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Woodward: The Real Never Never Land

I was lucky enough to spend a week at ramp camp via Red Bull.   They have EVERYTHING and in most cases, two and three of everything.  They have concrete bowls, street plazas, mini ramps, mini megas, vert, foam pits, and inflatable landings for a mostly mega ramp.

Shane Azar looks like the Honeycomb guyThe paradise extends far beyond skateboarding.  Unfortunately, this blog is public and I can’t divulge in the after-hours activities.  I can tell you that Dan Plunkett, Jake Donnelly, Ron Deily, and Shane Azar make for an awesome crew.  Ryan Reyes has skateboarding in his veins, a  great attitude, and rips everything.  Beers are $1.55 at Brownies(the Sha-BOOMS of PA).  A skateboarder had to fly home early for dorking a gymnast.   Day N Night RemixYou Know You Want Me and Hotel Room can get a party started.

Big thanks to Peter from Red Bull for putting this trip together.  Oh, and I filmed and edited that clip above as part of a longer video for internal use at Red Bull.  We only had about 25 minutes to shoot it.  Dave Metty shot the 2 track shots.

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I Am A Nike SB Fan

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I have no problem admiting that I was bummed when Nike SB jumped on the skateboarding bandwagon and I have no problem admiting that I’m a big fan now.  It took some time to accept corpo, but what can you possibly hate on now?  From the “suits” to the designers to the reps to the skaters, everyone involved is amazing.  And although I knew all that awhile ago, I was never attracted to the actual product or advertising…

Ferris Bueller Nike SB DunksIn the past year, Nike SB has seriously fucked me up with some knowledge.  First, the Ferris Bueller inspired Dunks.  Got ‘em.  Then the Winter at the SB Warehouse video and Debacle trailer were released.  Great videos, but I still wasn’t ready to lace up to skate.  That is until Stephan Janoski’s minisite was launched.  Great video, experience, design, website, nice dude, and most importantly, great shoe.  Even if you don’t skate, you should really check out the amazing site.

I’m officially down to rep some Nike SB.  I laced up my Stevie Janoski’s today.

UPDATE: I’ve been skating them for awhile now. They took some getting used to, but I love them now.

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What good is an unscratched iPhone if nobody can see it!?

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Why would you buy the sleakest phone on the planet and make it heavier, twice as thick, and uglier than Kate Winslet?  Let your iPhone be an iPhone.  Are you going to make your 10 year old where full pads and a helmet to the park?  Does your car have a leather bra on the front?  Do you use condoms every time?  No!  So why make your phone look like a fuckin’ dickhead?

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Eastbound and Down

Eastbound and Down is bulletproof tiger that’ll make you laugh your tits off. The dude who gets shot 9 times in Pineapple Express, Danny McBride, is an MLB pitcher who drops off and get thrown back into the real world.  If Kenny Powers doesn’t make you laugh, you have no soul.  Watch the first episode here.

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