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« Reply #960 on: September 06, 2015, 10:19:04 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.


Tidy work. The old blunt biggie... Used to do this... thanks for the inspo. Fuck, I hope to skate again one day...

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« Reply #961 on: September 06, 2015, 02:47:20 PM »
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.


those were some awesome curb maneuvers. I like how there's a korean buffet in the background. I'm from Washington state so seeing this made me think of home.

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« Reply #962 on: September 06, 2015, 08:07:01 PM »
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.


Nice work.  I need to make a double sided curb like this.

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« Reply #963 on: September 06, 2015, 09:03:31 PM »
started in 89 at 10 i m 37 now it s the best thing that s happened to me



...was my reaction. Amazing part!
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« Reply #964 on: September 06, 2015, 11:56:21 PM »
started in 89 at 10 i m 37 now it s the best thing that s happened to me



...was my reaction. Amazing part!
holy shit ! massive shifty flips, dude
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« Reply #965 on: September 07, 2015, 01:07:01 AM »
started in 89 at 10 i m 37 now it s the best thing that s happened to me



...was my reaction. Amazing part!
holy shit ! massive shifty flips, dude

thanks guys! i guess i went trough the penny school with the shifty flips...


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« Reply #966 on: September 07, 2015, 07:58:03 AM »
Yeah Zuma!

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« Reply #967 on: September 07, 2015, 03:57:59 PM »
Skated twice in the last 3 days.  Feels good to be back on board after an extended Summer hiatus. 

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« Reply #968 on: September 14, 2015, 09:08:00 AM »
Zuma, your bag of tricks is huge and you're still jumping down shit. Very impressive for an old timer.
144p, that long feeble was sick.
I got down on a handrail over the weekend for the first time in a very long time. I'll be 40 in a little over a year. Unless I'm forgetting something; I think this is the first handrail I jumped on in my 30's. I know the fact that it's a wall rail makes it way less scary. But I'm still stoked. I'm having trouble walking today because of it. And my ring finger is all purple and might be broke. But it was worth it. Also, I broke my board trying it and ending up getting the land on my buddy's setup. Which usually doesn't work for me.


A couple other photos from the last month or so.
Wallride

Polejam and another wallride

One of the rare times I actually flipped my board. Kickflip. This one was a pain. Really busy street. I would get one attempt per walk signal.


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« Reply #969 on: September 14, 2015, 10:05:47 AM »
First skate in over two months due to a stupid injury. Also first time filming myself. Excuse the cheesy slow-mo...
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« Reply #970 on: September 14, 2015, 11:25:46 AM »
Oldsters for life!!!

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« Reply #971 on: September 14, 2015, 12:12:08 PM »
Hands- holy shit, those wall rails are scary, I always think about my foot slipping down and snapping my leg in half...

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« Reply #972 on: October 12, 2015, 09:30:03 PM »
Bringing the best thread back to the top. 40 years old here, living in SE Asia currently, besides feeling less like jumping these days, feel as comfortable as ever. Even flipped my board this weekend. Enjoying lots of powerslide maneuvers these days. Basic slappy grinds, no complys, etc have been staples as long as I can remember, I guess the way I skate makes me look 'trendy' these days, but I just think it reflects my age. Anyways, lets hear some updates old dudes.  ;D

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« Reply #973 on: October 13, 2015, 08:27:14 AM »
Any of you have (or at least remember) the Mike McGill hip pads? My first trip to the legendary Turf skatepark was also the first time I experienced having the wind knocked out of me. Fell straight on my ass in the Lipslide Gully. The next time I went there; I purchased some in the pro shop. They came with 2 hip pads and a little tailbone pad. I would probably still rock them today, if I had held onto them. Falling on my left (forward) hip seems to be my go to slam.

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« Reply #974 on: October 20, 2015, 09:20:59 AM »
not much to tell on my part, as I skated about once in about 3 months, but I just had a random Alex Olson sighting in Paris this weekend, that was funny.
I was there to see my family and handle some work stuff, I'm walking near Bastille and I hear skaters coming. Just from the noise, I could tell they were good, cause they were going fast. So this big group of like 10 guys catches up with me and 2 dudes pop a huge ollie on the sidewalk bump. The first one landed in the street super close to traffic and I was like 'woah pretty gnar'! Then I look again and realize it's Alex Olson....

Always loved the way he skates and I was not disappointed with the 30 seconds I saw of him. That made me want to skate pretty bad, especially around Paris. Too bad I'm back in Belgium now, where all the sidewalks are fuckin cobblestone...

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« Reply #975 on: October 20, 2015, 10:36:16 AM »
Turn 41 in Dec.

Was talking with wife the other day about 90's style coming back and said: "You should see the way the kids at the plaza dress these days." She was laughing about how old I sound LOL

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« Reply #976 on: October 20, 2015, 11:01:29 AM »
Turn 41 in Dec.

Was talking with wife the other day about 90's style coming back and said: "You should see the way the kids at the plaza dress these days." She was laughing about how old I sound LOL

41 in April buddy, right behind you. Like I said in my last post, I feel pretty OK at the moment, generally agile, though, I take care of myself, don't party much at all,  excercise daily. I wonder if it will all end suddenly. edit: I also get this weird feeling sometimes, like, why the fuck do I still do this, which is something I never had when I was younger. But, I realize, I'm pretty deep into it at this point, so, habitual or not, can't see it really ever leaving.
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« Reply #977 on: October 20, 2015, 06:52:23 PM »
Any of you have (or at least remember) the Mike McGill hip pads? My first trip to the legendary Turf skatepark was also the first time I experienced having the wind knocked out of me. Fell straight on my ass in the Lipslide Gully. The next time I went there; I purchased some in the pro shop. They came with 2 hip pads and a little tailbone pad. I would probably still rock them today, if I had held onto them. Falling on my left (forward) hip seems to be my go to slam.
I ordered Tony Hawk's Bionic Hip Pads from Transworld after slamming hard on my hip skating ramps back in the day.

Nowadays, I wear the pad diaper skating concrete tranny.  I got sick of getting taken out for a month at a time while hobbling around more than I already do as a 41 year old arthritic.


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« Reply #978 on: October 21, 2015, 01:14:44 AM »
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« Reply #979 on: October 21, 2015, 05:00:05 AM »
I posted these but I'll put them here too.

A few tricks


Me with 2nd trick


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I still skate twice a week and sometimes more.

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« Reply #980 on: October 21, 2015, 06:02:10 AM »
I posted these but I'll put them here too.

A few tricks


Me with 2nd trick


Age: 37
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I still skate twice a week and sometimes more.

Hell yeah! Great skating.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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« Reply #981 on: October 21, 2015, 07:42:55 AM »
Had A rough Fall so far. Dislocated 2 fingers and dealing with knee and ankle issues.
Filmed this the other day at my local park, 42 this December.
https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/12020937_1645574539061436_1581869870_n.mp4

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« Reply #982 on: October 21, 2015, 09:35:06 AM »
Had A rough Fall so far. Dislocated 2 fingers and dealing with knee and ankle issues.
Filmed this the other day at my local park, 42 this December.
https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/12020937_1645574539061436_1581869870_n.mp4
you know who else is 42 in december? dolores riordan of the fabulous cranberries! i actually have no idea if that's true or not but good skating and run w/ it. make an edit to ridiculous thoughts or something.

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« Reply #983 on: October 21, 2015, 10:52:27 AM »
Had A rough Fall so far. Dislocated 2 fingers and dealing with knee and ankle issues.
Filmed this the other day at my local park, 42 this December.
https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/12020937_1645574539061436_1581869870_n.mp4

That was sick! Dealing with injury a bunch lately myself. Shoulder has become the big problem. It never really heals now & every time I fall and catch my weight with my hands (which is hard not to do sometimes) it makes things even worse.

Currently forcing myself to not skate at all for a couple weeks to see if I can heal more. What's frustrating is I can feel my skills intact underneath my malfunctioning body. Very strange feeling, this aging thing.:)

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« Reply #984 on: October 21, 2015, 02:18:04 PM »
42 end of the month.....I had a good convo w. a dude same age.....still rips....he's throwing in the towel...it's a good reference point and conversation.  He only does stuff to 100% and he's super good.....I think it's a waste...but I get it....he picked up road biking or something that he can go 100% and not take a slam.....

Pretty stoked carrying on @ 60%......relatively injury free....


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« Reply #985 on: October 21, 2015, 03:31:56 PM »
Had A rough Fall so far. Dislocated 2 fingers and dealing with knee and ankle issues.
Filmed this the other day at my local park, 42 this December.
https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/12020937_1645574539061436_1581869870_n.mp4

nice.  park looks fun
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« Reply #986 on: October 21, 2015, 03:34:38 PM »
42 end of the month.....I had a good convo w. a dude same age.....still rips....he's throwing in the towel...it's a good reference point and conversation.  He only does stuff to 100% and he's super good.....I think it's a waste...but I get it....he picked up road biking or something that he can go 100% and not take a slam.....

Pretty stoked carrying on @ 60%......relatively injury free....



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« Reply #987 on: October 21, 2015, 08:08:29 PM »
I keep filming stuff for this thread but it looks like barf.

The old knees gripe, while totally true, is getting trite. Although, I'm starting to enjoy that telling my age (39) elicits gasps from the young ones.

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« Reply #988 on: October 21, 2015, 11:16:45 PM »
I filmed some stuff in high school but never again until now.....I don really feel like I missed out cause it looks pretty bad...

42 end of the month.....I had a good convo w. a dude same age.....still rips....he's throwing in the towel...it's a good reference point and conversation.  He only does stuff to 100% and he's super good.....I think it's a waste...but I get it....he picked up road biking or something that he can go 100% and not take a slam.....

Pretty stoked carrying on @ 60%......relatively injury free....



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i'm lucky to live in So Cal where there are tons of elder shredders, older than me and shredding way way way harder than me, for inspiration.   if any of you 42 year olds are feeling too old to skate, take a visit to the Vans Combi bowl some time

We talking street eh? 

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« Reply #989 on: October 21, 2015, 11:16:54 PM »
So has anyone else realized you're older than the security/police when they kick you out? That felt weird the first few times. Also, I could tell they were thrown off we weren't kids when they got closer.