skate journal: skating hard at rocky mtn elem with dave and jake (oct 1, 2017)

Posted in Favorite, Skate Journal on October 2nd, 2017 by corpo

On a perfect cool fall day Jake and I met Dave at Rocky Mtn Elem. We started with slappies on the curb. My first few minutes felt so terrible I was wondering if I would actually be able to skate. Luckily I stuck with it because it was a super fun session. All 3 of us seemed to skate hard. Dave was hitting the banks in lines right away. The banks there are so much harder to skate than they look. He hauls ass on the asphalt and ollies up the curb at speed to do tricks on them. It’s impressive. He got pop shove to fakie, pivots on the sideways curb, front and back 180 nose manuals on the brick medians. I kind of b/s ollied over a median, manualled a median. The cracks there are big and just getting from one side of the school to another is hard. Jake was working on a line that he would eventually get. Twice. Front tail on the ledge, boneless a median, turn around and slappy the curb then ollie a cone off the speed bump. So sick. I never really stuck with one thing. I took a bunch of tries to ollie up onto the ledge (that I kickflipped off above). I got a couple, but only got a front 180 off once. Then trying to get in a quick switch push to the ledge failed. I had a bunch of awkward feeling pushes and hands flailing around when trying lines there. Dave was the only one to get back 50 on the ledge. I was close. I think Jake and I got crooks. Dave and Jake did halfcab noseslide easy. I had some fun back 180’s off the speed bump, but couldn’t switch noseslide after to save my life. Dave did boardslides to fakie and 270 both ways. Jake and I tried to kickflip off the ledge for awhile. At that point I was too sore to ollie up so I cheated by dropping in. Jake got the ollie up almost every time. I was hyped to finally land it. It felt great. Jake did his line again for the camera. Dave almost got a crazy boardslide to back lip. Then it started raining which was fine by me since I was tired. Fun day. It feels great to skate hard again and even though I didn’t land a whole lot, it was rewarding when I did. Oh yeah, forgot a line I got. Slow front 50 the ledge, kickflip off the curb then a treflip with a brief hand touch. Doh. Also tried a few cab flips which felt very doable.

(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)