Burnout: Five Years Ago


It's funny how five years can go by so quick. Here's some of my photos from the Feb 2007 issue. That's right kids, a G.D. re-run.


Burnout: Five Years Ago
This wasn't even really a trick for Leo, even back then. Still, a kinker is a kinker.


Burnout: Five Years Ago
It's always a special thing when I can get one of my friends in the mag. Fortunately, Andy Harris' terrain-defying wallride was just cutting edge enough to get him past the censors.

This hole in the ground was so hot at that time, I got severely brow-beaten by one of the industry's master lensman for just showing up. Good thing The Butcher got this frontside 360 quick, allowing me to get out of there before I got pouted to death.


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Bad Chad Knight takes his heavyweight ass to fakie in a permission bathtub.


Burnout: Five Years Ago
Remember what I said about getting friends in the mag? That goes double for dog balls.


Burnout: Five Years Ago
Speaking of the dog's bollocks ...


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This was the trip to Geoff's house article. The first, I could add.


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Proof that David and the crail go way back.


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Fred was with us, relishing the freedom of the American West.


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Late-season snowstorms.


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Pinnacle atmos, as Arto would say.

Has the nollie bigspin craze worn off yet? Still, take it to melon (behind an artfully placed bush) and you've got a party.

He waxed his wheels for this. No rules with these kids. None whatsoever.


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Zombie with tissue.


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This looks like the worst bed ever, but probably not for Arto. At least he had a pillow ... and pants.


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Eating and sleeping at the same time, to conserve precious calories.


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Geoff, still in his weasel phase.


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Acting!

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Grand Canyon buffoonery.


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Ever smoked weed out of a gas mask?


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Where the angles never end.


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Another 'dudes taking pictures of dudes taking picture' moment. And this was before Instagram.


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But the writing was on the wall. The video I-Pod had just come out (what they're looking at) and the quick march towards gadget dominance was under way. #fuckyoconversation

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