1) Skateboarding is not just for kids

More and more women are taking it up in their twenties and thirties. So what you waiting for?

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2) It's easy to cart a skateboard around...

You don't need any special gear - just a board and yourself

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3) And most cities have somewhere you can skate

If you're lucky, your local park will look like this!

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4) When you're nowhere near the mountains or the sea, it's just as good as surfing or snowboarding...

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5) It's a great mode of transport too...

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6) Super smooth tarmac will take on a whole new meaning...

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7) Although your knees will look like this...

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8) And you'll spend most of your time surrounded by teenage boys

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9) But there are still a core group of girl skaters out there to hang with

You just need to know where to find them...

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10) Even when you've got kids yourself, there's no excuse for not joining in...

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11) It's a great excuse to visit Barcelona and California

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12) And spend your days musing over which deck to buy...

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13) Yes, you will hurt yourself over and over again...

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14) But if this little lady can do it, so can you!

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