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.
This wasn't even really a trick for Leo, even back then. Still, a kinker is a kinker.
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.
Bad Chad Knight takes his heavyweight ass to fakie in a permission bathtub.
Remember what I said about getting friends in the mag? That goes double for dog balls.
Speaking of the dog's bollocks ...
This was the trip to Geoff's house article. The first, I could add.
Proof that David and the crail go way back.
Fred was with us, relishing the freedom of the American West.
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.
Zombie with tissue.
This looks like the worst bed ever, but probably not for Arto. At least he had a pillow ... and pants.
Eating and sleeping at the same time, to conserve precious calories.
Geoff, still in his weasel phase.
Grand Canyon buffoonery.
Ever smoked weed out of a gas mask?
Where the angles never end.
Another 'dudes taking pictures of dudes taking picture' moment. And this was before Instagram.
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
3/26/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
3/26/2017Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!
3/26/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
3/26/2017Teammates, legends and bros converge at the local ramp to surprise Lizzie Armanto with her spankin' new Thrasher cover and first Birdhouse pro model. How sweet it is!
3/26/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
3/26/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
3/26/2017Vans' surprise end-of-the-year video "No Other Way" starring Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle and the rest of the Waffle Squad premiered at Black Hollywood Wednesday – the perfect Turkey Day pre-party.
3/26/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
3/26/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
3/26/2017Last stop for the Vans demo demolishers and Chima, Matt B, Dan Lu and the boys go out with a bang!