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, February 04, 2007

Winter Oasis

Holy frostbite Batman! It's c-c-c-cold! So what's a skater to do. No car, no internet skate forums, no X-games on tv, no new skate videos to watch, no parent willing to shell out a few bucks for a trip to the over crowded skatepark... Wait, that was 1989... This is 2007!! I'm old now. To Phil's!!

Phil is a mutual friend of the 'Cretins, connected from way back. He's also a FRO (ramp owner). (Technically, he owns 2, but one is naked-it needs resheetin.) He tossed out an invite quite some time ago to come skate his new ramp - in his garage. Well, FINALLY, after weeks of threatening to call him, we did. Skidzilla and I ventured into the wilderness that is Spencer county to skate, in SHORTS, in February. And it was good.

We had not skated in awhile. And this was a new ramp. We expected to struggle, and we did. But not long at all. The ramp is smooth and easy to ride. Getting used to the ramp was not a problem. Mofo wussed out (as he and Skid ran 7 miles in the cold today) and stayed home to take a nap. It would have been fun to watch him rip this ramp. OH WELL! Maybe next week? But Phi provided plenty of the obligatory ramp owner rippage. Lipslides and blunt-to-axle-stalls. Nice. Dave hit the 5-0, and frontside grinds and stalls nice and smooth WITHOUT the DP hangup style. "'Bout damn time." He even got a 270 stall. I was able to get a great BS nollie disaster, and BS disaster. Pivots are getting easier and easier too. Love that trick, as simple as it is.

So big props to Phil, and no offense to Mofo. As if my ramp envy wasn't bad enough already. But damn it was nice to skate when it's so brutally cold. The new deck and wheels still haven't touched 'crete though.

Skidzilla bustin' a BS 5-0


Our host FRO Phil - lipslidin' away

Well done Phil.


  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger mangadezi-jr said…

    I really really want a mini right now, worse than anything (well, almost . . .) looks like a blast!!

  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger OMP said…

    NICE! I hope OMP can make the trip sometime. If he doesn't forget how to skate...cuz it's been so long!

  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger gimpinainteasy said…

    Looks fun. Glad to see that you guys got to skate a bit. It's been too long.

    Hey OMP! Tell OMP that I can't wait to session with him sometime soon!


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