Burnout: Northwest Nostalgia

The year was 2006. The epic 'crete of the great Northwest was callin' so I organized my own adventure - half bros, half legends, all concrete curl. Exhumed from a Fed-Ex box, I offer up the leftovers (B-sides?) of this pretty-rad adventure. So it begins.

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Heavy crew. They always say that, but look at 'em!


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Grosso on the road. Captive for a week of innane questions about board graphics, videos, photos and stickers of my youth. He's still a good sport about crap like that.


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Reedsport in the rain.


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We wouldn't need Red's futon ... yet.


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Yet!


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The sun cracked through the next day, along with this egg (and almost Jeff's personal crack.) Heavy vert.


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Rattray fondles to fakie. He would return shortly after for the kickflip version.


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Ch-chunn! Off the extension.


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David Andrecht-style handplant. Stalled and flapped.


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A similar one ran in the mag, although I can no longer find it. Slightly more bent.


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Keegan's cover outtake. Sometime's it's just that simple!

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I still love this one.


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Then, ollie floater leads to ankle disaster.


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Got mad limpy from here.


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'You mind if I get me tits out?' Stu asked. We did not.

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Whahhh!


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Klamath Falls!

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One of the best parks of that era, definitely. Very cutting edge.


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Totally amazing! They still got this thing run by the BMXers?
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One-footer in the clover.


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Boom!


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Vert spine to bobsled run.


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Grosso launched out of the moguls into the deep end.


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It was some major sky time. We were trippin!


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Plenty of time for nature on this one.
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Brookings! That's the one where you can jump the pool. And by 'you' I mean John.


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Doubles, definitely coerced.


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Keegan's grassers could not be squelched.


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Little bit of weather. Plenty of time for us to reflect ... on our mistakes.


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Couple weird photos of Grosso in hotel rooms. No big deal.

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Hey! Astoria!

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Corner air on the dream graphics.


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A better version of this was an Osiris ad, I believe.


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And this was a Spitfire advert, but shot from the bottom. See! Secrets revealed!


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Lincoln City. This was right when they built the cradle part under the roof.


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Which was unfortunate for this young man.


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I believe they told him to walk it off.


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Stu was ready to party one evening. Can't remember where we were.

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Nope, no way getting around it.


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He couldn't understand why Jeff wouldn't drink with him.

'I can't do it Stu,' he explained.

'Just one beer!' Stu reasoned.

'Not even one. I can't do it," Jeff replied.

'What about one light beer?' Stu compromised.


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The nerds turned in early.


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This was Stu upon return.


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Stu roomed with a young Russell Houghton. Whatever happened to the footage of this trip, anyway? Be fun to see.


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Check out came early for Stu.


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Much too early.


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Dave Tobin's house in Portland.


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Wife, kids, pool in the back. Not too shabby!


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Matt Moffett was there, blasting as usual.

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Shaggy Palmer, one of concrete's best!

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Ultimate Phil! Fresh from art school.

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Even Double C. Neg's flopped, but you get the idea.

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Nice little compound.

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This was the first of several satisfactory Crown Vic rentals, by the way (RIP.)


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And finally, a visit to Phil Tedder's, he of coping unrivaled.


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Though Stu definitely put it to the test.


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Wow!


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Lance, stymied by mucus, could only admire Jeff's Tatum from the sidelines.


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You can do it. Put your ass into it. And he did.


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I found these in the same box, too. John's backside grind from Crescent City. This was a Zero ad. If you're ever up there visiting a relative at Pelican Bay for sure search it out.


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And a roast beef outtake from Grosso's interview that came out a few months later. That was a good one.

No real lessons to be learned from this trip, but I remember it fondly. Let's do it again in 2016! Thanks bros.

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