Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lowcard kills AZ

So the crew started of as Magnethead behind the wheel, Toad, Trolf, Jonah, Dime Slots, Strubing and Myself. We also ended up meeting up with a ton of people in Phoenix because of some big AM contest put on by Cowtown.

Here is the crew at Rob Welsh's ramp. The ramp isn't at Robs house but at his friends place and I think we came in hot and bummed him out. hey, its a Lowcard trip. We can bum um out like no other.

I can't really explain to you the importance of these trucks and why we needed to FedEx them back to DLX because if I did I would end up at the bottom of the bay. Shit is top secret. But what I can tell you is...

... Jonah is gay.

Toad comin' in hot with the Backside 180.

And a fur vest with matching hat? Hamknuckle couldn't be more stoked about it either.

Why is Lee Bender making that face?

I answer is written on the windshield of his car.

Even though Jonah is gay he has a mean back tail. Proof will be in Lowcard with the new article "Jonah's back tail of the month". Where will the next one be?

Then Rob, Toad and I drove to LA to help Laban with his show on fuel called "American Misfits". We dressed as reporters and yelled shit at Laban and Ted. I'm not gonna lie, I think I might of had more fun in LA then in AZ.

Don't you think Toad looked like a real reporter?

While in town we got to skate at Mike Manzoori's house. He has this crazy ramp with no flat. Super fun.

Then it was back with the weirdos to work on the show some more. This time we were walking into a circus scene. Weird but still fun. It is never a dull moment around Laban or Ted.

Take this midget for instance... he just walked up to Rob and made crazy threats about how he could kick his ass (meaning Rob's) in 1000 different ways. Crazy shit like how he could punch right into him and rip out his liver. We ended up driving back to SF just the three of us, Rob, Toad and Me. This sparked Rob into calling the road crew the BRC. This is only because 9 people went on the trip but only 3 made it back. The rest flew home and or just stayed in AZ because they (just Jonah) were killing it to hard and didn't want to come home yet. The BRC consist of Rob, Toad and Myself ... and were not currently accepting any applications.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Blow'n it in Oregon

For Magnethead's unofficial batchler party we drove up to Oregon for a week to camp and skate. It was The Body, Corpsey, Magnethead and myself.

This was campsite #1 in Brookings, Oregon.

The Body really went for it on day one and ended up puking all of day 2. Way to kill it kid.

Corpsey was super pumped on his $15 tent that he didn't want to get out of it. I think he even went the whole trip without any cigarette burns in it. I can't say the same for his sleeping bag though.

Stopped for breakfast... The Bod was feel'n it.

The first night we stayed in Brookings and went to the park in the morning. No one was really feeling it so it was a hit and run and back on the road.

The Body... still feel'n it.

Made it to Reedsport for another hit and run sesh. This Whole pipe funnels. Its gnarly.

Campsite #2. This night was animal kingdom. We had cats, raccoons and what we all swear was a wild pig fighting in our spot. We made food pretty late and it was a call to the wild to come fuck with us. Pretty fuck'n funny though. Magnet also got super wasted and started calling numbers out of a skate mag we had to try and get me on "Boner Bolts". He's an idiot.

The proof is in the eyes. Magnet being creepy. On day #3 we also hit Florence, Waldport and Toledo. None of them I got photos of. Sorry, Blow it.

I did get a photo of the Lincoln City Park though. Well, just this bowl really. It was the only thing we really skated. Its super sick. It has lights built into the sides like a real pool so you can light it up at night.

Next stop was McMinnville. This was my second favorite spot on the trip. That massive hole/channel is for drainage. Oregon gets rain pretty gnarly in the winter time.
Then it was off to Portland.

Burnside was completely empty. Other parks we went to in the Portland area were Glennhaven and Battleground (in Washington just across the river). No photos of those two parks ether. I know, I suck.

I did however get a photo of Drehobl's homemade ashtray he added to Rob's door.

And a photo of Rob pissing on the whole pipe at Pier park in Portland. Pier park is the first of 19 parks that are planned to be added to Portland's parks and rec over the next 5 years. Whats up with just one of these in SF?

Oh, and Rob drove the entire trip. Look at how stoked he is. He loves it.

and Drehobl, being creepy.

In Medford on the way home we stayed with these chicks that own a skate shop. One of the roommates (Christina, I think?) jumped in with us to skate a park in nearby Jacksonville.

I think the best thing at the Jacksonville park was this beer bench made in the side of the hill next to the park. This is the P-stone post up spot. Where the hell is Stone anyway?

Alright, last park of the trip. We stopped to check out the new park in Weed, CA. Rob still had crazy eyes but ended up being able to skate for a little bit before it was back on the highway and straight to SF.

But before we got on the road, heres Corpsey... creep'n out the employees.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

How rad are these?

I found these skateboard trading cards from the 70s at a diner in SF called St. Francis. On top of serving amazing food they also sell vintage cards & candy. Here is a small sample of what I have uncovered so far.
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To make them even better, each card spotlights a skater on the back of the card with a small photo and short bio. Look at this dude that rides for team pepsi?
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I love this crap. If you ever find old skate stuff like this mail it to me. I'll pay you back somehow. Beer? Food? whatever.