I need to take up yoga. or just wear a bubble wrap...

hellonwheels's picture

Jumpsuit! Michelin man style...

So today, after months, and really two years or more, of viewing frined's videos of skateboarding, and one really good edit of my homie matt, a local shredder,

I decided to get off my lazy ass and head to the skateboard park. dust off the wheels and try it out again.

I knew it was probably gonna be a mistake, but sometimes after watching soo much stoke, you just have to try.

three runs and one drop in into my adventure, I caught up the wheel on a crack, flew off the board, and slammed into the concrete, hard.

My head didn't impact, but my leg and knee did. God damn, so painful.

I never thought I would be so outta place and outta control on a board, but it felt awkward from the start, and hit hard!

My 16 year old self wants to shred, but my physically tired and beat 40+ year old body, literally no joke, needs to stop. I almost couldn't walk on the way home tonight.

Also, I need to get a god damn truck, fuck my hatchback., sorry, hurting and needed to rant.

hell

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Bosemaster42's picture

Yeah, I can feel ya

Yeah, I can feel your pain. I tried dropping in with a board once and almost killed myself, and that was only a half-pipe! I'll stick to rollerblades, especially on ramps. I mean, I can handle the scrapes and rash from falling, but I whacked my knee so fucking hard, it stiffened up real quck. I could barely walk out of the park! Your right, pick-up trucks are so much more useful than a car. I suppose I'm biased because that's all I've ever driven. Also, cops don't focus on trucks as much. Unless, you drive like an idiot, of course. Ice that shit down and take walks to loosen up, it'll help yo recover faster. If you do nothing, it will more sore for a longer period, but you probably already know that.

hellonwheels's picture

Yeah, I use the RICE

method. Rest, Ice, Compression, elevation. Something I learned in athletic traning. lol.

here, where I live, cops actually focus more on trucks, unless you are a military guy, whihc most are since I live in a densely jarhead and navy populated area. haha.

I can drop in, or at least @ some skateparks I can, but I cannot on my local ramps. lol. But I really want to shred again, but my ankles are so fucked up that I can't.

getting older sucks man. Yoga. It's all about the yoga. Some girl I went to school with is trying to get me to try zumba....even though I am gay, and I am pretty sure she knows, no way in hell. haha

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Bosemaster42's picture

Oh I can drop-in,

But I'm more successful on blades. I've been skating since I was 8 or 9. Started on the ice, played floor hockey until I was banned for the next uh ten years or something like that. Now I just play pick-up ice hockey, when I'm not nursing an injury, that is. Really! That's fucking lame! I'm in Mass. so the cops are focused on the sports cars and teens driving loud Honda's and shit like that. I broke my left ankle a couple years back, it really sucks sometimes, especially when we get rain. Last year I had to take a break from hockey after blocking a shot. Hit me just above my non-broken ankle and caused a fracture. I didn't know until it started to hurt every time i'd skate. It's true, aging has it's downside.

hellonwheels's picture

I used to play roller and ice hockey

as a kid. I was a defender and a goalie. Hope the kings pull it off tonight in game 6!

I have also fractured my ankle and leg, adn that shit never healed right. still hurts all the time.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Tycoondashkid's picture

i played Normal Hockey

i was asked to leave because i was too violent

Bosemaster42's picture

I only had that problem,

I only had that problem in floor hockey/street hockey. I was in a league, but they called penalties on lame-ass shit. I'm 6'2" and I go into the corner to get control of the puck, of course I'm going to use my size to my advantage and bump the other guy and take the puck, right? Well, that would always get me in the p-box(1 minute). Three penalties and your out. One time this little shit two-hands me on the back of my calves and I didn't have the puck, I just reacted and swung my stick at him. Apparently breaking his elbow. A brawl ensued and I got banned until 2020. Ice hockey is different. I'm a defenseman(offensive minded) and I have a rep for hitting hard, but I don't play dirty!

hellonwheels's picture

lol dude...

Sounds liek you need some anger management. go rent the movie, I highly recommend it if you like adam sandler. haha.

You musta been hated by your team, giving the other guys all those powerplays. haha.

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Bosemaster42's picture

Yeah,after that

I thought so too, but it was all due to the dirty play of the other team. My teammates knew I'd make it up with a goal or assist. I can't explain it, but I really get into playing the game and become demonic. Off the ice, I'm a lot more tame and likeable. I've seen Anger Management, I thought it was hilarious.

Bosemaster42's picture

Hey! You know,

Your L.A. Kings are about to win the Stanley Cup! Congrats, it's good to see them do well. I knew they were going to be good in the playoffs. Especially after they played our Bruins. Go Kings, I hate Jersey!

hellonwheels's picture

me too. The game against boston

and the blues turned the tide for sure!

I have always hated jersey, even more now due to that damn show on mtv! go kings!!!

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

Bosemaster42's picture

Yeah,

Yeah, frankly I don't see any appeal to that show. They sure seem to be a bunch of morons. I shudder to think anyone finds that 'Snookie' chick to be entertaining, she's fugly!
STANLEY CUP CHAMPS 2012! Enjoy the celebration.

jeff's picture

Wow...

This thread is so butch.... just whip'm out, boys, and get it over with...

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

this idea

i like it, ANOTHER!

elph's picture

You do know... what he meant?

Go ahead and enjoy. Let us know if it all came out well...

Tycoondashkid's picture

i knew what it meant

i was joking i was actually making a joke based off a quote

MacAvity's picture

I understood that reference!

I understood that reference!

Tycoondashkid's picture

yay!

Yay!

Bosemaster42's picture

Hey! I told ya,

I was 'kinda' butch. LOL, I was wondering when you would jump in! Hee,Hee!