skate journal: mostly solo at fossil creek (oct 8, 2017)

On a beautiful day I headed up to Fort Collins around noon. I went to Fossil and was the only one there for awhile. My legs were feeling pretty bad. I’m guessing the drastic weather change that was coming was responsible. I started with some little noseslide jibs and 50s on the curb. Then got a line on the bottom of ollie up the curb, back 180 off, halfcab noseslide the ledge. Next thing I remember I was up top for revenge on a line I was trying with Rob over the summer. Kickflip up the 1, ollie up the tallish ledge, back 180 the 3 stair. It took a long time. The good is that I was able to to ollie up the ledge pretty often. I struggled on the kickflip the most. When I bailed the kickflip I would try front 50s on the out ledge off the 1. I got one, but it was slow and terrible. One thing I did I liked was ollie over the little ledge off the 1 first try. I would eventually get the line and it worked out with all 3 tricks feeling good. I chilled for a minute and it was right when John showed up. The break cost my legs and I was so sore. John rattled off some of his patented ledge tricks. No ollie noseslides over the ‘gap’, switch front nose, front 50s, front 50 down the mini ledge. It was rad. I forced myself to skate a little. Did some noseslides, a random first try switch noseslide shove going very slow, and took way too many tries to get a little crook.

(setup null rabethica 8.5″ deck, venture 5.8 v-light, 1/16″ riser, bones medium bushings no washers, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)