Too old to skateboard

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by land_shark, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    oh sure, $1700 buy-it-now in PORTUGAL ? *right*. what are the odds anyone is stupid enough to bite ?
  2. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Been here awhile

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    here is my old monster..she has seen some pretty fast speeds and ALOT of dog pulled miles..board and wheels easily have a few hundred miles on them....3 miles a day for 6 years on dog #2..that doesnt count dog#1 or my own running around or runnin around behind my 60yo mothers wheelchair
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  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  4. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    What would be some brands to look to if I wanted to get into this?

    I used to board when I was younger. Then aggressive skated for years. And was damn good at it too!

    I'd like a longboard more for general cruising. No tricks really. Cruising mostly.

    I don't need a top of the line board. But don't want a piece of crap. I've seen Santa Cruz setups for $115ish on amazon. Arbor setups for $160

    I'm about 6' 170lbs.

    Also I think for cruising I want a pintail shape correct?



    Thanks in advance!
  5. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    My SoCal sk8 friend, cYa the wild Samoan, would be happy to sell you one of his signature cruising boards, set up for his 'skogging' style of long distance hauling... he does like 35-50 miles daily on these as a workout.

    http://skogging.com/pedidexterity/

    he explains why he likes flat and stiff and non-pintail for cruising... also how he sets up the front vs back for turning...
    http://skogging.com/pedidexterity/my-model/


    looks like a complete setup runs about $160
    http://www.sk8kings.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=SK8KINGS080

    or the board is like $55 and do your own risers and trucks.
  6. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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  7. AngryScot

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    been taking my son to the local skatepark, he is having fun but wants of course to be good without any practice and not where any pads or helmet :norton. He has to wear at least wrist/hand protection and a helmet or I told him we go home :lol2
    I have been taking my board too, and having a blast. The other day I didn't have my board and took a few spins on his, I had loosened up the trucks a lot since he doesn't weigh much he cannot carve otherwise. I always thought it would be hell if I rode it, but I really enjoyed the smooth tight turns. Now to go loosen my trucks for the next visit. :D Hope I don't get a speed wobble! :huh
  8. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Skateboards make for the best "measuring tapes"
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    Hopefully soon she will be riding on one to
  9. AngryScot

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    ^^nice

    Took the boy and our long boards to the local univ campus and had some good long mellow carving sessions. Kid ends up on the loaded bamboo deck and me on my sector nine which is basically a regular board just long! put some nice soft cruiser wheels on it and it is loads of fun, can even ollie the thing when needed. :D
  10. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    oh boy. i bought that yandall board a couple weeks ago. :D it's been a loooooonnng time since i've been on a board (~20 years) and it's going to be a while before i'm comfortable on one... :lol3
  11. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  12. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    If you're 31 and think you're 'too old' you'll be 50 by the time you hit 38.

    Guys I work with have been skating since the late 80s. They're pudgy around the midsection, have kids and probably we weren't all that good 'back in the day' but hey. Like you said, it's a way to get off our asses and do something.

    My wife and I were driving last weekend and saw three teenagers longboarding. She made a mild snarky comment. I thought they looked like they were having fun and I said as much. I want to try a long board pintail. I don't know if G&S makes one, but I do love the old manufacturers.

    Do what you want. There are only so many tomorrows.
  13. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Pretty soon will be time to get out the longboards
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    I took the dog out for a walk on my wife's arbor pin the other night. Nice to get rolling again. New neighborhood has nice smooth roads. :D
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    nice
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    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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  18. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    saw that in some magazine a while back, beautiful from all angles!
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    Aghartha Awesome

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    I watch this when i'm feeling too old and tore up to go skate. Mike V was a fresh pro when I started skating, same with Danforth, and if dudes like Duane Peters can still tear shit up, I can at least carve around the local bowl and show old man pride.