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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Repossessed to skate – Session 31

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

Strong fakies and kick turns, 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. Just like yesterday. No good.