Confidence boost?

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6/21/2014 7:40 PM

CSB but I arrived at my local park today to find out theres competitions all day long for "go skate day" and there was a few bmx competitions aswell. There was honestly only a handful of experienced riders competing including myself and I was in no means the better rider out of any of them.
Anyway, street comp came around and I had like 30seconds to figure out what im going to do so I just kinda did a bunch of bs tricks and didn't land majority of them. Regardless, I got third place (competing against 4 other riders in my skill level.) I won an Animal seat and what not, but the biggest reward was the confidence boost. Ive never really had anyone support my riding, so getting third place in a contest, even though its not much to brag about given the circumstances, made me feel really good and happy with my riding and encouraged me to do better and try new things.


Whats an experience that has had a big impact on your riding and how you feel about your riding?




Oh and I also won a hat from a helmet raffle. The hat and other things given away in the raffle came directly from Tony Hawk himself! Pretty neat!

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6/21/2014 7:46 PM

My buddy Tim (Not you) looks like a stiff piece of shit when he rides. Greatly boosts my confidence in my riding style.

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6/21/2014 7:47 PM

That's great, good job man

Are those lumberjacks still for sale

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6/21/2014 7:49 PM

DKGrides wrote:

That's great, good job man

Are those lumberjacks still for sale

They are not. If theyre still in my sig, I probably really need to change it haha. And thank you.

@ohioan thats great lmfao.

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6/21/2014 7:54 PM

Riding with people that are pumped on everything everyone does always gets me pumped up to ride better than I normally do. Namedrop, but I rode with Van Homan for an hour or two at an indoor skatepark sometime in December last year & it was an amazing experience. Just him, his buddy, and my two friends. I went hard haha, landed a bunch of whips & he complimented my goofy footed whips saying they look nice since he does them goofy too. I was seriously stoked and it made me feel great.

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6/21/2014 8:33 PM

Tony Hawk was at the the grand opening of the new Ann Arbor park in michigan today. CSB. Congrats!

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6/22/2014 10:04 AM

Great job man. Sounds like all that hard work you put into your bike and practicing paid off

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6/22/2014 1:25 PM

Riding with fun people.

Back in the day I rode with Tom Haugen a couple times, super nice dude. I've also ridden with Dustin Grice, Eric Holley, Nick Anderson, and pretty much all the MN dudes who dominate, at random times.

Again, I'm most stoked riding with fun people in a not too crowded spot, and obviously landing new stuff or fun stuff is always good too. Filming also helps, it gives me something to focus on. I am working on a self filmed edit, so far I have maybe 2 mins of footage of me being fat and old and doing small stuff. Haha maybe that will change one of these days, and I'll knock out some of the bigger things I have done.

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6/22/2014 6:40 PM

I went to woodward week #2 and Brian Kachinsky and Jeremiah Smith were riding the new flat rail and manny pads with me and my friends. I landed a few lines i was stoked on that i was trying for a bit and we were filmin, the cool part was how Brian was even more stoked than i was on them haha. He even told me later on in the week that he was still hyped on them, super confidence booster.

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6/22/2014 6:47 PM

It's usually the young kids on their fully stock Fit completes trying to hop over little stuff or trying 1 footers that boost my confidence the most.

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