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Some skating… April 8, 2012

Posted by bibliosk8er in freestyle skateboarding, skateboarding.
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Yesterday I had my 4th freestyle practice. As noted earlier, it has been a long time since I’ve done this stuff. Thinking about it, really, it has been at least 4 years. Of course I’ve been skating a lot on longboard, so it isn’t like I’ve not been skating. Still feeling a little clumsy on the small freestyle board, but overall I think it is going well.

Video is a great learning tool. For example, this video brought a couple of things to my attention:

  1. On my 360 shove-its, when I hang my rear foot over the edge less during take-off, I get a much better landing — better style – with my foot really on the board nicely, rather than on the heel with my toes hanging off.
  2. I remembered that on fingerflips, if I keep my knees together and pointed slightly forward, it not only looks better, but improves the trick by getting both less functioning in better unison.
So I think if I can keep up these practices for a couple of months I’ll be doing pretty well. All the skills should be back. 
Oh, the crazy electronic music is mine too. Downloadable here.
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