skate journal: broomfield park with rob, eric, fuzz (aug 10, 2017)

Sweating to the oldies #bftriple

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It was raining in Boulder when Rob texted about a Broomfield session. I was in disbelief it was dry, but I knew Rob did his research so I went. Rob and Eric were already ripping. Eric was getting into lipslides on the sad ledge and Rob was getting into nosegrinds on the blue ledge. I might not remember this exactly, but Eric went something like this. “I got a 5th try crooks on the ledge (actually he got two of them), boardslide down the little rail, heelflips, front tail”. Ha. He was ripping. Rob was too, front tail nose, front 50, front tail the black ledge, crooks. I was in pain. Trying to warm up failed. I had some slappy crooks, maybe a no comply flip. I was hating the Thunder trucks. Rob asked me to film this line for the #bftriple contest. It didn’t take him long, but I had locked up by the time he got it. Fuzz had showed, but I was super bummed on how much pain I was in and my setup. So I went home. Oh yeah, there was this really loud and annoying dude there that basically ruined the park for awhile. Rob and I couldn’t tell what drugs he was on, but whatever it was he should stop. He’s excited to learn how to skate and that’s cool, but man yelling non-stop is annoying.

(setup 8.25 null jack spanbauer deck, thunder 148 raw trucks, stock bushings, spitfire 101a 51mm F4 wheels, nbnumeric PJ 533v2 black/white/gold 11.5, spenco 3/4 thinsoles with stock insoles)