Rumble in Ramona 2016 Photos

The sixth annual Rumble in Ramona took place Saturday, October 8th at the Vertical Vampire's compound up in the hills past San Diego. Skaters from all genres and eras were in attendance: Sal Barbier, Wes Kremer, Matt Hensley, Mike Youssefpour, Peter Smolik, Sam Hitz, Allysha Bergado, Marius Syvanen and Max Schaff were just a few of the skaters spotted wandering the property. Of course there’s a vert ramp to skate but the Rumble is about far more than just skating vert: hanging out with friends, rockin' out, checkin out some cars and dancing in the dirt all keep the crowds coming back year after year.  —Joe Hammeke


01Some classic rides upon entry

02Hot rods and vert

03Fuel efficiency

04Lance Conklin and a dragster that attained record speeds at Bonneville Salt Flats this year

05Lincoln Ueda is always attaining record altitude

06Steve Caballero and his 1965 Ford Econoline 5 window truck. 1965 was the only year with side trim

07Demarcus James not only frontside inverted over the channel, but he also inverted into the channel

08Omar Hassan, feeble fakie over the channel for maximum media coverage

09Jimmy Acosta manning the ironing board for Pro-Tec
10Master Lensman Ed Dominik scratches the frets for Wooly Mammoth and the Eggplants…

11…while Jimmy Jordan belts out the lyrics

12Steve Caballero and his classic frontside invert

13Al Partanen lining up the next set of tunes on the 1s and 2s

14You know Al skated to The Spits in Creature’s Born Dead

15Lincoln Ueda blasting!

16Of course he did! Andy Mac, Benihana

17The Fuckin' Godoys. That’s Knox's dad, Steve, on drums.  

18Keith Baldassare and Lefty, renegade

19Shotgun

20Puke

21Skeleton Key booth sales, communications and management all in attendance

22Navarrette took a break from skating on Saturday to make sure everything ran smoothly. Don't gotta worry about Alex Perelson, though. He's always smooth

23Bucky Lasek was blowing minds all afternoon 'til a dog ran across the flat as he was dropping in

24Screaming Lord Salba and his Heavy Friends, OG Thrasher Skaterock lineup

25The only time a skateboard should have pedals attached to it

26The list, in case you were hoping for an award

27Clay Kreiner from South Carolina totally killed it. This huge frontside 540 was just the tip of the iceberg

28Young gun Tate Carew palms a stalefish

29Lefty can’t do Texas plants. Don’t ask why

30Lizzie Armanto, always ripping. Invert on the edge

31Scoring the Best Female Artist award

32Mark Davenport was awarded Best from the Midwest

33Josh Rodriguez, Best Trick Over the Channel

34Willis Kimbel, Longest stalled Pivot—No Tail and Sam Beckett, The Hot Run that Won the Contest

35Sam Beckett's award was a knife that was cut from the leftover metal surface of the ramp

36Then Grindline the Band took to the stage to shut down the evening

37Grindline the Moshpit!

38Hella dusty

39Thanks to Darren Navarrette, all the bands, sponsors, skaters and most importantly the fans who show up every year. See you in 2017!

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