First day of skateboarding what a great day! Got into the groove wothin just 5 minutes. Slowly built intuition (the most important thing) out the next hour. Sometimes, i thought I got something and became overconfident just to fall the very next time (realising the cocky state of my mind I quickly become more humble again). More importantly, the reinforcement was quite strong since tens of people watched me as soon as I fell, and based on the level of most other skayeboarders in the park, falling doing what I was doing was next to impossible. Other times, I would loose focus by thinking about how cool I look doing this thing and the next moment, BAAM! This one guy did an incredible thing. I lost balance trying to climb a slope and my board went backwards. This guy was skating the other way and pushed onto my skate (instead of the ground) and my board came back to me. Whaat superb presence of mind! I dont think I am close to ready to skate on the streets, but plan to gain the necessary skills and confidence by the end of August.
Aug 08 2017