I’ve bought a few longboards over the past couple of months. Some for me, some for the rest of the family. In the process of doing that, I’ve read dozens of pages and watched plenty of videos trying to figure out how to buy longboards well. I’ve also let pass a few oblique references to mid-life crises. If you’re reading this because you have made it out of your teens, have moved on past the vast and ever-extending frontier of late adolescence, and are now enjoying the years where it has become slightly bewildering that people your age look much older than the Bitmojis you and your partner made together one Saturday morning while the 14-year-old was out doing whatever but it involved some friend you haven’t met, public transit, and a promise to be home before curfew, welcome.