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Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« on: January 18, 2024, 06:23:44 PM »
I havent interacted with a single person at my skatepark in the 4 years since Iíve taken it up again because I can barely front 180 and assume no one wants to talk to me. I feel thoroughly emasculated whenever I struggle with some simple ass flat ground trick as a 29 year old while Carlisle Aikens or something is noseblunting a picnic table right across from me

My only saving grace is that Iíve always had good balance and a solid push due to muscle memory from my youth, but I was chubby and uncoordinated so I wasnít good at much else. Even back then I was isolating myself and feeling ashamed about my skill level at 14 years old, thinking I was washed because I didnít start at 8 years old
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2024, 06:26:53 PM »
Yes. And I would be that old man whoís trash at skating. Then again, Iím always looking down and talking shit on myself.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2024, 06:31:15 PM »
nah. cuz i suck too

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2024, 06:33:25 PM »
What kind of arsehole would do that?


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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2024, 06:48:10 PM »
no i don't do that.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2024, 06:48:55 PM »
I'd never look down on you, but I also wouldn't want to talk to you (or anybody else). Those are separate things. I'm there to skate, not talk.
People not talking to you does not mean that they're thinking something bad about you. They most likely do not think about you at all. Nobody cares, unless they're assholes

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2024, 06:58:07 PM »
No, this shit isnít easy.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2024, 07:04:27 PM »
Hell no. I'd be cheering you on.

Kids these days. . .

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2024, 07:06:21 PM »
29 years old? You still have many good years left.

Just keep at it, and in two years youíll see how far youíve come.
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2024, 07:08:12 PM »
in my age group, anyone who can do anything on a skateboard is to be congratulated

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2024, 07:15:15 PM »
Only the mean ones.
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2024, 07:15:34 PM »
Looking down on others is cool. Definitely do it!

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2024, 07:26:43 PM »
You gotta break the ice.

I used to go to rye. Talk about a dysfunctional bunch of golden girls.

We rarely talked in words. One time is limited. I should get the hookup for all day whatever but I don't. I never understood that.

Hey it's me can I just say to hell with sessions?

The answer should be. Yes we've be waiting for exactly you. Lol

Fuckin sessions. I feel like if you got more in you GOGOGO!

Anyway. We usually communicated in. Gibberish eyebrow lifts when something wacko went down. And YEAHS!

Local park you gotta get people Yeahing! That's the ultimate ice breaker.

Never talk about the past. Not until you're in. Then if someone asks for an antidote go ahead.

Teens go to the park to escape adults.

Don't worry about your skill. Park culture develops around horse play and shit talking
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2024, 07:27:37 PM »
Also if you can't do tricks get in the bowl.

Everyone respects a good line.

Ramp people are cool as fuck. All you gotta do is be yourself and hang out. Less you know about street the better
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2024, 07:58:21 PM »
No never, I love seeing older skaters out there doing their best no matter the skill level, and especially if theyíre just having fun and trying to learn. Donít take peopleís indifference personally, I know when Iím at a skatepark itís to unwind and skate. Possibly to practice something that I need to focus on and I generally donít want to stand around shooting the shit with someone.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2024, 08:20:38 PM »
No not never, and you should too.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2024, 08:31:54 PM »
yes because im taller than them

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2024, 08:55:57 PM »
No. Who cares what anyone else thinks. It helps to find some humor in it though (Iím in SF and everyone here is good as fuck.)

Any and all trash skaters are welcome to join me if youíre tryna skate the bay.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2024, 09:01:30 PM »
"Maybe the basics are all youíve got left, or all you ever had. Are simple styles less intense skatingís modern mainstream? Without question. Slappies. Bonelesses. Carving a bowl. Itís easy to argue such things are not ďseriousĒ skateboarding. Fair enough. For the sake of argument, letís just assume they arenít. Where does that bring us? Well, if a lack of seriousness in skateboarding is problematic for you, I suggest you get the fuck out of our subculture."

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2024, 09:25:51 PM »
Even if the following were not the case, as literally everybody else has said, no.

There are so many lifelong, hardcore skaters who are not "good" at riding skateboards. Like, I feel like everyone has a friend who skates who "can't" skate. It's very common and it's awesome.

The only question of how worthy YOU skateboarding is, is is skateboarding enjoyable for YOU? (I've never used 'is' three times in a row in a sentence ever - was that legit?)
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2024, 10:27:21 PM »
29 years old? You still have many good years left.

Just keep at it, and in two years youíll see how far youíve come.
Iím 46 and I was looking at some clips I posted a few years back when I wasnít skating as regularly and theyíre bad. Thereís always time to improve.

Also no. If youíre skating Iím stoked for you.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2024, 10:54:48 PM »
No not never, and you should too.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2024, 11:13:00 PM »
I'll be totally honest with you: someone who comes to the same park for 4 years, never says whats up or makes an effort to interact or show some sort of recognition or friendliness? I would look down on that for sure and probably talk some shit too. It wouldn't matter how you skate, best or worst there, you're still missing the point in my book.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2024, 12:03:51 AM »
Yeah I'm pretty bad too, it can be intimidating for sure, but if you say hi to people and give props when they do something sick, you'll probably get the same good vibes in return when you roll away from something yourself, even if it's nothing special.
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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2024, 12:21:15 AM »
Nah. Looking down on someone, because of skill is whack as fuck.

Common decency applies to a skatepark/skatespot visit. Saying hi or a nod always makes the vibe better. That doesnít mean everybody should be talkative. But cool boys can fuck off.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2024, 02:08:08 AM »
Never.

I have big respect to those who suck, have sucked and will continue to suck for the remainder of their days, but have skated since their teens or whatever.
Then itís 100% about having fun on your skateboard.
You have to respect that.

Lotís of dudes I know guit eventually because they became good, but not good enough.

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2024, 03:26:48 AM »
Never.

I have big respect to those who suck, have sucked and will continue to suck for the remainder of their days, but have skated since their teens or whatever.
Then itís 100% about having fun on your skateboard.
You have to respect that.

Lotís of dudes I know guit eventually because they became good, but not good enough.


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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2024, 03:35:55 AM »
nope

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Re: Do you look down on grown men who are trash at skating?
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2024, 03:57:42 AM »
the kids not talking to you are just as akward as you are. It has nothing to do with skill. if you see a couple dudes regularly just nod at them when they show up, maybe say whatsup to them eventually if they donít seem too shitty.
But yeah if you go to the same park for 4 years and NEVER say whatsup to anybody ever (not just a quiet guy, but literally nobody knows your name) then they probably think that YOU think youíre too good for them.
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