Burnout: Pinch vs Wedge
The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
Quick check in at our luxury digs
Yes, it was lit, how nice of you to notice
Bros from different mo's – Zion and The Phelper
The official gear of SOTY Down Unda
Lovell out front. Part animal, part machine
Wanna talk injuries? Hard to out get-hurt the Phelper
Easing into it over at Shakey's, as is the custom.
Louie looks good with that pint in his hand, right?
Cheetah-print kinda day
Skankie, drama at the bar
'It's like a pot pie, but better …'
Oh yeah, there she is!
They let you take your beer out front in Australia
Yep, I'ma shoot everything
Jake and Nak
Here we go…
Cody Green – happier'n a pig in shit,
Zion's ready to skate
Too many friends. Time to move on before we get stuck
Matt B, rookie Vans T.M., taking the wheel on the wrong side. Scary shit
The kids were ready for us
Ahhh, the 'Loo
Slide off that jet lag.
A lil' flip out don't hurt either. Jeezus.
Study hard kids
JD with those bangin' ass flips he's famous for
Jacko rolls through with a tight inside Sal
Thar she blows
Kyle always has time for the kids, 'cause he was one of 'em just a couple years ago
Save that shit!
Speaking of goodwill ambassadors…
Looks like Jacko wants a photo too.
Zion mashes it out on the mini.
All terrain, this guy. More on that later
And then Donnelly punches out the closer. As usual
Around the bend: this thing
Suicide Towers. Not exactly a lil' guy
Ishod breaks the ice, back board style
The locals started talking shit almost immediately.
Zion dives for the pinch.
Solid skidding unrivaled
One micron off
And then the next thing you know…
Well, that's one way to skatestop it
No amount of chit chat would get him uncrammed
Somehow the Phelper eventually talked him off the pole
Just in time
There it is!
Even the dude wanted in on it
Won over by stoke!
Minutes later, down the road
This other thing
The SOTY gets straight to it
Flying past the sidewalk.
Hanging it out! At this moment the locals started screaming threats
Throughout it all, Kyle kept charging
Eventually they came out and sprayed Cody down with a hose (not shown)
But the damage was done. 'That's why YOU'RE the SOTY, kid…'
Cover in the first 45 minutes of the trip? NBD, right? Next spot
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