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Cc23830
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(08-15-2017, 04:42 PM)
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As the title says. Im 34 and looking for a hobby. I used to rollerblade alot as a teenager but never really tried skateboarding apart from knowing how to do a stationary ollie. As i get older i feel like im slowing down, my coordination is getting worse and im healing slower but i dont want to give up being an idiot just yet.
I dont want to do x games. Just drop in to a half pipe. Couple of grinds on a pavement.
Will i die, or break bones? Has my time passed?


Should add, im going through a bit of a slump. Doc has said its depression or fibromyalgia. Ive put on a bit of weight. The dr said any exercise will help hugely. But the gym is so boring. I never stick it out.
Dynamite Shikoku
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(08-15-2017, 04:43 PM)
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No, but It will be extremely embarrassing
Lunaniem
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(08-15-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Don Draper's Hat
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(08-15-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Yes. And highly embarrassing.
TheLostBigBoss
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(08-15-2017, 04:43 PM)
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HeySeuss
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(08-15-2017, 04:43 PM)
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You'll probably hurt yourself but you should be ok if you're coordinated.
aBarreras
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(08-15-2017, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dynamite Shikoku

No, but It will be extremely embarrassing

Originally Posted by Don Draper's Hat

Yes. And highly embarrassing.

bugger off,
ItIsOkBro
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(08-15-2017, 04:44 PM)
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you're never too old to do anything as long as it isn't illegal
Mihos
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(08-15-2017, 04:44 PM)
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I didn't start skiing until my 40s. It isn't too late unless you have a condition.

Originally Posted by Dynamite Shikoku

No, but It will be extremely embarrassing

In your 30s you say you don't care what people think.... in your 40s you will mean it. Who gives a flying shit about embarrassing?
Cc23830
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(08-15-2017, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dynamite Shikoku

No, but It will be extremely embarrassing

This is why i havent got a board yet. But i figure a quiet carpark somewhere in the evening lol
Ordinaryundone
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(08-15-2017, 04:44 PM)
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Might as well give it a shot. LEARNING to do it shouldn't be a problem, the problem is recovering from all the bumps and scrapes you'll take in the process.
Grisby
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(08-15-2017, 04:45 PM)
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No. Go shred it up.
Summer Haze
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(08-15-2017, 04:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Don Draper's Hat

Yes. And highly embarrassing.

For you, maybe.

OP, you're never too old unless you're literally too old. Go for it.
Bisnic
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(08-15-2017, 04:45 PM)
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You're 34, not 64.
SpaceCadetKeon
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(08-15-2017, 04:45 PM)
Came for the Steve Buscemi pics. Was not disappointed.
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Cc23830
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Originally Posted by Mihos

I didn't start skiing until my 40s. It isn't too late unless you have a condition.

No conditions. I just feel like im stiffening up. I used to play sports every night until i was 20 then i stopped. I dont want to curl up and do nothing yet. I want to learn and exercise!
f0nz0
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(08-15-2017, 04:46 PM)
Nah man, go out and get it.. (unless you look like Steve buscemi)

Im 38, riding a mountain bike trying to learn how to jump, whip, wheelie, etc
red731
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(08-15-2017, 04:46 PM)
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No and just have fun.

You will want to go for a tips if you don't want to watch videos on your phone while trying tricks.

You will meet people that are younger but what? Do it but stretch or be in good physical condition too.
johnsmith
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(08-15-2017, 04:46 PM)
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Don't do this. You're old, and it's a lot harder to heal from injuries. And have you been to a skate park recently? Do you really want hang out with 12 year olds? Do you really want to be seen as a guy that hangs out with preteens.

There are other active hobbies outdoor hobbies associated with an older crowd. Start rock climbing or something.
elfinke
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(08-15-2017, 04:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Cc23830

As the title says. Im 34 and looking for a hobby. I used to rollerblade alot as a teenager but never really tried skateboarding apart from knowing how to do a stationary ollie. As i get older i feel lile im slowing down, my coordination is getting worse and im healing slower but i dont want to give up being an idiot just yet.
I dont want to do x games. Just drop in to a half pipe. Couple of grinds on a pavement.
Will i die, or break bones? Has my time passed?

Fuck no it won't. Get into it I reckon, and good luck to ya.

Just say you had a 20 year button press lag between playing Tony Hawk on PS1 and today.
Forearm Star
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(08-15-2017, 04:47 PM)
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Friend of mine tried the same thing last summer. Would go to the park super early or real late when no one was around and would just try stuff out.

You're as old as your feel OP!
FinalStageBoss
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(08-15-2017, 04:47 PM)
Not too old at all, do it. It's fun.
Cc23830
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)
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I should also add im going through a bout of depression and put on a bit of weight as of late. I want to try and get some fresh air and do something to get me out of this slump.
Yaboosh
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)
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Yeah i wanted to get a longboard just to ride around (I snowboard and really enjoy that) but I'm too self conscious to get past the learning curve in public.
shira
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cc23830

As the title says. Im 34 and looking for a hobby. I used to rollerblade alot as a teenager but never really tried skateboarding apart from knowing how to do a stationary ollie. As i get older i feel lile im slowing down, my coordination is getting worse and im healing slower but i dont want to give up being an idiot just yet.
I dont want to do x games. Just drop in to a half pipe. Couple of grinds on a pavement.
Will i die, or break bones? Has my time passed?

It's hand, foot, eye coordination.

Your joints might limit your range of motion, but with practice it's doable. Get some elbow knee pads for sure
Jerry
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)
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No age is too old OP.

You'll just take a little longer to get up after a bail :)
Chinner
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)
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OP have you considered crossword puzzles? Physical you are past your peak, so you should judged consider mental challenges.
God Dayumm
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)

Will i die

No

or break bones?

Not necessarily

Has my time passed?

Never

But people might think you are a weirdo (fellowkids.jpeg). If you don't give a fuck about them, then great for you
BibiMaghoo
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(08-15-2017, 04:48 PM)
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I think people who say you are to old to try something new are going to be the ones who miss out on a lot of cool stuff in life. Go for it OP.
barik
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(08-15-2017, 04:49 PM)
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The only advice I can give you is to get relatively soft wheels, your ankles will thank you. But yeah, go for it.
LiK
(08-15-2017, 04:49 PM)
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Depends on how you look. If you look young, no one cares.
QuantumBro
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There are easier to pick up little kids OP.
pirateluigi
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(08-15-2017, 04:49 PM)
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It's all downhill after 30... might as well be on wheels.
John Caboose
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(08-15-2017, 04:49 PM)
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Nah, not too late. But your body is more fragile in terms of long-term damage yes so be careful and use proper safety gear.

Originally Posted by BibiMaghoo

I think people who say you are to old to try something new are going to be the ones who miss out on a lot of cool stuff in life. Go for it OP.

This so much.
Cc23830
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(08-15-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by shira

It's hand, foot, eye coordination.

Your joints might limit your range of motion, but with practice it's doable. Get some elbow knee pads for sure

I still play football ( or soccer in other countries) every week to a highish standard. I dont think ive lost my foot eye coordination.yet. lol
chadtwo
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(08-15-2017, 04:50 PM)
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No as long as you don't care about a few (maybe) judgy people. But who cares about them, live for yourself.
Stinkles
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(08-15-2017, 04:50 PM)
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I'm 46 and still skate. I did break my wrist recently, but that's not a bad injury list for someone of my graceful years.

I skated when I was a kid in the 70s, then a gnarly dude in the 80s, then kind of a Ross in the 90s, and then skate or die for the rest of time.
Gunslinger
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(08-15-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunaniem

Came in expecting this. As soon as I saw the title first thing came into my mind.
Regginator
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(08-15-2017, 04:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dynamite Shikoku

No, but It will be extremely embarrassing

Originally Posted by Lunaniem

Originally Posted by Don Draper's Hat

Yes. And highly embarrassing.

Originally Posted by TheLostBigBoss

The guy's 34, not 64.
Summer Haze
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(08-15-2017, 04:51 PM)

Originally Posted by pirateluigi

It's all downhill after 30... might as well be on wheels.

Lol
btrboyev
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(08-15-2017, 04:52 PM)
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Don't listen to people who say it would embarrassing, but starting off at your age is going to be extremely difficult. Skateboarding is hard to learn and the only way you learn is by getting hurt. At 33, I'm not sure it's worth the risk.
Akuun
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(08-15-2017, 04:52 PM)
Go for it, but keep in mind that safety is even more important for you because you won't heal from bumps as easily.
Party Smasher
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(08-15-2017, 04:53 PM)
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I learned it at 31, you'll be ok.

Those people who call this embarrassing can fuck right of.
Mohonky
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(08-15-2017, 04:53 PM)
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No way you are too old, but just remember, you don't heal like you did as a teenager or young adult, probably better to ease yourself into it than if you were younger.

I took up drone racing, it's less strenuous.
FinKL
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(08-15-2017, 04:53 PM)
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No I dont think so, but I wouldn't go to any skate parks right off the bat.

I got into Snowboarding a few years ago and wanted to do a little skating when it wasn't winter so I bought a Longboard and am still trying to figure out how to turn properly. But this is mainly due to lack of time/commitment rather than physical skill
daviyoung
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(08-15-2017, 04:53 PM)
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People think I'm a manchild because I ride a bike.
lamaroo
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(08-15-2017, 04:54 PM)
Go for it dude.

I skated for a good 10-15 years but stopped a few years ago due to age or whatever, but having turned 30 last year I fell in love with it again and have been skating again this year.

I have the experience to fall back on, but skaters are generally very welcoming, especially if you find a group of people in their 20s at your park.

I'd probably nail down the basics before going to your park, ollies are a necessity. It's not easy to learn, but one you get the Ollie, everything else starts to fall into place.

Good luck!
red731
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(08-15-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by daviyoung

People think I'm a manchild because I ride a bike.

People are stupid and give up on their dreams too easily.

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