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April 30- May 1 Weekend Warriors
FULL weekend packed with skating! Fun fun fun!
Saturday: Randy's Ramp...aka. 7/11 Ramp
Met up with Andy Birdwell around noon and headed to the 7/11. Hooked up with Phil Hosey and Jon Griffin who were there skating already when we rode up. Got in a fun little 1 1/2 session before heading to grab some lunch at the Taco Truck before going to the bowl for the afternoon later session.
20+ years and still skating together...Birdwell, Hosey, Griffin
20+ years and still skating together...Birdwell, Hosey, Griffin
Kendell Hosey getting some runs in
Kendell Hosey getting some runs in
Kendell ripping it up
Kendell ripping it up
Birdwll, Hosey and Griffin
Birdwll, Hosey and Griffin
Jon Griffin rocks it to fakie
Jon Griffin rocks it to fakie
Hosey rocks n' rolls in the trees
Hosey rocks n' rolls in the trees
Birdwell sammy grinds to fakie
Birdwell sammy grinds to fakie
Griffin pops a fakie ollie to disaster
Griffin pops a fakie ollie to disaster
Phil Hosey rocks n' rolls
Phil Hosey rocks n' rolls
Andy Birdwell liens a little to tail.
Andy Birdwell liens a little to tail.
Hosey locked in a feeble grind
Hosey locked in a feeble grind
Hosey feeble grind locked in and coming in hot
Hosey feeble grind locked in and coming in hot
Birdwell likes Madonna
Birdwell likes Madonna
Andy Birdwell sweeps up to end the sesh
Andy Birdwell sweeps up to end the sesh
Taco Truck for lunch!!!
Taco Truck for lunch!!!
Saturday: Alabaster bowl session
Birdwell and Solomon headed out to Alabaster to meet up with folks for the afternoon session. A lot of friends had come in from out of town.... Woody Trend and Don Hillsman from Atlanta....Jeff Ellington, Jonas Ellington, Wayne Wight, and Zach Wight...and then the locals, Tim Spinosi, Mark Eddings, Chris Upton, Scott Lawley, Jesse Kieve, Thomas McTeer, Chris Solomon, Andy Birdwell and more. It was a BIG session!
padding up to get down
padding up to get down
BIG line up on the lip
BIG line up on the lip
Caught Thomas McTeer catching Mark Eddings on photo
Caught Thomas McTeer catching Mark Eddings on photo
Don Hillsman flying high
Don Hillsman flying high
Andy Birdwell clears the snakes off the lip with a frontside slaz-shur!
Andy Birdwell clears the snakes off the lip with a frontside slaz-shur!
Jeff Ellington tickling tiles
Jeff Ellington tickling tiles
Jesse Kieve tweaked out
Jesse Kieve tweaked out
Woody Trend tearing up Alabama's coping
Woody Trend tearing up Alabama's coping
Wayne Wight airs the hip
Wayne Wight airs the hip
Ellington does a fly by
Ellington does a fly by
Don Hillsman grinding through the bendy weird corner...not easy!
Don Hillsman grinding through the bendy weird corner...not easy!
Zach frontside airs
Zach frontside airs
Jesse styled out and tweaked over the hip
Jesse styled out and tweaked over the hip
one of many safety meetings
one of many safety meetings
Upton backside airs the hip
Upton backside airs the hip
Great shot of Upton airing as the sun sets on the hip
Great shot of Upton airing as the sun sets on the hip
Zach kills his frontside airs...worked HARD to get them higher
Zach kills his frontside airs...worked HARD to get them higher
Upton backside boneless over the hip
Upton backside boneless over the hip
Sunday: Back to the Bowl
Sunday was a toss up. Jay wanted to skate (been dealing with storm damage mess). Andy was out due to quad muscle injury. I was fine with either the 7/11 or the bowl. Jay voted for the bowl, and it was done. He came over, grabbed me, and we were down there. We joined Xavier (kid that moved here from Nashville), "Kentucky" Chris Kinder, and Chris Upton. Much smaller sesssion than yesterday. More laid back. However, some ripping was going down. Folks getting more comfortable in the bowl again. Tricks being done. Lines being found.
Jay Salillas kicks it off with a frontside lipslide
Jay Salillas kicks it off with a frontside lipslide
Nashville transplant, Xavier brings his smiths to the bowl
Nashville transplant, Xavier brings his smiths to the bowl
Chris Kinder frontside airs
Chris Kinder frontside airs
Jay grinding in the deep
Jay grinding in the deep
Jay with a floppy clown shoes grind!
Jay with a floppy clown shoes grind!
Xavier boosts frontside (not a land but close)
Xavier boosts frontside (not a land but close)
Kinder frontside airs
Kinder frontside airs
Solomon gets his frontside grinds back!
Solomon gets his frontside grinds back!
Solomon locking feeble grinds to fakie...not landed yet but put back down on the wall...so close!
Solomon locking feeble grinds to fakie...not landed yet but put back down on the wall...so close!
Upton got his backside airs back!
Upton got his backside airs back!
another feeble feeble attempt from Solomon (just liked the crazy colors of this shot)
another feeble feeble attempt from Solomon (just liked the crazy colors of this shot)
Upton pulls a nice air (photo by Jay Salillas)
Upton pulls a nice air (photo by Jay Salillas)