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Old 04-16-16, 07:47 AM
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I know you people are old, but do any of you...

I am curious about getting one of those longboards and a big kahuana stick and giving that a try. Any of you guys doing this or have tried this?

I have great MUPs to give this a try on...
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Old 04-16-16, 08:26 AM
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googled it. i don't see pedals on the thing.
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Old 04-16-16, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
googled it. i don't see pedals on the thing.
I noticed the same thing. My nephew and his son are doing it, and I am curious about giving it a go. Hoping some other old dude has given it a go.
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Looks like it could be fun in the right place.
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I noticed the same thing. My nephew and his son are doing it, and I am curious about giving it a go. Hoping some other old dude has given it a go.
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Old 04-16-16, 08:54 AM
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Can you grow dreads??
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Got pics?
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It makes me nervous seeing one of those guys coming towards me. Anyone with sticks really but a wobbly on a skateboard even more-so. It looks like a good exercise though.
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Old 04-16-16, 09:43 AM
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If you can fall down and don't feel the hurt and can jump back up like a kid, go for it.
If you 75 like me, forget it. The bones don't heal very fast at my age.
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Originally Posted by elmore leonard View Post
If you can fall down and don't feel the hurt and can jump back up like a kid, go for it.
If you 75 like me, forget it. The bones don't heal very fast at my age.
That's what I was thinking too. I don't need any new ways of breaking bones.
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Originally Posted by Kindaslow View Post
I am curious about getting one of those longboards and a big kahuana stick and giving that a try. Any of you guys doing this or have tried this?

I have great MUPs to give this a try on...
Back in the early 80's we mounted an original windsurfer mast and booms (teak even) to a standard small skateboard and sailed it in a vacant lot by the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho. That thing had some serious acceleration and you were in trouble if you hit a rock wrong and were moving faster than you could run. I didn't think in terms of Plan B back in those days.

The longboard and stick looks like it would be good for the abs. I may go rent the water version at the aquatic center just for a bit of cross training. I think I would prefer to fall in the water. Drought is not over here but the local lake is about 80 percent full. Which is better than it has been in a while.
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lots and lots of us old geezers have paid the piper for all of our fun in our youth and age simply takes its toll. With two torn shoulders and a plate in my left clavicle, any fall is reasonably serious. One bike crash and I'm likely out of it for an entire season. That doesn't mean I don't take risks. I'll do downhills on roads at 50mph if the hill allows, but I won't be on a flatboard or start learning how to do wheelies at this point. Chances are neither will the OP when he gets over 60, but it's all smiles because I'm the fastest over 60 double heart attack post stroke patient with chondromalacia, two torn rotator cuffs and ... that I know!
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My wife and I saw them and have been giving them some though. The ones we saw were on the St. Tammany Trace, a rails to trail path.
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I didn't even know this was a thing - had to Google it to see what you are talking about. For the uninitiated I attached a photo of a reasonably mature guy on one of these things. If you Google it you will see images of hard bodied youths flexing their abs, carving turns, etc. My reaction is the same as many above: looks like fun but just plain dumb for anyone 50+ - this would be courting broken bones. Get a paddle board and try it on the water. I still slalom ski and wakeboard occasionally but the worse I face is sore muscles, not broken bones.
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Old 04-17-16, 10:49 AM
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I didn't even know this was a thing - had to Google it to see what you are talking about. For the uninitiated I attached a photo of a reasonably mature guy on one of these things. If you Google it you will see images of hard bodied youths flexing their abs, carving turns, etc. My reaction is the same as many above: looks like fun but just plain dumb for anyone 50+ - this would be courting broken bones. Get a paddle board and try it on the water. I still slalom ski and wakeboard occasionally but the worse I face is sore muscles, not broken bones.
I am still torn on this idea. As a young guy of just 51 years of age, I do not tend to break during MTBing. I do not see myself going fast on these. But, I have not been on a board for years, so I do have some fear of a broken wrist or fingers while learning. Time will tell....
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Interesting! Quite the means to create comminuted compound fractures of the radius and ulna! Looks like fun, but I would certainly wear gloves with metal supports to protect the wrist, elbow guards and a helmet. The pole for propulsion isn't going to be much help once you are on a steep downhill run.

I think I'll pass!
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Think I will pass!
Same here!
It's not that I'm knocking it, but ​SOME of us older folk have enough trouble staying upright on a bike.
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For some reason I envision people singing songs of Venice while doing this.
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hmmf...

If I grew dreads I'd end up looking like the predator alien from the movies...

As to a longboard/kahuna stick, I haven't been on a 'board' since I was 14/15...I'd break even more bones than I have already.
No thank E You...

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Interesting set of answers from a group of people who ride bicycles on roads with cars, on the dirt, in the woods and/or gravel.
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No! But I do have a nice canoe.
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Put pedals on one and I'll think about it.
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That does look fun, but I think I have lost my flexibility to give that a real shot.
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based on the one photo provided it looks like a skateboard for those with 'special needs'
actually it seems to be a land based paddle board.
To answer op question
No, when on land me cycles
when on water me kayaks
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