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Old 08-26-2011, 04:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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a friend of mine ripped his nutsack open trying stylie fs flips between his legs when we were growing up skateboarding. there was alot of blood.

personally i think its kinda silly to try and start skateboarding that late but who am i to say? concrete hurts when you fall on it, and snowboarding is easy as hell compared to skateboarding.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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a friend of mine ripped his nutsack open trying stylie fs flips between his legs when we were growing up skateboarding. there was alot of blood.

personally i think its kinda silly to try and start skateboarding that late but who am i to say? concrete hurts when you fall on it, and snowboarding is easy as hell compared to skateboarding.
It is a double edge sword. If you try something physical and that requires balance and timing, but you spent 30 years on the couch; sure it will be a lot harder. One thing I have noticed as I get older though, I am a lot more patient with myself when learning new tricks. When I was younger I thought I was pretty awesome, and tried stuff I wasn't good at. The result was that I got hurt a lot more when I was younger.

I do agree with you though, snowboarding to learn has been easier then skateboarding. I haven't spent as much time snowboarding in the park yet though. So my opinion may change

P.S. Pavement hurts at any age.
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pavement falls now are way more painful and require way longer healing times then when i was a kid.... thats just me
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Bravo man! Skateboarding is hella fun! Don't be discouraged by age, age ain't nuthin' but a number bro!

I love skateboarding; one of the best feelings ever to just plug in to your iPod and roam the city on your board! Total freedom!

SnowBanana has made some good suggestions.. If you want to just cruise around at first and get a feel for your board and skateboarding in general, go for a board 8" wide. That will give you the most balance and support while still being narrow enough to start learning some tricks. Anything wider is pretty much a cruiser board or you're trying to get nutty on a vert ramp, and I highly doubt you're going for the latter situation..

I've always liked Girl and enjoi boards but if you want to keep it cheap, your local shop will probably have some blank decks that will be just as good (usually shop blank decks come from the same company that manufacturer brand name decks).

For trucks, Independents are good strong trucks that will last a long time. My friends and I have had good experiences with Independents, Destructos, Krux and Venture.

For bearings, I would HIGHLY recommend you get some BONES REDS. I have always gotten Reds as they are easily the biggest bang for your buck. They are rated ABEC7, if I remember correctly, and they last for DAYS!!! Seriously, they are great bearings. I've had them last for over a year and never cleaned them once.

That's all the advice I can think of right now so good luck and, most importantly, HAVE FUN BRO!!!!!
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I ran into a slight logistics problem with the skateboarding idea. My wife. To Quote: "No. No damned way. No FUCKING way. You buy a skateboard and I will beat you to death with it."

And here I thought it was being on the skateboard that was dangerous.

So anyway, I bought a skateboard this afternoon. My wife gets home at 5. This may be my last transmission....
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Just politely remind her that there are better ways to grab wood and beat you than with a skateboard.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I ran into a slight logistics problem with the skateboarding idea. My wife. To Quote: "No. No damned way. No FUCKING way. You buy a skateboard and I will beat you to death with it."

And here I thought it was being on the skateboard that was dangerous.

So anyway, I bought a skateboard this afternoon. My wife gets home at 5. This may be my last transmission....
I just buy my gf one of each thing I get into ... then she lets me do whatever I want. Works out great, because then she loves doing it too and never bugs me because I am out too much

She rides an arbor axis, loves just carving around
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wonder if the OP is still alive
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I survived.

Aiidoneus, I got my wife into skiing which is good enough for government work. Gets her out on the slopes at the same time as me. As you say, she can't complain if she's the one getting speeding tickets heading for the mountain (she did, last year )

Now, how do you skateboard with two broken knees...
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I survived.

Aiidoneus, I got my wife into skiing which is good enough for government work. Gets her out on the slopes at the same time as me. As you say, she can't complain if she's the one getting speeding tickets heading for the mountain (she did, last year )

Now, how do you skateboard with two broken knees...
maybe get into kneeboarding?
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