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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2024, 11:23:18 PM »
Any tranny above 4 feet. I have no idea how this is something old people skate when they can't skate anything else. It's astronomically more dangerous than street skating even if you're wearing pads. Hanging up on a 6 foot quarter pipe is worse than hitting a crack/rock on a 12 stair because at least that throws you out not straight down to the ground with added momentum.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2024, 01:26:26 PM »
Rails... I can do boardslides both ways, fs 50-50 and crook. Yet I am still absolutely terrified and usually have to slowly work my confidence up to have fun on them.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2024, 01:29:58 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.

Lean forward.. it's always safer to be too far forward than too far back... then you work your way leaning back slowly as the session goes on..
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2024, 01:36:22 PM »
Anything involving a chain

Bump to bars

Anything with a body of water nearby because I know Iím gonna shoot my board into it

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2024, 03:34:38 PM »
Anything involving a chain

Bump to bars

Anything with a body of water nearby because I know Iím gonna shoot my board into it
I donít fuck with chains at all. I ate shit trying to hippy hop one almost 2 decades ago and it scarred me for life. 10/10 will not even consider a chain spot.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2024, 11:32:39 AM »
Hear me out ... waxed low ledges  :-\

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2024, 11:20:28 PM »
Hear me out ... waxed low ledges  :-\

And if youíre a tall guy, the slam is majestic

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2024, 01:53:39 AM »
Gotta be spines for sure, I remember years back learning just to rock over them at a park that had a 3ft going into a 4ft bowl both ways and thought oh no biggie that shit is easy, went back to my local park which was about 5.5ft for the spine and did that a couple times then hung up and smacked the floor. Didn't touch that spine for a good 3 years or so until a friend roped me into trying it again, slipped out whilst rocking over and bonked my head off the floor.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2024, 06:22:18 AM »
Also spines for me. Did that transfer a few times just to have it done in my life. Nothing went wrong but I think I can live without those. Seen too many people get absolutely destroyed on those.

Steep banks/transition that is like the size of your board, tweaked my ankle on these really bad.

Lip tricks on any transition that is higher as 40"

Wheelies on those overly waxed ledges.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2024, 09:30:47 AM »
Ever since I took the hardest slam of my life trying to drop-in on a 13ft vert ramp almost 20 years ago: any quarterpipe/vert/ramp/bowl. Even small miniís have me shook.  No fun at all for me.

I have no problem dropping in on steep banks strangely enough. I donít drop-in on quarter pipes at skateparks, I use the bank or just push real hard.

Handrails have always been a no for me.

Stairs. Iím 6í1 215 in my mid-30ís with a bad back. That shit hurts.

Itís all low-impact, manny pads, ledges and tech shit for me these days.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2024, 12:54:08 PM »
Shit, now that I'm in my 40s I'm at least a lil afraid of basically everything.

In my younger, bolder, dumber days the only things I avoided at all costs were the aforementioned rails against walls (or double rails with space for a leg) and I never liked gaps where you land on a bank or transition.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2024, 05:40:49 PM »
Damn all of these are good ones. But as I was reading these I tried to remember my last good slam. Then I remembered .

Fuck bombing hills. That shit is scary and easy to get fucked up on.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2024, 04:31:46 AM »
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Anything involving a chain

Bump to bars

Anything with a body of water nearby because I know Iím gonna shoot my board into it
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I donít fuck with chains at all. I ate shit trying to hippy hop one almost 2 decades ago and it scarred me for life. 10/10 will not even consider a chain spot.

Same, but it was honestly probably 30 years ago at this point. Hooked the back truck and absolutely ate shit.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2024, 06:29:34 AM »
To be honest, skateparks give me anxiety.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2024, 12:15:44 PM »
To be honest, skateparks give me anxiety.

I kinda feel the same. But empty skateparks are cool.
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2024, 07:04:54 PM »
I'm still afraid of going down low ramps, I currently am able to go down it now, however I am unable to follow through and step off at the end of going down because of fear of falling. I am wearing a helmet and paddings too.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2024, 08:12:26 PM »
Downrails. I have long BS boardslides on lock on level rails, but the second it's at even a slight angle downward down a ramp I bail every time right after popping.


Any tips would be appreciated lol

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #47 on: February 29, 2024, 04:05:14 PM »
Downrails. I have long BS boardslides on lock on level rails, but the second it's at even a slight angle downward down a ramp I bail every time right after popping.


Any tips would be appreciated lol

...commit...?

Keep your hands in front of you in case you get tossed forward and stay on the board so you don't potentially sack
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2024, 03:31:30 PM »
Quarter pipes with nothing but a drop on the other side, seriously no shortage of these things near me and most of them seem to 4ft+ and rather steep/vert.

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2024, 04:15:22 PM »
Quarter pipes with nothing but a drop on the other side, seriously no shortage of these things near me and most of them seem to 4ft+ and rather steep/vert.

Why do these even exist? It pisses me off.

Genuine question...

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2024, 12:49:26 AM »
Quarter pipes with nothing but a drop on the other side, seriously no shortage of these things near me and most of them seem to 4ft+ and rather steep/vert.

there's a head high, semi steep QP with <6in of deck and a death drop on the other side at a local park

it's good quarter if you trust it, but jesus some tricks are so fucking scary. BS air or grind scares the shit out of me on that ramp

i'd rather it be steeper so it doesn't feel like a fly out when you hit it with speed
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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2024, 03:49:46 AM »
Anything involving ramps/tranny. I could learn to skate them, I can do a few tricks on them but I dont find it fun at all and the risk to reward is simply not worth it if you havent started skating them as a little kid.

I actually love skating chains lol, makes me pumped with adrenaline, i know ill change tunes when i eventually eat shit on one though

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Re: What obstacles are you afraid of?
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2024, 01:42:21 PM »
Downrails. I have long BS boardslides on lock on level rails, but the second it's at even a slight angle downward down a ramp I bail every time right after popping.


Any tips would be appreciated lol

When you jump onto the rail lean forward. Just for that first ollie onto the rail. If that first ollie works and you land on that rail, you already overcame the fear. You probably won't slide but it is easier to save yourself if you lean forward instead of backwards. Or find a flatrail or a barrier and put it down a curb to get a feel for sliding down.
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