For the last few months my friend Tim has been hitting me up to skate some backyard pools with him. Usually he only gives me 10 minutes notice and I can’t go, but he called on Saturday and we were able to arrange a mission on Sunday. He picked me up in his truck and we drove about an hour out of town to ride this pool.
An 80 year old lady named Lorraine owns the house. She’s cool as shit. I guess a friend of Tim’s asked her if it would be cool to skate her pool and she was down. She just asks that everyone wear a helmet. How fresh is that? I was psyched!
It was the first Blue Haven Pool I’ve ever ridden. I’ve heard about Blue Haven Pools since the 80s. They’re legendary in skateboarding circles.
It had a great Marlin mosaic.
And I love these wheel marks in one of the shallow end pockets.
Peter “Kiwi” Gifford met us there. He’s 52 years old and he’s been skating pools since 1979. He dropped into the deep end like it was nothing.
My man Tim lives to skate pools and he killed this one. I have to learn these kickstand roll-ins he was doing.
He ripped through these backside carving 50-50s.
Frontside over the steps.
He really knew how to work the shallow end.
How about rock’n'rolls in the deep end?
Backside over the deathbox?
Tim killed that shit. I had a great time! Hope we can do it again soon.