skate journal: blue skies sucks (oct 3, 2017)

Was tired, but tried to skate right after work since Liz has a class later on. I went to Blue Skies, took a little nap in the car then attempted the warm up process. There was a few dudes trying to learn kickflips and 180s. Dave showed and then Aki showed shortly after. It was so cool seeing him. I was incredibly frustrated. Borderline focusing my board for most of the session. I couldn’t get 50 on the little ledge. The puddle at the bottom of the bank messed with me bad. I even bailed an ollie to fakie. The cracks in front of the rest of the banks are so bad. Dave and I did kind of get it going. He had some lines starting with front 180 over a flat bar, fakie flip on the bank, front 50s on the low ledge all good. I was trying a line of ollie over a flatbar, kickflip on flat, kickflip to fakie on the bank, halfcab noseslide. Never got it or even close really. Aki showed around the time a few rollerbladers arrived. I guess we call it ‘rollerblade park’ for a reason. It was weird though. They were older and filming. It messed with the lines. Dave started skating the tall ledge and front 50’d it! Not the main ledge in the middle, but the one on the edge which is crazy. Aki and I got noseslides on it. Dave had troubles with kickflips after that and it took away from another 50. At the end we skated the “quarter pipe”. Aka the tranny bank with a rounded top. Aki did a bunch of tricks. Back tail, blunt to rock, blunt to fakie, nose stall revert. A bunch. I took a long time to do a bad b/s flip on it. It made me feel a little better though. Dave was trying a line. Fakie noseblunt to disaster, nollie back 180, fakie flip on the bank then feeble on the flat bar. I had to leave and he hadn’t gotten the feeble. Doh. Maybe he would have had he not parked on my bumper. Ha ha. I hate this skatepark.

(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)