Recently, I sustained a nasty fall, leading me to take a brief break from skating to heal up. In my week or two off, I’m still going to skate events and sessions, but in lieu of a board, I’m bringing my camera. We had a slide jam go down this weekend, and in typical northwest fashion, we had some whack weather! Off and on rain led to a lot of laziness, lurking and less skating than expected. Nonetheless, there was still a fat session and here are some of my favorite pictures from the weekend!
Sam always makes sweet, sweet love to the camera. Watch him soar his eagle arms through this right on a local path
Team Canada paid a visit this weekend! We got to catch up with our team rider Griffin Gravel and he’s still steezing around on his Tesseract, Parises and Orangatangs.
Ryan Villa makes a slalom board seem like riding any other deck out there. Here, you can spy him tipping and gripping, while his mirrored visor looks dope as f*ck!
Spencer Bernard, repping the Duck Race Dynasty per usual, getting chased by the Goose! Admire the Goose’s facial expression as he rages standup.
Here’s more Spencer, keeping the Northwest downhill style alive as hell. Plus, you can catch event organizer and general good guy Jake Hochkiss chasing him down.
Oh yeah, our newest team rider Charlie Reid was looking fast as hell all day. You could catch him leading fat packs down tight trails, executing beautiful pre-drifts and generally killing it.
As is the nature of longboarding, of course there were falls! The first picture features Erik Ulmer and Spencer Bernard getting tangled. The last two was a fatty pack fall; calamity ensued and not all were as lucky as Clayton to shoot the gap and not eat it.
We got back to our local ‘hood and hit the skatepark for awhile. Here’s good old Dad Galus making his sexiest face possible
Of course, the only person really shredding the park was Harrison DePass. This washed up fool kills it; he skates everything and always has too much steeze no matter what discipline he’s repping.
As much as I wish I was skating, this was still an awesome weekend and I look forward to spreading the love between a board and a lens a little more for future events.