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Tag Archives: JP Rowan
In search for dry pavement and blue sky PDX and the SunSet Sliders crewed up and cruised down south. We were amped to hear about their trek and meet up for skating and good times. If your streets are covered in snow and ice road there’s no better way to escape the winter then a road trip.
Rip City Skate proprietor and Venom team homie JP Rowan kicks up some dust slashing frontside in Santa Barbara.
Scientist, San Francisco skate stylist, Comet skateboards & Caliber Trucks rider Big Dave Tannaci surfs left in SB. Normally a city creature, he’s still getting used to going fast on mountain roads. A few more after the jump. (more…)
Wherein your favorite skateboarders have some beers and rudely yell “Free bird!” at the live band. The evening was kicked off by a session at this somewhat-janky mini ramp in Isla Vista. Kody has pop.
There was a several-month period during which I was the best ramp skater at the skatehouse. Then Louie learned how to stand up on his grinds. If he figures out how to take pictures, I’m so screwed. As the longboard dudes got tired of doing kickturns and frontside slasher grinds, the party moved to the Arbor shop.
Remember: always bring safety gear to the party. You never know when you’re going to need it.
When winter blows in and the skate bug is itching, it might be time to head out for a Skatecation. JP Rowan and Casey Morrow of Rip City Skate and PDX Downhill rounded up the crew and took the Sk8bus for a trip down south.Special Shout out to the sponsors that make the bus possible:
Subsonic Skateboard Co
“The Portland crew loaded up at 2:30 am from Rip City Skate and set off for 7 days with 7 passengers for the epic hills of Santa Barbara and San Francisco, and everything in between. The trip was a huge success, the newly upgraded bus ran flawlessly, at times with over 30 riders climbing up hills. Here’s a little evidence from the journey!”
The SkateHouse crew meet up with the bus in Santa Barbara for some runs. We’re editing down the footage now so expect an edit shortly.
Portland has one of the most diverse and developed skateboard communities in the world. With a variety of terrain and a city ordinance allowing riders to skate nearly everywhere in city, the scene is strong and the riding in this video shows it. For more info on the Portland scene check out PDX Downhill.
“Some of you might have gotten to see this, or even have copies of the few DVDs that were distributed. It’s about time this edit got seen by everybody, before all the skating is outdated. Mostly filmed summer through winter of 2009/2010 in the last hour of daylight, we had to bust ass to get a lot of this filmed and edited in time for the DVD deadline. I have never spent so much time on an edit, and it’s one of the only ones I can still watch and be stoked every time. There’s a story behind almost every clip in this f*cker, and more people to thank than I can think of, so check it out.” -Casey Morrow
PORTLAND CITY ORDINANCE 20.12.205
“It is legal to skate on any street or sidewalk in the city 24 hours a day outside of the defined downtown core. In the downtown core area you are allowed to skate in the street only, not on the sidewalk…”
Special thanks to Eric Hovey and Eastside Longboards for throwing together this sick video of our Portland buddies ripping up their own turf.
If you’re ever in Portland be sure to check out Rip City Skate for all your needs! Don’t forget to skate the ramp inside the shop. Owned and operated by skaters for skaters! Thanks JP for the rad shop.
Don’t forget to check out the PDX Downhill site…