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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2022, 12:09:05 AM »
A lot of good advice here. If it's an awkwardness thing, I think you probably grow out of that with age and confidence. There were a lot of activities I used to feel self-conscious about doing solo growing up; nowadays, I just do what I feel and can appreciate the solitude sometimes. It also makes sessions with other ppl that much more special/different when they happen.

I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet: just be careful if you are doing a gnarly trick alone at a distant, secluded spot, or at night, when/where no one might find you for a prolonged period if you have an accident. Could be dangerous.
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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2022, 08:32:00 AM »
Stretch and warm up. Cruise around. Focus on something you wanna do/try that session. Ignore all the bullshit in this world. It's just you, your board and the environment.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2022, 08:50:11 AM »
When I’m feeling low about being alone I skate over to a normie and strike up a conversation. It’s how I got blessed with so much friends outside of skateboarding.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2022, 09:02:24 AM »
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As for skateparks, a lot of people show up to those alone and just skate. If I make eye contact with someone at the park I'll nod or say hi, and maybe have small talk between tricks, but that's it. There's all levels of people skating at the park and nobody cares as long as you heed the usual park etiquette.Skating alone will feel less and less weird the more you do it.
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Just started going to the park consistently myself and can say the more you do it the less weird it is. It has become a part of my morning routine now and is a good reason to get up early and get going even if i'm not stoked on the rest of my day.
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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2022, 05:05:22 PM »
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As for skateparks, a lot of people show up to those alone and just skate. If I make eye contact with someone at the park I'll nod or say hi, and maybe have small talk between tricks, but that's it. There's all levels of people skating at the park and nobody cares as long as you heed the usual park etiquette.Skating alone will feel less and less weird the more you do it.
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Just started going to the park consistently myself and can say the more you do it the less weird it is. It has become a part of my morning routine now and is a good reason to get up early and get going even if i'm not stoked on the rest of my day.
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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2022, 02:37:55 PM »
I skate on my own, most of the time. I tend to go to parks early in the morning to avoid too many people, which reduces any awkwardness.

I find skating street on my own, much more anxiety-inducing. But once you do it a few times, it becomes much easier, like anything else.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2022, 06:49:53 PM »
Let’s be honest too…..skating can be torturous at the best of times….not landing tricks, not know what to do…. Having friends around is helpful and fun so when they aren’t, it can be a bummer and if there are a bunch of people you don’t know around, it can get weird…..


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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2022, 08:34:47 PM »
find a parking lot or something to get your basics back and then go to the skate park and you'll have more confidence