Just saw this posted on the fb. Haven’t seen or skated with Dan in over a year… crazy! But he was someone I got to skate a lot with when I lived in Baltimore… and damn, he rips. Also rad to see some tricks from Dakota!
Found this part on some random blog. It’s my friend Gab from Montreal who I used to skate and wreak havoc with back in my Mtl days. Check it out!
…and photos and adventures from SF soon to come.
More skateboarding! My friend Dan from Baltimore posted his part in Inspire Clothing’s video In Spite of Hard Times. He’s awesome, by the way. One of the most positive people I know, and everytime I was skate with him I always get a couple tricks on film… mostly because of his encouragement. (Meanwhile he gets about 15 lines/tricks on film a session, no biggie.) Oh yeah, edited by Chad Butler… he’s awesome too.
So far I’ve managed to be sick throughout my entire winter vacation. Each day I pretended to not be sick so that I could do everything I wanted, and at night I came home to whine and complain about how terrible I was feeling. I’m sure my family loves having me home.
The game turned out to be a blowout and the Patriots won with ease. After the game, I rode down to the beach with the girls (Liz, Ali, and Steph) to check out the sunset over the ocean. The waves were HUGE and there was barely any beach left. With a slow shutter speed, the waves are hard to see, but I kind of like how the picture turned out.
Afterwards, I headed up to East Greenwich to meet up with Sara and Kendal, and later Abbey, a friend of Sara’s from high school. Nothing too crazy, but it was good to see Sara. I haven’t seen her since I stayed with her and her boyfriend Mike in San Diego in August, so it was about time to meet up for a drink.
After, Chip and I finally got to see the house our brother Clay bought. It was awesome. Seriously. I was blown away with how big it is and how much potential it has. Clay is still working on just about everything though, so hopefully this summer it will be transformed.
We later met my dad for a family dinner at a restaurant close to home. The food was delicious and after a family hug, we all went our separate ways. For once this week, I’m finally feeling good (after probably way too much Nyquil). And tomorrow I’ll be on a plane to Baltimore…
I promised Gabe that I would blog about how rad he is, seeing how I owe my skating and social life here in Colorado to his encouragement and connections. So this post is dedicated to Gabe.
Unfortunately I don’t actually possess any photos of Gabe… I’m super bitter that I never saved the amazing picture he sent to me post slam while bombing a hill. It was pretty gnarly. And even though Gabe claimed he wouldn’t skate again, he sent me a clip of him skating the always fabulous Vu micromini ramp about a month ago… or maybe longer. This time, I made sure to save it.
And here it is:
(All things considered, I’m sure Gabe will appreciate seeing this video as opposed to a picture of his bandaged head…)
Oh yeah… and by the way… Gabe is rad!
One of my winnings from the Halloween Havoc was the Powell Fun video. I finally watched it on Sunday and was psyched to watch Ben Hatchell’s part. I’ve had the pleasure to skate with him a few times, mostly at random events like contests at Charmcity skatepark in Baltimore and a Journeys/Etnies demo in White Marsh, MD. He is amazing! Everytime. At one contest, he did a treflip from a bank into the bowl over maybe a 10 foot distance…I don’t know, I’m terrible at estimating distances. Maybe that’s an exageration, but only to show how crazy it was.
So…it’s only appropriate that his part was fucking rad. Check it out!