Brian Jones

X-Games Skateboarding Finals

03 July 2012, 23.11 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

This past Sunday, I rolled up to L.A. to check out the Skateboarding Street contest at the X-Games. I haven’t been for a few years since it was at the velodrome at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. I will say, that they have come a long way with creating a course that was functional and looked somewhat legit. It kills me knowing that this thing was tore down within hours of the final hammer being dropped.

I rolled in right as they were starting the prelims for the finals to pick the final six and all you could see was gauntlet after gauntlet being tossed back and fourth between the standouts like Nyjah, Sheckler, PRod, Ishod, Manny and Chaz Ortiz. Enough talky-talk, here are photos that some up the day.

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Sheckler with a front feeble.

X-Games Los Angeles
Oakley Marketing Bro-migo, Dylan Radloff and Nyjah Huston.

X-Games Los Angeles
Once again, I am at an event where James Haunt’s art is plastered all over the scene. Killing it!

X-Games Los Angeles
Jamie Owens from Skateboarder Magazine

X-Games Los Angeles
P-Rod with switch front blunt

X-Games Los Angeles
Nyjah with a Kickflip 5-0.

X-Games Los Angeles
Manny throwing down a frontside big spin lipslide

X-Games Los Angeles
Ryan Sheckler, blunt slide to fakie.

X-Games Los Angeles
Dudes.

X-Games Los Angeles
Ishod had these backside grinds on the railing locked

X-Games Los Angeles
Ishod tossing a half-cab frontside krooked grind

X-Games Los Angeles
Manny kept nailing these kickflip 50/50’s

X-Games Los Angeles
Ishod with a tailside to fakie.

X-Games Los Angeles
David Gonzalez with a backlip down the rail

X-Games Los Angeles
Ryan Decenzo tossed a few half-cab 270 to front board fakie out

X-Games Los Angeles
P-Rod Swithflip over the rail

X-Games Los Angeles
Switch all day for P-Rod. Switch front blunt.

X-Games Los Angeles
And again. Switch 360 flip.

X-Games Los Angeles
Sheckler with a noseblunt slide.

X-Games Los Angeles
Nyjah was nailing with a frontside overcrook.

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Bro-hugs when it ended, it was definitely a battle between Sheckler and P-Rod, they were tossing gauntlets at each other the whole time, but P-Rod squeaked out enough to slightly win it.

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Me and Luis Tolentino

X-Games Los Angeles
X-Games taking over Los Angeles

X-Games Los Angeles
Giant toy cars that had giant kids playing on it used this contraption earlier in the week.

X-Games Los Angeles
Leap tall buildings in a single bound.

X-Games Los Angeles
Ya, there was a Anime convention going on next door.

X-Games Los Angeles
Celebrity’s

X-Games Los Angeles
The Pete Rose

X-Games Los Angeles
I Love L.A.

X-Games Los Angeles
Polite sign!

X-Games Los Angeles
This is a rarity. The streets were so dead on a Sunday afternoon that you felt like everyone around you was dead and you were in the city by yourself.

X-Games Los Angeles

After, we went to eat at Salman Agah’s pizza spot Pizzanista, but someone ordered 40 pizzas that night and they had no dough left. So in other words, thanks for leaving me hungry for more after a long day, X-Games crew. (There’s a pun in there, see it, see it!) It was awesome though and look forward to next year.

Photos and story by Brian Jones.

PacSun Golden State of Mind X-Games Party

02 July 2012, 22.49 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

This past Saturday, PacSun hosted an event for their Golden State of Mind series at the Lexington Social House for a private party that celebrated the Los Angeles X Games. Diamond Supply Co.’s Nick Diamond and skate legend Christian Hosoi hosted the event. I rolled in at 10:30, so of course I was too late to snatch the free booze at the bar, but there were enough drink tickets floating around to not drop $20 on a drink. The Seventh letter crew had a ton of artwork plastered everywhere. Man those dudes have been killing it lately and now their collab with The Hundreds is killing it. Check out the photos from the night below.

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Seventh Letter Crew had graffiti walls up everywhere!

PacSun x Golden State of Mind

PacSun x Golden State of Mind

PacSun x Golden State of Mind

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
I’m a very lucky man!

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
Arto Sarri and Crys Worley from A.Skate Foundation

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
Arto Sarri and Christian Hosoi (Legends)

PacSun x Golden State of Mind

PacSun x Golden State of Mind

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
The man with the new Transworld SkateBoarding cover, David Gravette.

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
Hosoi shredded the ramp for the crowd at midnight. I wonder if he did this shit in the 80’s?

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
Joey Tershay and his ripping nephew, Raven Tershay.

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
Raven got a ripping haircut! I love when people don’t give a shit, he fucking rules!

PacSun x Golden State of Mind

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
Me and my lady, Alisha! Damn she’s yummy!

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They gave away free goody bags at the end of the night that included Hosoi’s new book signed by him and a few other girt card goodies. I just cared about the book.

PacSun x Golden State of Mind
I am only posting this because this girl did not want to claim her own car from valet becuase it was packed outside. I wouldn’t either, but I would love to take that shit on a golf course!

Photos and story by Brian Jones