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

Monday, October 27, 2008

What's in Kingsport, TN?

Well, a smooth little skatepark with some odd lines and finiky coping for starters.

The "Scott Adams Memorial Skatepark" has smooth concrete
and lots of speed can be found if you're patient with yourself
(like I need to be) or good, like all other skaters are.

There is a great 3 clover bowl. It took me 1-1/2 sessions to find
the speed line. Don't get too upset that the coping sticks out like
the Hunchback of Notre Damn (yeah ruined several great runs)
in some spots and smooth as little Indy's butt in others.
(reference a small Cretin)

Once the speed was found, you can ride it until your legs fall off!
I did find a couple of 50/50's on that stupid coping.

There is also a kind of snake run into a deep end pocket. There
are a couple of hips in this and tons of speed. Very fun!

Only real let down was that the locals seemed to avoid the round walls
in favor of the street area. It's hard for an old man to take run after run
and not share the crete with anyone.

Thanks for hosting an old sk8r Kinsport locals. See ya again sometime.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Skateboarding... FAIL

I saw this on (What Would Tyler Durden Do?) but it looks like it came from

Skateboarding... FAIL

All I can say is... ouch.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our lil' park...

'Twas a beautiful Saturday morning... the park had quite a few more riders than most mornings, but not too bad. Brett was rolling and Adam even brought his wife along, perhaps to give her a firsthand look so she can tell her friends, "No really, he goes skateboarding at the skatepark," when they ask what's he REALLY up to. :)

I was ready to rip with the excitement of new wood, fresh grip, and brand new matching urethane. An original Powell Peralta Frankie Hill "ear" model, shoed with perdy blue re-issue G-bones. I was sooo stoked when I put it together last night. I just knew I was gonna be super hyped on my session... I FAIL!

Never before have I noticed such a difference between wheels. They are big, and easily roll onto and off of the coping, and they are stealthy quiet, but they are also S L O W ! I was bummed after only 2 runs, knowing that my ride was not going to get any better, no matter how cool and vintage my new deck looked. I do feel pretty good about the deck itself, but I need a better session to be sure. Fresh grip tape always helps because your board REALLY sticks to your feet. Anyone wanna buy some wheels? Only one session on them, graphics aren't even scratched... *sigh* Will trade for fresh Rainskates.

Though I did get a good air and a couple of grinds in the 8', lame as they were. Crappy session is better than no session.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

gettin' sauced

more pics available at this here link