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.