I can’t believe I haven’t done a blade edit since 2012! At 33 years old I don’t have as much time to skate as hard as I used to. Cameron Card said we should do an edit during my Woodward visit, I was game and it all worked out! Thank you so much to Cameron Card and Jimmy Hake for filming and all the great skate sessions! – Thumper Nagasako.
Can you describe the differences in mindset between a street skater and a vert skater? Are there differences?
There is quite a big difference, but there are also similarities. They both take tons of practice, focus, athleticism and confidence. And I don’t think any aspect is better than the other.
I’ve found in my experience that vert takes a ton of repetition and endurance training. For example, you could spend years just practicing airs and the tricks you already know, and could go from am to pro just by the style and height at which you do your tricks.
I found if I take time away from vert, it’s much harder coming back than to street. The endurance is lost quicker I think on vert. Vert also has a different culture, too.
Still a rollerblading sort of mind set, just shifted in a different way. Less party oriented, I suppose. What I like on park and street is the variety and that there’s so many more people to skate with. […]