skate journal: fun in the sun. well, lots of struggling, but it was fun (sept 27, 2014)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 28th, 2014 by corpo

Around noon Rob and I headed to our staple, the research center ledge. We started near the Max Rail goofing around. I love that area. Oh yeah, I was wearing some old Lakais I had lieing around as I wanted some cupsoles. The Marianos. They felt pretty good. We headed down the the ledge. I was really ignoring my achilles pain. Rob skates that ledge uphill mostly and I skate it downhill. He had some nice boardslide pop outs, halfcab boardslide, noseslide, crooks. Carleigh would show too and quickly did noseslide and kickflips. I guess since I had skated so much flat the day before I didn’t put much into flippers. I tried crooks forever. Some felt amazing, but I wouldn’t get out. Carleigh tried heelflips for awhile and got into front 50s. rob added crooks and manuals down the whole hill. Once I had gotten the crooks I started trying lines again. Front 180 up the curb, halfcab flip, crooks. I think I got that, maybe it was a noseslide though. Then I tried a line of front 180 up the curb, fakie flip, halfcab noseslide. But I couldn’t get the fakie flip. It sucked. I seriously spent like an hour trying it. Even switched to slow and pathetic fakie ollies up the curb and still couldn’t get the fakie flip after. I ended up just giving up on it. We skated there for quite awhile and our trick total was probably like 5 tricks. Ha. We went and hung with Jack at work for awhile.

arapahoe ridge

Jack thought of this spot so Rob and I went there. I was hoping it was shady, but it wasn’t. It was quite hot. I couldn’t even ollie up the little curb initially I was sore and my achilles was killing me. We pulled through though. First was some ride down manuals which were fun. Then ollieing up the curbs, etc. Rob and I did the main manual starting near the stairs and coming towards the camera. Neither of us got all that we wanted. I worked on kickflips up the glorified curb and eventually got one. I wanted to follow it with a kickflip off, but was going too slow and just bonelessed instead. Rob had a rad line up the stairs of ollie, manual and ollied out of the manual onto the top level. Super clean too. So sick. I ended by doing the quick up then ollie the little gap past the curb. That spot reminds me of Neil and I wish he would have been there to skate with us. :`(

Lots of skating so that was cool, but I got home and my achilles was really swollen. I did some research and that is not good at all. So I might not be skating for awhile. Knowing me it’ll only be a couple days because I’m stubborn like that, but who knows. Not being able to even push comfortably is no fun.

skate journal: lunch break flatground friday (sept 26, 2014)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 28th, 2014 by corpo

Somehow my achilles felt better. I wanted to skate flat and went to the hockey rink by the rollerblade park near IBM. It was really hot out. My board felt rather large. Guess I’m still not used to the big setup. I skated pretty hard, but my achilles was definitely still effecting me. Got a few clean treflips which is good for me these days. Took a long time on fakie big flips. Other tricks went alright. Wanted to start a line with nollie tre, but never quite got one. I should do this more often. Although when I got back to work I was super sore. Turns out those Etnies RCTs are pushing my big toe in all weird. Ugh. Skate shoes. Ugh.

skate journal: longmont park in pain (sept 25, 2014)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 28th, 2014 by corpo

After work and then some Chipotle I met up with Riley, Scotty, Nolan, Dave and Josh at the Longmont park. At the start I bailed 3 axle stalls on the QP that Josh destroys above. I knew it would be bad after that. Really bad. My pushing leg achilles was hurting so bad. Every push hurt. I should have left, but I didn’t. Dave and I skated the mellow bank in the bank. I actually skated that part alright. Did a lot of no comply tricks initially. No comply bigspin, no comply front shove fakie, no comply finger flip fakie, no comply back shove fakie (never done that one before), no comply back 270 shove (I thought I was doing it like Cory Kennedy, but it turns out I wasn’t at all), fakie flip, b/s flip and a halfcab flip. Dave got a rare fakie flip, nollie bigspin, and more that I can’t remember right now. We were having fun and making fun of some of our ‘over 40’ makes. That was pretty much my skating. After that I filmed Josh for awhile, Riley for awhile and watched Riley, Nolan, Dave and Josh kill the QP. Dave and Josh learned the Scott Stevens trick (fakie body varial backside boneless). Josh also did some crazy tricks as you can see. Nolan and Riley played SKATE and it had some crazy tricks in it. Those dudes rip. I gotta figure out whats wrong with my achilles, it’s not good.

Psycho Unity goes down for reppin’ Amendment 1!

Posted in Artists, Artsyness, Psycho Unity comic strip on September 25th, 2014 by corpo

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Psycho Unity is the work of my uncle, Frank Zirbel. Check out the man more wonderful things he has created here.

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Lady throws the milk!

Posted in Random Funniness on September 25th, 2014 by corpo

Seriously I haven’t laughed this hard in awhile. Make sure the sound is on. Oh my stomach hurts.

skate journal: broomfield park fun

Posted in Skate Journal on September 24th, 2014 by corpo

Went to Broomfield park after work/Crisis with Matt, Riley, Scotty, Bernie and Nolan and Darin were there. I started in the flow bowl area and watched Nolan destroy it. I did remotely ok for me and ended with an axle stall on the pool coping. Nolan had some insanely rad lines going in and out of the bowl onto the 3 foot section. Looked fun. Then we went to the street area. I played treflip with Matt and Darin for awhile. Well, Matt did a bunch of tricks, but Darin and I took a long time to get treflips. Riley was straight murdering the park. Lines around the whole park. Above is just a tiny fraction of what he was doing. Darin, Matt and I trained it on pole jams over a rock that had been put after the little bank. So fun. There was some dude there skating so sketchy trying it. It was scary to watch. Then I mostly skated the blue bank you have to ollie onto with Bernie while filming Riley do 20 tricks down the double set. Bernie did kickflip manual up to fakie manual down, halfcab nosemanual around to 180 out, manual to front rock and probably more. I tried ollie up kickflip to manual down, but that was a stretch. Got close once. Tried riding up to rock fakie flip out, but the lights shut off. Not before Riley did a ton of tricks though and not before Matt got pissed at not landing front 50 back 180’s out and put his foot through the middle of his board. Fun night.

skate journal: sucking on rampy (Sept 22, 2014)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 23rd, 2014 by corpo

Had a pretty fun night with Ollie playing soccer then darts. It was late, but I wanted to skate a little so I went out to Rampy and wow it sucked. I was wearing my glasses and it was the first time on a ramp with a bigger setup again, but man there is no excuse for how long it took me to land a back 50. I almost quit after the 3rd bail, but figured I’d go for a record of suck. I would eventually land a few tricks. The only one standing out is a first try front tail. I tried back tails for awhile. Got remotely close, but man that trick is weird.

skate journal: little longmont park with ollie, jake and dave (sept 21, 2014)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 22nd, 2014 by corpo

On a beautiful Sunday morning Jake, Ollie and I went to this park. We were cruising around warming up. Things were fun, then the park got infested with parents and kids with toys for awhile. So we went and skated flat in the basketball court. After a bit Jake and I played a game of SKATE. Technically I won it on a b/s flip, but Jake refused that trick since he’s never done it and went after treflips for a long time. It sucked, we landed on so many, but either put hands down, toe drag or fell off. Jake would eventually get one. Then we went back to the park. Jake kinda went off. Had a sick line of f/s halfcab off the drop, ollie over the rail (far back right of photo) then bluntslide the ledge. Another line of front 50 down the mini hubba in the back right, ollie up the platform, front 180 into the bank then f/s cab the hip. Wow! Ollie was mostly bored, but did get a few tricks like front 180 over the hip, cannonball over the hip, fakie shove fly out, halfcabs everywhere, f/s 180s. Good to see him skate again. I didn’t skate very well. Had some boardslides around the C ledge, had a line with boardslide the bump to ledge, then noseslide down the C hubba, and took awhile to front 50 the ledge to drop. I had tried to ollie over the rail Jake was, but couldn’t quite get it. Had a fun line with no comply tailslide nose grab followed by kickflip to fakie. Dave joined us after awhile and skated well. There was some cruntslide or something that Jake and I thought was pretty incredible. Good ollies, beanplant front 180 the hip, so many rad tricks.

skate journal: flatground in front of the house after working most of a saturday (Sept 20, 2014)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 21st, 2014 by corpo

Had a ridiculous work day. It bummed me out so much. Got done around six and skated flat for awhile. I had discovered most of my achilles pain was due to the newer orthotic incoles I had. I put my older ones in and it felt much better. Whew. Anyways skating went better then expected. The big setup felt big at times, but didn’t seem to effect a whole lot. I got a few of the basics. Halfcab flips felt good. Treflips didn’t. Landed on a nollie bigflip. Had fun and was happy my achilles didn’t hurt so bad.

JP turns 40!

Posted in Amazing skate clips on September 20th, 2014 by corpo

This rules. Josh rules. Welcome to 40 Josh!