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 No.8642

Anyone into this shit? The upcoming housing crisis is an open door for more backyard pools to skate.

 No.8673

>>8642
>>>/anime/571 is a related thread, chek it out for lulz

 No.8769

>>8673
I didn't see many skateboarders when I was in Japan, unlike in the US. I used to live in Southern California and saw vastly more skateboarders there.

I never got into it though, and I suspect it's not as popular as it used to be. Honestly, I never had a good place to do it because it was too hilly, and then I lived somewhere where the sidewalks were too close to busy streets to do it safely, and then the cities started banning skateboarding everywhere to prevent people from grinding the curbs and damaging them.

I had a great Tony Hawk skateboard, but I never learned to balance well, and now I'm of an age that it becomes dumb to even learn because the older you get the more likely falling will break bones that won't repair.

 No.8770

>>8769
There's a neighborhood in Tokyo which is very american. I forget the name. You can find a lot of american vintage clothing shops, very cool. There's also a small area where people skate.

My city is un-skateable, so you have to go to skateparks or specific parks to see people skate. In the US depends where you are, some cities are very skate friendly, others aren't. LA, SF are very skate friendly.

 No.8771

>>8770
Oh I've been to that neighborhood, but it's extremely small, about one street long when I was there and as as ugly as a street in New York. Japan town in Los Angeles or San Francisco is bigger than that "american neighborhood." Both are 3 blocks long at least.

>My city is un-skateable, so you have to go to skateparks or specific parks to see people skate.


One of the cities I briefly lived in was Lake Forest, CA. They have a large skatepark there which was sponsored by VANS, and lots of people wore VANS shoes in the 90s and 00s even if they weren't skateboarders, because that city is the headquarters of VANS. I didn't live there long enough to learn it though at least that city is flat. I feel like I'd have been drawn into skateboarding if I had lived there. I remember skateshops and places that sold skateboards all over the malls when I was growing up around there.

Honestly though, I think I'd rather have my future kids get into another sport. At least with surfing kids pick up that cool dude accent more and a better appreciation for nature and the tropics.

 No.8787

>>8769
Skateboarding is reviving again due to COVID. Just last week my homie who works at a skateshop, sold one of the last few boards that are in high demand. This isn't a random occurrence either, it's obviously due to the supply chain being backed up.


there was a point in time I wasn't feeling skateboarding, due to my depression , alcoholism , and social media causing it to become saturated and uninspiring. I manage to get out of that rut by keeping my drinking on check, eating healthier foods, getting a new hobby(boxing), taking shrooms and just deleting my instagram. Since then, my rate of progression started to pick up again and my passion for it grew stronger.

Despite the shitshow we're in rn, skateboarding is one of the few things that keeps my mind at ease.

 No.17903

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Anyone ever had one of these two wheeled things?
I had it as a kid and aside of some smooth turns the overall control is crap, you have to constantly swing your knees and ankles for it to move and it wouldnt even go uphill, it needs both feet on board all the time so tricks were also a no
It was interesting to learn though and it teaches you balance, and the funny falls were worth it

 No.18027

Any of you inline skate here? I got some dope new rockered frames coming in

 No.18029

>>8769
Skateboarding is technically illegal in japannaziNazi


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