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Iím amazed Leo or similar can still walk after skating rails and stairs for 25 years let alone keep progressing. Nobody in this thread knows what that feels like.

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I'm 28 in ok shape but I already feel slow compared to my younger self, aging sucks

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It gets better. Eventually you accept it and just stick to having fun

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I'm 28 in ok shape but I already feel slow compared to my younger self, aging sucks

If you have access to medical I would get some bloodwork done, I didn't start feeling my age till I was 38, I'm 48 now. Last year I finally went to the doctor to have bloodwork done, they prescribed testosterone because my level was so low now I feel 37 again

You could have a simple vitamin deficiency. Bloodwork is free it's the doctor that cost money

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It gets better. Eventually you accept it and just stick to having fun

He's right. Also for whatever reason the mid to late 20s were really rough for myself and others I know. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, a challenging time. But there's light at the end of it all. There's a good chance you'll get a second wind as you enter your fourth decade. Def some demons to wrestle as you go but now is a good time to face them. Godspeeed, young person.

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That's why only started skating at 25, no younger me to compete with. Currently 28 and skating almost every day, doing some sort of physical exercise on the days I'm not skating and being conscious about food are the reasons that I'm a lot more athletic than I was before I skated. I don't know how dusted my knees would've been if I started out when I was still a child, so I can't share that pain (yet).
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I'm 28 in ok shape but I already feel slow compared to my younger self, aging sucks
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That's why only started skating at 25, no younger me to compete with. Currently 28 and skating almost every day, doing some sort of physical exercise on the days I'm not skating and being conscious about food are the reasons that I'm a lot more athletic than I was before I skated. I don't know how dusted my knees would've been if I started out when I was still a child, so I can't share that pain (yet).

What made you take up skating at a relatively advanced age?
Dude was folically fucked from the get go.

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I'm 28 in ok shape but I already feel slow compared to my younger self, aging sucks
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That's why only started skating at 25, no younger me to compete with. Currently 28 and skating almost every day, doing some sort of physical exercise on the days I'm not skating and being conscious about food are the reasons that I'm a lot more athletic than I was before I skated. I don't know how dusted my knees would've been if I started out when I was still a child, so I can't share that pain (yet).
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What made you take up skating at a relatively advanced age?
Canít speak for them. I started at 35 cause I wanted to do it when I was younger but never tried. Itís tough cause I have zero interest in transition, but my bad knees may push me in that direction cause jumping leaves me sore for DAYS 🫠

Add that to the fact that Iím 6í3 and 240lbs.

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I dunno, your body goes downhill quick and injuries are just worse so I kinda understand why an older skater might make the comment. I didn't think everything would change so fast . I feel like the energy I had at 35 was very different and easier to tap into than it is as I close in on 39. I started skating at 35 and could go for 4 - 6 hours 4 or 5 days a week easy. Now I'm good for like 2, maybe 3 hours of intentional skating a few days a week so the shift is very fresh in my mind. I also had a couple bad injuries that I def didn't bounce back from despite PT and have to work around now. This has all prompted me to tighten everything up to try and turn the clock back a little for a few more years. Ripping mid 30s at a professional level is pretty impressive tho tbh, even more so in skating where a lot of these guys don't do anything special to stay in shape like other pro athletes. The other side of 35 hits different even if you're not horrible to your body.
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Are you breathing thru your nose or mouth? 28 is the age the you lungs start loosing lung capacity if you dont do something about it.

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I'm 28 in ok shape but I already feel slow compared to my younger self, aging sucks
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That's why only started skating at 25, no younger me to compete with. Currently 28 and skating almost every day, doing some sort of physical exercise on the days I'm not skating and being conscious about food are the reasons that I'm a lot more athletic than I was before I skated. I don't know how dusted my knees would've been if I started out when I was still a child, so I can't share that pain (yet).
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Canít speak for them. I started at 35 cause I wanted to do it when I was younger but never tried. Itís tough cause I have zero interest in transition, but my bad knees may push me in that direction cause jumping leaves me sore for DAYS 🫠

Add that to the fact that Iím 6í3 and 240lbs.

Much love to you my giant brother.  Iím out here fighting my creaky old man knees too.
Dude was folically fucked from the get go.

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Props to the fellas in this thread that picked up skating post 20. Thatís dedication.

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Props to the fellas in this thread that picked up skating post 20. Thatís dedication.

I will sometimes see older guys learning to skate at the skater park, and while I am 100% friendly and encouraging, I always think ďgod, it would really suck to not know how to skate.Ē
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Props to the fellas in this thread that picked up skating post 20. Thatís dedication.
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I will sometimes see older guys learning to skate at the skater park, and while I am 100% friendly and encouraging, I always think ďgod, it would really suck to not know how to skate.Ē

I couldnít imagine having to start from the ground up as an adult. Thereís so many little basics that come with a slew of lumps and bruises through learning along the way.

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Props to the fellas in this thread that picked up skating post 20. Thatís dedication.
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I will sometimes see older guys learning to skate at the skater park, and while I am 100% friendly and encouraging, I always think ďgod, it would really suck to not know how to skate.Ē
Yeah, itís basically hard mode lol. Can be extremely discouraging. Especially when you hear a 26 year old say, ďIíve been skating for 20 yearsĒ 😂

Iíll never be a great skateboarder, but I can get good lol

I see a lot of old dudes going straight to transition, but I agree with Daewon Song (at the 5:09 mark). Shit seems WAY more dangerous than ďsimpleĒ street stuff lol

https://youtu.be/sFuPz_eP0n8

One of my strategies is to not spread myself too thin. So Iíll be sticking with flat ground for a minute. Still have years of progression ahead of me 😌
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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ

I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure. I'm hoping that I can skate at a higher level into my 40s because I didn't grind my body down between like 12 and 35.

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ
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I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure.
Iím the same. I feel like thereís a slight advantage too now thanks to YouTube. You can get advice from dozens of skaters online and find what works best for you.

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ
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I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure.
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Iím the same. I feel like thereís a slight advantage too now thanks to YouTube. You can get advice from dozens of skaters online and find what works best for you.

I was telling someone the other day that I'm pretty sure I've watched like at least 100 hours of trick tips on YouTube. There's always some little insight to be mined even if it's just diff guys doing the same trick tip. Lately I've been liking this guy coyote rob. He's kind of a bro but he mentions little stuff others don't like where he's looking when he pops etc. My favorite of the moment is Norman Woods though he also goes into the little stuff no one else thinks about because their bodies just worked right when they were kids I guess.

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I found the tail end of this podcast to be pretty interesting with regards to skating fitness post-30: https://youtu.be/PpEeHJFsjs8

Tony talks about Riley picking up jujitsu to cross train fitness to prolong skating performance.

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ
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I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure.
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Iím the same. I feel like thereís a slight advantage too now thanks to YouTube. You can get advice from dozens of skaters online and find what works best for you.
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I was telling someone the other day that I'm pretty sure I've watched like at least 100 hours of trick tips on YouTube. There's always some little insight to be mined even if it's just diff guys doing the same trick tip. Lately I've been liking this guy coyote rob. He's kind of a bro but he mentions little stuff others don't like where he's looking when he pops etc. My favorite of the moment is Norman Woods though he also goes into the little stuff no one else thinks about because their bodies just worked right when they were kids I guess.
Yeah I like Norman. There are so many better channels than just Braille. Like Ben helped me with ollie cause he said itís basically just like jumping off the tail. So many of them donít mention just jumping lol

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ
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I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure.
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Iím the same. I feel like thereís a slight advantage too now thanks to YouTube. You can get advice from dozens of skaters online and find what works best for you.
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I was telling someone the other day that I'm pretty sure I've watched like at least 100 hours of trick tips on YouTube. There's always some little insight to be mined even if it's just diff guys doing the same trick tip. Lately I've been liking this guy coyote rob. He's kind of a bro but he mentions little stuff others don't like where he's looking when he pops etc. My favorite of the moment is Norman Woods though he also goes into the little stuff no one else thinks about because their bodies just worked right when they were kids I guess.
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Yeah I like Norman. There are so many better channels than just Braille. Like Ben helped me with ollie cause he said itís basically just like jumping off the tail. So many of them donít mention just jumping lol

Def ran into this with tre flips til a local guy told me it's a single movement. I'm not sure why I hadn't really came to that conclusion but I suspect my trick madness (which usually is a big help) kinda effed me on this one. I was having a hard time jumping high enough so I focused on that and the flip suffered. I didn't realize that you have to work on it all at once you can't just pick the one weak point in your attempts with that one.

As far as braille goes I feel that a lot of it is smoke and mirrors when they "teach" a kid how to do a trick. It so obvious most of the time that the kid knew how to do the trick prior but maybe doesn't have it completely locked. This doesn't escape me but it probably is overlooked by kids who watch and I think it's probably discouraging for them because the entire video premise is fraudulent to begin with. They usually land it pretty quick as well which tells me they've def landed it before for sure.

It's no surprise that a scientologist would be a huge grifter preying on kids and the ignorant for money. That's their whole mission in life.

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ
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I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure.
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Iím the same. I feel like thereís a slight advantage too now thanks to YouTube. You can get advice from dozens of skaters online and find what works best for you.
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I was telling someone the other day that I'm pretty sure I've watched like at least 100 hours of trick tips on YouTube. There's always some little insight to be mined even if it's just diff guys doing the same trick tip. Lately I've been liking this guy coyote rob. He's kind of a bro but he mentions little stuff others don't like where he's looking when he pops etc. My favorite of the moment is Norman Woods though he also goes into the little stuff no one else thinks about because their bodies just worked right when they were kids I guess.
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Yeah I like Norman. There are so many better channels than just Braille. Like Ben helped me with ollie cause he said itís basically just like jumping off the tail. So many of them donít mention just jumping lol

Norms a good dude and he absolutely RIPS for his age. Found him when he was on Brujaria and been a fan ever since. He'll actually respond if you hit him up too.

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I would like to remind the world that the dude who created this thread is in his 30's. He's a real solid slapper, great contributor and I'm really proud / surprised that in his state can still post as consistently as he does. What a trooper
Hey you're really cool and definitely not a kook

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Iíve always been not a great skater, but I got better in my 30ís and 40ísÖÖthey built better things to skate and Iím a slow learnerÖ
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I was talking to some guys who've been skating a long time about this. They started as kids so never put too much thought into how things worked. They either did or didn't I guess? As for me I started at 35 and I tend to analyze and slightly obsess over all the parts of a new trick I'm trying to learn. I get clowned a little for it, but I don't care because it's what has allowed me to learn everything I have over the past few years. I skated for like 30 seconds in 8th grade and sucked big time but had zero insight on how to get better. I'm glad I started so late in a lot of ways, I've progressed quicker than most people who started younger if we compare time frames as well. I think I have an extreme sense of urgency to get as good as I possibly can before I plateau due to age, and that's where getting super analytical came in. Yes skating is fun but also the clock is ticking at this age for sure.
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Iím the same. I feel like thereís a slight advantage too now thanks to YouTube. You can get advice from dozens of skaters online and find what works best for you.
[close]

I was telling someone the other day that I'm pretty sure I've watched like at least 100 hours of trick tips on YouTube. There's always some little insight to be mined even if it's just diff guys doing the same trick tip. Lately I've been liking this guy coyote rob. He's kind of a bro but he mentions little stuff others don't like where he's looking when he pops etc. My favorite of the moment is Norman Woods though he also goes into the little stuff no one else thinks about because their bodies just worked right when they were kids I guess.
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Yeah I like Norman. There are so many better channels than just Braille. Like Ben helped me with ollie cause he said itís basically just like jumping off the tail. So many of them donít mention just jumping lol
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Norms a good dude and he absolutely RIPS for his age. Found him when he was on Brujaria and been a fan ever since. He'll actually respond if you hit him up too.

Probably the best tricks tips on YouTube. Sometimes his vibe weirds me out like he's nice and helpful but behind the mustache he'll whip you silly if you miss a kickflip :s