skate journal: broomfield again with rob and fuzz (aug 12, 2017)

After a morning of working on my mom’s garage then driving down from Buena Vista I eventually went to Broomfield park to meet Fuzz and Rob. It was dry in Boulder, but really wet in Broomfield. Apparently it had just hailed. I got to the park and one dude was skating through the puddles like it was nothing. I avoided the wet area below and just skated flat and the little hump which was dry. My body was feeling okay. I tried kickflip, nollie to fakie, switch front shove. Never got the switch front shove. Then I started to think about a line I would want to do for the #bftriple contest. So I mostly started doing halfcab flips and no comply shoves. I got a few then noticed the bottom area had dried up enough to skate. Oh yeah, I had put Venture wides on because I absolutely hated those Thunders. I can’t say I was 100% hyped on them because they are so big, but I can say they felt infinitely better than the Thunders. I started trying my line. Ollie up the blue bank, no comply front shove to fakie, halfcab flip on flat, no comply flip on the parking block. I got close a few times. Rob and Fuzz finally showed and unfortunately so did the loud weirdo beginner that was there last time. It took me down for a bit and I could not longer do no comply front shoves it seemed. As Rob and Fuzz were cruising the park I did manage to get the line. The halfcab flip was terrible, but oh well. So Rob started filming .. and filming .. and filming as I flailed around. I got to a point when halfcab flips stopped working (I should say I was hyped on how many I did though – they were feeling good) so I switched to the Brandow (switch front nose). 100 tries later I gave up and settled for the one above. Thanks so much for filming Rob! I went on to film Fuzz after that. He got a line 2nd try, but then improved it to what you see above. It was good seeing him work for it. Rob had some nice front noseslides, front 50s, front tail, halfcab noseslide, crooks, nose manual the blue bank. Yeah, shredding. After Fuzz got his line we called it. Kind of bummed I didn’t really other than trying that line, but hyped to get something for it.

(setup 8.25 null jack spanbauer deck, venture 5.8 trucks, venom 88a bushings, spitfire 101a 51mm F4 wheels, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, nbnumeric PJ 533v2 black/white/gold 11.5, pinnacle powerstep orthotic insoles (which wasn’t enough as my plantar fasciitis pain came roaring back))