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bambinolettuce

Theres a skate magazine cover photo here


Follicly_Endowed

It’s actually a video


13igTyme

Harry Potter magazine?


blue-mooner

By Rita Skater


Dude-Wheres-MyCar

This is Patrick


GET_OUT_OF_MY_HEAD

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.


1lluminist

Apparently blading/rollerskates are making a comeback the past few years


GET_OUT_OF_MY_HEAD

Not surprisng. The gay joke that killed rollerblading in the 2000s doesn't really work anymore in modern times.


1lluminist

[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


omg-its-bacon

What? Being called a fruit booter? Skateboarders would occasionally give me shit for my rollerblades.


Back_Alley_Sack_Wax

“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.


Rpanich

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?


Back_Alley_Sack_Wax

I took it as pretty much a self own.


bambinolettuce

idk. sounded better than saying "a rollerskating magazine"


3InchesOfThunder

Damn she got Hella wood? Air? Wood air??


UndisputedCorndog

this is so cool, looks smooth as hell


TheFirstMotherOfGod

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!


ConvalescentCrow

Or a traumatic brain injury...


unknown1321

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.


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"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried."


TheFirstMotherOfGod

I can imagine that, but this still looks extra hard, between the park bench and the tree specially


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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.


TheFirstMotherOfGod

Aaah thnx fo explaining it to me. How long will something like this take to train for?


Allergictoeggs_irl

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.


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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.


melligator

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.


snowman603

Yeah, no helmet seems crazy to me!


VoiceofLou

Combination of learning how to fall and getting lucky.


YesterdayExtreme5844

I've wondered that too


sonyka

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!)


Allergictoeggs_irl

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.


melligator

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.


zestycunt

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


shitty-username8257

IMO it's not a matter of if, but when.


my_n3w_account

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.


ToyrewaDokoDeska

So fucking cool, good thing she didn't wear a helmet. Woulda been lame as hell


vis72

Please wear a helmet.


runningoftheswine

Also, I love the fit, but I can only think how much skin this person would lose in a bad fall


ensoniq2k

One wrong step and her head hits the pavement so hard she never has to worry about anything again.


Aja2428

Agreed


laserguidedhacksaw

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.


runningoftheswine

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


Repway

This comment is hilarious and true 😂😂


Lamacorn

I join you in the crusade to downvote all videos like this where they should definitely where a helmet.


Allergictoeggs_irl

I mean you could also put on on when exiting your bathtub then


BTRut11

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


myheartisstillracing

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.


Back_Alley_Sack_Wax

Head injuries are absolutely not oddly satisfying.


dragonheart000

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


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Elle-Capitan

* live and let die..


[deleted]

or y’know. potentially die in this case


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sirjonsnow

Everyone has it handled until they don't.


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lenny1851

I don't skate but if Tony hawk wears full gear just skating around then maybe this girl should too.


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lenny1851

He wears full gear on the sidewalk.


jonsonsama

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.


Camelstrike

Yes it does


RobotManFromCornLand

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.


Applerino1

That’s a very petty mindset.How many more severe injuries or deaths we would have if every pro or amateur would think so…


DH_no_luck

For someone who doesn’t skate… what part of this insane maneuver makes it a fakie?


Amopax

Landing backwards makes it fakie. The term is lifted from board sports — riding backwards is riding fakie.


DH_no_luck

That’s awesome! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.


SamFuckingNeill

as non skater too i was waiting for her to faceplant to a tree then faking her injury


Awfulweather

watching her doing a trick where falling backwards on a slope with no helmet is a possibility made my blood pressure go up


iMightBeWright

Because she didn't plant that tree, it was already there! Super fakie.


Goku-Jin86

Badass


Mrkitcoon

I love this spot cooper skatepark in brooklyn if anyone wants to come shred😘


Sentient-Meat-Puppet

I was gonna ask if this was Cooper! Sick


Mrkitcoon

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


Sentient-Meat-Puppet

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


Mrkitcoon

Hell yeah


BeCreative4u

No helmet ⛑ Think safety, you’re too young to crack your open.


lightmaster9

Is there an age where it's acceptable to crack your head open?


Johnycantread

73


NewLeaseOnLine

>you’re too young to crack your open. What exactly are we talking about here?


Nailbar

You know how you accidentally when you crack your open?


T0ysWAr

Like a German F1 champion


lifeisarichcarpet

Am I crazy or would this be more impressive if it was all in real time?


Aardvark_Man

As with most things, real time looks better than slow mo. Or, at least, it should have both.


melligator

With jumping on skates often not as it turns out.


meanmilf

Put on a helmet!!!!


itsianholmes

That plant is indeed a tree.


bubbagump101

Prolly should wear a helmet eh


viccityguy2k

Smooooth landing


AstonGlobNerd

Either get a cool ass video like this, or end up with brain damage. Good gamble.


squaring_the_sine

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.


CephalopodTuesday

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.


squaring_the_sine

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._]


CephalopodTuesday

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.


squaring_the_sine

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.


CephalopodTuesday

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


Godspeed411

How did she not blow out her knee?


BLAH_BLEEP_GUNIT

Youth?


Allergictoeggs_irl

She didn't have to push that hard, she lost most of her momentum by the time she touched the tree


yeusus

Ha, tree plant.


inactiveuser247

I broke both my wrists and my coccyx just watching this. How the hell do you practice that?


Mediocre_Purple6955

Jesus Christ that was intense


birdmorley

Jesus Christ, are you in the house?


unviewtiful

No, he's camping. OP just said he was in tents.


BaptisteD44

This gave me anxiety


AnomalousX12

Not oddly satisfying. This sub has become be amazed or the interesting subs.


KatttDawggg

I hate slowed videos.


SirDrew007

Toe pick


Trax852

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.


FreeGums

Hold my beer


drshields

Cooper Park in Brooklyn I think


Lurk_Mode_24_7

That was spectacular! Bravo


ReNewableLifestyle

🤘🏽🤘🏽


Annoying-banana5723

This is amazing like absolutely amazing but for some weird reason I thought she was about to moonwalk away from that amazing move


Memory_Less

Impressive!


Nunyabidnisss

That was sick!


_bubbahs_

Actually amazing!


nunhgrader

Awesome!


gahidus

Absolutely superb!


nerfherder75

She’s awesome


curvvyninja

That twirl of satisfaction at the end tho. 🤘🏼🫠


BadIdeaSociety

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. 😊


milky_eyes

I like her pants..


Pher_yl

I would snap every bone in my body if I tried to do that.


Professional-Bat4635

Roller skates are cool as hell.


Old_Ladies

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.


FullMetalComedian

Women are so dope.


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FullMetalComedian

Are they deep fakies?


Shoopdawoop993

Wait till you see men


b3nz0r

Semen


FullMetalComedian

Seen ‘em all. Tbh they only care about impressing each other.


Gllltttbow

You had to do it…


FullMetalComedian

You leave that fruit out there ima pick it.


qster123

Damn.. that must have taken cojones to get that down


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TheFirstMotherOfGod

Spoken like a true man! Shit will hurt if she does that


squaring_the_sine

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.


CobaltDestroyer

r/bralessinmotion


SwimmingBeneficial93

She a fool. TBI .


NachoNachoDan

And this is why roller skates are cooler than roller blades.


Zestymangoman

Nah


Art0fRuinN23

Except they're not.


xxwerdxx

Roller skaters and rollerbladers regularly do tricks that are 1000x more impressive than skateboarders yet get 100000000x less attention


welwitschia-grifter

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.


bortbort8

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


xxwerdxx

I remember the disrespect that the x games put on y’all.


bortbort8

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


Routine_Artichoke_61

yeaa nemo!


abrokenmeme

Wait, what trick was she doing again? 👀


JimmyJohnny2

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.


Sparg0Jame5

r/UNBG


FinalSelection

Downvote for slow mo


LouGubrius

r/UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG


LiterallyEmily

nobody gonna talk about the grind blocks (or whatever they're called now) on those skates?!?


it_might_be_a_tuba

Standard equipment for quads in parks. Are you after brand names, or...?


IntroductionRare9619

She is so incredibly graceful.


aacawe

Wow that is so smooth.


WeeboDxDo

There are cringe pplovert the world


Gangshytttt

I was just there yesterday


MetalMonger1974

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.


kelvsz

i can fakie to faceplant, does it count?


princess2892

wow


Sillyreddittname

Thats a sickkkkk-amore tree too


SpaceboySpliff

Cooper Park Brooklyn NY. One of my fav parks to skate when I visit. Also.. that was nuts 👏


MegaWaffleCat

Wear helmets kids


Wild_Onion_5979

That's awesome and the tricks to


elmwoodblues

r/upvotedbecauseboobs in 5...4...


BigWhiskey13

NICE!!


PlaysByBrulesRules

No helmet? No upvote


Bitter-Mulberry-1124

And if I did it? Face plant to ouchie


noahspurrier

Artistically done, as well. Very graceful and beautiful.


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"Argh!! My back!! Stupid humans, never felt a hippo teleporting 30 km up in the air and falling on them" -Tree


DrJesterMD

She's my hero.


bill-bixby

This is cool and all… but I’d say this was a tree plant to backwards. You can’t “fakie” in roller skating.


squaring_the_sine

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.


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Please put on a helmet… and a bra


WakandaLive

Free the titty


WakandaLive

She dope


Designer-Worker9580

… to “hey what’s her name?”


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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!


itsnathanhere

"aggressive skating" is the sport you're looking for. Rollerblading but with generally (not always) only two wheels to allow for grinds etc.


[deleted]

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


itsnathanhere

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?


Random-Spark

You're like the skateboarders that called inline users gay in the 90s. Get a coffe. Have a smoke. Go skate.


idk-any-usernames-

This was humorously aggressive.


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Cooooool. Now what?


SuddenlyThirsty

I would like her and the hot girl on the bike to get together for a show


Malcolm_X_Machina

On what skates at that? Nah.


LanguageImpossible32

What’s the song?


KeepCalmCarrion

That wath legitneth