Thursday, December 20, 2007

Skateboarding tips from Donchian

Three second rule: when on the board with both feet for three seconds or more, pivot foot at top of the board and be prepared to turn.
Two block rule: when traveling two blocks or less; skate rather than walk or drive.
Proper body alignment: maintain shoulder position inline with foot position; keep knees bent.
Do the 'swoop': for tighter banking on turns, bend knees more and lead with front shoulder; good speed required.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

When it Rains

I cruised down to the beach yesterday soaking up the last of the sun before the storm. After I called it a night the rain came. I learned not to skate the streets in the rain or just after because of debris. Yes, I ate it pretty bad.

Today was about being a skater when its raining. So what did it do? Hitting up record surplus in Santa Monica, CA on Pico blvd. Record surplus is the alternative record store because they offer a huge (gi-normous) selection of LP's ranging from .92 cents to $10.72. I chose to invest in the 'Pretty in Pink' soundtrack, the 'Ramones' greatest hits, and some early U2. I considered riding it out during the weather break but opted instead to chill out to the Ramones and drink my last
chang beer.

So what's next? More tatooing and anarchist antics by us Venice locals.

I skate LA because I am one of the thousands that realize the waves of the pacific don't stop at the shore line. -camille

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Robert & Camille skating toward you

Having fun on a Saturday skating the hills east of Venice off Rose Ave.