Hermann’s Hole. Fresh pour. Summer 2013.
A backyard ramp north of Kansas City. Fourth of July 2013.
We picked Kyle Schifflet up kinda early one morning for a weekend at Hermann’s Hole. This is what he brought.
Behind a thrift store in Oregon.
Flower Shop. San Francisco.
Two oldies. Both ‘Off I-70’ from 2011.
My bud Jake Temple is on an epic adventure right now. He’s traveling solo, by bike, from San Diego to southern Chili, although he admits he may decide to end his journey before he gets that far, either because of homesickness, or because he’s found some work he enjoys in a place he’d like to live for a while. He’s one of the nicest, most honest, and hardest working people to ever exist.
We took these the day before he left Kansas City on a train to San Diego. The bottom image is everything he carries with him on his bike, not including water. He’s been on the road for a month and a half how, currently approaching Guadalajara.
Well, wouldja look at that. First photo in Thrasher Magazine. Extremely epic(for me) for a few reasons. The photo is of Jamie Thomas, one of my original favorites and inspirations for skateboarding. The shirt he’s wearing (‘MISLED YOUTH’) was the first skate video I ever saw at my friend Kyle’s 13th birthday party. We were skating PVC pipes screwed into 2x4’s in the middle of the street at that point. Before I saw that video I had no idea about how people skated found obstacles as opposed to ramps and other constructed objects. Pretty much blew my 12-year-old mind. The spot is a Kansas City staple, residing at UMKC. Lastly, he’s got an Escapist sticker on his board, which is just plain rad.
Connor performing a Texas Plant in Emporia, KS
I went to St Louis and got to see Chris Cope skate Kings Highway park. He did this invert being pulled by a electric motor bicycle. He cut his eyebrow open doing something else much more wild later.