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  • Things Skateboarders Frequently Hear In Egypt.

     

    things-egyptianskatershear

     

    1"Matgeeb Lafa"

    In some occasions it's "Matgeeb zero"; because the number zero looks like a circle and therefore a "lafa" haha lovely joke. Don't give the f*cker a lafa.

     

    2."Mesh kebert 3ala el beta3a dih?"

    Curious pedestrians want to know why someone older than 9 is riding a skateboard. Don't answer let their minds wonder.

     

    4."Matel3absh bel beta3 da hena!"

    Shop owners near skate spots always feel threatened by the kids with the "URO", Unidentified Rolling Object, and as a defence mechanism they must have you leave the spot immediately. Don't leave.

     

    5."Kefaya dawsha yabny, sada3teny"

    Now skateboarding may cause some noise, but definitely not as noisy as drivers honking every god damn second, construction work that is basically everywhere now, and awful arabic pop songs at every coffee shop you pass by. Never mind and carry on skating.

     

    6."Hatet3awar"

    Yes skateboarding is rough and skaters get hurt more often than 16 year old girls say "OH MY GOD", but I still like skating ... I want to hurt myself, enta mal omak?

     

    7."Hatloblak el bolis!"

    Egyptian police in real life is like the police in American movies, they always show up after all the action. So yeah by the time the police arrives I would have landed the trick and already left. good luck calling el bolis.

     

    8."Hello Will-cum ejeebt"

    Because Egyptian logic says if you're not playing football you're probably not Egyptian, and if it's skateboarding then you're definitely not Egyptian.

     

    9."Captain heya betelza2 ezay fe reglak ?"

    Go head and explain the ollie to a random passerby. Best of luck.

     

    10."Howa da khashab ya captain?"

    la2a ya uncle da potassium.

     

    11."Matwareena haraka keda?"

    There are a lot of things to do in this situation, but the best is say "la2a".

     

    12."Fee menha ba2a el be 3agalteen bas"

    When random people share their heavy-duty knowledge about skateboarding, explaining elaborately that a ripstick and a skateboard are basically the same thing just go Hmmm.


  • Skateboard Etiquette : The unwritten rules of skateboarding

    Skateboard Etiquette

    1. Dont mall grab.
    Mall grabbing is when you're carrying your board from the trucks, don't do it don't ask questions, always carry the board from the deck.

    2. Never be the that's easy I can do it better jerk.
    When someone has been trying a trick for the past two hours or so, that trick not the nicest thing to do easily in front of him, you could be the local  Micheal Jordan of skateboarding and can do all the tricks in the book, but hey ... not this one and not at this time.

    3. Never cut turns.
    When everyone is skating one obstacle always know your turn never cut turns.

    4. Respect priorities.
    If a friend is filming a trick at a spot that you might get kicked out of at any second its best to sit down and wait for him to film his trick. More than one skater skating a spot will increase the chances of attracting security guards.

    5. Never Ollie when playing S.K.A.T.E
    no one cares if it's an Ollie North, South, East, or West ... if it's an Ollie don't it in a game of S.K.A.T.E.

    8. Speed is the epitome of gnar.
    When filming lines the amount of speed is much more important than tricks ...
    that Nollie Lazerflip would look wack if you're moving as fast as a girl in a shopping mall.

    9. Don't be a poser.
    Skate because you love skateboarding not because you're going filming and becoming popular, seeking attention, or want to be the "sk8er boi" so you can get the "skullxx nirvana girl".
    10. Support beginners.
    Always appreciate a landed trick or a close try even if it's too easy for you now, remember it was once hard.

    11. Skate for fun.
    Don't focus so much on getting sponsored, skateboarding is about fun. Focusing on getting sponsored and forgetting the fun part of it might make you eventually quit, if it wasn't the time for you to get picked up by a sponsor.

    12. Have patience.
    If you're filming never keep complaining that the skater can't land the trick already. Give him his time, if you volunteered to film then sit your ass down and wait for a landing.


  • الارادة و الطموح

    الارادة هى اللى بتمشى الواحد فى كل حاجة، هى اللى بتخليه يمشى الطاقة الايجابية كل يوم الصبح من راسه لحد لاموأخذة مؤخرته عشان يروح مدرسته و شغله او حتى عشان يعمل اى حاجة.

  • اضحك

    عمر الغنى ما ضحك حد و عمر الفقر ما عيط حد, عشان الفرحة مش بالفلوس, طبعا كلكوا شايفين ان الفلوس حتجبلك اللى يفرحك زى الموبايلات و اللبس و العربيات و كل حاجة,لكن نسيت ان الفلوس عمرها ما حتشتريلك اب, عمرها ما حتشتريلك ام, عمرها ما حتشتريلك اهل يحبوك و يعطفوا عليك, عمرها ما حتشتريلك رجل زيادة ولا ايد زيادة, عمرها ما حتشتريلك واحدة تحبك, عمرها ما حتشتريلك الضحكة.

  • المدرسة و استقلالك

    المدرسة بالنسبالى مش اكتر من كام مدرس بارد على كام امن اهبل على كام مشرف مش طايقنى,بس من غير المدرسة مكنتش قابلت ناس مهمة فى حياتى و مكنتش اتعلمت حاجات فادتنى,منها الكتابة.

  • الاندرجراوند و العقلية المصرية

    العقلية المصرية فريدة من نوعها,لأنها العقلية الوحيدة اللى مبتحبش تجرب حاجة جديدة و يوم ما تتدخل فى الحاجة بيكون عشان تحبط اللى بيعملها لحد ما يبطل يعمل الحاجة دى مهما كانت الحاجة دى ايه...اقرا أكتر