Seb Pex and Denham Hill (via Terror Firma) have launched a little Instagram contest combining a footplant trick and a step-off trick. How perfect!
Since I'm an old 80s street skater I have tons of step off tricks, and I have litereally worn out my current deck practicing caspers over and over again. So, all I've been posting to Instagram for the last week, have been step off/casper combos. I was in the middle of coming up with my WRU online challenge run, and this has given me something else to think about...and has upped my casper game big time.
Will, I win the contest?
I have no idea, but that's not really the point, is it?
The point is to push yourself in new and different directions as a skateboarder. I have been perfectly content to do the same couple of caspers over and over as I get them dialed in for the WRU, but this has me doing rail to caspers, caspers off the opposite leg, and even has me wondering what casper I should attempt for the next day. I've even learned a new casper (no comply half fingerflip to casper).
Add in that I've done my first 360 boneless in forever and win or lose, this contest has been great for my skateboarding.