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« Reply #750 on: September 19, 2014, 06:46:25 PM »
Question for all my fellow old guys. For the dudes with no kids yet, you think you will have any? I personally have no interest in having kids. Call me selfish but I like my freedom, and I see it as being responsible. No person should have a child unless they are able to be selfless.?  Just curious what other older skatenerds feel about having kids.

Don't have any kids. Don't want any kids. Unless my feelings change, probably won't have any. Luckily the wife (we're not actually married, but been together 16 years) is on the same page, so there are no conflicts there. We have 2 cats. Those are our children. I guess it is selfish; but I'm fine with that. My mom is a little bummed she won't get to be a grandma; but she'll have to get over it. My sister feels the same way and doesn't want kids either. It does seem like it would be very rewarding if done with 100% devotion though. Maybe when I win the lottery.

Luck for you. I had to part ways recently with someone I had been with for three years. Initially, we were on the same page, we started to have different views on the subject, total deal breaker.

It's pretty sad that I feel the same way, not to say money will solve everything and I would actually have a kid anyhow with tons of loot but shits hard out there, an only getting harder.

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« Reply #751 on: September 20, 2014, 07:06:19 AM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)


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« Reply #752 on: September 20, 2014, 07:19:25 AM »
We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)

I'm with you Getty. I see people with kids and I'm like, jesus, I don't envy that one bit. And out of all the friends I do have that have kids, I would say 30% at most seem super happy about the decision, those are usually people that come from some type of money.

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« Reply #753 on: September 20, 2014, 08:06:24 AM »
I have to answer this stupid question every week and it's mildly annoying....no kids....



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« Reply #754 on: September 20, 2014, 06:07:01 PM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



Interesting. I feel like most people I know who have kids are totally fucking exhausted, but generally quite happy, fullfiled, and productive. I planned to have a kid, but not when I did, and certainly not one with a rare genetic disorder, which was what I got. The first year and a half of my son's life has been incredibly intense and totally overwhelming at times. But I've also found bringing life into the world and nurturing it to be an incredible creative motivating force.

I'm making less art, but what I do make is of a superior quality. I've made strides in my professional life I never would have imagined, and I think that is due at least in part to the fact that having a child made me realize some latent potential more swiftly than I might have otherwise in order to make more money( To put it bluntly). And I started skateboarding again after over a decade off the board in the first few months of my son's life. I needed somewhere to put the stress, so I turned to my old friend and couldn't be happier with the result. I'm absolutely terrible at skateboarding now, but I just don't give a fuck. It's great.

Parenthood is different things at different times: often totally surreal. For the first several months We would smoke a joint after lil man went to bed and get all stoned-serious like: "I can't believe we made a PERSON".  I spend some days walking around feeling like a total fucking zombie, but somehow manage to keep it together, and hopefully get a skate in after the boy goes down. I sometimes find myself envious of friends who don't have kids, or friends who DO have kids, but whose kids DONT have a rare uncurable genetic mutation. But it's a futile exercise. Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that.

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« Reply #755 on: September 20, 2014, 09:53:30 PM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



Interesting. I feel like most people I know who have kids are totally fucking exhausted, but generally quite happy, fullfiled, and productive. I planned to have a kid, but not when I did, and certainly not one with a rare genetic disorder, which was what I got. The first year and a half of my son's life has been incredibly intense and totally overwhelming at times. But I've also found bringing life into the world and nurturing it to be an incredible creative motivating force.

I'm making less art, but what I do make is of a superior quality. I've made strides in my professional life I never would have imagined, and I think that is due at least in part to the fact that having a child made me realize some latent potential more swiftly than I might have otherwise in order to make more money( To put it bluntly). And I started skateboarding again after over a decade off the board in the first few months of my son's life. I needed somewhere to put the stress, so I turned to my old friend and couldn't be happier with the result. I'm absolutely terrible at skateboarding now, but I just don't give a fuck. It's great.

Parenthood is different things at different times: often totally surreal. For the first several months We would smoke a joint after lil man went to bed and get all stoned-serious like: "I can't believe we made a PERSON".  I spend some days walking around feeling like a total fucking zombie, but somehow manage to keep it together, and hopefully get a skate in after the boy goes down. I sometimes find myself envious of friends who don't have kids, or friends who DO have kids, but whose kids DONT have a rare uncurable genetic mutation. But it's a futile exercise. Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that.
Fuck yeah Satchel.
I'm with you all the way. My daughter is 5, and everyday she amazes me more and more.
Now that she's older I skate so much more(from age 2-4 I skated only a few times a year). She's into skating also. Like this morning she woke me up, to tell me she wanted to go to the skatepark. I was like that's what you want to do today? Offered other suggestions, but no she wanted to go to the skatepark. So to quote you," Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that."
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« Reply #756 on: September 21, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Always up early and looking for spots by myself on Sunday's.
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« Reply #757 on: September 21, 2014, 06:35:34 PM »
Always up early and looking for spots by myself on Sunday's.
Fun day today

Sick stuff.
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« Reply #758 on: September 21, 2014, 06:38:37 PM »
Always up early and looking for spots by myself on Sunday's.
Fun day today


had it on repeat, back to back wallrides  8)

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« Reply #759 on: September 22, 2014, 12:28:38 AM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



seems to me like you're trying to convince yourself?
also that word "breeding" is just awful.

to each his own man! I got 2 boys and they make me happy in a million ways.
I imagine this seems weird to you, but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me. I don't know, it just feels good to stop being so self-centered and put another being(s) first.

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« Reply #760 on: September 22, 2014, 03:17:25 AM »
on that subject, I have to say this made laugh..........



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« Reply #761 on: September 22, 2014, 08:32:25 AM »
Got a wallride on Saturday. Could barely walk on Sunday. Took the same slam to my left hip about 15 times.



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« Reply #762 on: September 22, 2014, 08:42:39 AM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



Interesting. I feel like most people I know who have kids are totally fucking exhausted, but generally quite happy, fullfiled, and productive. I planned to have a kid, but not when I did, and certainly not one with a rare genetic disorder, which was what I got. The first year and a half of my son's life has been incredibly intense and totally overwhelming at times. But I've also found bringing life into the world and nurturing it to be an incredible creative motivating force.

I'm making less art, but what I do make is of a superior quality. I've made strides in my professional life I never would have imagined, and I think that is due at least in part to the fact that having a child made me realize some latent potential more swiftly than I might have otherwise in order to make more money( To put it bluntly). And I started skateboarding again after over a decade off the board in the first few months of my son's life. I needed somewhere to put the stress, so I turned to my old friend and couldn't be happier with the result. I'm absolutely terrible at skateboarding now, but I just don't give a fuck. It's great.

Parenthood is different things at different times: often totally surreal. For the first several months We would smoke a joint after lil man went to bed and get all stoned-serious like: "I can't believe we made a PERSON".?  I spend some days walking around feeling like a total fucking zombie, but somehow manage to keep it together, and hopefully get a skate in after the boy goes down. I sometimes find myself envious of friends who don't have kids, or friends who DO have kids, but whose kids DONT have a rare uncurable genetic mutation. But it's a futile exercise. Because when the day is done I'm incredibly lucky to know the child I made and live with the woman I made him with, and that's that.

I get what you're saying. My little dude was born 6 weeks premature after a complicated pregnancy (shrinking cervix, thus being held in by a cerclage. wife ? had to stay home from work and lay down 24-7 to not put any pressure on it etc). He was in the NICU for 3-4 weeks and weighed 4.12 pounds. and then when we got him home, he suffered from baby acid reflux, which is a nightmare. If they're awake, they're screaming, period. Soy formula cured that and he's been a happy little dude since. He was born in May so he's 4.5 months now. He's a happy lil guy until he gets tired, then it's cranky city.

When my wife first brought up kids, I know I was definitely like "whaaaat? how am I gonna do anything if I have kids etc etc". But you figure it out. My skate sessions generally are at night, once she will watch him/put him to bed. I feel more whole having made a child that is for sure. Every day he does/learns something new and it just makes you feel awesome inside. Especially when he looks at you and smiles or he's upset and you hold him and it soothes him, you feel awesome.

I liked to party hardy until the day I found out he was in there, I went home that night, slammed a few beers in a "oh shit, this is some serious responsibility" but not since that day have I felt panicky. I went out, bought him Indy onesies and just really let it all soak in about how rad it's gonna be to have a kid. I've probably only had 7 beers this year (I found out about him on January 1st) and I feel better for it. I don't want to be that guy who's kid says "my dad was a drunk asshole" later in his life. I've got plan to encourage so many things, it makes life feel a lot more worth it. I want to skate more,sure, but I want to be a good dad first you know? I've shown him a lot of skate vids already (I think he's just more amused by the movement/colors/sounds really!) but I am psyched.
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« Reply #763 on: September 22, 2014, 09:33:14 AM »
I'm in my mid-twenties and you dudes are giving me a more positive outlook for the future. My knees feel like they're in their mid-thirties but I'm sure I'll adjust to that at some point.


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« Reply #764 on: September 22, 2014, 10:30:35 AM »
Got a wallride on Saturday. Could barely walk on Sunday. Took the same slam to my left hip about 15 times.



Our next video already has a name: Pushin 40.


that's a mighty fine wallride!
to doublesteveburger, i've had a few friends who had lower extremities injuries in their early to mid 20s. one of em took time off and now his ankles are fine, other one doesn't skate too often [he plays frolf, unforgivable] but he's still good whenever he comes out. i think they prolly just got fat off beer and it taxed their legs.

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« Reply #765 on: September 22, 2014, 04:07:43 PM »
Fuck yeah Fang. That's a rad picture. And baby acid reflux is the worst, holy shit! My guy had to go on some special formula and nexium. Prior to that he was a screaming mess constantly throwing up and always miserable. Now at 18 months he's off the nexium transitioning to solid foods eating guacamole and pasta with beans and I'm fucking psyched.

I should note that as misty-eyes as my first post on this subject sounds, I spent the next day dealing with a crabby, teething monster and ended up exhausted and angry with no energy to skate.

It's all in the balance I guess...

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« Reply #766 on: October 09, 2014, 10:42:22 AM »
so a year after breaking myself utterly and completely, I finally got the plate and screws taken out of my ankle!
rad feeling and I hope to celebrate by cruising around soon....except I have to wait like 2 months for the bone to heal and winter is coming....but fuck it, I'm stoked anyways. after all this shit I probably won't skate like I used to, but I look forward to cruising around, powersliding and slash grinding every once in a while at least.

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« Reply #767 on: October 09, 2014, 12:13:16 PM »
so a year after breaking myself utterly and completely, I finally got the plate and screws taken out of my ankle!
rad feeling and I hope to celebrate by cruising around soon....except I have to wait like 2 months for the bone to heal and winter is coming....but fuck it, I'm stoked anyways. after all this shit I probably won't skate like I used to, but I look forward to cruising around, powersliding and slash grinding every once in a while at least.
i waited too long to get my plates and screws removed, so the bone grew over the plates making it impossible to remove. been 15 years, kinda scared about how it will feel when im older.

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« Reply #768 on: October 09, 2014, 12:36:34 PM »
so a year after breaking myself utterly and completely, I finally got the plate and screws taken out of my ankle!
rad feeling and I hope to celebrate by cruising around soon....except I have to wait like 2 months for the bone to heal and winter is coming....but fuck it, I'm stoked anyways. after all this shit I probably won't skate like I used to, but I look forward to cruising around, powersliding and slash grinding every once in a while at least.
i waited too long to get my plates and screws removed, so the bone grew over the plates making it impossible to remove. been 15 years, kinda scared about how it will feel when im older.

that's why I had it removed....plus I could feel one of the screws rubbing against the interior of some shoes, it was a little painful.....just didn't feel comfortable

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« Reply #769 on: October 09, 2014, 01:33:34 PM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



seems to me like you're trying to convince yourself?
also that word "breeding" is just awful.

to each his own man! I got 2 boys and they make me happy in a million ways.
I imagine this seems weird to you, but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me. I don't know, it just feels good to stop being so self-centered and put another being(s) first.

to each their own but that seems a bit narrow-minded

glad you are healing up though Frenchie
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« Reply #770 on: October 09, 2014, 11:42:42 PM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



seems to me like you're trying to convince yourself?
also that word "breeding" is just awful.

to each his own man! I got 2 boys and they make me happy in a million ways.
I imagine this seems weird to you, but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me. I don't know, it just feels good to stop being so self-centered and put another being(s) first.

to each their own but that seems a bit narrow-minded

glad you are healing up though Frenchie


thanks man!
about the kids comment: that's just how I would feel. It's not for everyone and as I said, I totally understand if it seems weird to some people.

on another note, my eldest son just started playing football (soccer) this year, and shows no interest in skating at all. on the one hand I'm a little bummed but I'm also stoked he's already choosing his own shit.

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« Reply #771 on: October 10, 2014, 11:49:12 AM »
I don't know where to put this. Maybe I should start a new thread. Maybe in Things you are not stoked on. Maybe it doesn't even need to be written. I don't have a Facebook or IG (I might be the only one); so I can't post it there. Here goes.
The past 4 days have been filled with tears. My friend died. My good friend Marc "Shockus" Delellis died skateboarding. Sunday morning he slammed, hit his head, skating his favorite place on earth, the OB skatepark. Monday night he passed away. It still doesn't seem real to me. I've known him about 15 years. One of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a smile on his face. You could not be bummed in his presence. Thrasher and Transworld had some nice things to say on their websites this week.
Below is a video me and a friend made back in 2011. Washed Up Warriors 2, The Second Bumming. Marc has a little line at 15:50 at his beloved OB park, in one of the friend montages. When this video premiered at one of the local bars; and Marc's part came on the screen, it received the loudest cheers of the night. Everyone loved him.

Just getting that clip of him was a struggle. He loved to skate. But was more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I was filming one of Marc's best friends, McKinney, doing that judo. He has the clips after Marc in that video. I kept bugging Marc "let me film a trick of you for the video". He wasn't having it. So I just started filming him not skating and getting all these face shots. I told him "you're going to be in our video regardless. Even if it's just face shots. So you might as well get a skate clip" So finally he gave in and let me film that line of him. If I remember right, he did it first try.
I'm going to miss him so much. This whole nightmare has made me question a lot of things. Do I even want to skate anymore? Should I wear a helmet? I've hit my head probably 10 times over the years. Had to get stitches twice. It's scary to think that one slam and you could die. The area of the park where he fell is like 3 or 4 feet tall. Goes to show it could happen anywhere.
I know Marc led a full life in his 39 years here. He travelled the world over, multiple times. Listening to his stories was the best. Like his first time in China; a little Chinese man started petting his arm. I guess he had never seen something so big and hairy. If you've watched a skate video in the last 15 years; you probably saw his filming work. Maybe his mission was complete, so God called him home. That doesn't make it any easier for those of us left behind, though.
I love you Marc. I miss you. And hope to see you again some day.

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« Reply #772 on: October 10, 2014, 12:53:51 PM »
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but growing old without kids would just seem pointless to me.

Cool, man! The main thing is to find what works for you - sounds like you have. Big props to all the skate dads here - I'd never seriously disrespect dudes who are trying to raise kids... you guys are actually inspiring as hell in lots of ways, even though I wouldn't want your life.:)

But I'm definitely a weirdo. I don't know anyone else who lives like me who's got kids, true - but honestly, my lifestyle is probably more appropriate to either a 15-year-old or a homeless person. I guess I'm somewhere between the two.:)
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« Reply #773 on: October 10, 2014, 07:06:51 PM »
I don't know where to put this. Maybe I should start a new thread. Maybe in Things you are not stoked on. Maybe it doesn't even need to be written. I don't have a Facebook or IG (I might be the only one); so I can't post it there. Here goes.
The past 4 days have been filled with tears. My friend died. My good friend Marc "Shockus" Delellis died skateboarding. Sunday morning he slammed, hit his head, skating his favorite place on earth, the OB skatepark. Monday night he passed away. It still doesn't seem real to me. I've known him about 15 years. One of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a smile on his face. You could not be bummed in his presence. Thrasher and Transworld had some nice things to say on their websites this week.
Below is a video me and a friend made back in 2011. Washed Up Warriors 2, The Second Bumming. Marc has a little line at 15:50 at his beloved OB park, in one of the friend montages. When this video premiered at one of the local bars; and Marc's part came on the screen, it received the loudest cheers of the night. Everyone loved him.

Just getting that clip of him was a struggle. He loved to skate. But was more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I was filming one of Marc's best friends, McKinney, doing that judo. He has the clips after Marc in that video. I kept bugging Marc "let me film a trick of you for the video". He wasn't having it. So I just started filming him not skating and getting all these face shots. I told him "you're going to be in our video regardless. Even if it's just face shots. So you might as well get a skate clip" So finally he gave in and let me film that line of him. If I remember right, he did it first try.
I'm going to miss him so much. This whole nightmare has made me question a lot of things. Do I even want to skate anymore? Should I wear a helmet? I've hit my head probably 10 times over the years. Had to get stitches twice. It's scary to think that one slam and you could die. The area of the park where he fell is like 3 or 4 feet tall. Goes to show it could happen anywhere.
I know Marc led a full life in his 39 years here. He travelled the world over, multiple times. Listening to his stories was the best. Like his first time in China; a little Chinese man started petting his arm. I guess he had never seen something so big and hairy. If you've watched a skate video in the last 15 years; you probably saw his filming work. Maybe his mission was complete, so God called him home. That doesn't make it any easier for those of us left behind, though.
I love you Marc. I miss you. And hope to see you again some day.

first, my heart goes out to ya, guy. i've lost some dear friends over the yrs and it's one of the rough realities. before i ever picked up a skate [actually i got a nash for christmas but it didn't roll] an acquaintance was run over and killed skating. my other friend watched it but somehow i think i was more traumatized. my 6th grade yr i'd just imagine it over and over.
so i would just say do what makes you happy, apparently you can die getting punched but i've been in a million fights and still here and that's negative. car accidents kill more people than anything but nobody 2nd guesses getting behind the wheel.
sorry your friend is gone, don't let it hold you back.

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« Reply #774 on: October 11, 2014, 01:34:24 AM »
damn that's heavy.
Sorry for your loss man.

I've been having the same helmet debate in my head lately, since my heavy crash last year. I want to be there for my kids in 20 years.
There's no easy answer I guess, but I have to say the no pads/no helmet trend of the last few years is beginning to make me uncomfortable. I mentioned it in the In Transition Berrics thread, watching Rune skate huge oververt concrete shit without any pads is pushing it a bit far for me...

RIP for your friend.

(oh and Getty, glad to see you understand my point of view! weirdos unite!!)
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« Reply #775 on: October 11, 2014, 11:24:18 AM »
R.I.P.....

My helmet routine makes no real sense but if I skate a coping bowl....helmet....but if I skate street...none....plus i try to be super careful about
collisions now....when in doubt....I don't drop in....skating street is safer than a bowl when it comes to head injuries...

It's stupid...but I plan on wearing one at some point...I wear one biking and snowboarding....not sure when though....TA wears one for Christ sakes....Im just waiting for a warning sign....which I admit is careless....

We lost one of our OG's a few years back....in our area there are lots of 40 year olds...more 30's...this guy was in his 50's and not some Johnny come lately midlife crisis guys....he skated all the way through....

One of the things I'm starting to see more of now with older skaters and i think it's disproportionate to the rest of the population....suicides and OD's....I've seen like 4 guys go in the last month....


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« Reply #776 on: October 11, 2014, 03:52:22 PM »
RIP

R.I.P.....

My helmet routine makes no real sense but if I skate a coping bowl....helmet....but if I skate street...none....plus i try to be super careful about
collisions now....when in doubt....I don't drop in....skating street is safer than a bowl when it comes to head injuries...

It's stupid...but I plan on wearing one at some point...I wear one biking and snowboarding....not sure when though....TA wears one for Christ sakes....Im just waiting for a warning sign....which I admit is careless....

We lost one of our OG's a few years back....in our area there are lots of 40 year olds...more 30's...this guy was in his 50's and not some Johnny come lately midlife crisis guys....he skated all the way through....

One of the things I'm starting to see more of now with older skaters and i think it's disproportionate to the rest of the population....suicides and OD's....I've seen like 4 guys go in the last month....



Did this person die skating or an OD?

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« Reply #777 on: October 11, 2014, 04:59:59 PM »
Shockus Passed away from skating, OB park the one where he had his tricks in Washed Up Warriors. Marc Was one of the best people and didn't deserve it, he always had a smile on his face and would probably be the next person running SLAP or some Really cool thing with Thrasher of he didn't want to manage C1RCA anymore. I miss him more and would do anything to shred with him and talk to him about skating, cameras and just life.

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« Reply #778 on: October 11, 2014, 05:34:13 PM »
Kidless here, & the wife and I are definitely not down with breeding. What's nice is now that we're in our 40s people have finally stopped saying shit like "you still have time to change your mind," etc. We often sit around laughing at how miserable all our friends with kids seem: joyless, harried, exhausted, poor. Then we roll another joint, fuck one more time, & then I go skate. I don't know anyone with kids who lives like that...:)



You have the poor part right but get all the fuck out with joyless bit. It's not like kids suck the life out of you. Your friends were probably not happy to begin with.

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« Reply #779 on: October 11, 2014, 05:54:37 PM »
vibes for your buddy fellas, that is some tough stuff. as a fellow 39 yo who still goes after it HARD sans helmet, this is particularly hard to hear.  not that it couldn't happen to any 16 yo either, the difference now is I have kids, wife. etc. and obviously need to be here for them. maybe time to reevaluate...

it probably wont mean much at the moment and I realize its quite obvious however.... your buddy died SKATEBOARDING, doing something he presumably loved and was passionate about.

not the worst way to check out imo