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Repossessed to skate – Session 37

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

The ramp was in good condition. Like the previous session, again with strong fakies, kick turns and transfers over the roll-in to the other side of the ramp. Still can’t commit to the drop-in. Yet another drop-in-dilemma, but less anxious. Just relaxed and enjoyed skating each transition in a fun low-key style.

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Repossessed to skate – Session 36

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

The ramp was in good condition. Again, strong fakies, kick turns and transfers over the roll-in to the other side of the ramp, but still below the coping. Still can’t commit to the drop-in. Another drop-in-dilemma, but I’m now less anxious. Just relaxed and enjoyed skating each transition in a fun low-key style.

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Repossessed to skate – Session 35

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

The ramp was in pretty good condition from yesterday. Again, strong fakies, kick turns and transfers over the roll-in to the other side of the ramp, but still below the coping. Still can’t commit to the drop-in. Another drop-in-dilemma.

Sunrise over metal ramp.
Sunrise over metal ramp.
Foot placement.
Foot placement.
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Repossessed – Session 34

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

The ramp was in pretty good condition. It only required a quick sweep before it was suitable for skating. Strong fakies, kick turns and transfers over the roll-in to the other side of the ramp, but still below the coping. Once again I thought I was ready to drop-in. Walked up the platform, placed my tail on the coping but chickened-out. No good. I call this the drop-in-dilemma.

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The Rock wrap

On Melbourne’s metropolitan train network, interior and exterior advertising is becoming more prevalent.  Needless to say that I was completely surprised when I entered the train and was assaulted the advertising for the new film by formerly-known-as-The Rock Dwayne Johnson.

Advertising inside a train seems to makes sense. Once inside the train, travellers become a captive audience as there’s no real means of escape from the confined space besides their devices, newspapers and their eventual exit at their desired train station.

The problem with The Rock wrap

The problem with The Rock wrap is that didn’t allow for an action (other than an increased awareness) to take place. Ideally, there should have been a provision for train travellers to book or pre-book tickets to the film or at least find out where the movie is a showing (possibly within their current location or nearest train station/exit point). Doing this would have closed the loop on the consumer experience.

The interior advertising included a wrap on the end of the train and doors on each side of the train.
The interior advertising included a wrap on the end of the train and doors on each side of the train.
Making the fault line at the point where the two train doors meet was a cool design element. Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to record a video of the door opening to emulate the intended disaster-movie experience.
Making the fault line at the point where the two train doors meet was a cool design element. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to record a video of the door opening to emulate the intended disaster-movie experience.
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Repossessed to skate – Session 33

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

Cool overnight weather conditions resulted in a large amount of condensation the mini-ramp. I came equipped with some old towels, so I was able to use them to dry the ramp and make it somewhat suitable for skating. Slippery, but sort of skateable.

Played it safe and went for marathon fakie sessions below the coping. Not the right conditions for committing to a drop in.

The new home for the indoor Rampit Skate Park. Cool.
Recent discovery. The new home for the indoor Rampit Skate Park. Cool.
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Repossessed to skate – Session 32

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

Overnight weather conditions resulted in some large water puddles on the flat-bottom of the mini-ramp. I came equipped with a squeegee and some old towels so I was able to make the ramp somewhat suitable for skating in a relatively short period of time.

Strong fakies, kick turns and trying alley-oop things, but still below the coping. Can’t resolve the drop-in situation, which bothers me.

My exploration of how we learn and how we design and develop stuff that helps us learn.

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