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Old 01-12-2007, 08:00 AM   #96
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Originally Posted by Andrew
I lept off so many times on steep San Francisco hills, it's amazing my feet weren't sheared off my ankles. But that was before I learned the technique of simply drifting at 90 degrees to the slope to shed excess speed, heels back over the uphill edge of the board to maintain the slide.

Problem is, as an adult, I'm overthinking it. I used to do that stuff. Now, I'm thinking HIGH SIDE! HIGH SIDE! COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION! CURRRRRRBBBBBB!

I've done a few decent slides before hanging up the board a year ago but damn, I was a nervous ninny the whole way.

I miss being indestructable.
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