Skating every damn day
It's been ages since the last update here...It's been a hectic last few months with bringing to the world a new little sister for Zak and him starting the first year of school (called kindergarten in Australia)
Despite all the changes in his life, Zak has never been as keen and as focused on his skateboarding as he has been for the last 3 months.
I don't update this blog as often anymore as too busy taking him skateboarding every day. His current favourite skatepark is Riverwood, 10 minutes from home which makes my life easier. As he is perfecting his bowl carving, the Riverwood bowl proved to be a great training ground. His goal now is to drop in from the over-vert section of the bowl which shouldn't be too long from now.
Zak is progressing much faster, and that's probably due to him listening to advice a little more...as he has turned 5 he's slightly more attentive and more focused and not so inclined to mess around so much. He's also making great friendships with skaters of all ages, and feels really confident speaking to everyone and ask them for tips. Hanging out at skateparks since the age of 2 has made him a very sociable and confident person.
He's been attending the Monster Skatepark iSkate coaching classes every Thursday evening and that has helped him meet other little shredders his age who are absolutely incredible. He also skates alongside under 14 world champions Poppy Starr and Luke Russell who are both so down to earth and so friendly to the little ones.
One thing that we discovered about Zak's personality is that he is not competitive at all. I personally admire that trait as he is just simply enjoying the sport, progressing at the pace he is comfortable with, cheering his little friends who are now competing and improving fast, and is happy just doing what he does. No stress.
Short skateboarding videos and photos are now on Zak's instagram account which we are updating on a regular basis. So follow his progress on https://instagram.com/zaksimcox/
|Xmas party at the iSkate night - Monster Skatepark|
|Rock to Fakie at Riverwood skatepark|
|Proud big brother|
|Manual at Rockdale|