Pavement was dry, even though it rained all night. My little patch of concrete heaven is getting sessioned hard. It’s frozen cement slabs are not frozen in place in straight angles, they conform to the mound of earth underneath. If you look closer across its plane you will see the little divots and flat spots that offer a break from the stationary wave’s angular appearance.
Todays meditation in motion focused a lot on control in each one of these changes in pitch. A pivot for a divot, skated like a berm. A little pump to cross step, exactly like the time before, allowing you just enough time to step into where your feet are supposed to go. The next choice is either a full 180 to a stop, which is becoming less and less popular as I know have started tucking up into the carve. This propels me with just enough speed even throwing a little check in to the mix to move up a whole concrete section. At the top of the sweep I work an almost 360° pivot to pump back down the wedge. With a little kick added in I feel it’s enough speed to pop a little tiger claw. That is as is much as regular as it gets. By this time I am all the way back to the other end where it all began.
I feel comfortable enough now in any stance that I am begun improv steps in and out of tiger claws, depending on where I end up standing on the board. This is something that Kendama has taught me. As this is how I’ve started playing. If I miss a spike a have figured out how to sling the tama around to any of the cups. The first few times I landed off on my board I was pretty stoked to find myself no sketched out. I am still a little surprised so we will see how that sits in my brain tonight. I’m sure tomorrows line will develop more.
Pretty stoked to have a new stoke slinging tool coming into being. Took us a bit longer to get it then was hoped, but hopefully we can bust out some solid shop videos. All the time having too much fun learning how to adapt. Let’s see how we can make this idea work for lifting up the world, and getting folks set up the best way we can.
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