we went down to fallon nv again for classic skate shop's terrordome races. november can be hard nipple territory but we lucked out with t-shirt weather.
a bunch of first time t-domers showed up, including new classic recruit nathan, who is a hellion on the shred sled...
when do skaters ever race each other through a skatepark?
beware of wamp trollops
just imagine that
what does the future of skateboarding look like? will we be dodging trash more and more? will starbucks drink stoppers be the new pebble in the sidewalk of life?
watch the chaos here
yeah dude i did that
your job, your RESPONSIBILITY as the tard with the camera is to do equal justice to each element of the event - the trick, spot, dude, light, etc while taking advantage of any unique potential specific to that situation - hilighting what is rad or different or special. if you can do all this AND manage to not interrupt the action or alter the scene visually/physically then i think its successful.
we arent always lucky enough to be in situations which foster this equation. not always. but, if im bothering to even take the time, to get the camera out and not actually BE on my skateboard, im going to try my damnedest to make it worthwhile.
all that said, im in a fucking tree shooting skatepark rail photos
lots to see up there, lots to consider, lots of dudes flying haphazardly into compositions i stubbornly retain...
you think about how much college and even high school sports get hyped in american media and it seems so unjust that skateboarders dont get equal, fair recognition for accomplishment of these such imagined feats, which SCIENCE PROVES is far more difficult, unlikely.
its unfair, but i think we like it that way. its better that they dont understand. i think most of us NEED it that way.
when i been in the sun or at a screen for too long i get unapologetically metaphorical
skating was put to a halt, nathan sang the national anthem, and then we did the awards ceremony...
im pretty sure brendan gave this kid the deck later on. classy!!