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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #120 on: January 16, 2024, 04:17:39 AM »
I can't stand Ed Templeton.

I have no good reason, I really don't know why.

I think it's his face.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #121 on: January 16, 2024, 04:28:11 AM »
ďi was watching [UNSPECIFIED VIDEO] and my wife/girlfriend/partner/parent said-ď stop. i donít care what this uninitiated personís take is and whether or not it bolsters your opinion

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #122 on: January 16, 2024, 06:16:54 AM »
ďi was watching [UNSPECIFIED VIDEO] and my wife/girlfriend/partner/parent said-ď stop. i donít care what this uninitiated personís take is and whether or not it bolsters your opinion

Sure their opinion might not hold the same weight, but I sometimes find it interesting to hear how people outside of skateboarding view certain things within skateboarding.

At the very least it can be pretty funny to hear those takes.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #123 on: January 16, 2024, 07:44:20 AM »
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ďi was watching [UNSPECIFIED VIDEO] and my wife/girlfriend/partner/parent said-ď stop. i donít care what this uninitiated personís take is and whether or not it bolsters your opinion
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Sure their opinion might not hold the same weight, but I sometimes find it interesting to hear how people outside of skateboarding view certain things within skateboarding.

At the very least it can be pretty funny to hear those takes.
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #124 on: January 16, 2024, 07:53:37 AM »
I can't stand Ed Templeton.

I have no good reason, I really don't know why.

I think it's his face.

Have you seen is impossibles!?! Have you seen his nose blunts!?! Have you seen his high waters!?! Incorrect opinion.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #125 on: January 16, 2024, 07:58:04 AM »
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I can't stand Ed Templeton.

I have no good reason, I really don't know why.

I think it's his face.
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Have you seen is impossibles!?! Have you seen his nose blunts!?! Have you seen his high waters!?! Incorrect opinion.

have you seen the title of the thread?

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #126 on: January 16, 2024, 10:25:05 AM »
I can't stand Ed Templeton.

I have no good reason, I really don't know why.

I think it's his face.
He was my favorite skater around 92. Now he seems creepy.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #127 on: January 20, 2024, 04:26:14 PM »
Backside lipslides look cooler than back tails to me
I did your mom

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #128 on: January 22, 2024, 05:25:51 AM »
bones swiss = tesla

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #129 on: January 22, 2024, 06:02:01 AM »

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #130 on: January 22, 2024, 06:56:33 AM »
overpriced version of a cheaper just as functional product that people buy because they're easily parted from their money

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #131 on: January 22, 2024, 09:49:30 AM »
Reds=toyota

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #132 on: January 22, 2024, 09:56:47 AM »
Does that mean Bronson=Subaru? Mid range price point with considerable versatility and reliability

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #133 on: January 22, 2024, 02:26:05 PM »
Does that mean Bronson=Subaru? Mid range price point with considerable versatility and reliability

IMO all things NHS wreak of some domestic shit....Ford?

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #134 on: January 22, 2024, 02:42:08 PM »
people in SoCal need an excuse to wear a jacket more often than not
Wow sorry, didn't realise I was dealing with a sick cunt here

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #135 on: January 22, 2024, 02:43:16 PM »
Does that mean Bronson=Subaru? Mid range price point with considerable versatility and reliability

Fuck a Subaru. Why the fuck would anyone want a 4cyl engine with two damn cylinder heads

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #136 on: January 22, 2024, 02:44:23 PM »
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Does that mean Bronson=Subaru? Mid range price point with considerable versatility and reliability
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IMO all things NHS wreak of some domestic shit....Ford?

Without a doubt. Dodge maybe.

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I can't stand Ed Templeton.

I have no good reason, I really don't know why.

I think it's his face.
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He was my favorite skater around 92. Now he seems creepy.

He left a comment on a Tom K post that had me chuckling, if only because my brain is broken and the group chat I was in overly used it as a joke over the last 9 or so years:




For someone w.no signature ur awfully hostile, & that is why I do this

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #137 on: January 22, 2024, 08:16:44 PM »
Honda
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #138 on: January 23, 2024, 05:12:42 AM »
overpriced version of a cheaper just as functional product that people buy because they're easily parted from their money

I disagree, I'd say swiss = Toyota/Lexus

More expensive, but basically the best in the biz in terms of quality/reliability.

Reds = Subaru

Great quality for the price point and will last if maintained properly.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #139 on: January 23, 2024, 05:57:32 AM »
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Does that mean Bronson=Subaru? Mid range price point with considerable versatility and reliability
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IMO all things NHS wreak of some domestic shit....Ford?
I don’t care about their products too much but I do fuck with mob grip. You don’t like mob grip either?

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #140 on: January 23, 2024, 05:58:03 AM »
SKF = Volvo?

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #141 on: January 23, 2024, 06:20:02 AM »
SKF = Volvo?

More like Fiat or Alfa Romeo since they're made in Italy. Maybe even Ferrari if they're super fast, but without the luxury price tag. I have a set that I'm excited to try this spring.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #142 on: January 23, 2024, 07:34:55 AM »
Foundation and king skateboards should die in this year also Mike Sinclair i'm concerned about your health no more snacks bud how about you act your age for once and eat some fruits/vegetables?

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #143 on: January 23, 2024, 07:43:02 AM »
Pros in their mid to late 40s should retire and let up and coming kids in their 20s take some of their money. Itís harder than ever to make money in skateboarding and although itís cool to see our favorite skaters from the early 2000s still out there going for it, itís not letting the new generation live even a fraction of what those skaters were able to live in the heyday. I think weíre going to start seeing some skaters not hit their full potential simply because they can longer afford to be a skater anymore.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #144 on: January 23, 2024, 10:20:49 AM »
Pros in their mid to late 40s should retire and let up and coming kids in their 20s take some of their money. Itís harder than ever to make money in skateboarding and although itís cool to see our favorite skaters from the early 2000s still out there going for it, itís not letting the new generation live even a fraction of what those skaters were able to live in the heyday. I think weíre going to start seeing some skaters not hit their full potential simply because they can longer afford to be a skater anymore.
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Think we def saw that with cole wilson. Austin kanfoush too to some extent, though he still skates a good bit and has his board on anti hero most of his time seems to be going into his concrete biz. I can only assume that's because of $$$

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #145 on: January 23, 2024, 10:50:27 AM »
Pros in their mid to late 40s should retire and let up and coming kids in their 20s take some of their money. Itís harder than ever to make money in skateboarding and although itís cool to see our favorite skaters from the early 2000s still out there going for it, itís not letting the new generation live even a fraction of what those skaters were able to live in the heyday. I think weíre going to start seeing some skaters not hit their full potential simply because they can longer afford to be a skater anymore.

How many pros are in their mid to late 40ís with a board out rn? And how many people under 30YO are buying them? If Eric Dressen or Guy Mariano are selling enough boards to stifle some up and comers dreams of being the next hotshot then maybe it wasnít in the stars for that person. Old pros who still shred and put in work if nothing else give younger guys a template for longevity and shouldnít be asked to step aside just because of their age. 

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #146 on: January 23, 2024, 07:08:06 PM »
I love Dennis Busenitz's push

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #147 on: January 23, 2024, 08:20:21 PM »
I love Dennis Busenitz's push

Cereal killer take right here man.

That's insane.

Good post.

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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #148 on: January 24, 2024, 07:08:58 AM »
Pros in their mid to late 40s should retire and let up and coming kids in their 20s take some of their money. Itís harder than ever to make money in skateboarding and although itís cool to see our favorite skaters from the early 2000s still out there going for it, itís not letting the new generation live even a fraction of what those skaters were able to live in the heyday. I think weíre going to start seeing some skaters not hit their full potential simply because they can longer afford to be a skater anymore.

There is no number of old pros who could retire which will change the underlying economics of being a professional skateboarder in 2024. This isn't 2001; no one except maybe Andy Anderson is pulling down six figures from deck sales. Further, pro skating isn't a team sport where there are a fixed number of spots on a roster; Andrew Reynolds is not keeping a young skater from getting on New Balance (probably the exact opposite).

Pro skating is now is several hundred independent contractors of more or less equal talent competing to get their name on a shoe.
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Re: 2024 unpopular opinion thread
« Reply #149 on: January 24, 2024, 09:46:49 AM »
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Pros in their mid to late 40s should retire and let up and coming kids in their 20s take some of their money. Itís harder than ever to make money in skateboarding and although itís cool to see our favorite skaters from the early 2000s still out there going for it, itís not letting the new generation live even a fraction of what those skaters were able to live in the heyday. I think weíre going to start seeing some skaters not hit their full potential simply because they can longer afford to be a skater anymore.
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How many pros are in their mid to late 40ís with a board out rn? And how many people under 30YO are buying them? If Eric Dressen or Guy Mariano are selling enough boards to stifle some up and comers dreams of being the next hotshot then maybe it wasnít in the stars for that person. Old pros who still shred and put in work if nothing else give younger guys a template for longevity and shouldnít be asked to step aside just because of their age.

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