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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by land_shark, Jan 10, 2007.
Nonsense, 43 here (that's nearly 30 years of skating on and off) I still enjoy it!
Good for you!
They're fun...and they're art.
disposable camera pic of me on the bike paths...
I've also got a rare K2 that's way cool.
If you get tired of trying to be a youngster on ramp, go for the longboards. Few things are as sweet as a nice, easy long carving session. Every once in a while I'll see a kid commuting on a longboard and I give 'em a big
I can't ride now but I sure hope to in the future. I probably should sell 'em to raise some cash, but I'm getting rid of moto gear first...that's how much I love 'em. They've got incredibly good karma.
With the hardback boots?
I still skate at 35. Makes 32 years on boards.
Go to a skatepark early in the morning, before the kids, you'll likely find a bunch of old guys rolling around. At the park in Boulder, there's hardly anyone under 30 there before 9:00 AM.
Skateboarding has given me many things, one of which is "interesting x-rays".
I boarded up a storm as a kid, way before plastic wheels and the nice stuff that is out there today. No helmet, no gear, just ride and crash.
We had a real long curvy downhill driveway and I was on it almost every day. One day my Grandmother came out and took a short ride 20~30 feet on my board. She was in her 70's a the time. Still makes me smile to picture Granny gliding down the walkway on my board. What a lady she was.
My sister....day before 8th grade cheerleading tryouts, decides to take my board down the road. It was a long steep hill and I had been on it before so I knew it well and also knew my board would go into a high speed wobble if you went too fast. She went anyway, even after I told her not to. The older sister "knows more than you, if you can do it so can I" thing. I followed on my bike waiting for the inevitable to happen and it did. She went straight down, went into a huge wobble at speed and thought she would just step off the board when it got reall bad, sort of like Buggs Bunny I guess. The term "ragdoll" pretty much describes the crash, it wasn't pretty.
Cheerleading tryouts were skipped as the "human scab" was in not condition to move, period.
Have fun with your new board.
raise your hand if your parents threw out what would be a collector's item board now.
I think SWMBO had a BAHNE.
Tony Hawk is 38.
buddy of mine down in Sandy Eggo is 52 or 53. He was a pro skater a generation BEFORE Tony Hawk (world champ giant slalom in 1975), and he's still shreading. does big air on the pipe. he's invented a thing he calls Skogging, which is a hybrid of jogging and skating, he covers 20 miles a day on a longboard along mission beach.
he rides a bike too.
me, I sucked on any kinda boarding. 2 wheels is where its at. 4 is too many.
He has an agent though.
This is down the street from me.
Unfortunately, I am too old and fat to do that anymore. I also need a joit replaced.
However, I still have my old G&S Protail with Sims minicomps, ACS trucks and rad pads hanging on the office wall. I think I bought all the parts somewhere back around 1980-81. The bottom is all ground up, and the board probably isn't worth anythiing, but looking at it brings back memories.....
I was coming home to search for a skateboarding thread,seriously,
there a re a couple in here.
My daughter got a scooter for christmas,I rode it once and then borrowed one for a day.
I decided to get my old skateboard out,she did not even know I had one,three actually.
There is a brand new middle school near the house with a huge basketball court,and a few ramps near the bus area and gym.
We had a blast.many times she said ,"are you OK?" and,"you're pretty good"
She wanted to know if the new tricks were popular when I was in high school and what the names of my skater friends were.
I skated like I ride and sail,solo.
But now I look forward to doing some of these things with her.
After acrobats we went again in the lighted area of the parking lot which doubles as a basketball court.Some POS leaked a little oil,but it is still nice to have a place to skate.
It felt so good,I needed the excersise.
by the way,did you order old school?Powell Peralta replicas are available.
that skate park may well have been designed by a local company, Wormhoudt...
they built this park in Scotts Valley here a couple years ago,
the friend I mentioned above tells me he was instrumental in getting the park in Poway approved, and built...
Get a helmet... go skate, have fun, be healthy.
Good on ya !
Your fond memories of my birth year are endearing.
p.s. I suck at skateboarding, from what I remember. I spent those years playing the violin.
Break a leg
Seriously, enjoy it, resist the temptation to ever grow up!
The only thing you will need, that we didn't need when a teenager, is health insurance...have fun!:eek1
to those suggesting helmets, may I add elbow & knee pads, and gloves. the older you get, the harder you fall. pavement hurts.