i think we skated reno for a few days before we left town. hilights include:
-dugan and hackel in the same place
-making fun of idlewild while still enjoying idlewild
-going to the grocery store
-i cant remember, it was already like 2 months ago
haha thats the name of jason lee's kid isnt it?
it was gonna be my turn to drive so we all brushed the road chow out of our teeth. maybe just dugan.
reminds me of those slow mo glory shots they used to do on wednesdays with reda, back when i could tolerate the contents of the berrics.
so ya i drove and we made it all the way to this place i thought was one of those airplane graveyards. false alarm but we had to wizz anyways.
then all of a sudden we were in long beach
we went skating
though im not really sure in what order and to where
but we did get to thrash the following spots/parks:
long beach city park
bronson canyon ditch
2 parking lot slappy spots
hollenbeck park with the sex bathrooms
the p-rod park with the wood chips
occidental campus [sort of]
this manual/ledge bleacher setup at a swimming pool
i think some other stuff
got up for an 8am mission with ted. first stop was a local slappy spot at a crossfit gym with a dude worried about his boss getting mad at him. but its cool, he used to skate, we understand.
REGLAS - NO!
RESPONSIBILIDAD - NO!
CUMPLIR - NO!
from there i pushed as fast as i could to keep up with ted, slayer-charged hessian. had to get to cherry before it devolved...
ted had to get to work so we bombed a hill
from ted and melissas place we took THE BEST sidewalk ride OF MY LIFE to get to this park. it
was all slightly downhill, with a minor tailwind off the ocean. perf temp. a full variety of every surface and shape of sidewalk square was sampled, all the grand textures at high speeds. with the right amount of swerving around parked cars, a barf pile, fallen vegetation mixed in to keep you on your toes. the rhythm of the cracks was intoxicating. you didnt even really have to push but you were so stoked you did anyways.
after o-zaba we went back and when ted came home from work we hit the lbc park. would love to have that kinda day 2 or 3 times a week.
its the ditch they jousted at in the movie thrashin. fabled crete you guys.
we were on a mission, trying to help nick get a trick for the friendship - the prospect of getting to shoot a photo that might end up as an ad for a rad company printed in a magazine added an odd weight to the trip, for a few brief moments here and there i entertained the fantastic notion that i was on the best kind of business trip.
for the sake of skateboardings odd media rules i wont show you the spot but you can watch nick do other stuff...
hey we need a wardrobe change if this photo is gonna work - the velvet pants are gobbling up all the light off the strobes
then we took some photos. hopefully in a mag soon...
peep it and donate!
eh, just clockin mannys
nate and trina made some epic grill chow and then i told everyone the story about how i got arrested for selling a golf club i found in a ditch. then we went inside and dugan shared a radical alien abduction story. nice to get good'n'spooked before bed.
hollenbeck park... uh, dugan did a manual trick ive never seen and nate did grind 180 the wrong way and i did boardslides until i could boardslide no more - tied but could not top my record of sections slid on the flatbar. next time!
got a good sleep stee