So i started having foot pain after an especially heavy skate session in May and decided to see my foot doctor about it. I have some super flat feet and I’ve been working to keep ‘em in good shape for a while but the day of my first visit, doc told me that i would have to go in for an MRI and might possibly need surgery…yikes. Today i had my follow-up for this MRI and according to it, i have some sort of chronic damage to the tendon under my foot from skating, and bone structure that could lead to some harsh arthritis when I’m older. This is all a pretty big bummer, but the doc says that i can keep on skating and talk about a possible surgery in 5 or 6 months. The pain isn’t very bad at the moment but an unrelated injury has me of the board. happy skating
Archive for June, 2009
I went down to Belton, Texas, and skated with Mike “Grumpy Ol’ Bastard” Moore yesterday. Some ditch skating and a nice little hill. Shot lots of video of him and he shot of a couple of my runs too. Was fun. This vid is mostly Mike — but if you watch carefully you’ll see me doing the same run a twice, haha.
Left a few small school stickers in Mike’s guest house.
For those who care, I’m riding a 36″ Big Red X Ditchdigger, with Indys and some 56mm Bones Softcores. The wheels are smooth and fast, but I found that the soft formula really deformed a lot when I cranked through a carve. I could really feel it — like riding on marshmellows.
With all the skateparks around, this is actually the first time I’ve skated a ditch in about 3 years. Funny, because back in Austin that’s all I used to skate. I actually prefer it to parks — its a lot more fun.
Anyway — here’s the video. Nothing too amazing. Just two old guys skating a ditch.