I haven’t been to Orcas Island in a million years, but this is the year, I swear. As soon as I learn inverts. I love Orcas, did I mention that? Here’s a Landyachtz video featuring downhill, park riding and a metric ton of lifestyle footage.
- Thanks to Billy Bones for the tip.
It’s (going to be) called the Garage, and it just got funded by Kickstarter. They’ve got 16k for building materials, now I guess it’s time to build.
There’s a new skatepark opening about an hour and some change north of Seattle in a town called Sedro-Woolley. The grand opening is Saturday
October 13, 2012. Hey wait, that was two days ago! There’s a facebook page a grainy webcam. Who built this? There’s a Grindline shirt in one of the photos. Lots of construction shots in extended interval time lapse formatfrom Bob Rock.
- Thanks to John Aguilar for the (late) tip.
This week’s Shot of the Week is from Elias Parise, featuring Andy Adams with a backside nosegrab and Lorenzo Martinez toasting the action with what I’m sure is some sort of natural fruit soda in a bottle that he packed out out. Leave the spot cleaner than you found it folks. Orcas is one of my favorite parks but I haven’t been there sine my kids were born. I need to rectify that. Reports are that it’s still holding up, but is in need of a few minor repairs, and a coping block or two.
This week’s Shot of the Week is from Micah Breshears. It’s Rex Pearson at Battle Ground, Washington. The thumbnail above is cropped horizontal. Too tall for the front page, so hit the enlargement.
Youtube user Jopomojo has a couple 8mm transfers of late 70′s footage from the old skatepark in Olympia, Washington. It may look familiar to S&A readers who remember a past SOTW from Dan Hughes. (Hi Dan.) These stills have a nice quality to them. Digitized VHS transfers of 8mm film. Top shot look looks like mars. Hook me up with the red planet. I wanna get my hands on it… On the first day I’ll get some atmosphere. Who gets the noprize? Unrelated: For the record, I firmly believe I’m quoting Mr Cobain and not Miss Love in the title of this post.
[Source: Olympia Time]
A day in Battle Ground with Merde Sakteboards:
Jesse McDowell with some local BG skaters: Austin, Chris, and Old School Ken. Didn’t catch Austin’s buddie’s name, and I don’t know if people call Ken “Old School Ken”, but it seemed like he needed a nickname. Who doesn’t. I always wanted a cool nickname like “Skeeter”, or “Tony Bologna”, even though my name isn’t Tony. Either way, nice day in late October, so HAVE to take advantage of that, and BG is just that fun.
Catch it after the jump.
This week’s Shot of the Week is from Carl Warren, on his home truf in Bingen, Washington. Say hello to Rayburn Edwards. It’s Fall, at least in our hemisphere. The only thing missing is a pumpkin. Thanks Carl!
This is a Grindline park in Laconner, Washington which is about a half an hour south of Bellingham. That’s Ted or possibly Fred on the backside boneless which was in fact a make, according to regular contributor John Aguilar. -Thanks! I saw pictures of a new Grindline park in Atlanta, GA (mainly in the street sections) that looked like it had some elements of a new direction for Grindline. Hard to tell from the tiny pictures though. Any of our Hotlanta readers want to scout it out?
This edition of drive by cellphone shots, these aren’t tank traps on the Maginot Line, rather light fixtures and car barriers at a high school in Redmond, Washington.