Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Looking Further Out...

The skateboarding in Stockton is way bigger than this website, it's way bigger than the people we hang out with and the people we meet at the parks. There are kids out there getting good outside of parks and killing it ag legitimate street spots. There are a couple kids killing it out on the southside. No access to the skateparks... no problem.

It's just rain...

I went out and hung out with some friends today. I didn't do much skating myself but these guys definitely made the most out of the day that was provided. Yes its true that the rain can put a damper on a good sesh, but then again its just skateboarding right? Here are some flicks from an eventful yet uneventful day.

Some really good stuff actually went down,
but I'm not tellin...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Slip week continues

In honor of Slip Skate Shop's re-opening I decided to take some random clips of skating and falling and screwing around and un-edit them to be posted the way they happened.

Check out the roughly 6 minutes of what the Slip guys consider throwaway footage. (Don't worry, some of it's still good and at some point you'll probably laugh)


Raw garbage from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


As you may have noticed the blog title bar looks a little different. In honor of Slip's reopening today, the bar will be that way all week long. Whether you agree or disagree with the endorsement, it's hard to disagree with 12 long years of business; 12 years battling with the likes of Copeland's, other privately owned shops, and recently those god awful mall shops. Eric Torres has dedicated a large portion of his lifetime serving the skateboarders of Stockton, CA. I for one am adamantly appreciative of this service.

Just in case you forgot....

This little project is still in the works.

The Great Disaster Promo: Slip Skate Shop Video #2 from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Riding Shotgun with Riding Shotgun?

Yup.... That dude Kenny is weird. Really weird.

If you have ever thought about lifted trucks, wikka, the marines, or cocaine in the same day, then you might relate to Kenny Osborne. I definitely do not relate to this man in that way. Then again I really don't understand the way he just makes shit up on a skateboard. I've had a lot of talks with Kenny, and he told me he doesn't really think about the tricks he is doing until its too late and they're happening. Sounds dangerous. Kenny is spontaneous, random, and a natural talent at almost anything he tries; its obvious his skateboarding reflects that...

This is also the Riding Shotgun debut for Nick Crisosto. Nick and Myself did nearly all of the filming for the first slip video, "Crying Kids and Man Hammers." Nick was supposed to edit the first video, but left to serve our country in Iraq. Nick is a genius editor/ filmer and it is a treat to have this dude contributing to the site. Buy Nick a couple beers and you might even meet rick.

One more note.

Kenny decided to do this project before going to work. One day. One Session. One Crappy 2 Hour Camera Battery.


Kenny O says so from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Riding Shotgun with Terry Silasack

Not much to say except that Terry is a skateboard beast.

This was all filmed intermittently with trips out of town and to street spots to film his video part. This is practically a video part in itself!

However, I must say, as good as the skateboarding in this video is....it is just a tiny portion of whats to come in his GREAT DISASTER video part due to drop in about half a year.

Enjoy this video and keep supporting local skateboarding!

Terry Silasack is the Shotgun Jockey from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Daniel Brooks In the Month of October/ December

As we all know the winter season has hit us hard. Therefore, updates are not going to come as fast as they used to. Cold weather, Rain, and Early Dusks are always hard to cope with. Then again this is California so how can we complain? We'll Daniel Brooks has made it clear that the weather wasn't going to get the best of him. Max is dressed up like daffy duck, though i thought he was a penis at first. I guess I'm a little bit of a pervert then.

Daniel has put out a lot material this year, and for that I thank him mucho! Dude has a great line in this video too!

and oh yeah.... Terry's RS is done.

If you see Kenny O harass and him and tell him to post it already.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ivyn keeps it coming

Ivyn has been producing a lot of footy in the last couple months. He kinda crept out of nowhere and has become a pretty constant contributor to the gun. I've said it once and i'll say it again. Ivyn is one of the most respectful skateboarders in the city. That type of thing is what its all about! thanks again Ivyn.

Needless Photos

I've been taking quite a few photos lately... so I figured I'd put them up for shits and giggles.oh yeah... Kenny O is probably going to be handling a lot more things for the site.

Jesse is Silly?

I don't know, I've never seen it....However, I am psyched to see how good he's getting.....this shit is spanos hotness! Thanks to D Brooks again for holdin The Shotty down!

Some Lathrop Clips from D Brooks

The big Lathrop skatepark comp came and went and it was nuts! Big turnout and lots of support for the new skatepark? plaza? Whatever it is, can't wait to see it! Anyways, D. Brooks was there with the cammy rollin, cappin clips as they came....this is what he's got.