Market Street All-Stars Moving Forward

So is this the end? Hardly. We’ve all moved off that strip of Market, but those experiences have shaped all our lives. Eating tuna and ketchup…apartments with no windows, and skating to stay sane.

Here’s the information I have right now.

Ethan is still in SF as well as Jimmy and Dennis. I haven’t heard from or about Chris forever.

Josh has moved with his GF to greener pastures.

Kev is home skating like a champ, making movies and enjoying the Midwest.

I’m finally hitting my stride, making work, training for track, skating, body boarding…Thank you Market Street All-Stars for all the wonderful support and friendship. I wouldn’t have been able to make it without you.

CALIFORNIA!

H Skate is coming, a new art-board keep the eyes peeled for www.hskate.com

50-50 at Wallenberg

‘S been a while the last few times Kev and I have hung out there has been more work on the art making than the skating though last time we were at Wallenberg, I got a 50-50 grind on a *tiny* rail on the ground…

And last night had a MAJOR BBQ…very nice indeed

North Bay Bowl Ride

Still working on the ollie 180, and last Sunday went to Novato with Kev, it’s been a while since I skated there, so I wasn’t that fast, but I did get a sweet front-side grind…

Now that school is over, I gotta hit more parks…

Ollie 180. Got it.

Skated with Kev today after a Cherry Blossom Parade with Jacquie…

We hit up Wallenberg, and it was the perfect day, not too hot, but warm enough to wear shorts in SF!!!

That doesn’t happen too often so we were stoked. I did a few ollies and tried to work on pop shuvits and then Kev asked me if I could Ollie 180…

I never tried, so he showed me how to wind up, and after a few falls I GOT IT!

sooooooooooo happy.

East Bay Skate and Oakland Swap Meet

Today I planned to skate at Berkeley with Casey and Brian for an early session…well, the cobalt is back, and it was on lock-down…so we went to Oakland Museum. We had no idea where it actually was, and we stumbled on it quite by accident at 10AM. The slight problem was that it opened at noon. So we had two hours to kill, luckily we were right next to Laney College (I hadn’t heard of it either) and we skated their cement quad with benches etc…we had fun there till the sheriff drove by and we went on a quest through China-town to find an Internet Cafe…no luck, though we stumbled upon the sweetest thing ever, a swap meet…

First stop was the snow cone vendor…and then Brian and I got some cameras, for 10 bucks each!!! I got a medium format Foldex/20 and also a Konica auto S2.

Then we went to the show, and searched out the Almeda park after (in a NAVY base of all places). It’s the first park I’ve ever been to where bikes and boards share…I was told by a biker *who was like 40* that because we’re not in Berkeley or the City, people aren’t mean ’cause no one has to show off…

We had a scare, Casey slammed his head and he was allright *(thank goodness)* and from that point on, kept his lid on.

I had a few nice carves and did a tail-stall, other than that, it was warm and sunny…like *real* California.

(this is the 7th consecutive day of sun…the most I’ve ever witnessed in SF, I’ve worn shorts for a whole week!)

Daily City Ramp to VERT

I went to the Daily City ramp with Kev, and it was amazing who I ran into…Jason Salfi…he’s from Comet, and it was great to see him again…

The ramp itself is rad, already, and they’ve cleverly used the fiberglass fun-box and turned it on its side and made a 4′ extension…the thing is wedged up on the platform of the metal ramp with 2×4’s and filled with railroad ties…

…Oh those intrepid skateboarders!

so anyway, Kev was a tech guy, and I concentrated on my first wall ride on vert, and after about 20 tries I go it.

Psyched…