Flashback (2013): A few days ago, Chynna Weierstall and I headed up to the Secret Garden, a new DIY spot the Detroit bladers have been building, to film a few tricks on the first completed obstacle: a 14’ cement ledge with a metal edge. Here’s the few tricks we got before the rain really started coming down.
Chynna is still recovering from a separated ligament in her left ankle. She has one more surgery on it and then should be healthy by the winter.
We start work tomorrow on the next obstacle at the garden: a 5′ quarterpipe and we have extensive plans past that. This will no doubt be only the first of many SG edits. - Al Dolega.
Chynna rides for Razors, Modern Skate Park, proVoke, and Create Originals. Hardware: Canon 60D w/Magic Lantern 2.3, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Rode VideoMic Pro, Manfrotto 055 carbon sticks, Benro S6 head.
Chynna Weierstall, first few sessions at the new Wayfinding skatepark in downtown Detroit. Many thanks to Modern Skate & Surf and Tony Hawk for making the park possible. - Al Dolega.
Wayfinding is a 4600 sq. ft. art installation and public skate park by artist Ryan McGinness and Tony Hawk, the most influential skateboarder of all time.
Wayfinding is built by George Leichtweis of Modern Skate and Surf, a huge player on the local skate scene since the 1970s who also designed the Fisher Halfpipe. The park will include six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit as well as a viewing area for spectators.
The park was originally proposed and produced by Library Street Collective with support from Cranbrook Art Museum and is presented by Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Family of Companies.
A few tricks I got of Chynna at the 2017 All-Michigan Session at the Newaygo, MI skatepark. - Al Dolega.
The Wig, Detroit - Photo: Chris Gerard | Larger Picture on Imgur.
Flashback: Kaya Turski section by Brandon Negrete.
Music: The Boys – Independent Girl ; Modern English – Melt With You.
Road to Nowhere (2005) by Brandon Negrete: Full Video + Soundtrack Listing.
Filmed in Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI by Brian Weis, Hawke Trackler, Bradley Wilson & Kyle Wood.
Trivia: The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78, 45, and 33 1/3 rpm phonograph records, whether singles, extended plays (EPs), or long-playing (LP) records. (Wikipedia).