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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2022, 08:32:59 AM »
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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2022, 02:22:49 PM »
What is the best ice breaker for when there are 20 young bulls ripping the park but no one is cracking jokes?

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2022, 07:49:52 AM »
the worst parts about skating alone are
1. hard to get hyped to try high risk tricks without friends there hyping you up
2. you have to actively think about pacing yourself rather than just taking consecutive runs and tiring out after 20 mins
#2 sounds a lot better to me then having to constantly wait on a line of dudes when you have limited time to skate and a trick you really want to work on.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2022, 09:36:47 AM »
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the worst parts about skating alone are
1. hard to get hyped to try high risk tricks without friends there hyping you up
2. you have to actively think about pacing yourself rather than just taking consecutive runs and tiring out after 20 mins
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#2 sounds a lot better to me then having to constantly wait on a line of dudes when you have limited time to skate and a trick you really want to work on.

#2 definitely has its perks.

Iím 38 and skate alone pretty regularly (although my oldest son (17) and his friends have all gotten interested in skating, so now Iíve got some company at the park lately). We live in a small town with a tiny little park just down the street from us, and for the past several years since I got back into skating, itís almost always felt like my own private park. I was always skating alone there. Itís got its perks for sure. No waiting for anyone, always productive, sweat heavy sessions if you want, easy to focus on fine tuning your skills. It is a little harder to get pumped up to get out of your comfort zone though.

Typically when I travel out of town to parks, there are people there, so itís often a different vibe. Still fun though. You make random small talk and hype each other up for whatever youíre working on. I like being able to experience both solo sessions and large sessions. I feel like it makes me appreciate both in very different ways. The solo sessions are far more regular than the group ones, at least up until a month ago. Prior to my son and his crew, the last time I skated with people I already knew and am friends with would have been July last year. Met up with a friend, met two of his friends that skate, and had the best time that day. They live a few hours away though, so itís been hard to make that happen again.

I will also say that I do worry a bit more about getting broke off when Iím out there by myself, but I think thatís mainly just because Iím old and have responsibilities.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2022, 04:50:32 PM »
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the worst parts about skating alone are
1. hard to get hyped to try high risk tricks without friends there hyping you up
2. you have to actively think about pacing yourself rather than just taking consecutive runs and tiring out after 20 mins
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#2 sounds a lot better to me then having to constantly wait on a line of dudes when you have limited time to skate and a trick you really want to work on.

i guess it depends on what you're skating. when i skate bowls i like it when there's a few guys there so you are forced to wait like 2-3 mins between each run, because skating bowls is a lot of work. i think for skating stuff like ledges or other street obstacles it's not as much work so it doesn't matter so much.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2022, 05:52:44 PM »
I figured it out. I know why I feel so awesome alone.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2022, 06:53:57 PM »
What is the best ice breaker for when there are 20 young bulls ripping the park but no one is cracking jokes?

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2022, 07:57:31 AM »
I skate alone all the time.
Most of my skating friends don’t have much time for skating, but I do.
I don’t feel weird doing it. It’s good for progressing and for keeping the focus on the trick you’re learning.

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Re: How to not feel weird skating alone?
« Reply #68 on: November 07, 2022, 01:14:14 PM »
Parks from 6am till 10 are free. And streets alone