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Editorial

Once again, I'm a little behind. Things have been busy. It all started late last month, when I saw a story in The San Diego Union-Tribune about a public skatepark opening in Escondido, about 30 miles north of San Diego.

The day after the story ran, I sent off a commentary to the Union-Trib about Skateboarding. They ran the commentary along with the URL for Nose Wheelie. I came home from work that night to find that I had several e-mails. Among them was one from the producer of a local talk radio show, wanting to set up an interview, and another from the editor of a local music zine.

Well, the radio thing fell through--missed out on my fifteen minutes of fame there. But I did end up writing a feature for the zine on San Diego Skateparks. It should be out next week and when they get it up on their web site, I'll link to it.

Last weekend I went to Temecula Skatepark, twice. On Friday, I met a guy named Kelly Jones. He's a great guy, and he is putting together a magazine called Speed and Soul on longboard skateboarding, street luge, and off-road boarding. Looks like, I'll be working on it with Kelly. I'll have more on this in a few days, when I post my monthly news story along with an update on Michael Brooke's skateboarding book, and the skinny on San Diego skateparks.

I'm not sure whether I'll get to the third part of the longboard building series this month or not but at the very least I will show you what a finished product looks like. A guy in the U.K. sent me a picture of the one he built. It looks killer.

I'm hoping to get time to finally do that feature on Temecula Skatepark that I've been meaning to do. Plus, I got a bunch of new links, sitting in my bookmarks file waiting to be added. That, and more vintage pics as well.

When I went to Temecula Skatepark last weekend, I got a chance to ride four really great longboards, a Santa Cruz Longboard with Seismic Trucks, good deck and the Seismics were awesome--incredibly responsive, a Gravity Mini-Carve, and two models of Dregs Skateboards. All of them were great, but not enough to do a review on. I will have reviews on a Veriflex Longboard and new wheels from Freeride.

Finally, last weekend I hurt myself, again. And frankly, I'm getting sick of it, so this month's skate tips will be on conditioning to keep you from walking like a gimp for a week after doing any serious riding. Well, that's about it. I'll do my best to get this stuff posted ASAP.
Later, Chris
November 10, 1997

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