CRETIN: /kret'in/, /kree'tn/, n.
Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything right

CONCRETIN: /kahn'kret'in/, /kahn'kree'tn/, n.
Cretin who loves to skate concrete

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Last Ride Party

Something strange happened yesterday. I met some friends at the downtown skatepark - where the Dew Free Flow tour was gearing up, with tons of rippage going down - and we had a great little session as well. OMP busted out his new wheels and ceramics, he seems happy with them shown by his speed and comfortable grinds everywhere. (We got some great footage - but why is that local news cameramen can NEVER watch for the rippers and film THEM for the 11:00 news footage of the event - nothing but crowds and bails. Stupid.)

That wasn't strange. We have been planning a "Last Ride" Party at Kyle's mini - before the rebuild. But somewhere between the skatepark, and Corydon, Indiana, we drove through a time warp and we were transported back to sometime in the early 90's. (It was easy to believe if you averted your eyes from my hairline and looked at Kyle's 80's hairband like style. Sorry man.) We sessioned the hell out of Kyle's mini ramp. We all immediately had good runs. As if we were young and just found a new perfectly built mini to thrash. (True - except for the young part.)

No amount of me trying to list tricks and triumphs can possibly convey the stoke of this ALL DAY session. How long has it been since you've skated ALL DAY? For 12 hours straight, my life was all about skating (even longer for other 'Cretins). "We" even built a launch ramp! (Perfect transition Kman!) If only we could keep Dave from droppin' trough. My camera is pissed for having witnessed that. We were so whipped after the launch sesh - and even said "just a couple more mini runs and I'm done." Well, that session didn't end for another hour and a half. The best session of the day, no doubt. Everyone has 5-0s now! OMP hit it on his 2nd try, and threw in 2 in the same run, just to say "What? That's hard for you?" Bastard.

Here are some pics that just barely skim the surface of our insane day. I'm sure Skidzilla could throw down some literary genius, so I'll let him entertain you with words... Your up Dave. Anyone? Anyone?

From Plywood to Playwood.

Waste not want not. Spare parts, spare time.

Mini Rippage

Work of a ConArtist

Blurry Concretins


  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger OMP said…


    Thanks guys for helping me land the 5-O's and Rock&Rolls!


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