Brief backstory, I get a lot of shit from my family because I stopped learning to drive before exams and never got back into it, so they think every time Im trying something new is a diversion to not going back to driving. The backstory to wanting to skate is that I've always thought it was cool and I feel it would help get my mind off of not having an apprenticeship yet. I'm in the UK on a small town, so there's not many skaters at all, can't even recall the last time I saw one. The skatepark is usually filled with complete dicks so https://www.easydrivingtest.com.au/rta-driving-test I don't think they have a good reputation at all.
I showed him one on amazon and he said that I'm 18, not 12, and should be riding motorbikes instead.
From a UK standpoint, is it considered weird to skate?