Does anyone know how to skateboard?

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    May 27, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    Does anyone know how to skateboard? I've always wanted to do it, but never had the time to learn or try until now.

    Thought of putting this in sports section but didn't know where.

    Anyone else want to try something new with their lives? Or is everyone just dead tired of living and want to become inactive as they get older picking up a beer, sitting on a sofa in front of the TV and saying yeah this is the life. icon_razz.gif
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    May 27, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I did some skateboarding in my early 20's, but haven't touched one since.
    Wouldn't mind getting back into it, though. It was always fun.
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    May 27, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    yeah me and my older bro skateboarded when he was like 7 and I was like 4 for 3 months. My mom got rid of it after my brother fell on the sidewalk and hit his jaw, he has a heart condition hence the danger with him having it was upped a lot.
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    May 27, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    I did it when I was around 6, I don't really see the need of doing it now.
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    May 27, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    I did when I was 10-12, I can still do it now but not into the stunts though. Just casual boarding. I keep the wheels on the ground where they belong..
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    May 27, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    I always loose my balance and fall off. icon_confused.gif
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    May 28, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    Skateboarding is what helped build my legs up from a very young age. Also helped with balance/stability/core. I'd take a skateboard over a bosu ball any day. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 28, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    MonirI did it when I was around 6, I don't really see the need of doing it now.

    I think it'll be fun to try though icon_biggrin.gif

    david30101 saidI did when I was 10-12, I can still do it now but not into the stunts though. Just casual boarding. I keep the wheels on the ground where they belong..


    That's what I want to learn how to do the tricks and stuff at least the ollie, I think I'll get hurt if I try anything else too early.

    collegekid2004I always loose my balance and fall off. icon_confused.gif

    and I plan to get pads to wear at least for the first month or so while I'm learning. icon_lol.gif

    xrichxSkateboarding is what helped build my legs up from a very young age. Also helped with balance/stability/core. I'd take a skateboard over a bosu ball any day. icon_biggrin.gif

    Yeah? Sounds like this could help me a lot more than I expected icon_twisted.gif
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    May 28, 2011 10:59 AM GMT
    I'd love to learn how to skateboard which I heard is good practise for surfing which is another thing I want to learn. Our council has put a curfew on skateboarding (can't do it after 7.30pm I think it is) a few months back which is stupid.
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    May 28, 2011 11:10 AM GMT
    I've always been to fat to skate board ,so no lol. I remember I tired to but it was kinda scary.
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    May 28, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
    I'm getting back on the board as we speak!
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    May 28, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    jim_e saidI'd love to learn how to skateboard which I heard is good practise for surfing which is another thing I want to learn. Our council has put a curfew on skateboarding (can't do it after 7.30pm I think it is) a few months back which is stupid.

    Surfing sounds cool, but I want to learn to snowboard too. Bad thing is no snow here icon_razz.gif

    LenoxxI've always been to fat to skate board ,so no lol. I remember I tired to but it was kinda scary.

    O.O I guess I should be careful (gulp icon_razz.gif)

    hijodelosoI'm getting back on the board as we speak!

    cool any ideas of a board I should get? since I'm assuming u know a lot more than me icon_razz.gif
  • Webster666

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    May 28, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Okay.

    This is the second one of your posts where you failed to state the topic on the Forum Main Page.
    Please state the topic of your post on the Forum Main Page so that other guys know what you're talking about before they click on it.

    "Does anyone know how..." is not a topic.
    "Does anyone know how to skateboard ?" is a topic.

    Why should 8,000,000 guys have to click on it, then find out that it's something they're not interested in, or have no knowledge of ?

    Thank you.
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    May 28, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    Lenoxx said I've always been to fat to skate board ,so no lol. I remember I tired to but it was kinda scary.


    i know quite a few big guys who skateboard and are good at it. or look up Jabari Pendleton. never seen a guy that big skate like that.
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    May 28, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    vain_nayias saidDoes anyone know how to skateboard? I've always wanted to do it, but never had the time to learn or try until now.


    I've skateboarded consistently since I was 15. Mainly just try to have good stance (Feet spread out and don't tilt your hips forward too much.) and push with your back foot. (pushing with your front foot is taboo since it's awkward)
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    May 29, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    vain_nayias said
    Webster666 saidOkay.

    This is the second one of your posts where you failed to state the topic on the Forum Main Page.
    Please state the topic of your post on the Forum Main Page so that other guys know what you're talking about before they click on it.

    "Does anyone know how..." is not a topic.
    "Does anyone know how to skateboard ?" is a topic.

    Why should 8,000,000 guys have to click on it, then find out that it's something they're not interested in, or have no knowledge of ?

    Thank you.

    How about calling out other people on this? It's not like as if I'm the only one doing it. And as you can see I fixed it, you could have just messaged me and told me that way and I would have easily fixed it. icon_sad.gif




    Of course, you are correct.
    And, I did notice that you changed it.
    I'm sorry to have insulted you.
    I don't have time to contact every guy who does this.
    It would have been better if I'd started a thread about this.
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    May 29, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    vain_nayias said
    How about calling out other people on this? It's not like as if I'm the only one doing it.


    Yeah but it's funny when others do it because it's sexually misleading

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    Jun 02, 2011 10:16 AM GMT
    Well, it's pretty much a matter of opinion. It also depends on what you are planning to do on the board (street/ramp).
    I'd recommend trying to find a deck that is maybe 7-8 inches wide, simply a medium deck. Bigger deck means more weight which means harder to do tricks. Same thing applies with the trucks.
    Lightweight trucks are preferable but they tend to be more expensive.
    I'm not sure what else to suggest. Hope this will be of some good.
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    Jun 02, 2011 10:29 AM GMT
    I feel you man. I had my brief stint skateboarding as a kid, but everything is uphill where I grew up because we lived in a valley haha. downhill was fun, But obv never really got the chance to just work on my footwork. Just a lot of coasting.
    I saw this super hot girl yesterday who was longboarding on her way to the rec center. it doesn't happen as often as dudes, but every once in a while, I get a real pull of attraction toward a blonde ingenue. Def thought to myself, I want to try this again. The skateboarding, more so than the chick. haha Thats a whole nother conversation.
    It's reaffirming to see that other dudes my age want to learn to skateboard still. I had kinda thought to myself while staring at her go by, that I would look dumb at 24 trying to get this down. It just looks like a fun mode of transportation. Plus, I get withdrawal from lack of snowboarding in the summer.
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    Jun 02, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    I've got one of these. Mine is a wooden one, styled like an old Dewey Webber surfboard.
    http://www.e-glide.com/
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 02, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    I do, I used to use my skateboard more when I was in my 20's, but it's great.
    I should spend more time now, especially since I have a paved neighborhood road now and didn't where I grew up.
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    Jun 02, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
    I skate (short board and long board). I don't do rails / ledges often anymore; I save that for the snowboard, but stick mostly to ground tricks at this point. Since you've never tried it, get a cheap skateboard. No point in spending $150 on a good setup if you don't end up liking it, and it's just going to sit in a closet until you throw it out. Fair warning though, at some point you're going to get hurt. Probably not seriously, but that's just something you're going to have to get over. I don't fall often anymore, but when I do, it's not as if it's a pleasant experience, lol. Risk of injury is part of the fun though. Go out and grab a cheap board, and start learning. My first board was a cheap piece of shit from wal-mart. I destroyed it within the first year, but I'm glad I destroyed something I paid about $25 for instead of something I paid >$100 for.
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    Jun 02, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidOkay.

    This is the second one of your posts where you failed to state the topic on the Forum Main Page.
    Please state the topic of your post on the Forum Main Page so that other guys know what you're talking about before they click on it.

    "Does anyone know how..." is not a topic.
    "Does anyone know how to skateboard ?" is a topic.

    Why should 8,000,000 guys have to click on it, then find out that it's something they're not interested in, or have no knowledge of ?

    Thank you.



    But it works. It also works if you use a lot of "drama" phrases. Oh, and misspell a word. Using bad grammar helps a great deal also.
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    Jun 02, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    I got a skateboard as a teen in the 1960s. Yeah, the concept is that old. Though the boards we had then were smaller and less sophisticated than today, with metal wheels paired very close together, basically roller skate wheels. For a while skateboards virtually disappeared, to reemerge about 10 years later in their current form.

    So around 1965 I tried going down an extremely steep road. As the speed built the board started to wobble rapidly, finally throwing a wheel, and me. I was wearing a winter coat, and as it shredded from my slide down the hill there was insulation flying everywhere, like a ripped pillow. I got pretty banged up (no knee, elbow or head protection available in those days), and that was my last experience with a skateboard.

    You might want to watch these "World's Dumbest," "Most Shocking" and similar TV reality shows to see what NOT to attempt with a skateboard, and what can happen to you. Skateboarding is fine, when done reasonably.
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    Jun 02, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidSo around 1965 I tried going down an extremely steep road. As the speed built the board started to wobble rapidly, finally throwing a wheel, and me. I was wearing a winter coat, and as it shredded from my slide down the hill there was insulation flying everywhere, like a ripped pillow. I got pretty banged up (no knee, elbow or head protection available in those days), and that was my last experience with a skateboard.


    We've got longboards for that now; it's worth revisiting!