Monday, June 29, 2009

Spotless City

So apparently this was posted a year ago, but it's new to me and super sick. A little edit from Tom Carter, local video guy.

spotless city from tom carter on Vimeo.

His latest project, Skateballs, is supposed to be out later this summer and looks to be pretty good as well.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Unexpected

I've been wanting to skate this gap to bench in Issaquah for years. We went there Sunday, hoping to get this trick that had been in my mind for so long. It didn't really go as planned...

After bailing it for a bit, I was finally getting comfortable.

This was the first one I really went for.

Everything was looking good until...


Didn't see that coming.

After destroying the bench, I tried to prop it up so no one would notice, but everyone in the nearby salon saw the whole thing. We started walking away and one of the workers came out saying "Uh, are you guys going to do anything about that?" We convinced her the city would cover it and bolted.

This goes to show that you never know what's around the corner.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Eric and Calvin at Tillicum:

Cody and Calvin at Milton:

Friday, June 19, 2009

A new addition to the family

Congratulations to Josh and Jessica! Their little girl, Caydence, was born Wednesday night. At 7 and a half pounds, she's healthy and doing well!

The Beach Boys

  Just got the Wild Honey album.  It's damn good.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Balsamic Villagers

It's really happening this time.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

6/13/09: Tacoma

  We finally made it back to Tacoma yesterday after a brief hiatus, due to who knows what.  Unfortunately, we ended up skating the s-ledges most of the day.  That may sound nice to some, but when you know what Tacoma really has to offer, it is a great sadness.   Fortunately, some amazing tricks went down.  I didn't document most of them, as I was battling some tricks myself, but I can tell you what went down...

Luke did a halfcab noseslide to crook.  
Eric did a frontside 5-0, frontside 360 out. 
Cory did an impecable fakie ollie back tail, back 360 shove it out!
I almost did a front tail shove it to tail, Smolik style.
And Josh almost did a back tail 180 to back nose.  

  On a positive note, these were all filmed and will more than likely make it into Balsamic Villagers, coming this summer.  

  Here's some moments I did manage to document:

Dave's workin' on something special...
Luke saw this and had to get the wallride photo.

Josh did a sick line with this wallride and an ollie over some massive train tracks.
Calvin wallied this on Dave's board, after breaking his own (see video).
Dave and Calvin, watching Eric try to nosemanual something nobody else could ollie up (see below picture for an idea).
Dave, Calvin, Eric and Jake (hardflipping the cruiser).
It took us hours to get home, giving me lots of long exposure practice.

Yeah, Eric's working on something too...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

6/7/09: Bellevue and Redmond

A few from last Funday with the boys.

You don't find ledges like this very often in Washington.  Dave, 5-0 to switch crook.
Cody, almost front blunt.
Eric, front crook fakie.
Josh, back tail.  Almost got the 360 shove out!  Next time...
Brandon Bridwell came out of hiding.
Dave loves strawberries.
Eric and Wes.
Eric found some sick chairs in the dumpster for himself and fellow spectators.
This is what they were spectating.  I know, terrible photo, but you can see how gnarly the gap is.  Short and narrow runway to about a 5 foot gap, in between a rail and an electric box, and into a bank!?!  Josh is a beast.
Yeah, he did it.
See Jake's angle when the video comes out this summer and you'll be as hyped as Luke.  That's right Jake, this summer... you got a deadline!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Stolen pt. 2: Ben Fisher

Took this one from Josh Anderson's blog. Originality + Exceptional Syle= Ben Fisher.