Jessup grip tape put out a challenge that was graciously excepted by myself which was to construct a ball solely composed of grip tape, and then capture it in its best light. These images are to be judged and voted on by the general public and the image with the most votes would be rewarded with grip tape for life. Quite a prize if you ask me. Since knowledge of this challenge was brought to my attention I have been keeping every piece of grip trimmings that I could gather mustering up a pretty hefty ball if I do say so my self. After this initial step was completed, I needed to figure out a way to present to the world the creation I had masterminded for nearly a month. It was a convenient fact that I had the Eastern Skateboard Supply indoor skate park along with some incredibly talented skaters who shared this hour with me for lunch. I took advantage of both of these opportunities and grabbed my lens and snapped some shot to share with you the "Grip Ball Session". Sit back and enjoy the grippy goodness that resulted.
JAH Bless y'all and thank you for the continuous support of this site. Beauty Out of Babylon is committed to the skateboarding community and I look forward to bringing to the forefront more core and radical skateboarding in the future for all of you out there. Shred on homies
Oh man Oh man every single one of you who is reading this is in for a real treat. Michael Carson riding for Bear Trucks and California Bonzing Skateboards has just dropped an edit of him absolutely d.e.s.t.r.o.y.i.n.g San Fransisco, a terrain that is not easily tamed. Michael tames this bear of a city riding Bear's of his own and the Bonzing Da Kine model. Notice how Mike blends and incorporates skills from nearly every skateboarding discipline currently known to man. A man with a mustache like that needs gear to match its burliness, and with an epic combo like this I think he has achieved that requirement. Peep this instant classic and clear some time on your nightly schedule to re-watch it over and over again. So stoked on this one.
Thanks for checkin' out my site and I encourage you once again to get out and support your local shops. JAH Bless!
Its inevitable, every single new magazine I snag I always flip through the entire issue from cover to cover carefully scanning and scrutinizing the images which are methodically laid out before me. This is instinctual to me just as migration is to a Canadian Goose and I know there are many of you out there who share this same primordial addiction. This is not to say that the power of the written articles are lost on me but there is just simply something very special about visual displays of our art. Its so beautiful. With this being said I am going to shut up and display some visuals of the skating I've done and experienced in the past few days. More Photo Editorials to come because long live the word skippers.
Thank you for taking the time to peruse these photographs and I hope they wet your own appetite to get out and shred. Go skate everything and enjoy all that our past time has to offer. JAH Bless y'all and get out there and support your local shops and help promote and control the skateboard scene in your neck of the woods.
All photos by Bill Dunn except the Robby Johns sequence.