How many snowboards or skateboards are thrown in the trash each year? I've broken countless numbers of snowboards that I have collected over the years. They would collect in my garage as I would continue to tell myself I'd eventually make something cool out of them. Maybe a bench? But I'd never get around to it and just keep adding to my pile of trashed snowboards....
This summer I had the pleasure of running into local Sacramento artist Julia Kropinova. She asked me if I had any old or broken snowboards laying around I could give to her. I must admit I was a little sad to see my collection of worthless snowboards dwindle because I really wanted to make something out of them, but who was I kidding, I would probably never get around to it. I also underestimated her artistic vision, even though I had been impressed with her paintings, I figured she'd just paint something on the boards and be finished. I was in for a pleasant surprise.
There is no better time to skate than after the sun sets, temperature cools, crowds disburse and the owls come out. Search the closet and find yourself a generator, a collection of lights, two cameras and a handful of skateboarders and your ready to capture something cool. Grab your granny and prepare for some tranny packed skateboarding maneuvers at the Truckee skatepark after hours.
Riders: Keenan Hawkins, Matty Britton, Ryland West, Scott Thompson & Austin Hawkins
Promo for Out to Luch skateboarding short. Stay tuned.
Skaters: Max Hofert, Sean Flaherty, Bob Spanbauer, Afghan Dan, Davis Lonergan, Collin Mitchell, Mike Marks, Marshall Winter, and many more
There is no mistaking Big Homies style when he's spotted on his snowboard. Its not because he's the only 6+ foot snowboarder rocking sweatpants, but because he's got one of the smoothest styles around. Well okay, and because he wears sweatpants everyday of the year. Regardless, take a gander at this footy from last Spring at Mammoth.
Check out Scott Thompson's Full Part from SBSMH.com movie 'Irrelevant' and prepare for next winter. Download and watch the full movie here
Motorsport has been around far longer than most people care to think, spanning back multiple generations to the beginning of the 20th century. As time moves forward, so does society and the modern progression of technology. Many cars are sold off after a single season of racing, or cannibalized and parted out to be faster and better for next year’s chassis. What happens to the survivors though? Many are stuffed away in storage as collector items, destined to be nothing more than conversation starters. Others are lucky enough to continue stretching their legs on the racetrack while being maintained secondhand. This story is about the latter, the survivors.
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