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Tag Archives: California
Adrian McCoy, Heelflip-Boardslide. Photo © Phil Blair, 2011.
After pushing halfway across LA my old legs wanted no part of street skating, but there were a few more energetic folks who were still up for it, so I settled in and manned the camera. Even with the longest day of the year at our disposal, Mike couldn’t quite put away the trick that [...]
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Schools in California, mostly due to the enormous difference in climate, are laid out very differently than those in most of the rest of the country, in that their hallways are essentially outdoor sidewalks. So while no one could ever skate that otherwise-perfect, carpeted rail inside my high school, a similar walkway in California would [...]
Days with warm weather and clear skies are plentiful here in California. Here’s a Crooked Grind from such a day back in February.
It’s always cool to meet someone for the first time and then to find out they know a bunch of people you know. One degree of separation becomes none. That was the case when I met AJax last week through my roommate Donny, and it turned out he knows all my buddies from the éS [...]
Back in Illinois I had a mini-ramp in my folks’ backyard that was host to some pretty epicly good times. Something about mini-ramps just brings out all kinds; street skaters, tranny skaters, lurkers; all just there for a mellow good time. So when Skateboarder Magazine decided to put a mini-ramp on a Hollywood hotel’s pool [...]