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Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

admars (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 12th May 2018, 20:59

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I never imagined being able to skate into my adult life, or that anyone would still care if I did. To celebrate, I did 50 tricks that I've created (and/or pioneered on vert). Thanks to all of you that made this dream possible. It's been an unreal ride, but I'm not done yet.



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I'm in my 40s, have one of my skateboards, and got another on freecycle for the girls. Every now and again I want to have a go, for old time's sake, and old school mate suggested we go out, but I pointed out to him, that unlike before, if I injure myself now it will take along time to heal, and depending on how bad I hurt myself, my boss, or the boss (if you see what I mean ;) ) will kill me!

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RE: Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

admars (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 28th July 2019, 12:49

The girls have started skateboarding lessons, no tricks yet, just the basics, the other week I decided to try a simple trick I used to do, fell over, didn't hurt myself badly, but enough to put me off, can't bounce back up and get back on like I used to, or can I?...



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RE: Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

admars (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 28th July 2019, 15:12

The other end of the spectrum is Sky Brown one of our hopefuls for the Olympics, simply amazing at such a young age, guess no sense of fear :)






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RE: Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 28th July 2019, 18:51

You know that video you linked of Tony Hawk trying to repeat this stupid trick from years ago again as a much older being? And that sheer determination on his face that no matter what or how much it hurt he was going to do it?

She's got that look. :)


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RE: Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

admars (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 28th July 2019, 20:45

It's an interesting thing about skateboarding and social media. years ago, teams would release a video, and on that video, you would get a slam section or 2 featuring the best/worst failed attempts, so a lot of the time you'd only see the successes.

now sometimes you'll get a skater showing a video, 5 minutes of them trying the same trick over and over again, but they just won't give up!

I suppose it's a bit like pigheadedness fighting the big boss in a video game, you've got this far, you're not quitting till you conquer the rail/ramp/gap/whatever :)



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RE: Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 28th July 2019, 21:57

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admars says...
"I suppose it's a bit like pigheadedness fighting the big boss in a video game, you've got this far"

Yeah, this is definitely me, in so many games (from Mario to Cuphead) but only in video games. The people who do this with a lot of pain...

I do running, including my first half marathon recently, but I've never ran so hard I felt like throwing up, or ran with painful blisters. Pushing through the pain requires a type of person I am not. :)


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RE: Tony Hawk: 50 tricks at age 50

admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 13th December 2019, 06:07

i wish more sports stars were this inspirational and good role models, fingers crossed it doesn't go wrong with ages:

http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2019/12/10/sky-brown-hoping-olympics-will-get-girls-skateboarding-crazy/amp/



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