Burnout: Let's Go Bowling

Let's Go Bowling

The Pro-Tec Pool Party is so hectic, I even had to get a practice photo day in.


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The heavies have been skating the Combi non-stop for months.


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This was also a good time to acquaint myself with the new gen of bowl bashers.

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Sky Souljah, for instance. Totally rad.


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Borden. Ripping.

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Birdman, no biggie.

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It was a good confidence builder.

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Game day parking lot.

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Nelson!

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You know you're on time if you beat Van Doren.

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Barros Crew.

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Here we go ....

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Imagine that - Grosso with a life-threatening ailment.

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Not skating.

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Inside: all biz.

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Ngoho rolls in first thing.

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Andy Mac, always dancing on the edge of acceptability.

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Blue collar types.
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Stafford, with third eye.


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Furly takes a dip.

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Texas legend, Bryan Pennington.


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Fejj, layback sit.

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Filling up fast.

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Salba tapes out his lines, damn the security.


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Tony Mag was there .. bumm-bum-bum-bum-bum-bummm...


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Smithvert.


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Sluggo.


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Ken Fillion.


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Birdman, easing into the day.


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My photo comp began lining the decks, many with innovative new designs and techniques. This thing will also help you find water.


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Acosta Bros - worthy fuckin' adversaries.


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Stars of the blogosphere.


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It's hard not to notice how the legends are always with hot babes at these things.


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Maybe we should start a romance advice column with these dudes.


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I know I woulda read it as a kid.

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Back in the bowl, Zach Miller gets airborne.


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Omar.


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Bob-O.


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Screech had a sort of castaway look going.


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Nolan Munroe, totally awesome.


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Rastas and Punks, brothers in the bowl.


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Crooked cop.


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Hassan bursts the 540 bubble.


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Perelson, holy shit.


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Bob vs Screech.


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Guess who won.


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Duncan brings order to the madness.


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Potato grind.


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A Mountain of a man.
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'Maybe you should switch frontside flip it ....'


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In case you hadn't heard, Alex Perelson is the best thing to happen to vert/pool skating in the last forever.


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Frontside cab, total make.


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Frontside les.


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Kickflip lein.

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It's weird to call Alex vert's last great hope, but it's not totally innacurate either.


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Legends semis. Swedish corner work.

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Ffej wanders into a Badlands lovefest.

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Hell of a protege.


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Like a fighter, Salba towels off in the corner before each round.

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Then gives it all he's got.

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DP. He invented it.


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Crowd went wild.


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Max legend density.


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For longtime fans, the bald guy next to Hosoi is GSD.

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Wisniewski, sweeper.


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Nash smashed.


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Seriously going for it.


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Speaking of masters.

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Combi comp is an emotional time and the competitors definitely don't hold back.

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Why would they?

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Pro semis.

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Pedro was on fire, as they say.


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TNT jumped into a heat.
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Light lip encroachment.


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Frontside inverts. Real nice.

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Hella quick, Rune.

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Then onto legends finals.


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Cab, totally shredding.

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In the hearts of many, the contest was between Miller and Lance.


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Chris Miller is probably the finest concrete skater of all time. Skating better now than ever.

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Really impossible to match him in the Combi. Such a treat.

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Lance definitely had the crowd on his side. I know I wanted him to win.


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360 lein.

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Denial, pain, guilt ...

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In the end, gradual acceptance.

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Each run was a cavalcade of classicly-trained bowl bravado.


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This face says it all ... though I'm not exactly sure what it's saying.


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The crowd went nutso.


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And finally, the pros. Vets on one side ...


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kids on the other.


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Last chance to make gear adjustments.


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Like a Nascar pit crew!


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Rune, incredibly strong.


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Pedro blasted off.


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The kids did all the spins, indy 540s, whatever you want!

 

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No shortage of showmanship either.


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MacTwist.


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Nolan, lein D.


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Skybox flip grab.


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Alex Perelson with a kickflip lein. He also did ten-foot-high frontside airs in the round (not shown.) Fuckin' awesome.

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'Whattyou think, Buck?'

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Lil' McEgg in the best trick, no big deal.


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And finally, to Duncan's warm embrace.


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Fist bumps with Cab while Hawk giggles and Sergie takes time to enjoy a beverage.
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Salba kept it punk. Shit, someone's got to. Congrats, Chris! You're the best.


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'Yo! Hands off the Mac!'


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It was a tough call, but Pedro pulled it - Combi King 2011.


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Until next time. Thank you, Steve Van Doren. Thanks for everything.



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