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Finishing up my final year at college and when i'm either at school or at work I'll often go on hiatus with skateboarding for months. How do you guys balance other stuff of your life with skating?

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:46:14 PM »
Finishing up my final year at college and when i'm either at school or at work I'll often go on hiatus with skateboarding for months. How do you guys balance other stuff of your life with skating?
I don't I'm fucking crippled and can't skate until I get my back fixed. RIP

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:00:35 PM »
Don't have kids.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 07:07:21 PM »
the Jscotthandsout thread holds the answers you seek

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 07:10:53 PM »
Finishing up my final year at college and when i'm either at school or at work I'll often go on hiatus with skateboarding for months. How do you guys balance other stuff of your life with skating?

I have 2 degrees and a i work full time job in the tech field. How do I manage?

I just skate after work

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2018, 07:13:20 PM »
I consider going on the Slap skating

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018, 07:13:53 PM »
It's pretty much the same way that you would fit anything else into your life. People find ways to fit in going to the gym, its the same type of shit.
At least when you're a washed-out hipster douchebag in NY, you can milk it at some decent looking, hard to skate spots. In LA you're just a tan-lined faggot in a school yard somewhere.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 07:26:16 PM »
Just go pro and you can skate forever.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2018, 07:30:20 PM »
This is actually a good question but also has a simple answer: everyone has a hobby. Video games, the gym, getting fucked up at the bar, bird watching or skateboarding.

You may have to cut into your other leisure activities and the way you skate may have to change but you can keep it going a couple times a week if you really want to.

As good as skating is, by your late 20ís you should be doing something a little better for your personal stability most of the time anyway. You just gotta find the balance. Donít sweat it and enjoy embarking on a new phase of your life.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2018, 07:33:09 PM »
Get into skating bowls. You'll still be ok at it even if you can only skate like one day a week and when you start getting fat from sitting behind a desk for 40 hrs a week, it's actually an advantage because a dad gut helps you go faster on transition.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 07:41:26 PM »
You donít really...Iím about to turn 31 and Iíve noticed itís getting harder to get out over the last 12/18 months. At some point you gotta realise that you canít do it all the time anymore and have to Ďgrow upí in some regard...Iíll still always try to get out atleast once a week though. Donít get me wrong Iíll never stop.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 07:42:43 PM »
Talk shit on slap during board meetings like I do.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2018, 07:46:11 PM »
Instead of going to the bar, skate. Instead of going to the movies, skate. Instead of sitting on the couch, skate. Even if it's for 30 minutes, skate as much as possible. Cruiser run, thats skating. Some flat ground, thats skating. I've managed to hold down full time jobs, sometimes 2 jobs, going to school, the whole deal. If you want to skate bad enough you'll figure it out.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2018, 07:46:23 PM »
Get a job where you can take skate breaks. I really should be at work at 9am tomorrow but fuck it., I'm going to the park for an hour or so... b/c I'm the boss. Could mean answering a few emails and texts between slash grinds but so be it...

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2018, 08:31:22 PM »
I like 9-5 jobs because my schedule is set and I can skate evenings and weekends. Like most things, you just gotta make time.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2018, 08:38:27 PM »
Honestly it blows that I can't be out there skating 6 hours a day. Also I live in the North East so there's about half the year where skating outside becomes rough as hell. But when it's nice out, I prioritize skateboarding over just about everything else, still usually get to skate like 3 or 4 times a week. I do programming for a living though so I'm hoping I can move towards remote / flexible hours and free up more time for skating (and music and art and all the other shit I've had to neglect).

I like 9-5 jobs because my schedule is set and I can skate evenings and weekends. Like most things, you just gotta make time.
Hyped to see an SB-C OG on Slap. Glad you're still skating dude.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2018, 09:10:12 PM »
Morning sessions are where it's at.
Your local park will be full of busy people who are getting their fix there. You won't come across any big egos at 9am either.


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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2018, 09:24:50 PM »
Schedule....skate by yourself.....check your weather app.....be flexible where and when you skate... prioritize.....

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2018, 09:52:52 PM »
not sure what people my age do all the time if there not skating

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2018, 12:34:25 AM »
To be honest it is easier to find a balance between work and skateboarding than girlfriend and skateboarding...
Possibilities are everywhere, search and enjoy.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2018, 01:00:33 AM »
the Jscotthandsout thread holds the answers you seek

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2018, 01:25:41 AM »
I work a 40+ hour a week job; I just skate on my days off. Sometimes on both days, but always on at least one of those days. It's getting warmer out though so I'm gonna try to start going more during the week when I get off work.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2018, 02:28:51 AM »
Morning sessions are where it's at.
Your local park will be full of busy people who are getting their fix there. You won't come across any big egos at 9am either.
Morning sessions are legit the best. Used to have them at 7 before school everyday. Nice and cool in the summer, park is almost always empty for you and your bros. You can decide to skip first period or just not go to school at all. Good times.

Before I became a crippled as bitch I would meet up with some buddies at like 9:30 PM and hit the skatepark up. We all worked in restaurants so we pretty much would all get off between 9-10. Like others have said you just gotta make time
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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2018, 02:32:21 AM »
Morning sessions are where it's at.
Your local park will be full of busy people who are getting their fix there. You won't come across any big egos at 9am either.

I agree with this.  I love waking up early and hitting my local park with a coffee on Saturday/Sunday. 

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2018, 03:43:00 AM »
drinking is lame and a waste of money, why would quitting a depressant be a hard thing for a depressed person
I can see why people think Slap is a bunch of retards; multiple people think Menikmati is the worst skate video of all time?

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2018, 03:44:15 AM »
advice to op would be make use of mornings and learn the art of the nap
I can see why people think Slap is a bunch of retards; multiple people think Menikmati is the worst skate video of all time?

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2018, 03:55:49 AM »
drinking is lame and a waste of money, why would quitting a depressant be a hard thing for a depressed person
Oh Iím not depressed, Iím just wondering what the fuck Hans is doin upstairs is all


im probably lying

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2018, 04:27:51 AM »
You start skating less which makes you skate worse and then you start blaming your setup and buying a surplus of gear to solve your problems when deep down you know the true problem is your lack of time on the board.

.........or at least that's what I hear from a friend
« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 05:06:21 AM by BMCsteve »

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2018, 05:06:48 AM »
Yeah itís sucks entering that new phase in your life, but youíll find a way. Just like all of us. If you do get worse at skating because of it (like me), just accept it and have fun for what it is and be thankful that you still have skating in your life.  I donít know if anyone mentioned it yet, but move closer to your job if you are able to. That way when you get home you can squeeze in an hour or two of skating and still have time to do other things ppl do after work.

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Re: 20+ Skaters, How do you guys balance skateboarding with a career?
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2018, 05:25:59 AM »
Finishing up my final year at college and when i'm either at school or at work I'll often go on hiatus with skateboarding for months. How do you guys balance other stuff of your life with skating?
I'm in the same position as you man. I got one more semester..