Curren, the Skateboard Hall of Fame, Tampa AM, and such

December 7, 2010

Here’s the thing, nothing is random.  Keep your eyes open to possibilities.

I saw Curren Caples in the Sunday New York Times Magazine yesterday.    It reminded me of the first time I saw him skate at Tim Brauch Memorial back when it was at the Scott’s Valley skatepark about five years ago.  He was such a little dude and yet he ripped with true style.

Last weekend Tampa Am dropped.  Amazing skating.  I wish I could have been there, but the footage speaks for itself, ridiculous stuff.  These guys are Ams?

My friend, Jim Gray, took some really nice pics at the Skateboard Hall of Fame awards.  It reminds me how deep and rich this thing we do stretches out toward.  Award winner, Larry Stevenson founded Makaha in the 1960’s.  I have a set of unridden classic Makaha wheels hanging from the ceiling in my classroom.  You go from Larry all the way to Eric Koston, good stuff.

My friend Amelia Brodka did some demos with Dave Duncan this weekend.  Amelia’s way to come back from a long-term injury is by skating in the Women’s Combi Bowl Classic.  I like the attitude.

You really never know what’s gonna happen, but from what I’ve seen these last few days it’s totally cool stuff.

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