Monday, April 30, 2012

Brian Chung....

....I kept a bunch of my old mid skate mags as a kid and recently moved 'em from mom's to my house. Been looking through some. Found some cool stuff. Ran across this one the other day....One of the best ever from Atlanta.....Doctor Chung.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

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...Donny Barley. J. Mascis. Smiths cover. Outkast. Jesus, it's like they read my mind.....sick, sick, sick edit!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hazard D.I.Y and Damn Am...

...All the lil ripper shits are in town this weekend with The S.P.O.T crew doing another Damn Am contest down at Hazard. They're doing a street gap contest too. Over at that one by Woodruff Park. If you're "for real" about your shit, you already know all this. And will be there at the appropriate times. Hell, you should be there right now "warming up"!!
...I was trying to decide if I wanted to go to all that madness and was leaning towards "No". As always. Then Jona sent me this photo and said there's more out back to skate this weekend.
.....So, I guess I'll see ya there Sunday then, damn it.....

Reggie.....

...jumped, flipped and rotated his skateboard down some big ass shit and got the FTK cover this go around! Also, got an interview with him and Dan Plunkett. And the mag gave Bender a couple lil quick, free adverts by mentioning us without us having money to buy an ad yet....Sick!! Reg rips. Dan rules. FTK, 'preciate ya!!!

Another Backyarder.....

...Let's see...kids, woods, goats, a pieced together ramp and a makeshift slide coming off the deck........Gotta be that Hazard County Construction. Jona got his for free. Piecing it together from a T.V. show ramp and looking through the scrap piles at Hazard park. He says it reminds him of this Johnny Cash song and thanks his mother-in-law, who came to stay for a week, as his motivation to get outside and get it together. There's talk of a fiesta out there soon. I hope I'm making that "call" list.......













Wednesday, April 18, 2012

D.Whitney's ramp....

Over in east Atlanta, My amigo David Whitney looked on Craig'slist one day and found some dude out in Conyers, Ga who had a mini for free. Thing is he had to go disassemble it. He eventually got it back home. Pieced it back together. Threw some metal on it. Hung some lights in the trees and called it done. This is the spot for the pre-bar beers on any Friday/Saturday night. Pretty mellow. Bought 4' tall. Fun times.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hutch's ramp.....

...I'm super hyped on all the stuff people have been building around town within this last year. There are so many parks everywhere, yet dudes just wannna have their own spot away from the crowds. I can relate. You can shine the brightest lights on skateboarding and there will be many that walk into the shine and perform. My friends seem to stay in the back. Building and riding shit they want to. This is Brian Hutch's ramp in his yard, down in Columbus, GA. You get a ramp in the back then it's official. You're the old dude....

Get Rad and late invoices....


..If you're gonna be late on that Net 30 invoice, at least take tips from Get Rad! skateshop and make a sick envelope. This way i won't be bummed when it shows up. Chris Bradley's got some rad shit going on. He took over the Skateshop of Athens space about 2 months ago. If you're up there skating. Stop by. Dude's a lifer and know's what's what.....



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bender Garage Commercial.....



Since moving to the 'burbs a lil over a year ago. I've been out of touch with the old crew from the city. Sure, it's only 40 minutes or so from the house, but add in a 2 year old, the wife, the job, the tiredness. It was just a feeling of "Where the fuck can i go roll around for an hour after the kid goes to sleep?"
This place came about after looking for playgrounds with the family one Sunday afternoon. It's tucked away and you can only see it from the road for a split second in one direction of travel. Busted the U-Turn drove in and saw what was finally my spot. It's lit decently enough. Ground's good. It's got a giant curb, a bunch of normal p-blocks, some wallie hits, a high ledge and some rideable walls. I've never been fucked with there although there are the "No Skateboarding" signs. And cops cruise through non-chalantly. It's not much, but I'm not asking for much either. No one's ever skating there. All the mark's are mine. It's hidden. It's desolate. It's boring. It's my thing.
John actually met up with me after his shift at Ruin one night and I kinda went through my normal stuff here. Stoked he came out to film it. I wish I could of recorded his initial facial expressions after telling him what I wanted to film. Regardless, he made it look cooler than it probably is. Thanks man....