To start the day I met up with about 20 other skaters from Taichung to ride the bus for 2 hours up to Taipei. We then met up at the skateshop before we hit the streets.
Unlike the United States were all the skaters join together, there are two separate events in Taipei. Both the skateshops there are in huge competition against each other. If you associate with one skateshop the other one will shun you. I don't know all the facts to this controversy but it seems pretty crazy how much they hate each other. Hopefully I have chosen the right crew of guys.
Most of the day we spent skating this flat area with a rail and a box to skate. There was probably about 100 or more skaters that showed up. There was only a few that I could speak English too. The photo above is from some of the fun little contest they had. This is the High Ollie contest. I only made it up to 4 boards. I nicked the 5th board so I got kicked out of the contest, even though I know I can make that. I just needed a few more tries.
After skating in 33 Celsius weather from 12-7 we headed back to the skateshop for some food and a skate video by Toy Machine. Sorry for my lack of photos, I seem to have failed to fully document this day due to being occupied by skateboarding.