Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ask A Skater, Part 2

Dear Philip,
Can you give me tips on speed checks?

- random guy who needs advice on speed checks

Dear random guy who needs advice on speed checks,
Before learning speedchecks, you will want to know how to standup slide. Once you have those down, this is how you learn to do speedchecks. First, you will want to find a fairly steep and freshly paved road. This is so you can attempt multiple checks without having to wait a long period of time. Next, you pick up a fair amount of speed, turn quickly, move your arms 90 degrees,and push the board into a slide. Once you are sideways, pull your arms back and bring your leg back to where it normally is. When learning don't try to go 90 degrees, slowly work your way up staying comfortable. Never go more than 90 degrees, it will make you highside and faceplant. 85 degrees is a good place. Remember to never move your torso, it will make it difficult to bring the board back in place.

- Philip

Dear Philip,
whats your favorite online skate store?

how does a skater hold a bbq?

what is podcasting?

why do i have to poop so badly but when i go to the bathroom the sensation vanishes and when i leave i have to poop again?

- senor lotsa questions

Dear senor lotsa questions,
The first store I go to when looking for something is They have low prices on almost everything. The second is daddiesboardshop, they let you customize your setup and are great people. The third is the longboardstore, I don't know why, but I like it.

A skater holds a bbq somewhere by a miniramp or skatepark, I have no clue why, but that's how it works.

Podcasting is something lame you do for people who want to hear other people talk about things. Video podcasting is the best thing in the world.

And you might have constipation, otherwise I don't know, but I hate it when that happens.

- Philip

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