skate journal: dog park, lots of falling, flailing and trying switch tricks with dave and rob (sept 28, 2016 day 272)Posted in Skate Journal on September 29th, 2016 by corpo
After work I met Dave and Rob at the dog park on a beautiful warm autumn afternoon. Warming up was a struggle of course. It’s the norm now. I cannot remember the last time I went skating and felt like I could even try a kickflip with the first few minutes of skating. Perhaps I rushed it too much as I took a lot of falls right away. Not painful ones, but with how stiff I still was they hurt more then they needed to. Rob was getting some nice three trick lines going. Back 180, cab, almost halfcab flip. Front shove, kickflip, b/s flip. (I might not have these correct). Dave was doing lots of switch ollies and switch pop shoves. I got close to a lot of tricks, then had a line with heelflip, 360 flip and landed on nollie varial flip that cheered me up. I was trying fakie flip then fakie treflip. Got close to the fakie tre a few times. We played a game of SKATE and all of a sudden I could no longer do a fakie flip to save my life. Ugh. The game lasted a bit. I got a letter on backside flip, managed to somehow defensively do a cab, back 360 slide, I don’t remember the other tricks I got letters on or the last trick where I missed twice and kicked my board. Rob ended up winning and took Dave out with the ol’ pop shove rewind. Dave had hucked a few switch tres before the game and was looking good and went back to battle. I joined him. I’ve never tried that trick that many times. I felt like it is somewhat obtainable, but I would like a smaller board for sure. I did a couple of regular tres after awhile to break up the bails, one of which felt really good. Dave mixed in some switch backside bigspins and got close to that as well. I tried some switch front heels for awhile and they feel really doable and in need of a smaller board. Ha. My board is always to blame! I tried to end it with nollie then fakie tres, but never got the nollie tre and then Dave left so I did too.
(setup null abstract 11 8.25 deck, venture 5.2 v-hollow lows, 1/16″ riser, thunder bushings, 3 washers inside each wheel, 51mm STF V1, new balance numeric pj 533 steel/gum)