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  • ‘Skate geezers’ are tackling mid-life with half pipes
  • ‘Skate geezers’ are tackling mid-life with half pipes
    Duncan Rawlinson, Creative Commons (2011) ©
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What's got ‘rad dads’ picking up their skateboards?

While the average skateboarder may be a 14-year-old male, a new breed of ‘rad dads’ has emerged in the US and UK. These men in their 30s, 40s and 50s represented 9% of the American skateboarding population in 2009, but what’s fuelling their interest in this extreme sport?