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Bio Statement It was Brixton's art director, "Not This" Jason Lee, who first noticed that nearly every skate place we went to on our visit to Denver and Albuquerque had some type of water feature. Ditch, gap or even handrail, the rush of dribbling liquid was never faraway. If you are going to bring an art director out that this is only the sort of aesthetic element you'd expect them to pick upon, so that he was certainly getting his keep. "It is almost Zen-like" he commented, "the sound of running water at each spot." And while this was a Wonderful thought; the boys Expressing themselves on the boards while the cleansing waters washed away theirinsecurities and insecurities, allowing for profound mediation on the stunts at hand, it only took a couple of times fishingChristian's board from the drink at that waterfall gap to realize what we were actually up against. Taylor The team supervisor cried, waist deep in froth. Yep was really The sewer. DUMP TRUCKINGThe dump truck was a different Trick but I am the one to get in their kids' way staking their claim to nomenclature. Even oneborrowed from another move, * Any smart name, is preferable to that of classification. In addition, it is nice to find the rareroad trick that doesn't rely, in some shape or another, on the ollie. Other non-ollie road motions include: a slew of road plantscontrol jammers and bonelesses, the no-comply, the acid fall, the power skid along with the slappy. There was even a small windowin the dawn of street style where several of the top street experts weren't particularly ollie oriented at all. In that age,although not that they could not ollie they relied on their curb and boneless perform to perform exactly the dazzling. Most ofthese men had vert wallpapers, so it's not like anything or pro nilly turned. It was also common for many vert pros to have a"road" version, too, the "road" designation being code for a snub nose and/or shorter wheelbase. Bill Danforth, Corey O'Brien,Garry Scott Davis, John Grigley and John Lucero, (not to mention fringe characters like Phil Esbenshade,) were all successful roadpros without relying primarily on the ollie pop. ** Gonz and Natas directed the way out of that Earth-bound cul-de-sac prettyfast, of course, but it's interesting to think about--a street skater who did not need to be able to ollie a garbage can to marketa board. Little did they know, a couple of decades after there would be a whole generation of road experts who prided themselveson having the ability to market boards without even skating. TWO FOR FLINCHINGJordan Taylor and Ernie Torres are good Friends, though their friendship has veered in that direction you may recall from grade,the center of that revolves around trying to make every flinch. You'd think "two for flinching" could have limited entertainmentvalue, particularly for adult athletes, but Em and Jordan kept up it the whole trip, constantly jumping out in one another,swatting at each other's nuts and socking each other in the arms with gleeful gusto. Significant Em is one of the most funnyskaters I know, was mentored in part by Deluxe group manager, Jason Phares rated 2nd as skateboarding's funniest of all time. Ifhe's staring down a maneuver, the single real time Ernie dispenses with the yucks is. In these moments you can see that JT Aultz,the king of ADD voodoo, has definitely been his Obi Wan He calls from the top of the staircase. It's his palate cleanser; his inauguralstunt mantra. "Fuck the bullshit!" Many roll ups later Ernie typically starts bargaining. "Ok, if I don't jump on this one," He'll announce, "I owe everyone here $20!" Onto it he usually jumps at this point. If not, The stakes get high. Rolling back and forth he will look outside to make eyecontact or receive atmosphere knucks from his friends before calling out, "Ok, if I don't lock into this one I owe everybody here$20 and you get to punch me in the face! No double or nothings! One roll up! Fuck the bullshit!" It is rare that Ernie does go for It I've yet to watch him disperse 20-dollar invoices or get punched in the face. We were boughtby him all 50-cent cones at the same point. With skaters that are handrail being no-fear freaks, it is good to see the practice ofputting ones nuts on the line slowed down to a regular striking pace. Repeat it to yourself: Fuck the bullshit. Breath out. Breathin. Fuck the bullshit. Much was made of Jordan Taylor's alleged Fatness and wackness, but I can swear on the somewhat-good name of Thrasher that he'sneither. J-Tay is a dude and highly-creative skater who chooses the lines traveled when it comes to his rip riding. Besides, woulda guy select blue marathon shorts because his outfit on a skate trip? Nope, this is a confident man. This is a trail blazer.Jordan Taylor will surprise you all. DOCILE DESTRUCTIONBoston's Kevin Coakley is perhaps the most Gentle skateboarder I've ever met. Though the East Coast has a reputation for spittingout skateboarding's more coarse and vibrant characters, (believe Greco, Reda or Ricky Oyola, '') Coakley would give AustinStephens a run for his money in a competition for most calm. We're lucky he did not just leave the tour and take up residence atone of the watering holes we struck, with eyes and a habit of twisting into yoga poses in the spots. We had return hours laterafter realizing that he missed to find him with blossoms in his beard, deep in meditation. "Oh hey," he would say grinning, "that I was expecting you." Obviously, as a skater from the East Side, Kevin's ability to sniff out the lines inside the urban landscape is inborn. Therefore,a quick set up to roller rollercoaster nosebonk off, was his pick at what seemed like an jumble. With calmness comes clarity,perhaps. CHRISTIAN MAALOUF AND DOLAN STEARNSBoth of these dudes with Ollie style way and powers beyond their undergrounder status. Dolan rides for Lurkville, a business thatyou might not have heard of yet, although reps Think, though he may only be flow. It's easy to get blase and feel as if you knowthe rippers out there, so seeing these two in action was an eye-opening treat. Both bros can ollie the house and they both danceto their own drummer from the gear section, Dolan verging on an rumspringa look with a number of his more getups. Having a bunchof cool companies making their mark nowadays don't be surprised to see rippers such as Maalouf and Stearns coming up outside theestablished skate biz. Just because you have never heard of a dude, (or their sponsors,) doesn't mean they won't skate circlesaround you. OLLIE: IMPOSSIBLEDolan believed he can ollie over the guardrail into this thing. Was the ditch filled with water, but the sidewalk he jumped fromended through the bridge. It was easily 16 feet to a dead end. It could be a Andy Mac splat onto the bank and in the worst? Well,he might have gotten the worst. "Dude, my toes hurt," he reported Later, reclining in a puddle. Gotta admire his optimism.50% RAFF that is 50 percent, RIFFThough it's got one of the best arenas Denver is notorious for the amount of riff raff hanging out in the many, many skateparksthat are fantastic of it. Downs come as the ice cream guy at the downtown playground and many of the facilities have weirdoshanging around than actual skaters. Taggers proto-gangsters gawkers and one of the nation Juggalo population flock into the parks,making some seem similar to a teensploitation flick's set than a place to ride your skateboard. At one park a gaggle of tweens intube tops took turns blowing bud smoke while their prospective suitors launched bmx bikes, scooters and even remote control carsover and over again style, out of the bowls. "You have a smoke?" was followed quickly by, "Wait. Are you a cop?" Out of a Cheeto of a woman for whom eye makeup program seemedto be a unmastered passion. This is probably everywhere. Actually I understand it is. But it seems away from becoming reality, like a white garbage Childrenof the Corn scenario is just one weed dispensary. When the flames of young revolution are sparked, when the kids finally look upfrom their smart phones long enough to decide that the moment is nigh to take to the roads and actually fight for their right toparty, look for the Sparks-soaked ground zero to function as Caribbean Denver skatepark, maybe in the base of the major bowl.You've been forewarned. DAM IT!It was strange to be skating in Albuquerque Without the Lutheran brothers, but our buddies took great care of us, showing unknownspots in backbreaking labour to construct a dam at this awesome place and placing. We have kicked out by the cops twice, but theproblem held back the wave of wastewater lapping at the dirt that was hastily-swept. By around three the bros had their dambuilding down to a science that meant a fantastic window of rippitude. The drawback was the fact that when the levee broke, theflood was much greater. The last breach timed perfectly with Schultzy's blunt slide attempts but after seeing our brand new brosbravely bomb in the water just for pleasure Anthony said "fuck it" and followed suit. The clouds gathered and drops startedpelting down. Not to be too much of a lawsuit, but it is rad to See a company like Brixton, a clothing interest with "lifestyle" leanings, beingso invested in their skate team. Since many clothing brands are jamming up the skate shops without really supporting the expertsand children who helped create the spectacle, the snappy-lads at Brixton have assembled a crack squad of high shredders and up andcomers the old fashioned way, built on friendship, and appear to be killing it. There was a concern that June in Colorado And New Mexico could be warm a notion I dismissed bravely, for a proper skate excursion,but goddamn it, we melted out there. Without a couple dips in certain polluted water (on purpose or unintentionally) we might nothave survived. Any Zen that might have come along with it was bonus. * Except that the "frontside indy." You Dipshits will need to quit it with that one** Yes, Lucero, I just grouped you with Phil E. I apologize.