Boardslide Lessons with the Skate Campers

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

The skate campers were on some boardslide lessons with Alex when I walked through the Park just now. I found it amazing how each one of them takes a different approach to learning skateboarding. Next time you're at a skate park, take a minute to watch a bunch of new kids and how they learn. Maybe it will remind you to re-think some of the ways you approach learning a new trick. It sure got me thinking and sometimes laughing which is always good.

I wonder if the trucks, shoelaces, and helmet sync was intentional?
Try to turn 90 degrees to keep that back truck from dragging you down.
Sometimes, it feels more natural to hit things frontside. For me growing up skating, everything even to this day feels more comfortable frontside. Kickturn on a bank, skating a mini-ramp, pumping around on a vert ramp - whatever - it's all frontside turns that I gravitate to.
Young Junt! Hit it at the end to get comfortable with the slide first.
Baby back foot steez in the making.
Sometimes you're at a stand still when you make your trick. Don't worry, you'll grow out of it and if you don't, it's not hopeless. There are some pros that have made a career out of that.
He's obviously a DC fan.
It's okay, everyone beams when they're little. You'll grow out of it. And if you don't, as usual, no worries. There are plenty of big babies with a career in the sketchy skateboard industry.

Body at Camp

Scotty the Body is helping out with the crew of skate campers. He was in Frosty's Dungeon today where he was showing how to carve/5.0 using himself as an obstacle. For all you tech/gadget geeks out there, this is filmed with the Fuji X100 where you can see the continuous autofocus is completely worthless. You shouldn't really be filming anything with this camera anyways. Other than that, it's the best chill cam I've ever used.

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