on November 18th, 2007
Tom and Kathryn Inouye know how to throw a video premiere. First they put in phone calls to Corey Duffel (who is recovering from a fractured leg) and invited him up for a weekend party. When the “Duff-man” confirms he’s flying up with several Osiris team-mates to do a “meet and greet” autograph signing then its time to get the word out. The word got out ten-fold. PlanZ Skateshop from Kelso WA bussed in 18 amped up youth for the event. Skaters drove in from all directions. Even some conservative parents were overheard saying “what a blast this was” to us as they left to tuck in the little ones for the evening.
Keri and Steven Reeves with Shannen Shurikan
Innes Am Team-rider Donavon Rice with cutie pie.
Colton Trayhorn with Tom Inouye’s little cousin Zach.
Screech made it with his Taco Bell Burrito.
2 Legends: Matt Hansen and the “Duff-man” Corey Duffle walk towards the crazed kids.
Local Hood River Skate Rat, Adam S. doing his best Homer Simpson impersonation while eating “Buffalo Wings” while waiting to see the video.
Stu Graham giving a young skater his trademark smile.
Corey Duffle getting writers cramp.
Osiris’ Team Manager Cuong having himself a cocktail.
This kid rolled in with minty green shoes for autographs.
Young rockers: The Skate Freakz played a White Stripes song that got everyone fired up.
The Allergies rocked it after the video was done playing.
Black Label’s newest Pro Shannen Shurikan yelling out lyrics with Creature/Innes rising star Steven Reeves.
Even the wife has an ass spanking good time. (Key to this evening was a babysitter and a few quick shots of Canada’s finest whiskey.)
The legend Tom Inouye enjoying his festivities.
Tom chatting it up with Devin Appello.
IPS “House-boy” Sean Stuart showing what he learned this summer- NINJA SKILLS!
Wouldn’t be complete without a couple of grommets skating back and forth. Autumn Inouye keeping it under control.
Former has-been Pro Snowboarder Todd Weeks showing his overall ranking of the evening’s events.