Too old to skateboard

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

  1. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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  2. AngryScot

    AngryScot .

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    they use to do that at the Vans park near me, open really late so all the young peoples had to leave.

    fun times
  3. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Picked up another board today, Black Label Lucero.
  4. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Out in the garage, and found a box of old Transworld and Thrasher mags from 83-89. Day shot to hell!
  5. AngryScot

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  6. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    You guys are much to young, I'm of the generations of "Skateboarding magazine" and even "Action now"..
  7. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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  8. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Ricky, long before you came to California, there was a skate park on Alameda island. I think I still have my membership card somewhere... we took BART to Fruitvale station, and then pushed to the park. It had no vertical at all, just five snake runs with bowls at the bottom. But everything was done in shotcrete, so it was possible to skate across all the snake runs, too. Lots of fun.

    :ricky
  9. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I think I might have posted that I got a skate board for my birthday back in February. After years of pestering (and every time I could have laid down the $$$ my self) wife got me one for my 37 b'day.

    hadn't really made much effort to get out on it till today, either being home or weather or done after cycling.
    so this afternoon whilst Mrs Hay Ewe was practisicing music, I spent 1 hour in the street.

    HEAPS fun! I got better and going further and then round the corner to the longer street with a slight down hill, imagined in my head that I was a windsurfer carving my way along, till I got to the recently laid hot mix and that was it. Bit of a push up hill!

    Well, its not one of those plywood wide long boards, its this
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    but it has been fun this afternoon:clap
    maybe some time I shall get a long board style but till then, i need to be able to turn decent corners!

    Hay Ewe
  10. AngryScot

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    Been eyeballing this deck:
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    Just have to put the rayne up for sale! hardly even rode the thing Now for sale :D
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  11. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    Never too old to skate. J Mascis still does and he's cooler than anybody I've ever met. Here's some proof from his music video to "Over It". He's a long grey haired rocker who is 47. Never too old to skate. :deal Maybe I am too young to skate. They used doubles for most of the tricks, but yeah, still cooler than I'll ever be.
  12. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Got home from riding this weekend & watched the Bones Brigade Autobiography. Got quite motivated to head over to the local skatepark only to remember that I tossed my last board that busted on me. I hit up amazon & found this:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TETGA8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    [​IMG]

    Hard to argue with a 15$ complete. Some quick googling shows it's same company as powell\peralta. So we'll see.

    Let's hope I don't poke my eye out with that thing :lol3

    Andrew
  13. 309

    309 Special Purpose

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    Just started skating again. Feels so damn good. I'm still very rusty, but I'm progressing bit by bit and loving it.

    41 years old:

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  14. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    The Positiv board is just about done. I did finally get some new shoes. Gotta say, DC has some good stuff, and at 25$ on Amazon, I couldn't complain.

    Quick clip from today at the local park. Crappy park for sure, but beats sitting on the rowing machine. :lol3

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    Andrew
  15. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    good grief .. it's been a loooong time since I skated!
  16. jamesmb

    jamesmb n00b

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    I am with you - 40 yrs old, used to skate when I was a kid but took it up again a couple of years ago. I twisted my ankle skating a bowl with my nephew this spring, but those heal! Someone suggest tapping up first - totally.
  17. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    48 yrs old. chevy dealer half mile from my house. trucks in for service first week of july. too hot to walk. what the heck 44" $20 yardsale long board. cruisin. crusin. get within site of chevy dealer. turn my head to see pretty red hayabusa. think hey. that exhaust can could work on my dr650. BAM. superman faceplant. right wrist was buggered for a month. next time gloves..
  18. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    While we get old and grey, the young punks keep pushing:

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  19. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    love my long board
    its a great way to get around
    where there's no parking etc
    surprising
    how far you can travel
    with little effort
    get my Samoyed to pull me along
    wifes on her roller blades
    too old now for short board
    great fun.
    cheers
  20. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I went to an indoor skatepark for the first time in almost 10 years. So weird to not have to wear a helmet. Of course a little over an hour in, I snapped my board doing a flat ground 360 flip.

    The next day I picked up an Almost deck. Its got some carbon fiber in it. Lots of good pop. Different concave that looks mellow, but flips nice. Its also the widest board I've ever skated. 8.25". I had skated 7.5 - 7.625 up until this past year.

    Decks and shoes are also officially destroyed in a month.

    Andrew