I have to say that I enjoy watching my son, Wolfgang (Wolf), skate, especially on youtube. Now, does this make me a bad mother? It isn't that I don't enjoy watching him skate live, I do, but in all reality there is just so much more to see in the footage of a co-rider's go-pro, where hours and hours if not days of footage has been edited down to a nice a tidy, rather fun bit of video, with music added and usually humour. I've spent many days behind bales of hay watching for my speedster breeze past once every 40 minutes or so.
I say to him, 'cool! nice slide.' Sometimes I even venture into the skate-language and utter praise of , 'Siiiick!' That was 'gnarrrr'.( I don't think he notices.) I never miss a chance, like today over dinner to comment on a new video ... 'and where was your shirt?' I would love to say that my son follows all the rules, but I'd either be lying or delusional if I did. He does wear a helmet, gloves, shoes, kneepads (almost always). and ALWAYS leathers when racing. The footage below is not, NOT a race. It is a cruise. There are careful distinctions to be made.
I heard rumour of a new board coming out soon.... LY... I've seen it in the Concrete wave so I'm no longer spilling the beans. But Wolf is 'stoked,' with the Wolf-shark, soon to be available. We're thrilled for him too. Very cool. (that's mom-speak for siiick)
Day-Long Open Pedagogy Workshop
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