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What trick are you working on right now?

Postby J_c90 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:24 pm

Could be something you are batlling with, on the point of nailing, something you saw in a video or watched a buddy do... whatever. Share it here.

I'm going to give (small) f/s airs to tail a try. I also love crailstalls. There was a period where they seemed to crop up a lot in my instagram feed. Trying them on a bank at the park at the moment, but finding grabbing the nose with the back hand a little unnatural at the moment.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Corey » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:24 pm

Heelflips. They are the devils work.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby J_c90 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:58 pm

Flip tricks generally.

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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Brian S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:13 pm

I'd be grateful for any :D
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby fftc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:28 pm

Does just staying upright count? :lol:
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Brian S » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:56 pm

fftc wrote:Does just staying upright count? :lol:


Well that's my starting point after my Monday night skate where that wasn't happening too well :lol:
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby barney » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Half cab rock fakie on the mini ramp.
BS 180s, pop shuvs and kickflips on flat
Nose slide on ledge

Lvl3 of transitions made simple on the micro.

So not much then.

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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby HarryR » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:09 pm

fftc wrote:Does just staying upright count? :lol:

^^^^ this.

Actually, in my most recent session I attempted 50-50 grinds and managed to get a couple of really long, reasonably controlled ones and made it back into the bowl. It felt quite good. :-)
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby vato kat » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:39 pm

Relearning backside RnRs with some kind of elegance. Frontside are way off.

Proper feeble to fakie and not simply my 'feeble to sliding into a rock position and back in fakie' - not to say it's not fun, but it ain't the real deal.

Handplants. Over rotate, every time.

Staplegun. Ought to be easy, but it's terrifying.

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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Plan9Customs » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:40 am

Getting feeble fakie back(had them locked then busted up my foot had surgery and now I lost them), nose stall frontside reverts(halfway there), no handed sweepers(landed 1 went straight into the steel dollies my 31 coupe is on and busted up my foot). Other crap to but those are lower on my radar for now.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby undertime » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:31 am

I've learnt a few new ones this year and then almost immediately lost them. Backside no complies and big spin no complies are key culprits. Trying to get them back now, along with consistent (and non shit) varial flips and kickflips that are more than an inch off the ground.

Also, anything on transition. I mean just about anything....
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby J_c90 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 am

Plan9Customs wrote:Getting feeble fakie back


You've got hurricanes though, right? Didn't I see that on here? Skateboarding is weird!

As a further example: was skating with someone last night who was busting out blunt to fakies pretty much at will but struggling to frontside 50-50.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby J_c90 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:56 am

Really want to get this back 5-0 stall shuv in (or maybe it's a pivot body varial). Anyway, check the fifth trick in this line out to see what I mean... https://instagram.com/p/BaQ1SCah-Un/
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Beigebomber » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 am

FS roll-in on overhead transitions. Can do them ok when the ramp is smaller, but damned if I can control the drop when the ramp's higher than shoulder-height. I can get to the other side of the ramp, roll up, then kickturn down, but I'm only getting half-way up. Given that the whole point is to get to the opposite transition with masses of speed, this isn't much use to me. I keep dragging my back knee on the way down, for some weird reason. Drains the whole move of all that lovely speed.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby reckless toboggan » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:55 am

Tricks...?

Wait.


We're supposed to do tricks on these things?


You people are crazy! You're going to kill yourself on that thing.


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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby pete » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:35 am

Corey wrote:Heelflips. They are the devils work.


same here, dont have any problems flipping it and getting my back foot back on, but the front foot only makes it back on about 1/100 :roll:
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby doowyrag » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:04 am

J_c90 wrote:Flip tricks generally.

I almost landed a kickflip back in January, and thought this was finally my setup / year.

Haven't really tried since.. which isn't going to help.

fftc wrote:Does just staying upright count? :lol:

Haha - yes. Yes it does.

vato kat wrote:Staplegun. Ought to be easy, but it's terrifying.

These look REALLY good, IMO. Please learn them and then show and tell.

reckless toboggan wrote:We're supposed to do tricks on these things?

I remember when I 'learnt' how to stamp on the tail and catch the nose (Marty Mcfly style) and classed that as a trick. Aim low. :D :D


My grasp of FS / BS is not great, so I'd like to get whichever no comply shove it is that goes between my legs.

Getting close.


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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Leemoid » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:11 pm

Axle stalls...
I just can’t quite manage one that isnt a feeble yet.

Edit: managed this today... a worthwhile 4hrs in the park
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby SidcupSlam » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:22 pm

Getting myself dressed in the morning. Proving more of a challenge than most tricks I’ve learned recently due to a knackered shoulder.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby vato kat » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:07 pm

Leemoid wrote:Axle stalls...
I just can’t quite manage one that isnt a feeble yet.

Edit: managed this today... a worthwhile 4hrs in the park
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaeaXVNBOfV/


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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby nevertooold » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:58 am

reckless toboggan wrote:Tricks...?

Wait.


We're supposed to do tricks on these things?


You people are crazy! You're going to kill yourself on that thing.


; )


This :lol:

But in reality I’m trying to kill myself on curbs! Been wet and there’s leaves absolutely fucking everywhere, so somewhat limited on opportunities to attempt any suicidal slappies
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Leemoid » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:21 am

vato kat wrote:Your foot's better then. (AW)


Yeah been taking it steady this week, doesn't feel as strong as it was yet. Glad thats all over!
Gonna try some fs/bs 50-50's next week. (that I mean to do)
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby balefulstare » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:27 am

Pop shuvits, no-complys & no-comply 180's I've been working on all 3 for 3 years and getting about 5% success rate, man-o-man I had no idea progress would be this slow!
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby reckless toboggan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:23 am

Pop Shuvs high and clean

Trying to get no complies back, both straight and 180. I had them and they were easy. Like Intuitive. I would just do them. Now I can't get the timing right to save my life. It's like instead of just doing them as one motion, I am thinking about the breakdown of each step of the movement, and now I can't get the timing right. That's really frustrating.

BS 180s

Five-O grinds

Board slides on flat bars. Suddenly they scare the shit out of me. Again, thinking about it way too much.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby HUNGOVERDOG » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:55 am

Just trying to get my head round carving in a bowl now that I have dropins.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Plan9Customs » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:25 am

J_c90 wrote:
Plan9Customs wrote:Getting feeble fakie back


You've got hurricanes though, right? Didn't I see that on here? Skateboarding is weird!

As a further example: was skating with someone last night who was busting out blunt to fakies pretty much at will but struggling to frontside 50-50.

Yeah I can do front hurricanes but feeble fakies are screwing my head for some reason. No idea why. Never even slammed on them ever. I just randomly forget how to do things when I can't skate everyday now. "What a drag it is getting old"
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Mark_81 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:30 am

Frontside 180 ollie

Just recently I've realised I'm not dedicating enough quality time on learning a trick, I will land a couple of sketchy tries & move on to something else thinking I have accomplished that trick - & then get frustrated when in a weeks time I cant get anywhere near landing said trick............. Its time to change! :D I will be dedicating a large proportion of my session time to frontside 180 ollies until I've got them on lock & then move onto the backside.

I will be following the Braille skateboarding made simple vol 1 - This will give me the focus to aid my progression.

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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby J_c90 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:04 am

J_c90 wrote:I'm going to give (small) f/s airs to tail a try.


Turns out these are called body jars. Eternally a noob...

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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Glenouille » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:12 pm

First trick in this selection from the gifted Chris Haslam is what I worked on for 40 minutes last week and need to nail this Thursday:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BUUTGebjWbL ... wardnephew

Switch backside bigspin is the other one on the list for this week.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby doowyrag » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:25 pm

That is a mesmerising little number - I look forward to seeing yours Glen.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Toon » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:53 pm

endless battle with frontside rocks
feeble fakies....geting there
blunt grabs fakie, blunt disaster
FS side 5050s getting balls to hop back in...endless
backside and frontside disasters
BS rock n roll layback reverts
tail stall revets back and soon front....
to name a few......

all this on 3ft tranny
then start from scratch again on 4,5, 6, and 8ft. :)

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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby 606 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:20 pm



Casper disasters.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby Transitionsk8 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:39 pm

Frontside grinds on transition.

Getting the frontside ollie higher in the transition and committing more and not freaking out, kicking out of it. Trying to fix the over-rotation that seems to happen some times.

Expanding my rock game outside the comfort zone of backside. I had rock to fakie down when I skated back in the day, but now I can't seem to commit. Decided to try frontside too, but I jump off before even starting to kickturn. Part of what freaks me out is the combination of dusty indoor wooden ramps and high durometer wheels. I've had some slips from fs kickturns and my pads have saved me from busted up knees, elbows and wrists more than once.

Also working my way up to dropping in higher transitions. I dropped in vert as a 15 year old, but now twice the age and fresh back on the board I have to face the fear all over again.
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Re: What trick are you working on right now?

Postby JamesTheDude » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:44 pm

Consistent ollies, I can ollie sometimes, my carpet ollies are a thing of beauty, but actually rolling towards anything bigger than a broom handle (like a curb) and getting over/on it, is very inconsistent. Legs don't do what I tell them to, in the words of Monty Python its "run away, run away". Obviously I'm putting this down to the gear that I am using, and have convinced myself that buying a new, mellower deck, will immediately remedy this issue.
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