Hello All & Happy Weekend!!!!
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm REALLY glad today's finally Friday!
Anyway, I finally got myself riding directly up & onto truck grinds on both skates yesterday. I was ECSTATIC.
So, I figured I'd get some footage of myself today since Preggo (my wife) can't go to skateparks to film my old ass skate these days.
So, I decide to charge one 1st run full blast. My front (left) skate gets on no problem, my rear skate somehow flips & SLAMS on the coping HARD on the TOP of my foot.But I rode away! I knew my pinky toe was pretty well FUBAR, but decided I'd be OK to Skate as long as I left my Skate on. Delaying the swelling, right? LOL!
So, here's my standard pre-video submission apology:I still don't have any video editing software so only have clips....on top of that I had to set camera down, hit record, skate outta frame & then hit the wall I aimed the camera at, then skate outta frame again until I hit same wall for 2nd time. I know, kinda lame, but none of the clips exceed 45 seconds so it could be worse.....
I guess I should start by saying Thanks to everybody for all the advice & support on this truck grind deal. It's really been a mental thing I've had to overcome & appreciate all the support. Also I think the thing that helped me most (other than just manning up & rolling onto the coping) was putting my old slider plates onto my new skates. It let me do what I'm calling "perpendicular grinds" with one skate trucks-on & the other skate on my slider plate. So here's my 'new' set-up:
Now some videos: