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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    Burnout: Show Dogs
    Vans threw a big contest last weekend with a bunch of skaters you don’t usually associate with the words “organized competition.” Tyler Bledsoe, Breana Geering, Taylor Kirby, Austyn Gillette, Simon Bannerot, Mason Silva and hella more throw down the gauntlet for some fun in the OC sun.
  • Burnout: Trust Me

    Burnout: Trust Me
    Another new Nike video?! Yep, Trust Fall premiered last Friday in Hollywood, chock-a-block with skateboarding’s glitterati.
  • Burnout: Mad Doggin'

    Burnout: Mad Doggin'
    Tony Alva invented the frontside air, the skater attitude and maybe even the dirt ‘stache. It’s about time he got his own documentary! OC’s glitterati converged for the very special premier of The Tony Alva Story.
  • Burnout: Berle-y Weekend

    Burnout: Berle-y Weekend
    Vans rolled out the red carpet to celebrate Elijah Berle’s hotly-anticipated signature shoe – we’re talking skate jams, party busses, baller-ass spreads and the hip-hop stylings of Soulja Boy. Burnout could barely keep up. Congrats, Eli!
  • Burnout: Lou’s Shoe

    Burnout: Lou’s Shoe
    How do you beat getting your own shoe? How about a getting a skatepark, a car and a party for all your friends and family? Congrats, Big Lou!
  • Burnout: Twenty Years Stoned

    Burnout: Twenty Years Stoned
    The OC and ATL’s finest converge to celebrate Grant Taylor’s 20 years on Volcom with a skate jam, killer bands, bros, babes, Big Hongry and the premier of Lannie Rhoades’ epic GT documentary. Cheers, Stoners!
  • Burnout: Death Match NYC

    Burnout: Death Match NYC
    The two-day tornado of rock, rap and radical known as the Thrasher Death Match whipped into the Big Apple recently with brain-scrambling maneuvers sharing space with hellacious pits – plus all the ferocity that names like Omar Hassan, The Gza, Kader Sylla, Gorilla Biscuits, Roman Pabich, Roc Marciano and Pedro Delfino conjure up. A Bill Thomas photo show offered a glimpse into NY skateboarding’s golden age and the whole thing was free! Where were you???
  • Burnout: Glazed Over

    Burnout: Glazed Over
    After a big night it’s time to either sweat out the poison or try to soak it up. Alltimers attempted both with a donut-fueled skate jam at Fat Kid the morning after the Death Match. Burnout prefers chocolate old fashioneds!
  • Burnout: Clay Day

    Burnout: Clay Day
    Kreiner and crew grab some sky time, Weiss gets worked and Clay’s epic part premiers. Y’all seen that thing, right?!!
  • Burnout: Grosso’s Ramp Jam

    Burnout: Grosso’s Ramp Jam
    The old guard and yüng bucks vie for sky time and have a blast on Mothra's new swingset.