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(NYPost)   The best thing about having an earthquake buckle all the streets and sidewalks in your neighborhood is that it turns the area into a biatchin' skate park   (nypost.com) divider line 46
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2014-08-25 05:44:13 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
i.imgur.com
Hurricane Sandy made for some sick spots.
 
2014-08-25 06:19:10 PM  
Now *that* is how you make lemonade out of lemons.
 
2014-08-25 06:48:43 PM  
That is cool
if you are 12
 
2014-08-25 06:49:14 PM  
countless stocks of wine bottles in the notorious $13 billion Napa valley wine industry battered and broken.

WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE WINE?!?
 
2014-08-25 06:50:02 PM  
It's been done.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-25 06:57:31 PM  
See? And people think wine in a box is stupid! Wine makers who still use bottles: Where is your God now, eh? lol
 
2014-08-25 06:59:18 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x423]
[i.imgur.com image 850x637]
Hurricane Sandy made for some sick spots.


sweet!
 
2014-08-25 07:00:47 PM  

moeburn: It's been done.

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


www.gamasutra.com
Would like a word with you...
 
2014-08-25 07:02:32 PM  

assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12


True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.
 
2014-08-25 07:09:18 PM  

assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12



assjuice, 12.5?
 
2014-08-25 07:10:37 PM  
tribfox40.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-25 07:14:23 PM  
Fun until one gets hurt and then a parent tries to sue the city.
 
2014-08-25 07:19:06 PM  

SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.


Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.
 
2014-08-25 07:19:52 PM  

assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12


You forgot to mention how they aren't wearing pads or helmets and something-something Darwin.
 
2014-08-25 07:24:58 PM  

fireclown: SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.

Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.


Say, you ever see older folks trying to learn to snowboard? I'm dinging 40 this year, and I've been thinking about maybe giving it a try this winter.
 
2014-08-25 07:25:19 PM  
www.mobygames.com
 
2014-08-25 07:29:04 PM  

SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.


This.
I'm 50 but I am making sure my inner 12 year old keeps living by appreciating the silver lining in most things and not getting bored with small pleasures.
 
2014-08-25 07:29:24 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [tribfox40.files.wordpress.com image 770x432]


Still holding their smartphones in one hand.
 
2014-08-25 07:46:27 PM  

Arachnophobe: fireclown: SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.

Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.

Say, you ever see older folks trying to learn to snowboard? I'm dinging 40 this year, and I've been thinking about maybe giving it a try this winter.


Sure. I never set foot on snow until I was 35. Take lessons. Make a comittment for at least three half days, because initially youre going to fall a lot, and end up cold, sore, and wet. Thats normal. It wouldnt hurt to bring some motrin. And have a post snow drink for gods sake. You're old enough to drink so do it.

youll be fine. Its just like skiing, but its sidewase and the board wont release from your feet. Fwiw, it's easier on MYKnees than skiing, but your milage might vary.

Now get your old backside out there.
 
2014-08-25 07:48:34 PM  

fireclown: SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.

Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.


What park?
 
2014-08-25 07:49:45 PM  

assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12


Stay gold, pony boy.
 
2014-08-25 07:50:03 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x423]
[i.imgur.com image 850x637]
Hurricane Sandy made for some sick spots.


That water will ruin the bearings :/
 
2014-08-25 07:54:06 PM  

fireclown: Arachnophobe: fireclown: SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.

Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.

Say, you ever see older folks trying to learn to snowboard? I'm dinging 40 this year, and I've been thinking about maybe giving it a try this winter.

Sure. I never set foot on snow until I was 35. Take lessons. Make a comittment for at least three half days, because initially youre going to fall a lot, and end up cold, sore, and wet. Thats normal. It wouldnt hurt to bring some motrin. And have a post snow drink for gods sake. You're old enough to drink so do it.

youll be fine. Its just like skiing, but its sidewase and the board wont release from your feet. Fwiw, it's easier on MYKnees than skiing, but your milage might vary.

Now get your old backside out there.


That's the first time I've seen anyone recommend an actual timeframe, thank you. I can do three days at Hunter Mountain or Windham. Cheers!
 
2014-08-25 07:54:37 PM  

Arachnophobe: fireclown: SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.

Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.

Say, you ever see older folks trying to learn to snowboard? I'm dinging 40 this year, and I've been thinking about maybe giving it a try this winter.


Steep learning curve and you WILL take some slams, but if you can deal with that absolutely you can pick it up at 40+. Pay for a competently taught lesson though. Preferably a day long one on one. This won't be cheap, but the ROI is immense. It can be the difference between eating suit all day without really figuring anything out and doing a top to bottom run by days end without falling too much.
 
2014-08-25 07:55:05 PM  

fireclown: Make a comittment for at least three half days, because initially youre going to fall a lot, and end up cold, sore, and wet.


*sigh*, i remember the first time i made love.
 
2014-08-25 08:13:46 PM  
Arachnophobe:  Say, you ever see older folks trying to learn to snowboard? I'm dinging 40 this year, and I've been thinking about maybe giving it a try this winter.

www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-08-25 08:16:57 PM  
This just proves that there's no need for skateparks when nature just provides them every few decades...

...or rather, skateboarders are incredibly talented at improvising anything within their surroundings.

/the latter
//been skateboarding for nigh 28 years
///slashies for slasher grinds
 
2014-08-25 08:19:17 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [tribfox40.files.wordpress.com image 770x432]


What I like about your photo is that in Ferguson MO that skateboarder would have died.
 
2014-08-25 08:21:33 PM  
Hands up.
 
2014-08-25 08:25:31 PM  

Arachnophobe: fireclown: Arachnophobe: fireclown: SBinRR: assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12

True.  Fortunately, I've been able to make sure I'm still 12 in a small part of my personality.
So, even though my body is 48, I can still appreciate the fun these kids are having with the earfquake consequences.

Testify. Im 47 and work in a snowboard park. Yeah, I'm the old guy now. So what. Every now and then you need a MAWG to talk to adults. Plus it's mess of fun and I dont hate winter.

Good for these kids. You might as well.

Say, you ever see older folks trying to learn to snowboard? I'm dinging 40 this year, and I've been thinking about maybe giving it a try this winter.

Sure. I never set foot on snow until I was 35. Take lessons. Make a comittment for at least three half days, because initially youre going to fall a lot, and end up cold, sore, and wet. Thats normal. It wouldnt hurt to bring some motrin. And have a post snow drink for gods sake. You're old enough to drink so do it.

youll be fine. Its just like skiing, but its sidewase and the board wont release from your feet. Fwiw, it's easier on MYKnees than skiing, but your milage might vary.

Now get your old backside out there.

That's the first time I've seen anyone recommend an actual timeframe, thank you. I can do three days at Hunter Mountain or Windham. Cheers!


And bear in mind, the whole thing gets a lot more effortless once you get better. First few sessions will be the most inefficient that you should ever be.

and I'm serious about the apres.
 
2014-08-25 08:29:01 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-25 09:36:56 PM  
I gave away my snowboard after one too many crashes where I washed out my backside edge on ice and came down so hard on the back of my skull my ears rang and I wanted to puke.  This would happen to me more than once in a day, no matter how finely I sharpened my edges.

Never did that on skis or even came close.  All I do when I crash on skis is let go of the poles and wait.  The ski bindings release and I just do some flips in the snow until I stop, totally relaxed.  Zero injuries.  Hike back up to your yard sale, get yourself put back together, go at it again.
 
2014-08-25 09:45:50 PM  
I hate that I'm old enough to remember playing every single one of these skate games being posted.
 
2014-08-25 10:16:27 PM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: I hate that I'm old enough to remember playing every single one of these skate games being posted.


I could play skate or die for hours and hours on end.
 
2014-08-25 10:48:18 PM  
Fark it- after years of promising myself snowboarding lessons, as I approach 44, I'm gonna do it this winter. Some decent mountains in western NJ I could hit.

To those in the know, what will I be paying for a really competent lesson/teacher?
 
2014-08-25 10:48:44 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: [tribfox40.files.wordpress.com image 770x432]


There was a shutdown middle school in my town when I was growing up. Something happened to the gym floor where it formed a bank like that and it was freaking awesome.
 
2014-08-25 10:51:40 PM  
Rad
 
2014-08-25 11:41:21 PM  
Awesome.
Because millions of dollars worth of damage is totally worth it so you can pull some killer moves.
 
2014-08-25 11:49:20 PM  

zepher: Awesome.
Because millions of dollars worth of damage is totally worth it so you can pull some killer moves.


Only if they're truly killer moves. Rad, tubular, and gnarly moves won't be enough in this situation.

Bodacious...those might be acceptable.
 
2014-08-25 11:52:44 PM  

DeadPuppySociety: Steep learning curve


I disagree. When I learned to snowboard, I hadn't even tried anything like skiing for ~20 years. I managed to pretty much teach myself (after some really basic intro from a friend when then left me on my own on the easy slopes) in 3 days. The first day was spent mostly falling down, which hurt (especially my knees). The second day, I invested in some knee pads (just the cheapest ones in the shop at the foot of the slopes), and when falling didn't hurt anymore I was able to relax and not worry about it so much, and by the end of that day I was comfortably cruising down the beginner slopes and parts of the intermediate slopes. On the 3rd day, I was making some runs down entire courses without falling at all. 

Granted I would have been happy with more instruction, especially on how to turn properly (that whole time I was counter-rotating to turn; I learned this error by reading up on snowboarding techniques after I got home and fixed it the next time I went and was able to learn to carve properly).

My point is, I found snowboarding to be much easier than skiing. I was able to pick it up really quickly.

For the dude upthread looking to start, all of the advice so far has been good. Let me add: get some knee pads, and maybe wrist guards (unless you know how to fall properly on your fore-arms) so that falling doesn't hurt. When you aren't afraid of it hurting if you fall, you will relax and actually fall less. But, come this winter, I say DO IT. Snowboarding is great fun. :D
 
2014-08-25 11:59:52 PM  

zepher: Awesome.
Because millions of dollars worth of damage is totally worth it so you can pull some killer moves.


I'm pretty sure these kids didn't cause the earthquake.
 
2014-08-26 01:55:55 AM  

mamoru: DeadPuppySociety: Steep learning curve

I disagree. When I learned to snowboard, I hadn't even tried anything like skiing for ~20 years. I managed to pretty much teach myself (after some really basic intro from a friend when then left me on my own on the easy slopes) in 3 days. The first day was spent mostly falling down, which hurt (especially my knees). The second day, I invested in some knee pads (just the cheapest ones in the shop at the foot of the slopes), and when falling didn't hurt anymore I was able to relax and not worry about it so much, and by the end of that day I was comfortably cruising down the beginner slopes and parts of the intermediate slopes. On the 3rd day, I was making some runs down entire courses without falling at all. 

Granted I would have been happy with more instruction, especially on how to turn properly (that whole time I was counter-rotating to turn; I learned this error by reading up on snowboarding techniques after I got home and fixed it the next time I went and was able to learn to carve properly).

My point is, I found snowboarding to be much easier than skiing. I was able to pick it up really quickly.

For the dude upthread looking to start, all of the advice so far has been good. Let me add: get some knee pads, and maybe wrist guards (unless you know how to fall properly on your fore-arms) so that falling doesn't hurt. When you aren't afraid of it hurting if you fall, you will relax and actually fall less. But, come this winter, I say DO IT. Snowboarding is great fun. :D


I'd also like to comment that snowboard boots are amazingly comfortable and warm - I tried snowboarding once, and wanted to keep the boots for normal winter wear, because they were the most comfortable snowboots I'd ever worn. Unlike ski boots, which are incredibly uncomfortable even when they fit "correctly", and tend to result in very cold toes, and are just plain not made for walking in.

Had to give up skiing AND snowboarding not long after that, because my asthma didn't like exercising on very cold mountains, my wallet didn't like lift ticket prices, and anything you can reasonably call a mountain being a long way from here, but still. I only tried snowboarding once and did a lot of falling, whereas skiing I regularly did black diamonds.... but if I ever end up at a ski place again, I'm going to try snowboarding again rather than try to go back to skiing, purely on the grounds of boot comfort and not having to carry so much crap around.
 
2014-08-26 07:43:40 AM  
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2014-08-26 07:45:39 AM  
arcade.svatopluk.com
Goddamn bees! Is there anything they can't fark up?
 
2014-08-26 09:12:15 AM  

assjuice: That is cool
if you are 12


My inner 12 year old loves this.
 
2014-08-26 11:03:06 AM  

zepher: Awesome.
Because millions of dollars worth of damage is totally worth it so you can pull some killer moves.


Because the damage was totally avoidable?
 
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