Layback Rollout – Empire Park Skate Park
A local skateboarder called “Mouse” performs a skate trick called a Layback Rollout in the shallow end of the Bowl at Empire Park Skate Park.
The trick is performed by approaching the top of the ramp with enough speed to do a frontside grind or 5-0 and crouching down as you begin to grind, leaning back onto your back hand that has been placed either on the platform or the coping (which works best and helps you to more consistently “make it”). If you are going really fast, you can push on your hand once or twice to extend the length of the grind, by sliding your hand along the coping as you travel along it. As you near the end of the grind, your weight being out over the transition helps to turn the board so the tail locks into the coping and you drop back into the ramp, letting go of the coping or platform as you flow back into the transition and ride away.
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An original digital photograph that was taken with a Canon 450D and a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens set at:
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Focal length: 55 mm
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