Whoa, it’s been a while since I last posted. Took a vacation, got burnt on skating, the stoke is somewhat creeping in so I better take advantage before it disappears again!
So there’s this skate object we call a “Bauer.” It’s essentially any type of bank or transition leading up to a curb, block, ledge, planter, parking block etc, etc. First time I heard this term was from a Roselle Park local Russ and I called “Green Lantern”(he always wore that 101 shirt). I think he was describing some trick on the “Bauer.” I kept looking around the park confused until he pointed at the bank to ledge…”the Bauer box.” I thought it was funny so the term stuck with me.
There was this one moment where I was talking about a Bauer spot and I noticed Jimmy Brickner overhearing the conversation. “What’s a ‘Bowzer’?” he asked inquisitively. “Oh, a bowser?…it’s um..” I didn’t want to correct him, “Do you know who Koopa or Yoshi is?…” Eventually I told him.
Anyway, here’s a vx compilation of some Bauer skating over the years….
And this Halloween, you could see Hank and friends doing thangs…