to "the real world".
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2023, 11:22:27 AM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2023, 11:27:41 AM »
It really concerns me how deep Scientology is in skateboarding and it bothers me that most people dont care (probably because they are too young to care, too ignorant, or they themselves are working with scientologist and don't wanna fuck up the bag). It's gonna be a big scandal eventually and I hope someone's kid isn't on the other end of it
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2023, 11:28:03 AM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2023, 11:43:16 AM »
BS vs FS roll-in, how do you call it?

If bluntslide is on the tail, noseblunt should be called sharpslide

Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2023, 11:50:05 AM »
Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
but where does New Jersey fall in this ranking? it's gotta be top three, right? and Ohio is in the top four or five?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2023, 11:58:52 AM »
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but where does New Jersey fall in this ranking? it's gotta be top three, right? and Ohio is in the top four or five?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2023, 11:59:54 AM »
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Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
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but where does New Jersey fall in this ranking? it's gotta be top three, right? and Ohio is in the top four or five?
shoutout to the jerseyians, but fuck new jersey
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2023, 12:31:35 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2023, 12:51:48 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2023, 01:21:13 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2023, 01:45:51 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2023, 02:56:44 PM »
Why do we count the top stair if we don't count the floor? Isn't the top just the floor of the next level?

Stairs can also be called steps, and I think if you consider the "steps" you take to walk up/down a set of stairs/steps you find your answer to stair-counting. Let's take a 2 stair as our example; if you walk down them you step twice and the floor is the second step. If you walk up them the top stair is the second step.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2023, 03:32:21 PM »
if a hardflip is one degree past perfectly vertical, does it become a pop shuv

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2023, 04:52:22 PM »
Why did I think skaters are some of the most original, creative people, who have a different lens of viewing the world, and are adept problem solvers, when in reality a lot of them are just shitty people with poor life skills?

People skating less and fading away into obscurity seemed like a hopeless oblivion to fall into, but now I understand that you need to have a job and pay your bills and take care of your shit, be a good person, while also spending as much time with your family as you can because they wont always be there, which sometimes doesn't allow for as much time having selfish fun. Skateboarding is so vain, it's so selfish. It's all about you while you're doing it. If you try to say it's not, you're lying to yourself.

I love skateboarding, but I'm honestly not too fond of a lot of skateboarders. It's easy to talk to people, but I feel like I don't really want to befriend dudes at the local park. I don't want to invite them over to my home to disrespect my things, I just want to be homies at the park and kick it there. It's hard to make new friends in skating, but it's easy to kick it with skaters. I just can only take so much before I need to dip and return to "the real world".

This, to me is a profound truth, no matter what your hobby is or favorite thing in the world may be. The skateboarding population, as imaginative and cutting-edge as you may believe it to be, is just like any population - a lot of f-king idiots in the middle. Skateboarders are just as bad as jocks and any athlete, and many of them involve themselves in literally one line of thinking - skateboarding. Plenty of threads and laments have been written about it, that skateboarders should stop doing podcasts because they sound like dullards.

Most people on earth want to believe they are a part or something different / better / more imaginative /more intuitive / than the mainstream. And skateboarding is just one of those ways of thinking.  Having an affinity for skateboarding can involve a number of interests, which includes but is not limited to appreciation for physics, geometry, architecture, photography, motion, the human body, urban planning, art, dance, concrete shaping... plenty of other stuff. People that are drawn to skateboarding believe that they are different, and that they see shapes and public spaces differently than other people do. But as sharp, savvy and resourceful as you want to believe we all are, we're actually just dumb monkeys impressed by random physics that we go "oooh" and "ahhh" over, as if we were watching a good football play or anything else that involves movement or "sport". For example, have you ever seen memes about how men will express more emotion (ie. going "oooh" and "aahh") over seeing a stylish skate trick than they will communicate enthusiasm while having sex with a girl? I'm talking about that caveman kinda shit. 

Although I used to think differently - being interested in skateboarding does not automatically make you cooler, different, smarter, more creative, more punk or nihilistic, fashionable, nor ahead-of-the-times than your peers. Sometimes it even can set us back in terms of what we care about versus what is actually important in the world. After all, we are playing with toys at the end of the day.

I've almost always lived in big, developing cities across the US. My attitude was that the USA was progressive enough and level-headed, until I drove around the country a bunch of times and saw what makes up everything else that makes up the USA, outside of major cities... it's literally the majority of the country. And that's how every country is.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2023, 04:53:16 PM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2023, 04:57:17 PM »
if a hardflip is one degree past perfectly vertical, does it become a pop shuv

no? as long as the board flips it doesn't really matter what the angle is, does it? that first clip of daewon doing the hardflip is completely horizontal.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2023, 05:03:30 PM »
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no? as long as the board flips it doesn't really matter what the angle is, does it? that first clip of daewon doing the hardflip is completely horizontal.
picture a hardflip that is straight vertical. imagine that hardflip repeating, slowly becoming more horizontal, until it looks like daewon's. now start over from the same straight vertical hardflip, and imagine it slowly becoming more horizontal in the other direction. what does that look like? does it even flip? keeps me up at night frfr.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2023, 05:19:48 PM »
If you have hardflips down, perfected, and can do them on command. Is it even a hardflip anymore?
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2023, 07:33:09 PM »
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Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
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but where does New Jersey fall in this ranking? it's gotta be top three, right? and Ohio is in the top four or five?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2023, 07:46:36 PM »
BS vs FS roll-in, how do you call it?

If bluntslide is on the tail, noseblunt should be called sharpslide

Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
I think I call the roll in as if I went to grind for a second, which still makes it the opposite way. So if I roll up with the coping behind me it's front side.


As far as Florida I've never been but I always wondered why there isn't way more industry there. Wouldn't it make more sense for everyone from the east coast and midwest to just go down to Florida in the winter than go all the way to California. Also closer to Europe. Plus it would be like 4k km less to ship from there (altho I guess that much longer to ship to Asia)

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2023, 08:06:20 PM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2023, 08:24:30 PM »
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Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
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but where does New Jersey fall in this ranking? it's gotta be top three, right? and Ohio is in the top four or five?

Jersey gave us Fred. Therefore Jersey must be before Florida. Actually, Fred not being from Florida disqualifies Florida

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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2023, 08:27:37 PM »
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BS vs FS roll-in, how do you call it?

If bluntslide is on the tail, noseblunt should be called sharpslide

Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
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I think I call the roll in as if I went to grind for a second, which still makes it the opposite way. So if I roll up with the coping behind me it's front side.


As far as Florida I've never been but I always wondered why there isn't way more industry there. Wouldn't it make more sense for everyone from the east coast and midwest to just go down to Florida in the winter than go all the way to California. Also closer to Europe. Plus it would be like 4k km less to ship from there (altho I guess that much longer to ship to Asia)

I would say the heat and humidity is a lot. No companies really operating out of there and its really spread out with not many dense areas. Less people means less buildings and spots. Unique place though for sure, and Miami footage is 10/10

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2023, 08:40:57 PM »
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BS vs FS roll-in, how do you call it?

If bluntslide is on the tail, noseblunt should be called sharpslide

Florida is more important to skateboarding, than California
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I think I call the roll in as if I went to grind for a second, which still makes it the opposite way. So if I roll up with the coping behind me it's front side.


As far as Florida I've never been but I always wondered why there isn't way more industry there. Wouldn't it make more sense for everyone from the east coast and midwest to just go down to Florida in the winter than go all the way to California. Also closer to Europe. Plus it would be like 4k km less to ship from there (altho I guess that much longer to ship to Asia)

Tampa has always been a pretty big hub for domestic and international skaters. Not a huge industry there other than SPoT and Boardr, Montessi with Westside skateshop in the surrounding area. Miami usually gets skated a lot in the winter months from teams on trips or skaters on vacation. Lot 11 has been attracting a lot of skaters to over the last few years.  Also Jacksonville has tons of spots and a pretty good skate scene. A lot closer than all the other FL cities as well.

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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2023, 09:20:20 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2023, 09:24:09 PM »
Seriously though, the thing that keeps me up at night is that nagging question: which pants is Vince Touz wearing today?

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