Hello Family & Happy New Year!
I'm continuing what I hope will become standard practice for us all,documenting any time more than one of us are actually together.
Hell, I'd love to see pictures, videos, whatever, from any decent session any of you have. Even if you have to set-up the camera on auto, cuz you're there alone skating!
But, I digress.
Lee's still here in Vegas with us. I'm sorry to say he's not feeling well this evening & is sleeping downstairs as I write this. I hope he feels better soon. I'm sure he will. He's made of Tough Stuff. He's a Marine. And he's a Vertical Rollerskater!
So, here's the deal. Lee arrived Monday Evening too late to skate anywhere for old guys (me) who have to work @ 5 am the next day. Speaking of "Old Guys"; Tuesday night is a standing "Old Man Night" @ Area 702 Vertical Facility & I thought Lee & I would blend right in. Besides, it's a 3 hour session for only $5. Lee & I arrived about 20 minutes ito the "Old Man" session @ 6:20. Fashionably Late.
It was kind of a big deal to me for a couple of reasons: 1: Lee's in town & we're getting to Skate Vert!
2.It's my first time skating my Brand-New Skates & Set-Up. So I was a little nervous. The new skates have MUCH wider Trucks than I'm used to, so I wasn't sure what to expect.
I'm riding these skates totally as they come from Skates.com
with just Abec-9 bearings & they actually didn't come with the jump-bars in picture on their web-site. But I would've taken them off anyway, I think.
Anyway, we went over to the bowl where after Lee's initial run I felt inspired to try dropping in with my new skates. It worked! I got plate stalls & plate slides in that 1st run & was STOKED!
Lee, being a side-surfer, had MUCH BETTER lines in the bowl than I did, so here are some pictures & viddeos of Lee in the 702 Bowl: