A lot of individuals say they are genuine skaters when they don’t really skateboard by any means. These individuals are posers. To them, skateboarding is for the most part a style articulation and they care very little about really riding. Most posers will gloat regarding what stunts they can do, however, they are rarely seen in any event, riding aboard.
A few posers significantly improve at tricking individuals about their capacities, however as long as you probably are aware of what to search for, you can detect the contrast between a poser and genuine skater without any problem.
Testing Their Knowledge in a Conversation
Tune in for fundamental skateboard terms and shoptalk. Genuine skaters will discuss frontside and rear stunts. They will utilize essential skateboard terms like “pop” and “kickflip.” Listen for one of the most fundamental terms of all – ollie. An ollie is the foundation of each and every stunt that a skater does and the word comes up in skateboard discussions continually.
Other fundamental skateboard terms to tune in for: slappy, fakie, kickflip, vert, change, slow down, tricky, kickturn and horde.
You could have a go at asking something like, “Things being what they are, have you dominated a kickflip on a vert slope yet?” or “Have you seen Robert do kickflips? He has tremendous pop.”
Likewise, pay attention to how they allude to the life systems of their board. You ought to hear words like deck, nose, trucks, rail, hold tape, and wheelbase. Take a stab at inquiring, “Anyway, do you hold your board by the trucks or deck? Do you think it is important?”
Inquire as to whether they ride regular or goofy
This is an inquiry any genuine skater can reply decisively, yet a poser will most likely look befuddled as well as not have a response. The terms allude to your regular position when you remain on a skateboard, and it’s one of the main things you should sort out as a skater.
Say, “I rigorously ride regular. Do you ride goofyfoot?”
Regular is the most well-known position when riding a skateboard – with your left foot forward, towards the nose, and your right foot close to the tail. Goofyfoot is something contrary to regular – your right foot is forward, close to the nose, and your left foot is back close to the tail.
Question them about their board
Ask them what brand it is, the means by which long they’ve had it, and what it resembles. These are basic inquiries, however, a genuine skater knows their deck personally and can respond to any inquiries concerning it without any problem. Likewise, have a go at inquiring as to whether they utilize a total (completely gathered) board or on the other hand assuming they have any experience custom structure skateboards.
Pose inquiries like, “What material is your deck made from?” and “Did you need to fix or relax your trucks when you got your board?” and “What sort of workmanship do you have on your deck?” Regularly, prepared skateboarders will decide to collect their own sheets with custom parts so that it’s totally ideal for them. Regardless of whether they’ve never made it happen, a genuine skater will be eager to discuss parts of the custom structure of a board.
Ask who their beloved skaters and skate brands are
Genuine skaters will have their cherished master skaters, and they will know more genius names than just Tony Hawk, Bam, and Ryan Sheckler. Style is significant in skateboard culture, so a genuine skater will have unequivocal sentiments on somewhere around a couple of name brands. Regardless of whether it’s a negative assessment, it’s still information.
At the point when they let you know which professionals and skate brands they like (or aversion), ask them for what reason they have that impression. A genuine skater can undoubtedly give you subtleties finally about their viewpoints, different preferences.
Noticing Their Actions
Observe how they convey their board. Search for the “mall grab,” which is conveying the board by the trucks. The mall grab is for the most part viewed as a poser warning. In the event that they hold their board next to them with the grasp tape confronting their body, they are likely a poser (or potentially a novice). The right method for holding a board is under your arm at the center of the board, with the trucks looking out.
There is a great deal of debate regarding whether or not the “mall grab” genuinely shows you’re a poser, since a ton of skaters nowadays hold their sheets like that. The mall grab possibly demonstrates you’re a poser when joined with a great deal of the other warnings referenced here.
Most certainly examine how they hold their board, yet you likewise should check whether they at any point really ride the board that they haul around with them. A few posers will really purchase and haul a board around with them just to look cool, similar to a style adornment. That is adequately awful, however, at that point, they will not convey it accurately!
Concentrate on what they do at the skate park
Do they invest energy really riding their board at the skate park? Or on the other hand, do they appear, ride around once, then, at that point, use whatever remains of the time waiting around, talking, smoking cigarettes, messaging, and impeding genuine skaters? Exemplary poser moves.
Genuine skaters will invest the vast majority of their energy skating and rehearsing stunts when they’re at the skate park. Genuine skaters give almost no consideration to the party happening around them at the skate park.
Request to see them land a few stunts
Assuming that you have the open door, ask them to level out to show you a few stunts. A genuine skater will not spare a moment to show you their moves, regardless of whether they’re amateurs. Amateurs aren’t posers – everybody needs to begin someplace and basically, they’re out there skating.
You could say, “Hello Paul, show me your ollie!” or inquire, “Would you be able to show me your frontside and backside moves? I’ve been dealing with my frontside and wouldn’t see any problems with perceiving how you make it happen.” Posers will utilize all that they can to worm as they would prefer out of really skating since they don’t have a clue how.
Assuming they don’t have a board on them when you ask, welcome them to come skate with you at the recreation area or considerably offer them your board.
Reviewing Their Appearance
Look at them for scratches and injuries. Assuming you skate, you will tumble off your block and get scratched. It’s basically impossible to get around it. Indeed, even a prepared skater tumbles off their board pretty much of the time, on the grounds that endeavoring another stunt includes a couple of falls before you land it.
Genuine skaters are continually learning new deceives, and that implies falling and getting somewhat beaten up. Genuine skaters figure out how to fall “accurately” to limit extreme wounds, however, the little scratches and injuries are continually going to occur.
Investigate their board for wear and quality
Posers regularly have no (or clearly phony) scratch blemishes on their sheets, while a genuine skater will have scratch blemishes on the center, nose, and tail of the board, contingent upon their style and deceives. A genuine skater’s board will show clear mileage (except if it’s really a spic and span board).
Posers regularly buy economical, inferior quality sheets from chain retail chains like Walmart. These sheets are horrible to ride – which doesn’t influence them, since they don’t ride in any case.
Genuine skaters put something aside for a decent quality arrangement since they will really utilize it. They need a solid board that rolls smooth and those aren’t modest.
Search for worn-out shoes with level soles and great hold. Genuine skaters need adaptable shoes with level soles and heaps of hold to keep them on their board while performing stunts. Their shoes never look sparkling and new – assuming that you truly skate, your shoes will get frayed, torn, and beat up from real utilize rapidly. Ollie openings (otherwise called ollie consumes) are inescapable for any individual who really skates.
Except if they’re self-destructing on their feet, odds are a genuine skater won’t mind that their shoes are worn out. A poser, then again, will purchase new shoes often. Search for signs that they’ve troubled their shoes deliberately. A few posers need to look legitimate such a lot that they’ll decisively harm their shoes.
This is generally really simple to detect on the grounds that the body of the shoe will have tears and cuts however the real material will not be blurred, beat up, or frayed by any means.
Look at how much brand-name gear they’re wearing
Assuming they are wearing head-to-toe skate brand names, Nike, Thrasher, DVS, that is over the top and quite often the indication of a poser. Genuine skaters like brand names and brand gear, yet they don’t wear brand name clothing consistently, and they positively don’t wear it from head-to-toe to demonstrate their legitimacy.