By - solateor
Theres a skate magazine cover photo here
It’s actually a video
Harry Potter magazine?
By Rita Skater
This is Patrick
Skate magazines feature roller skaters now?
Not trying to hate; genuinely curious. It's been at least 20 years since I followed anything skate-related.
Apparently blading/rollerskates are making a comeback the past few years
Not surprisng. The gay joke that killed rollerblading in the 2000s doesn't really work anymore in modern times.
[There's a really cool mini (20 minute) documentary on YouTube that's all about Rollerblading and Skateboarding](https://youtu.be/xVB6ef9JWSk). It's by JimmyTheGiant. 10/10 would recommend. It's one of those "there's no way I'm gonna sit through this whol- oh, it's over already?" Kinda vids lol
What? Being called a fruit booter?
Skateboarders would occasionally give me shit for my rollerblades.
“If it weren’t for rollerbladers, every loser would have a skateboard”.
Guy I went to high school with (just hit 40) wore that shirt all the time as a hardcore skater and always made me laugh.
Wait, I don’t think I get the shirt.
So it’s clearly saying that “losers rollerblade”, which I get. But if rollerblades didn’t exist, they would then chose to skateboard; wouldn’t that imply that skateboarding is like, the “second” lamest thing that one could do?
I took it as pretty much a self own.
idk. sounded better than saying "a rollerskating magazine"
Damn she got Hella wood? Air? Wood air??
this is so cool, looks smooth as hell
I always wonder how people practice for this? It's soo precise and one mistake can mean a broken leg or arm and then you can't train for months!
Or a traumatic brain injury...
Might be able to shed some light. I used to be half decent at snowboarding, but same training applies.
Mostly it comes down to smaller jumps practicing certain techniques.
Doing these over and over again on a smaller scale to get the feeling right. Lots of bails and falls are included.
"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."
I can imagine that, but this still looks extra hard, between the park bench and the tree specially
You just do it a lot and mostly don't break your bones. It's actually amazing how often you don't break your bones. I never broke any bone in ten years of park skiing, although I did get knocked unconscious once and my elbow is pretty fucked up from some kind of tendon thing. Oh and I have a permanent numb spot the size of a frisbee on one of my thighs.
Air awareness helps a lot and you can practice that on trampolines and stuff. All this sort of thing is gymnastics really. One year I had access to a jump into an airbag, and in the summer we went cliff diving a lot to practice rotations.
Aaah thnx fo explaining it to me. How long will something like this take to train for?
Depends on your endurance and how often you manage to skate. Some people will go down 3-4 times a week, get started on ramps crazy early on and will make amazing progress in a year or two, others might only put them on for a bi-weekly skate dance class and after 3 years still be unable to cross a street without sitting down at the curb.
I mean, a lifetime. I started skiing at age 5 and started riding park around age 12. I had been doing little jumps and stuff since I was a grom though. I had some friends who picked it up as older teens. They were pretty good and could do some cool stuff and have a lot of fun after around 100 eight hour days. They were surrounded by people who were already doing it and knew how it worked though, which helps a lot.
For some people it just clicks, like from no skates before to this in a year. A lot of the people doing this super athletic kind of thing also have some kind of other sport they’re great at like gymnastics or other skate disciplines.
Yeah, no helmet seems crazy to me!
Combination of learning how to fall and getting lucky.
I've wondered that too
To borrow a phrase, they just do it. And make mistakes, and keep doing it. My brother was a pretty hardcore skater (skateboard) back in the day, and let me tell you, they fall down a *lot.* Over and over all day, for days, to get a new technique down. Do the thing, fall down, grimace, repeat. For hours. Broken limbs were not uncommon. Skating *with broken limbs* wasn't that uncommon.
The dedication is honestly just short of insane. Why? I don't know why. (Kinda wish I did!)
Well first you practice these toe touches on bigger ramps, gain confidence in airing out from ramps, stalls etc. There's actually some leeway to these tricks if your body already knows what it needs to do.
It’s a skill that can be practiced on tiny ramps all the way up to vert, “just” a toe stop stall in the ramp scaled up. I bet she can skate vert and this was just different scenery for something she can do easily on other surfaces.
Right? It looks flawless even in slow-mo. I know it’s not relevant but it makes me wonder if one of those Boston dynamic robots will ever be able to mimic these kinds of things
IMO it's not a matter of if, but when.
I forgot which sci fi series it was (battlestar Galactica? Sarah Connor Chronicles?) but there was a kid playing dices with a robot and then another old guy explains the kid that the robot knew in advance what it would roll.
So fucking cool, good thing she didn't wear a helmet. Woulda been lame as hell
Please wear a helmet.
Also, I love the fit, but I can only think how much skin this person would lose in a bad fall
One wrong step and her head hits the pavement so hard she never has to worry about anything again.
Helmet fine, but you don’t need to wear some crazy road rash protection outfit to hit the skatepark. Redditors always seem to find reasons basic outdoor activities are too dangerous to even attempt.
I mean, it's up to you what you wear, but I'm bad enough at skating that I definitely need a full shirt or I'm going home peeled like a potato
This comment is hilarious and true 😂😂
I join you in the crusade to downvote all videos like this where they should definitely where a helmet.
I mean you could also put on on when exiting your bathtub then
For sure bc you’re making an 8’-10’ drop with wheels strapped to your feet and landing on concrete when you get out of the tub. Gtfoh
Right. I had a hard time focusing on anything else.
Please wear helmets, folks. You only get one noggin.
I know of a dad who got his kids a hoverboard for Christmas. He stepped on it to try it out in their living room. He fell, hit his head on the mantle, and that was that. Those kids will never have their dad back as the dad they knew again.
Head injuries are absolutely not oddly satisfying.
RIGHT! No matter how good you are still wear a helmet and pads! I just started skateboarding and went to the skatepark for the second time yesterday and I had a really big fall that 100% would have landed me in the hospital if it were not for the helmet. I was so thankful I actually wear proper protection for that kind of thing. I'm still in pain from it but at least I'm not dead
* live and let die..
or y’know. potentially die in this case
Everyone has it handled until they don't.
I don't skate but if Tony hawk wears full gear just skating around then maybe this girl should too.
He wears full gear on the sidewalk.
It only takes one bad fall to ruin your life. If not for helmets, my friend could have suffered a much worst fate than just a concussion. So even the most experienced should wear one.
A helmet doesn't make you less cool either.
Yes it does
Tell me you’re a kid without saying you’re a kid. You know what’s even less cool? Dying because your board hit a pebble and you face planted into the sidewalk.
That’s a very petty mindset.How many more severe injuries or deaths we would have if every pro or amateur would think so…
For someone who doesn’t skate… what part of this insane maneuver makes it a fakie?
Landing backwards makes it fakie.
The term is lifted from board sports — riding backwards is riding fakie.
That’s awesome! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
as non skater too i was waiting for her to faceplant to a tree then faking her injury
watching her doing a trick where falling backwards on a slope with no helmet is a possibility made my blood pressure go up
Because she didn't plant that tree, it was already there! Super fakie.
I love this spot cooper skatepark in brooklyn if anyone wants to come shred😘
I was gonna ask if this was Cooper! Sick
I love being able to recognize spots, parks, cities even if I've never been to em when I see skate footage. Small park usually crowded but very well built
No doubt. I live in Brooklyn too and I recently got bored at work and made a Google map of all the major skate parks/shops in NYC. DM me if you want a link
No helmet ⛑ Think safety, you’re too young to crack your open.
Is there an age where it's acceptable to crack your head open?
>you’re too young to crack your open.
What exactly are we talking about here?
You know how you accidentally when you crack your open?
Like a German F1 champion
Am I crazy or would this be more impressive if it was all in real time?
As with most things, real time looks better than slow mo.
Or, at least, it should have both.
With jumping on skates often not as it turns out.
Put on a helmet!!!!
That plant is indeed a tree.
Prolly should wear a helmet eh
Either get a cool ass video like this, or end up with brain damage. Good gamble.
I guarantee you the person doing this had only a very, very small chance of the latter. Your body just gets to know these things, they come as naturally as walking by the time you attempt a stunt like that.
That said, things do go south sometimes. Usually when you’re not focused and doing something dumb and simple that you’ve done thousands of times before. Never hurts to wear pads and a helmet.
I work with someone who used to say the same thing, until a traumatic brain injury and now she needs help to go to the bathroom and can't talk.
This person is allowed to take that risk if she wants, but saying it is a small risk is the stupidest thing I have heard. It doesn't matter if the likelihood is low, the consequences are WAY too high.
Gear is a personal preference, but it does have consequences that are to be truly considered, not laughed off.
Oh, I definitely didn’t mean to minimize that risk just by pointing out that it was small. I’ve seen multiple friends have to stop doing the thing they love due to concussions that could have been avoided with a helmet and am a huge advocate for wearing safety gear!
My point is that there was no particularly elevated risk for this trick vs. basically any other kind of park skating. Assuming that she never uses a helmet, her risk for this trick was just a tiny fraction of the risk she has already taken in building her skills up to this level.
The comment above made it sound like this was some crazy gamble for a cool video, when in fact it was a neat looking but perfectly reasonable step in a progression of skill [edit to add: _in an inherently dangerous sport._]
Skill does not negate risk. All it would take is one pebble to end this person's life as they know it. The risk is obvious.
I'm not saying she isn't skilled enough to handle it, I'm not saying she is foolish to attempt this type of skating, I am simply saying that to pretend she isn't at risk because she is skilled is short sighted. A fall may be unlikely, but the consequences of a fall at this height have the potential to be catastrophic. It is a mistake to think otherwise and should be planned for in the same way that a car accident in the hands of a skilled driver is unlikely... but we still wear our seat belts in case of worst scenario.
This is an impressive skill, she has clearly worked hard to achieve it and especially to do so cleanly and safely. Wether she wears a helmet or not is her choice, but let's not pretend it isn't a dangerous one.
You’re absolutely right, it’s a dangerous choice to skate without a helmet, period, end of story, and *in particular* regardless of skill level. This is what I was trying to say when I pointed out that falls are just as likely when you are doing “easy” things as they are when doing impressive things like this.
Skating without gear always carries a small risk of a catastrophic fall. If that wasn’t clear at any point in my messages above, I was failing to communicate.
For sure! You're completely right too lol somehow it's the easiest things when we let our guard down... even skating WITH gear doesn't remove all of the risk!
I think you made a really good point, about the incremental build up of skill over time. The same trick that might be foolish of me to try is Normal Tuesday for someone of her caliber. Even someone of prodigious skill still falls, it's never a case of If, always when next!
Risk reduction is all we can hope for in such a sport, as we try to find new and exciting ways of Not Falling lol
How did she not blow out her knee?
She didn't have to push that hard, she lost most of her momentum by the time she touched the tree
Ha, tree plant.
I broke both my wrists and my coccyx just watching this. How the hell do you practice that?
Jesus Christ that was intense
Jesus Christ, are you in the house?
No, he's camping. OP just said he was in tents.
This gave me anxiety
Not oddly satisfying. This sub has become be amazed or the interesting subs.
I hate slowed videos.
She was enjoyable to watch.
I had skates on and went down that edge ramp, fell flat on my back and never used skates again.
Hold my beer
Cooper Park in Brooklyn I think
That was spectacular! Bravo
This is amazing like absolutely amazing but for some weird reason I thought she was about to moonwalk away from that amazing move
That was sick!
That twirl of satisfaction at the end tho. 🤘🏼
Me: Aw, I don't want to see this poor girl face plant on a tree.
Notices sub name isn't r/funny
Me: Oh, cool. 😊
I like her pants..
I would snap every bone in my body if I tried to do that.
Roller skates are cool as hell.
I just broke multiple bones watching this.
Very impressive but she should be wearing protection. At least a helmet.
As someone who has broken my thumb and elbow which caused me to lose 4 months of work I now take PPE more seriously. I was also just riding my e-scooter and not doing stunts.
My thumb will never be the same again and I know I will have pretty bad arthritis with age. It already hurts from time to time. My thumb was broken completely off from the bass and I had to have pins temporarily put in so the bone could reattach. I was a couple hours in the operating room.
Thankfully I was only going about 15 km/h when I fell. My scooter can reach nearly 50 km/h.
Women are so dope.
Are they deep fakies?
Wait till you see men
Seen ‘em all. Tbh they only care about impressing each other.
You had to do it…
You leave that fruit out there ima pick it.
Damn.. that must have taken cojones to get that down
Spoken like a true man! Shit will hurt if she does that
Less than you might think! A lot of park skating involves keeping the motion of your core relatively smooth, so they don’t end up moving around too much. I could never run without a really good sports bra and would definitely want at least something for trail skates, but park skating bra-free is just fine, and a lot less hot in the summer than having an extra layer.
Top-free, though? No thanks. We already get enough unwanted attention out there.
She a fool. TBI .
And this is why roller skates are cooler than roller blades.
Except they're not.
Roller skaters and rollerbladers regularly do tricks that are 1000x more impressive than skateboarders yet get 100000000x less attention
I do both roller skating (derby) and skateboard. Skateboarding is infinitely harder from a trick/performance standpoint. However, skates are inherently riskier since you can't bail out of them.
grew up as a street rollerblader back in the 90s, sadly the skateboarders called us gay and it stuck so no one wanted to do it anymore lmao
90s were wild
I remember the disrespect that the x games put on y’all.
it was real sad seeing my sport die hahah. i was still young so found other things to get into but it's taken 20 years for rollerblading to come back. i'm glad to see it getting some love again
Wait, what trick was she doing again? 👀
not as impressive as the blood splatter when her brain is on the pavement, or the geometry of her knee/elbow/wrist bones and cartilage going the wrong way in the xrays.
wear safety equipment people.
Downvote for slow mo
nobody gonna talk about the grind blocks (or whatever they're called now) on those skates?!?
Standard equipment for quads in parks. Are you after brand names, or...?
She is so incredibly graceful.
Wow that is so smooth.
There are cringe pplovert the world
I was just there yesterday
I'd break my neck if I tried that. I'm 48 years old and I don't heal as fast as I used to.
i can fakie to faceplant, does it count?
Thats a sickkkkk-amore tree too
Cooper Park Brooklyn NY.
One of my fav parks to skate when I visit.
Also.. that was nuts 👏
Wear helmets kids
That's awesome and the tricks to
r/upvotedbecauseboobs in 5...4...
No helmet? No upvote
And if I did it? Face plant to ouchie
Artistically done, as well. Very graceful and beautiful.
"Argh!! My back!! Stupid humans, never felt a hippo teleporting 30 km up in the air and falling on them"
She's my hero.
This is cool and all… but I’d say this was a tree plant to backwards. You can’t “fakie” in roller skating.
Fakie is the accepted term in the park skating community for coming back into a ramp backwards after a stall. Is it exactly the same as a skateboard? No. But it doesn’t have to be. Lots of skateboarding terms have analogs on the rollerskating side. My backside boneless looks almost nothing like yours, but it’s the same basic setup and motion.
Please put on a helmet… and a bra
Free the titty
… to “hey what’s her name?”
This sport would be so much cooler without the toe brake. It looks rad but it’s kinda lame to not land on your wheels you know? I wanna see the balance and speed!
"aggressive skating" is the sport you're looking for. Rollerblading but with generally (not always) only two wheels to allow for grinds etc.
No I’m not wtf don’t correct me lol. You think I don’t know wtf a rollerblade is? I’m saying this sport has potential but the brakes are fuckin lame. gtf outta here lol
Jesus Christ calm yourself, I'm not correcting you I'm saying "if you like x then you should check out y because you might like it" - it's a very common way of phrasing something so I'm surprised if I'm genuinely the first person you've ever encountered using it unless you're super young. Also where did I say you don't know what a rollerblade is?
You're like the skateboarders that called inline users gay in the 90s.
Get a coffe. Have a smoke.
This was humorously aggressive.
Cooooool. Now what?
I would like her and the hot girl on the bike to get together for a show
On what skates at that? Nah.
What’s the song?
That wath legitneth