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Nando
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« on: February 27, 2014, 03:39:50 PM »

certainly when I start read thrasher (i'm 36 btw), most of the members of this community was almost not even in the mind of their parents... well happy to see that it's still around and continues to give quality to this world.

I have been skating from 12 to 20 years old, in the first years something like 4/5 hours per day, but then slowly i find myself busy with life things and had to put apart my deck and sad to say, also forgetting how much skating can give to you.

Now I would like to start again, knowing that I am not anymore a fresh teenager, that i don't make so much exercise at all (but i am not a fatty sweaty middle age man  Wink ).

I have been out of the skate world for more than 15 years, and wondering if i can at least get some satisfaction from what i will be able to do again, not expecting too much (even if i was a pretty good street skater).

Is it reasonable to start again ? or shall i just go to the skatepark sit on the bench and throw corn to the pigeons  while looking young skaters Grin ?


now something more technical about new decks.

i was looking to buy a santa cruz screaming hand 8", but i am open to other brands, problem is that i don't know most of them.
Indi trucks were the best at my time, do some new brand came out that i shall consider (and what is better for the deck above 129/139?)?
I have the impression that wheels become generally harder, i see 51 with 100a , when small wheels were much more soft...
bearings, i was used to buy only skf (i am european, it was difficult find other brands), suggestions ?


feel free to share your ideas, but don't be rude as i could be papa of most of you loool !




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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 04:50:38 PM »

Im a little older now too and havent skated in a while, my suggestion is skate your heart out man. Buy some decent knee pads and a helmet and giver. Practice simple tricks at home or whereever you are comfortable. and if you have the space, drop a couple hundred on lumber and build a little vert ramp or mini pipe to fuck around on. thats what im doing now. I figure i can wear a few extra pads without looking like a total noob infront of the neighborhood kids. (being old we arent made of rubber anymore so the privacy of my own back yard is awesome)

I was longboarding for a while to commute and ride around for fun. scrapped that shit and bought myself a setup I can take into a park.

Good luck old timer
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 05:52:13 PM »

just skate man.  if you feel it, then get out there and skate again.  it's the best.  i'm 38 yrs old but i didn't ever stop, or take a break.  keep goals reasonable and don't take shit from anyone.  get a nice wide set up and keep those trucks loose.  but most of all, just have fun.  no longboards lol
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 05:16:41 PM »

I would totally start up again man. Just take it slow as you would when you're young and skating. Ollie, shuvs, frontside backside, kickflips, the works. You'll feel it all back.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 06:33:24 PM »

Dude, I turn 36 in a few months and have been on and off skating since I was about 16.
Do what you want, to me that's what skating is about.

If anyone at all gives you shit for anything, be it being an old man, your style, the tricks. To me it just means they're not a true skater.

I was at a park once just dropping in and rolling around and a kid (probably about 14) said to me
"Do you know any real tricks"

For real? What difference does it make, you wouldn't ask a basketball fan on a court if her can slam dunk.

I just kinda mumbled that I was too old for tricks nowadays and that he'd kinda missed the point about skating.

Just skate dude, fuck everyone else.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 07:36:09 AM »

Just skate dude, fuck everyone else.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 12:54:35 PM »

I'd say the older you get the more fit you'll want to be if you're gonna skate. Look into yoga , tai chi, pilates... could be helpful.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 08:19:35 AM »

Quit being such a pussy and just get out there and skate.  Who cares what equipment you have?  If it's got trucks, a deck, and four wheels then you're all set.  I see guys at my local park going off with generic crap for equipment and skating way better than people who worry about name-brand worship and style.

BTW, I'm 52.  Yes, fifty damn two years old and just started teaching my 6 year-old daughter how to skate at the local park in Cocoa Beach.  I'm too damn old to be doing any tricks like I used to because the risk of catastrophic injury is too high.  I just have fun carving around the bowls.  I have to wear every pad made to protect myself and don't give a shit what anyone thinks of how I look.  It's what I like and I don't give a rat's ass what anyone else thinks about it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 04:43:01 PM »

Fuck yeah man, im only and in my prime. But I know I will definantly be skating till the day i die!

SKATE OR DIE!
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 09:10:17 PM »

I'll be 39 in October. I started last year after a 20 year break and have been on the injured list since September with a Distal Radius Fracture (2 plates and 5 screws). It's never too late. Shit Kevin Harris is in his late 50's and still skating. Russ Howell is in his 60's and still skating.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 07:43:23 PM »

NFL has guys in 30s still playing. Weight is more of a concern than age. If you're packing an extra 30 lbs you might have to ease in a bit.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014, 09:52:29 PM »

so i'm just gonna spam this clip a buddy made at my garage ramp, only because all the guys in it are mid 30's and older.  i built the ramp just to keep rolling and to give myself something that i knew i could progress on, as i get older.  i hope it motivates anyone out there who thinks they're done haha!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2I4UZjtD_o&list=FLwgl_0bHy3YpfM7_2-JNCqw&feature=mh_lolz
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014, 04:52:22 AM »

Takes around thirty seconds to complete, much appreciated. Extremely helpful for my grades. Cheers.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WHG9588
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 07:53:42 AM »

just skate man.
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2014, 06:41:54 PM »

im 50, skated with that 60 yo youtube guy and seen older... get out n' skate Grin
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