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Santa Ana Dave’s B-day Bash.

Friday night was Mr. Dave Kindstrand’s (aka Santa Ana Dave) b-day bash. BBQ, live music, insane skating…all the ingredients for a proper so cal backyarder. The level of skating was probably the highest I’ve ever witnessed at Dave’s. When most of the Bacon team shows up, you know it’s only going to get hotter.

The Scene


Rion Linderman

David Loy

Jim Gray

Mudbutt, Donovan, Jim Gray, with Steve Reeves trailing on foot

Donovan Rice
Drunken Staple Gun

Kevin Kowalski
Lien disaster


Benji Galloway
Out of the deep into the mid bowl Krooked grind. One of the sickest things I’ve seen at Dave’s.

Thanks to the Kindstrand’s for throwing such a great party. Happy b-day Dave!

blowin’ it at Chicken’s.

I few weeks ago I got the invite to Chicken’s bowl. Much like Bellmar’s, this backyard playground is of legendary status. Needless to say I was beyond stoked. As i’m down in the bottom sweeping, I notice that this thing is way gnarlier than any picture would lead you to believe.

We finish cleaning up and I drop in to my first run, which abruptly ends with me sprawled out on the bottom of the deep end. Session over. Awesome.

Oh well, you’ve got to pay to play sometimes and I’ve got my camera, so the night is not a total wash. Took a bunch of cool shots for the rest of the night and when I get home I find out that all of them look like complete ass…dark, out of focus and noisy as all hell. Awesome.

So there you have it, my first and quite possibly my only session at Chicken’s. Life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? Well with a lot of tweaking here’s some lemonade. It is super sour, so drink at your own risk.






Off The Wall

my good friend danimal over at surf & destroy gave me a call the other day inquiring of my personal measurements- gee what could this lead to..  so today i cruise over to vans in cypress to try on some clothes.  of course, ‘slowmar’ hassan was in the parking lot on his sled and also on his cell (i fucking see you everywhere dude, what the fuck?!)  anyway, danimal showed me around- and damn dude, vans has their shit together.. makes other action sport companies look like huffy.  good friend, jerry badders was mia- so i snuck in this shot of an old ad of his..

danimal then showed me around- touring the vans ramp & friends, showing showrooms (?), and explaining the simpsons vans and showing me all the displays they had up in the break room.  i guess only 100 pairs of each shoe were released (DAMN! helloooo ebay!) by each artist…can’t really recall how many artists there were in total, but i did remember this douche bag.. love to hate him, or vice versa.. you pick..

(forgive the flair/glare- i didn’t have an assistant handy…)

this is the board in the display- they screen printed each artists simpson face on random shaped decks along with the shoes, and a drawing of the simpsons family… pretty hot shit.

thanks danimal for sharing your area of work, with us here at radballs.

Pala 3/29/08

Drove down to Pala Skatepark last saturday to meet up with Tige, Scott, Brian, Chris and a whole bunch of others. After I got “deathboxed,” I busted out the camera.



Tige – horseshoe fun!

Scott over the deathbox


skinned alive.

A few weeks ago I got wind that the Ark Ramp was dying a slow death and the Skatelite was up for the taking. For those that don’t know what Skatelite is, it’s a top sheet used for ramps that is over $100 a sheet and we were getting it for free. So, Scott and I headed down south to retrieve the hot commodity. The only catch was that we had to take it off ourselves.

We arrived and were greeted by Chris…and this guy.

Working hard? Hardly working?


The Goods.

Out the door.

Loaded up, ready for it’s new home…where ever that may be.

and a few WWKS? (What Would Kyle Shoot?)

Stay tuned for the resurrection.