The Seductive Kickflip; a Long Love/Hate Relationship

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Today I have a glorious update that I actually skated, the first time in 5 weeks. First I skated down the street to make some errands. Then later in the day I went to Forest Park. I took it easy and I am not sure if my neck is 100 percent. I did not fall much, and only did 2 kickflips. Both kickflips were very slow, just a baby push, a slow roll, and then the trick.  I landed both, which is a slight accomplishment I guess. In my memory, I don’t remember any sessions that I have not done kickflips. No matter how easy I’m taking it I always gravitate to doing flip tricks and in particular kickflips. I’ve hurt myself on kickflips so I love them and hate them.

5 weeks ago I went to Forest Park and a few of my friends were there. We decided to…

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Smoothest, most in the groove session since the 80s.

Relearning to Skateboard

Today
After a day of taking care of business I paused the evening with the wife for a precisely timed skate session.

Initially I was going to cut it to three makes of each trick, but from the start I was landing almost everything consecutively. Kept going and did 5 or more makes of each. At the end I had twenty minutes left for tres and heelflip practice.

Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Rite Aid

Drills

Fakie Ollies
5
Backside Half-cabs
5
180 Backside Ollies
10
Frontside Popshovits
5
Backside Popshovits
5
Fakie Kickflips
5
180 Backside kickflips
5
Varial Flips
5
360 Frontside Ollies
(Landing at least 300°, pivoting around the rest).
Kickflips
25

New Trick Practice

Heelflips
25 attempts. 1 make. 4% make rate.
As I keep saying, came super close a few other times. Coming along.
Learning to put my rear foot back on the very…

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