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Repossessed to skate – Session 23 (Kerb abuse)

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

Morning

Once again I returned to mini-ramp in hope to repeat and improve on previous sessions. At this time of year in the Southern Hemisphere, sunrise is after 7:00 am. That’s the best time for me to repossessed, but also the time for me to do things other than skate. No real skating on the mini ramp today other than some minor fakies before it was time for me to go. Pity.

Afternoon

Due to the public holiday, I was able to head out for a skate in the late afternoon. My goal was to apply a large amount of the skateboard wax I produced the previous week to a particularly prominenent kerb in a car park of a nearby shopping centre and then practise board slides and nose slides. The board slides were smooth, short and didn’t always feature a clean exit. Next time, I’ll be ready for more speed. The nose slides were not so good. More practice required.

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The heavily waxed kerb with some deck graphic residue.

 

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Wear and tear from practise beginning to show.