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knockin’ some sense into me…

on another streets saturday, we were cruising around the hampden and i-25 (south denver) area… after warming up at a super tough spot, we moved on to a ditch spot… it is a pretty cool spot… and i have seen it in some denver videos in the past…

it is a hard spot to get a good trick it seemed like… again, a tough spot… a couple of the doods were feeling the spot… Craig was hittin’ a front wallride, while Grant and i were rushing the ditch… we were throwing ollies in this bank frontside that lead us into the ditch… then carving the other side of the ditch to come back and hit the bank for a flip trick… we weren’t doing anything too crazy… having a blast…

i was getting hyped on our tricks… i thought if we could do our shit back to back, it would be well worth a clip! feeling the hype, i was gonna land this trick… i ollied into the ditch like i had 10 times before, hit the carve like i wanted, set my feet up quickly, and got my momentum going with my trick (i don’t know the name of it exactly… it is basically a kickflip to fakie but you do a backside flip on the bank)… i catch the board almost perfectly and i fully commit… bad move!

i catch my heel on the bank and get tossed from about 10 feet up… i go straight to the flat on my shitty skull! i lose my 20/20 vision for a split second… i lay on the ground staring at the sky… man, it was a beautiful sight… i hear the doods shouting at me from the top of the ditch… i stayed put and checked for blood… nothing… so lucky… i realize i am sort of okay… i sit up… the homies are all around ready to help in any way… we chat about the fall and they make sure i remember… i get up and i am ultra dizzy… i cannot believe i made it out of that in one piece…

i got a lot of knowledge from this slam… know how to fall, take care of your homies, and appreciate your abilities everyday…

we all know i fall and tumble all the time… i am pretty sure the only way i am still skating as well as i am at age 28 is because i am the falling champion… without those tumbling skills, i’d be out of the game for sure…

i think everyone knows we have a tight crew… and a big crew… but to know that over 10 doods had my back and were ready to save the day for me was beyond reassuring… it made me feel good… i appreciate it, homies!

i have been skating harder than i think i ever have this past year… i have been pushing my body and mind to the limits whenever i can… i have been getting extremely confident with a lot of trick and shit… it has been pretty cool ignore my brain (pun intended!)… my confidence in my skateboarding has shut down the mental side of shredding… this fall put me back in my place… i was trying something that i can do, and i still got owned!

i am beyond lucky to be able to still shred… respect your skateboarding ability and body everyday… those two things need to be recognized daily…

peace and noLove…

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