Yellow Brick Rhodes
This past Saturday Element held the grand opening for their new 304 Americana space in Boise, Idaho located in the parking lot of the new Rhodes skatepark. It has a skateshop downstairs and an art gallery up top. What better way to break it in than bringing the majority of the team to town for a demo and signing? To top it off the Blood Wizard team joined forces in honor of an upcoming collab, which resulted in one of the biggest and best demos I have ever seen. –Ben Karpinski
Started the day off with a meet and greet with the mayor of Boise
Had to poach the local newspaper’s group photo
Nick Garcia setting up boards for the kids
Then it was off to the demo
Chris Gregson sails a kickflip
Julian Davidson kickflip front board
Chad Tim Tim dipping a switch back Smith
Mark Appleyard got his back with a switch backside 180 nosegrind
Mason Silva paying homage to Barley
Nyjah made it out to Boise
He then proceeded to nollie flip out of this crooked grind
While Mark went with the nollie flip into his noseslide
Nick Garcia switch front feebs
Westgate backside 360 kickflip!
Nick eyes the action on the other side of the park
Eli Williams back boneless off the Idaho wall
Greyson Fletcher nosepick 14 feet up
Greyson comes back for more with a crail
So much stoke
Then it was off to the flow course where Jack Given was grinding over the love sea
Italian ripper Jacopo blasted a kickflip over the hip
Then it was time for the party train. Greyson starts it off with a massive one-foot
You already know Nyjah loves a party
Great way to close out a demo
Then it was back to Element’s 304 Americana space to relax for a few minutes before the signing
Some well deserved beers
And even a few Wizards!
Tyson scopes out the autograph line
Wrapped around the block
Jerry trying to get Tom some extra photo incentive
Downstairs Element owner Johnny Schillereff and Matt Ward
Then it was close to four hours of this
Wish you were here
DIY doesn’t end at the skatepark. Nice plaque Jack
Well worth the wait
Three hours in we could finally see the end of the line
This is Henry and his Mom, when asked whose autograph he wanted the most he said Jerry Gurney. Once the Wizard found out he decided to do something special
And have Henry give Jerry his very first pro model for him to sign
From there it turned into a complete shit show
Even Boise PD approved!
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