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Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« on: April 01, 2024, 07:28:11 AM »
I think this makes more sense... the nose is designed to hit the floor later when you take off for nollie so why wouldnt the same apply to fakie? I understand people like to keep their turning the same, and I have heard some people say they like the tail hitting sooner on switch. Seems like it goes against why the board was designed that way to me though. I have done this the past few times and I feel like your wheels wear out a lot more evenly and your trucks feel way more balanced. You have to skate a lot of switch though.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2024, 08:16:44 AM »
Ben De Gros replied to my comment on this on his video and he said he likes how regular and fakie are always off the same foot and switch and nollie are always off the same foot, so the timing feels like it doesnt change. I could see how that makes sense.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2024, 07:07:40 PM »
That timing is the reason why I enjoy fakie tricks so much

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2024, 05:57:33 PM »
Well lemme ask you this: would you want a pocket knife with one blade or two?

There you go.

(It just… I don’t know… it just feels proper to use one foot for tail, and one foot for nose. I would fall down and get an Owie if I tried popping the wrong side.)
I’m not letting my YouTube algorithm anywhere near that video.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2024, 07:53:01 PM »
I do a bunch. My boards are directional. I like to have as much variation between the nose and tail as I can while maintaining the functionality.

If I'm going to shuv nose grind I start on my nose. Probably be easier on the back truck cuz my feet are all close together at the pop. So it stays rocket and it goes straight to NG. I like to nose grinder on my front truck always. Fakie 5oh back truck always.

Idk it's a trick to trick basis I guess. Just cruising switch. Going over manholes and whatever I'll be riding the rail.
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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2024, 03:44:10 AM »
Ben De Gros replied to my comment on this on his video and he said he likes how regular and fakie are always off the same foot and switch and nollie are always off the same foot, so the timing feels like it doesnt change. I could see how that makes sense.
Also if you do any 180 switch stuff you land with the board on a "correct" position.
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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: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2024, 11:50:37 AM »
I think this makes more sense... the nose is designed to hit the floor later when you take off for nollie so why wouldnt the same apply to fakie? I understand people like to keep their turning the same, and I have heard some people say they like the tail hitting sooner on switch. Seems like it goes against why the board was designed that way to me though. I have done this the past few times and I feel like your wheels wear out a lot more evenly and your trucks feel way more balanced. You have to skate a lot of switch though.

Good shit

I’ve been not stressing so much about which way my board is these days.

Riding a few symmetrical eggs helped.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2024, 11:53:49 AM »
I pop off the tail for everything but nollie

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2024, 10:34:39 PM »
Who cares, what I wanna know is what do they have against shuvs? 

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2024, 08:56:46 AM »
Back when I was starting out. I was shocked to find out my friends pointed out I was doing fakie flips off my nose. Ever since then I've done fakie and switch stuff off my nose. I've tried to pop a switch flip off my tail but was too grossed out by how it felt.
We rode 7.5's" and didn't complain.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2024, 05:52:59 AM »
I pop off the nose for more than just switch, I skate my board backwards for pop shuvs, hardflips, varial flips/heels and basically any trick where the board does a 180 (but not if I'm 180ing with it).
I think it's that the nose is longer so you get a faster pop and I like that for certain tricks and situations.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2024, 12:19:22 PM »
isnt this just something that someone people looked up to/feared in the 90s like Ricky oyola said you couldnt do?  like u cant push switch mongo, u cant skate wheel graphics out, u cant do a front side 180 trick followed by a backside 180 trick, etc.


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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2024, 01:23:30 PM »
isnt this just something that someone people looked up to/feared in the 90s like Ricky oyola said you couldnt do?

I can't speak for anyone else, but that's not the case for me. I didn't even know that was a thing.
Like I said before, the nose is a bit longer so you get a slightly quicker pop, but also I think the tail being smaller and less steep makes it a lil easier to flick, so for me the faster pop and lighter flick when skating the board backwards makes things a lil easier when I'm skating switch.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2024, 02:48:05 PM »
one foot for nose pop one foot for tail pop. the timing is why, just feels comfortable. only trick i swap sides for are pop shuvs.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2024, 05:03:02 AM »
Who cares, what I wanna know is what do they have against shuvs?

Corey Duffel had a great regular pop shove
lots of people have had good switch shoves
a shove to manual is harder than a kickflip to manual

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2024, 09:05:03 PM »
I rode my boards backwards for a long time and am mostly immune to which direction it ends up unless my trucks are moody

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2024, 06:04:23 PM »
I also always do pop shuvs (backside and frontside) off the nose. But Nollie pop shuv has to be off the nose also.

If I could do big spins they'd be off the nose.

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2024, 06:35:24 PM »
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isnt this just something that someone people looked up to/feared in the 90s like Ricky oyola said you couldnt do?
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I can't speak for anyone else, but that's not the case for me. I didn't even know that was a thing.
Like I said before, the nose is a bit longer so you get a slightly quicker pop, but also I think the tail being smaller and less steep makes it a lil easier to flick, so for me the faster pop and lighter flick when skating the board backwards makes things a lil easier when I'm skating switch.

I would think Rick would be more like play it as it lays. Forget yourself

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2024, 09:01:44 PM »
I skate switch and regular off my tail. I skate nollie off of my nose, and fakie off my tail. Never realized that was weird until this thread... haha

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Re: Why don't more people skate Switch off the tail?
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2024, 10:00:25 PM »
weird?
i skate regular off the tail
i skate fakie off the nose
i skate nollie off the nose
i skate switch off the nose
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