Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bobby Marksteiner

Bobby Marksteiner has been a friend of mine for a really long time. I used to skate with him some back in Illinois years ago. We didn't really call each other to skate very much or go out skating together, but he was one of those people that I was always psyched to run into. He moved off to St. Louis quite a while ago and I didn't hear or see anything from him. I could have easily not seen or heard from him again and not thought much of it (no offense Bobby). But one day while a friend of mine was visiting St. Louis I got a text saying 'hey I'm with Bobby Marksteiner.' My first thought was 'who the hell is Bobby Marksteiner' but after a few texts back and forth I realized who he was talking about. Turns out that in all the times I used to see Bobby around and skate with him, I never caught his last name.

Either way, through my other friends' chance encounter with him I got back in touch with Bobby and have kept in touch ever since. I was so hyped to hear that Bobby was still skating a lot and hanging out with a good group of skaters in St. Louis. It's so easy to lose touch with people and then find out that they aren't skating anymore or whatever. So it's been good keeping in touch with someone who's still super excited about skating. Bobby is still so down for skating despite the fact that he's got a big boy job and big boy responsibilities (and despite all of the shit he eats when he skates). It's motivating to me to keep skating and having fun with it even when responsibility comes my way.

Name:Bobby Marksteiner
Top 3 favorite cities: Barcelona, Quebec City, Seattle
Top 3 skateboarders: (Classics) Arto, Templeton, Cairo, (Contemporary choices) Walker Ryan, Mike Wright, Vincent Alverez
Top 3 skateboarders that you know personally: Ploesser, Joe Jackson, Sublette
When was your prime? Now, all that work is finally starting to pay off.
5 good bands: Modest Mouse, Smoking Popes, Violent Femmes, Weezer 1994-2001, Built to Spill
5 good songs: T-Rex Children of the Revolution, Modest Mouse-Stars are projectors, Bowie- Queen Bitch, The Bird and the Bee- any of the Hall and Oates Covers.
5 tricks that you can’t do: Back 360, Big Flip, Kickflips, Front Feeble, Pressure Flip
Spirit animal: Some sort of Unicorn Seahorse.
5 good books: Stephen Colbert's I am America and so can you, Mostly I read manuals, magazines and blogs.
What’s the worst? Being an "adult" and dealing with things like bills and insurance and the responsibility that comes with owning things.
What’s the best? Visiting other countries and cultures.
3 good non skateboarders: My Wife, Patton Oswalt, This dude
What do you like to do outside of skateboarding? Bike riding, Swimming, Taking photos, Traveling with my Wife.
What is your prized possession? I own a piece of Wet Willys.
What will end the world? Palin 2012

Here's Bobby's part in the Pretty video.

Bobby Marksteiner

PRETTY | MySpace Video

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


's changed!


Steve Bigelow stole all my friends......

park footy from s b on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First responder: Joe Hammeke

So yesterday morning I got the idea to do interviews on my blog. So I thought up some questions and emailed them out to almost every single skateboarder that I know. Some (actually most) of you haven't responded so I'm going to take that as a sign that you're taking your time on the questions to make them good. I'll be posting up people's responses over the next few weeks, and I'll continue to interview skateboarders that I meet along the way.

The first person to respond with all the questions answered fully was my friend Joe Hammeke. Joe is a rad dude from Omaha, Nebraska who now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife and dogs. I don't know Joe super well, but I think he's an awesome and helpful dude. He actually changed my brake pads for me once when they were really bad, so the way I see it Joe saved my life!

Name:Joe Hammeke

Top 3 favorite cities: Barcelona, Portland Oregon, somewhere I have never been

Top 3 skateboarders: Leo Romero, Cardiel, D Way

Top 3 skateboarders that you know personally: Hewitt, Partanen, that kid pushing down the street w/ flatspots worn out shoes and razor tail

When was your prime? Never had a prime

5 good bands: Interpol, van halen, gories, dead moon, new order

5 good songs:where have all the good times gone van halen, lets go new order, highway to hell ac-dc, the greatest cat power, summer lovin travolta and olivia newton john grease

5 tricks that you can’t do: front side rock and roll, hard flip, nose blunts, switch heel nose grind nollie heel out wilshire 15, pull a rabbit out of a hat

Spirit animal: goldfish

5 good books: catcher in the rye, Lightroom 3 for photographers, honda civic haynes manual, last of the Mohicans, crazy from the heat

What’s the worst? Negative attitudes

What’s the best? Hate shit island

3 good non skateboarders: nelson mandella, steve jobs, not att

What do you like to do outside of skateboarding? Drink beer, explore the wilderness, Visit hate shit island

What is your prized possession? My good friends

What will end the world? Shortage of beer

See Joe's photos here and here and here.

Here's Joe skating in Omaha back in the days.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A short sent to me by:

from Steve D.

Eric Scholin
blevins and scott
chains are scary

Saturday, July 24, 2010


"How many times can you get away with some gangster ass shit? like I don't know. I don't know"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cleaning off the desktop video edition.

Bart feeble grind for chomp2

Bread boardsliding

Bread feeble grind

Cannon nollie flip in the dark

Handrail heaven session

handrail session Evan did a nosegrind

RyLay nollie boardslide


Kryger 5050 the big hubba

camper lazlo knows

Matt Harvey has a deathwish

alex netzel came to visit arizona and impossibled

RyRey slapping Wes... but why?

Kryger boardsliding the dubla kink

RyLay nollie boardslide

RyRey and RyLay

Scott wallride to wallride sent to me by steve D

RyRey slaps Wes

RyRey warmup ollie

Tyler Goulden backsmith

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Clearing off the desktop

with pictures from camp. Sorry to those who don't care.

A cool camper named Zack made an 'ill eagles' board after I initiated him into my gang that I started a few years ago.

Barrier cult
Tyler showing love for Chumpchange

Director of the week trophy! sin
helmet cam
Logan hippy jumping 50 inches while the onlookers look on
somehow this kid reminded me of bart.
Kryger's elbow is fukt
Crazy clouds over camp
Buzzy's not one to be taken out by campers, so he jumped 50 inches as wellbut not first try
he also arm wrestles kids half his size and a third of his age
He's also an amazing bmx demo announcer
this kid is right

Marnie Stern

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mr. Eusey and Mr. Bender.

Sent to me by:

Me looking like I'm hiding out or something from Steve D

Me accepting the call from flatbottom from Steve D

Kryger boardsliding with kiddies from Brian Johnson

Snaking is such a big problem at camp this summer, this camper actually had to be removed for excessive snaking. (sorry for the shitty joke, It was actually pretty gnarly watching my boss grab this snake up off of the ground without knowing what type of snake it was or if it was poisonous)

Dog looking at squirrels from Steve D

Andrew Cannon got fucking married.

RyRey is off of soda too. Anyone who knows him knows that he loves Coke just as much as I love Mountain Dew. So here he is sending me pictures and videos of his struggle!

Scott Gall wallride to wallride from Steve D

Rob Walker from Steve D

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lindsay Holmes' first kickflip

Last night was a big night for our friend Lindsay Holmes. When I met her almost 4 years ago, she could flip a kickflip and land it with her back foot but couldn't put her front foot on. Up until yesterday she hadn't ever really gotten closer than that. Well last night, after three straight hours of intense trying, the moons aligned and the time was right for this little lady to land her first kickflip! The best part of the video is her celebratory jumping!

the aftermath

Congratulations Lindsay!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kryger has a loss of skin wish

sorry for the not so stead cam

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

One of....

...the coolest photos I've ever seen.

cleaning off the desktop

I thought this sign placement was funny.

pool party

ditch bitch

ari guiding the children to their futures

ari salabanzi

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sent to me by:

Steve Davenport

Rob Walker
Preston Harper poster
out of towners
more out of towners
miss this little bugger

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Stephen Thailand if he was a rollerblader with and identical twin. No?

Friday, July 9, 2010

pretty normal

Pretty standard

Thursday, July 8, 2010


If people were drinking rat poison and getting sick, no one would call it normal or have any sympathy for the person. So why do people think it's okay to drink until they're sick and can't hold their own head up?

I've seen the future brother, it is murder.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kryger update

Kryger coming out of his shell...........

Anyone who's seen commercials for the Shake Weight knows

Singing Kereoke

Kryger staring contest in the talent show