The Lincoln Park SK8 Team by Skribe 1
to Order the New FIRME "Skulls and Roses" SK8 Board.
I went to the skate spot and saw Angel (the captain of the Lincoln Park SK8
Team). "Was sup," slapped hands and he told me he had taken a hard fall moments
earlier. I could still see the pain in his face, so I tried to take his mind off
it, "What's it called when you're rail sliding and you tweak the back truck up
onto the rail?"
"A feeble." He reminded me. "oh, yeah." Among the
familiar faces, I spotted a guy sweating and catching his breath on the
transitions. New era cholio, more dressed like a hip-hop thugster... he rode to
the channel and tried to do a 180 degree ollie over the 4' channel and ride down
the other side backward in a fakie position. He almost made it, but bailed at
the last minute (these guys learn how to fall and not get hurt). I recognized
him from the SK8 jams they had at the original skate park, but he had gotten
older and better. I asked him his name and he shook my hand smiling (knowing I'm
a sponsor) "Raul", he answered. "I noticed you've been putting in work and
getting better. Your dedication to the art is showing; your skill-level is
advancing." "Thank you, sir", he said. Smile beaming. He rode again towards the
channel with Firm confidence and ollied a slow-motion 180 that went smooth when
he landed going backwards. He just continued down the embankment with his arms
raised in triumphant victory.
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When he came back up to the top of the run I
complimented him on his move, and told him his hard work paid off. I just tossed
him a new Firme
Fatigues with the Zapata
Camouflage. "Welcome to the Lincoln Park SK8 Team". He was at a loss for
words, and just managed to say, "This is for Firme
Fatigues..." rolling toward the channel this time he picked the back trucks
up and snapped his nose in a powerful nollie that soared him through the air,
awesome in its execution; perfect in its timing. The other skaters at the park
gave applause 'cause it looked so nice. When he came back Raul shook my hand and
thanked me, I told him his membership fee of $25 would cover a deck/ t-shirts
would be $12 from now on. He would be given an opportunity to come out in the
video, if he attended the practices that we haven't scheduled yet...
written by SKRIBE ONE!