7:00 am flight out of Oakland, straight to Austin, TX. Good times, great bands, cool folks, kill food. Thanks to Converse, Mike Crum, Kicker, and the Scoot Inn. Always tip the bartender—see ya next year.
Here's video from the 2010 Crossroads best trick contest. After the dust cleared it was clearly Cole vs. Nyjah vs. Merlino, with Nyjah taking home the top honor.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Drehobl To Fakie contest. Here's a montage of some of the entries, with Dan's top five at the end.
You want highlights from Ramona? How about Mountain, Navarrette, Red, Hosoi, Frazier, Crum, Schaaf, Barros, and Glifberg. Raybourn broke his arm, T-Mag got escorted out, the pin-ups contest was cancelled, and Lincoln Ueda ripped all day and was announced the winner. See you next year.
Rumble In Ramona 2008 was killer. Beers, bands, vert, and scantly clad women all add up to a sick party. Don't goon it this year; start driving now. It's on Saturday the 17th of October. Vert? Let's see some 10 foot airs this time.
Send in your gnarliest pivot or 5.0 to fakie on video and win a fat box from Dan Drehobl. Contest ends October 16, 2009.
Crossroads came and went. Pott won the double set, Kechaud jumped 12 barrels, & Capt Cole destroyed everything for the win.
Here's some crumbs that didn't make it into the 2009 Chili Bowl cut.
Toad and Salmon's fifth annual Chili Bowl contest came back to Potrero Park in SF. McClain took home first.
Here's some footage from Red Bull's 2009 Manny Mania contest in SF. Dane Vaughn won with second going to Ryan Guiso and Dwayne Galloway taking third.
Toad and Salmon took the show on the road up to Seattle and the Ballard Bowl for the 2009 Chowder Bowl.
August cover boy Chris Cole talks about Back To The Berg in this video recap, with a special bonus .mp3 extended interview.
A ring of fire, pig roast, a great course, and lots of cold ones made the Copenhagen Pro pretty epic. Torey Pudwill and Eric Koston put down some good shit in the finals and the electric box heated up during best trick. Torey Pudwill ran away with the win followed in second by Koston. Cheers.
The Lizard King talks looks back on his tricks at Wallenberg…and his supposed "thong."
Here's a closer look at Cody McEntire's bigspin with a little voice over from the Catfish.
Horseshoes and Handgrenades. You asked for it, you got it. Here's some of the almosts that went down at Back To The Berg. Who do you think was closest to a roll-away?
Close but no cigar—Kevin Romar talks about his attempts at almost making the nollie 360 at Back To The Berg.
This shit went off! Marissa Dal Santo gave it 11 tries and was as close as you can get without rolling away. This is what went down in order: Chris Cole - bs 360 (second try); Lizard King (Mike Plum) - bs 180 one foot; Nick Merlino - switch heel; Lindsay Robertson - bs heel; Lizard King - airwalk, ollie onto last stair; Jordan Hoffart - varial heel (hand drag, caught last step); Cody McEntire - big spin, Chris Cole - sw fs flip; Andrew Pott - hardflip.
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