Ilia Savosin decided to make a practice rail out of water bottles. The cold helped a bit by freezing the water, but this required serious skills to grind. Ilia came with another idea later to ease the process a bit.
Previously: Ilia Savosin (Russia) - Skate Board Man (2022).
Join Dr Zoltan Varga as he shows you how to heatmold the new top of the line Iqon AG10 carbon boot.
Ilia Savosin built and skated a practice rail, made of skating frames! All of this in the snow, enjoy ;)
How to make a street ledge or curb slide, with Josh Acosta.
Some notes by Al Dolega
- Don’t use your rubbrick on the parts of the ledge that are already waxed. Or rather, don’t use a nice fresh rubbrick, as it will gum up the brick and make it pretty useless for any part of the ledge. What I do is, as my rubbricks wear down, I demote my worst one to “go over the waxed area” duty. Which still doesn’t do a lot, it helps smooth it out a bit, but at least I can save my good bricks for the dry parts of the ledge.
- Quick-dry lacquer is pretty cheap and dries in 15-20min, so you can skate it in the same session.
- Bondo-Glass is perfect for filling chunks and seams. Not too hard to work with and it’s harder and stronger than regular Bondo so it won’t flake off, and slides well.
- Definitely mask up for the rubbricking. Everyone has masks now for obvious reasons, use them! Silica dust is no joke and will cause health problems later. If I get lung cancer I will unfortunately not be surprised, as I spent about the first 10 years of my rubbrick era not even thinking about masking up.
- Don’t slack on the rubbricking! Once you wax you can’t rubbrick any more, so you only get one chance to get it right. I like to do the length of the brick on top (6" or so), and the width of it (3" or so) on the side, so that if you get too flat on a groove trick and you touch your outer wheels you won’t stick as hard, and so your frame won’t stick when you get into or out of soul tricks.
Oysi Frames posted 2 videos to help you modify your souplates along with a blueprint to be able to ride 72 mm wheels.
Oysi Inline Skating Chassis - Soul Plate Modification Template
Modify your soul plate for use with the Oysi Inline Skating Chassis. Download the Soul Plate Modification Template here.
Oysi Soul Plate Modification (No Tools)
How to modify your soul plate to accept 72mm when using the Oysi Inline Skating Chassis.
Back in the era before electricity, people would use candles to light their living spaces but now, they are considered dangerous. so why not turn all your old candles into skate wax so you can wax skateparks and make everyone happy. Everyone loves lots of wax at the skatepark. - Joe Stuart.
Coco Sanchez - How to build a P-Rail (DIY). Filmed by Vincent Kudrna in Sedona, AZ. “If you already have a drill, the drill heads, and drill bits, this project will cost you about $30.00”.
What you need
- Wood: 1 piece of a 2x6 cut in half
- PVC pipe: 1 piece of a 2”x10’ cut in half
- Corner Braces: comes with screws
- Screws: 10x2in (wood screws)
- Drill bits: multiple sizes
- Screw heads
- A Drill
If you’re familiar with using a drill, this project shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes. If you’re like me and you’re unfamiliar or you’ve just dabbled with a screw gun, give yourself about an hour or so. Take your time!
Oh yeah, Home Depot can be exhausting…if you go to the website and type in the products needed, the website will tell you which aisle and bin. Don’t forget to type in your location. Orrrrr you can make a new friend inside and just ask! Most times the employees are helpful. Alright, send it! - Coco Sanchez.
After seeing a lot of people skating PVC play rails I decided to investigate a bit about how they are done and we did one for the shop, once a lot of people asked how did we make it, here it is the video of me and Moe Fisher explaining how we did it. - Ricardo Lino.