Burnout: In the Valley of the Great Salt Lake
Once again, refugees washed ashore in the Valley of the great Salt Lake
Many come having suffered grievous injury and hardship.
But still wildly optimistic.
Leaders of men.
Separated from their peers by bizarre rituals ...
and irritional focus and drive.
Here, in the Valley, I find them unwinding from their long journey.
The elements will be a factor.
But a local sage tells of fantastic opportunities ...
but not without serious risk!
The clean air of the Valley temporarily revives even those thought injured.
Still, our faithful are not free of peril.
Foolhardy challenges lie around every bend ...
leaps of faith unheard of since the days of the Prophet.
Still, reasons to be thankful,
for the Valley of the Great Salt Lake is a place of great fortuity,
and around every corner, another chance at glory.
7/21/2017The Vans x Thrasher tour rips into the Lone Star state, triple-digit temps be damned!
7/21/2017The Vans x Thrasher Scorchin' Summer is living up to it's name with 100-degree days on its first stop in weirdly-kept Austin, Texas. Total blazing session!
7/21/2017We've dreamed of doing a Bust or Bail at the Atlanta 5 block for years. Watch the video five times and then relive it again… in photo form!
7/21/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
7/21/2017Unlike 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!
7/21/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
7/21/2017Teammates, 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!
7/21/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
7/21/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
7/21/2017Vans' 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.