|: : Literally! I got there and stretched :-) and then the guys were packing up. So I asked the dude if he could video me before they left and that forced me to hurry up and drop in. So heres the first time I dropped in that bowl. The fist water fall you get air off of so it kinda threw me off. I've never rolled a bowl this big so the 2nd deep area kinda freaked me out.
: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfkShgbgmVc
: : Heres the 2nd time going in. You can see more the bowl. THe first section I carve is 6' deep, 2nd is 9 feet deep. My leg still hurts so probably wont skate for a full week now :`( so I can really skate next time so thats why I am kinda skating just one leg lol. The deep end it gets rough so that threw me off. After they left I figured its better to go to the center, pump to get speed for the hump then later I will go over that hump. I didnt even get to catch many lines of them before they were gone. But kept it easy so I could feel the bowl first time. I dont care for the rough corner, just not used to it yet and 9' wall kinda freaks me out since thats close to the one I broke my arm on so kinda freeze on it for now. So give me a few and I'll have something more interesting to post. Not much to show, but this bowl is really rad!! Feels good just wish the deep end was smoother. I will TRY to get my butt out of bed before it gets so stinking hot and everyone is packing for home next time.
: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thAU6KvrTEM
: : Since I get bored easily lol, decided to ride my uni off road first time so heres me swatting the flies as I go down a 20 degree hill with some roots, grass and small rocks to go over. I NEED to learn to stop and hop so I can go over those yellow car things. Then stop at the tennis courts and hop around to go UP the hill but kinda lazy there today lol. If I dont learn to hop soon I will PLOW those barriers with the bigger uni! SMASH lol.
: : Video starts at 16 sec, sorry no editing software.
: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMhqm4uF40E
: : So speaking of HOT, my butt pads make my butt sweat like mad! Do they make ones with air conditioning lol? The kids were like why so many pads. Well, gotta lol. So hopefully leg will be fine by next week and I can jump with the unicycle. I'm going to start a HUGE painting of Irene tomorrow, I'm a super lucky girl!!
: Way to go, Claudine! That's Awesome stuff. I'm jealous of that bowl! You looked good skating it too. Fairly comfortable. I agree with Biff, you may wanna not lean/hunch so much except when actually pumping. However, whatever, you need to do to keep on your sk8s (i.e shoulders over your wheels) while learning new/bigger transistions, you should do. I' also put one sk8 on coping before dropping in.Usually me left, but not always.
: Looked. Good. Uni looked crazy.
: Don't get hurt.
ITs a really cool bowl! But I have only really skated the bowls at Greenbelt. I only skated 10 months before the accident so still pretty new! I didnt grow up on rollerskates unfortunately.
When I tried a new bowl and ripped it right away was when I broke my arm. So I wont try to go fast or up far up the wall til I know how the bowl rolls. I already know what is not safe for me. Theres too many subtle changes in some bowls that can really throw you if you have speed and not the experience yet. I just try to stay in a solid stance til then since like Robert, I try not to fall nowadays. But I will wait until I know the bowl before I take another video and really start to pump it and get some speed. I went ahead and took one very green since I'm hoping a newbie might see it and not feel intimadated.
I'm going to try to rest my leg, lol, so that I can use it next weekend too. My hamstrings been strained so I've been trying to lay low.......otherwise I would have gone to the other bowl and tried some handplants today lol. I have more energy then my body is ready for. :-( I hope I dont die of boredom trying to rest......lol.
Its really good advice though, thanx, I do appreciate it.