Yellow Brick Rhodes

This past Saturday Element held the grand opening for their new 304 Americana space in Boise, Idaho located in the parking lot of the new Rhodes skatepark. It has a skateshop downstairs and an art gallery up top.  What better way to break it in than bringing the majority of the team to town for a demo and signing? To top it off the Blood Wizard team joined forces in honor of an upcoming collab, which resulted in one of the biggest and best demos I have ever seen. –Ben Karpinski

1Started the day off with a meet and greet with the mayor of Boise

 

2Had to poach the local newspaper’s group photo

 

3Nick Garcia setting up boards for the kids

 

4Then it was off to the demo
 

5Chris Gregson sails a kickflip

 

6Julian Davidson kickflip front board

 

7Chad Tim Tim dipping a switch back Smith

 

8Mark Appleyard got his back with a switch backside 180 nosegrind

 

9Mason Silva paying homage to Barley
 

10Nyjah made it out to Boise


11He then proceeded to nollie flip out of this crooked grind
 

12While Mark went with the nollie flip into his noseslide

 

13Nick Garcia switch front feebs
 

14Westgate backside 360 kickflip!
 

15Nick eyes the action on the other side of the park
 

16 EliWilliams BsBonelessEli Williams back boneless off the Idaho wall
 

17Greyson Fletcher nosepick 14 feet up
 

18Flying tweestopher
 

19Greyson comes back for more with a crail
 

20So much stoke
 

21Then it was off to the flow course where Jack Given was grinding over the love sea
 

22 Jacopo KickflipItalian ripper Jacopo blasted a kickflip over the hip

 

23Then it was time for the party train. Greyson starts it off with a massive one-foot

 

24You already know Nyjah loves a party
 

25Great way to close out a demo
 

26Then it was back to Element’s 304 Americana space to relax for a few minutes before the signing


27Some well deserved beers


28And even a few Wizards!


29Tyson scopes out the autograph line


30Wrapped around the block


31Jerry trying to get Tom some extra photo incentive


32Downstairs Element owner Johnny Schillereff and Matt Ward


33Then it was close to four hours of this


34Wish you were here


35DIY doesn’t end at the skatepark. Nice plaque Jack


36Well worth the wait


37Three hours in we could finally see the end of the line


38This is Henry and his Mom, when asked whose autograph he wanted the most he said Jerry Gurney. Once the Wizard found out he decided to do something special


39And have Henry give Jerry his very first pro model for him to sign


40Total shocker


41From there it turned into a complete shit show


42@givemefreebeers


43Congrats Jerry!


44Even Boise PD approved!

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