About skates, shoes, clothing, stuff like that. Thank you in advance!
When I first started to learn to skate, I was probably 9 or 10. I started by just pushing around, not attempting any tricks. I’d push with my left foot, aka goofy.
When I eventually starting to attempt ollies and flip tricks, I did so stationary. I started doing them regular, because that’s what felt more comfortable, for whatever reason.
I continued skating for years. Pushing goofy, getting really comfortable doing so, but every time I needed to Ollie, I’d flip to regular. My balance was horrible, so I couldn’t do much while moving.
The worst part? I didn’t realize it was an issue until now. A 27 year old hopping back on a skateboard for the first time in 10 years. It just clicked, I finally understand what I was doing wrong.
So... do I learn to pop goofy, or learn to push regular? They both feel horrible.
Bright side, I’m half good at skating both regulars and switch?
Just last week I had gotten a raise at work, for accepting a new position that also came with a nice bonus! Now being in my early 20s and loving hockey and gaming I decided my bonus on gaming gear and new hockey equipment!
I had just come out of the tech store in my local mall with a new Razer Keyboard and a Blue Yeti microphone. I walked to the other end of the mall and went into the store where they sell sports equipment, apparel and shoes. I instantly go over to browse the skates as mine are going on 5 years old now and are beginning to hurt my feet.
I pick up the ones that are the newest model of skate that are the same brand as the ones I had. The skates were valued at around $1000. Now there was a small child looking at the “jr” versions of the skates that were around $800.
SC: Mommy I want these skates.
EM: No sweetie you need skates and a stick so I can’t afford to buy you those skates.
SC: But mommy, those skates are the best ones.
While this exchange was going on I ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Any recommendations for shoes? Im wanting to buy sb dunks or some Jordan 1 lows because I will be walking alot also and wearing them for a long period of time so I need something more comfortable than my vans. Any suggestions?
This happened to me and my neighbor the other day :[
I’m looking for some new wheels and I’m not sure what to get. I was thinking about the bones stf but I’m not entirely sure. I want wheels that are nice to slide on but won’t get stuck on the slightest crack on the road. I mostly skate on relatively smooth pavement but it’s not uncommon for me to street skate where it’s a little bumpy. Any suggestions?
Firstly, as a starter, should I buy a complete or assemble a custom? (side question: i've learnt the parts and how to assemble one, but the only thing i'm confused about is to which way the bearings should face in the wheel bc apparently each side is different)
How much is at least a decent complete board? And how much would I have to save if I were to assemble a good custom?
Lastly, what width should I get and wheel size? So i'm a girl and i'm about 5'2 if that helps with i think size 6 ish to 7 shoe size. I know its based off of preference but what do you guys suggest if I want to eventually learn tricks? wider or thinner board? THANK YOU
maybe if i get good and want to continue, i'd like to design my own graphics but not sure how lol but anyways thank u in advance!
The lowest I’ve found is 78A but that’s it
Trying to look for some new skate shoes, recently been skating what I get as gifts (vans) or what are on sale. What are some suggestions?
Been looking at emerica.. DC... (is fallen still around?)
So, do people generally count shuvit and its variations as a trick in game of skate? Or do I have to pop it?
so, around the end of November, I tore my ACL & Meniscus. I very much wish I could say I did it doing something badass, like trying a set or a gap, but I simply stepped off of a curb and hyperextended my left knee. I didnt know I had torn my ACL for over a month, and finally today I scheduled a surgery for February 5th. So, anywhere from 6-8 months after that day I'll be able to get back on a skateboard. It really sucks I did this, but luckily it isnt a huge deal because I cant skate as much during the winter on the east coast. But I injured myself right after i started landing harder tricks and skating higher level obstacles. (I literally just got frontside boardslide the same day I hurt myself, and it took me over 2 months of slams and shinners to get it consistent) Anyone else go through a recovery like this? I've only been off a skateboard for a little over 2 months now and I fucking learned how to fingerboard, its driving me mad. I'm probably gonna have to buy skate 3 and an o... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just moved from Miami to Saint Cloud and I don’t have anyone to skate with and it gets boring , it would be awesome if I had someone that I could street skate around with. Comment if u live in Saint Cloud ,Fl and skate
I have a Neal bearings and Tim Hortons skate deck but I’m not sure what it’s worth. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.
those russians are really something, aren’t they
edit: he participated with NO Limitations, either
i’m 5’9, 65kg and size 10 shoes. i’ve recently gotten into skating and could do with some recommendations. i’ve heard element boards snap easily but skate cafe and chocolate boards are pretty decent, i’m not looking for anything too expensive but i’m headed to 70kg+ so i need something to hold my weight and take a beating. any advice helps :)