PJ Ladd – A Beautiful Complilation

Posted in Amazing skate clips, Best video part of the week on September 26th, 2017 by corpo

I haven’t done a “Last weeks best video part” in awhile, but this one is so darn good I had to bring it back. Such a great remix of NB footage that hits harder than his regular Tricolor part in my opinion. PJ rules.

skate journal: brief garage posing (sep 25, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 26th, 2017 by corpo

Went out to the garage after getting a bunch of things done after work. I just posed tricks I’ve never landed on the putter for awhile. Came the closest to switch front heel, but it wasn’t close at all really. Fakie hardflips felt doable, but skating in such a little space makes committing to those tricks scary.

(setup 7.5″ 303 deck with little Thunder trucks and 42mm wheels. Bring back the New Balance Numeric 344 white 11.5)

skate journal: fun times in the valmont garages with a stellar crew (sept 24, 2017)

Posted in Favorite, Skate Journal on September 25th, 2017 by corpo

Great times in the garages tonight with an awesome crew. @cookiegrinder13 @fullertrron @skellyfortcollins

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On a rainy day I had bailed on meeting Fuzz at Yellow curbs because I was being so lazy. Dave had wanted to do Redder curbs later in the day and that seemed to work better. Then as I was about to leave Mike hit me up and said Skelly was in town and wanted to skate. Sick! We met up at Redder curbs. Skelly is working on a new park in Fort Morgan and had a buddy named Ali with him. He’s younger and wasted no time in doing super long frontside slappys on even the square curbs. Dang! It was cool seeing people skate the spot differently. After awhile the main session was on the double parking blocks. I saw Dave wallie to manual to 4 wheel drive the next one. He was also trying to no comply over both of them. Whoa! Skelly did a quick bluntslide transfer to no comply the next. Mike was doing slappys towards the median and trying to ride over it. I kind of got in my own world trying a super long line which I came super close to. Well, at first I was doing back 180 then trying halfcab flip, but I never got the halfcab flip. So the line became front shove out of the little bump then sometimes a flatground trick. The line I came closest to was front shove, no compmly finger flip, slappy crook then landed on b/s flip over the doorway “hip”. Dave did some rad shoves off the doorway kicker. But we got the boot as I kind of landed a couple b/s flips over it.

A one minute and one angle chronological summary of the fun had last night. @skellyfortcollins @fullertrron @cookiegrinder13

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So we got the boot, walked to the next garage, but the same security guard kicked us out of that one too. Then we drove to to the next building. Ha ha. Basically all that’s there is this parking block and an IT dude that runs his remote control car when he isn’t busy. He’s cool though. This session went off. We mostly did grinds initially. Slappys, crooks, feebles, etc. I was kind of in my own world again trying flip tricks in the corner. Got a couple terrible hands down 360 flips and kind of a f/s halfcab heel. Then I set my phone down to film and 50 some minutes later we had landed a bunch of tricks to go through! Skelly’s first try fakie ollie was tight, the no comply shifty, 180. Mike has such a good slappy and the back 180 out was great. Dave couldn’t get the no comply flip which was a bit frustrating, but he killed it with switch no comply, slappy feeble 270 out. I had a blast. Got the no comply flip in a few tries, tried to clean it up, but never got a cleaner one. The kickflip took a long time, I couldn’t get a slappy feeble, the b/s flip is sketchy, but maybe a first for me. Ali’s noseslide transfer was so good as all of his slappys were. Super fun night.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: broomfield park marathon (sept 23, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 25th, 2017 by corpo

Woke up later than I wanted to, but was hyped on finally sleeping a solid 8 hours more than one night in a row. It was cloudy, but dry when I left home. I arrived to Broomfield and it had started sprinkling. I thought Rob was on a walk or something as I didn’t see him in his van. Ha. Guess I’m blind. Anyway I started on the top area that stays drier. Just doing bank rides and little ollies to fakie or something on the hump. Then Rob joined as it dried up a little. I was motivated and feeling okay, but physically tired from a lot of skating and swimming the day before. Tried to start a line with manual the blue box then quick ollie up the slanted ledge. Never combined them, but did get the ollie onto the ledge for the first time in months. Had some fun front 50s, but never really got past that. The puddles messed with the feng shui of the place. Rob was still ripping it though. He did an ollie over the parking block to quick back 50, crooks the black ledge. We did noseslides on the tall part of the brown ledge. Mine was a not posted up backside version, Rob’s was a steezy frontside noseslide. Jason would be proud. I tried a few other tricks, but didn’t get much even though I was having fun and trying hard. Some of the Crisis dudes started showing up which was fun to watch.

So close but no 🚬 #cigarnotcigarette #tryingthetrifecta 📹: @its_margarita_time_

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Carleigh and Margeret showed and skated the bowl. Carleigh destroys that thing. I sat for awhile. Dave showed up. I went down and joined him after awhile. I was pretty sore, but was able to do some things. Dave and I did some switch front noseslides on the blue ledge. Man they are fun. I started trying switch front boards and would eventually get one. It felt so rad. I lined it out after with a fakie back smith to fakie on the quartapotty then a halfcab noseside on the blue ledge. Hyped on that run which pretty much finished me off for the day. Dave said we needed to do frontside nosegrinds, but did his that try. I didn’t want to battle it. Then we went to Darin’s. The ramp was pretty full so I just chatted for a bit then bailed. Hope everyone had fun.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: louisville park then brief honeys hole (sept 22, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 25th, 2017 by corpo

Had the day off work and it was gorgeous out. Randomly chose to meet Dave at the Louisville park. A couple other people were there at times, but for the most part we had it all to ourselves. Both of us were kind of bummed on the park when we first got there, but we ended up having a good time. So I’ll kind of skip the warming up part since neither of us enjoyed it. Dave did that first run with the roll in, front shove, cab, fakie ollie pretty quickly. The roll in looked so scary. I was trying a line with the front 50 shove, but never got it. The front 50 shove, then some form of shove it and then back 50 the tiny ledge. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on the back 50. Kind of bummed on that, but I was hyped to do so many front 50 shoves. Some of them felt so good. I had gotten a few front 180s out and a front 5-0s too. The rainbow dork tricks were fun. I know it’s just a little noseslide to fakie after mine, but I really did like how it felt. Skating the hip was what made the day for both of us. Dave hadn’t done the Creepy Spin over a hip before. He did it twice since my phone overheated. True to fashion for me I took way too long to get the b/s flip, but when I did man it felt amazing. We did a lot more tricks just randomly throughout the session.

Then we did a brief stop here at Honey’s Hole. I haven’t been there since the Off The Couch days. Someone had done a little DIY to it. The parking block being my favorite. I was super stiff at that point though so I basically just did a couple carves, stalls, a nosespick and took too long do do a very easy dropin. Dave worked on back smiths (above) and did some sick wallies. We should go back.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: brief mess around and some switch pushing (sept 21, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 21st, 2017 by corpo

After a day of work that totally drained me I sat around for a long time and did nothing. Shortly before dark Ollie and I rolled over to the school. Ollie learned little cali grinds as we rolled past the oval. We messed around with b/s 180s a little in the back then ended up on the basketball court having fun passing the ball back and forth as we skated. Then I skated off to the beer store pushing switch. I had a fun bikepath ride on the way back.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: fun at saul’s then frustration at research ledge (sept 20, 2017)

Posted in New Deck, New Shoes, Skate Journal on September 21st, 2017 by corpo

After a busy day at work, a nap and some dinner I finally got to Saul’s with a new deck and new wheels (Monico 8.3 and Spitfire 52 radials). I was hyped when I arrived and Jake was there too. The bowl looked so fun, it’s been too long. Jake was going for a long run when I got there that involved a blunt to fakie at the end. It had feeble grind, front 5-0, tailblock, etc before it. Saul had already skated earlier in the day and was still getting it. Hell yeah. His runs with the quick carve grinds are amazing to watch. So fast. I took a few tries to get a carve grind again, but when I did I had it and it felt sooooo fun. A few years ago I learned slappy crooks which have become one of my favorite tricks ever. I would put carve grinds up there too. Somehow with my new setup I kept ending up doing rock fakies in the shallow and after a tail stall I would be setup perfectly for the hip. So I went with it and several tries later got a very sketchy/slow shallow to deep 50 over the hip. I definitely lifted onto my front truck and stuff, but whatever, it felt so rad. A bit later Saul did a sitting kickflip. It was rad. Jake has a tendency to bet me a ‘cider’ to land a trick. He often ends up owing me a cider, but I never take him up on it. Anyways, I told him he would have a clean slate if he landed the blunt to fakie. 4 tries later he did it. So sick! And then he was out. Saul went at the hip for a bit too. We did it after rolling in then axle stalls, it’s the perfect angle. Things got a little sketchy as it got dark so we called it. Fun night, I want to skate there more. I wish life wouldn’t get in the way all the time.

I was supposed to do some errands, but I wanted to grind more. I went to the default of the research ledge. I was happy leaving Saul’s, but the hype would quickly fade. They have these buses running all of the time there now. So every 5 minutes a bus leaves and a new one pulls up. It’s annoying and it added to my frustrations. In fact my first noseslide attempt was terrible and my board shot under a bus. I had to climb under it and get my board. I should have known to leave right then, but I’m stubborn. Never got a boardslide pop out. Got noseslide and noseslide to fakie. Got a couple terrible back 50s with lots of tic tacs, first try crooks, but then couldn’t do it again. The worst halfcab noseslides. A front board pop out first try. But could never get a front 50. The ledge is getting chunky. It’s not fun anymore, every trick is a battle and the buses make it even worse. I think I’m going to say RIP to this ledge. I need to go to start driving to parks when I want to skate a ledge. Boulder doesn’t have any ledges. Ugh. I went home bummed on the ledge, but hyped on Saul’s. Maybe I am finally starting to like transition skating.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture v-light 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: messing around at the school with ollie (sept 19, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 21st, 2017 by corpo

After dinner Ollie and I skated over to the school. You know, like 20 feet or 1 push. We messed around in the basketball court area for awhile. Ollie did the step off hipping jump over a bunch which I can’t do. But I did come close to just doing a regular hippy jump which Ollie was impressed with. We did some skating while shooting hoops, some tricks, but nothing tech. We ended up in the back where I was pleased to see mini-tables being put together. We skated the super tiny bank. Ollie did his f/s halfcab and I did a kickflip. Ollie had gotten close to no comply 180s earlier on then started getting them. I filmed one. It was cool. I also did a wallie/nollie and then we bounced hitting the curb cuts a few times on the way out. I skated flat for a bit again. I didn’t land much, but I was happy trying.

(setup null spanbauer 8.38″ deck, venture v-light 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, old 51mm spitfire f4 classics, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: school stalls then some flatground (sept 18, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 18th, 2017 by corpo

After a long day with jury duty and a nap or two I went to the school not really expecting much. Some people were playing basketball on the new court so I went in the back to check out some rocks. I tried to warm up with some stalls and was getting into them when a neighbor walking here dog decided to talk to me and make me feel weird about skating these rocks. Ugh. The rocks are good though and would be really good for me to keep trying to ollie up onto them. I hit the basketball court for a minute after that, but there were pebbles and lumps everywhere. So I skated in front of the house for awhile. Started okay with kickflip, pop shove, halfcab flip first try. But struggled with fakie flip and then fakie bigflip. I did get a great feeling treflip though and a first try b/s flip. Came close to frontside halfcab heel. Man I wish these shoes would die, but I think the’ll last forever.

(setup null spanbauer 8.38″ deck, venture v-light 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, old 51mm spitfire f4 classics, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: trinidad with jack, garrett, hayden AND MONICO! (sept 17, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 18th, 2017 by corpo

A little sample of the fun had yesterday. @hayden.don.miller @garrettswheelers @monico_dan_can #yesmonicowasplayingbillyjoel

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@monico_dan_can !!!

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Jack and Hayden met at my house at 7am and after swooping Garrett up in Denver we were off to Trinidad to meet up with Monico. We met there because it’s halfway for both of us. We arrived at the park to Monico with his camera pointed at us and Elton John playing. Cracked us up. Hugs and board exchanges later we hit the park. We started in the lower part. Man that park is wild. Weird lumpy transitions with cracks and holes in spots. I didn’t skate down there much, mostly just posed and watched the ripping. Jack did some cool nose stalls going up the bank to hubba, kickflip nose stall first try. A couple broken decks later he was chilling. Ha. Garrett flowed, but wasn’t feeling it too much either. Monico was jumping on the rails/hubba right away and doing flippers all over the place. Man he’s good. Hayden popped some lofty b/s ollies on the oval lump, airs over snowboard jump, grinds and apparently jumped over Monico when they were trying to film lines.

Then we skated the ‘street’ section. It would have been more fun for me had the first step not been mostly wet. I had some fun 50s and came somewhat close to a slow switch front crook. Hayden’s nose manual is ridiculous. Garrett never quite got the line, but the Powell Magic is funny either way. Monico was shredding so hard. The 180s up and switch/fakie tricks off came quick. The front 50 up the weird corner ledge took a minute, but wow.

We left the park looking for some street spots. I joked how we should find a 15 stair for Monico. Well to my surprise a few minutes later we did. And he skated it! It was surreal to there filming Monico get buck. Well, I didn’t really film because my daughter had taken the memory card out of the camera and forget to put it back. Argh. Luckily Jack got a killer angle. Thanks Jack.

After a stop at Zumiez so Jack could be an Independent shirt (ha) we hit Pueblo CSU. Jack setup a new board, Garrett and Hayden played on the ledge area and I went to go skated this little bank spot. They all came and joined me. That thing is so fun. I was doing lots of back 5-0s, took awhile to get some front 5-0s, posed some front nosegrinds and back hurricanes. Hayden did some crazy bluntslide combos. The bluntslide body varial was crazy. He also did no comply tailslide easily too. Garrett had some blunts too, tailslides, and posed the photo above. Jack was struggling then did a b/s flip nosegrind like it was nothing. Amazing. I think he got a noseblunt too. We skated this bench to bank area. Jack got a sick manual popped into the bank, Hayden with a crazy fastplant then hardflip. Garrett got a nose manual, but cheated the landing a little. I posed some 360 no complys out. Man I felt bad.

Then we hit the newer Pueblo park. It’s pretty neat, but most of the stuff we all wanted to skate is right in the same area. Jack and I were really struggling. I came super close to focusing my board. It took me 20 tries to get a front 50 on the tiny bank to curb. Garrett was ripping. Solid basics that look good. Front tail, front noseslides. Hayden did some really crazy stuff. The front noseslide bonk thing, wallie 50s, 5-0 t fakie the China bank. Last thing I tried was a back 50 on it that took too long. I guess I at least went over the hip thing. Jack shut it down with manual up, manual down kickflip out then later ollie up kickflip to switch manual down. So sick. Fun day with the Nullers. We got a good thing going.

(setup null spanbauer 8.38″ deck, venture v-light 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, old 51mm spitfire f4 classics, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)