Venice Beach – More Skaters

I had positive feedback from the skater photos I posted previously.  Here are a bunch more from the second day of watching these kamikaze kids.

Two young kids stood out.

This young skater never lost the board from his feet – solid in control.

This one was fast, smooth and solidly comfortable on his board.  In fact, I never once saw him get separated from his board.  It almost looked like his feet were glued to it.  Admittedly, he was not making the huge flying leaps but he was getting air going in and out of the pool.

Young Skater 2

This young one was also always in control

This other kid was even more impressive.  Again, solidly under control, never losing his board while making greater moves.  Both of these kids had the protective gear to keep them skating a long while.

And then there were the high fliers.

The thrill of high flight and uncontrolled landings.

More high flying action

You need to look at the whole sequence of these skaters in the gallery to appreciate what they are doing.

This high flyer has style – I liked the hat.

Classy Hat – And smiles he (or she?) survived the landing.

On the sign of rules were the instruction that no BMX, Scooters or Bicycles were allowed so I was surprised to see this young man on his Razer scooter.  He was fairly good, doing most everything the others did, but I had to think there is a great advantage holding the handle bar to keep the scooter under foot.


Handles are an advantage to keeping the wheels under foot.

Then this man walked up with his 5 foot long fancy laminated wooden skate board.

Would this man and his long board test his skills in the skate park?

I was wondering if he would skate in the park.  Nope.  Just pushed himself along as a dry land paddle boarder.

And then there was the graceful art of simply rollerskating on the pathways.

Graceful skating – backwards

To see all the skating photos from day 2 in the gallery: Venice Beach Skaters Day 2

About Ron Ludekens

God created a marvelous world full of wonderful sights and people. He is the Creator and it is His Palette of beauty that Ron Ludekens tries to capture as photographic images. Images of nature or images of people and their lives - both reflect the handiwork of the Creator. Ron is a photographer living in Visalia, California - part of the great Central Valley. He is immediately surrounded by agriculture and all the hard working people that feed our world. A short distance away are the grand Sierra Nevada mountains, impressive National Parks and, wider still, the vast diversity that California has to offer. Ron is one of the family owners of the L.E. Cooke Co Wholesale Nursery - a leader in the horticulture industry of North America. Even on the job, his camera is always near by. His photos for the nursery trade have been published in print and around the websites of nurseries across America. Ron is also a leader in his church and its missions. Ron's photography has been a resource the church uses in its communications and message. Plus photos of all the fun things we do are shared among members and friends. Ron also loves capturing precious moments in lives of people. Weddings, senior portraits, graduations, family gatherings, maternity and special events. Ron will not shoot more than four weddings a year to provide the attention to detail and followup that is required for such an important milestone event in the lives of the couple. Ron can be reached at 559-732-7165 or cell 559-967-5370.
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