Learning To Manual A Box
Posted by on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
One night last week I had the 5 Bridges skatepark to myself - so I decided to document my first attempts at manual'ing one of the boxes.
To me the manual is such a cool trick - it lets people who know what they're doing combine different stuff. Some of the results are super technical, and super impressive. It's a smooth looking trick as well, similar to presses and butters in snowboarding. I get the impression that it "feels good".
With that in mind, here's some video of my first attempts. I kinda get close but don't quite pull it off :-) It will come though... The music is by The Frames, from their album Dance the Devil. A good friend of mine gave me this album to listen to a couple of years ago and I've always liked this track - "Pavement Tune". The rest of the album's cool too.