Skateboarding

July 28, 2008 @ 21:34:44
Anyone here skate? I just bought a board 3 days ago at adrift. I'm still having trouble staying on the board while moving and on top of that my area (Pickering) doesn't really have any good places to skate plus the roads aren't that smooth. Any tips?
July 28, 2008 @ 21:44:34
when you first skateboard it's easier to get bigger and softer wheels...you're not doing tricks anytime soon so the softer wheels make the ride a lot smoother...also would help if you can get your hands on a longboard to just get down riding on the board since longboards are a lot more stable
July 28, 2008 @ 22:03:04
I got 53mm wheels, are those good enough? Also I feel like I have to push a lot in order to get the board going. Do you know if it's possible to tune the board so that I don't have to push a lot?
July 28, 2008 @ 22:13:19
the wheel size is normal i guess it's fine but softer ones make the ride smoother for beginners...with the pushing, skateboarding is like that man gotta push a lot. but the problem you're having is you're probably doing little baby pushes, that's what happens with beginners pushing hard makes it harder to balance. remember a regular skateboard really isn't meant to be a form of transportation
July 28, 2008 @ 22:33:49
dude, support SWITCH! liverpool south

my buddy just bought a walmart board, took the gel wheels and rides on that, smoothest ride
July 28, 2008 @ 23:04:40
Thanks tapemanpl!

n0cturnal, do you know any good places to skate around here in Pickering?
July 29, 2008 @ 00:11:32
if you find that its hard to push see what kind of bearings your riding. and also see how tight your wheels are on the trucks. make sure there is some play with them between the wheel and the bolt holding them on. for the bearings i feel the best ones are reds. the more you use them the faster they get. and they arent that expensive.
July 29, 2008 @ 11:06:32
this thread is a joke.
July 29, 2008 @ 11:56:41
The next time I go to adrift I'll pick up some reds. A lot of people say they're the the best bearings to use.
July 29, 2008 @ 12:36:34
Bearings make way less difference than your push style and strength does.

It's really tedious, but the only way to get better and faster and more comfortable on your board is to just use it nonstop as often as you'd like (you're not practicing, practicing is what guys who play with balls do)

tapemanpl is right, wheels can make a difference, but the most influential and effective way to get most comfortable is to just get out there and skate.
July 30, 2008 @ 12:17:10
Theres a skatepark behind pickering arena around brock road/401, but i guess thats kinda gonna be over your head if you can't stand on a board.

Just keep with it and push yourself around streets/parking lots until you get comfortable with the way the board feels and reacts to your movements.

I guarantee in 3 months you'll be kickflippin a 6 set. smokeyface
July 30, 2008 @ 12:43:58
Yea I been to that skate park before, way back. I don't think I'll be skating there any time soon, I don't want to make a fool of myself lol...
July 31, 2008 @ 18:16:43
i tried skateboarding when i was 8...failed
September 10, 2009 @ 19:27:45
Yea I been to that skate park before, way back. I don't think I'll be skating there any time soon, I don't want to make a fool of myself lol...


serious.
September 15, 2009 @ 12:41:48
cool
January 16, 2010 @ 12:08:55
practice practice practice
January 17, 2010 @ 14:21:57
reds bearing
bones stf wheels
indy trucks
deck, anything 7.75+

that was my setup when i still skate
January 21, 2010 @ 15:34:54
this thread is a joke.

For real.
February 08, 2010 @ 01:00:33
you know what?

mayb this will help
http://theberrics.com/dailyopspost.php?postid=301
February 13, 2010 @ 12:25:11
skateboarding breaks bones
May 19, 2010 @ 11:24:10
Skate Park
I heard there's a dope skate park in the East end, by Lakeshore.

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May 29, 2010 @ 16:39:04
anything breaks bones. slipping breaks bones. not tying your shoe can fracture your talus. skate smart, homie.
May 29, 2010 @ 16:45:13
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