It’s the winter, so cold wet and damp, and I tend not to skate outside that much. This year however, I’ve been heading down to one of the local indoor parks and have been learning to skate transition. Despite having skated for 4 years, I’d never even dropped in before this summer and didn’t know my way around a ramp at all. In an alternative universe I may never have been bitten by the transition bug, but thanks to the magic of boredom (I was fed up of skating the same hill all the time), a few trips to a local outdoor park, and a girls session starting up at Prime I’m now addicted. It’s winter and it really is all about transition.
I’ve got my first couple of lip tricks under my belt, not great but they’re there and I’m now working on my flow. I’ve also met loads of really awesome people, and had the knowledge that even when it’s cold and damp I can still skate to get me through the winter. This counts for a lot. I also have permanent bruises on my hip and back ankle, but that’s just par for the course.
Anyway, I was at Prime this friday just gone and met Paul and Simon. They’re older skaters, more into vert than street, and it was great fun shredding with them both. I even got the camera out and got some pictures. I managed to improve my technique as well, though frustratingly being able to flow on the ramp is just out of reach. It’ll come though.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures.
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