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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    Teenagers+skateboards+hill-brains=pain

    Yeah, you guys get more of my mischievous antics.

    Me and my buddy decided it would be a cool idea to go down a nice big hill on our skateboards. We've done it on bikes, so a skateboard shouldn't be to different, right?

    Wrong.

    About 6 seconds down the hill I start speed wobbling, at the same moment I realize that skateboards don't have brakes. The second after that was scary because we see a car coming up the hill.

    Then we kinda bump each other and both wipe out.

    I took most of the impact with my right hand, my index finger actually. Scratched maybe 1/10 of a centimeter off of my poor index finger, but thats not the only thing. I roll twice, so both my hands are f-ed up to the point where I can't tie my own shoes. I can barely even type. I protected my arms and face, but I have some scratches on other parts of my body as well. Also ripped a good shirt

    My friend, on the other hand, decided to stop with his arm. He only rolled once, and he only got his left arm and hip screwed up.

    We'll be fine in a month or so...




    Moral: NO TOUCHY SKATE BOARD

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    Worse than it looks in the pic.

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    /me sneakily throws away son's skateboard.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLyG0mUnw4A

    watch and learn

    the rule is: do I look like a dork in the mirror? if no, then you are not ready for this expedition.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLyG0mUnw4A

    watch and learn

    the rule is: do I look like a dork in the mirror? if no, then you are not ready for this expedition.
    It was just like 0:43

    But without protective gear, and on concrete. And with more rolling.

    And blood.

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    At least this didn't happen to you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNWYqs-p1Gk

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    Aww man, I thought you were going to show us a funny home video of you wiping out.

    I kind of feel bad about laughing at young children or senior citizens biting the dust but teenagers wiping out on their skateboards and getting a groin hit is DAMM funny.


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    i used to bomb hills on my skateboard heading into traffic! loved it

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    the secret is to tighten the trucks so you dont wobble..then lie down on your back on the skateboard so you can use your feet as brakes...
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    My son tried the same thing about 16 months ago - also had bad results. To add insult to injury, a kind-hearted lady decided to call the ambulance - which came and sent me a bill for $750.00. Took a few phone calls to get that one removed.

    Heal up, and hopefully you've learned you're not indestructible.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1 View Post
    Yeah, you guys get more of my mischievous antics.

    Me and my buddy decided it would be a cool idea to go down a nice big hill on our skateboards. We've done it on bikes, so a skateboard shouldn't be to different, right?

    Wrong.

    About 6 seconds down the hill I start speed wobbling, at the same moment I realize that skateboards don't have brakes. The second after that was scary because we see a car coming up the hill.

    Then we kinda bump each other and both wipe out.

    I took most of the impact with my right hand, my index finger actually. Scratched maybe 1/10 of a centimeter off of my poor index finger, but thats not the only thing. I roll twice, so both my hands are f-ed up to the point where I can't tie my own shoes. I can barely even type. I protected my arms and face, but I have some scratches on other parts of my body as well. Also ripped a good shirt

    My friend, on the other hand, decided to stop with his arm. He only rolled once, and he only got his left arm and hip screwed up.

    We'll be fine in a month or so...




    Moral: NO TOUCHY SKATE BOARD

    Worse than it looks in the pic.
    Really? It was only at this point that you realized this oversight? You are far less intelligent than I ever gave you credit for in the past.
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    skateboards do have brakes, its called a frontside slide (or backside slide, but frontside is easier to control IMHO). You know how snowboarders stop? kick the board sideways and lean back to balance the weight. I would imagine this works better with harder wheels because they are easier to slide, and presumably easier to control in the slide. Practice this on asphalt first, its easier to slide on (x100 if its wet). concrete will be a little more difficult. also, asphalt leaves black stains on your clothing.


    --edit- go watch Gleaming the Cube, newb
    Last edited by black_box; 10-16-08 at 07:57 AM.

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    Moral of the story:

    Have a video camera running next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaotikgrl View Post
    perhaps this is about developing better critical thinking skills
    Or it could be proof of that Darwin natural selection theory.
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    Moral of the story...get a carving longboard with tight trucks.

    Bombing hills can be fun, but being able to carve helps you keep your speed under control. Going to fast? Point your nose up the hill on the next carve, not going fast enough, point it down....

    I still haven't been comfortable enough to get the slide stops. It just seems like I'm going to face plant because skateboards don't look like they should go sideways. I've seen it done plenty, and parking structure cement is slick enough to try, but...sketchyyyy
    "Any Movement That Forgets About Class Is a Bowel Movement" ~ 1-speed bike (AKA Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike AKA Aidan Girt)

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    takin' it to the streets malpag3's Avatar
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    Also, watch the pros, then adapt...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfK1tqL9JMY
    "Any Movement That Forgets About Class Is a Bowel Movement" ~ 1-speed bike (AKA Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike AKA Aidan Girt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Glad to see shooting hills is still something that needs to be learned. Darwinism still exists....whew.
    No touchy?.... wuss

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    Bones Mend
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    Glory Lasts Forever
    and Chicks dig scars


    except on skateboarders. nobody likes them, scarred or otherwise.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Being real good at math I've simplified your equation and solved it for "teenagers."

    teenagers = no brains.

    Bill

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    You really need to show your work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ13US View Post
    Being real good at math I've simplified your equation and solved it for "teenagers."

    teenagers = no brains.

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    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Time to learn the powerslide. Then you'll be able to stop on a descent. You'll also need gloves.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    When in doubt, style it out.

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    Did you try this on some teeny little new school board with dinky little rock-hard wheels, or did you use the proper tool for the job?
    Optimally for hill bombing you want a longboard. At least get a big-arse old school deck like a Psycho Stick and some monster sized 83A wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You really need to show your work.
    I have a 17 y.o. at home. If you realy want to see my "work" I'll send him to your house for a month. Deal?

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