skate journal: sauls bowl on a nice afternoon (dec 4, 2016 day 339)

Posted in Skate Journal on December 5th, 2016 by corpo

🐔 @skateboard_chicken

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After a lazy morning, then a bunch of family stuff I went to Saul’s bowl a little before 3. It was just Saul and Bren when I got there. I was hyped on a small crew, but on my first run I could tell my body wasn’t able to skate well. I’m going to blame the new STFs. Which is kind of funny because Saul and Bren were laughing about how much I obsess over my setup, but really, those wheels hit the coping and they don’t absorb any of it. They bounce off coping with no forgiveness. So yeah, I bailed axle stall after axle stall. Bren and Saul were ripping. Saul was doing lots of double double lines, skating faster, ripping. Bren has super good frontside carves and was slowing around good. After awhile Bren left and a dude named Josh showed who flowed around good too. I didn’t really get any more tricks, but I feel like I did a little better at carving. It was fun. Not sure I’ll stick with STFs after all. Ha ha.

(setup 8.38 Null Riley deck, Venture 5.8s, Venom 86a bushing , 52mm Bones STF V5 wheels, washers on the outside, swiss bearings, NB# PJ 533 maple/black)

skate journal: research hill mostly flatground with carleigh, rob and fuzz (dec 3, 2016 day 338)

Posted in New Wheels, Skate Journal on December 5th, 2016 by corpo

Good times today. @_f_u_z_z @gnarlycarleigh @43shifty

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It looked nice and warm out and directly in the sun it was decent, but in the shade it was quite cold. Carleigh and I went to the research building to meet up with Rob and Fuzz. We were there first. We did a few hill cruises to start the warm up process. I actually got pretty motivated and hyped. I had gotten some new Bones STFs and thought I would like them. They felt pretty big as they are wide 52s. I had also put some old Venom 86a bushing in. They felt good. I was trying nollie flip or switch flip when going up the hill. Felt really close to nollie flips, but never got close. Carleigh was landing every kickflip. Fuzz and Rob showed and started the same way with cruises down the hill. The top of the hill was sunny and not cold, but bottom by the ledge was cold. I was trying some lines, but would still move on to the ledge when I bailed something. Got a terrible back 50, no regular crooks, first try really bad halfcab noseslide, a front 5-0 that was supposed to be a front 50. Rob and Fuzz manualed the downhill sidewalk. Rob had his steezy back 180s up the curb too. Fuzz was flowing some 180’s up/down. Carleigh was still landing every kickflip I saw and some pop shoves too. Rob started working on no comply flips up the curb. I believe he got one or two. Fuzz and I tried to do 5 flip tricks in a row. It turned into a tough battle. Fuzz settled on fakie flip, halfcab flip, kickflip, heelflip, backside flip. He would get the first 3 or 4 pretty often. I mixed it up more. I had several fakie bigflips which felt good, but would hardly land anything beyond the first trick. Then out of nowhere I put 5 tricks together. Kickflip, backside flip (oh so slow), fakie flip, halfcab flip, varial flip. I wanted to keep going, but instead I just laid down. Ha. That was it for me. Fuzz tried a few more times. Carleigh landed on a bunch of varial flips and landed one. Then we went out to dinner and hung out with Jason. It was fun times.

(setup 8.38 Null Riley deck, Venture 5.8s, Venom 86a bushing , 52mm Bones STF V5 wheels, washers on the outside, swiss bearings, NB# PJ 533 maple/black)

Song Of The Day: Mudhoney – Baby Help Me Forget

Posted in Song Of The Day on December 2nd, 2016 by corpo

Been on a big Mudhoney kick the last couple of days. This band rules.

skate journal: stubborn struggles in the snow for flatground friday with dave (dec 2, 2016 day 337)

Posted in Skate Journal on December 2nd, 2016 by corpo

"Why wouldn't you be out skating?" – @fullertrron 🌨 #flatgroundfriday

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Didn’t think I would, but I met up with Dave during a flurry at the hockey rink at Blue Skies on my lunch break. It was 30 degrees. When I got there the concrete was dry, but it quickly turned wet as the snow came down harder. Warming up felt next to impossible. My board felt huge and my legs were frozen. Dave struggled initially too. Oh yeah, I had put some old Bones bushings in to see if they don’t freeze up. They didn’t, but man I hated them. Gonna have to find another option. We eventually started trying tricks. Dave was kind of doing cab bigspins. It wont be long before he has it smooth. He had some really good lines with front shove, nollie 180, switch front shove. Tried some switch 360 flips. Tried sex changes for awhile and got one. He started trying heelflips too. He almost got one of the first ones he tried. I really struggled. Lots of slams on tricks like kickflip, fakie flip and halfcab flip. I am going to blame the bushings. Ha. I tried the Ironman line for awhile, only got one heelflip though. 0-3 on treflips. Got a bad nollie tre, a few halfcab flips, one fakie bigflip. Posed some switch flips, still think I am getting closer to it. I left and went back to work then got a text from Dave an hour later saying he landed the heelflip finally. Ha ha. Dave you rule.

(setup 8.38 Null Riley deck, Venture 5.8s, Bones medium bushings, 52mm Spitfire F4 101a wheels, washers on the outside, swiss bearings, NB# PJ 533 maple/black)

skate journal: frozen bushings and legs at research ledge (dec 1, 2016 day 336)

Posted in Skate Journal on December 2nd, 2016 by corpo

research ledge in da cold

Coldest night of the season so far and I went skating. I just couldn’t handle another garage minimum. I bundled up and went to the research ledge. Immediately it felt colder then I thought it was. It was 30, but with a cold breeze. I started with a cruise down the hill where I tried to do a bunch of tiny little ollies. On one of them I remember seeing a little rock when I took off and of course I landed right on it and slammed onto my knee/hip. It hurt a lot in the cold. Then I mostly just stuck to the ledge as it is somewhat protected from the wind. I did boardslide then noseslide. Then started trying noseslide bigspin out for awhile (shoving backside). Got close, then not so close so went with my favorite. Crooks. Got a couple of bad back 50s. Went to try more, but my bushings had frozen and made skating not so fun. So I went and hung out at Jason’s and it was rad. So glad he’s home!

(setup 8.38 Null Riley deck, Venture 5.8s, Thunder bushings, 52mm Spitfire F4 101a wheels, washers on the outside, swiss bearings, NB# PJ 533 maple/black)

skate journal: garage posing (nov 30, 2016 day 335)

Posted in Skate Journal on December 2nd, 2016 by corpo

Too uninspired to leave and skate in the cold I went out into the garage again. I was a little more motivated at least though and tried some tricks after the basic manual warm up. I tried four tricks. Nollie heel, nollie inward heel, switch flip and hardflip. I got close to all but nollie heel. Maybe some day I will actually land some of them.

(setup 8.38 Null Riley deck, Venture 5.8s, Thunder bushings, 52mm Spitfire F4 101a wheels, washers on the outside, swiss bearings, NB# PJ 533 maple/black)

Song Of The Day: Afghan Whigs – You My Flower

Posted in Song Of The Day on November 30th, 2016 by corpo

I guess it’s been long enough since that terrible Afghan Whigs concert that I am hyped to hear their old songs again.

skate journal: another garage minimum (nov 29, 2016 day 334)

Posted in Skate Journal on November 30th, 2016 by corpo

After an ice cold ride from the Boulder Manor to Jason’s house on his electric chair I went into the garage for a quick minimum. I put a little more effort into the session then the day before. More 360 type manuals and tried a few front shoves out of regular manuals.

skate journal: garage minimum before work (nov 28, 2016 day 333)

Posted in Skate Journal on November 30th, 2016 by corpo

Went out to the garage for about 3 minutes before work to get my minimum handled. Just did a few of the basic manuals on the sheet of wood.

skate journal: red hawk with dave for a few hours (nov 27, 2016 day 332)

Posted in Skate Journal on November 27th, 2016 by corpo

such a fun spot

@fullertrron crook. 😀

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Went to Red Hawk to meet Dave at 11:30 on a cool day that would be quite cold when the wind kicked in. I got there first and thought I would be feeling pretty good, but my first couple of pushes told me otherwise. I decided to walk and run up/down the stairs a few times to try and get warmed up. Then I slowly started trying little no ollie noseslides. Then tried to ollie up the huge curb. Ha. Around the time Dave showed I was finally to a point where I was able to try grinds and stuff. Dave was able to warm up a little quicker since he hadn’t skated in a couple of days (I’m jealous .. 34 more days and I get a break). We ended up having a pretty fun session with no filming even though we probably could have filmed some stuff. Dave had some nice lines. No comply up the curb, manual or nose manual a rock, no ollie noseslide, back 50. I had back 180 up the curb, halfcab flip on flat, front 50. Then I randomly started trying front smiths and would get one. It felt awesome. I also had some crooks, back 50s, even a really slow back 50 shove. Dave did a crazy quick feet line of manual then quick nose manual followed by back 50. I joined the fun and went way slower to ollie on one rock then front 180 onto the next. Dave did a back 50 nollie shove and a then a back 5-0 which I guess has been awhile for him. Sick! After a stretch i tried a bunch of switch noseslides and posed a few switch crooks. Dave ended trying a crazy front 50 back bigspin out. Definitely got kind of close, but then we were both beat and called it a day.

(setup 8.38 Null Riley deck, Venture 5.8s, Thunder bushings, 52mm Spitfire F4 101a wheels, washers on the outside, swiss bearings, NB# PJ 533 maple/black)