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« on: March 05, 2011, 05:00:09 PM »

Yo. For those of us stuck in the Great White North and other cold areas around the world, it's that time of year to start  shredding outside. This is great right? We've all been stuck inside watching vids or going to the nearest indoor, but now its time to really take it to the streets, yeah?

The problem is that even though you feel like you can skate, your hardware may not be up to par in the cold and we all know what its like to slam in twenty degree temps. I am just curious to know everyone's take on this. What's the coldest you can go before you have to stop and what sorts of technical malfunctions do you experience (bodily as well as skateboard-wise)?

The thing that gets me the most is really tight bushings and sometimes my trucks are too cold to touch...
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 08:45:48 AM »

Skateboarding knows no lows. I'll layer up and go out skating on a windy -9 day if the beast beckons.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 01:57:48 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 10:45:29 PM »

I'm stuck in upstate NY, and it seems like every week we get slammed with a snowstorm. The past couple weeks it dried out enough to skate, but it was still frustrating. Bushings aren't as soft in the cold, it's way harder to wax a ledge, the cold makes the wax so brittle it breaks apart in your hands, and it takes forever to work into the concrete. I've been doing manuals throughout the apartment, hitting the local indoor when I can, and generally just going crazy waiting to skate. It's gotten bad, I've been using old decks with no trucks doing kickflips on the carpet in my apartment trying to cope, haha. I get annoyed when I hear a west coast skater complain that it's so rainy in the winter wherever they are, and that they can only skate a few days out of the week. The groundhog lied.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 08:44:06 PM »

living next to the canadian rockies yields us 4-5 months, at best, of nice outdoor skating.  buck up, wear a sweater, toque and mitts, and build something inside.  it was -10*C when i wrote this in the frost, on the inside of my garage window. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 08:54:50 AM »

Its pretty rad.  Temps in the city right now allow me to use my lunch break for skating and not come back to the office completely soaked in sweat.  Can't do that in the summer.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 11:53:04 AM »

even though I love my bearings, skating in the cold is rad
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 02:50:41 AM »

The spring and fall are like that here, you can skate all day and not be covered in sweat. That's my favorite time of year to skate. The upstate NY winters are brutal though, long, cold and snowy. There's always loads of fresh potholes come spring, and never enough fresh pavement.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 07:02:19 AM »

Skateboarding knows no lows. I'll layer up and go out skating on a windy -9 day if the beast beckons.

for sure dude
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 11:55:47 AM »

I've always loved skating in cold weather. I've always been a fan of the winter time. I skate a lot more around then. It's fun to bundle up and go skate on a cold December morning
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2011, 01:03:39 PM »

Looks like I just need to get down and bundle up, but the sessions are still so short and frustrating lol. I live in Wisco and it's just starting to get a bit warmer. Just measured up some angle iron and one of my homies has a lo-box under his deck he isn't using anymore. Mine. Things will start to turn around.

I like your guy's attitudes. Skate and Destroy.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 06:53:13 PM »

It's starting to warm up here now too, today it got up to 48 or so. I went over to downtown Albany and there were skaters out everywhere. It was awesome. I snagged a 4 foot piece of angle iron at Lowe's on clearance for $2.05. Got some construction adhesive and stuck it to the far (janky) end of the concrete ledge in front of my house. Should be set up by tomorrow, hopefully it will be nice out again, if not, I'll have to just layer up.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2011, 07:51:45 PM »

I skated in the cold today it sucked it was like 61 and windy, everyone was bundled up.

When ever you get bummed on the cold watch this

Sorokin Andrey - One winter day


It's such an expression of joy and sadness it makes me cry every time.   Cry
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 09:29:54 AM »

I skated in the cold today it sucked it was like 61 and windy, everyone was bundled up.

I realize that in some places in California, 61 degrees can feel cold, especially with wind and humidity added into the equation, but its not actually cold.  Please don't ever describe it as such when amongst people who live where its below freezing for three or more months out of the year.
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 11:41:46 AM »

I skated in the cold today it sucked it was like 61 and windy, everyone was bundled up.
i wish i could pm you a kick in the balls. sixty-one degrees is not cold, and calling it cold makes you look a little less than a man.
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