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(Shanghai Daily) A 60-year-old sanitation worker in Shanghai boasts a hobby which is usually deemed fit only for young people: skateboarding.

Xu Zhizhong works as a sanitation man at Jiangwan Stadium, located in the city’s Yangpu District. Quite a few young people ride skateboards at the stadium everyday, and Xu said he wanted to try it himself after seeing how much fun it looked.

“At Xu’s age, he may enjoy sliding most”, said Zheng Tao, a skateboarding instructor who offered Xu a board and taught him to skate.

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Xu rides skateboards after work at around 4:30pm about three times a week, an hour or two each time. Xu has already mastered skills like single-foot sliding, rotating and jumping off from the board.

He added that it's not a dangerous sport, as long as one masters balance.

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Xu rides skateboards after work at around 4:30pm about three times a week, an hour or two each time. Xu has already mastered skills like single-foot sliding, rotating and jumping off from the board.

He added that it's not a dangerous sport, as long as one masters balance.

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I am a sanitation worker and I am almost 40 and I taught myself to skateboard at a skatepark this year after work. I am a lot better than this guy. I can go down ramps without falling off. You put feet under shoulders, arms out and bend your knees. I learned this from a YouTube video after trying to go down a two metre high ramp with straight legs and falling off and landing on my elbow. My elbow was sore for over a month. I watched the YouTube video straight after I hurt my elbow. And tried it again. That's his hardcore I am. I didn't want to give up after getting hurt. After watching video I went down ramp without falling off first time. It was awesome. I bet this guy can't go down a two metre high ramp at a skatepark.

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I am so awesome.

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Post time 2018-2-11 09:57:12 |Display all floors
I used to ride a skateboard when I was nine or ten but never at a skatepark or down ramps. I could do tick tacs and ride along like the old sanitation worker above but in my opinion if that's all you can do then you can't ride a skateboard. Anyone can do that.

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