If you skate, you know it's a big deal.
There is nothing casual about skating a triple set. Physically speaking you must be prepared to repeatedly get your ass kicked on the concrete sidewalk, and mentally speaking your mind needs to be right like a Buddhist Monk.
Add in the x factor of cranky security guards trying to chase you out as well as the ever present clueless pedestrian and you've got yourself a recipe for epicness.
With each failed attempt there is a growing sense of urgency as it slowly tries to beat the determination out of you. But during a moment of perfection all the pieces fall into place as you land bolts, roll away and all is well with the world.
Here's a few examples of famous triple set sessions.
The Santa Monica triple set vs. Geoff Rowley and Arto Sarri
Skateboard videographer French Fred Mortagne recently posted up some old clips of the Flip team during the golden age of the early 2000's skating the world famous Santa Monica triple set. This edit sheds a little light on how insanely difficult it is to get tricks on.
Downtown LA triple set vs. Figgy
Now, this is a true mind over matter scenario. The bails are as fun to watch as the actual make. Switch backside flip while juking security and avoiding the cops!
If this type of grown man skateboarding is what you're into then make sure to get yourself down to the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Saturday, October 19th for the Red Bull Triple Set contest. 50 top pros and ams will be hucking themselves for a chance at a piece of the $5000 cash prize purse.