pedlow pool

chuck hults- displaying the proper use of safety gear & the tail of his board.

nick "not the 'maddog' i was with" henderson- bs smith.

Saturday morning, I awoke early-as usual- and gathered my board & pads. I grabbed a quick coffee & ‘Powerbar’, then headed west on the 210 towards Pasadena. Traffic was minimal & I found myself in Studio City in a bit over an hour. I met up with Tony Alva & we hit an AA meeting. We then drove over to his house, grabbed his gear & headed over to Pedlow park to cruise a few runs. The pool is big & mellow; very wide open. I put my knee pads & helmet on, then pushed around the deck to the deep end. TA was being ‘sort -of’ bombarded, with people wanting to say ‘Hi” & get autographs…I left him to deal with that stuff. I dropped into the pool in the deep end, cruised the shallow, hit the right side wall, frontside grinded, then proceeded to get a ‘wheelbite’ and immediately received the beatdown. I landed on the pool bottom, elbow & hip first. Crunch! I was in shock. My body wouldn’t even function for a few seconds. I slam hard, I will tell you all…I really can ‘take one for the team’. However, this was completely a mind screw. I was flowing & all was right with the world, then BLAM! I slowly walked out & sat down. TA was only just putting his helmet on, thats how fast it occurred. I ended up obtaining ice within an hour, when TA and I stopped for some fish tacos. My arm looks grotesque & deformed. It truly is the worst ‘swellbow’ I have ever had. So, here I am, trying to type out my absurd stories of falling & failing through life…so you can just sit there, reading & laughing at my continued physical self-abuse. Thank you for reading. I suck. Thanks to MRZ for the images of skaters riding the park appropriately & doing a damn fine job. Skate-Ozzie


7 thoughts on “pedlow=swellbow

  1. Yo Ozzie, Sorry to hear about your elbow. You’ve seen me slam, so I can only hope and pray you don’t fall like me. On a lighter note, I sk8ed today for the first time since I wrecked myself back in October. Just rolling around and a few sketchy kickturns but what the Hell I was actually sk8ing!! Heal up fast, I may be ready for a backyard sooner than later! Peace. M

  2. at least you don’t have to hang out with your psycho mom….valentine’s day…..what a bunch of crap

  3. damn that’s gotta hurt! If it’s still swollen, is there any way you can get ginger root and some green tea bags and a little honey? I have a kick butt anti-inflam tea recipe with just those three things. Works wonders

    Hope you heal quickly!

  4. Hope you feel better, Ozzie…I had a similar situation last fall while pushing through the street course of a local park and cartwheeling onto my elbow and head after tripping on my back wheel…total victim too little street skating ‘now’ and too much pushing mongo ‘then’!!!

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