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« Reply #30 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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« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 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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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2013, 07:12:50 AM »
did 50 kickflips on my 50th birthday last week

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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2013, 08:09:28 AM »
I'm mostly a lurker but I'll play

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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2013, 08:18:53 AM »
This thread smells funny.

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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2013, 09:10:28 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2013, 09:10:43 AM »
this is starting to sound like a craigslist personals ad.

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« Reply #39 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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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2013, 09:30:51 AM »
GAY's down for the dark meat.

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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2013, 09:41:36 AM »
Given my username, I guess I'm obligated to reply...
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« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2013, 09:44:51 AM »
GAY's down for the dark meat.

Yeah he is


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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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"
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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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« Reply #45 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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« Reply #46 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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« Reply #47 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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« Reply #48 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...


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« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2013, 10:55:16 AM »
Getting old, it's better than the other option.








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« Reply #50 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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« Reply #51 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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« Reply #52 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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« Reply #53 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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« Reply #54 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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« Reply #55 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.

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« Reply #56 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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« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2013, 12:17:00 PM »
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« Reply #58 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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« Reply #59 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....