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Title: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: shredbuffalo on November 14, 2013, 06:16:32 PM
So, I kind of like coming here, but as a 38 year old skater I find it a little difficult sometimes to relate to the people who post here (skateboarding culture today in general), and the things that they like to talk about/post.

I know that a while back someone started a thread for older posters and people seemed stoked on it, but it got swallowed up in the never ending cycle of "Pro's that have been arrested" and "Elissa Steamer Is Gay" threads. I was hoping we could get another one going and keep it going; maybe even get it going strong enough to get it stickied?

 so I guess I would say, maybe check in and say, "what's up?", share a little basic info about yourself, and maybe we can have a place here at SLAP where we, the older dudes can come and check in and talk about what we want to without having to sift through a bunch of shit that doesn't interest us.
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Post by: Sleazy on November 14, 2013, 06:19:09 PM
Every thread is full of geezers here
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Post by: band on November 14, 2013, 06:24:02 PM
yeah wtf im 48, i think most people here are like 40 +

you are actually young
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 14, 2013, 06:26:57 PM
What's up y'all?
Age:38
Set Up: 8.25 Anti Hero
             53mm Spitfire F1 Streetburners
             139 Indys
             Bones Super reds
             Mob Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, some tranny, hate parks
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, David Gravette
Music: I like all kinds of stuff but I'm partial to punk/Hardcore/Metal
Married: No but been with/lived with my girl for 12 years
Kids: No
Occupation: Pallet jack driver/warehouse worker/shit job
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Post by: AfterEight on November 14, 2013, 06:27:27 PM
What's up y'all?
Age:38
Set Up: 8.25 Anti Hero
             53mm Spitfire F1 Streetburners
             139 Indys
             Bones Super reds
             Mob Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, some tranny, hate parks
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, David Gravette
Married: No but been with/lived with my girl for 12 years
Kids: No
Occupation: Pallet jack driver/warehouse worker/shit job

Same.
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Post by: band on November 14, 2013, 07:00:46 PM
What's up y'all?
Age:38
Set Up: 8.25 Anti Hero
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  53mm Spitfire F1 Streetburners
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  139 Indys
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  Bones Super reds
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  Mob Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, some tranny, hate parks
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, David Gravette
Music: I like all kinds of stuff but I'm partial to punk/Hardcore/Metal
Married: No but been with/lived with my girl for 12 years
Kids: No
Occupation: Pallet jack driver/warehouse worker/shit job

lol cool man that was funny
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Post by: band on November 14, 2013, 07:01:14 PM
(http://s24.postimg.org/c398kik05/fuckoff.jpg)
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Post by: MaS on November 14, 2013, 07:05:55 PM
Insert Quote
What's up y'all?
Age:36
Set Up:
Board -8.5 Enjoi
Wheels-  58mm Ratbones SPF
Trucks-149 Indys
Bearings-Bones Super reds
             Mob Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, Ledges, ;ate;y I started skating bowls / parks as now days its just more fun and easier to get out to a bowl at a park than try to skate a ledge at a park.  
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Keenan, Lotti, Gino , Gillette, Anderson ( any of them )
Music: I like all kinds of stuff but I'm partial 90's hiphop / Bluegrass.
Married: Yep
Kids: yep
Occupation: Run a Medical Laboratory in a 500 bed hospital. Good Job i guess but still hate it. Hope to go pro soon ::)

I don't post much but still love skating.  The culture, everything.  
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Post by: ScreamingHand on November 14, 2013, 07:12:20 PM
sup
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Post by: gnidraobetaks on November 14, 2013, 07:25:49 PM
whats up? any of you got any good vasectomy stories? what should i do about my decrease in sex drive? my balls are getting too saggy too...considering switching over to banana hammocks.
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Post by: Tracer on November 14, 2013, 07:28:12 PM
Trogs! Is that still a word that describes older skaters?
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Post by: doublesteveburger on November 14, 2013, 07:31:47 PM
are you asking me out? cause yes.
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 14, 2013, 07:48:39 PM
Age:38
Set Up: 8.5 Blank
             52mm Bones STF Deadheads
             Ace 44's
             Bones Swiss Ceramic
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Ray Barbee, Brain Lotti, Lance Mountain and Cab
Music: The Smiths, Joy Division, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloddy Valentine, Pink Floyd...
Married: Yes, 15 going on 16 years.
Kids: 1
Occupation: Adjunct College Instructor and Freelance Graphic Designer
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Post by: A.A on November 14, 2013, 08:14:57 PM
almost 36.

no complys and tre flips.

i like soft 53mm wheels now days.

feel old.
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Post by: tortfeasor on November 14, 2013, 09:15:09 PM
I'm so old I don't even know what's real in this thread
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Post by: band on November 14, 2013, 09:22:30 PM
I'm so old I don't even know what's real in this thread

BEST POST THIS YEAR!!!!!! I LUV IT!!!!
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Post by: dillanharp on November 14, 2013, 09:28:09 PM
What's the young/old cutoff?
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Post by: shark tits on November 14, 2013, 09:33:41 PM
Age:36
Set Up: 8.25[?] TASTY
             some kinda big wheels my pal gave me in flagstaff
             1 krux 1 thunder
             turd ass bearings
             grip w/ a line near the tail
Preferred Terrain: wallies, 5 sets,  smaller ledges
Favorite skaters: Fred Gall, Ricky O, PJ, Westgate, Hufnagel
Music:  lately new order but i like lotsa old indie/alternative stuff
Married: married the same bitch twice. currently divorced
Kids: got one i've never met in cleveland
Occupation: currently i'm occupying my mother's house.
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Post by: L33Tg33k on November 14, 2013, 09:34:04 PM
You know, when you start getting all gross. Like 26 or something.
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Post by: Ndsr on November 14, 2013, 10:17:00 PM
What's up y'all?
Age:38
Set Up: 8.25 Anti Hero
             53mm Spitfire F1 Streetburners
             139 Indys
             Bones Super reds
             Mob Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, some tranny, hate parks
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Andrew Reynolds, Bryan Herman, David Gravette
Music: I like all kinds of stuff but I'm partial to punk/Hardcore/Metal
Married: No but been with/lived with my girl for 12 years
Kids: No
Occupation: Pallet jack driver/warehouse worker/shit job

I like your style, get bigger wheels these northwest spots are rough!
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Post by: Ndsr on November 14, 2013, 10:20:36 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2031705#msg2031705 date=1384487319
Age:38
Set Up: 8.5 Blank
             52mm Bones STF Deadheads
             Ace 44's
             Bones Swiss Ceramic
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Ray Barbee, Brain Lotti, Lance Mountain and Cab
Music: The Smiths, Joy Division, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloddy Valentine, Pink Floyd...
Married: Yes, 15 going on 16 years.
Kids: 1


Occupation: Adjunct College Instructor and Freelance Graphic Designer

Cool you're backing ace, what part of the sw u skating these ditches
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Post by: Tufty on November 15, 2013, 12:44:52 AM
You know, when you start getting all gross. Like 26 or something.

Shit i am 26. Is it all downhill from here?
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Post by: vancanman on November 15, 2013, 12:59:43 AM
Age: 31

Set up: 8.75 anti hero
            54mm stf's
            Bones red's
            Thunder 149's
            Mob grip

Preferred terrain: street, small transition parks, nice flatground

Favourite skaters: AVE, BA, Nick Boserio, David Clark and Jake Johnson

Music: Joy Division, Boards of Canada, Sabbath

Married: 5 years, together 11

Kids: Trying for a while unfortunately

Job: Short haul semi driver

           
Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: vancanman on November 15, 2013, 01:03:32 AM
whats up? any of you got any good vasectomy stories? what should i do about my decrease in sex drive? my balls are getting too saggy too...considering switching over to banana hammocks.
Try taking 25mg Zinc per day with 1mg Copper to balance. Zinc helps increase testosterone production. Raise that and the sex drive will take care of it self.
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Post by: A.A on November 15, 2013, 01:53:13 AM
Who had a real mid life crisis?

Me.
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Post by: noileum on November 15, 2013, 02:57:17 AM
38

Board: 8.5 Stereo
Wheels: 56 Broadcast 99's
Trucks: Ace 44's
Bearings: Rockin Rons

Married: 10 years
Kids: 2 (8 and 5 and neither show any interest in skating at the moment)
Occupation: IT Security, currently studying to become a teacher (junior school)

Fave Skaters: Lance, Miller, Mullen, Barbee, Mariano, Nora Vasconcelous  :-* 
Terrain: Mainly just parks as it's easy to get to and co-ordinate a session with other old farts.
Skill level: Shit - got hardly any of the tricks I used to have but the enjoyment of simple ollies/grinds/carves/early grabs is still there
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 15, 2013, 05:13:35 AM
35
Scumco 8" (sometimes up to 8.25)
Indy 139
Bones Stf
Swiss 6
Mob

Engaged but good as married
No kids
Work pays the bills and I live comfortably. Gonna switch it up in a few years.
Favourite skaters, Stranger, Robbie Gangemi, AVE, Dill (deal with it), Gino, Heath and Klein, Chris Miller, Neal Hendrix, Mike Fraiser, Mike Daher, Westgate, DelTorre, Gall, Oyola, Barley, Kareem, Pontus, Hensley, Puleo (I know, I know), Rudy, Gabe, Henry, Sheffey, Drake Jones. That enough for now.

Prefer street, parks for warm up or lazy session, after a few heavy falls my transition confidence is waning. Very few friends that still skate.
Skill level, some days I got it some days I don't. Still learning every session.
Edit: Back to the Future was what got me into skating. Someone else mentioned this and growing up that was true for nearly all my skate friends.
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Post by: Mostly on November 15, 2013, 06:17:44 AM
Age:34
Set Up: 8.25 Anti Hero
             52mm sml. Wheels
             Thunders
             Old ass Swiss bearings
             Black Griptape
Preferred Terrain: Street.
Favorite skaters: My friends
Music: Belle & Sebastian, NPR
Married: 7 years
Kids: No
Occupation: Audio/Visual Specialist at a hospital and blogger/writer.
Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: sans umbilical on November 15, 2013, 06:19:32 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2031705#msg2031705 date=1384487319
Age:38
Set Up: 8.5 Blank
             52mm Bones STF Deadheads
             Ace 44's
             Bones Swiss Ceramic
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Ray Barbee, Brain Lotti, Lance Mountain and Cab
Music: The Smiths, Joy Division, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloddy Valentine, Pink Floyd...
Married: Yes, 15 going on 16 years.
Kids: 1


Occupation: Adjunct College Instructor and Freelance Graphic Designer

Cool you're backing ace, what part of the sw u skating these ditches


Yeah, love my Aces.

I'm actually in the SE. Alabama to be exact.
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Post by: Useful Idiot on November 15, 2013, 06:35:04 AM
38

Board: 8.5 shop deck
Wheels: 53 Bones STF
Trucks: Indy
Bearings: Who the fuck knows

Married: Fuck that
Kids: Double fuck this
Occupation: Programmer

Fave Skaters: Cards, Lance, McCrank, Gershon, etc.
Terrain: Whatever you got bro.
Skill level: Skating home drunk is getting harder.
Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on November 15, 2013, 06:36:53 AM
You know, when you start getting all gross. Like 26 or something.

Shit i am 26. Is it all downhill from here?

i'm also 26, and this has been a total year of filth for me
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Post by: amplituden on November 15, 2013, 07:05:56 AM
I am 39, I love skateboarding and have since I was 11 years old when I saw "Back to the Future".

I have an old Plan B deck that looks like a Blue Bandana that I bought in approximately 1998 with Indies and some 56 Blind Wheels.

I skate around a bit to get from point A to point B but which is enough gnar for me right now.
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Post by: cletus the slack jawed yokel on November 15, 2013, 07:08:06 AM
You know, when you start getting all gross. Like 26 or something.

Shit i am 26. Is it all downhill from here?
i?m 25 and i suck already #thankyouskateboarding
i'm also 26, and this has been a total year of filth for me
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Post by: cringe. on November 15, 2013, 07:12:50 AM
did 50 kickflips on my 50th birthday last week
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Post by: Pat Eisenhauer on November 15, 2013, 08:09:28 AM
I'm mostly a lurker but I'll play

39

8.38 politic
56 bones spf
indys
reds
whatever the fuck griptape came with it
parks (like more tranny than ledges)
old punk rock and related sub-genres
separated
no kids
a/v guy at a law school
favorites are really just local ripper kids, everyone is so good these days

I quit for @ 20 years so my skill level is ollies and grinds and rnrs and its looking to stay that way.
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Post by: ChronicBluntSlider on November 15, 2013, 08:18:53 AM
This thread smells funny.
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Post by: Random Matt on November 15, 2013, 08:50:46 AM
What is this, a personals thread?  I thought the point was old dude stuff.
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Post by: 360 frip on November 15, 2013, 09:10:28 AM
Recently my gout has been playing up and I piss myself daily.

Are you my son?

Don't leave me here.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on November 15, 2013, 09:10:43 AM
this is starting to sound like a craigslist personals ad.

37
8.25 Antihero
wide Indys
54mm spitfires
I don't have any idea what bearings I'm skating right now.

married for 17 years-my balls apparently don't work because we have no kids.

I'll skate anything but enjoy long slappy sessions on warm summer nights, a few beers and a nice ledge or a perfect 4 foot mini
and some punk rock or metal.

I'm a news director at a AAA FM Rock station and AM talk station in Missouri.  Winters and cold weather hurt
my broken old bones.

skating since 1989

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Post by: GAY on November 15, 2013, 09:23:16 AM
I hate twinks so this thread is gold for me.

On a serious note, I'm 39. Been skating for what feels like forever, but really started pursuing it around the age of 11 or 12. I've always been pretty uncoordinated so my skill level peaked during the pressure-flip/half-flip-to-casper era. Ouch. I love skateboarding with all my cold, dead heart.

Right now I've got some Girl Rick Howard cruiser shape with huge Zip Zinger wheels and Indy somethingorothers. My skill level has settled down to ollies, a few nollie backside 180's and some boardslides here and there. Love to ride around though. More comfortable pushing around on a skateboard than I am walking. Hope I never get to a point in my life where it's "time to put the skateboard away".

I never really had any favorite skaters because I thought they were all pretty fucking amazing, but I'd have to say my pal Ben Woosley was the best skater I was ever friends with. He's tearing it up still...fucker. Shiloh Greathouse was also pretty up there for me. Ray Barbee, too.
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Post by: L33Tg33k on November 15, 2013, 09:30:51 AM
GAY's down for the dark meat.
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Post by: geezer on November 15, 2013, 09:41:36 AM
Given my username, I guess I'm obligated to reply...
Just turned 41

AWS 8.375 (Jake Johnson Acid Reign)
Indy 149
Iron Horse 53s a friend gave me (usually SPFs though)
Bones Swiss
griptape

Married for 22 years
2 kids, 20 and 15
My 20 year old son skates, 15 yr old daughter doesn't.  He's away at college, not too far, but I miss skating with him.
I mostly hit skateparks so I can meet up with my other old friends, and my knees and ankles can't really take street skating any more.
Sometimes I learn new tricks, but not often.  Sometimes I relearn old tricks

Vasectomy advice - do it.  It's pretty easy, then you don't ever have to worry about birth control. 
Sex drive advice?  Have a hot-ass wife that turns you on.  Get drunk with her whenever you can.

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Post by: ttching! on November 15, 2013, 09:44:51 AM
GAY's down for the dark meat.

Yeah he is

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/56fc0dc8c306364919915459b5ce9348/tumblr_mq13w8pOtv1snbm50o1_400.gif)
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Post by: GAY on November 15, 2013, 09:46:33 AM
GAY's down for the dark meat.

I watch "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" every day before I go out skating.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 15, 2013, 10:10:22 AM
"What's the young/old cutoff?"
I would say 30 probably, but really there is no "cutoff". If you feel disenchanted with this place and have something to contribute that might resonate a little better with this crowd, then go for it.

"this is starting to sound like a craigslist personals ad."
"What is this, a personals thread?  I thought the point was old dude stuff"
.
Then talk about "old dude stuff." I mean, if you guys want to use it for other for other purposes by all means, have fun. I won't judge you...But like I said, I'm spoken for and come here because I love skateboarding.

**ttching Come on man...2 pages in and you're posting cock gifs? The point of this thread was that it be different than most of the others here. I'm sure that GAY! has an ample supply of dicks to look at, or can find them if need be.
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Post by: happenstance on November 15, 2013, 10:11:19 AM
I was going to ask if I could join. I am 28 but have the knees of a 50 year old.
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Post by: dillanharp on November 15, 2013, 10:18:53 AM
Ok rad, I'm 31.

Here's something.

I started skating in '93, riding Ventures because indys were too fucking heavy and it seemed like all the SF dudes were on Venture.  Being from northern california, that shit mattered. Anyway, 20 years later I'm still riding Ventures.  I tried a set of 139's for a while but now they're just collecting dust in my skate box.

Married, just had a kid, full time student getting it done later. Would like to skate more than I do, but that's life.

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Post by: Iceman on November 15, 2013, 10:37:46 AM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.
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Post by: ttching! on November 15, 2013, 10:54:02 AM
**ttching Come on man...2 pages in and you're posting cock gifs? The point of this thread was that it be different than most of the others here. I'm sure that GAY! has an ample supply of dicks to look at, or can find them if need be.

I'll post cock gifs for GAY! any damn time I want, but, if it makes you feel better...

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/824c065ae236d33235d0232fdd8aae24/tumblr_mvx55oChws1sq8730o1_400.gif)
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Post by: Seamus_McShamebag on November 15, 2013, 10:55:16 AM
Getting old, it's better than the other option.

Masters Final 2013 Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oZa0Yf70so#)

Vans Pool Party Masters Finals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmv1kQZp4CE#)

Ron Allen - Best of 2012 - 50th Birthday Part. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Arsn5rorW0#)

On the Spot with Ron Allen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6t63QW1618#)
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 15, 2013, 11:12:15 AM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.
Is it just a balance issue? How often are you getting out there? Maybe it is a psychological thing.
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Post by: paraquat on November 15, 2013, 11:15:41 AM
26 is sick but it's the beginning of the end.

Me? 30, married, kid on the way. Not done by a long shot.
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Post by: rlang on November 15, 2013, 11:25:12 AM
38.  I have a bunch of gnarly stuff I want to do this year, we'll see how that works out...
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Post by: Iceman on November 15, 2013, 11:58:17 AM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.
Is it just a balance issue? How often are you getting out there? Maybe it is a psychological thing.

Average during the summer would be 1-2 times a week. During the winter once every two weeks. I think part of it is balance, but my movements also feel sluggish. Some days I am hesitant to even do any ollie based tricks since I feel so heavy. Even though I'm slim and in shape, it feels like I'm skating around with a sack of potatoes on my back. I don't know if it's just me or just an old guy thing, but it sucks.
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Post by: GAY on November 15, 2013, 12:01:47 PM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.
Is it just a balance issue? How often are you getting out there? Maybe it is a psychological thing.

Average during the summer would be 1-2 times a week. During the winter once every two weeks. I think part of it is balance, but my movements also feel sluggish. Some days I am hesitant to even do any ollie based tricks since I feel so heavy. Even though I'm slim and in shape, it feels like I'm skating around with a sack of potatoes on my back. I don't know if it's just me or just an old guy thing, but it sucks.

Although I would never have qualified as "good" by any stretch of the imagination, I am definitely limited the older I get. Have you ever considered something like yoga? Not kidding...I don't do it myself but I know it's supposed to really limber up the old muscles and joints.
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Post by: heritage on November 15, 2013, 12:10:19 PM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.
Is it just a balance issue? How often are you getting out there? Maybe it is a psychological thing.

I was going to say the same thing, it's all psychological. I hear what you're saying (Iceman) about getting bummed but you have to ask yourself why you're really skating. You can't get bummed if you're having an off day. And truthfully speaking, if you only skate 1 time every two weeks, you aren't really skating enough to get bummed out. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Don't do it to 'keep up' with anyone. Just do what feels good to you and fuck the rest of the world.

I'm 38, been skating since 87, but this past year I've been experiencing skateboarding like I haven't in years. It feels amazing because I put zero pressure on myself. Some days I go all in, and want to learn something new while other days I do tricks all day long that I know I can stick. I skated just about every single day this past summer. Maybe 5 days total over the summer I didn't ride. I usually ride about 3-4 times a week now in the Fall. The hilarious irony is that I never stopped doing no comply tricks, shifties, 43s, slappies, etc and they've all come back around again. I'm amazed at the tech kids who can flip their boards 8 ways to Sunday, but have no idea how to slappy.

Specs: 8.1-8.25 size boards / Thunder 149 for everything / 53mm wheels (moved back down from 56 this year)

Favorite Skaters: GSD, Blender, Buz, Silas
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 15, 2013, 12:12:04 PM
I hear you iceman.

I'm 30 as of October and just picked up skating again after nearly a decade off the board. It took me two weeks to get my Ollies more than 6" off the ground.  I'm progressing, but it's slow as fuck, and I have accepted I will never get back to where I was as a youngin. Some days I go out and it feels terrible. I get that sluggish sack of potatoes feeling (even though I'm really tall and slender) and all my joints feel like they need wd-40. I always have fun, but some days I feel like the frustration isn't worth it. But then I have one of those sessions where it's night time and I'm just ripping Round the rough streets of my shitty little upstate NY city, busting Ollies and slappies galore, hopping sewer caps, and carving turns and I feel fucking great. Of course the last session I had like that ended abruptly when I sprained my ankle. Which is the second such sprain in the 4 months I been skating again.

Getting older is difficult.
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 15, 2013, 12:17:00 PM
Oh and:

Passport 8.125
Indy 139s
Pfc
Modus

&

Polar p2 shape
Indy 149s
Powell rat bones reissues
Black panthers
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Post by: Iceman on November 15, 2013, 12:24:52 PM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.
Is it just a balance issue? How often are you getting out there? Maybe it is a psychological thing.

Average during the summer would be 1-2 times a week. During the winter once every two weeks. I think part of it is balance, but my movements also feel sluggish. Some days I am hesitant to even do any ollie based tricks since I feel so heavy. Even though I'm slim and in shape, it feels like I'm skating around with a sack of potatoes on my back. I don't know if it's just me or just an old guy thing, but it sucks.

Although I would never have qualified as "good" by any stretch of the imagination, I am definitely limited the older I get. Have you ever considered something like yoga? Not kidding...I don't do it myself but I know it's supposed to really limber up the old muscles and joints.

I haven't. As a matter of fact, skateboarding is my only form of exercise. I've never seriously considered yoga, or any other form of exercise before. Exercising for the sake of seems rather dull. I guess it's obvious that I need to change something though...


I was going to say the same thing, it's all psychological. I hear what you're saying (Iceman) about getting bummed but you have to ask yourself why you're really skating. You can't get bummed if you're having an off day. And truthfully speaking, if you only skate 1 time every two weeks, you aren't really skating enough to get bummed out. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Don't do it to 'keep up' with anyone. Just do what feels good to you and fuck the rest of the world.

I'm 38, been skating since 87, but this past year I've been experiencing skateboarding like I haven't in years. It feels amazing because I put zero pressure on myself. Some days I go all in, and want to learn something new while other days I do tricks all day long that I know I can stick. I skated just about every single day this past summer. Maybe 5 days total over the summer I didn't ride. I usually ride about 3-4 times a week now in the Fall. The hilarious irony is that I never stopped doing no comply tricks, shifties, 43s, slappies, etc and they've all come back around again. I'm amazed at the tech kids who can flip their boards 8 ways to Sunday, but have no idea how to slappy.

Specs: 8.1-8.25 size boards / Thunder 149 for everything / 53mm wheels (moved back down from 56 this year)

Favorite Skaters: GSD, Blender, Buz, Silas

I no longer try to keep up with these young whippersnappers and have lowered my standards quite a bit. But 4 out of 5 sessions being bummers is quite hard to deal with. I really wish I could skate more often but I don't have the time or energy. Speaking of energy, that's the real culprit, I think. When I have it, I have decent days. When I don't....forget it. None of these stimulants seems to work very well either (5Hour, Red Bull, etc).

I hear you iceman.

I'm 30 as of October and just picked up skating again after nearly a decade off the board. It took me two weeks to get my Ollies more than 6" off the ground.  I'm progressing, but it's slow as fuck, and I have accepted I will never get back to where I was as a youngin. Some days I go out and it feels terrible. I get that sluggish sack of potatoes feeling (even though I'm really tall and slender) and all my joints feel like they need wd-40. I always have fun, but some days I feel like the frustration isn't worth it. But then I have one of those sessions where it's night time and I'm just ripping Round the rough streets of my shitty little upstate NY city, busting Ollies and slappies galore, hopping sewer caps, and carving turns and I feel fucking great. Of course the last session I had like that ended abruptly when I sprained my ankle. Which is the second such sprain in the 4 months I been skating again.

Getting older is difficult.

It's a serious bummer. But when a good day shows up it's all worth it (until the next lame skate day).
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 15, 2013, 12:34:36 PM
I was going to ask if I could join. I am 28 but have the knees of a 50 year old.

Yeah, sorry man. 28 would normally be old enough but you gotta at least have the knees of a 60 year old to be accepted here....
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Post by: Commercial D on November 15, 2013, 12:57:17 PM
Age:36 (& still got tricks)
Set Up: 7.5 Justin Girard New Deal "Rumblefish" slick
             43mm Underworld Element Ducketts
             129 Thunders
             Bones Swiss
             Zero Two sneakers

Preferred Terrain: Parking garages, double-sided curbs, smooth flatground
Favorite skaters: Chris Fissel, Rene Matthyssen, Ron Knigge, Sage Humphries
Music: Beastie Boys, Descendents/All, Naughty By Nature, Black Sheep, Snow, Wreckx-n-Effect‎, Das Efx.
Married: Divorced 4x
Kids: No
Occupation: gigolo

Still got pressure flips & slappy noseslide shove-its on lock.
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 15, 2013, 12:58:28 PM
Average during the summer would be 1-2 times a week. During the winter once every two weeks. I think part of it is balance, but my movements also feel sluggish. Some days I am hesitant to even do any ollie based tricks since I feel so heavy. Even though I'm slim and in shape, it feels like I'm skating around with a sack of potatoes on my back. I don't know if it's just me or just an old guy thing, but it sucks.
Making time to skate is hard but what I did was make any excuse to roll. I skate to the shop, skate to the bus, take my board to work and when I went out for lunch I'd skate there. I wouldn't be busting tricks just ollieing and power slides, rolling switch. Doing that regularly just took away the sketchy Charlie Chaplin scenario you described. The other thing I do is when I watching TV or something passive I'll just do stationary manuals like its a balance board. Helps with the lateral support muscles. And the suggestions about yoga would help even if its just having a proper stretch every morning plus working on your core will take strain off you're other muscles meaning less energy spent.
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 15, 2013, 01:04:49 PM
^^^all very sound advice.  Doing all local errands on the board helps me get a little time in on days when job, kid, and life get in the way of a full-on session.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 15, 2013, 01:22:22 PM
Iceman, it sounds to me like what's going on with you is probably mostly in your head...Obviously we all have our bad days skating, and I would say that they come along more frequently the older we get (as do the injuries.) It sucks, but I guess time takes it's toll on all of us ad there's not much we can do about it. Does that mean that we have to stop having fun or that it's "time to put the skateboard away"? Fuck no!

I'd put my skill level at "not bad for a 38 year old" and I have days where I feel great, and days where I feel like I probably should have stayed home. Hell, last week i got serviced doing a 50-50 on an over-waxed ledge and broke my hand (worst skate related injury for me ever and the only bone I've ever broken.) But, even if I'm having an off day I always have fun because I'm out there living my life and doing one of the few things that makes me truly happy.

If I can't land a certain trick I don't get hung up on it and get all pissed off. I'll just move on and do something else and if the mood strikes me I'll come back to it later. If things aren't working out for me that day I'll just try to take it easy and do basic stuff that comes to me easy. My attitude is, "If I'm not having fun, what's the point?"

Lastly, I always follow the same routine when I go out. Take a few puffs (just enough to get my blood pumping, not enough to get me stupid), stretch out thoroughly, drink a Rockstar for some energy, and when I get to where I'm skating spend like 15 minutes skating flat doing "go-to tricks" to get warmed up.

I think you just need to go out there with a positive mental attitude, focus more on having fun rather than being good, and hopefully everything else will fall into place. I mean of course you'll have to address your issues with balance, energy, etc., but it seems like you're pretty passionate about skating and being happy and feeling good on your board again is a good place to start.
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Post by: Ndsr on November 15, 2013, 01:31:57 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2031969#msg2031969 date=1384525172
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2031705#msg2031705 date=1384487319
Age:38
Set Up: 8.5 Blank
             52mm Bones STF Deadheads
             Ace 44's
             Bones Swiss Ceramic
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Ray Barbee, Brain Lotti, Lance Mountain and Cab
Music: The Smiths, Joy Division, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloddy Valentine, Pink Floyd...
Married: Yes, 15 going on 16 years.
Kids: 1


Occupation: Adjunct College Instructor and Freelance Graphic Designer

Cool you're backing ace, what part of the sw u skating these ditches


Yeah, love my Aces.

I'm actually in the SE. Alabama to be exact.

Not trying to type cast you, I grew in the geographic center of North America, aka the worst place to get seafood or skate ditches.  I've only skated good ditches in the sw and Texas.  I can only dream of those Alabama ditches
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Post by: Ndsr on November 15, 2013, 01:45:57 PM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.

Damn iceman that was way more personal than a bio and more sad.  Cheer up it's just the internet and you looking back on your glory daze
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Post by: Getty on November 15, 2013, 01:48:07 PM
Iceman, I'm 40 & this has been the year where I really started noticing a decline in my ability. I used to always be able to get the trick eventually if I worked at it - now, there are lots of times where the body just isn't up to it, & if I don't respect that I'll get hurt.

But I would also say I'm having more fun on a board then ever before. When I do tricks they feel better than they used to - maybe because I can feel it all slipping away & that makes me appreciate it more?

Whatever, just rolling through a city, doing slappies and ollieing little grates & doing manuals and 180 ollies on flat and early grabbing out of curb cuts - a flip trick or basic ledge trick here and there... man, I can do that for the rest of my life and be completely fucking happy.

Fuck age.
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Post by: Ndsr on November 15, 2013, 01:49:08 PM
Age:36 (& still got tricks)
Set Up: 7.5 Justin Girard New Deal "Rumblefish" slick
� � � � � � �43mm Underworld Element Ducketts
� � � � � � �129 Thunders
� � � � � � �Bones Swiss
� � � � � � �Zero Two sneakers

Preferred Terrain: Parking garages, double-sided curbs, smooth flatground
Favorite skaters: Chris Fissel, Rene Matthyssen, Ron Knigge, Sage Humphries
Music: Beastie Boys, Descendents/All, Naughty By Nature, Black Sheep, Snow, Wreckx-n-Effect‎, Das Efx.

You're talking zero 2's with the Velcro Ollie patch or you just fronting on the allstar team of sheffey and templeton just on the line fronting
Married: Divorced 4x
Kids: No
Occupation: gigolo

Still got pressure flips & slappy noseslide shove-its on lock.
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Post by: Iceman on November 15, 2013, 02:21:10 PM
Thanks for all the responses. I didn't mean to bring the vibe down, I just thought this thread was the right fit to spill what's been on my mind.

I think you guys are right. I need to get out there more often. It'll make me feel better on my board. Some extra exercises would help too. I guess one of my issues is that I avoid going skating if I don't feel perky. Very high chance of having a bad day (which always makes me think I'm too old and need to stop). Maybe it's just a hump I need to overcome then things get better.

I don't think my mentals concerning skating are off. Maybe the way I worded things made it sound like I'm concerned with doing good tricks. That's not really the case. The tricks are inconsequential. It's how I feel when I'm rolling/ollieing/grinding. It just so happens that this feeling also dictates my skating level that day.

I was thinking that maybe I'm just not as in shape as I think I am. I get tired quickly. Don't smoke but I can't catch my breath. I rarely feel like I have energy to burn. Fuck. I hate exercising. Maybe it's time to man up and join a gym. Ugh.

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Post by: bumpnrun on November 15, 2013, 02:40:19 PM
It feels like 80% of the forum is old guys.

Turn 39 next month.  Get out to skate 1-2 times a week when the weather is nice.  Less frequent in the rain season.  tricks lost >> tricks gained
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Post by: A.A on November 15, 2013, 02:59:43 PM
My friend cut done a quarter pipe to about 3 foot in is driveway yesterday.

33 to 40yo and about 5 of us skating.

The 40yo shut it down. I was thinking of this thread but I didn't say anything.

Then i got home and watched Danes part and shaved my head so I look less bald.

Fin.
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Post by: Fongstarr. on November 15, 2013, 03:04:39 PM
I was never good at skating and honestly haven't skated in 2 years. I think I've become that old man that loves to watch skating and be a fan more so than actually doing it. I am a prime example of what COFG hated on. It's all good cause I actually accept being this way.

This what I have now even though I hardly skate;

Age:32
Set Up:
Board: 7.75 REAL Brock deck
Wheels: Spitfire 53mm
Trucks: Thunder lows
Bearings: FTC cheap bearings that were like $10
Grip: Jessup?
Preferred Terrain: Park or street  
Favorite skaters: Daewon, Booze and Tits, Westgate, Reynolds, Jack Curtin,
Music: Wrap Music but do like random shit like Chili Peppers, Incubus, soul music, motown, reggae
Married: Nada
Kids: Nizzope
Occupation: Insurance Analyst with a degree in Graphic Design. Haha.

Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: A.A on November 15, 2013, 03:15:40 PM
But what is your fav year air max!?!?
Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: Spike Hawke on November 15, 2013, 03:16:04 PM
37 in a week

Currently rolling on a Magenta 7.75, Theeve 5'0s, Moshdog 54mm, reds.

Been with my wife since '95 but married for 6 years,one kid whose 4 next week too and one due in January. Don't skate as much as I used too and have definitely lost some sproing in my knees. Had a 3 hour sesh a couple of days ago and still ache tonight. Getting a little tubby in the gut aint helping either. Most the guys I skate with are at least 10 years my junior. Rad there are so many "oldies" here. Plus I'm stoked to have a wife who accepts my skate needs. Have seen so many people disappear of the skate map when they get ladies.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on November 15, 2013, 03:36:28 PM
So more old guy stuff.

I understand not feeling 100% Iceman and lacking energy. I get up at 4am everyday for work and I'm off at 1pm, which sounds perfect to go skate all afternoon, but it's not. I'm not a morning person at all! I've found that taking naps everyday when I get off and skating later at night has helped keep me on the board. I also make it a point to skate everywhere I go. I don't get in the car and drive to spots in town and if I need beer, smokes or I'm going to get a coffee on Saturday morning I skate. It's helped me on the board quite a bit. Just pushing everywhere makes me feel so much more comfortable when I actually try tricks.

My trick selection is certainly not what it was. My knees and ankles don't like any drops over 3 or 4 feet, I've lost a little pop and the really bad 360 flips I used to have are gone 9 tries out of 10. I have however gotten better at no-complys! ha. I just try to have fun anymore, to me that's the point.

My biggest problem is finding people to skate with! I don't mind skating by myself, but it's always fun to get a crew together. I just can't see going skating with a bunch of 15 year olds and with work, kids, wives and the trappings of adulthood it's difficult to get together with the very few people near my age still willing to go skate. I've got tons of friends who see me skating and say shit like, man I'd like to go out and skate but I don't know... I always try to get them out there, but they always find excuses.

The best thing about being old IMO is I can now afford shit! If I want a new board, shoes, etc. I can buy it! My next goal now that I own a home and have a big fenced in yard is a miniramp. I plan to put away a little savings this winter so I can get it up this spring. I'm hoping that might get a few of the other old guys around here out. I figure I can get them to donate time or money and since my fence is locked I'll give whoever helps a key so they can come skate whenever they want. Plus not dodging the little park kids, scooters and bmx bikes will be nice. It's funny, when I started skating around 11 or 12 I remember thinking I'd have to quit when I was 35. I'll be 38 this December and now I realize I'm not quitting until I'm so broken I literally can't skate or I'm in a box. Even if it's just rolling down the damn street.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on November 15, 2013, 03:42:26 PM
Well Said! Not killing myself for a trick was something I had to get over getting older. I used to punish myself, we've all had those days where no amount of blood shed or tweaked ankle, knee, whatever was going to stop us. Now I try to know when I've had enough rather than push on. When it takes twice as long to heal up I'd rather skate tomorrow than pull something today.


 But, even if I'm having an off day I always have fun because I'm out there living my life and doing one of the few things that makes me truly happy.

If I can't land a certain trick I don't get hung up on it and get all pissed off. I'll just move on and do something else and if the mood strikes me I'll come back to it later. If things aren't working out for me that day I'll just try to take it easy and do basic stuff that comes to me easy. My attitude is, "If I'm not having fun, what's the point?"

Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: Young Satchel on November 15, 2013, 03:46:59 PM

I was thinking that maybe I'm just not as in shape as I think I am. I get tired quickly. Don't smoke but I can't catch my breath. I rarely feel like I have energy to burn. Fuck. I hate exercising. Maybe it's time to man up and join a gym. Ugh.

Things I have begun to do that help with the problems you describe:

1. Eat better. Not trying to take shots at anyone's lifestyle choices, but I'm consistently amazed by the shit people put in their bodies. I eat less carbs, a bit less sodium, and less high fructose corn syrup. I drink tons of water, a glass of fruit juice a day, and try to limit my coffee intake to one or two max (not great, but better than 3 or 4) I eat fresh fruit daily now, and make giant salads with a variety of tasty veggies. I try to get leafy greens like kale in their too. I eat lean meats like bison and grass fed beef when I crave meat. I eat cheese and eggs often.

2. Vitamins. I take glucosamine sulfate. Their is a lot of debate about its effectiveness in promoting healthy joints, and the truth is I have no idea if it's working. But it seems like my knees feel a bit less creaky after a few months of regular doses, so I plan to continue. Also take a one-a-day men's supplement for active dudes. And another supplement for my migraine headaches.

3. Stretch before I skate, hydrate and replenish sodium while skating, and recover with a glass of low fat chocolate milk after.

4. Make myself skate if I planned to, even if I don't "feel like it" (this does NOT include pushing myself when injured) with a full time job and a 7 month old with some issues, I rarely feel like I have an over abundance of energy. A lot if times 8pm rolls around and I put the kid down and I don't want to go out anymore. But 9/10 times, if I go out and start pushing, I will stay out for 2 hours and have a great time. If I come back in 30 minutes, no big loss, at least I got out. If I have a crappy session, at least I had one at all, the key is consistency.

None of this is rocket science, but it all helps me, even if only incrementally. I don't feel like I'm 19 again, and I certainly still get hurt and rebound slower. This is just some stuff I do that makes a bit if a difference so I figured I'd share.
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Post by: manoftheeast on November 15, 2013, 03:51:09 PM
Age:29
Set Up:
  8.25 Alien Workshop
  Spitfire Strike Anywhere
  Thunder Ti-Lights
  Bones Swiss
  Black Magic grip

Married for 4 1/2 years with 1 kid.
Car salesman
When I have time/energy to skate, I am up for most anything.
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Post by: JAesop on November 15, 2013, 04:25:45 PM
42
I have a 5 year old, almost 6.
I am a physical therapist assistant.
8.125 Hopps Barrier deck,Indy's, STF 54.
I'll shake it up and ride an 8.5 for a week or two and then an 8.
Favorite thing to skate is anything where I can keep moving. Street preferred.
Things about getting older, I def need warmup time before I feel like I can try anything new. But the flip side is that the stuff I can do I have locked down most of the time. I have lost the light feeling ollies though. I used to be able to just snap up or over anything, now it takes effort. 
Nobody my age really skates anymore so it's a lot of solo missions.  And slams hurt twice as much. And they get in my head twice as much.

All time faves are Busenitz, Speyer, Frazier, Brauch, Kirby, Matt Rodriguez, Chris Miller.

But it's all good b/c I just built a quarter pipe in my garage.   
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Post by: bea! on November 15, 2013, 04:33:50 PM
Age: 35
Set Up: 8.62 Anti Hero
             55 mm spitfire parkburners
             149 Indys
           
Preferred Terrain: parks and curbs
Favorite skaters: Eric Dressen, Julien Stranger, Mark Gonzales, stereo-Ethan Fowler
Music: Just about everything... total record nerd.  these days lots of 70's Glam, NWOBHM and early Motorhead.  Italian/Euro hardcore
Married: Nope but in a steady reltionship
Kids: No but a shit load of pets
Occupation: been a chef for a long time, considering going back to school for electrical engineering.

Definitely takes longer to warm up and my sessions usually max out at the 1.5 to 2 hour mark, but feeling better than i have in a long time. Gonna try to start jogging again to keep it up. 
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Post by: vegan*shawn on November 15, 2013, 06:53:51 PM
Age:42
Set Up: 8.8 Welcome "owlcat" 55 ACE trucks 56mm Bones SPF "daggers" Super red Bones bearings not PIG rails and risers and some sort of hardware

Preferred Terrain: old man street (curbs, small ledges, curb cuts, etc...) pools, ditches, parks, parking garages, DIY spots

Favorite skaters: Neil Heddings, Ron Allen, Ed Templeton, Gonz, Natas, the Welcome kids, Jason Adams, Julian Stranger, Vincent Alverez, Raven Tershey, Screech, Pete The OX, Craig Questions, Foz, Chopper (all the Osaka Daggers), Tim Brauch, Ba Ku, Neil Blender... could go on and on

Music: Punk, Hardcore, Soul, hip hop (not rap), metal, jazz, classical, old country

Married: yes, 9 years, been a couple 10 years

Kids: 3 girls 16, 12 and 9

Occupation: Independent living instructor for handicapped adults
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Post by: ice nine on November 15, 2013, 06:57:03 PM
this threads the shit. go guys go, hope to be as level headed as some of u when im older and even more useless
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Post by: b.v. on November 15, 2013, 08:51:25 PM
Age: 39(40 next month)
set up: always changes, but right now 8.5 heroin/indys/53mm f4
terrain: most anything, but smallish tranny and curbs are preferred.
favs: My friends
married: yup, 15 years worth
kids: no but trying, little late to the game
job: skate shop lackey

These past few years I have slowed way down, still excited to roll and squeeze an hour or two in almost every day but my body is aging. Gained and lost then gained and lost again about 40 lbs. Had to establish a regimen of exercises, stretches and daily habits that are healthy.
I am worried about this winter as the colder it gets, the less I feel like skating. I used to need an all day fix but can get a ton of enjoyment from an hour or two and be satisfied to go home and hang out with my wife and dog. Hoping this topic helps me gain some excitement to go out of my way to roll.
Lots of your guys posts inspire me, I always feel so ancient when I'm out with my friends. I never have been great at skating, but enjoy the tricks I have and some days I push myself but regret it the next morning.
I don't drink or smoke, no drugs. Don't even drink soda really, kinda boring but I want to skate as long as possible and not be the beer gutted guy talking everyone's ear off at the park. I just wanna roll and be happy and healthy.

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Post by: gnidraobetaks on November 15, 2013, 08:53:52 PM
Age: 666
Set Up: 8.75 Anti Hero Cardiel Eagle board
             59 mm Jivaro wheels
             169 Indys
Preferred Terrain: the redcurb in the liquor store parking lot, my local poolcoping crater
Favorite skaters: ronnie russo, john trujillo, grant bosiero, ben burke
Music: mainly shitty southern rap from the early 2000's, and all them classic bob seger, csny america rock stuffs.
Married: guilty of pimping hoes
Kids: i own three goats.
Occupation: skateshop barnacle.
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 15, 2013, 09:08:33 PM
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Age:38
Set Up: 8.5 Blank
             52mm Bones STF Deadheads
             Ace 44's
             Bones Swiss Ceramic
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Ray Barbee, Brain Lotti, Lance Mountain and Cab
Music: The Smiths, Joy Division, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloddy Valentine, Pink Floyd...
Married: Yes, 15 going on 16 years.
Kids: 1


Occupation: Adjunct College Instructor and Freelance Graphic Designer

Cool you're backing ace, what part of the sw u skating these ditches


Yeah, love my Aces.

I'm actually in the SE. Alabama to be exact.

Not trying to type cast you, I grew in the geographic center of North America, aka the worst place to get seafood or skate ditches.  I've only skated good ditches in the sw and Texas.  I can only dream of those Alabama ditches

Here's a few pics of the ditches we skate. Four of the five are in close proximity to my house.

Most my homies I skate with range from age 33-41 years old.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/10880018675_7e96da9915.jpg)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/10880021505_de06ec2762_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/10880330533_fe576b6254.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5506/10880170894_acefe7095b.jpg)
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/10880055486_378034ce6c_b.jpg)
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Post by: b.v. on November 15, 2013, 09:10:25 PM
Damn!
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Post by: Randozzi on November 15, 2013, 09:13:58 PM
Age: 37
set up: 8.25 Magenta, 139 Indys (stage 11s), 54mm Prize Fighter
terrain: smallish tranny/banks, smallish ledges and curbs are preferred.
favs: friends, Mike Daher, Stranger, Ibaseta, Rick Howard, Dressen, Gonz, Agha, Jimmy Lannon, Leo Valls, Jake Johnson, many more.
music: jazz, godhead silo, unwound, wu-tang, gravediggaz, sleep, classical, tortoise, black sabbath, buncha shit
married: no
kids: 5 year old girl
job: freelance jerk of a couple trades, but nothing you know, regular.

never been good but i love pushing around cities, empty downtowns and random industrial areas. recently lost some weight and that's helped with my pop and self confidence. feel like i'm skating better than i ever have. granted, that's not saying much.
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Post by: Getty on November 15, 2013, 11:53:28 PM
Thanks for all the responses. I didn't mean to bring the vibe down, I just thought this thread was the right fit to spill what's been on my mind.

I think it's awesome that you brought this up. Aging as a skater is tough because it's such an insanely physical activity & the body just starts not working as well after awhile - no matter how you take care of it.

However, I really agree with the diet stuff that has been mentioned. I skate probably 5-6 times a week but there's no way I could keep that up physically if I was still eating & drinking the way I did in my 20s. Quitting nicotine and caffeine, & getting off processed foods and ANY artificial flavor, coloring, syrup, etc. - that right there got me a massive increase in energy and stamina when I did it in my early 30s. Just stop putting chemicals in your body & watch how good you start feeling.

The bottom line for me is: I will always love the feeling of just pushing and rolling. I still love doing tricks, and I hope to have lots more years of that. But in the end, when I'm too old to flip the board, I'll still love just pushing around some downtown or parking lot somewhere. If you get in touch with that essence of the whole thing (yeah, it's hokey but whatever), you'll always have fun - even if you're not having a good day, trick-wise, or your energy is low or whatever.

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Post by: Jares on November 16, 2013, 01:12:02 AM
Age:35
Set Up: 8.25 Larosa
             53mm Larosa Logos
             Thunder 149's
             Bones Swiss Ceramic

Preferred Terrain: Street
Favorite skaters: Jovante Turner, Rick Howard, Lavar McBride, Nick Jensen, Jason Jesse, Lenwood Kirk.
Music: My Bloody Valentine, MF DOOM, Ariel Pink, New Order, Ride, Das Racist, De La Soul, Flying Lotus.
Married: Naw.
Occupation: Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Photographer... whichever one of those I can make money off of at any given time- HA!

I've been skating off and on forever but just recently I've been trying to get back into it and actually shred a bit. I hurt my knee a while ago and am trying to work my way back up. It sucks because in my mind I can do shit but my body is like, "Yo dude, chill- one step at a time!" I also gained 10lbs after moving to a place where drinking beer is a requirement. I just realized how important the exercise, diet, and stretching reality is...sigh, I wish I would've known about his stuff when I was a young-buck. Now that winter is coming I will be confined to an indoor park, which I hate. Its a constant struggle for dominance with younger dudes who are always in snake mode, and when the BMXers get in the mix. Anybody here have an exercise/diet regiment they are on and would like to share?
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Post by: chinese weed on November 16, 2013, 03:51:43 AM
Age:36 (& still got tricks)
Set Up: 7.5 Justin Girard New Deal "Rumblefish" slick
             43mm Underworld Element Ducketts
             129 Thunders
             Bones Swiss
             Zero Two sneakers

Preferred Terrain: Parking garages, double-sided curbs, smooth flatground
Favorite skaters: Chris Fissel, Rene Matthyssen, Ron Knigge, Sage Humphries
Music: Beastie Boys, Descendents/All, Naughty By Nature, Black Sheep, Snow, Wreckx-n-Effect‎, Das Efx.
Married: Divorced 4x
Kids: No
Occupation: gigolo

Still got pressure flips & slappy noseslide shove-its on lock.
fuck, chill out, mang.
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 16, 2013, 03:52:26 AM


The bottom line for me is: I will always love the feeling of just pushing and rolling. I still love doing tricks, and I hope to have lots more years of that. But in the end, when I'm too old to flip the board, I'll still love just pushing around some downtown or parking lot somewhere. If you get in touch with that essence of the whole thing (yeah, it's hokey but whatever), you'll always have fun - even if you're not having a good day, trick-wise, or your energy is low or whatever.



The above is exactly what I didn't understand when I stopped skateboarding in my late teens.  I have a tendency to get easily frustrated with myself if I am not performing at or near what I perceive to be a "high-level" in whatever discipline I'm involved in, be it photography, skateboarding, graffiti, whatever.

Rather than being a "quitter," I will give a thing my all for several years, or even a decade, only to finally decide their is no point in continuing to do it because I will never be "good enough".  Thankfully, I have disabused myself of this habit, and now find myself enjoying the things I love for what they are and the joy they bring me, plain & simple.

Returning to skateboarding has only been possible in light of this change in attitude.  Even if I never get fliptricks back, and never ollie higher than 2' again, I will be content because I have finally found that elusive"essence" you describe; in the most literal meaning of the word: that which is essential.  Fuck the bullshit.
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Post by: Dutch on November 16, 2013, 04:18:02 AM
also 36
girl 8 inch kennedy deck
destructo trucks
bones 52 stf wheels
swiss

stance regular

job:stay at home dad :)

got a wife and a 3 year old boy, been skating almost anything mini, curb park flat stairs etc...
still nothing better to sort out stuff in the head and get rid of frustration, think i'll have to go and skate now.

dont skate a much as i used to, but hope to be able to skate more as soon as my kid can go out and skate with me.

Fav skaters:hensley, duffy, kenny anderson, jerry hsu reynolds marc johnson deawon... well... not that many that i dont like
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 16, 2013, 05:09:29 AM
Old guy question:
Does it ever annoy you when playing SKATE with the younger generation they automatically assume that Berrics BATB rules apply? The reason I ask is that if by chance I get them to T I'm almost certainly out of flip trick variations from my bag and a no comly variation is what I want to take them out. That or a Sal flip.
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Post by: few123456789 on November 16, 2013, 05:46:19 AM
Has anyone ever run into home insurance problems with mini ramps or a quarter in your garage?
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Post by: Life Fast Johnny on November 16, 2013, 06:16:24 AM
Age: 36
Set up:  Lockdown Wenning 8.25
             Thunder Cole Light 147 Hi's
             Spitfire F4 101 51mm
             Reds
Terrain:  Street
Favorite Skaters:  Oyola, Kalis, Wenning, Pops, Quim, Gino, Reynolds, Provost, Riley Hawk
Music:  Hardcore, some hip hop, some metal/doom
Married:  Yep
Occupation:  Construction Management
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Post by: HATE! on November 16, 2013, 06:43:37 AM
I think we've had a few old dudes' clubs in here.  All the dudes I skate with are either in their late 20s-late 30s.

Age: 33
Set up:  I skate the exact same set up as Randozzi
Terrain:  Street
Favorite Skaters:  Julien, Oyola, Jahmal Williams
Music:  Grind, hardcore, black metal, doom, jazz and some older hip hop in there.
Married:  Yep
Occupation:  Full time college student, Part time at a liquor store, part time managing some admin stuff for a contracting company.  Hopefully, I'll be a grad student after next spring.  Working toward becoming an art therapist.


I generally skate about 4 times a week unless it's a particularly rough week at school with papers and exams.  Kansas City has a pretty fun downtown to skate and it mostly shuts down around 5-6.  Bust free city exploring.  Some DIY spots, lots of fun alleys with hidden little spots alongside some bigger, more well known ones and quite a few skateparks if you're into that.  The skate scene here is really friendly and there aren't any real assholes.  I used to have a big problem about living in the middle of the country, but the truth is that it's really cheap and easy to live here compared to everywhere else I've lived
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Post by: Endless Toedrag on November 16, 2013, 06:52:07 AM
Age:30
Set Up: 8.5 of whatever is on sale.
             53 spits
             149 Indys
             bones  reds, always
             Mob Grip
Preferred Terrain: all terrain.
Favorite skaters: childress, cardona, gravette, partanen, jason adams
Music:  hip hop, soul, reggae, some hardcore.
Married: yep
Kids: one
Occupation: freelance writer
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on November 16, 2013, 07:10:08 AM
Has anyone ever run into home insurance problems with mini ramps or a quarter in your garage?
Was shopping for new insurance this week and one of the questions
Progressive asked was do I have a skateboard ramp taller than 1 foot
on the property. Ha, never seen that one before. I just said no, all I have
right now is a quarter pipe and I figure I can tear that down quick if I need to.
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Post by: manoftheeast on November 16, 2013, 07:33:56 AM
sans umbilical, what part of Alabama do you reside?  I'm down here in the Montgomery area.
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Post by: Dirtymac on November 16, 2013, 07:50:30 AM
48 this January. Been out w a ruptured disc for almost 2 mnths now. Have limited use of my left leg and not sure if its ever coming back . But after reading all these posts Im really glad Im an old transition guy. Theres no pushing involved and carving and slash grinding bring me the juice I need from skating. Also being involved w the building and modifying of backyard spots.Hopefully I'll be back on board soon. That is all...
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Post by: Wayne Regretzky on November 16, 2013, 07:54:33 AM
Age: 33
Stance: Regs
Set-up: Wray Bros "Darkside of The Luna"
            Royal IV Low Trucks
            Bones 53mm
            Swiss Bearings
Terrain: I'll skate anything and I'm gonna slam doing it because I'm old and I suck
Favorite Skaters: Natas Kaupas, Matt Hensley and Gonz
Favorite Videos: Questionable, 1281 and Los Nueva Vidas De Paco
Favorite Part: Natas - "Streets On Fire"
Music: The Smiths, Morrissey, X, and 90's Hip-Hop

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Post by: Endless Toedrag on November 16, 2013, 08:24:04 AM
sans umbilical, what part of Alabama do you reside?  I'm down here in the Montgomery area.

hey fellow alabamians!  i grew up in auburn, but have since moved away.  i loved skating in alabama though.  used to trek up to montgomery all the time and skate.  cool!
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Post by: the snake on November 16, 2013, 09:13:35 AM
Age: 36
Stance: Regular
Set-up: 8.2 blank
            139 indys stage X bones hard bushings
            old bones stf
            old but still good Swiss Bearings
Terrain: skateparks , streets
Music: hendrix, nirvana, led zep, living colour, rory gallagher, king crimson, kyuss, at the driving etc...
living with my girl for 14 years, we have a 3 years old amazing daughter
job: stay at home dad too
i don't feel old, just have to hear carefully when my body screams...
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Post by: max power on November 16, 2013, 09:25:46 AM
Age: 32
Set up:  8" Polar, 5.0 Theeve's, 52mm Formula 4's
Terrain:  Street
Favorite Skaters:  Daniel Lebron, Hjalte Halberg, Andrew Allen, AVE, Pontus
Music: Mostly hip hop. Lately Action Bronson,  Jeremiah Jae and Danny Brown. Also Mogwai, Godspeed and shit like that.
Married:  Yeah
Occupation: Finished my masters in architecture a while ago and am looking for a job.
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 16, 2013, 10:11:21 AM
sans umbilical, what part of Alabama do you reside?  I'm down here in the Montgomery area.

Birmingham
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Post by: bea! on November 16, 2013, 10:25:13 AM


The bottom line for me is: I will always love the feeling of just pushing and rolling. I still love doing tricks, and I hope to have lots more years of that. But in the end, when I'm too old to flip the board, I'll still love just pushing around some downtown or parking lot somewhere. If you get in touch with that essence of the whole thing (yeah, it's hokey but whatever), you'll always have fun - even if you're not having a good day, trick-wise, or your energy is low or whatever.



The above is exactly what I didn't understand when I stopped skateboarding in my late teens.  I have a tendency to get easily frustrated with myself if I am not performing at or near what I perceive to be a "high-level" in whatever discipline I'm involved in, be it photography, skateboarding, graffiti, whatever.

Rather than being a "quitter," I will give a thing my all for several years, or even a decade, only to finally decide their is no point in continuing to do it because I will never be "good enough".  Thankfully, I have disabused myself of this habit, and now find myself enjoying the things I love for what they are and the joy they bring me, plain & simple.

Returning to skateboarding has only been possible in light of this change in attitude.  Even if I never get fliptricks back, and never ollie higher than 2' again, I will be content because I have finally found that elusive"essence" you describe; in the most literal meaning of the word: that which is essential.  Fuck the bullshit.

i'm with you guys 100%.  one thing i've noticed is that when I was younger i never really just cruised around on my board.  it was all about getting to the spots... "cruiser" boards weren't really a thing.  it's one of my favorite things in the world to do now... just forget the car and haul ass down the street.  nothing more fun than that.
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Post by: ice nine on November 16, 2013, 11:32:32 AM
Age: 33
City: Los Angeles(Silverlake)
Stance: Regs
Set-up: Wray Bros 7.75  Paul Luna "Darkside of The Luna"
            Royal IV Low Trucks
            Bones 53mm
            Swiss Bearings
Terrain: I'll skate anything and I'm gonna slam doing it because I'm old and I suck
Favorite Skaters: Natas Kaupas, Matt Hensley, Duke Matsayama, and Mark Tavis
Favorite Video: Questionable
Favorite Part: Natas - "Streets On Fire"
Music: The Smiths, Morrissey, X, The Misfits, Black Flag, and 90's Hip-Hop


where'd u get ur username? 10 years ago I entered and won a tiny contest for a tiny band called Wayne regretzky from Toronto, and they never sent me my cd that I won!!
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Post by: Johnny Rad on November 16, 2013, 11:34:52 AM
Age: 35
Set Up: 8.125 3D Bear, Indys, Spitfires
Terrain: anything I can get to
Favorites: Hensley, MJ, Mariano, J Lee, Westgate
Music: Punk, Shoegaze, Motown, Metal (I saw Slayer last night)
Occupation: Accountant

Started skating at 10. I never for one day ever thought about quitting. Some of my friends I grew up skating with who were absolute rippers just stopped and I can't for one second wrap my head around how you can do and love something for so long and just stop?
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Post by: Commercial D on November 16, 2013, 03:04:00 PM
Age: 33
City: Los Angeles(Silverlake)

Ever go to El 7 Mares on Tuesdays for them $1 fish tacos?
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Post by: rothdigga on November 16, 2013, 04:34:56 PM
I'm an old dude...so I'll join in the fun on here.
Age: 41
Setup- 7.825 SLAVE or ZERO (I work for Blackbox), 50mm wheels (keeping it probably the lowest to the ground on here), low indys
Terrain- ledges that get lower and lower each year, manny pads, flatground for days...
Fav's- MJ, Creager, Busenitz, Gonz, Shane O'Neil, Hensley, Ray Barbee all day long
Music- early 90's gangster rap, Smiths, Cure, 80's punk
Occupation- Sales rep in Skate industry, head judge at most Pro and Am contests since 2000

The familiar theme on this whole thread is about warming up.  That's seriously the most difficult thing I deal with each time I go out and I battle and battle to get over it.  I was always the first try out of the car and never needed any warmup, so I really have to force myself to roll around doing barely anything these days just to get my legs going.  It probably sounds so stupid to someone who's younger, but it's the biggest thing I have to get past for a good skate session. 
I 100% agree with people on here who have said that ollies just aren't crispy anymore.  You pretty much feel like a soggy, wet dog everytime you get off the ground.  Gravity is my worst enemy these days. 
But...if I just go out and keep my flatground game somewhat tight (by going out 2 times a week), everything else falls into place.  I will not have skated a ledge for a while but if I've just been skating flat and keeping up with games of SKATE vs the homies, I can get down pretty easily.  If I go too long between skating, then it all goes to hell real quick. 
Even working in the skate industry since 1998, you would think it's just like you can skate everyday, but just like everyone else and any other job, I struggle to find time to get out and skate.  If we're running a contest somewhere, sometimes we're there from 8am-7pm.  Even watching all that ripping...at the end of that day I'm still thinking about going back to the hotel and chilling cause I'm beat.  One thing we do have a solid tradition of though is at Tampa Am and Pro, I get the keys to the park and show up at 11pm well after everyone is gone to have a super rad private session with a bunch of old dudes.  Me, Josh Friedberg, Zitzer, Vern, James Craig, Sinclair, Bob Reynolds, Andrew Cannon (not old but old at heart).  That's the usual crew.  I realized that about 5-6 years ago that we need to take advantage of being so lucky with places like that when we can. 
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Post by: beazlocal on November 16, 2013, 04:50:28 PM
fuck it, i'll play along,
37, turning 38 shortly, married, two kids
Riding an 8.25 Krooked, always Indy's, 139's, and 52 Spitty's.
I'll skate anything and enjoy it all.
Don't get to skate nearly as much as I would like to, but my 4 year old got himself a board and padded up this year. We'd skate flatground for an hour or 2 and it fucking ripped.

I hope to be able to skate forever, we'll see if my carcass will allow it.

I'd love to work in skateboarding somehow too, but I live in Canada, and have to bills to pay.....
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Post by: rothdigga on November 16, 2013, 04:52:47 PM
Oh yeah...married for 4 years, no kids...so I very much realize that gives me much more time to skate than the average person.

Beazelocal...I'm lucky enough to live here in SoCal to work in the skate industry.  If I didn't live here, I would be doing something else for sure (but still skating).
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Post by: j....soy..... on November 16, 2013, 06:21:16 PM
Props to you over 30 under 8" dudes....

I've bummed out a few geezers by telling them I'd rather skate flat than a vert bowl......
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 16, 2013, 06:37:53 PM
Right on, I'm glad so many of you checked in and introduced yourselves. There's more of you than I thought there would be and I don't recognize a lot of your names as regular posters in the everyday threads here (although I don't pay much attention so I could be wrong.) Keep it coming...

Rothdigga, it seems that you're living every old dude in here's dream hahaha. The Cold War video was fucking retarded. Jamie really put it down for us old guys and Tommy and Dane set the bar a little higher for the stair/rail/gap dogs for sure.

I hear what a lot of you are saying about the inevitable body breakdown, but it's not affecting me too severely yet. I don't take great care of myself, I do bad and good things, and I'm not overweight and in good shape. I get up at 4:30 every morning and lift heavy shit until 2:00 for work. But my knees, wrists, elbows, ankles, fingers,toes, feet, hands, and neck are totally destroyed from skating. I'm constantly covered in scabs, limping, everything is popping and cracking, and I'm in some kind of pain hahaha. The funny thing is, I don't feel it when I'm skating most of the time. I don't know if it's the adrenaline or what but I usually feel better after a session than I did when I started, and usually feel better the next day too.

I've done bigger stuff this year and learned more tricks than I ever have in my life. Don't get me wrong, I'm not hyping myself up; I still suck compared to most people. But I think that my positive attitude and the fact that I'm having so much fun plays a really big role in what I've accomplished lately.

We're having a warm snap here; it's supposed to be close to 60 tomorrow. I always skate on Sundays and hopefully we can get one last REAL street session before the snow starts falling.  






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Post by: arcam on November 16, 2013, 07:06:07 PM
Age: 39
Stance: Regular
Set-up: always a Mariano
            Indy Kostons
            spitfires
Terrain: my kitchen,flatground
Favorite Skaters:Guy,Gilbert,Herman
Music: autolux,blinker the star,Mac demarco
Girl:Escorts
job: Fitter
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Post by: Tracer on November 16, 2013, 07:09:40 PM
you guys are old as dirt. im gunna go jerk off because i can still get a boner
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Post by: j....soy..... on November 16, 2013, 11:09:10 PM
It's not like you have the shitty thread market cornered.....
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 17, 2013, 12:09:39 AM
Props to you over 30 under 8" dudes....

I've bummed out a few geezers by telling them I'd rather skate flat than a vert bowl......
I was thinking the same thing. The friends I have that still skate, their board seem to be getting bigger and they seem to only want to skate tranny now where as my boards are either the same or smaller and I still want street and flatground.
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Post by: QUIT SINNIN on November 17, 2013, 12:40:39 AM
I'm pushing 40, but enough of the dating bio thing... let's discuss "old guy stuff".

I guess you could say I'm going through a skateboarding crisis. Been skateboarding for so long and was semi decent, but nowadays when I step on a board I feel like I'm going to fall over sideways ala Koston as Chaplin in Mouse. It's quite sobering to go from taking pros out in S.K.A.T.E. to struggling to 50-50 a ledge (some days). I don't know what happened these last few years, but not being able to just roll around and consistently do even basic tricks puts a serious damper on the fun level. The ratio of bummer skate days to semi-ok ones is far too great. I feel conflicted. If I generally don't have fun skating does that mean it's "time to put the skateboard away"? If so, can I? It's my true passion in life. I can't see myself ever being able to get it out of my mind. The alternative seems worse: being a skateboarding fan while not doing it. Just like every other fat old dude cheering for their favorite sports team. I need a therapist.

post of the year
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Post by: sfa on November 17, 2013, 10:41:38 AM
36
8.25
52mm
Indys currently the kostons
Swiss

Street

Favs: this is always tuff but...... Dill, Kalis, templeton, huf, forbes, Chico, ferguson, Nate Broussard, Puleo, Ben gore, renaud, Dgar, Molinar, al Davis, Ben fisher, lotti, Sean Pablo Murphy, loads more

Live with the lady

No kids

I'm lucky to live in LA and work in the industry. Loads of inspirational guys around all the time! More so, there is a park near my place with a lot of dudes that are in there 30's and the all rip! It's been really good the last year skating with so many guys my age who still want to skate at a high level for their own enjoyment. Skating with pros can be really fun and very inspiring but can also be a total fucking bummer. Still trying to film that "last" part and feeling drivin for it to not suck.

Summary fuck your age and skate your ass off!
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Post by: paraquat on November 17, 2013, 12:21:40 PM
30
8 shop deck thunders 54 bones stf

No friends that skate in town, all others quit.

Married with a kid on the way

Execersise frequently and eat right to stay healthy

Depending on the weather I will hit the streets solo about 4 days a week.

Got my lady a cruiser that she was riding with me for a while until the pregnancy.

Work in video production and just bought a house with a big yard hopefully gunna get some cement going. Hopefully that 1 foot rule isn't enforced.

Looking forward to many more years out there...


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Post by: j....soy..... on November 17, 2013, 11:18:47 PM
Props to you over 30 under 8" dudes....

I've bummed out a few geezers by telling them I'd rather skate flat than a vert bowl......
I was thinking the same thing. The friends I have that still skate, their board seem to be getting bigger and they seem to only want to skate tranny now where as my boards are either the same or smaller and I still want street and flatground.

I hate wearing helmets so I avoid terrain where I should be wearing one.....
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Post by: MaS on November 18, 2013, 12:43:07 PM
Props to you over 30 under 8" dudes....

I've bummed out a few geezers by telling them I'd rather skate flat than a vert bowl......
I was thinking the same thing. The friends I have that still skate, their board seem to be getting bigger and they seem to only want to skate tranny now where as my boards are either the same or smaller and I still want street and flatground.

I hate wearing helmets so I avoid terrain where I should be wearing one.....

I just started skating bowls and stuff.  I was always sonic the ledge hog, and manual dude.  Not really into stairs and rails. Always had pretty good pop, so skating spots like Chaffey High School and tables were kinda my thing.  But recently because I get out less my brother who is a vert dog got me into skate park bowls and to be honest its been fun.  It's made skating more often easier, and I think it's improved my street skating.  Before when i would go to a ditch or something with super fast/tight tranny I would the guy thats sits it out.  Now Im down.  also I can take the Guy Mariano approach,  which means make a spot work for you.  Like a puzzle.   Yes I wear pads when Im skating the big bowls but I don't feel lame because the dudes that are usually in the session are doing the same.  My brother skates with a lot of bowls only dudes.  Look up Palm Springs, The Yard.  He's there pretty much everyday, or every other day, kind of like the resident photographer,  HE's skates with a lot of pro's.  Arto, Reyborn, etc.. but many old dudes like eddie Elguera and Holmes, Bucky.  Through him I get hooked up with free shit. Which is pretty cool, as years back I use to hook him up. 
 
I think getting older has made skating at a high level a different kind of challenge.  Because I've tweaked my ankle so much I skate switch more often when it's ledges and flat ground.  Less flip tricks but board size doesn't effect it much.  8.25 seems to flip the same as 8.5 on good days.   It's more the wheels and trucks that mess with me there.  I like 58's for my park board and 53's for my street ledge board.  I never really cared for the science of it till recently but it makes a big difference for me.  maybe it's all in my head.

Don't knock the bowls and pads.  One fall from the top and trust me you will be looking at hip pads in the football section of the sporting goods store.   
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Post by: dgus138 on November 18, 2013, 01:08:59 PM
Age: 31
Set up:  Isle Nick Jensen 8.125 deck
             Krux trucks
             Spitfire F4 99 52mm wheels
             Reds bearings
             Plains hardware
Terrain:  park/street
Favorite Skaters:  Keenan, Gino, York, Rickk, Busenitz, Pontus, Templeton
Music:  Hardcore, hip-hop, metal
Married:  3 months, together 13 years
Occupation:  Drawing houses
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Post by: j....soy..... on November 18, 2013, 05:39:41 PM
Props to you over 30 under 8" dudes....

I've bummed out a few geezers by telling them I'd rather skate flat than a vert bowl......
I was thinking the same thing. The friends I have that still skate, their board seem to be getting bigger and they seem to only want to skate tranny now where as my boards are either the same or smaller and I still want street and flatground.

I hate wearing helmets so I avoid terrain where I should be wearing one.....

I just started skating bowls and stuff.  I was always sonic the ledge hog, and manual dude.  Not really into stairs and rails. Always had pretty good pop, so skating spots like Chaffey High School and tables were kinda my thing.  But recently because I get out less my brother who is a vert dog got me into skate park bowls and to be honest its been fun.  It's made skating more often easier, and I think it's improved my street skating.  Before when i would go to a ditch or something with super fast/tight tranny I would the guy thats sits it out.  Now Im down.  also I can take the Guy Mariano approach,  which means make a spot work for you.  Like a puzzle.   Yes I wear pads when Im skating the big bowls but I don't feel lame because the dudes that are usually in the session are doing the same.  My brother skates with a lot of bowls only dudes.  Look up Palm Springs, The Yard.  He's there pretty much everyday, or every other day, kind of like the resident photographer,  HE's skates with a lot of pro's.  Arto, Reyborn, etc.. but many old dudes like eddie Elguera and Holmes, Bucky.  Through him I get hooked up with free shit. Which is pretty cool, as years back I use to hook him up. 
 
I think getting older has made skating at a high level a different kind of challenge.  Because I've tweaked my ankle so much I skate switch more often when it's ledges and flat ground.  Less flip tricks but board size doesn't effect it much.  8.25 seems to flip the same as 8.5 on good days.   It's more the wheels and trucks that mess with me there.  I like 58's for my park board and 53's for my street ledge board.  I never really cared for the science of it till recently but it makes a big difference for me.  maybe it's all in my head.

Don't knock the bowls and pads.  One fall from the top and trust me you will be looking at hip pads in the football section of the sporting goods store.   

No knocking nothin.....I'd just rather skate a curb than a pool....it's Slap man.....when shit gets gnarly you just tighten up your shoelace belt....
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Post by: MaS on November 18, 2013, 06:24:21 PM
Props to you over 30 under 8" dudes....

I've bummed out a few geezers by telling them I'd rather skate flat than a vert bowl......
I was thinking the same thing. The friends I have that still skate, their board seem to be getting bigger and they seem to only want to skate tranny now where as my boards are either the same or smaller and I still want street and flatground.

I hate wearing helmets so I avoid terrain where I should be wearing one.....

I just started skating bowls and stuff.  I was always sonic the ledge hog, and manual dude.  Not really into stairs and rails. Always had pretty good pop, so skating spots like Chaffey High School and tables were kinda my thing.  But recently because I get out less my brother who is a vert dog got me into skate park bowls and to be honest its been fun.  It's made skating more often easier, and I think it's improved my street skating.  Before when i would go to a ditch or something with super fast/tight tranny I would the guy thats sits it out.  Now Im down.  also I can take the Guy Mariano approach,  which means make a spot work for you.  Like a puzzle.   Yes I wear pads when Im skating the big bowls but I don't feel lame because the dudes that are usually in the session are doing the same.  My brother skates with a lot of bowls only dudes.  Look up Palm Springs, The Yard.  He's there pretty much everyday, or every other day, kind of like the resident photographer,  HE's skates with a lot of pro's.  Arto, Reyborn, etc.. but many old dudes like eddie Elguera and Holmes, Bucky.  Through him I get hooked up with free shit. Which is pretty cool, as years back I use to hook him up.  
 
I think getting older has made skating at a high level a different kind of challenge.  Because I've tweaked my ankle so much I skate switch more often when it's ledges and flat ground.  Less flip tricks but board size doesn't effect it much.  8.25 seems to flip the same as 8.5 on good days.   It's more the wheels and trucks that mess with me there.  I like 58's for my park board and 53's for my street ledge board.  I never really cared for the science of it till recently but it makes a big difference for me.  maybe it's all in my head.

Don't knock the bowls and pads.  One fall from the top and trust me you will be looking at hip pads in the football section of the sporting goods store.  

No knocking nothin.....I'd just rather skate a curb than a pool....it's Slap man.....when shit gets gnarly you just tighten up your shoelace belt....

Aye yo I wasn't even upset or nothing, I was just sayin might want to give it a try. If not that's cool too. Whatever floats your boat. I like slappies to. A cooler full of coors and a red curb is all one needs.
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Post by: layzieyez on November 18, 2013, 06:37:59 PM
39
Skate everything except big drops/rails
I have a quiver of different set ups but I've been skating an 8 and 8.25 the most
2nd marriage, two kids, 9 daughter, 5 son.
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Post by: plod on November 19, 2013, 01:11:15 AM
34, wife, kid, Web Designer. Skate 8.5 to 9" boards . Bowls,  kerbs, park. Skate once a week, twice if I'm lucky.
I Used to work in the skateboard industry, have to say im much happier out of it and enjoy skateboarding more not being involved.
Immigrated a few years ago and lost all my skate crew which is why I lurk on here.
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Post by: Makaveli on November 19, 2013, 06:51:35 AM
Age: 107
Set up:  OG Nash yo
             Ride the best! Fuck the rest! Indy 149ers bitches!
             OJs and ratbones
             Reds bearings
             Plains hardware
Terrain:  natural street tranny
Favorite Skaters:  tim o'connor, jeff grosso, and gator
Music: death and burzum
Married:  75 years but bitches be crazy
Occupation:  chillin in da old folks home neeeegga!
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Post by: Iceman on November 19, 2013, 06:04:09 PM
34, wife, kid, Web Designer. Skate 8.5 to 9" boards . Bowls,  kerbs, park. Skate once a week, twice if I'm lucky.
I Used to work in the skateboard industry, have to say im much happier out of it and enjoy skateboarding more not being involved.
Immigrated a few years ago and lost all my skate crew which is why I lurk on here.

Cheers mate.
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Post by: Scaphoid Fracture on November 21, 2013, 07:51:11 AM
Age: 28
Set up: 8" shop deck, 147 thunders, 54mm autobahns, reds
Manny/tranny ratio: 70/30
Time on the board: 2 times a week for 2-3 hours
Occupation: Soon to be PE, English, and Spanish teacher.

I still feel great physically apart from acute injuries. What makes me feel old is more what shredbuffalo said, kind of a generation gap thing. For me it's the gradual change from being the kid to wanting to teach the kids the real values of skateboarding culture since they are so easily blinded by the corporate side of it. Example: In my hometown there is an awesome DIY movement that also organizes ramp-building workshops (all concrete) for the kids. It's just great to see their attitude in comparison to kids that grow up in pre-fab cookie-cutter skateparks.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 22, 2013, 06:23:18 PM
I'm just trying to bump the thread and keep it going...I guess I could find some old man shit to talk about.

A few of you guys said that you don't get out as much as you'd like to and that not having friends that skate can be a problem sometimes. It's kind of funny, but I have one friend that I skate with all the time. I met him because we'd see each other at the skatepark and random spots all the time and we started talking. He was always by himself, and I was too, so we just started skating together. We actually have a schedule that we follow like old men playing golf or meeting up for coffee twice a week hahaha. We hang out outside of our skate days once in a great while, but he has a job, I have a job, we both have girlfriends, etc...It's usually just a few skate videos sent back and forth on Facebook, a text at 7:30 Sunday morning saying, "where are we going today?", meeting up and skating for a few hours, drinking a few beers, and waiting until it's time to skate again. I should mention that my best friend also used to skate with me all the time but he blew his knee out probably almost 2 years ago now? He milked it and braced it up and kept skating for a while which completely destroyed it. He had surgery a little over a year ago but it never healed up right and he still doesn't feel good on his board. It sucks because I know it hurts him so much not being able to skate for so long, and it sucks for me because we had a lot of good times together and I really miss skating with him.

I can't say I mind having a two man crew though. I'm kind of a loner and I don't like skating/being around a lot of people I don't know. That's one of the main reasons I hate skateparks and the Fall/Winter here. I'm lucky to have an indoor park, but it gets so boring after a few visits, and when it's busy I feel so restricted and confined. I'd rather skate flat in a parking lot outside with just my boy than be in the indoor park with all of those people sometimes.

I'm mainly a street skater but I've really been thinking a lot about starting to work on my tranny skills some more...I know that my window for jumping off/down stuff is closing fast. I've taken a lot of damage and breaking my hand a few weeks ago, even though I'd like to think it was a just a freak incident, showed me that I wasn't the invincible young man I thought I was. Not to mention being out of work really fucked me financially when I wasn't expecting it and couldn't afford it. Anyhow, I've been spending some more time on the quarterpipes at the park the last few times I've been there. I'm getting backside disasters (not quite ollies yet, I kind of just sweep them up there right now), and last night me and my boy learned staple guns! Forward and fakie! Does it get any more old man than that?

And, That's really all I've for now...A stupid friend story and staple guns. What do you guys have? Tell a story, ask a question and have a bunch of grumpy old dudes argue over the answer, post a music or skating video, tell us which shoes are the best for geriatric feet (I'd say Emerica), talk about SOTY or the Zero video with like minded individuals....Whatever.
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 23, 2013, 02:16:30 AM
I'm just trying to bump the thread and keep it going...I guess I could find some old man shit to talk about.

A few of you guys said that you don't get out as much as you'd like to and that not having friends that skate can be a problem sometimes. It's kind of funny, but I have one friend that I skate with all the time. I met him because we'd see each other at the skatepark and random spots all the time and we started talking. He was always by himself, and I was too, so we just started skating together. We actually have a schedule that we follow like old men playing golf or meeting up for coffee twice a week hahaha. We hang out outside of our skate days once in a great while, but he has a job, I have a job, we both have girlfriends, etc...It's usually just a few skate videos sent back and forth on Facebook, a text at 7:30 Sunday morning saying, "where are we going today?", meeting up and skating for a few hours, drinking a few beers, and waiting until it's time to skate again. I should mention that my best friend also used to skate with me all the time but he blew his knee out probably almost 2 years ago now? He milked it and braced it up and kept skating for a while which completely destroyed it. He had surgery a little over a year ago but it never healed up right and he still doesn't feel good on his board. It sucks because I know it hurts him so much not being able to skate for so long, and it sucks for me because we had a lot of good times together and I really miss skating with him.

I can't say I mind having a two man crew though. I'm kind of a loner and I don't like skating/being around a lot of people I don't know. That's one of the main reasons I hate skateparks and the Fall/Winter here. I'm lucky to have an indoor park, but it gets so boring after a few visits, and when it's busy I feel so restricted and confined. I'd rather skate flat in a parking lot outside with just my boy than be in the indoor park with all of those people sometimes.

I'm mainly a street skater but I've really been thinking a lot about starting to work on my tranny skills some more...I know that my window for jumping off/down stuff is closing fast. I've taken a lot of damage and breaking my hand a few weeks ago, even though I'd like to think it was a just a freak incident, showed me that I wasn't the invincible young man I thought I was. Not to mention being out of work really fucked me financially when I wasn't expecting it and couldn't afford it. Anyhow, I've been spending some more time on the quarterpipes at the park the last few times I've been there. I'm getting backside disasters (not quite ollies yet, I kind of just sweep them up there right now), and last night me and my boy learned staple guns! Forward and fakie! Does it get any more old man than that?

And, That's really all I've for now...A stupid friend story and staple guns. What do you guys have? Tell a story, ask a question and have a bunch of grumpy old dudes argue over the answer, post a music or skating video, tell us which shoes are the best for geriatric feet (I'd say Emerica), talk about SOTY or the Zero video with like minded individuals....Whatever.
I've got one friend that I skate with all the time. He's 30 I'm 35 and we met randomly at the skatepark a week after he moved here from Finland. Like me he probably feels more comfortable skating with someone that has a similar amount of history in skating. We met exchanged phone numbers and skate once or twice a week depending on schedules and hang out if its too cold or raining. We get it if one of us is not feeling it or having old man aches. Then every summer a friend I've skated with since we were teenagers comes to Europe from Australia and we have a skate trip to Denmark, Sweden, France wherever we feel like and next year another guy from back in the day is coming. I have another friend who's younger that I met when he stopped me on the street looking for the skatepark and he was here studying for just a few months. He moved back to the States and now lives in Denver but we're planning on hooking up to skate next year. A two man crew skating flat is always better for me than a crowded skatepark but a 4 or 5 man crew hitting the streets is the shit. It's fun being older and knowing how to deal with security and stuff better than when you were a kid.
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 23, 2013, 08:50:24 AM
I live in this shitty little "city" about 2 hrs north of my native NYC. I been outta the game so long, and have very few friends around here anyway. Some kids saw me rolling on the block like a month and chNge ago and called me out like "yo, you skate?" But it got cold and I haven't seen them since.

With a young son and a full time job, the only time I can skate is between 8-11pm, so Albany (45min north) where there is seasons, and a scene, is out of the question most of the time. Add to that the fact that I'm old and can't really DO shit since I started again other than Ollie, shuv it, 180, and 50-50, and you've got a recipe for skating solitude. I don't mind that shit most of the time, but it definitely does make it difficult to stay motivated. There's a concrete park that's actually pretty legit in saugerties, so I been thinking about heading there during "old guy hours" (Sunday before 10am) and seeing who I run into.

Bout to get brick as fuck out here tho. Was 25 degrees this morning. So it may all soon be a moot point for the foreseeable future.
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Post by: dillanharp on November 23, 2013, 11:20:09 AM
This is the best thread on Slap. I love me some comradery. I'm about to head  downtown with the wife and kid to get a late breakfast and get a new deck.
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Post by: art hellman on November 23, 2013, 12:07:15 PM
had an over 30 skate crew in NYC...it was one of the most fun periods of skateboarding for me.

now, in Iowa, it's just me and corn
(http://brandsandfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/FieldOfDreams_field1.jpg)

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Post by: SodaJerk on November 23, 2013, 12:36:47 PM
This is the best thread on Slap. I love me some comradery. I'm about to head  downtown with the wife and kid to get a late breakfast and get a new deck.
Boom! That's how you do it.
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Post by: mattone on November 23, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
Age: 39
Set up:  Cliche JB Gillet 7.75
             Thunder's with hollow kingpin
             Enjoi 51mm
             Reds bearings
             Enjoi Hardware
Terrain:  Cherry park/Westchester
Favorite Skaters:  Right now - Busenitz, Puig, Cromer, Chewy Cannon
                             All time - Julien, Hensley, Carroll, Oyola, Gino
Music:  All sorts
Married with a 1 year old
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 23, 2013, 01:49:47 PM
It's snowing.  Fuck.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on November 25, 2013, 01:28:29 AM
Age: 39
Setup: 8.5 or so
58mm wheels
Ventures
Terrain : tranny or just cruising around town doing powerslides and no complys.......
Fav's : Gonz, Cardiel, Dressen, Omar Salazar, Miller, many others
Music: anything from country to metal to hip-hop
Occupation: translator
Married with 2 boys, 1 and 5 year old.

A I explained in another thread, I broke my fibula 3 months ago, and I'm waiting for the plate in my ankle to be taken out before I start skating again. Before that, I would ride about twice a week. My only problem regarding motivation was there's not a lot of guys over 30 skating around here.... Some days I'd go to the park and be the only one over 20 actually. Also, I left Paris about 8 years ago so I'm not around my original skate crew anymore. Which sucks cause I have so much more fun skating with the guys I've started out with (well the few of them that still skate)
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Post by: Iceman on November 25, 2013, 06:36:04 AM
Age: 39
Setup: 8.5 or so
58mm wheels
Ventures
Terrain : tranny or just cruising around town doing powerslides and no complys.......
Fav's : Gonz, Cardiel, Dressen, Omar Salazar, Miller, many others
Music: anything from country to metal to hip-hop
Occupation: translator
Married with 2 boys, 1 and 5 year old.

A I explained in another thread, I broke my fibula 3 months ago, and I'm waiting for the plate in my ankle to be taken out before I start skating again. Before that, I would ride about twice a week. My only problem regarding motivation was there's not a lot of guys over 30 skating around here.... Some days I'd go to the park and be the only one over 20 actually. Also, I left Paris about 8 years ago so I'm not around my original skate crew anymore. Which sucks cause I have so much more fun skating with the guys I've started out with (well the few of them that still skate)

Glad to hear that your plan to quit (when you hurt yourself) was nixed.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 25, 2013, 07:20:11 PM
Age: 39
Setup: 8.5 or so
58mm wheels
Ventures
Terrain : tranny or just cruising around town doing powerslides and no complys.......
Fav's : Gonz, Cardiel, Dressen, Omar Salazar, Miller, many others
Music: anything from country to metal to hip-hop
Occupation: translator
Married with 2 boys, 1 and 5 year old.

A I explained in another thread, I broke my fibula 3 months ago, and I'm waiting for the plate in my ankle to be taken out before I start skating again. Before that, I would ride about twice a week. My only problem regarding motivation was there's not a lot of guys over 30 skating around here.... Some days I'd go to the park and be the only one over 20 actually. Also, I left Paris about 8 years ago so I'm not around my original skate crew anymore. Which sucks cause I have so much more fun skating with the guys I've started out with (well the few of them that still skate)


Welcome man...We were just talking about that (the being old and having friends to skate with thing) right before you joined us. The theme of aching and broken old bones/bodies has been a common theme as well.  I hope you heal up soon and you can get back on your board with no problems.
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 25, 2013, 08:55:21 PM
Do any of you guys over 35 have pain in the arches of your feet? I've had a regular arch all my life, I suppose. I've religiously wore Vans with waffle bottoms (mostly Half Cabs, Sk8-Hi's or Old Skools) for the 26 years I've been skating (give or take). However, now when I wake up in the morning after a day of skating, my feet begin to kill me as soon as they hit the floor. It's especially painful when I walk on the hardwoods barefoot. Again, I'm 38 and this has began to occur regularly the day after a sesh. I just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone else has this issue.
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Post by: rothdigga on November 25, 2013, 11:38:42 PM
All this old man hype got me sparked to finally put together footage that I've collected for the past 4-5 years and edit it together.  It's rare that I go out and film anything anymore...the recurring theme on here of course is motivation.  I went through small periods of being hyped to film, then got busy and it would go away.  I'm almost finished and will post it on here as soon as I get completely finished.  Maybe I should put it up against Nyjah's part.  I've got no stairs, no hammers, curbs, flatground, manny tricks and small ledges...I think I can make a late run at SOTY if I play my cards right. 
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Post by: paraquat on November 26, 2013, 08:03:30 AM
Arch pain in my pushing foot at 29-30 here. Only when I skate thin shoes it seems. I went from half cabs to strictly emericas for 4-5 years now back to lakai griffins. And my foot pain is pretty nagging.
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Post by: art hellman on November 26, 2013, 08:16:15 AM
Sitting at a desk 10-12 hours a day has has beat up my body (i.e. back, legs, shoulders) more than skateboarding ever has... if anything, skateboarding helps me work out all the kinks at the end of the day/week.

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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 26, 2013, 12:23:54 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2038132#msg2038132 date=1385441721
Do any of you guys over 35 have pain in the arches of your feet? I've had a regular arch all my life, I suppose. I've religiously wore Vans with waffle bottoms (mostly Half Cabs, Sk8-Hi's or Old Skools) for the 26 years I've been skating (give or take). However, now when I wake up in the morning after a day of skating, my feet begin to kill me as soon as they hit the floor. It's especially painful when I walk on the hardwoods barefoot. Again, I'm 38 and this has began to occur regularly the day after a sesh. I just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone else has this issue.

"Arch pain in my pushing foot at 29-30 here. Only when I skate thin shoes it seems. I went from half cabs to strictly emericas for 4-5 years now back to lakai griffins. And my foot pain is pretty nagging."


I'm an Emerica guy. I've been running this pair of Herman G6's for probably 3 months now, and while they're starting to show their age I won't be surprised if I get another 4-6 weeks out of them. Quality wise, you cant fuck with Emerica (admittedly, I've never owned a pair of Lakais.)

Like you guys I was having some problems with my feet, mostly due to impact injuries and landing primo, and the fact that I'm on my feet all day at work rather than just being sore after a session...I had a nasty heel bruise for like 6 weeks that just wouldn't go away as long as I kept on skating twice a week. That's when I realized that the G6 Impact Foam insoles in my Hermans just weren't cutting it for me and I got myself a set of these...
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm91/igordog18/450.jpg) (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/igordog18/media/450.jpg.html)
I actually bought the generic version, like "Top Care" or something for $10 less and my heel bruise got better and my feet have been in much better shape since.

I guess the moral of the story is, the shoe companies can spend all kinds of money coming up with and promoting the newest revolutionary shock absorbing insoles, but sometimes all you need is a pair of generic gel sport insoles and you're all good.

I recently got a pair of the older Westgates which I planned on using as my everyday/chilling shoes, so I haven't skated in them, but they're comfortable as hell and the insoles feel really soft and nice. Because I'm broke as hell and going to be playing catch up once I go back to work I might end up having to skate in them though.
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 12:33:52 PM
If you guys would just keep it as low to the ground as I do here in this part...you might not have the arch problems.
I finally got a hold of some tapes that me and my homie Billy have been filming with an old VX for the past few years as well as some stuff I filmed for the Roger Curb video that didn't go in. ? 
Like I said before, all this old man talk got me inspired to put stuff together. ? I can't get up on a ledge higher than my knee anymore and surely can't go off anything bigger than a 3 stair, but whatevs. ? 27 years deep in the game. ? 
Maybe I can get a vote for WSOTY with this shit...old men rise up.
Rothmeyer Part 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmyru9cXTuM&feature=youtu.be#)
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Post by: hootbags on November 26, 2013, 12:53:31 PM
Age:39
Set Up: 7.75 BLVD, 50mm Wheels, Silver Trucks
Preferred Terrain: Street: smooth flat for games of s.k.a.t.e., lower ledges these days, manny pads, small bumps, tranny skills are non existent.
Favorite skaters: Mike Carroll, Guy Mariano, Jeremy Wray, Kris Markovich, Brian Lotti, Matt Hensley. Mostly the older dudes from my era, i do really enjoy all the young bucks, but they just don't have the impact on me that the pros of my day had. Although the level of skating these days is off the charts.
Music: I'm a metal head at heart, but I enjoy most music. I don't really feel country, techno, or reggae.
Married: 10 years
Kids: No way!
Occupation: Web Developer

Back in the day I rode for Human Skateboards, Vans Shoes, and T-Bags clothing. I actually didn't like being sponsored. I like to skate what I want, when i want, on my own terms. But being sponsored made for some incredible memories. So i wouldn't trade it.

Then I went to work in the industry. Worked at Planet Earth/Adio for almost 8 years and then at Black Box for 2 before going freelance. I do miss working at skate companies because I skated more, and was more involved in the industry, but i enjoy my freedom from the office hours and commute.
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Post by: shark tits on November 26, 2013, 01:05:11 PM
that was awesome rothdigga but i feel like you were fettered by those pants. would've liked to see that tailslide nosewheelie in giant orange jeans.
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 01:12:30 PM
that was awesome rothdigga but i feel like you were fettered by those pants. would've liked to see that tailslide nosewheelie in giant orange jeans.

The whole part would have been better if I had orange or green Zimbabwe pants on.  I fully agree.  I just can't seem to find any at Buffalo Exchange or anywhere these days. 
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Post by: paraquat on November 26, 2013, 01:22:38 PM
that was awesome rothdigga but i feel like you were fettered by those pants. would've liked to see that tailslide nosewheelie in giant orange jeans.

The whole part would have been better if I had orange or green Zimbabwe pants on.  I fully agree.  I just can't seem to find any at Buffalo Exchange or anywhere these days. 
Hit up Carl Jones @ Cross Colors... Cross Colors x Black Box ala NB#
(http://www.rustyzipper.com/full/174175.jpg)
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 26, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
If you guys would just keep it as low to the ground as I do here in this part...you might not have the arch problems.
I finally got a hold of some tapes that me and my homie Billy have been filming with an old VX for the past few years as well as some stuff I filmed for the Roger Curb video that didn't go in. ?�
Like I said before, all this old man talk got me inspired to put stuff together. ?�I can't get up on a ledge higher than my knee anymore and surely can't go off anything bigger than a 3 stair, but whatevs. ?�27 years deep in the game. ?�
Maybe I can get a vote for WSOTY with this shit...old men rise up.
Rothmeyer Part 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmyru9cXTuM&feature=youtu.be#)


Loved that Hurricane at 1:09. That's one of my fave curb/ledge tricks.

Off topic question: Do you still have the enormous Star Wars collection? I think I remember seeing that in an old 411 interview. I'm a vintage toy collector and I've always remembered that interview.
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Post by: hootbags on November 26, 2013, 01:39:37 PM
I hate wearing helmets so I avoid terrain where I should be wearing one.....

agreed...i'd like to add pads to that list...one of the most disgusting things i have ever done was rent pads form the Encinitas YMCA. The helmet and pads were soaked with someone else's funk...
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 01:46:14 PM
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Loved that Hurricane at 1:09. That's one of my fave curb/ledge tricks.

Off topic question: Do you still have the enormous Star Wars collection? I think I remember seeing that in an old 411 interview. I'm a vintage toy collector and I've always remembered that interview.

I do still have that collection. ? I was actually gathering it up recently because Chris Cole expressed some interest in buying it all off of me...so it might go out to another fellow Star Wars geek. ? It's been sitting in some boxes for a while. ? I might have to keep the Emperor in package though...
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 01:48:03 PM
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Hit up Carl Jones @ Cross Colors... Cross Colors x Black Box ala NB#

Those pants look like a combination of all the whack ass pants we wore all morphed into one horrific design.  Awesome.
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Post by: Iceman on November 26, 2013, 01:53:04 PM
If you guys would just keep it as low to the ground as I do here in this part...you might not have the arch problems.
I finally got a hold of some tapes that me and my homie Billy have been filming with an old VX for the past few years as well as some stuff I filmed for the Roger Curb video that didn't go in. ? 
Like I said before, all this old man talk got me inspired to put stuff together. ? I can't get up on a ledge higher than my knee anymore and surely can't go off anything bigger than a 3 stair, but whatevs. ? 27 years deep in the game. ? 
Maybe I can get a vote for WSOTY with this shit...old men rise up.
Rothmeyer Part 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmyru9cXTuM&feature=youtu.be#)


I had a smile on my stupid face the whole way through. That was awesome!!
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 02:13:50 PM
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I had a smile on my stupid face the whole way through. That was awesome!!

Thanks Iceman.  Glad it was a smile and not a cringe.  I've got switch mongo on lock, can't shake it still. 
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 26, 2013, 02:28:06 PM
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Loved that Hurricane at 1:09. That's one of my fave curb/ledge tricks.

Off topic question: Do you still have the enormous Star Wars collection? I think I remember seeing that in an old 411 interview. I'm a vintage toy collector and I've always remembered that interview.

I do still have that collection. ? I was actually gathering it up recently because Chris Cole expressed some interest in buying it all off of me...so it might go out to another fellow Star Wars geek. ? It's been sitting in some boxes for a while. ? I might have to keep the Emperor in package though...

That's funny because I have an Instagram account devoted to nothing but my toy pics and Chris is always either liking and/or commenting on my pics. Chris and I have a mutual friend (Drew ex-Blackbox employee) and he (Drew) tells me that Chris buys a lot of vintage toys for his kids.
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 02:36:43 PM
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That's funny because I have an Instagram account devoted to nothing but my toy pics and Chris is always either liking and/or commenting on my pics. Chris and I have a mutual friend (Drew ex-Blackbox employee) and he (Drew) tells me that Chris buys a lot of vintage toys for his kids.

Drew kills it.  I miss him working down at Black Box.  Husky ass ruler...
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Post by: SodaJerk on November 26, 2013, 02:37:04 PM
old men rise up.
Rothmeyer Part 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmyru9cXTuM&feature=youtu.be#)

Loved it. Interestingly the HD stuff looked better to me.
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 26, 2013, 03:07:55 PM
That part was fun. Lots of nice looking low-impact spots in there; that barrier-to-ledge lookin thing towards the end in particular .
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Post by: hootbags on November 26, 2013, 03:11:22 PM
Drew kills it.  I miss him working down at Black Box.  Husky ass ruler...

I second that on Drew! Went camping in Yosemite with him once..super fun dude.

Roth...I worked at Black Box for about two years...i'm pretty sure i met you there once...
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Post by: layzieyez on November 26, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
I beat an 18 year old at SKATE last friday.  To be fair, he had just come back from a wrist injury.  Never the less it felt good and I don't usually play SKATE, but I was coaxed into it because my new friend had a cool attitude about everything.

I got him with nollie flip, switch flip, switch backside 180, switch front pop shove, and ollie impossible.

He got me SKA with kickflip, heelflip, and switch backside pop shove.
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 04:18:00 PM
Drew kills it.?  I miss him working down at Black Box.?  Husky ass ruler...

I second that on Drew! Went camping in Yosemite with him once..super fun dude.

Roth...I worked at Black Box for about two years...i'm pretty sure i met you there once...

I'm sure I met you if you were there for 2 years.  I've been working for them for almost 8 years now.  There's been some good dudes come through there (and good dudes still there). 
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Post by: hootbags on November 26, 2013, 04:30:09 PM
I'm sure I met you if you were there for 2 years.  I've been working for them for almost 8 years now.  There's been some good dudes come through there (and good dudes still there).  

I was one of the web guys from 2008 - 2010. Not the tall one, the short fat one  ::)

Met some good dudes for sure.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 26, 2013, 05:44:27 PM
 That part was tight Roth. Good style, solid mix of tricks (your manuals are crazy), and it had a good vibe to it; like you were just a dude having fun skating rather than worrying about filming too much.

My boy and I started doing some filming just for the fun of it right at the end of this past summer but neither of us have nearly enough for a "part" hahaha. I haven't even seen any of it to be honest with you.

Does anyone else have any old man footage that they'd like to share with us? Maybe somebody here will watch it and get stoked to get out there and skate.
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Post by: Mouth on November 26, 2013, 05:54:07 PM
Screw it.

Age:      36
Set up:  Girl
             Ventures
             Anything small and white
Terrain:  Street (Mainly flat and ledge dancing)
Favorite Skaters:  Gino, Creager, Koston, Saari, Appleyard
Music: Everything that isn't shitty pop
Married:  For 7 years with one 3 year-old son (He's getting his first set up for Christmas)
Occupation:  Regional creative director of a digital/social/pr agency network


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Post by: hootbags on November 26, 2013, 05:58:20 PM
Does anyone else have any old man footage that they'd like to share with us? Maybe somebody here will watch it and get stoked to get out there and skate.

Some park footy from a few years back. Part of a Dirty Thirty video some of my friends in Rhode Island put out.

http://youtu.be/_gUScn1Mm7I?t=2m44s (http://youtu.be/_gUScn1Mm7I?t=2m44s)

Starts at 2:44 ends at 3:20
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Post by: rothdigga on November 26, 2013, 07:13:06 PM
Does anyone else have any old man footage that they'd like to share with us? Maybe somebody here will watch it and get stoked to get out there and skate.

Some park footy from a few years back. Part of a Dirty Thirty video some of my friends in Rhode Island put out.

http://youtu.be/_gUScn1Mm7I?t=2m44s (http://youtu.be/_gUScn1Mm7I?t=2m44s)

Starts at 2:44 ends at 3:20

You've got a super good frontside flip Dennis...up the step up was tight!  I seem to have lost them a while back and can't get them back at all. 
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Post by: hootbags on November 27, 2013, 08:34:50 AM
You've got a super good frontside flip Dennis...up the step up was tight!  I seem to have lost them a while back and can't get them back at all. 

Wow...thanks Jason! Means a lot coming form you...
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 28, 2013, 07:03:23 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to the SLAP old dude crew. I hope you all have a great day with friends/family; just don't eat/drink too much! Gotta watch those waistlines if you want to keep shredding!

***Hootbags: That part was a lot of fun to watch. All of your tricks were super clean and on point. Was that the Black Box park?
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Post by: hootbags on November 28, 2013, 08:20:36 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to the SLAP old dude crew. I hope you all have a great day with friends/family; just don't eat/drink too much! Gotta watch those waistlines if you want to keep shredding!

***Hootbags: That part was a lot of fun to watch. All of your tricks were super clean and on point. Was that the Black Box park?

Wow! Thanks for the kind words! Most of the tricks were at the Adio park right before i left for Black Box, my 'ender'  ::)  was at the Black Box park.

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! When I was younger growing up in Rhode Island, Thanksgiving was the best day to skate...everything was closed!
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Post by: Young Satchel on November 28, 2013, 08:27:20 AM
Happy turkey day and all that.  Poured rain all day yesterday and got rid of any snow and ice from earlier in the week. Bone dry out right now. Might go for some sleepy slappies after the meal if the wind chill isn't too real.
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Post by: shark tits on November 28, 2013, 06:01:05 PM
happy ganksgiving (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_jEsmi2GIw&feature=youtu.be#)

i don't know if this'll stoke any old farts out but this is last night/last wk. in my head i was doing 5050 to wallie when i banged my face but it doesn't look like it on video.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on November 29, 2013, 06:20:50 AM
happy ganksgiving (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_jEsmi2GIw&feature=youtu.be#)

i don't know if this'll stoke any old farts out but this is last night/last wk. in my head i was doing 5050 to wallie when i banged my face but it doesn't look like it on video.

Fuck yeah ST. That's what an old session is all about; hitting up a parking garage on a cold, dark night with your friends, letting loose, falling down and smacking your face on the concrete, some Sabbath, and having fun!!! I'm not sure what the whole cuddling with a giant pile of stuffed puppies thing was about, but hey, whatever works for you guys hahaha.
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Post by: b.v. on November 29, 2013, 07:43:18 AM
I've been dealing with a terrible groin pull for over a month, but yesterday I woke up feeling great so hit some spots before seeing my family for thanksgiving.
Just trying to join in on the old man camaraderie.
http://youtu.be/_vI5vv6Trxg (http://youtu.be/_vI5vv6Trxg)
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Post by: hootbags on November 29, 2013, 10:20:39 AM
I've been dealing with a terrible groin pull for over a month, but yesterday I woke up feeling great so hit some spots before seeing my family for thanksgiving.
Just trying to join in on the old man camaraderie.
http://youtu.be/_vI5vv6Trxg (http://youtu.be/_vI5vv6Trxg)

Sick! That flatbar look so fun....
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Post by: grimcity on November 29, 2013, 11:01:47 AM
Age: 39's coming up quick.
Set Up: 8.12 Chima, Thunder Lights, 53mm Spit F4s (Deluxe fanboy)
Preferred Terrain: Jack of all terrains, master of none. I love transition but French fry curbs are all day every day.
Favorite skaters: Fuck... Grosso, Daewon, Ishod, BoozenTits, just everybody. I don't think anyone's not my favorite, heh.
Married: Only a few years, but she's the same lady I dated back in college.
Occupation: All around IT and multimedia/web dev. Communications coordinator for a state govt agency, emergency comm staffer for my state's DHS (hurricanes, emergencies), do some web stuff for the Louisiana Democratic party when needed.

I'm a really happy guy, but have been working through bouts of anxiety and depression... the depression stuff is new to me, but the anxiety is something I recently found out I've been working around for several years. I go from extremely extrovert to extremely introvert in phases that last several months to a year or more. Not moping around or anything, but I go from skating at the park everyday to like now, where I just roll out by myself and spot hunt and hit my usual spots where I know I can roll by myself and either drill on tricks or just experiment on new things. Skateboarding's been really therapeutic in a very real way for me over the past year especially.

Been really fortunate as far as health is concerned, and I think skating's been way more fulfilling since I turned 30... I always had an awkward style (I'm sketchy but consistent), so keeping up with the next cat had never really been my thing, but after 30 I think I gave even less thought about comparing my progression to anyone else. Been focused on street lately, but I phase back and forth on ramp and park, but I think street will have more permanence with me since it's just so scalable if that makes sense.

This is from last Christmas, rolling with one of my best pals in the neighborhood... we have these little jazz sessions where we dork out really hard and just laugh a lot. He's a young gun who has a really mature/old soul thing going on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLQdMltxt1c& (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLQdMltxt1c&)

Roth, bv, shark... fuck yeah! Having one more cup of coffee and getting a session on.
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Post by: j....soy..... on November 29, 2013, 11:19:58 AM
Your ditchgrab mctwist parallels Kostons.....I think you could do a finger flip to fakie on that thing.....

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Post by: lampshade on November 29, 2013, 11:51:06 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2038132#msg2038132 date=1385441721
Do any of you guys over 35 have pain in the arches of your feet? I've had a regular arch all my life, I suppose. I've religiously wore Vans with waffle bottoms (mostly Half Cabs, Sk8-Hi's or Old Skools) for the 26 years I've been skating (give or take). However, now when I wake up in the morning after a day of skating, my feet begin to kill me as soon as they hit the floor. It's especially painful when I walk on the hardwoods barefoot. Again, I'm 38 and this has began to occur regularly the day after a sesh. I just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone else has this issue.

If you have good insurance, get some custom insoles.  My plan allows two pair a year and they are amazing.  I go to a sports medicine guy I met through running.  The ones I get retail for $600 if your insurance doesn't cover it.  I have them for running, skating, casual, and dress shoes.  The process is you bring in all your old shoes so they can see how the insoles, soles, and uppers wear down after you wear them, they do motion capture of you walking and jumping, then you put your foot in this box that is like a little MRI and makes a 3-D image of what you got going on.  2-3 weeks later you get a sweet pair of customs. 
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Post by: sans umbilical on November 29, 2013, 01:22:37 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2038132#msg2038132 date=1385441721
Do any of you guys over 35 have pain in the arches of your feet? I've had a regular arch all my life, I suppose. I've religiously wore Vans with waffle bottoms (mostly Half Cabs, Sk8-Hi's or Old Skools) for the 26 years I've been skating (give or take). However, now when I wake up in the morning after a day of skating, my feet begin to kill me as soon as they hit the floor. It's especially painful when I walk on the hardwoods barefoot. Again, I'm 38 and this has began to occur regularly the day after a sesh. I just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone else has this issue.

If you have good insurance, get some custom insoles.  My plan allows two pair a year and they are amazing.  I go to a sports medicine guy I met through running.  The ones I get retail for $600 if your insurance doesn't cover it.  I have them for running, skating, casual, and dress shoes.  The process is you bring in all your old shoes so they can see how the insoles, soles, and uppers wear down after you wear them, they do motion capture of you walking and jumping, then you put your foot in this box that is like a little MRI and makes a 3-D image of what you got going on.  2-3 weeks later you get a sweet pair of customs. 

Thankfully I do have great insurance. Thank you very much for the tip. I had no idea this was possible.
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Post by: formeitscrazylike on November 29, 2013, 01:32:29 PM
I think the arch pain thing comes from (at least for me) not skating for a while (i.e. longer than a week) and then skating like a mad-man for a day or two. Cause I fell into an awful routine of only skating every 10 days or so, and the arch pain was real harsh. But once I started skating more and more, it was like the  more I skated the less it hurt. Just something to think about.

Any Old Dudes in NYC wanna roll around the city some time? I think a large part of me not skating as much I should is lack of skate buddies
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Post by: lampshade on November 29, 2013, 01:52:00 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2040333#msg2040333 date=1385760157
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2038132#msg2038132 date=1385441721
Do any of you guys over 35 have pain in the arches of your feet? I've had a regular arch all my life, I suppose. I've religiously wore Vans with waffle bottoms (mostly Half Cabs, Sk8-Hi's or Old Skools) for the 26 years I've been skating (give or take). However, now when I wake up in the morning after a day of skating, my feet begin to kill me as soon as they hit the floor. It's especially painful when I walk on the hardwoods barefoot. Again, I'm 38 and this has began to occur regularly the day after a sesh. I just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone else has this issue.

If you have good insurance, get some custom insoles.  My plan allows two pair a year and they are amazing.  I go to a sports medicine guy I met through running.  The ones I get retail for $600 if your insurance doesn't cover it.  I have them for running, skating, casual, and dress shoes.  The process is you bring in all your old shoes so they can see how the insoles, soles, and uppers wear down after you wear them, they do motion capture of you walking and jumping, then you put your foot in this box that is like a little MRI and makes a 3-D image of what you got going on.  2-3 weeks later you get a sweet pair of customs. 

Thankfully I do have great insurance. Thank you very much for the tip. I had no idea this was possible.

Another random old guy tip- If you have good insurance, research the shit out of what they'll cover.  If you have a cool (Doesn't have to be shady, just know the system) Dr. you can get some really cool stuff.  Obviously don't go asking for random pills and shit.  My first boss out of college taught me this trick.  If your Dr./Masseuse can bill as a chiropractic appointment you can get free massages.  I get two a month from a legit sports place.  I don't think this can work at a strip mall rub and tug joint, but if the place is an actual medical facility, it works.  A lot of what insurance will or won't cover just depends on the code the Dr. enters.   
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Post by: Ollie Ringwald on November 30, 2013, 02:09:38 AM
I think the arch pain thing comes from (at least for me) not skating for a while (i.e. longer than a week) and then skating like a mad-man for a day or two.

I'd say the single most important change I've made that's helped me to keep skating and progressing is skating little and often instead of going out for a 6 hour binge once a week.
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Post by: Cosme on November 30, 2013, 11:56:09 AM

^ Same thing for me.

I'm 37 - and that kind of pain is almost chronic.

Although not in the arches but in the big toe mound of the pushing feet.
I learned that is called Sesamoiditis and there's nothing to do about it.
Just skate regularly and warm up the pushing motion gently.
I was afraid that it was some kind of rheumatoid arthritis.

Also, I learned that I'm becoming kinda apprehensive.
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Post by: j....soy..... on November 30, 2013, 06:41:30 PM
I got some custom orthotics like was mentioned earlier.....what tripped me out the most was how they support that area of my foot..... It's not like they are a cure all but yeah....if you have coverage well worth it....I can skate a vulc shoe again....
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Post by: Young Satchel on December 01, 2013, 04:00:56 AM
Custom orthotics sound amazing. I'm on the terrible high-deductible health insurance plan at my work right now so that I can take the most money home to my family, but that may change soon.  Would definitely look into that if i had legit coverage.

I've been having a new pain in the top of both my feet though.  More so my left (lead) foot than my pushing foot.  Dr. Google says tendonitis, or stress fractures.  Suggests rest for either, and more extensive warm up and stretching before activity so that the legs are better able to act as shock absorbers rather than forcing all the stress onto poor feet and ankles.  I just ordered some Lunar Gatos on Black Friday.  Like Sans Umbilical, I been Skating solid vulcs for as long as I can remember, so I'm hoping a little more support and cushion will improve the situation, without leading to rolled ankles.

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Post by: j....soy..... on December 01, 2013, 07:36:49 AM
My work you can pay extra for more coverage.....upgrade...get better then down grade....
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Post by: EPetrov on December 01, 2013, 01:56:23 PM
22 and havent ollied a stair set in years
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 02, 2013, 04:46:29 AM
keep the old man footy coming guys, it's making me look forward to the end of rehab!
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Post by: railchomper420 on December 02, 2013, 04:57:06 AM
22 and havent ollied a stair set in years

you sounds like a pussy. im 22, you wouldn't like me.

its beyond me that kids arnt using Viagra recreationally.........
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Post by: beazlocal on December 02, 2013, 05:23:18 AM
So 22 is considered old here?
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Post by: Dirtymac on December 02, 2013, 06:11:39 AM
Has anyone else on here(old guys not 20 somethings) had back/disc issues? I sure could use some advice, correspondence or just some good old fashioned comiseration on this issue.
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Post by: sans umbilical on December 02, 2013, 07:28:14 AM
Has anyone else on here(old guys not 20 somethings) had back/disc issues? I sure could use some advice, correspondence or just some good old fashioned comiseration on this issue.

Again, along with my arch issues, I have a herniated disc. I remember exactly when I did it skating. After an MRI, a months worth of prescribed muscle relaxers and lortab, I had a decision to make. A. Surgery B. Pain block shots C. Physical therapy. I decided not to go with any of those options and just see if it somehow worked itself out. Probably not a smart decision long term but I have little to no trouble or pain anymore. If I do have a flare up or whatever, I just don't skate for a couple of days. After a couple of days I'm fine. Again, I'm not sure this is the right way to go about this issue but it's what I decided to do for now.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 02, 2013, 08:47:33 AM
I don't want to be a pain or be the guy who's using SLAP to solicit donations but it seems like there's a lot of cool, levelheaded guys posting here and I was hoping that you'd be willing to at least check out my thread "Please Read And Consider Making A Donation." http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=74683.0 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=74683.0)

We're trying to build a skatepark in the name/memory of a young woman who was killed by a drunk driver while riding her skateboard home from work a few years ago and instead of "black Friday" or "Cyber Monday", tomorrow has been dubbed "Giving Tuesday" in hopes of raising some of the $30,000 to buy the land to build the park on.

Please take a minute or two to read the story and if you feel that it's a worthy cause, donate what you can, even if it's only one or two dollars. The price of a cup of coffee really can make a lot of difference in a lot of lives.

I won't be offended if you guys aren't interested or can't afford to donate, just don't be pissed that I shared it here and tried to get you guys to chip in. I just figured that I'd try to share it with as many people as I could, you know?
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Post by: Dirtymac on December 02, 2013, 09:10:21 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical ? link=topic=74338.msg2041784#msg2041784 date=1385998094
Has anyone else on here(old guys not 20 somethings) had back/disc issues? I sure could use some advice, correspondence or just some good old fashioned comiseration on this issue.

Again, along with my arch issues, I have a herniated disc. I remember exactly when I did it skating. After an MRI, a months worth of prescribed muscle relaxers and lortab, I had a decision to make. A. Surgery B. Pain block shots C. Physical therapy. I decided not to go with any of those options and just see if it somehow worked itself out. Probably not a smart decision long term but I have little to no trouble or pain anymore. If I do have a flare up or whatever, I just don't skate for a couple of days. After a couple of days I'm fine. Again, I'm not sure this is the right way to go about this issue but it's what I decided to do for now.
Thanks. Thats exactly what Im going through(herniated disc) and the exact options I was given. I've had 2 pain block shots and they work great I just cant seem to get the use of my left leg back completely Its been a little over 2 months and my thigh muscles are still not responding completely and i swear theres some atrophy(sp?) going on. I've been thinking of doing some leg lifts on my bench press but if the muscles arent responding then it would be a waste of time I suppose. Did you have any of these symptoms in your legs after your disc problems. im going insane not skating.
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Post by: Commercial D on December 02, 2013, 11:39:37 AM
If you have good insurance, get some custom insoles.  My plan allows two pair a year and they are amazing.  I go to a sports medicine guy I met through running.  The ones I get retail for $600 if your insurance doesn't cover it.  I have them for running, skating, casual, and dress shoes.  The process is you bring in all your old shoes so they can see how the insoles, soles, and uppers wear down after you wear them, they do motion capture of you walking and jumping, then you put your foot in this box that is like a little MRI and makes a 3-D image of what you got going on.  2-3 weeks later you get a sweet pair of customs. 

$600 for insoles? They'd better be 30x better than these.... http://etceteraproject.com/sample-page/signature-insoles/ (http://etceteraproject.com/sample-page/signature-insoles/)
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Post by: rlang on December 02, 2013, 01:38:48 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical ?? link=topic=74338.msg2041784#msg2041784 date=1385998094
Has anyone else on here(old guys not 20 somethings) had back/disc issues? I sure could use some advice, correspondence or just some good old fashioned comiseration on this issue.

Again, along with my arch issues, I have a herniated disc. I remember exactly when I did it skating. After an MRI, a months worth of prescribed muscle relaxers and lortab, I had a decision to make. A. Surgery B. Pain block shots C. Physical therapy. I decided not to go with any of those options and just see if it somehow worked itself out. Probably not a smart decision long term but I have little to no trouble or pain anymore. If I do have a flare up or whatever, I just don't skate for a couple of days. After a couple of days I'm fine. Again, I'm not sure this is the right way to go about this issue but it's what I decided to do for now.
Thanks. Thats exactly what Im going through(herniated disc) and the exact options I was given. I've had 2 pain block shots and they work great I just cant seem to get the use of my left leg back completely Its been a little over 2 months and my thigh muscles are still not responding completely and i swear theres some atrophy(sp?) going on. I've been thinking of doing some leg lifts on my bench press but if the muscles arent responding then it would be a waste of time I suppose. Did you have any of these symptoms in your legs after your disc problems. im going insane not skating.

When I was 23 (15 years ago) I ruptured my S1-L5, L5-L4, and severely herniated my L4-L3.  Shit hurt.  All my doctors told me if I was going to continue skating and snowboarding I shouldn't have surgery.  All you can really do is lose weight, rehab and stretch very regularly, and if needed get cortisone.  Strengthen your core religiously. 

I couldn't skate after that for almost 8-9 years, I was too jacked up.  About 6 years ago I slowly started getting back skating, just skating tranny pretty much.  After about 2 years of that I finally started street skating again.  You've gotta come back slow, as much as it sucks.  Now, I feel pretty good, all things considered.  I'm 38, super broken, but I'll still skate stairs / gaps / handrails, whatever.  It takes a good 5-6 days to heal after I do, but it is what it is.

Past 5 years I've been getting cortisone once a year.  I get an epidural down around S1, and facet joint injections at S1-L5, L5-L4 and L4-L3 on both sides.  So it's 7 injections really.  For about 4 months I feel like a million bucks, then it'll slowly start hurting again over the next several months.  You can't really do that forever, but I plan to for as long as there's things I still want to accomplish.     
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Post by: floop on December 02, 2013, 09:43:08 PM
what's up oldies.  who grew up watching Flipper, Gentle Ben and Land of the Lost?

can't believe i missed this thread

Age: 40 (don't feel 40 but i guess i am)
Set up:  Anti Hero 8.28, Ace 44, Bones STF 54mm, Swiss
Terrain:  mostly park tranny, occasional solo parking lot no-comply red curb session
Favorite Skaters:  Matt Hensley, Daewon, Cardiel, Gravette, Rune, Lance Mountain, too many to name
Music:  Pixies, old school punk stuff, "alternative" stuff from the late 80's, Neil Young, Devo
Married:  in relationship for 9 years
Occupation:  work in animation.  just finished movie for Disney about princesses and a snow man
Likes: long walks on the beach, barrel aged imperial stouts, mexican tacos, brewery tours, hot springs
Years Skating:  skated from mid Elementary School through High School.  thought i grew out of it in college.  grew back into it about 5 years ago after seeing all these amazing parks
Injuries:  broken thumb, broken scaphoid, sprained (fucked) ankle, torn meniscus, torn MCL, broken ribs, fractured wrist bone (can't remember which)
Tricks Want To Learn:  proper frontside smith grinds, proper 5-0s, blunt fakies, would take a feeble
Recent Tricks Learned:  lipslides (sort of, not on lock), smith stalls
Favorite Foods:  mexican tacos, japanese ramen, sushi, buffalo chicken wings
Favorite Movies:  Harold and Maude, Rushmore, Le Samorui, Kiss Me Deadly
Favorite Places:  Hawaii Island, the desert, Big Sur
Education:  BA Modern Literature, MFA Film Production
Weight:  190 (need to lose 20 lbs)
Occupation Fantasize About Doing:  Brewer, Photographer, Ditch Digger
New Years Resolutions:  lose weight, hate Christians less, not stress out as much, save money and invest in something
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on December 02, 2013, 10:05:43 PM
31
skating 21 years
polar, spitfires, indies
I'll skate whatever, just not as gnarly of whatever as I used to.
Basically all the joints below my waist are fucked, except for my right hip I guess.  My left hip is the worst of them. Too many big hippers in my younger days.
I still feel like I have plenty of years left if I tone it down a bit.
I definitely feel a little more hesitant to jump down shit the older I get
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Post by: j....soy..... on December 02, 2013, 11:17:43 PM
If you have good insurance, get some custom insoles.  My plan allows two pair a year and they are amazing.  I go to a sports medicine guy I met through running.  The ones I get retail for $600 if your insurance doesn't cover it.  I have them for running, skating, casual, and dress shoes.  The process is you bring in all your old shoes so they can see how the insoles, soles, and uppers wear down after you wear them, they do motion capture of you walking and jumping, then you put your foot in this box that is like a little MRI and makes a 3-D image of what you got going on.  2-3 weeks later you get a sweet pair of customs. 

$600 for insoles? They'd better be 30x better than these.... http://etceteraproject.com/sample-page/signature-insoles/ (http://etceteraproject.com/sample-page/signature-insoles/)

I'd bet they are 30x better and free with the health plan.....2 pairs a year is nuts though!  Mines like one pair/ life.....i worry about my shoes getting stolen at the pool now....
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 03, 2013, 01:31:09 AM
what's up oldies.  who grew up watching Flipper, Gentle Ben and Land of the Lost?

can't believe i missed this thread

Age: 40 (don't feel 40 but i guess i am)
Set up:  Anti Hero 8.28, Ace 44, Bones STF 54mm, Swiss
Terrain:  mostly park tranny, occasional solo parking lot no-comply red curb session
Favorite Skaters:  Matt Hensley, Daewon, Cardiel, Gravette, Rune, Lance Mountain, too many to name
Music:  Pixies, old school punk stuff, "alternative" stuff from the late 80's, Neil Young, Devo
Married:  in relationship for 9 years
Occupation:  work in animation.  just finished movie for Disney about princesses and a snow man
Likes: long walks on the beach, barrel aged imperial stouts, mexican tacos, brewery tours, hot springs
Injuries:  broken thumb, broken scaphoid, sprained (fucked) ankle, torn meniscus, fractured wrist bone (can't remember which)
Tricks Want To Learn:  proper frontside smith grinds, proper 5-0s, blunt fakies, would take a feeble
Recent Tricks Learned:  lipslides (sort of, not on lock), smith stalls
Favorite Foods:  mexican tacos, japanese ramen, sushi, buffalo chicken wings
Favorite Movies:  Harold and Maude, Rushmore, Le Samorui, Kiss Me Deadly
Favorite Places:  Hawaii Island, the desert, Big Sur
Education:  BA Modern Literature, MFA Film Production
Weight:  190 (need to lose 20 lbs)
Occupation Fantasize About Doing:  Brewer, Photographer, Ditch Digger
New Years Resolutions:  lose weight, hate Christians less, not stress out as much, save money and invest in something

dude if you got smith stalls you should get smith grinds soon no problem! to me that was the eureka moment, after years and years of not locking in properly: just think I'm gonna do a stall and then carve a bit more. that way I finally got smith grinds on lock last year, at 38, and that's THE trick I'm chomping at the mouth to do again when my ankle is healed!
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Post by: Young Satchel on December 03, 2013, 05:02:42 AM
Smith grinds are that one trick I've always sweated that I never really had locked. If I could get em down clean, my comeback at 30 will not have been in vain.
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Post by: the snake on December 03, 2013, 06:51:10 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2038132#msg2038132 date=1385441721
Do any of you guys over 35 have pain in the arches of your feet? I've had a regular arch all my life, I suppose. I've religiously wore Vans with waffle bottoms (mostly Half Cabs, Sk8-Hi's or Old Skools) for the 26 years I've been skating (give or take). However, now when I wake up in the morning after a day of skating, my feet begin to kill me as soon as they hit the floor. It's especially painful when I walk on the hardwoods barefoot. Again, I'm 38 and this has began to occur regularly the day after a sesh. I just thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone else has this issue.
got the same arch pains for months 2 years ago, got one osteopathy session, no pain at all since that
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Post by: j....soy..... on December 03, 2013, 08:27:20 AM
Here's a tip.....find the most legit Chinese foot massage place...the one without the Christmas lights......take you're ole lady....couples foot massage.....win...win....

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Post by: Makaveli on December 03, 2013, 08:35:34 AM

Age: 23
Set up:  Spray-painted board, indys, satori wheels, and shit
Terrain:  the streets and shit
Favorite Skaters: i hate them all
Music: listening to the byrds and enya a lot
Married:  nah
Occupation: student
Likes: T&A and head
Injuries: bad ankle
Tricks Want To Learn: nosegrind revert
Recent Tricks Learned: relearned fakie dog flip
Favorite Foods:  texmex, wings, salmon, and shrimp
Favorite Movies:  if...., Aguirre, Wrath of God
Favorite Places: in bed with the lady
Education:  in progress
Weight:  200lbs, i'm cut yo
Occupation Fantasize About Doing:  guy who does hot chicks in pornos
New Years Resolutions: finish my video part
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 05, 2013, 06:35:18 AM
Custom orthotics sound amazing. I'm on the terrible high-deductible health insurance plan at my work right now so that I can take the most money home to my family, but that may change soon.  Would definitely look into that if i had legit coverage.

I've been having a new pain in the top of both my feet though.  More so my left (lead) foot than my pushing foot.  Dr. Google says tendonitis, or stress fractures.  Suggests rest for either, and more extensive warm up and stretching before activity so that the legs are better able to act as shock absorbers rather than forcing all the stress onto poor feet and ankles.  I just ordered some Lunar Gatos on Black Friday.  Like Sans Umbilical, I been Skating solid vulcs for as long as I can remember, so I'm hoping a little more support and cushion will improve the situation, without leading to rolled ankles.


I've always had flat feet and issues with arch pain and body alignment. As a teenager I wore orthotics but just stopped as I outgrew them. Went to the doctor a few months back and got a referal to a specialist that I saw on Tuesday, she took one look and said shed make me some custom orthotics this Friday. All expenses paid by the NHS so here's to universal health care and my tax money coming back around.
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Post by: shark tits on December 06, 2013, 06:44:06 PM
blood sugar skate magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtT-sgkx7dA&feature=youtu.be#)
some more 30somethings in a parking garage. the goofy footed gentleman is only 29 which means he only gets 2 tries on his last trick.
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Post by: floop on December 06, 2013, 10:58:34 PM
what's up oldies. �who grew up watching Flipper, Gentle Ben and Land of the Lost?

can't believe i missed this thread

Age: 40 (don't feel 40 but i guess i am)
Set up: �Anti Hero 8.28, Ace 44, Bones STF 54mm, Swiss
Terrain: �mostly park tranny, occasional solo parking lot no-comply red curb session
Favorite Skaters: �Matt Hensley, Daewon, Cardiel, Gravette, Rune, Lance Mountain, too many to name
Music: �Pixies, old school punk stuff, "alternative" stuff from the late 80's, Neil Young, Devo
Married: �in relationship for 9 years
Occupation: �work in animation. �just finished movie for Disney about princesses and a snow man
Likes: long walks on the beach, barrel aged imperial stouts, mexican tacos, brewery tours, hot springs
Injuries: �broken thumb, broken scaphoid, sprained (fucked) ankle, torn meniscus, fractured wrist bone (can't remember which)
Tricks Want To Learn: �proper frontside smith grinds, proper 5-0s, blunt fakies, would take a feeble
Recent Tricks Learned: �lipslides (sort of, not on lock), smith stalls
Favorite Foods: �mexican tacos, japanese ramen, sushi, buffalo chicken wings
Favorite Movies: �Harold and Maude, Rushmore, Le Samorui, Kiss Me Deadly
Favorite Places: �Hawaii Island, the desert, Big Sur
Education: �BA Modern Literature, MFA Film Production
Weight: �190 (need to lose 20 lbs)
Occupation Fantasize About Doing: �Brewer, Photographer, Ditch Digger
New Years Resolutions: �lose weight, hate Christians less, not stress out as much, save money and invest in something

dude if you got smith stalls you should get smith grinds soon no problem! to me that was the eureka moment, after years and years of not locking in properly: just think I'm gonna do a stall and then carve a bit more. that way I finally got smith grinds on lock last year, at 38, and that's THE trick I'm chomping at the mouth to do again when my ankle is healed!

i knew you'd be back
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Post by: ice nine on December 06, 2013, 11:40:04 PM
wtf are 20 year olds doing in this thread? i wanna post my skate bio too but im not old enough. u have to wait if i have to wait
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 07, 2013, 12:06:06 AM
wtf are 20 year olds doing in this thread? i wanna post my skate bio too but im not old enough. u have to wait if i have to wait
Being old I'd like the new black high waters, everyone wants in.
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Post by: the snake on December 07, 2013, 12:07:19 AM
go away from this thread, kids
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltu9n91bd31r5qrimo1_500.gif)
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 09, 2013, 06:46:04 PM
Shark Tits, nice video. Almost nothing beats skating a homemade manny pad/small ledge and rail with a few of your boys.

It's cool that some of you actually talked about and exchanged some information about something useful in here, even if was something as insignificant as orthotic inserts for your broken feet hahaha. The dude that I ride with has really good insurance through his work and he went to a podiatrist and did whatever he had to do there and got himself a ridiculously priced pair of orthotic insoles too. He doesn't use them for his skate shoes...He uses them for his work boots so he can skate when he's not working.

Aside from that, it seems like not much else is really going on around around here...I still think Gravette should have won SOTY and I didn't hate Nyjah's video that much so I don't really have a lot to talk about to people.
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Post by: beazlocal on December 09, 2013, 06:48:17 PM
what can we discuss?

What was your favorite part from the Life video?
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 09, 2013, 07:18:25 PM
You can discuss anything you want man!!! That's why we're here. If you're like me (and I would guess a few/lot? other people here), you want to talk about skateboarding but don't quite connect with the current generation of skateboarders, so you can come here and get with some dudes who might see things more from your perspective.

Ask a question, make a statement, I guess tell everybody to fuck off if you want to. I'm sure at least a few old dudes would be more than happy to give you their opinion.
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Post by: shark tits on December 09, 2013, 07:27:17 PM
Shark Tits, nice video. Almost nothing beats skating a homemade manny pad/small ledge and rail with a few of your boys.

It's cool that some of you actually talked about and exchanged some information about something useful in here, even if was something as insignificant as orthotic inserts for your broken feet hahaha. The dude that I ride with has really good insurance through his work and he went to a podiatrist and did whatever he had to do there and got himself a ridiculously priced pair of orthotic insoles too. He doesn't use them for his skate shoes...He uses them for his work boots so he can skate when he's not working.

Aside from that, it seems like not much else is really going on around around here...I still think Gravette should have won SOTY and I didn't hate Nyjah's video that much so I don't really have a lot to talk about to people.

thanks and i liked that insoles talk too. i cut and pasted it to my sister who's got a post car accident limp so maybe she can get some mileage off it. i'm fountain of youth, healthwise but all my sisters break their legs and shit. so tonight we're rained into a 20 x 10 ft square area talkin about 'let's play SKATE.' my buddy tries to match halfcab flip but his board falls down into the basement. i had to climb down a pole and opened a door to let my friends in, we found a new floor that stays dry[er] and it comes w/ wood for sketchy mannies. spagtacular!
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Post by: beazlocal on December 09, 2013, 07:29:25 PM
I have a lot less of a hard time connecting with the current kid generation of skating than I do with people of my own age, who don't skate, and never skated.

for instance. I'm a married grown ass man, with kids, and a "responsible" job. I hate my job, more than anything, but I have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay, so I do it. I don't like anything about it, and hate talking about it.

I'm a skate rat, plain and simple, I like the same stuff now, that I liked when I was 12, skateboarding, and certain music.

Now that I have kids, who are at ages where they play with kids from school, we've had to go to a few "social" things. I fucking hate it. I have nothing in common with these people, other than the fact we have kids. I find it hard to talk about much, because not a lot outside of my kids, skateboarding, and bad music interests me to this day. I still wear skate gear, while the other grown up's are so far removed from my idea of a lifestyle.

Sorry for the rant, I guess i'm trying to say growing up and old sucks

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Post by: piece of shit, straight up. on December 09, 2013, 07:44:06 PM
I have a lot less of a hard time connecting with the current kid generation of skating than I do with people of my own age, who don't skate, and never skated.

for instance. I'm a married grown ass man, with kids, and a "responsible" job. I hate my job, more than anything, but I have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay, so I do it. I don't like anything about it, and hate talking about it.

I'm a skate rat, plain and simple, I like the same stuff now, that I liked when I was 12, skateboarding, and certain music.

Now that I have kids, who are at ages where they play with kids from school, we've had to go to a few "social" things. I fucking hate it. I have nothing in common with these people, other than the fact we have kids. I find it hard to talk about much, because not a lot outside of my kids, skateboarding, and bad music interests me to this day. I still wear skate gear, while the other grown up's are so far removed from my idea of a lifestyle.

Sorry for the rant, I guess i'm trying to say growing up and old sucks



This interesting, I'm not that old yet, but I sympathize. It's funny, we're told all through our youth do what you love, find your passion etc, but it's kind of b/s,  especially if your passions don't really lead to stable careers, sure if your passion is Math, it's different. Skating, art, music , whatever, you have to realize one day you can't do them 8 hours a day, and you have to take up generic work. I'm at this point now, but at least there is weekends, I also don't have kids.
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Post by: beazlocal on December 09, 2013, 07:48:02 PM
I have a lot less of a hard time connecting with the current kid generation of skating than I do with people of my own age, who don't skate, and never skated.

for instance. I'm a married grown ass man, with kids, and a "responsible" job. I hate my job, more than anything, but I have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay, so I do it. I don't like anything about it, and hate talking about it.

I'm a skate rat, plain and simple, I like the same stuff now, that I liked when I was 12, skateboarding, and certain music.

Now that I have kids, who are at ages where they play with kids from school, we've had to go to a few "social" things. I fucking hate it. I have nothing in common with these people, other than the fact we have kids. I find it hard to talk about much, because not a lot outside of my kids, skateboarding, and bad music interests me to this day. I still wear skate gear, while the other grown up's are so far removed from my idea of a lifestyle.

Sorry for the rant, I guess i'm trying to say growing up and old sucks



This interesting, I'm not that old yet, but I sympathize. It's funny, we're told all through our youth do what you love, find your passion etc, but it's kind of b/s,?  especially if your passions don't really lead to stable careers, sure if your passion is Math, it's different. Skating, art, music , whatever, you have to realize one day you can't do them 8 hours a day, and you have to take up generic work. I'm at this point now, but at least there is weekends, I also don't have kids.

As I've gotten older I've learned that very few people do "what they love", and many of those that say they do, are likely full of shit. Everything I love, I can't earn a living to support a family with. I chose to have a family, and would NEVER change that, but doing things I love to do ain't going to cut it.
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Post by: b.v. on December 09, 2013, 08:12:04 PM
Sorry for the rant, I guess i'm trying to say growing up and old sucks


I understand. Relating is so tough, i have to be social at my job but fear A one on one with the tucked in turtleneck, Dave Matthews listening, weekend warrior who rode his kids long board trying to relate to me at some social function.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 09, 2013, 08:20:09 PM
And, to get this thread going again, I'll ask a few questions and see what you guys have to say...

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session
3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

1. I feel 100% out of place with skaters today. I hate to be the old dude who says, "back in my day", but I can't help it...For me skateboarding will always be about a mindset that involves friendship, a look, music, and a feeling that I don't share with these younger dudes. I go to spots and the park, and while some people are nice, I have nothing in common with them aside from the fact that we ride a skateboard. I would have no interest in talking to them again once we left that session. And I feel that a lot of the pros (not all) that have been in the spotlight in recent years are the same type of people. I don't look like them, I don't dress like them, I don't listen to the same music as them, and I definitely don't skate like them. I'm not a "hater" or a bitter old man. I love skating and I love watching good skating from just about anyone. I just don't feel like I'm one of them.

2. 1. Strike Anywhere-Spectacular
    2 .Head On Collision-Permanent Damamge
    3. Earthless-Jull
    4. UGK ft. Outkast-International Players Anthem
    5. Terror-Stay Free

3. Since I live in a frozen hellhole, I've been condemned to the indoor park twice a week for the last month. I won't say that I'm not grateful that it's there, but I fucking hate skateparks and I'm already tired of going there! Anyhow, the past three times that I've been there I landed a varial heel, or heelflip shuvit, whatever you like to call it, up the Euro gap. I had to put in a little work, but not too much. It's not a big deal to any of the dudes there who are really good, or even my friend who's been doing them for a long time, but for me they were a big accomplishment and made me feel good.
What's driving me crazy? I decided that because I can varial heel up the Euro I should be able to frontside heelflip up it too, right? Wrong! The last two times I've been there I've tried it over and over again and the results have been all over the place. I've done it perfectly and landed with my front (back) foot on the bolts and my back (front) foot right behind the tail (nose). I'll stick it and slide out on the dusty masonite. I'll land primo. I'll half flip it and perfectly catch it. I'll fling my board 5 feet away from me somehow. I even rolled my ankle/fucked up my foot doing it (not too bad thankfully)....But one thing remains constant: No matter how many times I've tried it, I haven't landed a clean one one and ridden away.

****EDIT: Hahahaha. I see you guys got it going again while I was slowly typing this with my gimpy hand. Right on.
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Post by: beazlocal on December 09, 2013, 08:27:45 PM
Shred, to answer one of your questions, I'm hit and miss when it comes to relating to today's skaters, a lot has to do with age and where we're at in life, but a big part for me is that i'm almost 38, and I don't look at the young kids skating today and seeing kids that will be lifers, always skating. I don't see the same thing I think I felt and saw in myself in those days.
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Post by: b.v. on December 09, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
And, to get this thread going again, I'll ask a few questions and see what you guys have to say...

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
I don't think I fit in anywhere, but our scene is really diverse and I have a lot of friends who are all ages. I watch all the current parts and try to keep up with industry stuff to stay semi relevant.
2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session
Uhhhh my ipod is always on shuffle.
3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?
Having been injured and not laying off it had gotten to the point where I am relegated to curbs and small transitions, but a few weeks ago I landed A decent noseblunt on my qp in my garage. Also re learned fs pivot fakie. Mostly I am stoked to hit A park and not be intimidated to do my standard tricks on something new. Usually it's A slow tortuous warm up to build confidence, but lately I have just been charging it.
My ledge tricks have all but dissipated so I'd say anything backside really. Nose mannys too, I watch kids do them like they're asleep at the wheel. Seems like I have lead on my nose or something.  


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Post by: dillanharp on December 09, 2013, 09:13:39 PM
1.  I'm 31 and I'm finally mature enough to make my way through community college and transfer with my AA to a state school, I have to deal with 18 year old kids every day.  I don't get it, even the skateboarders.  They grew up with parks and their parents accepting it as a "hobby."  I didn't even have the internet until I was 22. We had a hometown hero that would come back every few months with videos we could bootleg.  This generation spoiled.  In my poli sci class a few weeks ago the professor posed the question, you can do what you love and make $20k a year or work a job you absolutely hate and not have to worry about money.  I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT CHOSE THE LATER, in a class of 100 students.  I have a family I need to support, and if it weren't for the GI BillI wouldn't even be there.  Fuck these kids.

2.  1. GZA - 4th Chamber
     2. Pallbearer - Foreigner
     3. Saviours - Cavern of Mind
     4. Currensy - Airborne Aquarium
     5. Beastie Boys - Any

3.  I did a pretty nice front noseslide a few weeks back...  I'm coming off a break so my shit's pretty rusty and I'm not exactly out there every day.  I try to get in a sesh with the pal tangar once a week at least but our schedules have been off.

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Post by: Iceman on December 09, 2013, 09:38:17 PM
1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders?

Other than being in very different places in life, I don't feel completely removed from them. Though, there is some distance. However, I rarely talk to them about anything that doesn't concern skateboarding. So, the only real differences we come across are experience, agility and energy.

2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session

I'm not picky anymore.

3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

Remember my first post in this thread where I was basically having a life crisis over skateboarding? Well, a few weeks back I got one of those beloved miracle days where you can pretty much do whatever you want. Shit came out of nowhere. All sorts of flip tricks, tech ledge combos, manuals, and I even put a few together ala Brezinski. For one day I was able to just skate. Total comfort. But don't worry, I'm now back to avoiding flip tricks and trying to catch my breath after grinding some tranny.  :D
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Post by: shark tits on December 09, 2013, 09:44:50 PM
1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session
3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

i don't really 'fit in' w/ people too much. they think i'm 'interesting' for riding trains or maybe they think i'm a retard for still skating/not having a job. suck a dick people, i can wallie so i'm above reproach. kids prolly think it's rad to still be skating but i feel weird about talking to kids just cause they skate. more comfortable w/ my couple 30something buddies. i'm from the era where skating wasn't cool so i think people are brainwashed when they're like 'oh that's cool'. whatever girl, gimme a handjob.

best 5 songs are anything on college radio. grandaddy 1080, desert/tundra by modest mouse, bizarre love triangle by frente or true faith by new order. 5? i don't know, i like the mystery of college radio.

recently halfcab feeble stokes me out the most cause it reminds me of PJ's sponsor me tape and it's new. fs tailslide feels the best and wallies are awesome.
nothing drives me crazy offhand but every time i skate it's a battle.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 10, 2013, 12:47:24 AM
I have a lot less of a hard time connecting with the current kid generation of skating than I do with people of my own age, who don't skate, and never skated.

for instance. I'm a married grown ass man, with kids, and a "responsible" job. I hate my job, more than anything, but I have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay, so I do it. I don't like anything about it, and hate talking about it.

I'm a skate rat, plain and simple, I like the same stuff now, that I liked when I was 12, skateboarding, and certain music.

Now that I have kids, who are at ages where they play with kids from school, we've had to go to a few "social" things. I fucking hate it. I have nothing in common with these people, other than the fact we have kids. I find it hard to talk about much, because not a lot outside of my kids, skateboarding, and bad music interests me to this day. I still wear skate gear, while the other grown up's are so far removed from my idea of a lifestyle.

Sorry for the rant, I guess i'm trying to say growing up and old sucks


the same thing happens to me sometime (meeting other parents I have nothing to say to).
But then I think it's good to broaden our horizons past skating too, after 30.... I'm a skate rat at heart, but that's not all I wanna be. So, I play bass (was in a few bands), collect vinyls, do scuba diving, some snowboarding....just other things!
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Post by: olden intheway on December 10, 2013, 08:29:05 AM
47
8.25 Antihero
57mm spitfires
Indy 159's for life
Divroced w 2 kids
Anything diy, backyard pools, ditches, painted curbs, bombing hills
I can still ollie up most curbs
I work in construction management.
Born and raised in So Cal.
Skating since 1976
Favskaters: Gonz, Lance, Chris Miller, Raybourn, Grosso, Josh Borden

Been in the game a long time and feel like I still have the skate stoke of a 13 year old.
I highly recommend yoga to anyone who wants to skate into the golden years. Staying limber for me is a huge priority. Not only that but yoga classes are usually filled with chicks.....chicks wearing see-thru lululemon tights. Namaste bitches

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Post by: dgus138 on December 10, 2013, 09:24:52 AM
I'm a married grown ass man, with kids, and a "responsible" job. I hate my job, more than anything, but I have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay, so I do it. I don't like anything about it, and hate talking about it.

Now that I have kids, who are at ages where they play with kids from school, we've had to go to a few "social" things. I fucking hate it. I have nothing in common with these people, other than the fact we have kids. I find it hard to talk about much, because not a lot outside of my kids, skateboarding, and bad music interests me to this day. I still wear skate gear, while the other grown ups are so far removed from my idea of a lifestyle.
This.

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders?

I can relate to the younger generation that's into the more 90's style of skating that's popular right now, Polar/Palace/Magenta type stuff. Skating for fun will never go out of style. Still can't relate to a lot of what kids are down with these days though with the writing on the griptape and headphones at the session and filming at skateparks all the time. I rarely feel like I fit in anywhere though.

2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session

Songs don't matter to me as much as I just like the music. Sometimes silence is nice too.

3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

I think it's been a month since I got to skate, there's half a foot of snow outside right now that's not going anywhere and we don't have an indoor park here so I'm stuck debating heading into the underground parking garages but that's another problem altogether. Last trick I got before the snow was switch 50-50s which were feeling pretty good. I've been trying to relearn frontside noseslides and they've been driving me pretty crazy.
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Post by: rlang on December 10, 2013, 11:38:46 AM
1) Yeah. I street skate with a lot of younger guys and they're all cool. 

2) Anything by Slayer, old Metallica, Testament...  any good thrash metal

3) Probably a kickflip back noseblunt on a 3 ft quarter.  Haven't been able to street skate here for almost 2 months.
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Post by: floop on December 10, 2013, 04:09:03 PM
1 - i'm guessing by current generation you mean the young kids?  i would say i don't "fit in" but there are plenty of young dudes i enjoy skating with.  i think the cool thing about skating right now is it seems like there is a lot of crossover - with styles and ages.  i guess i'm lucky to live in southern california because there are plenty of older rippers here skating.   usually when i skate it's a cross section of all generations at once.  at least at parks

2 - depends on what i'm listening to at the time.  i like the new arcade fire (side 2 more than 1).  i don't keep up on music as much as i used to

3 - i pulled a frontside 5-0 stall on a pretty tall thing when i was in hawaii. the tallest i've done anyway (i'm guessing 8 feet or so).  was stoked to overcome that after many tries.    5-0 grinds still drive me crazy.  still can't come in.  it's a mind fuck.  hopefully some day i will have those on lock and be past this never ending battle



bonus old man footy:

IMG_1197 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/11315913464/#secret3c0fd0a630)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/9743020940/#secret172809dfda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/9743020940/#secret172809dfda)]IMG_5496
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 11, 2013, 04:13:46 AM
1. I guess. I relate as much now as I did BITD it's just I know less crew but most 18 to 20's I meet that are skating keep the same vibe. One thing I've noticed though is that despite this being the Information Age I do meet some guys with a lack of knowledge on skate/spot/trick/product history and I don't mean beyond their years but stuff that should be in there spectrum. I think web clips have taken away from the magazines and the reading involved. When you read it I think it sinks in deeper than just watching the video and a good photo can often be more prolific than the footage. Think Matt Hensley underpass fs ollie or the cowboy hat ollie, its not often people talk about photos even covers like they used to. Dane Burman's Philly rail will be remembered because of Cold War more than the Thrasher cover despite it being monumental (admittedly the photo didnt quite do it justice). I am at heart a true skate nerd so this might just be me.

2. Music has always been hard for me to pin down as a like a really broad spectrum of genres but am pretty picky about what I deem to be great not good. 90's hip hop, real punk, post punk, classic rock/metal, left field, electronica, blues, blue grass, Detroit techno, Chicago house, certain pop tracks, if I like it it doesn't matter to me who else likes it. The older I get the more I appreciate the subtleties in production and restraint in musicianship. I've been bumping some Hall and Oats lately, Bobby Womack, Jeru, Dischord back catalog, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson mixes, Baron Zen.

3. Tricks have been hard to come by lately as I'm still rehabbing from a shoulder reconstruction. Skating a lot of flat ground I've really enjoyed getting proper kickflips back. I do them a little different than most and to me they are beautiful and really satisfying. FS 360 ollies too. Other than that half can noseslides, fs noseslides and fakie ollie tailslides both ways are feeling good. Old man footage will have to wait until we get some better weather and my shoulder feels more comfortable.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 11, 2013, 05:58:56 AM
floop, nice lipslide man!
Here's my mini-contribution to old man footy:

IMG_0545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34084944@N04/11323424243/#secret8a6bca4fe1)

this is me struggling to get a grind in the Antwerp pool. That thing is super-steep (built by Team Pain)... Being European I had never skated a pool before, only skatepark bowls, and I've got a whole new level of respect for backyard rippers now!
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Post by: b.v. on December 11, 2013, 07:48:31 AM
All I do is skate curbs anymore.
http://youtu.be/FBtS1BVMA7Y (http://youtu.be/FBtS1BVMA7Y)
Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: Brett on December 11, 2013, 08:07:24 AM
And, to get this thread going again, I'll ask a few questions and see what you guys have to say...

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session
3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

1. I feel 100% out of place with skaters today. I hate to be the old dude who says, "back in my day", but I can't help it...For me skateboarding will always be about a mindset that involves friendship, a look, music, and a feeling that I don't share with these younger dudes. I go to spots and the park, and while some people are nice, I have nothing in common with them aside from the fact that we ride a skateboard. I would have no interest in talking to them again once we left that session. And I feel that a lot of the pros (not all) that have been in the spotlight in recent years are the same type of people. I don't look like them, I don't dress like them, I don't listen to the same music as them, and I definitely don't skate like them. I'm not a "hater" or a bitter old man. I love skating and I love watching good skating from just about anyone. I just don't feel like I'm one of them.

2. 1. Strike Anywhere-Spectacular
    2 .Head On Collision-Permanent Damamge
    3. Earthless-Jull
    4. UGK ft. Outkast-International Players Anthem
    5. Terror-Stay Free

3. Since I live in a frozen hellhole, I've been condemned to the indoor park twice a week for the last month. I won't say that I'm not grateful that it's there, but I fucking hate skateparks and I'm already tired of going there! Anyhow, the past three times that I've been there I landed a varial heel, or heelflip shuvit, whatever you like to call it, up the Euro gap. I had to put in a little work, but not too much. It's not a big deal to any of the dudes there who are really good, or even my friend who's been doing them for a long time, but for me they were a big accomplishment and made me feel good.
What's driving me crazy? I decided that because I can varial heel up the Euro I should be able to frontside heelflip up it too, right? Wrong! The last two times I've been there I've tried it over and over again and the results have been all over the place. I've done it perfectly and landed with my front (back) foot on the bolts and my back (front) foot right behind the tail (nose). I'll stick it and slide out on the dusty masonite. I'll land primo. I'll half flip it and perfectly catch it. I'll fling my board 5 feet away from me somehow. I even rolled my ankle/fucked up my foot doing it (not too bad thankfully)....But one thing remains constant: No matter how many times I've tried it, I haven't landed a clean one one and ridden away.

****EDIT: Hahahaha. I see you guys got it going again while I was slowly typing this with my gimpy hand. Right on.

1. Never really cared about fitting in with the kids, some of them look at me sideways still to this day. As a ex park owner, I had a little influence on several people in our area good or bad, I tried. I was or still am both loved and hated due to the park that I built and that I should mention has closed down close to a year ago. I tried to keep it as core as I could and didn't add a shop till a few years in. I made plenty of friends as we all have one thing in common?Skateboarding!
I must admit, skating with and watching Jon Cos, Ben Paterson, Lee Yankou and Zack Ferguson (along with plenty of others) grow up shredding has made me want to do it that much more. I know my limits but that doesn't mean I can't learn something new? step by step!
2. Sabbath 1-5
3. I still love my smith grinds probably cause I can't do anything else. And I still hate kick flips!
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 11, 2013, 08:22:42 AM
1 - i'm guessing by current generation you mean the young kids?  i would say i don't "fit in" but there are plenty of young dudes i enjoy skating with.  i think the cool thing about skating right now is it seems like there is a lot of crossover - with styles and ages.  i guess i'm lucky to live in southern california because there are plenty of older rippers here skating.   usually when i skate it's a cross section of all generations at once.  at least at parks

2 - depends on what i'm listening to at the time.  i like the new arcade fire (side 2 more than 1).  i don't keep up on music as much as i used to

3 - i pulled a frontside 5-0 stall on a pretty tall thing when i was in hawaii. the tallest i've done anyway (i'm guessing 8 feet or so).  was stoked to overcome that after many tries.    5-0 grinds still drive me crazy.  still can't come in.  it's a mind fuck.  hopefully some day i will have those on lock and be past this never ending battle



bonus old man footy:

IMG_1197 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/11315913464/#secret3c0fd0a630)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/9743020940/#secret172809dfda (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/9743020940/#secret172809dfda)]IMG_5496
Static cam, self filmed? Classic old man stuff. Rad.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on December 11, 2013, 08:53:29 AM

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session
3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

1. I'll turn 38 at the end of the month, most kids I interact with annoy the shit out of me. They all want to play SKATE (berrics rules-haha) seem to be uber concerned with sponsorships, having the cool threads and keeping up with all the trends. I do occasionally run across the random kid at the park or just out rolling around that restores my faith in skateboarding and our little community. I also can usually tell who the lifers are compared to the guys you know are going to quit as soon as they get a girlfriend, car, drug habit, etc.  Being a "grown ass man" as many have pointed out makes it hard to have much in common with a 15 year old, other than skating, but that's how it's supposed to be. The young guys coming up shouldn't respect us old farts or where we're coming from. Fuck us, we're adults and shouldn't be trusted! We with our mortgages, jobs, wives and kids. I don't expect or think they should give a damn about our generation, but if they do that's great too. But really I don't care what some 12 year old thinks and don't care if we can relate or not.  I don't fit in with my adult peers either though. That's why it's awesome to meet other old fucks who are still skate rats at heart. I do appreciate where skating has gone, kids today are fucking nuts and I get stoked seeing them do things that my generation never even considered possible. Though for the last several years I've been more into watching videos of guys skating for fun, Tim and Eric, the Wiskate guys, stuff like that.

2. Lately I've been listening to Red Fang quite a bit, but I still like all the stuff I grew up skating to-Old DRI, Dead Milkmen, Fugazi, all the punk bands I grew up with, Naked Raygun's Understand album gets a lot of play when I'm on the ramp. DESCENDENTS, 7-seconds, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat. Shit that makes me sound like I'm some punk stuck in the 80's, really I'm not, I like a lot of new stuff but all those guys made some great records to skate to.

3. Haven't done a lot of skating in the last month due to winter weather-snow, ice and cold but on the last warm day we had I ollied this little natural pyramid I've been wanting to clear for a long time. It's not a huge gap, but It's at the corner of this little strip mall down the street from me, had to push like a mofo and clear a parking curb, over the corner of the sidewalk and over another parking curb. That felt really good, I tried to kickflip it but that didn't happen... The one trick that's been killing me is 360 flips. I had them down fairly well with skinnier boards-like 7.75 but lately I've been skating 8.25-8.5 decks and I just can't get them!! I have a skinny board set up and can do them on it, but I guess my old man legs just won't let me flick the bigger decks as easily. It's pissing me off, but it's been something I can try in the garage while I'm waiting for the snow to melt.

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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 11, 2013, 09:19:23 AM
Thanks for sharing the footy guys. Keep it coming!
B.V.: The FS Slappy/No Compy/Tailside combo and long ass Slappy Feeble were gnarly!
Floop: Nice Manny and Lipslide. I've been slowly getting more into riding transition lately and footage like that gets me stoked.
OBF: You were right there man! You looked like you felt really good in there and you had good carving lines even though you said it was really steep and scary. I've never had the opportunity to skate a real pool or even a decent bowl living where I do, and I know it's not easy to even carve around in one, so I have tons of respect for anyone who does it.




Title: Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
Post by: fang on December 11, 2013, 05:51:31 PM
And, to get this thread going again, I'll ask a few questions and see what you guys have to say...

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session
3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

1. I feel 100% out of place with skaters today. I hate to be the old dude who says, "back in my day", but I can't help it...For me skateboarding will always be about a mindset that involves friendship, a look, music, and a feeling that I don't share with these younger dudes. I go to spots and the park, and while some people are nice, I have nothing in common with them aside from the fact that we ride a skateboard. I would have no interest in talking to them again once we left that session. And I feel that a lot of the pros (not all) that have been in the spotlight in recent years are the same type of people. I don't look like them, I don't dress like them, I don't listen to the same music as them, and I definitely don't skate like them. I'm not a "hater" or a bitter old man. I love skating and I love watching good skating from just about anyone. I just don't feel like I'm one of them.

2. 1. Strike Anywhere-Spectacular
 ? ? ? 2. Head On Collision-Permanent Damamge .
 ? ? ? 3. Earthless-Jull
 ? ? ? 4. UGK ft. Outkast-International Players Anthem
 ? ? ? 5. Terror-Stay Free

****EDIT: Hahahaha. I see you guys got it going again while I was slowly typing this with my gimpy hand. Right on.

1) I don't give a lot of attention to the current generation of guys. I know they are amazing at tricks (not much style in my opinion anymore!) , but I don't need to see a bunch of kids in tight jeans , all doing the same tricks, with the same lack of style. Again, my opinion! I collected Thrashers/Transworlds from '86 till about 2009, now I just buy a mag if it's got one of us "old guys" in it, that I can read about. All the instant net footage stuff bores me, YET I understand that this is the current times. I just think it's weird and I'm sure this is mostly my refusal to "get with the times" but to me if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I prefer 86-99 mostly!

2) Fang - anything by them
 ?  ? the Accused - anything with Blaine on vocals!
 ?  ? Septic Death - anything
 ?  ? Suicidal - mostly the older stuff.... s/t and Join the Army mostly!
 ?  ? DRI - Dealing With it album

3) I did a varial heelflip that I felt was pretty clean a few weeks ago. I tend to be proud of any switch tricks in the last 2 years, because admittedly haven't kept up with my switch "skills" !

P.S. that band Head on Collision, I'm friends with the drummer and you will be happy to know that he skates. We skated a lot together for a good 5-7 years or so. He's currently in a band called "Who Fucking Cares?". The guitarist/singer of Head on Collision has a few things going I hear, one being "Lucifer D. Larynx and the Satanic Grind Dogs of Death". He was once in a band called "Very Metal" that is my favorite local (St Louis) band of all time!

I forgot, before HOC ended, they had started recording a new album and it was going to be awesome. Somewhere I have the lyricless tracks, and it was going to be awesome. A shame they broke up... they were the best band in STL since Very Metal broke up. (Cross Examination is good too!)
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Post by: fang on December 11, 2013, 06:03:20 PM
since i'm late to the craigslist ads....

Age: 37 (started skating in 1986)
Set Up: Consolidated 7 7/8"
            Thunder 145 lo's !
            Spitfire Classics 53mm
            Jessup + SF burner bearings
Preferred Terrain: Street, banks!!!, ditches and mini
Favorite skaters: Gator ( ! ) , Hosoi, Bill Danforth, Fred Smith, Eric Dressen, Jason Jessee, Hensley, Way, Sheffey, Mike Carroll, Guy Mariano, Gino Iannucci, Alan Peterson, Julien Stranger, Cardiel, Andy Roy, Scott Bourne, Jay Boy, Duane, other guys i'm forgetting
Music: Fang, Suicidal, Septic Death, the Accused, DRI, SOD, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Black Flag, Drunk Injuns, Christ on Parade, etc
Married: 3 years so far!
Kids: working on it!
Occupation: Warehouse/Forklift guy
Pants: Ones that fit regular and some baggy, no tight pants. Ever.
Fave videos: Consolidated during Jessee era, Plan B's Questionable, Girl - Mouse, old Santa Cruz videos, Anti Hero vids!
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Post by: Makaveli on December 11, 2013, 06:13:20 PM
wtf are 20 year olds doing in this thread? i wanna post my skate bio too but im not old enough. u have to wait if i have to wait
Being old I'd like the new black high waters, everyone wants in.

old is a relative term. technically, in terms of real life, thirty, forty years of age is not old. in terms of skating, being over twenty and still skating, specifically if you're not hooked up or really, really good, then yes, you are old.
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Post by: sans umbilical on December 11, 2013, 06:45:53 PM
I skated with a bunch of early 20-somethings today at a DIY spot in the city. You know, sometimes skating with people better than you (in this case, younger and better) pushes you to go harder. I've quit doing 360 flips for the most part but managed to pop and catch two today. I also did some other basic flatland and lip tricks on a flat bar at the spot. I normally just stick to ditches and mini-ramps but I walked away from today's sesh feeling pretty good about myself. I mean, in no way was I killing it like the younger guys but I didn't feel irrelevant either.

I thought I'd share some old dude footage. Most of it is ditch skating and some in in my friend's basement. Try not to heckle me too much. :P

The Old Man Files (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su0v6puuqlA#)
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Post by: floop on December 11, 2013, 09:08:05 PM
floop, nice lipslide man!
Here's my mini-contribution to old man footy:

IMG_0545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34084944@N04/11323424243/#secret8a6bca4fe1)

this is me struggling to get a grind in the Antwerp pool. That thing is super-steep (built by Team Pain)... Being European I had never skated a pool before, only skatepark bowls, and I've got a whole new level of respect for backyard rippers now!


j'aime ce
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Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 11, 2013, 09:50:40 PM
+1's for all the footage on the last two pages.  Holy shit on the feeble!!  It's -5 right now, so faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwkkk all y'all, with your outdoors, and your shorts, and your good times.
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 12, 2013, 05:33:40 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2048730#msg2048730 date=1386816353
I skated with a bunch of early 20-somethings today at a DIY spot in the city. You know, sometimes skating with people better than you (in this case, younger and better) pushes you to go harder. I've quit doing 360 flips for the most part but managed to pop and catch two today. I also did some other basic flatland and lip tricks on a flat bar at the spot. I normally just stick to ditches and mini-ramps but I walked away from today's sesh feeling pretty good about myself. I mean, in no way was I killing it like the younger guys but I didn't feel irrelevant either.

I thought I'd share some old dude footage. Most of it is ditch skating and some in in my friend's basement. Try not to heckle me too much. :P

The Old Man Files (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su0v6puuqlA#)
Every old man posting their footage gets a Gnar.
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Post by: Christopher Lambe on December 12, 2013, 05:38:12 AM
Age ain't nothin but a number , who cares how old u r , as long as your rolling n havin fun.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on December 12, 2013, 06:58:00 AM
I know they are amazing at tricks (not much style in my opinion anymore!) , but I don't need to see a bunch of kids in tight jeans , all doing the same tricks, with the same lack of style. Again, my opinion!


P.S. that band Head on Collision, I'm friends with the drummer and you will be happy to know that he skates. We skated a lot together for a good 5-7 years or so. He's currently in a band called "Who Fucking Cares?". The guitarist/singer of Head on Collision has a few things going I hear, one being "Lucifer D. Larynx and the Satanic Grind Dogs of Death". He was once in a band called "Very Metal" that is my favorite local (St Louis) band of all time!

Fang-you said it, it's weird to me to see all the young guys doing some badass tricks, but without much style. I think that's what makes some guys really stand out. If a young guy has killer style he REALLY stands out from all the cookie cutter, 20 stair killing handrail kings.  Stand out young guns to me right now include Ben Raybourn, but then he has that "old school" flair so I don't know if he counts.

Very Metal was the shit, I'm assuming you're old enough to have come up in St. Louis with other great bands around the late 80's early 90's then? Fragile Porcelain Mice were great and of course Ultraman. I have to admit I really liked seeing the Urge live too, that was always a great time. Did you ever travel south to Farmington Missouri to skate Gino's- it was an indoor park at a roller rink.  Just wondering if we ever ran into eachother...
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 12, 2013, 08:42:54 AM
Fang and Twistingtheknife: I got into Head On Collision from seeing Thrasher's "Bust Or Bail" contest on Youtube. Not only is that one of the best contests to ever go down in my opinion, but that song was the perfect choice for the video. I checked them and keep them in my playlist, but this song in particular gets me stoked to skate...
Thrasher Bust or bail contest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZcpNBfqWN0#)
I wish they had more contests like this...Real spot, whoever shows up can enter, throw down with whatever you want, best of show wins, no fucking around.
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Post by: shone237 on December 12, 2013, 08:57:25 AM
I'm 42 and only here to pick on the kids. Actually I started coming here to kill time at my last job (Fuel tv) where it was ok to be on skateboard websites all day. Now I rarely post.
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Post by: norrin radd on December 12, 2013, 02:47:09 PM
Age:33
Set Up: 8" shop board. Thunder 149. 52mm wheels
Preferred Terrain: Street
Favorite skaters: Mike Carroll. Keenan Milton. AVE. Heath Kirchart. John Cardiel. Andrew Reynolds
Music: You'll catch me listening to kinds of stuff but always partial to punk/hardcore
Married: No. Live with girl for past 5 months (2/12 year relationship)
Occupation: Advertising Executive

1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?
 No, not really but I can say that as a blanket statement of today's generation as well. I think today's skaters are more critical of fellow skaters in a very superficial way. Skating today is amazing, with something for everyone, but the categories skaters are getting placed into other skaters just seems trivial (we could've stopped at hesh vs. fresh). Also, everything about skating today is beneficial to the average skater/fan of skating. The amount of access to great skating you can get daily and at an instant. The access to your favorite pros. Access to skateparks and skateshops. That seems so under appreciated by the current generation. I will say that the outsider attitude is lacking because skating is so mainstream but you can't fight it so why not enjoy it. Let me put it into perspective, i went to a high school is East Los Angeles with more than 2,000 students. There were probably 20 skaters in the school the whole time i was there. This was 94-98.

I would like to touch on the subject of SOTY. The award should go to skaters that are exceptional. I don't fully buy into the notion that the winner must fit the "Thrasher" attitude so if you're killing it you should win it. I'd say that since '96 Koston there have only been a handful of skaters that "earned it" by putting in a body of work and killing it the year it was one. Rowley, TNT, Cole, Daewon, and MJ. The rest (all well deserved (Silas though?) and now mostly legends) were all the top dogs that year. This year Nyjah was the top dog. He should've gotten it. If you used the same criteria that was applied to Reynolds and BA, he should've won it. Ishod is rad too but to not give it to Nyjah, one the most skilled skaters of his generation after what he did this year dilutes the award. The award started getting questionable when it became award season on the Thrasher site with companies pushing parts out then by not awarding it to Guy and now Nyjah.

3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?
The hardest part has been making the time to go skating. Always enjoy skating to get some food or the market, I got bit of a downhill street from my place.

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Post by: Blech Boys on December 12, 2013, 08:58:18 PM
Long time lurker, first time old guy

Age - 30
Setup - Santa Cruz 8.8, Indys, Spitfire Parkburner 58s
Terrain - Parks and curbs
Skaters - Jason Jessee, Wade Speyer, Danforth, Dressen, Andy Roy
Music - The Mentors
Ball and Chain - Yes
Occupation - Overworked and underpaid

I'm here for laughs to get me thru the work day and I'll probably post now that temps are sub-freezing around me.

Do I fit in with this generation of skateboarders? I guess. They don't bother me and I don't bother them but that's normally because I'm skating with other 30+ dudes.

Top 5 Songs to get pumped to...
1. Bl'ast - It's In My Blood
2. DRI - Thrashard
3. Haymaker - Waxed Curbs
4. Agent Orange - Bloodstains
5. Suicidal - You Can't Bring Me Down





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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on December 12, 2013, 09:22:42 PM
Ate shit bombing a hill and hitting a crack... Don't heal quite like I used to these days...
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Post by: shark tits on December 12, 2013, 10:25:22 PM
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.
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Post by: sans umbilical on December 13, 2013, 05:26:10 PM
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.

Thanks Sharky! I appreciate it.
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Post by: fang on December 13, 2013, 05:52:26 PM
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Fang-you said it, it's weird to me to see all the young guys doing some badass tricks, but without much style. I think that's what makes some guys really stand out. If a young guy has killer style he REALLY stands out from all the cookie cutter, 20 stair killing handrail kings.?  Stand out young guns to me right now include Ben Raybourn, but then he has that "old school" flair so I don't know if he counts.

Very Metal was the shit, I'm assuming you're old enough to have come up in St. Louis with other great bands around the late 80's early 90's then? Fragile Porcelain Mice were great and of course Ultraman. I have to admit I really liked seeing the Urge live too, that was always a great time. Did you ever travel south to Farmington Missouri to skate Gino's- it was an indoor park at a roller rink.?  Just wondering if we ever ran into eachother...

I dunno where I first heard it, but skaters like Hosoi, Hawk , Cab, Jessee, Mariano, Koston etc etc... you can tell it's them just by the way they skate! I can't do that with many of the youngbloods. I believe this is a product of jumping straight into tricks before just cruising around on the board like the old days! Raybourn is a slayer that's for sure!

Off the top of my head, bands we had locally were like Laffinstock, Big Fucking Deal, Whoppers Taste Good (<-- late 80s etc), then Dogfight (the original version rocked!), Round 2, Shortcut, Discourse, New Iron Column, and of course Judge Nothing etc etc. Fragile Porcelain Mice were pretty big around here. I saw them at Bastille's a few times I believe! Back in those days I didn't venture to Farmington much, as we felt we had to "rep" our local spots sooooo hard, ha. That Gino's place sounds awesome though, I always wanted to skate one of those roller rink floors!
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Post by: Juan Valdez on December 13, 2013, 06:21:28 PM
Nice to see old dudes around here. Maybe you were always here and I was just lurking too much.

Age: 40
Setup: 8.25 whatever board I can afford
           thunders
          54mm spitfires
Terrain: anything
Skaters: Brian Anderson, Peter Hewitt, Cardiel, Mike Carroll, Sheffey, Oyola
Music: Maiden, AC/DC, Suicidal, Slayer
Married: No
Occupation: Loser/Student/Unemployed

1.) Yeah feel like I can relate to this generation of skaters. Kids are the same, we have changed.

2.) SOTY is all about who you skate for. If you skate for a Deluxe company, more than likely you will win.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on December 14, 2013, 12:18:26 AM

I dunno where I first heard it, but skaters like Hosoi, Hawk , Cab, Jessee, Mariano, Koston etc etc... you can tell it's them just by the way they skate! I can't do that with many of the youngbloods. I believe this is a product of jumping straight into tricks before just cruising around on the board like the old days! Raybourn is a slayer that's for sure!

Off the top of my head, bands we had locally were like Laffinstock, Big Fucking Deal, Whoppers Taste Good (<-- late 80s etc), then Dogfight (the original version rocked!), Round 2, Shortcut, Discourse, New Iron Column, and of course Judge Nothing etc etc. Fragile Porcelain Mice were pretty big around here. I saw them at Bastille's a few times I believe! Back in those days I didn't venture to Farmington much, as we felt we had to "rep" our local spots sooooo hard, ha. That Gino's place sounds awesome though, I always wanted to skate one of those roller rink floors!
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Dogfight were awesome! Holy shit forgot all about them. A band I was in back then got to open for Judge Nothing at Bernard's Pub at the time I thought that was the greatest thing ever! I always liked Bent then as well and got to catch Uncle Tupelo a few times.

I understand not traveling to skate when you had the city available, just had quite a few guys come down from the city to skate the ramps. We had a 2 foot, 4 foot and 6 foot at Gino's all indoors. Of course as soon as one of the crew got a license we started hitting the city regularly. I miss skating downtown back then, especially late nights. You had all of downtown to yourself then (91-94). Just us and the bums after 9pm. Unless there was a game there really wasn't anything else going on downtown. Kiener Plaza, all the marble, underground parking lots. Skated lots at some banks over in south city too, don't remember what everyone called the place, it was off Lemp and Potomac I think? Near Cherokee street.

I agree about kids these days just jumping on their boards and trying tricks immediately. It took me a whole damn summer to learn how to ollie! But besides a one or two older guys around that skated you had no way to learn stuff then and now the internet makes everything immediately available with the click of a button. Shit how many times would you rewind a damn vhs tape to try and learn a trick? I remember watching rubbish heap 8 million times trying to learn certain things, late shuv-its come to mind. Now you can just look that shit up on youtube. The learning curve is certainly different now days.

I wonder if kids now still have people giving them shit for skating like we did? Back when I started as all you other guys are well aware, skating was NOT COOL. Running from rednecks who wanted to beat your ass for just being a skate rat was a pretty normal occurrence for me growing up. Normally some big truck would roll by, some hillbilly would yell "skate fags"or "skate rat", we'd flip them off, then run for our lives. That's some character building stuff! Seriously though, it's got to be a way different experience to be in highschool now and be a skater then it was when I was coming up. Maybe it was different in bigger cities or on the coasts, but here it could be pretty rough. That's my OLD MAN rant, those little fuckers just don't know how good they have it these days!
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Post by: MaS on December 14, 2013, 10:13:27 AM
1. Do you feel like you fit in with today's generation of skateboarders? If no, why?

Its weird, I'm somewhere in the middle.  I think when I want I skate good enough to hang but then there is a huge gap to that dude thats on the next level.  I'm not really down with a lot of the fake style shit and feathery ass tre flips.  As for attitudes, there seems to be two breeds, one thats kinda trying to tap into the old school vibe, and then there is a lot of this limp wrist shit, where everyone likes to skate like a sloth and be the cool guy.  if you give the  typical "yeeeaaahhh" they pretend like they didn't hear you.  To cool for school shit.  if you have been around some of the sponsored kids you know this limped out bitch aint getting to the next level.  I find MOST young dudes are cool with whatever tho. 

2. Top 5 songs to listen to on the way to a session

Albert Hammond Jr. - anything
Keith Murray - anything
Jazz Butcher - Bad Dream Lover ( soo good)
BIG - anything
Paul Simon - greatest Hits album  front to back


3. In the last month, what single trick have you done that you're most proud of, and which one has been driving you crazy?

I started skating vert and bowls recently.  So kick turn I guess?, carving bowls, finding lines etc..  Nothing really.  I tweaked my ankle on a fakie crooks on this mini ramp and heard this pop.  Since then I have been doing workouts at home " Insanity" my wife got me to kinda rehab that shit.  That was thanksgiving. So I'll be back to trying stuff again this next week i hope. 

On street my staples are switch back tail / regular back tail. Switch crooks, 5-O to switch crooks. I really am finding transition to be hella fun, and help my other skating. 

EDIT: on a side note, I'm finding that my casual two days a week is not enough to keep fat off like it used to so doing different workouts is playing a big role in keeping me some what young.  even though im old. 



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Post by: EPetrov on December 14, 2013, 01:21:05 PM
22 and havent ollied a stair set in years

you sounds like a pussy. im 22, you wouldn't like me.

its beyond me that kids arnt using Viagra recreationally.........

You sounds like a ruhtard.

I have the ankle of a 80 year old so I dont jump down stuff. I follow this rule: If I cant ollie up it I wont ollie down it
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Post by: rothdigga on December 16, 2013, 05:21:17 PM
I was going to keep this thread going for us all and change course a little bit. 
Since we're basically all turning into Carroll, Howard and Koston from Mouse when they're old and talking about how many tricks they invented and all, how about all of our favorite era of skating for each of us.  You know, GLORY DAYS and all...post up some skating of you at your peak, if that was your favorite time. 
I'll start this off, this was 1993-1994 and still is my favorite time in skating.  Pressure flips were gone, skating started to mellow out with the hyperactivity, I didn't have shit to do but just go out and skate everyday with the homies.  Obviously it's probably just a factor of this being when I was 21-22 years old and life was easy as all hell.  This is footage from a homie video that we made with Montoya, Bryan Paz (RIP), Dennis Bellew and a few other 508 homies...raw footage as the copy with music is super jacked.  Time hasn't been kind to VHS.
<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/2986580" width="500" height="333" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/2986580">Rothmeyer raw footage from A Perfect World 1993</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user777165">Jason Rothmeyer</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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Post by: b.v. on December 16, 2013, 05:45:48 PM
This just made me nostalgic as hell.
That era was so fun, never had fs flips like that, always wished I could but broke so many boards that way.
Fakie tre over the bike rack and all the garage footage is gold. Loved the whole thing, thanks for sharing!
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 17, 2013, 12:51:31 AM
damn that was good! you were consistent with your tricks man, unlike many of us in the 90's ha........during that era, I was desperately trying to keep up with flip tricks and missing way more shit than I was landing!

anyways choosing my favorite era is easy: it was those 6 or 9 months in 98 (I think) when the Eiffel tower banks remained empty. Usually they were empty only for 2 weeks or so and I was so hyped on the spot, I hardly ever went skating anywhere else during that time period. skating right under the Eiffel Tower was just magic. We used to chill and drink beers there when the session was over and the crazy thing was, the cops didn't give a damn, even though we stood out like a sore thumb, with the masses of tourists around us.... Unfortunately I don't have any footage from that, we never filmed. Access to video cameras then was not what it is now....But at least I have this tailslide pic to remember it. I would really give good money to get one more session in that place.......every time I'm close, I go check out the banks, but they're always full. I don't think they've been skated since that year actually, never saw any footage anywhere. Fuck, now I'm feeling all nostalgic!


Bassins (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34084944@N04/11416020854/#)

(can't embed the pic for some reason, sorry.....)
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 17, 2013, 06:45:48 AM
Damn, that video's crazy. I wasn't even close to that good when I was young hahaha.

My favorite eras in skating were easily the late 80's/early 90's, and I can't believe I'm going to say this, but 2000-now. I was a young teen in the late 80's and there was nothing to worry about in life other than skating. Come home from school, listen to some Bad Religion in my room for a little while, tell my mom that my homework was done even though it wasn't, and head out to meet up with my friends for a quick "Hokus Pokus" viewing and a 6-7 hour session.

Like FF said, we didn't film ourselves or have access to a video camera. The best we had was a disposable camera here and there shoplifted from 7-11 to grab some crappy still shots...

This one's me skating a mini that some dudes that we knew built in the fields behind their house in the summer of '89...It was built mostly from one of the guys' little brothers' fort I think, didn't have coping on one side, and was pretty rickety, but that didn't stop us...We spent half of that summer (it only lasted about a month and a half) all day every day over there skating.
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm91/igordog18/30028_1312691177116_4891064_n.jpg) (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/igordog18/media/30028_1312691177116_4891064_n.jpg.html)

This one was from 1990 I believe, one of our favorite street spots, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in the ghetto (RIP). It had a nice broken in ledge, a good bank, a two stair, and as you see here, a decent sized loading dock. I still love to do a good Ollie North and I still call them that too...
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm91/igordog18/c9740b35-3494-4c7f-8448-1d75d9912567.jpg) (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/igordog18/media/c9740b35-3494-4c7f-8448-1d75d9912567.jpg.html)

Even though I've talked so much here about feeling disconnected from skateboarding in this day and age, I'll still gladly admit that I love it as much as/more than I ever have, and know that the skill level is beyond what anyone could have ever dreamed of even 5 years ago, much less 20 years ago. Shane O'Neil and P-Rod may not be my favorite "type" of skaters, but I'm still blown away by their skating and I'll still sit here and watch in amazement at their tricks and skill.
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Post by: Lance on December 17, 2013, 07:40:46 AM
That footage was tight, seriously through me into an intstant time warp in my head.....one of my first boards was a Jason Rothmeyer Santa Cruz. 
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Post by: Dirtymac on December 17, 2013, 08:02:39 AM
My peak was so fucking long ago all I got is poloroids...the late 70's park boom and then eventual death in 83/84 was my salad days. Maybe we need an ancient dudes thread... ;D
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Post by: floop on December 17, 2013, 09:43:28 AM
Damn, that video's crazy. I wasn't even close to that good when I was young hahaha.

My favorite eras in skating were easily the late 80's/early 90's, and I can't believe I'm going to say this, but 2000-now. I was a young teen in the late 80's and there was nothing to worry about in life other than skating. Come home from school, listen to some Bad Religion in my room for a little while, tell my mom that my homework was done even though it wasn't, and head out to meet up with my friends for a quick "Hokus Pokus" viewing and a 6-7 hour session.

Like FF said, we didn't film ourselves or have access to a video camera. The best we had was a disposable camera here and there shoplifted from 7-11 to grab some crappy still shots...

This one's me skating a mini that some dudes that we knew built in the fields behind their house in the summer of '89...It was built mostly from one of the guys' little brothers' fort I think, didn't have coping on one side, and was pretty rickety, but that didn't stop us...We spent half of that summer (it only lasted about a month and a half) all day every day over there skating.
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm91/igordog18/30028_1312691177116_4891064_n.jpg) (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/igordog18/media/30028_1312691177116_4891064_n.jpg.html)


fuck yes
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Post by: stevedave on December 17, 2013, 09:48:06 AM
yes.  old dude thread.  just hit 40, glad to see like minded old dudes here.  that old ramp photo is sick. 
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Post by: floop on December 17, 2013, 09:49:28 AM
my favorite era would have to be late 80's.  probably because that was the most care free period of my life, but also it was just the most fun.  watching Bones Brigade and H Street Videos in the morning..  go skate all day, all over the fucking place (we probably travelled like 10 miles each day no car)..  going from backyard ramp, to street spot, to ditches, to shitty launch ramps put against a wall.   i know the old dude rant is.. old..  but, it's true that back then if you met someone out skating they were pretty much immediately your friend.   there weren't all these different sects.   next thing you know you're at their parents house skating a ramp and their mom is making you food

i'd like to achieve the equivalent of Old School the movie except with old skating friends.  i'll ask my parents if we can have a sleep over and we'll sneak out in the night and throw eggs at cars.  then in the morning watch Bones Brigade and go skate.  who's with me?!
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Post by: rothdigga on December 17, 2013, 10:08:36 AM
That footage was tight, seriously through me into an intstant time warp in my head.....one of my first boards was a Jason Rothmeyer Santa Cruz.? 

Thanks for the $2 royalty!  I bet it bought me some Taco Bell back in the day. 
The old photos are sometimes even better than the old videos.  There's a lot of character in old photos that comes out.  That backyard ramp is reminiscent of many I skated back then.  A kink right at the bottom of the tranny you have to deal with.  No coping makes it easier to learn pivot fakies...good stuff.
I'm so down for the late 80's as well.  I guess anytime between 86-94 is the shit for me for different reasons.  The excitement of the newness of it all from 86-88, starting to branch out skating all over the place in 88-90, then just being on top of my game a little more in 91-94.  Like I said, whatever age you were really has a lot to do with your favorite era I'm guessing. 
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Post by: stevedave on December 17, 2013, 10:15:28 AM
That footage was tight, seriously through me into an intstant time warp in my head.....one of my first boards was a Jason Rothmeyer Santa Cruz.? 

Thanks for the $2 royalty!  I bet it bought me some Taco Bell back in the day. 
The old photos are sometimes even better than the old videos.  There's a lot of character in old photos that comes out.  That backyard ramp is reminiscent of many I skated back then.  A kink right at the bottom of the tranny you have to deal with.  No coping makes it easier to learn pivot fakies...good stuff.
I'm so down for the late 80's as well.  I guess anytime between 86-94 is the shit for me for different reasons.  The excitement of the newness of it all from 86-88, starting to branch out skating all over the place in 88-90, then just being on top of my game a little more in 91-94.  Like I said, whatever age you were really has a lot to do with your favorite era I'm guessing. 

totally agree.  i went to the FTC book release this past weekend, and the photos threw me into a serious time warp.  and every little detail was as good as the skating, if not better.  the hair styles/color, the sneakers, tees, etc.  all of it.  it said wonders about the time.  it's REALLY good and i highly recommend getting it.  it's worth every dime. 
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 18, 2013, 01:36:42 AM
old man vs technology: I won!
Finally found a way to embed this shit. I think I'm skating a Kenny Hughes deck here....back when the Element team was rad!
anyways I just had to show you guys the raddest spot on earth, period. Yeah I'm biased I know.....

b]Bassins[/b]


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/11416020854_f1aae25d17.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34084944@N04/11416020854/)

bonus: what the spot looks like usually.

(http://www.ridethefire.net/contenu/les_bassins.jpg)

for those who want to see footage, check out Video Days......Gonz, Jason Lee and Danny Way all skated it.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 18, 2013, 01:46:56 AM
just found this......fucking golden. lots of footy from the banks at the beginning.

Blind In Paris (Mark Gonzales/Jason Lee/Danny Way) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWa0u4oem_g#)
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Post by: sans umbilical on December 18, 2013, 06:09:20 AM
just found this......fucking golden. lots of footy from the banks at the beginning.

Blind In Paris (Mark Gonzales/Jason Lee/Danny Way) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWa0u4oem_g#)

Love this old Blind footage.
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Post by: BRIX SKWIKZ on December 18, 2013, 08:29:38 AM
just found this......fucking golden. lots of footy from the banks at the beginning.

Blind In Paris (Mark Gonzales/Jason Lee/Danny Way) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWa0u4oem_g#)

Love this old Blind footage.

GONZ, DANNY WAY AND JASON LEE KILLIN THEM ALL :o
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Post by: Dirtymac on December 18, 2013, 08:40:48 AM
old man vs technology: I won!
Finally found a way to embed this shit. I think I'm skating a Kenny Hughes deck here....back when the Element team was rad!
anyways I just had to show you guys the raddest spot on earth, period. Yeah I'm biased I know.....

b]Bassins[/b]


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/11416020854_f1aae25d17.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34084944@N04/11416020854/)

bonus: what the spot looks like usually.

(http://www.ridethefire.net/contenu/les_bassins.jpg)

for those who want to see footage, check out Video Days......Gonz, Jason Lee and Danny Way all skated it.
Is that pic you frenchie? Its crazy how I always picture people looking like their avatars...
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Post by: sans umbilical on December 18, 2013, 02:29:52 PM
This has become the first thread I try to find every time I come to Slap. All the other news/rumors can wait.
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Post by: beazlocal on December 18, 2013, 07:27:22 PM
I gotta learn how to scan photos and stuff.

anyways, if you search youtube - True Mathematics skateboard video, I'm in there with a few tricks.

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Post by: Ndsr on December 18, 2013, 08:13:38 PM
old man vs technology: I won!
Finally found a way to embed this shit. I think I'm skating a Kenny Hughes deck here....back when the Element team was rad!
anyways I just had to show you guys the raddest spot on earth, period. Yeah I'm biased I know.....

b]Bassins[/b]


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/11416020854_f1aae25d17.jpg)


 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34084944@N04/11416020854/)

bonus: what the spot looks like usually.

(http://www.ridethefire.net/contenu/les_bassins.jpg)

for those who want to see footage, check out Video Days......Gonz, Jason Lee and Danny Way all skated it.
Is that pic you frenchie? Its crazy how I always picture people looking like their avatars...

You guys rule, I've dreamt of this spot sooo much growing up.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 19, 2013, 12:49:32 AM
Dirtymac : yup that's me. happy to say I look nothing like my avatar....maybe in a few decades though!!

NDSR: I still to this day dream about that spot! think about the tricks I've done there, what I would do if I could skate it again....

Actually a lot of the spots I used to skate in Paris are gone. antiskated to death: Bastille, rue des saints-peres, the upper part of Le Dome, musee d'orsay (although that one seems to have been resurrected).

What about you guys? any old spot you wish you could go back to?
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Post by: Iceman on December 19, 2013, 06:19:22 AM
Dirtymac : yup that's me. happy to say I look nothing like my avatar....maybe in a few decades though!!

NDSR: I still to this day dream about that spot! think about the tricks I've done there, what I would do if I could skate it again....

Actually a lot of the spots I used to skate in Paris are gone. antiskated to death: Bastille, rue des saints-peres, the upper part of Le Dome, musee d'orsay (although that one seems to have been resurrected).

What about you guys? any old spot you wish you could go back to?

SF Pier 7, Philly City Hall, OG Brooklyn Banks, WTC Benches.....never got to skate them, but would love to session those Eiffel Tower banks too!
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 19, 2013, 06:29:25 AM
Old spots I wish I could skate again.

Block City, Collins St Melbourne
Taxi Banks, Melbourne
Tiles, St Kilda Rd Melbourne
The original Southbank with all the little banks London
Brooklyn Banks NY
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 19, 2013, 06:41:17 AM
I second you guys about Brooklyn banks.........got to skate the upper part once, super fun spot.

I also spent a few days in Melbourne in 99 or so, and I remember there was a super fun little bowl somewhere....like in park, with a spine and bumps/hips ? is that still there ? sorry I have no idea what it's called!
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 19, 2013, 06:53:25 AM
I second you guys about Brooklyn banks.........got to skate the upper part once, super fun spot.

I also spent a few days in Melbourne in 99 or so, and I remember there was a super fun little bowl somewhere....like in park, with a spine and bumps/hips ? is that still there ? sorry I have no idea what it's called!
Was it Fitzroy bowl? A spined bowl, pretty mellow with a roll over one slightly deeper and then the tiny peanut bowl next to it?
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 19, 2013, 07:14:22 AM
yeah Fitzroy that's it!
small spot but super fun. And Melbourne was actually one of the skate-friendliest cities I ever visited.
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Post by: SodaJerk on December 19, 2013, 07:39:12 AM
yeah Fitzroy that's it!
small spot but super fun. And Melbourne was actually one of the skate-friendliest cities I ever visited.
Melbourne has always had great spots and the police generally don't give a fuck unless you're breaking something but some security guards have a hero complex. It pales in comparison to the skate friendliness of Copenhagen but is still a great skate city. Fitzroy has been destroyed somewhat by supposed "repair" work. Last time I was there, a few years back, the surface was rougher and crumbling after attempts to improve it. Not sure what its like now.
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Post by: pandarelated on December 19, 2013, 04:23:18 PM
ola!
37th bday around soon.
i have been slamming on my same knee a lot recently. super over it.
any of you guys recommend a slim knee pad that i could wear under jeans?
just need a bit of extra protection i think.
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Post by: Young Satchel on December 19, 2013, 04:54:46 PM
I miss OG Brooklyn banks as much as the next New Yorker, but the spot I miss the most is the BAM ledges in downtown Brooklyn. I grew up around the corner and skated there all the time. One long straight knee-high ledge, one super long curved ledge in two sections with a gap in the middle. And a perfect, wide manny pad with a slight upward incline. All a nice, light grey granite, and always with the right amount of wax.  Shit was classic.

43rd street banks in Hell's Kitchen which I used to call food emporium banks were usually a quick bust but were good for a half hour of skating here and there. I also lived around the corner from there too when my folks split. Jacob javits center was another favorite on the far west. There was an ill plaza across from it with stairs and some banks if I remember correctly.

But BAM though.......
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Post by: rothdigga on December 22, 2013, 09:40:09 PM
OG Spots I miss from around the LBC area....
AT&T- of course, no joke, it's my favorite spot ever.  Mostly because you could roll up at any time any day and never get kicked out.  It's the manny pad spot under the awning I filmed a ton at.
Ramona- the 2 stair stage school that me, Creager, Lavar and a few others hit up a lot.  That place ruled so hard.  Epic sessions went down hard there.
Belmont Ledges- the ones on the far side were seriously the best.  From very low to pretty high, it had them all...and it was slightly downhill so if you started at the top you didn't have to push and you could hit 4 ledges in a row.  So fun.
Powell Skatezone- hands down the best indoor park I've ever skated.  It was so much fun, I never paid to get in ever (hence the reason it went away, nobody paid to get in). 
Jacob Park- those green or blue or grey blocks (changed colors over the years) that me, Brad Hayes, Chad Fernandez and a few others had footage on.  Multi level and so much fun.  Also never a bust, but they're pretty knobbed up now. 
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Post by: b.v. on December 22, 2013, 09:44:22 PM
ola!
37th bday around soon.
i have been slamming on my same knee a lot recently. super over it.
any of you guys recommend a slim knee pad that i could wear under jeans?
just need a bit of extra protection i think.

My buddy who had knee surgery a few years ago wears smith knee gaskets, neoprene with a little padding.
Says it makes a world of difference.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 23, 2013, 06:14:12 AM
this talk about old spots got me thinking: pretty much all the iconic 90's spots are long gone, aren't they?

EMB and Pier 7 of course, Brooklyn Banks, Pulaski, Love Park, Hubba Hideout, Le Dome in Paris and Southbanks in London are only half what they used to be.....

so what's left really?? the Marseille bowls, Wallenberg, Burnside....
The Santa Rosa and Derby parks I never got to skate, so maybe if I make it back to California at some point...
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Post by: floop on December 23, 2013, 07:53:11 AM
- this one is probably only known by people who lived in Fullerton, but "the V" was a fun spot when i was growing up (basically a drainage ditch.  was in mags a few times i think, like in the eeearrly days).  i went back there recently and they built an old folks home on top of it

- Pipeline.  it's not like i sit around missing it, but it would be fun to go back there after all these years
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Post by: shredbuffalo on December 24, 2013, 06:47:34 AM
Hey guys...I wanted to wish all of you old bastards a happy holiday. Hopefully you're spending the next few days doing something fun with people that you care about, maybe eating some good food and drinking some good beer, finding that Santa left you some much needed new decks/wheels/trucks/insoles/Glucosamine under the tree? Every year my buddy and I go skating at the indoor park on Christmas Eve and basically have the place to ourselves for a few hours, so I'm planning on doing that today. I took a slam on Sunday and gave myself a hell of a hipper so I'm going to have to take it easy, but I can't break tradition so I'll go and have some mellow fun.

Enjoy your holidays, be safe, and lets keep the "Old Dudes" thread going through 2014 until next Christmas! Peace.





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Post by: mfkream on December 24, 2013, 10:46:46 AM
yeah Fitzroy that's it!
small spot but super fun. And Melbourne was actually one of the skate-friendliest cities I ever visited.

Yes! I lived in Melbourne for a bit in 2001 and that bowl was right around the corner from where I stayed. That's probably the last time I could comfortably rip transition. On beer.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on December 24, 2013, 04:42:02 PM
this talk about old spots got me thinking: pretty much all the iconic 90's spots are long gone, aren't they?

EMB and Pier 7 of course, Brooklyn Banks, Pulaski, Love Park, Hubba Hideout, Le Dome in Paris and Southbanks in London are only half what they used to be.....

so what's left really?? the Marseille bowls, Wallenberg, Burnside....
The Santa Rosa and Derby parks I never got to skate, so maybe if I make it back to California at some point...
Shit, most spots in general from the '90's are gone. We were lucky in that many of us older guys street skated before knobs, and while all the great plazas were still around. I used to meet up with friends at spots where you can't even stand with a board now, and skate amazing, uncapped spots all day long. I'm sure a lot of people in this thread did.

I mean, yeah, there are things skaters are spoiled with today, and it definitely sucks to not be able or even willing to take slams like I used to, but there is a lot that is really fucking rad about skating when we were younger.

Also, seeing the list of spots people never got to makes me feel really lucky. I've been to and skated a lot of them. The way I see it though, that's how spots work. I never got to skate whittier or upland (og upland) or any of those spots, and there are a lot of spots out there today that in ten years people will wish they had a chance to skate.

oldie- If you do ever get back out to Cali, hit up Petaluma too, its right next to SR park, is from the same generation, has been in countless videos, and a lot of people probably even think it is Santa Rosa park. Also, Greer park in Palo Alto and the Dish in SF are all rad og parks to at least go ride in. The Dish is apparently sketchy, though I've never been fucked with, and the way SF is going, the projects there will be replaced with high-income condos within about 6 months or so. Oh, and PM me if you are looking for a tour guide to show you them all!
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Post by: ttching! on December 25, 2013, 10:46:22 AM
When I was like eight or nine, my mom was teaching at the local university and there was an area on campus that had these amazing brick humps all over it. The bricks were replaced by grass at some point in the 90's after we'd moved away. That spot basically hooked me on skating forever.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on December 26, 2013, 10:39:53 AM
this talk about old spots got me thinking: pretty much all the iconic 90's spots are long gone, aren't they?

EMB and Pier 7 of course, Brooklyn Banks, Pulaski, Love Park, Hubba Hideout, Le Dome in Paris and Southbanks in London are only half what they used to be.....

so what's left really?? the Marseille bowls, Wallenberg, Burnside....
The Santa Rosa and Derby parks I never got to skate, so maybe if I make it back to California at some point...
Shit, most spots in general from the '90's are gone. We were lucky in that many of us older guys street skated before knobs, and while all the great plazas were still around. I used to meet up with friends at spots where you can't even stand with a board now, and skate amazing, uncapped spots all day long. I'm sure a lot of people in this thread did.

I mean, yeah, there are things skaters are spoiled with today, and it definitely sucks to not be able or even willing to take slams like I used to, but there is a lot that is really fucking rad about skating when we were younger.

Also, seeing the list of spots people never got to makes me feel really lucky. I've been to and skated a lot of them. The way I see it though, that's how spots work. I never got to skate whittier or upland (og upland) or any of those spots, and there are a lot of spots out there today that in ten years people will wish they had a chance to skate.

oldie- If you do ever get back out to Cali, hit up Petaluma too, its right next to SR park, is from the same generation, has been in countless videos, and a lot of people probably even think it is Santa Rosa park. Also, Greer park in Palo Alto and the Dish in SF are all rad og parks to at least go ride in. The Dish is apparently sketchy, though I've never been fucked with, and the way SF is going, the projects there will be replaced with high-income condos within about 6 months or so. Oh, and PM me if you are looking for a tour guide to show you them all!

I definitely agree with that feeling of having enjoyed a unique era in skating.....them damn youngsters will never know haha!!
and many thanks for the tour guide invite man, that'd be rad. I haven't been to California since 95 I think...but I was lucky enough to go a few times when I was young, as my mom worked for a US company. funny thing is, a few of you mentioned OG Upland and I actually got to skate that once. I was maybe 14 and could barely pump but that might be the experience that got me hooked for life! incidentally I got an Upland tattoo on my back just last year...
allright I'm off for a vacation with the missus and kids, happy holidays to all you old farts!!
and long live the old dudes thread    ;D
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Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on December 26, 2013, 02:47:29 PM
Age:31
Set Up: 7.87 Omar Alien Workshop board
             53 blanks
             Venture 5.0
             Bones reds
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Ledges, flatbars and ditches if I can find one...
Favorite skaters:  Daewon, Heath, Rieder, Suciu, Van Engelen, Dill, Penny, Busenitz...
Music: The Smiths, Morrissey, ISIS, Neurosis, Year of no light, Pelican, Mono, Sleep...
Married: no, but my girlfriend and I have been together for 5 and half years.
Kids: not yet
Occupation: Freelance Graphic Designer/illustrator currently looking for a steady position.
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Post by: Johnny Rad on December 26, 2013, 05:00:50 PM
this talk about old spots got me thinking: pretty much all the iconic 90's spots are long gone, aren't they?

I feel so lucky that I got to skate some of the most iconic spots in their prime.

The Turf in 89
EMB in 93
Powell Skate Zone in 93
Hubba Hideout/Pier 7/3rd & Army in 99 (3rd & Army actually was 2002 I think?)
Chaffey High School in 2000-2003
Serra High School from 98-2003
Le Dome in 2003
BAM in Brooklyn in 2003
Those are just the famous ones I can think of. So many good spots just come and go
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Post by: j....soy..... on December 26, 2013, 09:00:40 PM
I feel lucky too skating during that time.....but I feel even luckier that skating is so full of pussies that even a 40 year old still gets to stick around.....
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Post by: busey on December 26, 2013, 09:56:26 PM
Age:15
Set Up:
Board -7.75 darkstar
Wheels-  51mm plan b
Trucks- romar ventures
Bearings-fast ones
             shake junt Grip
Preferred Terrain: mom's driveway (week-days), dad's condo plaza (week-ends)
Favorite skaters: p-rod, nyjah, mikey taylor, bam
Music: everyone my age has the worst taste in music. i wish i was born in a different generation. all they listen to is stupid justin beaver, i like real music like rolling stones and led zeppelin!!
Married: soon
Kids: no way!! lol
Occupation: sex man
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Post by: shark tits on December 26, 2013, 10:16:19 PM
mike 2000 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKwCnbe9hjA#)
this ain't my prime per se cause i got sober/better but i wish a lot of spots here were still around. sadly i went to brooklyn banks too this yr but didn't try too hard to get footage. just a bs heel or kickflip fakie would've made my inner tourist happy..... pinche hindsight!
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Post by: paraquat on December 27, 2013, 10:15:37 AM
(http://s30.postimg.org/vlz5xchzl/Screen_shot_2013_12_27_at_1_16_20_PM.png)
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Post by: j....soy..... on December 27, 2013, 04:39:31 PM
Shants.....ports?
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Post by: shark tits on December 27, 2013, 06:34:44 PM
Shants.....ports?

i've been rolling up my pants in summer forever. i said it was since KIDS but actually, that style i borrowed from Cambodian gangstas from Lowell that i was in juvie w/. you roll em inside out so there's no cuff.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on December 27, 2013, 06:51:40 PM
I had a friend that was like 4'6" or so who would wear shants, and they totally just looked like big floods because he was so short. He also had a chain wallet with a huge chain that he used to trip over with his short little legs.
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Post by: b.v. on December 30, 2013, 07:04:06 PM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)
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Post by: shark tits on December 30, 2013, 07:32:47 PM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

happy 40 guy! w/out being condescending i thought that was the quintessential SLAP poster part [front shoves, slappies, powerslides] and i enjoyed it. then the sw fs wallride, my dream trick [5050 to wallie] and that long boardslide were all delightful! keep rolling!
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Post by: sans umbilical on December 30, 2013, 07:35:13 PM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

Man, I enjoyed every second of this! Good stuff.
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Post by: floop on December 30, 2013, 09:47:01 PM
^ me too.  fuckin stoked on this.  makes me want to go skate more than anything i've seen in a while

skating tomorrow and i'm gonna learn fuckin manuals to no complys like you!
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Post by: j....soy..... on December 30, 2013, 11:01:24 PM
That was sick....you've got all the right tricks to be a solid lifestyle pro....
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Post by: BRO on December 30, 2013, 11:28:28 PM
That was rad! 
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Post by: Randozzi on December 31, 2013, 12:54:54 AM
(http://mydumbluck.com/SLAP/DavefronttailFirebox.jpg)
Dave rules! Happy birthday!

(http://mydumbluck.com/SLAP/Davebluntslide.jpg)
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Post by: Ollie Ringwald on December 31, 2013, 01:56:42 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

So fucking sick.
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Post by: Dirtymac on December 31, 2013, 02:25:34 AM
Nice parts both of you guys. Made my morning. Still hoping and praying I'll be back on board soon. Getting the use of my left leg back slowly but surely. I would give anything for just one more good ol slash grind. Keep ripping all you fellow Grecians!
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Post by: the snake on December 31, 2013, 06:17:53 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2060032#msg2060032 date=1388460913
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

Man, I enjoyed every second of this! Good stuff.
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Post by: b.v. on December 31, 2013, 06:20:04 AM
That was sick....you've got all the right tricks to be a solid lifestyle pro....
I think that's a compliment...

Thanks guys, I just do the tricks that are fun.
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Post by: steam vent on December 31, 2013, 07:27:11 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)
That was awesome! made me want to skate sooo bad, made worse by the fresh layer of slushy snow. I wanna be like you when I grow up, skatewise anyway lol. Happy Birthday yo!
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Post by: Iceman on December 31, 2013, 09:16:41 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

That was awesome! I can tell you were a ripper back in the day. Shit....you still are! No comply powerslides were the tits!

EDIT: Speaking of tits ^^^ heart-shaped areolas? Amazing.
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Post by: Adam Abbas on December 31, 2013, 09:42:11 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

Great part, inspiring in turn. The slappy crooked grind on the ledge into the bank was real nice.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on December 31, 2013, 01:04:48 PM
That was sick....you've got all the right tricks to be a solid lifestyle pro....
I think that's a compliment...

Thanks guys, I just do the tricks that are fun.
best part of getting older...
How do you do no comply to 50-50's? Mine always loop out into 270 lipslides whenever I try it.
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Post by: b.v. on December 31, 2013, 01:37:48 PM
I have a weird pop for it. More scoop.
I learned em on curbs and slowly took them to bigger ledges.
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Post by: Young Satchel on December 31, 2013, 03:39:32 PM
Low impact gold in that birthday part b. 
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Post by: rothdigga on December 31, 2013, 04:56:25 PM
You've got some butters double sided curbs around you.  My next part is going to be heavy with double sided curbs, I'm going to try to relearn a bunch of the old gems. 
Loved that part.  Powerslide tailslide to switch crooks was sick.
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Post by: Dirtymac on January 01, 2014, 05:53:10 AM
Happy New year fellow grey rippers. Made a resolution to try to drop in on my ramp today and see if the leg buckles or holds up. 3 months of not rolling now and enough's enough. Hopefully by days end I will have made some pool block bark and be thinking,"damn right it was a good day"........or I'll eat shit and screw up 3 months of healing lol!
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Post by: steam vent on January 01, 2014, 05:58:33 AM
Happy New year fellow grey rippers. Made a resolution to try to drop in on my ramp today and see if the leg buckles or holds up. 3 months of not rolling now and enough's enough. Hopefully by days end I will have made some pool block bark and be thinking,"damn right it was a good day"........or I'll eat shit and screw up 3 months of healing lol!
HAHA awesome! good luck man
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Post by: wuust on January 01, 2014, 07:35:27 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

Great part, inspiring in turn. The slappy crooked grind on the ledge into the bank was real nice.
stoked!
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Post by: shredbuffalo on January 01, 2014, 08:08:24 AM
Happy New year fellow grey rippers. Made a resolution to try to drop in on my ramp today and see if the leg buckles or holds up. 3 months of not rolling now and enough's enough. Hopefully by days end I will have made some pool block bark and be thinking,"damn right it was a good day"........or I'll eat shit and screw up 3 months of healing lol!

Happy new year to you as well (and the rest of the old dudes!) Good luck and be careful. If it feels good, go for it. If it doesn't feel right, don't push it. Let it heal some more so you can ride when you're ready. (Don't mean to kill your buzz, just seen too many guys try to go back too early and end up hurting themselves worse.)

I'll be starting the new year off right also...Heading to the indoor park in about an hour. I'm hoping that my string of slams/old man injuries that seem to have been plaguing me for the past few months will stay in 2013 and I can have some good luck the year to come.

***VXduce, tight video! You put something up here that obviously got a lot of us stoked to skate.
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Post by: Morty Seinfeld on January 01, 2014, 08:23:16 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

I'm not an old guy by any means but this video got me super stoked. Hope I can still skate that well in 19 years, when I'm 40.
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Post by: grimcity on January 01, 2014, 09:16:05 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

Fuck yes! Lines and curbs all day!

...edited to add some curb apreesh from last week. Sorry it's slo mo, but I'm hooked on the camera in my phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ampNu47j4& (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ampNu47j4&)
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Post by: b.v. on January 01, 2014, 09:17:49 AM
You guys are the best.
Thanks for the kind words.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 01, 2014, 05:11:06 PM
Bravo b.v.  :)  This thread is the best, feel like I have some long lost homies I've never met. I'll work on some clips to add to it this spring for my 39th birthday.
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Post by: Blech Boys on January 01, 2014, 05:24:52 PM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

This ruled. The ender was great and the song selection had me smiling the whole time. Thumbs up.
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Post by: the snake on January 01, 2014, 09:19:40 PM
Great tricks selection and skating b.v.
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Post by: SodaJerk on January 02, 2014, 06:36:31 AM
You guys are the best.
Thanks for the kind words.
Everything about that part was awesome. It shows you that doing good looking tricks at interesting spots always triumphs and one of the most important elements of a part is to make it look like your having fun skating. Will watch again.
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Post by: art hellman on January 02, 2014, 12:32:49 PM
Great tricks selection and skating b.v.

shredding!
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Post by: A.A on January 02, 2014, 10:18:19 PM
That was super rad!! Ripping.
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Post by: paraquat on January 02, 2014, 10:33:26 PM
Gnar b v! You have awesome no comply posture. I am high on cough syrup with a fever.
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Post by: pinche gringo on January 02, 2014, 11:44:09 PM
Excellent shreddery b.v.
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Post by: shark tits on January 03, 2014, 05:45:04 AM
mike 2007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZhW3Z-va4g#)
i was a spry 30 yrs old in this. i'm not sure if i'm better now or i don't challenge myself as much? either way this one has our old 'street DIY' called 'V-Block' which was the greatest place til walmart bought the property. at 1:58 you can read the words 'shark tits ride' on a bank to wall we made so things are really coming full circle. sad fact, the real 'shark tits' [mike leslie] never got to skate the wallride i named after him. damn you to hell walmart!
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Post by: SodaJerk on January 03, 2014, 06:24:41 AM
mike 2007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZhW3Z-va4g#)
i was a spry 30 yrs old in this. i'm not sure if i'm better now or i don't challenge myself as much? either way this one has our old 'street DIY' called 'V-Block' which was the greatest place til walmart bought the property. at 1:58 you can read the words 'shark tits ride' on a bank to wall we made so things are really coming full circle. sad fact, the real 'shark tits' [mike leslie] never got to skate the wallride i named after him. damn you to hell walmart!
I particularly like the second line. Fuck Walmart.
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Post by: floop on January 03, 2014, 07:55:52 AM
that was sick.  i want to make a part but i can only do about 5 tricks heh
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Post by: shark tits on January 03, 2014, 07:58:01 AM
thanks 'jerk' and floop, i seen you doin some tranny stuff. it was rad but i wanted you to be layne. 'this beer's warm, even'.
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Post by: b.v. on January 03, 2014, 08:08:49 AM
Wallride onto the ledge then ollie the curb gap to sidewalk were great, kickflip the garbage can too.
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Post by: floop on January 03, 2014, 08:13:02 AM
thanks 'jerk' and floop, i seen you doin some tranny stuff. it was rad but i wanted you to be layne. 'this beer's warm, even'.

not sure what chu talkin bout willis
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Post by: shark tits on January 03, 2014, 08:34:56 AM
thanks bv. floop, i was talking about this IMG_5496 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/9743020940/#secret172809dfda) i remembered this from a long time ago and it's rad cause it's lipslide on tranny but it shattered my illusion you were the guy from river's edge.
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Post by: coneklr on January 03, 2014, 09:05:46 AM
Here's an edit my friend just did of a session at the ramp a couple weeks back.  The first guy is my friend Ralph who is 40 and is just getting back into it after his second knee surgery last year and the second guy is my cousin Jim who is 37.  I unfortunately couldn't be there because my back has been f'd but it's such a fun ramp.  If I can get my back better I'll get some footy for you guys soon, if not here is a pic from the last day I skated along with the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePsfCzrd0g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePsfCzrd0g)

me the last time right before I messed up my back
(http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/d74a5a185ad611e3854e122bbf2e8e5d_8.jpg)
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on January 03, 2014, 09:27:12 AM
Here's an edit my friend just did of a session at the ramp a couple weeks back.  The first guy is my friend Ralph who is 40 and is just getting back into it after his second knee surgery last year and the second guy is my cousin Jim who is 37.  I unfortunately couldn't be there because my back has been f'd but it's such a fun ramp.  If I can get my back better I'll get some footy for you guys soon, if not here is a pic from the last day I skated along with the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePsfCzrd0g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePsfCzrd0g)

me the last time right before I messed up my back
(http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/d74a5a185ad611e3854e122bbf2e8e5d_8.jpg)

Man that ramp looks fun as hell!! It's funny, I haven't recorded video since about 1993! It just never occurred to me to record anything in my old age, now I'm going to have to put together something once this fucking snow melts. everyone's videos have been great. I just had a birthday on December 29th and for some stupid reason (I've always sucked at math) I thought I was turning 38 until my wife reminded me that I'm just turning 37! Yes I'm an idiot for not knowing how old I am, however I feel like I just gained a whole year of my life back! My only New Years resolution is to skate more, keep it coming guys, it's good to see the rest of you broken down old bastards killing it!
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Post by: coneklr on January 03, 2014, 09:34:12 AM
If anyone is around upstate NY just get a hold of me.  If you're respectful of the place, the guys never have a problem with new people coming by for a session when we have them.  It has really tight transition but is sooo fun!  And we're just lucky, our friend Tim loves shooting video and taking pics so it just happens.
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Post by: floop on January 03, 2014, 10:26:13 AM
thanks bv. floop, i was talking about this IMG_5496 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9795061@N08/9743020940/#secret172809dfda) i remembered this from a long time ago and it's rad cause it's lipslide on tranny but it shattered my illusion you were the guy from river's edge.

ah, i gotcha.  sorry to disappoint.   i do think there's a little bit of Layne in all of us tough
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Post by: floop on January 03, 2014, 10:27:09 AM
Here's an edit my friend just did of a session at the ramp a couple weeks back.  The first guy is my friend Ralph who is 40 and is just getting back into it after his second knee surgery last year and the second guy is my cousin Jim who is 37.  I unfortunately couldn't be there because my back has been f'd but it's such a fun ramp.  If I can get my back better I'll get some footy for you guys soon, if not here is a pic from the last day I skated along with the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePsfCzrd0g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XePsfCzrd0g)

me the last time right before I messed up my back
(http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/d74a5a185ad611e3854e122bbf2e8e5d_8.jpg)

that is a fucking sick picture.  i will definitely remember this and try to hit you up if i'm ever over there

gnars for all oldies posting any footage
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Post by: floop on January 03, 2014, 10:28:59 AM
can we re-focus the topic to an issue that was brought up earlier...

how do you oldies cope with your ball sacks dropping lower and lower by the year.  is there a way to slow down this process.  some kind of cream or nut cup?

like to hear from the 45-60 age range skaters
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Post by: j....soy..... on January 03, 2014, 11:39:19 AM
I tie them up if I know I'm going to be doing a bunch of no complies.....
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Post by: SodaJerk on January 03, 2014, 12:21:06 PM
can we re-focus the topic to an issue that was brought up earlier...

how do you oldies cope with your ball sacks dropping lower and lower by the year.  is there a way to slow down this process.  some kind of cream or nut cup?

like to hear from the 45-60 age range skaters
A lot of guys in that age range would be married so you'd have to ask their wives the whereabouts of their balls. Nah, just kidding, if mine get low I'm definitely going for a nip and tuck.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 03, 2014, 03:20:53 PM
If anyone is around upstate NY just get a hold of me.  If you're respectful of the place, the guys never have a problem with new people coming by for a session when we have them.  It has really tight transition but is sooo fun!  And we're just lucky, our friend Tim loves shooting video and taking pics so it just happens.

Whereabouts upstate? I grew up in NYC so tranny like that scares the shit out of me.  Never skated anything other than street and some light park.  BUT im hoping to change that sooner rather than later. I live in Hudson, NY if you're familiar.
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Post by: coneklr on January 03, 2014, 03:41:05 PM
Whereabouts upstate? I grew up in NYC so tranny like that scares the shit out of me.  Never skated anything other than street and some light park.  BUT im hoping to change that sooner rather than later. I live in Hudson, NY if you're familiar.

I always forget southern NY thinks of Albany as upstate.  We're just outside of Plattsburgh which is about 2hrs north of Albany.  NYC got some amazing places in the last few years though.  I need to get down that way in the spring and check out the few I haven't been too.  Astoria was super fun, I'd love to hit that again.  If you're up this far north let me know.  Some decent street spots too.  Or Burlington VT ( I spent the last 12yrs there ) if you're on the other side of the lake.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 04, 2014, 12:18:27 AM
Whereabouts upstate? I grew up in NYC so tranny like that scares the shit out of me.  Never skated anything other than street and some light park.  BUT im hoping to change that sooner rather than later. I live in Hudson, NY if you're familiar.

I always forget southern NY thinks of Albany as upstate.  We're just outside of Plattsburgh which is about 2hrs north of Albany.  NYC got some amazing places in the last few years though.  I need to get down that way in the spring and check out the few I haven't been too.  Astoria was super fun, I'd love to hit that again.  If you're up this far north let me know.  Some decent street spots too.  Or Burlington VT ( I spent the last 12yrs there ) if you're on the other side of the lake.

Hahahaha...yea man. Figured that was probably the case. After living here a couple years that distinction has become more clear, but even people born and raised here in Columbia county seem to call this upstate so I dunno what to do anymore. Where I come from "upstate" starts anywhere above westchester! :-). I'll hit you up if I'm ever up that way for sure. My family owns an old camp in Charlotte VT, so I used to be up in Burlington pretty often actually..it's an alright town.

The park explosion in NYC is bananas. I stopped skating for about 11 years from 19-this past summer, so I straight missed most of that shit.  Lived in Astoria where my girl is from for several years before moving "upstate" too. Not sure when they completed the park there but I certainly wasn't aware of it at the time. It looks so sick.

Street in Hudson is terrible. Super crusty and low impact. But I make do when I can...there's a decent concrete park 20 min south of me in saugerties that I plan to hit up once the spring comes. But it's lookin like as whole lotta snow between now and then.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 04, 2014, 12:00:47 PM
I apologize for the old guy rant ahead of time ;D: This thread made me actually post vs lurk, I enjoy it, just trying to keep it going. I guess for me personally, I rarely find any new skateboarding of interest anymore. Don't get me wrong, I'll enjoy an occasional Leo Valls clip here and there, it's relatable, but then again, I can only relate so much since he is 25 and I'll be hitting my 40's soon. I know it is super cliche' but I miss when skating wasn't about bigger the better, more the better, extreme bs. I'm not an extreme person, but I understand it is the sign of the times we live in. I never really enjoyed jumping down stuff or skating a 6 stair handrail even when I was in that small phase of skating, I just did it because it was a thing to do if that make sense. It's funny, the cruising, being in control, simplistic aspect of skating vs trick, trick, trick is like 75% vs 25% these days for me. Even back in the day, we would skate and hang all day and the actual skating (trick learning, doing tricks) was only 60% vs 40% hanging out with your friends, watching some videos, dissecting skating, going out to eat, etc.. Skating was more natural, organic back in the day, at least from my experience. Being a minority, the best thing about skateboarding back then was that there was such a small percentage of people that did it and found it, I loved that and miss it. I'm probably just being a nostalgic old dude.
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Post by: coneklr on January 04, 2014, 01:18:42 PM
Street in Hudson is terrible. Super crusty and low impact. But I make do when I can...there's a decent concrete park 20 min south of me in saugerties that I plan to hit up once the spring comes. But it's lookin like as whole lotta snow between now and then.

Saugerties is pretty fun man!  If I'm still around when the snow melts hit me up and a few of us will make the drive down and skate it with you!
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Post by: coneklr on January 04, 2014, 01:22:07 PM
I apologize for the old guy rant ahead of time ;D: This thread made me actually post vs lurk, I enjoy it, just trying to keep it going. I guess for me personally, I rarely find any new skateboarding of interest anymore. Don't get me wrong, I'll enjoy an occasional Leo Valls clip here and there, it's relatable. But then again, I can only relate so much since he is 25 and I'll be hitting my 40's soon. I know it is super cliche' but I miss when skating wasn't about bigger the better, more the better, extreme bs. I'm not an extreme person, but I understand it is the sign of the times we live in. I never really enjoyed jumping down stuff or skating a 6 stair handrail even when I was in that small phase of skating, I just did it because it was a thing to do if that make sense. It's funny, the cruising, being in control, simplistic aspect of skating vs trick, trick, trick is like 75% vs 25% these days for me. But then again, even back in the day, we would skate and hang all day and the actual skating (trick learning, doing tricks) was only 60% vs 40% hanging out with your friends, watching some videos, dissecting skating, going out to eat, etc.. most of the time. Skating was more natural, organic back in the day, at least from my experience. Being a minority, the best thing about skateboarding back then was that there was such a small percentage of people that did it and found it, I loved that and miss it. I'm probably just being a nostalgic old dude.

Pretty sure that sums it up for a lot of people man!  I mostly enjoy cruising around and hanging out with my friends these days since most of the time I try harder shit my back says fuck you and I can barely move for a week :/
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Post by: j....soy..... on January 04, 2014, 04:39:31 PM
Cliff mentioned this and I dunno if it's abp....but...this guy is so old he's married to Laura Dern......

Ben Harper Skateboarding, Laser Flip. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ga8ph8-24&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)


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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 04, 2014, 07:45:17 PM
Old man skateboarder problems: At home on Saturday night doing work for my job, had to leave the session early to do so. I swore there was a time when I swore I'd never be that guy...technically I don't even have to be here either- I'm not on the clock, I'm just doing work (and constantly distracting myself from it by posting here). My friends are all either still skating or heading out to the bars.


And does anybody have the link of that dude well into his 30's doing like double kink rails and shit that was in the other thread? Dude is like my hero.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 05, 2014, 06:41:40 AM
Street in Hudson is terrible. Super crusty and low impact. But I make do when I can...there's a decent concrete park 20 min south of me in saugerties that I plan to hit up once the spring comes. But it's lookin like as whole lotta snow between now and then.

Saugerties is pretty fun man!  If I'm still around when the snow melts hit me up and a few of us will make the drive down and skate it with you!

No doubt man. I'm hoping for some melt-off so I can session it sooner!
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Post by: floop on January 05, 2014, 09:15:52 AM
Old man skateboarder problems: At home on Saturday night doing work for my job, had to leave the session early to do so. I swore there was a time when I swore I'd never be that guy...technically I don't even have to be here either- I'm not on the clock, I'm just doing work (and constantly distracting myself from it by posting here). My friends are all either still skating or heading out to the bars.


And does anybody have the link of that dude well into his 30's doing like double kink rails and shit that was in the other thread? Dude is like my hero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJpZad8zU8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJpZad8zU8)
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Post by: skylerjm on January 05, 2014, 04:22:19 PM
So I signed up just to reply to this topic.  Its good to know that there are other older skaters out there still, in fact its inspiring to know that people still love skating after such a long time.  I think I am definitely most stoked on older skaters who still come out and have a good time. That gets me way more excited than any videos coming out today.  I have noticed that many posters on the forum grapple with having to accept age/time limitations to their ability on skateboard.  It is a little bit comforting to me to learn that I am not the only person to feel this way.  I am a 35 year old skater in Denver area and I guess I will post a link to my old man skate footage that I filmed last year. 

Skyler - Broomfield on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50916119)  (I got rained out so I didn't get to try everything I wanted to.)

Any way thank you guys for shredding!


skyler
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Post by: SodaJerk on January 05, 2014, 04:32:14 PM
So I signed up just to reply to this topic.  Its good to know that there are other older skaters out there still, in fact its inspiring to know that people still love skating after such a long time.  I think I am definitely most stoked on older skaters who still come out and have a good time. That gets me way more excited than any videos coming out today.  I have noticed that many posters on the forum grapple with having to accept age/time limitations to their ability on skateboard.  It is a little bit comforting to me to learn that I am not the only person to feel this way.  I am a 35 year old skater in Denver area and I guess I will post a link to my old man skate footage that I filmed last year. 

Skyler - Broomfield on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50916119)  (I got rained out so I didn't get to try everything I wanted to.)

Any way thank you guys for shredding!


skyler
That was good man. Post more when you film it.
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Post by: shark tits on January 05, 2014, 05:43:53 PM
So I signed up just to reply to this topic.  Its good to know that there are other older skaters out there still, in fact its inspiring to know that people still love skating after such a long time.  I think I am definitely most stoked on older skaters who still come out and have a good time. That gets me way more excited than any videos coming out today.  I have noticed that many posters on the forum grapple with having to accept age/time limitations to their ability on skateboard.  It is a little bit comforting to me to learn that I am not the only person to feel this way.  I am a 35 year old skater in Denver area and I guess I will post a link to my old man skate footage that I filmed last year. 

Skyler - Broomfield on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50916119)  (I got rained out so I didn't get to try everything I wanted to.)

Any way thank you guys for shredding!


skyler
That was good man. Post more when you film it.

i was impressed. dig the imperfections like on the nollie heel down stairs. 4 on the floor is a land in my book.
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Post by: coneklr on January 05, 2014, 06:33:40 PM
So I signed up just to reply to this topic.  Its good to know that there are other older skaters out there still, in fact its inspiring to know that people still love skating after such a long time.  I think I am definitely most stoked on older skaters who still come out and have a good time. That gets me way more excited than any videos coming out today.  I have noticed that many posters on the forum grapple with having to accept age/time limitations to their ability on skateboard.  It is a little bit comforting to me to learn that I am not the only person to feel this way.  I am a 35 year old skater in Denver area and I guess I will post a link to my old man skate footage that I filmed last year. 

Skyler - Broomfield on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50916119)  (I got rained out so I didn't get to try everything I wanted to.)

Any way thank you guys for shredding!


skyler

I was psyched on this!  That park looks sick too
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Post by: Upgrayedd on January 05, 2014, 06:36:35 PM
So I signed up just to reply to this topic.  Its good to know that there are other older skaters out there still, in fact its inspiring to know that people still love skating after such a long time.  I think I am definitely most stoked on older skaters who still come out and have a good time. That gets me way more excited than any videos coming out today.  I have noticed that many posters on the forum grapple with having to accept age/time limitations to their ability on skateboard.  It is a little bit comforting to me to learn that I am not the only person to feel this way.  I am a 35 year old skater in Denver area and I guess I will post a link to my old man skate footage that I filmed last year. 

Skyler - Broomfield on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50916119)  (I got rained out so I didn't get to try everything I wanted to.)

Any way thank you guys for shredding!


skyler

I was psyched on this!  That park looks sick too

hell yeah!
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Post by: floop on January 05, 2014, 07:00:14 PM
So I signed up just to reply to this topic.  Its good to know that there are other older skaters out there still, in fact its inspiring to know that people still love skating after such a long time.  I think I am definitely most stoked on older skaters who still come out and have a good time. That gets me way more excited than any videos coming out today.  I have noticed that many posters on the forum grapple with having to accept age/time limitations to their ability on skateboard.  It is a little bit comforting to me to learn that I am not the only person to feel this way.  I am a 35 year old skater in Denver area and I guess I will post a link to my old man skate footage that I filmed last year. 

Skyler - Broomfield on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/50916119)  (I got rained out so I didn't get to try everything I wanted to.)

Any way thank you guys for shredding!


skyler

I was psyched on this!  That park looks sick too

hell yeah!

bitchin.  kick flip back lip.   fuck.   nosegrind shove it was awesome too.  and nose grind at the end

bravo sir
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Post by: b.v. on January 05, 2014, 08:07:28 PM
Killin it!
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Post by: the snake on January 05, 2014, 08:31:05 PM
amazing !
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 06, 2014, 04:16:56 AM
back from holiday, glad to see the thread still going!

bv and skyler: congrats! filming a real street part at 40 is no small feat, just like filming one in one day.
I'll try to post some shit in 2014 too....I've stuck to tranny for the last 15 years but the Magenta vids got me hyped to film some downhill cruising stuff!!

and while on the topic of old rippers: I cannot believe how hard guys like Hosoi and Miller still go.... inspiring for sure.

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Post by: Spike Hawke on January 06, 2014, 04:27:52 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)
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Post by: SodaJerk on January 06, 2014, 04:37:10 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)
Congrats Spike. I'm sure you'll make time when the weather clears up.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 06, 2014, 07:56:31 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Congrats Spike!

I've got a 9 month old with a recently diagnosed genetic disorder and some nasty weather to deal with myself.  I try and make it out when I can, but it's been really really tough lately.  Hang in there, you'll get back in the saddle soon enough!
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Post by: sans umbilical on January 06, 2014, 10:55:06 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Congrats man!
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Post by: AssBandit on January 06, 2014, 03:49:33 PM
Cliff mentioned this and I dunno if it's abp....but...this guy is so old he's married to Laura Dern......

Ben Harper Skateboarding, Laser Flip. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ga8ph8-24&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)



i knew he rolled around, but a lazer flip?  now i respect his skating and music. 
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Post by: floop on January 06, 2014, 05:42:58 PM
Cliff mentioned this and I dunno if it's abp....but...this guy is so old he's married to Laura Dern......

Ben Harper Skateboarding, Laser Flip. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ga8ph8-24&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)



i knew he rolled around, but a lazer flip?  now i respect his skating and music. 

i've seen him skating a few times at the Cove in Santa Monica.  dude has a respectable street game and serious pop.   was never a fan of his music but respect that he loves skating

also saw Laura Dern there too once (their kids skate).  think they are divorced now though, unless i'm mistaken
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Post by: nino brown on January 06, 2014, 06:55:15 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2050207#msg2050207 date=1386984370
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.

Thanks Sharky! I appreciate it.
skating trussville and dead animal ditch i see
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Post by: paraquat on January 06, 2014, 07:04:08 PM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Gnar!!! Congrats Spike. Looking good. I need pointers. Got one coming in a few months. I Just want to be a good dad.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 07, 2014, 12:42:32 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Congrats Spike!

I've got a 9 month old with a recently diagnosed genetic disorder and some nasty weather to deal with myself.  I try and make it out when I can, but it's been really really tough lately.  Hang in there, you'll get back in the saddle soon enough!

fuck Satchel, that's gotta be super tough. hope everything turns out good for you.
Spike: congrats!

as for me, my second son is now 16 months. it's a blast seeing them play together but having more than one than kid really takes a dent out of your skating/personal time!
My first son is 5 and a half, and not too interested in skating, but maybe in a few years.........we'll see! I hope I get to do sessions with both of them.
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Post by: Spike Hawke on January 07, 2014, 04:25:09 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Congrats Spike!

I've got a 9 month old with a recently diagnosed genetic disorder and some nasty weather to deal with myself.  I try and make it out when I can, but it's been really really tough lately.  Hang in there, you'll get back in the saddle soon enough!

fuck Satchel, that's gotta be super tough. hope everything turns out good for you.
Spike: congrats!

as for me, my second son is now 16 months. it's a blast seeing them play together but having more than one than kid really takes a dent out of your skating/personal time!
My first son is 5 and a half, and not too interested in skating, but maybe in a few years.........we'll see! I hope I get to do sessions with both of them.
Satchel, that sounds tough. Good thing is that its been discovered pretty early on. Gives you more time to adjust and get your head around the "problem". My oldest is highly allergic to milk and eggs so we have to be heavily aware of all that he eats. He is 4 now so going to nursery and other kids houses and its pretty worrying when you are relying on other people to deal with a possible anaphylactic shock. Just got to remember to support each other through the tough times, when it comes to kids you tend to forget about each other sometimes.

Paraquat, best thing to do is go with what you feel is best. You wont break it but common sense in parenting is a must. Enjoy the crazy hormones.

Frenchie, My oldest loves watching skate vids and playing with, not on, his setup. I'm counting on him to get skating so I can take him out for a roll.
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Post by: heritage on January 07, 2014, 05:16:17 AM
Just thought I would share A part I filmed this year for my 40th birthday.
All this is from this year.
Thanks for all the inspiration you guys give me, this topic keeps me rolling for sure.
VXDUCE #30 DAVE WAITE'S FORTY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIAocrt-eY&feature=sharenoembed#)

Great part, inspiring in turn. The slappy crooked grind on the ledge into the bank was real nice.
stoked!

BV - That was one of the best things I've seen in a long time. So damn good and so damn inspiring. Keep killing it homey!
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Post by: HATE! on January 07, 2014, 05:26:19 AM
Old man question-- woke up two days ago with what I can only imagine to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder.  The pain is pretty localized to the front of my right shoulder and about the size of a golfball.  Raising it above 45-50 degrees and the pain increases dramatically.  I looked on the internet and got a variety of responses, but figured I'd ask here too-- how long is too long before going to see someone?  The pain is not getting worse, but it's just there.  I tried to skate a parking garage a couple days ago and even impact on ollies was aggravating it though and going to the gym is out of the question with where the nerve is.  I was thinking about a week before checking in with a chiro or a doc.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on January 07, 2014, 05:44:05 AM
Old man question-- woke up two days ago with what I can only imagine to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder.  The pain is pretty localized to the front of my right shoulder and about the size of a golfball.  Raising it above 45-50 degrees and the pain increases dramatically.  I looked on the internet and got a variety of responses, but figured I'd ask here too-- how long is too long before going to see someone?  The pain is not getting worse, but it's just there.  I tried to skate a parking garage a couple days ago and even impact on ollies was aggravating it though and going to the gym is out of the question with where the nerve is.  I was thinking about a week before checking in with a chiro or a doc.

For me it always depends on the amount of pain. If it's keeping me from sleep or being able to perform daily activities after 3 or more days I'll go see a doc. Have you tried the old RICE? (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.) I find, especially for the last several years that ice helps a lot. I use the ice-hot soak-ice quite a bit on my knees and ankles and it makes a huge difference. If after doing that it's something that a couple of ibuprofen can't alleviate I'll go to the doc. I do think due to the amount of abuse skateboarders put themselves through we have a higher pain tolerance than a lot of people. I walked around on a broken ankle for two months because it was just "sore" and I though I had just rolled it. The Dr. thought there was something really wrong with me, he didn't understand how I could deal with the "pain". In reality though I had put a brace on it, and just limping around, really not all that different from what he did, except for the cast and crutches.
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Post by: HATE! on January 07, 2014, 05:52:13 AM
Admittedly I've been pretty bad with the ice and compression because of where the pain is.  I've iced it and we have a wrap that will work, but when it's on I can't do shit and I'm impatient.  Sigh.  I guess I just need to completely take the day off.

Docs are the same with me.  I have a really shitty back and it goes out every year for a few days.  Once I couldn't even get up so I went to the doc and he was all, "Holy shit man, I can actually see the muscles jumping in your back."  You just get used to it, but once you get it taken care of you're like, "How the fuck did I put up with that for so long!?"

Thanks man.
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Post by: coneklr on January 07, 2014, 07:29:46 AM
HATE!  if it's muscle, see a masseuse, a hot one preferably haha.  It has done wonders for me on occasion.
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Post by: b.v. on January 07, 2014, 07:34:49 AM
When I get cramps or knots like that the main cause is dehydration. Try drinking an abundance if water and cut out the coffee and soda for a day.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 07, 2014, 08:22:41 AM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Congrats Spike!

I've got a 9 month old with a recently diagnosed genetic disorder and some nasty weather to deal with myself.  I try and make it out when I can, but it's been really really tough lately.  Hang in there, you'll get back in the saddle soon enough!

fuck Satchel, that's gotta be super tough. hope everything turns out good for you.
Spike: congrats!

as for me, my second son is now 16 months. it's a blast seeing them play together but having more than one than kid really takes a dent out of your skating/personal time!
My first son is 5 and a half, and not too interested in skating, but maybe in a few years.........we'll see! I hope I get to do sessions with both of them.
Satchel, that sounds tough. Good thing is that its been discovered pretty early on. Gives you more time to adjust and get your head around the "problem". My oldest is highly allergic to milk and eggs so we have to be heavily aware of all that he eats. He is 4 now so going to nursery and other kids houses and its pretty worrying when you are relying on other people to deal with a possible anaphylactic shock. Just got to remember to support each other through the tough times, when it comes to kids you tend to forget about each other sometimes.

Paraquat, best thing to do is go with what you feel is best. You wont break it but common sense in parenting is a must. Enjoy the crazy hormones.

Frenchie, My oldest loves watching skate vids and playing with, not on, his setup. I'm counting on him to get skating so I can take him out for a roll.

Appreciate the support from you dudes. And spike, the toughest thing next to dealing with the problem itself is finding the time, energy, and sensitivity to make sure our own needs are met as individuals, and as a couple. But we are managing. He's got a genetic defect that causes retinal dystrophy from birth, rendering him essentially blind for all intents and purposes. It's a tough pill to swallow, but not insurmountable. I actually started skating again after over a decade off the board right around the time we began the road towards diagnosis and it's been a huge help as far as decompression and stress relief are concerned.

Dealing with other peoples lack of awareness as you describe in your case is something we will have to get used to I suppose...
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Post by: HATE! on January 07, 2014, 09:18:48 AM
When I get cramps or knots like that the main cause is dehydration. Try drinking an abundance if water and cut out the coffee and soda for a day.

Definitely not that, I don't drink soda and only have about two cups of coffee a day.  I drink water all the time as well.  However the ice seems to be working a lot.  Thanks, dudes.


Congrats on the kid, Spike!
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 07, 2014, 09:43:57 AM
I hope you aren't dealing with an impingement of some sort.

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00032 (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00032)

Been dealing with that on and off for years and it fucking sucks...

Hope it heals up soon. Chronic shit is the worst...
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Post by: j....soy..... on January 07, 2014, 01:53:03 PM
Old man question-- woke up two days ago with what I can only imagine to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder.  The pain is pretty localized to the front of my right shoulder and about the size of a golfball.  Raising it above 45-50 degrees and the pain increases dramatically.  I looked on the internet and got a variety of responses, but figured I'd ask here too-- how long is too long before going to see someone?  The pain is not getting worse, but it's just there.  I tried to skate a parking garage a couple days ago and even impact on ollies was aggravating it though and going to the gym is out of the question with where the nerve is.  I was thinking about a week before checking in with a chiro or a doc.

I think 1) a good Physio 2) maybe massage guy 3) accu?...go and see someone soon.....I bet the answer will be some dude ramming his thumb into the spot until you cry.....and and some kooky exercises......maybe you're doctor is good but so many just give you pills....

Rotator cuff maybe?

I've messed up my shoulder multiple times over the years from weights, nerding out (using a mouse), falling, and just crappy style (arms flying around)
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Post by: paraquat on January 07, 2014, 01:58:44 PM
Old man question-- woke up two days ago with what I can only imagine to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder.  The pain is pretty localized to the front of my right shoulder and about the size of a golfball.  Raising it above 45-50 degrees and the pain increases dramatically.  I looked on the internet and got a variety of responses, but figured I'd ask here too-- how long is too long before going to see someone?  The pain is not getting worse, but it's just there.  I tried to skate a parking garage a couple days ago and even impact on ollies was aggravating it though and going to the gym is out of the question with where the nerve is.  I was thinking about a week before checking in with a chiro or a doc.

I think 1) a good Physio 2) maybe massage guy 3) accu?...go and see someone soon.....I bet the answer will be some dude ramming his thumb into the spot until you cry.....and and some kooky exercises......maybe you're doctor is good but so many just give you pills....

Rotator cuff maybe?

I've messed up my shoulder multiple times over the years from weights, nerding out (using a mouse), falling, and just crappy style (arms flying around)

Same Here. I sleep on my side (left). And I have woke up with my shoulder feeling like it dropped out of place. I am trying to do the exercise thing ( I hate going to doctors), and have had good success. I just do push up variations (burpees, etc), Pull up/Chin ups, bike, clean diet. Maintaining Good posture is good too.
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Post by: HATE! on January 07, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
Old man question-- woke up two days ago with what I can only imagine to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder.  The pain is pretty localized to the front of my right shoulder and about the size of a golfball.  Raising it above 45-50 degrees and the pain increases dramatically.  I looked on the internet and got a variety of responses, but figured I'd ask here too-- how long is too long before going to see someone?  The pain is not getting worse, but it's just there.  I tried to skate a parking garage a couple days ago and even impact on ollies was aggravating it though and going to the gym is out of the question with where the nerve is.  I was thinking about a week before checking in with a chiro or a doc.

I think 1) a good Physio 2) maybe massage guy 3) accu?...go and see someone soon.....I bet the answer will be some dude ramming his thumb into the spot until you cry.....and and some kooky exercises......maybe you're doctor is good but so many just give you pills....

Rotator cuff maybe?

I've messed up my shoulder multiple times over the years from weights, nerding out (using a mouse), falling, and just crappy style (arms flying around)

Same Here. I sleep on my side (left). And I have woke up with my shoulder feeling like it dropped out of place. I am trying to do the exercise thing ( I hate going to doctors), and have had good success. I just do push up variations (burpees, etc), Pull up/Chin ups, bike, clean diet. Maintaining Good posture is good too.


This is exactly how I sleep and exactly how it feels.  I've been forcing myself to sleep on my back the past two nights and I've been doing the ice wrap on and off today (thankfully I had a day off and school doesn't start til the 22nd) and it seems to really be working.  Fingers crossed that this is doing the trick.
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Post by: SodaJerk on January 07, 2014, 02:27:01 PM
Old man question-- woke up two days ago with what I can only imagine to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder.  The pain is pretty localized to the front of my right shoulder and about the size of a golfball.  Raising it above 45-50 degrees and the pain increases dramatically.  I looked on the internet and got a variety of responses, but figured I'd ask here too-- how long is too long before going to see someone?  The pain is not getting worse, but it's just there.  I tried to skate a parking garage a couple days ago and even impact on ollies was aggravating it though and going to the gym is out of the question with where the nerve is.  I was thinking about a week before checking in with a chiro or a doc.

I think 1) a good Physio 2) maybe massage guy 3) accu?...go and see someone soon.....I bet the answer will be some dude ramming his thumb into the spot until you cry.....and and some kooky exercises......maybe you're doctor is good but so many just give you pills....

Rotator cuff maybe?

I've messed up my shoulder multiple times over the years from weights, nerding out (using a mouse), falling, and just crappy style (arms flying around)

Same Here. I sleep on my side (left). And I have woke up with my shoulder feeling like it dropped out of place. I am trying to do the exercise thing ( I hate going to doctors), and have had good success. I just do push up variations (burpees, etc), Pull up/Chin ups, bike, clean diet. Maintaining Good posture is good too.


This is exactly how I sleep and exactly how it feels.  I've been forcing myself to sleep on my back the past two nights and I've been doing the ice wrap on and off today (thankfully I had a day off and school doesn't start til the 22nd) and it seems to really be working.  Fingers crossed that this is doing the trick.
I had a pretty full on surgical shoulder reconstruction las August and am still deep in the rehab/physio for it. Even if it feels better you might want to speak to a doctor or other professional to see what the problem is and then you can get a maintenance program for it. I have the same problem with wanting to sleep on the side of my bad shoulder (they're both bad but only one has had surgery). I use another pillow and rest that arm on it to act as a buffer to stop me rolling on to it while I sleep. If you do have a problem physio could prevent it from getting worse or the doctor might give you a cortisone injection. If you have any questions about rotator cuff maintenance excercises don't hesitate to ask me.
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Post by: sans umbilical on January 07, 2014, 08:09:30 PM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2050207#msg2050207 date=1386984370
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.

Thanks Sharky! I appreciate it.
skating trussville and dead animal ditch i see

Whoa! A Bama bro! What's up?
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Post by: LennyDLXSF on January 08, 2014, 09:52:25 AM
When I get cramps or knots like that the main cause is dehydration. Try drinking an abundance if water and cut out the coffee and soda for a day.

Definitely not that, I don't drink soda and only have about two cups of coffee a day.  I drink water all the time as well.  However the ice seems to be working a lot.  Thanks, dudes.


Congrats on the kid, Spike!

Potassium helps a lot with muscle cramps as well. bananas and coconut water are loaded with it.
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Post by: HATE! on January 08, 2014, 09:56:56 AM
Thanks for all the advice dudes.  It looks like ice and really taking the day off helped.  It's still got a little twinge, but it's significantly better.  Definitely down with potassium, I just wish coconut water was cheaper.  Maybe it's a metal thing, but it seems to rehydrate you almost faster than water sometimes.
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Post by: Funky Brewster on January 09, 2014, 08:52:06 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical ? link=topic=74338.msg2065642#msg2065642 date=1389154170
Quote from: sans umbilical ? link=topic=74338.msg2050207#msg2050207 date=1386984370
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.

Thanks Sharky! I appreciate it.
skating trussville and dead animal ditch i see

Whoa! A Bama bro! What's up?
I moved down to the Mobile area from Maryland this past August.
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Post by: sans umbilical on January 09, 2014, 08:58:58 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical ? link=topic=74338.msg2065642#msg2065642 date=1389154170
Quote from: sans umbilical ? link=topic=74338.msg2050207#msg2050207 date=1386984370
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.

Thanks Sharky! I appreciate it.
skating trussville and dead animal ditch i see

Whoa! A Bama bro! What's up?
I moved down to the Mobile area from Maryland this past August.

Welcome to the Dirty South Funky Brewster. You're going to hate the summers here.
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Post by: Funky Brewster on January 09, 2014, 09:02:18 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical ? link=topic=74338.msg2066872#msg2066872 date=1389286738
Quote from: sans umbilical ?? link=topic=74338.msg2065642#msg2065642 date=1389154170
Quote from: sans umbilical ?? link=topic=74338.msg2050207#msg2050207 date=1386984370
sans umbilical, i like your ditch witch style. we've got nothing like that where i live. liked your bank to curb tricks.

Thanks Sharky! I appreciate it.
skating trussville and dead animal ditch i see

Whoa! A Bama bro! What's up?
I moved down to the Mobile area from Maryland this past August.

Welcome to the Dirty South Funky Brewster. You're going to hate the summers here.
Thanks, I grew up in the Huntsville area. Lived awhile down in Miami as well. Moved back down because I don't dig the cold and what do you know, fuckin Polar Vortex.
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Post by: shark tits on January 09, 2014, 09:06:14 AM
mobile's got them flatbars going down the parking garage driveway. didn't get much of a feel for that place while i was there but those things were awesome.
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Post by: handsclapanin on January 09, 2014, 04:09:41 PM
Just turned 37 a couple weeks ago.
Me and the rest of my old man posse are the "Washed Up Warriors" We have made 3 videos. The first one came out in 2008. Then 2011 and 2012.
Old man rant: Does anyone remember when inward heelflips were called barrel rolls? Maybe that was just a Midwest thing; where I grew up.
Another: Nowadays everyone calls it a rewind, or pretzel, or wrong way or hard way 180 out. When are we gonna start calling them Gazelles again?
I posted my most recent part from a Lowcard edit in one of these other old man forums.
So here is my part from Washed Up 3, Way of the Washed. Released Dec 2012.
MATT SOSA - WAY OF THE WASHED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3R3tvlbuE#)
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Post by: shark tits on January 09, 2014, 04:17:33 PM
Just turned 37 a couple weeks ago.
Me and the rest of my old man posse are the "Washed Up Warriors" We have made 3 videos. The first one came out in 2008. Then 2011 and 2012.
Old man rant: Does anyone remember when inward heelflips were called barrel rolls? Maybe that was just a Midwest thing; where I grew up.
Another: Nowadays everyone calls it a rewind, or pretzel, or wrong way or hard way 180 out. When are we gonna start calling them Gazelles again?
I posted my most recent part from a Lowcard edit in one of these other old man forums.
So here is my part from Washed Up 3, Way of the Washed. Released Dec 2012.
MATT SOSA - WAY OF THE WASHED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3R3tvlbuE#)
that was awesome, i'm partial to the chink chink onto the rock. we usedta call inward heels 'hard heels' so i think it's a regional thing. gazelles were, i thought, kind of a revert. noseslide fakie and pivot to regular is what i call a gazelle [rarely]. it's like a 270 that's not in the air.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on January 09, 2014, 04:50:57 PM
Matt, that was a great video part. Definitely old man ripper status. It's cool that you have a crew of guys to skate with.

Yeah, I've never heard the names "Barrel Roll" or "Gazelle"...That one just sounds weird to me: "That 5-0 to Gazelle on the ledge today was sick!" hahaha. It's always been "the hard way" for me coming out frontside 180 from backside or vice versa. I remember seeing some video and someone was famous for doing, I think a front noseslide back 270 out and maybe Koston named it "The Pretzel Way"? I could be wrong though...I'm old, I've done too many bad things to my brain, and I can't remember shit too well.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 09, 2014, 05:22:59 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?
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Post by: FUSE on January 12, 2014, 09:45:30 AM
I'm 40.  I don't heal so good anymore.  Can't stop though, love it.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 12, 2014, 10:16:42 AM
It's weird dealing with the 5 - 6 months of winter of absolutely no skating again. Was living in more friendly climates for the last few years so I had the option to be on the board throughout the year. Don't really enjoy skateparks so it's these boards for now.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 12, 2014, 11:26:04 AM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

Honestly I'd say it's about 50/50 for me. I've found a lot of great stuff from dudes I've never heard of or regional favorites in the photos/videos section.  I check it often for that reason. Boring to just watch classic shit from dudes I heard of already all the time.

That said, I rarely find myself enjoying the hyped parts that get a 5-10 page thread. Tend to like the weird Japanese ripper or Aussie clip that gets like 7 comments more... :)
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Post by: BRO on January 12, 2014, 11:29:52 AM
For me, the Holy Grail of non pro old man video parts.  I have this dvd and the whole thing is a fun watch.  41 here, and I probably skate about 3-4 a week.  Just snowed last night, so probably won't be skating til this weekend when I head up to Portland. 

Brian Ball's part in Trick Factory's video Off The Couch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnVQn0Peq74#)
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 12, 2014, 12:38:27 PM
For me, the Holy Grail of non pro old man video parts.  I have this dvd and the whole thing is a fun watch.  41 here, and I probably skate about 3-4 a week.  Just snowed last night, so probably won't be skating til this weekend when I head up to Portland. 

Brian Ball's part in Trick Factory's video Off The Couch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnVQn0Peq74#)

blunt to fakie madness and the journey song...I like this!
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Post by: BRO on January 12, 2014, 01:10:13 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  I think the most recent thing I got really excited about was that Magenta SF hill bomb video.  That was all kinds of awesome.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 12, 2014, 01:32:27 PM
skating on friday and I took my ankle out from just playing a couple of games of flatground skate. I didn't roll it or tweak it or land on it funny. I think just flicking my ankle that many times in a row made it get sore to the point where it felt like I had just sprained it.
getting old sucks.
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Post by: paraquat on January 12, 2014, 01:38:13 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  I think the most recent thing I got really excited about was that Magenta SF hill bomb video.  That was all kinds of awesome.

Me too. I'm "only" 30 but, I find myself fading away from new video clip watching. I'll scan hella clips and not click on one video.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 12, 2014, 02:12:00 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  I think the most recent thing I got really excited about was that Magenta SF hill bomb video.  That was all kinds of awesome.

Me too. I'm "only" 30 but, I find myself fading away from new video clip watching. I'll scan hella clips and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times, and a lot of "nbds" stop being impressive once you realize the way the progression of skating goes and kind of expect somebody would be able to do a lot of stuff. That's why the stereotype of old dudes liking Ricky Oyola and Bobby Puleo and magenta and shit carries a certain amount of weight. That shit brings something new to the table that is inspiring. Style also becomes more important. Somebody who looks good is a lot more fun to watch the 100,000th flatground 360 flip you've seen than somebody who is just doing one to have another trick in their line.
Does that even make sense? Oh well.
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Post by: paraquat on January 12, 2014, 02:40:37 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  I think the most recent thing I got really excited about was that Magenta SF hill bomb video.  That was all kinds of awesome.

Me too. I'm "only" 30 but, I find myself fading away from new video clip watching. I'll scan hella clips and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times, and a lot of "nbds" stop being impressive once you realize the way the progression of skating goes and kind of expect somebody would be able to do a lot of stuff. That's why the stereotype of old dudes liking Ricky Oyola and Bobby Puleo and magenta and shit carries a certain amount of weight. That shit brings something new to the table that is inspiring. Style also becomes more important. Somebody who looks good is a lot more fun to watch the 100,000th flatground 360 flip you've seen than somebody who is just doing one to have another trick in their line.
Does that even make sense? Oh well.
Yeah I get what your saying. The older gens (me us you and older)had to choose their videos wisely and watch them more than 30 times because at any given moment there were not 4000000 clips of skating at their finger tips. If you bought a shitty video, you were stuck with it and would usually watch it until you found something you liked about it. I think this mentality is still a part of my viewing, in that I am very selective because my limited time to browse, but also my search for quality skating (style, gusto, spots, etc)

Edit: can this thread get sticky'd? Take that jake johnson one down. It's been like 7 months.
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Post by: j....soy..... on January 12, 2014, 08:22:34 PM
I'm lucky to know some 50 year olds who skate who could give two fucks about ever seeing a skate video....they just talk about skateboarder magazine covers....I tried to show them a video of Gino explaining to them that this the only thing that matters in skateboarding.....

It was like playing Depeche Mode to my dad....
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Post by: cuteandintimidating on January 12, 2014, 08:55:11 PM
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Post by: floop on January 12, 2014, 10:37:20 PM
Just turned 37 a couple weeks ago.
Me and the rest of my old man posse are the "Washed Up Warriors" We have made 3 videos. The first one came out in 2008. Then 2011 and 2012.
Old man rant: Does anyone remember when inward heelflips were called barrel rolls? Maybe that was just a Midwest thing; where I grew up.
Another: Nowadays everyone calls it a rewind, or pretzel, or wrong way or hard way 180 out. When are we gonna start calling them Gazelles again?
I posted my most recent part from a Lowcard edit in one of these other old man forums.
So here is my part from Washed Up 3, Way of the Washed. Released Dec 2012.
MATT SOSA - WAY OF THE WASHED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3R3tvlbuE#)

really impressive man
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Post by: floop on January 12, 2014, 10:44:48 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  I think the most recent thing I got really excited about was that Magenta SF hill bomb video.  That was all kinds of awesome.

Me too. I'm "only" 30 but, I find myself fading away from new video clip watching. I'll scan hella clips and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times, and a lot of "nbds" stop being impressive once you realize the way the progression of skating goes and kind of expect somebody would be able to do a lot of stuff. That's why the stereotype of old dudes liking Ricky Oyola and Bobby Puleo and magenta and shit carries a certain amount of weight. That shit brings something new to the table that is inspiring. Style also becomes more important. Somebody who looks good is a lot more fun to watch the 100,000th flatground 360 flip you've seen than somebody who is just doing one to have another trick in their line.
Does that even make sense? Oh well.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.  i get more stoked on those Tim and Eric videos than anything.   for younger dudes i admittedly like watching tranny stuff more than street, but it depends on who it is.  that Grant AH Welcome was a breath of fresh air

one thing i don't get about skate videos now - as opposed to the olde days - are people doing single tricks where it's just 1 push and then jumping down something, or doing a rail or whatever.  i guess it's impressive, but to me i'd much rather watch someone doing a line - street or tranny.  1 push, trick, stop - just doesn't seem that fun.  you're not even rolling

i'm sure this has been beaten to death by old guys but it's weird to see kids who can do a lot of advanced flip tricks or whatever, but they can hardly ride a skateboard.  as in, push around and actually ride.  i think this comes from parents dropping kids off at skateparks and so kids go there and play skate or whatever.  they never actually skate around anymore, on the streets

also i wish they'd stay off my lawn
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Post by: Useful Idiot on January 13, 2014, 08:15:44 AM
38 checking in. Just started skating vert. It's scary as fuck.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on January 13, 2014, 08:53:39 AM
For me, the Holy Grail of non pro old man video parts.  I have this dvd and the whole thing is a fun watch.  41 here, and I probably skate about 3-4 a week.  Just snowed last night, so probably won't be skating til this weekend when I head up to Portland. 

Brian Ball's part in Trick Factory's video Off The Couch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnVQn0Peq74#)

This video  :D 

Whoever said that us older guys are tired of seeing the same stuff after so long hit on something I think. Tim and Eric, The Wiskate guys that's the kind of stuff I look for nowdays. I'll have to check out this whole video. I find I'd rather watch Julien Stranger bomb a hill then watch some new kids demolish a 20 stair rail. Don't get me wrong, I still like watching some "big" video's, but the re-watch value of those when compared to the guys putting something different out isn't the same for me. If I want to watch something before skating to get stoked, I'm going to pop in this http://beez.wiskate.com/ (http://beez.wiskate.com/) before Watching Pretty Sweet.
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Post by: Useful Idiot on January 13, 2014, 09:32:35 AM
Jim's Ramp Jam will never get old.
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Post by: sans umbilical on January 13, 2014, 11:27:52 AM
38 checking in. Just started skating vert. It's scary as fuck.

Thumbs up man. I'm the same age and I have been considering giving vert a try. The closest vert ramp is an hour or so away but I hear it's very mellow from the dudes that skate it.
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Post by: BRO on January 14, 2014, 01:00:52 PM
This is Larry from Grants Pass, Oregon.  He's probably 51 now, but this video is making the rounds again.  He rips and his son does too.  Pretty inspiring stuff.

Old man skateboard tricks- 50 tricks on 50th Birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpNAozgAhM#)
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Post by: Spike Hawke on January 14, 2014, 02:21:42 PM
Just had my second kid. Skateboarding is a distant memory at the moment what with the weather and babys.
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h340/wilkatron/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg) (http://s1104.photobucket.com/user/wilkatron/media/IMG_1811_zpsef1971c7.jpg.html)

Congrats Spike!

I've got a 9 month old with a recently diagnosed genetic disorder and some nasty weather to deal with myself.  I try and make it out when I can, but it's been really really tough lately.  Hang in there, you'll get back in the saddle soon enough!

fuck Satchel, that's gotta be super tough. hope everything turns out good for you.
Spike: congrats!

as for me, my second son is now 16 months. it's a blast seeing them play together but having more than one than kid really takes a dent out of your skating/personal time!
My first son is 5 and a half, and not too interested in skating, but maybe in a few years.........we'll see! I hope I get to do sessions with both of them.
Satchel, that sounds tough. Good thing is that its been discovered pretty early on. Gives you more time to adjust and get your head around the "problem". My oldest is highly allergic to milk and eggs so we have to be heavily aware of all that he eats. He is 4 now so going to nursery and other kids houses and its pretty worrying when you are relying on other people to deal with a possible anaphylactic shock. Just got to remember to support each other through the tough times, when it comes to kids you tend to forget about each other sometimes.

Paraquat, best thing to do is go with what you feel is best. You wont break it but common sense in parenting is a must. Enjoy the crazy hormones.

Frenchie, My oldest loves watching skate vids and playing with, not on, his setup. I'm counting on him to get skating so I can take him out for a roll.

Appreciate the support from you dudes. And spike, the toughest thing next to dealing with the problem itself is finding the time, energy, and sensitivity to make sure our own needs are met as individuals, and as a couple. But we are managing. He's got a genetic defect that causes retinal dystrophy from birth, rendering him essentially blind for all intents and purposes. It's a tough pill to swallow, but not insurmountable. I actually started skating again after over a decade off the board right around the time we began the road towards diagnosis and it's been a huge help as far as decompression and stress relief are concerned.

Dealing with other peoples lack of awareness as you describe in your case is something we will have to get used to I suppose...
Man thats a shame for your little guy. Sounds like you have the right attitude though. Remember that you and your partner have to have tie to adjust and to be there for each other. With a defect that is that affecting, you are going to have a lot of down times but the ups are going to feel amazing. Both are going to be highly stressful and a strain on your relationship not just with your partner but family and friends too.

Are you guys involved with any support groups or is there anything local you can go too? Speaking to other parents of kids with a similar issue is always good, plus you might find it more comfortable to ask questions and also see kids who are older and how they cope.

I wish your family all the luck in the world.
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Post by: floop on January 14, 2014, 02:28:01 PM
This is Larry from Grants Pass, Oregon.  He's probably 51 now, but this video is making the rounds again.  He rips and his son does too.  Pretty inspiring stuff.

Old man skateboard tricks- 50 tricks on 50th Birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpNAozgAhM#)

that is so fuckin rad.  i'm glad i have 10 years to practice for mine because there's no way i can do all that
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Post by: sans umbilical on January 14, 2014, 06:05:46 PM
This is Larry from Grants Pass, Oregon.  He's probably 51 now, but this video is making the rounds again.  He rips and his son does too.  Pretty inspiring stuff.

Old man skateboard tricks- 50 tricks on 50th Birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpNAozgAhM#)

Shoot, this guy at 50 rips! There's hope for me after all.
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Post by: Iceman on January 15, 2014, 04:28:10 PM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.
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Post by: Spike Hawke on January 16, 2014, 08:17:19 AM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.
Think this is why I really like the Magenta stuff. Its filmed well and is fun and a bit different.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 16, 2014, 09:16:21 AM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you. 

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.
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Post by: Young Satchel on January 16, 2014, 07:14:32 PM

I wish your family all the luck in the world.

Thanks Spike.  I appreciate the kind words....
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 18, 2014, 09:40:14 AM
Since this thread unfortunately is not getting a sticky any time soon, I'm keeping it here...any new old guy footage we can get stoked on this weekend?! 
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Post by: heritage on January 18, 2014, 09:55:07 AM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.

Can't say I agree. I'm in my mid 30s and I love watching new clips of all the new dudes. In fact, I'm psyched on how much new content is available and on top of the free stuff I even bought a bunch of videos last year: Pretty Sweet, Deathwish, Tengu, Soleil Levant, Cold War, Made, 11th Hour, etc. all paid for.

Not that I would/could/want to ever do what they're doing now, I just love watching what is being done now. In a way it still inspires and pushes me but in a different context for my own skateboarding.
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Post by: shark tits on January 18, 2014, 10:34:45 AM
Since this thread unfortunately is not getting a sticky any time soon, I'm keeping it here...any new old guy footage we can get stoked on this weekend?! 
subliminal skate park edit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16fyNnBrKZw#)
ask and ye shall receive. i'm the shitbird w/ orange pants and later w/ a rugby shirt. everyone's mid 30s except nate w/ the nosegrind nosewheelie and the line w/ the big pyramid.
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Post by: art hellman on January 18, 2014, 11:41:06 AM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.

Can't say I agree. I'm in my mid 30s and I love watching new clips of all the new dudes. In fact, I'm psyched on how much new content is available and on top of the free stuff I even bought a bunch of videos last year: Pretty Sweet, Deathwish, Tengu, Soleil Levant, Cold War, Made, 11th Hour, etc. all paid for.

Not that I would/could/want to ever do what they're doing now, I just love watching what is being done now. In a way it still inspires and pushes me but in a different context for my own skateboarding.

right with Heritage on this one ... I'm still devouring all the new content and the best part of it is how seemlessly alot of it actually falls right in with the parts I've been rewatching for years upon years.  For example, whenever I have a free weekend afternoon where I can't skate, I'll watch Ethan in Tincan, then Jake in Mindfield, then Barley in EEIII, then Suciu's Philly part, then Cromer's Krooked part, then Gilbert in Old Dominion, then maybe Ed in Welcome to Hell or Jensen in 11th Hour or an Adidas clip.  It's all just one continuous compilation for me and new parts just keep the record playing and playing and playing...

p.s. appletv + handbrake + keepvid = the greatest things to happen to skateboard video watching since the VCR.  I used to spend countless hours creating compilation VHS tapes using two VCRs and putting all my fav video parts on one tape ... now I just throw em all on the computer and make playlists, etc. 
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Post by: Iceman on January 23, 2014, 10:33:27 AM
Just curious, how many of you click on a new part of some new skateboarder you've never heard of the photos/video thread and click off if it in 20 seconds or less. This happens to me 90% of the time, is that just me?

I know exactly what you mean.  It's not just you.  

I'll scan hella clips Slap and not click on one video.
I think this just comes with watching skate videos for like 20 years. You start getting bored with the traditional stuff that you feel like you've seen a million times.

i still watch a lot of the new videos, but yeah.  it takes more for me to get really excited about something.

^^^^ Ditto. Also, even if I really like something, I still might not even bother rewatching it. Maybe 2 video parts a year will get watched 5 times apiece.

I'm totally there with you. It easy to say it's our ADD induced society or from watching videos for decades but for me, I know it's just a subculture I felt I use to know that is basically a completely different thing now. It's unfortunate because, people say skating goes in cycles and and will eventually die again but for someone that's been doing it long enough, you know this "popularity" that skateboarding has right now is really never going away. The web has a lot to do with this...constant inexpensive marketing and advertising of skateboarding culture. You never had that back in the day, new kids that would've never been exposed to it are getting exposed at alarming rates. It is what it is.

Can't say I agree. I'm in my mid 30s and I love watching new clips of all the new dudes. In fact, I'm psyched on how much new content is available and on top of the free stuff I even bought a bunch of videos last year: Pretty Sweet, Deathwish, Tengu, Soleil Levant, Cold War, Made, 11th Hour, etc. all paid for.

Not that I would/could/want to ever do what they're doing now, I just love watching what is being done now. In a way it still inspires and pushes me but in a different context for my own skateboarding.

right with Heritage on this one ... I'm still devouring all the new content and the best part of it is how seemlessly alot of it actually falls right in with the parts I've been rewatching for years upon years.  For example, whenever I have a free weekend afternoon where I can't skate, I'll watch Ethan in Tincan, then Jake in Mindfield, then Barley in EEIII, then Suciu's Philly part, then Cromer's Krooked part, then Gilbert in Old Dominion, then maybe Ed in Welcome to Hell or Jensen in 11th Hour or an Adidas clip.  It's all just one continuous compilation for me and new parts just keep the record playing and playing and playing...

p.s. appletv + handbrake + keepvid = the greatest things to happen to skateboard video watching since the VCR.  I used to spend countless hours creating compilation VHS tapes using two VCRs and putting all my fav video parts on one tape ... now I just throw em all on the computer and make playlists, etc. 

Just want to be clear, I wasn't complaining about the wealth of free videos. I just don't rewatch stuff often. Though, I do replay tidbits of my faves in my head. I don't think it personally has much to do with an oversaturation of video content, but more to do with being old. Shit, I don't even listen to music anymore, though I still love certain artists. But, I'll keep abreast with politics and world events daily.
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Post by: floop on January 23, 2014, 10:56:28 AM
Since this thread unfortunately is not getting a sticky any time soon, I'm keeping it here...any new old guy footage we can get stoked on this weekend?! 
subliminal skate park edit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16fyNnBrKZw#)
ask and ye shall receive. i'm the shitbird w/ orange pants and later w/ a rugby shirt. everyone's mid 30s except nate w/ the nosegrind nosewheelie and the line w/ the big pyramid.

gnar'd for old man footy and old Grandaddy
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Post by: shark tits on January 23, 2014, 12:34:39 PM

gnar'd for old man footy and old Grandaddy
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thanks floop. that song came on college radio enroute to a parking garage and we'd had it in mind ever since.
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Post by: Dirtymac on January 27, 2014, 02:51:41 PM
Got my first grinds in over 3 months this afternoon. Nothing to write home about just scratch grinds, fside, bside and a few rock fakies, but it felt so good I almost cried. True story. I might make it to 50 yet...stoked! ;D
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on January 28, 2014, 12:14:02 AM
Got my first grinds in over 3 months this afternoon. Nothing to write home about just scratch grinds, fside, bside and a few rock fakies, but it felt so good I almost cried. True story. I might make it to 50 yet...stoked! ;D

good on ya! I'm really looking forward to those first slash grinds.......It's been 5 month since my ankle surgery and my foot is finally beginning to feel normal! I'll wait until the first nice days of spring (which is also when I'll turn 40)  to get back on the board, but it's good to feel like it's actually gonna be possible.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 28, 2014, 08:48:07 AM
Got my first grinds in over 3 months this afternoon. Nothing to write home about just scratch grinds, fside, bside and a few rock fakies, but it felt so good I almost cried. True story. I might make it to 50 yet...stoked! ;D

good on ya! I'm really looking forward to those first slash grinds.......It's been 5 month since my ankle surgery and my foot is finally beginning to feel normal! I'll wait until the first nice days of spring (which is also when I'll turn 40)  to get back on the board, but it's good to feel like it's actually gonna be possible.

I have a good 2+ months of winter left before I get some good outdoor cruising in.  Question...any older dudes ever try to have a conversation with the younger generation? I only ask because I'm pretty new to an area and generally, that's all I ever run into. It's pretty bizarre. It will be weird to be 39 this year.
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Post by: Not a Fotograph on January 30, 2014, 06:29:15 AM
I have a good 2+ months of winter left before I get some good outdoor cruising in.  Question...any older dudes ever try to have a conversation with the younger generation? I only ask because I'm pretty new to an area and generally, that's all I ever run into. It's pretty bizarre. It will be weird to be 39 this year.

Yeah, I've had some good ones. I gotta stop myself sometimes before I get in to old man story-telling mode about the 80's. But the dudes I see most often are usually pretty stoked to see a guy, in some cases their dad's age, out there hitting it. 
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on January 30, 2014, 08:12:32 AM
I have a good 2+ months of winter left before I get some good outdoor cruising in.  Question...any older dudes ever try to have a conversation with the younger generation? I only ask because I'm pretty new to an area and generally, that's all I ever run into. It's pretty bizarre. It will be weird to be 39 this year.

Yeah, I've had some good ones. I gotta stop myself sometimes before I get in to old man story-telling mode about the 80's. But the dudes I see most often are usually pretty stoked to see a guy, in some cases their dad's age, out there hitting it. 

I get in that same mode sometimes but feel like they look at me and don't buy it...problem is I look like I'm in my mid 20's so most tend to instantly assume I should be throwing myself down something or being more aggro in general. Funny thing is, if I was there age, I would be skating exactly the same as I do now with the addition of few more ollies here and there.  It took me a long time to realize how I wanted to actually skateboard or what was important about it to me at least.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on February 02, 2014, 05:12:30 PM
I haven't posted in a little while and I wanted to give it a bump, so I thought I'd check in. I'm happy to see that so many of you have kept it going for so long.

I guess I'll just chime in on what gearingupforgettingdown said here...I know exactly what you're talking about and that's why I like skating with just my one or two friends and a big part of why I hate going to skateparks. I don't consider myself a snob by any means, and if anyone at all is cool to me, no matter who they are, I'll be cool back to them. But I feel extremely awkward around and having to talk to people who I'm sometimes 20+ years older than. Most of the time, the only thing that we have in common is that we both skate, and 97% of the time, we have a completely different perspective on that. I don't hold it against them, but it's hard to "hang out" with them and skate/talk like I can with the few guys I normally do it with.

I just hooked up a new deck two weeks ago, a crispy new Baker/Figgy deck. My boy's been working nights so we've only been skating once a week on Sundays and last week I got serviced, bad. Hipper from hell. Limped around all week at work and had to take a raincheck on today's session.
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm91/igordog18/9a477445-a1ee-40c5-af06-634af41aa94e.jpg) (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/igordog18/media/9a477445-a1ee-40c5-af06-634af41aa94e.jpg.html)
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Post by: j....soy..... on February 02, 2014, 08:55:20 PM
You're posting up a picture of a baker board on the Internet......you can't relate to 12 year olds?
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Post by: shredbuffalo on February 03, 2014, 12:55:58 PM
You're posting up a picture of a baker board on the Internet......you can't relate to 12 year olds?

Yeah, sorry I go with what I like and I don't ride a Magenta or some shit so I can be "core" here on SLAP. Besides, all the 12 year olds around here ride REAL decks, so my Baker wouldn't make me cool to them anyhow.
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Post by: coneklr on February 08, 2014, 05:33:10 PM
Trying to keep this thread where it's easy to find so thought I'd bump it with these clips I shot of my friend Ralph today ( my back sucked again so I figured this would be a good way to pass the time )  Not sure how to upload insta videos or if you can but heres a link

He turned 40 this year and had 2 knee surgeries in the last 3 ... I've got nothing but respect for this guy

http://instagram.com/p/kK10jNqa78/ (http://instagram.com/p/kK10jNqa78/)

http://instagram.com/p/kLO_6BqazN/ (http://instagram.com/p/kLO_6BqazN/)
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Post by: paraquat on February 08, 2014, 05:39:20 PM
Make this thread sticky please. Thanks slap gods.
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Post by: lk130 on February 08, 2014, 07:53:51 PM
I totally wish kids were into feeling the entire board and moving around instead of spots, gear or angles. The potential of skate is more limitless when you fully skateboard instead of pump out trickedytrickedoutness
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Post by: shredbuffalo on February 09, 2014, 05:26:23 PM
Make this thread sticky please. Thanks slap gods.

Keep it going and eventually with enough posts/time it will happen.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 10, 2014, 12:29:03 AM
Trying to keep this thread where it's easy to find so thought I'd bump it with these clips I shot of my friend Ralph today ( my back sucked again so I figured this would be a good way to pass the time )  Not sure how to upload insta videos or if you can but heres a link

He turned 40 this year and had 2 knee surgeries in the last 3 ... I've got nothing but respect for this guy

http://instagram.com/p/kK10jNqa78/ (http://instagram.com/p/kK10jNqa78/)

http://instagram.com/p/kLO_6BqazN/ (http://instagram.com/p/kLO_6BqazN/)

well those 2 tricks are enough to see he's pretty good!!

also, I came across this on youtube, full-on old man contest

Tampa Pro 2010 Team Manager and Industry VIP Contest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im1JYfVUaNY#)
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 10, 2014, 12:34:06 AM
here's another one.......(before the vert sesh)
"as they get older, they start slamming harder!"
 ;D


Max Schaaf, Mike Frazier, Christian Hosoi and More! Tampa Pro 2013 Friday - SPoT Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghz_mcP3chE#)
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Post by: rothdigga on February 10, 2014, 02:25:10 PM
Frenchie...
We've been doing the Tampa VIP/Team Manager/Old Man contest for about 8-9 years now.  It was actually Stacy Lowery's idea to do it a long time ago.  Fun stuff, makes you actually try to land things you haven't done in a long time.  There's some good dudes in that clip.  Josh Friedberg is in there, Ira (filmer that did the 360 flip over the hip), Zitzer with the super good ollie off the extension, Brink, Kevin Wilkins etc.  It's a fun event.  Time for me to get my legs back, it's coming up in 1 month!
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 11, 2014, 12:14:33 AM
I was actually wondering who did the smith and ollie off the extension......I thought it was Manzoori!
they have a little bit of the same style/build, don't they?

anyways it's a damn good idea!
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Post by: rothdigga on February 11, 2014, 12:18:22 AM
Yeah, I could see the similarities in their style  Frenchie. 
The idea was actually pretty genius by Stacy.  Many of us ex-pros, TM's and what not are at the contest anyways, so he said we should get off our fat-asses and get busy for a contest.  It's been pretty fun...like I said...just to actually try.  Sometimes at 41 years old that you need that extra motivation to really get going.  I'm sure that's one of the reasons that on a MUCH larger stage and extent the Vans Combi contest is so good.  All these vets really don't want to look too silly out there and most of them just downright kill it.  Just takes a little motivation these days. 
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Post by: SodaJerk on February 11, 2014, 01:01:04 AM
Yeah, I could see the similarities in their style  Frenchie. 
The idea was actually pretty genius by Stacy.  Many of us ex-pros, TM's and what not are at the contest anyways, so he said we should get off our fat-asses and get busy for a contest.  It's been pretty fun...like I said...just to actually try.  Sometimes at 41 years old that you need that extra motivation to really get going.  I'm sure that's one of the reasons that on a MUCH larger stage and extent the Vans Combi contest is so good.  All these vets really don't want to look too silly out there and most of them just downright kill it.  Just takes a little motivation these days. 
Rothdigga, Santa Cruz X Star Wars decks. Your reactions please?
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Post by: rothdigga on February 11, 2014, 09:29:07 AM
Sodajerk...
20 years too late I would say.  We could have done a lot more than the Star Wars graphic I had.  Although I do like the simplicity.  Seeing COS players walking around Agenda as Darth Vader and Leia was a bit much for me. 
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Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on February 11, 2014, 09:35:36 AM
I actually hate seniors. Nothing is more unsettling to a black man then a room full of old white people. I just like to assume they're all old, ignorant, racist xenophobes. Is there something wrong with that?
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Post by: shark tits on February 11, 2014, 09:46:19 AM
I actually hate seniors. Nothing is more unsettling to a black man then a room full of old white people. I just like to assume they're all old, ignorant, racist xenophobes. Is there something wrong with that?
i think that sometimes too, especially in the south. but by the same token when i see brett the hitman hart i thought you were a white canadian wrestling fan so i guess i'm as ignorant as everyone i think is ignorant.
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Post by: stickman1980 on February 11, 2014, 09:55:05 PM
Frenchie...
We've been doing the Tampa VIP/Team Manager/Old Man contest for about 8-9 years now.  It was actually Stacy Lowery's idea to do it a long time ago.  Fun stuff, makes you actually try to land things you haven't done in a long time.  There's some good dudes in that clip.  Josh Friedberg is in there, Ira (filmer that did the 360 flip over the hip), Zitzer with the super good ollie off the extension, Brink, Kevin Wilkins etc.  It's a fun event.  Time for me to get my legs back, it's coming up in 1 month!

Can any kinda published filmer/photographer skate in this?
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Post by: pinche gringo on February 12, 2014, 09:42:10 AM
Stoked to see my friend Adam in that clip from 2010. That's an awesome idea for a contest.
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Post by: Useful Idiot on February 12, 2014, 12:25:58 PM
Skate with Zitzer from time to time. Super nice dude. Slays vert.
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Post by: Young Satchel on February 12, 2014, 03:27:10 PM
I actually hate seniors. Nothing is more unsettling to a black man then a room full of old white people. I just like to assume they're all old, ignorant, racist xenophobes. Is there something wrong with that?

Just made the mistake of going to the grocery store on "senior discount day". Never again.  Fuckin fiasco of can-browsing and cart traffic Jams in every aisle.
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Post by: rothdigga on February 12, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
Frenchie...
We've been doing the Tampa VIP/Team Manager/Old Man contest for about 8-9 years now.?  It was actually Stacy Lowery's idea to do it a long time ago.?  Fun stuff, makes you actually try to land things you haven't done in a long time.?  There's some good dudes in that clip.?  Josh Friedberg is in there, Ira (filmer that did the 360 flip over the hip), Zitzer with the super good ollie off the extension, Brink, Kevin Wilkins etc.?  It's a fun event.?  Time for me to get my legs back, it's coming up in 1 month!

Can any kinda published filmer/photographer skate in this?

Stickman,
Anyone who is over 30 can skate in it really.  Just homies who are in the industry and want to get down.  I do remember someone being a TM at like 24 years old entering one time.  Like he had just got done skating Tampa Am the year before and was a TM now and entered for some reason.  He did a kickflip back noseblunt down one of the rails and it was so awkward cause we're all out there struggling on getting onto the ledge and dude is dropping HAMMERS.  He kind of got clowned on the mic and didn't skate a 2nd run.  Like entering a beginner contest when you're pro.  Got to know your place a little bit. 
But to answer your question...yeah.  Filmers are totally welcome! 
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Post by: j....soy..... on February 12, 2014, 10:42:40 PM
I think there should be a handicap.....
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Post by: rothdigga on February 15, 2014, 03:10:20 PM
I think there should be a handicap.....

A weight belt/ankle weights would be funny for rippers...or a fat suit.  Or just Tonya Harding pole bashing 20 year old dudes who try to enter and giving them old man knees...
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Post by: bumpnrun on February 15, 2014, 07:05:23 PM
Frenchie...
We've been doing the Tampa VIP/Team Manager/Old Man contest for about 8-9 years now.?  It was actually Stacy Lowery's idea to do it a long time ago.?  Fun stuff, makes you actually try to land things you haven't done in a long time.?  There's some good dudes in that clip.?  Josh Friedberg is in there, Ira (filmer that did the 360 flip over the hip), Zitzer with the super good ollie off the extension, Brink, Kevin Wilkins etc.?  It's a fun event.?  Time for me to get my legs back, it's coming up in 1 month!

Can any kinda published filmer/photographer skate in this?

Stickman,
Anyone who is over 30 can skate in it really.  Just homies who are in the industry and want to get down.  I do remember someone being a TM at like 24 years old entering one time.  Like he had just got done skating Tampa Am the year before and was a TM now and entered for some reason.  He did a kickflip back noseblunt down one of the rails and it was so awkward cause we're all out there struggling on getting onto the ledge and dude is dropping HAMMERS.  He kind of got clowned on the mic and didn't skate a 2nd run.  Like entering a beginner contest when you're pro.  Got to know your place a little bit. 
But to answer your question...yeah.  Filmers are totally welcome! 


lol at the bold!  So funny.
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Post by: Dirtymac on February 16, 2014, 07:24:14 AM
Yeah, I could see the similarities in their style?  Frenchie.? 
The idea was actually pretty genius by Stacy.?  Many of us ex-pros, TM's and what not are at the contest anyways, so he said we should get off our fat-asses and get busy for a contest.?  It's been pretty fun...like I said...just to actually try.?  Sometimes at 41 years old that you need that extra motivation to really get going.?  I'm sure that's one of the reasons that on a MUCH larger stage and extent the Vans Combi contest is so good.?  All these vets really don't want to look too silly out there and most of them just downright kill it.?  Just takes a little motivation these days.? 
Seen my boy Bob Reynolds in the top 3 too I think! Representing the NC!
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Post by: shredbuffalo on February 16, 2014, 08:07:20 AM
It's Sunday...Get your old bones warmed up, get out there and get some, and come home and tell the rest of us about it. I've had it with the indoor park and can't wait for Spring, but I gotta make the best with what I've got right now.
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Post by: wildbillhiccup on February 16, 2014, 08:16:13 AM
can i make a young dudes post up here thread. im 5
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Post by: Young Satchel on February 16, 2014, 02:54:39 PM
It's Sunday...Get your old bones warmed up, get out there and get some, and come home and tell the rest of us about it. I've had it with the indoor park and can't wait for Spring, but I gotta make the best with what I've got right now.

Got out there for a couple-mile hike in 2'+ powder to a frozen waterfall on snowshoes with a 30lb baby strapped to me.

Cross training?
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Post by: sans umbilical on February 16, 2014, 10:02:50 PM
It's Sunday...Get your old bones warmed up, get out there and get some, and come home and tell the rest of us about it. I've had it with the indoor park and can't wait for Spring, but I gotta make the best with what I've got right now.

My city is usually dead on Sunday's. I parked my car at the local skate shop then skated around the metro area. I was by myself because most of the guys I skate with were either injured or working. Since I was alone, I stopped and took pics of graffiti on trains going by and also took the elevator up a parking deck. I sat on top of the parking deck for a while and shot more photos, then I cruised down the 8 levels. Security came after me around level 4 but I beat him to the bottom and kept going down the street.

All in all, fun day. We've had some cold temps the past week but it was 65 today. It was a beautiful day to skate in Alabama.

*I suppose this pic is the equivalent to a skate selfie but I shot it while cruising down the street.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 17, 2014, 12:33:00 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2092611#msg2092611 date=1392616970
It's Sunday...Get your old bones warmed up, get out there and get some, and come home and tell the rest of us about it. I've had it with the indoor park and can't wait for Spring, but I gotta make the best with what I've got right now.

My city is usually dead on Sunday's. I parked my car at the local skate shop then skated around the metro area. I was by myself because most of the guys I skate with were either injured or working. Since I was alone, I stopped and took pics of graffiti on trains going by and also took the elevator up a parking deck. I sat on top of the parking deck for a while and shot more photos, then I cruised down the 8 levels. Security came after me around level 4 but I beat him to the bottom and kept going down the street.

All in all, fun day. We've had some cold temps the past week but it was 65 today. It was a beautiful day to skate in Alabama.

*I suppose this pic is the equivalent to a skate selfie but I shot it while cruising down the street.

classic old dude right there.
as for me I went biking with my oldest son, it was fun.....he's just learned biking properly and I'm still trying to master wheelies on a mountain bike ha! nice way of rehabbing my ankle too. first session should come soon, in march!
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Post by: Young Satchel on February 17, 2014, 03:30:30 AM
Quote from: sans umbilical  link=topic=74338.msg2092611#msg2092611 date=1392616970
It's Sunday...Get your old bones warmed up, get out there and get some, and come home and tell the rest of us about it. I've had it with the indoor park and can't wait for Spring, but I gotta make the best with what I've got right now.

My city is usually dead on Sunday's. I parked my car at the local skate shop then skated around the metro area. I was by myself because most of the guys I skate with were either injured or working. Since I was alone, I stopped and took pics of graffiti on trains going by and also took the elevator up a parking deck. I sat on top of the parking deck for a while and shot more photos, then I cruised down the 8 levels. Security came after me around level 4 but I beat him to the bottom and kept going down the street.

All in all, fun day. We've had some cold temps the past week but it was 65 today. It was a beautiful day to skate in Alabama.

*I suppose this pic is the equivalent to a skate selfie but I shot it while cruising down the street.

Sounds like a rad Sunday cruise. Confused the shit out of me with the "graffiti on trains going by", until you said Alabama and I realized you must be talkin freights. Nice selfie too brah  8)
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on February 24, 2014, 09:52:25 AM
Skated for a good 40 minutes yesterday with the semi-warm weather the east coast had this weekend, in the high 40's. It was like skating on the beach with all the sand. Woke up this morning with a spasm on my left thigh. Popping a good feeling ollie is my nemesis these days.
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Post by: Getty on March 07, 2014, 11:34:37 AM
Actually been able to skate 4 out of the last 5 days, despite temps mostly being in the 20s & below. At one point today I rolled by a high school & saw some kids watching me out their classroom window.

All these years later I still remember so clearly staring out the window of some classroom, the teacher droning on, & me desperately wanting to be outside skating. Now, here I am, 41 years old, & I still get this giddy, "playing hooky" kinda feeling when I roll by a school in the middle of the day.

Like: haha, I don't have to go to school & you do....

Real mature, right?: )

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Post by: Spike Hawke on March 07, 2014, 01:42:23 PM
A good sesh down the local indoor park today with a few other "oldies". Totally fucked now though. Didn't do my warm down stretches so I'm regretting it.
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Post by: Young Satchel on March 07, 2014, 03:39:48 PM
What did you say, Spike? Distracted by that spot in your sig  :)
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Post by: FFL on March 07, 2014, 04:43:45 PM
I am very late for the introduction, but fuck it.

40 yrs old started skating 1988
7.6" Girl Kenny Anderson
129 Indy
50 mm Bones Wheels

missing the crew from the past. I hate to skate on my own. The usual "session" ends after 5 mins cause of pure frustration. Half a year ago I met  up with two mates from the past a we had a wicked session. That feeling was unbeatable, like the complete skate rush. We had a couple beers after it got to dark to skate ( we didn't bring a generator, cause we thought we old fucks wouldn't sesh too long). That day was perfect, was absolutly worth the 2 days of sour muscles and pain. Wish we could meet more often, but we live all over the country hard to keep in touch with work family etc.


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Post by: Wayne Regretzky on March 07, 2014, 07:49:19 PM
I am very late for the introduction, but fuck it.

40 yrs old started skating 1988
7.6" Girl Kenny Anderson
129 Indy
50 mm Bones Wheels

missing the crew from the past. I hate to skate on my own. The usual "session" ends after 5 mins cause of pure frustration. Half a year ago I met  up with two mates from the past a we had a wicked session. That feeling was unbeatable, like the complete skate rush. We had a couple beers after it got to dark to skate ( we didn't bring a generator, cause we thought we old fucks wouldn't sesh too long). That day was perfect, was absolutly worth the 2 days of sour muscles and pain. Wish we could meet more often, but we live all over the country hard to keep in touch with work family etc.



7.6 on 50's - That's what's up!
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on March 07, 2014, 10:03:58 PM
34 years old
Current and Next set-ups
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2heeicz.jpg)
Started skating in 88-89
Married almost 7 years
1 daughter 5 years old( she's kinda getting into skating)
Influenced by early world/blind/101, plan b, girl/chocolate, menace, dlx.
Nowadays I'm influenced by all that early stuff, plus all the small companies coming out (polar, scumco, hopps, etc)

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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 08, 2014, 11:10:19 AM
^ I had the board on the right at one point. I'm pretty sure the guys in it are supposed to be fat boy caricatures of the team. Dude on the bottom is Aaron Herrington.

Downside of getting old: I was out skating by 8:30 this morning, and here it is 11 am and I'm sitting at home icing my hip...sigh
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Post by: SodaJerk on March 08, 2014, 12:18:34 PM
^ I had the board on the right at one point. I'm pretty sure the guys in it are supposed to be fat boy caricatures of the team. Dude on the bottom is Aaron Herrington.

Downside of getting old: I was out skating by 8:30 this morning, and here it is 11 am and I'm sitting at home icing my hip...sigh
There's always tomorrow Gip, or next week, or whatever you did something a lot of Slappers fail to do which is go skate. It's gonna be 17 degrees and sunny in London tomorrow so I'm meeting a friend (another +30) and we're gonna go skate.
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Post by: dougDfresh on March 08, 2014, 06:18:15 PM
I too am late with the intro, but here it is:

36 years old

I've been skating since I was 9 (4th grade was when I got a board that wasn't from the swapmeet or a banana board) but if butt boarding down hills and learning to stand on a board, not pushing mango, and learning wheelies and power slides count, then I started when I was 7.

Currently I gave away my board to one of the kids in my old skate club so I am without a board.

I live in LA.

Married 5 years with a 2.5 year old daughter that's scared of skateboarding.

Although Natas was the family hero, my life was heavily influenced by Mark Gonzales and Ron Chatman, along with the whole 60/40 crew.

Skateboarding put the world in front of me, it showed me the good, the bad, and it introduced me to different music and cultures. Still grateful that it saved my life.

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Post by: rothdigga on March 08, 2014, 07:46:55 PM
I am very late for the introduction, but fuck it.

40 yrs old started skating 1988
7.6" Girl Kenny Anderson
129 Indy
50 mm Bones Wheels

missing the crew from the past. I hate to skate on my own. The usual "session" ends after 5 mins cause of pure frustration. Half a year ago I met?  up with two mates from the past a we had a wicked session. That feeling was unbeatable, like the complete skate rush. We had a couple beers after it got to dark to skate ( we didn't bring a generator, cause we thought we old fucks wouldn't sesh too long). That day was perfect, was absolutly worth the 2 days of sour muscles and pain. Wish we could meet more often, but we live all over the country hard to keep in touch with work family etc.




That's a tight setup.  People trip out that I still skate a 7.825 with 50mm wheels and lo-Indys.  So funny.  I'm too close to losing all my flip tricks at 41 to give up and ride a damn 8.25 that I will never be able to 360 flip on. 
Love those old sessions with the homies.  You've got to find a decent little crew by you to get down with.  Or just as good, a solid low impact spot for a non-frustrating session.  I've got this little double sided curb and baby ledge that we skate all the time.  No worries, easy to warm up on and no stress trying old shit I've been doing for 25+ years on the curb.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on March 09, 2014, 06:57:55 AM
Still cold/wet here but hoping for an upswing in the temps/serious meltage soon. The indoor park is really getting to me. I've been skating a lot more tranny (mostly mini/quarters) this winter just to do something different, and I have to say it's been a lot of fun. I actually figured out how to do frontside smiths which I'm actually really proud of/stoked on.
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Post by: Young Satchel on March 09, 2014, 07:13:53 AM
Yea man, we are getting some nice melt off this weekend here in "downstate upstate", but more rain, snow, and freezing temps are on the way. Nearest indoor is over an hour in any direction and with a young kid it's near impossible to find time to make the trip. I haven't skated for longer than a quick cruise in over 2 months. This winter has been particularly brutal.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on March 09, 2014, 07:51:22 AM
Yea man, we are getting some nice melt off this weekend here in "downstate upstate", but more rain, snow, and freezing temps are on the way. Nearest indoor is over an hour in any direction and with a young kid it's near impossible to find time to make the trip. I haven't skated for longer than a quick cruise in over 2 months. This winter has been particularly brutal.
This is the same situation I'm dealing with.
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Post by: Young Satchel on March 09, 2014, 03:42:46 PM
Yea man, we are getting some nice melt off this weekend here in "downstate upstate", but more rain, snow, and freezing temps are on the way. Nearest indoor is over an hour in any direction and with a young kid it's near impossible to find time to make the trip. I haven't skated for longer than a quick cruise in over 2 months. This winter has been particularly brutal.
This is the same situation I'm dealing with.

It fucking sucks, huh?
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on March 10, 2014, 01:27:30 AM
stepped foot on my board for the first time thursday after 2 months in a cast and 4 months of rehab....
the initial feeling of victory quickly gave way to frustration I'm sorry to say. I just felt so uncoordinated and struggled with simple ollie 180's. Also there's a new pain in my hip, great. Probably my gift for turning forty in a few days.
Hope next session will be better!
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Post by: FFL on March 10, 2014, 12:45:17 PM

That's a tight setup.  People trip out that I still skate a 7.825 with 50mm wheels and lo-Indys.  So funny.  I'm too close to losing all my flip tricks at 41 to give up and ride a damn 8.25 that I will never be able to 360 flip on. 
Love those old sessions with the homies.  You've got to find a decent little crew by you to get down with.  Or just as good, a solid low impact spot for a non-frustrating session.  I've got this little double sided curb and baby ledge that we skate all the time.  No worries, easy to warm up on and no stress trying old shit I've been doing for 25+ years on the curb.
Cheers for the uplifting words. Glad to read that I am not the only one riding "toothpicks" Hahaha. Can' t help it, but I am so used to the small shapes that I can't even think to ride a wider board. Riding 7.5- 7.75 over 20 years now. But to prove that I used to ride wider shapes I attached a little link to the past.

http://fflzine.blogspot.hu/2012/02/more-boards-from-crypt.html (http://fflzine.blogspot.hu/2012/02/more-boards-from-crypt.html)

To sort out the problem with getting frustrated I took your advice with the low impact spot. Where I live there are now ledges or curbs, so I just rang up a mate who still has a slider bar. He dosn't skate anymore, so he sold it for cheap. Will have my own little low impact spot in front of the house. Maybe I'll built a mini quarter/jumpramp.
You got me sparked again. Thanks!
btw your line in the parking garage is still dope today!!!!
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Post by: beazlocal on March 10, 2014, 07:17:14 PM
haven't been able to skate since November, shitty weather, nothing close indoors!

Need to get out there, winter can fuck off any time now.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on March 10, 2014, 08:45:52 PM
Yea man, we are getting some nice melt off this weekend here in "downstate upstate", but more rain, snow, and freezing temps are on the way. Nearest indoor is over an hour in any direction and with a young kid it's near impossible to find time to make the trip. I haven't skated for longer than a quick cruise in over 2 months. This winter has been particularly brutal.
This is the same situation I'm dealing with.

It fucking sucks, huh?
Yes it does, but it's warming up and snow is melting. So I got my fingers crossed, that I'll be skating soon.
haven't been able to skate since November, shitty weather, nothing close indoors!

Need to get out there, winter can fuck off any time now.
This is exactly how I feel.
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Post by: Young Satchel on March 11, 2014, 09:11:11 AM
So spring is kinda in the air maybe, and what the fuck do I go and do but break (or hopefully just badly sprain?) a toe on my push foot this morning stumbling around in the dark trying to get myself coffee and calm my son down.

My feet are cursed this past year.
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Post by: noileum on March 11, 2014, 09:56:34 AM
there's only one thing to do
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Post by: Iceman on March 11, 2014, 02:42:37 PM
the winter is finally starting to break here in the northeast and today was the first day that it was both decent and i had some free time. it has been 2 months since i last skated. i took it very easy but i was still winded the entire time. i skated as long as i could to try to get back into it, but by the 1 hour mark i was ready for a nap. ha. it was good to ride again, but i'm looking forward to reestablishing my endurance so i can get more out of it.
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Post by: Young Satchel on March 11, 2014, 02:56:55 PM
the winter is finally starting to break here in the northeast and today was the first day that it was both decent and i had some free time. it has been 2 months since i last skated. i took it very easy but i was still winded the entire time. i skated as long as i could to try to get back into it, but by the 1 hour mark i was ready for a nap. ha. it was good to ride again, but i'm looking forward to reestablishing my endurance so i can get more out of it.

I'm preparing myself to be exhausted and frustrated. Weak Ollies here I come!
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Post by: shredbuffalo on March 11, 2014, 03:47:52 PM
It was 50 fucking degrees and gorgeous out here today...And we're expecting what they're calling a "Vulcan" blizzard again tomorrow. Fuck.
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 11, 2014, 06:09:13 PM
ow.   i think of how hard ledges and skate board parts are(wheels trucks ect) while thinking how soft the tissue is in my knees is  and and im gettin pretty close to 'fuck it!' let me tell you. Also skateboarding is eternally facinated with itself (old guy forum  proof of this) kinda nowheres ville but nobody told me that in 1986.   ok so the "sport" and culture sucks but the act of skating is addicting no dobt.
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Post by: shark tits on March 11, 2014, 06:18:57 PM
ow.   i think of how hard ledges and skate board parts are(wheels trucks ect) while thinking how soft the tissue is in my knees is  and and im gettin pretty close to 'fuck it!' let me tell you. Also skateboarding is eternally facinated with itself (old guy forum  proof of this) kinda nowheres ville but nobody told me that in 1986.   ok so the "sport" and culture sucks but the act of skating is addicting no dobt.
maybe the culture sucks on a macrocosm but i'm sure you've got your little posse [dwindling as we get old] w/ injokes and little quirks and it's awesome. what i consider 'skate culture' here is mostly me and my one buddy building shit, skating, yelling 'cunt' a lot, sharing cigs, drinking coffee and occasionally getting some of our other 35plus friends away from the beer and tv. there's like 10 different little posses out here, some are prolly cooler than others but we're more of the culture than whatever is in magazines from california.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 11, 2014, 06:22:23 PM
ow.   i think of how hard ledges and skate board parts are(wheels trucks ect) while thinking how soft the tissue is in my knees is  and and im gettin pretty close to 'fuck it!' let me tell you. Also skateboarding is eternally facinated with itself (old guy forum  proof of this) kinda nowheres ville but nobody told me that in 1986.   ok so the "sport" and culture sucks but the act of skating is addicting no dobt.
maybe the culture sucks on a macrocosm but i'm sure you've got your little posse [dwindling as we get old] w/ injokes and little quirks and it's awesome. what i consider 'skate culture' here is mostly me and my one buddy building shit, skating, yelling 'cunt' a lot, sharing cigs, drinking coffee and occasionally getting some of our other 35plus friends away from the beer and tv. there's like 10 different little posses out here, some are prolly cooler than others but we're more of the culture than whatever is in magazines from california.

Stop talking about your Idaho white supremacist compound like it has anything to do with skating.
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Post by: shark tits on March 11, 2014, 06:27:54 PM
i don't know what you're talking about but idapimp
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Post by: Young Satchel on March 12, 2014, 03:44:30 AM
ow.   i think of how hard ledges and skate board parts are(wheels trucks ect) while thinking how soft the tissue is in my knees is  and and im gettin pretty close to 'fuck it!' let me tell you. Also skateboarding is eternally facinated with itself (old guy forum  proof of this) kinda nowheres ville but nobody told me that in 1986.   ok so the "sport" and culture sucks but the act of skating is addicting no dobt.
maybe the culture sucks on a macrocosm but i'm sure you've got your little posse [dwindling as we get old] w/ injokes and little quirks and it's awesome. what i consider 'skate culture' here is mostly me and my one buddy building shit, skating, yelling 'cunt' a lot, sharing cigs, drinking coffee and occasionally getting some of our other 35plus friends away from the beer and tv. there's like 10 different little posses out here, some are prolly cooler than others but we're more of the culture than whatever is in magazines from california.

Stop talking about your Idaho white supremacist compound like it has anything to do with skating.

Hahahahaha.  The fuck?
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Post by: paraquat on March 12, 2014, 07:51:39 AM
ow.   i think of how hard ledges and skate board parts are(wheels trucks ect) while thinking how soft the tissue is in my knees is  and and im gettin pretty close to 'fuck it!' let me tell you. Also skateboarding is eternally facinated with itself (old guy forum  proof of this) kinda nowheres ville but nobody told me that in 1986.   ok so the "sport" and culture sucks but the act of skating is addicting no dobt.
maybe the culture sucks on a macrocosm but i'm sure you've got your little posse [dwindling as we get old] w/ injokes and little quirks and it's awesome. what i consider 'skate culture' here is mostly me and my one buddy building shit, skating, yelling 'cunt' a lot, sharing cigs, drinking coffee and occasionally getting some of our other 35plus friends away from the beer and tv. there's like 10 different little posses out here, some are prolly cooler than others but we're more of the culture than whatever is in magazines from california.

Stop talking about your Idaho white supremacist compound like it has anything to do with skating.
Can you guys go fight in the car with the radio up?
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Post by: shark tits on March 12, 2014, 10:51:09 AM
http://surfersmag.mpora.de/video/surflegende-doc-ball-still-rolling-mit-92-jahren.html (http://surfersmag.mpora.de/video/surflegende-doc-ball-still-rolling-mit-92-jahren.html)
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Post by: paraquat on March 31, 2014, 06:58:02 AM
Skated for the first time in around 4 months yesterday. Felt good. Salt piles are a big problem and didn't bring a push broom. Have a bunch of new gear that I am waiting to set up until I'm back at my very mediocre skill level.
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Post by: b.v. on March 31, 2014, 08:25:50 AM
Weather has been such A bummer on the east coast this year, couldn't imagine dealing with the gnarly winter they had.
Months of rain sucks here too. Montage with some friends from the weekend. Got A decent air out to wallride that felt good :34
VXDUCE #33 ROOM 23 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7aNUKn5jS4#)
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Post by: j....soy..... on March 31, 2014, 09:22:53 AM
Liked  the feeble curb dance....you dudes rip.....

It's been kicked around to death (by me) but...that Ed t epicly latered brought up some old dude themes for sure.....I always jokingly say to my friends....'it has to end......the only question is whether or not it's curtains or sunset.....'

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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on March 31, 2014, 09:33:17 PM
Weather has been such A bummer on the east coast this year, couldn't imagine dealing with the gnarly winter they had.
Months of rain sucks here too. Montage with some friends from the weekend. Got A decent air out to wallride that felt good :34
VXDUCE #33 ROOM 23 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7aNUKn5jS4#)
I just watched this, and I want to go skate so bad right now.
Nice little montage b.v., got me stoked.
I can't wait to skate again.
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 01, 2014, 10:32:28 PM
Weather has been such A bummer on the east coast this year, couldn't imagine dealing with the gnarly winter they had.
Months of rain sucks here too. Montage with some friends from the weekend. Got A decent air out to wallride that felt good :34
VXDUCE #33 ROOM 23 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7aNUKn5jS4#)
I just watched this, and I want to go skate so bad right now.
Nice little montage b.v., got me stoked.
I can't wait to skate again.
Sick edit b.v.
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Post by: b.v. on April 01, 2014, 10:40:26 PM
Thanks guys, it's so humbling and inspiring to skate with all of them.
Always a fun session.
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 01, 2014, 10:56:35 PM
No one I roll with films....too new school...
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Post by: Willie on April 02, 2014, 07:13:17 AM
9 times out of 10 I'm rolling solo - and my static tripod footy is kinda depressing...
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Post by: paraquat on April 02, 2014, 07:14:35 AM
9 times out of 10 I'm rolling solo - and my static tripod footy is kinda depressing...
Still beats propping my phone against a curb.
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Post by: Young Satchel on April 02, 2014, 03:20:57 PM
9 times out of 10 I'm rolling solo - and my static tripod footy is kinda depressing...
Still beats propping my phone against a curb.

Bout to get my curb-prop on soon as this broke toe heals.  Looking so nice out this east coast evening. Finally.
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Post by: handsclapanin on April 02, 2014, 09:57:21 PM
Props to all you old dudes out there getting some without a crew. Doing it solo style.
Your motivation is inspiring. I've probably gone out by myself 10 times during the last 20 years and had a full on session. Going to the store on the cruiser does not count.
Even as a young kid; my little brother skated. So I always had him to go out with.
Just like a month ago; it was a Saturday. Which usually means skate day. I wake up all hyped. Make the usual calls. My whole crew was either hurt, out of town or working. So I just ended up not skating.

This dude here was a major part of our crew. He was always down to go out. 2 years ago, he moved to Germany for a job. I talk to him once a month or so. He hardly even skates anymore, due to not having anyone to go out with. He's met a couple skater friends recently; but they are in their early 20's and he says their idea of skating is going to the skatepark and that's it. No street skating. Which is what he would like to do. So he takes a lap around the park and then just sits around and drinks beer while they play s.k.a.t.e. Without further ado; here he is, the one, the only Werm with his part from the first Washed Up Warriors video, released 2008. We miss you homie!
Mark "Werm" Ramirez Washed Up Warriors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwIuoCx7Wps#)
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Post by: b.v. on April 02, 2014, 10:13:33 PM
I skate alone 5+ days a week.
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 02, 2014, 11:12:20 PM
I like skating alone.
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Post by: olliepop on April 03, 2014, 05:12:32 AM
Sorry to ruin everyones day but you're all too old.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/10734738/How-old-is-too-old-to-skateboard.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/10734738/How-old-is-too-old-to-skateboard.html)
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Post by: SodaJerk on April 03, 2014, 05:25:35 AM
Sorry to ruin everyones day but you're all too old.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/10734738/How-old-is-too-old-to-skateboard.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/10734738/How-old-is-too-old-to-skateboard.html)
News papers are too old to be relevant.
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Post by: b.v. on April 03, 2014, 07:28:03 AM
I like skating alone.
I do enjoy skating with friends when it works out, but no one has my schedule. And I can focus on actually skating a bit more by myself. After 20+ years of picking people up and organizing weekend adventures I am burned out on being that guy. It's easier to just go and if so someone hits me up or happens to be at the park then great. But I'm done calling 10 people before I leave the house.
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Post by: SodaJerk on April 03, 2014, 07:50:02 AM
I like skating alone.
I do enjoy skating with friends when it works out, but no one has my schedule. And I can focus on actually skating a bit more by myself. After 20+ years of picking people up and organizing weekend adventures I am burned out on being that guy. It's easier to just go and if so someone hits me up or happens to be at the park then great. But I'm done calling 10 people before I leave the house.
Word. I've got one guy I skate with and if he's not available I'll just go solo.
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 03, 2014, 08:35:36 PM
I like skating alone.
I do enjoy skating with friends when it works out, but no one has my schedule. And I can focus on actually skating a bit more by myself. After 20+ years of picking people up and organizing weekend adventures I am burned out on being that guy. It's easier to just go and if so someone hits me up or happens to be at the park then great. But I'm done calling 10 people before I leave the house.
Word. I've got one guy I skate with and if he's not available I'll just go solo.
Same story for me. I get tired of dealing with the logistics of getting a session together. I usually have a time frame to deal with so I send out the text where I'll be and if no one shows I skate alone. I work weekends and a lot of my friends who skate are busy during the week when I am free. I'm definitely not asocial when it comes to skateboarding. I'm fortunate to still have a lot of friends who skate.
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 03, 2014, 09:12:15 PM
Why skating works as an adult is that you don't need your buddies to do it.........being cool with the kids at the park isnt bad....they are generally less bitter and care more about skating than most adults.....it's a great little time out....

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Post by: BRO on April 03, 2014, 11:43:19 PM
Why skating works as an adult is that you don't need your buddies to do it.........being cool with the kids at the park isnt bad....they are generally less bitter and care more about skating than most adults.....it's a great little time out....



This is true.  I usually see the same kids at the park, and they are all out there barging it. 
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Post by: shark tits on April 04, 2014, 09:47:24 AM
i usedta skate alone. yeah, w/ nobody else. ya know when i skate alone i prefer to be by myself but lately w/ the weather warming we've had a 3-4 man crew and i prefer that. it offsets the group dynamics of me and my one friend who's usually getting wicked mad and introduces us to different ideas. bruh man threw fire on flatground yesterday. i was particularly off but he made me try tricks i normally wouldn't so asides the comradery it's worth it for that. rusty keeps frontin on me but hopefully one of these days we'll add him to the mix.
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Post by: midevilco on April 04, 2014, 09:57:36 AM
9 times out of 10 I'm rolling solo - and my static tripod footy is kinda depressing...
Still beats propping my phone against a curb.

Bout to get my curb-prop on soon as this broke toe heals.  Looking so nice out this east coast evening. Finally.

Broken Toes - Theeee worst. Not sure if they ever fully heal.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on April 04, 2014, 10:30:00 AM
Why skating works as an adult is that you don't need your buddies to do it.........being cool with the kids at the park isnt bad....they are generally less bitter and care more about skating than most adults.....it's a great little time out....



This is true.  I usually see the same kids at the park, and they are all out there barging it. 

I skate alone quite a bit. Most of the guys I would skate with have moved or don't skate that much.
And now the younger guys (early 20's age) are starting to hit me up to go skate a lot more.
So it's kind of motivating having that happen.
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Post by: shredbuffalo on April 04, 2014, 12:28:01 PM
Well guys, I turned 39 a few weeks ago. My boy's coming to pick me up in about a half an hour to hit the park up for our Friday after work park session. My hip is aching a little bit from a slam I took Sunday and I think I pulled a muscle in my back this week at work so I'll have to take it kind of easy. Besides that, not much is going on.
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Post by: mattdlx on April 04, 2014, 12:43:20 PM
I skate alone 5+ days a week.


ditto, but nowhere near the level of my main man b.v.
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Post by: floop on April 04, 2014, 09:43:36 PM
i like skating with people but usually find that overall i'm more of a lone wolf.  it kind of goes in phases.  seems like skate friends come and go, and sometimes come back.  injuries, schedules etc..

at the end of the day i'm a lone wolf, but i love skating with people.   i kind of straddle both realms

oh yeah, i hardly ever skate all i do is work

cheers
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Post by: b.v. on April 04, 2014, 09:51:34 PM
i like skating with people but usually find that overall i'm more of a lone wolf.  it kind of goes in phases.  seems like skate friends come and go, and sometimes come back.  injuries, schedules etc..


There is something to be said about the energy from skating with friends. Obviously we feed off each other and I do tend to skate a bit better when I am thinking less. But overall if I'm putting plans with my wife on hold or playing taxi cab and picking 3 people up it's too much work. I have A dozen parks within 30 min of my house in any direction, usually someone there I know.
Plus being the guy at the skate shop everyone wants to talk about my job, and I'd rather just nerd out about actually riding my skateboard than the newest shoes we got in.
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Post by: tb303 on April 05, 2014, 12:56:45 AM
chatting with my work buddy today he reminisced about being a Danny Ways house at a party
and he got sick of everyone being there and came out with a shotgun and told everyone to fuck off.... ;D
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Post by: Beer Keg Peg Leg on April 05, 2014, 01:19:24 AM
chatting with my work buddy today he reminisced about being a Danny Ways house at a party
and he got sick of everyone being there and came out with a brick and told everyone to fuck off.... ;D

fuxt
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 05, 2014, 09:08:35 AM
Lucky there weren't any bricks in the house....
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Post by: Young Satchel on April 05, 2014, 01:49:43 PM
i like skating with people but usually find that overall i'm more of a lone wolf.  it kind of goes in phases.  seems like skate friends come and go, and sometimes come back.  injuries, schedules etc..


I have A dozen parks within 30 min of my house in any direction


Fuck your house  :)
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Post by: floop on April 07, 2014, 10:35:49 AM
had a pretty good session on Saturday.  haven't skated in weeks.  been working like a dog. 

i'm making it my mission to learn proper smith grinds on transition.  what's the secret?  i can grind about 2 inches.  think i need to be leaning back more

happy Monday old dudes
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Post by: shark tits on April 07, 2014, 10:42:24 AM
had a pretty good session on Saturday.  haven't skated in weeks.  been working like a dog. 

i'm making it my mission to learn proper smith grinds on transition.  what's the secret?  i can grind about 2 inches.  think i need to be leaning back more

happy Monday old dudes
good deal floop. i can only do grinds you ollie into but i'd say speed and leaning back. it's been good out here lately, the thaw has brought more 30somethings out from under the rock they've been smoking all winter. good to see everyone and smoke butts in a t-shirt.
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Post by: formeitscrazylike on April 13, 2014, 04:20:57 PM
I feel like as I get older I enjoy skating alone less and less, but as I get older there are less and less people to skate with. I don't mind a solo skatepark sesh, but skating street alone kinda sucks. I feel like the center of attention for everyone not skating, and I hate that. Like today I tried to roll around solo and was bummed on all the civilians enjoying the weather. I used to be able to skate flat in the park and feel like no one noticed me. Now there are 45 other people w/in a stones throw throwing balls at eachother, and I'm just there, making all the noise, working on a fliptrick  :-\

Left after about 7 minutes.
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 13, 2014, 09:17:57 PM
I used to skate this shitty park a bunch and the local dudes adopted me more or less....once they invited me to go street skating and it was actually pretty fun.....I bought them all ice cream cones.
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Post by: shark tits on April 13, 2014, 09:23:21 PM
I feel like as I get older I enjoy skating alone less and less, but as I get older there are less and less people to skate with. I don't mind a solo skatepark sesh, but skating street alone kinda sucks. I feel like the center of attention for everyone not skating, and I hate that. Like today I tried to roll around solo and was bummed on all the civilians enjoying the weather. I used to be able to skate flat in the park and feel like no one noticed me. Now there are 45 other people w/in a stones throw throwing balls at eachother, and I'm just there, making all the noise, working on a fliptrick  :-\

Left after about 7 minutes.
i don't like it either and i think i usedta throw shit fits when i was younger but now i just try to wait it out if people are paying too much attention. i like it when i land something but not if i'm conscious of them ahead of time. you can really make someone's day w/ unexpected radness. they don't know what they saw but it'll stick w/ them and get bigger and crazier when they tell their friends. i'm fortunate enough to have a buddy or 2 most of the time.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on April 15, 2014, 01:09:16 AM
I love solo cross-town missions.... went on a 3 hour cruise through Paris this week and it was so fun.
I actually miss living in Paris just because of that smooth-ass pavement everywhere.
also I filmed a lot of that cruise, no tricks, just focusing on the city...the architecture looks awesome just rolling around and swerving through pedestrians!
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on April 15, 2014, 09:10:25 AM
Went on a solo cruise/minimal trick sesh on Saturday, it was the first real nice day here on the East coast in my area. Made a mix and enjoyed the day being my own best friend in the warm sun. Best way to see the city while capturing that feeling of youth. Still new to the area, and everyone here is a fraction of my age. There is a crew of older dudes who all skate and have known each other their whole lives, tried to be part of that at first but it fizzled out. Turned 39 on Sunday and woke up with a kinked neck, not sure if it was due to skating or bad sleeping. Honest question: are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 15, 2014, 10:29:16 AM
40...rarely skate real street....but regularly session parks.....no idea how much longer.....I hope for another five...but I get that it could all end this afternoon....I'd be bummed but it's way more than I expected out of life.....

I know some dudes in their 50s and they still skate.  Barring major injury....I hope to do it for awhile but I'm in tune with nothing lasting forever.....and while I know dudes in their 50s....also know one dude who died...and another who was near crippled...

Something that keeps coming up in this thread is not having people to skate with.....obviously it's different as a full blown adult but....I've had this problem in the late 80s when skating fell off the map....in the 90s when everyone got all cool.....into the 2000s when everyone just started skating parks....
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on April 15, 2014, 11:17:54 AM
Thing is, I feel fairly healthy, run or go to gym all week, only skate once/twice a week when it's nice, usually has to be 65 or higher with no wind, I'm a OCD pussy. It's all just low impact shit, cruising, shuvits ,no complies, manuals, skating curbs, occasional flip trick etc..feels great and still enjoy it after two plus decades, in doses of course. But all honesty, nothing in my life has impacted me as much. Reality is how much longer could I do it or feel OK doing it. I'm a pretty unconventional person, meaning, I don't want to have kids, have to work 40 plus hours at a job I don't love, have a house, nice car, you know, the typical western civilization bs. I've been contemplating moving somewhere where the money I have could go further, live simply, work odd jobs and keep doing what I'm doing, meaning living this carefree skatenerd lifestyle til' I'm deep in my 40's. I may end up being in a third world country skating with kids half my age but there are worst things...am I crazy?
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Post by: SodaJerk on April 15, 2014, 11:37:33 AM
Went on a solo cruise/minimal trick sesh on Saturday, it was the first real nice day here on the East coast in my area. Made a mix and enjoyed the day being my own best friend in the warm sun. Best way to see the city while capturing that feeling of youth. Still new to the area, and everyone here is a fraction of my age. There is a crew of older dudes who all skate and have known each other their whole lives, tried to be part of that at first but it fizzled out. Turned 39 on Sunday and woke up with a kinked neck, not sure if it was due to skating or bad sleeping. Honest question: are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?
I'm closer to 40 than 30 and prefer the streets to park still. Parks just frustrate me with kids, scooters, bikes and the local wanna be thugs hanging around. The streets have their own distractions but that's part of the experience. I get bummed when the one guy I regularly skate with wants to go to the parks even on a Sunday and usually strong arm him into a street session. Unlike a lot of older guys that prefer tranny as they get older I lost a lot of confidence skating it after a series of slams and hospital trips but I've been getting back into the mini since moving really close to one. I try to keep that strictly to weekdays or the last spot of the weekend.
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Post by: shark tits on April 15, 2014, 11:41:32 AM
Went on a solo cruise/minimal trick sesh on Saturday, it was the first real nice day here on the East coast in my area. Made a mix and enjoyed the day being my own best friend in the warm sun. Best way to see the city while capturing that feeling of youth. Still new to the area, and everyone here is a fraction of my age. There is a crew of older dudes who all skate and have known each other their whole lives, tried to be part of that at first but it fizzled out. Turned 39 on Sunday and woke up with a kinked neck, not sure if it was due to skating or bad sleeping. Honest question: are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?
I'm closer to 40 than 30 and prefer the streets to park still. Parks just frustrate me with kids, scooters, bikes and the local wanna be thugs hanging around. The streets have their own distractions but that's part of the experience. I get bummed when the one guy I regularly skate with wants to go to the parks even on a Sunday and usually strong arm him into a street session. Unlike a lot of older guys that prefer tranny as they get older I lost a lot of confidence skating it after a series of slams and hospital trips but I've been getting back into the mini since moving really close to one. I try to keep that strictly to weekdays or the last spot of the weekend.
that sounds like me. i even hate when my buddy wants to skate tennis courts w/ prefab obstacles but i never learned to skate tranny so i'm relegated to the streets for better or worse. once i get old i'll stop eating fruit and learn how to slappy grind a mini ramp.
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 15, 2014, 02:01:19 PM
In the late 90's through the 2000's I loved checking out all the cool parks springing up everywhere but a quarterpipe is a quarterpipe is a quarterpipe. It gets stale. I have more fun at Derby than any other park. I go to parks frequently but I usually have more fun skating curbs and small street stuff.
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 15, 2014, 07:08:23 PM
"it is of adolesents that Life makes its old men"
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 15, 2014, 09:54:19 PM
 i know some of you "old dudes"  are the organized types meddling with city skate park design, and lobbying for concrete bowls.  A big FUCK YOU to you guys man .   NOBODY skates these pieces of shit except bikers and you're old ass (weekends only)   fuck outta here man!!  again, go to a park mid week and count how many SKATEBOARDERS are in the bowl section.
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 15, 2014, 10:45:22 PM
There's definitely some truth in that. Compare how many kids skating at once at a plaza vs. a bowl.....

A skatepark design thread isn't a bad idea...

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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on April 16, 2014, 12:55:28 AM
not true for my Euro ass....  I see plenty of teen rippers in the local bowls and pools. Which wasn't the case 10 years ago.
a good park's gotta have something for everyone anyway. That being said, if I was 15 right now, I'd head for the streets and not a confined playground.
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Post by: Willie on April 16, 2014, 07:20:30 AM
38 here. I nearly always roll solo although there is usually someone I know at the local parks. I've been rather tranny/park centric for the past decade but recently I've been trying to get some street back. My ledge and flat skills are rather embarrassing but honestly I've gotten a little bored of hanging out with old dudes doing frontside scratchers and stinkbugs. The problem with the more street like parks is that the age spread between me and the next oldest person is usually 18+ years.

The main reason I don't skate real streets so much is time constraints and the hassle of getting kicked out. I'd be happy if I had a spot with a manny pad, 3-stair, and ledge that wasn't a bust.

Just got over an injury, which thankfully doesn't happen that often but is something I can afford less and less these days because of day to day responsibilities. Guess that's in the back of my mind now.


Around here we still don't have a big, well rounded park. The old guys just want vert even if all they plan to do are the aforementioned frontside scratchers and the younger guys probably would be happy with just ledges and rails. I like a mix of bigger walls for speed, smaller hips to float, pryramids and euros that need to be ollied, small rails, a few easy QPs, a few super tight QPs, etc.
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Post by: floop on April 16, 2014, 11:46:21 AM
i know some of you "old dudes"  are the organized types meddling with city skate park design, and lobbying for concrete bowls.  A big FUCK YOU to you guys man .   NOBODY skates these pieces of shit except bikers and you're old ass (weekends only)   fuck outta here man!!  again, go to a park mid week and count how many SKATEBOARDERS are in the bowl section.

not sure what bumbfuck egypt town you live in but around here everyone skates everything (all ages).   older guys definitely skate transition more, but younger guys do too.  if it weren't for dudes getting involved with the city (most of whom are older) a lot of these parks you skate wouldn't even get built.  so suck on some shriveled old dude testicles and keep quiet
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Post by: handsclapanin on April 16, 2014, 12:41:34 PM
Went on a solo cruise/minimal trick sesh on Saturday, it was the first real nice day here on the East coast in my area. Made a mix and enjoyed the day being my own best friend in the warm sun. Best way to see the city while capturing that feeling of youth. Still new to the area, and everyone here is a fraction of my age. There is a crew of older dudes who all skate and have known each other their whole lives, tried to be part of that at first but it fizzled out. Turned 39 on Sunday and woke up with a kinked neck, not sure if it was due to skating or bad sleeping. Honest question: are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?
I'm closer to 40 than 30 and prefer the streets to park still. Parks just frustrate me with kids, scooters, bikes and the local wanna be thugs hanging around. The streets have their own distractions but that's part of the experience. I get bummed when the one guy I regularly skate with wants to go to the parks even on a Sunday and usually strong arm him into a street session. Unlike a lot of older guys that prefer tranny as they get older I lost a lot of confidence skating it after a series of slams and hospital trips but I've been getting back into the mini since moving really close to one. I try to keep that strictly to weekdays or the last spot of the weekend.
that sounds like me. i even hate when my buddy wants to skate tennis courts w/ prefab obstacles but i never learned to skate tranny so i'm relegated to the streets for better or worse. once i get old i'll stop eating fruit and learn how to slappy grind a mini ramp.

I'm with you all on the street tip. 37 here. So maybe my opinion will change in a few years. I've been telling myself for years that once my body can't take street skating anymore; I will set up a bigger board and learn to skate Washington St and other tranny spots. Then after that; the plan was to learn to surf. I've lived in San Diego for 18 years now; and gone surfing 3 times. Well, that big board has been sitting in my closet for at least 5 years now. And the time I spent helping build Washington St still outweighs the time I've skated there. Thankfully; my crew is of the same mindset and its pretty much only street skating for us.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on April 16, 2014, 03:05:40 PM
Went on a solo cruise/minimal trick sesh on Saturday, it was the first real nice day here on the East coast in my area. Made a mix and enjoyed the day being my own best friend in the warm sun. Best way to see the city while capturing that feeling of youth. Still new to the area, and everyone here is a fraction of my age. There is a crew of older dudes who all skate and have known each other their whole lives, tried to be part of that at first but it fizzled out. Turned 39 on Sunday and woke up with a kinked neck, not sure if it was due to skating or bad sleeping. Honest question: are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?
I'm closer to 40 than 30 and prefer the streets to park still. Parks just frustrate me with kids, scooters, bikes and the local wanna be thugs hanging around. The streets have their own distractions but that's part of the experience. I get bummed when the one guy I regularly skate with wants to go to the parks even on a Sunday and usually strong arm him into a street session. Unlike a lot of older guys that prefer tranny as they get older I lost a lot of confidence skating it after a series of slams and hospital trips but I've been getting back into the mini since moving really close to one. I try to keep that strictly to weekdays or the last spot of the weekend.
that sounds like me. i even hate when my buddy wants to skate tennis courts w/ prefab obstacles but i never learned to skate tranny so i'm relegated to the streets for better or worse. once i get old i'll stop eating fruit and learn how to slappy grind a mini ramp.

I'm with you all on the street tip. 37 here. So maybe my opinion will change in a few years. I've been telling myself for years that once my body can't take street skating anymore; I will set up a bigger board and learn to skate Washington St and other tranny spots. Then after that; the plan was to learn to surf. I've lived in San Diego for 18 years now; and gone surfing 3 times. Well, that big board has been sitting in my closet for at least 5 years now. And the time I spent helping build Washington St still outweighs the time I've skated there. Thankfully; my crew is of the same mindset and its pretty much only street skating for us.

Since we're on this street skating subject, for me at least, I've said it before, skate trick ratio vs. cruising/chilling is 35% vs 65%. I just like being in a city, on the streets, hanging out, vibing, enjoying a nice day preferably with a buddy or two. There's no better way to literally hang out in the streets than with a skateboard. Feel like doing a trick, you do one, if not you just enjoy the sights and sounds, get a snack/beverage and it's a good day. You don't get that at parks, you're usually around the worst people with subpar scenery and your literally forced to do tricks in most cases. I guess that's why I feel like I can do this for another good 10 years? It's not like I'm not going to enjoy hanging outside on a nice day anytime soon, mine as well carve and do some shuvits while I'm out there. I guess, at the end of the day, we're all taking are own path. I'm sure if the majority could have their way, we should've all stopped riding skateboards a long time ago.
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Post by: vegan*shawn on April 16, 2014, 03:29:53 PM
http://4wheelbackscratcher.com/skateboarding/barclays-birthday-bash/ (http://4wheelbackscratcher.com/skateboarding/barclays-birthday-bash/)
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Post by: vegan*shawn on April 16, 2014, 03:32:45 PM
i know some of you "old dudes"  are the organized types meddling with city skate park design, and lobbying for concrete bowls.  A big FUCK YOU to you guys man .   NOBODY skates these pieces of shit except bikers and you're old ass (weekends only)   fuck outta here man!!  again, go to a park mid week and count how many SKATEBOARDERS are in the bowl section.

Grant Taylor, Raven Tershay, Kevin Kowalski etc.. all grew skating bowls and rip everything, just because you are to scared to learn how to skate anything then a 6" high ledge don't poo poo on those of us who like to skate everything!!
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 16, 2014, 05:52:47 PM
those dudes you mention are RAD , vert is prolly radder than street and gonz's favorite skater is shugo,  BUT,  representation by population is whats up for tax dollars fellas, quit fuking us with these sneaky  vert bowls or i'll blow one up
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 16, 2014, 06:01:46 PM
wouldnt really do that
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Post by: fang on April 16, 2014, 06:19:59 PM
I just want to point out that out of the "new" guys... Grant Taylor and Raven Tershy are amazing. Grant reminds me so much of Cardiel, its pretty awesome. Besides that, I just turned 38 three weeks ago and I swear I have a permanent heel bruise since 2010, it's retarded and makes all my sessions shorter than I'd prefer. AND 99% of my skater buddies....no longer skate, so I skate alone, a LOT. it's weird!
And  my first child (son!) is due any week, I have mini-Vans for him and INdy onesies. tight!
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Post by: Brett on April 16, 2014, 06:38:13 PM
I personally enjoy skating with the younger cats. Most of the guys I skate with are younger now days anyway, cause I am the old guy. I have always enjoyed watching skateboarding and was always impressed watching my friends do new shit, so to see the kids now days do what they do, gets me hyped to try shit! I landed my first kick flip on vert last summer and that is something I never even thought possible so many years ago. I still have issues with flat ground ones but doing them on a ramp just feels more fulfilling to me after flipping my board for over 20 years.

 
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Post by: paraquat on April 17, 2014, 01:32:36 PM
Sorry for the giant pic. A box I built last weekend. Slight incline 8)
(http://s30.postimg.org/56b0uiqld/image.jpg)
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Post by: Christopher Lambe on April 17, 2014, 05:13:01 PM
Keenan Milton Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk2KPrhw8Oo&list=FLBEiNWxUGTRFyTLVni-6E9w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk2KPrhw8Oo&list=FLBEiNWxUGTRFyTLVni-6E9w)
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Post by: Getty on April 23, 2014, 04:47:42 AM
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Are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?

I'm a 41-year-old who mostly skates street & mostly solo. I'm in a new city (Boston), so most days I just push out the door & spend a few hours wandering aimlessly. Sometimes it's just cruising around, enjoying the weather & the women & the rhythm of the city, sometimes I roll by a park & skate a little there, sometimes I meet up with other skaters at spots along the way.

I've had so many good sessions with bros over the years, but I'm totally content with solo skating these days. I tap into my deepest love for skating when it's just me & my board & the city - same way it was when I was 15. I imagine I can skate this way for another 10-15 years at least, but that's the thing about skating - you never know when the career-ending injury is going to happen. You just gotta live for now.


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Post by: shark tits on April 23, 2014, 05:00:56 AM
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Are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?

I'm a 41-year-old who mostly skates street & mostly solo. I'm in a new city (Boston), so most days I just push out the door & spend a few hours wandering aimlessly. Sometimes it's just cruising around, enjoying the weather & the women & the rhythm of the city, sometimes I roll by a park & skate a little there, sometimes I meet up with other skaters at spots along the way.

I've had so many good sessions with bros over the years, but I'm totally content with solo skating these days. I tap into my deepest love for skating when it's just me & my board & the city - same way it was when I was 15. I imagine I can skate this way for another 10-15 years at least, but that's the thing about skating - you never know when the career-ending injury is going to happen. You just gotta live for now.



hey getty, i'm 45 minutes and another world away in wormtown but if you wanna meet up and skate my spots and nibble at my satchel, hit me up. i haven't skated boston in like a decade but i remember it fondly. we used to have gas stations named getty [w/ a pegasus logo i think] but they might be all gone now. i'm 37, my downstairs neighbor is 35 and we're out part of the day, every day. bruh man's in his early 30s and sometimes we've got a few other old farts.
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Post by: Ollie Ringwald on April 23, 2014, 05:01:36 AM
don't poo poo on those of us who like to skate everything!!

Skating curbs, ledges, manual pads, flatground, stairs etc = Not skating everything.. Gay.

Only skating transition, maybe the occasional bank = Skating everything.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on April 23, 2014, 06:43:26 AM
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Are there any 40 somethings on this board that still cruise in the streets and if so, how long do you guys think you have left?

I'm a 41-year-old who mostly skates street & mostly solo. I'm in a new city (Boston), so most days I just push out the door & spend a few hours wandering aimlessly. Sometimes it's just cruising around, enjoying the weather & the women & the rhythm of the city, sometimes I roll by a park & skate a little there, sometimes I meet up with other skaters at spots along the way.

I've had so many good sessions with bros over the years, but I'm totally content with solo skating these days. I tap into my deepest love for skating when it's just me & my board & the city - same way it was when I was 15. I imagine I can skate this way for another 10-15 years at least, but that's the thing about skating - you never know when the career-ending injury is going to happen. You just gotta live for now.




Nice Getty...I dig your attitude, same feelings basically. I think if you keep things pretty low to the ground and mellow, you can skate for while in your 40's, at least that's what I would think.
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Post by: b.v. on April 23, 2014, 07:56:07 AM
This weekend was rough, went out street skating and my legs felt kinda wobbly even though I ate well and stretched, found a few fun spots but then we ended up at this ride on grind up a ramp made of metal grating with sharp edges. Somehow neglected to realize the peril of my spot and went for it, slipped out and landed on my hands and leg. Thought my thumb got cut to the bone and broke my finger as they got stuck on the inside of the sharp grating, as i laid there i wondered what the hell am i doing at 40 out here skating some sketchy thing, having skated for so long I never considered what I would do without my phalanges, how at risk I put my self daily.
Seriously considered giving it up for a bit, I won't but I will be keeping myself a bit more contained.
I love the streets, but they kick my ass regularly.
(http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-frc/10299676_740798202632189_1714620891_n.jpg)
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Post by: Getty on April 23, 2014, 08:13:09 AM

hey getty, i'm 45 minutes and another world away in wormtown but if you wanna meet up and skate my spots and nibble at my satchel, hit me up. i haven't skated boston in like a decade but i remember it fondly. we used to have gas stations named getty [w/ a pegasus logo i think] but they might be all gone now. i'm 37, my downstairs neighbor is 35 and we're out part of the day, every day. bruh man's in his early 30s and sometimes we've got a few other old farts.

Nice! I get around the metro area quite a bit, so I'll hit ya up if I'm in your neck of the woods for sure.

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as i laid there i wondered what the hell am i doing at 40 out here skating some sketchy thing

Gnarly hand-munch pics, man. Totally know that feeling of suddenly realizing you've overstepped your bounds a bit & now it's time to pay. I suppose skaters of all ages know that feeling to some extent.

For me there's this particular kind of exhilaration I get sometimes when the sun's going down in some shitty part of town & I'm all alone by some filthy dumpster in a parking lot somewhere skating some hunk of angle iron or a curb or something, getting obsessed with getting some trick before dark - or maybe just having a chill flatground sesh - & all around me guys my age in suits & work clothes are hurrying by, absorbed in the hustle, & it suddenly strikes me how completely ridiculous an activity this is for a 41-year-old man.

And then the next feeling is: goddamn I'm lucky.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on April 23, 2014, 08:23:13 AM
I made this little solo vid last week, dedicated to the art of swerving around pedestrians and traffic!
Goddamn I miss skating in Paris....Smoothest sidewalks of any city I've been to, it's like one giant skatepark. So fun.

If I was still living there, cruising through the streets from point A to point B is all I would do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq3IL6wc9dA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq3IL6wc9dA)
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Post by: floop on April 23, 2014, 03:27:44 PM
nice, Frenchie.  definitely the what it would feel like to be skating around Paris, which sounds fun to me right now
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Post by: Young Satchel on April 23, 2014, 03:29:54 PM
After nearly 3 months off due to terrible northeastern winter followed by broken toe, I got out for a couple night cruises recently. Always a struggle to get my form back after so much time off. Having difficulty nailing down the balance point on my manuals and struggling to Ollie small curbs; body feeling like a leaden weight. It'd be embarrassing, except on nights like these I am alone, and it's quiet out, and nobody gives a fuck, so why should I.

My favorite thing about getting older and starting to skate again has been not caring about being good at it the way I did when I was young.
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 23, 2014, 03:33:26 PM
My favorite thing about getting older and starting to skate again has been not caring about being good at it the way I did when I was young.
Very true.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on April 24, 2014, 12:14:13 AM
thanks Floop.

Also about this:
My favorite thing about getting older and starting to skate again has been not caring about being good at it the way I did when I was young.
Very true.

Maybe I have to learn to let go.......I still get frustrated about losing tricks.
yes, I don't care about "being good" like I used to. But I still care about getting worse and worse....and breaking my ankle at 39 really fucked up my confidence on the board.
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Post by: Nacnud on April 24, 2014, 12:32:29 AM
I have let go and skating is ever better now. Without focussing on the things I knew, I now get to break down all types of new tricks. Just learnt crooked slappies, reg frontside slappies and just general better flow to my skating. When this flow is happening the old tricks come back but without the  self loathing stress.  Time is tight these days with two kids so any time on the board is pure joy. I usually just skate by myself but when others are down the fun is tripled.
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Post by: Young Satchel on April 24, 2014, 03:42:23 AM
thanks Floop.

Also about this:
My favorite thing about getting older and starting to skate again has been not caring about being good at it the way I did when I was young.
Very true.

Maybe I have to learn to let go.......I still get frustrated about losing tricks.
yes, I don't care about "being good" like I used to. But I still care about getting worse and worse....and breaking my ankle at 39 really fucked up my confidence on the board.

I'm no Buddhist sage. I should amend that to say that I still curse aloud and occasionally kick my board across the parking lot when I can't lock down some of the shit I used to have on speed dial.

But the difference now is if that happens one time too many, I just leave the lot and get back to cruising as fast as I can, Ollie a few sewer caps, and my troubles are soon forgotten.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on April 25, 2014, 11:34:44 AM
had an over 30 skate crew in NYC...it was one of the most fun periods of skateboarding for me.

now, in Iowa, it's just me and corn
(http://brandsandfilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/FieldOfDreams_field1.jpg)


Where in Iowa, Art?
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Post by: SGSmith on April 26, 2014, 12:33:42 PM
-I turn 40 this June, 2014 and love skateboarding as much now as I did when I first started in 1985 as an 11 year old kid with my first Nash.
-I am deeply grateful that I can skate at the level I do (which is quite humble mind you but hey, I can land some stuff), but realize that I truly am in the twilight of my time of really skateboarding and not just cruising around, not that there's anything wrong with that.
-I'm glad Rodney Mullen voiced in an interview what I've felt for years, that I shy away form skating "in public" or with too many people anymore because I'm becoming more and more self conscious of my age and looking my age and well basically sucking on my board. I want to skate and not think about it and not feel like somebody's thinking, "oh look at that old guy, isn't that great he's still on it, and he can actually land some stuff here and there." Go fuck yourself.
-I can't do kickflips anymore, not because I can't do them, per-se, but after doing them for 20+ years, the pressure points in my knees and ankles just make it, well hard. But I can variel flip like a champ! Weird.
-Three weeks after meeting a woman I began dating, she came home from work to find me building a bench and a flat bar on her nice deck, (cause the area we lived in didn't have crap to skate) All she did was asked me if I needed a beer. We've been married for 11 years now.
-All the clichés we all rolled our eyes at are actually true. Life does go by fast. I was a brooding teenager then a sophisticated 20 something who thought everybody was beneath me, a panicky 30 year old finally establishing a career and now I'm 40 and realize I was always a dork and am happiest with my family, friends or on a skateboard. (all three together rule). Enjoy the moment.
-The older you get, especially after 30, the more the perception of time passing accelerates.
-Declaring, "I wont live past twenty something" is a cop out and an attempt to not plan for the future.
-Wear Sunblock! Between the ages of 8 to 18, is when your skin is the most vulnerable. The damage done during that time can have repercussion's throughout the rest of your life.
-Did I mention wear sunblock? Seriously.
-I appreciate it when skaters deride park skating. But when you get older, and your time becomes more scheduled, you need to be able to show up, skate, land what you need to land and get on with your day. Only those damn skateparks allow that. But I do love skating street, the rare times the opportunity presents itself.
-I have never ollied into an air on a ramp. I still early grab, but man can I early grab an air above the lip! It's a full stink-bug, and I'm the only one who likes it, when others see it, they involuntarily grasp their knees and convulse into the dry-heaves then plead with me to never do it again, but it feels great!
-I've only dropped in on vert and chinked my back trucks, 50-50 stalled and rocked to fakie on vert. That's it.
-I have never landed an impossible, so I redeemed myself by learning 360 flips instead. My friend who skates like Mike Carroll gave me the pointer that still sticks today, "ya gotta scoop with that back foot man, scoop it!"
-I have lost my nollie flips, but I can still nollie 5050 a ledge.
-When I really want to hit it hard at the park, I will only wear long jeans and I wrap my angles and shins in Ace bandages because after years of abusing my shins, it feels great to have the skateboard bounce of my shin and all I feel is a light bump. It really improves your commitment level to tricks too. I wish I wrapped my shins long ago. They look like skin grafts from a burn victim.
-I do not STILL skate. I simply Skate!
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on April 26, 2014, 06:31:49 PM
Got fully flared in my old age today.
http://instagram.com/p/nRPtj6ofxf/ (http://instagram.com/p/nRPtj6ofxf/)
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 26, 2014, 08:49:50 PM
^ nice!
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Post by: b.v. on April 26, 2014, 09:10:29 PM
Tech!
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Post by: SodaJerk on April 27, 2014, 02:09:37 AM
Got fully flared in my old age today.
http://instagram.com/p/nRPtj6ofxf/ (http://instagram.com/p/nRPtj6ofxf/)
you're my hero of the day.
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Post by: Seamus_McShamebag on April 27, 2014, 09:44:21 AM
Some dude called me "Sir" at a skatepark the other day.  Not a big deal other than the fact that said dude was rocking a full beard so either I need to stop wearing my monocle when I shred or that was my queue to start posting in this thread.
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Post by: SodaJerk on April 27, 2014, 12:20:02 PM
Went skating today after a pretty boozy night last night. Got up sans hangover (just lucky I guess) and went for a run with the wifey (which I never normally do. It figured after all that beer I owed it to my body), had a work out on the outdoor gym then called my friend to hit the park. About an hour in I whipped out on a switch FS pop shuvit and dislocated the shoulder I had surgery on last year. Sat up and put it back in one swift motion like it was no biggie, did a kickflip and said to my friend that it was beer time, gonna ice it up and rest for a week or two but I wasn't that bad. Told wifey and she was concerned but never would she say "Aren't you a little old to play on useless wooden toys" because she knows it keeps me young at heart and sane. Bummed I couldn't skate more but when your older, prone to injury and have a job you just have to roll with the punches.
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Post by: Getty on April 27, 2014, 08:39:50 PM
Damn, today I was forced to admit that since I cut out booze my skating has improved 1000 fold. Sucks, because I considered my boozelessness to be temporary (I always go off when on antibiotics) but after a week of no booze I've lost 10 pounds, which puts me pretty close to my ideal weight for skating, & I feel fucking AMAZING. Getting back ledge tricks I haven't had in years.

I'd thought that the reason certain tricks were getting hard was just that I was getting old. But now I'm realizing that over the last few years I've been steadily drinking & eating more & THAT is what was responsible for my deteriorating skate skills - far more than age.

Sucks, cause drinking's fun.:) But skating's more fun. Just weed for me now.
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Post by: b.v. on April 28, 2014, 07:34:28 AM
Felt really good this weekend and got some street skating in, learned a new trick!
http://instagram.com/p/nUJXVTgi42/ (http://instagram.com/p/nUJXVTgi42/)
Also my friend Logan uploaded his new video and I got a few things in it.
http://youtu.be/HaVqcBSpMCs?t=44s (http://youtu.be/HaVqcBSpMCs?t=44s)
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on April 28, 2014, 10:07:39 AM
Good stuff b.v., got me wanting to skate. Unfortunately it raining here, and looks like it's gonna keep raining until the weekend.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on April 28, 2014, 10:16:09 AM
Felt really good this weekend and got some street skating in, learned a new trick!
http://instagram.com/p/nUJXVTgi42/ (http://instagram.com/p/nUJXVTgi42/)
Also my friend Logan uploaded his new video and I got a few things in it.
http://youtu.be/HaVqcBSpMCs?t=44s (http://youtu.be/HaVqcBSpMCs?t=44s)

Nice..diggin' the boardslide hurricane and the ollie over into the miniature wedge.
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Post by: Lance on April 28, 2014, 10:18:07 AM
I've been on a regiment everyday since the weather broke:

1:15-Start Sauna
1:30-Put Daughter down for nap
1:30-2:00-Skate Flat out front of house (Trying to acquire a double sided curb for the driveway)
2:00-2:30- Sit in Sauna
2:30-2:45-Stretch/Shower
3:00-Lunch with Daughter

Been on this every day the weather allows and it's been pretty awesome, just trying to stay on top of my basics and stay comfortable/familiar with my board.  On nights I don't have to work I'll do a 10-15 mile bike ride, and on days it rains I'll just run on the treadmill/sit in the sauna.  I've been watching what I eat and eating way better and I notice that makes me feel lighter/limber.  A close friend lives by the "you are what you eat" & "It's not what you do once in a while, but what you do daily" and it's so true it's scary.  

It's 1:18 and 65 degrees out....gotta start that routine!
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 28, 2014, 05:05:42 PM
Damn, today I was forced to admit that since I cut out booze my skating has improved 1000 fold. Sucks, because I considered my boozelessness to be temporary (I always go off when on antibiotics) but after a week of no booze I've lost 10 pounds, which puts me pretty close to my ideal weight for skating, & I feel fucking AMAZING. Getting back ledge tricks I haven't had in years.

I'd thought that the reason certain tricks were getting hard was just that I was getting old. But now I'm realizing that over the last few years I've been steadily drinking & eating more & THAT is what was responsible for my deteriorating skate skills - far more than age.

Sucks, cause drinking's fun.:) But skating's more fun. Just weed for me now.
I'm less interested in drinking as I've gotten older. I kinda went off the deep end with it for a while, but thankfully moderation has come easier with age. Skating is definitely more fun. Going out just reminds me how out of touch, I am and drinking alone is a drag.
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Post by: handsclapanin on April 29, 2014, 12:44:59 PM
Damn, today I was forced to admit that since I cut out booze my skating has improved 1000 fold. Sucks, because I considered my boozelessness to be temporary (I always go off when on antibiotics) but after a week of no booze I've lost 10 pounds, which puts me pretty close to my ideal weight for skating, & I feel fucking AMAZING. Getting back ledge tricks I haven't had in years.

I'd thought that the reason certain tricks were getting hard was just that I was getting old. But now I'm realizing that over the last few years I've been steadily drinking & eating more & THAT is what was responsible for my deteriorating skate skills - far more than age.

Sucks, cause drinking's fun.:) But skating's more fun. Just weed for me now.
I'm less interested in drinking as I've gotten older. I kinda went off the deep end with it for a while, but thankfully moderation has come easier with age. Skating is definitely more fun. Going out just reminds me how out of touch, I am and drinking alone is a drag.
After 15 years of daily drinking; I haven't had a sip in 1 1/2 years now. And I feel great. I was the type to be drinking while I skated. Even if I drank so much that I threw up in the morning; by the time night rolled around; I'd start again. I don't know if my skills are any better now that I'm not drinking. But my whole quality of life seems better. Not so many highs and lows. It happened really organically too. One day I just decided I wasn't going to drink that day. I felt so good the next day that I just kept it going. I wake up hyped on the weekend to go skate now. Not dragging my feet and feeling half out of it. Just a few puffs of medical marijuana and I'm good to go.
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Post by: b.v. on May 02, 2014, 07:28:23 AM
Wednesday we headed down to  portland to do a wear test for Nike and skate the park they have indoors.
Really slick and rough trying to break in new shoes on the spot but we had a blast.
After we hit a few street spots but it was pretty warm out so didn't last long.
Myself and one of my guys at the park
http://instagram.com/p/ndwXMgAizc/ (http://instagram.com/p/ndwXMgAizc/)
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Post by: BRO on May 02, 2014, 04:02:15 PM
Damn, today I was forced to admit that since I cut out booze my skating has improved 1000 fold. Sucks, because I considered my boozelessness to be temporary (I always go off when on antibiotics) but after a week of no booze I've lost 10 pounds, which puts me pretty close to my ideal weight for skating, & I feel fucking AMAZING. Getting back ledge tricks I haven't had in years.

I'd thought that the reason certain tricks were getting hard was just that I was getting old. But now I'm realizing that over the last few years I've been steadily drinking & eating more & THAT is what was responsible for my deteriorating skate skills - far more than age.

Sucks, cause drinking's fun.:) But skating's more fun. Just weed for me now.
I'm less interested in drinking as I've gotten older. I kinda went off the deep end with it for a while, but thankfully moderation has come easier with age. Skating is definitely more fun. Going out just reminds me how out of touch, I am and drinking alone is a drag.
After 15 years of daily drinking; I haven't had a sip in 1 1/2 years now. And I feel great. I was the type to be drinking while I skated. Even if I drank so much that I threw up in the morning; by the time night rolled around; I'd start again. I don't know if my skills are any better now that I'm not drinking. But my whole quality of life seems better. Not so many highs and lows. It happened really organically too. One day I just decided I wasn't going to drink that day. I felt so good the next day that I just kept it going. I wake up hyped on the weekend to go skate now. Not dragging my feet and feeling half out of it. Just a few puffs of medical marijuana and I'm good to go.

I've been working graves lately (10p-6a), so haven't really been drinking beer. I don't think I really drank too much, probably just too often.  Felt bloated and tired a lot.  Anyhoo, haven't hand any beer for close to 4 weeks, and I feel really good.  Lots of energy.  Skate just about everday for 1.5hrs, which I'll take as a 41 yr old.  Even learning some new tricks.  I'll probably just keep up not having any beer.  I've been drinking beer pretty consistently since I was 17, so probably time for a break.  New chapters.
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Post by: N.L. on May 02, 2014, 07:34:35 PM
Damn, today I was forced to admit that since I cut out booze my skating has improved 1000 fold. Sucks, because I considered my boozelessness to be temporary (I always go off when on antibiotics) but after a week of no booze I've lost 10 pounds, which puts me pretty close to my ideal weight for skating, & I feel fucking AMAZING. Getting back ledge tricks I haven't had in years.

I'd thought that the reason certain tricks were getting hard was just that I was getting old. But now I'm realizing that over the last few years I've been steadily drinking & eating more & THAT is what was responsible for my deteriorating skate skills - far more than age.

Sucks, cause drinking's fun.:) But skating's more fun. Just weed for me now.
I'm less interested in drinking as I've gotten older. I kinda went off the deep end with it for a while, but thankfully moderation has come easier with age. Skating is definitely more fun. Going out just reminds me how out of touch, I am and drinking alone is a drag.
After 15 years of daily drinking; I haven't had a sip in 1 1/2 years now. And I feel great. I was the type to be drinking while I skated. Even if I drank so much that I threw up in the morning; by the time night rolled around; I'd start again. I don't know if my skills are any better now that I'm not drinking. But my whole quality of life seems better. Not so many highs and lows. It happened really organically too. One day I just decided I wasn't going to drink that day. I felt so good the next day that I just kept it going. I wake up hyped on the weekend to go skate now. Not dragging my feet and feeling half out of it. Just a few puffs of medical marijuana and I'm good to go.

I've been working graves lately (10p-6a), so haven't really been drinking beer. I don't think I really drank too much, probably just too often.  Felt bloated and tired a lot.  Anyhoo, haven't hand any beer for close to 4 weeks, and I feel really good.  Lots of energy.  Skate just about everday for 1.5hrs, which I'll take as a 41 yr old.  Even learning some new tricks.  I'll probably just keep up not having any beer.  I've been drinking beer pretty consistently since I was 17, so probably time for a break.  New chapters.

Quitter.

When you coming up again?
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Post by: beazlocal on May 05, 2014, 05:20:37 PM
Got my first decent outdoor session in yesterday, fuck I'm sore today
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Post by: Aidan Clarke on May 05, 2014, 05:24:26 PM
IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER




do i qualify to post in this thread? im really old and my knee caps crack and pop every single time i try to bend down. clipping my toe nails has gotten really fun really fast.
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Post by: shark tits on May 05, 2014, 05:28:15 PM
IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER




do i qualify to post in this thread? im really old and my knee caps crack and pop every single time i try to bend down. clipping my toe nails has gotten really fun really fast.
you can post whatever you want but you're still 2 yrs away from getting 3 tries on your last letter.
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Post by: Aidan Clarke on May 05, 2014, 05:31:24 PM
IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER IM A 28 YEAR OLD LOSER




do i qualify to post in this thread? im really old and my knee caps crack and pop every single time i try to bend down. clipping my toe nails has gotten really fun really fast.
you can post whatever you want but you're still 2 yrs away from getting 3 tries on your last letter.


im so spaced out and out of my face when i play skate that i dont even remember which tricks were done. i stopped playing skate a while ago, since most of the people asking me to play skate are 15 year olds that want to play 'berrics rules' (which means the little bastards make up their own rules because i dont know what the fuck theyre talking about) and end up doing do overs on their 'switch nollie varial double flips.'

skateboarding on long island is the fucking worst.
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Post by: j....soy..... on May 05, 2014, 08:18:24 PM
Never knew the three try rule.....

I get 4....
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on May 21, 2014, 10:03:10 AM
rad...

Vern Laird 40th Birthday Video Part on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/95895183)


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Post by: pinche gringo on May 21, 2014, 11:12:59 AM
Hell yeah! Vern Laird!
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Post by: shark tits on May 21, 2014, 11:14:58 AM
rad...

Vern Laird 40th Birthday Video Part on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/95895183)



what's up w/ philly?
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Post by: Rusty Shackleford on May 21, 2014, 01:09:04 PM
http://www.surpriseskateboards.bigcartel.com/product/industry-appreciation-deck-vern-laird-with-art-by-mike-stein (http://www.surpriseskateboards.bigcartel.com/product/industry-appreciation-deck-vern-laird-with-art-by-mike-stein)
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Post by: b.v. on May 25, 2014, 06:27:02 PM
Weather has been pretty good, here, skating every day my body allows.
Lots of street lurking, learned fs 360 ollies after all these years. Also our curb spot has been getting a lot of action too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFrrreiQpQg&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFrrreiQpQg&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: j....soy..... on May 25, 2014, 11:16:53 PM
With you around....Tom Knox can just keep karate chopping boards for all I care......
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on May 26, 2014, 12:47:21 AM
nice bv!

I wish my euro-ass could find a double-sided yellow curb like that somewhere.....dont think I've ever seen one out here,I'm jealous!
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on May 26, 2014, 07:44:34 AM
Very sick b.v.
Got me wanting to session some of the old double sided curb spots in my town.
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Post by: Getty on May 26, 2014, 08:20:32 AM
Damn, bv that was some smooth-ass curb slappin'. Nice!
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Post by: stephop on May 26, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
Spot skating sucks when you get older. Skated downtown providence yesterday and half the time was walking because the roads suck balls now.  Can't even cruise around really and all the spots more or less suck now.
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Post by: j....soy..... on May 26, 2014, 05:22:01 PM
I'm with you...which is why I pretty much just skate parks....lately though I've thought twice because of collisions....never thought running into someone would take me out.....now I wonder when.....
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on May 26, 2014, 05:59:07 PM
I love the streets, downtown streets preferably. I just get more stoked when I look around and see urban landscapes. I just can't get down with parks, unless it was something like stoner with 5 people there total. Finally figured out backside slappies the right way tonight. Pretty  :)

Edit: Met some random 20 somethings in the streets, they trip out when they see me then hear how old I am. There is a such a divide these days with the youth, never mind how they see skateboarding.
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Post by: pinche gringo on May 26, 2014, 06:29:15 PM
Of the two curb spots I frequent, I prefer the one with the chunky asphalt ground. Skating the shitty spots makes me feel like a kid again.
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Post by: shark tits on May 26, 2014, 06:37:00 PM
Spot skating sucks when you get older. Skated downtown providence yesterday and half the time was walking because the roads suck balls now.  Can't even cruise around really and all the spots more or less suck now.
i still dig it. providence is a dream to me but that's cause we hardly get down there. you've got better spots but worcester's pretty dope for cruising around, ollie this, grind that. do you know mike leslie? i think he's living near brigham these days.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on May 27, 2014, 01:16:51 AM
I'm with you...which is why I pretty much just skate parks....lately though I've thought twice because of collisions....never thought running into someone would take me out.....now I wonder when.....

I told the story already but a collision in a park took me out last year (broken wrist and surgery to my ankle). that got me shook.
so I've taken to cruising the streets: downhill run, a few powerslides and ollies, take the bus, repeat. which is real fun but cars are pretty dangerous so.....
the fact is, skating is dangerous period. and with family/job duties, I really should stop I guess but letting go of your youth is a bummer....
allright enough philosophy for today!
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Post by: foureyedjim on May 27, 2014, 02:36:38 AM
Weather has been pretty good, here, skating every day my body allows.
Lots of street lurking, learned fs 360 ollies after all these years. Also our curb spot has been getting a lot of action too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFrrreiQpQg&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFrrreiQpQg&feature=youtu.be)

not even close to being "old" but had to say that was really sick. 
keep rippin bv!
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Post by: Willie on May 27, 2014, 06:40:07 AM
I'm with you...which is why I pretty much just skate parks....lately though I've thought twice because of collisions....never thought running into someone would take me out.....now I wonder when.....

I told the story already but a collision in a park took me out last year (broken wrist and surgery to my ankle). that got me shook.
so I've taken to cruising the streets: downhill run, a few powerslides and ollies, take the bus, repeat. which is real fun but cars are pretty dangerous so.....
the fact is, skating is dangerous period. and with family/job duties, I really should stop I guess but letting go of your youth is a bummer....
allright enough philosophy for today!


2 of my 3 last major injuries have been skatepark collisions. It is infuriating. It would be one thing if I was trying mctwists or something cool (it would still suck) but to just be riding along and get my collar bone broken or my already shitty knee wrenched sideward is maddening.

As a result I have gotten a bit squirrely at parks. If something seems like it might be happening behind me or in my periphery, I bail. I try to avoid the "bangin" sessions and when there are dumb kids on bikes I don't go anywhere near them or I leave.


Like you guys I'm pushing 40 and have family to take care of. I can't really afford the downtime when I'm hurt and increasingly I worry about long term joint injury or pain. I just don't have much else to do on a weekly basis that gives me the same joy as a good day skating: which is can be like a spiritual recharge that carries over throughout the duller days (if you want to get new age-y about it).
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on May 27, 2014, 09:00:42 AM

Like you guys I'm pushing 40. I can't really afford the downtime when I'm hurt and increasingly I worry about long term joint injury or pain. I just don't have much else to do on a weekly basis that gives me the same joy as a good day skating: which is can be like a spiritual recharge that carries over throughout the duller days (if you want to get new age-y about it).

Basically this, I can relate. It's weird, when you've been doing something for so long, so much of your socialization is based on that thing. It's just too bad I literally have two skate buddies that live in different cities. and when you're older, know one makes "friends" anymore unless you get lucky.
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Post by: j....soy..... on May 27, 2014, 10:25:12 AM
Yeah...skating is such a good reset button....and I don't stress about it the way I used to....I'm pretty satisfied with what I have...never expected to get this far...

A lot of dudes like skating transition but I never liked how bad wilsoning out can be, vs. rolled ankles and shinners.....surprisingly the street plazas are more safe than the 'flow' parks....some dudes are weird and too cool but when you talk to them you realize they are just socially inept....

Someone posted up that vid of 'gentlemans' hour which is such a good title and idea....parks dead....and I've met similar type dudes rolling in at the same time slot.....


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Post by: pinche gringo on May 27, 2014, 10:33:17 AM
I don't trip out on what I used to be able to do either. It's been a trade off for me. I can do stuff that I couldn't do when I was younger and have lost things that I really don't miss. I like the 'gentlemens hour' idea. I'm a mid-week in the afternoon or night time curb zone kind of dude.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on May 27, 2014, 04:29:28 PM
It's funny how much weather has an effect on my mood towards skating these days. It was in the 80's yesterday and I get so amped to be on the board, outside, enjoying life, limbs/joints feel good, but it's dropping into the 60's again, and skateboarding is the last thing I want to do. I gotta move somewhere warm.
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Post by: Willie on May 27, 2014, 06:44:38 PM
It's funny how much weather has an effect on my mood towards skating these days. It was in the 80's yesterday and I get so amped to be on the board, outside, enjoying life, limbs/joints feel good, but it's dropping into the 60's again, and skateboarding is the last thing I want to do. I gotta move somewhere warm.

Ha! That's funny, my knees think the same way.

I might be the only dude who is happier skating when it is 95 degrees and humid than when it is 70. It totally changes how young my joints feel.
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Post by: paraquat on May 27, 2014, 06:53:17 PM
It's funny how much weather has an effect on my mood towards skating these days. It was in the 80's yesterday and I get so amped to be on the board, outside, enjoying life, limbs/joints feel good, but it's dropping into the 60's again, and skateboarding is the last thing I want to do. I gotta move somewhere warm.

Ha! That's funny, my knees think the same way.

I might be the only dude who is happier skating when it is 95 degrees and humid than when it is 70. It totally changes how young my joints feel.
I'm with you. I will definitely be the only guy at the park at 3pm in July when it's 94?f
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Post by: wildbillhiccup on May 27, 2014, 07:44:33 PM
Is 22 old? my body feels 40
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Post by: shark tits on May 27, 2014, 07:47:34 PM
Is 22 old? my body feels 40
in your case, yes. you'll be dead at 40 but your corpse will look 80. if you want to be young forever you've gotta get one of those portraits of yourself like louie barletta has in his attic.
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Post by: MaS on May 27, 2014, 09:06:36 PM
I turned 37 in Jan.  When I was 35 I was still skating pretty good.  Two years later.  Hella ankle and foot problems since then and now everything is so difficult.  Very unmotivated.  finally got orthos (350$) per foot but still getting used to them as they have zero padding.  Like hard plastic, feels like im skating with rocks in my shoes.   On top of all this the time away from teh board due to injuries mean I gain weight.  I'm not fat but compared to where I was I am more aerodynamic  :-[. 

regardless, keep sharing and I'll keep reading.  seeing the IG post and others just having fun helps.  The hard part is getting on that fitness program so i can start to feel healthier off the board.  Also I can't stop drinking a beer or two every nigh while watching TV with the wife.  Having 3 kids and a full time cooperate job don't help but that's just me making bullshit excuses. 
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Post by: McBrandt on May 27, 2014, 09:21:43 PM
Got fully flared in my old age today.
http://instagram.com/p/nRPtj6ofxf/ (http://instagram.com/p/nRPtj6ofxf/)

La Crosse, eh? I always loved that little bowl they had.
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Post by: j....soy..... on May 27, 2014, 09:24:53 PM
If you skated in the 90s, 22 was old.....I've felt washed up since I was 23....it's done wonders for my ego.....
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Post by: SodaJerk on May 28, 2014, 04:30:22 AM
I turned 37 in Jan.  When I was 35 I was still skating pretty good.  Two years later.  Hella ankle and foot problems since then and now everything is so difficult.  Very unmotivated.  finally got orthos (350$) per foot but still getting used to them as they have zero padding.  Like hard plastic, feels like im skating with rocks in my shoes.   On top of all this the time away from teh board due to injuries mean I gain weight.  I'm not fat but compared to where I was I am more aerodynamic  :-[. 

regardless, keep sharing and I'll keep reading.  seeing the IG post and others just having fun helps.  The hard part is getting on that fitness program so i can start to feel healthier off the board.  Also I can't stop drinking a beer or two every nigh while watching TV with the wife.  Having 3 kids and a full time cooperate job don't help but that's just me making bullshit excuses. 
I've got orthotic insoles and I've found the best way to get the impact support is the take a craft knife or scalpel and cut some voids in your shoes insole that allow the orthotic to sit in the shoe without your foot popping out while still giving you some cushioning.
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Post by: floop on June 01, 2014, 06:58:50 PM
couple clips form recent seattle trip .   turned 41 last weekend.   could be dead within a fortnight

https://vimeo.com/97078675

https://vimeo.com/97078676
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Post by: truck on June 01, 2014, 07:00:22 PM
I'm old,,, i was born a pretty long time ago.
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Post by: Alan on June 02, 2014, 02:33:03 AM
I turned 37 in Jan.  When I was 35 I was still skating pretty good.  Two years later.  Hella ankle and foot problems since then and now everything is so difficult.  Very unmotivated.  finally got orthos (350$) per foot but still getting used to them as they have zero padding.  Like hard plastic, feels like im skating with rocks in my shoes.   On top of all this the time away from teh board due to injuries mean I gain weight.  I'm not fat but compared to where I was I am more aerodynamic  :-[. 
I've got orthotic insoles and I've found the best way to get the impact support is the take a craft knife or scalpel and cut some voids in your shoes insole that allow the orthotic to sit in the shoe without your foot popping out while still giving you some cushioning.

I've got some sport orthotics, and while they're not as soft as regular insoles, they aren't rigid. They work in cupsoles, in any case.
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Post by: SodaJerk on June 02, 2014, 03:21:15 AM
couple clips form recent seattle trip .   turned 41 last weekend.   could be dead within a fortnight

https://vimeo.com/97078675

https://vimeo.com/97078676
Sick
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on June 02, 2014, 12:06:44 PM
couple clips form recent seattle trip .   turned 41 last weekend.   could be dead within a fortnight

https://vimeo.com/97078675

https://vimeo.com/97078676
Sick

rad. don't die just yet, I'm sure you got some lippies left in ya!
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Post by: shark tits on June 02, 2014, 01:33:03 PM
rusty posted this somewhere else already but basically, the spirit of ricky o came to me in a dream and commanded me to build a couple of banks to this pillar and skate them. what, are you gonna not do what spirit ricky o says? i think not!
Michael Loughlin - Backside Wallie and Switch Backside Wallie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ixzzWr36Cc#)
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Post by: j....soy..... on June 02, 2014, 08:33:44 PM
I just try to do lines while talking in a Philly accent.....
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Post by: soccer mom on June 02, 2014, 09:30:48 PM
I just try to do lines while talking in a Philly accent.....
I get the sniffles and my nose runs if I do to many lines, I don't see how you can pull the Philly accent with your nose full of powder. More power to you man!
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Post by: BRO on June 03, 2014, 01:17:23 AM
I turned 37 in Jan.  When I was 35 I was still skating pretty good.  Two years later.  Hella ankle and foot problems since then and now everything is so difficult.  Very unmotivated.  finally got orthos (350$) per foot but still getting used to them as they have zero padding.  Like hard plastic, feels like im skating with rocks in my shoes.   On top of all this the time away from teh board due to injuries mean I gain weight.  I'm not fat but compared to where I was I am more aerodynamic  :-[. 
I've got orthotic insoles and I've found the best way to get the impact support is the take a craft knife or scalpel and cut some voids in your shoes insole that allow the orthotic to sit in the shoe without your foot popping out while still giving you some cushioning.

I've got some sport orthotics, and while they're not as soft as regular insoles, they aren't rigid. They work in cupsoles, in any case.

I had really bad plantar fasciitis about 9 years ago.  I bought some rigid arch supports that lasted a good while and helped get rid of the fasciitis.  Alas, they finally broke, and I didn't want to fork out any more money on supports (although those were probably about $120 total), so I started cutting strips of Rite Aid double thick inserts into about 3/4"x 2.5" lengths. I usually use 2 per shoe, taking the first and taping it down with duct tape, directly into the shoe (sans insole).  Then adding the second, and finishing with some more duct tape to shape it to my arch. I throw the insole of my choice back in and, voila' I have some arch support.  It's a cheap work around for anyone on a budget, or not suffering terribly from arch pain. 

(http://i.imgur.com/UXSiGF5l.jpg)
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Post by: stephop on June 03, 2014, 04:53:29 AM
Spot skating sucks when you get older. Skated downtown providence yesterday and half the time was walking because the roads suck balls now.  Can't even cruise around really and all the spots more or less suck now.
i still dig it. providence is a dream to me but that's cause we hardly get down there. you've got better spots but worcester's pretty dope for cruising around, ollie this, grind that. do you know mike leslie? i think he's living near brigham these days.

Not sure if I know Mike. Worcester has really good hill bombs actually because some streets are one ways..pretty fun. Brigham ha. Razor tail in a couple of days.  Me and my buddy used to skate with Nate Keegan when he was little and bunch of Eastern Boarder dudes back in the day.
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Post by: shark tits on June 03, 2014, 05:08:11 AM
Spot skating sucks when you get older. Skated downtown providence yesterday and half the time was walking because the roads suck balls now.  Can't even cruise around really and all the spots more or less suck now.
i still dig it. providence is a dream to me but that's cause we hardly get down there. you've got better spots but worcester's pretty dope for cruising around, ollie this, grind that. do you know mike leslie? i think he's living near brigham these days.

Not sure if I know Mike. Worcester has really good hill bombs actually because some streets are one ways..pretty fun. Brigham ha. Razor tail in a couple of days.  Me and my buddy used to skate with Nate Keegan when he was little and bunch of Eastern Boarder dudes back in the day.
he's got thick glasses, big pop and draws pictures. he may have been one of those EB dudes. it's funny you say that about brigham, i just thought i was a pussy last time i went there. a lot of our roads/spots seem to have atrophied since i was here last but yeah, we've got awesome hills.
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Post by: b.v. on June 03, 2014, 07:43:28 AM
couple clips form recent seattle trip .   turned 41 last weekend.   could be dead within a fortnight

https://vimeo.com/97078675

https://vimeo.com/97078676
Very nice! Love the qp at delridge.
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Post by: towerofcheeseandpotatoes on June 03, 2014, 10:53:01 AM
You know, when you start getting all gross. Like 26 or something.

Shit i am 26. Is it all downhill from here?

Im 30 and 27 was one of the best years.
Thats when I started riding big wide boards, skating bowls more, Riding way way looser trucks, more slappies and no-complies.
Getting seduced by 19 year old chicks?.
Your in a good place my man.
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Post by: handsclapanin on June 13, 2014, 03:50:52 PM
En route to being an old dude
SOSANATOR IN THE 90's on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/30118276)
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Post by: banksandledges on June 13, 2014, 04:52:08 PM
Married With Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhG80Tmm8zo#)

This seemed appropriate to post.  Was 35 when this was filmed.  It was a lot of fun to make.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on June 13, 2014, 09:17:09 PM
Married With Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhG80Tmm8zo#)

This seemed appropriate to post.  Was 35 when this was filmed.  It was a lot of fun to make.
This is/was sick. Saw this when it came out. Which guy are you? You guys have an amazing scene up in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area. I'm about 2.5 hours away, and always enjoy skate trips there.
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Post by: jack2jack on June 23, 2014, 05:42:57 AM
Hey. im 34 now (35 in three weeks) and back on the board after more than 10 years off because my son started skating.
i have skated only from 11 till 13/14 and 18 till 21 because of other things i was into...

the last 3/4 years im getting back most of the shit i could do with 20 but not so gnarly. im not good in any way and my fliptricks wont come back after torn ligaments incl. Weber-B fracture 3 years ago and last year i got a surgery because i broke my collarbone in three pieces while warming up in a skatehall....

But i enjoy skating with my son so much... last week here was a little contest at the park and i participated just for fun and got 14 th out of 31 haha... shared a jam run with my son (who got 5th), so much fun....

in a month we will be in Barca for 10 days again! i hope there are many years to come on the board....yesterday i relearned K-grinds on round parkrails but its much more a mental thing to throw yourself onto these things these days, haha (im a pussy sometimes)
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Post by: j....soy..... on June 23, 2014, 06:56:56 AM
 You know you're old when you say k-grind....
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Post by: jack2jack on June 23, 2014, 08:32:30 AM
You know you're old when you say k-grind....

Haha, you got me there...
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Post by: Young Satchel on June 23, 2014, 02:47:43 PM
I started about a year ago after a decade+ off the board as well. Not gonna lie, it's been tough going. 4 months of time off pretty much off the bat for rolled ankles (rolled one. Recovered. Rolled other immediately) plus 4 months of winter left me feeling like i made zero progress since my return. Now I'm dealing with a lot of those mental blocks you speak of because I literally can't afford to injure myself. But I'm starting to get my rhythm back slowly as summer begins...
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Post by: Candygirl on June 23, 2014, 03:26:39 PM
I started about a year ago after a decade+ off the board as well. Not gonna lie, it's been tough going. 4 months of time off pretty much off the bat for rolled ankles (rolled one. Recovered. Rolled other immediately) plus 4 months of winter left me feeling like i made zero progress since my return. Now I'm dealing with a lot of those mental blocks you speak of because I literally can't afford to injure myself. But I'm starting to get my rhythm back slowly as summer begins...

For me it helps to skate with someone who skates about the same level as me. But since you've been of for a while it might be hard to find someone like that.
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Post by: brarbra on June 23, 2014, 04:00:49 PM
I'm 33 and I'm terrible. I've seen myself on video. I'm clumsy and awkward. Now I just don't watch myself. I was on and off skating since 1997 but have been skating pretty much nonstop since 2012. It sucks looking back and regretting all of the tricks I gave up on learning and all of the times I chose to get hammered in parking lots or be in destructive relationships instead of skating. I never really took that long off.. maybe two or three years max, but the inconsistency set me back a lot. All I can do now is live in the present and look forward I guess. Luckily I live in a city where there are older skaters on the streets/spots sometimes. I feel like in suburbs you're pretty much going to end up stuck on your backyard mini ramp which is cool if you've got the means and you're into, but I still really like skating street.

With all of the stress we deal with as adults (including being a parent if you have kids) it's good to have something to focus on for yourself. It's extremely therapeutic and keeps you in shape.

To all the people who started again after years not skating, don't give up. To all the young people who are pissed that they suck, don't give up.
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Post by: Young Satchel on June 23, 2014, 08:19:36 PM
I started about a year ago after a decade+ off the board as well. Not gonna lie, it's been tough going. 4 months of time off pretty much off the bat for rolled ankles (rolled one. Recovered. Rolled other immediately) plus 4 months of winter left me feeling like i made zero progress since my return. Now I'm dealing with a lot of those mental blocks you speak of because I literally can't afford to injure myself. But I'm starting to get my rhythm back slowly as summer begins...

For me it helps to skate with someone who skates about the same level as me. But since you've been of for a while it might be hard to find someone like that.


LOL them back handed compliments there ;)  But in all seriousness, what I actually need to do is skate with some dudes my age (give or take a few) who are better than me.  I spent most of my youth skating with people who were at the same level or worse than me, and I started to feel a distinct lack of motivation.  It's not that I need competition per se, just that being around people doing things I want to do but can't quite manage encourages me rather than frustrates me.

I went to this skatepark near me that I had no idea existed yesterday.  I grew up skating in NYC in the early 90s; I had literally never skated a concrete park until yesterday.  I was alone, and though it was incredibly frustrating and I ate shit 5 or 6 times leaving bleeding and bruised by 10am, I feel better for it.  One thing I noticed straight away, skating street and skating transition/parks requires a totally different set of muscles; I feel like my core and shoulders got punched a lot.  I plan to continue making a fool of myself there, but as long as I live near enough to a city or town, I will always want to skate street more.  Street is why I skate, period. Even if it's sessioning an ankle-high manny pad for an hour like I did this evening.  The park provides a strange sort of hamster wheel sensation of exerting ones self completely, while going nowhere.  I like that it teaches me new things, and forces me to adapt, but I miss that sense of genuine locomotion you get on those crisp city evenings, ollieng sewer caps and firecrackering curbs and all that good, old, simple shit....
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Post by: shark tits on June 23, 2014, 08:54:01 PM
I started about a year ago after a decade+ off the board as well. Not gonna lie, it's been tough going. 4 months of time off pretty much off the bat for rolled ankles (rolled one. Recovered. Rolled other immediately) plus 4 months of winter left me feeling like i made zero progress since my return. Now I'm dealing with a lot of those mental blocks you speak of because I literally can't afford to injure myself. But I'm starting to get my rhythm back slowly as summer begins...

For me it helps to skate with someone who skates about the same level as me. But since you've been of for a while it might be hard to find someone like that.


LOL them back handed compliments there ;)  But in all seriousness, what I actually need to do is skate with some dudes my age (give or take a few) who are better than me.  I spent most of my youth skating with people who were at the same level or worse than me, and I started to feel a distinct lack of motivation.  It's not that I need competition per se, just that being around people doing things I want to do but can't quite manage encourages me rather than frustrates me.

I went to this skatepark near me that I had no idea existed yesterday.  I grew up skating in NYC in the early 90s; I had literally never skated a concrete park until yesterday.  I was alone, and though it was incredibly frustrating and I ate shit 5 or 6 times leaving bleeding and bruised by 10am, I feel better for it.  One thing I noticed straight away, skating street and skating transition/parks requires a totally different set of muscles; I feel like my core and shoulders got punched a lot.  I plan to continue making a fool of myself there, but as long as I live near enough to a city or town, I will always want to skate street more.  Street is why I skate, period. Even if it's sessioning an ankle-high manny pad for an hour like I did this evening.  The park provides a strange sort of hamster wheel sensation of exerting ones self completely, while going nowhere.  I like that it teaches me new things, and forces me to adapt, but I miss that sense of genuine locomotion you get on those crisp city evenings, ollieng sewer caps and firecrackering curbs and all that good, old, simple shit....
i feel ya. skateparks are placebo skating to me. it's nice to see everyone and trick your body into thinking you did some skating but it doesn't count. not just cause it's prefab and looks bad on video, it's just sterile.
like electric avenue, 'out in the streets there is violence'. there's girls. dirty rigs. adversity. used condoms. dead birds. unexpected kindness. friends that don't get what you're doing but it's nice to see them on their way to tie one on.
so long as the cops give me wide berth and the weather holds up i'll be skating my strip mall plaza every night and street spots w/ friends whenever they're up and about.
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Post by: brarbra on June 23, 2014, 09:34:32 PM

I went to this skatepark near me that I had no idea existed yesterday.  I grew up skating in NYC in the early 90s; I had literally never skated a concrete park until yesterday.  I was alone, and though it was incredibly frustrating and I ate shit 5 or 6 times leaving bleeding and bruised by 10am, I feel better for it.  One thing I noticed straight away, skating street and skating transition/parks requires a totally different set of muscles; I feel like my core and shoulders got punched a lot.  I plan to continue making a fool of myself there, but as long as I live near enough to a city or town, I will always want to skate street more.  Street is why I skate, period. Even if it's sessioning an ankle-high manny pad for an hour like I did this evening.  The park provides a strange sort of hamster wheel sensation of exerting ones self completely, while going nowhere.  I like that it teaches me new things, and forces me to adapt, but I miss that sense of genuine locomotion you get on those crisp city evenings, ollieng sewer caps and firecrackering curbs and all that good, old, simple shit....

I have to chime in here. I grew up in Long Island and we didn't have parks either (one popped up out east in the late 90s but I didn't live that far). We skated shitty parking lots, loading docks and SUNY Stony Brook. Sometimes we took trips to Manhattan or Queens to skate around, but usually it was the same curbs and crunchy pavement. I skated a ton in San Francisco in 2000/2001, in Berkeley in 2008/2009, and now in another city. I love city skating. I feel better after a few hours skating around and doing whatever tricks as I go and stopping at spots for a few tricks and moving on than I ever do at a skatepark or just a single spot. I like the impromptu shit you end up doing when skating in the city. Growing up in the suburbs we would skate in front of someone's house or skate or drive to a spot and just be there for a while. Those times were fun in their own way, but it wasn't as exciting. 
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Post by: j....soy..... on June 23, 2014, 11:28:06 PM
If you watch mike V's speed freaks part he does Ollie to smith stalls on benches.....I could always do that but never being able to do back 50's decent stopped me from ever learning a back smith.....took me 20 plus years to figure out if I went in the other direction.....this would happen...

WARNING FILMED AT A PARK......

scolli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8f4O8hgEEU&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)


I've only seen myself skate a handful of times....by the time cameras were cheap I was too old and only good guys filmed....
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Post by: Young Satchel on June 24, 2014, 03:19:43 AM
I started about a year ago after a decade+ off the board as well. Not gonna lie, it's been tough going. 4 months of time off pretty much off the bat for rolled ankles (rolled one. Recovered. Rolled other immediately) plus 4 months of winter left me feeling like i made zero progress since my return. Now I'm dealing with a lot of those mental blocks you speak of because I literally can't afford to injure myself. But I'm starting to get my rhythm back slowly as summer begins...

For me it helps to skate with someone who skates about the same level as me. But since you've been of for a while it might be hard to find someone like that.


LOL them back handed compliments there ;)  But in all seriousness, what I actually need to do is skate with some dudes my age (give or take a few) who are better than me.  I spent most of my youth skating with people who were at the same level or worse than me, and I started to feel a distinct lack of motivation.  It's not that I need competition per se, just that being around people doing things I want to do but can't quite manage encourages me rather than frustrates me.

I went to this skatepark near me that I had no idea existed yesterday.  I grew up skating in NYC in the early 90s; I had literally never skated a concrete park until yesterday.  I was alone, and though it was incredibly frustrating and I ate shit 5 or 6 times leaving bleeding and bruised by 10am, I feel better for it.  One thing I noticed straight away, skating street and skating transition/parks requires a totally different set of muscles; I feel like my core and shoulders got punched a lot.  I plan to continue making a fool of myself there, but as long as I live near enough to a city or town, I will always want to skate street more.  Street is why I skate, period. Even if it's sessioning an ankle-high manny pad for an hour like I did this evening.  The park provides a strange sort of hamster wheel sensation of exerting ones self completely, while going nowhere.  I like that it teaches me new things, and forces me to adapt, but I miss that sense of genuine locomotion you get on those crisp city evenings, ollieng sewer caps and firecrackering curbs and all that good, old, simple shit....
i feel ya. skateparks are placebo skating to me. it's nice to see everyone and trick your body into thinking you did some skating but it doesn't count. not just cause it's prefab and looks bad on video, it's just sterile.
like electric avenue, 'out in the streets there is violence'. there's girls. dirty rigs. adversity. used condoms. dead birds. unexpected kindness. friends that don't get what you're doing but it's nice to see them on their way to tie one on.
so long as the cops give me wide berth and the weather holds up i'll be skating my strip mall plaza every night and street spots w/ friends whenever they're up and about.

Yeah I Ollied a bloody possum across from the bodega that sells beer on EBT cards last night. That's a "feature" a skatepark designer has yet to figure out how to build.
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Post by: handsclapanin on June 24, 2014, 09:44:20 AM
If you watch mike V's speed freaks part he does Ollie to smith stalls on benches.....I could always do that but never being able to do back 50's decent stopped me from ever learning a back smith.....took me 20 plus years to figure out if I went in the other direction.....this would happen...

WARNING FILMED AT A PARK......

scolli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8f4O8hgEEU&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)


I've only seen myself skate a handful of times....by the time cameras were cheap I was too old and only good guys filmed....

Nice! I have yet to experience what a legit back smith feels like either during my 30 years on board. Mine are never dipped enough to where the rail actually touches.
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Post by: handsclapanin on June 24, 2014, 09:49:32 AM
I started about a year ago after a decade+ off the board as well. Not gonna lie, it's been tough going. 4 months of time off pretty much off the bat for rolled ankles (rolled one. Recovered. Rolled other immediately) plus 4 months of winter left me feeling like i made zero progress since my return. Now I'm dealing with a lot of those mental blocks you speak of because I literally can't afford to injure myself. But I'm starting to get my rhythm back slowly as summer begins...

For me it helps to skate with someone who skates about the same level as me. But since you've been of for a while it might be hard to find someone like that.


LOL them back handed compliments there ;)?  But in all seriousness, what I actually need to do is skate with some dudes my age (give or take a few) who are better than me.?  I spent most of my youth skating with people who were at the same level or worse than me, and I started to feel a distinct lack of motivation.?  It's not that I need competition per se, just that being around people doing things I want to do but can't quite manage encourages me rather than frustrates me.

I went to this skatepark near me that I had no idea existed yesterday.?  I grew up skating in NYC in the early 90s; I had literally never skated a concrete park until yesterday.?  I was alone, and though it was incredibly frustrating and I ate shit 5 or 6 times leaving bleeding and bruised by 10am, I feel better for it.?  One thing I noticed straight away, skating street and skating transition/parks requires a totally different set of muscles; I feel like my core and shoulders got punched a lot.?  I plan to continue making a fool of myself there, but as long as I live near enough to a city or town, I will always want to skate street more.?  Street is why I skate, period. Even if it's sessioning an ankle-high manny pad for an hour like I did this evening.?  The park provides a strange sort of hamster wheel sensation of exerting ones self completely, while going nowhere.?  I like that it teaches me new things, and forces me to adapt, but I miss that sense of genuine locomotion you get on those crisp city evenings, ollieng sewer caps and firecrackering curbs and all that good, old, simple shit....
i feel ya. skateparks are placebo skating to me. it's nice to see everyone and trick your body into thinking you did some skating but it doesn't count. not just cause it's prefab and looks bad on video, it's just sterile.
like electric avenue, 'out in the streets there is violence'. there's girls. dirty rigs. adversity. used condoms. dead birds. unexpected kindness. friends that don't get what you're doing but it's nice to see them on their way to tie one on.
so long as the cops give me wide berth and the weather holds up i'll be skating my strip mall plaza every night and street spots w/ friends whenever they're up and about.

Yeah I Ollied a bloody possum across from the bodega that sells beer on EBT cards last night. That's a "feature" a skatepark designer has yet to figure out how to build.

Agree. I've been to 2 skateparks so far this year. And its already half way through the year. One of the parks was a completely brand new one. And the other had some additions recently put in. I'm down for a park if I've never been there. But after that; they lose their thrill real fast.
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Post by: Getty on June 24, 2014, 02:03:09 PM
I'm 33 and I'm terrible. I've seen myself on video. I'm clumsy and awkward. Now I just don't watch myself.

I'm still filming pretty regularly but the last year or so, when I watch my footage I'm really started to see a lot of what can only be called "old man style." I'm kinda looking at it as a challenge though. Getting a clip I'm psyched on has always been hard for me, but I can still do it enough to make it fun to try. My aging body is increasingly a significant obstacle for me, but isn't that what skateboarding is about - getting creative with obstacles?

Honestly, my favorite skate vids these days are footage of older pros. I wish it wasn't so common to stop filming once your skating "falls off" a bit. The way people skate in their older years is fascinating to me. Nothing gets me more psyched than seeing footage of Ray Barbee or Ron Allen or even Tony Hawk -  any of the post 40 crowd who are still doing it.
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Post by: Senrud on June 24, 2014, 02:44:31 PM
I've always been pretty mediocre. I turn 30 this year, which isn't really old, but I can definitely feel the last 15 years in my knees. My legs aren't as strong as they used to be but it still feels good to be rolling around and to see people 5, 10, 15+ years older than me still doing it, still learning tricks, and still finding time to do this shit despite full time jobs, families, and whatever else. Being mediocre also offers a lot of opportunity to learn some simple tricks that I somehow overlooked.
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Post by: Iceman on June 24, 2014, 07:24:28 PM
If you watch mike V's speed freaks part he does Ollie to smith stalls on benches.....I could always do that but never being able to do back 50's decent stopped me from ever learning a back smith.....took me 20 plus years to figure out if I went in the other direction.....this would happen...

WARNING FILMED AT A PARK......

scolli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8f4O8hgEEU&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)


I've only seen myself skate a handful of times....by the time cameras were cheap I was too old and only good guys filmed....

that was awesome
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Post by: Willie on June 25, 2014, 06:01:18 AM
If you watch mike V's speed freaks part he does Ollie to smith stalls on benches.....I could always do that but never being able to do back 50's decent stopped me from ever learning a back smith.....took me 20 plus years to figure out if I went in the other direction.....this would happen...

WARNING FILMED AT A PARK......

scolli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8f4O8hgEEU&feature=youtube_gdata_player#)


I've only seen myself skate a handful of times....by the time cameras were cheap I was too old and only good guys filmed....

that was awesome


Sick! Nice workaround to your BS grind problem.

I don't think the old heads are gonna worry too much about having park footage. We understand...

That whoop de do next to the ledge looks fun.
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Post by: shark tits on June 25, 2014, 06:29:32 AM
i wasn't trying to be a dickhead about parks. skate anywhere you want. it's a personal thing for me but i get frustrated when all the other old farts just want to skate the auburn park [although i swear i'm not the one who keeps smashing cinderblocks there]. if i learned one thing from the pj video it's that there's more life in a tramp's vest so i just want to be in traffic/public/places i'm not sposedta be. that weird reverse smith was cool.
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Post by: Doughboy on June 25, 2014, 07:46:10 AM
Also an old dude. Age 34. Started skating in 1990. Still love skateboarding as much today as I did when I was a kid. I have alot of fun doing it. I work full time 6 days a week, help out my family alot, and I'm in a serious relationship. I still manage to skate almost everyday that it's not raining even if it's just pushing fast though town for 20 minutes or an all out city mission skate day. I just love the feeling of taking a running start and stepping on my board with those Swiss bearings fast and loud underneath me and taking that first push of the day into whatever adventure my wooden toy and feet can find. I feel like a kid again when I take that first push. All stress just goes away when you're rolling fast dodging cars, pedestrians, piles of poop, cops, kids, etc... Love that feeling!
Some days my body feels good and I manage to actually film some tricks or skate what I consider to be some bigger stuff. I am by no means an amazing skater, but I feel that my skill level is that of a respectable one considering my age and spots I have to work with on a daily basis. Other days I feel like I'm 65 and I'll bend my knees to pop a trick and consider taking a nap while I'm down there. All in all though I just try to live a healthy lifestyle and be a good person. I try to keep a positive mind set and I try to not take any of the good things I have for granted. I consider myself really lucky to have found skateboarding when I was 10 years old and to still be doing it today. I've gotten to go to many awesome places and meet many awesome people that I would not have had the chance if it wasn't for skating.
Nice to read about others that are also what is considered a little old for skateboarding still out there doing it, having fun, raising families, taking slams, living life, and so on. I have alot of respect for all the older heads out there still gettin' some. I find that super inspiring. I also have alot of respect for anyone out there skating, being yourself, and doing something positive no matter what age you are. Hope everybody keeps shredding and having fun :)
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Post by: j....soy..... on June 25, 2014, 03:06:27 PM
Thanks guys....there's pros and cons to both street skating and parks.....

I guess nothing beats pushing around but I'm still wired to try and do a bunch of tricks in an hour so parks work for that.....

It's all gravy though no matter how you cut it....





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Post by: Young Satchel on June 26, 2014, 03:13:28 AM
That was real clean. In not hating on parks either. I'm just sort of wired the opposite of you: I like to try as few tricks as possible in an hour, so I feel like a waste of space in them  ;) workin on it....
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Post by: PEEP GAME on June 26, 2014, 05:42:43 AM
80s baby, still skate in traffic.

peace.
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Post by: brarbra on June 27, 2014, 07:53:40 PM
I'm 33 and I'm terrible. I've seen myself on video. I'm clumsy and awkward. Now I just don't watch myself.

I'm still filming pretty regularly but the last year or so, when I watch my footage I'm really started to see a lot of what can only be called "old man style." I'm kinda looking at it as a challenge though. Getting a clip I'm psyched on has always been hard for me, but I can still do it enough to make it fun to try. My aging body is increasingly a significant obstacle for me, but isn't that what skateboarding is about - getting creative with obstacles?

Honestly, my favorite skate vids these days are footage of older pros. I wish it wasn't so common to stop filming once your skating "falls off" a bit. The way people skate in their older years is fascinating to me. Nothing gets me more psyched than seeing footage of Ray Barbee or Ron Allen or even Tony Hawk -  any of the post 40 crowd who are still doing it.

I know what you mean about "old man style". Our bodies continue to change all our lives. We 30-somethings are only just growing into adult bodies. People in their 20s are adults, but there's still a youthfulness because muscle deterioration hasn't yet begun. I took a human development class last semester and learned quite a bit.

I'm clumsy and awkward because I spent too man years not skating. Just like a martial artist or dancer who doesn't practice constantly or stick with it their entire life won't perform as well as someone who did it consistently, like a Shaolin monk or something.
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Post by: paraquat on July 06, 2014, 07:14:47 PM
Just had my first kid. Pretty psyched it's a boy. No sleep and abundant time with in laws sucks but everything else is rad. Somehow have had 2 brief street sessions: 1 terrible and 1 very good. I look back and thank the lord I sneaked all of those random sessions and skated even when I didn't feel like it over the last year.
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on July 06, 2014, 07:37:40 PM
people talkin bout 'old man style' thats sick!!!  all skate styles are rad .  Tip from an old guy to young cats; dont jump down shit, and dont skate 5 hours a day either thats bad.  I heard cycleling will build knee muscles that will prevent injury. (Hey if ur in your late 30s and like skating its a good time to consider physical training (calestetics, bicycling, cross training in gen) might steer you away from having a "survival stance" into ur 40s lol.
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Post by: pinche gringo on July 06, 2014, 11:10:40 PM
Just had my first kid. Pretty psyched it's a boy. No sleep and abundant time with in laws sucks but everything else is rad. Somehow have had 2 brief street sessions: 1 terrible and 1 very good. I look back and thank the lord I sneaked all of those random sessions and skated even when I didn't feel like it over the last year.

Congratulations.
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Post by: hufs calve muscles on July 06, 2014, 11:33:37 PM
Just had my first kid. Pretty psyched it's a boy. No sleep and abundant time with in laws sucks but everything else is rad. Somehow have had 2 brief street sessions: 1 terrible and 1 very good. I look back and thank the lord I sneaked all of those random sessions and skated even when I didn't feel like it over the last year.

So rad. My boy is 3 (born on my birthday no less) and it keeps getting better and better.  I haven't pushed skating (or anything) on him but he is obsessed with it. Just cause it's everywhere and part of my day.

He doesn't wanna watch cartoons, he just wants to watch skate vids which is a bonus.  Meet the Lurkers is his favourite DVD. I posted him watching it on IG and tagged the owners of Lurkville and they stoked the fuck out.  Sent me/him a board.

Welcome to fatherhood mate!!!
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Post by: hufs calve muscles on July 06, 2014, 11:47:24 PM
I had to tighten up his wheels so he doesn't fly down the hill.  He hasn't really mastered the art of stopping yet.
(http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx93/getbuck_2010/2014-05/61F8A760-3B65-474E-8B33-8FDDEB63755D_zpsvayw99df.jpg)
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Post by: jack2jack on July 07, 2014, 04:03:16 AM
Stopping is overrated......


Its nice to skate with your son, i do it almost every day ....

My son: Tim Otto - Barcelona 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3XZuWxaRCk#)
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Post by: hufs calve muscles on July 07, 2014, 03:13:38 PM
Stopping is overrated......


Its nice to skate with your son, i do it almost every day ....

My son: Tim Otto - Barcelona 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3XZuWxaRCk#)

Dude.. He's 3. It's not like he's gonna bomb Lombard or something.

Anyway that video of your son was rad.  The song not so much.   Man those Barce spots tho!!!!
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Post by: jack2jack on July 07, 2014, 10:15:47 PM
Stopping is overrated......


Its nice to skate with your son, i do it almost every day ....

Dude.. He's 3. It's not like he's gonna bomb Lombard or something.

Anyway that video of your son was rad.  The song not so much.   Man those Barce spots tho!!!!

Haha of course, and with 3 the fun begins... it wasnt meant that serios.
Song was his choice.

And the spots, yeah, we will be back to barca next week!
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Post by: hufs calve muscles on July 08, 2014, 12:16:12 AM
Ok. Bet.
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Post by: Useful Idiot on July 11, 2014, 01:24:21 PM
The older I get (37) the more I get bummed on being kicked out of a spot. Even if they're nice about it, just just ruins my vibe. Our park is amazing, but it's a 24/7 shit show.

It's been backyard minis and vert ramps so far this summer.
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Post by: posguy on July 11, 2014, 02:35:55 PM
Does it count as being old if I've sprained both knees about 10 times in the last 5 years? Now I can't creep up stairs, my cartilage in my right knee grinds and I have to pop my left knee consistently throughout the day... oh yeah, I'm 24... saying hello to the gifts that skating has given me.
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Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on July 11, 2014, 03:22:57 PM
^ ecccch, you're an overachiever man...

Just got some high tops with orthotics...my ankle is feeling so much better.
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Post by: dillanharp on July 11, 2014, 04:25:19 PM
^ what're you using? Considering the dr. Scholls active insoles and some mids, but I'm not sure what kind yet. Trying to avoid dunks.
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Post by: headtowall on July 11, 2014, 04:31:31 PM
i'm not extremely old 29. started skating when I was like 11ish. I was a true skate rat for years, then music at first, and a few bad injuries that I was an idiot with healing slowed me down, But i still get other there when i can, hit the park early for my old man session, and hit solo spot missions. Being down in Brooklyn is fun, because there are a ton of rippers, but also a bunch of people in my same boat.
All time favs:
Gonz
Cardiel
Koston
Huf
Gino
etc

currently riding a 5 Boro deck, 8.25, Indy trucks (always and forever), Spitfire 54mm, bones reds.
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Post by: handsclapanin on July 14, 2014, 03:08:45 PM
I've got about 10 clips in this video that just came out.
Right around the 11 minute mark.
After Markovich.
Never thought I would say that after watching his parts 20 plus years ago in A1 Meats video and such.
There are a bunch of other old dudes in here too. Including my main old dude partner in crime: TBone.
He has the last part.

True Skateboard Mag Presents: SoL on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/100380301)
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Post by: shark tits on July 14, 2014, 03:37:32 PM
already dropped this on 'post you skating' but i figure it might be more relevant here. i'm 37 and have been doing some variation of this line since 95. turn the audio up for optimal enjoyment.
a tribute to ricky oyola (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaRrdUnjdxI#)
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Post by: Locbrew on July 14, 2014, 04:06:13 PM
I'm 25 going on 26 and I skate like I'm 35. I just skating old guy shit, bowls, ditches, slappies, I'll no comply and bean plant the fuck out of anything too. I can't ollie worth a shit so I thought I would just say fuck it and pop the board up and grab it.
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Post by: j....soy..... on July 15, 2014, 09:55:38 PM
Been stoked on having a park to skate regularly and the kids who skate it so I set up a jam w. the locals......it pissed rain but the live broadcast went off o.k. and I got to be interviewed by Nardwuar around 49 min....

http://nardwuar.com/rad/skate-rock/ (http://nardwuar.com/rad/skate-rock/)
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Post by: handsclapanin on July 28, 2014, 12:31:18 PM
After 30 years on board; I can still eat shit. That is one trick I haven't lost. Enders baby!
Although I am a firm believer that if you are not taking some good slams on a regular basis, you probably aren't trying hard enough.
This could also be viewed as an entry in the never ending Street vs Park debate.
Shows just a few of the things you are missing out on if you only skateboard inside cages: cops, bums, super citizens, dogs trying to kick you out, metallic painted human beings, tourists from Saudi Arabia falling in love with skateboarding on sight.
skatelife in San Diego (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptPWEh34Asw#)
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Post by: SodaJerk on July 29, 2014, 02:17:35 AM
After 30 years on board; I can still eat shit. That is one trick I haven't lost. Enders baby!
Although I am a firm believer that if you are not taking some good slams on a regular basis, you probably aren't trying hard enough.
This could also be viewed as an entry in the never ending Street vs Park debate.
Shows just a few of the things you are missing out on if you only skateboard inside cages: cops, bums, super citizens, dogs trying to kick you out, metallic painted human beings, tourists from Saudi Arabia falling in love with skateboarding on sight.
skatelife in San Diego (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptPWEh34Asw#)
That was intense.
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Post by: j....soy..... on July 29, 2014, 08:58:24 AM
When T-bone is in the mix do you expect anything less? 
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Post by: SFblah on July 29, 2014, 09:12:29 AM
Age:36
Set Up: 8.25 Index Shop Board
             52mm OJs
             Indys
             Bones Reds
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches, banks, and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Zered, Justin Strubing, Tim O'Connor, McCrank, MJ, Kalis, whole Adrenalin team
Music: All over the place
Married: No, but soon to have a fiance
Kids: None
Occupation: IT Risk & Compliance at a large food and beverage company

Still skate every week and even got a clip on Sunday

http://instagram.com/p/rAxju_LbL0/ (http://instagram.com/p/rAxju_LbL0/)
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Post by: SodaJerk on July 29, 2014, 09:44:36 AM
Age:36
Set Up: 8.25 Index Shop Board
             52mm OJs
             Indys
             Bones Reds
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Street, ditches, banks, and mini
Favorite skaters: Matt Hensley, Zered, Justin Strubing, Tim O'Connor, McCrank, MJ, Kalis, whole Adrenalin team
Music: All over the place
Married: No, but soon to have a fiance
Kids: None
Occupation: IT Risk & Compliance at a large food and beverage company

Still skate every week and even got a clip on Sunday

http://instagram.com/p/rAxju_LbL0/ (http://instagram.com/p/rAxju_LbL0/)
Mach 10
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Post by: handsclapanin on July 31, 2014, 01:06:09 PM
Me, Ed Devera and some other oldies (mostly) doing our thing.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rODpqhOyV7Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rODpqhOyV7Y)
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Post by: BRO on August 04, 2014, 01:01:27 PM
Sat on my leg kind of weird, about 6 weeks back, seems like it's not really recovering all that well.  Haven't skated and have been doing elliptical as light rehab, along with squats.  I've had acl reconstructions on each knee, and the knee in question feels pretty solid.  However, I think I may have fucked the miniscus a little bit.  Have aching pain that comes and goes and the knee is perma swollen.  Pretty depressing and makes me wonder if my days are becoming numbered, as I'm turning 42 this December.
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Post by: 144p on August 04, 2014, 06:29:56 PM
Take things a day at a time and do what you're doing, I skate with pain most days and just deal with it.
At least you can enjoy it on some level even if for a shorter duration.
Take what you can get.
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Post by: Willie on August 04, 2014, 07:48:18 PM
I messed up my wrist and my ribs almost 3 weeks ago. I'm now at the point where I probably could start skating again and I've been thinking about it constantly but I'm afraid that with one slam my shit is just going to explode and be way worse than it was to begin with.

Choices...
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Post by: BRO on August 04, 2014, 10:55:06 PM
Take things a day at a time and do what you're doing, I skate with pain most days and just deal with it.
At least you can enjoy it on some level even if for a shorter duration.
Take what you can get.

Yeah.  Just frustrating when your body suddenly isn't working like you want it to or like it was a month or so back.  Will probably just take it easy and ride my road bike and try and get healthy.
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Post by: ratherwatch on August 05, 2014, 08:54:42 AM
I have a friend who has had his ACL re- attached unsuccessfully twice. Not only can he not skate now but he has trouble walking any distance. The doctor told him there is nothing that can be done. Does anybody know of any therapy, maverick surgery or drugs which could help?

I'm 41, and I've discovered losing a little bit of weight makes me feel way way better after skating.
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Post by: BRO on August 05, 2014, 11:27:21 AM
I have a friend who has had his ACL re- attached unsuccessfully twice. Not only can he not skate now but he has trouble walking any distance. The doctor told him there is nothing that can be done. Does anybody know of any therapy, maverick surgery or drugs which could help?

I'm 41, and I've discovered losing a little bit of weight makes me feel way way better after skating.

That's the concern I have.  I don't want to be in constant aching pain.  At this point, I'm just being a realist.  I'll take my sabbatical, but if I end up having to have it scoped just to be able to comfortably move around, I doubt I'll be out skating again.  It's about quality of life, and each person is different.  Moving on to road bicycling and motorcycling touring just may be my next step.
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Post by: ratherwatch on August 05, 2014, 02:00:40 PM
I have a friend who has had his ACL re- attached unsuccessfully twice. Not only can he not skate now but he has trouble walking any distance. The doctor told him there is nothing that can be done. Does anybody know of any therapy, maverick surgery or drugs which could help?

I'm 41, and I've discovered losing a little bit of weight makes me feel way way better after skating.

That's the concern I have.  I don't want to be in constant aching pain.  At this point, I'm just being a realist.  I'll take my sabbatical, but if I end up having to have it scoped just to be able to comfortably move around, I doubt I'll be out skating again.  It's about quality of life, and each person is different.  Moving on to road bicycling and motorcycling touring just may be my next step.

Without being too maudlin about it, skating isn't what our bodies were designed for and there was always going to be a price to pay, it's just like Jackie Mason talking about seeing a shrink to'find himself', when he has to pay he says 'can't we wait til we find myself and bill that guy?'. We always thought that by the time the price tag came around we would be some other shnook who didn't mind so much. There was a really good British skater called Mat Fowler who said to me that he didn't mind not being able to skate any more because the journey it took him on he carried with him every day. Cycling is really low impact and good for your knees. The journey never changes.
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Post by: j....soy..... on August 05, 2014, 04:45:41 PM
No shame in cashing your chips in....it's coming for all of us at some point....

I ride my bike for transportation and its super fun when the weather is good.....I know some old skate dudes who now talk endlessly about grand fondos and $10k bikes....fuck those guys....
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Post by: 144p on August 05, 2014, 05:58:49 PM
Take things a day at a time and do what you're doing, I skate with pain most days and just deal with it.
At least you can enjoy it on some level even if for a shorter duration.
Take what you can get.

Yeah.  Just frustrating when your body suddenly isn't working like you want it to or like it was a month or so back.  Will probably just take it easy and ride my road bike and try and get healthy.
I totally understand and was in that boat for the last 8 months.
Finally healed and skating again comfortably.
Hope for the best for you!
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Post by: ungzilla on August 05, 2014, 06:18:46 PM
Yo, I'm kinda old, let me get in on this.

Degree of decrepitude: 32
Setup: Polar p1 or p4 shape depending on what I can find, I think the p4 is my shit though, Spitfire 54mm Formula 4s, Indy 149, Bones Swiss, Jessup grip usually
Terrain: Ledges, curbs, and flats
Favorites: Puig, Cromer, Busenitz, Kirchart, Dill
Favorite tricks: Slappies, switch back 180s, big spins
Music: All kinds of bullshit
Married: Nah but I've got a cool chick
Kids: Hell nah
Occupation: Field biologist - plant ecology and fish biology mostly

Still skating 3-5 times a week, get an occasional mediocre clip.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on August 06, 2014, 08:13:12 AM
Sat on my leg kind of weird, about 6 weeks back, seems like it's not really recovering all that well.  Haven't skated and have been doing elliptical as light rehab, along with squats.  I've had acl reconstructions on each knee, and the knee in question feels pretty solid.  However, I think I may have fucked the miniscus a little bit.  Have aching pain that comes and goes and the knee is perma swollen.  Pretty depressing and makes me wonder if my days are becoming numbered, as I'm turning 42 this December.

This is the type of shit that I am totally afraid of. 39 now, about to move somewhere weather is friendlier so I can get out twice/three times a week all year round. My plan is keep it as low impact as possible, exercise and stay active most other days and hope for the best.
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Post by: Getty on August 06, 2014, 09:41:00 AM
Sat on my leg kind of weird, about 6 weeks back, seems like it's not really recovering all that well.  Haven't skated and have been doing elliptical as light rehab, along with squats.  I've had acl reconstructions on each knee, and the knee in question feels pretty solid.  However, I think I may have fucked the miniscus a little bit.  Have aching pain that comes and goes and the knee is perma swollen.  Pretty depressing and makes me wonder if my days are becoming numbered, as I'm turning 42 this December.

I hear ya, dude. I had a back/neck thing recently that I thought might be the end of the line for me, but it seems to be healing once again.... still out there rolling at 41 - got lucky. But staring down a life without skating is pretty chilling. Don't give up hope just yet tho. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself over time (or to adapt to that which won't heal).

I've been waiting for years for The Big Injury that finally takes me out of skating, but what's really slowing me down lately has just been straight up fatigue. My body just gets exhausted so much faster now.  

It's a weird thing to be healthy, it's sunny out, I have plenty of time, I'm dying to skate, but forcing myself to take a day of rest so that the NEXT time I skate, I'll actually have enough energy to do a fucking trick.:)

 
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Post by: shark tits on August 06, 2014, 09:55:41 AM
once i didn't get a hard on for like an entire yr. i thought i ruined my dick w/ my laptop but turns out i just wasn't stoked on my girlfriend and was doing too many pills. now i'm skating around w/ a veritable priapism!
thanks skateboarding.
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Post by: victor doom on August 06, 2014, 11:42:14 AM
Old man Stats!:
Age:37
Setup:Politic 8, Indys, shop wheels, bones bearings, mob grip
Terrain: flat, ledges, banks
Favs: Mariano, AVE, Gillet, Luan, Renaud, Dela, many others
Fav. tricks: nollie flips, inward heel variations, backside 180 nosegrinds
Music: independent and classic hip-hop, classic rock, funk, jazz
Married: yup and expecting our first child in a week or so
Occupation: clerical and office product orderer
I skate about 3 times a week with type 1 diabetes and also suffer from psoriatic arthritis
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on August 06, 2014, 05:00:05 PM
the worst part is the discouragement and the sad thoughts (with getting near 40 - 'skating days are numbered' stuff.)    You have love and complete empathy from me.  For the last 5 years I didnt know what was wrong with me (everything hurted) untill i cut my skating down to once a week, then alot of the pain left..  My shoulder is mega fucked so my surfing (newfound 10 year old interest) is somewhat limited too..  So I say get a fucking boogie board if ur shoulders go and keep  skating and put a poster of one those 2ft high brazillian leg less motherfuckers that skate on your wall for inspiration.    My knees are like "fuck off" and my back -wont get started..  (i have heard cycleing will improve ur knees tho)  If your shoulders are good and your knees are done just quit and start surfing strait up(i think single fins are the path of least resistence for your body)
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Post by: handsclapanin on August 07, 2014, 08:51:46 AM
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

? Hunter S. Thompson
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on August 07, 2014, 01:51:49 PM
Any old farts on here in Albuquerque? Just moved here from St. Louis and haven't met a whole lot of people as I pretty much just hang with my girlfriend. I've skated a bit downtown Sunday afternoons and of course hit a few ditch spots but haven't met anyone close to my age (37) at this point.
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Post by: El Chupacabra on August 07, 2014, 06:29:41 PM
So I'm 33, married to an awesome girl and run a tiny skateboard company and work at the woodshop/board press. I also pay my bills as a dental lab technician, making gold teef.
No kids, just a gigantic bulldog, who hates skateboards.
I'm fortunate enough to live right by a skatepark, so thats a good thing. I've never been very good, but I've had and continue to have a lot of fun.
Anyway, if anyone is in Northeast LA, holla at me, we'll skate Garvanza.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on August 12, 2014, 01:08:23 AM
Sat on my leg kind of weird, about 6 weeks back, seems like it's not really recovering all that well.  Haven't skated and have been doing elliptical as light rehab, along with squats.  I've had acl reconstructions on each knee, and the knee in question feels pretty solid.  However, I think I may have fucked the miniscus a little bit.  Have aching pain that comes and goes and the knee is perma swollen.  Pretty depressing and makes me wonder if my days are becoming numbered, as I'm turning 42 this December.

I hear ya, dude. I had a back/neck thing recently that I thought might be the end of the line for me, but it seems to be healing once again.... still out there rolling at 41 - got lucky. But staring down a life without skating is pretty chilling. Don't give up hope just yet tho. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself over time (or to adapt to that which won't heal).

I've been waiting for years for The Big Injury that finally takes me out of skating, but what's really slowing me down lately has just been straight up fatigue. My body just gets exhausted so much faster now.  

It's a weird thing to be healthy, it's sunny out, I have plenty of time, I'm dying to skate, but forcing myself to take a day of rest so that the NEXT time I skate, I'll actually have enough energy to do a fucking trick.:)

 

as I explained a few pages back, "the big injury" has come for me last year. I'm now waiting to get the plate taken out of my ankle in october. And I'm ashamed/stoked to say I found something to somewhat "replace" skating: mountain biking. It's much better on my knees, I fall a lot less and I just love fucking off on my own to the far corners of the forest.
I really miss skating still....but on the other hand, it's satisfying to start something new and progress, rather than the slow decline I've been experiencing in my skating....
I really marvel at guys like DaeWon or Creager who still rip insanely hard past 40. from 35 to 40 I just lost so many tricks it was super frustrating.
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Post by: Doughboy on August 20, 2014, 01:37:34 PM
Sup' fellow old dudes? Hope everyone is having a great summer and finding time to get some skating in while juggling, work, family, physical pain, and all that old man stuff. I've been skating alot lately despite being tired and exhausted most days due to summer being the busiest time of year for my work. Atleast the weather has been decent this year and not too much rain. For the past 2 weeks I've been helping a group of about 10 kids in my hometown get started skating. All these kids were mainly bmx kids that I would always see when I was skating because we all shared a pretty awesome d.i.y. spot on an old warehouse foundation. A couple months ago we got the permanent boot from our spot due to someone breaking some windows in the building adjacent to our spot. Didn't see any of the kids for awhile after our spot got busted. I'd see some of them here and there when I'd be skating street, then about 2 weeks ago they all started asking if I had any boards for sale. Our town is about 1 hour away from any major city with a skate shop, so it's kinda tough for youngsters to go into the city just to buy a skateboard. Being that I am a gear geek and a master of trying new deck shapes, wheels, trucks, etc and then not using stuff when I decide I don't like it, I had a rather large stock-pile of lightly used gear in storage. I sold off pretty much all of my backstock cheap enough that any of these dudes that wanted to start skating would be able to get hooked up with some basically new gear. It's been pretty fun skating lately because instead of it being only me skating, now there's a mob of kids ages 14-22 out. Some of these dudes skated before so they're picking up tricks again really fast. Kinda pushes me to try more shit. It's alot easier to jump down and off of stuff when there's a bunch of younger dudes feeding your ego saying "Yeah man you got this!" Hope these younger dudes stick with it. I'll probably just use the money from the decks and stuff I sold to build a grind box with caster wheels or something on it so we can push it from spot to spot until we find somewhere for a new d.i.y. project... Well that's what I've been up to. If you read this, thanks.

Side note. I use to like drinking more than anyone should. I didn't skate as much as I should have in my late 20's because I was too busy being drunk and lazy. This weekend I'll be 1,000 days sober. I'm stoked and thankful for that :)
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Post by: Joust Ostrich on August 20, 2014, 02:31:02 PM
^ Good job, and congrats.

I just found a pair of Blind jeans and a pair of Plan B jeans.  Yeah those, from 1993ish.  Why do I still have these, and what am I supposed to do with them?  I realize I am a pair of Pumas and a wig away from a halloween costume, but I already dressed up as me in 1993, for the whole year.  I don't think I need to do it again.   Purple I heart Slayer shirt was in the same box.

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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on August 20, 2014, 06:16:38 PM
^ Good job, and congrats.

I just found a pair of Blind jeans and a pair of Plan B jeans.  Yeah those, from 1993ish.  Why do I still have these, and what am I supposed to do with them?  I realize I am a pair of Pumas and a wig away from a halloween costume, but I already dressed up as me in 1993, for the whole year.  I don't think I need to do it again.   Purple I heart Slayer shirt was in the same box.



I was so stoked when I got this back in the day. Felt like a champ wearing it.
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Post by: paraquat on August 20, 2014, 07:35:07 PM
No shame in cashing your chips in....it's coming for all of us at some point....

I ride my bike for transportation and its super fun when the weather is good.....I know some old skate dudes who now talk endlessly about grand fondos and $10k bikes....fuck those guys....

aaaaa I can feel it too.. I started biking as a way to condition my knees in order to skate longer. Now I ride more than I skate. Just jumped up to a Cannondale from a Schwinn i bought at meijer 6 years ago. Things are getting serious....
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Post by: Joust Ostrich on August 20, 2014, 07:40:44 PM
The same company owns both Schwinn and Cannondale.  Dig up the post your bike thread, let's see it.  Maybe I'll dig it up, I just got a new ride myself.
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Post by: headtowall on August 20, 2014, 07:41:49 PM
No shame in cashing your chips in....it's coming for all of us at some point....

I ride my bike for transportation and its super fun when the weather is good.....I know some old skate dudes who now talk endlessly about grand fondos and $10k bikes....fuck those guys....

aaaaa I can feel it too.. I started biking as a way to condition my knees in order to skate longer. Now I ride more than I skate. Just jumped up to a Cannondale from a Schwinn i bought at meijer 6 years ago. Things are getting serious....

I'm also on my bike way more often than my board. It just an easier way to get around the city. Also i have to save my fucked knee and ankle for fun skating, cant risk hitting a fucking bottle cap and being out of commission.

I'm riding one of those Pure Fix bikes, all black, free wheel not fixed (knees again). Its nothing fancy but its a work horse. can take a serious beating and has never let me down! Plus bikes get ripped off so quickly here, no need for anything fancy.
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Post by: paraquat on August 20, 2014, 08:38:29 PM
The same company owns both Schwinn and Cannondale.  Dig up the post your bike thread, let's see it.  Maybe I'll dig it up, I just got a new ride myself.
Fucking liars at the bike shop. whatever, it rides very nice and weighs about half as much as my Schwinn. I will grab a pic tomorrow when I ride. What did you get?
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Post by: paraquat on August 20, 2014, 08:41:49 PM
No shame in cashing your chips in....it's coming for all of us at some point....

I ride my bike for transportation and its super fun when the weather is good.....I know some old skate dudes who now talk endlessly about grand fondos and $10k bikes....fuck those guys....

aaaaa I can feel it too.. I started biking as a way to condition my knees in order to skate longer. Now I ride more than I skate. Just jumped up to a Cannondale from a Schwinn i bought at meijer 6 years ago. Things are getting serious....

I'm also on my bike way more often than my board. It just an easier way to get around the city. Also i have to save my fucked knee and ankle for fun skating, cant risk hitting a fucking bottle cap and being out of commission.

I'm riding one of those Pure Fix bikes, all black, free wheel not fixed (knees again). Its nothing fancy but its a work horse. can take a serious beating and has never let me down! Plus bikes get ripped off so quickly here, no need for anything fancy.

If i don't ride my bike, my knees start to hurt. Weird right? I feel for you big city guys. I could probably leave my bike on my front porch and it would be there in the morning. But there are no good bars or hip-young women gracefully walking around in my neighborhood. That's the trade off.
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Post by: mattofallmatts on August 20, 2014, 11:30:53 PM
I'm going to go skate tomorrow morning! Stoked. If anyone is in the east bay I'll be over at Richmond park around 9ish.
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Post by: skateskateskate on August 21, 2014, 06:15:30 AM
so everyone here will automatically get free shit from Tired Skateboards right?
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Post by: headtowall on August 21, 2014, 06:40:09 AM
so everyone here will automatically get free shit from Tired Skateboards right?
I almost picked one up because i love their whole thing, but i still cant fuck with a big ass shaped board. Maybe as a bar board.
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Post by: Doughboy on August 21, 2014, 11:13:11 AM
^ Good job, and congrats.

I just found a pair of Blind jeans and a pair of Plan B jeans.  Yeah those, from 1993ish.  Why do I still have these, and what am I supposed to do with them?  I realize I am a pair of Pumas and a wig away from a halloween costume, but I already dressed up as me in 1993, for the whole year.  I don't think I need to do it again.   Purple I heart Slayer shirt was in the same box.


Thanks dude, appreciate that!

I too fell victim to the Blind jeans in the early 90's. I had a pink pair, 10 sizes too big, and cut off at the bottom. Duct tape on my shoes was a must. The bigger the t-shirt, the better. I also had bleach blonde Mike Carroll Plan B era hair. Oh those were the times hahaha ;D
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Post by: handsclapanin on August 21, 2014, 01:31:28 PM


Side note. I use to like drinking more than anyone should. I didn't skate as much as I should have in my late 20's because I was too busy being drunk and lazy. This weekend I'll be 1,000 days sober. I'm stoked and thankful for that :)

Nice! I'm a few weeks away from being 2 years without a drink. After drinking pretty much every day for 15 years. And just over 4 months now without any cigs. I will say this: my body seems to heal up way quicker from all the abuse skating does without all that booze running through it.
I've always been into yoga and stretching out before I skate. But recently discovered the benefits of doing all that after I skate as well. Especially pilates for the ankles, knees and groin. Really helps with the day after pain that seems so common. And a drink made with a freshly squeezed lemon is great. I mix mine with cranberry juice. As you sip it; I swear you can feel the healing powers spread throughout your body.
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Post by: paraquat on August 22, 2014, 05:56:07 AM
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Post by: Doughboy on August 22, 2014, 07:06:47 AM


Side note. I use to like drinking more than anyone should. I didn't skate as much as I should have in my late 20's because I was too busy being drunk and lazy. This weekend I'll be 1,000 days sober. I'm stoked and thankful for that :)

Nice! I'm a few weeks away from being 2 years without a drink. After drinking pretty much every day for 15 years. And just over 4 months now without any cigs. I will say this: my body seems to heal up way quicker from all the abuse skating does without all that booze running through it.
I've always been into yoga and stretching out before I skate. But recently discovered the benefits of doing all that after I skate as well. Especially pilates for the ankles, knees and groin. Really helps with the day after pain that seems so common. And a drink made with a freshly squeezed lemon is great. I mix mine with cranberry juice. As you sip it; I swear you can feel the healing powers spread throughout your body.
That's really awesome! Happy to hear you're almost to 2 years. For me quitting drinking was a lifestyle change long over due and one that I'm glad I made. I have friends that drink, but they know I don't and they respect my choice and I respect their ability to choose what's best for them. I'm getting older and just trying to stay in as good physical and mental shape as possible so I can not only skate to the full potential that my aging body will let me, but also to be as good of a person as I can in my personal life too. I'm always stoked for anyone doing something good for themselves or others.

I agree too that stretching before and after skating helps alot.

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Post by: shark tits on August 22, 2014, 12:59:54 PM
cheers to everyone getting sober. i've been of drinking since november 10th, 2010. definitely not clean the whole time but i've stayed sober. helps skating on the whole 'whatever you do today you'll prolly do tomorrow'. i think i prolly went a yr or 2 w/out landing a 3 flip just hoboing across the country, skating from trainyard to liquor store or whatever. got my 3 flip back, learned nollie big flips last yr amongst other things. i don't talk to girls as much but otherwise life is way better not drinking but like greco i don't care if anyone else does it. i just sucked at it.
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Post by: j....soy..... on August 22, 2014, 04:35:20 PM
Not drinking has limited my ability to speak 'party'...like if a chick in a bikini comes up to me and says......'HAAAAYYYYY....what are you DOIN'?!?'......I'll reply....'a sudoku...'

Also I feel regret at all inclusives.....

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Post by: Doughboy on September 13, 2014, 08:46:53 AM
Hello old dudes. Hope that old man life is treating everyone good. Fall is almost upon us and I'm slightly bummed to see summer go, but I'm looking forward to skating in hoodies and beanies. Hopefully now that my busy season of work is slowing down I'll have the time and energy to dust off that trusty old vx, venture into the city, get some worthy clips, and have something to look back on for some 2014 nostalgia. I really love the way vx footage looks in the fall. We'll see how that goes, hopefully good and I don't get wrecked too bad.
I've also been doing my part to help all the new found skater homies that I've been skating in my hometown with. I stuck to my plan of using the money from the decks and stuff I sold to all the kids and built this grindbox.
(http://s25.postimg.org/71m1mi3vz/012.jpg)
Nothing too fancy. It's 6' long, 2' wide, and 15" tall. I put some 3" caster wheels on the back of it so I can push it from my workshop to the flatground spot. It's kind of a pain in the ass to move, but I only have to push it about 4 blocks so it's not too bad. It was pretty fun spending a weekend in my workshop/mancave and building this thing. I must admit I felt pretty darn tough while building it, kinda like Dennis Busenitz in that video where he's building granite ledges and stuff and drives the one ledge to the HUF store. I'm not quite on that level of awesome though hahaha. Nice to see kids getting their first 50/50's and stuff. I try to give back what I can to skating because when I was growing up nodbody ever really did anything nice for me and my crew... That's pretty much what I've been up to. I've been watching Thrashin' alot for some reason lately. Yes that ridiculous movie from the 80's with that dude from Goonies. I don't know why but it's actually been getting me pretty pumped to skate. Watching that movie really makes me want to go dig up my old Valtera King Cobra from 1990 and build a launch ramp. I'll shut up now. Have a good weekend fellas! Stay young! Stay gold! Never be too old!  :)
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Post by: Harsh_euro_barge on September 13, 2014, 10:02:38 PM
Age:35, skated since 87
Set Up: 8.38 WKND
             54mm F4's
             Indy 149
             Bones swiss
             Jessup Grip
Preferred Terrain: Tranny, banks with curbs at the top
Favorite skaters: Schaaf, Jason Jessee, AVE, Ethan Fowler, Koichiro Uehara, Raney, Greyson, Pontus, Mackey, Leo Valls, Barley, Ben Gore
Favourite tricks: FS Ollies, feebles
Music: From 80's synth pop to noisecore - right now lots of drive like jehu, hot snakes, rites of spring, jazz june, firehose
Married: Yes
Kids: Daughter, 3
Occupation: Psychiatric nurse
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Post by: Young Satchel on September 14, 2014, 04:35:10 PM
So happy Fall is upon us.  Unfortunately, winter is next.

Hit my head genuinely hard for the first time in a long time. Saw stars and had a mild case of whiplash that had my neck fucked up for the remainder of the week. Bounced back though and got 3 night sessions in after work/kid duty last week.
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on September 14, 2014, 05:05:41 PM
Finally have started a more consistent schedule during the week that allows me to skate 2-3 times a week with my old skate buds so im very hyped. Does anyone here workout before they skate? Ive recently pugged up a bit after being on a slump on working out but have noticed now if i do a nice full body workout for like 10-15 min and stretching i feel incredible when i skate and dont feel the need to warm up.
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Post by: jack2jack on September 14, 2014, 10:55:16 PM
^^ then u are warmed up...
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Post by: paraquat on September 15, 2014, 11:59:32 AM
Finally have started a more consistent schedule during the week that allows me to skate 2-3 times a week with my old skate buds so im very hyped. Does anyone here workout before they skate? Ive recently pugged up a bit after being on a slump on working out but have noticed now if i do a nice full body workout for like 10-15 min and stretching i feel incredible when i skate and dont feel the need to warm up.
I'm on this too. I am a lot more spry when I workout
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Post by: art hellman on September 15, 2014, 12:13:40 PM
So happy Fall is upon us.  Unfortunately, winter is next.

Hit my head genuinely hard for the first time in a long time. Saw stars and had a mild case of whiplash that had my neck fucked up for the remainder of the week. Bounced back though and got 3 night sessions in after work/kid duty last week.

stay safe Satch!  glad youre ok. 

ive been biking to the park the past couple of weekends...definitely helps remove the cobwebs
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Post by: El Chupacabra on September 15, 2014, 02:15:47 PM
So happy Fall is upon us.  Unfortunately, winter is next.

Hit my head genuinely hard for the first time in a long time. Saw stars and had a mild case of whiplash that had my neck fucked up for the remainder of the week. Bounced back though and got 3 night sessions in after work/kid duty last week.

Oh dude, I was skating home from the bar last week, hit a crack and took the full impact on my face and head. Seriously sucked. I haven't slammed that hard in years. Blood everywhere.
Fuck sidewalks at night man.
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Post by: Dubious on September 17, 2014, 08:35:14 AM
old lurker chiming in

Degree of decrepitude: 39
Setup: Antihero Cardiel 8", Real Tommy G 8.38", Tired 9", Elephant Rogue OG 10"
Terrain: tranny, banks, bowl, inept flatgound
Favorites: Cardiel, Guerrero, Blender, Dill, Kalis, Greyson, Ellington, BA, Jake, CK
Favorite tricks: Slappies, no complies, boneless, lipslides.. old man shit
Music: Psych, Stoner Rock, old metal, dub reggae
Married: yup
Kids: 1 son age 4
Occupation: web designer

started in 86 or so.. quite in the big pants era and picked it up again about 3 years ago.  Old, sore and terrible.. but not getting worse.
Get out a good 3 or more times a week.
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Post by: Senrud on September 17, 2014, 11:29:37 AM
so everyone here will automatically get free shit from Tired Skateboards right?

here's hoping
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Post by: Ccannon on September 17, 2014, 11:48:36 AM
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Post by: Dubious on September 17, 2014, 12:09:39 PM
so everyone here will automatically get free shit from Tired Skateboards right?

here's hoping

sadly didn't get the hookup from Staba.. nice decks though!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10561559_10152327623111700_4514662111894821804_n.jpg?oh=94b46412de9f4e627ab4d8eb80b9777e&oe=54873379&__gda__=1422473071_703c6cf3f02002f29b0bf421f5109e62)
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on September 18, 2014, 05:26:39 PM
Question for all my fellow old guys. For the dudes with no kids yet, you think you will have any? I personally have no interest in having kids. Call me selfish but I like my freedom, and I see it as being responsible. No person should have a child unless they are able to be selfless.  Just curious what other older skatenerds feel about having kids.
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Post by: Gay&Racist on September 18, 2014, 05:49:20 PM
Quit trying to meet little kids.  Perv!
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Post by: beazlocal on September 18, 2014, 06:04:15 PM
Question for all my fellow old guys. For the dudes with no kids yet, you think you will have any? I personally have no interest in having kids. Call me selfish but I like my freedom, and I see it as being responsible. No person should have a child unless they are able to be selfless.  Just curious what other older skatenerds feel about having kids.

It isn't selfish at all, nothing wrong with doing what you want, it isn't for everybody. I love my kids, have 2, but they take an enormous amount of commitment on so many levels that if you're not "into" it, just don't do it, it's not fair to you or them.

sorry for sounding old.

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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on September 18, 2014, 06:06:55 PM
Question for all my fellow old guys. For the dudes with no kids yet, you think you will have any? I personally have no interest in having kids. Call me selfish but I like my freedom, and I see it as being responsible. No person should have a child unless they are able to be selfless.  Just curious what other older skatenerds feel about having kids.

It isn't selfish at all, nothing wrong with doing what you want, it isn't for everybody. I love my kids, have 2, but they take an enormous amount of commitment on so many levels that if you're not "into" it, just don't do it, it's not fair to you or them.

sorry for sounding old.



Exactly how I see it. Thanks for the comment.
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Post by: 144p on September 18, 2014, 06:07:25 PM
Being married for a long time and managed to be kid free, we want some now but I love my freedom.
We've been trying but no luck, wears on you after a bit.
Funny how we waited for the house, savings account, steady income and maybe we missed our window.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on September 18, 2014, 06:20:41 PM
Being married for a long time and managed to be kid free, we want some now but I love my freedom.
We've been trying but no luck, wears on you after a bit.
Funny how we waited for the house, savings account, steady income and maybe we missed our window.


The way I see it, good move on getting that squared off before you had one, kids are expensive! Good luck!

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Post by: Dubious on September 19, 2014, 08:43:18 AM
my wife and i were married for over 10 years beofre we had our kid.  For us we jsut needed to be in THAT place before it was even considered..and at that point it felt right.

Lil dude is 4 and already obsessed with my decks.. plan to try and start him out next year.. Cant wait to shred with the lil man.

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Post by: handsclapanin on September 19, 2014, 05:11:26 PM
Question for all my fellow old guys. For the dudes with no kids yet, you think you will have any? I personally have no interest in having kids. Call me selfish but I like my freedom, and I see it as being responsible. No person should have a child unless they are able to be selfless.?  Just curious what other older skatenerds feel about having kids.

Don't have any kids. Don't want any kids. Unless my feelings change, probably won't have any. Luckily the wife (we're not actually married, but been together 16 years) is on the same page, so there are no conflicts there. We have 2 cats. Those are our children. I guess it is selfish; but I'm fine with that. My mom is a little bummed she won't get to be a grandma; but she'll have to get over it. My sister feels the same way and doesn't want kids either. It does seem like it would be very rewarding if done with 100% devotion though. Maybe when I win the lottery.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on September 19, 2014, 06:46:25 PM
Question for all my fellow old guys. For the dudes with no kids yet, you think you will have any? I personally have no interest in having kids. Call me selfish but I like my freedom, and I see it as being responsible. No person should have a child unless they are able to be selfless.?  Just curious what other older skatenerds feel about having kids.

Don't have any kids. Don't want any kids. Unless my feelings change, probably won't have any. Luckily the wife (we're not actually married, but been together 16 years) is on the same page, so there are no conflicts there. We have 2 cats. Those are our children. I guess it is selfish; but I'm fine with that. My mom is a little bummed she won't get to be a grandma; but she'll have to get over it. My sister feels the same way and doesn't want kids either. It does seem like it would be very rewarding if done with 100% devotion though. Maybe when I win the lottery.

Luck for you. I had to part ways recently with someone I had been with for three years. Initially, we were on the same page, we started to have different views on the subject, total deal breaker.

It's pretty sad that I feel the same way, not to say money will solve everything and I would actually have a kid anyhow with tons of loot but shits hard out there, an only getting harder.
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Post by: Getty on September 20, 2014, 07:06:19 AM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)

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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on September 20, 2014, 07:19:25 AM
We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)

I'm with you Getty. I see people with kids and I'm like, jesus, I don't envy that one bit. And out of all the friends I do have that have kids, I would say 30% at most seem super happy about the decision, those are usually people that come from some type of money.
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Post by: j....soy..... on September 20, 2014, 08:06:24 AM
I have to answer this stupid question every week and it's mildly annoying....no kids....


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Post by: Young Satchel on September 20, 2014, 06:07:01 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



Interesting. I feel like most people I know who have kids are totally fucking exhausted, but generally quite happy, fullfiled, and productive. I planned to have a kid, but not when I did, and certainly not one with a rare genetic disorder, which was what I got. The first year and a half of my son's life has been incredibly intense and totally overwhelming at times. But I've also found bringing life into the world and nurturing it to be an incredible creative motivating force.

I'm making less art, but what I do make is of a superior quality. I've made strides in my professional life I never would have imagined, and I think that is due at least in part to the fact that having a child made me realize some latent potential more swiftly than I might have otherwise in order to make more money( To put it bluntly). And I started skateboarding again after over a decade off the board in the first few months of my son's life. I needed somewhere to put the stress, so I turned to my old friend and couldn't be happier with the result. I'm absolutely terrible at skateboarding now, but I just don't give a fuck. It's great.

Parenthood is different things at different times: often totally surreal. For the first several months We would smoke a joint after lil man went to bed and get all stoned-serious like: "I can't believe we made a PERSON".  I spend some days walking around feeling like a total fucking zombie, but somehow manage to keep it together, and hopefully get a skate in after the boy goes down. I sometimes find myself envious of friends who don't have kids, or friends who DO have kids, but whose kids DONT have a rare uncurable genetic mutation. But it's a futile exercise. Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on September 20, 2014, 09:53:30 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



Interesting. I feel like most people I know who have kids are totally fucking exhausted, but generally quite happy, fullfiled, and productive. I planned to have a kid, but not when I did, and certainly not one with a rare genetic disorder, which was what I got. The first year and a half of my son's life has been incredibly intense and totally overwhelming at times. But I've also found bringing life into the world and nurturing it to be an incredible creative motivating force.

I'm making less art, but what I do make is of a superior quality. I've made strides in my professional life I never would have imagined, and I think that is due at least in part to the fact that having a child made me realize some latent potential more swiftly than I might have otherwise in order to make more money( To put it bluntly). And I started skateboarding again after over a decade off the board in the first few months of my son's life. I needed somewhere to put the stress, so I turned to my old friend and couldn't be happier with the result. I'm absolutely terrible at skateboarding now, but I just don't give a fuck. It's great.

Parenthood is different things at different times: often totally surreal. For the first several months We would smoke a joint after lil man went to bed and get all stoned-serious like: "I can't believe we made a PERSON".  I spend some days walking around feeling like a total fucking zombie, but somehow manage to keep it together, and hopefully get a skate in after the boy goes down. I sometimes find myself envious of friends who don't have kids, or friends who DO have kids, but whose kids DONT have a rare uncurable genetic mutation. But it's a futile exercise. Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that.
Fuck yeah Satchel.
I'm with you all the way. My daughter is 5, and everyday she amazes me more and more.
Now that she's older I skate so much more(from age 2-4 I skated only a few times a year). She's into skating also. Like this morning she woke me up, to tell me she wanted to go to the skatepark. I was like that's what you want to do today? Offered other suggestions, but no she wanted to go to the skatepark. So to quote you," Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that."
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Post by: 144p on September 21, 2014, 06:20:00 PM
Always up early and looking for spots by myself on Sunday's.
Fun day today
http://youtu.be/TcFSz-Tbu7Y (http://youtu.be/TcFSz-Tbu7Y)
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on September 21, 2014, 06:35:34 PM
Always up early and looking for spots by myself on Sunday's.
Fun day today
http://youtu.be/TcFSz-Tbu7Y (http://youtu.be/TcFSz-Tbu7Y)
Sick stuff.
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Post by: Paco Supreme on September 21, 2014, 06:38:37 PM
Always up early and looking for spots by myself on Sunday's.
Fun day today
http://youtu.be/TcFSz-Tbu7Y (http://youtu.be/TcFSz-Tbu7Y)

had it on repeat, back to back wallrides  8)
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on September 22, 2014, 12:28:38 AM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



seems to me like you're trying to convince yourself?
also that word "breeding" is just awful.

to each his own man! I got 2 boys and they make me happy in a million ways.
I imagine this seems weird to you, but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me. I don't know, it just feels good to stop being so self-centered and put another being(s) first.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on September 22, 2014, 03:17:25 AM
on that subject, I have to say this made laugh..........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQfylQ2Jgg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQfylQ2Jgg)
(People with no kids don't know!)
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Post by: handsclapanin on September 22, 2014, 08:32:25 AM
Got a wallride on Saturday. Could barely walk on Sunday. Took the same slam to my left hip about 15 times.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/mattwallridesept202014_zpse258028c.jpg)

Our next video already has a name: Pushin 40.

new pushin40 video co (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4NIUBB69l4#)
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Post by: fang on September 22, 2014, 08:42:39 AM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



Interesting. I feel like most people I know who have kids are totally fucking exhausted, but generally quite happy, fullfiled, and productive. I planned to have a kid, but not when I did, and certainly not one with a rare genetic disorder, which was what I got. The first year and a half of my son's life has been incredibly intense and totally overwhelming at times. But I've also found bringing life into the world and nurturing it to be an incredible creative motivating force.

I'm making less art, but what I do make is of a superior quality. I've made strides in my professional life I never would have imagined, and I think that is due at least in part to the fact that having a child made me realize some latent potential more swiftly than I might have otherwise in order to make more money( To put it bluntly). And I started skateboarding again after over a decade off the board in the first few months of my son's life. I needed somewhere to put the stress, so I turned to my old friend and couldn't be happier with the result. I'm absolutely terrible at skateboarding now, but I just don't give a fuck. It's great.

Parenthood is different things at different times: often totally surreal. For the first several months We would smoke a joint after lil man went to bed and get all stoned-serious like: "I can't believe we made a PERSON".?  I spend some days walking around feeling like a total fucking zombie, but somehow manage to keep it together, and hopefully get a skate in after the boy goes down. I sometimes find myself envious of friends who don't have kids, or friends who DO have kids, but whose kids DONT have a rare uncurable genetic mutation. But it's a futile exercise. Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that.

I get what you're saying. My little dude was born 6 weeks premature after a complicated pregnancy (shrinking cervix, thus being held in by a cerclage. wife ? had to stay home from work and lay down 24-7 to not put any pressure on it etc). He was in the NICU for 3-4 weeks and weighed 4.12 pounds. and then when we got him home, he suffered from baby acid reflux, which is a nightmare. If they're awake, they're screaming, period. Soy formula cured that and he's been a happy little dude since. He was born in May so he's 4.5 months now. He's a happy lil guy until he gets tired, then it's cranky city.

When my wife first brought up kids, I know I was definitely like "whaaaat? how am I gonna do anything if I have kids etc etc". But you figure it out. My skate sessions generally are at night, once she will watch him/put him to bed. I feel more whole having made a child that is for sure. Every day he does/learns something new and it just makes you feel awesome inside. Especially when he looks at you and smiles or he's upset and you hold him and it soothes him, you feel awesome.

I liked to party hardy until the day I found out he was in there, I went home that night, slammed a few beers in a "oh shit, this is some serious responsibility" but not since that day have I felt panicky. I went out, bought him Indy onesies and just really let it all soak in about how rad it's gonna be to have a kid. I've probably only had 7 beers this year (I found out about him on January 1st) and I feel better for it. I don't want to be that guy who's kid says "my dad was a drunk asshole" later in his life. I've got plan to encourage so many things, it makes life feel a lot more worth it. I want to skate more,sure, but I want to be a good dad first you know? I've shown him a lot of skate vids already (I think he's just more amused by the movement/colors/sounds really!) but I am psyched.
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Post by: doublesteveburger on September 22, 2014, 09:33:14 AM
I'm in my mid-twenties and you dudes are giving me a more positive outlook for the future. My knees feel like they're in their mid-thirties but I'm sure I'll adjust to that at some point.

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Post by: shark tits on September 22, 2014, 10:30:35 AM
Got a wallride on Saturday. Could barely walk on Sunday. Took the same slam to my left hip about 15 times.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/mattwallridesept202014_zpse258028c.jpg)

Our next video already has a name: Pushin 40.

new pushin40 video co (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4NIUBB69l4#)
that's a mighty fine wallride!
to doublesteveburger, i've had a few friends who had lower extremities injuries in their early to mid 20s. one of em took time off and now his ankles are fine, other one doesn't skate too often [he plays frolf, unforgivable] but he's still good whenever he comes out. i think they prolly just got fat off beer and it taxed their legs.
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Post by: Young Satchel on September 22, 2014, 04:07:43 PM
Fuck yeah Fang. That's a rad picture. And baby acid reflux is the worst, holy shit! My guy had to go on some special formula and nexium. Prior to that he was a screaming mess constantly throwing up and always miserable. Now at 18 months he's off the nexium transitioning to solid foods eating guacamole and pasta with beans and I'm fucking psyched.

I should note that as misty-eyes as my first post on this subject sounds, I spent the next day dealing with a crabby, teething monster and ended up exhausted and angry with no energy to skate.

It's all in the balance I guess...
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 09, 2014, 10:42:22 AM
so a year after breaking myself utterly and completely, I finally got the plate and screws taken out of my ankle!
rad feeling and I hope to celebrate by cruising around soon....except I have to wait like 2 months for the bone to heal and winter is coming....but fuck it, I'm stoked anyways. after all this shit I probably won't skate like I used to, but I look forward to cruising around, powersliding and slash grinding every once in a while at least.
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Post by: Nanda Zinger on October 09, 2014, 12:13:16 PM
so a year after breaking myself utterly and completely, I finally got the plate and screws taken out of my ankle!
rad feeling and I hope to celebrate by cruising around soon....except I have to wait like 2 months for the bone to heal and winter is coming....but fuck it, I'm stoked anyways. after all this shit I probably won't skate like I used to, but I look forward to cruising around, powersliding and slash grinding every once in a while at least.
i waited too long to get my plates and screws removed, so the bone grew over the plates making it impossible to remove. been 15 years, kinda scared about how it will feel when im older.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 09, 2014, 12:36:34 PM
so a year after breaking myself utterly and completely, I finally got the plate and screws taken out of my ankle!
rad feeling and I hope to celebrate by cruising around soon....except I have to wait like 2 months for the bone to heal and winter is coming....but fuck it, I'm stoked anyways. after all this shit I probably won't skate like I used to, but I look forward to cruising around, powersliding and slash grinding every once in a while at least.
i waited too long to get my plates and screws removed, so the bone grew over the plates making it impossible to remove. been 15 years, kinda scared about how it will feel when im older.

that's why I had it removed....plus I could feel one of the screws rubbing against the interior of some shoes, it was a little painful.....just didn't feel comfortable
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Post by: floop on October 09, 2014, 01:33:34 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



seems to me like you're trying to convince yourself?
also that word "breeding" is just awful.

to each his own man! I got 2 boys and they make me happy in a million ways.
I imagine this seems weird to you, but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me. I don't know, it just feels good to stop being so self-centered and put another being(s) first.

to each their own but that seems a bit narrow-minded

glad you are healing up though Frenchie
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 09, 2014, 11:42:42 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



seems to me like you're trying to convince yourself?
also that word "breeding" is just awful.

to each his own man! I got 2 boys and they make me happy in a million ways.
I imagine this seems weird to you, but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me. I don't know, it just feels good to stop being so self-centered and put another being(s) first.

to each their own but that seems a bit narrow-minded

glad you are healing up though Frenchie


thanks man!
about the kids comment: that's just how I would feel. It's not for everyone and as I said, I totally understand if it seems weird to some people.

on another note, my eldest son just started playing football (soccer) this year, and shows no interest in skating at all. on the one hand I'm a little bummed but I'm also stoked he's already choosing his own shit.
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Post by: handsclapanin on October 10, 2014, 11:49:12 AM
I don't know where to put this. Maybe I should start a new thread. Maybe in Things you are not stoked on. Maybe it doesn't even need to be written. I don't have a Facebook or IG (I might be the only one); so I can't post it there. Here goes.
The past 4 days have been filled with tears. My friend died. My good friend Marc "Shockus" Delellis died skateboarding. Sunday morning he slammed, hit his head, skating his favorite place on earth, the OB skatepark. Monday night he passed away. It still doesn't seem real to me. I've known him about 15 years. One of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a smile on his face. You could not be bummed in his presence. Thrasher and Transworld had some nice things to say on their websites this week.
Below is a video me and a friend made back in 2011. Washed Up Warriors 2, The Second Bumming. Marc has a little line at 15:50 at his beloved OB park, in one of the friend montages. When this video premiered at one of the local bars; and Marc's part came on the screen, it received the loudest cheers of the night. Everyone loved him.
WASHED UP WARRIORS PRESENT: 'THE SECOND BUMMING' FULL LENGTH VIDEO on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/30841943)
Just getting that clip of him was a struggle. He loved to skate. But was more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I was filming one of Marc's best friends, McKinney, doing that judo. He has the clips after Marc in that video. I kept bugging Marc "let me film a trick of you for the video". He wasn't having it. So I just started filming him not skating and getting all these face shots. I told him "you're going to be in our video regardless. Even if it's just face shots. So you might as well get a skate clip" So finally he gave in and let me film that line of him. If I remember right, he did it first try.
I'm going to miss him so much. This whole nightmare has made me question a lot of things. Do I even want to skate anymore? Should I wear a helmet? I've hit my head probably 10 times over the years. Had to get stitches twice. It's scary to think that one slam and you could die. The area of the park where he fell is like 3 or 4 feet tall. Goes to show it could happen anywhere.
I know Marc led a full life in his 39 years here. He travelled the world over, multiple times. Listening to his stories was the best. Like his first time in China; a little Chinese man started petting his arm. I guess he had never seen something so big and hairy. If you've watched a skate video in the last 15 years; you probably saw his filming work. Maybe his mission was complete, so God called him home. That doesn't make it any easier for those of us left behind, though.
I love you Marc. I miss you. And hope to see you again some day.
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/shockus1_zps1049b93c.jpg)
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Post by: Getty on October 10, 2014, 12:53:51 PM
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but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me.

Cool, man! The main thing is to find what works for you - sounds like you have. Big props to all the skate dads here - I'd never seriously disrespect dudes who are trying to raise kids... you guys are actually inspiring as hell in lots of ways, even though I wouldn't want your life.:)

But I'm definitely a weirdo. I don't know anyone else who lives like me who's got kids, true - but honestly, my lifestyle is probably more appropriate to either a 15-year-old or a homeless person. I guess I'm somewhere between the two.:)
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Post by: shark tits on October 10, 2014, 07:06:51 PM
I don't know where to put this. Maybe I should start a new thread. Maybe in Things you are not stoked on. Maybe it doesn't even need to be written. I don't have a Facebook or IG (I might be the only one); so I can't post it there. Here goes.
The past 4 days have been filled with tears. My friend died. My good friend Marc "Shockus" Delellis died skateboarding. Sunday morning he slammed, hit his head, skating his favorite place on earth, the OB skatepark. Monday night he passed away. It still doesn't seem real to me. I've known him about 15 years. One of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a smile on his face. You could not be bummed in his presence. Thrasher and Transworld had some nice things to say on their websites this week.
Below is a video me and a friend made back in 2011. Washed Up Warriors 2, The Second Bumming. Marc has a little line at 15:50 at his beloved OB park, in one of the friend montages. When this video premiered at one of the local bars; and Marc's part came on the screen, it received the loudest cheers of the night. Everyone loved him.
WASHED UP WARRIORS PRESENT: 'THE SECOND BUMMING' FULL LENGTH VIDEO on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/30841943)
Just getting that clip of him was a struggle. He loved to skate. But was more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I was filming one of Marc's best friends, McKinney, doing that judo. He has the clips after Marc in that video. I kept bugging Marc "let me film a trick of you for the video". He wasn't having it. So I just started filming him not skating and getting all these face shots. I told him "you're going to be in our video regardless. Even if it's just face shots. So you might as well get a skate clip" So finally he gave in and let me film that line of him. If I remember right, he did it first try.
I'm going to miss him so much. This whole nightmare has made me question a lot of things. Do I even want to skate anymore? Should I wear a helmet? I've hit my head probably 10 times over the years. Had to get stitches twice. It's scary to think that one slam and you could die. The area of the park where he fell is like 3 or 4 feet tall. Goes to show it could happen anywhere.
I know Marc led a full life in his 39 years here. He travelled the world over, multiple times. Listening to his stories was the best. Like his first time in China; a little Chinese man started petting his arm. I guess he had never seen something so big and hairy. If you've watched a skate video in the last 15 years; you probably saw his filming work. Maybe his mission was complete, so God called him home. That doesn't make it any easier for those of us left behind, though.
I love you Marc. I miss you. And hope to see you again some day.
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/shockus1_zps1049b93c.jpg)
first, my heart goes out to ya, guy. i've lost some dear friends over the yrs and it's one of the rough realities. before i ever picked up a skate [actually i got a nash for christmas but it didn't roll] an acquaintance was run over and killed skating. my other friend watched it but somehow i think i was more traumatized. my 6th grade yr i'd just imagine it over and over.
so i would just say do what makes you happy, apparently you can die getting punched but i've been in a million fights and still here and that's negative. car accidents kill more people than anything but nobody 2nd guesses getting behind the wheel.
sorry your friend is gone, don't let it hold you back.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 11, 2014, 01:34:24 AM
damn that's heavy.
Sorry for your loss man.

I've been having the same helmet debate in my head lately, since my heavy crash last year. I want to be there for my kids in 20 years.
There's no easy answer I guess, but I have to say the no pads/no helmet trend of the last few years is beginning to make me uncomfortable. I mentioned it in the In Transition Berrics thread, watching Rune skate huge oververt concrete shit without any pads is pushing it a bit far for me...

RIP for your friend.

(oh and Getty, glad to see you understand my point of view! weirdos unite!!)
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Post by: j....soy..... on October 11, 2014, 11:24:18 AM
R.I.P.....

My helmet routine makes no real sense but if I skate a coping bowl....helmet....but if I skate street...none....plus i try to be super careful about
collisions now....when in doubt....I don't drop in....skating street is safer than a bowl when it comes to head injuries...

It's stupid...but I plan on wearing one at some point...I wear one biking and snowboarding....not sure when though....TA wears one for Christ sakes....Im just waiting for a warning sign....which I admit is careless....

We lost one of our OG's a few years back....in our area there are lots of 40 year olds...more 30's...this guy was in his 50's and not some Johnny come lately midlife crisis guys....he skated all the way through....

One of the things I'm starting to see more of now with older skaters and i think it's disproportionate to the rest of the population....suicides and OD's....I've seen like 4 guys go in the last month....

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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on October 11, 2014, 03:52:22 PM
RIP

R.I.P.....

My helmet routine makes no real sense but if I skate a coping bowl....helmet....but if I skate street...none....plus i try to be super careful about
collisions now....when in doubt....I don't drop in....skating street is safer than a bowl when it comes to head injuries...

It's stupid...but I plan on wearing one at some point...I wear one biking and snowboarding....not sure when though....TA wears one for Christ sakes....Im just waiting for a warning sign....which I admit is careless....

We lost one of our OG's a few years back....in our area there are lots of 40 year olds...more 30's...this guy was in his 50's and not some Johnny come lately midlife crisis guys....he skated all the way through....

One of the things I'm starting to see more of now with older skaters and i think it's disproportionate to the rest of the population....suicides and OD's....I've seen like 4 guys go in the last month....



Did this person die skating or an OD?
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Post by: DONT_CARE on October 11, 2014, 04:59:59 PM
Shockus Passed away from skating, OB park the one where he had his tricks in Washed Up Warriors. Marc Was one of the best people and didn't deserve it, he always had a smile on his face and would probably be the next person running SLAP or some Really cool thing with Thrasher of he didn't want to manage C1RCA anymore. I miss him more and would do anything to shred with him and talk to him about skating, cameras and just life.
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Post by: hufs calve muscles on October 11, 2014, 05:34:13 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



You have the poor part right but get all the fuck out with joyless bit. It's not like kids suck the life out of you. Your friends were probably not happy to begin with.
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Post by: slothflip on October 11, 2014, 05:54:37 PM
vibes for your buddy fellas, that is some tough stuff. as a fellow 39 yo who still goes after it HARD sans helmet, this is particularly hard to hear.  not that it couldn't happen to any 16 yo either, the difference now is I have kids, wife. etc. and obviously need to be here for them. maybe time to reevaluate...

it probably wont mean much at the moment and I realize its quite obvious however.... your buddy died SKATEBOARDING, doing something he presumably loved and was passionate about.

not the worst way to check out imo 
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on October 11, 2014, 06:12:52 PM
Shockus Passed away from skating, OB park the one where he had his tricks in Washed Up Warriors. Marc Was one of the best people and didn't deserve it, he always had a smile on his face and would probably be the next person running SLAP or some Really cool thing with Thrasher of he didn't want to manage C1RCA anymore. I miss him more and would do anything to shred with him and talk to him about skating, cameras and just life.

Sorry, I knew that. Question was for j..soy about his 50 year old friend he mentioned.
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Post by: somejackass on October 11, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)




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Post by: somejackass on October 11, 2014, 08:10:20 PM
I don't know where to put this. Maybe I should start a new thread. Maybe in Things you are not stoked on. Maybe it doesn't even need to be written. I don't have a Facebook or IG (I might be the only one); so I can't post it there. Here goes.
The past 4 days have been filled with tears. My friend died. My good friend Marc "Shockus" Delellis died skateboarding. Sunday morning he slammed, hit his head, skating his favorite place on earth, the OB skatepark. Monday night he passed away. It still doesn't seem real to me. I've known him about 15 years. One of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a smile on his face. You could not be bummed in his presence. Thrasher and Transworld had some nice things to say on their websites this week.
Below is a video me and a friend made back in 2011. Washed Up Warriors 2, The Second Bumming. Marc has a little line at 15:50 at his beloved OB park, in one of the friend montages. When this video premiered at one of the local bars; and Marc's part came on the screen, it received the loudest cheers of the night. Everyone loved him.
WASHED UP WARRIORS PRESENT: 'THE SECOND BUMMING' FULL LENGTH VIDEO on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/30841943)
Just getting that clip of him was a struggle. He loved to skate. But was more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I was filming one of Marc's best friends, McKinney, doing that judo. He has the clips after Marc in that video. I kept bugging Marc "let me film a trick of you for the video". He wasn't having it. So I just started filming him not skating and getting all these face shots. I told him "you're going to be in our video regardless. Even if it's just face shots. So you might as well get a skate clip" So finally he gave in and let me film that line of him. If I remember right, he did it first try.
I'm going to miss him so much. This whole nightmare has made me question a lot of things. Do I even want to skate anymore? Should I wear a helmet? I've hit my head probably 10 times over the years. Had to get stitches twice. It's scary to think that one slam and you could die. The area of the park where he fell is like 3 or 4 feet tall. Goes to show it could happen anywhere.
I know Marc led a full life in his 39 years here. He travelled the world over, multiple times. Listening to his stories was the best. Like his first time in China; a little Chinese man started petting his arm. I guess he had never seen something so big and hairy. If you've watched a skate video in the last 15 years; you probably saw his filming work. Maybe his mission was complete, so God called him home. That doesn't make it any easier for those of us left behind, though.
I love you Marc. I miss you. And hope to see you again some day.
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this story is sad. ive heard a lot about it. it sounds like a lot of people really loved this dude. it's insane to think how easy it could happen to anyone skating.sorry for your loss man.
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on October 13, 2014, 09:00:53 AM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)




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Wow youre in your 40's and still think bragging about smoking weed is kool!? If anything im sure all your friends with kids probably consider you guys the miserable ones, still needing to smoke weed to have a good time.
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Post by: floop on October 13, 2014, 02:16:49 PM
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)




(http://makeameme.org/media/created/wow-youre-cool.jpg)

Wow youre in your 40's and still think bragging about smoking weed is kool!? If anything im sure all your friends with kids probably consider you guys the miserable ones, still needing to smoke weed to have a good time.



i don't think he said he needed to smoke weed to have a good time.  he just sounded like he was trying to rub it in. 

the fact is, there are pluses and minus' to both.  obviously people who either have kids or don't have kids will argue that their chosen lifestyle is the best. 

i have to admit, i don't envy my family members or friends with kids.   i like kids.  i like my nephews.  it's nice to see them for a bit and then when the tantrums and drama starts i can say "see ya later".   my sister and brother in law spend every free moment of their lives going from soccer games to baseball games to 'get togethers' with other parents with kids...    when my sister sees me going on spur of the moment trips and vacations she says she is jealous and can't imagine what it would be like to just go away.  then again, obviously i'm missing out on the whole child bond thing / family etc..  maybe later in life i'll wish i had kids to take care of me.

i just think it's simple minded to think one way or the other is best. 

i do think not having kids is something that's often idiotically discriminated against.  i think sometimes people who have kids, who are unhappy with their lives, try to convince themselves that they are happier than people without kids because it makes them uncomfortable. 

the grass is always greener.

life is suffering
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Post by: Getty on October 13, 2014, 04:17:56 PM
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If anything im sure all your friends with kids probably consider you guys the miserable ones, still needing to smoke weed to have a good time.

Could very well be (though that's not what they tell us...:)) But the truth is that few are cut out for a life of weed, skating and sex. Lots of folks seem to have this idea that there are other, more important, things to do.

Always seemed crazy to me, but hey - to each his own.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on October 18, 2014, 07:49:36 PM
At 35, it still feels good to learn new tricks.
http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true (http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true)
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on October 18, 2014, 08:33:13 PM




i have to admit, i don't envy my family members or friends with kids.   i like kids.  i like my nephews.  it's nice to see them for a bit and then when the tantrums and drama starts i can say "see ya later".   my sister and brother in law spend every free moment of their lives going from soccer games to baseball games to 'get togethers' with other parents with kids...    when my sister sees me going on spur of the moment trips and vacations she says she is jealous and can't imagine what it would be like to just go away.  then again, obviously i'm missing out on the whole child bond thing / family etc..  maybe later in life i'll wish i had kids to take care of me.


Perfect explanation.

This is exactly what's been happening to me lately, I've been catching up with my friends a lot who have two little girls. The meltdowns are fucking terrible, I want to shoot myself, I have no idea how people deal.
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Post by: shark tits on October 18, 2014, 11:09:37 PM
At 35, it still feels good to learn new tricks.
http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true (http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true)
that was dope stanley. i've had the idea to try flips outta fakie grinds for a while, i just always space it when i'm out.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on October 19, 2014, 06:01:46 AM
At 35, it still feels good to learn new tricks.
http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true (http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true)
that was dope stanley. i've had the idea to try flips outta fakie grinds for a while, i just always space it when i'm out.
Thanks
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Post by: Young Satchel on October 19, 2014, 12:32:16 PM
Haven't skated in like two weeks or more. Been house hunting and it is absorbing pretty much all of my free time/energy. Now I found a place I like and am in the offer stage and it is stressful as fuck. Skating relieves stress, But I've been so exhausted (physically and psychologically) by the whole search along with work and another child on the way that I can't seem to get my ass out the door into the cold night at day's end for a session.

Chalk this up as a strike "against" adulthood I suppose.
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Post by: mattone on October 19, 2014, 01:21:35 PM
Almost 41. Married with a son and a dog.
From Philly.
LB resident for the last 12+ years.
Skate during lunch and at least once on the weekend at Cherry.
Hurt my leg a few weeks ago , hence posting on Slap.
Wish I would skate more street but time constraints has me in the parks. Don't want to deal with cops at this point in my life at all.
Still skate the same size boards as I did when I was in my early to mid 20's, 7.75.

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Post by: m477 on October 19, 2014, 08:11:35 PM
Probably a stupid comparison but I look at having kids like this: It's kinda like skating. It can be hard, painful and frustrating but then in the blink of an eye it's the most amazing, fulfilling and rewarding feeling you can have. As a parent, sure there are things I miss but I'd be missing a lot more if I wasn't a dad.

I would never recommend anyone to have kids. Just like with skating, there has to be a passion..  Don't do it because your family nags you. Don't do it because it's the 'normal' thing to do. Only have kids if it's something you truly want to do.

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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 20, 2014, 12:31:51 AM
Probably a stupid comparison but I look at having kids like this: It's kinda like skating. It can be hard, painful and frustrating but then in the blink of an eye it's the most amazing, fulfilling and rewarding feeling you can have. As a parent, sure there are things I miss but I'd be missing a lot more if I wasn't a dad.

I would never recommend anyone to have kids. Just like with skating, there has to be a passion..  Don't do it because your family nags you. Don't do it because it's the 'normal' thing to do. Only have kids if it's something you truly want to do.



I thought that was actually a pretty accurate comparison. both points you made are spot on!
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Post by: art hellman on October 20, 2014, 07:02:29 AM
Haven't skated in like two weeks or more. Been house hunting and it is absorbing pretty much all of my free time/energy. Now I found a place I like and am in the offer stage and it is stressful as fuck. Skating relieves stress, But I've been so exhausted (physically and psychologically) by the whole search along with work and another child on the way that I can't seem to get my ass out the door into the cold night at day's end for a session.

Chalk this up as a strike "against" adulthood I suppose.

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: MaS on October 20, 2014, 08:09:04 AM
At 35, it still feels good to learn new tricks.
http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true (http://instagram.com/p/uTZmWgof-8/?modal=true)


Hell yeah super legit!! that was fresh.

I have kids. Decent job, etc.. wife looks pretty damn good.  I'm not bummed on it, actually the opposite.  It's not automatic like it is for women.  Learning to be a father is hard shit.  make plenty of mistakes and learn from them like everything else in life.  Life is good and now would have a difficult time not having a family. 

If you don't want kids, thats cool too.  it's not for everyone and can be stressful as hell.  I started my family at 31.  kind of late.  I could not imagine being 21 trying to deal with it.  I would have blown my head off.  Props to those dudes that do that and survive. 

If i don't skate its because I'm not motivated.  I also have never really got involved with the scene here in Az, its pretty crowded with "cool guys".  Lately I've been putting heavy miles on the bike and skate once a week.  I work Monday-Friday but will stop at a skatepark here and there.  I wear a suit so I generally will need a change of clothes when I head out. This forum as silly as it sounds is motivational, seeing other dudes that still have a real passion for the sport.  I go though phases when I will skate bunch but I usually end up hurt and have to sit out for a couple months

Because of work and stuff it does allow me to do a lot of stuff with my family.  We camp a lot.  travel etc.. which cool because then I get to skate something new.  I believe I'm blessed in that regard.  I love skateboarding. Messing around on these forums etc.  look to see how the new crowd thinks and stuff.  I also like pushing switch mongo but can actually skate switch pretty well and fast, not like a bitch.  nothing worse than watching someone struggle to push switch regular.

I think everything in life can be related to skating even breeding 
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Post by: j....soy..... on October 20, 2014, 12:53:05 PM
You came to the wrong place if you don't like switch mongo or pushing slow.....
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Post by: handsclapanin on October 21, 2014, 01:00:52 PM
Thanks for all the kind words fellow old dudes.
I took 2 weeks off from skating to mourn the loss of my friend.
Then went out last weekend and was reminded why this is the best thing in the world.
Isn't skating the best when you've been off it for a while?
I'm sure Marc wouldn't want me to stop on his account.
Knowing that one slam could end your life just drives home the fact that it is a miracle any of us are even alive and breathing. No point in living in fear. We're all gonna die one day.
Thought this was pretty cool. The only painted part at Washington St. Prior to this, it was a memorial for Jay Adams.
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Post by: handsclapanin on October 21, 2014, 01:04:06 PM
R.I.P.....

My helmet routine makes no real sense but if I skate a coping bowl....helmet....but if I skate street...none....plus i try to be super careful about
collisions now....when in doubt....I don't drop in....skating street is safer than a bowl when it comes to head injuries...

It's stupid...but I plan on wearing one at some point...I wear one biking and snowboarding....not sure when though....TA wears one for Christ sakes....Im just waiting for a warning sign....which I admit is careless....

We lost one of our OG's a few years back....in our area there are lots of 40 year olds...more 30's...this guy was in his 50's and not some Johnny come lately midlife crisis guys....he skated all the way through....

One of the things I'm starting to see more of now with older skaters and i think it's disproportionate to the rest of the population....suicides and OD's....I've seen like 4 guys go in the last month....



Do you think skaters have a lower life expectancy than the rest of the population? My guess would be yes.
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Post by: handsclapanin on October 21, 2014, 01:06:37 PM
vibes for your buddy fellas, that is some tough stuff. as a fellow 39 yo who still goes after it HARD sans helmet, this is particularly hard to hear.?  not that it couldn't happen to any 16 yo either, the difference now is I have kids, wife. etc. and obviously need to be here for them. maybe time to reevaluate...

it probably wont mean much at the moment and I realize its quite obvious however.... your buddy died SKATEBOARDING, doing something he presumably loved and was passionate about.

not the worst way to check out imo? 


Yes, it is poetic in a way. But I would have preferred to have him try the mega ramp at age 80 and go out that way. Not at 39.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on October 21, 2014, 01:44:02 PM
Been off it for a few months now, been in transition. Skatewise, East Coast Fall weather gets old to me real quick these days. Nice to chill in, not so good for these old joints to skate in. Heading to a se asia in two weeks, going to cruise in a t shirt in December, pretty stoked.
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Post by: handsclapanin on October 28, 2014, 03:58:31 PM
Someone with some photoshop skills should do this right. Maybe add a little old man with a grey beard on a board.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/stayold_zps91cb4ffb.jpg)
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Post by: MaS on October 28, 2014, 06:06:40 PM
If someone will do that and send me ai file I can make some shirts.
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Post by: N.L. on October 28, 2014, 08:39:37 PM
Condolences to friends of Shokus.

I hung up on an oververt lip a  couple of years back at age 37 and dropped eight foot onto my head on the flatbottom (no helmet).  I quit skateboarding that very moment while I was stumbling around bleeding profusely from my head trying to find my phone and car keys...

Of course I didn't quit but it scared the shit out of me for a few.

39 now, still going, losing some tricks, gaining others. Body feels good but mostly skate tranny and parks. Def miss the streets and try to get out there every once in awhile. I think aging with skateboarding can be done gracefully, if you don't try to force what doesn't come natural. In some ways I skate better than I did at 19 or 29....
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Post by: j....soy..... on October 28, 2014, 09:16:42 PM
Shockus Passed away from skating, OB park the one where he had his tricks in Washed Up Warriors. Marc Was one of the best people and didn't deserve it, he always had a smile on his face and would probably be the next person running SLAP or some Really cool thing with Thrasher of he didn't want to manage C1RCA anymore. I miss him more and would do anything to shred with him and talk to him about skating, cameras and just life.

Sorry, I knew that. Question was for j..soy about his 50 year old friend he mentioned.

Missed this one...the 50 yr old OG was Don Hartley aka Carver Don....he died while skating....

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Post by: shark tits on October 28, 2014, 09:37:49 PM
filmed a backside tailslide tonight at 37. did one when i was maybe 31 but the last 6 wks i've landed maybe a few hundred [out of a few thousand attempts]. for me it's easier, i never got 'good' so i can slow and steady improve forever. if i found the right 10 i'd prolly ollie it, grim city did one a few yrs back and he's older than i am.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on October 29, 2014, 12:07:29 PM
Sorry to hear about the death of any skateboarder, especially when it's accident related. Always seems so pointless, like those sorts of things always happen to the best people. RIP

As far as kids and the whole family life thing goes, you just have to make time for you. It's hard for sure and you definitely need an understanding partner. I have a 3 year old son, between potty training, running after him, cleaning up countless messes, feeding and entertaining him it's hectic. But it's rewarding and 99 percent of the time he just puts a smile on my face. Getting to be a part of someone growing up, seeing your ideas, ethics and beliefs rub off in a positive way on a child is pretty amazing. It's certainly not for everyone, but I'm stoked on being a part of a family and am looking forward to adding another rugrat or two down the road. I'll be 38 this December, never really wanted kids until the last few years, now I'm excited about it.

The best part is when he wants to ride his bike-he has one of those little balance bikes-and he tells me to get my skateboard and go with him. It's so fun to be cruising down a hill with him smiling the whole way. It's also scary as shit trying to watch out for cars and crap because even though I've been teaching him to be aware of his surroundings and that cars hurt-he's three and doesn't really pay attention. On the plus side, I take him to bike trails in town and skate with him and no one really says shit to me about skating the trail, same thing when I take him to a park or something, I can get a few licks in on some benches or ledges and no one really pays attention cause it's like I'm just skating around with my son. Win-win.

How often do I get to skate? Besides just pushing around with the kiddo-I get out at lunch during work at least 2-3 times a week, then maybe early Sunday morning most weeks. I try to get out at least one evening after work too but that can be difficult and now that the weather is cooling off it's even harder. I recently moved from the midwest to the southwest though-have to say the  weather here for October is a hell of a lot nicer than it was back in Missouri.

My joints are stiff and sore, I feel like I was beaten with a bat the night before when I get up after skating the previous day. I eat 500-1000 mg ibuprofen every day and I can't eat anything with sugar or that's high in carbs cause I'll just get fatter overnight. I work, take care of a family, pay my bills and try to be a decent human being, all while squeezing in a little skating when I can. I'm more content with life right now than I've ever been. I don't think there's only one way to live your life, interesting to read how many of us there are out there. I don't advertise that I skate, realizing there's quite a few guys out there like me, just doing there thing and hitting the streets or parks when they get the chance between raising a family and work. Cheers to you all.


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Post by: Young Satchel on October 29, 2014, 02:59:05 PM
Good post^^

And thanks Art!
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on October 29, 2014, 05:53:17 PM


Missed this one...the 50 yr old OG was Don Hartley aka Carver Don....he died while skating....



Understood..skating. Was he just cruising, ollieing a 20 stair, skating a big bowl without a helmet? How did it actually happen.
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Post by: Heather Chandler on October 29, 2014, 11:35:20 PM
Everything is dangerous...we're all going to do die...might as well have fun doing whatever makes you happy. 
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Post by: shark tits on October 29, 2014, 11:45:21 PM
Everything is dangerous...we're all going to do die...might as well have fun doing whatever makes you happy. 
especially chaos. chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 30, 2014, 12:58:11 AM
these Magenta vids are getting me way hyped lately!

Magenta's OLD WOOPS NEW GROOVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkKxqYjyPM0#)

from to 25 to 39, I was basically a tranny-only dude as my knees couldn't handle street anymore....but breaking my leg last year has pretty much soured me on concrete parks.  I don't even wanna fuck with that shit anymore. So I think the next phase for my decrepit self is going to be strictly downhill skating, powerslides, ollies....and that's pretty much it. I just wanna get the feeling of cruising around town, with a minimum risk of injury (which is close to impossible I know, but I can't give up skating entirely)
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Post by: Nacnud on October 30, 2014, 01:32:44 AM
these Magenta vids are getting me way hyped lately!

Magenta's OLD WOOPS NEW GROOVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkKxqYjyPM0#)

from to 25 to 39, I was basically a tranny-only dude as my knees couldn't handle street anymore....but breaking my leg last year has pretty much soured me on concrete parks.  I don't even wanna fuck with that shit anymore. So I think the next phase for my decrepit self is going to be strictly downhill skating, powerslides, ollies....and that's pretty much it. I just wanna get the feeling of cruising around town, with a minimum risk of injury (which is close to impossible I know, but I can't give up skating entirely)

That sucks about your knees and leg. I would be content with slappies, wallies, wall rides and hill bombs until rigamortis sets in. I live in a flat city so hill bombs wont be happening for the moment. That Magenta vid is great. Love how close the filmer gets to the action.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on October 30, 2014, 02:10:38 AM
these Magenta vids are getting me way hyped lately!

Magenta's OLD WOOPS NEW GROOVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkKxqYjyPM0#)

from to 25 to 39, I was basically a tranny-only dude as my knees couldn't handle street anymore....but breaking my leg last year has pretty much soured me on concrete parks.  I don't even wanna fuck with that shit anymore. So I think the next phase for my decrepit self is going to be strictly downhill skating, powerslides, ollies....and that's pretty much it. I just wanna get the feeling of cruising around town, with a minimum risk of injury (which is close to impossible I know, but I can't give up skating entirely)

That sucks about your knees and leg. I would be content with slappies, wallies, wall rides and hill bombs until rigamortis sets in. I live in a flat city so hill bombs wont be happening for the moment. That Magenta vid is great. Love how close the filmer gets to the action.

well I'm not complaining.... I had my share of injuries, but that's the burden of any aging skater I guess, except maybe the super-gifted ones. at least I can still cruise around! and I live in Brussels now, which has pretty cool hills. only problem is the pavement is pretty shitty and I miss Paris in that respect, but I'll just buy some 62 mm wheels or something when I'm all healed up!
(oh and I agree: the Magenta filmer is plain awesome)
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Post by: kenneth on October 30, 2014, 03:22:39 AM
Well, if you happen to be in Sweden december 6th, here is your time to shine!

http://www.bryggeriet.org/2014/10/gold-school-street-comp-612/ (http://www.bryggeriet.org/2014/10/gold-school-street-comp-612/)
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Post by: j....soy..... on October 30, 2014, 11:01:47 AM
Everything is dangerous...we're all going to do die...might as well have fun doing whatever makes you happy. 

It's true but I think it's healthy to look at....when will it end?  How will it end?

Because it will end.....
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Post by: handsclapanin on October 30, 2014, 01:11:08 PM
See if you can wrap your old brains around this one.
The old are only getting older. Is there an official age to get in this old dude skater club? I'm thinking it's 30. Now think about this. You could have someone who is 30 years old and has been skating for 20 years. And they would never have ridden anything but "popsicle" shapes. Kinda trippy. Maybe it's time to redefine what it means to be old. Like you have to be able to answer the question "where were you when Video Days came out". As much as it sucks getting old and decrepit; I'm still very glad that I was around to witness the insane progression during the late 80's / early 90s. Whether it be board shapes, tricks, fashion, whatever.
Here's another one. Back in the day, contests only had one group: the pros. Then when dudes like Cab got older and still wanted to compete, they made a veterans division. Nowadays there are 3 divisions: pros, masters, legends. If these old guys keep going; a fourth division is going to have to be made.
Just some thoughts.
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Post by: Willie on October 31, 2014, 06:16:26 AM
these Magenta vids are getting me way hyped lately!

Magenta's OLD WOOPS NEW GROOVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkKxqYjyPM0#)

from to 25 to 39, I was basically a tranny-only dude as my knees couldn't handle street anymore....but breaking my leg last year has pretty much soured me on concrete parks.  I don't even wanna fuck with that shit anymore. So I think the next phase for my decrepit self is going to be strictly downhill skating, powerslides, ollies....and that's pretty much it. I just wanna get the feeling of cruising around town, with a minimum risk of injury (which is close to impossible I know, but I can't give up skating entirely)

That sucks about your knees and leg. I would be content with slappies, wallies, wall rides and hill bombs until rigamortis sets in. I live in a flat city so hill bombs wont be happening for the moment. That Magenta vid is great. Love how close the filmer gets to the action.

well I'm not complaining.... I had my share of injuries, but that's the burden of any aging skater I guess, except maybe the super-gifted ones. at least I can still cruise around! and I live in Brussels now, which has pretty cool hills. only problem is the pavement is pretty shitty and I miss Paris in that respect, but I'll just buy some 62 mm wheels or something when I'm all healed up!
(oh and I agree: the Magenta filmer is plain awesome)


I turned 38 this year and it's been a strange time for me skate-wise.

I had been skating almost nothing but tranny since around 2001 but about 3 years ago I started getting bored with my scene and made an effort to skate some other more street oriented parks in the area. It was a bummer to find that I could barely 50-50 a ledge anymore but I started to really appreciate more tech/bleeding edge type skating as opposed to the Anti-Creature stuff I had spent the last decade aspiring to. So while I now have kids and skate less than ever I think about skating (and follow it online) as much or more so than ever.

On the other hand, I now feel like my body is truly starting to be not up to skating. Now that it's getting colder my knees don't seem to want to bend. I couldn't even frontside slash the other day I was so stiff legged. I seem to be lacking that fast twitch explosive response bit skating requires. Hopefully it's just lack of practice - I did miss out on a lot of skating this year with 2 separate rib injuries. On the other hand, maybe my time is running out? I suppose I would still enjoy just pushing around town if that's all I could do.

It's just that I have had a small number of great skating days this year and I find myself chasing that feeling - a pure unadulterated joy - that I get far less in my "adult" pursuits.
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Post by: twistingtheknife666 on October 31, 2014, 11:39:01 AM
these Magenta vids are getting me way hyped lately!

Magenta's OLD WOOPS NEW GROOVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkKxqYjyPM0#)

from to 25 to 39, I was basically a tranny-only dude as my knees couldn't handle street anymore....but breaking my leg last year has pretty much soured me on concrete parks.  I don't even wanna fuck with that shit anymore. So I think the next phase for my decrepit self is going to be strictly downhill skating, powerslides, ollies....and that's pretty much it. I just wanna get the feeling of cruising around town, with a minimum risk of injury (which is close to impossible I know, but I can't give up skating entirely)

That sucks about your knees and leg. I would be content with slappies, wallies, wall rides and hill bombs until rigamortis sets in. I live in a flat city so hill bombs wont be happening for the moment. That Magenta vid is great. Love how close the filmer gets to the action.

well I'm not complaining.... I had my share of injuries, but that's the burden of any aging skater I guess, except maybe the super-gifted ones. at least I can still cruise around! and I live in Brussels now, which has pretty cool hills. only problem is the pavement is pretty shitty and I miss Paris in that respect, but I'll just buy some 62 mm wheels or something when I'm all healed up!
(oh and I agree: the Magenta filmer is plain awesome)


I turned 38 this year and it's been a strange time for me skate-wise.

I had been skating almost nothing but tranny since around 2001 but about 3 years ago I started getting bored with my scene and made an effort to skate some other more street oriented parks in the area. It was a bummer to find that I could barely 50-50 a ledge anymore but I started to really appreciate more tech/bleeding edge type skating as opposed to the Anti-Creature stuff I had spent the last decade aspiring to. So while I now have kids and skate less than ever I think about skating (and follow it online) as much or more so than ever.

On the other hand, I now feel like my body is truly starting to be not up to skating. Now that it's getting colder my knees don't seem to want to bend. I couldn't even frontside slash the other day I was so stiff legged. I seem to be lacking that fast twitch explosive response bit skating requires. Hopefully it's just lack of practice - I did miss out on a lot of skating this year with 2 separate rib injuries. On the other hand, maybe my time is running out? I suppose I would still enjoy just pushing around town if that's all I could do.

It's just that I have had a small number of great skating days this year and I find myself chasing that feeling - a pure unadulterated joy - that I get far less in my "adult" pursuits.


Broke my ankle skating a 5' mini ramp when I was 28, it's never been the same since. To make matters worse I broke it again about 3 months after it healed the first time...riding a motorcycle. I've lost some pop, which sucks, it's not so much ollie height, but I just don't feel like I can really snap it as hard. Sort of weird to explain. It also swells up a bit everyday, but I have no pain and full range of motion, so I'll deal with it. My doctor wanted to do surgery but I'm afraid it'll just make it worse and since it doesn't bother me I've not worried about it. One thing that sucks is I have to be super careful about stepping on anything at a weird angle, stepping off on a curb or anything like that will basically give me a minor sprain for a few days. It helps if I wear an ankle brace, but all of the ones that I've tried feel super uncomfortable so I usually don't wear one.

I will say I'm stiffer and it takes me way longer to warm up now when skating. I usually feel comfortable after about 20 minutes of pushing around and taking it easy at first, then I feel good to go. Of course by "go" I mean skating ledges, ditches, red curbs and occasionally stepping it up a bit if I'm feeling really good. Stretching helps keep me loose before I skate, and I believe it helps keep me a little looser after skating, but nothing gets me loose as quick as just pushing to spots. Anymore when I go skating I just step out my door and go skate around. Really reminds me of being 13 again, being miles from home, skating everywhere, just hitting spots as I go. Rarely drive to a spot unless it's really out of the way or the park.   

On another note, the cold absolutely affects my joints. Ibuprofen and drinking tons of water seems to help. I've also noticed that a really long hot shower before I go skating in cooler weather seems to help. I get up around 6am on Sundays, take a long hot shower and go out for a few hours, I can absolutely tell a difference. Counter-productive I suppose, but oh well. When I was 16 or so I always remember thinking I'd quit skating when I was 35...I'll turn 38 in December and now I'm hoping I can at least cruise around doing slappys until I'm 50.
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Post by: Bill on November 01, 2014, 09:51:34 PM
The next division would be retirement. These guys wouldn't want to embarrass them selves with a wheelchair division. Look at Duane Peters, He's in his mid 50's and doing insane shit. His career could end & he's recovered from some gnarly injuries. I see where you're coming from but there isn't going to be any new division for even older dudes.

Tommy G was asked if theyre going to start a Master division for street? He just laughed, & said No one wants to watch us Ollie hips & do axles stalls. He's right thou, as cool as it sounds, It wouldn't be entertaining. Bowls & Vert are a different beast, the older pros can still do some rad tricks

See if you can wrap your old brains around this one.
The old are only getting older. Is there an official age to get in this old dude skater club? I'm thinking it's 30. Now think about this. You could have someone who is 30 years old and has been skating for 20 years. And they would never have ridden anything but "popsicle" shapes. Kinda trippy. Maybe it's time to redefine what it means to be old. Like you have to be able to answer the question "where were you when Video Days came out". As much as it sucks getting old and decrepit; I'm still very glad that I was around to witness the insane progression during the late 80's / early 90s. Whether it be board shapes, tricks, fashion, whatever.
Here's another one. Back in the day, contests only had one group: the pros. Then when dudes like Cab got older and still wanted to compete, they made a veterans division. Nowadays there are 3 divisions: pros, masters, legends. If these old guys keep going; a fourth division is going to have to be made.
Just some thoughts.
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Post by: Harry in Your Pocket on November 14, 2014, 08:46:17 PM
Where to begin? The last time I was on a board was in 1987. My first board was a Santa Cruz, but I broke it launching off some stairs (5 at the most) at a Middle School near where I lived. Next I had a Lance Mountain deck, cant even remember which one that was. Finally I had a Mark Gonzalez Vision board. Then I stopped. in 1987. Didn't watch videos, quit reading Thrasher, following skaters, etc.

Flash-forward to three weeks ago. My middle son has been saving up for a skateboard so I took him to the local skate shop. It brought back some memories, and I was like "fuck-it" laid down about $110 for my own setup. I'm hugely fat now so I asked for a bigger board and got a Krooked 8.5. Then proceeded to take two of my boys around to me and my friends old "spots".

It's like waking up from being frozen. Man has this sport changed. I mean holy shit...what the hell am I supposed to do? I'm teaching the boys how to ollie, I'm trying to grind some curbs. I've bailed a couple of times bad enough for the boys to stop and look at me scared that I'm dead and ask if I'm OK. It hurts, but I always have a smile on my face. I'm going back and trying to catch up on all this stuff. I think I'm just gonna skate a little bit, maybe lose some weight. At this point my kids don't hate my guts and want me to disappear so skating has become an activity that I get to share with my boys. And, that is a gift that I cannot fathom. The joy of being back on the board, the joy of landing something (anything) and skating away. The joy of being with my kids and laughing and talking with them and spending time in their presence in such a fun rad way.

Sorry I was gone for so long. Sorry I missed what I've missed. Glad my boys were able to get their 43 year old obese father back onto a board and, if only for a few minutes, to feel that magic again.   

I'll be around.
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Post by: Getty on November 14, 2014, 09:41:18 PM
Where to begin? The last time I was on a board was in 1987. My first board was a Santa Cruz, but I broke it launching off some stairs (5 at the most) at a Middle School near where I lived. Next I had a Lance Mountain deck, cant even remember which one that was. Finally I had a Mark Gonzalez Vision board. Then I stopped. in 1987. Didn't watch videos, quit reading Thrasher, following skaters, etc.

Flash-forward to three weeks ago. My middle son has been saving up for a skateboard so I took him to the local skate shop. It brought back some memories, and I was like "fuck-it" laid down about $110 for my own setup. I'm hugely fat now so I asked for a bigger board and got a Krooked 8.5. Then proceeded to take two of my boys around to me and my friends old "spots".

It's like waking up from being frozen. Man has this sport changed. I mean holy shit...what the hell am I supposed to do? I'm teaching the boys how to ollie, I'm trying to grind some curbs. I've bailed a couple of times bad enough for the boys to stop and look at me scared that I'm dead and ask if I'm OK. It hurts, but I always have a smile on my face. I'm going back and trying to catch up on all this stuff. I think I'm just gonna skate a little bit, maybe lose some weight. At this point my kids don't hate my guts and want me to disappear so skating has become an activity that I get to share with my boys. And, that is a gift that I cannot fathom. The joy of being back on the board, the joy of landing something (anything) and skating away. The joy of being with my kids and laughing and talking with them and spending time in their presence in such a fun rad way.

Sorry I was gone for so long. Sorry I missed what I've missed. Glad my boys were able to get their 43 year old obese father back onto a board and, if only for a few minutes, to feel that magic again.   

I'll be around.

Fuck yeah, man. Raddest thing I've read on the forum in awhile. Welcome back!
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Post by: j....soy..... on November 14, 2014, 09:44:09 PM
Yes Harry....welcome back....

While you were gone Gator murdered someone.....
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Post by: fang on November 15, 2014, 05:52:04 AM
Broke my ankle skating a 5' mini ramp when I was 28, it's never been the same since. To make matters worse I broke it again about 3 months after it healed the first time...riding a motorcycle. I've lost some pop, which sucks, it's not so much ollie height, but I just don't feel like I can really snap it as hard. Sort of weird to explain. It also swells up a bit everyday, but I have no pain and full range of motion, so I'll deal with it. My doctor wanted to do surgery but I'm afraid it'll just make it worse and since it doesn't bother me I've not worried about it. One thing that sucks is I have to be super careful about stepping on anything at a weird angle, stepping off on a curb or anything like that will basically give me a minor sprain for a few days. It helps if I wear an ankle brace, but all of the ones that I've tried feel super uncomfortable so I usually don't wear one.

I will say I'm stiffer and it takes me way longer to warm up now when skating. I usually feel comfortable after about 20 minutes of pushing around and taking it easy at first, then I feel good to go. Of course by "go" I mean skating ledges, ditches, red curbs and occasionally stepping it up a bit if I'm feeling really good. Stretching helps keep me loose before I skate, and I believe it helps keep me a little looser after skating, but nothing gets me loose as quick as just pushing to spots. Anymore when I go skating I just step out my door and go skate around. Really reminds me of being 13 again, being miles from home, skating everywhere, just hitting spots as I go. Rarely drive to a spot unless it's really out of the way or the park.? 

On another note, the cold absolutely affects my joints. Ibuprofen and drinking tons of water seems to help. I've also noticed that a really long hot shower before I go skating in cooler weather seems to help. I get up around 6am on Sundays, take a long hot shower and go out for a few hours, I can absolutely tell a difference. Counter-productive I suppose, but oh well. When I was 16 or so I always remember thinking I'd quit skating when I was 35...I'll turn 38 in December and now I'm hoping I can at least cruise around doing slappys until I'm 50.

This is also my deal. I have to "warm up" my knees for about 20 minutes before I can Ollie worth anything since about 33 years old. Stretching is a MUST now as well. I learned that around that time as well. Frontside flip on my unstretched 33 year old body led to groin muscle pull that felt like shit.

My main physical issues are my left ankle and left knee (I'm goofy foot and the only switch I do these days are flatground switch ollies, 180s, kickflips and frontside flips). So my push foot/knee combo suck. In 2001 (I was 25), I tore some tendons in my ankle/foot, which I believe never truly healed right (I had no medical insurance so I just sat on a couch for months = "healed"?!). That was on a kickflip off some stairs, rear foot half on/half off = nice twist! Anyway, that foot/ankle cracks and pops so much, even if I don't move it. IT sucks. My left knee has been a bummer since growth spurts at 12/13... but these days, it's pretty crunchy and feels weak at times? The last time I skated was about a week ago, where I basically thought "hey I haven't done a 360 flip in a while" and just repeatedly did/tried those, with a few makes, more misses! But ever since that day, my knee has felt like Van Damme kicked it from the side.

My knees hate tranny. I learned this also at 33. 32, no problem, all day, sweet. 33 onward has been... skate into tranny - feel like knees caving in. So my 1987 dream of doing at least one McTwist, I've let go of. Stairs/rails/big gaps = over. I'm okay with this. I drive my car into downtown (I live by 2 gnarly hills, skating/walking up them AFTER skating all around...sucks), park it at the edge of town and cruise the whole city, stopping at what spots are left for some tricks here and there. Curbs, banks, ledges, all still amazingly fun! And honestly, like you said brings out the 13 year old. It feels almost just as good (I say almost, cuz after im done skating now I have a lot of responsibilities that I didn't then ha). Cruising full speed down sidewalks, stopping at 7-11 for a smoke, Walgreens for their free water fountain, etc.. seriously just like being a middle school skate rat again.

All my local skate friends have quit skating and I get that look when I talk about skating/how rad it still is/how i'm never gonna quit. You know, the look of "Dewd, just get mature already. Stop having fun with your life. Watch the news, discuss current events and go to work!" . So, honestly over the last year, I've given up on all of my friends. I skate alone, which has it's goods (can go where ever I want/when I want etc) and bads ("Did you see that!? Oh i'm alone" and waiting for a high five that isn't coming) . And I'm also on a tight schedule to skate. I watch my kid all day, wife home around 4:30 and I usually help her with the kid until 8pm , then walk my dogs for about an hour... THEN I skate at 9 or so, generally for an hour, hour and a half. I haven't skated in the sunlight since....I have no idea. Skating at night is the shit though, skate down main streets in between cars, still fun as a mofo. Less people to deal with especially. I still get the occasional "faggot!" yelled at me or "skate or die man" (My suburb is a pretty pro-football/anti-skateboard type place)...or this new-to-me one of: honking the horn, then when I look, some kid/kids banging their head and holding the horns at me? My reaction is to give them a hang loose. I dunno why but it makes me laugh.

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Post by: Harry in Your Pocket on November 15, 2014, 08:36:55 AM
Yes Harry....welcome back....

While you were gone Gator murdered someone.....

No kidding? And Hosoi was in jail! Got out and married a stripper it appears, but is a preacher or something? Good grief.

Finally watched the Bones Brigade doc last night on Netflix, that was really cool. I actually remember a couple of those videos and watching them on VHS. We had to learn tricks by looking at magazines and trying to learn them that way. No wonder we sucked. I've  been on YouTube and there is so much out there (I'm gonna watch the Hosoi doc and the Rogowski doc today).

What a wild ride this little hobby has been on over the last 30 years.

Apparently, now a days, everyone is rad. I'm just gonna have to hide in my driveway and try not to look like an idiot (too late). 
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Post by: Heather Chandler on November 15, 2014, 11:43:26 AM
Turning 42 in about a month.  I need to lose about 20lbs and strengthen my body more.  Got hurt last Summer, but slowly seem to be coming back from that.  Getting old sucks.
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Post by: 144p on January 01, 2015, 11:04:35 PM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)
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Post by: Paco Supreme on January 01, 2015, 11:12:51 PM
happy birthday boss, ripping as usual
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Post by: QUIT SINNIN on January 01, 2015, 11:19:24 PM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)

that was sick! now im not so bummed about growing older. jake johnson would be proud of that ender!
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Post by: ice nine on January 02, 2015, 12:35:08 AM
that was so good dave, hell yea. did u roll away from that last co comply tho?
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Post by: Ollie Ringwald on January 02, 2015, 12:51:20 AM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)

So good, your footage has got better and better over the year. You're like the Siucu of the older dudes.
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on January 02, 2015, 06:40:55 AM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)
happy birthday boss, ripping as usual
Awesome as always! Keeping me stoked.
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Post by: 144p on January 02, 2015, 07:05:56 AM
that was so good dave, hell yea. did u roll away from that last co comply tho?
I put my hand on the ground and my back foot came off but i pulled my self up.
It's a make to me and my body was wrecked at that point.
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Post by: straight on January 02, 2015, 08:12:18 AM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)

NICE!
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Post by: bumpnrun on January 02, 2015, 01:54:44 PM
Awesome thread. Keep it going oldies. Kind of weird though seeing as 90% of the forum is 30+. Turned 40 in mid Dec.
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Post by: stephop on January 02, 2015, 02:34:24 PM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)

Ripping. I want some nice spacer curbs to skate  >:(
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Post by: handsclapanin on January 02, 2015, 03:00:16 PM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)
Sick stuff! Really liked the big slappie at 1:20.
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Post by: j....soy..... on January 02, 2015, 03:59:44 PM
It's rad you not only skate street but film too.....
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Post by: paraquat on January 02, 2015, 06:33:27 PM
Dude. Gnar for you 144p. You got flow, tricks, and your style oozes fun.
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Post by: handsclapanin on January 22, 2015, 12:52:04 PM
Just turned 38. Couple somewhat recent pics. Our new video premiers in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, while everyone else is getting their last minute tricks, I've been sidelined for a month now with a  tweaked ankle.
Taking my slappy crook to new heights.
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/mattslappycrook_zpsad3861a1.jpg)

Pole jamming
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/mattpolejam_zps7f8761d8.jpg)
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Post by: 144p on January 22, 2015, 05:35:10 PM
Dude!
Thats impressive (both pics)
Good luck with the injury.
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Post by: Randozzi on January 22, 2015, 05:54:45 PM
sick man! love the slappy crook photo. hope you heal up soon.
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Post by: Noioso on January 22, 2015, 06:07:27 PM
I've broken 3 boards in 3 weeks. This is the most I've skated regularly in years, and now the most boards I've broken in probably 13 years. This last time, I bruised the fuck out of my heel, and kept skating, but felt super off balance...But I kept pushing it, and broke it kickflipping off a ledge on the last trick I was going to do at the park. I wanted to land it 3 times in a row, and I of course broke it on the third time. The other time was a 360 flip, and the time before that was a big spin.

Being old allows me to just go buy a new board. I'm thankful for that part of being old.
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Post by: IPODS SUCK! on January 22, 2015, 07:39:13 PM
Hey Slap forum.

39 years old.

I haven't posted here since 2010 I think.

I was widowed in May of '10 so obviously that changed things being left alone to raise a 5 year old boy. He's almost 10 now though and some of the dust has cleared.

I've skated a little bit on and off over the last few years but I'm ready for a big comeback this year. Quit smoking cigarettes and starting to feel better than ever.
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Post by: trillytrill on January 23, 2015, 06:29:07 AM
Regarding people talking about Mother, what the fuck is "chillwave"?
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Post by: shark tits on February 04, 2015, 05:23:37 PM
i'll be 38 in the AM. here's the grand sum of what i did last yr. never die and never get old........
http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s (http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s)
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Post by: dillanharp on February 04, 2015, 05:27:47 PM
i'll be 38 in the AM. here's the grand sum of what i did last yr. never die and never get old........
http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s (http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s)
Good shit. you skating to bizarre love triangle somehow brought a tear to my eye.
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Post by: shark tits on February 04, 2015, 05:32:39 PM
heh, thanks nallid. i love new order but that gal's cover makes me wistful.
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Post by: floop on February 04, 2015, 05:38:22 PM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy
Dave Waite 2014 Retrospective // 41st Birthday Video Part (Slappie BirthDave!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iplxdR_YmoA#)

gnar'd ya brah
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on February 04, 2015, 08:48:42 PM
i'll be 38 in the AM. here's the grand sum of what i did last yr. never die and never get old........
http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s (http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s)
Damn, that was awesome.
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Post by: shark tits on February 04, 2015, 08:52:07 PM
appreciate ya stanley spadowski! lookin forward to making a 2015 w/ jim and dan, bruh man and rusty. pinche groundhog says not for 6 more wks but we'll be in the game then. anyone else in new england is more than welcome to go for the ripride too.
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 05, 2015, 12:16:47 AM
i'll be 38 in the AM. here's the grand sum of what i did last yr. never die and never get old........
http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s (http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s)

good shit man! even some flip-out shit in there, ha.

Dave Waite props to you as well!
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on February 05, 2015, 12:19:41 AM
Hey Slap forum.

39 years old.

I haven't posted here since 2010 I think.

I was widowed in May of '10 so obviously that changed things being left alone to raise a 5 year old boy. He's almost 10 now though and some of the dust has cleared.

I've skated a little bit on and off over the last few years but I'm ready for a big comeback this year. Quit smoking cigarettes and starting to feel better than ever.


damn that's heavy.
Welcome back !!

right I'm off to go do some mountain biking, it's way too cold to skate out here right now for my old ass.
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Post by: RonAllenGaveMeThisAndIAmStoked on February 05, 2015, 05:38:31 AM
Props to everyone here,

I have seldom visited Slap Forum but I have become so disillusioned with so much of skateboard media that I felt it was best to seek out where the real discussion is.

39 Years Old, Chocolate Elijah Berle, Thunders, Spitfire. I have skated pretty much through since I was 11. Had a couple of dry years 17-19. Much of the last 10 years I have skated fairly solo.

Have 3 sons, none of them are really interested in skating. Maybe one day. Still read Transworld, sometimes Thrasher but it embarrasses me, the Berries seems like a cult, Ride Channel is watered down skateboarding. The only thing that I read that seems good is Jenkem and Quartersnacks. I am on Instagram not to post but to follow skaters. Watch plenty of skateboarding videos still. Love checking stuff out on Youtube but miss the time when videos actually meant something. Watched Plan B True (fun) loved Supreme Cherry.

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Post by: handsclapanin on February 05, 2015, 11:12:36 AM
i'll be 38 in the AM. here's the grand sum of what i did last yr. never die and never get old........
http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s (http://youtu.be/il8kjG8Tf1A?t=8m37s)
Nice! Happy Birthday.
f/s nosegrind the picnic table was sick. And I like the spin around the pole thing. Looked fun.
You got enough sock showing that you could totally fit in with the kids nowadays.
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Post by: spool of cord on February 05, 2015, 12:28:41 PM
144p, I'm almost 20 years younger than you and you're doing some tricks that I struggle with. I can't imagine being in my 40s catching kickflips, no complying gaps, and doing pivot fakies and back D's in lines! Major props

...I know, I don't belong in this thread...but it's pretty inspiring to see what your older guys are pulling off

like butthole sniffer eating that wooly bear caterpillar. woah
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Post by: handsclapanin on February 12, 2015, 05:29:15 PM
I guess I could have posted this in Skate Questions. But who else is gonna know besides old farts.
Common knowledge, every grab changes names b/s vs f/s: indy/frontside, backside/lien, mute/slob.
So what the heck is a backside Stalefish called?
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Post by: Stanley Spadowski on February 12, 2015, 07:22:22 PM
I guess I could have posted this in Skate Questions. But who else is gonna know besides old farts.
Common knowledge, every grab changes names b/s vs f/s: indy/frontside, backside/lien, mute/slob.
So what the heck is a backside Stalefish called?
I think it's just called a backside stalefish.
youtube.com/watch?v=TClio9L9n9w (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TClio9L9n9w)
4:42
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Post by: Willie on February 12, 2015, 07:27:56 PM
I guess I could have posted this in Skate Questions. But who else is gonna know besides old farts.
Common knowledge, every grab changes names b/s vs f/s: indy/frontside, backside/lien, mute/slob.
So what the heck is a backside Stalefish called?


Backside stalefish.


I think the naming rules are rather fluid. True, a backside grab turning frontside is probably a lien, but if you were talking about an Indy/frontside on a straight launcher then "Indy" would refer to an around the foot grab. Similarly I've always been told that mute vs slob was solely about the grab. You can turn frontside or backside but if you "stink bug" it with your front arm, then it's slob. Around the foot, mute (tweak for Japan).
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Post by: Fart Sounds on February 12, 2015, 08:21:37 PM
Figured I'd bump this topic since it's dead of winter and all us old guys need a little motivation.
Turned 41 yesterday and my buddy took all my footage (vx and iphone and vhs) from this year and made me a part.
warning! Curb heavy

between seeing this and binging Grosso's Love Letters on youtube... tonight fucking rules
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Post by: Doughboy on February 16, 2015, 07:39:08 AM
Hello fellow old dudes. Hope that everybody is doing good. Only a few more weeks until spring starts. I can't wait. Woke up today and it was -8 degrees outside. Not fun. I've kinda been feeling like a hermit this winter. Pretty much just go to work and then hide from the cold for the rest of the day and watch old skate videos or organize my shoe collection. I injured both my achilles tendons in the middle of October doing something fairly stupid on my skateboard. So for the last month and a half of decent weather I was basically just able to push around in pain. Feeling better now. Super stoked to be out skating again once the snow and cold takes a hike. I saw some of the younger dudes I helped get into skating this summer out a few days ago skating a parking lot in the freezing cold doing ollies and stuff. Totally reminded me of my group of friends and I 20 years ago skating no matter what the weather was and being happy just to be on 4 wheels. Oh that skateboarding nostalgia.

To all the old heads that posted some footage on the past page or two. Great job guys! You dudes rip! That stuff definitely helps to motivate. I'll be on the ol' shred stick sooner than later. Usually around March weather starts getting decent again for me. Few more weeks, few more weeks ;)

Later dudes!
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Post by: 144p on March 01, 2015, 05:26:38 PM
Weather has been warm last few days.
Been having a lot of fun. Hope the rest of you can roll soon.

Interbae (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jUg1Nr1goc#)
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Post by: j....soy..... on March 02, 2015, 03:39:45 PM
Im sure I've said it before, but it's rad you film.  It was never part of my program....when I was young only the good guys did it...and when I was older its been more just happy your out skating.  With iPhones now though I should get on it.....truthfully though when I see the footage sometimes it's.....'thank god I never filmed..' i would have quit..




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Post by: 144p on March 02, 2015, 04:41:44 PM
Somtimes I shake my head at myself taking the time to film mediocre tricks at crappy spots.
Others I step back and realize as we get older it helps to have things to work towards, and to have peers that inspire, regardless of skill or style. That maybe in some odd way I am helping get somebody off the couch to roll around a bit because they saw someone else who reminds them of a time when it was frequent and fun.
My ego is pretty minimal and I'm not fishing for compliments by posting myself, I think the number of aging skateboarders is growing and the cliche of turning into a bowl troll or painfully stepping on a board 3 times a year is disappearing. More guys are skating at a higher level into their late 30s than say 10 years ago.
I also have a complex running a shop that I won't turn into the loudmouth behind the counter always rambling about the good old days and barely touching a board anymore.
Today is just fine for me and it keeps me motivated to progress even in small ways.
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Post by: HoudiniXLogic on March 02, 2015, 06:33:45 PM
Hey Slap forum.

39 years old.

I haven't posted here since 2010 I think.

I was widowed in May of '10 so obviously that changed things being left alone to raise a 5 year old boy. He's almost 10 now though and some of the dust has cleared.

I've skated a little bit on and off over the last few years but I'm ready for a big comeback this year. Quit smoking cigarettes and starting to feel better than ever.


Im sorry to hear that man. I hope everything goes well! Take care of your son!
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Post by: floop on April 14, 2015, 03:05:47 PM
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey

https://instagram.com/p/1bCGtPLOND/
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Post by: Xen on April 14, 2015, 05:07:34 PM
Just found this old man thread, being 42, I figure I qualify.

No recent pics or vids (I skate solo)  ::)

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Post by: shredbuffalo on April 14, 2015, 07:02:27 PM
I'm so glad this thread is still going...This forum is terrible for the most part (admittedly I still come here but don't usually post hahaha), but thankfully most of the bullshit that goes on hasn't made it here.

As for me, I recently turned 40, I blew my shoulder out at work, spent my winter at an indoor park skating smallish tranny, and whatever else...I'm just glad it's spring and I can skate some street and not go anywhere near a skatepark unless I feel like skating a ramp or I visit a new one that I've never been to before. I have a few good friends that I skate with all the time and we're looking forward to some fun times this summer.

Keep this shit going guys.
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Post by: gearingupforgettingdown on April 14, 2015, 09:43:07 PM
Just turned 40 on Monday. 39 felt ok, let's see how this year goes. :-\
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Post by: pinche gringo on April 14, 2015, 10:24:46 PM
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey

https://instagram.com/p/1bCGtPLOND/
That's totally proper.

Monday I turn 38. I got kicked out of a curb spot tonight by an old man security gaurd before really even getting warmed up. On a positive note, it doesn't look like it's going to rain tomorrow.
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Post by: j....soy..... on April 14, 2015, 11:16:15 PM
Just getting down 5-0s too..I gotta have my tail scraping as I go in....

After like 30 years of skating I realize I never lean back....
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Post by: OldieButFrenchie on April 15, 2015, 12:04:54 AM
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey

https://instagram.com/p/1bCGtPLOND/

congrats man! that's one of the more satisfying tricks ever. also one I totally lost after knee surgery a few years back. confidence is everything for that one.
as for me, I've been rolling around a bit again, which is satisfying in itself but psychologically, I haven't shaken off my ankle breaker yet. everytime I step on my board I think of that injury and I have to say it takes a lot of the fun out of skating. it'll take time I guess.....
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Post by: Nacnud on April 15, 2015, 12:38:30 AM
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey

https://instagram.com/p/1bCGtPLOND/

Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!
https://instagram.com/p/1clqhQDpJt/
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Post by: floop on April 15, 2015, 10:51:08 AM
think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey

https://instagram.com/p/1bCGtPLOND/

Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!
https://instagram.com/p/1clqhQDpJt/

thanks guys.  it's been the longest battle.  for me i'm realizing my problem was i needed to bend my knees more, plus lean back into the tranny a bit more.  i got 5-0s to tail a long time ago, but could never come in without going to tail.   think bending knees prepares you for coming back in and gives you some leeway to adjust.
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Post by: jason b. tubbs on April 15, 2015, 06:16:16 PM
Age:41
Set Up: 9.77 Real TG Re-issue
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  54mm Spitfire F4
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  149 Thunders
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  i think swiss
 ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  what ever i get from the shop
Preferred Terrain: curbs & rolling around bowls.
Favorite skaters: Max Schaaf , Gonz , Jason Lee
Music: NYHC/the Replacements/Afghan Whigs
Married: Nope
Kids: No
Occupation: Landscape gardener
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Post by: 144p on April 15, 2015, 06:46:06 PM
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4
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Post by: bea! on April 15, 2015, 06:59:30 PM
Just getting down 5-0s too..I gotta have my tail scraping as I go in....

After like 30 years of skating I realize I never lean back....

I have this issue too.  I'm at the 20 year mark and still have to remind myself to put more weight on my back foot.

think i'm finally getting closer to properish 5-0s.  it's been a very long journey

https://instagram.com/p/1bCGtPLOND/

Any tips for that one?It looks truly proper to me.. I have been struggling to get up on them for 20 years?I think I am just a big pussy!! It's getting me down. Here is a we curb session with my brother in law. Oh and I just turned 37!
https://instagram.com/p/1clqhQDpJt/

thanks guys.  it's been the longest battle.  for me i'm realizing my problem was i needed to bend my knees more, plus lean back into the tranny a bit more.  i got 5-0s to tail a long time ago, but could never come in without going to tail.   think bending knees prepares you for coming back in and gives you some leeway to adjust.

man I'm glad I'm not the only 'old dude' with this issue.  I can slash a frontside grind on just about anything, even managed to get little ones on vert, but can never get a good stand up 5-0. 

Even on my frontside slappies I feel like I'm more on the edge as opposed to on top.

One of my favorite looking tricks too... a bucket list trick for me is a good 5-0 stall; the kind when you just go up, smack it down, and hold for a second.  I'm keeping at it.
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Post by: Paco Supreme on April 15, 2015, 07:11:29 PM
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)
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Post by: jason b. tubbs on April 15, 2015, 07:15:10 PM
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)

i would for sure skate a lot less with out curb seessions .
this is about all i got left .I also have to remind myself to push down on my back foot . back side slappy's are gonna be tough .
https://instagram.com/p/0RMyIVNe_t/?taken-by=njaybird
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Post by: 144p on April 15, 2015, 07:26:29 PM
Without curbs, I might skate a lot less.
https://igcdn-videos-d-12-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t50.2886-16/11155211_428280277341032_1373589142_n.mp4

One of the first things i saw this morning on instagram, good way to get stoked.
always look forward to those mini clips  8)
Thanks man appreciate the kind words as always .
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Post by: coneklr on April 15, 2015, 08:39:46 PM
I had crazy troubl