The year is nearly finished, and I've never wanted to see the back end of a period of time as much as 2020. To think this entire year has been upended by a virus seems like the plot of a movie, but not real life in 21st century.
One thing I think has happened due to the pandemic and people having to quarantine is that freestyle has gained a little popularity. Freestyle is, of course, a solitary pursuit for most. It is finding a flat patch of concrete away from other people and drilling the same tricks over and over until you get them locked in.
Meanwhile, as I watch the world turn to fingerflips and rail tricks, I move back and forth between longboards, street boards, and a freestyle board. I'm so fickle about my skating. I want to freestyle but I'm drawn to turning. So, I've set up yet another board. This one is odd. It is a mini popsicle stick (7.4x29.5) with Bennett trucks and Powell Rough Rider wheels. So, it is the shape of my street board, the turning of my slalom board, the size of my freestyle board, and the soft wheels of my longboard.
I, of course, just wrote blogs talking about how there is no one size fits all board and this one isn't the magic secret do it all skateboard. I set this thing up for one specific reason: It can pump, carve, wheelie, and still endover. I've been thinking about Gesmer again. You know the video, I'm sure. Let's see what happens.