Remembering My Hill

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about just riding and turning. I miss this hill. For over 10 years my friend and I could skate this 1/4 mile hill with no traffic at all after work and on weekends. The area was redeveloped a few years ago, which ruined it. The only real hill in town.

I go through different “moods” in skating. Sometimes I want to do tricks. Sometimes I want to do footwork. Sometimes I just – don’t – care about anything but rolling and flowing and getting that feeling that only skateboarding can provide.

Anyway, here is an old video I shot with my friend Chris Smith. Details of the boards are on the Vimeo page.

Bacon Gaze – Longboarding Tribute to Deep Snapper from Bob Loftin on Vimeo.

2 thoughts on “Remembering My Hill

  1. Many a good road gets messed with when the developer demons show up and drop condo office buildings. Don’t know if that is what happened with this hill. Keep your memories of it and all the sesh’s you had there.

    1. That’s exactly what happened. It was inevitable. Very well-placed piece of land. A mayor was elected largely on the basis of saying she would not support housing there (and her racism against her opponent). Then it turned out she was not only having an extramarital affair with the developer, but ended up ON HIS PAYROLL after she resigned the mayorship!

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