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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:06 am 
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This is what I do for fun. ; )



Well, one of the things anyway... *grins*

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:36 pm 
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:twothumbsup: Looks similar to snowboarding, but more scrapes and bruises I assume.

Do you have any knees or palms left? :smile:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Geeez, I wish they had gloves like those when I was a kid riding my skateboard. It would have saved me a world of pain! :smile:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:21 pm 
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lowlydog wrote:
:twothumbsup: Looks similar to snowboarding, but more scrapes and bruises I assume.

Do you have any knees or palms left? :smile:


Not so many scrapes and bruises actually.

This is very safe.

As Cliff Coleman points out in the video, anyone can learn how to do this.

The gloves have a hard puck on them made from either a cutting board, or composite faux-marble tile, or you can buy them pre-made( but why? they're so easy to make)

Learning to slide, is an essential, longboarding skill.

A basic Coleman slide (he is credited with inventing the technique, and is therefor a skateboarding living legend), is essential for knowing how to stop safely on a skateboard.

It's like learning how to ride a bike. Would you ride a bike without breaks? No, not responsibly. Same thing here.

And as you can see, aside from basic stopping, you can do quite a bit that is a lot of fun. ; ) Yes, it is quite a bit like snowboarding. Though wear pants and shoes you don't mind tearing up as you will be rubbing asphalt a lot. *grins*

I have lost palms and such before, but those were the days before I learned how to properly do this.

Speedwobble. And a long narrow stretch of sidewalk hill that looked so inviting, with a nice run off..... Oh, but it was way too narrow at that speed.

I was young and stupid. Should have been doing that speed in the street where I had room to carve to reduce and properly control my speeds.

Oh well. I was grieving at the time, and had just suffered a huge personal loss, and was not in the right state of mind.

Bad mistakes when people are young. I went to the hospital over that one.

But what you see in the video is perfectly safe, and lots of fun. *grins*

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Why'd you stop Greg?

There's a video I saw of what must have been an 85 year old man, or at least some grizzled, weather beaten, knarled old dude, ripping it up down a hill, in Southern Cali, over, dirt, across dirt paths, through streets, nothing stopped him.

Incredible, incredibly good long boarder. Such skill.

I hope I'm like him at his age.

Some of the best downhillers are full grown adults.

Unlike skatepark street skateboarding, where you need to be young and stupid and arrogant, and willing to break many bones and your feet falling off of rails and other stupid things, downhill riders get better and better with age.

Jason Mitchell, several time world champion slalom racer is in his 40's.

Cliff Coleman as you see there has to be near 60 or over by now.

You should pick up a board again. ; )
The concrete wave beckons...
*grins*

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Sara H wrote:
Why'd you stop Greg?
Literally snapped my wrist taking a fall off a skateboard when I was 15. Had to spend a week in hospital as the broken bone had torn through the flesh.

Now I engage in safer and less accident prone activities, actually I teach and practice this:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Sara H wrote:
Bad mistakes when people are young. I went to the hospital over that one.



When I was young I thought I could parachute from the roof of our house with a shopping bag.

That was The Art of Going Splat. :rolleye:


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lowlydog wrote:
When I was young I thought I could parachute from the roof of our house with a shopping bag.

That was The Art of Going Splat. :rolleye:
I did that one too! What about killing yourself on BMX bikes? I started out on one of these before getting a proper BMX. The outcome was the same though. 30 years later and I still have the scars on my knees to prove it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:01 pm 
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gregkavarnos wrote:
lowlydog wrote:
When I was young I thought I could parachute from the roof of our house with a shopping bag.

That was The Art of Going Splat. :rolleye:
I did that one too! What about killing yourself on BMX bikes? I started out on one of these before getting a proper BMX. The outcome was the same though. 30 years later and I still have the scars on my knees to prove it!
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Yup, there were two italian kids living down the street and their dad had a welding rig in the garage, we used to make our own choppers and then proceed to kill ourselves on them. We also toboggenned of the roof once. I repeat once! :tongue:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:10 am 
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gregkavarnos wrote:
Sara H wrote:
Why'd you stop Greg?
Literally snapped my wrist taking a fall off a skateboard when I was 15. Had to spend a week in hospital as the broken bone had torn through the flesh.

*nods* yeah you probably could've used one of those gloves then.

Well, thanks to Cliff Coleman, now we know better.

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