Burnout: Hot Doggin'
Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
If I started a bushing company, a killer ride would be #2 on the to-do list.
Ran into Ratt Black out front. There will be rock.
Almost named this post 'Kill the Cat' in honor of song 5.
Festival-like setting in Sloan's spacious backyard
Of course it was a pool party!
Ran into a couple of old roommates minus P-Stone (not pictured)
If screaming metal is your bag you could do worse
Alf's a fan
A lone rocker gets joined in the front row by Yung Juneau
Then the floodgates opened
Omar the channel!
Stale attack, effects pedals be damned!
That's why Ortiz comes out to these things – the spontaneity!
Alf on the lip
Then Omar's bluntslide fakie touches down with a splash
Gentry's backin' it
Bring your selfie, if you got one
Got a few H-Street twinges watching Rawls roll the mini, gotta admit
'Nah, what you're doing is a Willy grind. That's from Derek Williams, not Santos as you might suspect ... anyway like I was sayin' ...'
Perelson on vape, not the finals
You're pushin' it, dude
Free grub, everywhere!
Over to the big ramp. Yes Jimmy Wilkins, yes filter
Staff and Pereleson on coaching duty
UK great Sam Beckett, fulltec 540
The Mac was in his natural environment. Wrong rail grab to pancake flip reentry. Goddamn right he rode away
I mean, whoah!
Wilkins, Boyle-lite to fakie
I always liked these kinds of photos where you can see all the people on the deck. That's Clay Kreiner the padless 540 kid from the Sweden contest. He's American, tho
Moto Shibata from Japan, over the shoulder
Beckett's green claw defied local branding! There will be no prisoners in the energy drink wars!!!
Rony Gomes from Brazil flattening out the front 5
Set up airs are easier to shoot than the big tricks sometimes
Sean Penn's derriere
See, skateboarding IS fun
The only photo I got of our host Elliot Sloan. Sorry homie. I'm sure the Juice dudes nailed it
PLR from the UK, mute turndown
Let's use this tailslide off the extension to let it be known that Jimmy Wilkins is probably the most exciting thing going on the big U these days, even if these particular photos don't really show it. Sorry hemmy
Double-grab attack as time drains away. Pretty nice little jam
Some best-trick expression as the judges tabulate. Bucky's no comply is trippy!
Strange how much life this trick has, right?
I'm with the poodle, let's get outta here!
Q&A with the official press.
And then some familiar faces ...
It's always kinda hard to know when exactly to leave these things, but an encounter with a giant hot dog seemed as good a sign as any. Thanks Sloan! Thanks Vista!
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