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What obstacles are you afraid of?
« on: January 12, 2024, 07:21:17 PM »
The scary tricks thread got me thinking.
What are some obstacles that freak you out or you wonít touch?

For me itís things with space between them and a wall, if the space is big enough for my foot or leg to go through, Iím not fucking with it.

Also Spines, Iíve gotten broken off on a spine so many times Iím not even going to try.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 07:23:25 PM »
Splat wall. I can do it but that dreaded slip out  on the world's tightest tranny with unlimited vert is always right there probably first t
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2024, 07:53:03 PM »
Round rails. Only had a short period of my skate life where I felt OK doing 5050s on them.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2024, 08:08:15 PM »
large ramps.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2024, 02:51:42 AM »
i think the list of stuff om not scared of is shorter.

but spines, rails and drops i don't even touch.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2024, 03:28:08 AM »
Rails of any kind, round, flat, handrails.

Also, tall transition.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2024, 04:50:04 AM »
Within my immediate surroundings, handrails.
Outside my immediate surroundings, megaramps.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2024, 08:26:09 AM »
i think the list of stuff om not scared of is shorter.

but spines, rails and drops i don't even touch.

Spines are my favorite shit. Most of my transition time as a kid was over the spine.

I could do every trick I could think of Canada fly out onto the deck. We built a spine an suddenly I had most of those tricks over it.

Lip tricks are by far easiest over the spine.


So I'm scared to do front 80s into transition. Back 80 sometimes but I front 80 switch Manny way way too much in my life to not break my ass trying to pop in like that.

It really does not matter the size of the transition. If I don't got some type of hip pad. Front 80 in is out.

I can front 80 over the spine. Especially switch. Omg I need a spine. I already got the coping welded into a shotgun rail.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2024, 09:32:50 AM »
Curbs.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2024, 09:38:11 AM »
Downrails for sure. And spines, only time I really hit my head and blacked out when I tried to transfer a spine as a kid.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2024, 10:04:55 AM »
Hollow metal ramps/boxes

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2024, 02:52:02 PM »
The canal flooded it Rose 3 ft over the wall and the high water mark was 50 yards into the plaza.

Toxic waste poopies are all over. The spots done.

Tent city flooded too. And everyone came back. Them poor bastards are going to die of infection.

No one will help them. And they won't take my instruction to get benefits and housing.

I wanna look away but I cannot

And there's no help coming still hours after the original post
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2024, 05:41:52 AM »
Human shit on the sidewalk

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2024, 05:48:04 AM »
Gaps over about 5-6 stairs in height and round rails. Dropping in on vert scares me too, but I can do it.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2024, 09:23:42 AM »
If I had a full pipe (think Upland Skatepark) or cradle that size near me, Iíd love to hit that on the regular.

No more downrails, hubbas, or ledges over a foot tall. My right knee is too janky to step to any of those at the moment. Grinds on big transitions are scary af.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2024, 12:13:36 AM »
Anything that has a bank on it, I can't skate banks for shit

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2024, 08:37:17 PM »
Double sided curbs beyond a few tricks I feel safe with. I have trick trauma from slipping out on a BS 5050 into boardslide with deck rails on and smacking my head on the ground. Double sided anything just kinda terrifies me. Skinny ledges, flatbars, I like to stick to my comfort zone or at least have a definitive escape plan for most things I skate.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2024, 10:45:07 PM »
Small, tight transition without coping..
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2024, 11:55:44 PM »
Double sided curbs beyond a few tricks I feel safe with. I have trick trauma from slipping out on a BS 5050 into boardslide with deck rails on and smacking my head on the ground. Double sided anything just kinda terrifies me. Skinny ledges, flatbars, I like to stick to my comfort zone or at least have a definitive escape plan for most things I skate.

Fuck man, I skated a double sided curb for the first time in a long time yesterday and I ate more shit than I did during my past few months skating transition

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2024, 11:55:03 AM »
A kicker gap. Just the sheer thought of hanging up makes me try and clear in by a mile. There is a user one here with a gif of some dude hanging up on the same obstacle.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2024, 08:11:37 AM »
A kicker gap. Just the sheer thought of hanging up makes me try and clear in by a mile. There is a user one here with a gif of some dude hanging up on the same obstacle.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2024, 02:07:54 PM »
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Double sided curbs beyond a few tricks I feel safe with. I have trick trauma from slipping out on a BS 5050 into boardslide with deck rails on and smacking my head on the ground. Double sided anything just kinda terrifies me. Skinny ledges, flatbars, I like to stick to my comfort zone or at least have a definitive escape plan for most things I skate.
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Fuck man, I skated a double sided curb for the first time in a long time yesterday and I ate more shit than I did during my past few months skating transition

Yeah my aspirations of becoming a proficient slappy guy a couple years ago were extinguished pretty fast after a few solo sessions on the local double sided curb. I have no idea how you build confidence on those things. I watch people like Abe Bethel and Bev treat them like theyíre playground slides and it looks so fun and low risk but the reality is far more treacherous.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2024, 06:39:48 PM »
spines......

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2024, 11:44:35 AM »
You wonít find me anywhere near a pole jam.

I just canít get my heard around those

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2024, 09:05:49 AM »
Human shit on the sidewalk

I always wonder about this when watching any GX1000 footage in SF. Like they survive the slam but the poop ends up being what gets them. *shudders*

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2024, 07:08:52 AM »
a-frame rails. no thanks!

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2024, 07:42:32 AM »
The fuckin courthouse. I'm scared I might just blood lust and slay some judges and lawyers
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2024, 03:59:20 AM »
Fear creeped in slowly until the point that any obstacle aside from mellow to regular banks and regular curbs scares me. That doesnít mean that skating others obstacles isnít fun, though. Overcoming fear is still a great feeling.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2024, 09:59:17 AM »
I'll take a stab at most things except big gaps, downrails and oververt. Don't usually expect stellar results tho
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2024, 08:50:32 PM »
How about shit that shouldnít be scary but is?
Double sided ledges - like the equivalent of a square flat bar but a ledge.
The park I grew up planning has a T box, basically a concrete table. That thing spooks me so much.
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