Creature In Arizona


Posted: March 23rd, 2010

"Jumping a group of skateboarders at three in the morning isn't the best idea."

Hammeke takes the Creature guys skating, bowling, and fighting in Arizona.

Words & photos by Joe Hammeke

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Looks like some homeless folk had a good time before we got to the hubbas

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When in Tucson, it's recommended that you stay at the Congress Hotel

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Especially if someone is going to celebrate a birthday, like Sean Connover here

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Larry is the bartender there, and he'll make sure that you cannot skate the next day

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...but if you can make it out to skate, Suski is the ultimate spot guide

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It rained for two days straight, so we took it to the bowling alley on day one and to the Sk8 Asylum on day two

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Partanen with a lien air

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Navarrette and park rat Rad compare their double chins

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Notes from the Underground and 'Zine Thing editor, Wez Lundry, still got the finger flip to tail

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Jimmy Moore came out to skate, but was bummed when he found out there was no free product

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My college roomate Rob Nordstrom backed up his drunken claim that he's still got the tailgrab nosegrind on vert

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Chris Livingston is still ripping, a-la Indy air

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He's also a licensed physical therapist with an ultimate set of tools

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This is what extension cords start to look like when you gotta pack up in front of the cops every time

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Darren got a new cell phone

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Some Creature fiends

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All tour vans should come with this neon sign

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DAF with a backside tailslide on this rail


Truman's got some ups

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Another Arizona must is to get breakfast at Harlow's

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Jumping a group of skateboarders at three in the morning isn't the best idea. Guys whose job involves slamming on concrete all day aren't all that phased when thrown to the ground by three drunk assholes. Here, Partanen grabs one of Tucson's military BRATs by the face, just after the guy's friend hit Noah with a bottle.
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