Expedition in El Paso
Expedition rolls through El Paso on their first rodeo tour in Texas. Words and photos by Hammeke.
We stopped in at Crooks skate shop in El Paso a few hours early to drop off posters and for Spencer Hamilton to set up a freshie.
Since "The Hook" is right around the corner, a quick session there was in order
Then back to Crooks where a long line of devoted fans had already assembled
Tour flyer for "Our First Rodeo"
Newest addition to the team, Tom Remillard, checks out a nude Madonna and leaves his mark on a tour poster
Freshly autographed Madonna sled
Back outside, Nacho keeps the crowd in order
Crooks was packed inside
Spencer Hamilton passes an Expedition deck back to a stoked fan
Bernice was there, of course, and this time she had a gift for Tom
"Check this thing out. It's got little drawers for your bud, bud."
Chany passing out a signed tour poster
See why they call him Twistthewrist on insta
"Sign my arm"
"Can you make my arm look like your's?"
Straight to the face, by request
Yeah, check that out
The Crooks shop crew and Expedition
Then it was over to Carolina park where a tire jump session was in order
This dog is on high alert
Nacho with a backside 180
Spencer with a steezy kickflip
The tire would trap your board if you didn't make it
Taylor McClung of the McClung brothers takes a backside flip over the tire
Kenny Hoyle nollie front heel
Tom over the hip via front rock
Then it was time for the sticker toss. Except the wind blew them all over the fence so a sticker handout would have to do
Who wants a board!?
Standard product toss procedure
Who's got a good grip on it?
Looks like it was this guy
Another stoked product toss victor
This guy got his the hard way... by ripping
The guy in the striped shirt. It was his birthday so for his birthday present he was assigned to pick up Ryan Gallant from the airport. Looks like he came through with the gift.
Then to close out the demo Kenny Hoyle stuck this nollie flip nose manny just before the lights went out
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