According to a recent New York Times Styles article, the skateboard is the “little red sports car” of choice for aging Gen Xers going through a midlife crisis. But is a 45-year-old pursuing a dangerous sport more embarrassing and risky, or inspiring and life-affirming?
As the sport, born itself in the 1960s, reaches middle-age, should its original constituency pass the baton or rage on?
Is there “there is nothing sadder than an aging hipster” (Lenny Bruce) or is it still cool to shred even if you’re losing your hair?
Personally I think it’s still cool. But maybe that’s cause I’m able to fit into the ironic t-shirts I buy for my 7-year-old son. Which may not be a good idea either. But you’d tell me that, right? RIGHT!?