February 11, 2015
Bayley Maxcy here and if you're a truly dedicated scooter rider and you're always looking to progress, this write up is for you! Due to the fact its February, it will most likely rain in your near future. If you don't have a local indoor park it can be frustrating sitting at home. I do in fact have a solution to your problem, if you're stuck at home. You can do this whereever and whenever, no skatepark needed!
You're only going to need three things: your scooter, an empty space where your scooter won't damage anything, and shoes. Basically what you're going to do is simple. You stand and just do the motion of any trick/tricks you want to learn. Like lets say you want to learn to buttercup. Just stand in an empty space so you dont break anything in the room and just do the motion of a buttercup over and over again. You can do this in your living room, your kitchen, anywhere that is safe and you wont break anything. (Be sure to get your parents permission first). If you repeatedly do the motion of a trick you will learn that trick faster. It may sound a little weird but its the truth. When you do tricks this way it builds muscle memory and will allow you to execute these tricks at the park better. It may seem like a waste of time but I promise you if you do the motion of any trick 1000 times you will get it before someone who doesn't practice it all while at home. This method also works for trying to learn tricks while backflipping. you can lay on the ground, on your back and just throw tailwhips and barspins and any other thing you can think of. Doing this will help make it easier when you go to actually do them during a real backflip.
All these activities create muscle memory which is a key thing to improving as a rider in thr growing scooter industry. Actually riding at the skatepark isn't all you can do to progress. The mental part of scootering is also a big part of progressing. You have to be mentally prepared to throw tricks and land new bangers. Creating this muscle memory will help you in the long run to improve as a rider.
I couldn't find a video of anyone doing this (not surprising) so I'm going to link you guys to an article about muscle memory. Now go out and shred! Unless its raining! Be sure to grab a 2014 Lucky Scooter's Crew while they are on sale at $199.97.
Since its February its time to look back on the sweet summer weather!
Written By: Bayley Maxcy