anthony flis



What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
a reading list

  • The Sleeper Awakes, H.G. Wells
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Love Among the Ruins, Evelyn Waugh
  • Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  • A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
  • High-Rise, J.G. Ballard
  • V for Vendetta, Alan Moore & David Lloyd
  • Divided Kingdom, Rupert Thomson
Bails and Slams!

Musings by Anthony.

I’ve found that after years of downhilling I got entirely too used to bailing onto my hands and shoes and when skating street or transition I kept destroying my wrists when I’d fall. This happens to every skater who rides street and parks but I wasn’t used to getting hurt so often so I did a lot of thinking about how to bail and have been watching a ton of videos. Bails and slams come with the territory of skating no matter what you ride. They aren’t the same thing either: a slam is you eat shit, a bail is you understanding things aren’t working out so you get out of the way. Slams end with you in pain while bailing can save you from serious injury keeping you skating for the rest of the session or forever. Bailing out is a crucial part of skating and knowing how to bail properly can save you from serious injury.

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2012 Comet Skateboards Retrospective.