Bombing hills

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YOMIS on full display. Young man's immortality syndrome.

When I was a young man there was a street named "Geronimo." It was great for bombing - long, steep, straight, no stop signs or traffic and it had a long flat run off to slow down. Of course I ate it once at full speed, broke my wrist and thumb, had a Levis pocket rivet embed into my hip and I lost my enthusiasm for skateboarding after that. Good times.
 

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I used to be really in to bombing hills, and we would generally get decently drunk before hand, because you do fall. This lasted until I made high speed contact with a delivery van at an intersection as I was turning on to the street. I glanced off it, broke off the side mirror on the passenger side, and separated my shoulder in the process. The driver stopped and was freaking out, I told him I was fine and apologized for his mirror. He was just happy to drive away. I was happy I wasn't dead. I tried a few hills after that, couldn't do it.
 
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I used to love doing that, especially with loose trucks since I was a masochist. Whether bombing straight or doing slalom style with uphill-trending power slides to bleed speed. In my pre-teen/teens, yeah, no big deal, you bounce back within minutes but by time in 20s, injuries started stacking up especially I was going for steeper hills. One had an abrupt runout, wheels scrunched into deck of board (loose trucks), and I am thankful I got those three steps in that I did because I lost all the skin on both palms with it all accordioned at the base of my fingers along with a bunch of other road rash with my head stopping 5 feet from the curb. That took me out for multiple weeks. Glad I had a girlfriend at the time because rubbing one out was not happening for a while.

Can always tell someone who skated a lot of hills - the scars are all in the same place: inside elbows, lower hips, etc.
 
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speaking of which.....anyone done the full downhill at trestles....successfully made the turn at speed, only to get speed wabbles after straightening out into safety and came up with stigmata? ruined a camping trip that way. still have the knife that was in my pocket...the grooves cut by the path rocks into the (brass?) parts of it were a-frickin'-mazing. guessing this was before it was last repaved?
 
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speaking of which.....anyone done the full downhill at trestles....successfully made the turn at speed, only to get speed wabbles after straightening out into safety and came up with stigmata? ruined a camping trip that way. still have the knife that was in my pocket...the grooves cut by the path rocks into the (brass?) parts of it were a-frickin'-mazing. guessing this was before it was last repaved?
That cemented the fact (no pun intended) that I suck at skating.

I knew I was in trouble with wobbles and threw my board into the brush before eating sh*t. No way in hell I was going to crash carrying a board - screw that nonsense. :ROFLMAO:
 

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we were skating down for a surf check...little hope in there actually being anything.

best part was, when i finally bailed, i had the tuck and roll DOWN, bounced, caught air on the roll out n actually landed on my feet and ran it out! almost sh!t myself in disbelief that i basically landed the thing after a twacekd out summersault. claimed it, hands in the air..only to realize i was missing solid chunks of both hands