Tired from partying at the Denver Shop premiere I made a weak attempt at going street skating. It was pretty chilly and I went to campus. I forgot the students were gone and the campus was empty. It feels weird skating campus when no one is around and it makes you more visible to cops. Sure enough in the warm up process I spotted a cop rolling up on me when I was near the curved stairs spot. I left campus and went home to Rampy where I had a tough time warming up, but ended up getting three tricks I’ve never done on it before. Back 5-0 grinds, back feeble grinds and a fakie back feeble stall. The first two are tricks I’ve landed a few times and the feebles aren’t Riley Persing or Hightower legit, but it was cool. The fakie feeble stall was hard though and I felt like Brian Ball, but, without the hips. Ha ha ha Brian you are my hero.
Not much time to skate before the Denver Shop premiere. Got a few basics that I’ve done before. Nothing special. Having problems with front disasters again. Suck.
Went to red curbs with Neil, Brian, Lazer, Fuzz. First time street skating in a along time and it showed. I basically couldn’t do anything and about the time I started to get warmed up everyone wanted to go eat. I need to start driving seperate so I can actually skate. Either that or learn how to warm up in less then an hour. I wish.
In Omaha and it’s super cold with snow everywhere. Joe and Drew hooked up a little ramp in the back of BBB and it ended up being really fun. Dan DJ’d and danced in between ollieing into the extension. Joe ripped the halfcab pivot to rock combos. Drew skated the weird extension like he’s skated it everyday. I didn’t skate great, but had a good time and got a kickturn on the weird extension. I should have done more. Oh well, tight crew and it was fun.
Skelly skated the ramp pretty good from the start. We had a good time. I didn’t get any new tricks, but managed to do every trick I’ve done on it before.
Another cold and snowy day. Felt like doing more than just skating a ramp so went to Woodward with Lazer, Brian and Jake. Monico, Greg and Tyler were working/skating. They got rid of the bowl and have a few ledges in the area. It’s slippery as hell, but I felt like skating flat and some ledges so it worked out. I can’t really say I had much fun, but I got a couple 360 flips, wallrides and a couple letters on Tyler in SKATE. Probably wont go back there anytime soon. Brian only skated about 15 minutes total. You could say he hated it.
1. Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me2. Dinosaur Jr – Greenmind3. Nirvana – Bleach4. Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge5. Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime6. Afghan Whigs – Up In It7. Metallica – .. And Justice For All8. Ice Cube – Predator9. Bright Eyes – Wide Awake It’s Morning10. Dinosaur Jr – DinosaurInspired by the lame lists that Pitchfork comes up with, because, clearly my lame opinion is better. Ha.
Skated for about 30 minutes with a goal of landing a fakie back axle stall to fakie. Warming up wasn’t as bad as normal. It took me awhile to get a fakie back axle stall. But once I got that I started trying it to fakie and after quite a few attempts landed a few. Rad.
Skated Rampy with Ollie for awhile and totally completely sucked. Seriously couldn’t land anything.Nate came over later and we ended up skating for about 3 hours and had a blast. Nate’s new trick was a fakie front smith stall to fakie. Sick. I was hyped on a few tricks like front 50, back nosegrind, back 50s to fakie happening easily. Didn’t land an entirely new trick for me, but new tricks on Rampy were fakie front 50 stall, fakie front 5-0 stall, back smith stall and surprisingly, FRONT SMITHS! The first one was the best. They kinda went downhill after that, but I’m hyped either way.