This is one of my favorite skate images I’ve ever taken.
I know here are problems with composition. I’m not a “real” photographer. I took this with a Canon Powershot Digital ELPH, a great, dependable, old, battered point n shoot camera I keep in my pocket a lot of times when I go out skating. A little manipulation with the Pixelmator app on my MacBook. I think it looks cool. The tweaking brings out the grunginess and gqarlyness of the spot. To me this is skateboarding.
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Well, my Mode Pool board has reached the end of it’s useful life and so it has been retired. I have one remaining, but I’m saving it. To my knowledge it is now one of a kind.
I pulled the trucks and wheels from it and put them on this Super-8 deck that I’ve had for a while. It was part of my equipment hoarding during the early days of the pandemic. 8.5 wide”, 14.5″ wheelbase. The Indy 159s fit it perfectly. 54mm Bones STF 99a. The setup feels really good. 1/4″ may not seem that much larger than my 8.25″ Mode pops to a non-skater, but a quarter of an inch is a significant width difference.
I was in Austin and San Antonio for a couple of days of skating. Had a good time. Here’s a pic of an awesome ditch we skated.
Well, here are the boards. Yay.
About time to go.Ta
I’m testing the MarsEdit application for MacOS, for posting to various blog systems like WordPress and micro.blog.