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Rock'n'Rolls and My Driveway Skateboard Ramp Building tips

TET Rock'n'Roll attempt on a driveway quarter pipe.
TET Rock'n'Roll attempt on
a driveway quarter pipe.
Whenever we have a fine sunny day during Winter in Australia I always try to take advantage of it by getting in some skateboarding, even if it's only in the driveway (not that I really skate anywhere else at the moment).

In this driveway skateboard session video I didn't really have a plan for what I wanted to try so I started out by revisiting manuals on the world's smallest manual pad.

From there I felt like skating my small quarter pipe, which I don't skate often on account of not being able to do anything on it beyond drop-ins and BS 50-50 stalls. However I do kind of feel Rock'n'Rolls are the trick I'm most likely to relearn next so today was the day to give them a real go.

As I explain in the video I don't like people who half ass Rock'n'rolls by tapping the middle of the deck on the coping and turning back in. The trick looks super cool when done right with the back trucks pushed all the way up to the coping. That's how I did them back in the day and I don't plan on relearning them any other way.

Throughout the video I also talk a little bit about the quarter pipe and my thinking behind how I built it, as well as my tips for how you can surface a quarter pipe so the bottom edge will survive without needing metal reinforcement (typically done on professionally built ramps). 

The session is finished up with my continuing attempts to land heelflips and kickflips (spoiler: I don't land any). Personally I'm getting a bit tired of filming all my attempts, and I feel it's probably not that exciting to watch at this point too.


We're at about halfway through Winter at this point so maybe there will be a few more fine weather days starting to appear ahead. I'm hoping to get out a little more for some street sessions (maybe even use my drone to film me too).

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