Category Archives: skateboarding

Repossessed to skate – Session 9

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

Once again, returned to the flatland and skated the car park of the local light-industrial estate, practising ollie exercises over the lines of car positions, 180 cess slides at speed and grinding the exposed concreted edges. Almost landed a half-hearted shove-it (without the pop), next time I’ll commit to the landing.

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The new chocolate – hot sauce setup is still in good condition. I haven’t been attempting any tail or nose tricks.

Repossessed to skate – Session 8

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

Returned to the flatland and skated the car park of the local light-industrial estate, practising ollie exercises over the lines of car positions, 180 cess slides at speed and grinding the concrete edge – a guttural sounding lawn trimmer.

Repossessed to skate – Session 7

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

Skated the mini-ramp, pumped strongly for fakies and backside kickturns just below the coping. I think I’m ready to try and reach the coping and then grind it!

Repossessed to skate – Session 6

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

Skated the mini-ramp, pumped strongly for fakies and backside kickturns below the coping. I think I’m ready to try and reach the coping and possibly grind it. I just want buy myself some knee pads to mitigate the inevitable slams.

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Discovered empties on the platform from the night before.
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Metal (fire-proof) rubbish bin. The council has probably learned from experience.

 

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The mini-ramp.

 

Repossessed to skate – Session 5

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

Returned to the flatland and skated the car park of the local light-industrial estate, practising ollie exercises over the lines of car positions.

Repossessed to skate – Session 4

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

Skated the car park of the local light-industrial estate, practising ollie exercises over the lines of car positions.

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Flat car park used for practising ollie exercises.

Repossessed to skate – Session 3

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

Skated the mini-ramp, pumped strongly for fakies, flimsy tail stalls and backside kickturns below the coping.

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Kidney bowl with spine.

Repossessed to skate – Session 2

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

Marathon session on the transition, pumping strongly for fakies and frontside kickturns just below the coping without losing speed.

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Looking down into the transition at the local skatepark.

Repossessed to skate – Session 1

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

  • Generally skated around the skatepark, becoming more comfortable on the board, grinding edges and whipping out 180 cess slides on flatland.
  • In the transition, pumped strongly for fakies and frontside kickturns below the coping.
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Looking up into the transition at the local skatepark.