Burnout: Skate in Detroit


Go Skateboarding Day began with Drew on his daily Starbucks pilgrimage.

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Not as easy as you might think - especially in Detroit.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Hart Plaza - Wild in the Streets ground zero.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
It didn't seem like that many people, but after a few minutes of the deafening clatter of wheels on bricks I realized there were thousands of us.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
HK knows to save his strength for the straightaways.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
The locals seemed mostly amused.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Mostly.

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Which one's his vert board?


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Nuts were rattling loose the whole way. Detroit streets are rough!


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
DFL's, everywhere.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
The cops were cool, mostly.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Two-thirds stop at the big 11.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Frankie came all the way from LA to bust.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
The Boss never disappoints a crowd.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
I was there!


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Media blitz from all angles.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
It was about 1000 degrees.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Speaking of ...

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Of course there were Danforths. It's fuckin' Michigan.

Burnout: Skate in Detroit


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
The final turn to the finish line.

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Vigilante obstacles, immediately shredded.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
One mohawk or three, you were stoked to have made it.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
The skate slab was ringed by derilect projects.

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Every floor had 10,000 college photo classes worth of beautiful squalor.

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Practically giving it away.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Oh hi, Jer.
Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Twenty years too late for his pro spotlight, but Go Skateboarding Day inventor Don Brown caspers nonetheless.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
The innate attraction of throwing shit out of high windows.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Don's iphone angle. Nailing the F out of it.
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Yep, there it went.
Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Back on Earth, a little QT with the bros.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Babes, everywhere.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit
If the longboard revolution has given us anything, it's bikini tops at a skate demo.


Burnout: Skate in Detroit

Burnout: Skate in Detroit
Happy GSD everybody!

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