...at Van's skatepark, since the break. I was very tired from working so late yesterday. And being paged at 1:51 AM by someone in Germany (seriously). And again at 2:14 AM (same guy). My cat also decided around 2:45 AM that it was the perfect time to be frisky. Ugh.
Anyway, it was a good session. There was one mishap
. But I landed quite a few difficult tricks, including a 360-air-to-platform. More on that later. I wanted everyone to see what it's like to drop into a 10 foot ramp
. See how the lettering below my foot looks strange? That's because you can't see most of the transition --it's straight down until near the bottom. OK, so back to the 360-air-to-platform. The reason this trick is difficult is a) I am spinning, along with the board, 360 degrees in the air and b) I do not have the luxury of landing on the ground. Rather, I have to pull everything off before hitting the platform, which is the same height. I lose around five and a half feet. It's even harder when you fuck up and don't pull much air (as in this example). You can see it for yourself in this video.
Note: when asking random strangers to use your camera phone to shoot video, expect to spend a lot of time showing them how to use it and doing many, many re-takes.
-Only 256KB !
-For Windows platforms, please right-click the link and choose "Save Target As...".
-Open the resulting "360.3g2" file with the free Apple QuickTime
-Play around with the QuickTime window size for best viewing.