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
Some classic rides upon entry
Hot rods and vert
Lance Conklin and a dragster that attained record speeds at Bonneville Salt Flats this year
Lincoln Ueda is always attaining record altitude
Steve Caballero and his 1965 Ford Econoline 5 window truck. 1965 was the only year with side trim
Demarcus James not only frontside inverted over the channel, but he also inverted into the channel
Omar Hassan, feeble fakie over the channel for maximum media coverage
Jimmy Acosta manning the ironing board for Pro-Tec
Master Lensman Ed Dominik scratches the frets for Wooly Mammoth and the Eggplants…
…while Jimmy Jordan belts out the lyrics
Steve Caballero and his classic frontside invert
Al Partanen lining up the next set of tunes on the 1s and 2s
You know Al skated to The Spits in Creature’s Born Dead
Lincoln Ueda blasting!
Of course he did! Andy Mac, Benihana
The Fuckin' Godoys. That’s Knox's dad, Steve, on drums.
Keith Baldassare and Lefty, renegade
Skeleton Key booth sales, communications and management all in attendance
Navarrette 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
Bucky Lasek was blowing minds all afternoon 'til a dog ran across the flat as he was dropping in
Screaming Lord Salba and his Heavy Friends, OG Thrasher Skaterock lineup
The only time a skateboard should have pedals attached to it
The list, in case you were hoping for an award
Clay Kreiner from South Carolina totally killed it. This huge frontside 540 was just the tip of the iceberg
Young gun Tate Carew palms a stalefish
Lefty can’t do Texas plants. Don’t ask why
Lizzie Armanto, always ripping. Invert on the edge
Scoring the Best Female Artist award
Mark Davenport was awarded Best from the Midwest
Josh Rodriguez, Best Trick Over the Channel
Willis Kimbel, Longest stalled Pivot—No Tail and Sam Beckett, The Hot Run that Won the Contest
Sam Beckett's award was a knife that was cut from the leftover metal surface of the ramp
Then Grindline the Band took to the stage to shut down the evening
Grindline the Moshpit!
Thanks 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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