Yesterday, after hours of unconventional mid-winter sunlight in Portland, in began to pour rain. This was especially disappointing because I was minutes away from ditching out on the last few hours of work to go bomb some hills and watch my comrade slip slide away on some new Fernando Yuppie Power Slides (NEW! From Abec 11/Sublime). So instead of fun in the diluted sun, I spent the afternoon doodling and fantasizing about the summer nights I spend alone with my skateboard in quiet contemplation, surrounded by soft candlelight, covered in war paint.
So today my wife and I went out and did a little skating, she got some photos of me! We had never been here but I saw a hill in the distance by my house, drove towards it, and then saw this super nice housing development that wasnt complete built into a super steep hill. The streets are perfect for freeriding and I will get some shots there later. BUT I just wanted to check out some of the corners it had, definitely had some tight ones… so i found this one that wasnt too busy (none of them really were) and we took some pics of me messing around going around it! 🙂
Me Speed checking around a corner
Standing up around the corner (Note: I am a Ginger)
Laying back around the corner
This setup is super fun
Turns out that the “ultimate grip” race wheel from cult, the Gamma ray in the Horrotica thane slides super good. And by super good I mean kind of chattery but really easy for me to control and predict. Then I put blood oranges from my calibers in some randal 42’s and of course it is on the new eastside rocky bomber. Sick board with some sick shape!
Colton Carnahan and Dylan Blakesley – Monkey Business
Dylan Blakesley – FS disaster
Joe Kiser – FS Tailblock
Joe Kiser – FS air
Joe Kiser – FS rock
So Me (spencer) and Mikey from here at Daddies rolled out to some of the parks along the columbia gorge and got ton of footage and pictures! Right before we left we found out that there was a new park opening up in the dalles, oregon so we grabbed a bunch of product and went out to hook kids up! There was a contest too so we all entered and our buddy colton carnahan got 3rd (without trying at all!). We rolled out with about 12 dudes all together and camped for 3 days in the hills above white salmon, washington. Had tons of beverages, guitars, bongos, campfires, and a good time! We were promoting Oh My Skateboards along the way. It is a board company that Mikey started up and I help out with a bunch of the photo stuff. So we ended up with 15 daddies decks to give away, 10 sets of bearings to give away, and a bunch of Oh My boards, shirts, and shades to sell! The hood river park was amazing as always, the bingen park was a blast until high cascade showed up and blew the sesh, and the dalles park was amazing! Soooo many good parks out there! Dont forget Lyle, WA park! Heres some pics of us tossing out product and some of us skating too!
Grip it and Dip!
Another satisfied homie!
Spreading the stoke
Tyler Koehler – Boost off and over rock
Kenneth Takuya Pickett
The Gorgeous Gorge
Tents are pitched!
Mikey Duran – Works at daddies
Mikey Duran and Colton Carnahan
No Skate trip is complete without a booty shot
Mikey Duran during the comp
Kyle during the comp – Back lip
Tyler Koehler during the comp – Kickflip fakie over hip
Dylan Blakesley During Comp – FS 5-0 nosegrab
Joe Kiser – Hood River Park FS smith
Dylan Blakesley – Back Smith
Joe Kiser – FS smith
Colton Carnahan – 360 Fakie
Joe Kiser – Tail Block
Joe Kiser – FS layback
Kyle – Crooked
Tyler Koehler – Back Feeble
Tyler Koehler – Ollie Over rail
Colton and Dylan dorkin around, nose pick in (landed!)