Friday, November 13, 2009

Devin & the full pipe

Devin York | frontside fullpipe
The thing about this photo is that Devin couldn't have got any higher in the pipe - he's crouched in the corner. Also he'd start at the other end of the pipe, run, throw down his board and snake carve it up. He told me he loves tranny.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crail Life

This is a photo of my friend Devin York. He displayed such nice form on his crail slide and it was Halloween so I had to give this photo a special Photoshop treatment. Maybe a little over done. Maybe. But I don't think it takes away from the rawness of Devin's slasher.
Devin York | Crail slide slasher

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spooky SKATE on Halloween

SKATE on Halloween at the AF park - and in costume I might add. Many showed up Halloween morning for the festivities. Here's the results for the Spooky Game-O-SKATE:

  • 1st - Trevor Mason. Costume: Indian boy.

  • Trevor hardflippin' to first place. With the feather and his shadow he looks like one of the lost boys on Peter Pan.
    Trevor, indian | hardflippin' to 1st place
  • 2nd - Dustin Wayne Hill. Costume: Monk.

  • Dustin the monk getting the letter 'T'
    Dustin, monk | getting the letter 'T'
  • 3rd - Justice Goble. Costume: Pirate.

  • The winners with their pumpkin trophies.
    Dustin, Trevor, Justice | the winners

And winner of "Matt's Huckfest" (best trick down the eight) . . . Chase Strikwerda. He destroyed it like a Velociraptor.
I still have no idea how Chase pulled off this front board. He couldn't see much of anything with that raptor mask on. Raw.
Chase, raptor | Freaky frontboard
Some of the amazing Halloween costumes were Ernie from Sesame Street, Billy Mays, a pirate, a raptor, a nerd, a monk, an indian, a dinosaur and Link from The Legend of Zelda to name a few.
Trevor got 1st pumpkin.
Indian Trevor | 1st pumpkin
Link the Tri Force is complete!
Bryce, Link | The Tri Force is complete!
Dave had a boring costume, he was just a skater. Tre flip.
Dave | tre
I had a blast. A nerdy one. Photo by Parker Cross aka Billy Mays.
Blake, nerd | dork stall
Thanks to Milo and Siege Audio for the support.
More spooky shredding will be posted soon!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spooky Game-O-SKATE


We had to do it again this year since last year Frontside (RIP) did a Halloween contest and it was such a blast. Maybe it'll become an AF park tradition.
Scroll down to see photos from last year...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween at AF park Last Year

Mad Scientist Boardslide | Warren
Mad Scientist Boardslide | Warren

Pirate Backside Lipslide | Chase
Backside Lipslide | Pirate

Cowboy transfer | Matt
Cowboy transfer | Matt

Scary Smithgrind | Brandon
Scary Smithgrind | Brandon

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Full Wipeout

Taylor | Wipeout

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Ledgey Ledge Land

This is definitely one of favorite spots of all time. It's been called the ball parks and Ledgey Ledge Land. I prefer the latter or Ledgey for short.
If you've ever been to this spot you know how tall and curved this ledge really is. Brodie did many backside tailslides and this one is my favorite.
Brodie | Curvy Backtail

Dustin can do curvy noseblunt slides. I saw him do a bigspin out of this one time.
Dustin | Curvy Noseblunt

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Paul D. & Toby K.

Walking the dog
Paul & Toby | Walking the Dog

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stay Tuned

Paul | Half cab noseslide to frisbee catch?
Will Paul catch the frisbee?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Keller | fatty on flatty

Friday, October 2, 2009

Full Pipe

Keller | full pipe

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall

Fall is here
If anyone wants to get some fall skate photos let me know. Wear a flannel or hoodie and bust a kickflip in some leaves and the crispy air - sounds nice to me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Skateboarding HDR Tester

HDR ollie
I've been thinking of a way to shoot skateboarding in HDR. This is one way, but I needed a tripod. I learned about another way, but I need to see if my camera is capable of it. If it is there will definitely be more to come. For those not familiar with HDR photography check out this fine link.

More at OP

Steve | Blaster
Keller | Kone 180
Keller | 3flip
Alec | BS ollie

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gnarly Wallride

Keller | Gnarly Wallride

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Shutter Study

Fast Shutter Speed
The shutter speed for this photo was 1/4000th of a second. About 7 times faster than the one below.
Ollie with FAST shutter speed
Slow Shutter Speed
The shutter speed for this photo was 1/30th of a second. About 7 times slower than the one above. Photoshop didn't blur the action, the shutter speed did.
Ollie with SLOW shutter speed
Both are fractions of a second, but one freezes the blue-flannel-ollie-action and one blurs it. Keller has nice ollies.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trip to the Pacific from 2003

Took my parents van on a road trip to the coast with a few friends 6 and a half years ago... Zoob ollied into this steep rough and tuff bank thing at a look out point in Joshua Tree.
Zac Kerr | Ollie into bank
This is one of my favorite photos. Greg contemplates the vastness.
Goin' to Mississippi Greg
Destination Undefined Tour 2003 team photo. Left to right: Goin' to Mississippi Greg, Zackattack, Dark Farticus and Comfort King.
Destination Undefined Tour 2003

Thursday, September 10, 2009

OP Gold Hour

Went to OP before my night class and ran into Paul. He can ollie real high.

I like how this one turned out even though it's out of focus. We didn't realize the camera was on manual focus mode and I don't have that many photos of myself skating...
Out of focus ollie

Paul's pyramid bouncer. Check the full circle lens flare.
Paul | Sunny Bounce

Shooting into the sun is a challenge. Paul has a trick he's working on that I'll be stoked to shoot.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Walker Ryan Day

I heard the Circa Team was supposed to be at the AF park this afternoon, so after a morning at the farmer's market in Provo eating good food and trying not to get sunburned, I decided to head to the AF park to continue trying not to get sunburned.

Weston, here's that photo you wanted for your mySpace profile.
Weston hip ollie

I probably have a couple hundred photos of this rail so I found a different angle to shoot some rail chomping. If you've skated this rail you know these 2 tricks involve some solid commitment.
BSTS
Ozzy front feebs

Walker Ryan showed up and played SKATE with some of the local yokels. Nollie inward heel flip.
walker Ryan nollie inward heel
walker Ryan bs nasal action

Friday, August 14, 2009

AF Park After Rain

Swith feeble grind...in the puddle.

The concrete wave with drama.

The concrete wave without drama.

Anyone who's skated this quarter pipe knows how hard it is to get hang time like Taylor is sporting here. (Click for larger view)

Derby Cam

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pinewood Derby

Remember the Pinewood Derby? I do. I remember making a car in my garage and being so exited to go race it. If you're not familiar check this kid out.


The other day my wife and I built this Pinewood Derby car for a race that was for grownups only. It was pretty fun. We got 4th place every time. There was one car that was powered by Co2 that schooled everyone. The Lakai car was so stylin' though.