ah, i just embeded it into the post, rather than posting a hotlink.
here's the link: http://vimeo.com/85104626
edit: i've seen & read that jjf skates a lot w/ greyson fletcher & is prob. at least as good a skater as he is a surfer. makes sense, IMO, that these guys are figuring out the body mechanics on land first, where they can repeat the motion over & over again.
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Thread: standard practice
Jan 30, 2014, 01:21 PM #11
Last edited by njsurfer42; Jan 30, 2014 at 01:24 PM.
Jan 30, 2014, 01:22 PM #12
When I was at Woodward, my bunk was at the bottom of a hill. In the mornings, my bunk counselor would get us up and make us roll up our sleeping bags. He would go to the patio, wait for Rollerbladers to come down the hill, and then throw the sleeping bag in front of them. Saw some hard wipeouts on account of that dude. Some mean words were exchanged but no one dared step to our stoop.
Seems cruel in retrospect, but that's how it was back then. Now there's scoot-boys everywhere, legions of urban assh*les with longboards, and metro dudes carrying skateboards around as a prop to attract chicks. At least surfing doesn't have those douches. Up here, in January, at least...
Jan 30, 2014, 01:33 PM #13
Jan 30, 2014, 10:20 PM #14
To be honest, I don't remember about the bunk. My memory is bit fuzzy from that period of my life ... sustained quite a few head injuries, one of which was on some monster vert ramp (14'?) there. I've always been comfortable on tranny, but rarely skated anything over 5/6 feet, outside of an extension. I was on top of that ramp with some buds, joking around about dropping in, and my idiotic, impulsive teenage self just went for it. BAM. Straight to my head, knocked out for a bit. Woke up and skated the day away. I also got racked real good.
I got to skate with Steve Cab there, that was cool. Some other pros too. Chris Cole sold me a deck for 5 bucks... the next day I snapped it. Tail to the floor. I have never snapped a deck in my life. That b*stard ripped me off... If you're out there Chris, you owe me 5 bucks.
I've definitely got a couple more stories from that place. Might have to revive the 'dumping in water' thread....