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

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Freakin' Ramp Virgin...

Skidzilla and I roll to Corydon with fellow ‘crete lover, but still Mofo-ramp virgin Brett (our “Stunt Nathan” from the first LT video). We were stoked to take someone new to Mofo’s crib. We joined a session already in progress with Eric, Trav, and of course Mofo. Now, we knew Brett could skate, he regularly rips up the park, but D A M N ! Mofo had a great night as well, as we weren’t hassling him quite as much since Brett was absolutely destroying the ramp, along with our hopes that we might have a ounce of talent to show off, since we skate the ramp regularly. Let’s see, first time on this ramp and he pulled: bs tail, fs chink chink, bs chink chink(WHAT!), grinds galore, and more pivot combos and stall variations than we wanted to admit were possible. His fluid style allowed him to simply flow right back in even when we thought for sure he was bailing (finally) so we could get a 4 wall run, then wait 20 minutes for our turn again. It was so much fun to watch, but so frustrating simply because “I cant skeet none.”

Mofo was moving at mach2 slippin’ all over the place on the TajMaWall, into fast poked out salad grinds, and buttery smooth sliders. You expect this from the owner, not from someone who just met this ramp. Skidzilla was on as well. Several 5-0s and good pivots, and perfect 270 stall. Everyone was skating MUCH faster than usual. From a pedestrian POV, it may have seemed like a pissing contest, but the commraderie and cheers were shouted for everyone’s hardest trick and best runs, even though none technically came close to Mofo’s and Brett’s. Trav worked the wall and 50-50s. We really cashed in every rebate knowing how long Brett and Kyle’s runs were going to be. And any hesitation when you were up would get you snaked. (Sorry guys.) I was able to land 50-50s, a few 5-0s, and really comfy pivots, but the fs grinds again escaped my grasp. FS is skeery. Then there’s your friendly over 30 “grom,” Eric... he just started skating in May. No, he didn’t start again like so many our age, he JUST STARTED. We’ve watched him learn carves, then drop-in, and get faster every week. He learned tailstalls on the ramp, and then completely out of the blue attempts a rock fakie! We went ballistic! Someone is feeling confident! What was it, his 4th or 5th try and he landed it? A simple trick, but inspiring nonetheless. It was clear that he’ll have rock-n-rolls by the end of the month. Well done Eric! Piss off Brett! (just kidding - no really, piss off)

Eric Rocks


  • At 6:10 PM, Blogger gimpinainteasy said…

    Damn, wish I coulda been there. I know you all had a blast. Yup, everytime I see Eric he is definitely noticeably better than the time I last saw him. Watch Out!!

  • At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WHEW!! Who is the hottie in the background? Yeah, the one in the sweaty, blue shirt! KA-CHOW!! Is he for real, or frontin'? Dude's gotta be a poser cuz I ain't NEVER seen a skater's got it goin on like that.

  • At 10:18 PM, Blogger Nikoli said…

    Amand, uh, I mean, Anon, that's just some punk ass mofo ramp virgin...

  • At 12:23 PM, Blogger NoShow said…

    Watch it or you guys will give me a big head (then my center of gravity will be off, my skate feet will leave me, and I'll be earning a hipper every session like the "early" days back in May and June :D ).

    Can't wait to make it out again!

    Oh, and no mention of Skidzilla smashing the light switch with his shoulder? Yipes!

  • At 5:04 PM, Blogger gimpinainteasy said…

    Nevermind the big head, do something gnarly and Dave will give you a big ball.

    I'm looking to come down again this coming weekend, weather permitting.


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