|That was a fun trip down skate town U.S.A.! Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your play by play chronological story telling of you and your visitors skating deeds.
: 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: