Thursday, December 8, 2011

[Travel, (people!] skateboarding)

Three things I love: Travel, people, and skateboarding. Also, sentence fragments and sly imperatives.

Lets be honest. What would you rather do than to see the world? Whatever it is that you may enjoy in your day to day life, travel is an overarching theme that appeals to many. Sure, we all like to see new places and experience new things, but there is something more subtle inherent the act itself. Your mind starts to work differently. You not only explore uncharted to you areas of the world, but activate dormant neurons in your headspace as well. The mind starts to wander to areas previously left sans stimulation when you have only hundreds of miles of road to ponder. I highly recommend traveling alone, and with a goal in mind. 

People are good. I swear. Meeting new people not only grows your network of love; lets call it that, but also forces you to continuously check your own self against the convictions of others. The more people you meet, fully aware, the more you learn who you are by both your impulsive and calculated reactions. The most important thing to to constantly be aware. Of all things. 

What's to say? If you skate, you know. The allegedly juvenile activity is firmly grounded in the previous two good things discussed here at the Kiln. It galvanizes people; lights a fire under the proverbial asses, to travel and explore cities in a way that, sadly, most of the others will never know. Skateboarding has a lot of money nowadays, which is great because it means that more travel is possible, and that people who enjoy the activity / art / sport can do it without the necessity for a "real job". Lets just all agree to remember why we started in the first place. 

Moses travelled with me to (you wouldn't guess that this is in greater, greatest?) LA

to visit a good old friend and a new one

Jason Park travelled to the very same LA, but from Hawaii, to film a part for Ilja Maran's upcoming video "Ground Control" - The video premieres in Long Beach on January 7th

Jason Park 360 flip

Jason Park Airwalk, film version is currently a latent image

Prime beachfront property

Oh just some beautiful man made things

Oh just some beautiful natural things

There's a girl in there

Ladies and gentlemen, the incomparable power duo of Lilly and Marcus

Dontcha know?


The following two photos are from Portland and made possible by Elliot Murphy. Thanks dude. 

Portland has a power duo as well; of Kyle Billups - Switch FS 180

And Erik Billups - BS Noseblunt Slide

Matt Lane BS Feeble, Summer 2011, as featured in the critically acclaimed Matt Lane ABDs Volume 3

Jason Ross FS Bluntslide Fakie - actually featured in the last TSM Photofile

Auby Taylor earlier this year at an LA School. I have literally no idea what happened to make this light leak, but I like it. 

Auby Taylor BS Tailslide (FS Shove out) You can see the sequence here.

Good Times