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

Posted in Skate Journal on October 9th, 2017 by corpo

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)

skate journal: lazy day afternoon at southern hills with saul (oct 7, 2017)

Posted in setup change, Skate Journal on October 9th, 2017 by corpo

Slept in late on a breezy Saturday. Had a few chores and ran boards to Crisis. Time seemed to fly by and before I knew it the afternoon had almost gone by. I biked over to meet Saul at Souther Hills. It’s been awhile since I’ve been there. The bike ride had my legs warmed up, but feeling weird. Started out mostly n the lower stair. Saul got some front 50s. It was sick! I think he also got back 50 and got up on a boardslide on a bench. I also saw him get into a front axle stall on the upper stair. Dang pop! I kind of got in a groove. Had a few noseslides, boardslides, but struggled with crooks. Had some 50s on the stair, ollied up the 2. Then we skated this parking block area for awhile which was fun. The curb didn’t grind too well. Saul would eventually get a few solid slappies on it, almost a feeble. I only got slappy crooks. There was also a fun manual pad there. I got manual and a few tries for nose manual which was really fun feeling. Saul worked on his ollies up the curb and even put a few into manual. My flip tricks were working okay. No treflips, but halfcab flips and b/s flip I think. Oh yeah, I had messed with my setup even though I’m not supposed to. I put an old Jason 8.5″ deck, swapped out baseplates for the forged/hollow axle, added a tiny riser. It felt good.

(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)

skate journal: escaping the wind for a short garage session (oct 6, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on October 9th, 2017 by corpo

Went out to the garage feeling tired after a week of work. It was pretty windy at times and I didn’t want to deal with the wind. I ended up having fun. I skated the little ledge thing. Did a few front 50s and front 5-0s to start with. I tried them near the end of the ledge so that maybe it would make me feel slightly more comfortable coming off the end of ledges. Then I did a couple nosegrinds. The second one is shown above. It made me laugh, but it felt cool. Then I skated the ledge backside. Back 50s and 5-0s were fun. That side of the ledge hasn’t been skated as much so it felt a little more raw to grind it. I tried back 5-0 front 180s out for awhile. Never got a proper one, but had some ones that were more like jibs to powerslide. Kind of got a stationary treflip. Tried a few fakie 5-0s, but never got close. Went in and made dinner.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: golden hour lazy but fun curb stalls (oct 5, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on October 6th, 2017 by corpo

Feeling warn out after work I went over to the school to do some stalls on the curb. I wasn’t sure how it would go. Maybe it would hype me up to skate flat, maybe that would be it. I did a couple stall then got jockish and said I had to do 20 stall tricks. Basically do 10 tricks backside and frontside. It ended up being a blast. It went axle stalls, pivots, smiths, axle stalls to fakie, pivot 180 out (the backside pivot front 180 out was incredibly fun feeling), nosepicks to fakie, fakie axle stall (fakie ollie back 50 was hard!), nosepicks to fakie, crook stall to forward and ended with hurricanes (the frontside one was incredibly fun). 20 tricks done! I did another back pivot front 180 out because the first one was so darn fun and a front tail then I went home to get some food with the kids.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: fun times at saul’s with a fun crew (oct 4, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on October 4th, 2017 by corpo

After work on a beautiful day I went to Saul’s. Everyone showed at the same time. The crew was Saul, Eric, Tucker, Dave and me. It was a fun session. Everyone seem to skate well, push themselves and have fun. Saul was skating his “smaller” board which is 8.5 and it looked good. He seemed to have a little more control maybe? He did his patented fast slashes, more stand up 50s than normal, a layback front rock in the deep (totally counts!), frontside hops over the hip, roll ins, ripping. Tucker is coming back from a knee injury. He had some rad roll ins, grinds, kickflip, crazy ride on grind transfer into the bowl. Eric was shredding right away.
Front slashes, back disasters, looking good on the board. He got juiced on the hip and came super close to back 50 over the hip. I love them carve grinds now. One of my favorite tricks and I did quite a few of them. I skated alright, didn’t get the 50 over the hip, took awhile to get a back 50 in the deep. Had my fun little run of 50/50 in the shallow then front rock. Dave seemed to struggle a little, but that’s not saying much. He did so many tricks. One standout trick was a front board to fakie that was done so well. I missed his front smith, but Eric assured me it was sick. Fun session. Grinding pool coping is fun.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: blue skies sucks (oct 3, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on October 4th, 2017 by corpo

Was tired, but tried to skate right after work since Liz has a class later on. I went to Blue Skies, took a little nap in the car then attempted the warm up process. There was a few dudes trying to learn kickflips and 180s. Dave showed and then Aki showed shortly after. It was so cool seeing him. I was incredibly frustrated. Borderline focusing my board for most of the session. I couldn’t get 50 on the little ledge. The puddle at the bottom of the bank messed with me bad. I even bailed an ollie to fakie. The cracks in front of the rest of the banks are so bad. Dave and I did kind of get it going. He had some lines starting with front 180 over a flat bar, fakie flip on the bank, front 50s on the low ledge all good. I was trying a line of ollie over a flatbar, kickflip on flat, kickflip to fakie on the bank, halfcab noseslide. Never got it or even close really. Aki showed around the time a few rollerbladers arrived. I guess we call it ‘rollerblade park’ for a reason. It was weird though. They were older and filming. It messed with the lines. Dave started skating the tall ledge and front 50’d it! Not the main ledge in the middle, but the one on the edge which is crazy. Aki and I got noseslides on it. Dave had troubles with kickflips after that and it took away from another 50. At the end we skated the “quarter pipe”. Aka the tranny bank with a rounded top. Aki did a bunch of tricks. Back tail, blunt to rock, blunt to fakie, nose stall revert. A bunch. I took a long time to do a bad b/s flip on it. It made me feel a little better though. Dave was trying a line. Fakie noseblunt to disaster, nollie back 180, fakie flip on the bank then feeble on the flat bar. I had to leave and he hadn’t gotten the feeble. Doh. Maybe he would have had he not parked on my bumper. Ha ha. I hate this skatepark.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: skating hard at rocky mtn elem with dave and jake (oct 1, 2017)

Posted in Favorite, Skate Journal on October 2nd, 2017 by corpo

On a perfect cool fall day Jake and I met Dave at Rocky Mtn Elem. We started with slappies on the curb. My first few minutes felt so terrible I was wondering if I would actually be able to skate. Luckily I stuck with it because it was a super fun session. All 3 of us seemed to skate hard. Dave was hitting the banks in lines right away. The banks there are so much harder to skate than they look. He hauls ass on the asphalt and ollies up the curb at speed to do tricks on them. It’s impressive. He got pop shove to fakie, pivots on the sideways curb, front and back 180 nose manuals on the brick medians. I kind of b/s ollied over a median, manualled a median. The cracks there are big and just getting from one side of the school to another is hard. Jake was working on a line that he would eventually get. Twice. Front tail on the ledge, boneless a median, turn around and slappy the curb then ollie a cone off the speed bump. So sick. I never really stuck with one thing. I took a bunch of tries to ollie up onto the ledge (that I kickflipped off above). I got a couple, but only got a front 180 off once. Then trying to get in a quick switch push to the ledge failed. I had a bunch of awkward feeling pushes and hands flailing around when trying lines there. Dave was the only one to get back 50 on the ledge. I was close. I think Jake and I got crooks. Dave and Jake did halfcab noseslide easy. I had some fun back 180’s off the speed bump, but couldn’t switch noseslide after to save my life. Dave did boardslides to fakie and 270 both ways. Jake and I tried to kickflip off the ledge for awhile. At that point I was too sore to ollie up so I cheated by dropping in. Jake got the ollie up almost every time. I was hyped to finally land it. It felt great. Jake did his line again for the camera. Dave almost got a crazy boardslide to back lip. Then it started raining which was fine by me since I was tired. Fun day. It feels great to skate hard again and even though I didn’t land a whole lot, it was rewarding when I did. Oh yeah, forgot a line I got. Slow front 50 the ledge, kickflip off the curb then a treflip with a brief hand touch. Doh. Also tried a few cab flips which felt very doable.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: little arvada with saul and jake (sept 30, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 30th, 2017 by corpo

Jake came over and we skated in front of the house and at the school briefly before Saul came. We did a few basic no pop shoves in the street before hitting the oval at the school across the street. We were trying some little lines with 180s over puddles and up/down the curb. Saul showed up and we headed off to Little Arvada. We arrived to a park full of scooter kids at a birthday party. Jake and I started on the little qp at the top of the park. I took a few tries to get an axle stall to fakie while Jake rattled off like 10 tricks. Front blunt, back blunt, pivot to fakie, front feeble. A bunch. The scooter kids would come and go in packs. At times we had the park to mostly skaters. There was a couple other dudes there that were fun to skate with. My motivation was lacking from a night of tossing and turning. Saul cruises that park rad. Carve grinds, 50s. That park has a lot to offer really. Jake beat me to crooks, front 50 and halfcab noseslide. I struggled super hard with front 50s. It was frustrating. I stayed positive though. Jake was battling front nosesblunt on the bank. I was kind of all over the place not landing much. Front slash on the bank was fun. Kickflip to fakie on the mellow narrow part of the bank was the best feeling trick I had of the day even though it took awhile to land it. I also got b/s flip on it and a not-proper-at-all layback front rock on the pool wall. Jake did rock ‘n roll on it. Saul did a layback front rock on the top qp and got a deck check ollie up the ledge. We headed back to rainy Boulder.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 212 burgundy size 11, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: flatground friday with dave at a wet dog park (sept 29, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 30th, 2017 by corpo

Flatground Friday at the dawg park with @corpoglenny #thestubborns

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After a chill day at work I went to Dog Park to meet Dave and maybe Jake. The spot had a lot of puddles. Man that place never dries. Warming up gets tougher the further into a work week. Something about being so stagnant. So warming up was tough to say the least. Dave tried to get all 8 shoves in one line, an old person modification of the straight 8 maybe? After awhile we got into the zone and were trying tricks. Dave was doing better with front shoves and kickflips. I was having troubles committing to tricks. Even halfcab flips. It was weird. Dave hucked treflips and a few tries in he landed on one. Both feet. He came off right away, but it was definitely his closest yet. So sick! He setup his phone to maybe capture a make, but never put one down. He was close though. I struggled with heelflip, 360 flip, b/s flip, fakie flip, fakie varial flip. All tricks I should be able to land. It was frustrating. I did get a first try fakie bigflip that felt good. We tried the backside flip/spin combo for awhile. I was fully committing, but not landing on the board. Dave landed a bunch of bigspins. I tried treflips for awhile and landed on a few, but never rode away. Frustrating day for me. Stoked Dave got closer to the 360 flip.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, bones medium bushings no washers, 3 speed washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 344 white size 11.5, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)

skate journal: struggles in the cold at golden park (sept 28, 2017)

Posted in Skate Journal on September 29th, 2017 by corpo

This older Abstract deck was the one missing piece to the Null Archives. Thank you @mackenziecamp_ for hooking it up!

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I was feeling warn down and tired, but the opportunity to meet up with Mackenzie and get the missing Null board had me driving to Golden. I was solo. I arrived to a crowded parking lot and was bummed at how crowded the park was too. I started by mostly just cruising and doing tiny ollies off little bumps and stuff. I went to the little manny pad and got a manual real quick. I thought for a second I would be skating good and then I couldn’t get a nose manual to save my life. Argh. I hit the ‘driveway’ area with Mackenzie and his crew for a bit. Just riding into front 50 on the downhill part is so fun. I carved the bowl for a bit, didn’t touch coping. Tried to skate the ledge are for a bit, but got embarrassed after a failed noseslide. I had gotten a crooks, wanted to try noseslide 270 shove but I didn’t even get into the noseslide. I went and hit back in the manny pad area. Joe had told me to get a smith grind so I tried a few front smiths on the low part, might have kind of done one. Got a couple slow 50s on the bench. Ended with a good feeling kickflip up the manny pad (it felt good even though it took way too long) and back 180 off. Can’t believe how crowded that park was. Skating around crowds is so hard for me.

(setup null monico 8.38″ deck, venture 5.8, venom 88a bushings, 3 washers on the outside of each axle, 52mm spitfire f4 radial slim green/black, new balance numeric 344 white 11.5, spenco 3/4 thinsoles, footprints 5mm insole)