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 on: October 16, 2014, 01:00:35 PM 
Started by HACKMAN209 - Last post by HACKMAN209

 on: October 15, 2014, 07:14:44 PM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Matt

 on: October 14, 2014, 01:40:52 PM 
Started by andy - Last post by andy
Hey man, thx for the response and much respect to your return. It is also extremely encouraging to see your experience being a positive one.

 As you may have guessed, I was a bit ambitious and ended up having to tone it down..which was not a choice. Ironic part is I suffered my worst injury, yet I can't tell you how it exactly happened! I stubbed my front foots big toe bad just while cruising.  I guess I hit a rock or something? dunno.  Had to get the heating pad out for that one. I only missed a few days from it but couldn't attempt a toe-side flip for over a week.

Nonetheless, I am exactly 6 weeks in and I am surprisingly doing better than I ever thought I would.  My thing was I immediately had great pop and learned basic flip tricks fairly quick (had my 1st kickflip after 3 days in the beginning when I was going real hard) but I had no sense of balance or center of gravity. While my toe was bruised up, I focused hard on finding that. For about a week, all I did was cruise, manual, and I bought this awesome 90's balance board from a little east coast shop off craigslist.  After that Im starting to feel a lot more comfortable and more consistent in general on the board. 

I've most recently landed some fairly decent b/s flips and b/s cab flips.  I have noticed I am very comfortable doing tricks fakie. For example I can fakie 360 flip on occasion, and getting the flick is not much trouble at all.  However, I have yet to land even a single regular 3 flip ever.
Anyway, as my 'break' comes to an end, I am going to try and take video inventory of everything I was able to learn. Also, a friend of mine is going to record me doing the flatland tricks I have learned. I was going to try and record it myself in a little garage space, but I realized that's super lame because you are forced to do the tricks almost stationary.

 on: October 14, 2014, 08:00:54 AM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Matt


 on: October 13, 2014, 02:00:30 AM 
Started by Blacklisted - Last post by Sasha
Damn, that was awesome!

 on: October 12, 2014, 06:10:39 PM 
Started by Nando - Last post by Rev J
39 here dude. Learning freestyle. Tearing up the local basketball and tennis courts.

 on: October 12, 2014, 03:47:01 PM 
Started by HACKMAN209 - Last post by HACKMAN209

Moving along


 on: October 12, 2014, 07:12:01 AM 
Started by Nando - Last post by chris brown
Never too old!  I am 42 and just picked up skating again after about a 25 yr hiatus.  Our boys (8 and 4 yrs old) both wanted to get into it and I figured what the hell.  It has been a blast.  We have a solid skatepark in town and there are older guys there once in a while.  Usually I am the one old dude with full pads on and I dont give a shit.  Most of the kids there have been cool anyhow.  Rock on man and have fun.  Cheers, Chris

 on: October 11, 2014, 05:02:07 PM 
Started by Nando - Last post by AC1074

I am 37 and started again skateboarding one month ago, after a 20+ years break.

Go for it, you won't be disappointed !
Even without doing any trick, I was immediately so happy to just ride and cruise in the park/bowl.

One advice for the setup : personally I was not sure about my motivation so I bought a cheap complete at ~ $100, but after few weeks I felt limited by the poor bearings, and wheels that are way to soft and small for the big bowl I am skating. So I am buying better parts now.

If you were a decent skater, probably it is good to take right away a good setup. Maybe you should go to a skateshop and explain what kind of skateboarding you would like to do, they will have good advices regarding deck width, truck width+height, rising pads (or not), wheels compound and diameter, bearings ....

Yep never too old to pick up the board again and skate. Just make sure you buy a decent pair of pads to help break your falls if you have any. It's been well over 20 + years since I skateboarded and I just started again. I also just picked up an issue of Thrasher (since the late 80s) to see what's new in the scene. Wow...times have changed lol...

 on: October 11, 2014, 03:28:35 PM 
Started by polly@bbt - Last post by dijo
You can't break it. I'd skate to photos of Elizabeth II with the President, President Assad. To photos of Assad and a Quran. In this playlist,
when you hit Sinead O'Connor
the third entry
the first song will play until after 9. Jack Kerouac
, On the Road (cont.), Midnight Oil will say: "we had our moments of truth." On our trip, الله‎, Assad meets. BMX.

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