The guys over at The Rental Shop through together an edit of their summers trip to Mount Hood. It’s full of random activities, skating and some occasional snowboarding. Riding by Joey Peterson, Billy Bottoms, Ryan Paul, Dylan Trewin, Jesse Paul, Jake Braseth, Ricky Koukal, Drew Poganski, Josh Johnson, Shane Ruprecht, Ben Maki, Ryan Wallack, Brian Knapp, Luke Thompson, Craig Cameron and some gypsy named Corey. Filmed by Luke Thompson, Joey Peterson, Jake Braseth, Craig Cameron.
Somehow, we stumbled upon this skate plaza video featuring Joey Peterson and Preston Witte. The video is very well produced with slow motion shots that make us drool a little. Watch the video, then wipe up your drool, and then get out to the skate plaza for some skating in this perfect late-summer weather.
The wakeskate skills of Mike Roeder always make our jaws drop. There is a reason he won the Amateur Wakeskate portion of the WWA Nationals this year. Just to show you how easy he makes it look, here is a typical day on the lake with Mike.
Apparently Red Bull has an unlimited supply of money to dump into random, although interesting and unique, events and now they are focusing on their sites on skateboarding. Get ready for the Red Bull Mississippi Grind. On Labor Day Weekend, Red Bull will depart Saint Paul, MN on the largest floating skate barge the Mississippi River has ever seen. This all-concrete skate park, built by Spohn Ranch, will be assembled in St Paul, MN, then make stops in major ports along the river-way over the course of 35 days for the ultimate skate journey. Each port city will have opportunities for local riders and global pros to ride the Barge Park. They will be launching from the Twin Cities at Upper Riving Landing on Saturday, September 3, 2011 and making stops at Quad Cities, IA September 9th & 10th, St. Louis, MO September 17th & 18th then it is off to the finals in New Orleans on October 9th.