|Wout, the webmaster of www.inline-skate.nl had learned
about Naomi Grigg giving
freestyle slalom workshops in the UK. He wanted to sign up for one of the workshops in
London, but Naomi thought it would be fun to come over to Holland and do the workshop
here. Wout posted a message on his website and within a few days he was able to fill up
two classes, ten skaters each. In the weekend of 15-16th of May there was one class in the
mornings and one in the afternoons. Some skaters came from the other side of the country
like Feddo from Nijmegen and even Joe from Antwerp Belgium.
The weather was excellent and most of us got a bit fried in the sun. This
made the location in Zandvoort, 100 meters from the beach a superb spot.
Also excellent was our instructor Naomi. Patiently she
explained the moves. Some picked up the slalom more easily than others, but everyone
improved a lot by the end of the weekend. The guys from the morning sessions continued
practising the rest of the day as well. Some other skaters stopped by to look at us and
were impressed by what we did. Grapevine, Barrel roll, the Crazy, the Italien, Chap
chap, Criss-Cross, Mabrouk, etc.
First group Naomi workshop video 1
Grapevine practise 26 sec
Me practising slalom combination
26 sec (3MB)
Two cone crazy by Peter and Wout
9 sec (1MB)
Afternoon (girls) group 1
Many thanks to Naomi for teaching us!
Londonskaters interview with Naomi
Naomi Grigg's homepage