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Montgomery Skate Park 02/20/08 - Old School Wednesday night
I was working in town this week and hoped some folks would get together and revitalize our "old school/man" wednesday night session. I sent out the word asking if any one was interested in skating Vestavia like in the past. Surprisingly, not only did I actually get some response for once, but the people wanting to skate suggested we go hit Montgomery for their "old man" night instead. Cool! Soooo plans were made, rides arranged, and on Wednesday, we all headed downn. I rode with Patrick Jackson, and we were the first to get down there. Later, Barry and Hosey showed up carrying Jay and his two sons. David "DC Photos" Campbell came out to represent the Montgomery locals...though there were quite a few ripping local kids there too. We all had a great time skating the micro-mini ramp together. That ramp is just FUN FUN FUN! The only down side was that the manager of the park insisted on playing the most God-awful music you have ever heard. It seriously sounded like someone took an electric guitar and just grinded it up against a tree slowly for like 20 minutes!!! As Barry put it, "This must be the music they played to David Karesh (sp?) in Waco, Texas to make him and his followers kill themselves." It was really terrible almost to the point of making you not want to even skate or be near that place. And like I said, the manager INSISTED on playing it. Somehow, we finally convinved him to change it, and thankfully, he put on some good old tunes like Bad Brains. Well, we stayed and skated till the place closed. Actually, we stayed a bit longer because I guess the manager knew we were from out of town. We thought they would close at 10pm, but they closed at 8....school hours or something. That was fine though because we were all spent by then. Around 8:30, we loaded up, hit the road and trekked back home. This OS night was a success!
Barry travels down coping on a 50-50
Barry travels down coping on a 50-50
DC getting some ramp time in as the crowd looks on
DC getting some ramp time in as the crowd looks on
Little Jason Salillas rockin to fakie (*photo by David Campbell)
Little Jason Salillas rockin to fakie (*photo by David Campbell)
Patrick lipslidin frontside
Patrick lipslidin frontside
Barry again
Barry again
Hosey frontside nose pivots to disaster
Hosey frontside nose pivots to disaster
PJ 50-50-ing
PJ 50-50-ing
Jay pops a backside ollie
Jay pops a backside ollie
DC captures PJ in flight
DC captures PJ in flight
Patrick mid-flight into a lipslide (*photo by David Campbell)
Patrick mid-flight into a lipslide (*photo by David Campbell)
local popping into an iceplant-to-fakie (*photo by David Campbell)
local popping into an iceplant-to-fakie (*photo by David Campbell)
Barry midway through a half-cab to rock-to-fakie
Barry midway through a half-cab to rock-to-fakie
Jay puts a little style on a frontside 5-0
Jay puts a little style on a frontside 5-0
DC getting his grind on
DC getting his grind on
Alex Salillas fakie-to-frontside revert (*photo by David Campbell)
Alex Salillas fakie-to-frontside revert (*photo by David Campbell)
Hosey in a sweet smith stall...can't really lock a smith grind on this ramp (*photo by David Campbell)
Hosey in a sweet smith stall...can't really lock a smith grind on this ramp (*photo by David Campbell)
my view of Hosey smithing for all it's worth
my view of Hosey smithing for all it's worth
Patrick socializing with a local ripper
Patrick socializing with a local ripper
Hosey's stands up a grind to tail on the far wall
Hosey's stands up a grind to tail on the far wall
View from above of DC getting some grindage
View from above of DC getting some grindage
sweet shot of Jay and his ollie (*photo by David Campbell)
sweet shot of Jay and his ollie (*photo by David Campbell)
Barry in a rock-to-fakie (*photo by David Campbell)
Barry in a rock-to-fakie (*photo by David Campbell)
out from behind the camera and into a grind...David Campbell (*photo by David Campbell)
out from behind the camera and into a grind...David Campbell (*photo by David Campbell)
Little Jason once again (*photo by David Campbell)
Little Jason once again (*photo by David Campbell)
Hosey throws down his finishing move once more (*photo by David Campbell)
Hosey throws down his finishing move once more (*photo by David Campbell)