Rob Meronek Skater Profile
Hometown: Tampa FL, Stance: Goofy, Age: 43, Status: Am
Last Update: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Submit an Update
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Thanks to whoever put more crusty additions in the Tired Skateboards ditch. Tried out some @newbalancenumeric today and they are grippy, snug, and without a single hint of weird fit. Even if you're too closed minded to try new shit like most skateboarders (me included), you should at least walk around in them at your local shop. Worth a look!
#tbt to one year ago today when I quit my job and thanks to @rtclem, @porpe and a nice crew of other friends and hard workers, including support from @britmeronek, the then mess turned into @theboardr. Check the profile link there for a recap of a crazy year. Thanks for following along y'all. Sometimes I still worry but for the most part I think it worked out for the best. Woo!
Yesterday at #Innoskate for Go Skateboarding Day, Professor Schmitt showed us the evolution of deck shapes. Rippers like Uncle Sam @sambellipanni here tried modern tricks on decks from the 60's through 90's. This is the 70's deck. When you see this and that a 360 flip can easily be done on it, it's insane to think that our little human minds were simply limited by what we had not seen done yet, not by the tools and equipment we had access too and had yet to invent. I wonder what we're capable of right now but don't even know it simply because we are generally creatures that need to see something be done before we realize we can do it. Those few people that push that boundary are so important not just to the human race, but to little things like skateboarding to progress. Check out TheBoardr.com for more and a new episode of On The Boardr with more from a fun skate nerd day.
#tbt to Go Skateboarding Day 2006 where @rtclem, @mcw813, and I got cuffed and stuffed at Turtle Ditch for pushing through the Downtown Tampa streets. This year's Go Skateboarding Day in Lakeland with Rodney Mullen at the Polk Museum of Art for Innoskate involves a push through the streets, but no cuffing or stuffing. The City of Lakeland has declared that weekend "skateboarding friendly." I hope to see you there starting at Lakeland Skatepark on Saturday. Full details on @theboardr site.
In skateboard heaven I picture the cleanest most hard snapping crispy flat ground where I'm playing @Porpe in a game of SKATE and beating him over and over, similar to real life circumstances this past weekend. When I look down at my Nestor Judkins immaculate cloud kickers, I discover that they have yet to accumulate a single scratch or speck of dust. I'm chillin'. Cloud kick it with me while we sit back and watch Porpe struggle with 360 flips. These are in @TheBoardr store now. What is it about all white shoes for me...
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