Friday, November 30, 2012

Deckspecks video.....



...I don't know how this happened. Probably should have played that Mega Powerball lottery after this day. Somehow, Stormy and I got a day off from work AND family AT THE SAME TIME and shot photos (?) with David Morico. Stormy likes to do that kinda shit super early. So by 9:30a.m. we're at the DeckSpecks D.I.Y spot. Helluva warm up/1st spot for sure. Then out of nowhere, David Clark rolls by in his truck. Stops, chats and comes out skating with us. We go to this spot under the bridge that I been wanting to go to for months and skated a few hours. Scotty Wagoner and mass bender dudes show up randomly. We buy a 1$ Georgia Bulldogs tee from some bum. Realize it's getting to be mid to late afternoon and the dad squad had to get thrown back into reality and fatherhood. Skated with 2 of my all-time favorite skaters at rad spots and actually got "stuff" done. Rad shit man. It doesn't happen that often as the years pass by.

Catnip straight rips....



....I found out his name. Stoked on that. Video part here is insane! Just crazy shit after crazy shit. This is a super sick video that Max Yoder did. His crew grew up into some serious shredders. Ambush shop and Ruin shop have the video. Or you can try to buy it here. Support the locals!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stockton's Dirty Tee....



.....Big big Falcon's fans over here at bender. Most of the dudes sit down and watch the games either at the bar or at home with their families. Sunday's are dedicated to the Falcons, for better or worse. We usually all end up texting each other throughout the game. This Falcon skate logo popped up on instagram after one game recently. My wife showed me the pic. I thought it was super cool. Then I got the photo in a text from Stormy. Forwarded it to Creasy. He replied we should do some shirts with it. Talked to Zach about it. Ordered shirts. Just before Zach started to set up the screens to burn, Stormy tells me that he thinks Sean Stockton may have designed the art. Rushed to get his number and ask him about it. We both worked on some stuff to make each other happy and got Zach in there with some ideas too. Got them done in a week. Sold out in one day. More shirts are ordered. More tees soon. Get them before we get that "Cease and Desist", cause we know it's coming.....

Stoke out!!



...I've had the Foundation Box Set for some time now. I also misplaced it or either my 3 year old hid it from me, not sure. But regardless, I found it digging around the other day and watched one of the old crew's favorite, Art Bars, Subtitles and Seagulls. Ethan Fowler just killed it in this vid! As did alot of other dudes. Such a rad video!

Zach's Tee!

.....Zach Graham's been killing it lately. Super down to help with bender and even has a lil screen print operation going at his apartment. It took forever to get the Pentacat Tees back and he wanted to re-work the design anyways. He came up with this. Pretty gnarly. I get some weird looks in the 'burbs walking around with this on.

Adam's Stickers.....

.....I get really happy when I don't have to send stuff off to get made. Keeping it in our scene is a big thing for me and having people eager to help out bender is super rad. Adam Kowzun knows how to make these die-cut stickers. He was making a few bender triangles here and there with left over vinyl from his other projects. I remember seeing them on Burner, Santi and Wagoner's boards at times. Always wondered how they made 'em. After skating Dave's Ramp one night. Adam passed a few stickers onto me and said he thought I'd be stoked on them. Called him the next day and within a couple weeks, about 1,000 of them were done. Super hyped on these!

Deck Specks Road Trip!



...The dudes took a break making sunglasses and hit the road. I dunno why the hell they chose Oklahoma. Maybe that's as far as they could go with their gas money. Maybe they know people out there. Maybe they were just standing around and said "Fuck it. Let's go to Oklahoma!" Whatever the reason was, the shit looked fun. Makes me wanna go somewhere too. Let's pick..........Indian School Ditch. New Mexico! Thanks for the support dudes! Fully backing Deck Specks........

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jay Buck 2012....



....love this sesh. Everyone rolls through. Old friends for days coming in to skate. Always a good time getting the crew together to remember our friend Jay Buck. Some knew him, most don't. We all skate and feel the connection though. Scott Wagoner hooks up the filming and editing of this every time. We appreciate that amigo! Thanks to all. Hazard, Woody Trend, Tattoo Paul, Stormy, DeckSpecks, and for sure Catnip and Troy for gettin up in the air! Seaboard #14......lifers.

catnip!

....I've known this dude for a long time.  Always thought, "Catnip?! What the fuck kinda name is that?" His friends laughed at me and no one has ever told me a straight answer. Doesn't matter though. Kid destroys! You'd never guess all the power that comes out of that quiet, short kid. 70" ollie off the 16" kicker at the Jay Buck Jam. Skateboarding man. This kid loves it. The times, they are a changing.....bender is down for him.....

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reggie Kelly!.....



....complete madman. Just another night down at the damn skatepark. Sure, let's jump this ridiculous shit for an hour and see what happens. Matt Creasy's firing up the old camera for a bender and Love Skateboards video next year. This dude will have a part. Shit's about to get weird.