The Pool Gods Hooked Me Up Tonight

…I passed it. I made my move, a U-turn later and park right next to it I look in and it’s totally empty. HOLY CRAP!!! I put out a few call to the local pool guys I owe a pool or two to and one of them can make it in 10 minutes.

What Luck!

Tonight I was on my way to my usual weekday Glendale Skatepark session when my trip took a turn. Before I tell you what happened I want to set it up a little bit. So here goes: I’ve been pretty lazy in my searching out good pools and skating them lately. It’s not hard to do now that there’s some skateparks offering big trannies and pool coping. On top of that I have been X’d out as I like to call it (Too many pro competition events and marketing extravaganza’s).

So just the other day I wrote on this site "I am completely X’d Out from the past few weeks of pro skateboarding events, so look for me in your backyard, secret pool, or local skatepark for the rest of this summer." and I turned my sniffer back on. A couple days later I am looking into this yard as I drive by and see some coping and tile over a knocked over fence. It’s right by my house so I stop, the next chance I roll by, and peer into the yard only to see it filled with water. That was Wednesday night. So today, Thursday, I drive past it again on my way to work and I see a crew pulling down the rest of the wall. The water is still there though so I figured they would leave it in.

Ozzie - tiling it

On my way back home after work, sure enough there were a couple power cords over the coping. This could only mean one thing, they pumped out the water! This brings me up to a few hours ago when I packed up to go skate Glendale. I got my board, pads, shoes, mini beer cooler, camera and video camera. I noticed the work crews were all gone at the house as I passed it. I made my move, a U-turn later and park right next to it I look in and it’s totally empty. HOLY CRAP!!! I put out a few call to the local pool guys I owe a pool or two to and one of them can make it in 10 minutes.

10 minutes later Ozzy and I jump into the pool and clean out a few leaves and an inch of water and start skating it under the Street Lights, which is pretty dark and shadowy in the tight pockets. But were keeping it mellow since we can’t see well. We’re finally to the point where we gotta get more light because this pool is worthy of a good session. I decide to drive home grab a light and plug in to one of the crews extension cords they conveniently left for us.

Shallow to deep end

It was perfect! The Gods were gracing us for being good pool skaters and following proper etiquette the past year. The weather was comfortable, the pool is killer, the noise wasn’t bugging anybody, we had a good long session in a killer pool less than a mile from my house in the dark!

I just had to share my good fortune with you. Now we’re hoping to go back tomorrow night and really get this thing fired up. Hell we might even ask the crew for permission until they fix the cracks in the pool structure. Chalk up a new virgin for me.

The Bowl/Pool