I turned 40 a few months back and leading up to it I was becoming more and more sore after sessions. It seems like it takes me a week to recover from a good sesh. I noticed my knees and ankles the most and I blamed it on the 56 SPFs and trucks with no riser. So I decided I would try old school. My body feels better and I am having way more fun.
My Old School Street Deck:
Cab Chinese Dragon light blue reissue
Indy 159 with bones hard bushings
Black rat bones 85a
1/2 inch riser
Black rib bones
My park/bowl/tranny Old School Deck:
Jessee Guadalupe natural reissue
Indy 159 with medium bones bushings
White rat bones 90a
1/4 riser pad
This setup might be limited in certain aspects, but I have having fun and feel way better after a session. How about the rest of you older guys? How do you deal with the pains of skateboarding?