Burnout: She Shreds!
Up to the Land of the Underage Wedgie to check out the Van Doren Invitational Women's Bowl comp.
Nice to still see a couple of Soul Skaters out there.
Heavy Metal Chuck, feebles for dayzzzz.
Wait! Who's this young hot-shot?!!
Yep, it's Klein. Total chance encounter. 'Why is it so crowded down here?' he asked, 'Don't these people have jobs?'
On deck of the VDI - heavy duty!
A flood of familiar faces.
Line-up already looking heavy.
'What do you mean I gotta get off?'
Lizzie, always time for the fans ... and the droids.
Fuck yo C3PO!
Deadbeat Grant, handbag struttin'.
OG girl skater, Gale Webb. Future's so bright ...
Thought Hatchell wasn't down to support the bros?
Some new friends to make out there: Taylor, regulating the roll-outs,
Nora V, no pads, no problem,
Allysha, reppin' the Bible 2X,
Justyce, rumored Burnsider,
Hunter Long, flyin' Hawaiian,
Arianna, LA loc,
This girl goes by Bev Mo .... nice, nice,
Alana Smith, swag!
Sarah Shreds, one of the best skate names I've ever heard,
Poppy Olsen, all the way from Oz,
and Nicole Hause and Brittany Conrad, rippers all. Nice to meet y'all.
But enough meet 'n' greet, there's air to be caught!
Shredding back lip.
Leining into it.
Hard to keep track of what constitutes a camera these days, right?
Hause fires the first shot in the high-air wars. Must be her love of gangster rap.
Rothmeyer is definitely qualified to judge Girls' Bowl. He used to get beat by Lori Rigsbee in CASL all the time.
'Ahh .. I don't know ...'
Fuck it, ya know?
The Dagger-style badass of the event was defintiely Julz Lynn, blowing minds with her Duane Peters-inspired approach!
Photogs better stand back when this bad babe comes charging through!!
Hip blasts ...
Look at those arms! Goddammit I wish the 80s Alva team was still around. She'd look so cool in that lineup!
Speaking of ...
Ed and Co, always within a stone's throw of the pier.
Meanwhile, back in the bowl: Kiwi spine time.
Front blunt on the drop.
Deep shallow, shallow deep.
The crowd was going bananas, as is their style.
Finally, a safe place for my telephone.
Ok, enough of that. Sorry.
Kisa Nakamura - sneak attack all the way from Japan!
Lizzie blast off!
Nora is super sick.
These photos don't really show it, but trust me.
FF to tail!
In the end it was sorta down to Lizzie, Julz and Alana (who did a backside melon to fakie over the spine - not shown, among other big maneuvers.)
Cracked egg in the closing seconds.
Third place for Julz. The HB crowd was definitely feelin' her!
Alana got second. Stoked!
Congrats Lizzie, and all the skaters! Super cool event.
'Maybe we should name the baby Lizzie?'
And then back to the Soul Skating.
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4/23/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
4/23/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
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