2nd Visit To Xscape Castleford
Posted by on Sunday, July 23, 2006
I made my second visit of the summer to Castleford on Friday night and it was another good freestyle session.
The rail/box setup was very good and included a nice flat-down rail, a down-flat-down box and two c-boxes. Similar to the week before the kicker was small.
I spent most of my time riding the long flat rail, the flat-down and then the two normal boxes. I was pretty pleased as it was the first time that I've hit a flat-down and I ended up pulling some ok 50-50 to boardslides.
I'm kinda struggling with anything frontside at the moment, enjoying a few rather painful knee slides as I get my body position all wrong and the board slides out from under me. I also haven't quite figured out how to keep the rotation going once I'm on the box... I've been trying to 180 on, spin a further 180 on the box and then 180 off. The middle bit isn't happening, yet.
Right at the end of the night Emma took a few shots. I think the clip gives a pretty good indication of the rail/box setup, which, if you haven't been to a freestyle night, or you haven't seen an indoor slope should be interesting. The music is by Jose Gonzalez from the album Veneer; the song is called "heartbeats".