Having a non-bust spot to skate that isn’t a “skatepark” is a great thing to have as a skateboarder. I grew up skating in a storage yard that my Dad manages, we call it The Yard. I learned how to ollie there almost 12 years ago and I am still learning new things there today. We used to have big sessions there with all sorts of different skaters, but for the past seven or so years it has been mostly me alone.
Now the big sessions have begun again. I have set the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month as official days to meet up at The Yard. On the first Sunday it was raining, but 10-15 people still showed up and many of us skated despite the rain. It was a harsh yet awesome start, proving our devotion to skating.
With the stoke set high, the second session did not disappoint. This time the weather was perfect and The Yard was dominated by the younger generation of skaters in our scene. It is rad to skate with another batch of little dudes just like i used to with all of my friends when I was their age.
One of the best things I see about skating now is that it brings people of all ages together to do the same thing. I love how in the footage and photos it switches back and forth between the young faces and my big beard. Everyone is equal, size or age difference doesn’t really matter, and no one is in a coach like position. We even all played hide and go seek tag together, and I can’t remember the last time I did that! Skateboarding keeps you young.
Photo Credit to April Adams and Video Credit to Ryan Cedro