Two years ago I attended the Philly Freestyle, which is really the only major freestyle contest in the United States (until I do one). A few months before the contest I seriously blew my lower back out, and was not able to practice for it. I ended up riding a longboard in the contest, and had a really good time, but was not able to do my best. And I always like to do my best. That’s what I care about.

For some personal reasons it will be difficult to get back to Philly this year, but I’m going to try to work it out. I’d like to have some good new tricks for it, and skate up to my potential, regardless how I place.

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