Winter, indoors, yellow-belly…
The ramp is slippery. I am so scared of falling so I am still wearing out the bottom plywood. But maybe my skatebuddy (ca 8 years) was right when he commented on my wheels. They are slow. Very slow. But then again might be exactly the way they´re supposed to be…for me. I will never be able to pick up any speed and so falling is not so imminent.
But out of my two boards I want to ride the cruiser. Outdoors in the ditch…
Back today. Wet, grey and totally empty park. Just me, my two skateboards and a lots of determination. I can do whatever I want so I try the bumps, the pool and of course carving down the ditch in slow motion.
Does not matter if the concrete is so moist since I am VERY cautious.
I am lucky today. I slided down the ditch and managed to curve all the way up to the concrete joint with my upper wheels! What a feeling 🙂 And I pushed four times back and forth in the pool! And I find that especially hard. You have to be give yourself higher speed then I dare. Might take some time to conquer that. But overall success for me. It is fun and rewarding.
It has been a while since I last skated. Autumn is hitting us and it is dark at 5 o´clock. I don´t feel like skating indoors…I like the surfing not street or ramp or…
Today there might be a chance to get to Highvalley.
Being cautious and taking it easy is the way to go when your learning to skate late…
I started to roll down the paved driveway beside the skatepark. It is really flat still is was a bit scary.
But it did not take that long to dare to go down the ditch. And eventually I got myself a package from http://www.junkyard.se/ with new protection gear.
No sprained wrists or elbows.
How come that I all of a sudden feel that skating is fun. Well when I was younger I was so into running and more allround exercise like the “Swedercise” or jympa where you get yourself really sweaty together with other people. It was very good exercise that was so fun. Music and hard training. But I have been there and done that. I need a new challenge. To be honest I cannot partake in the more heavy and fun activities anymore. It becomes a little bit dull to start allover again.
And then I can join the skater…makes it so much easier to come around to actually do some training.
I do still run. Still what I enjoy the most.
The perfect way to start slowly and gently is down a very slight slope.
My first aim is to surf down this ditch.
Well after my slam I got a bit set back. But I’m not one to give up. And since it was the kick that was to long or something, maybe there’s some other kind of skateboard that’s better built! On a webstore I saw this goodlooking, cool cruiser from Globe Skateboards. A complete cruiser with nice wheels and everything. This ones going to be much easier to skate!
And it actually is not only looking good it feels good to skate!