Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Kind of like TENT PARTY.  (RIP spring break trips).  Check out Ben's Blog here for some updates on the rippers in Bloomington and just life in general.  He says nice things about my line at Indy park so I guess I can talk him up on here.


OMG what does he have on.... What is Franklin on.  Watch this and wait til the last trick...  This video is going to be awesome when Gunnar finally gets it together.  He just knows how much buns he'll get when he has a video premiere and he's scurrrrred.  Funny how all the riders for Shoebox, an awesome new skateboard company from Indy, are in this promo.  Should this be a Shoebox video?! Term = Shoebox?!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


So I trip to Chicago was way overdue.  I had nothing really going on this weekend so instead of staying home and getting tons of stuff done like I should have George and I headed to the Windy City.  Here are some picture from the trip.

George gets comfortable in weird ways.  He is great in the car though.  Normally when we get where we are going he is like are you sure we aren't going further.

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These things are awesome and intriguing.  It is hard to tell how big they are.  One time Sam and I got off the highway and stood right at the base of it.  It was really hard to stare up and keep your balance.  It would make my knees weak.  It is unfortunate how many resources it is going to take to change the current power resources we have to something that is renewable.  I have been thinking about that a lot lately.  In order to move away from Fossil Fuels there is going to have to be a LARGE investment in about everything.  OR we just need to listen to some of these smart guys that figure out how to run their cars off anything.

So the tolls weren't very nice to me.  I only had twenties and the cash line was really long.  I saw the credit line and it was empty.  I decided to try.  The machine decided it was going to reject both of my cards.  I was stuck because a line had formed behind my van.  There was a slot that had a dollar bill on it.  I figure oh I can just put a twenty in here worse thing is a get a bunch of quarters back.  Well the machine didnt like my twomp very much and spit it out.  During this spitting the wind decided it was going to gust and caught my twenty and blew it away.  Just as I was jumping out of my car to go get it I noticed it blow underneath the second car.  I figured it was gone for good.  The dude behind me jumped out of his car and somehow grabbed it.  He ran up to me with a huge smile on his face and gave it back to me! He jokingly said I want ten! If I had change I would have gladly given him ten.  It is awesome to know there are people in the world like that guy.


Woodsy bathroom.

Trying to walk off the damage from Friday night I came across a large grass field.  Knowing exactly what would have happened if I was with the Open Container crew, I imagined a riveting game of wiffle ball, football, or Bocce ball (i'll get you guys playing this soon)  Then I noticed the sign and I was down in my brains own heart.

trefitty scrambler. Cool tank.  This would be really fun to rip around the city in.

Hunter setting up his new Shoebox board! If you want a shoebox board get at me.  American made.  We have 8.1 and 8.5.  This dude.  So stoked to still have him as a friend.  Brothers from a different mother.

Lake Michigan is pretty tight.

This dog park is tighter.  After a long session at Wilson Park it is a quick job over to the dog park to let George shred.


The mark of Pablo.

Too bad I don't like jameson.  PBJ tall can of PBR slice of pizza and a shot of Jameson for $7

Made it to RSD2k12.  I went up there for Record store day and hardly went to a record store.  Oh well we had fun.

Wormhole coffee

plant friends.

sweet cobra.  This show ruled.  Skateboarders making metal.  I got to meet Grumpy because he is a friend of Hutch's.  This was one of the cooler shows I have been to in a while.  3 floyds after party.

Grumpy working the crowd.

This is still outside Hunter's house.  

Good bye Chicago.  Let me save up some money so I can come again.  I like being in a big city, for the most part, one thing I don't like it how much money you have to spend.  I like my small city living for that reason.  It is growing on me though.  Last year I would frequently say I hated Chicago.

Do you think Bill Burr would care? I am thinking about emailing him this.

Hutch hooked up some new tunes.  I have been on a little metal kick lately.  Sleep is my favorite right now.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

hot, hot, cold. Just like Indiana does.

The weather, like every spring, has been unpredictable.  It was hot and then it was cold.  There has been serious wind. Oh well, it's what happens here in Indiana.  I have been really stoked on skating and not much else.  I want to be on the road.  Lets get something going.  The wind ruined our Terre Haute Show me trip today.  Lets try again next week.
Thanks neighbors and the city of Indianapolis.  Wasn't working on that or anything.

Skating is getting sicker every weekend and with every new accessory that makes it to the skatepark.

what you know about early grabs.

Nomad skate truck.  Go check it out.

Doing bowls.

This guy... I don't think there is a flatbar in it at all times anymore.


not looking too good.  I need an engine I miss the 450.

wind chimes.

uh oh.

Jeff wins.

rick rachet.


dipset.  Wes Baker with the smitters.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

skat-home (duey decimals?)

So after Fayetteville I was literally chewing off my fingernails.  I had no idea what Skatopia was going to be like.  I always said I wouldn't go there.  But we lucked out.  There was only two other guys there beside Bruece.  Bruece ended up being a pretty cool dude.  So much history at this place.  I should have taken more photos but I think the whole time I was overwhelmed... does that make me a pussy? We skated the concrete bowl for a while with the whole crew and Bruece.  He started up his grill and invited us to all cook together.  Then he invited us to a session on the "big bowl," if you skateboard you know what I am talking about.  It ended up being really fun once I got over my fear at least a little bit.  After skating was done it was to the PBR lounge and shotgun party.  It ended up being a really fun night with a good fire and camping with just the crew.

Its friday night what are you doing RUTLAND!!

groceries.  Ya'll look like you just got off a skatopia bus

for sell


is there a message here? 

dogs and dogs and dogs

Hutch made Bruece a Birthday upside down pineapple cake... Who else would think to do this when they are going to skatopia.  So stoked Hutch came on the trip.

Two bowls and a full pipe

The "big bowl"

nice tile work for the PBR lounge.

almost all 30's on the ceiling and 24's on the walls.

after the PBR lounge


Jager wall

on the road home.

What an awesome trip.  Can't wait for next year.  Can't wait for June.  Shit, I just can't wait to be on the road again.  Camping, skating, and homies, it doesn't get much better than this.