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    Hi ive been skating freestyle for 3 months now and can do the basics like caspers and railflips. Im 14 right now so when did you guys start freestyle?

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    I'm 14 also. I try to learn and do as much freestyle as I can, but my wheels aren't flush with the deck so rail stands are pretty tricky. I can almost do 50/50's and caspers, but I need to work on my landings and my balance. A lot. But freestyle has been my main interest since I started skating.

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    I started goofing around with freestyle tricks around 7th grade, it's pretty easy, honestly. Just think them through. Can be hella fun, though. Stick with it.

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    I was about 14-15 when I started, of course that was 33 years ago. just stick with it
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    I do a bit of freestyle on flat sometimes because I ain't too good at flip tricks

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    Wow I didnt realise how fast replies would come to this thread! I know freestyle is not so successful right now but thanks for all your replies, I thought I started freestyle too late

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    It's certainly not as popular as it should be, but there are always some freestylers lurking around here :L

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    We'd always do flatland/freestyle stuff in my friend's garage in 6th grade...we didn't know it at the time, but that's what we did. Unfortunately, I didn't keep up with it until I re-acquired skateboarding in college.

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    Yup I started when I was 14 as well, keep at it dude it's pretty fun. Just keep up with the foundations like what you are doing now, caspers, railstands, 50/50s, pogos, os tricks, etc. Then when you get good at them, watch some videos to get some ideas on tricks you want to learn. That's how I kind of went with it, just watching other people do it.

    Here's a quick freestyle video I made, you can do a lot of fun stuff with it, can give you some ideas:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf8DTIUfdRw
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    Freestyle is great for me because you just need some flat ground and space, and I live out in the countryside about 20 minutes by car away from the nearest (tiny) skatepark. I don't need anything new to do ore exciting tricks, because it's all about your balance and skill rather than what parks or spots you have access to.

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    Thanks for all the encouragement, i will stick with freestyle for now. And thanks mike for your helpful videos, I've been watching most of the tricktips, they are so helpful, and im stuck on tres right now so thanks.

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    Although I skate more street than other stuff I do wish that freestyle would become more popular. It is such technical stuff, looks cool, and is just as challenging in its own way as any other discipline of skating. Although I don't think it will become my main focus I think I will learn a few tricks and see where it goes

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    Nice topic i like that topic very much.Freestyle is great for me because you just need some flat ground and space.and I live out in the countryside about 30 minutes by car away from the nearest skate park. it's all about your balance and skill rather than what park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin500 View Post
    Nice topic i like that topic very much.Freestyle is great for me because you just need some flat ground and space.and I live out in the countryside about 30 minutes by car away from the nearest skate park. it's all about your balance and skill rather than what parks.
    I don't know whether that was supposed to be a quote or you are just copying replies you see?

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    I started at age 13 but it was an off and on thing. I did it thinking I was the first person to do those tricks, then my buddy said OMG RODNEY MULLEN and I was like "huh!?" So he made fun of me for not knowing him then took me to his house and showed me the old plan b videos with mullen. I fell in love, did a ton of freestyle, then life happened, I stopped when i was 17 (I did 98% street at the time now I do 99.8% freestyle) but I stopped and started back up at age 21 and have been doing it ever since

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    37. Just started back and figured freestyle would be a good way to develop balance, and coordination. I eventually want to take a Rodney Mullen/Kilian Martin approach to street skating.

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