One night last week I had the 5 Bridges skatepark to myself – so I decided to document my first attempts at manual’ing one of the boxes.

To me the manual is such a cool trick – it lets people who know what they’re doing combine different stuff. Some of the results are super technical, and super impressive. It’s a smooth looking trick as well, similar to presses and butters in snowboarding. I get the impression that it “feels good”.

With that in mind, here’s some video of my first attempts. I kinda get close but don’t quite pull it off 🙂 It will come though… The music is by The Frames, from their album Dance the Devil. A good friend of mine gave me this album to listen to a couple of years ago and I’ve always liked this track – “Pavement Tune”. The rest of the album’s cool too.

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