Burnout: Shark vs Sword


Crossroads 2010 trade show thing.

DSC_3155.jpg
Parking lot style. Hella fools.

DSC_3140.jpg
Master lensmen, Dan Z and Allen Ying.

DSC_3142.jpg
Broussard and Strubing talk style.

DSC_3143.jpg
Elemental advocates, the Ryans.

DSC_3147.jpg
Chris Troy turned 21.

DSC_3148.jpg
Shuriken and Raffin, Label for life.

DSC_3149.jpg
All biz at the slave table.

DSC_3152.jpg
Tosh, Rothmeyer and Dennis.

DSC_3154.jpg
Doug of pizza tattoo fame with Hustle Jamie.

DSC_3157.jpg

Dune with a hot plate.

DSC_3159.jpg
Father of the year candidate, Mike Gilbert.

DSC_3161.jpg
Ben Hatchell, about to get hassled about 540s.

DSC_3163.jpg
Joey got a new haircut for the event. Lookin’ sharp!

DSC_3166.jpg
Rad dad, Chris Cole.

DSC_3169.jpg
Lil’ brother or sister fixin’ to bust.

DSC_3172.jpg
Div.

DSC_3174.jpg
Bearded webmasters, Mouse and Moffett.

DSC_3179.jpg
Lengthy legends, Kevin Wilkins and Bill Walton.

DSC_3185.jpg
You two!

DSC_3188.jpg
Without warning, a Toad walks by.

DSC_3189.jpg

DSC_3196.jpg
Bones booth, going off.

DSC_3197.jpg
Waters.

DSC_3198.jpg
Fritsch and companion.

DSC_3200.jpg
Vamp.

DSC_3201.jpg
Hewitt and Div talk flannel.

DSC_3202.jpg
Russell brings it.

DSC_3219.jpg
Nick and Pat, in complete control.

DSC_3220.jpg
Party in the Zero van.

DSC_3221.jpg
The Sandovals.

DSC_3223.jpg
Chula’s Tony P and a friend.

DSC_3226.jpg
Thought she didn’t shred?

DSC_3231.jpg
Then things got weird.

DSC_3315.jpg
Shark ramp. Dreams becoming reality.

DSC_3310.jpg

DSC_3313.jpg

DSC_3312.jpg

DSC_3308.jpg
Somehow, Oscar Jordan became one of the announcers.

DSC_3307.jpg

DSC_3306.jpg
He was completely fearless - insulting everybody.

DSC_3305.jpg
Get that dude on the Dew Tour!

DSC_3241.jpg

DSC_3242.jpg
Nando going commando.

DSC_3248.jpg
Crail.

DSC_3251.jpg

DSC_3271.jpg
Hatchell with a modern nosegrind up and around.

DSC_3276.jpg
Smolik brought the switch tail revert.

DSC_3279.jpg
Nando was trying the 360 varial champion grab, to no avail.

DSC_3281.jpg
Back feeble to frontside out.

DSC_3286.jpg
Bennett.

DSC_3290.jpg
Brad McLain sends a Hager running with a massive fish.

DSC_3294.jpg
Logistical problems.

DSC_3301.jpg

DSC_3302.jpg
Boop.

DSC_3316.JPG
Mims crushes crooks fakie.

DSC_3364.JPG
McLain with the frontside ‘cane.

DSC_3426.JPG
Shef was there.

DSC_3432.JPG
Who knew Merlino could do ‘70-style handplants?

DSC_3473.JPG
Strubing.

DSC_3559.JPG
Nick Garcia with a blistering back smith.

DSC_3320.jpg
Then the 540 battle started. First up was a kid in a purple shirt who quickly earned the name ‘Purps.’

DSC_3494.JPG
Hatchell was up next.

DSC_3552.JPG

DSC_3800.JPG


Totally sick. 500 bucks.

DSC_3807.JPG
Over to the next obstacle.

DSC_3964.JPG

DSC_3967.JPG

DSC_3971.jpg
Product placement.

DSC_3975.jpg
A fucking sword rail. Sean could barely believe it.

DSC_3982.jpg
Pott warms up with the front board.

DSC_3986.jpg
Lil’ B slides switch. He also switch crooked it.

DSC_3989.jpg
Merlino goes for kicky back lip.

DSC_3991.jpg
Which Nyjah did a few goes later.

DSC_3994.jpg
Nandez nosegrinds.

DSC_3995.jpg
Elmendorf.

DSC_4004.jpg
Cole, back tail fakie.

DSC_4012.jpg

DSC_4014.jpg

DSC_4021.jpg
Lopez-Mont. Remember him? Nosegrind.

DSC_4024.jpg

DSC_4027.jpg
This kid was sick.

DSC_4032.jpg
David Reyes, front crooks.

DSC_4042.jpg
Merlino nollie flipped to back board.

DSC_4050.jpg
Moose, kf nose.

DSC_4072.jpg
Cole, front blunt fakie.

DSC_4076.jpg
Elijah Berle, burly 180 switch crooks.

DSC_4095.jpg
Then there’s always this guy. Hana dreamin’.


Wowee-wow-wow!


Nyjah the ninja with a nollie nbs. First place.

DSC_4433.JPG
Money talks.

DSC_4435.JPG

DSC_4438.JPG
Frank crunches the numbers.

DSC_4439.JPG

DSC_4441.JPG

DSC_4447.JPG
Smolik snags a stack for the switch tail.

DSC_4446.JPG
If winning means a kiss on the mouth from OJ, he might just want to sit the next one out.

DSC_4455.jpg
Who?

DSC_4458.jpg
Nick Merlino!

DSC_4463.jpg

DSC_4466.jpg

DSC_4478.jpg
Cole got some, too. Don’t worry.

DSC_4481.jpg

DSC_4483.jpg
Congrats, Nyjah, Thanks, dudes.

  • Burnout: Brotherly Love

    Burnout: Brotherly Love
    The Waffle Squad hits Philly for a little hang time and some demo gold.
  • Burnout: Cleveland Reunion

    Burnout: Cleveland Reunion
    Friends and family reunite to watch the Vans crew shred Cleveland a new Trumphole.
  • Burnout: Uprising

    Burnout: Uprising
    The Vans Pro Tour mashes into Chi-Town with Chima, Dan Lu, K Walks, Dill and the boys thrilling the crowds at Grant Park.
  • Burnout: Cinco de Slammo

    Burnout: Cinco de Slammo
    The video is coming soon, but for now feast your eyes on photos from yesterday's skating-con-carnage!
  • Burnout: KOTR 2015 FAQ

    Burnout: KOTR 2015 FAQ
    Want to know more about the upcoming KOTR TV show? Burnout breaks it down. 
  • Burnout: PROWAN

    Burnout: PROWAN
    After an avalanche of top-shelf shredding, Rowan Zorilla of the Shep Dawgs gets the pro nod. 
  • Burnout: Waffle 50

    Burnout: Waffle 50
    Vans celebrates a half century of skate shoe excellence with the first stop of a worldwide tour – NYC. You guys party?
  • Burnout: Rusty's Day Out

    Burnout: Rusty's Day Out
    A photographic journey through AVE's surprise party. What? You already saw the video? Fuck it!
  • Burnout: Hot Shoes

    Burnout: Hot Shoes
    A trip to the big Vans Syndicate party sets off an avalanche of old friends and hot skate action. 
  • Burnout: Blockhead at 30

    Burnout: Blockhead at 30
    Good Sam, Howard, Rick J and the boys came together to remember the good times from their years at Blockhead – the homegrown company from skateboarding's DIY Golden Age.