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Ride for Shogo Kubo.

Don’t ever need a reason to skate pools with good friends, but this day we rode in honor of skateboard legend, Shogo Kubo. Ozzie lined up the venue and called up Salba, KB and Riverside Shawn the week prior to clean up this epic Rossmore Blue Haven.

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That very next Sunday we all met out front and listened to stories past of Shogo. Then stepped into the backyard to begin one of the best sessions I’ve been a part of in a long time. Just pure stoke.

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Riverside Shawn
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Salba
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Kyle
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Riverside Ed
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Ozzie
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KB

Thanks to everyone for a great day and epic session.

Check out Ozzie’s story here: http://ozzieausband.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/shogo-kubo-tribute-session/

Hanging Around Fresno.

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Cam, Kyle and I took a trip up north last month to Peacock Land for an epic weekend of pool shred. You can always count on Peacock to bring the goods and he did not disappoint. Hit some brand new ones and some old favorites. All in all good times with good friends… a perfect weekend hanging around Fresno.

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Kyle Kaitanjian gets first grinds on a new tight little capsule.
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Cam Dowse takes it over the box.

Next up was a epic Blue Haven Rossmore Kidney. Could have skated this thing for days.

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Ben Raybourn on tap.
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Peacock doin’ work – Film at 10:00
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Swung by Ted’s to lurk out in the shallow end.

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The next day, The Illusion showed up and kicked it into high gear.

The Illusion and Kyle Kaitanjian
Rulers.
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Early morning buckets of ass water.
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Cam – slip ‘n’ slidin’
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Peacock shallow grinder

Stopped by Ray’s for a game of skate and some House Beer that The Illusion was kind enough to bring to the party.

House Beer at Rays pool fresno

On the way home took a slight detour to check out this roadside gem. A little water never stopped an Aussie from shredding.

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Oh wait, yes it did.

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Cam’s ride in the drink

Huge thanks to Peacock for the hospitality and heavy shred… until next time.

Product Rad-view:
Black Label Skateboards –
Top Shelf Square Tail.

Black Label Skateboards review

A while ago I had a strange occurrence. I was skating a pool when all of a sudden an Armenian and an Australian starting bartering/arguing about trading goats and sheep. Words of satanic ritual began to be uttered by these two so I decided to get out of there, but not before grabbing this board that one of them had set down. Well that turned out to be a great idea and by the way I didn’t steal the board because I did whisper “I taking this board thank you” as I ran, so get off my back. Well when I reached my car, I don’t know why I was being chased by these two from the pool, I realized that this deck was made by Black Label Skateboards. Anyway, as I calmly burned rubber to get out of there I heard one of them say in Armenian “YOUSTOLEMYBOARD” I don’t understand this language so I waived and drove off. This board had a great shape, dimensions, and was extremely shrederistic. The dimensions for this board are 32″ long, 8.75″ wide, with a 14.25″ wheelbase. Some might think that a 14.25″ wheelbase is small but if your not the biggest dude (not a fat ass) and skate pools this kind of wheelbase reacts great. The concave on this deck I would call medium, whatever that means and the wood is super strong. If you need a bigger wheelbase, Black Label has all different sizes to make everyone happy and make popsicle-only makers sad and envious. To the companies that only make popsicles, there are many things that you can do to improve your life and company. I have listed the steps that you need to take below.

  • Start doing wrist exercises to strengthen that limp wrist.
  • When you go to the liquor store resist the urge to go straight (no pun intended) to the Smirnoff ice and go over to the beer section. (This set is hard for some but you can do it.)
  • Go buy a Black Label Skateboards square tail board and experience the reasons for yourself what square tails have to offer.
  • You will immediately come to the conclusion that you company needs to make a square tail.
  • Come to grips with the reality that you, as well as many others over the years, have copied Black Label (not that they originated the square tail, you just copied their shape exactly).
  • Last, if you haven’t heard of Black Label Skateboards feel free to go directly to your nearest I Quit Skateboarding Stations. Once you turn in all of you skateboard related goods they will give you a scooter so you can get your scoot on.

In conclusion, take your hard earned cash to your local board shop and throw it down for a Black Label deck. Remember, if the people at the shop don’t skate then it’s not a skateboard shop. Also, when having run ins with Armenians and Australians run, don’t look back they may be conducting satanic rituals and sacrificing goats. BEWARE.

– Baron Von Shredington

Austin Poynter Ripping His Local Skateparks

I met Austin Poynter a few times to shoot some photos at some of his local spots. A few weeks ago I wanted to go skate the new Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark. I hit up Austin and he did not have school that day so it worked out great. Watching him skate is always a pleasure. His style is so smooth and effortless. The future is bright.

 

Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark:

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Oceanside MLK Skatepark:

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Monster Energy Ramp:

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Here is some video shot by Nick “Maddog” Henderson at the Oceanside skateparks:

Here is a list of who he rides for:

Powell-Peralta

Monster Energy

Oakley

Osiris Shoes

GoPro

S-One Helmets

187 Pads

Bull Taco

McGills Skateshop