|: Oh Jay, so sorry bout ur knee!!!! I'm sending healing vibes your way!!!!! Take care of yourself man, dont mess it up for RC. One of my friends asked me if I could go anyplace in the world and do anything I wanted where money wasnt an issue, where would I go? I said to Las Vegas. They thought, what I like to gamble? Nope, just wish to be with other rollerksaters one day and they thought that was freakin funny. Thats the truth though, I hope one day.....
: Even though I ride a bmx too (but on dirt), agree that most skateparks bikes and skating isnt such a good mix. They come too fast. So I stay on my half the park when they are there. I love your videos and always learn a touch from them and just love to watch you skate dude!! I myself havent skated or did much of anything now on day 3. Just a mild hamstring strain but everything I did kept it going. I think it might be about healed now. Not sure. With it hurting and not healing was worried I could totally injure it. Not sure to try out that new bowl tomorrow and just carve or start easy and do uni, maybe fitness skating stuff this weekend and/or try a few manuals and push some handstands at home. I donno, want to really skate and would love to try out that bowl! :-D Proceeding to do a handplant I think is too much on my leg right now. And I think I need a bit more arm strength too.
: Take care and heal!!
Claudine, Thanks. For the positive healing energy, the kind words & the sentiment behind wanting to come out to be with your own kind! I know I probably sound like a broken record about RC, but I just get SO EXCITED about it because not only is it an oppurtunity to get friends (old AND new) together as experienced skaters, it's a chance to expose more & new people to something that I just LOVE. I mean, even now, I'm sitting here with ice pack on my knee after an epsom salt bath. But I can't wait to roll asap!
Take it easy this wwekend. Pace yourself. Most importantly, enjoy yourself!
Thanks again. Keep sending that positive Chi.....:)
: : Hey Everybody.
: : I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful skate-filled weekend.I know I WAS intending on skating this weekend. Gotta get my RollerCon readiness level up, right? Unfortunately, it's not gonna happen for me this weekend.:(
: : I had wanted to try my new sk8s on the vert ramp at Area 702. But by the time I could go skate yesterday it was getting too late to get ther in time. So, I went to a park about 5 miles from my house that has some vert elements including a small (4 foot shallow 9 foot deep) pool. I usually don;t go to this park because even though it's fun, it's infested with kids on bikes. Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I've been skating for a long time. I've been around pools, parks, 1/2 pipes, you name it.I've seen alot of shit. And I basically can tell where the potential lines are for skateboarders,bladers & of course skaters like ourselves, but I can NEVER tell where a damn bike might end up. They have transfers & lines thsat aren't possible for us. And they're fast. And, here at least, pretty much rude to the last one. So I don't usually go to Anthem. I wish I would've kept to that program. Maybe I wouldn't be limping today & wearing an ice pack under my ace bandage wrapped round my knee.
: : I know, I know. Wahh. Wahh. I like to call these "Recreational Injuries". Much like occupational ones but harder to sue from!LOL!
: : Anyway, as promised (or threatened I guess depending on your perspective) I took camera to capture the new sk8s inaugural vert session.
: : As I said the place is awash in bikes, so all the initial spots I was hitting were way too crowded to try to film. I actually DID land invert several times in a smaller 8 foot near-vert section of another bowl before I was able to film. So, when I rolled up to the (nearly always) vacant pool I was pretty confident. Things were going well until I caught my oversized trucks on the coping on an invert. Then I had to get mt old Ass outta the pool & back to the camera. Without ToeStops! Sorry about the delay.