I directed/wrote/edited/shot this funky cold medina with my boy, Ricki Bedenbaugh, shooting right beside me. I came on board as the set was already being built and then, yeah, did the damn thing. Defy hooked it up with an epic stabilizer. Check them out and don’t watch this behind-the-scenes piece that I’m terribly embarrassed by.
It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! This season of Sheckler Sessions we’ve got my boys Zered Bassett, Bobby Worrest, Justin Brock and more lurking hard as hell. For a list of the episodes, click here with your hands or feet.
Sheckler Sessions has landed!
Erica and I are going to go do our best Dumb and Dumber impression in Aspen. I make commercial.
I recently had the pleasure to capture Rome and Ostia, Italy for the Red Bull Manny Mania series. I explored most of Rome via skateboard and had a blast. Felix came in after a few days and we had some fun too. Coincidentally, Dave Duncan and the WCS was out there for another event so we met up with them as well. I was out there for the 4th of July so I made sure to find a couple of Budweisers to drink at the Colosseum. Thanks to Red Bull and Beth for making it happen.
Again, Red Bull trips are a blast and here’s the newest video I made for them. Zered Bassett, Brandon Biebel, Ron Deily, Ryan Decenzo & Magnus Hanson all came out to skate a shipyard in Vancouver, Canada. The accommodations were amazing. I invented the double captain & coke & bacon. We tugboatted giant skate obstacles into the middle of a bay. If you want to know more about the trip or see some epic photos, grab the March 2010 issue of Transworld Skateboarding.
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.
The 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 Remix, You 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.
I emailed Michael Sieben and asked him if I could get one of Roger‘s “Skate Switch for Jesus” stickers. Red Bull had hooked it up with one of these little Jereme Rogers voodoo dolls and i thought it would be a match made in heaven… except, on earth… and more specifically, my desk.
Either way, Sieben was awesome enough to send me some stickers packed neatly in an envelope, stamped “Do Not Bend.” Inside, I was surprised to find a piece of cardboard to keep the stickers from bending and a sheet of Garfield stickers in perfect condition from 1978.
SF was as fun as it always is. Got to hang out with former roommate and friend-forever, Jeanette Sawyer. Had a great little meeting with Jim from Deluxe. Expect some cool shit from that meeting down the pipeline. I love everything they’re doing over there. Blah, blah, blog.
Filmed and edited by Satan on an HPX170.
Baltimore definitely wasn’t my scene but the bartenders at the Hudson Street Stackhouse made sure I had a night to forget the last night. That place was rad.
Some wangsta at another bar wit gold toofs and a douche rag axed me if I could get him a $10k ecstasy hook up cuz he wuh “spendin’ g’s”. Meanwhile he paid for his drink with a crumbled up stack of small bills and made his lady guest pay for herself.
Filmed and edited by a man amongst men on a HPX170.
First time in Portland and…. it was pretty weird. Well, that’s how they like it. The weather was great. Burnside was gnarly(only got to skate it for 15). Skating around the city at night is fun shit and the scenery was good too. I will definitely return.
Filmed and edited by me on an HPX170.