Burnout: Atlanta Slamma

We've dreamed of doing a Bust or Bail at the Atlanta 5 block for years. Watch the video five times and then relive it again… in photo form!


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The Am Scramble trip ended in Atlanta and we washed up in the Taylor's backyard for some much needed R and R.


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Quite a spread, as you know.  


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Thrasher brass, everywhere.  


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The Brocks on grill prep.  


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Ye olde peppercup! 


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After some light de-swamping, the bowl sesh got sparked with Pedro's frontal.  


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Can't keep the Duck out of the pond.  


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Local motion! 


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Zion cannot resist a little air time. Not ever. 


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Shit went North real quick.  


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Jesus Juice, going around.  


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Almost your turn, Zion.  


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See, everybody's sippin'!


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'I mean ... I don't wanna be rude ....' 


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Grant was hurt so he went barefoot so things wouldn't get out of control.  


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Tippy toes! 


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Well, that plan's out the G.D. window.  


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Zeke prowls the decks.  


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Harsh off the wall in a blast of Pabst! 


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Things were gonna get harder before they got any easier! 


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Zion, stepping lively.  


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Pat wants in! 


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Don't think about keeping Pedro off that thing.  


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The ol' T-Mag hop around ... 


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ending with lumbar impact! 


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Tough stuff.  


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You can imagine where it went from here. 


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Bright and early.  


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Security: check! 


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A lone soldier eyes the battlefield.  


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Oh shit! 


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My bosses.  


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TV and CJ.  


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Pat and friends whipped up a pro-caliber juker in under 45 minutes! Thanks boys! 


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Our old friend Trevor! Long time! 


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It's not as big as it seems. Or is it? 


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Dashawn, lookin' confident.  


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New gen rising.  


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Poohrail, Pat and Neck.  


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Thomas provides wise counsel in the crowd.  


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Massive firepower! Thanks y'all. 


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Bowman - going up! 


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Pat jumps the gun! Major success! 


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Reggie knows.  


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As the big hand edges north, tensions rise.  


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Phelper: ready! 


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Camera phones: stat! 


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This shit was gonna start with a bang! 


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Sunny 16 - get there! 


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What are we even waiting for? 


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Jasper frees up space. Almost go time.  


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Ambos, at the ready.  


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And GO! 


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Foolhardy ollie legend Matt Schlager kicks it off!


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It had never been more on.  


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Pandemonium begins NOW! 


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Yoshi, feeling his way.

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Thought the SOTY wasn't jumping??? 


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Ducky shoots straight for the street! 


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And then his shoe fell off! 


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Pedro, boneless! 


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Dashawn sends it! This may be a kickflip.  


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Antonio has epic form but kept getting pinched! 


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In a jersey?!! These dudes are reckless! 


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CJ lofts it out.  


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Hermann came all the way from Norway to spin 360s straight out the gate.  Oh, he made it eventually. 


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Kevin Viernes with those wicked front shoves! 


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SOTY Cabbed it. So sick! 


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Tommy skated from the hotel to get warmed up.


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When you see this face, look the fuck out! 


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Hardflip in Timbos? It almost happened! 


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Brutality in abundance! 


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Then Reggie Kelly did an encore performance of his ollie to the road! Incredible! 


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Matt's back.  


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It HAD to happen! 


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Zeke sent it.  


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Man of Steel and shit! 


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You got this! 


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Bodies flying everywhere!


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No amount of technical garments could save you.  


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Tommy with his infamous frontside flip.  


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And then Zion rolled out the tré bomb! 


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Enzo varial heeled with ease.  


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And then the SOTY went long ...


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So high and sooooo far! 


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Paul Hart, fakie flip precision.  


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This was Tommy's make, actually.  


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And in the scariest moment of the event, Pedro dove off this grind attempt ... 


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... only to land with a very disturbing twitch. 'Did I run into somebody?' he asked his friends moments later. 


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The boys had his back! 


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Colden in the crush.  


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New lines? 


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That's just how Chula does it! 


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Romar arrived late, fly as hell.  


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Enzo would have definitely sent his hardflip to the street but got jammed up just before take off, flying out to a double knee jammer.  


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Next time EC! 


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Nick Merlino, switch flip hell! 


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Dudes were getting broke! 


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Yoshi had maxmum moves, including this lazer.  


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Another Late Larry, flight delays left TJ with only ten minutes in which to bust.  


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Romar's nollie heel.  


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Zion with the heelflip – touched by an angel.  


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Oh yeah.  


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Dashawn's fakie tré was the last straw.  


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Cherry on top! 


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Of course, that was before Sethtafari flew.  


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And that's what it's all about! 


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Wild times and catchin' air! 


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Phelper pulls the plug.  


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It was for everyone's safety! 


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Awards time! 


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'I just got my next month's rent!' 


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You're the best, Tommy! 


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A hug and a few hundo – what more could Zion want? 


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Time to chill? Not for SOTY 2016. K Walks is just warming up.  


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And now he can get that pool table.  


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This is Dashawn's first time in Thrasher in any form.  


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Stoked he could make it. 


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Plenty more where that came from! 


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And then Yoshi T – going crazy with a backside flip, big flip and lazer flip. Top dog! 


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Some inspirational words and that was that.  


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Everyone was tripping on the carnage they had just witnessed.  


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Like PTSD type shit! 


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Thanks for coming! 


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Mason in a Glick and Kirby sandwich.  


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Blood in the landing. For real! 


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Nico had survived until this kinker attempt. Heal up! 


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Palm check – a nickel.  


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Peeling quarter.  


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Mr Clean! 


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Bloody knuckles.  


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Not a scratch! 


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Some sweater money at the very least.  


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We all survived.  


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Time for Zeke to take his medicine.  


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With help from some local nurses.  


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Code overload! 


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Thanks Atlanta and Stratosphere. You guys are the classiest! 


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Thanks Jimmy! 


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And all y'all.  


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SD bound? 


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That's why we do it – to bring friends together.  


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Right, Zion? 


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'I'm gonna miss you, Mike.' 


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