Drove to Erie on a cool day right after work. I was feeling totally exhausted. When I pulled into the parking lot the park looked empty, but I ended up taking a little nap in the car. I rolled over to the park to a crowd of ~20 young scooter/biker kids. It was terrible. They seemed to be wherever I wanted to be and they would conglomerate and wax everything. I have almost no patience for this. I’m too old to be sucking on my skateboard surrounded by young kids that have no interest in skateboarding. This is more proof that this skatepark should never have been built in Erie. It’s a waste. It should be in a city with a skate scene, not wasted on scooters. And Erie should have a certified piece of suck. Anyway, I tried to skate. After awhile I stretched and it helped a little, but the constant kids playing weighed on me heavy. I only did a few kickflips, noseslides and 50s on the tiny ledge. Couldn’t do crooks. I resorted to just doing flippers on the top area then going into the park when I landed something. I did get a few at least. Garrett showed around then and I felt a little better. He was bummed on the scene too. But at least he can do 50s all over the place easily. Then he tried to teach me nollie heels for awihle and had some good pointers actually. Doesn’t mean I got close though. Riley showed, did a bunch of perfect nollie/switch heels and about one line before the rain came in. What a horrible session for me. Super depressing. Skating right after work is really hard for me. I need a break. Might have to stop doing this. Although it’s super convenient as I can still be home to help with homework.
(setup: 8.5 null message deck, venture 5.8s, thunder bushings, 52mm reed wheels, steele/gum new balance numeric pj 533)