Snow and ice. But a sunny day make me long for an outdoor visit to Higvalley skatepark.
I practice things I usually don’t like to do at all. Like ollies. Boring but maybe a good thing to learn. Maybe.
A little bit fun. As always I got obsessed with success.
Been a long and fairly hot summer. Most days been perfect for skateboarding. I feel pretty pleased wiyh myself.
I have been skating quite well. Learned new lines.
We have been going to different new skateparks and that has been fun this summer. I dare trying out new spots.
It´s quite an achievement.
Nowadays I do feel that I can say that it is possible to make skateboarding a sport of your choice even at my age. I love it and I do make some progress. At least enough to get exercise from an hour of a fun and challenging activity.
And last but not least you can skate together even if you’re at different skill levels. You do what you can and want and your friends do what they want.
Last session i Highvalley it was me, the skater, my nephew and his little daughter all having fun together. So great! Love it!
What you need as an excercise is something that you do because you can´t be without it, something that makes you tick. For me it used to be running and fitness classes. Not anymore!
Well it is only the beginning of July and I have already done what I intended to accomplish this summer. So now I can focus on higher speed, trying out carving in other skateparks, kickturns in our countryside mini…
Here we go. I managed to stay in the larger bowl and do a backside carve. Actually after a couple of rounds I could do two backside and one frontside carve 🙂 This was never ever going to happen but it did.
I am over the moon.
I started the morning skate session feeling uninspired, tired and heavy and ended the session feeling great with a smile on my face.
Very good summer. Sunny every day, almost. So there are lots of time to go to the skatepark.
New gorgeous wheels. Feels so smooth.
It is much more fun when I have more than one line to practice.
The kickturn after the bump a guess will open up evern more lines. Still not high enough but practice makes perfect.
Morning carve and afternoon wooden miniramp. Thought it was time to try drop in. Got a ramp an hour away with lots of different levels and a spine. I just wanted to check this out. Not ready for it.
Well it was depressive expirience. I was not very good at kickturns or anything at all. Completely lost the feeling. Took some time to get started.
I prefer carving.
Pretty empty as usual on a work day morning.
I could practice rolling in from the upper waterfall. Makes it possible to use the two connected bowls through the pipe. I can roll down through the first bowl into the pipe and swirl around in the second bowl and then back. So the speed I get from the two waterfalls is still to high for me. I can´t stop and carve in the deep first pool. Thers is no nice curve to easily carve backside and get the carving going. Have to take the round in the other bowl to lower my speed.
Then I got company and had to keep to the one bowl. Back to what I can handle😂.
But now I tried getting up on the bump in the middle and it worked. Now I just have to roll down again and not jump off.
So maybe this summer will prove to be pushing me forward.
Spring and as every other spring as far I am injured. March is not a good month. This year I injured myself whilst gardening. I twisted my knee. Been 4 weeks now and I still have a limp. It hurts when I walk and I don’t quite confident when I skate.
Still I can’t keep away. Now the outdoor season has begun.
I am trying new lines in the larger bowl in Highvalley. And I practice going up on the bump inch by inch. It’s a bit scary since I am not sure if I can handle what will happen on the other side :).
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.
My foot is almost recovered. I can make manuals at home. Still feeling some pain but might mostly be part of the lack of mobility. Haven´t been doing enough rehab exercises.
It does not feel as bad as I feared to skate again. Trying the mini ramp. I think I will wait a bit until I get back to skating in Highvalley.
Two months without skating is actually quite sad. I have been missing it.