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 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.


 on: October 09, 2014, 04:06:12 AM 
Started by josh - Last post by josh
sup guys out of cash and out of good weather at the moment we got the quarter and box done nearly finished flatbank with sub  box and so bad want to do a mini ramp but between college and work no free time and the weather is shit so here we at:
footy too:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvebtmL8riYRoRniGAbokTg

from the pictures you can tell it's not a quality place to build but anywhere else the council is hard on it and will tear it down and rip to the board which got a little wet in the stream

 on: October 04, 2014, 08:12:13 PM 
Started by m477 - Last post by m477
Bump from the dead.  Well, I took a bit of a hiatus from theeve because I wanted to try out the Indy stage 11 (old habits die hard). They redialed their geometry and I wanted to test it out.  It was a bit weird I must admit - Going from the lightest truck (theeve tih 5.5) to damn near the heaviest truck (indy 149). I don't really have much to say about the stage 11 indys, they are the same indy goodness you'd expect.  I rode them for the past year but recently started riding the TiH again the past couple weeks. 

Here's my final 2 cents/conclusion:

Grinding: The TiH kinda sucks at grinding metal.  When they were new, there was no issue.  But once they started getting wear and grooves I started having problems. Sometimes its smooth as silk but most of the time it grinds to a halt.  Its such a bummer. Its not just beat up metal coping - Even on perfect mini ramp metal coping, a 50-50 quickly turns into an axle stall.  However, the TiH is absolutely the king of concrete grinding.  Nothing even comes close (you can quote me on that!).  Slappy grinds in particular, the TiH absolutely crushes curbs, with sparks to boot.

Turning: Like I said earlier, Indys turn great but the Theeve has a quicker, nicer turn in response and is much more stable during high speed hill bombs.

Weight: After riding Indy, TIAX and TiH, weight is kind of a moot point to me now.  I love the heavy, solid feeling of Indy but I also love the lighting quick reaction of the TiH.

To end this convoluted post, both trucks are awesome and have I have multiple setups now.

 on: October 02, 2014, 08:34:12 PM 
Started by John - Last post by John

 on: October 02, 2014, 12:30:58 AM 
Started by Joey Raymundo - Last post by Gael
>> I dont really feel like embarrassing myself.

Just don't care about what other people may or may not think.
Just skate for the joy of it. Skate hard, try hard, fail hard Smiley

I do not know how it is where you are skating, but in my case the good skaters are supportive and give advices. Even if I could be their father...
So I am making more progress if some people are here. I just avoid when the scooter kids are showing up in mass...

It will push you if skate with others.

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