skate journal: post pj hype can’t make my knees work (aug 14, 2017)

Ah yes, the highly anticipated NB video Tricolor with the PJ part came out. It was good. I was pretty hyped and wanted to start ledge training. I went to the research ledge. I was pretty tired and out of it even though I was trying to feel hyped. I had put smaller axle’s back on. 8″ highs. They felt great. I landed my first 15 kickflips or so. Actually got first try heelflip too, was 5/5 on halfcab flips, got a few f/s halfcab flips. I had started with lines. Ollie up the curb, nollie on flat, noseslide. Shove on flat, ollie up the curb, noseslide to fakie. Then halfcab flip on flat, ollie up the curb, back 50. Got the worst back 50 ever. Tried f/s halfcab flip on flat, front 180 up the curb, halfcab noseslide on the ledge. Got into a few, but never got the hc noseslide. I need to learn to put the board a little in front of me. I had done a front board pop out, front noseslide first try, but couldn’t do another front nose at all. Argh. I told myself I was gonna stick with my old rule of having to land a back 50 and a 360 flip before doing a crook, but I never got a 360 flip and my knees started hurting. Tried a couple crooks, but the knees were just too sore so I went home feeling defeated. At least I had the first hour feeling pretty good. And hell yeah PJ!

(setup 8.25 null jack spanbauer deck, venture 5.2 v-hollow high trucks, venom 88a bushings, spitfire 101a 51mm F4 wheels, 3 washers on the inside of each axle, nbnumeric PJ 533v2 black/white/gold 11.5, spenco 3/4 thinsoles and stock insoles)