Gift in a Box

Way back in a small box, under other boxes; lies a few minutes captured.

The video is of my friends and I skateboarding. Our times came together and now over time we have all grown up and followed different paths.

The neighborhood has changed. Skate spots were buried for apartments and strip malls. Wooded areas cleared. Progress for some.

And it has dreams and futures extinguished. Young lives cut short. So families and friends can for a few moments have their departed ones back.

Pine Hills at that point was a special place. A combination and chemistry of the right people and a great geographic location. Many ramps and many ditches and people arrived there that were a bit surprising. But it allowed us to skate with people who were much better. A club close by that played cutting edge music. There was a lot going on.

So enjoy…Even if it is to laugh at the tube socks or the poorly designed ramp. Or the Sweeper my friends and I did on the ditch…an awful skate trick from the 80s that died a rightful death!

About 1stpeaksteve

Welcome to The Side Wedge! The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, a writer, surf coach, and hospitality manager. This is a collection of travel tips, motivation, and stories from my past. Finally, I offer surf coaching through The Side Wedge. Please feel free to contact me with questions if you want to improve your performance today! Thanks for reading!
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