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.