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    Default Where Are The Freestylers At?

    Looking spotty in this section. No threads besides the stickies. What have you freestylers been up to?

    I freestyle a couple times a year. I still skate almost every day. Won't skate anything under 8.25". Where are the wide freestyle boards at?

    In two sessions, I filmed about 12 banging clips, I need to put together a freestyle video soon. Needs to happen. Want to get most of it filmed by someone that's not a bench.

    Need to work on moving stuff, but I'm barely interested. My favorite trick was a fakie old-school varial flip pivot (like a fakie bigspin).

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    I know MikeM and I think RP freestyles. And I think there was some company that Panda came on here and posted about that made wider freestyle boards? Something shellshocked, or something. I want to get a freestyle set up, but my money keeps getting thrown at other things first. Maybe one day!
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    I probably wouldn't buy one just because it won't beat my shop's 30 dollar boards, and the skid would annoying to pop on. But if I had a wider freestyle board, some more board-destructive tricks will happen, film some pogo stuff, scrapy footwork is fun, too.

    And TGI, do it. Freestyle is easy until you get into really hard stuff, but you can learn a ridiculous amount of tricks in a couple months. I learned half of my freestyle tricks on one Small School deck.

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    Yoooooo

    I skate freestyle on occasion, the main reason why I say "on occasion" is because freestyle just tears up all of my shoes and jeans. I love it to death, but it's so pricey.
    I may actually start wearing my shinguards again to protect my jeans.

    And yeah Shell Shock makes pretty legit boards, I got sponsored by them. They should be able to hook you up with a wide board if you need one.

    I like the board they gave me, the only thing is that I'm not a big fan of square tails. I'm hoping to get something in the shape of a CB3 soon.
    Definitely good boards though

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    I would love to get a freestyle setup, because you can do whatever you want with freestyle and do it pretty much wherever you want. However they can get pretty pricey and Germany is the nearest place to get it shipped from, so that adds up even more. Once I get to my birthday, maybe I'll ask for one, but then again knowing me there will be about a thousand other things I want too.

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    I'm filming a part at the moment that is taking up a lot of time as it requires a lot of planning and repeat trips for tricks as I am really pushing the overall concept of what i want to do really, really hard.

    Freestyle is awesome.
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    I love square tailed board but I am at the opposite end of the spectrum 7.25" single kicks....oldschool
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    I skate a regular shaped street board at around 7.8, my truck/wheel setup is such that I use trucks suitable for a 7.5 and then use off set wheels so that my board is flush when in rail.
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    They're all dead (at least to me that is :P ). Personally, I've pretty much given up on freestyle because no matter how hard I try on what little time I have nowadays; I only seem to be getting worse (I was never very good but I was certainly much better than I am now; I practically can't even ride a board anymore). It's worse watching yourself decline while others only seem to accelerate or at least maintain their level.

    Back in the day, I used to ride a Sk8Kings Jester Retro which is an 7 3/8" single-kick no-concave deck. Pure awesomeness even when I felt it was too large for me to ride comfortably (although it's really not; I just have a naturally wide stance).
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    I had a Capital Skates freestyle board for a while...set up on tiny Royal trucks and Powell/Peralta Street Styles. What I found was that a tiny board like that was SO different than anything else I'd ride, and that tricks didn't transfer over very well. So, I ditched the tiny board and focused on more versatile street tricks, on an appropriately sized street board.

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    I can see considering anything that isn't done on bowls or on vert as "freestyle". I never really understood why people started differentiating "street" from freestyle. All street and stairs are is freestyle tricks while carrying a little more momentum. They're still all basically flat ground tricks.

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    ^ well we need some type of classification to make it easy for ourselves :P
    don't think too hard, hahah

    You can make virtually any definition of something into something else if you think hard enough about it

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    Freestyle is for fools. :P

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    time makes fools of us all..
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    you're the fool brain bekken benkyak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSwitch View Post
    I can see considering anything that isn't done on bowls or on vert as "freestyle". I never really understood why people started differentiating "street" from freestyle. All street and stairs are is freestyle tricks while carrying a little more momentum. They're still all basically flat ground tricks.
    Ah, I was coming from the standpoint that street is mostly moving, and freestyle is mostly stationary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsteez View Post
    Your mom freestyles on the streetcorner.
    Fixed that for ya

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