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Old 04-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Get a helmet and some gloves and just try things. That's really the best way to learn, in longboarding. And learn how to footbrake too, that'll save your bacon from time to time.
Cool, I'll research the footbrake while I wait for the board to get here. I'll need some gloves too. I got the helmet covered. If I think about it too much, I'll be super pissed at how much money I've spent on helmets between sprint car racing, mountain biking, snowboarding, motocross, 2 kids motocross and snowboarding.

Well, I guess I can't be pissed. I haven't had to pay for a major head injury despite some major crashes. Not sure why I gravitate toward things that require a helmet.

Thanks for the advice,
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #42 (permalink)
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So I wanted to go skate tomorrow... And then it snowed. And it's still snowing. FML. And Casual, let's go skate together this summer?
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yep, got my slidegloves, as yet pretty much unscathed

been able to slide my park board since i was a kid, 180 slides, speed checks etc...this is a whole nother beast, have yet to be able to make it budge! hahaaa, it'll come....vids like this you see they aren't even going that fast (at first), more the technique, wheel hardness, and weighting i think...i've got the Butterballs, which are considered some really good slide wheels, but to me they feel sooo sticky (of course, i'm used to my 101a park wheels)
A few tricks to get your board speed checking, find a good hill, like 2 lanes wide with no traffic, not too steep but a good pitch and carve wide across both lanes, get your carves really hard and aggressive and you will scrub alot of speed and if you can start to unweight in the apex and push your back foot out you can start to slide. It's way easier learning this way then trying to just kick out a speedcheck while going straight, but eventually you will be able to.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Skateboardddiiinnngggg!!! Holy crap my ankles are in terrible shape right now. =/
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=S1ZW0...%3DS1ZW05SUWg0

Best how to slide video out there. A drop through board doesn't make sliding easier IMO. The easiest board I've ridden to slide is an agent orange bombsquad. Best overall board I've ridden is a kebbek John Barnett.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=i7BRj...%3Di7BRjy5W49Y

For trucks get calibers. Wheels gettweakers. Bearings bones reds. Bushings fuck dude buy a bunch try em all you'll find a good match. Grip tape vicious. Pads 187 pros. And tons of weed cause long boarding hurts
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A few tricks to get your board speed checking, find a good hill, like 2 lanes wide with no traffic, not too steep but a good pitch and carve wide across both lanes, get your carves really hard and aggressive and you will scrub alot of speed and if you can start to unweight in the apex and push your back foot out you can start to slide. It's way easier learning this way then trying to just kick out a speedcheck while going straight, but eventually you will be able to.
nice one Casual...i have felt that, carving my hardest like maybe its gonna give way...i'll push it harder tonight, got the perfect place to practice...here's some 2-week-Newb carving action from the other night, hah

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just gonna repost Stikz vid, the link above was to the mobile version, nice tut!

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:32 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Oh ya sorry about that. I really miss skating but 3 herniated discs can't take landing on concrete. But If you have any questions on technique on any sliding just ask. It any dancing or dh questions. Until last yr I lived in the tri cities and long boarded everyday for 5 yrs.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #48 (permalink)
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West Baden, We probably have met in person.

I am from Indy, and also raced Motocross, and Sprint cars.

Lime Green 357 car. Big Question mark on the hood....

I did quit in 2007 though.

Small world
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West Baden, We probably have met in person.

I am from Indy, and also raced Motocross, and Sprint cars.

Lime Green 357 car. Big Question mark on the hood....

I did quit in 2007 though.

Small world
I raced micro sprints, not full size so I'm sure you never saw us bullring riders. Haha. I raced at Linton and once at Logansport and once at Tri-State in Haubstadt. I wish I could have ran full size or midgets but my budget was too small.

I do remember a car with a question mark, maybe at Bloomington, Paragon, or Gas City? I can't remember but I do remember a car like that.

I have raced motocross at High Fly a couple times and some of the GNCC stuff around in the last few years. Nothing serious, though. Mainly just ride at friends places and my backyard.

I miss the thrill of racing but I sure don't miss the time consumption and throwing money down the drain part of it. I hate to know how much money in tires and motors I spent in the 4 years that I raced micro sprints.
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I miss the thrill of racing but I sure don't miss the time consumption and throwing money down the drain part of it. I hate to know how much money in tires and motors I spent in the 4 years that I raced micro sprints.[/QUOTE]



Nothing like working on the car for 40 hours a week to play with it for 15 mins...

You probably know Jubal Dike and Michael Mallott from the mini Sprints?

They are both good friends of mine.

When the snow flies again. I will have to hit Paoli with ya, or plan a trip west!
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