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« Reply #660 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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« Reply #661 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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« Reply #662 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......




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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« Reply #663 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......




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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« Reply #664 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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« Reply #665 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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« Reply #666 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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« Reply #667 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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« Reply #668 on: June 26, 2014, 05:42:43 AM »
80s baby, still skate in traffic.

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« Reply #669 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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« Reply #670 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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« Reply #671 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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« Reply #672 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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« Reply #673 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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« Reply #674 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.

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« Reply #675 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:

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« Reply #676 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:

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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« Reply #677 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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« Reply #678 on: July 08, 2014, 12:16:12 AM »
Ok. Bet.

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« Reply #679 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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« Reply #680 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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« Reply #681 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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« Reply #682 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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« Reply #683 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.
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« Reply #684 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.


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« Reply #685 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.

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« Reply #686 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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« Reply #687 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/

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« Reply #688 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.

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« Reply #689 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.

That was intense.