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crap can take you back…

Colorado has a vast selection of skateparks… almost anything a skateboarder could want is here… street or tranny, it’s here… then why do we always end up at Elyria Johnson park or York manny pad? i have done a lot of thinking about these actions and i am gonna tell you a bit about it…

i realized many of the dudes in the noLove camp come from the midwest… then i thought about what skateboarding like for me growing up in the midwest… it all started making a little more sense… we didn’t have the skatepark in every town… our training facility (TF) was a street spot… a strip mall parking lot or a gazebo in a park… it was pretty raw when i think back to those days…

so now that we have the opportunity to hit a dope park like denver, parker, or lafayette, it seems we would take advantage of that… right? wrong! haha… the problem with having a dope park is that everyone and their grandma wants to not only shred it but be there… a crowded skatepark seems far from what skateboarding was and is to me… getting snaked or ran into by a scooter is not normal when you are skateboarding… maybe a random conversation with a bum or a huge crack in front of the obstacle being skated would make me feel more at home…

the appeal of a shitty skatepark has grown on me… realizing that we could be at a park without a massive crowd was the forefront of my thought… our TF no longer had to be a crappy street spot (even though I like those too)… having an entire skatepark to the crew is pretty sick… it gives me that new age, old school feeling…

peace and noLove…

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