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Am I too old to start skating
« on: April 12, 2017, 12:52:30 AM »
Hi guys, so this is my first post (yay). But I want to know if I'm to old to start skating. I'm 14 right now and I just quit scootering (my mother said it looked retarded). So I just wanna know if I can still skateboard cause a lot of my friends started at like age 8 or 9. Thanks

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 01:22:41 AM »
I am sorry but I can't tell if this is a troll or not. But no. never to old to skate.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 01:35:09 AM »
no, no not never. you should (quit scootering) too.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 03:34:46 AM »
Switching it up helps.
If you are decent on a scooter you should be able to pick up a board and once you got over the initial learning you can develop quickly and catch up.
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 03:45:13 AM »
 Never too late but it will be frustrating during the general learning phase. Just keep going and then you get to have fun on the way to the store or school or where ever. You get there faster and you get to do tricks on the way.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 05:01:12 AM »
Any time I'm asked this question, I always tell people to look up Neal Unger.  14 is definitely not too young.  There are people who start skating at the age of 30, 40 and even 50.  Neal Unger started at 60.  The question should always be "Do I want to do this?"  If the answer is "yes"...then do it.
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 07:16:07 AM »
I randomly noticed recently that both Jeremy Klein and Daewon Song started skating at age 15.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 09:53:43 AM »
I started when I was 14, I'm 34 now, do the math...

Still learning new stuff everyday.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 10:22:19 AM »
You quit scootering to right a skateboard? Damn you're finally gonna get girls to notice you! Right on dude!

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 02:11:34 PM »
14? Surely this is a troll right?........ but you're mom was right to call scootering retarded, have fun becoming a man on a skateboard


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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 04:16:40 PM »
Thx guys I was just wondering. Since lots of my friends started skateboarding at like age 5-8.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 04:43:47 PM »
Thx guys I was just wondering. Since lots of my friends started skateboarding at like age 5-8.

Well starting that early can lead to quitting sooner, especially with the difficulty that comes with skateboarding. Being older might give you an advantage of knowing how long you want to stick to doing it

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 02:26:18 AM »
Going to assume you're not a troll and be hella sincere here: Definitely start skating. I got my first "real" board at 13 and it was one the best decisions I ever made. Changed my life and gave me some life-long friendships. I'm 30 now, and just got back on a board after about 5 years (mostly) off . Since the beginning of the year I've been going to my local park almost daily and skating with people of all ages. Was surprised not only how nice the younger dude were to me, but also surprised to see a lot of dudes far older than me shredding the fuck out of that place. It was super inspiring for real. Making me feel like I can get even better now than I was when I was 16/17. Sure as hell going to try. My general mood and also my body generally are better than they were before I started skating again. It's still the best shit ever. Throw that scooter in the garbage and get on a board, you won't regret it.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 11:04:42 AM »
You've got a wise mother, listen to her. Also post pics.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 01:04:12 PM »
Sorry I'm late to this thread but YES you're too old nobody will sell you a skateboard.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 01:29:53 PM »
Id say now is the best time.  No one believes me but it seems like yesterday when everyone who skate was 21 and under and really good.  It's just not the case now....there's a super broad range and you can pretty much skate anyway you want.....

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 04:08:22 PM »
You've got a wise mother, listen to her. Also post pics.
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 02:12:50 AM »
Nice troll
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2017, 11:23:33 AM »
Yeah, you should probably keep scooting, bro. If you don't start skating young you're never gonna be any good. I mean, shit, how can you be as good as Nyjah or Shecks if you start skating at the age they turned pro?
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2017, 11:29:58 AM »
First,  Props on putting away the scooter and starting to skateboard.  Your mom knows what's up.  Second, as far as too old; I have a friend who started skating at 36!  Never skated prior.  The dude actually rips now too!  He's in his mid 40's and can hold his own, so no, 14 is definitely not too old to start.
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 10:32:21 PM »
Your mom sounds kinky and if shes the slut I hope she is.... she had you when she was 16.  16 + 14 = 30 and what do you know, I'm 30.  Interested in a new step dad?  And I can teach you how to skate on my spare time.  At least consider it...

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2017, 10:25:58 AM »
I am 42 ,made my first ollie today wohoo !!! ...and my first post wawawiwi Whassup everyone
started two weeks ago,picked up a board after 20 years cos I work as a MA coach and I could't afford injuries! I just don't give a f**k anymore,I miss skating so much!!!

You are not to old!!!!. . and pardon my bad grammar,English is not my first language!

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 10:50:35 AM »
Your mom sounds kinky and if shes the slut I hope she is.... she had you when she was 16.  16 + 14 = 30 and what do you know, I'm 30.  Interested in a new step dad?  And I can teach you how to skate on my spare time.  At least consider it...

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2017, 01:10:32 PM »
what is your mom's instagram?
but i think chris roberts started when he was 15 and he has his own podcast, so maybe you should just start a podcast?

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2017, 05:41:10 PM »
Never too late, well maybe, but 14 is a great age to start. As long as you're not like 90 with a hip replacement.

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 06:29:11 PM »
Hi guys, so this is my first post (yay). But I want to know if I'm to old to start skating. I'm 14 right now and I just quit scootering (my mother said it looked retarded). So I just wanna know if I can still skateboard cause a lot of my friends started at like age 8 or 9. Thanks

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2018, 12:36:30 AM »
Congrats mate on ditching the scooter for some real wood!  ;D

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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2018, 01:16:50 PM »
  Tell ur mom to keep her opinions on whats cool where the sun doesn't shine (she should get a kick out of that).  The scooter IS dangerous tho.  The handlebars will smoke you in the grill.  Skate if you want but keep it clean and stylish don't  meat head it.
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Re: Am I too old to start skating
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2018, 03:17:35 PM »
digging how this thread zombied 4 times and it's still on page 1.

and obvs your mom intimately knows a skaterboi.