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    Default Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling



    Well it's not exactly a 'trick' but it can be very helpful.
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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    thanks for putting this out there, im sure many people are still unaware of this.

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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    Very nice.
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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    Quote Originally Posted by isk View Post
    thanks for putting this out there, im sure many people are still unaware of this.
    Yea definitely, there always seem to be a lot of people worried about flatspots, but not to much solid info one how to alter your technique to really avoid them.


    Also one thing that I forgot to mention in the video is that flatspots are not your wheels fault. I often see comments like "Don't get X wheels, I got them and the flat-spotted in a week". Of course different wheels wear faster or slower, making them more or less resistant to flatspots. But, in the end it's all in the technique, excluding the rare occasion where the wheels have some serious swirls that can cause uneven wear.
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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    I remember kyle chin saying that if you dig in your heels for toe side powerslides, and if your trucks are turny enough, it'll help avoid flatspotting.

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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    yeah good thing to know... especially if you're riding otangs. You can see James and Kevin in the old otang videos never hold their standups 90. always at like a 45. ****** weird though I don't feel comfortable doing that.

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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    holding standys at less than 90* makes them easier in the rain, too.

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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    The Berkeley freaks know what's up with this... It's so simple, but a lot of people don't realize it without being told.
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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    It's good to see this getting a bit of attention, Here is another good refrence for technique.



    Those 72a flashies would probably be flat spotted to hell in one slide. But he keeps it at a slight angle and you can see how his thane lines make a big arc rather then a straight line.

    also you can see that at the beginning of the slide even with the board at an angle the speed keeps you going pretty straight, but as you slow down you drift more and more to the side.
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    Default Re: Trick Tip: How to Avoid Flatspots and Ovaling

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    I remember kyle chin saying that if you dig in your heels for toe side powerslides, and if your trucks are turny enough, it'll help avoid flatspotting.
    What how can you dig your heels in for toeside slide???
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