Tuesday, August 12, 2014

speaking of skateboarding.....

I, like most, have always been entertained and hyped on the big time "banger" skate parts but it's a world i can't even fathom. I've always connected a little closer to the odd and interesting skate parts, mostly because they look fun and even though just as difficult sometimes, seem somewhat approachable. I never had a deep bag of tricks skating, just tried to focus on the few tricks I had and make them feel and look as cool as I could. I think thats why I like skating weird and different stuff because theres no meter or unit of measurement as to how good you are or aren't...no stairs to count, length of ledge to measure or amount of board rotations to get lost in.

 The same can be said for choppers. I've built or just done the hard stuff on maybe 20+ bikes and it's become pretty apparent to me what my "few tricks" are. Now I could always try and force it by "taking it to the next level" but talent and desire to are a couple reasons why I haven't buy mostly, I've just never been a next level person. Actually, I've been the same, mundane person for the better part of my life...not sure if thats a good or bad thing.... I'd be lying if I was to say I wasn't trying to impress anybody but whether it's skating or bikes, I think the organic or natural approach always wins and I don't mean trophies but more like the essence of what all this was meant to be in the first place.

eh...my eyes are starting to cross and I'm beginning to ramble, just watch the video and be stoked


  1. Rolling down the sidewalk, hearing your hardware vibrate loose and wheels hit every crack, popping what you thought was a sweet ollie up a curb when actually you end up just hanging up on your back truck...flying head and shoulders onto some strangers lawn promptly scrambling to get up acting like it didn't happen...that's my best trick. There isn't a next level when you peak, just bonus rounds!

  2. Something to said for consistency. The way I look at it is if you're enjoying what you're doing then you're living better than most. I was always a very self conscious skateboarder. I had friends that were super fucking good but that was never me. It took years (and to some extent it's not gone) to be able to not care if people watched me skate. I certainly don't skate as much as I should but the other day I took my daughter around on the board, 16 months old and she had the biggest smile on her face. As soon as we stopped she kept signing for more. That my friend is the greatest trick I've ever done. Guess I'm a little of topic