Sept 3rd, 2018. It's been a long time coming, but it's time for Just the Skills to sunset. Expect the site to go offline in the next month or so.
I launched Just the Skills over 11 years ago, a young optimistic kid just leaving high school. Since then many things have changed. Namely, I no longer regularly practice Tricking. It is still something that will always have a place in my heart, and I do love it.
However, looking at how far Tricking has come in the past decade, wow! There are so many amazing and talented trickers out there now. There are so many new, creative skills out there as well. And there's no shortage of people to teach, guide, and advise.
I haven't updated any of these guides in over 5 years. Even the design of the website itself has not been updated in over 7 years, as most web-savvy people can probably tell.
I will probably always take a little time every once in a while to practice my basic tricks. But with how Tricking has evolved, I don't have much of a place to teach, when there are others who are sharpening their skills regularly.
I won't be putting the guides on here anywhere else. As I mentioned, much of the content is 7-10 years old, and undoubtedly poorly written and full of errors. But I truly hope that it helped someone.
I hope that someone one day looked up a tutorial on this website, ran outside, and was able to land a new trick thanks to something that was written here. There have been over 1,195,000 visits to Just the Skills throughout it's existence. So I'm sure there's been at least one success story!
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Thank you for your time.