In case you’ve forgotten, or didn’t know, this is Duane Peters. In this article from about 100 years ago, he’s showing you how to do a layback rollout, one of the many “forgotten” tricks. Now seen as archaic, or (an arguably even worse description) “old school”, many people have forgotten about it, or think it’s cool but don’t go out and try it.
The progression from sliding on flat ground, to sliding on banks, to sliding on and above the coping made perfect sense at the time, and it still makes perfect sense today.
Skating should be fun and feel good, not forced. Emphasis on flow and feel is just as important while skating as it is when making love. Do that shit right!
A layback grind on the coping in a concrete bowl? That shit flows and feels really goddamn good. That’s that shit I like.