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Sunday in Cullman - Jan 30
Another weekend, another road trip. This time, we ventured up to Cullman to skate Jason Green's ramp...home of the Westside Pirates and Green Skateboards! The day was gray but not too cold. We left Birmingham after meeting up downtown and made the short drive. After getting a little lost on our way to find lunch first and then getting lost again finding the ramp, we finally made it around 1:30pm and got to skating. We did get to see some people walking their cow while driving out in the country after lunch! Also, we saw a houndstooth Smart car. So there was some bit of entertainment in all our driving around. The session was fun. Sadly, Jason Green could not skate due to recent shoulder surgery, but he did hang out with us and showed us the Westside Pirate hospitality (awesome!). A couple of locals joined us as well. Towards the end of the day around 4pm, I guess old age started catching up with us all because the falls started coming more frequently. Solomon's day ended with a missed ollie-to-tail that slammed his shin into coping and split it open. Birdwell followed shortly after with a 360 rock that went wrong resulting in a hurt wrist. Jay was slipping and sliding out. The signs were all there....time to call it a day. Around 4:30, we said our good-byes to the Westide Pirates and made the drive home. Good day.
Shaw's Restaraunt for lunch
Shaw's Restaraunt for lunch
Andy ready to get his eat on
Andy ready to get his eat on
THIS is a proper pirate hideout! Westside Pirates club house lounge
THIS is a proper pirate hideout! Westside Pirates club house lounge
Jason Green shows us Westside Pirate hospitality at the bar
Jason Green shows us Westside Pirate hospitality at the bar
lounge art
lounge art
deck couch
deck couch
inside the house
inside the house
Jason's toy collection
Jason's toy collection
my favorite decor of the lounge
my favorite decor of the lounge
session gets started
session gets started
Andy Birdwell floats an ollie
Andy Birdwell floats an ollie
Andy makes the coping sing
Andy makes the coping sing
Jason Salilias flips to fakie
Jason Salilias flips to fakie
Birdwell lien-to-tail
Birdwell lien-to-tail
Jay Salilias backside 5-0 to fakie
Jay Salilias backside 5-0 to fakie
Jason Green...captain of the Westside Pirates
Jason Green...captain of the Westside Pirates
Chris Upton frontside grinding
Chris Upton frontside grinding
Chris Upton grabs a big ollie
Chris Upton grabs a big ollie
Andy Birdwell sweeper
Andy Birdwell sweeper
Upton ollies
Upton ollies
Jason Salilias
Jason Salilias
Jay Salilias grinding
Jay Salilias grinding
ramp overview
ramp overview
Upton ollie tail grab
Upton ollie tail grab
Birdwell frontside disaster
Birdwell frontside disaster
Jason Walker big frontside rock
Jason Walker big frontside rock
Upton boosts an ollie-to-fakie
Upton boosts an ollie-to-fakie
Jay Salilias ollie tail sliding
Jay Salilias ollie tail sliding
Jay smacks an ollie-to-tail
Jay smacks an ollie-to-tail
Solomon receives a hole in the shin for his efforts
Solomon receives a hole in the shin for his efforts
Jason Walker lays a rail...sweet smith grind
Jason Walker lays a rail...sweet smith grind
Saying good-byes...end of the day
Saying good-byes...end of the day