Fun at the Vert Jungle

Ash_aka_bgirlagame aka Ash shares this video from the Vert Jungle.

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If the ramp looks big, it’s because it is!  According to the web it’s 83 feet wide and 13.3 feet tall with two feet of vert – with such a smooth and solid ramp, tricks are easier and airs are bigger.

Best part about this post is I found Ash because someone else tagged me.  Why tag me – because he knows I blog about girls skateboarding – all girls, any board, any skill, all over the world.

I believe & I know others do too – #girlscanskate and more do when they see stylish girls skateboarding & get encouragement!  Love & thanks to everyone who helps this blog.

 

 

Cross Training in the Bowl

Freestyleteamgermany shares this photo of larafrosti & katharinafoerster

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Free Style Team Moguls Germany are a skiing free style team.  Why are they skateboarding?  Their coach introduced them to skateboarding for cross training.

Skateboarding – sport, art, exercise, rolling yoga, transportation – cross training – the benefits of skateboarding are endless.  Please share how you have fun & benefit from skateboarding – more girls skate when they see stylish girls skateboarding.  And it’s always stylish to share what’s working for you.

Haven’t had reliable access to post but having fun & working on a blog post of my European adventures.

Who Says 40 is old?

808j9 aka Jeanine shares this super cute photo with the caption Who says 40 is old?  Skateboarding with my pal Laura.  Yes, we are wearing floral crowns and holding hands like 5 year old girls or hippies!  Love my awesome friends.

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The “right” age to skateboard holding hands with your friend while wearing a floral crown is right now!  Age is a number – it has meaning if you give it meaning.

 

Live in the now – skateboard now – love & appreciate your friends now!

Synchronized Skateboarding

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Watch the video to see synchronized skateboarding in London.  Thanks denvir for sharing.

Skateboarding with your friends never gets old – it just stays fun!

Please share your pictures skateboarding with your friends.  Yes, even if you have to teach them how to skateboard – one way or another more girls will skateboard & keep skateboarding!

I’m in Amsterdam today with some internet connection – happy Friday enjoy where you are 💕

 

 

Go Skateboarding Day in Indiana

Go Skateboarding Day can be any day – but on the assigned calendar day of June 21st – Megan shows us how she celebrated in Indiana

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Megan has been skateboarding since she was 12.  It was always hard for me because in my town I was the only girl around really trying.  It took a long time for me to say “Fuck what other dudes think I’m here to skate” and that’s what I say to any girl wanting to learn.  Doesn’t matter how old you are of if you’re a girl, skateboarding is for everyone and fuck anyone who thinks different.  Do it for fun. – Megan

I agree with Megan 110%.  I skateboard for fun –  let go of what others think of you, yes even if they share it with you.  And I know that’s hard because no one likes to be bullied.

But if you quit skateboarding or quit anything else because of what others think & say – you’re not living your life.  Define yourself!

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I’m leaving on vacation so depending on my internet the posts may or may not be daily.  Keep sharing your pictures & stories because more girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skating & get encouragement.

 

LIT Leader in Training – Who’s Leading Who

This week’s LIT Leader in Training Adventure – didn’t start off as expected.  I got sick, sent home and only went for 2 days.

I love my other LITs (aka the Green Shirts) & the Red Shirts.

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And most of all I love the campers.  If you haven’t heard I started out as a camper.

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And way back then there were 3 girls in the skate camp – an all time high!  This week lots of girls.

I want to be friends with my fellow skateboarders and camp gives you the time to get to know people & make friends.  Now I know it’s in the rules that you’re not supposed to get attached to your campers – but I think that must be for the red shirts or blue shirts not for me.

Two years ago I met Gui and now I get to watch him skate around the world and celebrate his being the youngest to land a 720.

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He was always a better skater & it’s because of him I even drop in on a vert ramp or looked up where in the world Brazil is.

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Gui with his sister Rafaela (the fashionista in the family)

His enthusiasm is contagious & that’s what I love about so many of the campers – they come with this “can do” attitude.  And by Friday they are doing – here’s a video from the 6/15/16 Lunch Show

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So maybe the LITs are the ones wearing the Green Shirts,  but I think the real leaders in skate camp are the kids because they lead us back to what skateboarding is really about – having fun & believing you can land that trick.

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I hope that years from now I’ll still be friends & still be learning from my campers.  Another example where age is just a number – it’s the vibe that matters – me with Kirra.

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LIT friend Cole who unfortunately broke his arm on Friday #pray4cole

Minnesota Update – Princesses of the Groms

Last time I wrote about Minnesota it was

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during the collage of #girlscanskate USA.  Now I’m writing about Minnesota – even the same park because of a picture that my friend Minna sent me of Lanie who’s 10 and Ashley who’s 8.  They are just starting to skate & asking their mom to go back to 3rd Lair.

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Minna went to the the 3rd Lair in Minnesota for the King of the Groms Contest.

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Minna goes every year.  Well not every year she’s only 10 and it’s been going on for 13 years.

King of the Groms is coed & all about highlighting youth skateboarding – for more info check them or 3rd Lair out

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If Minna looks familiar it’s because I’ve blogged about her before because she’s one of my favorite princesses

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and she’s been on the Today Show & NY Times

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and – yes the one good photo my dad took was of her & it got in Vogue!

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& now because she  shared the picture of Princess Groms at the 3rd Lair.

More girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding & get encouragement – so share your pictures of girls skateboarding – any level, any board, any where in the world #girlscanskate.

Mommy & Daughter Skateboarding Time

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Enyahiannon shares this video of Poppy.   Love that Poppy has a cheerleader and that she wants to cheer other girls into giving skateboarding a look.

More girls skateboard when they see girls and get encouragement so please take the time to share – your pictures, videos, & stories.

Skateboarding is sport – art – transportation – exercise – rolling yoga – confidence building – skateboarding is good for girls all around the world!  Poppy is in the UK – I’m in California share were you’re keeping it stylish on & off the board!

By the way – they skate together too – so they’re each others cheerleaders!

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