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Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Here's another one from Saturday's Vic West Skateboard Competition that illustrates something else I always notice at these events: determination. In this trick you shoot off the top step while kicking the board so it flips around and will land at the bottom of the stairs right side up so you can land on it and roll away. It doesn't take much imagination to see that a lot of things can go wrong and when they do you are likely to end up smashing down on the cement. That's what happened to the little guy pictured above. But he just picked himself up, ran up the stairs and gave it another shot. And another. And another. So what you see in this shot is not perfect form or grace and skill but admirable determination and perseverance.


William Kendall said...

A wonderful action shot!

JoJo said...

Kids are indestructible it seems. Can you imagine trying that trick as an adult? Talk about landing in a crumpled heap in need of an ambulance.

Stephanie said...

Good shot!