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48 and just bought my first board

Postby Red planet » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:33 pm

Hey folks, I'm a 48 year old American and I just purchased my first skateboard from a thrift store for $5.99. (OK technically not my first board but I won't count my first as I was very young and barely used it ) anyway it's a Kryptonic Torpedo, a classic as I have just learned. I walked the dog as I was riding it for a "test run" it and it seems comfortable to me.
I read the advice for beginners section on this site , which I found helpful. I DONT want to hurt myself and be out of work.
Lately I've been experimenting with things I thought were behind me, or "to late" for at my age. But I say PEOPLE CAN KISS MY ASS if they don't like it or think it's immature! I'm having fun and not hurting a soul !

I look forward to this NEW adventure !

Peace, Jason
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby SidcupSlam » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:19 pm

That’s the attitude Jason :D

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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby Corey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:27 pm

Congrats! Welcome aboard! ..-
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OMG!! IVE BEEN GOING MONDO !!

Postby Red planet » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:35 am

This has been day 2 with my new and first skate board. I learned what the term "going Mondo" means haha. So today's ride dealt with skating properly. Eff This! Was my first thought the first 10 minutes pushing with my left foot instead of my right, then it got easier. A little. And I'm shopping around for a kick-ass longboard.

Between this and cosplay, I'm having a blast !!

Peace! Jason.
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby HarryR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:24 pm

I think the correct word is "Mongo".

It's a pejorative term. If you do a search on here you'll find plenty of discussion and debate as to the rights and wrongs of this "technique" ;-)

Welcome aboard BTW and good luck with your new found freedom :-)
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby JimBin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:47 pm

welcome and hope you enjoy the adventure.
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 pm

Welcome to the slide

Not sure why but the title of your intro brings to mind this



and then this



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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby Mumblewood » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:20 am

Welcome, from where in America ya from? I'm from the Seattle area but living in Madrid for a while. Longboards are fun but I find myself riding my cruiser more than my longboard around town.
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby doowyrag » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:00 am

Hello and welcome!

Red planet wrote:Lately I've been experimenting with things I thought were behind me, or "to late" for at my age. But I say PEOPLE CAN KISS MY ASS if they don't like it or think it's immature! I'm having fun and not hurting a soul !

^^^^^^^^^^^^
Yes to this!!
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby Red planet » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:47 pm

That first board only made me want a better board. So I purchased a cruiser from a skate shop!! LOVE IT!! It's a "Globe" product. Also picked up a Sticker and a T tool.
Me and a bud went to a local skate park!! Never dreamed my ass would ever enter a skate park! It was a lot of fun. Next day I came down with a bad cold so I haven't been back on it. Will soon enough though. Peace.
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby doowyrag » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:21 am

Red planet wrote:That first board only made me want a better board.

Haha - without stealing the catchphrase from those crisps that come in a tube.. "Once you pop.." etc. :D
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Re: 48 and just bought my first board

Postby Red planet » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Been sick with a BAD cold lately but still skating here an there, trying to get in all that I can before it's hot as flames outside. Summer in Florida (USA) is hot as [email protected]$%.
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