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

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)