King of the Road 2013: Birdhouse Blog 1
Dan Z meets up with the Birdhouse crew and hits the road.
Goodbye cool SF weather
Two years ago, on my way to my first KOTR starting in El Paso, there were massive fires in central Texas. Here's what the atmosphere looked like while passing central California's 80 millions dollar Rim Fire this time.
Had to set up an appropriate board
TM Jerome and filmmaker Mills drove the Birdhouse van
Everyone else flew
Pre-game party at Jaws'
Raybourn brought his plasma cutter, just in case
Next morning: wake up Aaron, time to hit the road
Spirits were high
Beautiful southwest 'scape
Clint enjoyed it
Fact: Jaws makes homemade juice from the prickly fruit seen here
Happened to pass by a swimming hole
How's she feel?
Anyone want a baptism?
Good ol' fashion fun before the week of torture
NIce form, MIlls
Who am I?
Is skate a slide going to be a challenge?
Prudent rock skating practice
Back on track to our first city, gonna be arriving with no time to spare
One minute to go
Embrace it, Clint
Here we go
Van Doren Invitational 2014: Hastings PhotosNow that the dust has settled take a look at some of Rhino's photos from last weekend's contest at Hastings.
Van Doren Invitational 2014: Hastings FinalsGreat weather, beautiful women, amazing Canadian hospitality, insane skating, and one of the gnarliest slams of all-time. This one had it all, with Alex Sorgente taking home the prize. Chalk up another epic contest to Vans.
Van Doren Invitational 2014: Hastings QualifiersChalmers opened up the park and everyone got theirs with Sluggo shutting her down. The big dance is today kids. Watch it right here!
Burnout: Mike SinclairIf you've been skateboarding in the last 20 years you've either ripped with Mike, ridden in a van with him or had him kick you off the team. Who knew he was also a photographer? Well, he didn't either, but check this shit out! Thanks Mike!
Nike’s “Lord of the Pies” VideoTrust us, you're gonna want to whip around on transitions and float some ollies after watching this. Greyson Fletcher, Grant Taylor, Ben Raybourn, and others. Greyson's line at 5:25 is unreal.