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#140672 17-Feb-2014 11:20
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Just thinking of getting a longboard for some gentle cruising around.

Haven't been on a skateboard in at least XX years (I'm about the same age as Tony Hawk but was never even 10% as good!) but these 'new' longboards look relatively cruisey if you pick the right one and safe enough for an old skate fart to piddle around enjoying the sun and hopefully avoiding too much gravel rash.

It's a cheaper mid life crisis than a sports car! Does anyone else do it?





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  #988728 17-Feb-2014 11:24
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I could never skate, slake board, rollerblade without landing on my gluteus maximus with in seconds.

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  #988733 17-Feb-2014 11:29
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I think it depends on what you mean by skate!

I can (or could!) certainly bowl about happily without just falling off.

However, tricks, jumps and so on were always things that other people could do.

At 46 I have no intention of heading near a skatepark (I can imagine all the 'what's that fat old git doing on a skateboard' comments already!) nor 'bombing' at high speeds down hills.

Just a nice gentle cruise to the dairy maybe...





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  #988737 17-Feb-2014 11:31
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I couldn't go in a straight line for more than a few feet without mayhem

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