Belmont Park AM Slam 2013

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!

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Vortex Thursdays (5/23/13)

Headed up to Colorado, it’s been a blast so far! Here are some recent phone snaps!
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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


D.I.Y.

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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

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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.

The Hype Train – Full Length online

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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.
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The Hype Train – Northwest Tour

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.


Most of us walked away with the best souvenir possible..


Burning car on the 1-15 North


Made it to Sacromento first, Granite park. Good to Tristan Moss at his local stomping grounds.


We stopped at Dirt Ben’s his roommates were not scared to get weird.


Dirt Ben’s beard isn’t legit.


Made it to Grass Valley..


C. Russell and Ricky cleaning up Gus’s Bowl


Gus help start Blood Wizard and runs Good Times Skate shop in Grass Valley.


Headed into Oregon.


Myrtle Creek, it cost $500 to smoke a spliff.


Chris Russell doesn’t approve of this behavior


Skreech trying to explain something about something.


Little Chris and Mona are ready to mash!


Mr. Russell is all about the back seat party


Who knows whats going on here.


Pit stop somewhere between Coos Bay and Reedsport, awesome view point.


Skreech tried to double loop this at one point.


Made it to Kowalski’s house.. Tents staying up.


Everyone trying to help finish the bowl.


Future Love-Seat and Lifebox


Working at night includes lots of beer shot-gunning.


Ummmmm…


D.I.Y.


Rad full pipes right by Peir Park.


Peir Park, Portland.


We did it all up, picnik on the grass and everything.


Alright, who’s mashing next?


Forest break.


This place is rad.. Yakima, Washington.


Ricky scored some blood


Carnation, Washington.


Sweet camping spots in Carnation.


Marginal Way, Washington.


Downtown Seattle.


Always good to hit this spot when headed to Orcas Island, Arlington, Washington.


Skreech stretches his legs.


Headed to the Island… Orcas Island.


Orcas Island Skatepark.


Drying laundry..


Little Chris catches some air


Gregson puts down a Smither


Leaving the great Island.. and time to embark somewhere new.


Located right in-front and literally on the parking lot of the local school… not so rad, but real rad. Montana.


Stayed here for enough time to ruin Frank’s eye doing some death race testing..


The helmet.. You know Skreech wouldn’t leave without trying it. Polsom, Montana.


Good to have on these trips..


Whitefish, Montana.


Ricky is real.


The wide open road.. offers a lot of cows.


Skreech


Ketchum, Idaho.


Hailey, Idaho.


The new stuff at Hailey is worth more then a few hours, that’s for sure.


Salt Lake City, Utah


Took a break from skateboarding and headed to Sundance in Utah, it’s a most.


Utah…

The Hype Train Blog Post

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.

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Missions to Channel St is mandatory. (Gregson, Skreech, Shaw)

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Vegas mid Summer has to go down (Dowdy, Dezort)

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Super Park in Vegas was successful (Ian, Shaw, Dowdy, Gregson)

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Memorial Keyhole sessions have been getting heavy (Little Chris)

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Rewind> Play> Mash (Dowdy, Little Chris, Shaw)

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Ditch Days (Dowdy, Gregson, Shaw)

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More Keyhole (Dowdy)

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VX for days

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Wagon Wheel (Dowdy, Dezort)

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Wagon Wheel (Gregson)

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Memorial Keyhole Seatbelt (Gregson)

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Sedona,AZ (Connor "Skooter" Getzlaff)

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Flagstaff, AZ (Little Chris)

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Flagstaff, AZ (Skreech is having a surprise part)

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Goodyear, AZ (Luis, Skreech, Dowdy)

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Goodyear, AZ (Skreech, Dowdy)

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San Fran, CA (Brendan Keaveny)

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Sedona, AZ stretching (Dowdy, Luis)

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Sedona, AZ (Getzlaff)

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Flagstaff, AZ (Luis, Dowdy)

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Grand Canyon, AZ (Luis)

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Memorial Keyhole (Gregson, Dowdy)

Typical Vacation: #4

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.

Featuring
Walker Ryan
Frank Sourgenettes
Drew Potter
Moretti
Pierre Prospero
Heavy Metal Dave
Adrian Barwell Trouve
Hugo Hoffmeister
Fabian Lang
Keith Allan
Callum Barrack

Typical Vacation: Chinese

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.

In order of Appearance:
Pog Players
Tommy Sullivan
Juliano Guimaraes
Julien Deniau
Jamie Cunningham
Tyrone Taylor
Raberdeen
Ben Wessler
Dominic Peters
Emil Osterby
Dario Phillips
Hugo Liard
Fat Guy
Martin from Norway
And
Walker Ryan

Filmed/Edited: Sean Nguyen