skate journal: safeway ledges with the crew (dec 2, 2017)

Fun day jumping on the ledges @_f_u_z_z @43shifty @fullertrron

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After a busy morning I ran to meetup with a session at Safeway ledges. I thought I was going to be the last one, but I ended up getting there first. Ha. But after the first couple slappy noseslides Rob, Fuzz and Dave rolled up. It was quite fun. The warm up process didn’t seem to take anyone too long, but Dave did struggle for awhile which is rare to see. Even with 50s. Rob was hyped to break in his trucks. The same ones he’s had for like 3 weeks already. Ha. He got on some back 50s right away, nollie front lip, front nose the fence ledge, kickflips, b/s flips, bigspin front nose and some incredibly steezy back smiths. Also came super close to treflips. Fuzz went in on fakie front tails. He was going really fast and backed up a couple with quick feet b/s flips. He also did some really good front tailslides with good heelfips after. He also did switch front 180 50 and 5-0. So good. I skated pretty good at times. Got my first two treflip, first try nollie varial flip, did the worst heelflip every (but man it was fun somehow), got a first try slow back 50 which is rare for me. I tried halfcab crooks, front crooks, switch crooks, but never got any. Struggled with halfcab flips and some other flippers. I had put on some small old bones wheels that felt great. I tried switch front 180 50 like Fuzz, except with 1/10 the speed and I hit the wall hard. It hurt. I did a slow, but first try front 50 bean plant out and tried to follow it with a treflip. But I landed wrong and broke my board. Doh. It was really cracked so it wasn’t really a bummer. But the whole session I was thinking about wanting smaller trucks so now this will make me have to decide what to do.
Dave was finally warmed up around then. Ha. He was doing slappy crooks on the tall fence ledge, noseslides on it too. He had a really good front 5-0 180 out, varial flips, maybe a front crook, tried pop shove noseslides and much more I’m forgetting right now.

(setup 8.25″ null maze deck, venture 5.8 lights black, 50mm bones stf v1, 3 washers on the outside, venom 91a bushings, new balance numeric 345 black size 11, powerfeet pinnacle orthotic insole)