I’m 25 and I already have a dodgy set of knees…
It didn’t help when I almost blew out my left knee, when I tried a trick on a ledge which led to me having one foot remain on the board and the other go on the ledge. The board shot off from under me and my leg straightened out. All I could hear was two consecutive pops followed up with intense pain. I was sitting in the pub and noticed my knee got super swollen. Yeah, fun times.
I have recovered, within at least two before I could skate. I was told there isn’t any ligament damage, but man, the pain was bad. It did spoil my Barca trip due to it aching like crazy after a day’s sesh and just generally knocking my confidence. Only recently it stops hurting.
However, it does hurt in the cold and I really got to be careful with quick movements, unless I have warmed it up walking around or skating. It pops when I walk sometimes, but there isn’t any pain.
I did my right knee in doing a phat (yes, yes it was phat) tre bomb off a wee ledge. Silly, really. It was a similar pain, but not as bad. It just jolted right up my leg after landing funny. It can be a bit painful from time to time.
TLDR; I got knees of a crippled 65 year old man, at 25 years old and I suck at skateboarding, so I almost blew my left knee out that one time. My right knee also sucks because I suck at skateboarding.