I just wanted to share my excitement about my new-found enjoyment skateboarding and associated skills. You're never too old to try new things, and you should never let others judge you!
My question for you is: How do you commute? Do you use anything unusual, like a self-balancing monowheel, segway, electric skateboard, kickboard/scooter, ...?
I'm 30 years old, and have never skateboarded in my life. I am an avid biker, but now ended up in situation where I can't do the 35 mile commute without a car or public transport. Due to construction, the bus stop I take was moved, and it's now a 15-20 minute walk across town, with no chance to lock my bike.
I just ordered a $50 ridge mini cruiser board, watched a couple of Youtube videos and went wild. My commute is mostly straight along a river, on a smoothly paved walkway. I tried a couple of times over the weekend, only fell a bunch of times off the board, and made the commute in like 7 minutes - three times as fast as walking the distance. Even if I look like the most insane hipster, I will enjoy more free time ;)