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March 7-8 Weekend of Skating
Saturday
We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend. I will cut to the chase. A lot of people showed up at the Alabaster skatepark. We had the usual suspects plus a few out of towners (Coast Guard Chris from Mobile.....OS Steve from past Moody...and others). Lots of skating. Lots of stoke-age. Lots of fun! Great to have a pretty good session going again.
Gettin ready to get down!
Gettin ready to get down!
The groms infest the bowl!
The groms infest the bowl!
Young girl skater snakes the little guys!
Young girl skater snakes the little guys!
Coast Guard Chris backside grinding upside down with style
Coast Guard Chris backside grinding upside down with style
Yep...that there is Tim Spinosi...grinding!
Yep...that there is Tim Spinosi...grinding!
You can never get tired of seeing Eddings do tucked frontside airs!
You can never get tired of seeing Eddings do tucked frontside airs!
Coast Guard Chris frontside in the big boys' end of the bowl
Coast Guard Chris frontside in the big boys' end of the bowl
Jason does his weird handplant-backside-air-thing
Jason does his weird handplant-backside-air-thing
Coast Guard Chris fuggin up the coping...damn out of towners! haha
Coast Guard Chris fuggin up the coping...damn out of towners! haha
Coast Guard Chris clicks out a backside air...one of many
Coast Guard Chris clicks out a backside air...one of many
An actual session in effect! It's been a while!
An actual session in effect! It's been a while!
Spinosi honing in on coping
Spinosi honing in on coping
Matt with his weird shallow end Lien to tail
Matt with his weird shallow end Lien to tail
Coast Guard Chris rocks and rolls
Coast Guard Chris rocks and rolls
Matt's foot flopping floater to tail
Matt's foot flopping floater to tail
Steve works the round wall on the OS deck
Steve works the round wall on the OS deck
Eddings tucks up and over the hip!
Eddings tucks up and over the hip!
Another old guy out of retirement and new bowl skater hitting tile for first time...another addict is born!
Another old guy out of retirement and new bowl skater hitting tile for first time...another addict is born!
Steve goes clackity clack
Steve goes clackity clack
Scott Lolley popping frontside ollies at tile and padless in the deep end
Scott Lolley popping frontside ollies at tile and padless in the deep end
Scott getting early grabs at tile....time to pad up and push higher!
Scott getting early grabs at tile....time to pad up and push higher!
Jason hits a little backside grind in the deep at session's end
Jason hits a little backside grind in the deep at session's end
Sunday
Another beautiful day! Everyone wanted a change of pace....partially due to being so sore from skating the bowl so long yesterday. Being old rules! haha Calls were made, plans were plotted, and promises to be there given. We all showed up at the ditch at around 2pm. Skated till near dark. Everyone was stepping it up...trying new lines....new tricks here and there...reaching down deep in their bag of tricks from the past. It was fun watching each of us coming up with something to surprise the others. It didn't come without a price though, but we pushed through the pain...literally...as long as we could. I know I left at 5-ish only because I had two pretty good slams right on my left palm....PJ style....the curse lives on! haha Eddings also managed to scrape himself up. Tim and Barry just wore themselves out. Through it all, I don't think any of us would have wanted to be anywhere else. It was a blast! These are the kind of days you look back on fondly.
Some people just see a ditch....we see nirvana!
Some people just see a ditch....we see nirvana!
Spinosi cranking around
Spinosi cranking around
Eddings backside grinding the block
Eddings backside grinding the block
Spinosi re-learning an old favorite
Spinosi re-learning an old favorite
Eddings backside layback
Eddings backside layback
Eddings close up for style
Eddings close up for style
Break in the Action
Break in the Action
Moments before this went really wrong
Moments before this went really wrong
Barry scoping out some lines...the good kind! hahaha
Barry scoping out some lines...the good kind! hahaha
One of my best pics in a while....Eddings with style for miles!
One of my best pics in a while....Eddings with style for miles!
Solomon...another frontside grind with a cold beverage in hand....Perfect!
Solomon...another frontside grind with a cold beverage in hand....Perfect!
Solomon's puffy palm courtesy of backside ollies
Solomon's puffy palm courtesy of backside ollies
Eddings takes home some souvenirs
Eddings takes home some souvenirs