Older Skaters

“So, you started skating again (or want to) after a long break? Awesome! First, and foremost, welcome back! This is a great time to get back into skateboarding. Our golden age is happening now. There are parks and DIY builds everywhere, any type of equipment you might want is available (not true in the past), and there are plenty of ways to get connected with other (older) skaters. Moreover, if you stick with it, you will have more fun skateboarding now than you ever did before. I promise you that. However, before you get totally up and running again, there are a few speed bumps along the way that we need to address.”

-sedition, ” Welcome Back: Starting-Up Again After a Long Break..” Concrete Existence. November 26, 2019.

I live within a block of a skate park, one with a pool, half-pipe and is always packed. I’ll admit I’d like to get out there and try it. I’ll also admit that I read recent posts from this blog like, “Ankle Update, Feb 2021,” and think the risk of skateboard injuries in your middle-age sounds a lot less fun.