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Sleep –
Ozzie Ausband Guest Post

james hedrick pool skating
James Hedrick

Sleep. The great earth is still. Leaves wither and brown. They fall away and touch the earth. Decay. The great cycle of life. New things will come from them after the earth sleeps. A few friends stop by from time to time throughout the year. They are from other places. Snow birds. Colorado. Pennsylvania. All over…

Al Partanen pool skating
Al Partanen
whiskey tee death box pool skating
Terrill Schmidt
cadillac black and white
cam dowse pool skating
Cam Dowse
Italo Penarrubia pool skating
Italo Penarrubia
shallow end pool skating

They try and sit out the cold spell. Frost glistens in the morning. Old bones crack and ache.The snow birds flutter and move to warmer regions. They long for warmth. We provide it. In spirit. They fly. They sing. They collect in groups and drink from cement ponds… nourishment for the soul. The snow birds are content. Thanks to Brandon Wong for the images. Skate- Ozzie

cam dowse,al partanen, ozzie ausband, whiskey tee

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Skate Arvada –
Better Late Than Never.

Took a trip out to Colorado a little over a month ago for the King of the Snake – Dave Tuck Invitational and to hit up some of the amazing spots that I keep hearing so much about. I’ve been told a thousand times, but it wasn’t until we got there did I truly understand the magnitude of skate terrain in Arvada and the skate scene that goes along with it.

Before we could leave California, we had a little hicup at the airport.

kyle kaitanjian

We made our flight in time and we were off to Denver.
Spent the next day witnessing some heavy shred go down at Arvada Skatepark for the King of the Snake – Dave Tuck Invitational. In addition to an amazing contest, there was huge raffles, custom art, food trucks, music cranking all day, and all around good times… all to support Dave Tuck.

Dave Tuck Pool Coping

After Josh Borden was crowned King of the Snake, we headed over to Rock-A-Billies for the after party. Space In Time started it off and killed it with a blend of psychedelic face melting that got the crowd pumped.

space in time denver
space in time denver

Frontside Five closed the place down the Denver Skate Punk way.

frontside five
frontside five brooke
frontside five

The next morning was off to a slow start. Stopped by Tuck’s to hang out for a bit.

Dave Tuck King of the Snake

Checked out a few parks. Wheat Ridge and Baby Arvada.

wheat ridge baby arvada

After a few stops, we ended up at Greg’s epic side yard.

gregs diy

The gap session ensued, Aaron took in frontside and Jimi went backside.

aaron ebel jimi beck

Next stop was Jerry’s annual skate bash. This ramp is definitely one of the funnest I have ever skated…full Animal Chin style fun.

Jerry's ramp

Chet Childress

chet childress at jerrys ramp


phil at jerry's ramp

Riley Stevens

riley stevens at jerry's ramp

Kyle Kaitanjian

kyle kaitanjian at jerry's ramp

Steven Reeves

steven reeves at jerry's ramp


jaeson at jerry's ramp

Took it easy the rest of the night in order to get a little skating in the next day before we had to leave.
I’ve been hearing so much about Terrill’s bowl, we weren’t about to leave before taking some turns in it.

terrill's bowl


kyle kaitanjian at terrill's

Shane Henry

shane henry at terrill's

The Landlord – Whiskey Tee

terrill schmidt

Made one last stop on the way to the airport.

Mikey's DIY

Huge thanks to everyone for an awesome weekend, Shane for putting us up and the Arvada Army for making us feel at home. Until next time.

Camtest 2012 Recap.

The 4th Annual Camtest was held at the infamous Pink Motel this past Saturday. Hundreds of people showed up from all over the country to give back to our skateboard brother, Dave Tuck, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in September. Over $8,000 was raised and all of it went to Dave to help pay for his treatment to beat cancer.

1. Brad McClain
2. Greyson Fletcher
3. Cory Juneau / Skreech (Tie)

1. Mason Merlino
2. Al Brunelle
3. Otto Flanz

1. Aaron Ebel
2. MadDog (Nick Henderson)
3. Chris (Bumbles) McCallum

Best Beer Run: Charlie Blair
Best Trick: Jeff Wright
Skinny Little Shit: Cory Juneau
Best Heckler: Chet Childress
Fat Bastard: Justin Gordin
Tucks Choice: Charlie Blair
Best Shallow End: Tyler Mumma

For more info on Camtest, visit

Special thanks to SoCal Skateshop for use of the camera.