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Well, it’s been two months since I started longboarding. Now moved to a more comfortable cruising ability. The first five minutes is always stressful but I can move and keep going with a fair degree of comfort. I can cruise around the local area and I’m much less worried about moving from road surface to road surface.

Some wide carving is now a real skill that’s coming on in leaps and bounds. Footbraking is still a bit patchy – just trying to learn how to put the right amount of pressure down is tricky and I’m constantly not slowing down quickly enough versus the fort just gripping up on the tarmac – but we’re getting there. I’m not feeling quite so out of control. Just need to do more skating generally, and start thinking about how/when to learn to slide…..