Summing up the summer

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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!

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Two waterfalls and a carve

Bildresultat för two stars and a wishHere 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.

 

These foolish things

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This is what I wanted to do! Practice my precious bumps. In my normal cowardly way. But spring is in the air so the park is crowded.
I should have followed my introvert instinct and just sat myself  on my new board watching others. The feel was totally wrong. Not a good one.

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After a stupid, stupid run in my badluckBowl I wound up in the emergency room! Hurting like hell. Dislocated  shoulder. Six hours of all kinds of painkillers and terribly hurtful treatments before I was released. Groggy and unhappy. Still immobalised and a onearmed bandit. Hard to write, eat, dress….