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.
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