Man this made me laugh so hard. That kid rules.
My “gift” to Liz on Mother’s Day was a day of half-assed cleaning. While some laundry was drying I went out front and skated. I had Heavy Blanket going in my ears and it got me hyped quick. Had a quick line of f/s 180, fakie flip, f/s halfcab flip (landed at 90 then tic tac’d straight. argh. It was first try though so I left it alone). I tried to skate a bit faster than normal and found a way to ollie this little 5 foot crack to crack gap to start my runs out one way. Ollie the “gap”, kickflip on flat, nollie tre. I ate shit on a kickflip so bad. I was hyped though because I was actually going fast enough that landing wrong resulted in a slam rather then the typical Glennie walk out. Never got close to the nollie tre. Another line I tried was fakie bigflip, front shove, treflip. Never put these all together. Tried a bunch of nollie f/s flips and didn’t get as close as the last time I tried. Had another run going of no comply front shove, heelflip, nollie tre. Not close on the nollie tre. Skated about an hour. Had a blast. Halfway through Ollie came out of the house and went and shot hoops by himself at the school. It hyped me up so much because he normally only does stuff with me so it was so cool to see him over there by himself and not making me feel like a bad parent skateboarding instead of playing basketball (How funny is that?).
After a long morning of cold football watching (Ollie’s team got destroyed, but Ollie had a touchdown pass which was pretty rad) I needed to run some boards to SOL in Longmont. Ollie was down to join because he likes the park we could skate after. It was chilly and no one was there initially. We had fun. Ollie did ollies into the banks and 180s out of them. Near the end he managed a pop shove flyout which took him a long time. I had fun, did lots of basics since others weren’t around. 2″ ollies over the hip. Got an ollie up the tall ledge, turned around and flopped a tiny kickflip over the hip. Did a tiny flyout boardslide on the end of the smaller rail. Front 50′d the flat then downhill c hubba going about 2mph with my hands on the ledge. Had fun. At one point another dude showed up and basically just skated the park as fast as he could and would slide out and fall. He had some good stuff and I know skating fast is the new up rail so he’s on it.
Whoa, Ollie wanted to go skate! I mean it was still my suggestion to go skate, but he was down! We went to the Valmont area. We started at a super mellow bank. Ollie did first T fakie pop shove and after watching me do a no comply bigspin almost landed a no comply. He didn’t get is front foot back on, but for never having tried that trick it was pretty crazy. I tried a little line of nose manny on a weird curb high manny pad that I had to go in an 90 and turn out real quick. Took me awhile. When I didn’t land it I would try nollie f/s flips on the way back and got somewhat close. Then Ollie started doing the coffin run you see above. He would do that to the mellow bank, stand up and try pop shove to fakie. He got it near the end. I started trying a line of front 180 off a loading dock, fakie flip on the downhill and then fakie tre on the bank. I managed to get it although the fakie tre had both hands down. I was most hyped on the fakie flip as it was downhill which was scary for me. Next run I went for was ollie up the loading dock, front 180 on flat, fakie tre. Didn’t get fakie tre. Last line was manual on the sidewalk up top, a fast kickflip (or not so fast depending on your standards) and then a treflip fakie. Didn’t get the treflip. We got back to the car and ollie threw tennis balls into the trunk while I tried treflips over and over until I landed a bad one.