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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #60 on: January 05, 2024, 05:55:13 PM »
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #61 on: January 05, 2024, 05:56:05 PM »
I'll take the most washed out VX footage ever over this:





A good video is a good video for a multitude of reasons, least of which being the camera. If people filmed like this on vx it would be ass, itís ass in 16:9 too.
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2024, 10:38:29 PM »
I think the 80s comeback happened, now the 90s, I think weíre looking at the 00s coming back in style this year or next.

Maybe be more specific....?

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2024, 09:24:55 AM »
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Can instagram drop dead
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Canít stand instagram anymore.
That whole platform now is 🤢 🤮
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I got off instagram last June and I have to say that my mental health and meaningful friendships are better than they've ever been. one of the reasons I was on it in the first place was for all the skate footage, but now you have youtube channels who aggregate footage from all the pros instagram accounts and stories.

everyone says, "oh, I have to use social media to stay in touch with my friends and family." thats total bullshit. if they're really your friends you will stay in touch with them without social media.

I relate to this as well. Deleting FB and IG improved my mental health. Remember when you never had social medias back in the days and it was frowned upon on. Now itís the other way around

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2024, 12:42:42 PM »
Tony Hawk is a jock but that's not exclusive to 2024
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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: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2024, 03:21:17 PM »
I seen someone who skates really good trying to copy the Tfunk flat gap to truck mash on the opposite side.

Unless you can fly like him probably avoid that move.

I'd bet Funk saw that shit and giggled.

So flat gap to truck bash is out in 2024. Unless you're filming it properly and you're fuckin cooking.

Gone wrongly it just looks grommy
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2024, 04:50:25 PM »
I would take the Reebok club c over literally any shoe from Adidas.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2024, 04:57:21 PM »
Somehow the current era of skateboarding is simultaneously the most popular and least popular itís ever been.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2024, 06:11:32 PM »
I would take the Reebok club c over literally any shoe from Adidas.
No, no, noÖ THIS is the unpopular opinion thread, NOT the obvious statement thread.

With you 100%.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2024, 06:59:57 PM »
I would take the Reebok club c over literally any shoe from Adidas.

a friend pointed out to me that a lot of reebok models just have "reebok" printed one too many times on the shoe and now i can't unsee it

love the silhouettes though



https://reebok.bynder.com/transform/535ef73b-8bfa-4a40-b05c-5137540b2269/100000317_SLC_eCom-tif?io=transform:fit,width:700&quality=100

it says "reebok" on the side, on the tongue, on the back, again on the sole it's like ok reebok we get it, it's like just remove the one on the side maybe and leave the logo on the back and tongue? then it'd be perfect

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2024, 08:04:14 PM »
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I would take the Reebok club c over literally any shoe from Adidas.
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No, no, noÖ THIS is the unpopular opinion thread, NOT the obvious statement thread.

With you 100%.

I felt like one shoe against a whole brand was a solid underdog position. Who knew? I'll try again

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #71 on: January 06, 2024, 08:20:07 PM »
Somehow the current era of skateboarding is simultaneously the most popular and least popular itís ever been.

There are no subcultures anymore; the internet flattened everything, including skateboarding.
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #72 on: January 07, 2024, 12:23:19 AM »
There are no subcultures anymore; the internet flattened everything, including skateboarding.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #73 on: January 07, 2024, 04:44:27 AM »
All Vans would look 100x better with a solid white midsole instead of having that thin black foxing stripe.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #74 on: January 07, 2024, 05:46:56 AM »
All Vans would look 100x better with a solid white midsole instead of having that thin black foxing stripe.

Ok pontus, we get it. LARBs are cooler than vans.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2024, 06:16:30 AM »
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All Vans would look 100x better with a solid white midsole instead of having that thin black foxing stripe.
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Ok pontus, we get it. LARBs are cooler than vans.

they definitely are, but that's not the point. i wouldn't even call that an unpopular opinion, it's a fuckin fact. the half cab pros they used to make had the stripe and they looked wack as fuck (i'm saying that as a person who skated quite a few pairs of those). check the pics.

pro:


skate classic:


it's not even the skate shoes, really all vans look better without that stripe.





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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #76 on: January 07, 2024, 06:24:53 AM »
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All Vans would look 100x better with a solid white midsole instead of having that thin black foxing stripe.
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Ok pontus, we get it. LARBs are cooler than vans.
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they definitely are, but that's not the point. i wouldn't even call that an unpopular opinion, it's a fuckin fact. the half cab pros they used to make had the stripe and they looked wack as fuck (i'm saying that as a person who skated quite a few pairs of those). check the pics.

pro:


skate classic:


it's not even the skate shoes, really all vans look better without that stripe.







I agree the stripe is doo doo, the two middle shoes also benefit from not having red labels on the sides or the ugly red heel stamp.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #77 on: January 07, 2024, 06:37:04 AM »
Sorry this is all I see on those vans with no foxing stripe.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #78 on: January 07, 2024, 08:14:35 AM »
Those Vans look cheap. Last Resorts only work because they arenít as busy on top as Vans.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #79 on: January 07, 2024, 08:35:54 AM »
I really like Strobeckís filming style

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #80 on: January 07, 2024, 08:50:06 AM »
Tony Hawk is a jock but that's not exclusive to 2024
If anything, guy is total nerd. Not in bad way though

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #81 on: January 07, 2024, 09:13:39 AM »
I really like Strobeckís filming style

I'm in different to all of it....how's THAT for a hot take....

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #82 on: January 07, 2024, 09:29:13 AM »
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Tony Hawk is a jock but that's not exclusive to 2024
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If anything, guy is total nerd. Not in bad way though
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #83 on: January 07, 2024, 02:28:22 PM »
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Somehow the current era of skateboarding is simultaneously the most popular and least popular itís ever been.
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There are no subcultures anymore; the internet flattened everything, including skateboarding.

Yeah, itís interesting whatís happening. Iím also an avid basketball player and the increasing hyper-connectivity of everything has been seen as a huge net positive in hooping circles. Itís given to the rise of independent shoe brands who are making improved versions of discontinued models that everyone loved like the Kobe 9 or the Dame Lillard 2. Itís like opposite of whatís going on in skateboarding.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #84 on: January 07, 2024, 03:23:07 PM »
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I'll take the most washed out VX footage ever over this:




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A good video is a good video for a multitude of reasons, least of which being the camera. If people filmed like this on vx it would be ass, itís ass in 16:9 too.




I'm not a purist for any camera, but my point is that it's weird to me that VX is the controversial filming topic when stuff like this is the norm.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2024, 06:18:55 AM »
Iím sure this isnít even a remotely unpopular opinion amongst old farts but I was watching the new Etnies tour video (and this goes for probably every tour video now) but the hugging and homie reaction shots were just relentless.

My wife walked in on me watching Welcome To Hell yesterday and said ďYou can watch these old videos and I wonít complain. I donít like the new ones.Ē

I think this was mostly due to her having the hots for 90ís skater boys (which helped my prospects a suitor immensely), the clothing fits, and the VHS-C nostalgia.

But sheís also complained about new videos being bro-y, self serious and not fun.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #86 on: January 08, 2024, 06:31:12 AM »
Iím sure this isnít even a remotely unpopular opinion amongst old farts but I was watching the new Etnies tour video (and this goes for probably every tour video now) but the hugging and homie reaction shots were just relentless.

My wife walked in on me watching Welcome To Hell yesterday and said ďYou can watch these old videos and I wonít complain. I donít like the new ones.Ē

I think this was mostly due to her having the hots for 90ís skater boys (which helped my prospects a suitor immensely), the clothing fits, and the VHS-C nostalgia.

But sheís also complained about new videos being bro-y, self serious and not fun.

My wife is more of a Fancy Lads kinda gal.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #87 on: January 08, 2024, 09:17:02 AM »
Gas Giants is the most boring shit ever

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #88 on: January 08, 2024, 09:23:21 AM »
Miles Silvas and Ishod Wair are mad boring to watch skate.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #89 on: January 08, 2024, 09:30:33 AM »
Miles Silvas and Ishod Wair are mad boring to watch skate.

agree, the easy-steezy, can-do-everything-switch zeitgeist is phenomenal when you consider what they're doing, but my eyes glaze over when everything is always bolts and looks like they're not even trying.

That being said. Must be nice.
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