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take one for the team.

It’s an unfortunate reality that during most skate sessions someone is going to go down. Sometimes they go down pretty hard. Well yesterday, Mr. Lightner was the recipient of the short straw.

A little sore, but thankfully, no broken bones.

One a lighter note, we had an amazing session and Kyle brought out his camera arsenal and went to work (pre-obliteration of course)


Jake Reuter, boardslide over the stairs. First time done by anyone at Ridiculous.




birds in the air
never chirped the same
slobs in bowling alleys
never burped the same
they came to cry
shocked with disbelief
a broken mass of millions
all drowning in their grief
she was just an innocent
how could you lord?
they cried the day
that farrah fawcett died
Throughout the globe
every chinese man and turk
their unifying symbol
they really liked her work
but who’s to blame?
no one made a move
until i find out who did this
nobody leaves the room
they say the road was icy
but that just don’t add up
a bushy-haired intruder
another government cover up!
a drug-related overdose
a hunting accident
death at the hands of another,
i’ll bet!
first JFK
and then we lost the king
thank god it must be over now
they say they come in threes
but still i ache
the world has lost a friend
i’ll trade all
of my viewmaster reels
to see her once again


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.