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cornelius_blackfoot

Member since Jun 2007 • Last active May 2022

Abandoned as a child and raised by cyclists, I spend my time in the Dirty South, though London is my home.
Remember: Everyone on two wheels is a friend.
and doubly remember
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jydm5Ra1­tP8

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks for the printer recommendations, and @kboy for that link to wirecutter which someone (maybe you) has linked to in the past.

    I'm now on the lookout for good, long lasting, well designed cable ties as I'm tied of my cables being all over the place. Any that stick out as being better than what you usually get pre packed with cables appreciated.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Printer recommendations
    I'm tired of scrolling up and down in browsers and documents as I try and figure out how the scripts I'm writing flow from one to the other. Despite the environmental impact, I much prefer having pieces of paper in front of me that I can annotate, and scrawl across.
    So I'm looking to get a printer that doesn't cost the earth to run, will primarily be producing black and white text and imagery, isn't too large and I can print to wirelessly.

    Any suggestions, recommendations, or ones to stay away from, gratefully received.

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    yeah I started doing that for a little bit when I first got the board, just standing on the board on the carpet in the hall and pretending to push whilst standing and bending the front leg. My knee stability isn't the greatest (previous non skating injuries) so I could do with building up the strength in them anyways, without having to resort to buying, a balance board or similar.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Back on the skateboard after a couple of months off with a foot injury.
    Current issue is the movement of front foot from being sideways on the board to forward on the board for the start of the push.
    I’m finding if my foot isn’t pretty much straight I push and go off to my right. I’ve got no confidence in my push currently, trying to move from pushing with my foot and calf to swinging from my hip to push but my balance goes out of whack when I try that.
    Any suggestions or should I just keep attempting to push on the board? I’m thinking I need to strengthen my front knee, just get steadier with it, when it’s bent and I’m leaning over it.

    On the optimism front, feel much better standing on the board even after the time away, much more comfortable on it as it rolls.

    Going to spend next week just getting back into doing 30m to an hour on the board to see how I improve..

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Edit:
    Snake wheels I have are fine, disclaimer though, this is the first skateboard I've ever ridden so I have nothing to compare them with, going to give my BiL's board a spin at some point, once my foot heals up, and see how it feels (his is a more standard small/hard wheel board) in comparison.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've been watching a lot of skating videos which teach you the basics, my 4yr old has been given a skateboard by his uncle, so I built one to make sure he had someone to skate with if he gets into it - never having skated in my life, but all of the above is great advice, I'm much more about getting comfortable rolling on the board, strengthening my front leg, being stable on it, when bent, getting better form with my pushing leg and swinging from the hip when pushing, rather than pushing just with my lower leg and foot.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    cool, my bad.

  • in General
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    Took the stock saddle off and replaced it with a San Marco concor light, which was about half the weight.
    Wouldn’t go back.

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