Ditch Skating

Back in the early 2000s, when I lived in Austin and rode nothing but longboards, a bunch of us would skate the ditches around town. This one, the Turkey Bowl, was my favorite. My friend Bosco was working on a documentary and shot a bunch of footage. These are a few clips. Yeah, I have the master tape with the time codes. I’ll send it back to him soon — just want to digitize it. I’ve had it for like 15 years. Clips are me, Bosco, Jack Newkirk, and John Nau.

This is why you want a longboard that is shaped like a stretched-out traditional board. Just a long skateboard. Super fun! Man, those were good sessions.

Longboarding at the Turkey Bowl from Bob Loftin on Vimeo.

3 thoughts on “Ditch Skating

  1. History with style. Love this film. Being an odd duck I have been know to ride longboards on banks and other angled things. Important note a double drop board will bottom out rolling into the cement ashtray aka Huntsvile, AL park. Yet at the Thrifty Banks a different double drop carved the tall bank no problem and the 46″ Gravity once I dialed it in was extra fun there with carve the bank to walk the dog thingy on the smaller banks.

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