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Title: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: Alien Sweatshop on February 14, 2009, 12:19:44 PM
Other than the obvious mainstream guys, are there any skaters who are good and/or have good style that you just can't get into but everyone else seems to like them?

Sean Malto - He's way too repetitive for me; nollie flips, nosegrinds, crooked grinds, overcrooks, switch flips, he just bores me. Plus he crouches so fucking low, I just don't find him very fun to watch.

Mike Taylor - although he isn't repetitive and I see nothing wrong with his style, it just seems kind of generic really, I've never really been tempted to watch new footage from the guy.



Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: TheBird on February 14, 2009, 12:44:35 PM
There are no widely accepted skaters cause skating is a matter of point of view.

If you ask 20 people who is their favourite skater you will prolly get more than 15 different answers.

Personally i dont like one-sided skaters. Skaters who only skate ledges doin tech tricks or do massive gaps and rails only or just pool skaters. I think skateboarding is like urban exploit and you have to exploit every obstacle that is on your way not just a small portion of them. So there are a bunch of skaters who are one sided and i dont like them even if they are the best in the area of their expertise.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: the redline on February 14, 2009, 12:50:43 PM
Tony Hawk seems overhyped at times.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: curb cobain on February 14, 2009, 03:33:16 PM
everybody.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: colorblindbowen on February 14, 2009, 07:24:25 PM
Not too psyched on Mikey Taylor either.  Generic yes.  There are lots of dudes that I'm less than enthused about.  But I think it's pretty cool that there are so many people getting hooked up these days.  I like it how style and personality are winning out from time to time over raw skill.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: killthegnar on February 14, 2009, 07:28:42 PM
richie jackson and kellen james.

richie jacksons first part he came out with was good, but after that he just did variations of the same tricks, hippy jumps, firecrackers, and his hidious wallrides... ugh

and kellen james... i just dont see it at all...


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: colorblindbowen on February 14, 2009, 10:26:02 PM
Really!?  Well, I'm all about the dork tricks, but I'm not crazy about RJ in the slightest.

Kellen James on the other hand is amazing!  He has the best trick selection and so much steeze!

To each his own...


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: killthegnar on February 15, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
well richie jackson is way to serious about his dork tricks... im also a fan of dork tricks, but come on! atleast smile when your doing a nollie firecracker!

and I dont know... kellen james is good... im just not feelin it...


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: The brycickle on February 16, 2009, 11:26:00 PM
I hate Mike Vallely.

Hate.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: killthegnar on February 17, 2009, 05:02:13 AM
what happened to Mike V? he was awsome for so long and then all of a sudden... jean jackets and mullets and all kinds of other shitty jersey stuff... dressin like bon jovi... guy used to be rad as shit... now hes filming fake fights with kevin james... i dont know... if he stopped looking like an asshole and went back to shredding id over look the last like 4 years


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: bailgun on February 17, 2009, 05:07:16 AM
I hate the current Mike Vallely.

Hate.
fixed.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: rawbertson on February 17, 2009, 05:57:46 AM
mike v has sucked since ocean drive part dropped, that part was good, then he had 411 section about his backyard wreslting career and then when that didnt pan out he had a section on playing fucking beer league hockey like it was serious. then he dropped liek 4 autobiographies. i just dont see how there are so many fans of this guy like dont peopel get sick of seeing the same thing over and over again? maybe its jsut the backyard pool dad demographic thats keepin him goin, hes probably got that dialed.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: elastic back on February 17, 2009, 09:12:07 AM
i like and hate everyone just the same...but in different ways. lazy answer? yes. but true, nonetheless.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: rawbertson on February 20, 2009, 11:39:04 AM
NYJAH


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: boymachine on February 20, 2009, 01:42:31 PM
JOSH KALIS


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: rawbertson on February 20, 2009, 02:11:00 PM
josh k is sick he just doesnt have that robotic perfect style like everyone else, but his style is unique and thats why i like him better than a lot of pro's of 2000s


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: Alien Sweatshop on February 20, 2009, 02:16:02 PM
Josh Kalis switch tre'd a trash can and has possibly, the best tre flip in all of skateboarding.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: rawbertson on February 20, 2009, 02:21:47 PM
was it switch? it was dope as fuck tho, unbeatable 3 flip


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: Alien Sweatshop on February 20, 2009, 02:23:36 PM
The oh so famous one is regular, he did it switch in the credits of the DC video but shit was blurry and kind of sketchy considering how smooth Kalis was in his DC part.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: boymachine on February 20, 2009, 02:29:45 PM
the dude is boring as fuck and his style is trash, i dont give a fuck if hes a legend or not and what trash can he threeflipped years ago.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: Alien Sweatshop on February 20, 2009, 02:31:47 PM
Who has good style in your opinion?


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: boymachine on February 20, 2009, 02:48:42 PM
austyn gillette, bryan herman, mike barker, bledsoe, marius to name a few


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: rawbertson on February 23, 2009, 08:54:42 AM
i cant take someone whos name is "austyn gillete" seriously


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: boymachine on February 23, 2009, 03:01:51 PM
You couldve been blunt and told everyone your an idiot.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: bailgun on February 24, 2009, 02:39:55 AM
you just gotta read that in the subtext of his 100 paragraph posts.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: jesi on August 17, 2009, 01:16:30 AM
I think that a person has to be smart, sweet, and somewhat decent looking. They have to be nice to me, andunreal flash (http://www.y3.com/search-results/23669/unreal-flash-2008) my friends and family. They must be okay with what I believe in and support me, even if they don't fully believe in the same thing. They must not be too pushy, REAL ESTATE MILLIONAIRE NOW (http://www.realestatemillionairenow.com)and respect my rights. They must genuinley care for me, and know when they are going to far.

They can't be a jerk. And they can't push me out of the way when friends/family are there, but also can't push out their friends or family when they are around.

Hope that helped



Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: lazlow on August 17, 2009, 10:23:09 PM
that heleped a lot actually.

I think watching p rod skate is boring. and chazz ortizzzz


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: polly@bbt on August 18, 2009, 08:32:07 PM
^  this. 

It's like watching Tony Hawk Pro Skater.  CGI skating is not exciting.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: pawnzito on August 20, 2009, 02:36:53 PM
I agree on Mike V with the exception of his battle commander vid on the berrics. Something about all those plants, and boneless ones got me hyped.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: GOON on August 23, 2009, 08:01:59 PM
Chris Cole. i cant watch that dude.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: PRESSUREFLIP57 on October 24, 2009, 06:31:46 PM
yea mike v is good but his style his horrible i mean bonless 180s n fuckn no complys down stairsets n shit, and lets not forget he's on tony hawk games looking like a complete bum.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: polly@bbt on October 24, 2009, 10:18:20 PM
just wanna say that whereas I am not a big follow or fan of last years SOTY...I saw a photo of Mr. Baxter Neal himself in mid hippy jump wallride while digging through an old 2006 Thrasher.  What the fuck.  Still sort of bored with his general vibe, but that made me think I should dig deeper.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: elastic back on October 25, 2009, 05:36:50 AM
just wanna say that whereas I am not a big follow or fan of last years SOTY...I saw a photo of Mr. Baxter Neal himself in mid hippy jump wallride while digging through an old 2006 Thrasher.  What the fuck.  Still sort of bored with his general vibe, but that made me think I should dig deeper.

that picture made me a fan alone. he also had a sick photo in the other mag this past month doing a nosegrind on this sketchy rail across a bank to bank gap in germany that was pretty epic.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: polly@bbt on October 25, 2009, 09:36:49 AM
yeah, anyone wanna send me that mag?  I'm broke and didn't transfer my subscription in time.  fuckk


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: polly@bbt on October 25, 2009, 09:37:26 AM
im serious.  lemmy interview...


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: Paper/Scissors on October 25, 2009, 09:29:02 PM
im serious.  lemmy interview...
Lemmy interview was epic in text, awkward in audio. It's on the main page, you probably already knows this.

I read the thing cover to cover twice, but shipping to send a mag?


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: polly@bbt on October 26, 2009, 02:47:16 PM
yeah after I lurk these boards I'm gonna post up and watch the interviews, I'm usually online at work with no speakers.  Generally, though, I like reading interviews. 


and yeah fool I got some change layin' around...


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: Lange on November 04, 2009, 11:30:12 AM
Bobby Worrest.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: thrash_the_shred on November 04, 2009, 12:01:56 PM
I cant get into the guys like antwuan dixon and Bryan herman, dont get me wrong, if i see a sick sequence of them or something, ill be like "ah Sick", but just there general person is really annoying, how they are alway....ALWAYS!, drinking or drugs, they just over do it.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: VinnyG.isRabbitt on November 04, 2009, 02:32:59 PM
definatly ryan sheckler he just seems to give off a douchey vibe a great skater but i just cant get into him


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: VinnyG.isRabbitt on November 04, 2009, 02:34:47 PM
Tony Hawk seems overhyped at times.
im not dissin you but i cant get into to tony hawk either just cuz anyone who makes like 20 video games seems pretty lame but considering he did the first 900 and is in his 40s and still ripping i have the utmost respect for him


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: polly@bbt on November 05, 2009, 12:12:51 AM
definatly ryan sheckler he just seems to give off a douchey vibe a great skater but i just cant get into him

who's honestly into R. Sheck??  He really is the dude everyone "loves to h8"

get with the program.


Title: Re: Skaters that everyone likes that you just can't get into
Post by: The brycickle on November 05, 2009, 01:12:31 AM
definatly ryan sheckler he just seems to give off a douchey vibe a great skater but i just cant get into him

who's honestly into R. Sheck??  He really is the dude everyone "loves to h8"

get with the pogrom.
I fixed that for ya.