skate journal: flatground friday with a fun crew and a strong breeze (march 9, 2018)


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I got to Blue Skies first. I was so sore I didn’t think I’d be able to skate. But I flailed around and around the time Ed showed up I was trying tricks. Jake showed up next, grabbed Ed and they went down to the park for a bit. Then Dave and Aki showed up. I was feeling better. I was trying some three trick lines and I had a few starting with basics. Front shove, kickflip, pop shove. No comply 180, fakie flip, halfcab flip. And around the time Ed and Jake joined I pieced together 4 tricks and it felt awesome. Halfcab flip, heelflip, b/s flip, fakie varial flip. That would be enough to hype me up for the rest of the session. Which is good because I don’t think I really landed anything else, I got close to f/s halfcab heel and flip. Aki had some good lines too with kickflips, shoves, nollie flip, he got a 360 flip. Jake struggled with 360 flips, but would get one. He had f/s flips, halfcab flip. Ed was cruising around with steezy ollies, got a couple kickflips, 180s and smiling a lot. Dave was struggling with kickflips at first, but had lines with varial flip and a first try fakie varial flip. I had to leave when they all started playing a game of SKATE. Man I wanted in on that. Dave gave me the scoop, it appears he won it with some switch no complys. You get it Dave!

(setup 8.125″ null maze deck, venture 5.25 awake lows, 52mm bones stf v5, bones medium bushings, new balance numeric 212 green size 11, fp gamechanger insoles)