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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9690 on: August 25, 2020, 11:39:57 AM »
Skating has just made me so angry lately. Ive probably had a few months where I haven't been feeling as stoked as i usually do on skating. Don't get me wrong the passion still burns but it seems to piss me off more than it hypes me up.
I seem to be just going through a period of stagnation, I haven't learnt anything new in weeks and when I do try something new I just get completely smoked on a slam. I've tried mixing it up by skating curbs and trying new stuff but even then the spots will turn to busts or it'll rain or some shit.

Maybe I'm just a pussy, maybe I'm just yearning for different things in skating. Maybe I'm just venting. Fuckin stupid.

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I'm 25 mate


Take that slam dude. For real, and enjoy it. Film yourself, even if you don't share, just to see where you fuck up.

From experience, you will be pissed when you're older if you don't take the good with the bad and just go for what you want to do. Just have fun. Fuck it, dont even flip your board. I barely do. Just ride around if you're stagnant on tricks. Bomb some hills.

Also, for sure get a rain board. A shitty board to use in a little rain or the occasional wet ditch or whatever. It is a great option for when you feel that itch, but don't wanna fuck up your new setup.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9691 on: August 25, 2020, 06:30:48 PM »
Mid-30s here and skateboarding got way more enjoyable for me in my 30s than in my 20s. In my 20s I struggled with plateauing, not picking new tricks up and barely holding onto my staples. In my 30s I find myself more relaxed about progression and just enjoying my time on the board. I work a boring corporate job as an analyst in a really dull segment of IT, I look forward to every weekend where I got 4 hours of me time at the park from 7-11am, I'm never going to be pro so I don't see a point in killing myself doing it.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9692 on: August 26, 2020, 01:54:29 AM »
Mid-30s here and skateboarding got way more enjoyable for me in my 30s than in my 20s. In my 20s I struggled with plateauing, not picking new tricks up and barely holding onto my staples. In my 30s I find myself more relaxed about progression and just enjoying my time on the board. I work a boring corporate job as an analyst in a really dull segment of IT, I look forward to every weekend where I got 4 hours of me time at the park from 7-11am, I'm never going to be pro so I don't see a point in killing myself doing it.

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Skating has just made me so angry lately. Ive probably had a few months where I haven't been feeling as stoked as i usually do on skating. Don't get me wrong the passion still burns but it seems to piss me off more than it hypes me up.
I seem to be just going through a period of stagnation, I haven't learnt anything new in weeks and when I do try something new I just get completely smoked on a slam. I've tried mixing it up by skating curbs and trying new stuff but even then the spots will turn to busts or it'll rain or some shit.

Maybe I'm just a pussy, maybe I'm just yearning for different things in skating. Maybe I'm just venting. Fuckin stupid.
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Take that slam dude. For real, and enjoy it. Film yourself, even if you don't share, just to see where you fuck up.

From experience, you will be pissed when you're older if you don't take the good with the bad and just go for what you want to do. Just have fun. Fuck it, dont even flip your board. I barely do. Just ride around if you're stagnant on tricks. Bomb some hills.

Also, for sure get a rain board. A shitty board to use in a little rain or the occasional wet ditch or whatever. It is a great option for when you feel that itch, but don't wanna fuck up your new setup.


Thanks guys. I really appreciate you taking the time to speak to me and add your experiences. I just need to remember why I started skating and continue to love skating, because it's such a fun, free thing to do. Need to take myself less serious, haha. Cheers guys, much love.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9693 on: August 26, 2020, 01:20:22 PM »
I don't enjoy modern East Coast skateboarding

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9694 on: August 26, 2020, 08:11:51 PM »
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Mid-30s here and skateboarding got way more enjoyable for me in my 30s than in my 20s. In my 20s I struggled with plateauing, not picking new tricks up and barely holding onto my staples. In my 30s I find myself more relaxed about progression and just enjoying my time on the board. I work a boring corporate job as an analyst in a really dull segment of IT, I look forward to every weekend where I got 4 hours of me time at the park from 7-11am, I'm never going to be pro so I don't see a point in killing myself doing it.
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Skating has just made me so angry lately. Ive probably had a few months where I haven't been feeling as stoked as i usually do on skating. Don't get me wrong the passion still burns but it seems to piss me off more than it hypes me up.
I seem to be just going through a period of stagnation, I haven't learnt anything new in weeks and when I do try something new I just get completely smoked on a slam. I've tried mixing it up by skating curbs and trying new stuff but even then the spots will turn to busts or it'll rain or some shit.

Maybe I'm just a pussy, maybe I'm just yearning for different things in skating. Maybe I'm just venting. Fuckin stupid.
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I'm 25 mate
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Take that slam dude. For real, and enjoy it. Film yourself, even if you don't share, just to see where you fuck up.

From experience, you will be pissed when you're older if you don't take the good with the bad and just go for what you want to do. Just have fun. Fuck it, dont even flip your board. I barely do. Just ride around if you're stagnant on tricks. Bomb some hills.

Also, for sure get a rain board. A shitty board to use in a little rain or the occasional wet ditch or whatever. It is a great option for when you feel that itch, but don't wanna fuck up your new setup.
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Thanks guys. I really appreciate you taking the time to speak to me and add your experiences. I just need to remember why I started skating and continue to love skating, because it's such a fun, free thing to do. Need to take myself less serious, haha. Cheers guys, much love.

Not to be a nag but skating in your 20s can be a drag - progress (a huge part of the skateboarding experience) lags behind, you're body is starting to slow down and life commitments catch up. You spend less time on the board, means you progress slower, your consistency goes down and you feel shitty about your session. It's a vicious cycle that caused me to just say fuck it and stopped skateboarding altogether.

I'm not sure if you have other interest but looking outside of skateboarding has been really helpful for me. In the 10-ish years I took off I picked up riding my motorcycle at the track, surfing and Muay Thai kickboxing, all of which allowed me to channel the stuff I learned from skateboarding (persistence, body mechanics, balance) into a meaningful form. It made the return to skateboarding much more rewarding because I didn't tie my physical worth to how many tries it took me to tailslide a fucking ledge.

If all else fails, go work on another aspect of skateboarding you missed out in your younger days. I wished I learned how to skate transition or carve a bowl when I was younger; go pick it up while you're still young and spritely!

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9695 on: August 28, 2020, 05:06:54 AM »
Mental health pretty poor
Think I'm getting married
S.o.s.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9696 on: August 31, 2020, 11:25:22 PM »
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Mental health pretty poor
Think I'm getting married
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Why get married?

 
Well gonna sound pathetic. Just to escape current living situation & live comfortably with a cute girl

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9697 on: September 01, 2020, 02:43:25 PM »
highlight in my life right now is the fact that lil wayne's No Ceilings mixtape from '09 made it to streaming... misplaced that file so long ago. it aint the whole thing but heavy early high school vibes are holding it down right now... i dont think i'll ever change the first quote in my sig ha...
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9698 on: September 02, 2020, 08:28:01 AM »
i mow the lawn in my reynolds g6

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9699 on: September 02, 2020, 08:23:06 PM »
I was never good at skating and stayed stagnant for tricks. I gave up on flip tricks and grinds I was limited to what I could do (nose slides, board slides, and occasionally a krook).

Being in quarantine Iíve had the patience/need to skate. Iíve been getting kickflips and heelflips down. Today I landed my first 50-50. Iím so stoked!
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9700 on: September 02, 2020, 11:16:41 PM »
I was never good at skating and stayed stagnant for tricks. I gave up on flip tricks and grinds I was limited to what I could do (nose slides, board slides, and occasionally a krook).

Being in quarantine Iíve had the patience/need to skate. Iíve been getting kickflips and heelflips down. Today I landed my first 50-50. Iím so stoked!

+1, I'm finally getting my kickflip consistent after years of mob flips. Heelflips can suck a fuck.

I hate the content Braille releases but I admire their content first strategy and non-traditional means of turning "pro". They make "core" companies look dated; using the tradition means of going pro and getting paid board / shoe royalties. I wonder what percentage of their revenue is from YouTube content versus product sales.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9701 on: September 03, 2020, 08:10:04 AM »
I can kickflip in to handrails and skate stairs like itís my job but Iíve never dropped in on anything taller than 4ft lol

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9702 on: September 04, 2020, 01:18:32 AM »
I know right
I gave up on kickys a long time ago just skipped that shit and did other flip tricks
Been skating like every night for six weeks
Ran my front foot over quite a few times but Iím starting to get them and nollie flips now wtf

Fell on my head pretty hard one night my bro said it was like a melon hitting concrete and I had to sit down for a minute
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9703 on: September 04, 2020, 07:36:12 AM »
i had two very hilarious bike crashes two nights in a row that must have made me look like a total idiot to everyone who saw me.

first one was me clipping the sidewalk coming from the road. that was fast and sudden and i got a few bruises and everyone around laughed at me, rightfully so...

second one was a totally crazy escalation of bullshit moments. meandering around at a moderate speed and with a heavy backpack my front wheel suddenly locks up, which makes me fall forward a bit. so now i sit on the top tube and my feet are also dangling around and all the while my front wheel keeps stuttering and i figure my brake is off alignment(the wheel is a bit warped as well) but i am too concerned with making my bike stop. then i have to dodge an in conveniently parked e-scooter, another stutter, i can't keep my weight back because i can't get my foot onto my pedals so i slip forward again, this time my left leg gets somehow caught between the front wheel and the frame, which makes the bike finally stop but not without making me almost flip over, onto the street into a bus nonetheless if it had gone really bad.

i had to figure out how to unknot myself out of my bike and couldn't explain to myself how i didn't break my left leg or not kill myself during the whole process.

so my front brake was knocked off alignment and along with my warped front wheel made it stutter so bad and my heavy as fuck backpack made the slipping worse and on top of that i am bad at cycling and that it is how i would have become a star on youtube or instagram if anybody had filmed this, i'm pretty sure. i mean i was embarrassed and terrified when it happened but also laughed really hard at how dumb i must have looked.

thinking about starting a twitch channel named "world's worst cyclist" so my cycling related death can be televised so others can learn from my mistakes.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9704 on: September 05, 2020, 06:52:59 AM »
Most peopleís rock n rolls make me sick.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9705 on: September 05, 2020, 07:30:14 AM »
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« Reply #9706 on: September 05, 2020, 12:19:39 PM »
I act the fool here during dramatic times. Which is  relief & curse at same time

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9707 on: September 05, 2020, 12:22:24 PM »
Also be safe on bike Frank. You clearly not, wiped out two times just messing around.  Bare minimum please wear a helmet then improve your pheriperal vision so you can see & predict from all angles 

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« Reply #9708 on: September 07, 2020, 05:40:27 AM »
24 days off hard alcohol, went to a party type thing last night which was a challenge but I made it through. Still drinking around 10+ beers a day but I was killing close to 1/2 gallons of whiskey a week for most of this year. I guess the real confession part is that im not finding my therapist to be very helpful, but iíve got one or two free more sessions before I have to end it...

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9709 on: September 08, 2020, 12:25:53 PM »
Also be safe on bike Frank. You clearly not, wiped out two times just messing around.  Bare minimum please wear a helmet then improve your pheriperal vision so you can see & predict from all angles

true, i've been taking awareness more seriously since then, still haven't got a helmet yet although it's up high on the to buy list. trying to take a more chill and safe approach.

on top of the slams i also got a ticket for crossing a red light(at night with no one around but the cops were watching from a little dark spot with all the lights off) so i feel after pushing my limits for a few months, this week has been sort of a reality check, especially after what happened to fongstarr i actually wanted to take it easier.

and to fully disclose my shitty road rager past, i've been no stranger to accidents, which ultimately only harmed myself and my vehicles, but i totaled 2 cars in my life and caught plenty of speeding tickets. i've basically sworn off driving a motored vehicle because i don't trust myself. i usually end up fucking around with them in one way or another.

also a good friend of mine whooped my ass verbally pretty good after i told him about that second one, haha. i was all joking like "yeah man, see, fuck brakes, haha, if i have had a fixie that wouldn't have happened..." he just replies "you're a fucking moron..." and goes on for a good 15 minutes why. he was 100% right with everything.

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« Reply #9710 on: September 08, 2020, 04:11:09 PM »
I reckon joints and stuff are same as any  moving part that breaks down over time
I donít know if thereís like a set number of swivels you get or anything but anyway I am suss on fixies, wear your knee out doing shit like that I save mine for other things
Onespeed ok just not fixie
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9711 on: September 08, 2020, 05:10:00 PM »
I reckon joints and stuff are same as any  moving part that breaks down over time
I donít know if thereís like a set number of swivels you get or anything but anyway I am suss on fixies, wear your knee out doing shit like that I save mine for other things
Onespeed ok just not fixie

that's kind of a joke amongst us because my friend dislikes fixies. i'm riding a single speed. i'd like to have one to fuck around and learn stuff like riding backwards with, but i wouldn't part with my bike for one.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9712 on: September 09, 2020, 09:13:07 AM »
Iíve chalked up losing my kickflips due to a horrible ankle roll at 23, but realize I lost the timing and muscle memory after I recovered, and that loss of timing had slowly taken over a majority of my tricks
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« Reply #9713 on: September 12, 2020, 03:38:41 AM »
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« Reply #9714 on: September 12, 2020, 10:55:30 AM »
Iíve chalked up losing my kickflips due to a horrible ankle roll at 23, but realize I lost the timing and muscle memory after I recovered, and that loss of timing had slowly taken over a majority of my tricks

same, i'm on a mission to get them back though. hard to do since the weather been fairly unstable lately and i seem to have only free time when it rains.

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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9715 on: September 12, 2020, 08:30:00 PM »
i drunkenly focused my deck for the first time and im scared how much that relieved my stress.....

non skate related issues but man i feel better.
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9716 on: September 12, 2020, 08:38:52 PM »
donít be


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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9717 on: September 12, 2020, 11:26:02 PM »
i drunkenly focused my deck for the first time and im scared how much that relieved my stress.....

non skate related issues but man i feel better.
A focused deck is better than most other destructive alternatives
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9718 on: September 13, 2020, 03:52:33 PM »
Someone posted an instagram post on here from a skateboarding news account and I went in the IG comments and told them they should focus it, then the next day the account had disappeared. I felt kinda bad but also like I'd affected change in the world that day. Just wanted to get that off my chest
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Re: real confessions
« Reply #9719 on: September 14, 2020, 06:19:14 PM »
I probably skate my trunk/rain/junk setup, more than any of my other, much nicer setups.