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Davo the Assassin

Skate boarding

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Kippers
I can land pogo-to-fingerflip-to-rail sometimes, you dont wanna know what a pain in the ass that is, you should see the ends of my fingers. cry.gif

You need to find yourself a video camera and film that one day. I'd love to see it biggrin.gif

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dfrawley888

I tried skating before. Kept it up for a year but couldn't even ollie... Took up rugby instead

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Davo the Assassin

Rugby kicks ass, but so does skateboarding smile.gif .

 

OMG, NEW SPORT! RUGBY SKATEBOARDING! HOW COOLS!?!? cool.gif

 

Lol, would be interesting, going round playing rugby on plays, diving off your boards to tackle, lol.

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ToyMachine
Apparently there are loads of variations of the Railflip.

 

Loads upon loads.

 

I can land pogo-to-fingerflip-to-rail sometimes, you dont wanna know what a pain in the ass that is, you should see the ends of my fingers. cry.gif

Hah someone played too much THPS.

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Kippers

Totally jealous of these guys lol.

 

 

 

 

I can do some of that stuff but they put my efforts to shame. they just do it so smooth. When i try some of that stuff i'm spending most my time trying to keep my balance.

 

but then i tell myself they've probably been doing Freestyle for several years whereas i've been doing it for 8 weeks, and everything is suddenly a little bit better.

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Davo the Assassin

Just got back from 6 hours of skating on a new board (FINALLY)... IT'S SO LUSH, HMMM, biggrin.gif. And all saved for by myself, I feel oh so proud, lol. However, now I have a f*ck off huge lump on my elbow that kills, but oh well. That and numerous other knocks and dinks, lol.

 

Picture soon to follow smile.gif.

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Kippers

In those 6 hours did you manage a fingerflip? lol.gif

 

I've been messing around with the Rail flip today. I dont know how, but i managed to land one where my legs are crossed over when i'm in railstand and pulled off a kickflip rail flip. That was pretty sweet.

 

Havnt been able to do a second one though.

 

 

What's your new board?

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*MURDOC*

 

Apparently there are loads of variations of the Railflip.

 

Loads upon loads.

 

I can land pogo-to-fingerflip-to-rail sometimes, you dont wanna know what a pain in the ass that is, you should see the ends of my fingers. cry.gif

Hah someone played too much THPS.

More like, "someone has watched too many Mullen videos 70 times in a row".

 

The majority of people ive skated with in my time have been skating since the 70s, so a lot of freestyle sh*t rubs off on me. Look up Yo-Yo Shultz if you wanna see some insane freestyle froma guy who could be your dad!

 

Ive got a video camera, so you may just have to eat your words. sly.gif

Edited by *MURDOC*

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darthYENIK

I love freestyle. It takes a hell of a lot more skill than people give credit to it.

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Davo the Assassin

Mah new board. Few chunks taken out of it here and there, but still pretty damn sexy I think. Loving the Omega symbol.

 

user posted image

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LordDiablo

i started skating again after like three years. i can still do some flip tricks and jump some stairs and i'm content with that cause i'm not looking to hurt myself.

 

i did take my camera out and got my friend whose kept skating after i quit throw a nasty varial heel down a five stair.

 

http://fitsmis.deviantart.com/art/Varial-Heel-62416419

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Davo the Assassin

God damn f*cking weather, haven't been able to skate at all this week, and I go on holiday next week. Gah. But atleast Im working on my horrible fear of dropping in, I just seem to lose heart half way through and manual it, which is painful.

 

Oh well, I'll get it soon icon14.gif.

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Kippers

Just keep all your weight on your front foot and for the love of god stay on the board! wow.gif

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ikeepitreal

I'm a pretty good skater. I've been skating since I was 8 (7 years!) and now I can do:

 

1.kickflip

2.double kickflip

3.triple kickflip

4.hardflip

5.pop shove it

6.ollie

7.heelflip

8.double heelflip

9.triple heelflip

10.manual

 

Those are the tricks that I have mastered so far.

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Oogie

why is this topic so inactive suddenly wow.gif

 

I haven't been on a regular skateboard in ages, started longboarding 2 years ago and now i have 2 boards, a pintail for smooth rides and my downhill board. Even back in the day when i used to ride a regular skateboard, i was mostly just riding around, i like the freedom skateboarding offers. Just gets better when you're on a longboard, on a smooth road with the wind in your back and you never stop riding without needing any push.

Anyone else into longboarding ? i know murdoc does some downhill races, do you have any pics btw ?

 

I'll probably edit with pics of my 2 boards later today.

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darthYENIK

I'd like to get a longboard, but I'm fine with my normal setup. There are a lot of hills around here, so cruising isn't a problem, unless you are going up hill.

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Oogie

god damnit, piss. The joys of skateboarding. i fell off on my way to school, and now i might have broke my wrist.

if its broke, i have to quit school. =/

 

this sh*t sucks. sorry for the short and badly typed post, i,m using one hand to type

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Davo the Assassin

Well, re-activation of this topic makes me happy, yay. Yeh, after all my plans to skate so much this holiday, it kinda came to nothing unfortunately sad.gif. Kipps, dont be angry!

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Vic Campo

i want to start skating again smile.gif

 

any ideas on what to buy for a beginner who can hardly do anything?

 

cheers,

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*MURDOC*
i want to start skating again smile.gif

 

any ideas on what to buy for a beginner who can hardly do anything?

 

cheers,

You want to do tricks and sh*t correct?

 

Best bet is to buy a blank deck, since they are cheap and usually just as good as a pro deck and about a quarter of the price.

 

Its hard to make recommendations on wheels, since i dont know where youll be skating and whatnot. But a good rule of thumb: Big wheels for speed, small wheels for tech. If youre gonna aim for clearing gaps and dropping down steps and sh*t, go for a bigger wheel. If youre looking to do flip-in sh*t and freestyle, go for a smaller wheel.

Also, with wheels, softer=grippier/slower/smoother-ride. harder=faster/slidey/rougher-ride.

 

All in all, its presonal preference.

 

One suggestion I can make is for trucks.

Dont skimp out on what looks like a "good deal", get tried and true brand names, and they can likely last you your entire skating career.

 

Ive got a pair of Tracker SixTracks from '89 that are still going strong.

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Vic Campo
i want to start skating again smile.gif

 

any ideas on what to buy for a beginner who can hardly do anything?

 

cheers,

You want to do tricks and sh*t correct?

 

Best bet is to buy a blank deck, since they are cheap and usually just as good as a pro deck and about a quarter of the price.

 

Its hard to make recommendations on wheels, since i dont know where youll be skating and whatnot. But a good rule of thumb: Big wheels for speed, small wheels for tech. If youre gonna aim for clearing gaps and dropping down steps and sh*t, go for a bigger wheel. If youre looking to do flip-in sh*t and freestyle, go for a smaller wheel.

Also, with wheels, softer=grippier/slower/smoother-ride. harder=faster/slidey/rougher-ride.

 

All in all, its presonal preference.

 

One suggestion I can make is for trucks.

Dont skimp out on what looks like a "good deal", get tried and true brand names, and they can likely last you your entire skating career.

 

Ive got a pair of Tracker SixTracks from '89 that are still going strong.

thanks for the quick response

 

i'm going to be riding mainly street and schools and sometimes skateparks but probably not bowls

 

are blank decks from specific companys or just nothing?

 

once again thanks for the reply,

 

Vic Campo

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*MURDOC*

Blanks are usually made in the same factories as a lot of pro decks (brand name), so the build quality is virtually the same, just no graphics.

 

There are exceptions in the way of specially built decks from some companies that are specific to the brand, such as different laminations in the boards, different shapes and different moulds which provide different amounts of concave and kick.

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Vic Campo
Blanks are usually made in the same factories as a lot of pro decks (brand name), so the build quality is virtually the same, just no graphics.

 

There are exceptions in the way of specially built decks from some companies that are specific to the brand, such as different laminations in the boards, different shapes and different moulds which provide different amounts of concave and kick.

thanks for the VERY speedy reply

 

so what dimensions would you suggest for a beginner?

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*MURDOC*

Well, that depends on your dimensions. biggrin.gif

 

Height, shoe size, weight.

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Vic Campo
Well, that depends on your dimensions. biggrin.gif

 

Height, shoe size, weight.

height about 170cm

shoe size is 9 or 10 us

weight is about 75kilograms

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*MURDOC*

Id say try a 7.5inch or 7.75inch wide board, thats usually the sweet-spot for street skaters, but depending on your taste, you might want an 8, but to be safe, id say start with the previously mentioned, then, if need be, move up a size. Length should be around 31-32inch, but you can find shorter boards that still have decent width. A 30inch board is pretty easy to flick around from what ive found.

 

 

Glad I could help, and happy skating!

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Vic Campo
Id say try a 7.5inch or 7.75inch wide board, thats usually the sweet-spot for street skaters, but depending on your taste, you might want an 8, but to be safe, id say start with the previously mentioned, then, if need be, move up a size. Length should be around 31-32inch, but you can find shorter boards that still have decent width. A 30inch board is pretty easy to flick around from what ive found.

 

 

Glad I could help, and happy skating!

thanks alot

 

do you have a website or something that i can look up for your stuff?

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Davo the Assassin

There are loads of sites out, just google it man. And if you looking for a good first trick to learn, its gotta be the Ollie, most things just work from there. Once you got that, go onto maybe some manualing, shuv-its and pop-shuvits? Kickflips, Frontside 180s, god knows, take your pick. But the ollie would be supreme to start with.

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Vic Campo

got any sites you used?

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Vic Campo

ok so i should be buying new bearings, wheels and bolts etc. soonish

 

i might be getting an old board off a mate but if i can't get that i'll just use my current mongoose sh*tty one and i have some brand new no-name trucks to use for a while

 

what do you suggest for the stuff i need to buy?

 

also, if anyone has msn, add me - dylan_dirtshifta(@)hotmail.com but without the brackets of course

 

thanks,

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