1999 @mtv Sports & Music festival: they built the biggest ramp ever built for a competition (20-feet tall). It allowed us to do our highest airs at the time. I managed to pull my second 900 at the end after dodging security guards and event organizers that wanted to shut it down so that @blink182 could start on time (hence the finger salutes to the ones that tried to block me from taking another run) 📷: @blabacphoto 🎥: @colinmkennedy
It was a blast hosting @felipenunesskate on his recent trip to California. He literally got off the plane, set up a new board and went straight to Vista skatepark and did this #firingline (shot by @tweestopher). We are proud to have him as official member of the @birdhouseskateboards team; you’ll be seeing much more of his incredible talents soon.
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Happy birthday to my brother Steve, who gave me my first skateboard, surfed the Antarctic, and taught me the meaning of “brown eye” at a very young age. Thanks for all the inspiration, and for agreeing to donate “our” skateboard to the Smithsonian a few years ago.
in 1985, I was invited to do a television show in Japan that featured talented kids. I was 16 and it was my first time traveling alone; the whole trip was surreal and intimidating, but it began my love of Japanese culture that continues to this day. The producers asked me to lie about my age (!) because the show only featured kids under 16 and change the name of the tricks I would demonstrate to make them more “Japanese friendly.” Skate trick names were already silly and theirs were even sillier, but I played along while holding back laughter each time. Swipe for a full run on the LITERAL half-pipe (no flat), and the intro sequence to the show. Thanks to @studiofishi for reminding me of this! Gonna go practice Monkey Back Drops now.