Sun Diego had their annual AM Slam in the parking lot at Belmont Park this past weekend. Here’s a few photos I snapped while checking out all the chaos. Edit up on The Skateboard Mag as well!
Headed up to Colorado, it’s been a blast so far! Here are some recent phone snaps!
Lurkville BBQing up for the homies (Jesse, Q, Ryan, Gillie)
More lurkville bbq lurkers (Cobb, Q, LaRue, Ricky, BK, Dolan & Jesse)
My lady and Saxton Taylor!
Rail check in Sorrento
Trevor with a fs 270 (or 360?) at home ave
Ricky Holderby blasting this noseslide to hill bomb in old town.
Stopped at this abandoned water park on the way to Vegas, Trevor and Keith had a blast on this slide.
Truman zesting out
Truman assed out on the way to Vegas (Colorado next)
Vegas with the boys!! (Me, Drew, Truman, Mike, Trevor, Chris, Keith & Ben)
Trevor was hyped on this spot along with everyone else.
Camped on the Colorado river
This sexy man shared my tent with me
Snowmass, CO – Killer new park! Truman catching a Fs smith over the steps.
Such a nice drive through Colorado
And then Keith blast ollies
Blasted a lurkville sticker at this random park off the highway in Colorado
Forgot the name of this park, pretty fun though. Huge snake run with every rail possible to skate in the street course.
Here it is, The Hype Train video in it’s full length.
Typical Culture presents a D.I.Y. Skateboarding film by Zack Dowdy. Featuring Chris Russell, Skreech, Greg Zamarripa, Frank Shaw, Chris Gregson, Brendan Keaveny, Connor Getzlaff, Ricky Holderby, and Little Chris.
We hit the road one last time to finish some filming for the next Typical Culture video “The Hype Train” while enjoying some nature and primitive camping along the way, for a month long. We hit Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. Along for the ride was myself, Greg Zamarripa, Skreech, Little Chris, Chris Russell, Ian Stribling, (took these photos) Chris Russell, Luke, Ricky Holderby, Frank Shaw, and picking up more homies along the way.
Check out Issue #4 of Typical Culture for tons of photos from the trip.. here are some bloggings.
We headed out to the desert known as Las Vegas with Chris Gregson, Drew Dezort, Frank Shaw, and friends. It was really hot, so we skated fast and short.
Headed up to Oregon with Chris Russell, Frank Shaw, and Little Chris with intentions to get some footage for The Hype Train video, along with a freestyle agenda to shred with whoever was in town at the time.
The Hype Train video is in progress, we’ve been all over trying to collect footage from different spots and have fun freestylin on the way. We’re expected to have the video premier at the end of October 2012. Skreech and Frank Shaw just got on board for having a shared part of some sort, should be radical. Photos by: Steven Levas, Zack Dowdy, and Greg Zamarripa.
|Missions to Channel St is mandatory. (Gregson, Skreech, Shaw)|
|Vegas mid Summer has to go down (Dowdy, Dezort)|
|Super Park in Vegas was successful (Ian, Shaw, Dowdy, Gregson)|
|Memorial Keyhole sessions have been getting heavy (Little Chris)|
|Rewind> Play> Mash (Dowdy, Little Chris, Shaw)|
|Ditch Days (Dowdy, Gregson, Shaw)|
|More Keyhole (Dowdy)|
|VX for days|
|Wagon Wheel (Dowdy, Dezort)|
|Wagon Wheel (Gregson)|
|Memorial Keyhole Seatbelt (Gregson)|
|Sedona,AZ (Connor "Skooter" Getzlaff)|
|Flagstaff, AZ (Little Chris)|
|Flagstaff, AZ (Skreech is having a surprise part)|
|Goodyear, AZ (Luis, Skreech, Dowdy)|
|Goodyear, AZ (Skreech, Dowdy)|
|San Fran, CA (Brendan Keaveny)|
|Sedona, AZ stretching (Dowdy, Luis)|
|Sedona, AZ (Getzlaff)|
|Flagstaff, AZ (Luis, Dowdy)|
|Grand Canyon, AZ (Luis)|
|Memorial Keyhole (Gregson, Dowdy)|
Photos & Video: Zack Dowdy
|Filmed & Edited by: Sean Nguyen|
I recently got back into the country a couple of weeks ago after a 3 month stint in Europe. I got stopped at the border for almost overstaying my 90 day limit. Almost. But even almost gets you a nice cell with a toilet and a 45 minute interview about what you been doing and if you’ve been working illegally. I stayed 89 days and extended my credit limits and didn’t work one day. And at the end of the interview they were stoked that I was getting out of their country and that I was now broke. Lesson: Travel, spend all your money, and skate some shit.
I was 11, I think, sitting awkwardly in a circle with my other classmates on the blacktop of our school. The summer had ended and we had discovered a game of taking plastic discs and expertly hitting them on paper ones with the end goal of flipping them over. The ones you flipped over you got to keep. This game was called POGS, we would all contribute various paper pogs to the stack and would each take turns trying to trivially flip them over. Looking back upon these memories, I realize that this was probably my entrance into the world of gambling. As youths we didn’t realize it but the administration did and quickly banned the game before our paper dreams of POGS would ever become a reality.
Needless to say, I began to focus on other things to build my skill sets as a youth that would one day become an adult. At such a tender age of adolescence you are molded by what your peers do and so we set about riding our BMX’s through the neighborhood looking for trouble we could get into. We would all go our separate ways eventually but skateboarding happened to come my way and for the better part of my teens up until now I’ve been skateboarding.
It was a recent filming trip to Fondo, a neighborhood in Barcelona, where we all witnessed a group of Chinese kids playing this oh-so-familiar game of our childhoods. Not that POGS in anyway is an important thing to write about much less describe, it does establish one thing in my mind. It points out an activity that I did before I started skateboarding, I mean I can vaguely recollect barely anything in terms of leisurely activities that I participated in, but I can definitely remember curb sessions where I would try for hours attempting at a kickflip to any kind of stall whatsoever. My conclusion is that all it takes is a bunch of little Chinese kids to bring back some memories.
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Filmed/Edited: Sean Nguyen