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Saturday 3/26 - Fried Dynamite at Brook Run Skate Park
Pulled into the Brook Run skate park around 6:30 to find a large crowd and TV crew all around the park. Turns out they were filiming for the Cartoon Network's "Fried Dynamite" show. That was cool, but what was cooler is that they were letting everyone skate for free due to TV crew closing some of the park off from time to time. Bonus! A few of the regulars got to be in the show in some parts...Ray Fennessey, Shawn Coffman, etc....and Chris Coffman was featured a lot throughout (he had been there since 1 pm filming!). We joked with Chris that he was the stunt man for the show. Of course, Ray offered to be his agent....for a percentage. (haha) Well, this was the first time many of us had a chance to get back out and skate Brook Run on a wednesday due to weather (cold and/or rain) in the past several weeks. It was good to see everyone again, skate and catch up. The usual suspects showed up...Jeff(Redmenace), Woody Trend, Ray Fennessey, Shawn and Chris Coffman, Jimmy O'Brien, Wes, Roobs (injured hip but there trying!), Martin, and more. Also, we had a visitor...Alabama's own, Paul "Gyro" Gierow, was in town. It was a blast skating with him again (have not skated with him since the last Huntsville reunion like 3 yrs ago!!!). Gyro was killing it!!! Around 9:30, most everyone had had their fill. Time to pack up and head out. Ray, Shawn and Chris all head to Florida this weekend for the second contest in the Florida Bowl Riders series, so I wished them all good luck and drove back to the hotel. Already looking forward to skating Brook Run next week! Till next Wednesday night....
Walking up to find a crowd
Walking up to find a crowd
The Dynamite Action Squad truck
The Dynamite Action Squad truck
John (owner of Woody's Halfpipe) in the middle of it
John (owner of Woody's Halfpipe) in the middle of it
More TV show advertising
More TV show advertising
Filming the snack bar scene
Filming the snack bar scene
Mrs. Coffman and Raymondo at the front desk
Mrs. Coffman and Raymondo at the front desk
Jeff and others around the bowl with TV equipment
Jeff and others around the bowl with TV equipment
filming some night shots
filming some night shots
Gierow gets a backside air in the big bowl
Gierow gets a backside air in the big bowl
Jimmy O'Brien scratching the coping
Jimmy O'Brien scratching the coping
Jeff (Redmenace) working on frontside airs
Jeff (Redmenace) working on frontside airs
Ray Fennessey inverted
Ray Fennessey inverted
Woody Trend in the middle of a sliding rock n' roll
Woody Trend in the middle of a sliding rock n' roll
Paul Gierow getting his grind on
Paul Gierow getting his grind on
Jimmy lays back close to the deathbox
Jimmy lays back close to the deathbox
Paul "Gyro" Gierow tweaks out a layback air
Paul "Gyro" Gierow tweaks out a layback air
Gierow hucks a nice frontside air
Gierow hucks a nice frontside air