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05/09/2019 4:16 am  
Posted by: Mig
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I’m not sure what I think about my riding, but if I can actually ride a board with style, rather than be good at tricks, I will take that all day, every day. 

If I could afford a team, you would definitely be on it (along with Louis and Bob). I will pick style and knowing how to turn a board over tricks any day. 

Probably for another thread but…

Thinking about style a lot the last few days. A few of my riding pals posted little video edits of themselves and each other from last season and, well… love em but… damn they got no style. Like one guy out of the bunch is nice and fluid and stylish (also the most experienced). The rest of them flail around like penguins on a raft. They'd kick me out for saying so too directly… how to help them discover their own style?!

(Sorry, no, flailing is not "just my style", it is flailing haha.)

I mean for me the pursuit of style is part of progression and the enjoyment of it all; the same drive that used to make me pursue cool tricks n stuff. Gotta do it with style man!

Maybe give everyone a copy of "Dogtown & Z Boyz"? I dunno.

(At least all the Japanese locals I ride with have loads of style and technical competence. "Form, Formality and Performance in Japanese Culture" I guess.)


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05/09/2019 7:16 am  
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Posted by: Mig
Posted by: Spenser

I’m not sure what I think about my riding, but if I can actually ride a board with style, rather than be good at tricks, I will take that all day, every day. 

If I could afford a team, you would definitely be on it (along with Louis and Bob). I will pick style and knowing how to turn a board over tricks any day. 

Probably for another thread but…

Thinking about style a lot the last few days. A few of my riding pals posted little video edits of themselves and each other from last season and, well… love em but… damn they got no style. Like one guy out of the bunch is nice and fluid and stylish (also the most experienced). The rest of them flail around like penguins on a raft. They'd kick me out for saying so too directly… how to help them discover their own style?!

(Sorry, no, flailing is not "just my style", it is flailing haha.)

I mean for me the pursuit of style is part of progression and the enjoyment of it all; the same drive that used to make me pursue cool tricks n stuff. Gotta do it with style man!

Maybe give everyone a copy of "Dogtown & Z Boyz"? I dunno.

(At least all the Japanese locals I ride with have loads of style and technical competence. "Form, Formality and Performance in Japanese Culture" I guess.)

That could definitely only help! I also love watching vids of surfers using fish boards. And watching every Craig Kelly part ever made... 🙂 

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05/09/2019 8:31 am  
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Posted by: Mig
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I’m not sure what I think about my riding, but if I can actually ride a board with style, rather than be good at tricks, I will take that all day, every day. 

If I could afford a team, you would definitely be on it (along with Louis and Bob). I will pick style and knowing how to turn a board over tricks any day. 

Probably for another thread but…

Thinking about style a lot the last few days. A few of my riding pals posted little video edits of themselves and each other from last season and, well… love em but… damn they got no style. Like one guy out of the bunch is nice and fluid and stylish (also the most experienced). The rest of them flail around like penguins on a raft. They'd kick me out for saying so too directly… how to help them discover their own style?!

(Sorry, no, flailing is not "just my style", it is flailing haha.)

I mean for me the pursuit of style is part of progression and the enjoyment of it all; the same drive that used to make me pursue cool tricks n stuff. Gotta do it with style man!

Maybe give everyone a copy of "Dogtown & Z Boyz"? I dunno.

(At least all the Japanese locals I ride with have loads of style and technical competence. "Form, Formality and Performance in Japanese Culture" I guess.)

I guess the videos I’ve watched of Japanese riders missed their culture class. 

Same amount of nerds as the US from what I’ve can tell. 


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05/09/2019 2:06 pm  
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do i grab a bottom feeder?  no short fats in my quiver currently..

Yes. If I could only ride 2 decks this season it would be squash and feeder. Pretty much all I wanted to ride last season. Haven’t had the feeder in pow yet but it’s mega fun on my little local. Snappy, flexy, fun little ripper. Plus matte black with a moon tail.  Just enough length to flex on them points! Fun in the park. Bettin’ you’d be into it. 

Edit: also no cumbersome door feeling like the slush slasher. 

Should've just shot you a text.  I usually am not into short-fat but for slush season in Michigan, it might be perfect.  For $250 it seems like a no brainer...let's see how this goes.

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05/09/2019 6:57 pm  

At times it seems not many here are as keen on the freestyle side of snowboarding. But personally, a rider like this Japanese kid has great style imo. Stylish edge control/turns, love watching riders like him. Or any rider that showcases both turning, and freestyle in their riding.

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05/09/2019 7:05 pm  

Hey look, it’s Ben Ferguson


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06/09/2019 4:58 am  
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Hey look, it’s Ben Ferguson

Mr flappy arms.


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06/09/2019 7:53 pm  

Is it normal that some of the new season stuffs are already sold out in colors and sizes on B's website? Or they are just not fully in stock yet?


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06/09/2019 8:50 pm  

not in stock yet. if you click on a size it gives eta


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06/09/2019 9:03 pm  
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not in stock yet. if you click on a size it gives eta

I clicked on HTT 160 and it shows out of stock. But I think you are right though.


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08/09/2019 4:39 am  

Can't help but think this cover of the "Burton 2020 Winter Hardgoods Dealer Product Catalog" is a shot from Japan.

The amount of snow in the trees, the fluffiness of it (the snow), the flats, maybe the rider's style. Anyone know for sure?

1920 BURTON


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08/09/2019 8:04 am  

That, or perhaps an exceptional pow day in Vermont. 


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08/09/2019 10:34 am  
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Posted by: Mig
Posted by: Spenser

I’m not sure what I think about my riding, but if I can actually ride a board with style, rather than be good at tricks, I will take that all day, every day. 

If I could afford a team, you would definitely be on it (along with Louis and Bob). I will pick style and knowing how to turn a board over tricks any day. 

Probably for another thread but…

Thinking about style a lot the last few days. A few of my riding pals posted little video edits of themselves and each other from last season and, well… love em but… damn they got no style. Like one guy out of the bunch is nice and fluid and stylish (also the most experienced). The rest of them flail around like penguins on a raft. They'd kick me out for saying so too directly… how to help them discover their own style?!

(Sorry, no, flailing is not "just my style", it is flailing haha.)

I mean for me the pursuit of style is part of progression and the enjoyment of it all; the same drive that used to make me pursue cool tricks n stuff. Gotta do it with style man!

Maybe give everyone a copy of "Dogtown & Z Boyz"? I dunno.

(At least all the Japanese locals I ride with have loads of style and technical competence. "Form, Formality and Performance in Japanese Culture" I guess.)

I'm probably in the minority for saying this, but I totally disagree from a personal perspective. Sure, when we're talking about pros, some are more enjoyable to watch than others due to style and preferences. But style is something that's always a two way street and I'd hate to think I was doing stuff to impress others, taking away the enjoyment I get from riding. If you're riding with someone who's truly passionate and even more so, enjoys what he/she does (excluding the giddy falling leafers), they're enjoyable to watch and to ride with. I like to turn and cruise around just the same, but I won't resort to bitter grandpa talk just because some of my friends do cooler or technically better tricks than me, hah. I'm not comparing most of them to pro level riders. I still like to learn new stuff and there's always stoke involved both ways, even though we're not talking about how my back arm was positioned. But I guess if I were to star in videos trying to impress others, I'd have to be thinking about the mass narratives..

I overheard two skateboarders talking about how they should hold their hands when doing turns below coping and I vomited in my mouth a bit. Who the fuck cares, just go do what you enjoy doing! I mean, "you either have it or you don't" but at least do it for the right reasons.

*Ducks under the table*

Sorry @bopuc ! Don't mean to shoot you down too hard. But what is "the pursuit of style" really? Usually it's enough to get style points if you seem comfortable doing cool turns or tricks, not wasting a movement, like you've been doing them a long time. At least that's how I mostly see it. Then there's the subjective spectrum, Fergie's arm being a case in point. But it shouldn't matter to mortals. Guess it's just me but I don't get hyped on Dogtown stuff, hah. I grew up skating ledges, so Tiago and those superhumans get me stoked. And they've got style.

Oh and believe me, when I go tell kids to go do a bunch of ollies to learn how to pop tricks they look at me funny and go skate the trannies. Relative thing, but I get the feeling I'm being a bitter old man on a skatepark more often than not!

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08/09/2019 12:24 pm  
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Can't help but think this cover of the "Burton 2020 Winter Hardgoods Dealer Product Catalog" is a shot from Japan.

The amount of snow in the trees, the fluffiness of it (the snow), the flats, maybe the rider's style. Anyone know for sure?

1920 BURTON

That’s going to be me on the one hitter I just ordered. Will post profile shots when it arrives ❄️❄️

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09/09/2019 11:09 am  
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Posted by: Mig
Posted by: Spenser

I’m not sure what I think about my riding, but if I can actually ride a board with style, rather than be good at tricks, I will take that all day, every day. 

If I could afford a team, you would definitely be on it (along with Louis and Bob). I will pick style and knowing how to turn a board over tricks any day. 

Probably for another thread but…

Thinking about style a lot the last few days. A few of my riding pals posted little video edits of themselves and each other from last season and, well… love em but… damn they got no style. Like one guy out of the bunch is nice and fluid and stylish (also the most experienced). The rest of them flail around like penguins on a raft. They'd kick me out for saying so too directly… how to help them discover their own style?!

(Sorry, no, flailing is not "just my style", it is flailing haha.)

I mean for me the pursuit of style is part of progression and the enjoyment of it all; the same drive that used to make me pursue cool tricks n stuff. Gotta do it with style man!

Maybe give everyone a copy of "Dogtown & Z Boyz"? I dunno.

(At least all the Japanese locals I ride with have loads of style and technical competence. "Form, Formality and Performance in Japanese Culture" I guess.)

I'm probably in the minority for saying this, but I totally disagree from a personal perspective. Sure, when we're talking about pros, some are more enjoyable to watch than others due to style and preferences. But style is something that's always a two way street and I'd hate to think I was doing stuff to impress others, taking away the enjoyment I get from riding. If you're riding with someone who's truly passionate and even more so, enjoys what he/she does (excluding the giddy falling leafers), they're enjoyable to watch and to ride with. I like to turn and cruise around just the same, but I won't resort to bitter grandpa talk just because some of my friends do cooler or technically better tricks than me, hah. I'm not comparing most of them to pro level riders. I still like to learn new stuff and there's always stoke involved both ways, even though we're not talking about how my back arm was positioned. But I guess if I were to star in videos trying to impress others, I'd have to be thinking about the mass narratives..

I overheard two skateboarders talking about how they should hold their hands when doing turns below coping and I vomited in my mouth a bit. Who the fuck cares, just go do what you enjoy doing! I mean, "you either have it or you don't" but at least do it for the right reasons.

*Ducks under the table*

Sorry @bopuc ! Don't mean to shoot you down too hard. But what is "the pursuit of style" really? Usually it's enough to get style points if you seem comfortable doing cool turns or tricks, not wasting a movement, like you've been doing them a long time. At least that's how I mostly see it. Then there's the subjective spectrum, Fergie's arm being a case in point. But it shouldn't matter to mortals. Guess it's just me but I don't get hyped on Dogtown stuff, hah. I grew up skating ledges, so Tiago and those superhumans get me stoked. And they've got style.

Oh and believe me, when I go tell kids to go do a bunch of ollies to learn how to pop tricks they look at me funny and go skate the trannies. Relative thing, but I get the feeling I'm being a bitter old man on a skatepark more often than not!

IMO style is like personality. You can change things here or there, or mimic others, but you can't just be a different person. 

And just because someone tries to be 'xyz' style doesn't make it better than their own. How people interpret the mtn and their trick selection and their body mechanics and how comfortable or uncomfortable they look on the board and so many things go into style.

And we all prefer different things when watching someone ride. There are guys that some here think are the GOATs and I really am bored watching them. And there are others that I watch ride and I'm just enthralled with, but others would pick apart.

Personally, I really try to avoid thinking about how I look riding. I don't want to be concerned about if I throw up a B arm, or if I afterbang, or whaterver. One time I was riding by myself and I noticed I was kinda B-arming and I got caught thinking about that instead of just ripping. There was no one around. Not a single other person. It made me realize I can't be in my head about it and to not think about it.

I just want to see something that looks fun and ride it. If I look good, cool. If not, cool.  

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