Today I changed my mind. This eveing I was outside skating with my son Jago and today my first blog is about just that.
You see, my wife Jill and I have a pair of 'Duane Peter' Pocket Pistol Slalom Skateboards. Our old Brighton seafront Sunday arvo slalom sessions were so much fun. Alongside an epic crew we spent many happy, sunny days lining up the cones, ripping through them as fast as we could, and then skating off into the sunset for an apres beer at the Fortune of War.
Today I'm bias, I'm proud, and most definitely stoked. On his mums deck I noticed Jagos style and his focus take hold. I filmed a few runs and watched it over and over at various speeds and observed a grasp of style. Jago has learnt to ride the nose, which is no mean feat on a small deck like these, but prior to getting to this critical point of looking down at tarmac, there were no shuffles, no awkward trips, just fluid footwork and a timeless cross step, then 'boom'...hang ten!
So my first blog in a very long time, are the words of a proud Dad who's watched his son find his flow, and flow equals happiness. Its simple, choose an activity, make it a challenge, don't cheat or make it too easy, get an immediate reward, and you'll find Flow, once you find flow, you find happiness.
Jago found his Mum's Skateboard, he discovered his flow, some style and a big ol' smile!