The Feel of Skateboarding

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The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby KBradtke » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:33 pm

Sup guys,

I am a Graphic Design major slash skateboarder and for my senior project I am building and designing longboards as memorabilia to display within your home. These boards would be custom and would because of that would be more expensive than a regular board. And because of that I am targeting these boards towards an older audience of skateboarders who has the disposable income to pay for a board like this.

So, for this post I am just asking for random users of this website to post below the feel of skateboarding. How skateboarding can bring you back to when you were younger and what it felt like to ride. To feel the wheels carving into the ground and how it felt to fly down the asphalt.

Any response will do! Thanks guys.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby bertslide » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:57 pm

Got any kitchens
cheers

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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby thebuaffalo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:12 pm

Uh Oh, it looks like the shields are down, How did you get THAT word into your post without it coming up as 'I'm a spammy wanker'

O.P. Can't help you mate. Disposable income? My wife and kids take care of that.

As an afterthought, Skating doesn't bring me back to when I was a kid, I'm a 50 year old with my fair share of physical, emotional and physcological damage and a variety of quirks, foibles and hang ups. Skating makes me forget about all that because it is fun (when it's not hurting) and I enjoy it. Nothing deeper than that.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby vato kat » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:53 pm

thebuaffalo wrote:As an afterthought, Skating doesn't bring me back to when I was a kid, I'm a 50 year old with my fair share of physical, emotional and physcological damage and a variety of quirks, foibles and hang ups. Skating makes me forget about all that because it is fun (when it's not hurting) and I enjoy it. Nothing deeper than that.


Word.

I'm not interested in how I felt when I was skateboarding. I'm interested in how it feels now and how it will feel in the future.

I could do with catflap fitted if you're at a loose end though. :wink:
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby Lone freestyler » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:03 pm

Skateboarding is far too important to be flogged off as "memorabilia" - that's what passive followers of "spectator activities" are into.

We make our own memories and don't need to told what they are by the man.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby Nod » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:34 pm

lol lol lol lol lol LOL ^wot they all said, it's not the best intro post i have seen. I can't even remember how it felt when I was younger, just know it feels fekin ace now ..-
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby Beigebomber » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:27 pm

vato kat wrote:I could do with catflap fitted if you're at a loose end though. :wink:


He's not graduated yet, so still thinks he's going to be making 80k in Shoreditch within the next year.

Give the kid a couple of months, you'll get your catflap then.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby bertslide » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:35 pm

Beigebomber wrote:
vato kat wrote:
Give the kid a couple of months, you'll get your catflap then.


Big mac and fries??????
cheers

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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby LostnotFound » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:43 pm

Five parts blind terror at any speed over walking pace plus four parts hopeless dissapare at how hard it is, and the chances of ever being competent being non existent, to one part denial that it might turn out ok in the end.

In essence I'd hang a crusty cum sock over the end of a skateboard truck and you'll have nailed it.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby KBradtke » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Thanks everyone for zero help! I was just asking for some essence of what it feels like for you to skateboard, now or in the past. But thanks for everything else that doesn't have to do with the question!
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby Ben-G » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:55 pm

^^^ (w) ^^^
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby GoR64 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Lol @ attitude.

If a board isn't designed to be functional, then there's no need to construct it as such. Economies of scale dictate that real skateboards are actually fairly cheap to buy, and since they promote the industry and it's riders, they are generally preferable to memorabilia.

However, in the interests of answering a vaguely leading question...

Riding a skateboard doesn't change how I feel. The time spent just helps me organise my mind, and the memories created while doing so make the learning and execution experience even more worthwhile.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby Ben-G » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:34 pm

Ben Hopokus wrote:^^^ (w) ^^^


Bollocks I am being unfriendly again :roll: One day I will get the Hammer Blow!
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby thebuaffalo » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:39 pm

Ben Hopokus wrote:
Ben Hopokus wrote:^^^ (w) ^^^


Bollocks I am being unfriendly again :roll: One day I will get the Hammer Blow!


I thought it was a fair comment. It's no good the o.p. getting all self righteous, he was on here trying to flog stuff, plain and simple.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby marki3boy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:11 pm

You're targeting the wrong market, most long boards are bought by younger people who aren't "into" skateboarding as such, by that I mean that they don't ride street or transition, the longboard is a bit of fun and a bit of a pose too. No offense to longboarders on here, but that's the case where I live.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby shy ted » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:49 pm

who the fuck would want something to hang on a wall that's dearer than a normal deck , the man's a fool . starting your post " sup guys " not a good way to start !
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby oddnumber » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:25 pm

Fucking hell - all he did was ask a question! Poor bugger.

This place definately isn't as friendly as it once was, that's for sure.
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby Ben-G » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:54 pm

This is old news being dredged up again. And he didn't get that much abuse until he threw his toys out of the pram!
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Re: The Feel of Skateboarding

Postby flash » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:22 am

Disposable income my ring piece, he opened the wrong door :D
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