well, got a call last night from a bud about coming down for a get together and skating his mini ramp... i had the itch to skate and weather was decent, so off i went.. i skated pretty well considering i hadn't been on a ramp in about 4 months and have the knees of a 90 yr old.... well, until i faceplanted the flatbottom.. the cashier at the 7/11 was quite bewildered by me on my ride home... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kinda a letdown for my first post 40 session.. but hey, i didn't blow a knee out, which is the usual concern.... and yup, no helmet... i just wear knee stuff when skating mini-ramps. at parks and big vert i always have it on... this was more of a trip over your feet kinda slam.. simple smith grind and i ended up eating ply... oh, and a splinter the size of Texas in my palm... for some insight into the type of skating i'm into, heres a couple minute clip of some friends at some places i've skated.. http://www.negativeion.com/fruit/vids/archive.html hopefully my ugly mug hasn't ruined sunday brunch for ya!