: Hey Robert,
: Sorry to hear about the Slam. That Sucks. Hope you heal Fast. Where's that BBQ in Arizona?? It's conceivable,not very likely,but possible that I could drive out to some places in AZ depending on where it is.....we could session again....Take Care. Get Well. Keep Rollin'....
: : I thought I would make this a new post from my last because one is positive and this was is not. I went to a really cool skatepark about 32 miles away called Pala. It has a nice pool and a ton of flow bowl type stuff. I skated the pool a little and did not like the small shallow end wall so I thought I would take it easy in the flow area. After skating for a bit and doing some fun carves I had a freak fall. I fell dropping in! I think this is the first time in my life I fell dropping in. It was almost identical to the fall I had when I broke my elbow falling on a footplant, which I have never fallen on in my life. My legs seemed to straighten out and came up from underneath me. I was completely airborne and fell backwards on my hip, elbow, and head. It was almost similar to my bad fall and I layed there for about five minutes. I felt the pain in my ribs and instantly had a bruise on my elbow and hip. I was wearing good hip pads and fat elbows. Luckily, I did not break anything, but my body is feeling pretty worked right now. I think that if I fell a little less sideways, I would have broken my opposite elbow. I am so pissed and frustrated. I realized today that the fall aggrevated some sort of muscle injury I have in my thighs where I get a shooting pain and literally can't walk for a moment. I am going to a BBQ for a skateboard forum I belong to in Arizona on November 7th. I hope I will be able to skate, but I am fucking screwed mentally. I know it goes with the territory, but it just sucks. It's one thing to fall trying your old tricks, but another to fall doing nothing. I am starting to think my skates are too heavy. I seriously think each is about 7-10 lbs. I can't wait to try my new little jump bar and hope to eventually get a different plate and a better set up. It's all good though, because I can still skate.
: : Rob
robert, thats bad news. your not on your own with the bad luck. i also stacked dropping in on sunday while rolling with joe at vertmont steel halfpipe. luckily for me i slid across the flat on my guts and ploughed into the other side tranny but managed to push out my good shoulder which took the impact. it hurt like fuck but managed to have a few more rolls after a well earned rest. now weary of dropping in deep ends.
bill from oz is going to the o m a bbq , so i believe .
most importantly, dont ever give up, just take it easy for a while then move into overdrive.
time is ticking away for us all, keep rolling.
good luck, cheers, h .