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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #930 on: August 10, 2015, 03:23:07 PM »
if people are gonna talk about injuries i might as well. i always hit my face a lot learning new tricks. i managed to knock out my whole front grill in 3 different incidents.  I know have all implants on every tooth cept my back molars.  I wanted dentures but the dentist was like "your a 28 yo kid you can't have dentures they suck and never fit right and hurt"  so i went the hard route which included gum surgery and pulling almost all my teeth. My teeth never were my main problem with skating. id get work on them and be out the next day if not too swollen.  my main dumbass fucking problem is my good for nothing ankles.  been rolling them since i started to jump down stuff at 11.  34 now and 2 years ago I went to a podiatrist (you can physically how my ankles look different sizes)  he said i can get you on the cutting board whenever you want since your ligaments and tendons are completely shot. done. nothing left in them, they've been streched to the moon all these years and now are worthless. I guess what they do now is cauterize your ligaments instead of just cutting them to make em tighter.  I haven't done the surgery yet because I am relatively young and i can walk.  not sure when i should do this tho. my cousin had it done at 16 years old!  she played soccer but what scared me is the down time is 6 months on crutches.  Anyone have any insight or experiences with ankle surgeries?  it needs to be done but I'd like to wait til i'm almost a cripple so i can kinda be able to work and skate in the mean time.

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« Reply #931 on: August 10, 2015, 03:27:05 PM »
I'm new here. 41. Been skating for close to 30 years. Lucky I can still walk, let alone skate. Here is some rinky-dinky shit my tired old ass did over the past few weeks.


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« Reply #932 on: August 10, 2015, 04:49:44 PM »
Today at the skatepark. Flip tricks feel good again!

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« Reply #933 on: August 28, 2015, 10:24:18 AM »
I'm old enough that after a 35minute session at the skatepark (which went reasonably well for me), I was at work and found a random ziplock in a bag with my stuff - it had ibuprofen in it. I literally shouted "Yes; SCORE!"



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« Reply #934 on: August 28, 2015, 10:27:25 AM »
Today at the skatepark. Flip tricks feel good again!

50-50 alley oop 180! i usedta see tillicum signs when i lived in olympia and think it sounded dirty but now i see the word and think of the whale.

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« Reply #935 on: August 28, 2015, 10:32:17 AM »
You are the best. Come visit SF, you magnificent man.
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« Reply #936 on: August 28, 2015, 12:26:48 PM »
kids have been waxing curbs everywhere around town and it's so much fun.....


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« Reply #937 on: August 28, 2015, 02:31:42 PM »
tweaked my ankle a couple weeks ago and kept skating after that. it didn't heal so I stopped skating for a bit. it's been four days and I'm itching to skate but I think I'll rest just one more day. so fucking irritating, especially since the weather has been perfect.

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« Reply #938 on: August 28, 2015, 04:41:58 PM »
Have skated a grand total of once in the 4 months since my second kid was born. Depressed.

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« Reply #939 on: August 28, 2015, 08:01:48 PM »
Haven't skated since July 4th. Broke a toe and its taking forever to heal. 40 isn't starting off so great...

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« Reply #940 on: August 29, 2015, 10:12:35 AM »
just came back from doing a few downhill runs after 2 months not skating. Felt pretty rusty and scared but it was fun.
I had so much fun ollieing a 2 stair (ha!) in the middle of a hill that I went back up to do it again!
other than that, a no comply 360 was the most tech I got I think....

also I had so much fun doing that Paris Cruising vid last year, I did another one!
This time I went from La Defense all the way to Montparnasse, if any of you know the city. Probably took me about an hour and a half.




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« Reply #941 on: August 29, 2015, 10:22:12 AM »
Have skated a grand total of once in the 4 months since my second kid was born. Depressed.

I feel ya man! It was the same for me when we had kid number 2. that's one of the reasons I dont go on park missions anymore, it takes too much time: 2 hours skating plus basically 2 hours driving to and fro, that's just too much. I rarely have 4 hours for myself!
so if I have 2 hours time, I have 3 options: skate around in the streets, go hit the local not-too-good park, or go mountain bike in the woods.

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« Reply #942 on: August 29, 2015, 05:43:39 PM »
just came back from doing a few downhill runs after 2 months not skating. Felt pretty rusty and scared but it was fun.
I had so much fun ollieing a 2 stair (ha!) in the middle of a hill that I went back up to do it again!
other than that, a no comply 360 was the most tech I got I think....

also I had so much fun doing that Paris Cruising vid last year, I did another one!
This time I went from La Defense all the way to Montparnasse, if any of you know the city. Probably took me about an hour and a half.




cheers old dudes worldwide!

That was neat - shades of the film Rendezvous.

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« Reply #943 on: August 30, 2015, 09:30:59 AM »
just came back from doing a few downhill runs after 2 months not skating. Felt pretty rusty and scared but it was fun.
I had so much fun ollieing a 2 stair (ha!) in the middle of a hill that I went back up to do it again!
other than that, a no comply 360 was the most tech I got I think....

also I had so much fun doing that Paris Cruising vid last year, I did another one!
This time I went from La Defense all the way to Montparnasse, if any of you know the city. Probably took me about an hour and a half.




cheers old dudes worldwide!

That was neat - shades of the film Rendezvous.

damn Slap posters are cultured! now I'm gonna have to see that movie to see what you mean.
and 'merci' by the way  ;)

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« Reply #944 on: August 30, 2015, 05:38:56 PM »
just came back from doing a few downhill runs after 2 months not skating. Felt pretty rusty and scared but it was fun.
I had so much fun ollieing a 2 stair (ha!) in the middle of a hill that I went back up to do it again!
other than that, a no comply 360 was the most tech I got I think....

also I had so much fun doing that Paris Cruising vid last year, I did another one!
This time I went from La Defense all the way to Montparnasse, if any of you know the city. Probably took me about an hour and a half.




cheers old dudes worldwide!

That was neat - shades of the film Rendezvous.

damn Slap posters are cultured! now I'm gonna have to see that movie to see what you mean.
and 'merci' by the way  ;)

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« Reply #945 on: August 31, 2015, 12:15:33 AM »
oh of course man! I totally forgot that crazyness by Lelouch was called C'etait un rendez-vous.
I thought you meant the movie Rendez-vous by Techine!

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« Reply #946 on: August 31, 2015, 03:55:02 PM »
Today at the skatepark. Flip tricks feel good again!


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« Reply #947 on: September 01, 2015, 06:35:50 AM »
Been on injured reserve with tendinitis/gouty push foot for over a month and it's still not 100%. Maybe not even 75%. Dying to skate.  Skated so little this summer I'm super rusty.

Plus side: building a miniramp.




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« Reply #948 on: September 02, 2015, 04:32:02 AM »
First post, been lurking for a while, seems as good a thread as any to pop in on. . .

35yrs old, too chicken-shit to skate as a kid.  I remember trading to get a thrashed deck from a kid in my neighborhood, fooling with it just enough to skin a knee or elbow & then putting it in the garage.  We were in Chicago this year around Christmas/NY & my 8yr old Son, Chuck, saw kids skating at Grant skatepark & got the bug.  I borrowed a deck from a younger co-worker & ended up getting myself totally hooked!  I'm a total beginner, but I'm skating as much as I can, before work, during lunch breaks, even skipping band practices now & then.  Never really pushed myself in this way before, the combo of mental & physical is just. . .pretty rad.  Anyhow, great forum.  Back to it.  :)

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« Reply #949 on: September 03, 2015, 09:20:41 PM »
First post, been lurking for a while, seems as good a thread as any to pop in on. . .

35yrs old, too chicken-shit to skate as a kid.  I remember trading to get a thrashed deck from a kid in my neighborhood, fooling with it just enough to skin a knee or elbow & then putting it in the garage.  We were in Chicago this year around Christmas/NY & my 8yr old Son, Chuck, saw kids skating at Grant skatepark & got the bug.  I borrowed a deck from a younger co-worker & ended up getting myself totally hooked!  I'm a total beginner, but I'm skating as much as I can, before work, during lunch breaks, even skipping band practices now & then.  Never really pushed myself in this way before, the combo of mental & physical is just. . .pretty rad.  Anyhow, great forum.  Back to it.  :)

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« Reply #950 on: September 03, 2015, 11:55:26 PM »
started in 89 at 10 i m 37 now it s the best thing that s happened to me

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« Reply #951 on: September 04, 2015, 06:05:55 PM »
Re learned a trick I haven't done since 2009 or so.
Wanted to see if it looked as goofy as before.

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« Reply #952 on: September 05, 2015, 06:05:25 PM »
What's the minimum age? Got a girl with 2 kids was in the military 6 years 1 tour my body is shot. Does that count as old dude?

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« Reply #953 on: September 05, 2015, 09:29:31 PM »
What age is considered old? I'm in an awkward phase with my skating. I'm 25, and there's nobody to skate with that is my age. It's starting to bum me out! I feel weird going to spots with 16 & 17 year old kids.

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« Reply #954 on: September 05, 2015, 09:34:04 PM »
I remember that time frame well, I skated alone a lot.
Just gotta be outgoing at the skatepark/local spots and make new friends.
Peoples schedules always change, so you gotta find those with the same as yours.
 

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« Reply #955 on: September 05, 2015, 09:47:54 PM »
I remember that time frame well, I skated alone a lot.
Just gotta be outgoing at the skatepark/local spots and make new friends.
Peoples schedules always change, so you gotta find those with the same as yours.
 

It sucks because some of my best friends quit skating because "they can't afford to miss work if they get hurt". It sounds stupid to me, but unfortunately it's true. Providing for your family should always be a main priority.

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« Reply #956 on: September 06, 2015, 08:01:21 AM »
What age is considered old? I'm in an awkward phase with my skating. I'm 25, and there's nobody to skate with that is my age. It's starting to bum me out! I feel weird going to spots with 16 & 17 year old kids.

I had the same problem recently but add a decade to your age. There was a guy about your age who saw me skating and introduced himself and we played skate and talked and even exchanged numbers but it never panned out, mostly because I felt weird that he was so much younger than me. I'm not sure if he knew exactly how old I was. I'm assuming he knew I was older but probably not exactly how much older. I probably put too much thought into it when we could have just become skate buddies. Oh well. I mostly skate by myself.

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« Reply #957 on: September 06, 2015, 08:37:08 AM »
I used to skate with guys over ten years older...and I'm super thankful I had them around and that they didn't feel it was weird skating with me....we were pretty different styles too but I was stoked to try and pick up some stuff from them....like carve lines....

If it's chronic pain...or you're 40 or 50....i get how you don't want to get hurt.....otherwise....just scale back your skating.....ah....get used to it dude.....more excuses......




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« Reply #958 on: September 06, 2015, 09:49:00 AM »
Yesterday was all city showdown(filming contest) and I sometimes go along for the ride but couldn't this year so did my own curb version before work.

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« Reply #959 on: September 06, 2015, 10:02:24 AM »
Yesterday was all city showdown(filming contest) and I sometimes go along for the ride but couldn't this year so did my own curb version before work.

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and i must say between your vids and zuma, ya'll setting the bar high for old farts!