So I was out “street skating” tonight. New board tonight. I like it. Anyway, I notice this particular little thing I do. And when I say “noticed”, I mean I’ve been doing this forever, but never really thought about what is going on. It’s such a little move, but it has a nice feel to it. Lots of directional changes.

Anyway, I slowed it down in this video.

Anyway, rolling forward, I set up like I’m going to do a g-turn, and you can actually see that the front trucks does make a very quick little arc, rather than just being an endover. That’s why I like doing this, I realized, because it sets up some physics where you kind of “sling” yourself out of it. Not saying it’s awesome, but it is a fun thing to me.

G-Snap from Bob Loftin on Vimeo.

3 thoughts on “G-Snap

  1. Eric sanders

    Lately I ma discovering all kinds of subtle things I do and never paid attention to. Such as arm postion during wide open carves. Skateboards are a never ending learning process. We are always finding little things that are second nature yet we never really think of while doing them.

  2. Paul

    There are certain elements of style that are just inherit to skaters of a certain age…where we came from. Not bragging, but I get told, “I like watching you skate. Just how you get up the wall/carve/whatever, it’s different” a lot. It always surprises me. “I like watching you skate.” There’s something we learned that maybe isn’t taught that much anymore.

    So, hey Bob! I like watching you skate.

    1. admin Post author

      That’s weird, isn’t it? I like watching you skate too, Paul!

      I’m not sure what it is. I’ve really been thinking about this a lot lately, watching old videos from the 70s when I can find them, and early 80s, and looking at old magazines.


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