Too old to skateboard

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

  1. Caffeind

    Caffeind Team Piggly Wiggly

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    Jesus Christ. That looks like it would be more painful than snowboarding.

    :kurt x 1000

    edit- What I mean to say is that I'd kill myself in 3 seconds or less. Fuck.
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  2. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Concrete gets harder exponentially in relation to age.:nod
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  3. balance

    balance Long timer

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    34 and still skating, though I don't bounce like I used to.

    Side story...

    Sitting at a stop sign on the moto the other day, see a kid (probably 13 - 14) coming down the sidewalk toward the intersection on his skateboard, acting too cool for school. There's a nice gap between the street and the gutter, but the way the asphalt is raised it wouldn't have taken much effort to ollie and clear it. 12 - 16 inches, max. He lines up, doesn't speed up, fails to commit to the ollie (looked more like he just hopped off the board) and the board rolls right into the big ol' gutter. As I pulled away from the stop sign, laughing my ass off, I could still see his scrawny legs and feet sticking out of the gutter trying to retrieve what was probably a $120+ board. :lol3
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  4. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    Thanks for the info. If you haven't figured out a good combo yet then I can't imagine who has. I did ping you with a few more questions and do appreciate your input and time very much.
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  5. Caffeind

    Caffeind Team Piggly Wiggly

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    I'm 6'0 250 pounds. What size longboard would give me the best riding experience before my imminent death?

    ps- I'm PUI from work, BTW. I can't spell for shit. They just had my 'going away' party. :rolleyes
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  6. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    WOW... I had a Chapstick board... and Lipbomb wheels!!!! I used to skate at a park in Va. where Chris skated all the time - or at least I remember seeing him there. That was only like 30 years ago... He was really, really good, and also very nice.

    I'm about his age.

    Barry
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  7. sAMOa

    sAMOa Rip Me a Good One

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    Need to work on a new mounting system but this seems to flip people out on the e-way popping wheeleez with my sweeety attached!

    Chris Yandall
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  8. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    'zat little table there one of your works? Very nice.
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  9. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    nah, it's cool work though right. I took them (set of night tables) from a hotel I was working on in the city. They're one offs / models for a hotel to decide if they want them or not. They didn't like the design.

    Sad part is they had a really nice matching couch with rust colored leather, I had no room for them (2 couches) and they got tossed/trashed.
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  10. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    :lol3 I lept off so many times on steep San Francisco hills, it's amazing my feet weren't sheared off my ankles. But that was before I learned the technique of simply drifting at 90 degrees to the slope to shed excess speed, heels back over the uphill edge of the board to maintain the slide.

    Favorite rides were on 9th and 10th Avenues, after riding the bus to the top we would swoop down to 9th and Judah, surfing every good driveway, and get back on the bus until our transfers had expired. Do I dare get back on a board now? Maybe it's time to see what the new parks are like... and join my 4 YO nephew at his local skatepark.
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  11. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    That's totally cool. I lived in Poway in the early 70s. I went to Meadowbrook, then Twin Peaks and then Poway High.

    Most kids had a skateboard, so it's pretty cool to see they put in a park.

    Right on.
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  12. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Total bummer.

    We're looking to buy a couch and I'm not sure what I want. Something like that would be just about right.
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  13. sAMOa

    sAMOa Rip Me a Good One

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    so i got BOARD! the poolking label'ed board will be the one i'm marketing soon.

    it will be the 'ROLL YOUR OWN EXERCISE BOARD" ....

    Here's another pic to give you an idea of the deck.

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    So, like i said, 38"-44" might cut the mustard for you. Depending on foot
    length, the width can vary. I like kicks that are half the size of the regular
    kicks and the board must have a concave surface and for pumping purposes
    a slight camber is desirable ....

    www.pumpyourdeck.com !!!

    cheers
    cYa

    p.s. to the asslicks thinking my posts are spam, FYYFFF :p
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  14. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog Been here awhile

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  15. Stinez

    Stinez Rhymes with Heinz :D

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    There's a group of 4 or 6 kids around the corner from me who play football in the street on those. Their feet never touch the ground and the fast kids can go from full stopped to very fast in no time at all. :huh

    They say it's easy but then again they're about 12 so it's hard to know. I may have to try to mooch one of the kid's boards. And wear my wrist guards. :evil

    :D

    Hey sAMOa/Chris. Have you tried one of those wave boards?
    Any thoughts? :ear

    :D
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  16. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Problem is, as an adult, I'm overthinking it. I used to do that stuff. Now, I'm thinking HIGH SIDE! HIGH SIDE! COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION! CURRRRRRBBBBBB!

    I've done a few decent slides before hanging up the board a year ago but damn, I was a nervous ninny the whole way. :lol3

    I miss being indestructable. :cry
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  17. GSGIRL

    GSGIRL Neither here nor there

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    Never too old.
    I learned how to ride a motorcycle at 35. Learned how to snowboard at 36.

    Recently learned how to shoot a gun....

    What next :dunno
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  18. blacksan

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    Crap, I was hoping to stay 8' tall and stainless steel forever! :ddog
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  19. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    Bull Riding?
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  20. banshee

    banshee hi

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    :thumb as long as you've got the nerve and drive you're not too old.