A young skater lays in the skate bowl during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Practice Makes Perfect: Young Skateboarders Learn New Tricks from a Pro

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

AUGUST 06, 2020

Jakarta. The Covid-19 pandemic does not stop children from learning ollies and flip tricks in the skate bowl.

Kindergarten and elementary school students were eager to practice the roller sport at the private skatepark owned by Crooz School of Skate in Duren Tiga, South Jakarta, on Wednesday. Renown Indonesian skater Ricco Pramono was present as coach to teach his best skateboarding tricks.

The Crooz school aims to make skateboarding a sport for everyone and discover hidden talents.

Since its establishment months ago, the school has trained dozens of children who regularly visit the skatepark twice a week.

The classes nurture a supportive environment for both the coach and students. Skateboarding also helps children move their bodies and release the fatigue after being home-ridden for months due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The skatepark implements strict health protocols, including maintaining a safe physical distance.

Every student brings their own equipment. In addition to the basic safety gear such as helments, knee and elbow pads, both trainers and students must wear masks and face shields to avoid virus transmission.

Skateboarding has been on the rise in Indonesia with young talents emerging.

At the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, 12-year-old Bunga Nyimas won a bronze medal for the street skateboarding with 19.8 points. Also in the same category, Aliqa Novery who was as young as nine collected 13.3 points and thus making her sixth place. 

Bunga also scored a silver medal for park skateboarding at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philipines.

Rico Pramono warming up with his students during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ricco Pramono warms up with his students during a training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Skate bowl inside private skate park at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Strolling around the skate bowl. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Parents help a child to wear a helmet during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Parents help their child to wear a helmet before rolling around the skate bowl. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A babysitter brings three skate board during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A babysitter brings three skateboards. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Rico Pramono trains his student at a skate park in Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ricco Pramono helps a student to stay balanced on a skateboard. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two skater take a break during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two skaters take a short break in-between their training sessions. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A young skater practices a new trick with her coach during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Fearless young skater practices a new trick with her coach. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A young skater practices to ride inside the skate bowl at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Skating around the skate bowl. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Leading by example - a skate board coach shows to his students a new trick during training at Duren Tiga, South Jakarta on Wednesday (05/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Teaching by example - a skate board coach shows his students a new trick. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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