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
Brittney Conrad tests out the janky PVC slider we made for the Slappy Slaughter.
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:
Oceanside MLK Skatepark:
Monster Energy Ramp:
Here is some video shot by Nick “Maddog” Henderson at the Oceanside skateparks:
Here is a list of who he rides for:
Checked out the new Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark over the weekend. Built by California Skateparks, it has a little bit for everyone. Small little flow, ledges and rails and even a little vert. It’s crowded as hell so you might want to let it die down for a bit before checking it out.
Shane Borland killing everything from street to backyards!
We headed towards LA in search for a few gems. After being shut down a few times we ended up at The Dirty Dollar for what we though was going to be a mellow session. Turned out to be one of the heaviest sessions I’ve seen in a while.
Spent the weekend in Mammoth with some good friends, tasty brews, amazing lakes, and an epic skatepark.
Before and After
I know I’m lagging on the photos but here they are. Everyone was ripping and the taco cart was grilling some tasty food.
The birthday boy was ripping:
Duane Peters showed up and got right into the mix.
Bill Rennie, the proud father:
One more shot of Tristan Rennie: