Skating

I had a pretty good parking lot session yesterday. I did totally forget that the Mystic Weasel sequence starts from rolling backwards and carving, which now I feel dumb about. That is part of the trick.

I was riding an 8.25″ Mode popsicle shape. I boosted the trucks up with an additional 1/8″ riser, so I’m at 1/4″, and I put on some new 54mm wheels. I think my spins were better with the extra tail clearance. I’d like to go down to a 6″ tail. Or whatever. A tail that is about 1/2″ shorter.

The narrower Indy 149s spin much more easily than the 159s.

I have been thinking a lot about my 360 spins, trying to come up with adjustments to my body English to keep the tail from scraping so much, and to keep me from traveling so much horizontally. I decided to try putting my weight on my back heel, as I tend to dip the toes down too much, which causes both those problems to be worse. I think it helped quite a bit. If I could get used to moving my front foot further back on the board I think it would help too, by keep the tail further off the ground. Something to think about. I normally get about 6 spins, and sometimes nearly 8. Want to push this up to a regular 10.

Quite Unusual from Bob Loftin on Vimeo.

3 thoughts on “Skating

  1. Well you have me by 6 full spins already. Maybe see where Russ or Richie plant their feet and adjust as needed. I got to watch richie spin years back at a outdoor hockey rink I lost count and yes those metal saucer wheels did get hot. best of luck on this quest Bob.

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