Sit back and have your mind blown. Ben Raybourn – Welcome to Nike SB video part.
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:
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:
Every year at Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest Ryan Sheckler throws his Skate for a Cause event. The event raised 90k for charity. I was only able to stay for the Legends Pool contest. Here are a few photos:
I met up with some of the Osiris guys at Unit B. They have a solid group of skaters on their “Concrete Crew Team”. I followed them to the Combi and got a few photos. Look out for their video coming out soon.
Check out the Osiris site: www.osirisshoes.com/team/osiris-concrete-crew/
Josh Mattson and Aaron Astorga gettin’ some gnar pit action.
Tony Hawk is now in Independent Trucks and is still blowing minds!
Down and out… we’ve all been there, most of the time it’s trivial, but there are quite a few of us that are on the receiving end of shit. Misfortune, disease and death does not discriminate and it puts a smile on my face knowing that most skateboarders step up to the occasion when one of our own is in need. Chuck Hults is not a stranger to misfortune and when he makes a product that will benefit someone in need, I am on board. Mr. Hults is a master skateboard maker and crafted a limited edition Deckcrafters Pink Ribbon Pool Cue to donate the profits to the Grind For Life organization. If you are unfamiliar with Grind For Life, they provide financial assistance to cancer patients that need to travel in order to receive treatment. When I purchased the benefit deck, I had every intention to just hang it on my wall, but once I had it in hand, I knew it needed to be brought to life. I put it together and had a few friends take it for a spin…
For more information on Grind For Life click: http://www.grindforlife.org
For more information on Deckcrafters Skateboards click: http://www.deckcrafters.tv