Had a productive day calling mega skate companies looking for advertisements for Four (I talked to Colt Cannon and James Craig among others!) and selling some Null boards at Meta. All day I wanted to skate hard, but I could tell my knees were still stiff. Derek and Chad showed up and we met up with Carleigh and eventually Dean at Wilville. I dorked around as Derek was going for revenge on a drop down b/s flip. Unfortunately he never got his revenge. Chadman ripped it too and almost got some goods. I started trying this line and it seemed like my legs were gonna work. Front 50 the ledge up top, kickflip a crack, ollie onto the ledge, ride into the bank, ollie off the curb, manual the sidewalk (at this point it’s downhill and kinda fast (for me .. derek would push downhill at it)). I didn’t quite get the manny, saw a cop and hid our boards. Carleigh wanted to ollie a rail and after it appeared the cop didn’t care I filmed her and Dean shot photos. Sickness Carreigh! After that I tried my line again and got really pissed at how much my legs had shut down in such a short period. Ugh. I would eventually get it though with a couple small *tilts* on the manual. Oh well, in a few months that shit will count (being 40 is gonna rule for excuses. Oh what’s that my tail scraped on a manual? Screw you I’m 40 ha ha). Next up a week in Durango with Liz’s family reunion. At least the park is decent there.
Up to MRKT after work with Carleigh to sell some Nulls. The weather was nice and the wildfire smoke wasn’t sticking in the air. Mike joined us. As did everyone from there because their scene rules. Mike was ripping the whole park. Carleigh and I tried to discredit it because he lives there and skates there all the time. Ha, like just living somewhere can make you a good skateboarder. My arthritis was once again not cool. Ollies were slow/awkward. I managed a little line of dropin, ollie on a hump, front rock the little barrier, then kickflip smalllly over a hump (WordPress says smallly isn’t a word. Oh well.). Then Carleigh and I raced for wallie over the barrier. I tried my best to be chivalrous and let her land it first, but low and behold I somehow stayed loose and floated a wallie before her. She did it go. It seems like most of the rest of the time for me was spent trying to do a b/s flip on the brick bank. I didn’t get close at all. People skated the ledges a little. Bonner and Andy showed up. Such awesome dudes. And rippers. At the end of the session Mike, Andy, Carleigh and I did a few various slappy grinds over the hump. Mike was slaying it and forgetting that he’s regular footed with lots of switch slappies. So sick. Andy, Carleigh and I learned frontside slappies up and over. I’ve thought about this one for awhile and got it kinda quick, b/s slappy frontside 180 revert as i came off. It felt so fun. Then I managed the otherway, f/s slappy b/s 180 revert out. Skateboarding is fun. Fort Collins is the best.