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So after snapping my trucks a few days ago, then getting some second hand ones from a friend, then taking them to a garage and getting the worn out axels re-threaded, I went out skating again today.
Long story short, I fell on my face and had to leave due to dizziness.
P.s. Busted lip and bruised my eyebrow.
At Burton-on-Trent skatepark.
Which is nice, and new(ish) park,and pictures can be seen here.
It was a good days skating, and I didn’t crash my car or anything. Expect some footage of me doing some tricks you’ve seen a million times before soon.
Here are some shots from last month taken by a good friend of mine, Phil Simpson (www.myspace.com/philsimpsonphotography) for his A level photography project.
More can be seen on my myspace - www.myspace.com/carb
For J-Man -
So what do you do when this happens?
Why, you get in touch with everyone’s favourite company owner and lifesaver, Jeremy Elder!
This board’s a bit of a deviation from what I usually ride, but afterall, why go to a master of custom cutting boards if you’re going to have the same shape? You may aswell mess around with ideas and try out new things, so that’s exactly what I’ve done.
The board was based on a cross between the Lillis board and the old Powell Cameron Martin board. Same tail shape as the Lillis, with a slightly smaller wheelbase whilst widening the board a little. The nose is the same size aswell, but with a slight kick and different shape - not quite as rounded as the Martin, leaving me a blunt end for truck transfers. Whilst i’d have liked to get this ‘perfect’, as great as Jeremy is he’s not God, so this came at a sacrifice - mild concave. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem, and as Jeremy promised, when he said mild he means mild…
The main idea behind this deviation was to keep the feel of a single kick whilst benefeiting from the advantages of a double kick. The nose gives a perfect groove for foot placement during nose wheelies, and seems to solve my problem of my foot slipping off when doing cross foot truck hooks to no handed 50-50 on flat nosed boards. Quite whether this will have any disadvantages, I don’t know yet… we’ll just have to wait and see.
Scroll down the page to see the board in it’s early works… but here it is in it’s almost completed state:
Just waiting for some new Small School wheels through from the delightful Bernhard, skid it up then this baby’s all ready to go. Can’t wait to get on it.
So today, instead of going to “The House” skatepark in Sheffield, I ended up crashing my car up and over a bollard on the moterway. Its pretty much a write off so now I have no car, and because of that, no job. I also put £40 petrol in the tank this morning, which was definatly a good idea.
You can’t see the bollard because the car crushed it (its manly you see), but its there, and ripped the bottom of my car in two. All in all, a pretty good (shit) result of a day I’d say.
Out with the old…
…In with the new!
Going to another skatepark tommorrow, a little further this time. “The House” skatepark in Sheffield. Hopefully i can learn some mini skills on my new setup…oh, and spread the good word of the school! I’m starting to enjoy skateboarding again like I used too, and I’m excited.