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On Sunday Sept. 5, a few Lawrence skateboarders met up with some videographers to head out to the streets to watch skateboarder JP Redman.
Redman was going to attempt to krooked grind a rail in the heart of the city. When the crew arrived at the skate spot, Redmon started his warm up doing a few ride ups to get the feel for the trick.
His first attempt at the rail ended with him sliding and jumping out half way down the rail. During his attempts at one point Redmon slid the whole rail, popped off the end, but couldn’t quite stay on his board. For his next attempt, he added a wax to the rail to help him move smoother over the rail. The following attempt was not as successful for Redmon as he approached the rail he bailed early, wrapping his body between his rib cage and hip like a jack knife. There was about 20 seconds of silence before everyone moved closer to see if he was ok, which he was but was pretty shook up.
“I was seeing stars for like a minute and my side feels weird,” said Redmon.
He attempt a couple more rides towards the rail but he stopped and was done for the day. He was disappointed he could not get the trick because of everyone who should up to watch.
“I really want to get this trick it’s so hard to get everyone together like this,” said Redmon.
Redmon plans to return and try again on a future date. Shortly after two other skateboarders present headed to a ten stair area that was located near by.
Addison Toelkes and Josiah Tripoli name spell were both attempting tricks down the stair set. They alternated attempts back and fourth with Toe attempting a switch heelflip and last name attempting a varial heel flip. Toelkes rolled up to the stair set with considerable speed popping the board up with his back foot and flipping it with the heel of his front foot, sending it sailing over the stairs landing over the bolts riding away clean. Tripoli was still trying to stick the varial heel flip getting so close to landing it but he continued to shoot out. Then it happened he threw out a big very heel filp catching it high over the stair set landing with ease.
Overall it was a productive day of skateboarding and gathering footage. The skateboarders continue to skate the Lawrence skate park until the next time they take their skills to the streets.