After experiencing some real skate events this past year, I have realized that things can get a little rowdy. Could you give us some tips in morning recovery tactics for those times when you are camping or not in the comfort of your home, like at skate events? Thanks.
Yes, skate event weekends are gnarly. They’re also some of the most fun you will ever have. The important thing to remember is that if there’s no one around to regulate you, you’re going to need to regulate yourself. Having gone from being the kid hugging a bucket a few years ago, to the older person dragging youngins out of trouble by their scruff a couple of years later, I can tell you some ways to not blow it while trying to have a good time.
Know your limits, this applies to skateboarding and the party. Don’t let anyone push you into something you know you shouldn’t or can’t be doing. You’re just going to end up broke off, or vomiting, and neither of those are very fun. If you’re going to send it, send it. Just know what’s at risk, especially if it’s early in the weekend. You don’t want to be hurt or sick on event/race day, especially if your sponsors paid to get you there. (Or your mom; don’t make your mom bummed either.)
Hit up the local supermarket when you get to town. Buy some fruits and vegetables. Buy a couple of jugs of water. What you eat will have a big impact on how you feel the next day. Keep water near where you’re sleeping, and always stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty. You’re skating around all day, you need to drink water constantly. Try to get three full meals in, and don’t just eat trash.
I’ll see you out there soon!
– Jamie (the fiend formerly known as Ed)
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