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Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« on: October 31, 2022, 10:30:40 AM »
Marijuana and skateboarding are culturally adjacent to each other. So much so, that it's kind of a stereotype at this point that skateboarders smoke weed. Brands like Baker are named after or pay homage to the act of smoking weed and you can always find a couple of guys at the skatepark sharing a joint. Do you smoke marijuana when you skateboard? Do you think that marijuana helps or hinders your performance?  like to smoke weed and skateboard personally, I think it helps me relax my muscles and slows things down so I can do cooler tricks.

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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 01:41:05 PM »
  Just stopped after decades recently due to drug tests for my job.  Weirdly skating better now tbh.  I always smoked while skating.  Surfing too.
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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2022, 02:41:34 PM »
I cannot for the life of me imagine how people manage to skate while high or while drinking. I say this as a somewhat regular drug user, not a straight edge warrior. The activities to me are completely incompatible.
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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2022, 03:13:19 PM »
Recently read an old Grosso interview where he said the first time he smoked weed was with Neil Blender and Alan Losi, all I could think was dream blunt rotation. Also like the glorification of drug use by skateboarding or whatever

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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2022, 11:57:04 PM »
Recently read an old Grosso interview where he said the first time he smoked weed was with Neil Blender and Alan Losi, all I could think was dream blunt rotation. Also like the glorification of drug use by skateboarding or whatever
   I feel the glorification of 'drugs' would be eventually curbed if they were legalized.
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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2022, 10:14:48 AM »
I quit smoking weed over a month ago, feel way better and more motivated

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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2022, 03:58:14 AM »
i used to be unable to skate high, then i bombed a hill once and it clicked, from there i smoked and skated pretty much every day and got used to it but could skate well sober too at first, but 3 years in i started skating worse when sober. for the last year and a half i stopped smoking everyday and i mostly smoke on the weekends now, i can still skate high kinda well and i can skate well sober too. if i have a good session sober i skate better than high, but i don't have any bad sessions if i smoke lol. when i'm sober i tend to concentrate on certain tricks while trying to avoid doing other tricks and sometimes that gets me frustrated - for example i'm better at skating ledges frontside, as in getting into certain tricks like 5-0s or tailslides. i can back 5-0 but they're worse than my fs 5-0s so i start doing them over and over and if i miss like one in 5 i get kinda pissed. that doesn't happen when i smoke when skating because then i do anything without really thinking. all things considered i do not recommend smoking weed when skating because it's fun as fuck when it clicks and then you start lacking when skating sober.
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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 07:59:42 PM »
when i was a youngster the rest of my skate friends were like 3 or 4 years older than me, so when i was like 10/11, they started smoking weed. they all sucked at skating when they were high (having been pretty good before) and hanging with them, a lot of our time was taken up having a sesh. it turned me right off wanting to smoke weed at all really.

then when i was like 18/19 and going to uni, the only other skater i met at university invited me for a skate one weekend and he just brought a doobie along and i smoked it with him - don't know why, just did. and then i skated probably the best i ever had at that point, learning new tricks, making shit first try etc and had a really great time. then actually crossed paths with the skate rock tour that was happening at the time and watched some incredible skating and met phelps anda bunch of cool things.

it was probably another two years before i became a stoner as such. like smoking every day - definitely never had that first time impact again but always enjoyed being baked and skating. did that for like 9 years and then a few years ago they started testing for thc in roadside stops in australia so i couldn't really smoke in the day anymore and do everything i used to.

i can operate fine and skate just as good stoned or not now, but these days i'd probably rather skate first and smoke after...
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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2022, 08:19:57 PM »
I quit smoking 9 or so years ago and skating has gone downhill. I think mostly due to session lengths and frequency going down. Before it was kind of a post work happy hour thing and id have a smoke and skate at least an hour. Now I skate once a week and sometimes only 30 mins.

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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2022, 07:37:00 PM »
  Just stopped after decades recently due to drug tests for my job.  Weirdly skating better now tbh.  I always smoked while skating.  Surfing too.

I found my skating went briefly downhill after quitting. Never really skated while I was high as I found myself more injury prone for whatever reason, but being completely sober it felt like I was learning to skate all over again, eventually it all clicked and I started skating better than ever before.

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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2022, 08:49:38 PM »
Can't smoke and skate, but I ate a small amount of mushrooms last night and skated an indoor park. I had an absolute blast and skated better than I have at that park all year.

When I smoke weed I get so anxious that the idea of stepping on a skateboard wouldn't even begin to cross my mind, but I have plenty of friends who manage just fine.

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Re: Skateboarding and Marijuana?
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2022, 06:24:11 AM »
My skating has improved quite a bit since I got my med card. It helps me not freak out about pointless details and blame my gear or the pavement or whatever else when things aren't going great and concentrate more on what I'm doing in relation to my board. I don't want to say it helps me focus, but it keeps my focus on the right things. Also makes recovery periods less boring.

Negatives are cardio, I sometimes cough like Doc Holliday, munching on unhealthy foods, and obviously motivation. There's kind of a golden window that opens about 5-10 minutes after I smoke where I can start skating and really get into it but if I wait too long I'll often lose the will to do anything physical, especially with strong indica medical strains like gg4 and motor breath.

Oh and I use extracts with lots of ocimene and terpinoline (jack Herer, durban poison etc) in the morning or if I'm gonna be commuting to decongest and make it easier to breathe. Kinda like a more fun version of an inhaler.