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doubleanti
06-11-2002, 03:40 PM
just wondering, if so then if you know my aim and, well, associate with me then reveal yourself! it's really fun to learn new tricks, or... in my case, your first few tricks... :) bye bye now...

Sekti
06-11-2002, 04:15 PM
when you say skate do you mean skate boarding if so i do. I ride an enjoi rodney mullen sait deck with krux trucks i'd gladly help you learn some tricks and would like help from you i can teach you how to ollie higher (probably), kick flip, 180 frontside, backside fakie 180 and thats most of what i can do

face_master
06-11-2002, 07:02 PM
Surfing kicks skating's ass!

* Thinks to self: "Damn doped-up skating low-lifes..." *

lightatdawn
06-11-2002, 09:14 PM
>>* Thinks to self: "Damn doped-up skating low-lifes..." *

*Tries to think of one single surfer he knows who isn't doped up* ... *can't*

*Tries to think of one single skater he knows who isn't doped up* ... *also can't* ... hmmm

>>Surfing kicks skating's ass!

IMO skating wins over surfing so :p ... And snowboarding kicks the living crap out of both of them hands down.

jdinger
06-11-2002, 09:41 PM
I have a newfound respect for you DA! (not that I didn't respect you before :) )

My son (7) just started skating a few months back and he and I skate at least 5 days a week. We just got the Transworld SightUnseen video (I don't buy too many vid's, so I'm playing catch up) and it's pretty sick. Dustin Dollin rips!! and Cardiel is sick.

I never really had a lot of tricks consistantly. I love gaps and big ollies, heelflips, 3-flips, pop-shuvits (b/s), manuals and a handful of nollie tricks. As old as I am ( OLD ) I'm happy just to skate period!

The most fun I've had lately was just teaching my son how to ollie and do some basic curb tricks ( 50-50s and old school boardslides ). It's cool to see him learn and the fun he has. Plus the it's so awesome to share a hobby with your child. A great way to build a bond.

doubleanti
06-11-2002, 11:02 PM
>"Damn doped-up skating low-lifes..."

about that... i'm going to UCI for electrical engineering... so boooooo!!! and plus my friend that helps me out getting started in skating is very smart too [he's a sophmore with 4 APs next year, am hist, lit, comp sci, and something else i think...] haha we're gonna change that stereotype! yeah!

Vicious
06-11-2002, 11:06 PM
>> I ride an enjoi rodney mullen sait deck

Lemme see some truck stands and some caspers :P

FREESTYLE!!!



i remember the first time i ollied (on the carpet). My heart was pounding as i wlked off knowing what i just did!




did i say heart? i meant ankle :(

kwigibo
06-11-2002, 11:07 PM
I used too, at least according to my parents

"Your skating on thin ice..."
:D

doubleanti
06-11-2002, 11:08 PM
oh btw, i have a used setup. a geoff rowley hellcat with tensor lows [no risers, do i need those for flexibility?] hm, stock UBS bearings and, well i guess that's it... the deck is really worn out, shucks... if i really start this and get into it alot i'm gonna invest in a new deck. we shall see. :)

lightatdawn
06-12-2002, 12:17 AM
>>haha we're gonna change that stereotype! yeah!

Ya, good luck. When I used to drop into a store or someplace with my board I'd practically get followed around the store. People would be watching me all the time but I'd rarely get someone asking me if i needed anything. ... Now when I stopped back into that same store all decked out and ready to hit the clubs or something, there'd be 5 people trying to kiss my feet. Says a lot to me about a place and about people.

(Side Note: Never got all that good at boarding. Lots of injuries, very few successes. I'm too damn tall.)

doubleanti
06-12-2002, 12:34 AM
yeah i was so surprised at the dirty looks i got... haha even decked out in prep cloths [which i am by all means, pure 100 percent preppy]... they still give ya bad looks! dangit.

oh and l@d, how come you're _never_ online in AIM? huh? huh?!?! you gots some splainin' ta do!!!

doubleanti
06-12-2002, 12:55 AM
btw, my deck is torn up man! the wear is bad on the nose _and_ tail... [i use the nose for the tail right now, more pop...] how much do blanks run for? i'm hoping not much! :) thanks!

MrWizard
06-12-2002, 03:19 AM
I've skated for about 8 years now. I used to skate for a local board shop when I lived in Florida. Anyways, blank decks usually run anywhere from $20.00 - $30.00. I hope you stick with it, it's a lot of fun. Oh yeah, next time I see you on AIM, I'll say whats up. Oh, I have a few tricks on tape, maybe one day I'll upload them.

face_master
06-12-2002, 03:38 AM
Well, I must admit that my firend (my ex friend, that is) tried to get me into skating. He tried to teach me how to do some simple trick, but being too tall/unko, I completely ..........*d it up and his board went under a car and it got smashed to pieces :eek:

>>*Tries to think of one single surfer he knows who isn't doped up* ... *can't*

I said that the act of surfing than the act of skating, not the actual people. I think they are both doped-up and are dumb :)

jdinger
06-12-2002, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by MrWizard
Anyways, blank decks usually run anywhere from $20.00 - $30.00.

That's what I'm talking about! CCS blank 8x32, Venture Lo's, Spitfire wheels with Bones Swiss bearings. CCS blanks have really good pop. My son rides almost the exact same setup, except he's got a CCS 6-ply mini-deck (7x29) with Indy bearings.

Xmevs
06-12-2002, 07:30 AM
there's heaps of skaters at www.theoffspring.com/forums/index.php

lightatdawn
06-12-2002, 10:24 AM
>>oh and l@d, how come you're _never_ online in AIM?

Because of the millions of people that would msg me all day long. I never got a single piece of code written! Or I'd get back home from work and there'd be 10 thousand windows to close. Plus I had to explain to too many people about 'always on' connections who thought I was there but was ignoring them. Got to be too much of a hassle.


>>haha even decked out in prep cloths

Really? With or w/out your board? It was always a huge reversal for me depending on what I was wearing.

doubleanti
06-12-2002, 01:04 PM
hey wow 20 30 bucks! wahoooti!!! i have a local UBS, and i want lots of pop and a light deck, any recommendations? Thanks!

>Because of the millions

well you could always set up another account and be careful who you give your name to... cuz i wanna talk skating it's sooo fun!

oh, and that's with my board, riding or just walking, booo!!! haha, i should bring a copy of my transcripts every time i go out skating eh? be like... bam! 3.7 on you ass biotch! lol...

Vicious
06-12-2002, 04:54 PM
dude... are you like high on something?

Been mixing chocolate and coffee?

A little too much sugar?

doubleanti
06-12-2002, 11:34 PM
er... what are you talking about? haha, no, i'm fine. i really like skating and am eager to learn. hopefully we can all talk about it here, since this board's traffic is very good [in manner as well as size]... thanks for asking.

Vicious
06-12-2002, 11:42 PM
anytime... i want to make sure my fellow posters are i n posting shape ;)

doubleanti
06-13-2002, 10:46 AM
oh and btw, when you ollie and slide your front foot up, you level out with the _front_ foot and the tail rises, right? thanks.

jdinger
06-17-2002, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by doubleanti
oh and btw, when you ollie and slide your front foot up, you level out with the _front_ foot and the tail rises, right? thanks.

Yep.

Here's (http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/trick02.html) a website that explains the exact science behind the ollie.

DA, check out this page (http://www.skateboard.com/frontside/101/tricktips/) for a ton of trick tips including slow-mo videos and text explanations.


My son and I went skating this afternoon (a little father's day session :D ) and bear in mind he's just learning how to ollie off of a curb...anyway, my friend and I are trying nollie-heel's over 3 steps and out of nowhere my son comes along and tries to ollie the 3!

He slammed SO hard. Man, I'm glad I dropped $30 on that helmet for him. He didn't really get hurt, besides the normal scrapes and bruises and afterwards we all laughed about it (including him). He's got a lot more confidence than I did at his age.

We're building a 3'x5'x6" grind box tomorrow with aluminum angle-iron for coping. Something low enough for him to ollie on and grind, while being wide enough for manuals, etc. (I love being on vacation!)

MrWizard
06-17-2002, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by jdinger


Yep.

Here's (http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/trick02.html) a website that explains the exact science behind the ollie.

DA, check out this page (http://www.skateboard.com/frontside/101/tricktips/) for a ton of trick tips including slow-mo videos and text explanations.


My son and I went skating this afternoon (a little father's day session :D ) and bear in mind he's just learning how to ollie off of a curb...anyway, my friend and I are trying nollie-heel's over 3 steps and out of nowhere my son comes along and tries to ollie the 3!

He slammed SO hard. Man, I'm glad I dropped $30 on that helmet for him. He didn't really get hurt, besides the normal scrapes and bruises and afterwards we all laughed about it (including him). He's got a lot more confidence than I did at his age.

We're building a 3'x5'x6" grind box tomorrow with aluminum angle-iron for coping. Something low enough for him to ollie on and grind, while being wide enough for manuals, etc. (I love being on vacation!)

Nollie heels eh? You sound like you're pretty good! I've been skating for about 7 years or so now. Anyways, your location says Bayou. To me that means the south. I was born in NW Florida and still have family there. If you live close to there whenever I go back to visit we should hit up some skate spots and shoot the programming breeze.

doubleanti
06-17-2002, 02:35 AM
thanks! now that's comprehensive! that's exactly what i wanted to find tho, but skater.net and girlsskatebetter.com and skateboarding.com weren't as good as this, thank you very much!

Btw, when I kickflip, I can turn the board, but is my foot supposed to be at a 45 degree angle with my heel closer off the heelside towards the middle? When I pop and get air, and I kick down to the left [I'm regular], how do I get myself back on the board? Is my front foot supposed to go that far off? Thank you!

jdinger
06-17-2002, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by doubleanti
Btw, when I kickflip, I can turn the board, but is my foot supposed to be at a 45 degree angle with my heel closer off the heelside towards the middle? When I pop and get air, and I kick down to the left [I'm regular], how do I get myself back on the board? Is my front foot supposed to go that far off? Thank you!

For me the trick to hitting a good kickflip is making sure I pop the ollie good. Because you get enough height for the board to finish the complete rotation and get your feet back on over the bolts. I also kind of flick my back foot off to make it flip more even.

doubleanti
06-18-2002, 12:44 PM
thanks man, i'm gonna just practice my kickflip all day when we go out in a few hours. it makes the ollie seem so easy man, wow... i'm pretty sure later on the same will happen with this trick too... oh plus, i think casper flips look really cool, don't you? bye bye...

jdinger
06-18-2002, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by doubleanti
thanks man, i'm gonna just practice my kickflip all day when we go out in a few hours.

I do this really geeky thing every time I skate. Just my little warm up technique. All on flat: I hit 3 ollies, 3 nollies, 3 fs ollies, 3 bs ollies, 3 bs nollies, 3 fs nollies, 3 kickflips, 3 heelflips, 3 nollie heelflips, 3 popshuvits, 3 nollie popshuvits (I love those!), 3 360 flips, 3 no-complies.

No matter where I'm skating or what kind of terrain, I go through this routine on flat to warm-up before every session. I don't have a big hitlist of tricks but I like to keep consistent with what I do have.

That's what I'm trying to teach my son. I don't care what tricks he does, etc., I just want him to concentrate on style and consistency, and not end up like the kids you see trying switch fs flip k-grinds (or whatever) when they can't even ollie 1 board high.

***Oh by the way*** We built our box yesterday and I hit my first k-grind on it! Angle-iron grinds SO good. :D

doubleanti
06-18-2002, 08:11 PM
>That's what I'm trying to teach my son.

Yeah that's what I plan to do y'know, learn one trick, make it consistent, learn the next trick, make it consistent... it just seems like the only thing to do... and man, your son's gonna be the next biggest thing! watch out! :)

for my [failed] attempts at a kickflip, i find it first hard to keep balance setting up for the trick. i can ollie going at a slow speed maybe a board high [be damned if i could clear one yet], and i guess you could say i'm avoiding shove-its, varials, and other rotation along that axis. should i practice my ollie more [at higher speeds] and get it higher and more consistent still?

anyway about my kickflip, i usually place my front foot a bit behind the center of the board, angled just a tad, and i pop [not much tho since i concentrate too much on my front foot's action], and might kick in a downward motion to flip the board [which is what i figure makes sense], i do the kick very early, is that correct? i figure i should since i can't ollie very high, let alone in kickflip stance, so am i focusing on the correct next steps? thanks!

jdinger
06-18-2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by doubleanti
for my [failed] attempts at a kickflip, i find it first hard to keep balance setting up for the trick.

If this is the case then I would suggest getting better acquainted with your board. Spend some time just riding around as fast as you are comfortable with doing simple things like powerslides, etc. (progressively speeding up as your balance improves). Good balance is key the to everything. With it your tricks will come together so much easier. With out it, well, get used to how concrete feels against your shoulder/elbow.

I tried learning kickflips before I had my ollies clean and I was forever cursed with the old rocket-flip. To this day I've got to concentrate before I pop one to "force" my feet to kick the right way. Heelflip tricks come to me so much easier because I didn't start learning them until my ollie was consistent and clean, so I learned them with proper form.


i guess you could say i'm avoiding shove-its, varials, and other rotation along that axis.

Understandable! :) I love varial tricks but I hate the snakebites that go along with them. The best investment I ever made was a $5 set of soccer shin guards from Wal-Mart. I wear them every time I skate.


should i practice my ollie more [at higher speeds] and get it higher and more consistent still?

Definitely. Remember the ollie is the basis for 99% of the other tricks you want to learn. Without a solid, consistent ollie you'll just frustrate yourself trying to learn new tricks (see my rocket-flip example above).


anyway about my kickflip, i usually place my front foot a bit behind the center of the board,

If you mean that your front foot is closer to your tail than your nose then I can see why you're losing your balance. Your front foot should be just a little behind the front bolts. I'm regular-footed so my left foot (toes) is about 3 inches or so behind the front bolts for kickflips.


angled just a tad, and i pop [not much tho since i concentrate too much on my front foot's action], and might kick in a downward motion to flip the board [which is what i figure makes sense], i do the kick very early, is that correct?

I don't know about kicking down. I kick back (to the left) and slightly forward (which makes the board level out, same as with a regular ollie). The trick to solid kickflips (ie: when it flips up to your feet and you catch is clean on the bolts) is having both feet nail their parts just right. You've got to snap a solid ollie to give the board a chance to make a full rotation and allow yourself time to catch it clean.

doubleanti
06-22-2002, 02:01 PM
woot! i got my risers today and a tool and my helmet [matches my deck, woot!] plus more stickers, neato eh? um it's getting better, and i'm trying to get my ollie's higher first by leveling out the board higher and higher... then i'll probably do a heelflip first, it seems easier, er... hehe, make that a shove it first. :) those are much easier to set up. :)

thanks again! woot! i love getting new stuff! and stickers!

doubleanti
06-30-2002, 10:08 PM
okay I got the flick down, just working on not kicking out too much so I can land 'em. It's fun to see the board rotating under you, and heelflips are easier! btw if anyone's still interested, www.mainskate.com is looking promising. It's a board like this one that just started up and it's skating devoted only so looks like a good thing eh? Okay, thanks jdinger, hope to hear from you soon. Btw since we're all programmers, just exactly what angle is ideal for your flick on kick/heelflips, in terms of degrees from the forward axis [parallel to the deck lengthwise] thanks.