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    I knew humidity was always a bad factor, but I...

    I knew humidity was always a bad factor, but I was curious if there was really anything else. It doesn't seem like it so far, but like NoSwitch said, when I get to the oldest deck I'll find out for...
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    Skateboard deck shelf life

    This is more out of curiosity than concern, but does anyone know how long the shelf life of a skateboard deck is? I live in Tokyo where decks can cost anywhere from 80 to 120 USD, so I usually by two...
  3. I totally agree. It's a really cool idea, and the...

    I totally agree. It's a really cool idea, and the four they have chosen already look like they know their stuff.
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    Stumbles, I knew that comment would come! Mainly...

    Stumbles, I knew that comment would come! Mainly because I always suspected that was my problem, but wasn't absolutely sure. Good to hear anyway.
    Andius, I think that makes sense. I've noticed a lot...
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I never thought...

    Thanks for all the replies guys. I never thought of drawing a line, but that sounds like a good idea. All good suggestions, thanks!
  6. Some nice camerawork in that video, especially...

    Some nice camerawork in that video, especially the backlit shots. Good stuff.
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    Ollieing onto ledges straight on

    This isn't a trick per se, but I seem to have trouble ollieing onto ledges, manual pads, etc., from straight on. I can get onto all the same obstacles if I come at it from an angle or from alongside...
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    North Port skate park

    Hey, this is just a message for the locals who skate at the North Port skate park. I saw on the website that helmets are required. Is this strictly enforced? I'm staying in North Port for 3 weeks,...
  9. I don't longboard, but the first thing I ever did...

    I don't longboard, but the first thing I ever did with my first skateboard was bomb hills with friends. Those of us who didn't know how to powerslide learned the real hard way how much it hurts to it...
  10. I agree with Xgecko. It might not be a tech...

    I agree with Xgecko. It might not be a tech trick, but powersliding can be real scary, especially on a big hill.
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    What a contrast to Tokyo, where all I had to do...

    What a contrast to Tokyo, where all I had to do was walk up and talk to people skating and it was suddenly like we were friends. Granted, people looked at me funny and sort of avoided me at first,...
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    Wow. I grew up in a rough neighborhood, but after...

    Wow. I grew up in a rough neighborhood, but after seven years away I went back and was amazed at just how bad it was. I guess I won't be bringing my family up to Eva. Thanks for the advice!
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    Yeah, I guess Jason Park could make a line look...

    Yeah, I guess Jason Park could make a line look good anywhere on the Island.

    So you ran into trouble on that side of the island for being a paleface? Except for one guy who told me to stay away...
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    Thanks for all the good info! I guess this local...

    Thanks for all the good info! I guess this local skatepark knowledge is from being stationed there?

    Kaneohe park looks pretty nice from Jason Park's videos, but it's a bit of a hike from Waikiki....
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    Skateboarding in Hawaii

    Anyone here from Hawaii? I ask because I'll be there for most of January and some of February and I'm looking for some recommended skateparks. I've seen stuff online but it's hard to tell where I...
  16. No doubt about that! I remember my first...

    No doubt about that! I remember my first (semi)successful boardslide on a handrail. The landing was on a narrow sidewalk that abutted a busy street so I had three or four friends egging me on while a...
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    Hey, not bad. I'll have to take a drive out there...

    Hey, not bad. I'll have to take a drive out there someday.
  18. Awesome stories everyone, thanks. I skate almost...

    Awesome stories everyone, thanks. I skate almost entirely by myself, so it's good to hear others' stories about fears, failures and success. I think it's easier to get psyched up to do something that...
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    Yup, I've seen that too. But they've been so...

    Yup, I've seen that too. But they've been so close to building it so many times it'll be hard to believe until I see them break ground. I take the train past the spot allocated for the park, and...
  20. Thanks for all the stories! I guess it's good to...

    Thanks for all the stories! I guess it's good to know that we all have something that scares us in skateboarding, but we keep at it anyway. Aside from boardsliding bars and rails, dropping in also...
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    There was this one guy who came to the skate park...

    There was this one guy who came to the skate park I used to go to (this was more than 20 years ago), and he wore a polo shirt, short khaki shorts and frigging boat shoes. I'm talking about those...
  22. Yeah, I can see how inverts are scary. When I did...

    Yeah, I can see how inverts are scary. When I did capoeira, I was always afraid of inverted moves. And that wasn't moving nearly as fast as skateboarding, so I can assume you can multiply that fear...
  23. What trick scared you the most (and how did you overcome that fear)?

    Getting over fear is a huge part of skateboarding. I've been thinking of that lately because I used to be scared of frontside boardslides on ledges, but I finally got over it. I'm trying them on the...
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    Jeez Massachusetts parks are miserable compared...

    Jeez Massachusetts parks are miserable compared to what's on here. If the Charles River skatepark ever gets built it'll be amazing though.
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    Very nice. I wish I could get my wife to skate....

    Very nice. I wish I could get my wife to skate. She saw me trying to boardslide the flat bar today and acted as if I was juggling a flaming chainsaw.
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