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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2023, 10:48:42 PM »
what happens if I make it to 1000 and can gnar people too?
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2023, 06:37:29 AM »
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what happens if I make it to 1000 and can gnar people too?
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2023, 07:07:03 AM »
I stay up late at night wondering why the mods havenít banned @versacekid420 already.  😛
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2023, 07:25:24 AM »
Some of the friends who I skate with but arenít super close with all do this thing where they post some pretty clearly scraped manuals on Instagram. Like I can see and hear the tail dragging. Iím sure they know it doesnít count but they post them anyway and donít even seem to care, making no mention of it
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2023, 07:39:53 AM »
wtf is the difference between skate warehouse.... and warehouse skateboards.....?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2023, 07:49:58 AM »
... 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"....

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2023, 07:59:16 AM »
What part of that dudeís setup was making the crazy frog noises. Is it a broken bearing? A loose rail? A flat spot? How does he not go mad?
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2023, 01:47:05 AM »
Two thoughts:

If you learn a new trick and land it for the first time, dopamine gets released procuring you a good feeling similar to a drug. However, the effect of dopamine is such that it diminishes with every repetition so that every time you repeat the trick, your sense of accomplishment gets smaller. Example: First kickflip you land you feel super dope, second still cool but kickflip no. 100 will not feel so cool anymore (quite to the contrary, you come to expect to land every kickflip and get frustrated if you don't). That's why it is important to learn new tricks, to keep dopamine in the sesh and keep you motivated to go out.

Also, I view skateboarding as part of my fitness protocol now. The main purpose is to get my heart rate up and not to land tricks. If I do land tricks in the process, even better. This also helps me to get out and not feel frustrated if the sesh was not "successful" in the sense of landing all tricks I wanted, as long as it was intense.

Not sure if that holds up, I have been listening to a lot of Huberman podcast recently and it shows.



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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2023, 07:04:52 AM »
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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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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.


You mention yourself almost always living in big developing cities and it shows. We are actually not monkeys anymore, we have evolved past ęmonkeyĽ and ęcavemanĽ . Donít think you know ęmost peopleĽ just because youíve travelled a bit inside your own country. I donít know you, but my first impression is that you need to take a deeper look at yourself.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2023, 07:56:33 AM »
They don't! Lying down and going for a mental skate session fixed my sleeping problems. I used to lay awake all night sometimes.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2023, 09:10:53 AM »
if you do a 180 anything in a line and immediately revert back to your normal stance, you should go straight to jail.


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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2023, 07:29:53 PM »
LatelyÖ that Mike V ďDoin itĒ song

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2023, 08:03:53 PM »
They don't! Lying down and going for a mental skate session fixed my sleeping problems. I used to lay awake all night sometimes.
Yeah, I use skateboarding as a repellent for the painful/distressing thoughts that like to come up as I fall asleep. I know my mind can get involved in skateboarding enough to sometimes push shit aside. Music is similar - start practicing scales or modes mentally and sort of just drift off.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2023, 08:08:18 PM »
Why does it feel so fast during the process, but look so slow on video?


Also, are the Glen Fox parts really sped up?

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2023, 08:38:41 PM »
if you do a 180 anything in a line and immediately revert back to your normal stance, you should go straight to jail.

To fakie to. Iíve seen clips where illegally reverting back to forward works though

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2023, 11:18:08 PM »
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if you do a 180 anything in a line and immediately revert back to your normal stance, you should go straight to jail.
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To fakie to. Iíve seen clips where illegally reverting back to forward works though

Guy gets a pass for that line at that brick bank spot, is it hollywood high?

Iím a huge Nick Trapasso fan, and often think about how much epic footage we have missed due to him being so fried.

Also - Imagine if Gailea Momolu wasnít loyal to Chet Thomas (of all fucking people) and got on literally any other company!


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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2023, 11:55:44 PM »
Did I make the right choice, re: which set up to bring w/ me on this So-Cal road trip, orÖ

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2023, 12:21:39 AM »
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if you do a 180 anything in a line and immediately revert back to your normal stance, you should go straight to jail.
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To fakie to. Iíve seen clips where illegally reverting back to forward works though
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Guy gets a pass for that line at that brick bank spot, is it hollywood high?

Iím a huge Nick Trapasso fan, and often think about how much epic footage we have missed due to him being so fried.

Also - Imagine if Gailea Momolu wasnít loyal to Chet Thomas (of all fucking people) and got on literally any other company!

Knee injury

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2023, 12:45:27 AM »
Tricks I lost over the years 

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2023, 12:53:53 AM »
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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?
Interesting question, but the floor is the floor and stairs are stairs. The top stair could be the floor to the next level, but that's only if there is another level. Top stair might just the top and that's it.

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A round flatbar is an oxymoron.
In my neighborhood, we don't deadname our rails by referring to them as round or square - if they're a flat bar then they're just flatbars regardless of being round or square. <3

If my bs 180s don't have any pop... are they bastard 180s?
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Yíall both some crack heads if you count stairs like that. Itís about the height. We count the actual steps, the stair height and not counting the tops of stairs

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2023, 01:53:22 AM »
Fs flips that go vertical and don't really flip have their own name: Muska/illusion flips.

Hardflips (more commonly switch ones) that go vertical and don't really flip never got their own name.

They are two diffferent tricks really, like impossible and 360 pop shoves.

This is distinction will probably not be made.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2023, 02:10:47 AM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2023, 02:58:58 AM »
How the fuck do you inward heel

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2023, 09:10:33 AM »
Noseslide nollie hardflip

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2023, 09:25:00 AM »
I think about tricks, foot placement, and everything that goes into it. Itís a form of mindfulness for me and helps me fall asleep

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2023, 09:27:49 AM »
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2023, 02:17:14 PM »
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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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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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You mention yourself almost always living in big developing cities and it shows. We are actually not monkeys anymore, we have evolved past ęmonkeyĽ and ęcavemanĽ . Donít think you know ęmost peopleĽ just because youíve travelled a bit inside your own country. I donít know you, but my first impression is that you need to take a deeper look at yourself.

I think you read between the lines in a very odd way. We are not better than others was the main message, yet, we feel ourselves to be so much better than others simply because we ride skateboards and listen to the echo chambers that is social media. Pre-social media it was the skate mags.

Having a few talented writers employed at these mags led entire generations to treat their outlooks as the gospel. I'm not even sure how many times a word count requirement has forced some cheesiness to be squeezed out, that I personally interpreted as life advice. We can stroke our own egos by believing in these things, but at the end of the day we are all individuals and not some blessed group predestined by an omnipresent force to enjoy riding skateboards and be better than everyone else.

I have friends that skate and are family men and business owners. I also have friends that skate that are constantly making terrible life decisions and exacerbating their already bad circumstances. These people have skateboarding in common, but probably not much else beyond it. How can we argue they are both employing these complex mental processes we like to believe we hold?

We are who we choose to be, with each decision we make.

To be in your 30's, grasping onto the belief your childhood dream is still going to come true, and not actively working towards improving your situation, is pretty wack man.

It's okay to have fun and enjoy something you're passionate about, but it's not a defining personality trait. If you're homeless, jobless, and constantly leeching off people, but you're stacking clips, you're still a shit person. Once you have that knee injury (or some other life altering injury), or once your body's age starts catching up with you, it's going to be a rude awakening that nobody wants to be around you.

Skateboarding is so awesome, but skateboarders can be so awful.

Also, I'm not talking to any person specifically on SLAP, just in the 2nd person POV for clarity's sake.
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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2023, 02:36:45 PM »
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How the fuck do you inward heel
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I agree. But again, HOW the fuck do you make the board do it. Itís a fucking mystery to me. Iíve done exactly one in each stance in my 15 years of skating and fakie is the only one Iíve ever actually rolled away doing the same speed I started with.

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Re: What skateboard related thoughts keep you up at night?
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2023, 02:52:13 PM »
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How the fuck do you inward heel
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I agree. But again, HOW the fuck do you make the board do it. Itís a fucking mystery to me. Iíve done exactly one in each stance in my 15 years of skating and fakie is the only one Iíve ever actually rolled away doing the same speed I started with.

fakie is definitely the easiest, largely because halfcab heel is the easiest heelflip to rotate (in my opinion) - i don't still think this way but when i learnt all the inward heels i tricked myself into it with the though of doing a bs heelflip (or frontside in the case of the nollie one) but as you flick (around the halfwayish point) you like body varial back the way you came - like a front board shuv out if you know what i mean. Then eventually you can chill out on the twisting and do it all with your feet. hope that made some sense...
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