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Spaced Harrier
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(08-15-2017, 04:55 PM)
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Hah OP, I was thinking the same thing, was in Barcelona last week and the amount of people on skateboards..

It looked like a lot of fun. Would like to learn to ride one competently so I don't fall off.

Don't particularly need to learn tricks.
Summer Haze
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(08-15-2017, 04:55 PM)

Originally Posted by daviyoung

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

That's pathetic. Not only is cycling one of the most fun ways to get around, it's fast and great cardio. People are weird. I'm 27 and I'll be cycling until I physically can't anymore.
Shaanyboi
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(08-15-2017, 04:56 PM)

Originally Posted by Stinkles

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.

When did you start?

Because this person isn't starting when they're a kid, building in that muscle memory, learning to balance etc. Unless OP is already a physically active person, this is gonna hurt.

That is assuming he's planning on learning to do anything beyond just getting around.
Cc23830
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(08-15-2017, 04:56 PM)
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You lot have (mostly) made me feel optimistic about this :D i am going to overload on the safetly gear though haha.
GodofWine
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(08-15-2017, 04:56 PM)
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As a 39 year old....Im gonna say 'don't do it', not because I don't think you could learn it, or have fun, or would look stupid, I just know that how much stuff hurts increases exponentially between age 30, and 40.


When I was 30, I was in perfect condition, thought I'd cruise through my 30's. Now Im 39, and while I appear to be in fine health, and Im in shape still, so many bumps and bruises have turned into nagging pain that doesn't go away ever / or comes back too easily.


A hobby with less potential to 'fall hard' often, would be my suggestion. Gravity will turn its back on you soon.


But if you do, good luck, and shred stuff man.
Lunaniem
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(08-15-2017, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Regginator

The guy's 34, not 64.

anyone after 25 might as well be 50 tbh
moggio
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(08-15-2017, 05:01 PM)
I have a penny board that I skate up and down the prom on.

I don't tend to do any tricks, however.
‹bermatik
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(08-15-2017, 05:01 PM)
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No, go do it!
PoorChoices
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(08-15-2017, 05:02 PM)
Fuck the haters. If skate boarding is something you want to do and will give you joy then do it.

Who gives a shit about what others think about a grown person exercising and being active?

For the future: You know when it's too late to start something? When you're dead. Anytime before then is a great time to try and start something new.
bionic77
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(08-15-2017, 05:02 PM)
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Definitely not too late if you are in shape.

Do what you want to do and tell people who shit on your wants or you to fuck off.

Edit: If you want to be a real badass get a Boosted or some other electric skateboard to go along with your regular board. Those look like a ton of fun.
shawnbuddy
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(08-15-2017, 05:02 PM)
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It's not too old to learn it. It's old enough that the biffs and falls from learning it are going to hurt more and take longer to heal than if you'd done it while you were a wiry teenager, though.
Sobriquet
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(08-15-2017, 05:03 PM)
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I'm 43 and still skating
old manatee
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(08-15-2017, 05:03 PM)
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ow
crimzonflame
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(08-15-2017, 05:04 PM)
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These days it doesnt seem like anyone over 20 is skateboarding
AgentOtaku
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(08-15-2017, 05:04 PM)
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I started playing drums at 34 :)
Tom Nook
(08-15-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Go for it. Nothing is too old.
NotSelf
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(08-15-2017, 05:04 PM)
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It depends I'm 40 and I longboard but just to cruise and to get to point a and b actually it's my only means of transportation right now since my car broke down a couple of days ago its certainly useful when needed.
Dopus
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(08-15-2017, 05:06 PM)
Go do it and have fun.
InfiniteBento
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(08-15-2017, 05:06 PM)
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You are never too old to learn anything.

Give it your all and have fun doing it. Fuck what other people think.
shawnbuddy
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(08-15-2017, 05:06 PM)
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Why not something like tennis? Golf? Racquetball? Flag football? Join a local softball team? All of these are easier to get into and probably offer more social interaction with people your age.
tookhster
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(08-15-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Surprised no one posted this yet.

Use that as inspiration, OP. ;)
EmmanuelMunoz
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(08-15-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Not at all.

I've been thinking about getting back into it at 27. Stopped at 13.
sixteen-bit
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(08-15-2017, 05:07 PM)
sounds like a good way to fuck up ur joints
striferser
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(08-15-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Do it mate. Nothing wrong with skateboarding at that age.
Nester99
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(08-15-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Yes, your poor knees and hips.
Violet_0
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(08-15-2017, 05:08 PM)
Chris Sanders learned how to skateboard in a parking house while working on Lilo & Stitch

I think you'll be okay
Radiant Silvertuna
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(08-15-2017, 05:08 PM)
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I'm 31 and learning. So much fun.
Dishwalla
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(08-15-2017, 05:09 PM)
I have a skateboard in the trunk of my car you can have. Santa Cruz, still in decent shape. Last time I used it for anything was moving boxes down a long hallway.
OG Shaka Zulu
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(08-15-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Go for it OP. Just be mindful of injuries.
Ohnonono
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(08-15-2017, 05:10 PM)
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I am 35 and trying slowly to learn. It is fun. I am much cooler than the little bastards at the skate park. They know this. Even if I suck so bad.
Fonds
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(08-15-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Ive stopped skateboarding after doing it for about 15 years.
My ankles were getting really bad and my knees couldnt take the impact from jumping down bigger stair sets anymore.
Getting into my 30s I decided to go for a sport that was less harmful to my body.

If you want to go for it, go for it. But just be 100% aware of the fact that you will get hurt. Even more so since you're older.
You're going to have to pick yourself up and go again, time after time after time.
If you're not willing to commit to that, you'll never learn.
RichiRamjag
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(08-15-2017, 05:14 PM)
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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.

Yeah, don't listen to those people. They sound like they're too ashamed to try anything new.
orava
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(08-15-2017, 05:15 PM)
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No, it's not. Sometimes the children really are wrong.
itwasTuesday
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(08-15-2017, 05:15 PM)
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i'll hurt
you'll be sore

Have fun.
Jotaka
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(08-15-2017, 05:15 PM)
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Just be aware that if you get hurt it will take a longer time to heal.
Moff
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(08-15-2017, 05:16 PM)
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I know this has been posted several times already but it's just a too perfect fit
Don Draper's Hat
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(08-15-2017, 05:19 PM)
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Hey guys, I'm 34 years old. Am I too old to go to the park by myself and play on the swings and roundabout?

My original post in this thread was a joke by the way. No way would I seriously shit on people for doing something they want to do.
GoldenCrow
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(08-15-2017, 05:22 PM)
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Just go to a local skatepark. But if you aren't comfortable on a deck you might want to take up snowboarding or surfing lessons first as they will give you the basics and there is less stigma around them. I haven't skated properly in 14yrs so I'm not one to really give any advice though.
eot
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(08-15-2017, 05:24 PM)
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No, in the sense that you can learn it.

Yes, in the sense that you don't want to deal with all the small injuries when you're 34, instead of 14.
Stinkles
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(08-15-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

When did you start?

Because this person isn't starting when they're a kid, building in that muscle memory, learning to balance etc. Unless OP is already a physically active person, this is gonna hurt.

That is assuming he's planning on learning to do anything beyond just getting around.

7. Fair point.
ArjanN
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(08-15-2017, 05:26 PM)
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I don't really believe in being too old to learn something, but skateboarding in 2017 does feel kinda passe IMO.
Alter_Fridge
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(08-15-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunaniem

A more perfect use of a gif there has nary been
Cc23830
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(08-15-2017, 05:26 PM)
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I live in cornwall in the uk. It never snows sadly. I dont enjoy surfing which is mainly all we can do here. So i play soccer and thats it :(
GhostWriter24
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(08-15-2017, 05:27 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.

Why exactly is that? I'm 30 and cruise around LA on my longboard if I want to get around quicker. Should I be embarrassed?
Zvonimir Boban
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(08-15-2017, 05:28 PM)
It will take you longer than if you tried learning it as a kid but you're never too old.
orava
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(08-15-2017, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArjanN

I don't really believe in being too old to learn something, but skateboarding in 2017 does feel kinda passe IMO.

Only a complete asshat would care about that. It's a hobby and a interesting way to get some exercise.
TaterTots
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(08-15-2017, 05:32 PM)
You're not too old to learn anything. If you're fine with the bumps and cuts, go for it. Who cares what others think? It's your life and you only get one shot. Might as well do everything you want. Don't let others stop you from having experiences.
EvB
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(08-15-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

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.

Is there a Microsoft Skate Gang of just you an Chris Charla?
adamantypants
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(08-15-2017, 05:33 PM)
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If you're fit then definitely not too late. Only other thing you need to learn is how to fall. Also don't be afraid to look like a nerd and wear pads. Falling is just a fact of learning how to skate
Yaboosh
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(08-15-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArjanN

I don't really believe in being too old to learn something, but skateboarding in 2017 does feel kinda passe IMO.


Lol, the idea you can't be too old for something and the idea that something being passe would impact your desire to do something are at odds with each other.

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