heelflip varial lein to fakie-- go!
August 13, 2004 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Know Your Skate Tricks. Great video clips showing all the classic skatboarding tricks, with Matrix-style slow-mo pans.
posted by gwint (9 comments total)
What, no darkslide?
posted by destro at 1:24 PM on August 13, 2004

What, no pinochle mecha-mecca?
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:33 PM on August 13, 2004

They are indeed missing alot of the more advanced grinds, varials, and spins, but this is a pretty good intro for n00bs.

[Sigh] I remember fondly the time when my only goal in life was to master the heelflip. Life made so much more sense. This would have been a nice site to have, then. Growing up sucks.
posted by ChasFile at 1:37 PM on August 13, 2004

After three sprained ankles, I gave up on trying to nail a heelflip. It just wasn't meant to be.

But I do long for the days when I had kickflips down.
posted by mathowie at 1:44 PM on August 13, 2004

I agree growing up sucks. I miss doing fastplants on vert (a la Chris Miller style).
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 1:48 PM on August 13, 2004

all i had growing up was this to learn from. however, i did grow up three blocks from here, so at least a part of history was mine to bleed upon.

not to sound bitter at all, but man it would've been nice to have resources like the videos in this post to see a trick from all angles. would've helped the wear n' tear on my dad's VCR as well.
posted by NationalKato at 2:18 PM on August 13, 2004

Anyone remember attempting the Ho-Ho Plant (or as we called it years later, The Pointless Embarassment) circa 1987?
posted by dhoyt at 2:28 PM on August 13, 2004

Demonstrated here.
posted by dhoyt at 3:07 PM on August 13, 2004

I used to be a judge for the National Skateboarding Association (late 1980s). We always got booed for the scores we would give Steve Schneer, who did the ho-ho (but not much else).
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 4:59 PM on August 13, 2004

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