Independent's "Sloshin' Around the Northwest" Article


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The two Indy trips started in the Bay area and headed up the I-5 freeway.
 It’s got some of the best terrain to hit between Northern California and Seattle—plenty of epic concrete parks, street spots, DIYs, wilderness and lots of clean air. The first day of rain we were thinking about what to do until it let up, but Gravette just says, “Fuck it, let’s go slosh around.” So that’s what we did, just sloshed around the Northwest!

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1 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateRight outta the gate, Roman Pabich takes it to the streets with a shove in Newark, CA 

Kirby Back 360 750 fullframeWith the trip officially sparked, Kirby hops in with a backside 360 nosegrab

3 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateProbably the only grad pic with an eggplant photo bomb. Roman Pabich sinks one at Sunnyvale's skatepark

5 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateWalkin' on sunshine, Roman finesses the fence with a boneless

6 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateOver, across and down from the extension, Cedric yanks a heater off the wall

4 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateBefore the ankle roll, Pedro threw this proper eggplant at Treasure Island DIY

7 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateTechnically it's only a four stair, but not technically, it's massive. Jaws catches a kickflip to start his leg of the trip

8 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateScenic stop right off the I-5 for Cookie to get this feeble with a snow-capped Mt. Shasta in the background. Two views in one photo

9 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateEugene, Oregon, is always a good stop to break up the drive. Taylor Kirby cures the carthritis with a tall front board

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10 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateStepping off the curved terraine, Roman goes rogue on a lengthy Smith

11 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateIf the little bro's chompin', you know Cedric's close behind with a mean feeble

12 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateThe Brothers Pabich!

13 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateNot only does Henry Gartland grind kinkers, he slides 'em too. Roseburg, OR, gets a taste

14 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateBreakfast of champions

15 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateThe good Lord kept Cookie safe from the sack while Smithing this hellacious rail at a house of worship

16 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateSugar-coated feeble down too many to count

17 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateWhile Roman catches a concrete nap...

18 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX update…Ced flings a fine fingerflip lien to tail at Myrtle Creek 

19 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateShawn Hale 360 naps (nosetaps) on the side of a circle. Dude must like geometry—or maybe he's just really fucking good

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21 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateComing from the crusty street ain't easy, but Henry rips a kickflip back tail regardless

22 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateKirby claims victory after a heavy battle for this gap to Smith grind. Not all soldiers wear camo

23 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateSkateboarding stigmatas

24 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateYou can't hit Tigard and not get a dino move. Roman opts for an on-brand kickflip Indy

25 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateJaws finds the first spot that meets his minimum stair count for a frontside 180

26 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateRoman throws a front feeble over Hubbard. Monk would be hyped

27 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateLike clockwork, Ced backs up his brother. Back tail over the empty space

28 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateControlled-burn situation

29 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateClive kickflips over the rail into the rough stuff 

31 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX update“Oh my God, are you Jaws?!”

32 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateSailors gonna sail. Jaws feels the breeze before another sidewalk splat

33 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateHe's not all hangtime. Aaron also steps to steep rails right after fence-high flights 

34 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateSpot check

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35 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateClive sets a high mark with a wallride nose press

36 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateMuch respect to the work that went into this spot. Kowalski tail blocks the top rope

53 Jaws roll in Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateJaws will skate anything, as long as it's at least ten feet tall

38 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateNo cross-pinch for Clive, just pure 50-50 commitment in downtown Seattle

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39 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateRainy day switch 270 front board. A good session for Zack's board and brain

41 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateMust-haves in the Northwest—kitty litter and a blow torch

42 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateHenry and Gavin dry up the spot

43 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateThe kitty litter and torch combo did the trick and so did Henry. Backside overcrook

40 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateAlways lookin' for ways to stay above the fray, Gravette makes it happen with a blunt to fakie in the dish at Long Acres DIY

44 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateSoaking cracks meant he had to use signs instead of Bondo for this quick ollie up, kinky 50-50 down

45 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateNot quite Mountain Bike Dave

46 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateDry 'crete and sweaty pants, Cookie trades one moisture for another getting this backside nosegrind at Marginal Way

47 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateZack waves goodbye to a soon-to-be-extinct obstacle

Cooke Smith Sequence 750 fullframeIn other news, Cookie catches a bigspin off a Smith at the Seattle Central College

49 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateNothing gets in between the Pabich bros, except maybe a dual-toned Kirby

Jaws roof sequence 750 fullframeCan’t keep Jaws off the roofs. Luckily, the dog doesn't seem to mind his shingle-shaking melon 180 move at Dope Planet

51 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateSad to see Jaws have to leave a few days early. He blew out his knee on some heavy Seattle real estate. Cedric's shoes followed suit

52 Indy NW sloshin 2000PX 2000PX updateOn our drive back south, Clive capped the trip off right with this ollie into a mountain! See you on the next expedition
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