skate journal: little arvada with saul and jake (sept 30, 2017)

Jake came over and we skated in front of the house and at the school briefly before Saul came. We did a few basic no pop shoves in the street before hitting the oval at the school across the street. We were trying some little lines with 180s over puddles and up/down the curb. Saul showed up and we headed off to Little Arvada. We arrived to a park full of scooter kids at a birthday party. Jake and I started on the little qp at the top of the park. I took a few tries to get an axle stall to fakie while Jake rattled off like 10 tricks. Front blunt, back blunt, pivot to fakie, front feeble. A bunch. The scooter kids would come and go in packs. At times we had the park to mostly skaters. There was a couple other dudes there that were fun to skate with. My motivation was lacking from a night of tossing and turning. Saul cruises that park rad. Carve grinds, 50s. That park has a lot to offer really. Jake beat me to crooks, front 50 and halfcab noseslide. I struggled super hard with front 50s. It was frustrating. I stayed positive though. Jake was battling front nosesblunt on the bank. I was kind of all over the place not landing much. Front slash on the bank was fun. Kickflip to fakie on the mellow narrow part of the bank was the best feeling trick I had of the day even though it took awhile to land it. I also got b/s flip on it and a not-proper-at-all layback front rock on the pool wall. Jake did rock ‘n roll on it. Saul did a layback front rock on the top qp and got a deck check ollie up the ledge. We headed back to rainy Boulder.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)