To me the problem
seems to be that our hips
get wider when we age. For those of you who feel skateboarding has gotten harder i suggest buying a 34 or 35 inch deck. My hips are pretty narrow even, but i still skate a million times better on a 9x34.5 inch deck than i did on a typical 32 inch long deck. Having an extra 2 or 3 inches of real estate just makes it feel like being 16 again with a board much wider than your hips.
Anyway, just thought id share. Try a longer deck out, you wont be disappointed.