Awhile back, Jack and I made a trip up to Fort Collins to drop of some Null boards. On the way up we found this…
We fantasized about the truck being closer and skating from the top of the truck into this giant ramp thing. Unfortunately it was meant for a car dealership to display cars and was built purposely to not allow wheels to roll down it.
Fun times. Then a little while later, a squirrel came to visit…
My real camera died, but there are many more pictures from my phone…
And that’s all for today’s postings.
I keep forgetting to post this. I was originally gonna save it maybe or at least save some of the clips, but it’s out there.. so if you haven’t seen it… here it is. (Thanks Blaine!)
I have been really terrible about checking my email for this site… but I guess I was emailed this video clip two months ago and asked to show my support by posting it. I’ll say up front that this is a totally different side of skating than what I know – I guess besides the fact that I skate and I’m not a dude. I’ve entered some local contests in the past, but never taken that aspect of skating too seriously. I personally just love to skate and love the filming/photos side of the it – makes it all a little more artsy I suppose.
Also, (as far as I know), I’ve never been laughed at for being a girl and skating, and I don’t think anyone’s told me I shouldn’t be skating because I’m a girl. I mean my dad told me about 3 year ago I was forbidden to skate (which if you know how old I am makes that pretty silly) but I think that’s just cause he thinks (or maybe thought?, maybe seeing my photos is working on his opinion? maybe?) skating is stupid, and plenty of people who don’t skate have been very confused by why I skate. But in general, being a girl never really seemed to hold me back from skating. In fact, sometimes it affords me the luxury of easily impressing people who automatically hold a pretty low standard for girls on skateboards. Sometimes I’ll get props from random people on days that I feel like I’m skating like crap, and the days that I feel like I’m ripping… well those days I’m stoked enough I don’t really care what anyone else thinks.
Either way I’m surprised to hear they’re taking girls/womens divisions out of large contests, because it seems like the level of skateboarding among girls and women is improving and growing. At least that’s the impression I’ve been getting over the years. So even though it’s two months later, I just want to show a little support and post the clip…
(Well having trouble with the embedded code – appears to be the wrong type to post here so here’s the link instead…. Girls Just Wanna Grind )
Julian flew into Denver on Saturday and was on his way to Breckenridge. Before he headed into the mountains, I met up with him for a little skate/photo mission. And today I was ecstatic to see he posted about the adventure. So, I figured I’d write my own little post and steal his photos from his post – hope you don’t mind Julian!
I wasn’t really sure where to meet up and wasn’t sure how I was feeling in terms of skating. I was so insanely sore after KOTC ended that I hadn’t skated all week. Best solution… spots where I don’t have to ollie. Ha. Fuzz suggested a bank to wall in an alley, so that was spot number one. I told Julian to meet me at Denver park, cause it’s a pretty easy place to find. In the end, I met up with him and his wife at a restaurant close by. The happy hour deal was two-for-one beers, and I think the two pints I drank ended up being the reason I landed this wallride…
So psyched. I landed one, but tried quite a few. I left the spot dripping in blood and so proud of myself. A really good feeling. And it seemed appropriate for an ice cream break.
After that, we headed to 18th and Welton. Before I snapped the tail off my board, I did get a few tricks and another awesome photo…
Super big thanks to Julian. I don’t know if I would have done that wallride if he hadn’t told me he saw it going down… far before I thought I’d be able to pull it off. Definitely check out his post and his site http://helloskatergirl.com/.
Back in maybe February, I shot some photos with the photographer Julian Bleecker and again one day in San Francisco in March. He’s working on a book project all about girl skateboarding. I recently saw that he posted a flip-through video clip of the prototype for his project. I was psyched to see there are some photos of yours truly at the way end!
Apparently having some trouble with the embedding code… you can always click the link above though if the video never appears.
Now in it’s 4th year, this epic girls skate event takes place on Saturday 9th July and is part of the Relentless NASS Action Sports Festival.
Not only is this Europe’s biggest action sports and music festival, but the girls skate contest is part of the World Cup Skateboarding series.
The prize pot is already over $1,600 and still growing and the rider list looks set to include the likes of Lacey Baker (US), Amy Caron (US), Eliana Sozco (BRAZIL), Leticia Bufoni (BRAZIL), Julia Wilshusen (SPAIN), Lucy Adams (UK) and Helena Long (UK) to name just a few.
The insane crowd atmosphere and phenomenal level of skating last year made it one of the most talked about events of the skate calendar – and this year it looks set to raise the bar yet again – so wherever you are in the world, come show your support and be a part of this amazing, fun weekend.
All the latest news, buzz and build-up for the event can be found on www.skatergirl.co.uk