Don’t be afraid, it’s gonna take a bit of work, determination maybe be a bit painful but …I’ll master the pump race or skateboard supercross …
But what is this pump thing?
The track is made of bumps connected to sharp turns where the gravity is supposed to stick you to the inside the curb of the track. It sounds scary but it’s not if you are a bit patient and listen to your instructor.
No pushing required just stand on the board, put your both feet on the board and let the gravity and your balance do the rest …
I picked my “short” Biscuit board by Hamboards, changed the washers and bushings, tightened the trucks. I also brought with me my trusty watermelon helmet (S1 helmet) and wrist protections …
Let’s say I was ready!
To complete my outfit, I was provided with supercool soft elbow and knee pads (by G-form).
Then with a lot of sweat, clutching at the hand of my instructor Sarah and some minor falls, it took me one lesson on the small track to follow the bumps and almost look like confident on my board. I’m excited to go back for my second lesson!!!
It’s quite a totally different sport than riding my board on the boardwalk. Both activities are cool and complement each other.
I’m a land surfer now and on the way to become a concrete waves surfer!!!
gravity sticking me to the curve …
Hour2, gave me more confidence on the track, I almost worked out ok the curb.
Hour3, I’m ok with the bumps and curb, toe side.
Hour4, gaining a bit of speed and it’s ok on the curbs, starting to practice heel side.
- Grand opening of the race track on June 12th, Amelia Earheart Park, Hileah (401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013near the bike trails)
- Kids and grown ups welcomed.
- All wheels accepted! Bikes, scooters, inline skaters and of course skateboards.
More info about
rainy days in Paris
waterproof notebook & spacepen
waterproof iPhone cover
It’s raining cats and dogs in Paris for the past week … They even cancelled a tennis day at Roland Garros (1st time in the past 16 years …).
You want to be prepared for the rainy season? Here’s the list of my everyday carry rain gears:
PS: you may user all of the above also if the sun is shining
I’m always looking for my papers: monthly pay slip, car insurance, electricity bill, … You never find it when you need it!
I still continue to sort them and store them in my blue file but it’s a pain to look for a specific document … maybe i’m a bit lazy.
my blue file
I found the trick, I scan the docs
… not with my printer (too far) but with a super cool app on my iPhone! Then, I store it on my dropbox. So I always everything reachable in a split second, love it.
Here’s how to
1/ download the app Scanner For Me on the iTunes store, launch the app
2/ put the document on a different background colour than the document you want to scan
3/ hold the device still until a blue square captures the document
Then save it to the camera roll, send it by mail (if you scan more than one doc, it will build a pdf file instead of 3 pictures) or store it in the iCloud.
4/ little tip: smart-rename your files, or it will be a mess … Like in the blue folder in my closet …
Remember the Rubik’s cube? It was really cool, twisting and turning the faces kept you busy for hours …
The guys from Areaware invented their “Rubik’s cube” but this time is a robot in wood or let’s say it’s a cube that can transform itself as a robot … You think it’s easy? It’s NOT but it’s great fun for everyone from small kids (3+) to grownups!
The fun is to make figures and also try to form the cube shape you discovered when you opened the box.
I like it, it looks cool and put a little bit of design and colours on my messy desk … Need to clean it …
There are 4 sizes to chose from
- mini, 6.75×9.35″(unfolded), $9,
- small, 6.75″ tall with 9.25″ arm span, $18
- medium, 9.5 inches tall with 13.55 inch arm span, $28
- and extra large, $250
and plenty of colors
- and my favorite the multi colors
I need a bag, an everyday carry where I can store
- my external batteries for the iphone,
- my iPad,
- my Beats headphones,
- my kleankanteen bottle,
- some dry fruits and nuts, and jerky,
- some cables,
- a jacket (it’s cold with AC).
Also, it needs to be rugged to survive me, the sunny weather in Florida, the cold winter in NY and small enough to classify as a “handbag” when I fly away.
I want it to be technical with an easy access to my stuff, to be versatile and comfortable when I’m walking in the metro or longboarding downtown. Also I want to be able to customise it depending on what I’m up to (work day, travel day, lazy day…).
Many brands and models are out there, so it’s not an easy choice.
I like the Victorinox bags, the North Face ones, the Goruck, … and after lots of hesitations, I picked the Fast Pack lightspeed by Triple Aught Design… Let’s call it simply the new generation of everyday carry.
I ordered it on Triple Aught Design website and waited patiently to get it home.
It’s designed for military uses and missions, nothing different than our daily life … Maybe less dangerous though …
More news about my brand new backpack after some tests …
Biscuit, Huntington Hop and Pescadito
Back then in 2013, the Hamborg family (Pete, Gus and cousin Donnie) faced the Sharks to ask their help to grow their little company that makes biiig boards bringing the Californian dream of landsurfing to the world!
Robert Herjavec jumped on the board and is now part of the story of Hamboards.
Thanks to Shark Tank, I discover the landsurfing world and I’m definitively hooked. I never skateboarded before, now I own 3 Hamboards boards (the Biscuit, the Huntington Hop and my brand new one of a kind Pescadito) and I’m landsurfing every morning before work!
Hamboards will be back on TV and will be featured on ABC’s Hit TV Show Beyond the Tank at 10/9c on April 19th, 2016. Don’t miss it, I won’t!!
Also don’t miss to read
the cut from the back
extra ventilation, and
little zipped pocket in the back, for a key, credit card
From the beach to the trail, or the trail to the beach … Or just to chill on the couch …
It’s always a nightmare to buy a bathing suit … It’s for the beach, for the pool, … But basically for only some occasions, not your everyday wear but .. This can change with the H2O collection by Lulu Lemon.
The H2O line is made with Aquelu fabric
- Made from recycled nylon
- With Xtra Life Lycra finer for shape retention
- And offers UPF50+ for sun protection!
I love it, and bought the Speed Short H2O (comes with the undies inside) and a reversible top.
And here I was swimming like a mermaid in the ocean with my new swimming suit, when back on the beach I dried under the sun in no time and could walk back home in style.
The short is priced $68, the top is $58 (but I bought it on sale … $39, lucky me).