…The Events in Longboard Skateboarding Spring/Summer of 2012….
Posted by: Earl the Pearl on July 30, 2012
Hey Ya’ll Earl the Pearl coming to you from Ventura, California chilln not even a block away from the Beach……jus Straight iLLiN….
So we have had a lot of great events for this year. The scene/sport is growing ! I view it as the Culture of our Passions Expanding into one another and growing outward from ourselves…!
I will start off with the Broad Street Bomb 2012 that was on May 5th.
Matt M and I started skating together 3 years ago. We skated pretty regularly every week. From that we began to meet an skate with more longboarders. Matt heads the Philadelphia Longboarding page on facebook, he would post session on the regular! Matt talked about doing a push race called the “Broad Street Bomb” for Philly, i said to him….. Hellzzzzz yeaa man lets do this ! So Last year was the first Broad street bomb and it was a good turn out. Matt and I had talked about doing it again this past year and so it happened….. Matt was busy with School and work! I had some free time on my hands to help him a lot more this year and with Training for Chief Ladgia Silver Comet SK8 188 mile challenge, which was the weekend after the Broad Street Bomb. We had discussed making it longer than last years push race. I set off in search of a Suitable meeting/starting point and So i came across Hunting Park. This would make the route for the race at 8.5 miles or soo…. This year was Awesome! Thanks to all who came out and supported as well as the people who helped out at the finish line. Then some people made there way to the Shop….. Gald most people that were from out of town to be able to check out Community. Then we had a Slide Jam at Lemon Hill later on that day, that was a really good turn out! ……..Until next year…….
Stay Gnarly YA”LLLLLLLLL
Chief Ladiga Silver Comet SK8 challenge may 11th 12th & 13th in Georgia and Alabama (yyyyeeeeeee hhaawwwwwww) HAHAHAHA
Well all i say here is that check out my other Blog entries about this event
June 2nd was Major Stokem 4 in north nj
I was unable to attend this event but big upss to Adam Dabonka, Tom Barnhart, SHRALPERS UNION and Push Culture for helping out with this Event !
June 3rd Push Culture News/Apparel Hosted NYC 1st annual GreenSkate
The was also in Celebration of Brian & Travis Davenports Birthday. This event I did attended an had a Stellar day with some good Homieezzz ! We Started off with Meeting at Columbus Circle and Skated to Times Square for some Photos. We would be skating to three Skate shops for raffle tickets and meet at Tompkins Square Park. Me and my group of Shralpers then skated to Uncle Funkys in the West village, chilled there for a few mins. Then we Skated to the Longboard Loft NYC on the lower east side. The last stop would Reciprocal Skate Shop, this shop has a pinball arcade…..SSSSIIICCKKK! We then all eneded up at Tompkins Square Park for the Raffling of SWAG ! As I started to Drink a Kombucha Brooklyn beverage In the rain the SWAG was raffled off and laughs were shared. After the Raffle Myself and JP, Noel of Shralpers Union and Tim MacKenzie of Loaded/Oranatang skated back to the West side to Chill at Uncle Funkys. I ended up buying a rare reissue Powell Peralta Steve Cabalero deck, The shape of the deck is shape I started skating on at the age of 12.! So i was really Stoked to Snag up the Board and will Be setting it up and Shralping the GNAR GNAR with this sick shape !
BIG Thanks to everyone that helped organize NYC 1st greenskate. I will be hosting Philadelphias 1st annual Greenskate august 26th 2012. I am doing this because skaters/longboarders are not recognized Equally as cyclists are in NYC and other Cities in the USA as well as other Countries around the World ! It is ILLEGAL for a skateboarder/Longboarder to be in the bike lane in the city pf Philadelphia…! WTF………F THAT.. Fight for your Rights…! here is the link to the event for Phillys Greenskate http://www.facebook.com/events/253353278113187/
June 9th was the 1st ever Skateboard race on a Nascar track at POCONO Raceway in The POCONO mountains of Pennsylvania
The Crew from Sector 9 skateboards but on this Amazing one of a kind event. I don’t really know the whole story behind how the event came about but it was a Stellar time ! There was about 60 racers at the event, I was able to get 6th place that day. We raised about $3,000 for Kyle Pettys charity that day ! All I know is that next year this event will be bigger and way better! I will be camping out the event for the weekend. There are some good hiking in some near by state parks nan maybe go bomb some hills……. Who is down…?!?!?!?! hit me up nan we can plan this out for next year !
June 16th 2012 was the Central park race in NYC
This was to be the 13th annual Central Park Push Race…….It was an absolute beautiful day in NYC….. I placed 27th out of like 300 skaters or sooo….. The day was Jam packed with fun, Adam Crigler hosted a slide jam at a spot in central park on the upper east side of the park after the Race. Ian Nichols Received a ticket that day for all the skaters at Columbus Circle, we all pitched in to help him pay for the ticket ! I put in the 1st $5 ……Holllaaaaaa i gotttt 5 on it……
Always Stoked to go Skate this event ….until next year….
June 23rd & 24th 2012 would be the 1st annual I LOVE DH (IGSA) at Windham Mtn in the Catskill Mtns of New York
This event was hosted by Marc Dean and Push Culture.
We had two of our Community/Organic Hogwash Team Riders, Garrett Creamer and Lucas Giannetti Race in the Event. Proud of t=you guys as well As Dylan Baist-Bliss (Switch Skateshop/Organic Hogwash team rider) for Shredding Hard doing work ! I really have not all that much to say other then ,I am looking forward to next year already !
July 7th 2012 NJ slide Jam 8 in north NJ
Tyler Hill is the Chief and Commander of this event. It was really HOTTTTT that day in Philly but up in north nj it was not all that bad. This would be my birthday celebration weekend ! Kevin Bond,Kyle Mac, Jess (kyles sweetheart) and I went up to the slide jam that day. I Skated hard and did some things i have not done in awhile. I left the slide jam that day feeling very accomplished for myself and with my skating !Then Kyle Mac and his gf Jess went to see the Dirty Headz play a free show in Philly, we got back to the city just in time to see there set, Good times ! Thanks Again for a Good day All of you !
July 14th was the 1st annual Newark Bomb in Newark NJ
There was about 70 skaters for this Push race. I placed 7th and Kevin Bond placed 4th. There was a hippie jump afterwards. I went with Dre outlaw and JP to skate a parking Garage, I ended up Rolling my ankle pretty good but pushed threw it !
Thanks for putting on the event Boarder X, it was well much enjoyed !
July 21st would be the 3rd annual Mini BOMB in NYC
Three years ago this event was the day after my bday that year and must say that, This was the day I knew I would always skate for the rest of my life, No matter what !
This year Matt M and Kevin Bond and myself took the BoltBus up to NYC for the day. Matt M and I went out to the BLOCKERY the night before for a concert. Passafire played an awesome show ! I was not feeling 100% due to my head ringing from the LOUD Music and BEERS the night before HAHAHA for the day but skated hard ! There was a hippie jump and best trick/line after the race at a local skate spot. The day was enjoyed by many! I will always be Amped on this event !
Big Shout out to Solomon from Bustin Boards/ Longboard loft NYC for Hosting the Event, thanks bro for an Epic day !
I was Getting Pumped on leaving for California in a couple days….. I was thinking of being able to finally Experience Cali for the 1st time !
July 23rd 2102I got on a plane from Newark,NJ to LA
I arrived in LAX airport around 9pm on the 23rd. I would be staying at a good friends house that night that lives in Culver City,CA a suburb of LA. Micheal Poli picked me up from the airport shortly after my arrival in Cali. M.Poli works at Loaded?Oranatang HQ in Culver City,CA. Thanks again Bro for the hospitality !
My first Full day in Cali……..
I got out of bed around 8:45am or so…. Headed out the door around 9:30am… I skated to downtown Culver City. I Skated past the Sony production Studios, that was really cool ! Then I started my Skate to Venice Beach…. Went out onto the pier and took some photos an relaxed for a bit. Then skated almost to Santa Monica pier. I casually Skated around Venice for a While… Checked out some Shops and grabbed a Smoothie.. I then Skated to Del Ray and then to El Segundo Beach… I chilled out for a hottt min before I skated back to Venice and back to Culver City. I skated back to Culver City to meet M.Poli, at Loaded/Oranatang HQ…… as he was about to get off work at 5pm. I got to meet Most of the People at Loaded/Orangatang HQ. Everyone was really cool and nice, they were Stoked that i was able to come check them out being that i am in from Philadelphia,PA. M.Poli and I skated about 12 miles that evening, Which would be at about 30 miles or soo for the day for me ! I did get a lil sunburn my 1st day but i”m coming back to Philly with some Color…
So then since then I have been up in Ventura Beach Chillin/Skating… Soaking in the Pacific ! We had a bonfire on the beach Friday night, It was Legitttt ! but not until the coolest cop i have ever met said we had to put the fire out….It was an Awesome night ! Big Thanks to Kaitlyn Egan of K. EGAN Photography for the hospitality ! Check out her Website, she is an up and coming Action Sports Photographer & Videographer !
I will be flying into Philly august 4th early am….. The Philly Shoekill Push Race is Aug 5th 10am ! I’M Ready but not ready to leave Cali just yet….. So I am going to Finish off by saying….. “California Dreams” DITTO !
Peace YA’LLL …..I am going to go lounge out on the Beach……
SEE YA”LLL soon keep it REAL in PhiLLy
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