Hurt Life Skateboards Art Show this Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Ink’d Chronicles in the Pomona Arts Colony at 264 W. 2nd Street, Pomona, California 91766.
Met up with a few people to have a sesh for Tracy’s birthday. Good times at the Bamboo Bowl!
The birthday boy: Tracy Little, Smithgrind Tailgrab:
Jim Gray, Tailslide:
The Professor, Paul Schmitt:
Jordan Hollis, Sugarcane:
Jim and Jordan doubles on the extension:
Had enough of the Super Bowl references to skateboarding? Me too. Here are a few from yesterday and any given sunday at Salamander Ranch.
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.
Next up was a epic Blue Haven Rossmore Kidney. Could have skated this thing for days.
Swung by Ted’s to lurk out in the shallow end.
The next day, The Illusion showed up and kicked it into high gear.
Stopped by Ray’s for a game of skate and some House Beer that The Illusion was kind enough to bring to the party.
On the way home took a slight detour to check out this roadside gem. A little water never stopped an Aussie from shredding.
Oh wait, yes it did.
Huge thanks to Peacock for the hospitality and heavy shred… until next time.
Tristan Rennie at Bellmar’s.
Shooting skate contests is not my idea of a good time. You have everyone’s sister or brother elbowing their position on the deck for the proper #insta angle or the “media” guys are doing the extendo-arm technique right into your frame. What is my idea of a good time is being in the presence of heavy shredding. This past Saturday was the 2014 Girls Combi Classic and you had everyone from 7 year olds hopped up on donuts to moms pushing 50, all destroying the monster bowl. Yes, somebody’s mom skates better than you, but that’s besides the point. What’s important is that the level of skateboarding keeps getting pushed year after year, male and female. Here a few shots from the contest.
1. Julz Lynn $4,000
2. Allysha Bergado $2,000
3. Alana Smith $1,000
4. Arianna Carmona $900
5. Nora Vasconcellos $700
6. Nicole Hause $500
7. Sara Thompson $400
8. Erin Wolfkiel $250
9. Katherine Folsom $150
10. Cara Lawson $100
11. Jean Rusen
12. Denise Fleming
AM 15 AND OVER
1. Beverly Flood $500
2. Jordyn Barratt $300
3. Brittney Conrad $200
4. Alisha Stevens
5. Kayla Caballero
6. Christin Borski
7. Cheryl Jumao-as
8. Mary D’Antoni
9. Canasas Burns
AM 14 AND UNDER
1. Poppy Starr Olsen $500
2. Kisa Nakamaura $300
3. Bryce Wettstein $200
4. Pauline Branom
5. Spencer Breaux
6. Annika Vrklan
7. Minna Stess
8. Hannah Chumley
9. Brighton Zeuner
10. Tarryn Ross
11. Michelle Yoon
12. Jordan Beal
13. Klara Vrklan
Ozzie has a great in depth recap over at BTO. Check it out here: http://ozzieausband.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/vans-girls-combi-classic-2014/
Good to see Brain Whitney back on board.
Typical Culture Skate Zine have been killing it for 5 years and celebrated with an epic mash sesh at the Bread Bowl in the Sector 9 warehouse this past Saturday. The wood bowl was being handled by rippers young and old, Bull Taco was grilling while Chango Rey and Space Wax provided the sound track. Typical Culture and San Diego are doing it right, here’s to another 5 years!
It seems like every year I am shooting less that the previous year. Maybe I’m skating more, maybe I’m just lazy. Either way, life has gotten in the way of keeping this site updated regularly. Hoping to change that in 2014 and get back to shooting and posting more. Until then, here is some of what went down – the 2013 Photographic Year in Review.
Thank you to everyone that still supports the site and keeps coming back. Here’s to 2014 – Cheers!
The Slappy. A fundamental maneuver that I hope every skateboarder has done in their life. It’s not a hard thing to do, but it seems to have fizzled out with some of the younger generation of skaters. So, in honor of one of the best feelings on a skateboard, we laid down a bunch of parking blocks at Pink Widow Distribution in Fullerton CA and The Crazy Kyle Slappy Slaughter commenced.
The master of ceremonies, Crazy Kyle, takes the slaughter blocks up a level.
Kyle and Ron Yerman do work before doing work.
Matt Gaudio and Hailey Villa at Pink Widow were kind enough to host the event and put in a ton of work to get it going. CW Dunn and Nicole Dodson came in hot and built all of the ramps and banks, and we also built up a few forms and poured some custom parking blocks. A few other obstacles showed up and made one of the best fun zones I have skated in a while.
Matt Gaudio at his home break
Riley Stevens transfers on one of CW’s creations
Bryce Wettstein boneless off the spine
Then gives Chuck Hults a taste of what happens if you try to barge her spot.
Tristan Rennie can do slappys and does them well, but opts for a frontside flip over the channel instead.
Custom parking block action
In addition to hosting the event, Hailey Villa, screenprinted up some fresh Slappy Slaughter designs for anyone that brought a shirt in.
Jon Tucker approved.
Josh Borden gets vertical
Skreech does the same
Patrick Ryan takes a different exit route
Although this wasn’t meant to be a contest, we thought it appropriate to award some dudes that were killing. There were so many people destroying the place, but the custom, high quality trophies were awarded to the ones that seemed to be having the most fun out there and keeping the slappy alive.
Chuck Hults 3rd, Sicky Nichy 2nd, Ronnie Yerman 1st.
Definition of stoke: Chuck Hults
Ronnie Yerman front blunt slider
Mark Zamudio came out and manned the grill to raise money for the Fullerton Skatepark Association. Spank grip was also out hooking up stencils and DJ Taylor Forney spun the heaviest jams all day long.
The birthday boy, Ben Butler, takes his parking block creation to the extreme
The ridings on the wall – Scott Minton
No Radballs event would be complete without this dude. Kevin Burke, wall ride transfer.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day with better people. Thanks to everyone that came out and had a good time. Thanks to Matt, Hailey, Mark, CW, Nicole and everyone else that put in the hours to make this amazing day happen. Specials thanks to those that donated product to give out, Silly Girl Skateboards, Hurt Life Skateboards, Deckcrafters, Original Betty Skateboard Co., spank., olloclip and Anaheim Skateboards. Also want to say thank you to our Colorado friends at Bad Egg for the inspiration and last but not least, Crazy Kyle and his love of slappys.
Parting shot. This is what happens when you say “one more time…”
Photos: MRZ and Russ Sakurai