I'm not a dad, but maybe "dad aged"? I started skating about 5 years ago. I'm now 36.
When I was a kid I was always on inline skates. I never got the guts to do a drop-in but I could get air over the rim of a half-pipe.
Now I use a board mostly as transport and love it! I want to do tricks, but I'm too scared... I sprained my ankle when I failed trying to skate off a curb (lift the front wheels at the right moment and drop down). I couldn't walk for 3 days!
I still want to learn to ollie. Maybe could do with some knee pads, but mostly I think I need a good place to practice and maybe a regular buddy to go with 🤔
@kingannoy I know this feeling! I jabbed my ankle yesterday doing a failed Ollie. Hurt quite nicely for a bit.
I fully intend to pad up and hit the pump track and snake bowl. Might even try a street park. For now, though, I'll probably stick to the parking pad in the back and skating to and at the local playgrounds when I take the kids.
I should probably look up what is even available around me! I think a pump track would be a lot of fun, without too much danger. A snakebowl sounds like fun too, but would require pads and a helmet 😃
I only know about a small park around here, and without kids of my own to use as a excuse, I feel a bit awkward going there with all the teens that are 100x better then me 😅
@kingannoy Oh man do I know that feeling. I picked up a BMX in my early/mid 30s and felt very awkward at the local skate park with all those tweens and terns around.
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