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39 and starting again, vert this time

#1
Confusedhock: Hi guys, I live in Stafford and my friend and I are going to start skating again after about a 10 year break and we both have always wanted to skate vert, my question is: where is the nearest vert ramp from stafford? Or any ramp over 6ft?

Thanks in advance

Jud
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#2
creation skate park in birmingham could be the nearest vert ramp i know about? a few of us bristol folks head there every now and then, its about 13' i think

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#3
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That has all of them I think.
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#4
Thanks for that, looks like brum, Manchester and good old Blackpool to start with. We're going to skate them all though, it's always been a dream of mine to skate vert. I used to be able to drop in and small carving 5-0, I'm just going to wrap myself in bubble wrap this time round though!! :roll: Just got to buy my set up now, I really want the Hosoi Gonz hammerhead deck, I have to import it from the US though.
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#5
You signed up to MAS in 2005 and you are only just getting your set up? Good luck with your vert skating, hope you are brave enough to drop in.
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#6
Hey Fen, in 2005 I was still skating local parks every now and then, just had a run of injuries that put me off. I started mountain biking which I love but it just doesn't give me that buzz that skating gives. Won't be dropping in straight away, I got to get used to the extra weight I now carry Confusedhock: My old board has probably lost it's pop from being in the shed, besides there are some interesting shapes out now. Cheers
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#7
Good luck. Dogged, stupid, stubborn determination compensates for youthful springiness, it just seems to take a lot longer to learn stuff.
Forget the bubble wrap though. Knee pads, elbow pads, wristguards and a good helmet. And one more thing: swimming float stuffed down the back of ya trousers.
You'll thank me.
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#8
^^ He's right you know.
You can get a yoga mat or camping mat (these modern ones are really thin) from Asda to make some pretty sturdy hip pads too.
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#9
Haha cheers for the advise, going to buy smith pads I think, got some decent padded shorts from my biking. 1st thing to pearn is how to bail properly, not done a knee slide with pads on since 1994!! :lol:
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#10
Land on your feet to take the force out of the fall, then crumple down onto your knees and slide. I did a video about how to drop in (see the How To section) - there's lots of knee slides in it


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#11
Cheers mate I will take a look
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#12
Up the road in Newcastle myself Big Grin

Anywhere indoors nearby? I tend to head north or go to stoke plaza, when I can get out. :lol:
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#13
Ha, now I am nearly 49 and started skating…again. ?
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(20-09-2022, 05:42 PM)jud720 Wrote: Ha, now I am nearly 49 and started skating…again. ?

Ha welcome back. Did you manage to get back into vert ramps in 2013?
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#15
Hey, no I tried but just didn’t go enough. They built a decent bowl in Stafford where I am from, it’s just the weather needs to be good to skate that.
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