Friday, May 27, 2011

Differences Between Freestyle, Street, and Vert Skating

Hey guys,

Before I start, I wanted to let you guys know something I found quite humorous, I lost a follower.

My current count is at 99, so who wants to be my new 100th?

So what are freestyle, street, and vert? Here's a quick explanation for these 3 terms:

Freestyle- doing crazy (not just normal tricks) ground fliptricks and unimaginably creative stuff, look up "Rodney Mullen", he's a freestyler

Street- the biggest part of montages, rails, stairs, ledges, hubbas, etc.

Vert- TONY HAWK. Ramps, flying through the air, all that fun stuff.

I have a local skatepark, which is mainly vert, but has some rails and a lot of open, smooth space to practice tricks.

I consider myself to be a more street-based skateboarder, for my skateboarding followers, what are you based on, freestyle, street, or vert?

For those who don't skate, what WOULD you be?

26 comments:

  1. Hmm, I'd probably be street, I'm not that extreme to fly through the air and do crazy tricks :P

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  2. That's odd that someone left ya, haha, but I'd be street probably.

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  3. I'd be street I guess, though my lack of skill at skateboarding beggars belief!

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  4. Why woould you bother to unfollow someone? I followed to make up for that guy buddy :)

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  5. I've always loved street. Jason Lee in his hay day did some great street videos. Should be on youtube.

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  6. I've actually done some videotaping of skaters and it's usually street or freestyle.

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  7. I was always a mixture of freestyle and street. I've done a 6ft primo slide on a waxed up manual pad. This was 5 years ago mind...

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  8. To me, Street is the only thing to skate. seriously, all you need is a street, a deck, and some balls. Don't need a park, ramps, and to travel. walk outside, you've got something to skate. For me it's also wayy more fun.

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  9. STREET skating is defo the coolest of all! Great blog man!

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  10. used to love street skating back in the day. then i had to get a real job and stuff, took time away from skating. sucks man

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  11. Yeah, if I was a skater, street sounds like it would be my choice.

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  12. Well, NYC has me getting back into the swing of things, going to buy a PlanB in a few days. There is this sick free park on the other side of Brooklyn Bridge. I am probably going to get back into the swing of things, and practice all my ground shit again, and THEN kill those ledges and rails like I used to. I am getting older though, so it's a little bit of a struggle.

    P.S. I'm only 23.

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  13. im terrible at skating but wish i could do it

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  14. I'm only good at longboarding.

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  15. I also found Vert the most awe-dropping! I got a lot of friends who skate (and always come home with a new graze, they dont think knee pads look cool silly boys ^.^)

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  16. Vert is def my favorite then :p

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  17. I enjoy Freestyle the most, but Street is pretty great too. Vert just seems too cookie cutter.

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  18. What is the difference between vert and street skateboarding?

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