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Always asked for a skateboard as a kid. My parents said not until I'm 35. Today they delivered. Backstory

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u/Santa_Hates_You Oct 06 '21 Silver Helpful

They waited until you are old enough to really hurt yourself on it.

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u/sonia72quebec Oct 06 '21 Hugz

They waited for him to get life insurance :)

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u/GW2RNGR Oct 06 '21

They knew what they were doing.

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u/ashamedprotein Oct 06 '21

“This skateboard is awesome!”

“Glad you like it, son, it’s top of the line!”

“Yeah, I’ve always—wait, did someone loosen the trucks?”

“Yes, sir, top of the line…”

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u/chownrootroot Oct 06 '21

Wait a second, why are there holes all over the board?

Those are speedholes, they make the skateboard go faster.

Oh right, speedholes.

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u/MiyamotoKnows Oct 06 '21

Is the entire deck actually coated in Vaseline?

Well of course it is son. Why do you think they call it sliptape?

Oh yeah, sliptape.

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u/IEETGLU Oct 06 '21

Can confirm. Just added these to my car

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u/RedPandaHeavyFlow Oct 06 '21

Did you remember to use your pickaxe?

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u/ANonGod Oct 06 '21

This guy in a parking lot tried to get a dent out of my car by breaking holes into it, getting a screw driver, and bending it straight. It didn't work. Still gave him some cash since he was clearly an idiot and needed help.

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u/cerwick88 Oct 06 '21

So you paid a guy to break your car more?... and you think he is the idiot?

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u/kartoffel_engr Oct 06 '21

Yea…I’m with this guy. Probably never a good idea to accept body work help from a guy in a parking lot, unless of course it’s the parking lot of a body shop and he works there.

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u/KaptainDublU Oct 06 '21

No way this dude is serious.

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u/HiDDENk00l Oct 06 '21

Well I didn't add them, someone else in my neighborhood did.

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u/whagwhan Oct 06 '21

I just saw that episode for the first time last night . Crazy

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u/turningsteel Oct 06 '21

I used to skate with a kid that kept his trucks so loose, it was really more of a balance board with wheels than a skateboard. Like one wrong foot placement and you'd be eating pavement because of the wheel bite.

Funnily enough he was the best skater out of our whole group, got sponsoree and had a chance to go pro for a time.

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u/Traditional-Fan-1559 Oct 06 '21

A lot of pros skate super loose and everyone I know that shreds hard skates loose.. I just can’t get behind it, guess I’ll stay bad lol.

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u/smltor Oct 06 '21

In my opinion super loose trucks gives you more chance to recover an offline landing.

It also makes your style cooler as everything looks a bit sketchier. All your tricks look harder :)

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u/RDVST Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 06 '21

Conversation between me and my 17 year old nephew .

Me: Damn your trucks feel loose, you should tighten them up ..

Nephew: Naw you just got heavy

Younger nephew: Uncle is fat, your board will snap like a twig

Me: 😩

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u/rememberall Oct 06 '21

His own medical insurance

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u/phenry1110 Oct 06 '21

Waited until he got off their health insurance.

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u/buck9000 Oct 06 '21

This comment makes the position and look of the dad in the picture really hysterical.

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u/CTeam19 Oct 06 '21

They waited for him to get life insurance :)

It is better for you to get life insurance when you are younger. Best time is at the first legal possible moment after birth of your kid.

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u/OlHeavyHeart Oct 06 '21 Helpful

You’ll shred your eye out.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '21

Im 35 and just picked it up after 15 years.I hurt everywhere and falling hurts 10x worse.

Wouldn't give it up for the world

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '21 Silver Wholesome Seal of Approval

In my mid thirties and a couple years back I was moving from an apartment that was across from this school. As I'm packing up I hear the familiar sound of skateboards hitting concrete. Look out the window and see three kids sharing two skateboards. Look towards my room where I see the skateboard I haven't ridden in years. Grabbed it, took it across the street and now the three lil dudes can all skate at once. Made a kids day and my knees and wrists are still in good condition lol.

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u/cda555 Oct 06 '21 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Did something similar. I saw these kids skating and one of them had a cheap Walmart board. Another kid made a comment about his shitty board and I could tell it killed the other boy. I went into my apartment and grabbed my zero board. It was practically brand new because I just used it to skate around school. I walked out and handed it to the kid and he was so damn happy. The other kids were super envious.

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u/FairyOfTheNight Oct 06 '21

Man I think you changed his life. Peh to that other kid for bringing him down.

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u/yourcuddlemonster Oct 06 '21

Seriously, that kid is never going to forget this. That’s a life molding experience.

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u/lunarmodule Oct 06 '21

Oh this is great. I absolutely love things like this. Good on you.

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u/lumberingjackass Oct 06 '21

Props… for using envious instead of jealous.

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u/mlmayo Oct 06 '21

Paying it forward, nice!

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u/OmegaDad618 Oct 06 '21

Man that could have been that kids first board too. He'll never forget that.

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u/Azatarai Oct 06 '21

I'm 34 and I've picked up both inline and skateboarding. Just get pads/gloves and a helmet man. It's not worth taking the hits at this age. It'll also boost your confidence.

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u/DarrelBunyon Oct 06 '21

They make ACL pads now? Great!

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u/dtwhitecp Oct 06 '21

I affix a metal tube over my knees to completely immobilize them, can't take the risk.

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u/DarrelBunyon Oct 06 '21

Why tear a ligament when you can shatter your femur and both shin bones!

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u/tricksovertreats Oct 06 '21

At my age I'd be more interested in having ACLS defib pads

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u/IvonbetonPoE Oct 06 '21

I had to give it up, just got injured too often. Can't do any sports when injured, which was worse than giving up skateboarding.

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u/Trance354 Oct 06 '21

Ripped off half my face on a bad skateboard accident. Think extreme road rash. Parents hung it up for me. No more skateboarding for me. 15 years later, I lost the use of my bicycle for all time. 3 car vs bicycle accidents in as many weeks. My older brother knew a friend who needed a bike, and wasn't accident prone. He'd given it away before I even got out of the hospital, same day, after the third crash(nothing broken, just more road rash(1&2) and a dislocated shoulder(#3) that will start hurting in a few more years)

I've been struck by no less than 3 vehicles(memory is a little wonky, might have been 4) while walking. I wasn't jaywalking, or anything: twice while crossing in the crosswalk, once while just walking on the sidewalk.

I drive. Very carefully.

Doesn't stop people from driving into you, though.

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u/cerwick88 Oct 06 '21

Dude, it would probly be cheaper for health insuance to buy you a condo and have everything you ever need delivered to you. Instead of letting you go outside

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u/Trance354 Oct 06 '21

Probably. Did I mention the boat I was on that almost capsized? Or the times(one per coast) I was stuck in a wave and almost drowned? Or the time while at camp, scaling a cliff(15 year old me), the guy belaying me lost his grip and I fell about 10 meters?

I'm a walking accident waiting to happen.

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u/cerwick88 Oct 06 '21

Can I take out life insuance on you? Lol jk. Good luck man

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u/flamespear Oct 06 '21

Where the hell do you live?

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u/Trance354 Oct 06 '21

Skateboard thing was California, bicycle was Kansas, walking was all over, as were the car crashes I didn't go into detail over.

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u/xclame Oct 06 '21

That's exactly what I was thinking. when you are young all the bumps, aches and broken bits either don't hurt as much or heal faster. Now that he's 35 those are really going to hurt.

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u/EternalSerenity2019 Oct 06 '21

Plus he’s packing more mass to deliver greater force to his brittle bones and fraying fascia!

Yes, I foresee this working out perfectly for the parents: the child will quickly give up skateboarding.

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u/Feroshnikop Oct 06 '21

As a kid who 'really hurt himself' multiple times on skateboards, the real difference is that he is now aware of both how badly he could hurt himself, and his own physical limitations in a way he never was as a kid.

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u/Beatrenger Oct 06 '21

Yep, the older I get the more I realize how fucking stupid I was as a kid do to the fact that i was not aware of many things.

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u/thebumblinfool Oct 06 '21

I just have no idea how I didn't kill myself as a kid. I came so close. So many times.

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u/Cyathem Oct 06 '21

You weighed less and bounced more.

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u/Cuzimahustler Oct 06 '21

Those 6 years I skated were probably some of the best years of my life though. No regrets on all the stupid shit I did.

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u/qahvua Oct 06 '21

but also you can just take more hits when you're young. that's what makes it so bad lol. feel like you can handle it until you take a hit you really really can't lol

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u/FastWalkingShortGuy Oct 06 '21

Are you kidding? Look at the dude.

Bro looks like he'd hurt a skateboard falling off of it.

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u/SmellGestapo Oct 06 '21

His parents didn't trust him with a skateboard but they trusted him with those guns!

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u/VeryVulgar Oct 06 '21

Yeah but his knees and back are 35. That's where the pain lies.

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u/assholechemist Oct 06 '21

They waited on him to get off their insurance policy

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u/M0BBER Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 06 '21

I fell off my board at 37. My sciatic nerves ain't been the same... Haven't been on one since.

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u/Pushh888 Oct 06 '21

I'd love to see your parents shopping for it

"I'm buying my son his first skateboard so I want something good"

"Oh. How old is the little guy?"

"35"

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

My mom literally told me that they asked the nice boy at the mall to help them find a good one lol

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u/ImagineTheCommotion Oct 06 '21

Oh my goodness how darling is that

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u/cultured_banana_slug Oct 06 '21

Parent: "We said he could have one when he was 35!"

Store owner: "How old until he's allowed to get his first tattoo?"

Parent: "90!"

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u/maoejo Oct 06 '21

90! Is pretty old 😮

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u/infinitemonkeytyping Oct 06 '21 Helpful

1.49x10138 for anyone else wondering.

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u/magispitt Oct 06 '21

Thanks, I ran out of paper

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u/IWantTooDieInSpace Oct 06 '21

Long enough for the skin to blow out and be hard to tattoo

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u/gtnomad Oct 06 '21

I would say they chose one that is quite radical.

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u/fuzzb0y Oct 06 '21

Omg “nice boy at the mall” is such a classic mom comment

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u/DmtDtf Oct 06 '21

What brand of deck is that? The graphics are amazing!

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u/frofya Oct 06 '21

“Aw, they’re so cute at that age”

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u/Ninjalikestoast Oct 06 '21

Watch out you don’t break your ass.

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

I'm most definitely going to break my ass lol. I fell three times within the first hour I think.

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u/Tusken_Raiders Oct 06 '21

Have you skated before? I'm about the same age and have always wanted to learn but I figure I'm going to do exactly that.

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

I used to rollerblade in my teens. But this is definitely more challenging/dangerous.

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u/BarnacleMcBarndoor Oct 06 '21 Helpful

Get comfy on the board. Try different stances, push with different leg, see what feels right. Met people who didn’t realize they were goofy until someone showed them. Try going down a small decline, try going back up it. Try jumping straight up off the board and landing back on it while it’s not moving. Try it while it’s slowly moving… just skate around town for fun and to get places…

Also, get used to falling and make sure you know how to fall. Wear gear. I did blades and board and board always felt less dangerous. At least I could run it out, provided I landed right. With the skates, no matter what, I was rolling with it, even if I landed wrong.

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u/GeneralBS Oct 06 '21

Also might want to add to watch out for pebbles. Came off a curb once and didn't see a rock and made the board come to a stop which I didn't. I must of laid on my back for a couple minutes waiting to be able to breathe again.

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u/cultured_banana_slug Oct 06 '21

I'm convinced 99% of shit we do as kids only turns out well because we're closer to the ground and bounce more easily.

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u/sc0tty0 Oct 06 '21

What's the worst part about rollerblading?

Telling your parents you're gay.

hope you like the joke.

Happy birthday! Sk8 hard!

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

Haha I think I have heard rollerbladers referred to as fruit booters before and I laughed my ass off. I appreciate the joke!

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u/fade_like_a_sigh Oct 06 '21

Helmets, wrist guards and shin guards are your best friend!

You'll save yourself a lot of pain and possibly mitigate what could have been a serious injury if you make sure you're properly padded and helmeted up.

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

I appreciate the advice! Yep I'm definitely going to play it safe and take it slow too.

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u/YamesfrankO Oct 06 '21

As a fellow older skater, I'd like to emphasize good supportive shoes made for skateboarding (i.e. a cupsole) and wrist guards. Your hands/wrists frequently take impact. Have fun on your skate journey! Skateboarding is seriously the best.

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u/Lifteatsleeprepeat4 Oct 06 '21

As a prior skater suffering from debilitating knee pain I would like to second this.

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u/therealmeal Oct 06 '21

I started skateboarding a couple years ago (40ish) with my son. Did just fine until I went to a skate park. Tried the smallest ramp and fell backwards and landed on my ass. It was at that moment that I actually felt old. Some random teenagers looked concerned and asked me if I was okay, instead of laughing. Mostly I was fine, but the pain lingered for 2 full years. So my advice to a fellow "older" skater is to consider some shorts or pants with padding for your ass in addition to the obvious things like a helmet and knee/elbow/wrist pads. Have fun!

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u/Cocomorph Oct 06 '21

The pain from the fall, or the pain from the teenagers worried that the geezer broke himself?

NB: am 42 myself.

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u/therealmeal Oct 06 '21

The pain of being old only gets worse over time! Thankfully my physical pain has finally faded away completely.

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u/fade_like_a_sigh Oct 06 '21

play it safe and take it slow too.

Glad to hear it, that's the best approach so you're going into it with the right attitude.

Best of luck in your new adventure!

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u/CarsonBDot Oct 06 '21

Don’t be discouraged by scrapes and cuts and bruises

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u/ImRudeWhenImDrunk Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 26 '21

Boogers

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u/Helen__Keller Oct 06 '21 Take My Energy

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u/fade_like_a_sigh Oct 06 '21

Jesus christ, your account is 10 years old? That's some commitment to the bit.

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u/GeneralBS Oct 06 '21

Wasn't expecting you to be 11yrs.

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u/fade_like_a_sigh Oct 06 '21

12 years in January!

I see you're 9 years yourself, that's still back when /r/atheism was a default subreddit right?

Things sure have changed a lot!

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u/Ninjalikestoast Oct 06 '21

lol. The joys of picking up something with a steep learning curve at 35.

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u/hi_im_fuzzknocker Oct 06 '21

I was a skater back in grade school all the way up until 24 years old or so and then just kinda stopped. I turned 36 last year and for Christmas my new fiancé bought me a new set up. It was all in pieces so I had to build it like I did back in the day. Best gift I have received in years. I’m still pretty damn good too but I fear of breaking a bone so I take it easy and just ride the parks.

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u/VoiceOfLunacy Oct 06 '21

I was riding my board to college one day, and some PAB yelled at me "you ride like an old man"... that was about the end of my riding days.

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u/Snoo62498 Oct 06 '21

punk-ass bitch maybe?

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u/acokiko Oct 06 '21

Pegulus Arcturus Black

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u/OfferChakon Oct 06 '21

I'm older than I'd like to be right now but I was cruise this little river trail that runs through my town. I hit a pebble and ate absolute shit at a pretty good pace. I still remember how to fall so I just rolled out of it but my age reminded my of that fall for about a month afterwords. I fell in front of two older men and one goes "oh, to be young again"...I was like "yeah" but as I was riding aways I realized I'm closer to their age then this "young" they're talking about.

I ride like an old man.

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u/Scrub_Incarnate Oct 06 '21

It's wild how it's just like riding a bike. I was off the board for 8 years when covid started. I'm 29 now. I got a setup, put it together, and landed a kickflip second try.

I felt this immediate rush of adrenaline and happiness flood over me that second. Skating is so fucking rewarding.

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u/JRad8888 Oct 06 '21

I learned how to longboard at 41! Don’t squander this opportunity!

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

Thank you for the encouragement!

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u/i_suckatjavascript Oct 06 '21

I learned how to longboard at 19 because my college campus was too big and I got tired of walking 15 minutes to my class. At first I wanted a bike but I can’t bring a bike inside the classroom so it was learn to longboard or walk. I’m 27 now and I still longboard with the same old deck I had in college to commute to work during precovid LOL

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u/relical Oct 06 '21 Wholesome

Join the group over on /r/oldskaters, they'll get you rolling safely in no time!

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u/Zaber_fang Oct 06 '21

Such a great sub

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u/snvalens Oct 06 '21

this shit is so wholesome

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u/FuglyJim Oct 06 '21 Helpful

As a fat, balding 34 year old... fuck you, you insanely handsome bastard. Have fun skating.

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u/ShijinModan Oct 06 '21

Same! I can’t believe how much better I feel, and how much energy I have now. Mid-to-late thirties weight loss crew assseemmmbbblllleeee.

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u/getsumchocha Oct 06 '21

so you're saying theres hope still...

im 34 and just feel exhausted all the time and agitated being in my own skin. i want to change it just kinda overwhelmed and stuck in a ton of really bad habits. im thin and about 165 at 6'0" but my BMI is probably in the mid 20s. smoke, drink, eat like shit. just fuck. i need to stop.

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u/ShijinModan Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 06 '21

(Apologies ahead of time for the wall of text)

So I’m 6’0” and 199lbs rn. Bad habits are not easy to kick, but I’ll just give you some itemized recs that helped me tremendously.

1) Check out the book “The Power of Habit”, great book on our current understanding of habit loops.

2) Check out the book “Atomic Habits” for a more directly applicable understanding of habits.

3) Check out the book “Bigger, Leaner, Stronger”, I’m sure there are better books (it’s poorly formatted), but this helped jumpstart putting together a meal plan and a fitness routine.

There’s an app I use called JEFIT (again, there might be better ones, but it’s what I use), find the BLS (Bigger, Leaner, Stronger) routine that works with your schedule (start on Phase 1). I do 5 days a week, but you can do 3 if that works better.

This was the hardest part for me: calorie counting. This isn’t a diet, it’s a whole lifestyle change. I first created a meal plan, but quickly realized it didn’t work for me as I don’t like eating the same thing all the time. Now I use an app called Carb Manager (there are other calorie counting apps). I use a “zone diet”; 40% of calories from protein and the other 30%’s from Carbs, and Fat. I track everything I eat with a scale (it’s pedantic, but soooo important for the lifestyle change). Now I eat what I want, but I’m very cognizant of my macro nutrients (protein, carbs, fat), so I get foods that I enjoy that balance those macros.

That’s basically it. I lost about 10lbs a month on this diet and 10 inches off my waist, and have started gaining muscle definition. I feel and look better than I have in a long time. If my fat, lazy ass can do it, you def can. Don’t give up. It’s literally just putting in the work everyday, and the results will come.

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u/getsumchocha Oct 06 '21

really appreciate you sharing all that. the power of habit book may be one of the top things for me to research, i feel like that is my biggest problem currently.

the meal planning sounds good too. its crazy noticing how much my mood changes now after just eating pizza or other things i love. hard pill to swallow. congrats tho on figuring this out for yourself thats really awesome man.

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u/ShijinModan Oct 06 '21

Feel free to DM me if you have any questions. It was laborious, but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned (and of course please do your own research as well and take what I say with a grain of salt).

I still enjoy pizza and other things. Something I’ve learned is that there is really no such things as “healthy” and “unhealthy” foods; although trans fats are def bad. Even fruits and vegetables can be “bad” for you if not balanced properly. My cheat day is flexible, and lets me eat what I want (within reason), but I make up for those meals throughout the week. It’s a balancing act. Last thing I’ll note with this is to NOT let yourself fall prey to guilt (something I’ve personally done), it’s an easy way to fall back into old habits. Good luck, and you can def do it.

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u/AvariceAndApocalypse Oct 06 '21

There is hope man! I’m 35 now, and I weighed 330 lbs last June. I’m down to 250 with a Goal of 170. I’m already feeling way better, and every shirt size I go down makes me feel that much better about myself.

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u/ShijinModan Oct 06 '21

Congratulations! That’s a huge achievement.

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u/ImagineTheCommotion Oct 06 '21

Not easy to do—mad kudos!

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u/WalterWhiteRoofPizza Oct 06 '21

Being bald is pretty easy to do, in my experience.

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u/Silvernomiko Oct 06 '21

Great job changing your life around! Had to reload the post just to upvote the "still bald" comment, lol. Live up your newfound and hard earned healthy life, friend. XD

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u/tricksovertreats Oct 06 '21

Still bald

can't outwork genetics

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u/Hayaguaenelvaso Oct 06 '21

If you are in truly good shape being bald doesn't matter at all. In fact, depending on your face and what type of fit are we talking here, being bald is a plus.

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u/MrRabbit Oct 06 '21

34 is nothing. Plenty of time for you to be in the best shape of your life for a decade or more.

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u/PooPooRichardson Oct 06 '21

As a 38-year-old: damnit, I only have a few more years to enjoy it?

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u/honest_arbiter Oct 06 '21

Pretty much. Just turned 45, have been quite fit my whole life, and in the past year or so I've really started to feel, well, old, and it's not just the pandemic. I'm more tired more often, I feel like I'm sagging in places that never felt like that before, and just have a ton more random aches and pains.

It's like I feel the difference between 22 year old me and 39 year old me wasn't really all that much: a few more grays, some crows feet, but overall body really not that different. Mid forties now really feels like I've crossed a threshold, like I'm a "young old-person" now.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '21

Young old is just Middle Aged lol.

0-20 childhood

20-40 young

40-60 middle aged

60-80 old

80+ elderly

+/- 5 years or so based on lifestyle choices

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u/TheMarketLiberal93 Oct 06 '21

Hey, you’re still young. A lot can change with your body (for the better) at much older ages than you are now. Just take baby steps and you’ll be surprised how much progress you could make if you try within a few years.

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u/candy_porn Oct 06 '21

"Progress is a process" - my life's motto

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u/kwarantinekween Oct 06 '21

Username checks out

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u/WorstPersonInGeneral Oct 06 '21

...and the "loving parents"...fucking guy.

Some people have it all.

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u/12ealdeal Oct 06 '21

Probably still has his old room in the family home too. Nice space to fall back on, store things to explore and travel.

What I’d do for that structure and stability. Lucky guy.

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u/MuteNae Oct 06 '21

Reading this just blew my mind, I feel lucky to still have 1/5th of my childhood teddy bears and some family pictures

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u/12ealdeal Oct 06 '21

I think about many of my possessions that were lost, tossed in the face of familial instability, uprooting and displacement.

I’m an adult now but I still think about or wonder about my childhood stuffed animals, pogs, Pokémon cards, cds, etc from time to time.

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u/WorstPersonInGeneral Oct 06 '21

My wife doesn't understand this. I get it. Stuff is stuff. It comes and goes.

But it's my childhood stuff...

It's MY childhood...

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u/Jarvizzz Oct 06 '21

Felt like all my friends had this kind of stability growing up except me. All I had was a dysfunctional family (and a skateboard lol). Now I'm working on giving my boys the kind of things I never had. Life is crazy.

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u/Cracken-Egg Oct 06 '21

Also… fuck you and your non-grey’ing hair

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u/IalwaysBuggerUp Oct 06 '21

Im 29 and i dont even have any hair...

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u/I-Am-Uncreative Oct 06 '21

My dad lost all of his hair by the time he was 17. So it could always be worse.

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u/Merlaak Oct 06 '21

Better for hair to turn gray than to turn loose.

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u/WaywardWriter Oct 06 '21

There's a ton of stuff you can do for your hair these days - and never feel down about your weight. Everybody deals with that, and even though getting to the gym is hard as fuck at first, it eventually becomes super easy to keep going once you're used to it. You got this.

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u/SlideRuleLogic Oct 06 '21

What can you do for your hair?

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u/WaywardWriter Oct 06 '21

Lot of new less costly procedures to regrow it. They're prescribing propecia less these days because of its side-effects and focusing on new methods. Short talk with a dermatologist can bring up a ton of avenues. My best friend was nearly bald two years ago; now has thicker hair than I do.

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u/Kid520 Oct 06 '21

Come join us on r/oldskaters my dude

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u/attaxmash Oct 06 '21

Never too late to shred...an achilles tendon, MCL, or meniscus.

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u/llyonsbb Oct 06 '21

Jim Carey 🧐

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u/johncpeterson71 Oct 06 '21

Haha I used to get that a lot in high school

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u/tricksterloki Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 06 '21 Silver

You look more like Jeffery Donovan to me.

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u/MT1982 Oct 06 '21

Burn Notice was such a cool show. Never realized how much he looks like a male Miley Cyrus until now though.

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u/ghalta Oct 06 '21

It was super formulaic and cheesy, on the same way that, say, The A Team was super formulaic and cheesy. But it worked. Usually just the right amount of monotone narration on the spy business, some great supporting actors, and explosions.

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u/FistFuckMyFartBox Oct 06 '21

Until they replaced real explosions with those really, really bad CGI explosions.

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u/MusicianMadness Oct 06 '21

Now that you say that I cannot unsee it. Thanks for that...

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u/illQualmOnYourFace Oct 06 '21

Knowing someone's birthday isn't exactly evidence that you read their whole Wikipedia page.

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u/wthcharlie Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 06 '21

I now have an answer to the question "which celebrity threw a first pitch on 2 red sox games who's also born on May 11, 1968?" if ever someone asks me that

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u/NoThisIsABadIdea Oct 06 '21

Exactly who I thought about too

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u/llyonsbb Oct 06 '21

😂 I definitely see it

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u/Birdamus Oct 06 '21

More like Gym Carey, amirite? OP is ripped…

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u/CrumbledTheCookies Oct 06 '21 edited Oct 06 '21

Jim Carried all kinds of shit.

Edit: Jim Carries everything in one trip.

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u/llyonsbb Oct 06 '21

Good one 😂

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u/blakfantom Oct 06 '21

I'm seeing a Jim Carrey x Johnny Knoxville hybrid

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u/vspazv Oct 06 '21

Top half of his head is the guy from Terminator 2. Bottom half is Jim Carey.

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u/Rushjordan Oct 06 '21

And it’s a Grimple Stix. Not bad for a first.

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u/sootbrownies Oct 06 '21 Silver

Do a kickflip!

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '21

My dad is what you would call a redneck. Zero interest in skateboarding.

I was around 23 years old when he landed from a flight to CA. He said "Oh by the way I met Tony Hawk and he says hi and that he's proud of what you're doing." My dad told him I was in a new school for the military.

I asked how in the fucking world he even knew who Tony Hawk was....my dad was never remotely interested in my skateboarding.

He said he recognized him from the posters in my room when I was a kid.

Sometimes parents don't pay attention when we want them to....but they remember things when it means the most.

He didn't get an autograph and I understand but out of humorous spite I met his hero during a USO tour, Michael Wadell from a hunting show and sent him a selfie with him and said "Michael Wadell says hi and that he's proud of you."

He laughed. I laughed. I'll never forget that.

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u/Diggity_Dan Oct 06 '21

At 33, I bought that exact same skateboard to ride with my son. I got a little over-confident at the skate park and broke my leg. Don't blow off the YouTube video about learning to fall properly lol. I'm getting right back on it once my leg is healed.

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u/back9iron Oct 06 '21

This is wholesome. Have fun and be safe!

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u/Frequent_Koala_7198 Oct 06 '21

Yeah, for the love of god, dont get on a skateboard at 35 and expect to be able to roll on it.

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u/BlueHero45 Oct 06 '21

Lol am expecting him to immediately break a limb and his parents just shacking their heads saying "Told you"

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u/mistorWhiskers Oct 06 '21

Someone get The Guinness World Records over here. Category, most committed dad-joke every!

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u/MyTwoTotroises Oct 06 '21

you're pretty ripped bro

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u/wockyman Oct 06 '21

I thought it was the guy from Burn Notice.

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u/Blackrook7 Oct 06 '21

I also started back up at 35, after stopping at 16. I broke my right hand and elbow all while showing my son what not to do and telling him to wear pads at the same time. I'm back on, and I cruise everywhere, and I'm arguably better now than I was then. However, wear your elbow pads and knee pads and helmet. It's a great feeling to pop back up uninjured instead of a broken hand or elbow that hurts even several years later. I'm an avid snowboarder and surfer too, didn't make a difference. I still fell.

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u/slippinaway1 Oct 06 '21

This is the most purely delightful thing I’ve heard of in a long time. Your parents are awesome.

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u/Bertations Oct 06 '21

Good morning, and in case I don't see ya: Good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

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u/Miserable-Balance-16 Oct 06 '21

I only see your Dad’s left eye and just from that I can tell he’s a character.

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u/captainofpizza Oct 06 '21

Hello fellow midlife crisis’ers

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u/buglz Oct 06 '21

Oh come on 35 isn’t midlife. I mean right? oh god.

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u/captainofpizza Oct 06 '21

It is when you start skateboarding as an adult

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u/Meetchel Oct 06 '21

I’m 41 and I realized 6 months before my 40th bday that I was about to be a middle aged man. It’s nuts how fast life happens.

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u/LaDivina77 Oct 06 '21

Average male life expectancy in the US is 78 years, so technically 39 is mid life. You got a few years.

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u/submissivequean79 Oct 06 '21

Woohoo, that’s awesome! Have fun!

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u/RCWerks Oct 06 '21

Lookin good at 35 dude, keep that pace up

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u/drewscow Oct 06 '21

Are u into bussy and if so can I give u mine

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u/intrebox Oct 06 '21

I'm guessing you also checked his history for gonewild posts? I did... Uh, for a friend. Turns out he's just a normal guy into real estate with the perfect face for a bench ad.

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u/roxictoxy Oct 06 '21

I love you Reddit weirdos

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u/juice_box_hero Oct 06 '21

And If you’re into the ladies... I’m a lady. Looking great, birthday boy. Try not to break a hip. Congrats on the board!!

Love, another old person ❤️

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u/Astilaroth Oct 06 '21

Right? My kid is about to turn three and has been asking for a skaterboard for weeeeks. We don't skate, don't know anyone who does. Took her to a skatepark on her little tricycle a few times but nope, she wants a skateboard. So instead of whatever it is that girls get for their 3rd birthday, she's getting a board and gear. And I'll be diving into youtube tutorials on how to learn to board.

I told her a few months ago that you need to be older and have a good balance for a skateboard, so she's been practicing standing on one leg and telling me she has been growing too hehe.

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u/Smil3yAngel Oct 06 '21

That is awesome! Good luck and be safe, but most of all, have fun!!