Board Meeting Minutes – 96/365

8/4/20

I went to bed last night expecting rain in the morning.  Tropical storm Isaías is passing by, so I was fully prepared for a garage heelflip session.  Lucky for me though, the rain hadn’t started yet.

I originally thought of going to the skatepark, but I wasn’t up early enough to squeeze in a trip.  Down the street to the basketball court it was.

The 20 attempt goal is a friendly goal.  I welcome each session instead of worry about it.  In a relaxed state of mind, I started warming up.  A few stretches to loosen up the legs and ankles, and a quick set of 10 ollies to get my bearings on the board.

I hit 20 heelflip attempts rather quickly.  And again towards the end, I had a near make.  This triggered another 20 or so tries.  Here are some of my closer attempts.  I, unfortunately, didn’t get the closest one on film.

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Got the full flip but no cigar.
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Decent foot placement if the board had just made it around
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Primo
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Rolling attempt

I think I improved my ability to keep my feet over the board as it flips today.  There were a number of attempts where I did land on the board, it just hadn’t flipped all the way around yet.

I also experienced my first legit primo landing which was a bit scary. Thankfully I had loosened up my ankles.  Plus, I’ve been barefoot for basically all of quarantine (except when skating).  Walking around without shoes has been working wonders for my ankle strength.  *knocks on wood*

Might try to surf some leftover Isaías swell tomorrow morning.

August Heelflip Attempts: 100

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