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Reposssesed to skate – Session 46

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Mutant rock

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Redefine and reassess everything (around you)

“What is the strange profound attraction that this rectangular piece of concrete holds for them? Do we now observe the rights of passage of a newly emerging civilisation?” – Dr Eugene D Mander (Public Domain, 1988)


“I think skateboarding is a way for people to reassess and redefine everything around them.” – Ian Mackaye

Know the ledge

“Skateboarding is not a hobby. And it is not a sport. Skateboarding is a way of learning how to redefine the world around you. For most people, when they saw a swimming pool, they thought, ‘Let’s take a swim.’ But I thought, ‘Let’s ride it.’ When they saw the curb or a street, they would think about driving on it. I would think about the texture. I slowly developed the ability to look at the world through totally different means.” – Ian MacKaye

Repossessed to skate – Session 26

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. Thought I was ready to drop-in, but chickened-out.

Vert ramp

Fakies on the vert ramp were fun and extremely hard work compared to mini-ramp. Need to get higher on this one.

The ramp.


Fakies up to here.