Anybody here skateboard?

Sabratha

Talk Tennis Guru
#2
Have before. But it's pretty scary stuff to be honest. Fell off a couple of times and my knees felt the brunt.

Also skating down a hill is dangerous stuff on a main road. (y)
 
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Deleted member 754093

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#3
I cruise around a bit. I learned to Ollie decently but almost killed myself landing primo on a kick flip one time. Gave up doing tricks after that

I’ve gotta hand it to skateboarders. It’s much harder than it looks
 
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#6
Id guess not too many, but i was just wondering
used to about 30y ago... lol.
could ollie 4 boards high (stacked sideways, trucks/deck interlocking) back in the day.
but was generally a pretty below-avg skater compared to the guys I used to skate with.


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tennytive

Professional
#7
53 years ago skating downhill and under a hurdle we made with coke cans stacked in top of each other. I think we were up to 3 cans high when I jumped off my board over the hurdle and landed in the middle of my board and broke it in half. I never got another. I think I'm lucky I never got hurt, only fell badly once, but nothing like I see what the kids do today. Can't believe some aren't disabled for life when I see the tricks they try and the falls when they miss. Young bones.
 

Enga

Hall of Fame
#8
I got into skating as a kid because a friend of mine in the neighborhood got me interested. He was a bit older though and would try some pretty dangerous stunts. I think I lost interest around the time that he scraped his shin so bad you could see the bone.:sick: Interestingly, soon after I got into tennis. :)
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
#10
Downhill mostly, traded my last board to our contractor in exchange for a 24 switch electrical panel install job.
Used to downhill most of the smooth pavement in San Francisco's hills including Nob, Russian, Davidson, Twinpeaks, Presidio, Fillmore, Outer Richmond and Inner Sunset,and many more.
Can"t ollie to save my life but like skateparks and pools.
Haven't skated in 5 years now.
 
#13
I cruise around a bit. I learned to Ollie recently but almost killed myself landing primo on a kick flip one time. Gave up doing tricks after that

I’ve gotta hand it to skateboarders. It’s much harder than it looks
Its the hardest sport there is without a doubt. Most people who simply try standing on a skateboard have it slip out from under them so they fall on their ass. These people then have a better understanding of the level of athleticism/balance/coordination it takes to do what pro skaters do.
Just ollieing a skateboard takes a serious level of being light on your feet.
 
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53 years ago skating downhill and under a hurdle we made with coke cans stacked in top of each other. I think we were up to 3 cans high when I jumped off my board over the hurdle and landed in the middle of my board and broke it in half. I never got another. I think I'm lucky I never got hurt, only fell badly once, but nothing like I see what the kids do today. Can't believe some aren't disabled for life when I see the tricks they try and the falls when they miss. Young bones.
Skateboarders who try huge stair sets take a daily beating that might even be harder than what a pro football player takes.
 
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#15
Its the hardest sport there is without a doubt. Most people who simply try standing on a skateboard have it slip out from under them so they fall on their ass. These people then have a better understanding of the level of athleticism/balance/coordination it takes to do what pro skaters do.
Just ollieing a skateboard takes a serious level of being light on your feet.
Rodney Mullen will never cease to amaze me. Probably one of the most underrated athletes
 
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Its the hardest sport there is without a doubt. Most people who simply try standing on a skateboard have it slip out from under them so they fall on their ass. These people then have a better understanding of the level of athleticism/balance/coordination it takes to do what pro skaters do.
Just ollieing a skateboard takes a serious level of being light on your feet.
Them scrawny skate board kids are tough as hell !!!
 
#17
Rodney Mullen will never cease to amaze me. Probably one of the most underrated athletes
Ive read he has some rediculously high iq as well.
Hes basically as physically athletic as you can get combined with having a huge brain thats completely devoted to skating.
No wonder hes the Jesus of skateboarding...
 
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