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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2023, 09:20:49 PM »
Why come?
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2023, 01:35:25 AM »
Shane O'Neill looks like hes in a video game when he skates because of his lack of facial expressions, not his tricks

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2023, 03:41:57 AM »
Will all the new local skater kids accept me when I'm in my 50s and still try my best to learn new shit?
It's hard enough to skate around people in my current great physical shape, I don't know if I'm gonna be able to handle it mentally when I get worse at it. I need to make enough money to have a private skatepark asap.
Social anxiety sucks

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2023, 03:46:49 AM »
Will all the new local skater kids accept me when I'm in my 50s and still try my best to learn new shit?
It's hard enough to skate around people in my current great physical shape, I don't know if I'm gonna be able to handle it mentally when I get worse at it. I need to make enough money to have a private skatepark asap.
Social anxiety sucks


2 things will happen.  You wont care and you basically become invisible to young dudes when you hit your late 40s.  It's sick.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2023, 04:32:37 AM »
Will all the new local skater kids accept me when I'm in my 50s and still try my best to learn new shit?
It's hard enough to skate around people in my current great physical shape, I don't know if I'm gonna be able to handle it mentally when I get worse at it. I need to make enough money to have a private skatepark asap.
Social anxiety sucks

What makes you think you'll get worse in the first place? I am 46 and in a better shape than I was in the last 20 years or so. As long as you exercise and maintain a healthy diet, there is no reason to think your body will get much worse.

On another note, most people that see me skate around give me props for it, in particular younger kids or old dudes will respect an old geezer working on heelflips. And as @radcunt mentioned, the teens will just ignore you.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2023, 05:39:41 AM »
My ankle.
My trucks are too tight. I suck at cutting my own bushings.

I need wheels.

I wish I could get an under the table skate job.

I almost wanna go werk at the mall at zoomies.

I'm worried my presence there will detract from my local.

Who the fuck wouldn't wanna go laugh at the lifer who's forced to work at the poser shop because he didn't wanna do temp werk anymore.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #66 on: November 26, 2023, 07:23:48 AM »
Clips of people showing off "Frontside Indy" airs in my recommendations on YouTube.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2023, 08:26:00 AM »
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Will all the new local skater kids accept me when I'm in my 50s and still try my best to learn new shit?
It's hard enough to skate around people in my current great physical shape, I don't know if I'm gonna be able to handle it mentally when I get worse at it. I need to make enough money to have a private skatepark asap.
Social anxiety sucks
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What makes you think you'll get worse in the first place? I am 46 and in a better shape than I was in the last 20 years or so. As long as you exercise and maintain a healthy diet, there is no reason to think your body will get much worse.

On another note, most people that see me skate around give me props for it, in particular younger kids or old dudes will respect an old geezer working on heelflips. And as @radcunt mentioned, the teens will just ignore you.
41 here. I have young people give me props for the stupidest easiest tricks in the world. It’s like I’m getting pity stoke :(

Maybe kids are nicer these days… maybe they’re excited to see the old geezer do something relatable. Maybe they’re just sharing what I give them when they land their tricks.

I don’t know… I just kind of laugh to myself because the absurdity of getting stoke for doing a 5050 or a nose slide. Maybe they’re stoked for me for having fun.

I don’t know.. it’s just kind of silly, really because I know I’m not doing anything impressive.

(You’re lucky! I am definitely not in my best shape ever. Everything makes me hurt the next day a little, and I get out of breath so much quicker.)

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2023, 08:38:20 AM »
Clips of people showing off "Frontside Indy" airs in my recommendations on YouTube.

Damn bro what have you been watching to fuck up your algorithm that bad?! Godspeed.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #69 on: November 26, 2023, 08:41:25 AM »
My ankle.
My trucks are too tight. I suck at cutting my own bushings.

I need wheels.

I wish I could get an under the table skate job.

I almost wanna go werk at the mall at zoomies.

I'm worried my presence there will detract from my local.

Who the fuck wouldn't wanna go laugh at the lifer who's forced to work at the poser shop because he didn't wanna do temp werk anymore.
Shit man, working at a skate shop was always my dream, too. Go work at Zumiez. Fuck. Why not?

But at least go ask the local if you could work there one day a week at least to get started, and if they say no, then go do Zumiez to get to experience working at a “shop”. At least you would be surrounded by skate stuff all day, and you would still get inane questions from customers just like a real skate shop (but maybe less, haha).  You never know… maybe you would bring some legitimacy to the Zooms, and they’d make you regional manager, then you’d be ballin’.

I got some wheels for you. They’re 54mm, kind of like a conical full or a bones V6, blue and yellow, 103a, “SPF”. I won them in a contest and they are just too hard for me to skate. My joints are too brittle 😆 if you’re interested shoot me a PM.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #70 on: November 26, 2023, 09:07:15 AM »
i wonder if this new gen is going to realize that ride on grinds have always been kinda wack  (and try harder stuff for video parts)

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2023, 10:16:56 AM »
i wonder if this new gen is going to realize that ride on grinds have always been kinda wack  (and try harder stuff for video parts)
Is that why no one skate handrails anymore except Zero and Nyjah? Rails are just to hard and dangerous?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #72 on: November 26, 2023, 09:09:49 PM »
yo so this is some super stoned shit i thought about the other day but i was thinking would i have been better at skating if i started skating goofy? i’m regular footed and left handed and as a kid i thought everyone picked their stance based on left/right handed. so i wonder if switch would be more natural if i was goofy foot instead of regular footed in a weird sort of ambidextrous way. anyone else ever thought about this ?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2023, 05:01:25 AM »
yo so this is some super stoned shit i thought about the other day but i was thinking would i have been better at skating if i started skating goofy? i’m regular footed and left handed and as a kid i thought everyone picked their stance based on left/right handed. so i wonder if switch would be more natural if i was goofy foot instead of regular footed in a weird sort of ambidextrous way. anyone else ever thought about this ?


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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2023, 09:26:48 AM »
doing front 50s on handrails again after my accident. did my first one in 1 year on a seven stair and it took forever.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #75 on: November 27, 2023, 09:30:40 AM »
doing front 50s on handrails again after my accident. did my first one in 1 year on a seven stair and it took forever.

Not that I’ve done many, I think maybe 3 tops, but front 5050’s on rails are so much scarier than they should be, compared to 5-0’s. Props dude.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2023, 09:49:37 AM »
yo so this is some super stoned shit i thought about the other day but i was thinking would i have been better at skating if i started skating goofy? i’m regular footed and left handed and as a kid i thought everyone picked their stance based on left/right handed. so i wonder if switch would be more natural if i was goofy foot instead of regular footed in a weird sort of ambidextrous way. anyone else ever thought about this ?
I'm right handed and left footed and have 0 switch game. I believe in you though
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #77 on: November 27, 2023, 04:44:11 PM »
I usually end up with some bright idea of a trick I’m trying to learn or something I want to film. Then I go try it the next time I skate and it turns out my idea wasn’t that great.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #78 on: November 27, 2023, 05:19:13 PM »
^^^ Happened to me today. Try again soon.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #79 on: November 27, 2023, 05:48:28 PM »
^^^ Happened to me today. Try again soon.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #80 on: November 27, 2023, 09:17:30 PM »
How many pros / public facing industry heads are posting here under anonymity? And which of them is posting/posted the most disparaging remarks that would otherwise boot them from the community/their sponsors if their identities were exposed?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #81 on: November 28, 2023, 08:55:59 AM »
Will switch back tails become less scary to try tomorrow? At this point I don't even need to land it. I just want to get in one, and slide without fear of slipping to my face.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #82 on: November 28, 2023, 09:44:49 AM »
How many pros / public facing industry heads are posting here under anonymity? And which of them is posting/posted the most disparaging remarks that would otherwise boot them from the community/their sponsors if their identities were exposed?

It doesn't happen often but every once and a while i'll be chatting with a stranger at a skate park and they'll say a slapism or start talking about something relevant to a current thread on UWTB.
Sometimes their word choice is so sus and slap relevant that it feels like i am being phished in real life to out myself as a slap consumer/ poster.
I have yet to reach a point in any one of these IRL conversations where anyone admits they come here, but the unspoken realization that we're one big slap family both online and offline is what keeps me sleeping soundly every night  ;)


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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #83 on: November 28, 2023, 10:25:23 AM »
My ankle.
My trucks are too tight. I suck at cutting my own bushings.

I need wheels.

I wish I could get an under the table skate job.

I almost wanna go werk at the mall at zoomies.

I'm worried my presence there will detract from my local.

Who the fuck wouldn't wanna go laugh at the lifer who's forced to work at the poser shop because he didn't wanna do temp werk anymore.
Lmao the Zumiez job keeps me up at night as well.
Also keeping me up, setting up my new bloard (mainly having to file the base plates down so they don't dig in to the new wood, just a chore and I never look forward to it), any fakie 5-0 flip out, nose slide to crook, and the nollie tre

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #84 on: November 28, 2023, 01:53:47 PM »
I dream about wheels.  Weekly.  For decades now.  Wheels wheels wheels.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #85 on: November 28, 2023, 01:58:06 PM »
I loose sleep over carving over shallow end stairs and weird mouse-hole type features in Dreamland style parks.

I've done a few but I have such a mental block over something that is technically very easy....

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #86 on: November 28, 2023, 02:09:42 PM »
Why does everyone overlook spots in my town? There are clips to be had and we could create a video project to have and pass on to stoke the community for generations down the line.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #87 on: November 28, 2023, 07:05:46 PM »
Lately… that Mike V “Doin it” song
Insomnia for two long weeks, that's doin' it!

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #88 on: November 29, 2023, 12:21:34 PM »
If heaven is a half pipe do I have to wear a helmet for all eternity?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #89 on: November 29, 2023, 01:03:56 PM »
i often think about the decline of crail. 

It's exactly what happens when you have a group of people who are "it" for a while, then later when things start changing you think you don't need to change at all too.  The crailtap website was the best when people would visit webpages daily, but they were slow...borderline stubborn about transitioning away from that.

It also blow my mind how shitty a TM Smyth is.  Also victim to resting on the laurels he thought were permanent.   Carlos Ribeiro, Lem Villemin, and there's a dude right now whose name is escaping me but is incredible, a spanish dude i think. 

Of course during this Smyth somehow thought "trunk boyz" were the wave of the future.
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