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My Personal Project - Harry Jordan

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Week 9, Term Two, 2020

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My name is Harry Jordan and for My Personal Project I decided to take my love of outdoor activities by learning how to skateboard. Throughout the Project I experienced several challenges including finding a suitable environment to practise, which became difficult, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Another challenge that impacted my timeline and forced me to reconsider my goal and overall project, was the difficulty of the tricks. At the start I was imagining I would be able to complete somewhere between 14 to 15 tricks, but as I progressed further into the Project and was gaining a better idea of skateboarding, I found it difficult to perform that level of tricks. I soon realised it would be impossible for me to complete that many tricks to a good level or even to land them.

However, even throughout all the challenges, the many events and experiences, I discovered I learnt a great deal which helped me to develop my Project and skills. One of these experiences came from my first visit to the skatepark. I was practising some of my tricks when another skateboarder started offering advice about foot positioning and the amount of pop needed to be able to successfully land the tricks.

Through these many experiences, My Personal Project has been a motivating and inspiring journey so far.

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