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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #1200 on: May 01, 2016, 07:14:51 PM »
I keep thinking 27 is old, but i guess it's not.

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« Reply #1201 on: May 01, 2016, 11:32:22 PM »
I got in a 45 minute session before my feet hurt too much from switching to some skinnier shoes. I think I'll try putting plastic bags full of water in them and throwing them in the freezer to stretch those things out.  42 years old in July.


Hair dryer will help stretch them out....


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« Reply #1202 on: May 02, 2016, 09:07:53 AM »
Nothing fancy but a few old men in a backyard aging with grace...


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« Reply #1203 on: May 02, 2016, 09:46:42 AM »
Nothing fancy but a few old men in a backyard aging with grace...



that looks so fun.
I might never skate anywhere else if I had that thing at my disposal

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« Reply #1204 on: May 02, 2016, 09:58:21 AM »
yep, that's the problem. there's a little circuit of 3 backyard bowls all in the same 'hood and its hard to drag these guys out to skate anything else... very fun though...

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« Reply #1205 on: May 04, 2016, 05:35:49 AM »
I probably wouldn't want to go anywhere else either if I had those mini bowls to mess around on.
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 #1206 on: May 08, 2016, 10:26:15 AM »
I'm 46

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Learned to skate vert at Skate City.  I never dreamed I would skate vert at 12.  I could not even go down a 30 degree incline without eating it.  My lesson was tighten your trucks and follow me.  Did a few runs in the capsules and that was it.  I learned to skate vert.

Did a few sessions at Hickam Hangar (which is a great keyhole), some night sessions at Skatelab.  
As much as I love skating big ditches, curbs, bowls and ramps.  Seen too many broken elbows to pick up a board again.

Not a fan of the big pants and small wheels era.  Skating fast, lines, flow, knowing how to push is the best part of skating.
  
Favorite Skaters: Flip Team, Tommy G, Alva, Cab, Jaws, Gravette, Ishod, Raybourn and Evan Smith.    

Watching Luan Oliveira win Street League in LA on a Oscar Niemeyer inspired course gets me excited about the future of skateboarding.


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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #1207 on: May 09, 2016, 08:30:24 AM »
How do your knees hold up to knee sliding? 

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« Reply #1208 on: May 16, 2016, 11:48:51 PM »
Hit the park before work.  Nobody there, so I didn't feel too weird trying to film myself.  Nothing spectacular, but feeling pretty jazzed lately on skating as much as I can.  My new board is hyping me up quite a bit.  Think I'll go skate a curb before work tomorrow.


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« Reply #1209 on: June 14, 2016, 04:22:07 PM »
Since we got bumped all the way to page 8, I thought I'd throw this clip in here as well to get us back to page 1

39 in a couple weeks!

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« Reply #1210 on: June 14, 2016, 09:38:01 PM »
yeah conekir!
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« Reply #1211 on: June 15, 2016, 03:13:01 PM »


First time I skated a flatbar in hella long...ended up being pretty fun.

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« Reply #1212 on: June 15, 2016, 03:18:34 PM »
Thanks floop!  And that was rad baravettski!
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« Reply #1213 on: June 15, 2016, 03:20:15 PM »
Thanks floop!  And that was rad baravettski!

Thanks man! Nice work on yours too.

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« Reply #1214 on: August 31, 2016, 02:51:09 AM »
hey old farts, how was summer??

I think I skated one hour total, not counting the times I mess around with my kids when they're scootering/biking
(none of the 2 has picked up skating yet, but I havent given up hope....)

I spent quite a lot of time in the water in July....so fun.



anyways I think I'd skate more if I had minibowls like NL posted around    :P

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« Reply #1215 on: August 31, 2016, 09:33:52 AM »
yeah, didn't skate many mini bowls this summer...

turned 41, skated 1 to 3 times a week mostly solo. learnt slappy k grinds and backside power slides, so i'm stoked... hit some new parks here and there. on it goes...

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« Reply #1216 on: September 04, 2016, 09:31:22 AM »
^Curb envy (park too)

^^Water envy.

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« Reply #1217 on: September 05, 2016, 02:17:11 AM »
35 years young. I'm having more fun now than I did when I was in my teens. After not being able to skate for almost two years due to back problems, just being able to cruise around and pop a few Ollie's, makes me forget how hectic being a "grown up" can be. Luckily my buddy built all the ramps at a huge, indoor, key holder only park. Most Saturday nights I get to tag along and skate an old opera house with only 7-8 people. As long as I land 2 new tricks (even if it's a crail block on a bank) I'm psyched. With another Chicago winter approaching, I'm going to get a key so I can go as much as possible. It also helps that it's in a college town and there's always a few 20 something year old girls hanging around. Add beers and a little smoking to the mix and the place is fucking paradise.

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« Reply #1218 on: September 05, 2016, 10:39:36 AM »
^Where's that spot Buck? Evanston or something? I went to school near there and liked the area but the never ending winters were brutal.


N.L.: that was sick stuff! Those parks look decent.



I feel like I didn't get out nearly enough this summer. Maybe I'll film something this fall...

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« Reply #1219 on: October 19, 2016, 08:25:22 AM »
so I just had two nice Magenta-inspired solo cruising missions.... Keen to go out again soon before real winter sets in!

G-turns are still fun after all those years. Not quite Scott Oster-like yet.....but I'm starting to feel more comfortable on the board again   ;D

https://vid.me/9dgg

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« Reply #1220 on: October 19, 2016, 08:36:43 AM »
Yeah, Frenchie. I can respect a good G-Turn. Going to go out and do one now. Cheers.

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« Reply #1221 on: October 20, 2016, 12:19:23 AM »
Cheers mate! and good luck in the upcoming 6 nations   ;)

as for the rest of you greybeards who have no clue what I'm referring to here, come on keep the thread alive!

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« Reply #1222 on: October 20, 2016, 06:04:18 AM »
Any news of you skating is good news. It's been a while since I g-turned but count me in.
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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Re: Old Dudes Post Up Here...
« Reply #1223 on: October 21, 2016, 12:07:18 AM »
allright! there's three of us!
well my attempt to resurrect the thread didn't work too well but there's hope. I actually reread some old pages yesterday and it's really pretty rad.

anyways! here's a beautiful Scott Oster gif to end on a good note.




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« Reply #1224 on: October 21, 2016, 12:17:42 AM »
Skated in a light drizzle tonight. My 360 flips been for shit lately so I trick myself & settle for a my dick flip (it has 360 flip in it) then made myself land a horrid fakie one.
I don't think it's age so much as I rode rusty's tensors for a month & it wreaked havoc on my skating

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« Reply #1225 on: October 21, 2016, 02:02:45 AM »
Skated mini ramp last night, getting much more relaxed and confident than I have ever been on transition.

Super stoked to have access to a newly built private warehouse ramp that is basically perfect and my good homie is the owner/keymaster, by the way it's Rene Matthyssen, ex New Deal pro and he's doing great and still rips.

Lots of incredible sessions lately with a good mix of young gun rippers and old wily shredders, it is awesome to still be able to mix it up with cats that I'm old enough to be their dad as well as guys I've been skating with for 20 plus years in the same sesh.

Also I used to kind of shy away from being the old guy but these days I relish in it and love when people see me skate and ask how old I am.
I'm gonna be 47 in 2 months and I've never felt more comfortable on a skateboard in the 30 years I've been doing this.

Whatever you do, DO NOT quit skating.
You may skate less, and you may have other interests and activities or girlfriend/wife/kid stuff going on in your life, most of us do, but under no circumstance should you ever 100 percent quit skateboarding, don't even think about it.

We've all seen those dudes, and they are not happy.
Don't be that dude.

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« Reply #1226 on: October 21, 2016, 03:28:29 AM »
Someone brought a new box to the DIY foundation spot so I did the thing on it.
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 #1227 on: October 21, 2016, 05:07:30 AM »
Skated mini ramp last night, getting much more relaxed and confident than I have ever been on transition.

Super stoked to have access to a newly built private warehouse ramp that is basically perfect and my good homie is the owner/keymaster, by the way it's Rene Matthyssen, ex New Deal pro and he's doing great and still rips.

Lots of incredible sessions lately with a good mix of young gun rippers and old wily shredders, it is awesome to still be able to mix it up with cats that I'm old enough to be their dad as well as guys I've been skating with for 20 plus years in the same sesh.

Also I used to kind of shy away from being the old guy but these days I relish in it and love when people see me skate and ask how old I am.
I'm gonna be 47 in 2 months and I've never felt more comfortable on a skateboard in the 30 years I've been doing this.

Whatever you do, DO NOT quit skating.
You may skate less, and you may have other interests and activities or girlfriend/wife/kid stuff going on in your life, most of us do, but under no circumstance should you ever 100 percent quit skateboarding, don't even think about it.

We've all seen those dudes, and they are not happy.
Don't be that dude.



Nice post shitbag.

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« Reply #1228 on: October 21, 2016, 05:16:44 AM »
Rights, Shitbag's post gave me a big smile. thanks for the words! I am now considering to stop posting in this thread as I may be too young to do so  :)
36 and still learning new tricks every time i skate, not even close to thinking i might ever quit. And Lazieyes, nice stuff.
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« Reply #1229 on: October 21, 2016, 05:38:37 PM »
Someone brought a new box to the DIY foundation spot so I did the thing on it.


I think you can get lucky and switch mannie that thing.....

Sick no bump nose mannie.....takes me so many tries for the no bump...no idea how anyone flips out....