Sorry to say that after a football injury today, I am out for skating tomorrow. If you want to still meet up, please do, but I will not be there. If I manage to get out to skate for a bit I will post. But as of tonight, I will not be hosting tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend. Go skate!
Chris rock and roll with style.
We had a few people show up including 1 from our Tuesday ASA 2 from secondary and Chris stopping by to shred. Thanks for all those that came out.
This Sunday March 11th, from 9AM-12PM we will be taking out the ramps and skating. Bring your friends. Tell whoever wants to come skate. See you at IST elementary by the covered court. Don’t forget your helmet and water bottle.
Sorry everyone, but the internet connection has been really bad in the last couple of days. I will try to post more videos soon.
Until then, here is one of our students with a first time drop in from the quarter pipe.
While going to my normal skate blog http://theberrics.com/ their homepage had this video. It is a reminder that we can change the world. No matter who you are, where you live, how old you are, or how much money you have. Watch the video with your friends, with your family, with whoever will watch it with you.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.
With the help of our school carpenters and welders, the skate ramps were completed. The kids were thrilled, and so was I. The carpenters and welders stuck around to see what we would be using these things they had spent days constructing. They did a fantistiic job considering they had never seen anything like them before, and without an understanding of their use.
Living in Tanzania, it is best to use hardwood when leaving something outside to hopefully deter termites. I didn’t know this ahead of time. These ramps are incredibly heavy. The kids have been great in working together (up to 8 of us) to move them in and out of the covered area.
Hopefully we can start planning time on the weekends to have an open skating session, including people outside of IST.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of making this happen including Mr. Blair and Mr. Nsari. Mr. Blair even came out the first day to help us move the ramps!
A very mellow quarter pipe is being built. Maybe too mellow as it comes close to the wedge in the background. Hopefully we will have this by Tuesday!
This one was a surprise to me. In a matter of an hour, they welded us a rail. We will have to test it out and maybe we can make a few more of these in different sizes.