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« Reply #1140 on: February 18, 2016, 04:30:18 PM »
What up fellow old dudes? You making it through winter ok?
I've got a new part about to drop.
For now, here is my first part ever, circa 1994.
Fak Eye was a skateshop in Madison, WI from 94 - 97.
This was their first video.
A year later they came out with another one. But I don't think that one is online.
Steve Celentani filmed and edited this. He would later go on to make Trouble Shooters and Tactical Manual.
Also featuring parts from Dave Mayhew, Aaron Snyder & Pete Lehman that most of you probably haven't seen.
I'm sure Tbone would have been in here too. But he had already escaped to San Diego by this time.
My part starts @ 9:45. (I beat Reynolds to the punch with this song by at least a decade)


Man, I love the baggy light denim jeans/etnies rap/white t shirt kit that dudes use to wear. Thanks for the feelings of nostalgia.
40 years old, will be 41 in April, still kickn'. Ollied up a long three recently, felt like a champ ;)

can't ollie up, won't ollie down.

That's a long 3. I would have been stoked too. Tried to Ollie up this big 2 stage thing last weekend. Size of a 4 stair. Couldn't make it. I still ollied down it though. Guess I broke the rule.

Here's my new part.
Filmed over 2015.
Came out last November. So I had picked the Bowie before he died.
Sure signs of decrepitude: in a 4 minute part, I flip my board twice. And half my tricks don't even involve an Ollie.


From the looks of it, I'm sure you could do it easy my man. Sick new clip by the way, I go weeks without flipping my board these days, that what makes it more special when I actually do.

On a side note, I noticed I got a negative point after I posted that last comment and clip of myself  ??? Haha, not that I really give a shit, nor do I even know how or who can give someone that, but I am curious, which one of you spiteful miserable fuckers felt the need to do that after I posted a positive comment and a seemingly innocent clip of my old ass gracefully jumping up something. I'm honestly dying to know who it was, i know we're all hiding behind our computer screens here but be a champ and reply  ;)

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« Reply #1141 on: February 18, 2016, 05:07:36 PM »
i gnarred ya gearingup cause it seems like it bothered ya to get kooked. it does seem kinda cruel, i don't know.
handsclapinan, noseslide at the end shows lack of decrepitude. lots of good stuff in there, slappy grind up a bunch of stairs, was that curb skate  stopped on the stair side? jeesh!
on t-bone's channel no less.
i dug that old video w/ mayhew the best though. sometimes i'll pick a yr and hit like 'skate 1994' and go to most recent, every so often there's new old gold.
cheers all ya old turkey buzzzards!

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« Reply #1142 on: February 18, 2016, 07:56:44 PM »
i gnarred ya gearingup cause it seems like it bothered ya to get kooked. it does seem kinda cruel, i don't know.
handsclapinan, noseslide at the end shows lack of decrepitude. lots of good stuff in there, slappy grind up a bunch of stairs, was that curb skate  stopped on the stair side? jeesh!
on t-bone's channel no less.
i dug that old video w/ mayhew the best though. sometimes i'll pick a yr and hit like 'skate 1994' and go to most recent, every so often there's new old gold.
cheers all ya old turkey buzzzards!

Ha...honestly, really doesn't bother me at all sniffman. I could have tracer kooks on this shit and I'd be dandy. We all live in a virtual world to some degree now so I guess I also get caught up in little idiosyncrasies of people online. I know the person that probabaly did it is 99% most likely a  kook, I have compassion for them. But thanks for the gnar butthole.
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« Reply #1143 on: February 19, 2016, 12:22:47 AM »
ha I've given up understanding how the gnar/kook thing works on here!

anyways I'm probably gonna get kooked hard for this: I think I've fully turned into a snowboarder.......
I had maybe one skate day in the last 3 months and 12 snow days. Even though I live far from the mountain. Truth is, everytime I skate now, I think what could happen if I snapped my ankle clean in 2 like 2 years ago. That fear just sucks all the fun out of skating. and I don't mean the fear of getting hurt, but fear of the consequences for work/family shit.

Snowboarding just seems like a safer option to have "kind of" the same rush as skating. you can easily go fast, carve and ollie shit.......plus I've been snowboarding as long as I've been skating, so it feels kinda natural.

allright......kook away!!



and I even wear a helmet while snowboarding!

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« Reply #1144 on: February 19, 2016, 07:28:00 AM »
I've skated once in the past month and a half on account of it being frigid cold. I know there were plenty of hardy souls skating Love Park in  the same timeframe but it just seemed like a good time to stay indoors and repair stuff.

I did get some hockey skates so I could take my kids ice skating but they ended up not wanting to go so I started going alone and trying to teach myself how to ice skate. It's actually really fun to go fast around corners and stuff. I might be turning into Tracer.

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« Reply #1145 on: February 19, 2016, 08:11:20 AM »
lol i think Tracer plays roller. I've been playing hockey for a few years, but after having skated for so long there is absolutely no way I would ever put on rollerblades; ice or bust.


Truth is, everytime I skate now, I think what could happen if I snapped my ankle clean in 2 like 2 years ago. That fear just sucks all the fun out of skating. and I don't mean the fear of getting hurt, but fear of the consequences for work/family shit.

I'm the same way now. I've broken 4 bones from skating and never really gotten too shook by it, but last spring I partially tore my MCL and I am so fucking terrified of having to deal with ligament injury again.

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« Reply #1146 on: February 21, 2016, 10:32:28 AM »
I feel ya, Frenchie. I've finally made the old guy transition into skating transition for the same reason. My shoulder, neck & upper back are, I think, permanently fucked. Which means literally everytime I fall - ANY kind of fall, even just your basic flatground drop & roll - there's a good chance I'll be unable to move or walk for a few days. Which means I can't skate at ALL. Which sucks.:(

So, I ain't giving up skating yet by a long shot, but I am making a serious effort to not FALL, which means less risky shit & more low-impact transition stuff right now.

There are lots of days now where my skating kinda resembles the way people go jogging. I go park in downtown Escondido at like 8 in the morning & just push around for like an hour, doing nothing but pushing hard & doing little ollies. Still hoping if I can not fall for a few months straight my injuries might heal & I can get back to tricks. But something tells me the bell is tolling for me getting buck on this kid's toy.

But I'll push & do ollies until I'm fucking crippled.

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« Reply #1147 on: February 21, 2016, 10:42:42 AM »
I sessioned with a group of old men yesterday. Probably age range from about 35 to 45 plus. Some serious slaying went down and I'm not talking about token slash grinds. Five hours  non-stop, two backyard bowls. More grinds than beers for once... It was a beautiful thing.

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« Reply #1148 on: February 21, 2016, 11:02:18 AM »
I think it would be rad to have an over 35 meet up like once a month.. Bay Area old heads what's up?

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« Reply #1149 on: February 21, 2016, 11:24:24 AM »
I feel ya, Frenchie. I've finally made the old guy transition into skating transition for the same reason. My shoulder, neck & upper back are, I think, permanently fucked. Which means literally everytime I fall - ANY kind of fall, even just your basic flatground drop & roll - there's a good chance I'll be unable to move or walk for a few days. Which means I can't skate at ALL. Which sucks.:(

So, I ain't giving up skating yet by a long shot, but I am making a serious effort to not FALL, which means less risky shit & more low-impact transition stuff right now.

There are lots of days now where my skating kinda resembles the way people go jogging. I go park in downtown Escondido at like 8 in the morning & just push around for like an hour, doing nothing but pushing hard & doing little ollies. Still hoping if I can not fall for a few months straight my injuries might heal & I can get back to tricks. But something tells me the bell is tolling for me getting buck on this kid's toy.

But I'll push & do ollies until I'm fucking crippled.



I feel you too, but be warned that transition, even small, can be just as bad if not worse than flat, slamwise.

My knee is permanently squirrelly thanks to a kickturn gone wrong.

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« Reply #1150 on: February 21, 2016, 11:46:10 AM »
I was going to skate today for the first time this winter but I think 50 is too cold. Old and lazy :(

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« Reply #1151 on: February 21, 2016, 11:49:09 AM »
I just fall. I figure if I don't do enough falling, I won't remember what to do when it all goes wrong.

I'm currently injured but it's because I pulled something while I was doing a short sprint to jump on my board for speed and it was cold out. Muscle strain/tear in my calf.

I'm usually the warm up before and stretch after session guy, but I did some static stretches for my calves, quads, ITB, and back before to try to help get me loosened up, too. I still managed to get injured.

Now, I'm wearing compression sleeves on my calves and trying to stay active by working upper body and no impact cardio so I don't put on weight from the lack of time on my board.

Shit happens. I've rolled my ankle walking on uneven pavement. I'd rather get hurt skating if I have to get hurt at all.
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 #1152 on: February 21, 2016, 06:27:27 PM »
i believe last time i posted in here i was expressing worry that i just could no longer skate due to age (40+). that might have been 2 years ago. anyway, things have changed for the better, and i credit that to better habits and mindset.

no matter how nice it is out, or how badly i want to skate, if i don't feel physically and mentally sharp that day, i don't do it. i always stretch beforehand and quite often during, and i really try to listen to my body and board (aka not getting ahead of myself).

if i'm skating tranny and it's above my shoulder, i'm not going to do more than a rock or 50, but i'll get down on smaller transition. knee high is the highest ledge or flat rail i'll skate. obviously, i absolutely don't jump down anything anymore.

if i feel like my warm up tricks are a bit of a challenge that day, i won't move past them, even if it gets boring.

the result of all of this is that i haven't been hurt beyond a shinner or something light like that this entire time. and when my body and board end up on the same page, i'll dig into my old bag of flippety flops and sometimes even get lucky enough to take out these prime 20 year olds in s.k.a.t.e.

i guess what i'm trying to get at is that even when you think you truly can't skate anymore, things can change. stay positive and vigilant, my fellow seniors!
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« Reply #1153 on: February 21, 2016, 07:06:27 PM »
no matter how nice it is out, or how badly i want to skate, if i don't feel physically and mentally sharp that day, i don't do it.

This was the best thing I started doing for myself a few years back.  Even if I'm 5 min into a session, if I feel it's an off day, I find a better way to spend the day.  And I now enjoy every day I get to roll around and make the most of the days I can't/I'm not feeling it

I got a few minutes in today between rain clouds





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« Reply #1154 on: February 21, 2016, 07:26:06 PM »
Fuck yes!!! I started this thread a while back to get the old dudes who are bald, possibly fat,  and have grey beards together here a place to talk about shit that they like (not the shit that they talk about on a day to day basis hahaha), and it turned into a great community. I don't know why SLAP hasn't stickied it yet??? Anyhow, I have some videos of me and my old man crew skating if any of you would like to see them. I would never post them publicly here to be to torn apart by the infamous "SLAP message boards." And I'm a member of a few "Over 40" skateboarding groups on Facebook that you guys might like too....Let me know and I'll send you a link.

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« Reply #1155 on: February 21, 2016, 11:18:54 PM »
33 years young, started to finally understand 360 flips this winter, so stoked.
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« Reply #1156 on: February 21, 2016, 11:29:43 PM »
42....I've stuck a handful of them in 2016.....anthing is possible but I realized it's hard to become light footed....winter has been good just messing around in a parking garage.....

I don't think we should sticky it.....it's stayed on top on its own....

Rolled my ankle a couple times in the last couple weeks....couldn't handle new toe caps.....still trying to hold my own with the kids.....

In the outfit department.....


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« Reply #1157 on: February 22, 2016, 12:10:13 AM »
im 30 now, can i post in this thread yet? i just learned fs boardslides on a flat bar last week, pretty cool feeling. instead of skating once a month or something like a usual winter ive been skating 5 or so times a week, feel better then ever on my board. i fear getting old and not being able to skate like i want to so im trying to take it a lil more seriously this year, its been great. i dont want to be 40 and full of regret over not trying my hardest while my body still puts up with shit.

also im p sure jsoy owns/skates more toe caps than most 14-30 year olds :-*
I;m sure i;m not the only dc/monster/subaru type guy here

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« Reply #1158 on: February 22, 2016, 12:32:07 AM »
no matter how nice it is out, or how badly i want to skate, if i don't feel physically and mentally sharp that day, i don't do it.

This was the best thing I started doing for myself a few years back.  Even if I'm 5 min into a session, if I feel it's an off day, I find a better way to spend the day.  And I now enjoy every day I get to roll around and make the most of the days I can't/I'm not feeling it

I got a few minutes in today between rain clouds





yeah, I should have done that when I was still skating heavily. Instead of being all, I HAVE TO SKATE, no matter what, even if I'm not feeling good. would have saved me quite a few useless slams.
nice nose wheelie btw. forever one of my fave tricks. I still bust out G-turns every once in a while and pretend I'm Scott Oster!

Also, I agree on the tranny slams.....they can be just as bad as street. Especially in big concrete parks, which is how I broke my wrist and ankle at the same time...

Final point about the snowboarding thing: kids are a factor too. For some reason, my oldest son (7) never took to skating. But it turns out he loves skiing, so I'm glad we can share those moments on the hill, it's awesome. Still hope he'll turn around about skating at some point though!!

and finally: yes, awesome little community here. Props for getting it rolling Buffalo! I love seeing little updates from everyone.

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« Reply #1159 on: February 22, 2016, 01:53:32 AM »
When I first got back into skating after a decade hiatus 18 months ago I thought I was old. I'm 32 now and I'd honestly say I'm not that much older than the average Sydney skater! And I'm feeling better on the board than ever. I hope my body is still holding up in 10 years time and I still have the Stoke like the rest of you champions

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« Reply #1160 on: February 27, 2016, 05:39:02 PM »
Haven't been skating because of work, as usual..  excuses excuses.   same tricks I always do but still gonna post cuz I've been drinking.  And this is the old man thread so fuck it

Was trying fs 5-0s on pool coping for the 1st time today.  Think it's within reach

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« Reply #1161 on: February 27, 2016, 07:22:54 PM »
It's hard to really get the distance on pool coping but goddamn it feels good!

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« Reply #1162 on: February 27, 2016, 07:56:19 PM »
I'm not old but I'm always vibing with the older dude's when I'm at the park. The kids are great too but they always just wanna play skate haha. Without a doubt they would whoop my ass, but I've never been into being competitive when I skate. It's all about fun. If an older dude shows up I can actually have a good conversation about skate history and the culture. The kids are really only aware of the surface of skating and that's about it. Not hating, just saying.

I can't do much. Just different bs and fs grinds on quarters, rocks, long manuals, powerslides, hippie jumps, slappies...but I've always been fine with what I'm able to do. I enjoy myself and try new stuff here and there but I've broken enough bones to realize it's fine to chill out. I don't care how good I am, I care about being in the moment and freeing my mind from all the bullshit in life. Respect to all of you who are still pushing.

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« Reply #1163 on: February 27, 2016, 09:23:25 PM »
I'm not old but I'm always vibing with the older dude's when I'm at the park. The kids are great too but they always just wanna play skate haha. Without a doubt they would whoop my ass, but I've never been into being competitive when I skate. It's all about fun. If an older dude shows up I can actually have a good conversation about skate history and the culture. The kids are really only aware of the surface of skating and that's about it. Not hating, just saying.

I can't do much. Just different bs and fs grinds on quarters, rocks, long manuals, powerslides, hippie jumps, slappies...but I've always been fine with what I'm able to do. I enjoy myself and try new stuff here and there but I've broken enough bones to realize it's fine to chill out. I don't care how good I am, I care about being in the moment and freeing my mind from all the bullshit in life. Respect to all of you who are still pushing.

Nice post Main. Sounds like you're a bit wise beyond your years.

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« Reply #1164 on: March 01, 2016, 02:34:48 PM »
Hey all.

I'm 26
Male
Ultimate Goal: Be a great big vert ramp skater.
Torn Repaired ACL but am in prime condition now since my ACL tear. It came from basketball.

Skate park just opened literally 3 blocks away from my house. I was so excited to see it. Also on the way to work i spotted a very low key skatepark i can frequent if the one by my house gets busy or boring.

I am a complete beginner. Will be building my own deck for the first time this summer. I will be riding around easy going not forcing anything and taking skateboarding really slow. I can't afford to miss work because its paying all my bills. So im torn between life and skateboarding but ill never say i wont try a trick that really pulls me. such as a nice kickflip

Tricks im interested in learning.

So far im not looking to do manuals or anything that requires extreme balancing.
Im interested in tricks such as kickflips, heelflips, strawberry milkshaking, and more.

Thanks for reading
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« Reply #1165 on: March 01, 2016, 03:09:24 PM »
strawberry milkshaking

Have I missed something?

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« Reply #1166 on: March 01, 2016, 03:30:47 PM »
strawberry milkshaking

Have I missed something?
All the cool kids are doing it

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« Reply #1167 on: March 01, 2016, 06:43:31 PM »
Live free or die trying

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« Reply #1168 on: March 01, 2016, 06:51:26 PM »
Ohhh, right, Get Fucked then...

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« Reply #1169 on: March 01, 2016, 07:37:40 PM »
Ohhh, right, Get Fucked then...

LOL...