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Dawatermelongoblin

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1320 on: May 17, 2024, 09:33:54 AM »
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Anyone ever just straight up forget how to do a trick? Iíve completely forgotten how to do front slappies. Idk what happened. Had them consistently without even thinking and out of nowhere they just stopped working and Iím not sure why. I feel maybe I did a couple bad ones and the habit stuck now Iím in my head. Way too satisfying of a trick for me to not want it back. Any tips? Iíve watched vids of me doing them and I feel like Iím doing all the same shit but now itís not working.
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I havenít forgotten it, but every now and then I get in my head about those. It happens with tricks that are technically easy but require a lot of confidence.

Last time it happened I got myself a bigger setup with big (58s) wheels. That made them super easy and once I got my confidence back I could do them on any setup again.

I think it happened when I went through some gear changes recently, so I may be having a hard time adjusting. I can still do them, but the consistency has drastically gone down. I might do the same and toss some bigger wheels on until I get my confidence back.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1321 on: May 17, 2024, 09:36:47 AM »
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Front slappy isnít something that just goes awayÖ.
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The front slappy has simplyÖ Gone away.
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Go faster, weight on your heels, you gots!

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1322 on: May 20, 2024, 01:27:07 PM »
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Front slappy isn’t something that just goes away….
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The front slappy has simply… Gone away.
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Go faster, weight on your heels, you gots!
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And dip/drop your lead shoulder as you are about to hit the curb as it automagically shifts your weight how you need it to (like looking face down at your lead foot when doing crooks).
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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1323 on: May 23, 2024, 05:59:55 PM »
I cannot for the life of me stop doing this shity half cab pivot bullshit when I try and do a switch crook. Every once in awhile I can nail it but I have the worst consistency when it comes to this trick
Have you tried doing a bunch of switch noseslides back to switch and then do try crooks? That works for me sometimes

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1324 on: May 26, 2024, 01:10:39 PM »
Can you apply the wet look sealer OVER paint?

There's a neat little curb spot I've been looking at but the painted surface is gritty and dry. Not sure what kind of crap paint they used but it's pretty dry. Wondering if sealer could get it working.

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Re: slappy/curb discussion thread
« Reply #1325 on: May 26, 2024, 01:24:21 PM »
Can you apply the wet look sealer OVER paint?

There's a neat little curb spot I've been looking at but the painted surface is gritty and dry. Not sure what kind of crap paint they used but it's pretty dry. Wondering if sealer could get it working.

They did that with my Yewba curb. Spray the shit out of it with rustoleum clear(top/edge/side), let it bake for a day or 2, wax after that and youíre good to go. Itís better with a brush on clear lacquer but takes a long time to dry(most of my curbs are at school yards so not wanting little kids sitting in tacky clear).

Over a year since I hit it and it was just as fast as when I hit it every weekend.