Not sure how old you are but I"ll be 46 this year only been riding 4 yrs this will be 5 and I'm stoked to learn and ride park....
Haha! I'll be 53 right around the start of this season! Riding 2.5 seasons, this will be 3, and if you're a "So-So" rider doing grabs off 25 footers, I'm back to being a rank NooB with my straight & switch riding, basic butters & 6 inch ollies!!
The park stuff looks like fun, and where I'm living I definitely see the attraction. With our ridiculously small hills & short runs, the park certainly offers more challenge and variety for a rider than our typical, 90 seconds down, 8 min. back up on the lift. I am also not going to ignore the plain Ol' "steeze" factor involved getting good at it either!!
But it also looks to me like the Learning Curve for getting decent, probably involves the possibility of more frequent season interrupting or even ending injuries than I'm willing to risk on it!
Right now, I'd hate to think of loosing all or most of a season's riding cuz I wanted to try and be as "cool" as some 20 something kid! (...on the other hand, I could lose a season tripping over the dog when I get up in the morning! So who the fuck knows, right?
I can tell you that should I ever decide to give it a real go,... I'll probably be wearing so much protective gear, I'll look like the Michelin Man coming down the slope!!! HEY!!!
Wrap myself head to toe in tires!!! Not a half bad idea!!!!