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    The Freeride/Freeskate appreciation thread

    However you wanna call it, I'm talking about the use of those hydrid skates, halfway between "aggressive" skating and recreationnal blading.

    Now that I've bought my Cell II skates, I've watched a few videos, some of them pretty intresting, but most of it is still pretty boring and the production sucks.

    Here are some good ones :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzakt5L-Oxk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3mFJmpHuLU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yCHkLSyClE

    Fun fact, Greg Mirzoyan is the photographer that contributed those two collages of Mathieu Heinemann's pictures :

    http://www.frenchyfries.fr/index.php...-greg-mirzoyan

    Post more edits if you know any good ones, please ! And how do you "aggressive" people feel about the whole thing ?

    #2
    appreciated
    Ill do it once in a while
    Awesome thread https://www.be-mag.com/msgboard/gossip/1774972-awesome-thread

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      #3
      That's just aggressive skating Freddy. You are conditioned to think that grinds=aggressive skating but you're going to have to snap out of it. NAOW.
      Remember: "It is better to keep your [hands still] and appear stupid than to [respond] and remove all doubt."

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        #4
        Originally posted by Alex Coe
        That's just aggressive skating Freddy. You are conditioned to think that grinds=aggressive skating but you're going to have to snap out of it. NAOW.
        I'm not. I ride flat for a good reason. I love skating bowls for the same good reason.

        Aggressive skating SHOULD be the same as freeskating. Sadly, it's not, and most people still focus on skating one obstacle at the time, or spend a whole session skating the same rail.

        Rolling around the city is what I love to do. That's the way I "street skate". Call it exactly how you want.

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          #5
          Illusion fakie 3 at 1.03 was SICK!

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            #6
            fuck that was sick.
            however i do like to see alot more technical shit but skating around really fast and jumpin some shit is always fun

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              #7
              some guy in my local craigslist is selling those k2 freeskates for 80bucks, brand new, but they are size 10, i need an 8 or at least 9. really wanted them for the boots but im sure cruising around with those massive wheels would be fun

              NP-"He has a penis?" ..KD-"wooooooooooop" ..NP-"LMAO"

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                #8
                Whole video "Rollerbledar" here :

                http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/...N_rollerbledar

                It's pretty good so far. No surprise, once again it's a 912 production...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by lowellrolla86
                  some guy in my local craigslist is selling those k2 freeskates for 80bucks, brand new, but they are size 10, i need an 8 or at least 9. really wanted them for the boots but im sure cruising around with those massive wheels would be fun
                  You should probably buy those, even though you're not going to use the boots.

                  The frames and wheels sold seperately cost a lot of money, probably more than the whole boot set-up anyway...

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                    #10
                    Chlip.

                    Chlap.

                    Chlop !

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                      #11
                      in that second video the dude doing the grinds is wearing remz. how is this different. when i started skating this is how it was. you skate around the city with your backpack on and hit obstacles as you go. this is nothing new....thats how aggressive skating started.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Freddy White
                        Originally posted by Alex Coe
                        That's just aggressive skating Freddy. You are conditioned to think that grinds=aggressive skating but you're going to have to snap out of it. NAOW.
                        I'm not. I ride flat for a good reason. I love skating bowls for the same good reason.

                        Aggressive skating SHOULD be the same as freeskating. Sadly, it's not, and most people still focus on skating one obstacle at the time, or spend a whole session skating the same rail.

                        Rolling around the city is what I love to do. That's the way I "street skate". Call it exactly how you want.
                        How about... skating?
                        Remember: "It is better to keep your [hands still] and appear stupid than to [respond] and remove all doubt."

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Downsince95
                          thats how aggressive skating started.
                          Exactly.

                          So, maybe we can consider we got lost somewhere, and try to "get back to our roots", because I know "aggressive extreme grinderblading" looks nothing like this nowadays ?

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                            #14
                            So the thread is made to appreciate freeskating, and I do, but I only appreciate it as much as any other part of skating. And that is what I appreciate, skating, All shapes and forms. Why limit yourself to just one part of skating?

                            On the other hand, a lot of people probably aren't hip to this kind of skating and they should be made aware of it.

                            And on the first hand again, the tricks in that video (I only watched the first link) are common place in skating videos. There were a lot of gaps and wall rides. The essence of the video is, of course, cruising while you do these tricks, but I bet that when the guy had to land a big gap or wall ride that he tried it a few times, which is the single obstacle mindset that we so often fall in to.
                            Remember: "It is better to keep your [hands still] and appear stupid than to [respond] and remove all doubt."

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Freddy White
                              Originally posted by Downsince95
                              thats how aggressive skating started.
                              Exactly.

                              So, maybe we can consider we got lost somewhere, and try to "get back to our roots", because I know "aggressive extreme grinderblading" looks nothing like this nowadays ?

                              I agree that the original ideas got lost along the way. however i don't feel that these skates with the 80mm flat is the answer. The smaller harder wheel obviously has its purpose. I skates trs switch frames with 72mm on my skates and i think that they are a step in the right direction for all "aggressive" skating aspects. They give that feeling of the speed all while not losing the grinding aspect of it all. It's all a matter of preference and skating style. I think the "freeskating"and spot sessioning both play a huge part in what the sport is today.
                              i don't think the "freeskating" skates are a step forward for Rollerblading

                              ^ all IMO

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                                #16
                                That would not be fun to try to do where I live. It would be cool until half of the time you were trying to skate up hill, there were no sidewalks and really fucked up roads, and you realized that you can't grind anything.

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                                  #17
                                  ^ true.... it kinda only works in bigger cities.

                                  edit: bigger compact cities.

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                                    #18
                                    this kind of skating reminds me of first Hoax videos ...


                                    www.itsmantra.com

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                                      #19
                                      u can check my video with powerslide cell freesktes!

                                      http://vimeo.com/2454209

                                      i do also skate agresive (for 12 years i think) and sometims go freeskate (i have done that not more than 20 times).

                                      if u are interested, here are my agresive stuff (im old so dont think there will be huge shit )

                                      profile 2008 (first part is mine)- http://vimeo.com/2678319
                                      profile 2007 (first part is mine)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP2Cn6JmY8w

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                                        #20
                                        Freeskating is what got me into skating. My friends and I would go around the neighborhood fast as hell, sometimes skitching buses, going across busy streets avoiding cars, bombing down hills fakie, etc. It was so fun.

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                                          #21
                                          Man that really made me want to strap on my skates and go cruising around the city... I think I might just do that!

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                                            #22
                                            appreciated

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                                              #23
                                              Those caught my attention more than most rolling edits do. I really miss that kind of smooth, fast gliding. I have been towing with the idea of buying rec skates recently. There is a freedom with that kind of skating that just isn't present in aggressive skating. I think the ultimate goal would be to have a skate that cal glide that fast and that smooth but still allow for full grinding ability.
                                              Yours truly,

                                              Metric F. Tonne

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                                                #24
                                                That powerslide cell freeskate video was awesome. Got me more excited to go roll around than most online edits and videos i've seen lately.

                                                This post begs the question:

                                                Why is there a separation between different styles of rollerblading?

                                                They are all the same thing. It's too bad that the industry tries to make "aggressive" rollerblading look like one thing when it is in fact many different things.

                                                Also, I wish there were setup/boot options that crossed all the genres of skating. Why have a pair of rec/free skates AND a pair of aggressive skates... when you could have one skate that was fun to roll on the streets and could grind some chunky ass ledge? We're almost there... But I think the separation between freeskating and aggressive is silly. Must have to do with $$$ and such.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by joeymc
                                                  Why is there a separation between different styles of rollerblading?
                                                  I was posting about exactly that. There are certainly distinctions but their importance is nothing and everything at once. I find that if you spend too much time classifying the differences instead of experience them you wont find this whole skating thing as much fun, as entertaining, as exciting, or whatever.

                                                  I'm stuck between thinking I should practice one small part of skating so that I can be better at it and thinking I should be doing a little of everything so that I am more holistic. I think, perhaps, if I were to practice one skill and be better at it than anyone else I would serve more of a purpose than being slightly good at everything. I also think that the holistic approach is a slippery slope. Why should I stop at rolling on skates instead of moving on to skateboarding, biking and sailing?
                                                  Remember: "It is better to keep your [hands still] and appear stupid than to [respond] and remove all doubt."

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                                                    #26
                                                    this is cool but the 72mm RB wheels/frames are gay?

                                                    13 years of my skating: www.youtube.com/ColinSander

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                                                      #27
                                                      Duh, they like fishdicks.
                                                      Yours truly,

                                                      Metric F. Tonne

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                                                        #28
                                                        http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Fishdick

                                                        :

                                                        [quote:"Special ED"]....you fail at be-mag.[/quote]

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                                                          #29
                                                          a step backwards.

                                                          fun as hell to do but this isnt some kind of new movement. its just rollerblading by people that arent into grinding.

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