I entered a skateboard competition yesterday. It was at the skatepark right beside my school so a lot of my students were there.
I’m not the best skateboarder but I try my best. I have a few old school flatland tricks that impressed the judges. I was also the oldest person in the competition. I think that impressed them as well.
All of the contestants were given a minute and a half to skate the park. It was a great freestyle session and I managed to pull off a few nice tricks. I had no illusion of winning whatsoever. I just entered to have fun.
I was really surprised to find out that I was in the Top 5 skaters.
We were then given 5 minutes to pull off the best tricks that we could.
They gave out three new boards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. I didn’t win and I didn’t expect to. The top 3 skaters deserved their prize.
But a little later into the event, the organizer and MC of the event gave me this board.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
I needed a new board too. My old one is really banged up. It has a few cracks in it and a big chunk taken out of one end.
I can’t wait to get this thing put together with some grip tape. I’ll share pictures when I get it put together.