Monday, February 28, 2011

Chico Skatepark Sesh with Mike Ramos

The past couple assignments I have had in photography class have been basically compositional stuff, but our new assignment for the next couple weeks is called Time & Movement, which in other words is action shots! So today, when I got out of class, I hit up a few friends and headed over to the skatepark for some homework. Mike was absolutely killing it today, throwing down for me and boosting the hell out of everything. Enjoy!

Mike getting 10 feet out of a 5 foot quarter!

doing a big hip gap

moto whipping, boooosting


not only boosting but throwing a huge extended tuck

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Urban Snowboarding at Forest Ranch Elementary School

Today, I woke up on my friend Keith's couch, got picked up with him by his friend Stu, and headed into the mountains. 25 minutes up Highway 32 is a small town named Forest Ranch, where it snows in the winter time. It just so happens that the elementary school there is the most perfect place ever to hit some urban snowboarding. We came there for this huge 30 ft rail, but once we got there this feature off the slide in the playground was already built! While shooting it and looking around, I spotted a sick roof drop, so we headed over and built a quick landing. After seshing the roof, we headed over to the rail, which was the reason we came there. While building the run-in, the janitor for the school came over. We thought it was an instant bust, but she ended up being totally into it and down! She even hooked us up with two snow shovels to make the digging easier!! Only in Chico...Anyways, here are the photos, and there is an video coming soon! Enjoy...

Keith tryin it out

Keith with a frontside board to fakie

Stu backside board to fakie

Keith with a sick tail grab off the roof
Stu 180ing off

Another angle of Keith

The only way for me to come down haha


Keith and Stu chilling inside the classroom with the shovels they just lent us!

Getting ready for the coming soon!

Doesn't say no snowboarding...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Aptos Day Trip

On Saturday, Allen, Chris, Dan, and I woke up at the crack of dawn and drove 3 1/2 hours down to Santa Cruz. We started out at this one dirt jump spot to warm up, and then headed to the Aptos High step up, where we spent most of the time. We then went over to the infamous Post Office jumps, and ended at Scotts Valley step up. I don't have very many pictures, because I was riding and filming most of the time, but I will post an edit soon!

Allen getting flat and high on the step up!

Dan stylin at Post Office

It was getting dark and we were sore, so instead of hitting the step up in Scotts Valley, we decided to have some fun.

Lower Bidwell Park

I had to take some photos for photography, so I headed over to Lower Bidwell with my friend Aidan to take some photos. This place is truly beautiful and full of ancient trees of all kinds and awesome little paths going through them, as well as a nice little road to drive on.

An overhanging tree taken with my fisheye

Me and Aidan both climbed up this was actually pretty scary

The one redwood tree grove in lower bid

No edits, the grass was really this vibrant!

One Mile Recreation Area