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« Reply #600 on: May 05, 2014, 05:31:24 PM »
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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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« Reply #601 on: May 05, 2014, 08:18:24 PM »
Never knew the three try rule.....

I get 4....

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« Reply #602 on: May 21, 2014, 10:03:10 AM »
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« Reply #603 on: May 21, 2014, 11:12:59 AM »
Hell yeah! Vern Laird!

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« Reply #604 on: May 21, 2014, 11:14:58 AM »

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« Reply #606 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

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« Reply #607 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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« Reply #608 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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« Reply #609 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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« Reply #610 on: May 26, 2014, 08:20:32 AM »
Damn, bv that was some smooth-ass curb slappin'. Nice!

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« Reply #611 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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« Reply #612 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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« Reply #613 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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« Reply #614 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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« Reply #615 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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« Reply #616 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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« Reply #617 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

not even close to being "old" but had to say that was really sick. 
keep rippin bv!

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« Reply #618 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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« Reply #619 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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« Reply #620 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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« Reply #621 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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« Reply #622 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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« Reply #623 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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« Reply #624 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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« Reply #625 on: May 27, 2014, 07:44:33 PM »
Is 22 old? my body feels 40

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« Reply #626 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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« Reply #627 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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« Reply #628 on: May 27, 2014, 09:21:43 PM »
Got fully flared in my old age today.


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« Reply #629 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.....