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MattyOKC

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Sorta new 30ish skater
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:19:39 PM »
I'm 29 about to hit 30 this spring. Nay skaters here in their 30s? So I begun skating at 15 cause I thought it looked fun and for the most part it was I ton a fun doing it and stopped when I was about 18. I was never really any good all I could do for an Ollie but it didn't matter to me cause I was having doing and to me that was all that mattered to me. I quit cause of the discouragement I got from the more experienced skater calling me a "poser" and shit but I never tried or act like anything that. Even though I'm approaching 30 I have different outlook on life and a more mature mindset I really want to get back into skating and I still think it looks fun when I see people riding or when I watch clips. Any tips on getting started?

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 05:26:24 PM »
Do it for fun and you'll be just fine. Don't worry about tricks. Get out and push around. If you enjoy it, you're doing it right.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 05:28:54 PM »
you better learn to backside noseblunt properly
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 05:32:00 PM »
I will work on that lol

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 06:08:03 PM »
id say dont distance yourself from the culture out of insecurity, its easy to adopt some sort of reactionnary stance but it will only limit the friends and experiences you can have. just do whatever you do and try and enjoy how others do it no matter how proficient or not they may be. just be genuine and you will have some good times. no one can tell you how you should or shouldnt do it, but learning and deepening your understanding is fun and enriching if you stay open.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 06:24:53 PM »
id say dont distance yourself from the culture out of insecurity, its easy to adopt some sort of reactionnary stance but it will only limit the friends and experiences you can have. just do whatever you do and try and enjoy how others do it no matter how proficient or not they may be. just be genuine and you will have some good times. no one can tell you how you should or shouldnt do it, but learning and deepening your understanding is fun and enriching if you stay open.

Thanks for the advice!  I know what you mean about distancing myself and I will not be doing that. The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding! Once I build I feel li can start to grasp it and build up enough confidence I will skate at the park.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 06:26:33 PM »
Any skateboarder who calls another skateboarder a "poser" is a "hoser".

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 06:30:41 PM »
Any skateboarder who calls another skateboarder a "poser" is a "hoser".

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 07:06:36 PM »
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 07:12:20 PM »
Any skateboarder who calls another skateboarder a "poser" is a "hoser".

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 07:34:51 PM »
It just hurts more when you slam when you're 30, is all.  Go out and skate!

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 07:40:49 PM »
In middle school the better kids called me a poseur cause I wasnít super good at doing tricks and stuff but the love kept me in it and later on I skated with them all the time.

I guess what Iím saying is if you love doing something just do it and if others who are hating see that you love it theyíll respect it. Just do you man, and make sure to stretch. Getting older in skating just means you have to skate longer and work harder to be comfortable on board and the slams are gonna hurt more but youíre gonna be more rewarded after. Have fun dude!

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 07:52:45 PM »
poser>poosy

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 08:46:51 PM »
The good part is you arenít going to get down on yourself for loosing tricks because you donít have any to loose. Make sure you are on medical insurance because you are bound to wind up in the hospital.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 09:09:52 PM »
The good part is you arenít going to get down on yourself for loosing tricks because you donít have any to loose. Make sure you are on medical insurance because you are bound to wind up in the hospital.
I'm an insurance agent so I got life and health covered  ;). Being 29 or soon to be 30 i've aged well and do good job at taking care of myself I go to the gym atleast 3 times a week and try to eat better although sometimes my cravings get the best of me.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 09:10:33 PM »
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I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 09:16:25 PM »
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2018, 09:30:48 PM »
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 10:03:47 PM »
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 10:07:29 PM »
gonna be 32 next month. my fat ass can't three flip anymore. still fun though.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2018, 10:56:21 PM »
The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding!
If you're budget allows it and there's a local skateshop in your area you should try to support them.  If not several Slap Pals run skate shops with solid online stores:
144p at 35thave.com(Tacoma area Washington)
Lance at http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com(Albany NY)
Watson at http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com(Saskatoon Canada)
Also if you want to get an idea of what people are riding this thread is helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030
If you're on a budget this thread is often helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170
If you want to completely lose your mind you can read the trucks thread:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210
My advice would be to get a solid set of trucks that fit a broad range of deck sizes(Independent 144s, Thunder 148s, Ace 44s) and get the cheapest deck, wheels, bearings and hardware you can find.  In my view the trucks are the most important part of your setup and the only part that will have any sort of longevity if you really see yourself skating longterm. 
All you got is today, get out and skate.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2018, 11:06:22 PM »
First things first: take your dog to the vet.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2018, 11:35:03 PM »
The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding!
If you're budget allows it and there's a local skateshop in your area you should try to support them.  If not several Slap Pals run skate shops with solid online stores:
144p at 35thave.com(Tacoma area Washington)
Lance at http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com(Albany NY)
Watson at http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com(Saskatoon Canada)
Also if you want to get an idea of what people are riding this thread is helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030
If you're on a budget this thread is often helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170
If you want to completely lose your mind you can read the trucks thread:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210
My advice would be to get a solid set of trucks that fit a broad range of deck sizes(Independent 144s, Thunder 148s, Ace 44s) and get the cheapest deck, wheels, bearings and hardware you can find.  In my view the trucks are the most important part of your setup and the only part that will have any sort of longevity if you really see yourself skating longterm.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2018, 12:09:20 AM »
Have you had you're "Asian shitting gif" cherry popped yet?

Jk

Seriously though, DO. NOT. GIVE. A. FUCK. about what anyone thinks of you.
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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2018, 12:39:32 AM »
First things first: take your dog to the vet.
hahaha

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2018, 01:11:58 AM »
First things first: take your dog to the vet.
Thanks for the advice but at this point in my life I got nobody that I need to impress expect for my clients which I do with smooth words and a good sales pitch and if I don't impress them then I don't get paid. I don't want to break the bank too much that adult life can do some damage on your piggy bank. If people want to talk shit about me that's fine. Hell, I will even talk go shit about myself with them lol

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2018, 01:16:07 AM »
The first thing I'm going to cool is find a complete deck and a reliable pair of skate shoes and start riding!
If you're budget allows it and there's a local skateshop in your area you should try to support them.  If not several Slap Pals run skate shops with solid online stores:
144p at 35thave.com(Tacoma area Washington)
Lance at http://www.seasonsskateshop.bigcartel.com(Albany NY)
Watson at http://www.ninetimesskateshop.com(Saskatoon Canada)
Also if you want to get an idea of what people are riding this thread is helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=10804.18030
If you're on a budget this thread is often helpful:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=59883.4170
If you want to completely lose your mind you can read the trucks thread:
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.3210
My advice would be to get a solid set of trucks that fit a broad range of deck sizes(Independent 144s, Thunder 148s, Ace 44s) and get the cheapest deck, wheels, bearings and hardware you can find.  In my view the trucks are the most important part of your setup and the only part that will have any sort of longevity if you really see yourself skating longterm.

I will look into that! I'm sure siri or google can help me find a good skate shop. I'm all for supporting small businesses that's actually what I do for my job is to provide benefits for small businesses.

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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2018, 04:35:38 AM »
Hey 30 year old man dont u worry about the lil bois at the skate park u go buy the frog skateboart that fits u best.  When those bois say hey pozer u just wipe those tears and tell them to frick it in thy butt.

Indy hollows r super light

Also try pushing up hills if u need muscle memory/balance in ur legs. Do it switch


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Re: Sorta new 30ish skater
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2018, 04:36:50 AM »
Obviously stretch first and give yourself time to warm so don't get frustrated if it's not going well at first. And apparently never diss fred gall even if he slapped your mother.
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