Repossessed to skate – Session 28 and 29 – WASHOUT

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 No skating on Saturday or Sunday due to rain and poor condition of the ramp.  

Seminar – Rethinking Online Learning: Melding the Best of Teaching, Television and Testing

Today I attended the Rethinking Online Learning: Melding the Best of Teaching, Television and Testing seminar presented by Professor Gosling (Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, USA) as part of the Innovations in Teaching and Learning series of seminars presented by Melbourne University. Professor Gosling’s seminar was based on the work he’s doing with a colleague from University of Texas in the way of rethinking online learning, particularly a synchronous broadcast delivered to a large number of students. In the description for the seminar, Professor Gosling described his work…

Repossessed to skate – Session 27

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, but chickened-out.

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 Mini-ramp 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…

Grind rail wax – Production (Urinal blocks)

For some long-weekend fun, I decided to create some more my of own skate wax to apply to concrete curbs for super-smooth grinds, slappies, nose slides and board-slides. This time I melted down some partially used yellow scented candles and combined it with cooking oil at 1:2.5 and let it cool. The scented candles must have had a large amount of oil which made this batch soft and a little mushy, unlike the previous skate wax batch which used unscented plain candles and hardened nicely. Maybe this time the kerb…

Repossessed to skate – Session 25

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 mini-ramp with a strong focus on grinding the coping. Puddles on the mini-ramp was all that remained of last night’s rain.  Mopped up some of the smaller puddles with…

Repossessed to skate – Session 24

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 mini-ramp with a strong focus on grinding the coping. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite reach it frontside or backside, maybe 20 cm short of the coping.  Need to keep on…

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…

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