Hi Skaters & Skater-Lovers!
Well, what a weekend we had in San Diego. 1st let me say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out:
Duke, Karen & Chris Rennie, Desi Jones, Irene Ching, Robert Chase, Jamie F. and Dawn & Ryder Cloetens. I had an absolutely AWESOME time. The parks (excepting of course Washington St.! LOL!) were all Killer, the skating was all Exceptional & the Vibe was really Positive & Energetic. I gotta say getting onto the mini-ramp @ Encinitas & seeing Karen taking runs was no doubt the highlight of the skating for me.....but then I AM a bit of a 'punk-ramp' kinda skater so that ramp would've been fun without KP skating. With her shredding too & then meeting Jamie & having a session with him, as well, outta nowhere (I didn't know Jamie was coming til he showed up next to the ramp!) was super cool.
Anyway, the skating vids & pics.... Dawnie, Ryder & I met up with Irene in Escondido & convoyed to the Carmel Valley Sk8Park where in the parking lot we met Robert already in sk8s ready to go, along with Duke, Desi & Chris lacing/padding up. KP was saving herself for the wood @ Encinitas YMCA later that afternoon. With a minimum waste of time we got to skating this park's sole vertical feature: the Pool.
1st some pre-session pics:
Karen & Desi Jones:
Some Mid-Session Pics:
Desi Jones- Invert:
Duke Rennie holding my baby boy Ryder:
My Awesome, Beautiful, Under-Appreciated Wife, Dawnie, Ryder & me:
A couple of the whole crew who skated @ Carmel Valley:
Now some video clips from Carmel Valley: