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    Is their a major difference for which way you ride your board? I was skating today and someone told my I was skating on my deck backwards. Their is a slightly thicker end and a slightly thinner end. Tell me which way is which? and why it matters.

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    the side with the longer kick and or high kick should be the front. you could also prolly tell by the graphic. unless its miss printed
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    the shorter concave would be your tail or the side with less pop. and the longer/ side with most pop would be your nose.

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    you could also prolly tell by the graphic. unless its miss printed
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    I thought this died out in like the 90's. I thought boards were equally shaped, then one dye lying in bed i looked at my skateboard.

    Now i cant unsee, i dont get why there is two different sizes, im fine using both thinking they are equal, now im worrying.
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    I think the functional difference is all in the head. The nose is slightly larger than the tail but not in anyway that's relevant. At least not to me, I can pop and manipulate the deck just as easily on the tail as I can on the nose.

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    the smaller end is the tail and the bigger end is the nose.

    it drives me insane to skate a board backwards and it also bothers me to see other people do it.

    its your board though and you can skate it however you want.
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    One end is the nose (thicker) and one side is the tail (skinnier). The tail usually has more pop and the nose is easier to catch on tricks like big spins. Hope this helped.
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    Ya know, I've literally been riding my skateboards backwards since day one. I get more height off my ollie with the longer end at the back. I got the same thing, that I was riding it wrong, turned it around and it sucked, so I just resigned myself to being weird.


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    Ugh...Dammit, I even put the tail line on my grip tape to know which way is the back...or do i mean the front? Well I s'pose i should fix it now...Somehow.
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    lol, people think way too much about skating...
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    I know it's all in my mind but I have trouble popping of the nose.

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    i ride my board the wrone way round for ollie norths because its easier to get my front foot off
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    last second necro thread for no reason!

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    When I do fliptricks involving a 180 rotation (pop shuv, varial flip, hardflip, etc), I skate on the nose. Everything else, it's the tail. I'm kind of uptight about it. If I try doing any other way, it just feels really weird..

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    the tail is shorter and hits the ground faster when popping resulting in a more crispy pop...I think
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    im pretty sure its an optical illusion because the someone said the same thing to me and imeasured both ends and they were the same width

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukesamess View Post
    im pretty sure its an optical illusion because the someone said the same thing to me and imeasured both ends and they were the same width
    on all branded boards and even on blanks the nose is longer and steeper than the tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukesamess View Post
    im pretty sure its an optical illusion because the someone said the same thing to me and imeasured both ends and they were the same width
    not width, length is what we're discussing
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