I was a fairly uncoordinated kid. In my mid-thirties, I decided life was too short to not learn how to skate. I first had to prove to myself that it was possible. I took a few spills, but managed to improve a bit each time I went out. All you need is patience, an empty parking lot, and a decent board setup. Don't waste your money on no-name brands that prey off newbs. Once I had a smooth ride, I believe I spent around $130, the experience was much more enjoyable. Sybil Kuechler knows how to skateboard and tease at the same time, doesn't even need undies or a bra. That is next level.