peep a freshie from the KTS dudes. always a pleasure getting to see what they’re up to
After much product research and development, The Yea Ledge Dressing is now available. Made from recycled candle lit moments by Josh Stair. Packaged by me, this handy dandy dressing comes with two bars and two stickers. If you’re gonna eat shit.. why not add some dressing? Ever been to a spot and thought to yourself ” this ledge needs some dressing ” ? maybe not. But I know I say that from time to time. Dressing is when the spot already grinds but you want it to grind just a bit better. You can pick up some dressing on our store for 3 bones.
The Art Dept. is almost out of stock! good news is that I have 3 new pieces coming soon
This past weekend was a productive one… Marc from Regretstown invited me to philly with him for a nib sesh. It was my first day back riding and I really wanted to take it easy.
We ended up hitting up some pre fab parks on the way back as well. Thanks to Marc & Seth it was a really fun time.
Meanwhile.. in Lebanon Mclovin came through and hit up some spots he’s had his eye on for a while.
also, returning from the injured list, Loughead had his first session in a couple weeks for a similar shoulder injury I had.
no one got hurt in the making of this post. A successful weekend indeed.
Ergonomics is intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury, typically in the workplace. “Put in work… do work.. just another day at the office” are all familiar terms. We all know you can get hurt from falling, slipping a pedal, missing a grip etc. But how often do we think about getting hurt with out even eating shit?
Roughly 3 weeks ago it happened to me. I was at a local park with my friend Zach about an hour or more into the session when I started trying an icepick up a square rail when all of a sudden I felt a tingling in my arm. Taxed. I couldn’t even lift my arm. I didn’t fall. I had already landed the grind and went back to clean it up when I hurt myself.
here is a little diagram of what I was trying. Icepick up and over to hop over into the bank. I’m right side pegs. If you’ve ever done an icepick grind and or ever tried to icepick grind up anything I think you understand the position your arm is in when you’re doing the grind.
I felt dumb. Zach didn’t see me fall. It was almost as if I was faking it. But I really couldn’t even lift my arm. The pain got continually worse until I picked up a sling at a local rite aid for about 15 bucks. After seeing a doctor ( thank you medical ins. ) He told me I sprained my AC joint.
Apparently when you have your arm forward like that you have your shoulder at it’s weakest point. The jolting motion of landing in the icepick and balancing is what did it. I’ve been riding once or twice a week this winter and it’s possible my shoulder muscles weren’t up to par with what I was trying even if my skill level was.
With that said, I was off work for two weeks on short term disability and couldn’t ride. I’m still going to physical therapy, and I started working again this week. I plan to start riding again this weekend but I’m going to have to make sure to take it really slow and work my muscles back up. No matter how bad you wanna ride or try something that is even within your comfort range.. make sure you take into consideration your body.
Design Tuesday, Art Tuesday.. either way.. Good news! I’ve sold 2 pieces over the weekend. I still have 3 more left. If you were psyched on the coffee & party cake ones..I plan to do more. No two are alike. thanks again for all the positive feedback and support. I’m honored.
Sometimes I forget I have a degree. Going to school for what seems to be middle school computer science..there is tons of better things I could of studied to acquire the astronomical debt I now carry . Just recently ( past few months ) I’ve been fortunate enough to start paying on my federal loans. ( I graduated in Dec 08 ) which counts four about 30% of my total debt. The rest of my debt is within private loans. With an interest rate higher than Doug Benson I’ve gotta come up with the cash to feed these credit goons.
I’ve created some artwork dedicated to helping me make payments on my student loans.
I am pleased to announce we’ve brought the Blood tee design back. Well, it really never went anywhere but for a year or two I just hung the screen up for decoration. With that said we have it available now on the online store. More new stuff coming to the store soon. Next up, Ledge dressing by Josh Stair.