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Here’s my boys down at the local Bowl.

Kane is three years old in this photograph.

This is how Kane experiences the thrill of a skate bowl while us parents can still keep our nerves in tact. His Daddy holds his hands and slowly builds momentum… swinging him back and forth like a pendulum (in the smaller entry part of the bowl). They pick up some pretty high speed as you can see by how close to the coping Kane is ( ;D Moose).

Kane has the time of his life.

Featured in the Art of Skateboarding.


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  • Nick Ford
    Nick Fordabout 5 years ago

    Yeah Pip!!!!! This is where it all starts!!!! Ripper in the making ………. look at those closed eyes ……… he’s loving it!!!!! You’ll have him tweakin big fakie pivots in no time!!!!! MORE!!!!!
    ps: rim = coping … :)

  • I sat there with the word coping on the tip of my tongue but couldn’t for the life of me bring it to the brain… so copped out and used rim. :D
    He really is completely obsessed with skateboarding. He loves to pretend play skateboarding all the time. He uses the Jason Lee Blind handboad constantly to play around the house and he’s got an endless amount tech decks. Some kids are obsessed with bulldozers or cars.. Kane is truly obsessed with skateboarding. We were down at the beach the other day and he finds a plank of wood to create his own deck to do tricks down the sand dunes. Skateboarding is on his mind constantly… it’s quite amazing.
    His Dad Luke though broke his wrist on the giant Frankston bowl just a month ago resulting in surgery for a plate and pins to be inserted. Brought up the sense of worry when it comes to Kane in the sport… but to have a passion is more important I believe.

    – Pip Gerard

  • down23
    down23about 5 years ago

    Hey Pip! Wow! He’s a little thrill seeker, huh? That’s awesome! You may end up with totally frazzled nerves but he’s gonna be outta this world! Oh how I wished I had the courage to try this when I was younger it looks like soooo much fun! =)

  • yeah it is a bit of a worry but he’s already so passionate about it and I could never squash passion like that.
    Thanks Robbi :D

    – Pip Gerard

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardabout 5 years ago

    Wow, go Kane go, I think he is very brave, and it is wonderful the way his Dad helps him.

  • xoxo

    – Pip Gerard

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    Pip, i love how you’ve aged this…it’s gorgeous!

  • I’m really beginning to love expermenting more with photoshop treatments and adjustments & layers. It’s great fun.
    thanks again (sorry I missed your comments… I keep doing that!) x

    – Pip Gerard

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesalmost 5 years ago

    I love this, aweosme capture!!

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesalmost 5 years ago

    Ooops I meant awesome

  • preacherman
    preachermanover 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoabout 4 years ago

    Nah!! Fabulous capture Pip I loooove those close eyes!! so cute!!

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 4 years ago

    This photo is superb. I love the contrast and the colours. the play of light, especially on his face is wonderful.

  • what a fabulous comment… thank you!

    – Pip Gerard

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