Skateboarding & Physics

While I worked hard in Chemistry, my little brother took 8th grade Physics.  Throughout the class they had problems that referenced skateboarding. This post is about how he used one of my old skateboard decks in his Rube Goldberg Project.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machineintentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion. … The expression is named after the American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, whose cartoons often depicted such machines.

Below is his explanation of how it worked.

It did work!

I decided to share this because I love when things can be recycled and more importantly because I want to encourage everyone to not let their fears of math or science stop them.

I was plenty afraid of Chemistry. I believe that the persistence I’ve learned through skateboarding helped me just keep trying until I learned it.

Math and science can be scary and intimidating, but they are for anyone who is willing to work at it. What are you working at and want to encourage others to try? I signed up for Physics next year because I was inspired by all my brother learned and I’m eager to find out about the physics behind skateboarding.

Till next time keep having fun skateboarding and surround yourself on & off the board with people who inspire and encourage you to be your best.

Helmet Motivation

I’m a loyalist to Triple 8 because I’ve worn their helmets for years and know they work. I needed extra motivation to work on roller skating more – so I ordered a new helmet in a jaunty color.

Above is my Mint Green Certified Sweat Saver by Triple 8 – it’s certified by U.S. CPSC Bike and ASTM Skate safety standards plus because it’s a Sweat Saver the lining is moisture-wicking & stink-proof!

After testing my helmet while skateboarding, I was ready to put on my roller skates.

After many hours at the park, I’m excited to say I can finally roller skate some ramps and do shoot the duck.

Here’s the truth about my roller skating – I fall all the time and usually land on my head.  I’m not sure why because when I fall skateboarding, it’s sometimes on my head, but not all the time.  My roller skates are heavy so you’d think I’d land feet down, but my experience has been head first.

After all the falls, I am 110% sure the Triple 8 helmet works! I’m also sure that anything you want is worth working for. Falling is not a pleasant feeling, but it can hurt less with safety gear. Learning the life lesson that falling is not failing will help you on and off your wheels.

What are your tips to keep it safe & stylish?  You only get one head so we should all wear helmets more!

I’m packing my Triple 8 helmet for Camp Woodward West Girls’ Week with Skate Rising. Hope you share where you’re taking your helmet this summer because sharing inspires all of us to keep having fun skating.

Nothing Can Keep You Down

Loved Hailey’s caption

Even a “hipper” can’t keep me down💥⚡

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In skateboarding like life there are things that can slow you down.  An injury can keep you off your board.  But only you can keep yourself down. Your attitude and how you face falling and any other setbacks really will make the difference on what you accomplish.

The patience and persistence that you learn through skateboarding helps you face any adversity. As I’m entering the last week of Chemistry, I know that facing it with a positive attitude and an ability to try new ways to learn the material saved me.

You can do this! Maybe you can’t do it this minute, but if you keep at it you can do it!

Thanks to all the girls like Hailey who keep on trying & encourage others to do the same. Positivity and encouragement grow so keep sharing.

If Hailey looks familiar, you might have seen her at Skatelab, skating with her dog, or on set.  Yes, with a positive attitude & hard work you can achieve many goals.

Roller Skating Your Way to Better Fitness

I recently was tasked with a school assignment for my Personal Fitness Class – explain how roller skating can improve your fitness and how you can get rolling.  Below are the slides I shared with my class.

I’m sharing it here because I love when your passions can be your work. How are you able to incorporate your love of roller skating and skateboarding into your life?  Hope you share soon.

Click on the slides to read more! If you’re thinking about skating – any kind of skating – stop thinking & just start skating.  It really will help you on & off the board because exercise is good for the body, mind & soul.

Sharing the Journey

I love that Mäe🌺 shares her journey – both the good and the bad. So many times with social media people only share their highs. It can make others feel less than because how can “she” always be winning and having a perfect life.

Perfection is a myth!  In order to succeed (live a happy life & chase your dreams) you have to be willing to fall and willing to get back up and try again.

If you want to inspire others to try skateboarding or anything else, share your journey.  Share your entire journey. There is joy in learning because falling is not failing. The persistence you learn on the board will help you throughout life.

Where are you skateboarding?  Above Mäe is at the Base Skatepark in Bogner Regis, England and below she’s at the Southsea Skatepark who’s celebrating 40 years.

I love to see all the girls around the world having fun skateboarding and taking the time to encourage others. I hope you take the time to share soon.