Monday, May 10, 2010

Getting Air at the Fort Hood Skateboard Parks

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Justin has been skateboarding since he was about 8 years old, and we lived in Hawaii. I've been taking skateboard pictures for almost as long. Justin recently came back to live with us here at Fort Hood, and we were happy to discover that there are three skateboard parks here on the post. They're all relatively small. Nothing like the Hickam Skate Park that we used to go to in Hawaii; with it's street course, big half pipes, and two huge bowls. But, one of them is within walking distance of our house, and all of them are free.

The one closest to our house is near the Comanche youth center. It can't be too bad, as the boy is there for a couple of hours every day ... along with many other kids, every time I've stopped by, ranging in age from 7 to 21. As I mentioned above, there are also two other skate parks on Fort Hood. One is in the center of the post, not too far from the hospital. From driving past, it looks pretty similar to the one we have here at Comanche. Further to the east side of the base, near the Bronco youth center, there is supposed to be a larger (and thus "better" set of ramps). We haven't made it over there yet, but one of these weekends I do plan to grab my camera and run Justin over there for a couple of hours.

... it should be fun.

What I really like best about the fact that my son loves to skateboard, is that when you combine it with my photography, it's an activity that we can do together, where we can both participate in our favorite hobbies at the same time.

Below are a few pictures from a "burst" series of pictures which show Justin getting some air, turning in flight, and landing perfectly on the rail. They are in order from shot #1 at the top of the page thru shots 2-4 below:

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Til next time ...

todd

2 comments:

  1. I just stopped by here and had to take some time to say appreciate it for the good skating tips!

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  2. I wanna learn how to skateboard so i think i might head down to the comanche skatepark i hope i can find it. i've been wanting to learn how to skateboard ever since i was a little girl but my mother never allowed it because of the dangers of the sport i really really wanna learn but i don't know where to start. i hope i can find someone that can help me learn at the skatepark. perhaps i'll have the honor of meeting justin and you someday anyways the photographs are awesome and tell justin to keep up the awesome skating. take care and i really hope i get to meet you two some day very soon. i hope you have a nice day.

    your friend,
    shadow rose

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