As some of you may know… Portland, and the Northwest in general is notorious for having terrible weather and its about that time of year again when it just starts dumping rain! Magically, however, we had one day of blue bird skies… so Alex Tongue, Robin McGuirk, and myself went out to get some photos and take advantage of this gift from the Heavens. Peep the shots.
Alex Tongue at Switchbacks with Robin McGuirk close behind
Robin McGuirk with Alex trailing
Mid-Run Bro down
Robin McGuirk taking a gnarly corner from a gnarly hill
Alex taking that same gnarly corner
PDX from our spot
This is just random Happy valley stuff…
Alex Tongue Driveway slash
Robin McGuirk Driveway slash
Boneless into sheisty, slippery, mossy bank.
Sure enough, the rain picked back up where it left off… so I hit up my buddy Zach Boston out in Gresham to check out a garage he knows. It was kind of wet so we ended up seshing the most dry spot. I saw a million and ten people walking through but not one person got mad and told us to take off. It was actually pretty sick. Mellow and chill and we got to do whatever we wanted. I would like to skate the whole thing when its dry. Here are some shots!
Zach Boston… I was screwing around with my flashes for fun lol
Surf Rodz IndeeSz! You know you love a good precision truck, especially when its affordable and isnt RPK! The IndeeSz are sick and are a very good all around truck. Surf Rodz is known for having legit product that is fun and interchangeable! We are super stoked to have these trucks in! We have the 177mm.
These trucks are going to perform the best while freeriding. They have a super smooth and stable turn and lean. Of course you could throw some double barrels in these guys and set them up for downhill but I think most everyone will get the most pleasure out of utilizing their turn! Check them out online and then pick a set up!
The Gullwing Charger II’s!! The Charger 1’s are a great truck in their own regard BUT the Charger II’s are going to put Gullwing back on the map for speed boarding and freeriding. I took these out right when we got them to see how they ride… my only qualm was the bushings. BUT I will tell you more about them in a minute. What I did was replace the bushings to get the desired lean that i personally like… The only reason I personally dont like them is because I am a tall dude and weigh like 215lbs. The bushings are actually of great quality! I ended up putting them in some paris trucks that i have on chopped voodoo original with a sicktail on it. (AWESOME SETUP BY THE WAY).
I am really pleased with the Charger II’s… and i think tons of other people will as well! I know Louis Pilloni digs them!
Oh WHAAA???? Halsey Apparel is in too! The first clothing company for longboarding! Sport your colors and let everyone know… “Its not wrong to be long.”
As you all may know here at daddies we made the Pups of Longboarding calendar last year and all the proceeds went to the oregon human society. Well this year we made volume 2! Half of the proceeds go to the oregon humane society and the other half of the proceeds are going to the childrens relief nursery!
children and pets need the most support out of anyone, they have no voice of their own and dont understand and know the world the way that adults do. If we arent there to help and support them then they have nowhere to turn to.
You guys all know Adam Colton from Loaded, Orangatang, Paris, and Longboard Larry. Adam is a pretty damn smart guy and he has a big heart. He agreed to give us a hand in earning some more money for charity by doing a sketch on one of the calendars and signing it. He thought it would only earn about $5.00… cause he is modest and humble… LETS PROVE HIM WRONG! START BIDDING GUYS! GET YOUR PARENTS BIDDING and GET YOUR FRIENDS BIDDING!
Out at the Downhill corral there was a Push race… and what is a push race if Robin “The Leg” McGuirk isnt racing in it? Naturally he took home the gold and you better believe we were stoked. But that was just the first bit of good news. SO as far as events went Daddies Team Riders took home that event! Thanks Brandon Dejariais’ mom for the pic!
Next We had some boarder cross! This is probably the coolest thing I have ever seen on a course. Robin boosted it but there was a collision that ended up taking him out too. It turned into a scramble for the finish line and Robin finished 3rd. I bet he would have had it if someone in front wouldnt have taken him out! Next time Robin!!! But third isnt bad at all So Robin ended up on two podiums, 1st in the push race and 3rd in boarder cross
Boarder cross podium shot!
Eating Sheisse as Zee Germans would say
Pioneering new slides
Royce from Bustin
Alex Tongue in front
I saw a little Pilloni in the mix
Ronald McDonald Colors.
Cliff “The Grandmaster” Coleman
Some shall fail, some shall succeed
Alex Tongue… always in the lead!
“Just scoping out the other side of this hay guys…”
CHEST COLEMANS ON LOCK!
Waitin round the bend, my downhilling friend.
Yup, who is the boss?
Competition? I didnt know there was one!
Ah, the look of victory!
DBS CREW KEEPIN IT more real than that dudes all white get up.
CONGRATS ALEX… You beasted!
Major props to everyone! Congrats Alex on your first open class first place! You deserve the best homie!
So hey there everyone! Myself (Spencer) and Silas Morgan went out to get some pics today. I wanted to get some photos for the skateslate skate everything photo contest. Since I’ve got a background in street skating I figured I would do some tricks I already knew I could do. I still have a bunch more I want to try BUT we just didnt have a ton of time. But while we were at it Silas showed me a cool spot by our work. Its pretty steep, two corners back to back, and the asphalt is really really bumpy and bad. So its fun but its also really sketchy. Anyways, we started off with me shooting some shots of Silas and then we switched it up to some shots of me. I saved the best ones for the photo contest though and I will be entering those in the skate slate contest! Hope you guys like them! :D
Oh National Go Skateboarding Day… you got the best of me… I got broke off… ended up getting my wrist x-rayed… no bueno. But ya know what is bueno? Hooking kids up and getting them stoked out of their minds! Here at daddies, we are pretty good at that! SOOOO once again… we delivered! Check the pics! Sorry there arent more or more interesting ones… like i said, i got broke off.