Sometimes our most fun is when we’re working the hardest. These two videos are Evan and I working on getting some of our basic skateboarding skills down better. It’s hard, but in the end it’s really rewarding.
Labor day weekend. Up early on Sunday. All the boys at the skatepark.
Archer Likes it!
Jim and I skated a LOT through high school. Pretty much every day we were driving from spot to spot, getting hassled by police, and basically having a ton of fun. Recently, we’ve re-connected and have been skating more. It’s good to skate without a bunch of little kids (sorry guys) or teenagers that are actually good. When we’re skating together, it’s at our own pace and style and it feel awful good.
Here’s a quick edit from a few little tricks today. Jim hitting a fakie to nose slide, me ollieing a 3 stair, Jim doing a 50/50, and me … on the 3 stair again.
I’m a few days shy of 35.5 years old and I just landed my first Caballerial.
I was just rolling around and happened to be going fakie. I thought, “I wonder if I could do a frontside cab?” I crouched down. I popped the tail … and I landed it as smooth as butter. I looked at Lily and she just said, “Wow, Dad!”
“You saw it?!” That’s all I could say. Being of Instagram age, Lily pulled out her phone and goaded me to do it again. I eventually landed it again, but nowhere near as clean as that first one.
The video above shows my attempts and one sketchy land … but my old self will take a sketchy land any day!
I’ve recently taken up longboarding (yeah, I need more hobbies). Archer LOVES the longboards and especially my newest Bustin BGDK.