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Skateboarding 2018 Dicussion Thread

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hckosice    1,459

A guy from Košice won yesterday a "apparently according to our medias something like a World Cup stage" event in Paris :yikes: Never heard about him, never heard anything about this sport in SVK and never heard anything about this competition...but local medias are trying to persuade me that he can "has a shot" to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. :lol:

 

 

 

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Dragon    208
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50 minutes ago, hckosice said:

A guy from Košice won yesterday a "apparently according to our medias something like a World Cup stage" event in Paris :yikes: Never heard about him, never heard anything about this sport in SVK and never heard anything about this competition...but local medias are trying to persuade me that he can "has a shot" to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. :lol:

 

 

 

I don't know how accurate these rankings are but if you remove the extra Americans and Brazilians he would be 14th in the rankings and qualify for Tokyo

https://theboardr.com/globalrank?discipline=1&sex=All&age=All

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hckosice    1,459
2 minutes ago, Dragon said:

I don't how accurate these rankings are but if you remove the extra Americans and Brazilians he would be 14th in the rankings and qualify for Tokyo

https://theboardr.com/globalrank?discipline=1&sex=All&age=All

 

wow, so it´s not a fake news then. Great :d How many will exactly qualify and how many per country ?

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Dragon    208
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6 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

wow, so it´s not a fake news then. Great :d How many will exactly qualify and how many per country ?

20 in each event.

Top 3 in World Championship, 16 from world rankings plus 1 from host nation.

Must be 1 competitor from each continent so Africa will probably take the place of the 16th in the world rankings.

Maximum 3 from each country

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hckosice    1,459
5 minutes ago, Dragon said:

20 in each event.

Top 3 in World Championship, 16 from world rankings plus 1 from host nation.

Must be 1 competitor from each continent so Africa will probably take the place of the 16th in the world rankings.

Maximum 3 from each country

 

Thanks.

 

Yeah I checked it in the Qualification thread. So 15 from reduced ranking in Street and 15 in Park...gonna be hard for him, I guess. Next year surely there will be a plenty of new names entering the competitions aiming for the Olympics so the ranking will very likely looks totally different.

 

Anyway what´s exactly the differences between Street and Park ? So the guy is competing in Street, I assume from the ranking you posted, correct ? :lol:

 

Sorry for silly questions, but I have absolutely no idea about what´s going on at all :d

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Dragon    208

I have to admit i know very little about skateboarding.:dunno:

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hckosice    1,459
1 minute ago, Dragon said:

I have to admit i know very little about skateboarding.:dunno:

 

No worries :yes

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Olympian1010    63
45 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

Thanks.

 

Yeah I checked it in the Qualification thread. So 15 from reduced ranking in Street and 15 in Park...gonna be hard for him, I guess. Next year surely there will be a plenty of new names entering the competitions aiming for the Olympics so the ranking will very likely looks totally different.

 

Anyway what´s exactly the differences between Street and Park ? So the guy is competing in Street, I assume from the ranking you posted, correct ? :lol:

 

Sorry for silly questions, but I have absolutely no idea about what´s going on at all :d

Park is your typical staking area, usually involving a “bowl” (which is a series of bumps or curves dug into the ground, think a common house swimming pool).

 

Street is like when you see skateboarders out in the town. It involves rails and other types of industrial or town architecture for skaters to perform tricks off of.

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Agger    298
13 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Park is your typical staking area, usually involving a “bowl” (which is a series of bumps or curves dug into the ground, think a common house swimming pool).

 

Street is like when you see skateboarders out in the town. It involves rails and other types of industrial or town architecture for skaters to perform tricks off of.

 

Though park has lately taken some inspiration from street making the difference smaller.

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Olympian1010    63
4 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

Though park has lately taken some inspiration from street making the difference smaller.

This is true, however they require different skills in order to impress the judges and win

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phelps    341

I still think this can't be properly named a "Sport" and I'm fully convinced that in any case it shouldn't even be put aside of the 5 Rings of the Olympic Games...

 

but still...it looks that this discipline has some interesting characters...

 

maybe it's even worth watching once every while...

 

http://tomasvintr.wix.com/leticiabufoniofficial

 

and in particular...

 

https://www.instagram.com/leticiabufoni/

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