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!
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.
After almost 3 hours of traffic down to San Diego, I finally arrived at the 7th annual Clash at Clairemont. The Clash seems to get bigger and bigger each year and all to raise money to the Mission Valley/Krause Family Skatepark and more importantly, Grind For Life. I only managed to grab a few photos on the bowl jam.
Thanks to the Clash at Clairemont crew for all the hard work to raise money to help those in need and thank you to my dear friend, Ozzie, for giving me his photo pass.
Last Saturday marked the 5th annual Camtest, held back in Colorado in the Arvada Skatepark Snake Run, properly titled King of the Snake. Like previous years, this event is much more than a contest, but a gathering of a nationwide shred family all to support our skate brother Dave Tuck and his battle with cancer. If you were lucky enough to make it out, then you saw some of the most insane skating. You also got to witness a community of some of the most giving and selfless people doing all they can to make this event a sucess, not only for Dave Tuck, but for skateboarding as well.
The day started off with the groms, Ams and Old Guys before the main event. I was having camera issues, so missed a lot of the early ripping, but here are a few photos I managed to get.
When the dust settled, it was Josh Borden that ended up taking the top spot, followed by Andy Mac in 2nd and Dalton Dern in 3rd in the Pro Division.
Old Guys had Glen Charnowski in 1st, followed by Chris Patton in 2nd and Lenny Byrd in 3rd.
Team Pain Snake Charmer Award went to San Pedro’s finest, Robbie Russo, Riley Stevens and Oscar Navarro.
Cockfight Man Slam Award went to Danny Tumia.
A huge thank you to Cam Dowse, Mike Daniel and the countless people behind the scenes that put in the time and effort to make this event better than any mainstream skateboarding event could ever be. Close to $11,000 was raised and 100% of it went directly to Dave Tuck. This is a prefect example of when you put something in the hands of skateboarders amazing things will happen. Thank you skateboarding.
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: