Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jason Adams/The Parking Block Diaries....



Definately, one of the best dudes to do the ole slappy is this man. When I was learning them, I'd watch his stuff on repeat trying to figure out how you can run into a curb, bounce yourself on top of it and grind. It's an amazing trick. I'm glad I spent a couple weeks feeling like an idiot running into curbs and eating shit in the shopping plaza after dark.It was well worth it in the end. The Parking Block Diaries has an amazing interview with him talking about this stuff....

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pics....



...A couple of rad things from the opposite end of the skateboard spectrum. Up top is a long time friend and supporter of Bender, Greg Brashear, with the old Pentagram tee. I was stoked to see that he's keeping that rag alive. And the pole jam isn't bad either.
...And below that is a Ben Schroeder pic I took off the internets. It's just wow.
There's stoke everywhere in skating. Just keep your eyes opened....

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Chase and dem....



Some Bender dudes and amigos here. It's rad that the majority of these guys are what our older group referred to as "Hazard Kids". They're the kids who had just started skating when or just before the park opened. Slow, annoying and in the way like most kids. A couple years later and it was "Damn, little man's trying to kill it", then onto todays stuff where it's more of a "Wow, these dudes are just shredding" It's an amazing thing, the skate life cycle. For as much as they irritated my "busy here ripping, dipshit" mentality, I may have had when I was younger. It's certainly sick to be around them now and ask for trick tips, get caught not paying attention, and holding up their rip with my dumb ass comments. Probably my favorite group to be around and skate with. Chason Trau filmer'd this.....

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jay Buck Jam 2009



...This is the last of the PhotoCam Videos. The Jay Buck Jammers are every year (minus a couple many years back) around Halloween. Usually a couple weeks after. This one was the 2009 at the old Foundation spot. Looking back, these were some of the best ones. That spot was great. It was hidden from normal humans, the dudes who needed to know; knew, we all respected it, pick up after ourselves, built and policed it. It was a place Jay would have loved. Most hoped for a legitimate park, although some preferred the DIY of this place. The park happened. I haven't been since the last Jay Jam this past November. It's not that great. The cops are there all the time now. Parking tickets, smoking tickets, Pat got ejected from the public park for skating too close to the cop that was there monitoring it (?). All sorts of weird stories, I hear about. Some things are better left un-fucked-with.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PhotoCam Vids....

....And here's another one of the Barney Bash that Hazard had a few years back....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PhotoCam Vid #4



....I found a few more I'm going to get up soon too, but this was mostly our after work on Tuesday nights sesh. Either Hazard or the old Foundation spot. It's when time started getting tight for me. Kingston had just been born and we were in full baby mode. So once a week, maybe twice, and a 40+ hour week of building sets for photography were starting to make me feel my age. It also made skating more enjoyable knowing that I was on limited time and could only get out occasionally.