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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #480 on: March 07, 2014, 04:43:45 PM »
I am very late for the introduction, but fuck it.

40 yrs old started skating 1988
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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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« Reply #481 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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« Reply #482 on: March 07, 2014, 10:03:58 PM »
34 years old
Current and Next set-ups

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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« Reply #483 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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« Reply #484 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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« Reply #485 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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« Reply #486 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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« Reply #487 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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« Reply #488 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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« Reply #489 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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« Reply #490 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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« Reply #491 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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« Reply #492 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

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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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #493 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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« Reply #494 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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« Reply #495 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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« Reply #496 on: March 11, 2014, 09:56:34 AM »
there's only one thing to do

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« Reply #497 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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« Reply #498 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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« Reply #499 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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« Reply #500 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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« Reply #501 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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« Reply #502 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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« Reply #503 on: March 11, 2014, 06:27:54 PM »
i don't know what you're talking about but idapimp

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« Reply #504 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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« Reply #505 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.
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« Reply #507 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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« Reply #508 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

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« Reply #509 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.....'