skate journal: flatground dog park then campus with jake, carleigh and saul (oct 15, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on October 15th, 2017 by corpo

Went to the dog park on a crisp, but beautiful Sunday. At the dog park there was a dude with one of those big rings spinning around and listening to Modest Mouse. He took up the grey part of the flat we normally skate, but whatevs. I started extra slow. I think Jake had already landed a treflip before I had moved past kickflip. Jake was ripping. No surprise there. He had a bunch of tricks first try. I was not having the same luck, but I ended up getting a few of my basics. The ring man joined us for a bit, he was cross training. Ha, he was cool. After awhile Jake and I played a game of SKATE. It started cool going through a bunch of basics. Things went south for me when I missed a fakie flip and then the double or nothing. SK on fakie flip. Ugh. Jake would get me on treflip too and I was down big. Carleigh showed up around now and worked on ollies, kickflips and shoves. I started getting back at Jake with tricks like halfcab flip, heelflip, b/s flip (best one I’ve done in awhile). I couldn’t get a fakie bigflip to save my life though. So frustrating. It was SKAT to SKAT for awhile until Jake landed a fakie treflip. I landed on three in a row, but didn’t ride away. Doh. We left for campus.

We hit a jersey barrier for awhile near the bank and Saul joined us. Another dude that Jake knew was randomly skating and joined us too. It was cool. jake was doing some really good b/s wallrides on it. Saul was getting on it too. Carleigh is still weary of bashing her leg into something so she worked on flat. I saw a couple few trick lines of various shoves and kickflips. Aaron was hip on the current trends and was doing a bunch of quick 180s and some crazy wallrides on the barrier. I tried a line of wallie nollie on a dumpster, wallride on the barrier and then b/s flip over a manhole, but never came close to the b/s flip.

Weekend leftovers with @gnarlycarleigh and close to a dream trick. #thestubborns

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Then we hit the bank for awhile. Okay, for a long while. Well Saul didn’t for too long as he was getting sore and had been skating earlier too. Everyone did a few warm up tricks. Carleigh set the session off with a textbook backside flip. It was seriously so well done. She went on to also do kickflip to fakie, fakie flip and a sick frontside flip (stubborns alert). Jake rattled off new tricks for him. 360 flip going backside, 360 flip to fakie and backside boneless wallride (stubborns alert). Those are just the new tricks for him. I did alright. Took too long to get a halfcab flip, but at least got fakie flip first try. I tried 360 flip to fakie for awhile and couldn’t quite get it so I just did a few no comply tricks instead. They were fun. Aaron was fun to skate with. He had some crazy moves. Body varial manual, casper, no comply 540. He was rad. Then Jake and I took the fun hill down towards the car and bounced after a quick peek at the Ralphy ledge.

(setup null rabethica 8.5″ deck, venture 5.8 v-light, 1/16″ riser, venom 88a bushings, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 navy/grey size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: fun at saul’s then frustration at research ledge (sept 20, 2017)

Posted in New Deck, New Shoes, Skate Journal on September 21st, 2017 by corpo

After a busy day at work, a nap and some dinner I finally got to Saul’s with a new deck and new wheels (Monico 8.3 and Spitfire 52 radials). I was hyped when I arrived and Jake was there too. The bowl looked so fun, it’s been too long. Jake was going for a long run when I got there that involved a blunt to fakie at the end. It had feeble grind, front 5-0, tailblock, etc before it. Saul had already skated earlier in the day and was still getting it. Hell yeah. His runs with the quick carve grinds are amazing to watch. So fast. I took a few tries to get a carve grind again, but when I did I had it and it felt sooooo fun. A few years ago I learned slappy crooks which have become one of my favorite tricks ever. I would put carve grinds up there too. Somehow with my new setup I kept ending up doing rock fakies in the shallow and after a tail stall I would be setup perfectly for the hip. So I went with it and several tries later got a very sketchy/slow shallow to deep 50 over the hip. I definitely lifted onto my front truck and stuff, but whatever, it felt so rad. A bit later Saul did a sitting kickflip. It was rad. Jake has a tendency to bet me a ‘cider’ to land a trick. He often ends up owing me a cider, but I never take him up on it. Anyways, I told him he would have a clean slate if he landed the blunt to fakie. 4 tries later he did it. So sick! And then he was out. Saul went at the hip for a bit too. We did it after rolling in then axle stalls, it’s the perfect angle. Things got a little sketchy as it got dark so we called it. Fun night, I want to skate there more. I wish life wouldn’t get in the way all the time.

I was supposed to do some errands, but I wanted to grind more. I went to the default of the research ledge. I was happy leaving Saul’s, but the hype would quickly fade. They have these buses running all of the time there now. So every 5 minutes a bus leaves and a new one pulls up. It’s annoying and it added to my frustrations. In fact my first noseslide attempt was terrible and my board shot under a bus. I had to climb under it and get my board. I should have known to leave right then, but I’m stubborn. Never got a boardslide pop out. Got noseslide and noseslide to fakie. Got a couple terrible back 50s with lots of tic tacs, first try crooks, but then couldn’t do it again. The worst halfcab noseslides. A front board pop out first try. But could never get a front 50. The ledge is getting chunky. It’s not fun anymore, every trick is a battle and the buses make it even worse. I think I’m going to say RIP to this ledge. I need to go to start driving to parks when I want to skate a ledge. Boulder doesn’t have any ledges. Ugh. I went home bummed on the ledge, but hyped on Saul’s. Maybe I am finally starting to like transition skating.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture v-light 5.8, bones medium bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim, new balance numeric 212 sand 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: brief curbage with dave and jack before our flight (aug 31, 2017)

Posted in New Deck, New Shoes, Skate Journal on September 9th, 2017 by corpo

Dave and I skated the curb on the newly repaved driveway at the school across the street while we waited for Jack to show up. I had a new deck and new shoes and they felt kinda weird. We didn’t really do much, some pivots, pivot shoves, no comply tails, etc. Jack showed and messed around long enough to do a bigspin pivot. Then we was off to LA!

(setup 8.38 null spanbauer deck, venture 5.8 trucks, venom 91a bushings, no bottom washer, spitfire f4 101a 51mm classic wheels, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, nbnumeric 212 burgundy, spenco 3/4 thinsoles and FP 5mm insoles)

skate journal: short flatground in front of the house with new stuff (aug 2, 2017)

Posted in New Deck, New Shoes, Skate Journal on August 3rd, 2017 by corpo

533v2 nbnumeric

Went out in front of the house for a bit on a really nice night and totally struggled in new stuff. I had the new 533v2 shoes (thanks Tytus!) and a new 8.25 Jack deck. The shoes are more comfy for sure, but different. I didn’t get much chance to break them in so they were extra stiff. Got some kickflips, shoves, halfcab flip, but it took awhile. Landed on a couple treflips, but didn’t get one. Then just hucked one of every trick for a bit. Got close to a few, but never got any more tricks.

(setup 8.25 null jack spanbauer deck, venture 5.2 AWAKE lows, venom 90a bushings, 1/16″ riser, spitfire 101a 51mm F4 wheels, 3 washers on the inside of each axle, nbnumeric PJ 533v2 black/white/gold 11.5, spenco 3/4 thinsoles with stock insoles)

skate journal: broomfield park then stonehenge with everyone! (june 8, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on June 15th, 2017 by corpo

A small sample of yesterday @boredzinejp @ericjeckert #coloradicalsabbatical2017 @idrawmazes @ditchlife

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After being in so much pain just skating a little the night before I tried something new. NB# 868s with old stock NB insoles. At first the crew was Joe, Damon, Rob, Neil and me. We played a game of SKATE. My new shoes were feeling great and I actually got first try heelflip and halfcab flip. I ended up losing to Damon, but it was a good warm up. Then I went to get Josh and when I got back the rest of the Nebraskans where there. Eric, Matt and Dan. After a quick hello the shredding commenced. Josh, Eric and I hit the steep bank for a bit. Josh’s front disasters were sick. I took a lot of tries for the front rock. Jack showed. Carleigh showed. Remembering what everyone did is impossible. Especially several days later. I will say I was impressed with how hard Rob was ripping (back lip the parking block!). Jack too. I guess it’s more expected with Jack, but it’s always kind of mind blowing.

First spot #coloradicalsabbatical2017 #weekendatgrennys2tokyodrift #momsspaghetti

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Then we went to Stonehenge. I was incredibly sore. Too sore to kickturn on the barrier. I hucked some pivots and stalls on the bank to curb, but not much worked. Josh, Dan and Eric were hitting the barrier. Josh did a feeble on it. Dan fakie tail and fakie disaster. Eric rock to fakie. It rained for awhile. Eventually it dried up and we hit things again. I got a terrible no comply to tail on the bank to curb. Josh did nose picks. Joe had some moves too. Nolan showed and after a few warm up bank to curb tricks went nuts on the barrier. “Hey Glen, should I do the blunt bigspin again?” Dan also did fakie tail revert. Eric decked his boardslide fakie. Richard showed and did front tail revert. Damon did frontside feeble. Nolan did everything.

(setup 8.25″ null spanbauer deck, venture 5.2 high v-hollows, venom 88a bushings, bones sft v3 52mm wheels, 3 washers on the inside of each axle, bronson raw bearings, nbnumeric 868 12 black/gum with old stock NB# insoles)

skate journal: solo willville struggles but fun (june 1, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on June 1st, 2017 by corpo

After work it was raining. I chilled at home for a bit and it dried up and was super nice out. I biked over to Willville and started the slow warm up process. I had new shoes. My legs were sore, the plantar fasciitis pretty bad. I tried pretty hard though. I just felt like trying lines. It took a bit, but I got a couple while. Boardslide pop out the double sided ledge, ollie onto the skate stopped ledge and ride off, flatground ollie (tech!) then nose manual into the bank. Going the other way I struggled a bit more, but would eventually get a line I liked. Curb jib, no comply 180, halfcab flip, noseslide the wider ledge then ride down the narrow path along the wall. Other tricks I got were a tiny crook jib on the double sided ledge, boardslide the wide ledge, tiny front board and tinier front noseslide on the wider ledge, fakie flip. Tried some treflips, nollie flips, switch flips. The first two were close. Also tried switch 180 manual into the bank and switch ollie up the curb then switch 180 into the bank but the switch ollie up was harder than I wanted it to be.

(setup 8.25″ null spanbauer deck, venture 5.8 lights, venom 88a bushings, bones sft v1 50mm wheels, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, old bad bearings, nbnumeric quincy 254 12 gum/cream, remind cush insoles)

skate journal: garage manuals then some “ledge” tricks (may 22, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on May 23rd, 2017 by corpo

Went out to the garage feeling pretty sore, but kind of wanting to skate more again and deal with the pain like I used to. It almost seems like being constantly sore is better than the sore I get after a few day break. I had put some old STFs on instead of Spits and started the new shoe break in period on some new PJs (this time with “Hyperfeel” like grooves that I cut into the sole for added flexibility). I did the no pop manuals for awhile first, then some regular manuals. Then I skated the pink bench top for awhile. It actually took a few tries to commit to back 50 over the corner. Kind of sad, but whatever. Then I did a few front 50s and was out.

(setup 8.1 null rabethica deck, venture 5.2 high trucks, venom 91a bushings, 50mm STF V1 wheels, new balance numeric pj 533 “hyperfeel” black/gum 12, remind cush chico orthotic insoles)

skate journal: brief mess around (march 20, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on March 24th, 2017 by corpo

Had to run to Meta to sell boards and decided to pick up a pair of vulcs to try and spend more money and try yet another shoe. I ended with yet another pair of NBs. It wasn’t really by choice, but it was all Meta had in my size. Maybe they were still available because they were all white? Anyways, I went to a random spot which ended up being the new bus station off Pearl & 30th. I felt like a complete beginner on a skateboard. I worked up to a line which was front 180 up the curb, switch 180 on flat then noseslide this ledge (which is pretty tall). It felt cool to street skate. I also had a couple of kickflips that felt great. I had cut my superfeet insoles so it was just the orthotic part and put an Adidas insole over it. It felt good. And actually these shoes are really roomy in the toe area which really seemed to not make my plantar fasciitis worse. maybe there is some truth to all those people saying barefoot is the best cure for plantar fasciitis. That was all I did skating, but it was really comforting that I skated and didn’t immediately start feeling lots of pain.

(setup 8.5 Null Ollie deck, venture 5.8 wides, 3 washers outside each axle, Venom 88a bushings, 52mm Spitfire F4 conical 99a pink/purple wheels, bronson bearings, New Balance Numeric 344 white superfeet 3/4 insoles with a thin adidas insole on top)

skate journal: short garage “manual” session (feb 23, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on February 24th, 2017 by corpo

Been sick for a couple of days, but started feeling better. Had PT earlier in the day and he said I shouldn’t really skate yet. But I just couldn’t hold out any longer. I went in the garage and did some no ollie manuals for awhile. It was fun. My knees are feeling better. Hopefully it’s the exercises I’ve been doing that’s making them feel better, and not just the lack of skating. I think cupsoles with orthotics helps too.

(setup 8.25 null future board, venture 5.8 wides, 3 washers outside each axle, Venom 88a bushings, 52mm stf v5 wheels, bronson bearings, NB# PJ 533 black/gum 11.5 superfeet insoles)

skate journal: indian peaks bank with fuzz, carleigh, dave and ollie (feb 11, 2017)

Posted in New Shoes, Skate Journal on February 14th, 2017 by corpo

Father and son. @corpoglenny & Ollie

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I guess Ollie was kind of hyped on skating after we went over to Saul’s and did a little help get the decks framed. It was cool to see it come together. I had told Ollie we would get to see concrete being poured, but that didn’t end up happening yet. I guess it seemed more appealing to push concrete around than pull up little twigs. Ha. But either way after lunch I asked if by chance he would want to skate and he surprisingly said yes. I was hyped. We met at Indian Peaks in Longmont around 3. I was back on vulcs. Some comfier Reynolds with a big Nike insole in them. This hurt my fasciitis less, but this spot is all pushing so it still hurt. Carleigh did a first ever nollie shove on a bank before I could do either of my normal bank warm up tricks (no comply bigspin and kickflip). I was struggling. Dave had tried a frontside halfcab, but did some weird revert that was so sick. Then Ollie did a f/s halfcab first try to show him up. Ha. Ollie would go on to do quite a few tricks. Halfcabs both ways, fakie shoves, cannonball to fakie, some little ollies, He played some hoops at times, sat in the playground, did some stuff, but he skated quite a bit too and said he had a really good time. Carleigh basically learned and did bean plants every try. The first one had a few hesitations and was hilarious. That trick is seriously hard to jump back into. Fuzz had did his gonz cab to warm up, did the fakie shove revert (again ha), fakie wallride and put down a few fakie varial heels! So sick. I did no comply front shove to fakie and no comply fingerflip to fakie, but couldn’t get no comply 360 shove to fakie. Tried cab flips for a bit, but didn’t get close. Dave landed like 100 tricks. Wallie, wallride, front shove, switch front shove, kickflips, bean plants, 360s, and a million more I can’t remember. We ended it as Carleigh tried fakie flips and I tried treflips to fakie. I never got too close. Carleigh though, she stomped it and we called it a day.

(setup 8.25 null logo board, venture 5.8 wides, 3 washers outside each axle, Venom 88a bushings, 50mm spitfire F4 99a classic wheels, bronson bearings, Emerica Reynolds Vulcs b/w 10.5 nike lunarlon insoles)