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« on: September 16, 2010, 01:54:42 AM »

I'm down, I'm backing it... I'M NOT SORRY!

It's not Park League, or Skateboarding League, it's Street League and it's put together pretty well.

I like how every trick counts, how you know where everyone stands and how the highest and lowest scores judged on every trick are thrown out.
It's something skaters can hang out and watch and party with, the only problem is we know the outcome... where's the simulcast? I love to drink and watch skateboarding on computers... maybe I'm weird

I realize maybe I should of put this discussion in the shittalk thread but I don't really care, we all skate... who gives a fuck...

How good was Shane O'Neill on day one?

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 07:15:15 AM »

i didnt watch it, but if at the end there was someone chugging a monster with a monster hat and shirt with a monster banner behind them like X gaymes, then fuck that contest. otherwise, i guess im cool with it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 08:13:22 AM »

I stumbled on this last night between putting the little one to bed and making dinner.  I'm down with it.  You can really see how good those guys are.  It was crazy watching Nyjah set up for, mentally, and then go nail bangers first try in the final stage.  Can we come up with better name for Cole's reverse hurricane thingy, the 180 to switch feeble, rewind out, that he gapped into on that double set rail, or is there one already?  Mind blown.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 08:57:51 AM »

Yeah, my dad told me that it would be on, so I checked it out with my brother last night. I agree that the setup of the park and the judging is actually pretty cool and novel, and the skaters and everything were all top notch. Only drawbacks to it are: a) if skateboarding gets to the olympics, this is probably the most feasible way it will go in (from a judging standpoint, I mean, we all know it's hard to say whether a fullcab flip is sicker than a switch 540 on street or a sugarcane down a handrail). b) Dyrdek needs to read more books or something, he kept on repeating the same shit, i.e. "the reality of it is...." and "that trick is incredibly difficult" over and over again. Anyway, as corny as made-for-tv skateboarding is always going to be, this is an interesting program.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 09:39:10 AM »

Well I'll admit it's better than watching a lame game of SKATE, I don't like that the skaters have to sign contracts and now they can only skate those(Skate League)  contests exclusively, at least that's what I heard.  That's weak. If that is indeed true Cole will not be able to skate the next Maloof event and lose his chance at win number 4 and the million dollar bonus.

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 11:27:15 AM »

Cole should be fine, with his DC contract and all
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 11:50:53 AM »

Im so glad someone started a thread on this, it was like after the emerica video came out and i couldn't find a thread to mentally masturbate to how damn good some of stay gold was!

anyways, i dont care what the haters say, last night at 8 pm i had my tv tuned to espn and a homie over and we were both pumped to watch some top pros throw down some lines and hammers. its like you always wanna see how these guys skate in real life, not just the crazy shit that took them 1512 tries for the an edited video part. so.. thats rad. i like the format too, and can appreciate it imagining skating a contest the "old-fashioned way" as compared to this. i have to say tho the beginning was a little boring watching them warm up as compared to jam format watching 18 SoBs huck themselves over/at obstacles..   

i know dyrdek is a real skater and im glad its him to help kick this thing off, but i am conflicted about turning on ESPN to watch skating. its cool that my favorite ish is on tv, but its lame that every schmuck flipping thru channels is out there judging skaters when prod misses 2 switch tres of the bump and they have no fucking concept how hard that is. plus that really opens the door to the commercialization of skateboarding (as if theres not enough) by moneygrubbers whove never laid a foot on a board before and dont understand what this is about for us.

bottom line tho, when i turned off the tube @ 930, i was psyched to go skate.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 01:32:28 AM »

Damn I was drunk last night...

I'm not down for outside influences getting involved in my passion, but skaters gotta eat too. I recorded the show so I didn't see the commercials, or know what channel it was on, I'm use to the usual skate propaganda to the point that I'm pretty immune. None of that stuff caught my radar, what I did see was a bunch of friends skating a spot that just happen to be in the middle of an arena. And that's what I was stoked on.

It doesn't seem likely to me that Jock America is gonna get into skating just because it is on espn jr. If they do I see it as a great day for skateboarding. Skating will become even more mainstream and completely uncool, while being unfashionable the only people that will grasp onto skateboarding will be the people of my ilk.

I've been anti-Olympics for a long time, but if we can represent skateboarding as skateboarding and not a marketing machine, I would be fine with this being the format, only if they include all aspects of skating. There is something to be said about representing your country in the Olympics... America FUCK YEAH!!!
That being said, I don't really care if skateboarding ever enters the Olympics.

I'm pretty drunk right now too...
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 12:35:03 PM »

I didn't catch it but it looks pretty cool. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 06:19:43 PM »

Cole's trick is a Gonz grind. 

Gonz did it first. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 03:05:52 PM »

street league fucking sucks. in 5 years skateboarding is gonna be the same thing as football and the industry is gonna be filled with kooks
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 10:41:46 AM »

OK, I watched it online the other night - http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/news/story?page=street-league-skateboarding-2010-stop-1-broadcast

I thought it was pretty cool, at the beginning I had my doubts but by the end I was fully into it. Call me a jock but I liked the point based judging system, this way no trick (good or bad) goes unnoticed. Also, the consistency of these dudes is simply mind boggling!
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 03:18:48 PM »

Watching it was like watching a bunch of dude's just skating a spot.
The consistency was mindbottling.
I liked the PRod OCD praying part. On the last section, the gap to rail. When he bashed his head, pretty gnarly. That would have taken me out. I wonder if Jesus was punishing for slowing the rotation down. Must be hard to pray/smell your hat when everyone is eyeballing you like hurry the fuck up,
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 05:10:00 PM »

OK, I watched it online the other night - http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/news/story?page=street-league-skateboarding-2010-stop-1-broadcast

I thought it was pretty cool, at the beginning I had my doubts but by the end I was fully into it. Call me a jock but I liked the point based judging system, this way no trick (good or bad) goes unnoticed. Also, the consistency of these dudes is simply mind boggling!


i did the same thing and i completely agree with you.  to be honest, it would be rad to turn on the tube to watch some skating weekly. as far as it being in the olympics, who cares.  i'll just go skating when it's on and do my own thing.

and prod has to lose the hat thing. too much.
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2010, 07:28:18 PM »

It sounds like  Berra is the announcer...

Well its better than weekly throwaway footys
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