|: Well, didnt even get to skate today. Might have gotten fired today, not that this job matters at $7/hr. Its not fun for me now anyways and I leave work drained and stressed and miss out on all the good skate hours since I work in evenings when skateparks are open. But after that I drove to the skatepark for a stress release and it was closed for a skate camp. :`( Probably best as I was very angry and might have hurt myself seriously.
: I tried yesterday to drop in but the coping on the deep end you cannot lock onto. Its very, VERY low. (I really shouldnt be driving there but it rained here yesterday and was dry there and had to skate! And today I needed a stress release.) The platform though is at a slant so I would have to immediately lightly step onto the coping barely and jump in, wasnt ready for that as I like to clasp on for the first few times at a steeper distance. I like to feel balanced at first til I know the curve. I put a milk cate in my car today so for the first times I could lean a hand on it so I wouldnt slip in if I couldnt lock on. That seemed like a good solution. Sorry thats how I start out dropping in til I have lots of confidence.
: But the park was closed for the camp and I drove home. I was charged $51 today by work for bike labor (fuck, used to be free) so that takes my gas money and food money for a bit now. I tried. I have my kiddie park at least and making progress on stalls. But the weather/work/stress here, I havent been able to skate much more then twice a week. I didnt mention it but my bf left me too and this has been very hard on me. But if I'm fired I should have much more skate time.
: Wish there were at least a few inliners here to watch/learn since I'm frontstance. I have yet to see even one of those this sumer to learn from. I have yet to see a single vert skater live. I've never seen one my entire life. So I really appreciate your videos as this is my only means to learn. I was VERY angry today. I thought about it on the way home and think I could have risked some serious damage to myself being that angry so hopefully the worst is if I just got fired today.
: Thanks for asking, SOON. Tomorrow, I'll go when the park opens and hopefully before it rains as its supposed to rain ALL week this week. there is nothing much but the mini ramp so back to lip tricks for a bit.
Damn Claudine! That's ALOT to process!
1st: I'm sorry you've been having such a string a bad shit happening to you. That Sucks. Believe me, I can relate. Last month was my Shit Month. On the day that my grandson was born (that's AWESOME, not Shit!) I was fired from my Job of over 2 1/2 years.On this SAME day I was having my face biopsied (later to find out I had skin cancer) on my way home from Biopsy I got rear-ended in grocery store parking lot! But, Hey, this month was MUCH Better! :)
2nd: NEVER NEVER.....NEVER Skate Angry! I've done that on 2 separate memorable occasions both resulting in pretty gnarly injuries. So, don't skate Angry.
3rd: Remember, tomorrow's a New Day. Seize it.
Now, onto skating issues.... I hear you about liking to 'lock' onto the coping 1st, but I still say you wanna pump UP to the coping from Flat BEFORE dropping BIG or Vert, but suit yourself.
Good Luck. And Cheer Up. You've got us here on the Forum!
: : Hey Claudine.
: : Sorry about the lack of decent bowls. That's one thing Vegas DOES have is decent parks.
: : I'm glad you liked the vids. I thought it was hilarious that I'm talking to you on camera to show you how it feels to sk8 vert, than after poating I see your thread about dropping vert for 1st time next day.
: : So??? Did you drop vert? Did you pump up to top 1st?
: : Inquiring minds wanna know!!!
: : Keep Rollin. PEACE....Jay
: : : : Hey again All,
: : : : I hope everybody's having a Great Weekend! I certainly am!It's only a month til RollerCon skatepark tour! And I'm STOKED about this year! 1st year for Biff!
: : : : For those of you who don't know, I'll be getting more Stoked as the weeks pass, so expect threads from jay about that. Hope I don't bore you guys to Tears!
: : : : My AWESOME wife (who actually replied to her 1st thread on the Forum today!) let me indulge myself at the skatepark for a couple hours.
: : : : Since, she had to stay home with our son, I had to get creative with some self-filming since I forgot my tripod. Some of the footage is wobbly, some I go out of frame occasionally, but the idea I had was to give you guys a real feel of Area 702 aka RollerCon 2009's Stop 4!
: : : : Let me preface this by saying sorry for my appearance. I recently had a medical issue that required a lot of stitches in my face. So.....you've been warned! LOL!
: : : : Alright, here we go....
: : : : These 1st couple clips I'm just basically trying to show the park. I do narrate(babble) during all these (even the ones where I'm doing Skate-Cam) so you may want to have your volume up.
: : : : 1st a view of the Bowl & The Vert Ramp. I cross vert @ end of this clip:
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