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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2005 9:41 am    Post subject: Don't laugh Reply with quote

I'm 33 and going to buy my first skateboard. I'm tired of just sitting there watching my son skate and it looks like alot of fun. Any old skaters out there?
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2005 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of the best skaters that comes to the park i go to is 30 or 31
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PostPosted: Aug 18, 2005 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 27. Ever since Rodney got into the Tony Hawk games flatland/freestyle has grown in popularity. Now I'm cool! Mr. Green

A lotta the guys that destroy ramps/bowls at the parks I go to are older dudes. When I went to the opening of the new skatepark at the Encinitas Y the only dude who landed a 540 McTwist was 44. Mike McGill wasn't even landing 'em that day (although he threw a DIRTY smith grind around the coping of the new pool. I'm pretty sure I saw sparks fly off his trucks)
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2005 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha, what alooser. Wink
yes, im joking
but seriousley, i think thats pretty cool that you wana skate. something that my dad would never do, but then again, he is almost 50 Laughing . on, no, im not an old skater. im 14. i just wanted to say that i think thats cool.

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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took it up when I was 20 and felt really old. I went to a skatepark when I was first learning. All these kids were like 10 and I'm towering over them. They all expect me to be good but I was worse than most of them so it was awkward. Haven't been back to a skate park since.

I don't skate much anymore but it is HARD. It will help with your wakeboarding and especially snowboarding. I love the challenge though. Get a good board, not one of those wal-mart ones. They just don't work. You can go to a skate shop and ask for recomendations but when you're first starting it doesn't really matter what you have (as long as it's not one of those wal-mart boards). Once you figure out the carving thing you can practice your ollies on the carpet or grass before you take it to the concrete.

Check out the completes here (comes with everything all put together):
http://www.skateamerica.com/

You'll probably spend around $90-120 on a decent setup.

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wakebrad, Thanks for the info. 20, and YOU felt old, hah, I'm so going to get funny looks............ Laughing
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PostPosted: Aug 28, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude more power to u that ur doin this and most skaters can be cool and will prolly help u out just dont think they wont cuzz u ment a couple jerks before from skaters most of us are cool and will help u out just go out there and have sum fun though
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PostPosted: Oct 08, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2006 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how old is ur son
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2006 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my dad skates...when ever he can find time to use my deck becuase im always on it skating...hes 40 and can almost heelflip.....
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! Mermaid, If you find you don't like regular skating, then grab a longboard skate board and just cruise around with your kid. I used to skate alot when I was a kid. Now, I am usually on my longboard when I need to go get something from the store.

Good luck and have fun.

Check these boards out.

www.barfoot.com

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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2006 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oshensurfer wrote:
Sweet! Mermaid, If you find you don't like regular skating, then grab a longboard skate board and just cruise around with your kid. I used to skate alot when I was a kid. Now, I am usually on my longboard when I need to go get something from the store.

Good luck and have fun.

Check these boards out.

www.barfoot.com



definetly get a long board, they are sooooo much fun

due to age, i have been forced to the cruisers and not the short boards,,,,,

http://longskate.com/

i have a surf one made by powell peralta

http://www.surf-one.com/




http://www.monsterskate.com/

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PostPosted: Dec 10, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have ur son teach u and go get a skateboard with him cuz then it prolly wont feel as awkward as going by urself.plus he knows what he is doing and u dont.how good is ur son?
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