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Title: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 26, 2018, 05:19:39 PM
I'm 29 about to hit 30 this spring. Nay skaters here in their 30s? So I begun skating at 15 cause I thought it looked fun and for the most part it was I ton a fun doing it and stopped when I was about 18. I was never really any good all I could do for an Ollie but it didn't matter to me cause I was having doing and to me that was all that mattered to me. I quit cause of the discouragement I got from the more experienced skater calling me a "poser" and shit but I never tried or act like anything that. Even though I'm approaching 30 I have different outlook on life and a more mature mindset I really want to get back into skating and I still think it looks fun when I see people riding or when I watch clips. Any tips on getting started?
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: GAY on February 26, 2018, 05:26:24 PM
Do it for fun and you'll be just fine. Don't worry about tricks. Get out and push around. If you enjoy it, you're doing it right.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on February 26, 2018, 05:28:54 PM
you better learn to backside noseblunt properly
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 26, 2018, 05:32:00 PM
I will work on that lol
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: botefdunn on February 26, 2018, 06:08:03 PM
id say dont distance yourself from the culture out of insecurity, its easy to adopt some sort of reactionnary stance but it will only limit the friends and experiences you can have. just do whatever you do and try and enjoy how others do it no matter how proficient or not they may be. just be genuine and you will have some good times. no one can tell you how you should or shouldnt do it, but learning and deepening your understanding is fun and enriching if you stay open.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 26, 2018, 06:24:53 PM
id say dont distance yourself from the culture out of insecurity, its easy to adopt some sort of reactionnary stance but it will only limit the friends and experiences you can have. just do whatever you do and try and enjoy how others do it no matter how proficient or not they may be. just be genuine and you will have some good times. no one can tell you how you should or shouldnt do it, but learning and deepening your understanding is fun and enriching if you stay open.

Thanks for the advice!  I know what you mean about distancing myself and I will not be doing that. The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding! Once I build I feel li can start to grasp it and build up enough confidence I will skate at the park.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: deathturd on February 26, 2018, 06:26:33 PM
Any skateboarder who calls another skateboarder a "poser" is a "hoser".
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: straight on February 26, 2018, 06:30:41 PM
Any skateboarder who calls another skateboarder a "poser" is a "hoser".

amen
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: fulltechnicalskizzy on February 26, 2018, 07:06:36 PM
Leave this place immediately you are in grave danger
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Parker on February 26, 2018, 07:12:20 PM
Any skateboarder who calls another skateboarder a "poser" is a "hoser".
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Ankle_Lift on February 26, 2018, 07:34:51 PM
It just hurts more when you slam when you're 30, is all.  Go out and skate!
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: DCLOVE on February 26, 2018, 07:40:49 PM
In middle school the better kids called me a poseur cause I wasnít super good at doing tricks and stuff but the love kept me in it and later on I skated with them all the time.

I guess what Iím saying is if you love doing something just do it and if others who are hating see that you love it theyíll respect it. Just do you man, and make sure to stretch. Getting older in skating just means you have to skate longer and work harder to be comfortable on board and the slams are gonna hurt more but youíre gonna be more rewarded after. Have fun dude!
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on February 26, 2018, 07:52:45 PM
poser>poosy
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: GardenSkater77 on February 26, 2018, 08:46:51 PM
The good part is you arenít going to get down on yourself for loosing tricks because you donít have any to loose. Make sure you are on medical insurance because you are bound to wind up in the hospital.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 26, 2018, 09:09:52 PM
The good part is you arenít going to get down on yourself for loosing tricks because you donít have any to loose. Make sure you are on medical insurance because you are bound to wind up in the hospital.
I'm an insurance agent so I got life and health covered  ;). Being 29 or soon to be 30 i've aged well and do good job at taking care of myself I go to the gym atleast 3 times a week and try to eat better although sometimes my cravings get the best of me.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: planman on February 26, 2018, 09:10:33 PM
Leave this place immediately you are in grave danger
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: deathturd on February 26, 2018, 09:16:25 PM
Leave this place immediately you are in grave danger
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: DaveFuck on February 26, 2018, 09:30:48 PM
reported
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: poowizard on February 26, 2018, 10:03:47 PM
Leave this place immediately you are in grave danger

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Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: jc on February 26, 2018, 10:07:29 PM
gonna be 32 next month. my fat ass can't three flip anymore. still fun though.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: ChuckRamone on February 26, 2018, 10:30:14 PM
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Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: patrick c. on February 26, 2018, 10:56:21 PM
The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding!
If you're budget allows it and there's a local skateshop in your area you should try to support them.  If not several Slap Pals run skate shops with solid online stores:
144p at 35thave.com (http://35thave.com)(Tacoma area Washington)
Lance at http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com (http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com)(Albany NY)
Watson at http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com (http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com)(Saskatoon Canada)
Also if you want to get an idea of what people are riding this thread is helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030)
If you're on a budget this thread is often helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170)
If you want to completely lose your mind you can read the trucks thread:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210)
My advice would be to get a solid set of trucks that fit a broad range of deck sizes(Independent 144s, Thunder 148s, Ace 44s) and get the cheapest deck, wheels, bearings and hardware you can find.  In my view the trucks are the most important part of your setup and the only part that will have any sort of longevity if you really see yourself skating longterm. 
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: doublesteveburger on February 26, 2018, 11:06:22 PM
First things first: take your dog to the vet.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Parker on February 26, 2018, 11:35:03 PM
The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding!
If you're budget allows it and there's a local skateshop in your area you should try to support them.  If not several Slap Pals run skate shops with solid online stores:
144p at 35thave.com (http://35thave.com)(Tacoma area Washington)
Lance at http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com (http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com)(Albany NY)
Watson at http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com (http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com)(Saskatoon Canada)
Also if you want to get an idea of what people are riding this thread is helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030)
If you're on a budget this thread is often helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170)
If you want to completely lose your mind you can read the trucks thread:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210)
My advice would be to get a solid set of trucks that fit a broad range of deck sizes(Independent 144s, Thunder 148s, Ace 44s) and get the cheapest deck, wheels, bearings and hardware you can find.  In my view the trucks are the most important part of your setup and the only part that will have any sort of longevity if you really see yourself skating longterm.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: GinosGroceries on February 27, 2018, 12:09:20 AM
Have you had you're "Asian shitting gif" cherry popped yet?

Jk

Seriously though, DO. NOT. GIVE. A. FUCK. about what anyone thinks of you.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 27, 2018, 12:39:32 AM
First things first: take your dog to the vet.
hahaha
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 27, 2018, 01:11:58 AM
First things first: take your dog to the vet.
Thanks for the advice but at this point in my life I got nobody that I need to impress expect for my clients which I do with smooth words and a good sales pitch and if I don't impress them then I don't get paid. I don't want to break the bank too much that adult life can do some damage on your piggy bank. If people want to talk shit about me that's fine. Hell, I will even talk go shit about myself with them lol
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 27, 2018, 01:16:07 AM
The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding!
If you're budget allows it and there's a local skateshop in your area you should try to support them.  If not several Slap Pals run skate shops with solid online stores:
144p at 35thave.com (http://35thave.com)(Tacoma area Washington)
Lance at http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com (http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com)(Albany NY)
Watson at http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com (http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com)(Saskatoon Canada)
Also if you want to get an idea of what people are riding this thread is helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030)
If you're on a budget this thread is often helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170)
If you want to completely lose your mind you can read the trucks thread:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210)
My advice would be to get a solid set of trucks that fit a broad range of deck sizes(Independent 144s, Thunder 148s, Ace 44s) and get the cheapest deck, wheels, bearings and hardware you can find.  In my view the trucks are the most important part of your setup and the only part that will have any sort of longevity if you really see yourself skating longterm.

I will look into that! I'm sure siri or google can help me find a good skate shop. I'm all for supporting small businesses that's actually what I do for my job is to provide benefits for small businesses.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: cherry on February 27, 2018, 04:35:38 AM
Hey 30 year old man dont u worry about the lil bois at the skate park u go buy the frog skateboart that fits u best.  When those bois say hey pozer u just wipe those tears and tell them to frick it in thy butt.

Indy hollows r super light

Also try pushing up hills if u need muscle memory/balance in ur legs. Do it switch

Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Surf-goth on February 27, 2018, 04:36:50 AM
Obviously stretch first and give yourself time to warm so don't get frustrated if it's not going well at first. And apparently never diss fred gall even if he slapped your mother.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Dong Juan on February 27, 2018, 04:58:06 AM
Whatever you do don't drag your tail on manuals.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: feedmeseymour on February 27, 2018, 05:06:55 AM
I'm 29 about to hit 30 this spring. Nay skaters here in their 30s? So I begun skating at 15 cause I thought it looked fun and for the most part it was I ton a fun doing it and stopped when I was about 18. I was never really any good all I could do for an Ollie but it didn't matter to me cause I was having doing and to me that was all that mattered to me. I quit cause of the discouragement I got from the more experienced skater calling me a "poser" and shit but I never tried or act like anything that. Even though I'm approaching 30 I have different outlook on life and a more mature mindset I really want to get back into skating and I still think it looks fun when I see people riding or when I watch clips. Any tips on getting started?
step one: post about possibly skating on the internet then think about skating but dont actually go.
you're well on your way to getting back in the game.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Level 100 Junky Bawtawd on February 27, 2018, 12:01:04 PM
Hurry up and get to 1000 posts so you can find out the secrets in temp gnar.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: streetsoup on February 27, 2018, 12:51:52 PM
Leave this place immediately you are in grave danger
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Not Local on February 27, 2018, 01:42:00 PM
-Call up all your friends and see how many never want to skate.
-Do a frontside grind. (Consider instagraming it.)
-Sit down, drink beer, talk about your frontside grind with the 'kind of' friends who actually took you up on the offer to skate. (its super important to talk about skate achievements after 30)
-Drink another beer.
-Talk about equipment.
-Another beer.
-Maybe some local skate gossip. (Grown men skateboarders love skate-gossip.)
-Call it a day.
-Get another session going in two months time.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 27, 2018, 01:55:25 PM
The sarcasm is real here!  ;D
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: tortfeasor on February 27, 2018, 01:56:45 PM
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dude let me show you how its done....

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Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 27, 2018, 02:06:43 PM
I actually do take fish oils, multi-vitamins, CLA, and among others. I even take test boosters after I cycle off of pro hormones. It helps with those gainz in the gym lol
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: theloniousmonk on February 27, 2018, 04:40:57 PM
The 30s have been my favorite skate decade yet. Like everyone else is saying, just have fun and cruise around. If you can ollie up a curb, the whole city opens up.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Nag Champa on February 27, 2018, 05:05:38 PM
have fun and enjoy rolling around. if you want, try to ollie. and watch this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF1rUWmrYro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF1rUWmrYro)

Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 27, 2018, 06:36:46 PM
That's was about all I could do. Could not do it while riding though
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: perverted super otaku! on February 27, 2018, 06:39:32 PM
good inspiration material

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5h-ZpWvx7U
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 27, 2018, 10:45:50 PM
It is very inspiring! I feel like if I can get back to the basics and learn to Ollie while riding then the sky is the limit
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: mooraga on February 28, 2018, 06:41:14 AM
29 over here

Try to get as fit as you can, it really REALLY helps
Stretch before and after
Start from basics; transitions helps a lot to get moving
get some GOOD SHOES; Im currently using the New Balance numeric 868, best cupsole in the last years for old folks like us

and most of all; have fun


Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: headtowall on February 28, 2018, 10:53:56 AM
32 here- I take the same approach to skating I do weight lifting. No stretch to start - warm up skating around get your body moving, have a nice sesh, then a NICE stretch after. Your skating/body with thank you for it.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 28, 2018, 01:15:42 PM
29 over here

Try to get as fit as you can, it really REALLY helps
Stretch before and after
Start from basics; transitions helps a lot to get moving
get some GOOD SHOES; Im currently using the New Balance numeric 868, best cupsole in the last years for old folks like us

and most of all; have fun

I've seen the new balances and they are nice! What about Nikes? I'm just familiar with that brand even at 29 I still play basketball with the youngbloods and jordans/nike are my go brand when it comes to that and I also use nike from working out in and ive worn them since I was a kid.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 28, 2018, 01:19:06 PM
32 here- I take the same approach to skating I do weight lifting. No stretch to start - warm up skating around get your body moving, have a nice sesh, then a NICE stretch after. Your skating/body with thank you for it.
I will do that. Do you get sore or have cramps afterwards?
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: headtowall on February 28, 2018, 01:32:55 PM
32 here- I take the same approach to skating I do weight lifting. No stretch to start - warm up skating around get your body moving, have a nice sesh, then a NICE stretch after. Your skating/body with thank you for it.
I will do that. Do you get sore or have cramps afterwards?
The soreness is almost inevitable, but gets better. Hydrate!
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: planman on February 28, 2018, 02:57:34 PM
29 over here

Try to get as fit as you can, it really REALLY helps
Stretch before and after
Start from basics; transitions helps a lot to get moving
get some GOOD SHOES; Im currently using the New Balance numeric 868, best cupsole in the last years for old folks like us

and most of all; have fun

I've seen the new balances and they are nice! What about Nikes? I'm just familiar with that brand even at 29 I still play basketball with the youngbloods and jordans/nike are my go brand when it comes to that and I also use nike from working out in and ive worn them since I was a kid.
inb4 this turns into another Nike thread.

But politics aside, the general consensus seems to be that Blazers are amazing and the rest of their catalog is hit or miss. Since you're just hopping back into things, shoes aren't going to make a huge difference quite yet; but you should try to find something comfortable (for skating and maybe a little bit of walking) that also doesn't make your body feel like utter shit after a long sesh.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: 144p on February 28, 2018, 04:48:45 PM
All you got is today, get out and skate.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on February 28, 2018, 06:00:31 PM
I'm starting think lil matty isn't over thirty and never skated before to begin with
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: MattyOKC on February 28, 2018, 06:07:54 PM
I'm starting think lil matty isn't over thirty and never skated before to begin with

Its ok mijo I will let you think what you want!  ;) But actually no I'm not over 30 just yet, I'm 29 and will be 30 in may.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: Donald Rump on March 01, 2018, 04:03:11 AM
Good on you, just skate and have fun. Things will come back, 30 is still young.
Title: Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
Post by: headtowall on March 01, 2018, 11:02:53 AM
I'm starting think lil matty isn't over thirty and never skated before to begin with

mijo
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