Well, as promised, here's my blog on Irene's visit to Vegas & California last week.
I hope all the embedding works.....
Bonjour adeptes du roller
Ciao a rulli-pattinatori
OK, hope I didn’t forget anybody’s native tongue…..now then. Let me start by saying that this is probably going to be long. I’m sorry. If anyone wants to skip all the text & just check out the photos & videos, I understand. I know our Global Community don’t all speak English, so by all means feel free to just look at the pictures & videos. If, however, you want all the skating details, here they are…….
I’m writing this after a week of Incredibly Fun skating. I can’t express how much fun I’ve had (& how exhausted I still am days later!) It sucks getting Old!
I just want start by saying thanks to My wonderful Wife, Dawn, for coming along & filming @ all the different parks. Without her, these photos & videos I’m embedding wouldn’t be possible.
Also, I want to thank Duke & his Awesome family for putting us up & then Shredding with us.
Well, it started Wednesday afternoon(12/10) @ a free park with a 5 foot Spine ramp. Irene & I had spoke about spine ramps earlier & I thought this would be a good way to stretch/warm-up for her after being on a Plane. I was right. We had a great time warming up on the mini. Dawn caught a cool sequence of photos of Irene going over the Spine that I really like. Here they are:
We had a good warm-up prior to skating Vert. I really like this Mini-Spine, though Irene found it a little small. I actually agree with her, bigger is ALWAYS
Better! But it’s the best Spine we have here in Las Vegas, so I have fun with it when I’m on that side of Town. I Love just doing Aerials straight up & over Spines. Here’s a photo of me doing just that during this session…
After about 30 minutes skating the Spine ramp (& amazing all the 12 year-olds there. LOL ) we were ready for the Area 702 Vertical facility. Irene & I are both Vert Skaters & we were anxious to skate the Vert Ramp together. Dawn drove so Irene & I could leave our skates on. We showed up & virtually had the place to ourselves. This seems to be the Sad Truth at most Vert ramps these days. But that day was this vert ramp’s lucky day. We were there to SKATE!
We started immediately on the Vert, of course. It didn’t take Irene long to warm up to this ramp. In no time at all she was doing Back-Side AND Front-Side Aerials, Front-Side Rocks, Back-Side Slides & Inverts! I was PUMPED! I knew then the next several days were going to be Epic!
We had so much fun on the Vert Ramp @ Area 702, that we actually went back there again on Thursday night to skate it again.
Here are some photos & videos of Irene & I from these Two sessions.