Vertical Rollerskating


Message 9978 (10. Jul. 2009 23:02) (All next)

Jay (videos by Jay) (pictures by Jay)
New SK8s Work....Old Knee Doesn't.

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.

So, if I was a wise man, which I've never claimed to be, I would've called it a night. You can tell I'm already outta gas at end of this run.
But, no. I have a couple of quirks when it comes to skating. I NEVER say "one last run" for myself or anyone else. And I HATE ending anything on failure. So, if I fall, I like to get up ASAP & do it again. Successfully. Sometimes, trying to do it fast enough before the pain REALLY sets in. LOL. But, I wasn't hurt. I was just tired. So I thought I could pull that lousy handplant. The Bitch is I DID pull it in this one, I had a frickin speed wobble on wall on the way down. Unfortunately,unbeknownst to me, my right knee pad had slid partially down on last run/fall. I saw it as I was going for my knee & twisted it in toward other kneepad but it didn't help. Much. Anyway, here it is. Again sorry about camera delays.

So ,now it's healing time. I'm accepting ALL positive Vibes/Energy/Chi/Love/Advice. Thanks.
Hope the videos aren't too lame. Just still kinda surprised they work. I mean I just did everything visually. No measuring. And they work. Basically.

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