The Story of the Mordorgrinders Project - BlaBlaBleu - EN/ES

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A project launched spontaneously to promote Skateboarding in Monforte de Lemos.

In March 2019 I moved to Monforte de Lemos, after living for many years in a small village in O'Saviñao. Since I had asphalt streets at my disposal I decided to go back to skateboarding.
In principle, rather to move around the city, as a cheap and fun means of transport. Nor was I considering trying to do tricks and other crazy things again.

As I didn't have my own skateboard, my "little" brother David lent me one.
When he gave it to me I told him that he was going to take me 3 good Slams that day ... and it was. Did it hurt? of course yes!
But the happiness I felt again after 16 years without skating was incredible, nor did I remember that I missed it so much!

My big little Brother David

me happy with the borrowed skateboard

Soon after, I bought a complete Globe. A board with a handsome design, black Tensor axles and transparent orange wheels. I loved it and I still love it if I think about it! Obviously a few boards have passed since there, and the trucks are now on the secondary (rain :)) skateboard.

The complete Globe "From beyond Reaper" 8 inches of good vibes

At first it gave me a bit of a stick to go back to skating at the age of 38, so at first I looked for quieter places without many people to feel comfortable again and enjoy Skate by myself. To document my return to Skate and the process a bit, I have created an Instagram account "Mordorgrinder". Mainly to motivate myself, and reflect the good energy that skating gave me again.

At some point I wanted to skate a few spots in the center of Monforte, which are usually very frequented by pedestrians and the terraces of the bars. That is why I decided to leave very early in the morning, and thus have the streets to myself.
Besides that I like the tranquility and energy in the morning, getting up early is healthy;)

Well, I went out on a Saturday at 6:00 in the morning. On the way to the center I met a few young people who were returning from the party, they were somewhat Zombies from so much going on at night. And I thought of my daughter, who is very different in that regard, it seemed sad to see so many young people at that time without a clear head. And that they would probably go to sleep for half a day, and waste some of their valuable time and energy that they have.

As I skated and kicked the city I had an idea

Organize a meeting under the motto #DontDrinkAndSkate!

I was a little afraid that the young people would reject that idea, which is why I consulted with my daughter first.
She told me go ahead dad, and finally I started to announce those meetups on my Instagram account that I created just for Skate.

And the first meeting was amazing, and the following ones the same! There was good energy among the youth and it seemed they were looking for something to do. Have a good time together and then continue the day with good energy and motivation.

Photo of the first meeting #DontDrinkAndSkate

That has led to the Mordorgrinder account being changed to plural, and thus Mordorgrinders was born.

The ChaosSquare logo by MordorGrinders
For a year and a half I have organized those meetings, then others for the most sporadic nights. Created a Logo and ordered stickers to a printing company to distribute among the people here.

There were many good moments and the project from my point of view has been a success. Many have been motivated to skate, they have made new friends, and above all they have skated a lot!

Skaters from Monforte, Escairón and Sarria
By the end of 2020 between the pandemic and the rainy autumn of Monforte, I have terminated that project. Since it has fulfilled what I have proposed.

Thanks to everyone who has accompanied me on this path, and to all the new friends that I have made during that time through and with that project.

#KeepRolling


Un proyecto lanzado de forma espontanea para impulsar el Skateboarding en Monforte de Lemos.

En marzo de 2019 me he mudado a Monforte de Lemos, tras vivir muchos años en una pequeña aldea de o'Saviñao. Ya que volvía tener calles asfaltadas a mi disposición decidí volver a montar en el Skate.
En principio mas bien para moverme por la ciudad, como medio de transporte económico y divertido. Ni me planteaba volver a intentar hacer trucos y otras locuras.

Como no disponía de un Skate propio, mi hermano "pequeño" David me presto uno.
Cuando me lo entrego le dije, que me iba a llevar 3 buenos Slams ese día... y así fue. Dolió? pues claro que si!
Pero la felicidad que volví a sentir tras 16 años sin patinar era increíble, ni recordaba que lo echaba tanto de menos!

mi pequeño grande hermano David

Yo feliz con el Skate prestado

Poco después me compré un Globe completo. Una tabla con un diseño guapo, ejes negros de Tensor y unas ruedas transparentes naranjas. Me encantaba y me sigue encantado si pienso en el! Obvio ya han pasado unas cuantas tablas desde ahí, y los ejes están ahora en el skate secundario ( de lluvia :))

El Globe completo "From beyond Reaper" 8 pulgadas de buenas vibras

Al principio me daba algo de palo volver a patinar con mis 38 años, por eso al principio buscaba lugares mas tranquilos sin mucha gente para volver a sentirme cómodo y disfrutar del Skate yo solo. Para documentar un poco mi vuelta al Skate y el proceso, me he creado una cuenta de Instagram "Mordorgrinder". Principalmente para auto motivarme, y dejar plasmado la buena energía que me daba volver a patinar.

En algún momento tenia ganas de patinar unos cuantos Spots en el centro de Monforte, que normalmente están muy frecuentados por peatones y las terrazas de los bares. Por eso mismo decidí salir muy temprano de madrugada, y así tener las calles para mi solito.
A parte que me gusta la tranquilidad y la energía de la mañana, levantarse temprano es sano ;)

Pues bien, salí un sábado a las 6:00 de la mañana. De camino al centro me cruce con unos cuantos jóvenes que volvían de fiesta, estaban algo Zombies de tanta marcha por la noche. Y pensé en mi hija, que es muy diferente en ese aspecto, me pareció triste ver tanta gente joven a esas horas sin la cabeza clara. Y que probablemente irían a dormir medio día, y desaprovechar parte de su tiempo valioso y la energía que tienen

Mientras patinaba y pateaba la ciudad, me surgió una idea

Organizar unas quedadas bajo el lema #DontDrinkAndSkate!

Tenia algo de miedo que los jóvenes rechazaran esa idea, razón por lo que lo consulte primero con mi hija.
Ella me dijo adelante papa, y finalmente empecé a anunciar esas quedadas en mi cuenta de Instagram que he creado solo para el Skate.

Y la primera quedada fue una pasada, y las siguientes igual! Se sentía buena energía entre los jóvenes y parecía que buscaban algo que hacer. Pasar un rato de buen rollo juntos para después seguir el día con buena energía y motivación.

Foto de la primera quedada #DontDrinkAndSkate

Eso ha llevado a que cambiara la cuenta Mordorgrinder a plural, y así nació Mordorgrinders.

El logo ChaosSquare de MordorGrinders

Durante año y medio he organizado esas quedadas, después otras por las noches mas esporádicas. Creado un Logo y encargado pegatinas a una imprenta para repartir entre la gente de aquí.

Fueron muchos buenos momentos y el proyecto desde mi punto de vista ha sido un éxito. Se han motivado muchos a patinar, se han hecho nuevas amistades, y sobre todo se ha patinado mucho!

Skaters de Monforte, Escairón y Sarria

Para final de 2020 entre pandemia y el otoño lluvioso de Monforte he dado por terminado ese proyecto. Ya que ha cumplido con lo que me he propuesto.

Gracias a todos que me han acompañado en ese camino, y a todos los amigos nuevos que he hecho durante ese tiempo por y con ese proyecto.

#KeepRolling


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thats sick!
loved your story! congrats for your project, it really warms my heart haha.
reading what u say about how u miss skateboarding get me hyped to go and skate.
Greetings from brazil!

:) nice that i touched a little bit your heart!
It was a awesome time and give me some direction in my private projects, and the illusion to do more stuff like this.

Check out the Skatehive community here on dHive, there are good and friendly people!

Greets from Spain my friend

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