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#481

Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:09 PM

Once you have more skill, powersliding is a good way, other than that, you can drop the tail to the pavement and skid to a stop (I don't recommend it though) or you can learn the all-important "foot-brake".

When you're ready to slow down or stop, find your balance on one foot and lower the other foot to the ground, make sure your foot that will contact the pavement is relatively flat with the pavement, but with your heel slightly lower than the rest of your foot.
Once your heel starts sliding, apply pressure to the rest of your foot to slow down, down use too much pressure or you'll trip.

To learn better braking technique, start slow and work your way up to higher speeds.

But remember, the most important part of foot-braking is staying balanced.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:21 AM

QUOTE (.Lycosa @ Sunday, Sep 11 2011, 16:27)
*snip*

Holy sh*t, awesome icon14.gif

Meanwhile I managed to break my foot/toe trying to backside 180 an 8 stair and am forced to sit on my ass for a couple weeks suicidal.gif

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:22 AM

Damn, that's beat, heal quickly homie.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:42 AM

Thanks man, I'm tryin colgate.gif

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 06:20 AM

QUOTE (LCstuntman @ Friday, Nov 4 2011, 00:42)
Thanks man, I'm tryin colgate.gif

Just don't get too impatient, make sure it fully heals and everything, permanent damage blows.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:44 AM

Yeah, def. Even when it feels better I'll stick to some easy stuff for a while before I start jumpin down sh*t again haha.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:04 AM

Jesus this thread is dead cryani.gif

Here's Heath Kirchart's hidden part from Stay Gold. Instant classic, song is awesome too. Everyone should post their favorite skate part wow.gif



On a different note, does anyone have any tips for hardflips? Theyre a trick Ive wanted to learn for a while now and tomorrow Im finally gonna try my best to get em sly.gif

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

Keep your legs up and apart after you kick or the board will hit you every time.

Wear a cup.

WEAR A CUP! biggrin.gif

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Haha, def need to be careful down there wow.gif

Now I know why its called the hardflip... I can flip it and land with one foot but my other foot is just bein a lazy asshole and refusing to do anything haha. I'll try more tomorrow, thanks for the tips.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:23 AM

Yeah, hardflips are definitely, well... hard.

It's just so awkward to get your feet back in the position they need to be in to land, you'll end up landing the trick a million times one-footed, it's frustrating, sometimes it helps to really stomp your foot down to catch the board quick enough, but you have to be careful with that technique.

I've seen a few slight variations on how to do them, so experiment a bit to see what's best for you, plus it can't hurt to check out some video clips to get inspired and see how others' styles differ.

For one reason or another, learning hardflips seems to end up in impacts to the groin area for a lot of people, so like I said before, protect yo' nuts! wink.gif


But most of all, have fun!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:44 AM

Such an awkward trick! Either I wrap it around my foot or I do an accidental kickflip lol.gif For the 1 in 5 tries I actually do flip it right, its getting closer... eh, practice makes perfect smile.gif

However, I did learn ollie late front shuvs in about 15 min, fun ass trick. Excuse the sh*tty landing in that video, it was the first one I landed blush.gif

How long have you been skating Murdoc?

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:04 AM

I've probably been skating like 22-23 years now altogether.
I started out just rolling around and sh*t when I was 4 and got hooked.

lol, deja-vu.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (Sasukex @ Saturday, Jan 21 2012, 09:17)
Good to you, you have full skateboard, and i only have wheels :|

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:18 PM

Anyone know of any good (as in durable) skateboard brands? I've heard Zero is pretty good, but are there any other?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:16 PM

Tons.

You mean decks, right?

Most blanks are just as well-made and durable as brand-name decks and half the price or less.

Unless you're going for a specialty board like fibre-lams or something like that, you're better off with a nice quality blank.

But if you tend to break well-made decks or are a bigger dude, check out boards with extra wood like Darkstars 9-ply boards, two extra plies add to the toughness.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

Damn, 22 years wow.gif Hope I get to skate that long... Would be cool teaching my kid how to skate haha.

Also, I learned frontside flips so hardflips are probably next cool.gif

And King, I like to stick with the regular 7-ply's. The high tech sh*t doesnt help at all (for me) and I think it is a waste of money. Pretty much all brands including skate shop decks and blanks (like murdoc said) will be very similar. The only thing to look out for it the concave and width, width mattering the most. Concave is just a little personal preference that you'll have once you've been skating for a long time, or you might never care about concave.

For the sizes, I have a size 9.5-10 shoe, depending on the shoe, and I ride an 8.25. But everyone has different preferences, I'd recommend standing on different sizes to see which feels right. Smaller boards flip faster, but bigger boards have more stability. I don't know your shoe size but I'd start at an 7.8-8 if I were you. Smaller boards are good for learning as well; once you learn basic tricks you can always step it up.

As for the actual company, its more of a preference because like I said they are all basically the same. I like Toy Machine the most, mainly because Ed Templeton's art is awesome and the team is sick inlove.gif The boards are tight too. Also Krooked makes good, cheap boards.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE (*MURDOC* @ Sunday, Jan 22 2012, 11:16)
Tons.

You mean decks, right?

Most blanks are just as well-made and durable as brand-name decks and half the price or less.

Unless you're going for a specialty board like fibre-lams or something like that, you're better off with a nice quality blank.

But if you tend to break well-made decks or are a bigger dude, check out boards with extra wood like Darkstars 9-ply boards, two extra plies add to the toughness.

Actually, I was thinking of completes. I don't feel like adding all my own wheels and sh*t to a deck, it's much easier to just buy the whole thing, lol.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:14 AM

QUOTE (King Mystery @ Thursday, Jan 26 2012, 14:17)
QUOTE (*MURDOC* @ Sunday, Jan 22 2012, 11:16)
Tons.

You mean decks, right?

Most blanks are just as well-made and durable as brand-name decks and half the price or less.

Unless you're going for a specialty board like fibre-lams or something like that, you're better off with a nice quality blank.

But if you tend to break well-made decks or are a bigger dude, check out boards with extra wood like Darkstars 9-ply boards, two extra plies add to the toughness.

Actually, I was thinking of completes. I don't feel like adding all my own wheels and sh*t to a deck, it's much easier to just buy the whole thing, lol.

If you're getting a complete make sure it's a good one. Most completes aren't too great... A lot of them use parts all by the same company, which means, for example, trucks and wheels made by a deck company that doesnt specialize in making trucks or wheels, which makes for sh*tty quality.

Are you ordering a board online or going to a skateshop?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (LCstuntman @ Sunday, Jan 29 2012, 02:14)
QUOTE (King Mystery @ Thursday, Jan 26 2012, 14:17)
QUOTE (*MURDOC* @ Sunday, Jan 22 2012, 11:16)
Tons.

You mean decks, right?

Most blanks are just as well-made and durable as brand-name decks and half the price or less.

Unless you're going for a specialty board like fibre-lams or something like that, you're better off with a nice quality blank.

But if you tend to break well-made decks or are a bigger dude, check out boards with extra wood like Darkstars 9-ply boards, two extra plies add to the toughness.

Actually, I was thinking of completes. I don't feel like adding all my own wheels and sh*t to a deck, it's much easier to just buy the whole thing, lol.

If you're getting a complete make sure it's a good one. Most completes aren't too great... A lot of them use parts all by the same company, which means, for example, trucks and wheels made by a deck company that doesnt specialize in making trucks or wheels, which makes for sh*tty quality.

Are you ordering a board online or going to a skateshop?

I don't know of any skate shops nearby, so I'm probably just gonna stick with my loyal interwebs.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE (King Mystery @ Sunday, Jan 29 2012, 13:23)
I don't know of any skate shops nearby, so I'm probably just gonna stick with my loyal interwebs.

In that case, tons of websites will let you hand select the parts and put it together for you, and then ship it to you. This may be slightly more money than a complete however moto_whistle.gif

What's your budget? I can try to help you pick out something that is the best bang for your buck.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (LCstuntman @ Sunday, Jan 29 2012, 21:00)
QUOTE (King Mystery @ Sunday, Jan 29 2012, 13:23)
I don't know of any skate shops nearby, so I'm probably just gonna stick with my loyal interwebs.

What's your budget? I can try to help you pick out something that is the best bang for your buck.

Maybe around $100. I don't really want to spend too much (I don't have much to spend anyways, lol).

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:52 AM Edited by LCstuntman, 31 January 2012 - 05:01 AM.

QUOTE (King Mystery @ Monday, Jan 30 2012, 14:32)

Maybe around $100. I don't really want to spend too much (I don't have much to spend anyways, lol).

Here's a good complete builder, and run by my local skateshop (who are awesome): CLICK

I wouldn't change any of the default parts (unless you don't like the designs; in that case look below ), and it's $103 before tax. If you want to change the deck, you have to find the deck you want, then from that deck's page, click "BUILD CUSTOM COMPLETE".

IF you want to get more custom and want different wheel or truck designs, feel free to pick out different ones, but I'd stay within these lines:

Wheel company: Bones or Spitfire
Wheel size: 54mm, give or take a mm
Truck company: Independent, Venture, Royal
Truck size: same size as deck, or closest without the truck size going over the deck size
Bearing: Bones Reds, always biggrin.gif
Griptape: doesnt really matter
Hardware: doesnt really matter


But if I were you I'd just stay with the default configuration, the designs will get wore down in a month anyways tounge2.gif

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:22 PM Edited by LCstuntman, 08 July 2012 - 03:14 AM.



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EDIT: This topic is officially dead cryani.gif R.I.P.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:33 PM Edited by King Mystery, 05 August 2012 - 11:35 PM.

Sorry to bump this again, but now that it's summer, I've been starting up skating again. I've sort of got an ollie down, and I can kind of get a manual/nose manual. However, I need to work on my balance and getting speed... and finding a good place to skate. Over here there aren't a whole lot of skate parks nearby, and the roads by my house are ancient, covered in potholes and cracks and whatnot.

It might be a while before I start up again though, because it looks like my board's days are done... I'm just surprised it lasted this long.

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Thankfully, I have a birthday coming up. I'm thinking about getting a Darkstar Falls when the time comes; it's cheap, name-brand, and complete.

Here's the deck, by the way. I don't know what I was thinking, it's hideous, lol.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

It hurts me to see the only skateboard topic all the way at the bottom.

I didn't want it to disappear, so here I am.

I've been getting into longboards lately, nice surfy carviness.




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