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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #990 on: October 21, 2015, 11:30:04 PM »
I posted these but I'll put them here too.

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« Reply #991 on: October 22, 2015, 08:48:08 AM »
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.
Just happened. Was bombing a hill behind my neighborhood grocery store with my wife and son spotting for cars. 17 -18 year old came out with an attitude kicking me out. Had a strange feeling for a few hours.

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« Reply #992 on: October 22, 2015, 09:56:05 AM »
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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We talking street eh? 

you from Canada eh?
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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #993 on: October 22, 2015, 12:20:04 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.

This happens all the time. They roll up with attitude, then see gray hair and a full beard and kind of relax.
I'm not sure if it's because of the age thing or because skating is more accepted nowadays; but I've had a lot more luck lately talking them into giving me 5 more minutes. Which turns into 20. Also, (knock on wood) I haven't got a skateboarding ticket in probably 15 years. I got like 6 or 7 of them back in the 90's.

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« Reply #994 on: October 22, 2015, 12:46:48 PM »
Had this female cop call me a loser for being out skating with all my shop shop kids who are half my age, accused me of being a pedophile. I've definitely caught way more shit from security for being older.
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« Reply #995 on: October 22, 2015, 06:28:58 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.

Way back when, we had a steel vert ramp and a 7' bowl.  Being the go getter that I was, I slammed too hard a few times, and would limp through high school for a week.  That really wasn't a good look as skateboarders were already losers back in 89/90.  I cracked the caps of my knee pads, so I ripped off the rest of the plastic and wrapped them around my hips when riding the big stuff.  My ass looked fat but I could blast without fear of hippers.  They fit just fine under my orange Life's A Beach shorts.  Plus I bought new Pro Design knee pads, man those were an upgrade.

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« Reply #996 on: October 22, 2015, 07:12:25 PM »
^I still have those exact same pads. Actually, I never at any point bought better ones so my late 20s run at trying to skate vert ended rather quickly on account of knee sliding hurting so much.

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« Reply #997 on: October 28, 2015, 07:54:22 AM »
Saturday morning, I'm digging through my closet, looking for a sheet of grip.
Sunday morning, I'm digging through my closet, looking for my cane.
What a difference a day makes.
Right ankle got rolled big time.
I guess I should consider myself lucky. No slam has taken me out for more than a few days all year. Last major one was my left ankle last December. Took me out for about a month.
Hopefully it will only be a month this time too.
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« Reply #998 on: October 28, 2015, 08:38:38 AM »
Ice only my man, I promise.
Avoid heat for at least a week. Just keeps it inflamed.
I Ice my ankles all the time, helps speed up recovery after skating all day.
Gotta bring that swelling down, ibuprofen and a diet of anti inflammatory foods will speed up the process.
Good luck!

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« Reply #999 on: October 28, 2015, 11:58:38 AM »
Ice only my man, I promise.
Avoid heat for at least a week. Just keeps it inflamed.
I Ice my ankles all the time, helps speed up recovery after skating all day.
Gotta bring that swelling down, ibuprofen and a diet of anti inflammatory foods will speed up the process.
Good luck!


No wonder I'm always so inflamed

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« Reply #1000 on: October 28, 2015, 02:20:58 PM »
Thanks for the list of food 144p!

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« Reply #1001 on: October 28, 2015, 03:29:59 PM »
Gotta lay off the fries. Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #1002 on: October 30, 2015, 03:11:05 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....



Bummer.
I've seen it happen too. Pro level ripping and then they quit after skating 20+ years.
I have a theory. Kind of like that saying, the brightest candle burns fastest. Or however it goes. In a way these guys with incredible skill have kind of won, mastered, figured out, conquered skateboarding. Where do they go from there? What's next? But then for guys like me, with a more average skating level, there are still so many things to learn; or at least try. So you just keep going.
As an old timer, once you accept and embrace the fact that you're past your prime, it's invigorating. Skating comes full circle. Just like when you were a kid, simple things make you stoked.

144p, I had a grilled salmon burrito for dinner last night, thanks to your post.

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« Reply #1003 on: October 30, 2015, 08:43:56 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....



Bummer.
I've seen it happen too. Pro level ripping and then they quit after skating 20+ years.
I have a theory. Kind of like that saying, the brightest candle burns fastest. Or however it goes. In a way these guys with incredible skill have kind of won, mastered, figured out, conquered skateboarding. Where do they go from there? What's next? But then for guys like me, with a more average skating level, there are still so many things to learn; or at least try. So you just keep going.
As an old timer, once you accept and embrace the fact that you're past your prime, it's invigorating. Skating comes full circle. Just like when you were a kid, simple things make you stoked.

144p, I had a grilled salmon burrito for dinner last night, thanks to your post.
i'm 38 and sorta fell off since it got cold but along the lines of your post, i did some wallrides and 180s in front of the house, powersliding through leaves and such, grinning like a retard who just shit hisself and knows someone's gonna hafta rub his ass w/ wet wipes. i'll be back in black next spring for sure but i ain't balls enough to brave the weather this yr. i was in 2013 so it halfass depends on my friends and in other sad news Subliminal is apparently shutting down this wk. alas.
if anyone is in my area [central Mass] i've got a bit of kale left in the yard, maybe some peas in a pod. everything else done froze. next yr i'm going in heavy on that produce front, fuck w/ me. i got peppers that'll make you ollie double digits.

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« Reply #1004 on: October 31, 2015, 03:37:36 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....



Bummer.
I've seen it happen too. Pro level ripping and then they quit after skating 20+ years.
I have a theory. Kind of like that saying, the brightest candle burns fastest. Or however it goes. In a way these guys with incredible skill have kind of won, mastered, figured out, conquered skateboarding. Where do they go from there? What's next? But then for guys like me, with a more average skating level, there are still so many things to learn; or at least try. So you just keep going.
As an old timer, once you accept and embrace the fact that you're past your prime, it's invigorating. Skating comes full circle. Just like when you were a kid, simple things make you stoked.

144p, I had a grilled salmon burrito for dinner last night, thanks to your post.

i still don't understand it.  even if someone was super good.  why would you stop doing something you love?  isn't that why we all do it, at the end of the day? 

even Tony Hawk still manages to learn new things and is still stoked on skating, after learning pretty much every trick there is.   aside from debilitating injury i can't making a conscious decision to stop skating.  unless you were actually over it, which happens (but you always come back)
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« Reply #1005 on: October 31, 2015, 03:49:44 PM »

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i still don't understand it.  even if someone was super good.  why would you stop doing something you love?  isn't that why we all do it, at the end of the day? 

even Tony Hawk still manages to learn new things and is still stoked on skating, after learning pretty much every trick there is.   aside from debilitating injury i can't making a conscious decision to stop skating.  unless you were actually over it, which happens (but you always come back)

I know plenty of dudes whose prime kick with skating was being good at it - performing at a high level. Or the adrenaline rush of going fast, big, etc. Once they couldn't do that, they didn't have enough just plain love of rolling to keep it up at diminished capacity. Just pushing is literally enough to keep me interested, tho. I mean, I'm not giving up tricks anytime soon, but when all I can do is push around, I'll happily just do that.

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« Reply #1006 on: October 31, 2015, 03:55:18 PM »

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i still don't understand it.  even if someone was super good.  why would you stop doing something you love?  isn't that why we all do it, at the end of the day? 

even Tony Hawk still manages to learn new things and is still stoked on skating, after learning pretty much every trick there is.   aside from debilitating injury i can't making a conscious decision to stop skating.  unless you were actually over it, which happens (but you always come back)

I know plenty of dudes whose prime kick with skating was being good at it - performing at a high level. Or the adrenaline rush of going fast, big, etc. Once they couldn't do that, they didn't have enough just plain love of rolling to keep it up at diminished capacity. Just pushing is literally enough to keep me interested, tho. I mean, I'm not giving up tricks anytime soon, but when all I can do is push around, I'll happily just do that.
sounds like you love this game like i love this game. we're all id whereas some other jabronis are all ego. maybe a bit of the 2 mixed? well i guess that i just don't know.

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« Reply #1007 on: October 31, 2015, 07:56:16 PM »
I don't think there's any point in quitting unless you physically can't anymore. I've been reading sites like Middle Age Shred, and it seems like the urge never goes away. There are dudes on there in their forties and fifties who are like "I'm picking up my board again after 20 years." Why not just keep skating so you don't end up being that guy who tries to start again after 20 or 30 years off? Even if you've lost some spring in your step, I'm sure you'll be better off to stick with it than try to make a comeback at that age. I've skated off and on my whole life and I always come back and I always regret the time I took off.

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« Reply #1008 on: October 31, 2015, 10:01:39 PM »
I think some of that stuff comes from being competitive (even if not ostensibly competing). I know a few rippers who have dropped off the map as well. Maybe that's what fueled their skating - being the shit.

I've never been remotely competitive with my skating and I can deal with getting worse.

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« Reply #1009 on: November 01, 2015, 06:22:07 AM »
I'm happy to just cruise around and ollie a few manholes on some days. Not sure how someone could not even love that as they slow down.

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« Reply #1010 on: November 01, 2015, 10:49:58 AM »
When you haven't skated for a month...and you do that...and you take the worst slam in your life....that's how it ends.....

I got some midlife crises buds and it's sketchy..I feel like......'you wearing a helmet?  Hey...why don't we just watch the bones brigade movie!' 




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« Reply #1011 on: November 01, 2015, 11:00:34 PM »
I had a rough Summer of minimal skating, which I blame on myself.  I do shift work, so I was going in at 6pm, but before that I was basically daycare for my daughters.  We did a lot of fun things, riding bikes, swimming, etc., but I started slacking on going skating.  Then I'd get frustrated when I would go because I wasn't skating enough and I suck, so I need to skate at least 3X/week.  Started getting that empty dreadful feeling in my gut that maybe I was done, that I was moving on into fully domesticated bliss.  Started a new shift beginning of October, and have been going more regularly.  I'm going to be 43 this December and just want to keep charging as best I can each year.  Not doing anything spectacular trick wise, but I try to go as fast as I can.  I want to keep skating until I'm physically unable.  It really is the best feeling thing you can do on wheels.

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« Reply #1012 on: November 02, 2015, 01:35:00 AM »
I'm 31 and have notably lost pop and flexibility, but am loving skateboarding more than ever! Just sticking to transition now in the name of longevity

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« Reply #1013 on: November 02, 2015, 01:45:48 AM »
I'm happy to just cruise around and ollie a few manholes on some days. Not sure how someone could not even love that as they slow down.

that's basically where I'm at.
But I can understand people quitting. I'm not super competitive but it's just frustrating to lose trick after trick....

I had a little sesh last week and felt so rusty after not skating for about 2 months. I think I'm finally beginning to get over breaking my ankle though....I have more of an urge to skate, but it's been 2 years! these days the one thing that gets me hyped is getting to skate once in a blue moon with the dudes that I grew up skating with. skating alone doesn't have the appeal it used to.

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« Reply #1014 on: November 02, 2015, 08:03:10 AM »
Age:35
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Board -8.25 Scumco // 9.5 Earthwing Drifter (cruiser)
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Sup old heads, this thread was the inspiration for my joining the forum so thought I should make my first post here. 35 just getting started street skating, been pushing various longboards off and on for 7 years or so, still commuting on my double kick cruiser. Figure I'm not getting any younger and I want to learn some street skating before my legs give up. Nice to see a bunch more old heads still ripping.

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« Reply #1015 on: November 02, 2015, 10:30:44 AM »
I'm happy to just cruise around and ollie a few manholes on some days. Not sure how someone could not even love that as they slow down.

that's basically where I'm at.
But I can understand people quitting. I'm not super competitive but it's just frustrating to lose trick after trick....

I had a little sesh last week and felt so rusty after not skating for about 2 months. I think I'm finally beginning to get over breaking my ankle though....I have more of an urge to skate, but it's been 2 years! these days the one thing that gets me hyped is getting to skate once in a blue moon with the dudes that I grew up skating with. skating alone doesn't have the appeal it used to.
skateboard tricks can neither be invented nor destroyed. they just exist somewhere in the ether. or like., maybe your trick you wanted to do has been checked out at the moment but just take out another one and glean everything you can from it. i guarantee you can re-read your old tricks at some point if it's that important to you.

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« Reply #1016 on: November 02, 2015, 10:36:02 AM »
That Scumco board is a beauty!

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« Reply #1017 on: November 02, 2015, 12:34:53 PM »
Damn that was cool!
Few tricks from our shop video that premiered recently.
https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t50.2886-16/12021030_986458031412834_883938519_n.mp4

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« Reply #1018 on: November 02, 2015, 01:32:49 PM »
I'm happy to just cruise around and ollie a few manholes on some days. Not sure how someone could not even love that as they slow down.

that's basically where I'm at.
But I can understand people quitting. I'm not super competitive but it's just frustrating to lose trick after trick....

I had a little sesh last week and felt so rusty after not skating for about 2 months. I think I'm finally beginning to get over breaking my ankle though....I have more of an urge to skate, but it's been 2 years! these days the one thing that gets me hyped is getting to skate once in a blue moon with the dudes that I grew up skating with. skating alone doesn't have the appeal it used to.
skateboard tricks can neither be invented nor destroyed. they just exist somewhere in the ether. or like., maybe your trick you wanted to do has been checked out at the moment but just take out another one and glean everything you can from it. i guarantee you can re-read your old tricks at some point if it's that important to you.

dude your posts freak me out....but in a good way ha!


Zuma: that was awesome. kinda makes me regret not ever filming a part in 30 years of skating. back in the days only sponsored guys did it, and I never was that good.

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« Reply #1019 on: November 09, 2015, 04:55:40 PM »
I didn't get kicked out of a spot but I had a teacher lady come tell I could "play" behind the school at night but not to wax the ledge because kids are slipping on it. It felt realy weird at my age to have someone talk to me like that. I was just like "alright" and then I left because I felt weird.