Yet another skate video

It’s that time of the year. Non-horrible weather, nice long days. I’m skating as much as I can.

Been riding an 8.25″ street board with some freestyle adaptations, like a skid under the nose and the rectangle cut out of the grip tape in the middle, for footwork. For the stuff I’m doing right now it’s pretty good. I wouldn’t recommend it for classic freestyle with lots of board flips and whatnot, and I wouldn’t recommend it for footwork for a shorter skater because of the relatively long wheelbase, but for me and what I’m doing these days it feels good.

The second shot in this video is a little sequence I’m working on. Next thing is going to be cranking some speed out of the frontside 360 that changes the direction of the flow. Was thinking about it today, and realized that a simple change in posture will probably do the trick.

I know it seems kind of like “the old guy is just doing this easy shit because he doesn’t want to learn hard tricks anymore”, but that is not the case. This is what makes me happy now.

Session from Bob Loftin on Vimeo.

6 thoughts on “Yet another skate video

  1. Eric Sanders

    Looks like you had a fun skate. That is what really matters not the whole “that isn’t freestyle because it is too wide of a board.” mindset. Ride what feels right for you and boogie away.

    1. admin Post author

      I really want to support companies that make FS boards. The best way to do that is to buy and ride a FS board. Riding a Mode board, at least, gets me in the ballpark.

  2. Paul Neumann

    I am glad that makes you happy. When you’re happy, I’m happy. Seeing the video would make me happy too.

    1. admin Post author

      Instead of tic tacs if I have to generate speed I’m trying to do with with a big, sweeping, pumping kickturn. The mopey music keeps me going at the right pace! hahaha. I’ll save the mad max shit for a ditch session.


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