Good Morning

MorgonskateGood Morning!

My morning starts with a cup or two of coffee and then a trip to Highvalley.

Been skating at least once every day since my summer vacation started. It is fun and relaxing. Been jogging too and it actually feels OK.

My foot started to hurt a bit again. Getting a bit swollen too. I not quite sure if it is my jogging or walking way too far in my new sandals. So I have to restrain myself. An injured foot was not what I needed. It takes much longer time to heal and in the worst case it might be an everlasting problem. The shoulder is no problem anymore.

Tried my cruiser in the ditch. It was a long time ago last time. Awkward. No kick and no grip. It is good looking and good for cruising the street I suppose.

But my long awaited Dogtown is great. I like it.

I managed to go down the waterfall where fell. It is NOT a steep. So now I can carve a little starting in the smallest waterfall i HV.

Another hot summer morning

HV1 Early-bird. Skate before the crowd arrives.

Ditch, bumps and turns. I changed one thing when I made my turn. Worked quite well.

This time it felt better. Maybe one day I will learn this elusive backward turn. I am a slow learner.

Carving in the ditch is much more fun with loser trucks though the end is not made for a not so capable goofy rider. More often then not I have to jump off.

At last…summer

Been a terrible, cold, windy spring. But at last the outdoor season has come!

I have been skating a little bit in the outdoor mini outside Frysen. Now Highvalley.

A hot Friday morning, my second day of summer vacation. It has been a couple of intense weeks but now we have said goodbye to the students for this year.

Yesterday morning I went for a jog, today a short run in Highvalley.

It was almost empty, very hot and sunny.

I have new wheels and looser trucks. Trying if this will make it easier. And it was easier to carve. But the wheels are faster so I had to be careful. I do know what can happen when things get out of hand!

Bumps…after a while it felt OK and fun again. Much easier this way.

I am waiting for a new deck. Ordered one very nice looking Dogtown deck. It is stuck in some kind of limbo between Luxembourg and Sweden. Been so for a couple of weeks! Left Luxembourg but has not arrived here. Customs hopefully.

 

 

This is a very good little film

Watch this film…its sums up the gender aspect of the skateboard culture…that hopefully is changing.

I am myself past the age where this matters so much. But I can still see and feel uncomfortable when I encounter the misogynist attitude that can be found in skate culture. Skateboard decks with naked women, jokes that aren´t that funny, pictures on FB that supposedly should trigger likes…

But there is definitely a change in attitudes…more and more girls and ladies skate!

I like skating because I need something challenging and fun to make me want to do any kind of exercise 🙂

I even admit that I hang around in the flat part of the half pipe when I talk to old friends that belong to my skateboard social circle.