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 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.

 on: October 09, 2014, 01:52:38 PM 
Started by andy - Last post by Gael
Hi Andy,

I know you are extra motivated, but be careful with your knees. Once you have severe inflammation, you are up for several weeks without any skating or any sport at all. So take your time... Smiley

If you need to ice everyday, I feel like you are already done too much.

Also, I tried to check your youtube video, but it is private apparently. Please check the privacy settings for this video. Or maybe you removed it, I dunno...

I am myself 37, starting over skateboarding after a 20+ years break. I take it easy and skate 1 hour (almost) every day. I would say I am satisfied and my body is also doing OK.

I respect your hardcore way of doing it, but well, I know my body won't allow me to skate 5 hours a day.


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