skate journal: dog park struggles and no comply flips (feb 7, 2018)

Posted in Skate Journal on February 8th, 2018 by corpo

Right after work I went and met Dave at the dog park. I got there first and immediately knew it would be a struggle. I didn’t think it would be as bad as it was though. I was struggling with kickflips. I knew I needed some extra entertainment so I grabbed one of the plastic parking blocks. It helped with motivation. Spracking off it is so much fun. Dave showed around when I was trying switch spracks then fakie flips. It took awhile. Then every trick took awhile. Dave was struggling too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him fall so many times in one session. I got a few random tricks going slow. Dave was doing switch and regular no complys over the block. So sick. I ended up getting a line of heelflip, kickflip over the parking block, then a hands down treflip. Right after that I got a no comply flip. Dave was doing 50s and 5-0s across the ledge so good. He also did fakie and nollie shoves over the parking block. I took awhile to get a fakie bigspin. Matt was at the dog park with Teddy for awhile and hung out with us. I got a few more no comply flips and one of them felt like the best one I’ve done. Then I started to get so sore (I think because the little vulc shoes are too thin for my frail old arthritic body) so the only thing I did was no comply flips. Matt agreed to film Dave and I go for doubles. It took a few tries, but we did it. Dave kept ripping after that though. 5-0 back 180 out. So good. It was a really tough day, but there were some highlights to make the stubborness not seem so crazy.

(setup 8.25″ clutch sample deck, venture 5.25 awake lows, 50mm bones stf v1, 3 washers on the inside of each axle, white venture bushings, es accel sq burgundy/gum size 11, custom orthotic insole)