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i like the fact u got angry about my not liking star wars trailer enough to follow me into another thread to say that.

Raccoon Tanuki, Saturday, 29 November 2014 19:42 (three years ago) Permalink

lol i'm only riled that you are shitting up my bookmarked threads, i ain't following you anywhere weirdo

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 29 November 2014 20:14 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this is on a level with the finest ballet imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-PQjKVuGUM

flopson, Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:05 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

so raw

https://www.facebook.com/cairofoster/videos/802511883164058/?permPage=1

flopson, Monday, 20 April 2015 06:15 (three years ago) Permalink

good one

the late great, Monday, 20 April 2015 06:21 (three years ago) Permalink

For some reason I started looking at getting a old school reissue board in the last week - like 9.5" x 32", discernible nose and tail, 60mm wheels, something I can push around on without getting into longboard territory - and then out of nowhere my college roommate who I haven't seen in 4 years texted that he was going to be in town and had stated skating again and we should meet up at the skate park.

I still have my last board which I remember setting up in 1996 and has mostly been used to move heavy objects since I started my first "real" job in July of 1997. He's 41 and I'm 40 and we spent two hours skating and laughing about how winded we were from simple things. I was stoked that I ollied onto a 5" high curb and didn't fall, I landed a couple of (stationary) kickflips, etc. Now I can barely walk.

He told me about this video which got me way more excited than a lot of the ones above due to feeling much more attainable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BRZoqUTD5M

joygoat, Sunday, 3 May 2015 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

If it's any consolation, I've routinely gone through what your second paragraph throughout my mid 20s.

This past march I had my most decisive of "i am decisively going to start skating again" moments. I'd say after maybe the first three sessions I was back to a comfortable state. But then I went away for a month, but I come home tomorrow and hope I don't get lazy and stop.

Having finally visited skate-spot world capital Barcelona in this time, I am def psyched to get out skating and subsequently be disappointed by personal inadequacy very soon!

ed.b, Sunday, 3 May 2015 18:17 (three years ago) Permalink

ridic

the late great, Friday, 8 May 2015 04:42 (three years ago) Permalink

next level

#wegonnabechampionship (Spottie), Friday, 8 May 2015 04:52 (three years ago) Permalink

I love this thread so much.

andrew m., Friday, 8 May 2015 14:35 (three years ago) Permalink

19:44 - 20:11

http://vimeo.com/127684040

the late great, Friday, 22 May 2015 07:39 (three years ago) Permalink

first use of Belle and Sebastian on a skateboard video?

koogs, Friday, 22 May 2015 08:17 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm 28, am i too old to learn to sk8 for the first time?

Ric Flairy (clouds), Friday, 22 May 2015 14:24 (three years ago) Permalink

(lived on dirt road until 15; too embarrassed to try learning after that)

Ric Flairy (clouds), Friday, 22 May 2015 14:27 (three years ago) Permalink

No way you could totally learn to skate at 28. You'll be great. Don't wait!

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Friday, 22 May 2015 14:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Sorry got carried away, but seriously, I think you could pick it up quickly.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Friday, 22 May 2015 14:51 (three years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i don't think there's an age cutoff to learn any skill, mostly just wanted to spur conversation :3

Ric Flairy (clouds), Friday, 22 May 2015 15:08 (three years ago) Permalink

I was surprised to learn a few years ago when I considered taking skating back up that the cost of entry is still pretty much the same. Decks and trucks and wheels have barely risen in price since I was a teenager.

(I ended up ruling it out because my body is a piece of shit now.)

Johnny Fever, Friday, 22 May 2015 15:11 (three years ago) Permalink

No way you could totally learn to skate at 28. You'll be great. Don't wait!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N7FHwAVY1c

cause baby, now we got dad bod (how's life), Friday, 22 May 2015 15:20 (three years ago) Permalink

Watching this makes me nervous and uncomfortable:

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/videos/jaws-true-blue-retrospect-video/

Evan, Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:59 (three years ago) Permalink

never too old clouds! go for it!
skaters have the best clothes too imo

i like watching sk8ers just casually skating down the road on their way to wherever - that languid dip-down and pushhhhh. you can clock a good skater from a mile away just by the way they cruise. and even in a group, usually there's one or two who have it down and are super cruisey & somehow just get the natural physics & others who are stiff & push-push-push in a way that makes you tired watching all the effort

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 May 2015 14:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I was surprised to learn a few years ago when I considered taking skating back up that the cost of entry is still pretty much the same. Decks and trucks and wheels have barely risen in price since I was a teenager.

I was surprised by this as well - completes were perpetually like $100-110 and are maybe $120 or so now. Though there does seem to be a nostalgia/you-probably-have-a-real-job-now tax on reissue old school decks like the Santa Cruz Tom Knox cop beater I've been drooling over.

joygoat, Saturday, 23 May 2015 15:51 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://davidbowjobs.tumblr.com/post/123078853289/grinderman2-one-time-i-went-to-see-my-grandma

one time i went to see my grandma in the hospital when she was just waking up from surgery and the first thing she said (really feebly) was “neil… what does… your shirt say” and i had to say “skate and destroy” in front of the nurse and my whole family

lmao

, Friday, 3 July 2015 11:54 (three years ago) Permalink

haha

flopson, Friday, 3 July 2015 16:11 (three years ago) Permalink

lool

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 July 2015 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A48Be1KH-zA&feature=youtu.be

flopson, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 21:49 (three years ago) Permalink

i don't remember if i've posted this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1xyEdqyGTw

flopson, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 21:52 (three years ago) Permalink

he skates so fast

nose, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah that's what makes it so bracing to watch

flopson, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 22:06 (three years ago) Permalink

and like how deep he crouches landing off of some of those huge ollies

flopson, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 22:07 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, he counterbalances really well

fast as fuck! holy shit. good stuff tho!

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 22:44 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14&v=s5CrAVOcCbM

carl agatha, Friday, 11 September 2015 03:15 (three years ago) Permalink

I saw this the other day and realized at the peak of me skating I could have totally heelfliped a set of three stairs and became simultaneously stoked and depressed that an 8 year old girl in a fairy costume was doing the same.

joygoat, Friday, 11 September 2015 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

backfoot heelflip!

flopson, Friday, 11 September 2015 18:07 (three years ago) Permalink

what the hell is a "backfoot" heelflip?

EDB, Friday, 11 September 2015 18:46 (three years ago) Permalink

for comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A2P_tcqaZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyT6-U7Zoqw

flopson, Friday, 11 September 2015 18:47 (three years ago) Permalink

hint: it's exactly what it sounds like

flopson, Friday, 11 September 2015 18:47 (three years ago) Permalink

She didn't do a backfoot heelflip though. If nothing else she just kicked out a beat late. Still a normal heelflip otherwise.

Evan, Saturday, 12 September 2015 01:10 (three years ago) Permalink

oh ur right my bad

flopson, Saturday, 12 September 2015 01:33 (three years ago) Permalink

almost ran over some dude making a video while i was driving round downtown today (completely his fault)

the late great, Monday, 14 September 2015 05:21 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

https://vine.co/v/e0XiJxnbrq2

flopson, Monday, 12 October 2015 04:06 (two years ago) Permalink

these kids do some sick techy shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8cTOBNi0N0

flopson, Monday, 12 October 2015 04:11 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://instagram.com/daewon1song/

flopson, Thursday, 29 October 2015 16:32 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UcyZtcztKI

EDB, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

that were good

jason waterfalls (gbx), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 05:14 (two years ago) Permalink

he's hella ungainly but also graceful? it's super weird

great vid

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 26 January 2016 05:31 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

https://vine.co/v/iMjzJ76vwvL

, Wednesday, 24 February 2016 13:20 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://vine.co/v/iXm1wBpdgWM

, Friday, 11 March 2016 12:37 (two years ago) Permalink

!!

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 March 2016 00:03 (two years ago) Permalink

haha

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 January 2018 17:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

that's not actually him that skates, tho, right?

gbx, Monday, 29 January 2018 18:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

it looked like it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 January 2018 18:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

It's not actually him skating, no.

Evan, Monday, 29 January 2018 18:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

well they fooled me :D
good switcheroo they pulled

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 29 January 2018 18:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

That whole video was full of fun special effects!

Evan, Monday, 29 January 2018 18:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah right! is the classicest classic

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

directed by spike jonz

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

@flopson tumblr lol

― 龜, Monday, January 29, 2018 8:21 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i actually follow tonnes of great skater instagrams now

super stylish french dude with fun wonky style https://www.instagram.com/quentinboillon/
v talented young guy in nyc https://www.instagram.com/nycshawn/
heshy and hip https://www.instagram.com/gutsquisher/
necessary mtl crew https://www.instagram.com/dimemtl/

flopson, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

winter wonderland etc
(click through for video)

https://instagram.com/p/BeyZGnDhsWP/

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 February 2018 18:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

^darn proud of my grip tape job

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Thursday, 1 March 2018 03:13 (six months ago) Permalink

niiiiiiice 👌🏻

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 March 2018 06:25 (six months ago) Permalink

So cool! Reminds me a friend back in the 80s who had a pink Mullen deck.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5308/5597961974_fd78a553c5_b.jpg

(can't believe I found an image of one this time around. I've done a lot of image searches for pink Mullen decks that turned up nada. I almost didn't believe my own memory. )

how's life, Thursday, 1 March 2018 12:42 (six months ago) Permalink


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