Who's a midlife skater Dad?

I've been catching the skateboarding bug recently and am thinking of getting back into it. I was never good, but there's no time like the present! And I can learn with my kids.



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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