Get this shit, so I’ve been tired all week and not really understanding why. The night before with Jack I was way more tired than I should be. Turns out Liz had wanted to stop drinking caffeine and didn’t bother to tell me the coffee she’s been making is decaffeinated. WTF! No wonder I haven’t had as much energy as normal. Damn woman. Anyways, I went to Meta to sell some goods then went on a solo mission. I’ve been feeling the solo missions ever since St Louis. I think it’s mainly because my knee had been hurting and I was embarrased about my level of skating. Not that it’s really noticable that I haven’t been skating good lately, it all looks the same, slow and boring. Ha ha. Now I feel like I just want to feel comfy on my board again and skating solo is so good for that. I setup a new board and started some new shoes:
Some Lakai Judo shoes. The IPath shoes were pretty dead. I need to get bulkier shoes, but I just keep buying smaller and smaller ones that don’t last long. These seem like they wont last long and they fit a little big so my toes move around. Oh well, they seem good.
So I just rolled down the hill from Meta. Cruised around for awhile getting vibed by longboards, bailed some slappies, ended up at the art building with the good flatground. Eventually started trying a line from the top of the place with crack nollie, no comply 180, fakie flip, switch front 180 then 360 flip off the little curb cut thing. I got it, but the 3 flip was horrible. Coming the other way I was just trying to ollie up onto the bench and ride over the stoppers. The only time I did it Max rolls by and yells. Ha he was on his way to Sean’s and seem stoked that I was just out skating solo. Some other weirdness was going on. There was a girl skating in short jogging shorts and a tank top showing her sports brah wearing pink jogging shoes. She was trying ollies and came up to me asking how high she was ollie’ing. It was like six inches and when I said it might be easier in skate shoes she said she didn’t want to come off as a poser. Ha, so awesome. I tried some lines with backside flips at the start, but never got one. Mainly because I was going fast than 2mph for once (maybe 3). I’ve been trying to skate a little faster, but it sure isn’t easy for me. I ended up back at the hill ledges. I did a few front 50s on the top ledge then tried to swerve and do a b/s noseslide on the next ledge which comes up quick. I got a couple bad noseslides. Next I wanted front tail on the top ledge then front 50 on the rounded ledge below. Both tricks were sketchy, but enough to hype me up. Then I left because I was tired. It was only 9:30 of course. Thanks Liz. The best part of the night is that my knee never hurt. At times it felt 100%. Other times a little weird still, but yeah, at times I totally forgot about it. SO STOKED!