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    [–] I still can’t Ollie and my friend went to skatepark today and sent me this flamingfireworks 1 points ago in NewSkaters

    Im late and dont skate much anymore but the issue with braille's tutorial is that they follow the "the more wrecked your shoes get the better of a skater you are" mindset. Ollies can be drag your shoe across the tape until your board is in the air but its a lot better to look at it as popping the nose up and then you're raising your front foot directly up to kick the nose to level it out.

    A lot of the wear comes from looking at it as the tape bringing your board up with you instead of kicking the board up as you're jumping.

    [–] I still can’t Ollie and my friend went to skatepark today and sent me this flamingfireworks 1 points ago in NewSkaters

    Im late but id say that a turned over traffic cone or something moveable, like a branch or a soda can are better just because if you fuck it up instead of potentially breaking your deck and definitely getting tossed, its a lot easier to just run off your speed.

    [–] Avenue trucks can you swap the hanger? flamingfireworks 6 points ago in NewSkaters

    okay so:

    1. Trucks dont deem your pop. Ive skated for years, worked at skate shops, etc, besides the height of your trucks, intact trucks that arent bending/broken are gonna have basically the same pop. Your trucks wont make you jump higher, and these are gonna be heavier, so they'll actually make it harder to get the board up for most people.

    2. your trucks wont decide your speed, and if they had suspension, theyd actually reduce the speed because of energy lost to the suspension. Thats why even people who dont need pop, such as downhill longboarders, people who race road bikes, and formula 1 race cars have literally 0 suspension or have the absolute bare minimum to keep the vehicle from getting destroyed by a crack in the pavement.

    3. You get the same impact absorbtion that these would offer by having bushings in your thing and having wheels on. The slight flex that steel offers is the same flex that bushings, your deck, and your wheels have.

    You do you, but its a waste of money. If basic indies are good enough for jaws homoki to take down buildings and for lacey baker to rip around cities on, theyre gonna be good enough for you.

    [–] Health Insurance flamingfireworks 2 points ago in NewSkaters

    a. kinda stupid to not have insurance just in general.

    b. Skateboarding isnt gonna be too dangerous until you start going fast or until you start doing tricks at spots/parks. Until then, its about as dangerous as riding a bike or running. But even doing that, you can get hurt, so get insured.

    [–] Avenue trucks can you swap the hanger? flamingfireworks 3 points ago in NewSkaters

    Id assume so, but those trucks are an awful idea. They offer about the same level of shock absorption that dropping the durometer of your wheels by 2-6 points would, because if they were actually springy enough to take up any of it, you'd lose a ridiculous amount of control. You dont see suspension trucks on really any pros decks for the same reason why you dont see bmx riders on full suspension mountain bikes.

    [–] The more you know flamingfireworks 5 points ago in FunnyandSad

    Ive broken up with a few people and my friends have stayed friends, except the one time that i dated a friend

    [–] The more you know flamingfireworks 22 points ago in FunnyandSad

    Actually literally everyone I hang out with who isn't family or my partner is, in fact, just a friend of mine

    [–] Is this a decent bike for the price? flamingfireworks -1 points ago in bmx

    no. Not a good bike, six years old means its gonna be fucked, "its meant for trails, but i would only be riding street and maybe some park" means that unless you're a prodigy, you're gonna be unable to do shit on it. Get a newer street/park oriented bike if you care about yourself.

    [–] Parts compatibility flamingfireworks 1 points ago in bmx

    Keep in mind that the BB mm correlates with your crank's spindle.

    So, if you're ripping out a 1p crank for cranks with a 19mm spindle, and tossing on a 22mm bb, it'll rattle around and fall out. And if you get cranks with a 24mm spindle and throw on a 22mm bb, they literally just wont fit.

    [–] GOOD FORKS FOR UNDER £100? flamingfireworks 2 points ago in bmx

    Yeah id say save as much as you can for a r32 or an r25 fork (the r25 will be more responsive, the r32 will give you more control at speed)

    [–] Bones x G59 flamingfireworks 7 points ago in G59

    I think bones was on one of the really early KYS sagas too

    [–] Bones x G59 flamingfireworks 6 points ago in G59

    where can i check out the beat?

    [–] Adam22 on new $UICIDEBOY$ interview. (This was recorded during his livestream, I posted a comment saying “$UICIDEBOY$ were at the store today” and this was his reply) flamingfireworks 0 points ago in G59

    1. seriously do your own research, if you want to defend an abuser. Ive had to reprove that he literally admitted to this shit so many times on this and related subreddits.

    2. "everyone is joining this metoo movement" the allegations towards him, and him LITERALLY FUCKING ADMITTING TO IT, IN PUBLIC, came before that.

    like deadass. He literally wrote a blog post admitting he knows its kinda fucked for a 23 year old to fly to canada to fuck a 17 year old, but that he did it anyways and has 0 remorse. Im too fucking exhausted to deal with people who will endlessly make excuses for a sexual predator.

    [–] Pressured by a deal flamingfireworks 1 points ago in bmx

    i mean like do you want another bike that you might not ride much?

    [–] Adam22 on new $UICIDEBOY$ interview. (This was recorded during his livestream, I posted a comment saying “$UICIDEBOY$ were at the store today” and this was his reply) flamingfireworks 0 points ago in G59

    He literally has a blog post called "we beat up homeless black people". I have been beat up and i have let my friends jump their bikes over me, and between the two, i can absolutely tell the difference, and would much rather have a bike hoppped over me than be beat up by an asshole that looks like an uncircumcised penis.

    https://twitter.com/emoflytrap/status/978484442376228864 here's him bein a fucking creep within the last year.

    https://twitter.com/conortripler/status/958390143638892545 here's a bit more.

    https://twitter.com/conortripler/status/976601210584162304 heres even more receipts.

    and if you look it up you can find even more.

    [–] How come “girl talk” is a lot more personal than “guy talk”? flamingfireworks 2 points ago in TooAfraidToAsk

    Girls are socialized to both be more emotionally aware and emotionally vulnerable/open, in contrast to guys being socialized to pack it down and let it turn into deep set mental illness later on.

    [–] Adam22 on new $UICIDEBOY$ interview. (This was recorded during his livestream, I posted a comment saying “$UICIDEBOY$ were at the store today” and this was his reply) flamingfireworks 4 points ago in G59

    He literally admitted, with details, how he flew to Canada to fuck a 17 year old when he was 23 (legally sex tourism, a crime), how he beat multiple women, and made a fucking blog post solely about beating up homeless people.

    Even if he didn't, he's a fucked up person who thinks that's cool to say. If he did, then he's a piece of shit.

    [–] What was the worst decision you saw a friend or family member make? flamingfireworks 58 points ago in AskReddit

    In situations like this where the family isnt happy about it, its generally less "living with parents as you integrate into the world" and more "living with parents instead of integrating into the world"