Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dude in a Dress


Last night was another bizarre night at Thee Parkside. This time a lead singer of one of the bands was dressed in a short skirt and white tights and said, "There are no brakes on this Rock-n-Roll car." What does that even mean?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Best Flyer Ever.


The FBI is really cracking down on Jagerbombs. Its time to Blast RATTLER as loud as you can and start crushing Jager now before the FBI finds you!

Ps. I found out that I ride for Ace Trucks today. Joey called me and we talked about it. Shit like that makes me feel like I'm 14 again and nothing else in life matters more than skateboarding. It's the best feeling.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Media Loves The Chopper


Pork Chop's media attention has exploded! The tabloids are going nuts and can't get enough of the Chop. It seems like we can't go anywhere without getting rushed by fans. As seen in the above photo, one of our photographers here at Plaid Again happened to get a shot of her fending off the media frenzy with her own paws.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Lowcard in Mammoth Lakes


On the way to Mammoth we got lost driving through Yosemite Park, but it was worth every minute. We ended up on the valley floor (with no photos to prove it) and it was amazing. I can't wait to go back. All-in-all it took 7 to 8 hours to get there with stopping to bomb a hill and eat.


It's a same Rob was born retarded. It was so nice of the SFFD to hire him as an EMT. The crew that rolled out there was Me, Toad, The Body, Trolf and Robtard (aka Magnethead).


Yosemite National Park.


I can't decide what is more awesome in the picture, the landscape or Rob's face. Priceless.

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The Park. (40,000 Sq/Ft.)


The one aspect of Mammoth, that set it apart from every park that I have ever skated, was the way they used the landscape. The area is covered in large rocks and the park builders put crete right up to them. In many parts of the park they used rocks for coping. So rad.




Me, rock front pivot. (photo: Magnethead)




Lurked out.



Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Funniest Man Alive


I'd like to introduce you to an old friend of mine, Justin Schlegel. I met Jay in the 7th Grade, and right then I decided he was the funniest person on the planet. Now, 16 years later, I still think it. About 4 years ago he started doing stand up comedy. I couldn't be more proud of him or his accomplishments. This is a small example of how great this guy really is. This man was made for comedy.
Check out more of his stuff at www.justinschlegel.com. Its amazing.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Cruz Skate Shop


Miss Motley Cruz of the Bay Area Derby Girls (aka my girlfriend Sandy), has stepped into the world of young entrepreneurship. After much deliberation and tons of research, Sandy has decided to open her own retail skate shop here in San Francisco. Her main emphasis is on the fast growing sport of Women's roller derby. To put her plan in motion she decided to start setting up accounts and getting the word out that Cruz Skate Shop is come'n in HOT!




Amazing enough... for now, this is Cruz Skate Shop. Inventory is kept in a single crate, the register is a small cash box with a sales book to write receipts, and a calculator to factor in the totals and tax.


Currently in inventory are indoor and outdoor speed skate wheels, sets of bearings, laces, toe stops, and skate tools. Not to mention new products are being added everyday. Though her main focus will be on roller derby and quad roller skates, she is also going to carry some skateboard goods and tons of clothes and apparel.


Sandy is working really hard to make her new business venture work. Here she is checking invoices and going over inventory. The Cruz Skate Shop store front is planned to open with-in the first few months of 2008. It will be the first ever roller derby focused skate shop to open in California. With over 17 roller derby leagues in the state of California alone, and only mail order companies to get high quality skate goods from, I think Cruz Skate Shop is going to do pretty well for itself. Oh, and Sandy too. All of us here at "Plaid Again" (IE: just me) are confident that Sandy's hard work will all pay off.


If you have any questions, comments, or want to place an order, you can contact Cruz Skate Shop and Sandy will be waiting to help you in anyway she can.

cruzskateshop@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Boards of Old

I'm sure that it's no mystery to anyone that I am thoroughly obsessed with skateboards. As of lately I have become more and more intrigued with the history of skateboardings first boards. Here are a few boards I found along my California travels.




Looking at these made me feel like such a kid. The shapes, graphics (top and bottom), trucks & wheels, all of it! I love it. I can truly say that I really do love skateboarding.