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Tips on how to stop chips? Is it just cause I keep getting pieces or shit? I'm on a speed demon right now. It is essentially peeking out the coffin. I asked a kid I know at my park and he said "Yeah, I used to get chips...when I sucked." Haha. But that is the only response I have gotten so far. The newish deck that I am going to switch to when this one becomes unskatable is a Erik Ellington Death Wish board. I am hoping it doesn't break so easily.

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I think the wood is what's screwing you over. You'll eventually land nollie flips bolts and you won't have to worry anymore. If the decks are being made in china then I guess their not applying the resin right, 7 plys of wood with proper resin shouldn't break on flatground.

 

i usually land bolts on.

but yeah at slow speeds i land on the nose or tail.

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That denver park looks awesome. What the hell is it made out of, because it looks like marble, but that'd be one expensive ass park if it is.

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Learned blunt fakies today.

 

I could blunt pivot fakie but never just straight blunt fakie.

 

Fun trick.

 

noseblunts d00d.

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yeah i know.

but i dont skate ramps much.

 

edit:

haha if you could blunt pivot a rail that'd be sick

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thats the weird thing dude.

 

since having this deck and the one i snapped last week,

 

ive been doing some of my best skating in a while.

 

landing lots of swtich/nollie stuff.

 

but its just weird.

 

maybe i need to stop doing nollie flips.

 

last board, nollieflie snapped the tail.

 

this board, nollieflip snapped the nose.

 

i love nollie flips.

 

 

 

Sounds like they switched their wood.

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yeah i thought that too.

but only on nollie flips.

 

I went through a phase back in 94 where almost everytime I did a 360 flip (treflip) I'd snap my tail.

That shit was on flatground too.

I eventually came to the realization that it was cause I had developed a habit of catching them and stomping them down hard as fuck with my foot over the tail.

This was before landing shit bolts even existed, and I was catching them and stomping them down.

 

But if you're snapping your shit easy on flatground nollieflips, I'm sticking with the story that your shop switched up to some cheaper wood.

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yeah, im assuming they switched to a cheaper lousier wood.

 

i had asked one of the owners what was up an they said their next line of decks will be mad with different wood.

 

hopefully better wood.

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heres the board from yesterday and the used one the homies lent me.

 

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i dont forsee the used deck holding up for more that a week at most cause of this:

 

 

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Just a shot in the dark, but are you cutting lines into your grip after it's on your board?

Cutting a line in your grip while it's already on your board will cause you to cut a line into your deck, that will end up being a weak point for the shit to break.

I learned that the hard way years ago.

 

Either way, that delamination is s sure sign of shogddy craftsmanship.

Any board that delaminates is defective.

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Unless you're cutting hella deep into the board, like through an entire ply, I don't think cutting your grip after it's on the board is going to make any real difference. Plywood isn't like glass. That being said, when I cut my grip, I do it before I put it on.

 

I don't think I have enough technology to watch that Nike video. Super choppy.

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Tips on how to stop chips? Is it just cause I keep getting pieces or shit? I'm on a speed demon right now. It is essentially peeking out the coffin. I asked a kid I know at my park and he said "Yeah, I used to get chips...when I sucked." Haha. But that is the only response I have gotten so far. The newish deck that I am going to switch to when this one becomes unskatable is a Erik Ellington Death Wish board. I am hoping it doesn't break so easily.

 

Try to avoid letting the board pop up vertically ( or close ) and hit the ground on the nose or tail. Don't let the board go everywhere but sometimes it just happens.

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Unless you're cutting hella deep into the board, like through an entire ply, I don't think cutting your grip after it's on the board is going to make any real difference. Plywood isn't like glass. That being said, when I cut my grip, I do it before I put it on.

 

I don't think I have enough technology to watch that Nike video. Super choppy.

 

 

 

I cut a line into my grip once and when my board snapped it was a perfect clean line right where the razor barely dug into the ply.

It snapped coming out of a noseslide.

Who snaps boards coming out of a noseslide?

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my feet hurt.

 

Hey by the way for people who have been following the life of those Cons CTS shoes. I have been skating mine for a month now.

 

Keep in mind I superglued the flip side (outside) where my tre flips and kickflips make holes the day I got them. And again when they started to show wear.

 

Ive been skating them for about 4 weeks, probably a little more. Theres normal wear on the shoes, no holes which is excellent in my opinion. The white gum at the bottom of the shoe has been worn down completely, So thats probably how they are gonna go.

 

They skated great though. Umm takes breaking in (for the mids at least)

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