As you can see in these clips I’ve actually got frontside carves to title in the shallow end pretty good. I have them pretty good at this point. i have backside kickturns to tile in th shallow end
but I dont really count those. You know, kickturns just arent as cool
as having all 4 wheels down and carving. So, you can see right here frontside carve to tile. Now here is a backside kickturn, you know, its cool but not quite as cool as the carves. The one thing, that I still really really need to learn at this point is that I really needed that! I needed to learn how to launch out, because oh I get so tired climbing out of this pool. This clip is shot on the same day as the previous clip
and this is the first time that I succesfully launched out
and got it on video. Did you catch that?
If you look really close to see that was actually one wheeled backside kickturn. and I launched out successfully
now on this watch this blue line indicates my backside carve the first time now watch my frontsides finally started
to get higher. Boom that was actually above the blue line that was higher than the backside
carve. and that one was all the way to the tile. and of course I screwed up the launch again. This one has been pretty stoked to this is
another one wheel backside turn watch this right there. Wasn’t it cool?
Y didn’t see it? Okay lets back it up. Watch in slow motion right here. There you go all three wheels out of the pool! That was pretty slick I love that one.
The crazy thing about pulling that one off though is the fact that
I honestly didn’t know i did it if it wasn’t for the video I’d never would
have realized it No what you just saw, that was the very first
time than I ever hit tile frontside in the deep end of this pool. Most of the time I would shoot these clips a day or two after
I achieve my goal but that was the very first time on video. Thats the first tile in the deep end on a frontside. (So I am going to take me for today.) So keeping score? At this point I could drop in.
I could launch out. I could hit frontside carves to tile in the shallow. Frontside carves to tile in the deep. But I coudn’t do that! I couldn’t do backside carves to tile in the shallow
and I couldn’t do backside to to tile in the deep.
those are the two things I had to learn
But you know what? That’s not the only time I bailed I got too plenty of falls. in the process of learning how to skate a pool. Frontside tile! Tile in the shallow, frontside. **** Frontside tile in the deep. **** Believe it or not that one right there was one of the worst
bails that I had. You’ll notice it takes me quite a while
to get back to my feet. it doesn’t look like it was a really bad bail
the reason that it hurt so much was because had actually fallen and landed on my hip probably about two or three times before that within the
past couple of days. So that bail right there was like my fourth hipper in less than a week. It really hurt because my hip was already so
bruised. that one took my a while to get out of the pool. But you know what Everything was worth it.
everything paid off in the end because this right here is the first run that i have
on video where I actually pulled off everything that I’ve been trying to achieve. got it! Now at the end I make a mistake right here
actually come out and I say that i did three perfect runs but I lost count I actual did four. So all six! All 6 of my goals.
FS/BS Carves in the shallow and deep. Three times on tape. Okay let’s watch the run in slow motion,
and we can go over some little tipps. Here the drop in of course making sure you bend
your knees keep your weight centered. Now watch as I come up to transition I’m kinda bend … and bend. And right there, is when I really pump.
When I am about half way up the transition. And then I compress of course when I am at the apex. Now I’m standing up, compress and there we go pump up that wall compressed at the apex.
Again right here. I am pretty much crouched, crouched and have way
up the wall is were I pump. Thats how you get the height! I used to pump at the bottom. Which was a mistake.
You can do that on small transitions but skating something this
big it doesn’t work. Compressed at the apex.
And as you come down you decompressing. Now watch! I am stayin compressed.
Staying compressed half way up the wall
than I pump up. getting all up to the tile. Than you recompress of course when you hit the apex,
and decompression as you come down. compressed and than pumping out pumping back in So, I hope that helps I hope that you can
kinda see what’s going on and there you go there is the “Learn to ride a Skateboard DVD” if you need some more tipps.
Be sure to check that dvd out and hopefully that will help you learn
even more stuff in skating pools. So there you have it. Those are all the basics that I learned in how to skate pools properly. learning how to carve frontside and backside in the deep end and in the shallow end. Knowing how to drop in,
and knowing how to launch out. Hopefully some of the tipps will be helpful for you and help you to progress as a skateboarder yourself! And don’t forget to check out california skateboards. Bunch of skateboards that I helped to design and pictures of great girls out here in california. Take care, see you next time!