tumblr_mh7ci9KmFF1rcmuypo1_1280This evening I thought  about frontside smith grinds. That was it though, I just contemplated executing one of the more stylish manoeuvres in the staple of skateboarding. As soon as I approached the coping a familiar force field pushed me back safely inside the Rock Park bowl. It’s a strong force field , in fact it acts on me when I try pretty much any trick in this bowl.

One of the few moves that I can  still call on is the one shown to some affect above. No longer a legitimate trick to most, the back side nose grab somehow retains (for me at least) the whisper of a surf/ skate style that is now more familiar in the water than on concrete.