Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
-----so today at the santa rosa skatepark we all gathered in memory to our fallen brother joe hyland. he is still on our hearts and minds everyday. it was a good day over all, even though the santa rosa police department tried to rain on our parade. we still kept it going......... see you on the other side joe.
-----the early birds.
-----ian and johnny double 360's.
-----walter tom blair. takes a break from the surf and his studies to whip out this miller flip.
-----joey d. aka buttafukko coming in hot with a old palamino street stalefish.
-----bob. early grab 360 slob
-----i can count on one hand how many bmxicans i would take a pic of. garrett is one of them.
-----the man is creepin behind anthony and justin.
-----never forget joe hyland
Friday, March 22, 2013
-----well forty ounce friday is here again and it just happens to be one eye willies birthday. so i am gunna bail outta here and go wish him a happy birthday. if you read this and are in the rosa area. well, you know we will be at the 440 later. happy birthday willie!
*******click the photo to enlarge it and scope whats on the outside of the van.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
-----last sunday on st. patricks day, me and some of the homies wanted to head to my hometown of ukiah. how could i say no. i skated street all day saturday,(pics to follow) and needed some cruise time. so we hopped in my honda crv and headed north. it ended up being stu(hurt is knee early on), ian harper, trevor bouchard and his homie, bob, bill and one eye/one knee willie. so we cruised up with the intent of getting some clips of bob and stu for their weeak vid part in the makes. usually when we are at this park i end up getting pics of the wedge, i decided to get some from the hardest spot so hit in the park. this 1/4 pipe is in a crazy spot. you gotta weave thru 2 way traffic and dodge all the kids on scooters. but if you get a trick you feel like a million bucks. so enjoy the crappy chronnie cam pics.
-----ian. frontside ollie. check that front foot.
-----bill wallis. one of these days i am gunna ask what this trick is called. ride up frontside. grind your front truck to backside 180 slide.
-----trevor bouchard. lien.
-----i forgot this guy's name. he showed up with trevor and killed it. back-sider styles.
-----one eye willie. fresh off knee surgery. trust me his mouth was fully functional. pretty sure he heckled everyone at some point.
-----well i guess its official. when the moon comes out, it time to head home.
Monday, March 18, 2013
-----well its monday. did everyone have a good weekend? i know, i enjoyed mine. well anyways i get this text from my buddy bobby. it seems that my buddy stu,.....well lets say took his 40 ounce friday to the next level.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
-----i forgot i had a couple of pics on the ol' camera from a couple of weekends ago. it was the old homie's. josh south, the ruska, adam crew and paul sharpe. if your racking your brain to why that name sounds familiar, here you go. or check this old ad. pretty hyped, to skate with him. it was pretty cool hanging with somebody you got stoked on in videos from back in the day......anyways, we ended up at the windsor skatepark. enjoy the pics.
-----the ruska. ollie
-----josh. kickflips to the fakes.
-----paul. hookin' it.
Friday, March 8, 2013
-----so last friday we celebrated my 40th birthday. of course it was 40 ounce friday style. these are some of the pics i took. the rest of them i am gunna save for later use.i gotta say i milked the shit outta turning 40. it seems like it took a whole week of celebration. thanks to all my friends that came out and made a old man feel young again. and a very special thanks to my wife for all the cooking. love ya babe....o yeah,i don't know who took the pic of me at the top with my own camera with tone loc' chillin. must of been a good night cuz i dont know who took the pic.
-----nacho and mexi matt.....aye!
------40 ounce friday female bonding time.
-----robbie and adam. #justanotherblackout.
-----my wife put up some old pics. kevin, robbie and adam scope the collage.
-----apparently, the ruska has all the pics.
------mig's and his lady.
-----thanks for the birthday wishes everyone.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
-----as most of you know i turned 40 yesterday. it was 27 years ago that i got my first board. so are you ready for a old barney tale? well grab a beer and read on......when i was 10 years old my parents divorced and my old man pretty much out of the picture. living in ukiah i remember trying to be one of the cool and popular kids by playing soccer and baseball. but, wearing big ass glasses and getting good grades only made me a nerd. till one day i noticed all these older kids in my neighborhood cruising up and down the block on skateboards. i thought to myself "i need one of those." so, low and behold on my 13th birthday in the year of 1986 my mom scraped together some money to get my first board. i can still see it bright as day. it was a black and green, mark "gator" rowgowski board. with white gullwing trucks and big ol' blue vision shredder wheels. for the next few years, i would meet other skaters that would eventually become my lifelong friends. we pushed all over ukiah skating everything in our paths.(for the record i pushed mongo at the time.) so when the 90s came in, eventually everyone moved away or stopped skateboarding to start up a band. i mean who could blame them. wheels got really small and the gear was crazy. even though skateboarding was slowly dying, there was a handful of us left. so one day, me and my buddy went to the mall in santa rosa. i took a wrong turn on the way home and discovered the skatepark. this must have been around 94 i think. i couldn't believe it. there was a booming skateboard scene only an hour away from my house. i knew i had to be a part of it somehow. so i jumped ship from ukiah and moved to santa rosa. so now i bet you think thats the end of the story. but its only the beginning. my skateboard brought me to the santa rosa skatepark. not only did i meet my future wife, with whom i have 2 beautiful children. i also bought a home to make sure they had a secure future. real quick lets take a step back.....also i would like to add at that in the 90s the santa rosa skatepark was a hub for skateboarding. so i got to meet all kinds of people to whom are my best of friends till this day. now i bet you are thinking to yourself.... if you made it this far, "what the hell is this dude rambling about?" well here is the moral of my tale. skateboarding has taken me to the gnarliest ghettos all the way to the poshest neighborhoods. i have seen many of my friends get caught up in some gnarly shit and they pulled themselves out thanks to skateboarding. i have also seen some of my friends to go on and become rock stars, skaters of the year, skate photographers and filmers. all because of a skateboard. as for me, after i lost my lung due to a tumor. it was my motivator to get back to normal. my skateboard has givin me everything and asked for nothing in return. i will always beg it for "one more try" and you know what? it will let me. so thank you skateboarding for giving me a life that as a 13 year old boy i never thought i would ever have.
*******i know there is a lot more i could have put in here but i didnt want to bore everyone. i will tell you the rest of the tales the next time we are in the van.
****** oh yeah. the pic above. my buddy jaques aka jakkerz took. one of my friends for life, thanks to skateboarding.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
-----what started out as a little mission, turned into a van life into the east bay. there was a steady crew of young guns, getting down for the next brotherhood video. it was three of the dirty 30s dudes as well. the old guys were me, hendo and lohne-star. while the rest of the van had tone loc, austin, dez, daniel, ian seager, eddie munz, and baby boots. lots of cool shit went down. even more than the pics shown. but my favorite was getting kicked out by the cops at our last spot. they pulled up and we told them we were leaving. they said "not with out one more try" we all were hyped. check the last pic. good times.
-----the chronnie cam is gearing up for action at a school yard we stumbled upon.(hendo pic)
-----tone. ski jump warm up. even though he didn't land any. it's always a good time watching him go for it.
-----tone loc'. ollie
-----doubles. eddie and dez.
-----eddie. big ol' frontside 180.
-----daniel. classic hydrant hop.
-----dez. front crooks a little handrail that i probably can't even front board.
-----dez. back 180 over the bar.
-----dez and hendo got in a little accident. i can't wait to see it, in the upcoming weeak vid full length.
-----i realized that i wanted to take a pick of baby boots back 180ing the gap and it never happened. sorry bud here is the only pic i got of you on the trip, even though you killed it with a couple of sick tricks i missed.
-----spot 2. austin. wallride, footplant to fakie on a a very famous spot.
-----daniel. frontside wallride.
-----me, chalker. frontside wallride mute/slob.(hendo pic)
-----ian seager. wallride.(hendo pic)
-----lohne star. bringing back a oldie but goodie.(hendo pic)
-----tone loc'. switch wallride.(hendo pic)
-----munz. kickflip wall ride. it was a battle but he won.
-----so, out in front of this spot is a 10 set. here is a screen grab of daniel's three flip down. this was the make.(lohne-star pic/video grab)
----- spot 3. lohne star. lip slide. look at the end of that rock. it made a cool sound at the end.
-----me. i did this really sloppy first try then hendo took a pic of it.
-----eddie munz and eddie munster.(hendo pic)
-----eddie. pole jammin.
-----austin. switch pole jam.(hendo pic)
-----hendo. rock ride.
-----last spot in the east bay. it's a doozie. the peanut gallery gets posted up. (hendo pic)
-----austin came up gold on this three flip.
-----austin's tre' by hendo looks pretty close to mine. put way better.
-----here is the clip of the make for the brotherhood video.(lohne-star pic/video grab)
-----munz. goes for the heel-flip
-----oh shit. party's over.
------probably the coolest cops i have ever run into. they gave munz one more try. to bad it's not a make. this maybe one of my all time favorite chronnie cam shots. just because.