Thursday, July 17, 2014

Random Rant

Seriously a pretty crazy week. Been shredding the skateboard a bit lately and finally buying a whole board and gonna shred some mini ramp on the thing. Its the challenge to get better that attracts me and Ive bitten the hook for sure. New setup is an all white and blue "real" deck, with indy trucks and spitfire wheels to round it out. Pretty excited to finally have my own setup, Ive skated a few different shop boards from time to time and given away my last setup earlier in the year so Im stoked to build this one and not let it go. Been riding slightly above average lately too. Been dialing in the flairs and starting to do smaller transitions and having 50/50 results so pretty juiced Im still able to push it a little bit. Bike party is tomorrow night 18.5miles of pedaling enjoyment and its at a good time, will be good to clear the head and just pedal and manual. Stretch out the quads. Been debating on hitting the Colorado race in 2 weeks, flights are slightly pricey so leaning towards NO, but Ive done worse things so still very much in the air. What else is new? Campers have been so awesome, cant say thanks enough for hanging with a new group of kids every week it really keeps you on your toes and its crazy trying to encourage kids in 5 days to step outside their comfort zones. Love it though seriously love it. Park is killllllin it and we makin moves. Holla!

Monday, July 14, 2014

1 step forward, 2 steps back?

Most think thats a problem or an issue, or some subliminal message about whaaa whaaaaa poor me. Nah eff that. I say if you are forced back by 2 steps you actually gain some running room to get some momentum going for your next effort :) Use that room to your advantage! Started 4th camp of the summer today to the tune of 13 strapping young gentleman ready to rock. It was a good day taught some kids some new shred maneuvers and got back into the groove after Vegas. Vegas... Argentina failed me that was the biggest single bet hit. Three card poker I dont know if I love or hate it... I went with $500 in my pocket and had to hit the ATM for an additional $300 at some point so thats not a good sign right? Trip was mehhh Im truly a solo dolo person Ive come to realize when it comes to Vegas. I did however meet up with Carla and had a drink or two playing video poker. And by a drink or two I mean a pair of $30 pepsi's LOL. Was a good bit of driving, pool session was chill and thats about it. Next stop is Colorado for a race in Dacono that I won like 10 years ago haha. I think Im going to just race at tracks I used to shred at back in the day. Might be a short trip/list though haha. Thats all for now peeps I gave someone some keen advice today that was something to the effect of "only look forward and better your future because the past is just that, its behind you and you cant be effective going forward if your stuck looking the wrong way"

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Long Overdue

This blog was long overdue and some more of payin it forward was overdue as well. Enter my newest project which I called S3 aka Summer Scooter Session @LCRSP. Now before you start ranting about how gay scooters are and how stupid they are and dont belong in skateparks you have to know 2 very important things. The first one is I dont give two shits what you think and your opinion holds no weight to me, second thing is I love me some kids and kids love the scooters so by default Im loving the scoot game too. So I planned this event and the company support was strong from day 1 which was a good sign, I knew the kids would come out and Rachel came through with a solid flier in plenty of time to get the word out. That flier ended up going fairly viral through some channels in the scoot industry and it all translated into the perfect scooter storm. I was hoping for 35-40 entrants and was pretty shocked when I saw we had 74 amateurs and 9 pro riders. Thats amazing and single handedly our biggest entrant list of all time. I got a crazy sun burn from being halfway in the sun but was all totally worth it. Kids had a blast and I had a blast hooking them up with over $2000 worth of product. Totally good times and worth the crazy day. Did some reflecting on it already and getting ready to get started on the next event. Woot woot.