I got to skate, late tonight

At the best of times, it’s a challenge to find time to skate. It’s either under the cover of darkness, first thing in the morning or late at night. This time it was late at night. Yes! Let’s skate (and film) together once I’ve found some form, fitness and first tries on this weird thing, and more. 🛹❤️🧠🛠️📹 #RepossessedToSkate pic.twitter.com/4OVueCMhkD — Rowan Peter 📡🛠🛹❤🤘 (@rowan_peter) April 24, 2020 Interestingly, the COVID-19 restrictions that limit skating at skateparks here in Melbourne hasn’t had a great impact on me, mainly because of…

From down below, to up above. We’re ‘Puking Love’.

I’ve formed a three-piece DIY-Garage-Grind-Fam-Core band with my two children. We’re called Puking Love, and we’re love-sick. We sing about all the things that matter to people that are 7, 9 and 40+ years of age – homework, increasing vocabulary, chores, screen time, and more. 'F word' live on #DS106RADIO – MON 30 MARCH, 2020 by Puking Love We went /live with ‘f’ word on #ds106radio from our living room the other day #PukingLove It was rad!🤮❤️ pic.twitter.com/1y0Y0zjM2L — From down below, to up above. Puking Love. 🤮❤️ (@Puking_Love) April…

I got to skate yesterday

I got to skate for about one hour, yesterday. In full daylight, and everything. I worked on the slappy-inspired crooked grind, where I slightly lift the front truck and then place it on the edge of the small ledge. The goal is to grind the front truck while the rear of the board flails up in the air. Got some grind action on the front truck, but couldn’t land any of my attempts. It’s taking a long time to land this trick, but I feel like I’m getting much closer…

Clean and reset

Reset #diyskatespot #diyskate #diy A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Feb 27, 2016 at 1:28pm PST Scattered remains #diyskate #diyskatespot #diy A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Feb 27, 2016 at 1:26pm PST They demolished my ledge and even took the steel edge. #diyskatespot #diyskate #diy I’ll sweep up and dispose of the remains tomorrow. A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:20pm PST

Building my DIY masonry block ledge at The Ditch

I’ve been inspired by The Build Project and the Cinder Block Ledge by DIY Skate to build a ledge in the stormwater-run-off-turned-bike track (a place I call The Ditch) of a nearby suburb. This blog post documents the process of building my DIY ledge at The Ditch – from inception to implementation. The ditch A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Dec 23, 2015 at 11:31am PST Identifying a location Preparing the area Gathering materials The build My #diyskate ledge at The Ditch. A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Jan…

An obstruction becomes an enhancement

I have driven past this stepped ledge thousands of times. Located in a light-industrial area of a nearby suburb, the ledge can be seen nestled amongst factories that never seem to close. That’s always made it difficult to find a time to attempt skate the ledge. I hadn’t noticed the addition of the barriers until today. From the road they look like a makeshift DIY thing cobbled together by the small group of skaters I had occasionally seen when I was driving by in my car. Up close, the barriers…

Reposssesed to skate – Session 46

Arrived early enough at skate park to bump into council employee who cleans checks the area every morning at 6.00 am. We chatted about the park and the importance of these types of facilities for the community. It’s great to connect with people directly involved in the operational aspects of the facilities you enjoy. Thanks.? A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:45pm PDT My sloth A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:58pm PDT Mutant rock A video posted…

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 “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…

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…

The Silhouette Story. Chapter 3 – Some birds on some wires

The Silhouette Story. Chapter 3 – Some birds on some wires, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. The Silhouette Story started from a response to a blog post. Then came Chapter 1 – My hand which was closely followed by Chapter 2 -The sun and the street light. Now Chapter 3 – Some birds on some wires is complete.

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