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Don't Call It a Comeback skate jam - April 16, 2011
After suffering a rather heinous shoulder injury, Jason Green, captain of the Westside Pirates, owner of Green Skateboards, and all-around nice guy, had to take several months off to recover, rehab, and heal up his old wing. In honor of healing up and his return to skateboarding, what else would the Westside Pirates do but throw a big party and invite all their friends. This party was called the Don't Call It a Comeback skate jam and went down on a perfect Saturday at the pirates' hideout in Cullman, Alabama. I (Solomon) had thought about skipping it due to having popped out 2 ribs (means they popped out of socket off my back and had to be popped back in...not fun) in a recent injury, but I am glad I did! Lots of folks showed up. Lots of ripping skating and partying went down. The whole thing was also like a reunion of sorts. Some of these folks had not skated together in 20+ years!!! These photos do NOT do it justice. Good times. I would have stayed all day/night, but I had to leave at 4pm to be back in B'ham for previous plans. They were just cranking up the grill ang getting the beer really flowing when I had to leave. I can only imagine how much more fun and craziness went on into the night! Looking forward to the next Westside Pirates' skate jam!
Ye Olde Official Poster
Ye Olde Official Poster
Signs of pirates...beware
Signs of pirates...beware
making my way to the ramp
making my way to the ramp
the captain Jason Green makes his appearance
the captain Jason Green makes his appearance
little Jordan is one of the early skaters
little Jordan is one of the early skaters
platforms getting crowded
platforms getting crowded
Sean Schuyler getting in an early grind
Sean Schuyler getting in an early grind
Jay pops to tail in front of Lil Jon
Jay pops to tail in front of Lil Jon
Hosey grinding
Hosey grinding
Jon Griffin rides a 50-50
Jon Griffin rides a 50-50
Toast and Jason...punks forever!
Toast and Jason...punks forever!
early Safety Meeting ramp side
early Safety Meeting ramp side
same as it ever was...Hosey lays a smith down
same as it ever was...Hosey lays a smith down
busy platform
busy platform
Jay takes a backside 5-0 to fakie at speed
Jay takes a backside 5-0 to fakie at speed
Catching Thomas catching photos
Catching Thomas catching photos
Sean goes for backside laybacks
Sean goes for backside laybacks
Griffin knocking off the rust
Griffin knocking off the rust
Nick floats to fakie
Nick floats to fakie
ramp side crowd
ramp side crowd
Chico blunts to fakie
Chico blunts to fakie
Lil Jon stalls fakie to smith
Lil Jon stalls fakie to smith
session in full swing
session in full swing
Upton frontside 180 blunt
Upton frontside 180 blunt
Sean throws his hands up in the air...air
Sean throws his hands up in the air...air
Eddings coming in hot
Eddings coming in hot
yard transformed into a parking lot
yard transformed into a parking lot
Christian gets smithy
Christian gets smithy
Jon Griffin fakie smith stalled out
Jon Griffin fakie smith stalled out
Nick going natural
Nick going natural
Sean standing up a grind
Sean standing up a grind
Sean slapping a rail down on a smith grind
Sean slapping a rail down on a smith grind
Jason sliding a backside 5-0 around to tail
Jason sliding a backside 5-0 around to tail
Jason 50-50s for his fans
Jason 50-50s for his fans
Jason stands up a nice grind for Eddings
Jason stands up a nice grind for Eddings
Jason rolling out and in
Jason rolling out and in
Griffin feebles to fakie like old times
Griffin feebles to fakie like old times
Chico ripping
Chico ripping
Upton takes a time machine and brings back his frontside ollie one foot from 1990
Upton takes a time machine and brings back his frontside ollie one foot from 1990
Eddings styles a backside 50-50...arms behind back
Eddings styles a backside 50-50...arms behind back
Upton floats a HUGE tail grabber
Upton floats a HUGE tail grabber
Eddings rolling in
Eddings rolling in
Chris Upton popping a big ollie to disaster
Chris Upton popping a big ollie to disaster
Toast gets in some runs
Toast gets in some runs
Jason coming in
Jason coming in
Eddings rolls out to frontside boneless in
Eddings rolls out to frontside boneless in
Upton floating another ollie grab
Upton floating another ollie grab
Old Skaters NEVER Die! Eddings and Jason
Old Skaters NEVER Die! Eddings and Jason
Upton tickles a stalefish
Upton tickles a stalefish
Eddings at the point of no return
Eddings at the point of no return
Griffin chink chinks like old times
Griffin chink chinks like old times
Doubles foolishness
Doubles foolishness
Thomas gets some runs
Thomas gets some runs
Thomas the Tank Engine McTeer gets some frontside
Thomas the Tank Engine McTeer gets some frontside
Thomas getting some coping time
Thomas getting some coping time
Photos from Thomas McTeer
crowded platform
crowded platform
Chris Upton front 180 blunt
Chris Upton front 180 blunt
Nick backside 5-0
Nick backside 5-0
Eddings showing the kids how it's done
Eddings showing the kids how it's done
Jason Green backside grindage
Jason Green backside grindage
Eddings laid back
Eddings laid back
Solomon frontside 180 to rock fakie
Solomon frontside 180 to rock fakie
Jason Green back in fine form
Jason Green back in fine form
Eddings extending a layback
Eddings extending a layback
Nick popping ollies
Nick popping ollies
Solomon about to click to whatchamacallit
Solomon about to click to whatchamacallit
Jason Salillas setting up
Jason Salillas setting up
Solomon going feeble to fakie
Solomon going feeble to fakie
Eddings coming in
Eddings coming in
Nick backside disaster
Nick backside disaster
Sean Schuyler standing up a grind
Sean Schuyler standing up a grind