• Skateboarding thread
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Hello, and welcome to the facepunch skateboarding thing, here you can discuss all that shit you were discussing in the ‘Skateboarding’ thread, but I shall post content in this OP! I have bolded important bits for easy viewing. Okay, lets get this [i]rolling[/i] [b]About skateboarding[/b] [img]http://www.bonza.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/skateboard_art.jpg[/img] Well, skateboarding has been around for years, the shape has changed massively and the jeans have got skinnier, (I think.) But what is it? Skateboarding is the art of standing on a piece of wood with wheels on it and pushing yourself along with one foot, you can do tricks, show off to friends, go fast down hills and have fun! Skateboarding is a great way of socialising, who needs these, eh? [img]http://www.freshngood.com/wp-content/uploads/2010-beta/4/girl-you-twit-face-skate-deck-kost01.jpg[/img] But why Jimbojib, why skateboard when I can BMX, or rollerskate, or [I]drive[/i]? Er, well, there is no reason really, I suppose a BMX is easy, there is less satisfaction from bunny hopping, even I can do that, but with an ollie I’m like ‘Yeah man, I just made my board go up in the air!’ Rollerskates are fine, but I suppose there is less to do, sure you can grind down rails, but it’s not as, well, it’s your choice, also driving :downs: [b]Your first board[/b] So, you’ve decided you want to do skateboarding, but where to begin? It’s best to ask someone you know, or if you’re alone, don’t be afraid to head to a local store, but make sure it’s local, big brand shops will just employ anyone, but a local one will, or at least should, be run by skaters or people who know their shit. [B]Measurements[/B] The riders height is the first mesurement Under 4’ = 29” or smaller 4’ to 4’10” = 29” to 30” long 4’10” to 5’3” = 30.5” to 31.5” long 5’3” to 5”8” = 31.5” to 32” long 5”8” to 6’1” = 32” to 32.5” long Over 6’1” = 32.4” and up The width depends on what you're doing, wider for cruising, like a long board, they raind from 7.25 to 8" but can go bigger or smaller. [b]Deck[/b] The deck is the bit you stand on and has the cool stuff on the bottom, if you are going to buy everything apart, [b]I suggest mini-logo[/b] as a good starter deck. When skating it’s good to remember that those scratches really don’t matter, don’t hold back because you like shiny things. [B]trucks[/b] The trucks are the metal bits with the axis on which attaches to the deck and has the wheels on. For a decent truck set I recommend [b] fracture and Enuff, for starters as they are cheap and good, don’t be upset when they wear out though [/b] [B] wheels [/b] You know? Those round bits you roll around on? Yeah? Well, these are a tough decision, really only you can make, it all depends on what you’re doing. Wheels are measured in a-scale e.g. 100a or 95a, this is known as the durometer, the diameter is of course how high it is. Here is some info I pulled off the web: [b]Transition / Vert[/b] Larger skateboard wheels roll a lot faster, and when riding ramps this is what you want. Try 55-65mm size wheels (though many ramp skateboarders will use even larger wheels -- try something like a 60mm wheel first, as you learn), with a hardness of 95-100a. Some wheel makers, like Bones, have special formulas that don't list durometer, like the Street Park Formula. [b]Street / Technical[/b] Skateboarders who like doing flip tricks often like smaller wheels, as they are lighter and closer to the ground, making some skateboarding tricks easier and faster. Try 50-55mm skateboard wheels, with a hardness of 97-101a. Some brands, like Bones, make special Street Tech Formula wheels that also work very well, but don't have a hardness rating. [b]Both / All Terrain[/b] You'll want something in the middle, with slightly softer skateboard wheels. Try a wheel size 52-60mm, with 95-100a hardness. This should give you a balance between speed and weight. [b]Cruising[/b] Usually cruising wheels are much larger for speed (64-75mm) and much softer for riding over rough terrain (78-85a). Other wheels for cruising are available, such as huge dirt wheels with knobs, but these aren't recommended for skateboards (try longboards or dirtboards). [b]Tricks and actually riding[/b] Okay, so you’ve got you’re board, some mates possibly and you’re ready to roll, but what to do? Well, first look at what everyone else is doing, unless they’re morons, in which case head to Google and look at ‘basics’ but here is one piece of advice: [b]For now, forget about ollies and those cool tricks, you must learn to walk before you learn to run.[/b] [B]List of tricks, off the top of my head[/B] [B]Ollie[/B], a simple trick which is the base of all other tricks, you get your board into the air, level out, land. [B]Kickflip[/B], Like an ollie but you kick with one foot to make the board spin, and land. [B]Heelflip[/B], see above, but in the other direction, with your heel. [B]Stall[/B], Simple, onto a curb with all your weight on one side, so that all the wheels come off the ground and you're bassicly standing on the curb but with a board inbetween. [B]Finger Flip[/B], You ollie, then use your hand to spin the board around and land. [B]360 flip[/B], guess. [B]Impossible[/B], I really have no idea how to explain this, look up some videos. [B]Pop Shoveit[/B], Ollie your board 180 degrees around, but you stay the same direction, then land on the board once it has turned. [B]Stances[/B] Regular - Left foot at the front Goofy - Right foot at the front Mongo- right foot at the back, push with left Fakie - Other way round on mongo? [B] that’s all folks! Please, PLEASE say if you think anything should be added[/b] [b]The community[/b] Here I shall post a list of skaters, please say if you want to be added, with the information I shall put for myself and others [B]Jimbojib – Used to do a lot, now not so much, can ollie and pop shove it and all that, but not as good as lots of people.[/B] [B]iusehax[/B] - DUnno [B]Hamm0[/B] - Not an angry emo dick head, because skaters aren't. So I shall leave you with this: [B]Averice[/B] [B]Sure[/B] [B]booster[/B] [img]http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d8/Mynar/Funny%20Pics/skateboard.jpg[/img]
Just a tip, If you're not careful enough, you'll end up like this guy did in the video (0:46 onwards) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezJjMqQithw[/media] Otherwise, Nice post. I learnt more about wheels and trucks (in terms of skateboarding that is).
I really want to try skateboarding. Just not like those idiots that wear their hats backwards and their pants around their knees.
[QUOTE=KFrohman;22311109]Just a tip, If you're not careful enough, you'll end up like this guy did in the video (0:46 onwards) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezJjMqQithw[/media] Otherwise, Nice post. I learnt more about wheels and trucks (in terms of skateboarding that is).[/QUOTE] Yes I saw that, I am scared, but pro-tip, don't go off stairs on a shit board and don't land on the bolts (the bit above the trucks) [QUOTE=m0nkey98;22311129]I really want to try skateboarding. Just not like those idiots that wear their hats backwards and their pants around their knees.[/QUOTE] Do it.
Skateboarding is of the most annoying things in the world, along with people who ride bicycle on the road.
[IMG]http://i50.tinypic.com/qs5aap.jpg[/IMG] haha
What the noise? Deal with it, you'll have walked past after a while, if not, oh well, worse things happen at sea. Also, bed time.
[QUOTE=Jimbojib;22311378]What the noise? Deal with it, you'll have walked past after a while, if not, oh well, worse things happen at sea. Also, bed time.[/QUOTE] Uhh, Where does that come into skateboarding?
You honestly look like you don't know anything about skateboarding. [editline]06:06PM[/editline] I mean you mentioned almost no tricks [editline]06:06PM[/editline] lol mini logo? get a flip board, they have good pop, and don't break as easily. [editline]06:07PM[/editline] Basically get a good flip board, some element or krux trucks, and some spitfire wheels with some okay bearings. You honestly do not look like you know much about this..
[QUOTE=Septimas;22311566]You honestly don't know like you know anything about skateboarding. [editline]06:06PM[/editline] I mean you mentioned almost no tricks [editline]06:06PM[/editline] lol mini logo? get a flip board, they have good pop, and don't break as easily. [editline]06:07PM[/editline] Basically get a good flip board, some element or krux trucks, and some spitfire wheels with some okay bearings. You honestly do not look like you know much about this..[/QUOTE] You honestly "don't know like you know" about more than just skateboarding. Also, OP, why couldn't you just have updated the other thread but with a new OP? Was a new thread necessary? By the way, you're pushing the whole "No megathreads" rules. Not breaking it. But pushing it.
yey you made it XD well done
[QUOTE=Beetle179;22311775]You honestly "don't know like you know" about more than just skateboarding. Also, OP, why couldn't you just have updated the other thread but with a new OP? Was a new thread necessary? By the way, you're pushing the whole "No megathreads" rules. Not breaking it. But pushing it.[/QUOTE] Typed from a mobile phone. Sorry for mistakes my führer, I will be sure not to allow it to happen again. Doesn't change the fact that this is a piece of bread with no meat.
I used to skateboard, managed to roll up a hill and not make it fully up and fall back.
I used to skateboard back in the day, then I found out about facepunch
[QUOTE=m0nkey98;22311129]I really want to try skateboarding. Just not like those idiots that wear their hats backwards and their pants around their knees.[/QUOTE] Skaters don't sag. Well, the ones I skate with don't
As I said in the other thread, I used to skateboard a little, switched to longboarding because that was more of my interest, but now I BMX mostly because I simply enjoy it more (nothing against skaters) and I have more mates that I can do it with, plus if everyone is at the park and sitting on the grassy area, and I wanted to bring my longboard I'd have to go and longboard on the smooth paths, whereas with a BMX I can just hang out with everyone on the grass and then bust out a trick every now and then. Sadly where I live isn't much good for skaters and longboarders. And BMXing isn't "easy" as said in the OP, thank you very much.
I used to skate all the god damn time, but I just don't do it too much anymore. I lost interest, can you believe it? I do have an assload of stuff from my past... i might bring some pics later
i longboard
Meh the OP is still lacking content, not very eye catching or interesting. Maybe a real skater should make the thread. Although it is a little below decent. Just a little constructive criticism.
lol op doesn't even skate
Only posers sag when skating. Because frankly I'd like to see you do anything with your pants round your knees on a board. That being said I skate at the skate park and long board for transportation. Street skating gets a lot of angry assholes round here.
Man, ever since I got in to Karate a year ago, my skating has declined. I still have my Mullen Uber Light deck from last fricken year......I really haven't skated much. I wanna do so much with my life though, that I have ate up a lot of my time, leaving too little for skating. But I do not want to give it up. I used to have dreams of going pro, and I think deep down inside I still do, but my ambitions are elsewhere and skating *gulp*.....isn't my main activity anymore :frown:. Maybe I could go Am...fuck I'd be happy with that actually! hmm...so yeah, if you can't tell, I love skating. Maybe I will post some picks of my lovely board later. [editline]11:54PM[/editline] [img]http://www.freshngood.com/wp-content/uploads/2010-beta/4/girl-you-twit-face-skate-deck-kost01.jpg[/img] Haha, I love Koston graphics. He is one of my favorite skaters. I remember when I was going crazy over trying to find his first signature shoes with Lakai, the LaKostOne's or something, and how damn popular they were. I was kinda pissed he dropped e's though, because they make the best damn shoes out there.
I wear a size 16 shoe and the boards I've used that my friends own are really awkward to stand on, do they make wider boards?
so what about the other one at the top of the page
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VGbAOOEego[/media] best opening ever.
Tried skateboarding once. Now it just sits in my garage and we use it to move heavy shit around the house like pianos and TVs.
[QUOTE=Septimas;22311566]You honestly look like you don't know anything about skateboarding. [editline]06:06PM[/editline] I mean you mentioned almost no tricks [editline]06:06PM[/editline] [B]lol mini logo? get a flip board[/B], they have good pop, and don't break as easily. [editline]06:07PM[/editline] Basically get a good flip board, some element or krux trucks, and some spitfire wheels with some okay bearings. You honestly do not look like you know much about this..[/QUOTE] I said mini logo because of the price. £24 for mini-logo deck, no graphics. Cheapest flip deck is £39, just because it has the FLIP name on it.
OP it's spelt Fakie* and it's not a version of a trick, it's a stance. And you may aswell add me to the list, but change to make sure knows we're not angry emo dickheads...
add me to the list
[QUOTE=Jimbojib;22318763]I said mini logo because of the price. £24 for mini-logo deck, no graphics. Cheapest flip deck is £39, just because it has the FLIP name on it.[/QUOTE] If you actually SKATED, you can feel the difference. Mini logo are basically cheap walmart boards that have no pop, flips on the other hard are a bit more expensive, but they have a shit ton of pop. Try skating THEN tell the difference kthx
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