Holy shit I just met Steve Olson!

Relearning to Skateboard

Craving carving, grinding and sliding
Originally this post was going to be called, “Grinding or sliding is a whole other cousin”. But while I was writing it I met Steve Olson, and so that took precedence. Here’s the skinny on the original post theme:
Truck grinding. Tail sliding. I’m getting very slowly better at getting things in place for these desires, but it is an entirely different monster when it comes to getting it to move (grind). It isn’t just, “add speed.” Whether it be fronttail, backtail, frontside or backside 5-0 or 50-50 or even flipping into these, it seems I have to add speed and lessen the angle at which I make contact with the curb. Lessen it so it doesn’t absorb the momentum with a slap down. By decreasing the angle it might also affect the way I actually do the trick into the grind. I’m still a…

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One thought on “Holy shit I just met Steve Olson!

  1. Thank you Kate!!!! Thank you for posting my blog entry from yesterday! I was such a geek about meeting him. And then TODAY, just now was getting a bagel from a different place and I saw him AGAIN! Didn’t want to bother him though, or come across like a stalker so I just left him eating his breakfast in peace. He must live in the neighborhood.


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