Friday, December 31, 2010

Premiere date set!

Sunday January 23rd, Matinee Bar in Stockton, CA


have a drink, watch some skateboarding.
bring your children, all ages.

flyer isn't done yet, just wanted to let you know.

-thank you

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Slip Video Update

It's been sometime since I posted anything here. Just wanted to let everyone know that all the video parts have been edited, and all that remains is the introduction, credits, and friends section. I gotta shoot some last second stuff, but other than that we just need a venue and its on. We are shooting for a time around January or February (I'd like to see January happen). I know there hasn't been much on the gun as of the last couple months, but thats because we've been busy editing ( Thanks for the patience and hope to make the official premiere announcement by early January.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

3 v 2.0

Austen is the new three.

His part is killer, spots beware.

The new Third from SlipMOB on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wasted Talent

A couple of weeks back we went out to Livermore, CA to check out a friend of ours new skate project "Wasted Talent" which was amazing. For those of you who love skateboarding as much as we at the gun do, it is a must watch. It is now available on vimeo.

A couple of Stockton heads made it into the friends section so I'm gonna post that for you to love. Check it out, comment, then go watch the other parts!

Friends Section-Wasted Talent from Clayton Anderson on Vimeo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Number 1

Scouting has begun for a premiere location, editing is over halfway done, and it's time to build the hype with throwaway footage, if this didn't make the cut....

The Great Disaster part 1 from SlipMOB on Vimeo.

....what did?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wasted Talent Premiere in Livermore!


The folks here at the gun have been chilling with these dudes for quite some time. The gun is basically about supporting fam, so yeah go support fam. Clayton is a killer behind the lens so im expecting nothing less than dope for this one. Go to Livermore, watch a dope vid, and crush some brews.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Slipmobbers Smash Sac Skatepark in Summer

filmed by D brooks.
(extra small appearance from Kenny O)


Thursday, September 2, 2010

South African Two Wheeled Killer

Kyle Barr is now RIDING SHOTGUN! D Brooks and Kyle worked hard (though Kyle's chill style doesn't look like it) filming this video project. With an appearance from Lodi's Derek Faul, this video is impressive.

Kyle Barr from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

D Brooks summer-tage

Daniel Brooks is back to business and killing it as usual....although maybe you should watch those lens hits buddy....last I heard that wasn't good for it. Excellent montage though, watch and love.

Monday, August 23, 2010


dave is wicked killer. If you think I'm lying watch.

Friday, August 20, 2010

American Icon Commercials

Locally owned wheel company American Icon has dropped a series of commercials filmed and edited by Shotgun's own Bighead. Check them out and swoop some wheels from Kingpin!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Table skateboarding

So, bighead has been very busy lately with other skateboard type endeavors and work, and I have just gotten back from tour with my band so I promise updates are on the way very soon!

Until then, we got Tony B, holdin us down with a table montage from the other day. Camera is lookin real good Tony!

Friday, July 23, 2010

A little bit

Hey, I just found some clips of double angles, random junk, skatepark stuff and loose footage in wrong folders so i slapped an audio clip on there and decided to shotgun it.

Don't overthink it, it's just some clips i thought you might like. Whatever.


Little montage from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Mighty Grand now available at Slip Skate Shop

If you are not familiar with The Mighty Grand, they are the company that decided to make the Riding Shotgun t-shirts earlier in the year. They definitely didn't have to make the shirts, but the shirts were made because the company saw something good was happening in this city. They supported our local skate scene, so go support them! Go by Slip and cop a tee for $20.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Loons and Tycoons Teaser 2010

Vince Salvi and company have been telling me quite a bit about this project for a couple months now. There is just too much good stuff in this trailer for me to talk about. All the talk and hype was well worth it. This is a teaser? Damn near 9 minutes, and it's a teaser??? When the full one drops, its gonna be epic for sure...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Full Length Skatespot209 Video Teaser

Mr. Ivyn Taasin is going to be a busy man. With his regular duties at the daily grind and filming for the daily grind video, he dropped this teaser for an upcoming video project. I seriously wouldn't sleep on this project. Ivyn has dropped vids in the past and good ones at that. I don't know if you all remember hot sauce, but Terry Silasack did have a really good full part in that video. There's quite a few heads in this video that have been in the site already, but i'm personally looking forward to Clifford's part in the end. (that kid some nasty pop for a little dude.)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Austen Teczon

We just keep watching the kid get better and better before our eyes.


Austen Teczon from STOCK GALLERY on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Laniohan @ ELDO

Laniohan has been filming pretty regularly. This dude is always ready to film whether it is planned or totally spontaneous. At a certain point I figured I had a enough park footage of him to put this reel together. After watching this i think its pretty clear that the bottom stair ledge is finished.

Anthony Laniohan from STOCK GALLERY on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Getty's Graduation

If you see fresh wheel marks on your favorite wall, just know that Brandon Getty is back in town. And if you happen to see the man himself, go up and congratulate the guy for being a UCSC graduate with honors. Fortunately, we were there to do it in person the day of. There's no skating in this one, just a 'congratulations' to The Getty.
Get buck.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Riding Shotgun with Nate Heselton

Without further adieu, Riding Shotgun presents Nate Heselton riding shotgun.

Monday, June 7, 2010


It's been a long work in progress, but TOMORROW Nate Heselton will be riding shotgun.

Yours Truly,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

This is what I'm talking about!

Geo is killing it! Geo stepped up as one of the dudes to pick up the cam and go for it. The more people making videos the better, because not only does it mean more footage, but more people get covered. Thanks a lot geo.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Joey Casterjon As seen on THE SKATE SPOT!

Ivyn is killing right now with his much better looking blog. He did a spotlight on the lathrop homie Joey Casterjon. I met this dude a while back, and it wasn't even skateboarding. I worked with this dude and had no idea how gnarly the dude really was. He told me he skated, but dayyyyum.

Those of you who went to the lathrop skatepark benefit contest might remember this dude...

video credit: Ivyn T (

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Double Dose of Geddy

Yup thats two D's (not T's) for a double dose of that pimpin!

If you've seen Getty skate in person, you already know how mind blowing the dude is. Brandon keeps it fast, controlled, and stylish at all times. I'm pretty psyched that i get a chance to skate with this dude on a regular basis; pro or not pro, this dude is one of my favorites to watch.

The fist dose is a short clip filmed by Getty's little (but huge, Ivan Drako lookin dude) brother Cameron. Simple but stylish clip. I'm sure this thing off the side of the road was pretty sketch to skate.

Sunday from cameron getty on Vimeo.

This second video is something I alluded to quite awhile ago. Brandon and his SC homies put together this lo-tech, hi-fun video. Brandon films, edits, skates, but mostly kills shit in this truly DIY feeling vid. good from brandon getty on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Makeover at the SKATE SPOT!

Ivyn is killing it right now! I can definitely say I'm more than jealous of his redesign. go visit his site and let em know what you think of the redesign...

hey Ivyn.... Teach me how to do that shit!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coming very very soon...

Just got Agor's throwaway footage coverted, I'll pick it up tomorrow and hopefully have it posted by the end of this week.

Agor is pretty damn amazing.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mike "Mezee" Johnson dropped some serious knowledge!

Mezee dropped some bombs in the comment section. Who knew Stefan Janoski had his ghetto pass?

Oh yeah, be sure to check out mike's art at the matinee bar on the miracle mile! Check March 28th on your calendar and go check it out. 8-12pm 21+

Anonymous said...
i would like to agree with ras. alot of the spots in stockton are super sick and they are in the heart of the ghetto but niggas be taking bunk ass tricks to them. step it up baby boys. grow some leg power and get buck. pop them boards! niggas had mad pop when i was around. none of this bullshit i skate little ledges and drops. nick j be poppin all his shit and the nigga never even skates. agor gots the rep poppin right now too. my man be cold murdering spots left and right. dumb switch. anyways my niggas im just trying to say rep yo city,rep your spots and quit the bitching. a hard head makes a soft ass. be smart,crush where you live then go worldwide.

oh yeah one other thing:stefan got his ghetto pass in stockton years ago. he was crushing with all the og juice,psp,bsa,chp,and the esp heads. so to say he is crushing spots before locals is silly. he is local. he was doing that when ya'll was in diapers. he just crushes. my boy d-lova from vacaville was with that nigga every trip too,killing shit like you wouldn't believe. so get it straight ya'll,step your fucking game up and rep yo city!!!!!!

May 20, 2010 7:20 AM

Anonymous said...
one other thing:that picture up there at the top of the page is a photo of where me and my niggas repped for alot of years.

courthouse posse:ill will nino,ray clinkenbeard,chiyah chanta,lothang soupanthong,chris fowler,mikejay,nick jay,tee jay,alex herrara,gizmo,rob willis,ceeg,antwaun,dre,kenny navarro really did some work,chad lathrop,henry flores,proski,ted aguilar,eric serpa,mikey perkins, hella muthafuckas,chris cooper,jimmy robinson,evil coop,eastside will,cocky maki,nez,mando,cool roc,cess blunt jay,dustin lopez from vacaville,stefan janoski,brandon,mario herrara,asian sammy,saul,vince salvi,icf joey,icf chris,rehab,luis,gr crew,uc crew,and a bunch more i can't think of off top but you all know if you was there,you know what time it is. oh yeah,vicky. the craziest bum lady ever. she was mad cool too. fuck you cardman. scary ass nigga!

thats skate history right there....i got some old footy of niggas getting it on back then too. circa:1992-1998. courthouse posse still lives on strong. ask somebody.

May 20, 2010 7:48 AM

Anonymous said...
thought i was playin? thanks mezee for really puttin it straight and naming everyone i couldnt. thats real stockton skateboarding.


May 21, 2010 1:32 PM

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Field Log# 0518-10

I've been hitting the streets pretty hard, getting footage from whomever is down. Here is a couple clips, hope you all enjoy.

FIELD LOG 0518-10 from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Agor & Laniohan

I've been filming with these two dudes quite a bit lately. Its always a pleasure to run into these guys on any given day.

Agor just seems to charge everything that is in front of him in the most awkward fashion possible. Think about the scariest awkward trick you can do on any given obstacle and Agor more than likely is on it. When Kenny gets that throwaway going you will see how good this dude really is. Then later this year when the Loons and Tycoons video drop, you'll probably get your face melted off.

Anthony is just good. I really can't think of any witty or interesting way to put it. This dude is just tech for no reason everyday. The dude has Natural talent and drive, a combination that is pretty hard to go wrong with. I've been filming with Ant almost every three days, he's got some stuff up his sleeve, but you'll see that later.


Laniohan & Agor from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rainy Days Links

Today it rained pretty hard so I'm sure your not going to be out there getting it in...
so you should probably go visit our links.

Sean Morales' blog has been added to the Homies Link Section. Sean and Brandon Getty are working on a full-length video project that is gonna be due pretty soon. I'm pretty sure I'll upload it to the gun, if they don't get all artsy on me and only release it on VHS.

Oh yeah.. see that big Mighty Grand link to the right. Click it!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Don't waste warm ups...

I've been filming quite a bit lately, and not everything you get goes into something special. Everybody has their warm up tricks and its usually good to get a couple of the go to's before filming something difficult. This was just some random footy from my computer that i figured i'd edit and throw on the web.

don't waste warm ups from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Respect your city

By Jonathon "Bighead" Rezonable

In recent memory, I cannot remember a time where someone didn't complain about a spot.

Usually I hear people say any spot is too small, too boring, you don't have a trick for this, played out, but the worst excuse ever is; the spot is not worth filming on. I can remember a time not too long ago when just being a skateboard was enough. We didn't have the luxury of driving spot to spot, but we got where ever we needed to on those same flat spotted four wheels. The whole city was just one huge skate spot. There was joy in a simple ollie of a curb, or pushing as fast as possible down the street. No ipods, no obnoxious shop beef, just friends cruising spot to spot.

Another thing I hear to frequently, is kids not going for broke until they go out of town. It seems as though everyone is in a great big hurry to leave town and get gnarly. The problem is not much has gone down on the gnarly spots we have already. To my knowledge, the gnarliest thing to go down the California gap has probably been Xavier's laser flip (that is at least what was rumored). Why not a switch bigheel, switch tre, or nollie tre? Can anyone tell me why Janoski and Worrest are getting footage at spots before the locals?

We have spots here and quality spots at that. Off the top of my head I can name Kohl, Wilson Way Ledge, Bank of America March Lane, Eight Mile barrier spot, California gap, St. Marks Plaza double set, Edison High, Stagg High, Lincoln High, Courthouse, Secret Brookside ledge, Ladds Pole Jam, Creekside Stage (ledge), Crackhead banks, Delta Sierra five rail, Bear Creek Stage and benches, etc. and do I really need to bring up Mcnair? That place is amazing.

I know there is the argument that a lot has been done at these spots. True, but the real problem is way more can be done on these spots, and its up to the skateboarders in this city to push skateboarding to that place where some really crazy things is being done on these spots. The problem is, kids are doing all their "go to" tricks at these skateparks, and saving all the really crazy experimental stuff for the skatepark. That just feels so backward to me.

Enough is enough. Respect your city, respect your spots, and try harder at your local spots. Get comfortable and get gnarly, its just that simple. So the next time your in a hurry to pack your bags and jump in your big homie's car for the skate trip, don't do it. Skate in town, and do something more than that go to treflip.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Riding Shotgun X Mighty Grand

This is the official Riding Shotgun tees which were done by Mighty Grand. These were exclusively sold at the Miracle Mile contest, so if you weren't around to support local skateboarding you didn't get a chance to cop. THESE ARE SOLD OUT!!! thanks to everyone that came to the contest it was ghetto, but great.

shout outs to contest winners william, Nasty Nate, and Austen.

Big ups to Austen for winning the Riding Shotgun QP Challenge.

Honorable mention: Brandeno. That dude nutted twice in one fall, can't say i've ever seen that one.


If you haven't heard yet, RS has gone HD!


The Riding Shotgun and Mighty Grand Collaborative T-shirts have arrived. They will be available at the Miracle Mile contest today. More pics to come. Thanks a million to Danny "El capitan de Mighty Grand" Jimenez for making the tees happen. Pics will be available soon!

meanwhile check...

go check it out, cop something, whatevs.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Riding S(HD)tgun

After a lot of saving (a lot) I finally worked up enough dough to go HD. This was just a rushed test i put together to see what my new camera and cpu can do. This was just a stock lens and imovie so don't get too excited. I should have final cut in the next couple days and thats when the real fun starts.... RIDE SHOTGUN IN HD!!!

Simple HD test. Canon T2i from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The RiCk: Riding Shotgun's Hater Enforcement

If you hate. be prepared to get hated on by this man.

Throwback Theatre: Some things are too good to watch only once.

Sorry Jesse, and sorry Getty. These are still some of my favorite clips to ever come out of Stockton. Go ahead and watch the fall at the end of Getty's montage. Rewind. Repeat. It will never get old. Then figure that he was still better than you in 2007.
Eli's art direction in the maneuver talk video is epic. Wish that dude was still around. enjoy.

Monday, April 26, 2010

come skate it may 1st!

the barrier/ quarter is about done. I know what your thinking... yes there will be plenty of other stuff there.

Friday, April 23, 2010

this dude pisses fun

Ivyn always got the fun shit on deck. Here is more evidence of him doing that kind of thing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tales From The Road: Taylor's B-day

This was by far one of the funnest trips in recent memory. We met fairly early in the morning and met and Kenny's house. From there we set sail for Modesto in search of chill vibes, vices, and a good sesh.
After a 45-minute drive we arrived in Modesto and set-up for our first session. We ended up in a very well covered ledge in the industrial district of the city. Upon arrival we saw Joe Sudduth and some of the Street Science heads from Tracy already filming stuff really gnarly stuff. Those guys are always good for chill session so we stuck around and got ours.
After about an hour or so of skating, the "festivities" began. After a couple brews and blunts the group was loose. The rest of the day included a couple more ledge spots, plenty of soccer circles, a gnarly rail nobody wanted to skate, pizza, and rick going for broke on a drunk firecracker.

you really can't ask for much more on any trip, peep the photos:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


A couple of months back we thought it would be a good idea to get our asses to Fresno in between downpours and get us some skating in.

Jesse V, Austen T, Bighead, Taylor W, Nick C, and me Kenny O took off! We hit up a plethora of spots, got lots of footage, and made this video for you to love.

Ups to Nick Crisosto for the filming(mostly) and editing(totally)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ivyn's Spanos Montage


I know Ivyn is really stoked on his Daily Grind Trailer edit, but this by far is one of his best works. Good music, good editing, fun skateboarding. not much else needed.

check out the rest of Ivyn's footy

Tuesday, March 30, 2010





Still happening from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cause I felt like it.

I had a lot of unused footage just sitting around, and didn't' really know what to do with it. I film a lot of random things, and this is the love child of all those things. enjoy, or don't.

Friday, March 19, 2010

so young, so much style

It's been so fun to watch this kid grow up. When I first met Austen he was this little grom that tried so hard. He would try so hard, and sometimes he came up short. No matter what he still had the best attitude whether he landed it or not. Now when I watch Austen it's totally different. Though he still hasn't even come close to growing into his body he looks carefree and comfortable on a skateboard. More comfortable than I could ever hope to be. He kills whatever is in front of him with biggest smile on his face. The type of smile that exudes confidence and pure enjoyment. You can tell he just enjoys being out there on his skateboard.


Filming in Progress

don't sleep on the kid

Sunday, March 14, 2010

old spots, young dudes.

It really sucks being hurt. Especially when the weather is perfect for skateboarding. Instead of mopping about the weather and my bum ankle, I decided to meet up with some friends. I also decided I'd pick up a couple of the young dudes to take them to some spot they may have never skated.

The old dudes will notice this spot right away. It used to be called the Barnes and Noble ledge, but these days its the "world market ledge." It was really dope to see the young guys skating such a vintage spot. I'm sure Ras Boi has some quality commentary and background on all the gnarly shit that went down on this ledge.

I've heard legends of Nick J getting in on this spot, but then again there isn't too many spots that dude hasn't left a mark on.

Thanks to Corey, Jesse, and Nate for the good sesh. My mom hella bought them pizza.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Firing Blanks 4

This is Jerry. He gets free boards from TDG now. Young Spanos loc, mi amigo, and the originator of the spanos beam.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Know your history!

click the photo to see the entire spread... FCCU DOOR GAP!

Thanks for the heads up brandon.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Firing Blanks Episode 3

I remember I asked Tony to try something one day and he replied.

"That's dangerous."

Sunday, February 28, 2010


can frontside air anything.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Firing Blanks Episode 2

One Night, One Dude, One Park, One Hour:
Dodging Vibers with Kenny O

yup, another lo-fi webisode! As the title alludes to, this is just one night, one dude, one park, and one hour at the power inn skate park in Sacto. as always, i ran out of tricks to do at the park, so i asked kenny how many tricks he thought he could get in a hour. An hour later this was the result.

Firing Blanks Episode 2 from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Two Dudes...

Ivyn and John set Lathrop off! Enjoy, cause it looks like these dudes did.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Firing Blanks Episode 1

Episode 1: Words of Motivation and Hateration, Filming With Kenny O

Prepare to be completely bummed. If you were looking to watch some HD Quality footage of bigflips filmed with a Ty Evans side pan, do yourself a favor and do not watch this. This is a little low budget webisode I put together for the gun.

This was filmed on my small budget camera. Just another late night of filming whilst talking tons of shit. If you haven't ever filmed with Kenny this is what its like...

Monday, February 8, 2010

So last year....

I should have done this weeks ago but I've added two more homies on the blog links. SONAPS is DBROOKS... duh fool you knew that already. The other one is the skate spot, Ivyn's blog. Go checkem out. They'll probably update way more than i will.

GO FIXIES! thats all you guys talk about anymore.

oh yeah... happy 100 to riding shotgun. I'm late on that announcement, but the DBROOKS post was the 100th post. yay for us.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First of the year from D Brooks

Obviously Daniel Brooks is on point with this edit. The filming, the music, the editing.

And the tricks that went down?


sheeeeiiiiit, just watch

Friday, January 29, 2010


So in the blazing summer of 2009 Bighead took Brandon Getty to Fresno for a couple days of skating and hiking in Yosemite.

It was a fun trip and great experience for them but all the footage sat around waiting to be used for something. I found it and figured, why not? It's good stuff (all footage of brandon is good stuff) Plus we got a Winter 2010 edit from Fresno comin pretty soon.

So here is Fresn09, starring Brandon, Bighead, and Jake, homie and Fresno tour guide!

Fresn09 from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Friday, January 22, 2010

2009 for the GUN

Riding Shotgun had quite an introductory year. We've gone through a lot and happy to say we're still here to go through more! The weather, work, and unfavorable situations has been downplaying the videos but we've got more in the works as we speak!

Until then, here's a look back at some clips from last year.

Also wanted to say thank you to all the fans, contributors, lovers, and haters of Riding Shotgun.

Most of all, the people who post matter what they say, they make us look good! THANKS!

2009 in review from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alex skates hard

Check the steeeeelllooooo!!!!!!

Alex Lopez skates at a high level and makes it look really good.

Killin it...and someone tell this Wersky to come through with more video hotness from Modesto/Ceres.

Alex Lopez - Part 2 from wersky on Vimeo.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cause you guys like videos

So....getting those photos takes way more work and skill to get than footage. I appreciate bighead puttin in the time it takes to get good at that.

But you guys respond more to moving pictures. So here's a tiny little clip for you to comment on. So do that. I thrive on comments. Really.

Just some clips from the park from RIDING SHOTGUN on Vimeo.

Fun at the skatepark and more...

I really don't snap pictures too much, but I decided to goof around at the park with it. This is what came out. Thanks to everyone in the pictures for taking the time out to deal with me and my crappy shutter time.