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« Reply #1260 on: December 15, 2016, 01:15:39 PM »
Old dude. New part.
I'll be 40 next week.
Filmed over the last year.
My last part (posted a few pages back in this thread) had a grand total of 2 flip tricks. So this time around I really made an effort to do some flipping. Even if it's just a flatground trick here and there.
Warning, contains an over abundance of boardslides and tricks not involving an Ollie (wallrides, wallies, slappies). If you're not down with that, don't waste your time. Otherwise, hope you enjoy. It's basic tricks, but I try to at least keep the spots interesting.


Dude! That was brilliant. Looked like you were having fun and everything was way better than I expected based on your description. Proper skating and not just some shit that barely counts. As an oldish dude myself, I really enjoyed it!

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« Reply #1261 on: December 15, 2016, 01:39:00 PM »
Old dude. New part.
I'll be 40 next week.
Filmed over the last year.
My last part (posted a few pages back in this thread) had a grand total of 2 flip tricks. So this time around I really made an effort to do some flipping. Even if it's just a flatground trick here and there.
Warning, contains an over abundance of boardslides and tricks not involving an Ollie (wallrides, wallies, slappies). If you're not down with that, don't waste your time. Otherwise, hope you enjoy. It's basic tricks, but I try to at least keep the spots interesting.


Dude! That was brilliant. Looked like you were having fun and everything was way better than I expected based on your description. Proper skating and not just some shit that barely counts. As an oldish dude myself, I really enjoyed it!

Was that Peter Smolik at the end? Nice part, not even for an old dude but in general.

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« Reply #1262 on: December 15, 2016, 02:34:40 PM »
Here's a few randoms from my insta recently.







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« Reply #1263 on: December 16, 2016, 04:11:06 AM »
Old dude. New part.
I'll be 40 next week.
Filmed over the last year.
My last part (posted a few pages back in this thread) had a grand total of 2 flip tricks. So this time around I really made an effort to do some flipping. Even if it's just a flatground trick here and there.
Warning, contains an over abundance of boardslides and tricks not involving an Ollie (wallrides, wallies, slappies). If you're not down with that, don't waste your time. Otherwise, hope you enjoy. It's basic tricks, but I try to at least keep the spots interesting.


I like that part, well shot and put together. Kept me entertained more than some other video parts, a lot of which I just can't relate to with too many flip in/flip outs.
Great Job!!!

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« Reply #1264 on: December 16, 2016, 11:15:01 AM »
That was super good, Handsclapanin!

I honestly haven't had much of an urge to go skate since my injury but that made me want to get out and skate as soon as I can.

Also, nice kicks.

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« Reply #1265 on: December 16, 2016, 12:28:10 PM »

Was that Peter Smolik at the end? Nice part, not even for an old dude but in general.

Yes, the one and only Pillager himself.

Thanks everyone. Glad you liked it.

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« Reply #1266 on: December 17, 2016, 04:08:26 AM »
That was super good, Handsclapanin!

I honestly haven't had much of an urge to go skate since my injury but that made me want to get out and skate as soon as I can.

Also, nice kicks.

same here. Made me want to go grab my board....... But then I remembered it's december and freezing.

also props to Jsoy and the other old-but-sill nimble fellas, all the stuff posted lately was inspiring!

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« Reply #1267 on: December 17, 2016, 08:22:56 AM »
didn't realize what this thread was all about. super motivating in a make you feel like you suck kind of way. feel like i'm the only guy who can't 360 flip. jsoy, jees man... is that backsmith trick an nbd?

filmed this in the summer



part of my problem lately is that when i do go skate i always end up wanting to bring my kids and then i don't really get to skate. more or less just chase them around the park and make sure they aren't getting in peoples way or getting kid napped. here's a little family home video of an adventure. i'm hoping eventually they will start getting serious\good and help me get more productive.


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« Reply #1268 on: December 17, 2016, 09:24:24 AM »
That was super good, Handsclapanin!

I honestly haven't had much of an urge to go skate since my injury but that made me want to get out and skate as soon as I can.

Also, nice kicks.
I'll third that. Also, nice Packers/Bucky shirts. I'm originally from Milwaukee, so always cool to see Wisco skaters.

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« Reply #1269 on: December 17, 2016, 09:27:51 AM »

I have a no wife and kids policy on sessions. I go early, get back by noon so the day isn't spent.  But it's for exactly that reason. Also, sometimes dad just needs a break.
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« Reply #1270 on: December 17, 2016, 07:32:44 PM »
Sleazy....just started getting 3 flips this year....they are horrific and I can only do them with the aid of a bank....but who knew....nollie or switch flips in 2017....last year I got switch heels and i can do he odd nollie heel....

We'll get our rezzies up on here soon....

I don't have kids but yah....I'd treat them as different missions....I'm kinda like that w bros...they don't want to watch me try three flips for an hour..so I just cruise around when I'm with the old guys.....

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« Reply #1271 on: December 20, 2016, 08:48:38 AM »
Inspired by Shitbag last year (our birthdays are right around the same time); I set out to do 40 tricks for my 40th birthday. I knew I had to do it somewhere like PQ here, where there are lots of options. No way am I pulling it off like Shitbag did, all on one obstacle.
This almost got cancelled real quick. With only 6 tricks under my belt I smacked my knee really hard. Went and got a bag of ice, took a break, switched from my normal skate intake of sativa only over to a heavy indica, and went back in. Then around #12, I fell and hit the back of my head on the corner of a ledge. Got a little bump.

Thought I might have to seriously downgrade this thing. Does it still count if I slash grind in 20 different areas of the park? Maybe I should get all Magenta and do some powerslides? Wear the same outfit and work on this for the next month?
But, when you got local legends like Oscar Jordan and Willy Santos there to hype you up, you have to push on. Anyone who knows me knows I'm terrible at manuals. Besides vert, they would be the weak link in my skateboard chain. I don't have the balance or patience for them. So, after I did that hippy jump I'm looking around trying to decide what to do for my last trick. Willy asked if I had done any manuals and suggested I do that nose manual up. I laughed and said it might take me until I'm 41. Sure enough, it was a little battle. But when Willy throws out a request, you try to comply.
Huge thank you to Tbone for filming and editing this. My #1 go to old dude partner in crime for decades now.

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« Reply #1272 on: December 20, 2016, 10:27:42 AM »
Inspired by Shitbag last year (our birthdays are right around the same time); I set out to do 40 tricks for my 40th birthday. I knew I had to do it somewhere like PQ here, where there are lots of options. No way am I pulling it off like Shitbag did, all on one obstacle.
This almost got cancelled real quick. With only 6 tricks under my belt I smacked my knee really hard. Went and got a bag of ice, took a break, switched from my normal skate intake of sativa only over to a heavy indica, and went back in. Then around #12, I fell and hit the back of my head on the corner of a ledge. Got a little bump.

Thought I might have to seriously downgrade this thing. Does it still count if I slash grind in 20 different areas of the park? Maybe I should get all Magenta and do some powerslides? Wear the same outfit and work on this for the next month?
But, when you got local legends like Oscar Jordan and Willy Santos there to hype you up, you have to push on. Anyone who knows me knows I'm terrible at manuals. Besides vert, they would be the weak link in my skateboard chain. I don't have the balance or patience for them. So, after I did that hippy jump I'm looking around trying to decide what to do for my last trick. Willy asked if I had done any manuals and suggested I do that nose manual up. I laughed and said it might take me until I'm 41. Sure enough, it was a little battle. But when Willy throws out a request, you try to comply.
Huge thank you to Tbone for filming and editing this. My #1 go to old dude partner in crime for decades now.

Sick man. I've got a bit over a year until I hit 40 and I'm definitely going to have to film all year to get 40 clips. One day is no joke.

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« Reply #1273 on: December 24, 2016, 02:39:34 PM »


Got it one last Tre Before Trump.

Flip tricks after 40....  ::)

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« Reply #1274 on: December 24, 2016, 03:13:30 PM »


Got it one last Tre Before Trump.

Flip tricks after 40....  ::)
uh! 3 flip butterz!!!
nice 5-0s and slappies. curbs sounded really loud on my computer.

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« Reply #1275 on: December 24, 2016, 07:38:19 PM »
I can't tell if this kid was being a dick or just naive but I never felt so old in my life. So I'm at the park yesterday, sometimes when I get off work I like to cruise though the park get my trick and get out. It was one of those days. So he comes up to me and ask "what trick are you trying?" It was quite oblivious since I been at the same 1/4 pipe for the last 20mins. "backside noseblunt" I reply. "Oh yeah, well I slid the whole thing yesterday and popped it back in." Thanks for making my day kid.

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« Reply #1276 on: December 24, 2016, 11:06:30 PM »
That was dope. Props Sir.
Now, we used to say we put on our tights to put on the world. So I don't think it tarnishes the image at all.

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« Reply #1277 on: December 26, 2016, 10:53:11 AM »
Attempting to learn feebles

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« Reply #1278 on: December 26, 2016, 02:47:33 PM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

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« Reply #1279 on: December 27, 2016, 06:47:41 AM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!

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« Reply #1280 on: December 27, 2016, 08:43:35 AM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!

Thanks dude! I'm definitely one of the early morning skatepark dudes. Nice to know there's others!

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« Reply #1281 on: December 27, 2016, 08:48:17 AM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!
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Thanks dude! I'm definitely one of the early morning skatepark dudes. Nice to know there's others!
Just curious, but how does someone get in to skating at 26?
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« Reply #1282 on: December 27, 2016, 11:52:24 AM »
Just turned 44 over the holidays. My birthday wish for 30+ only skateparks, as I hate 95% of all teenagers. 

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« Reply #1283 on: December 27, 2016, 12:19:21 PM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!
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Thanks dude! I'm definitely one of the early morning skatepark dudes. Nice to know there's others!
Just curious, but how does someone get in to skating at 26?

I was watching a lot of skate videos for about a year, and kind of started doing it to prove to myself that I could, I guess? How does one normally get into it?

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« Reply #1284 on: December 27, 2016, 12:30:27 PM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!
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Thanks dude! I'm definitely one of the early morning skatepark dudes. Nice to know there's others!
Just curious, but how does someone get in to skating at 26?

I was watching a lot of skate videos for about a year, and kind of started doing it to prove to myself that I could, I guess? How does one normally get into it?
through freinds in your adolescence or teen years. it's unique to pick it up later, most 26 yr olds have a mental block like 'i wish i started when i was 13' that prevents them from following their interest [applies to anything requiring courage].
never too late.
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« Reply #1285 on: December 27, 2016, 01:56:05 PM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!
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Thanks dude! I'm definitely one of the early morning skatepark dudes. Nice to know there's others!
Just curious, but how does someone get in to skating at 26?

I was watching a lot of skate videos for about a year, and kind of started doing it to prove to myself that I could, I guess? How does one normally get into it?
through freinds in your adolescence or teen years. it's unique to pick it up later, most 26 yr olds have a mental block like 'i wish i started when i was 13' that prevents them from following their interest [applies to anything requiring courage].
never too late.
welcome!

Truth. In my case, I started just before turning 24. I'd start sooner in my adult life, but I was busy with school, working fulltime, and with a nagging ankle injury that just made me squeamish... once I got less busy with studies, I bought a shitty complete online and started to try and learn. Best decision I took in my whole life. My ankle never stopped hurting, but the extra strength really helps.

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« Reply #1286 on: December 27, 2016, 06:00:21 PM »
That's what I've really enjoyed and acknowledge how rad it is in that skateboarding is way more broad than it used to be.....we can talk about the good ole days but they clearly were not conducive to old skaters let alone newbies starting....

They have a crew of adult never skaters or midlife crisis dudes and I'm down to help them out.....a ton of chicks too...that are late 20's plus.... Longboard cross overs.....I don't give a shit....there's always some aspect of skating or skate culture you can get down with....

I skate in the am..between 9-10:30 is usually before street razors show up....it's called gentlemans hour.....


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« Reply #1287 on: December 27, 2016, 11:56:05 PM »
Just to introduce myself, I'm 30 and have been skating for four years. I didn't skate when I was a kid. The first two years were banal and tough, but now I've got some of the basics (180s, powerslides, ollies, manuals) consistent, I've been having a lot more fun. I'm not that social and have never skated with anyone outside of a lesson at Commonwealth, so I imagine I still look pretty wonky.

Nice to see someone with a similar experience. Especially the part about the first two years being one fucking chore. But it's getting better everyday for me. Nowhere near good, but still! Hopefully I'll be doing cool shit by the age of 30, and earn the right to post around the clock in this thread. I'd tell you to go skate with people, but that's something I don't really do... I'm happy when I find nobody at the places I like to go! But keep it up, man!

Funny, i'm 34 and i feel like i'm not old enough to post on this thread :D
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« Reply #1288 on: December 31, 2016, 06:17:06 PM »
Just wanted to take some time to say what's up to all the fellow old dudes. This is by far one of the best threads SLAP has. Glad to see so many dudes still ripping in late 30's and 40's. Totally inspiring... Although not too much skating going on for me right now due to injuries and weather. I guess it's better to be recovering from injuries in the winter rather than the middle of summer though. I'll be 37 pretty soon. Kinda feels like I'm getting up there in age, but seeing so many dude's clips in this thread and seeing so many pros in their 40's still ripping helps to keep the motivation levels high. I hit 5 years of sobriety in November so I'm pretty stoked on that. Just trying to eat healthy and not gain too much winter weight right now. Hope that all of you old dudes and young dudes too are having a good safe holiday. Thanks to all that contribute to this thread and keep the old dude vibe going. Man 2017, still remember being a little kid skating in parking lots by myself when I first discovered East Bay punk rock and being such a goofy little skate dude and thinking I was so cool when I got my first set of Thunders. I'm pretty much still just a goofy skate dork. Have a good new years everyone!!! :)

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« Reply #1289 on: January 13, 2017, 09:55:30 AM »
I decided to try and learn kickflips at the ripe and tender age of 43.  Never learned them when I was a kid.  Skipped it.

Any tips?   This is frustrating. 
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