Middle-aged skateboarders defy family skeptics, and a few falls
Folks in their 50s are shredding old-school, even pulling rad moves, as a growing number of grayhairs take up skateboards.
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Scott Hostert, 51, a tax consultant from Brea, does a front-side grind in the bowl at the Cove in Santa Monica. Hostert says he has heard it all: You're too old. You're nuts. You don't want to live the rest of your life being fed through a tube, do you? Hostert scoffs, then smiles. Too old to ride a skateboard? Just watch.