They can’t all be winners. This weekend wasn’t the absolute best. Don’t get me wrong, we were out of the house, we had fun… That part of the day was a success. But a majority of the day was us driving around looking at spots that no one wanted to do. I didn’t even film some of them.
That’s ok. I’m blaming it on the eclipse I guess. As I say in the video, we really don’t know what to do for the carriers contest, so for sure feel free to give a good idea for what kind of side-event we should have at the Carriers Open on Nov 11. Zero-spin high jump contest, where the bar is in front of a set of stairs is pretty funny.
I took a week or two break, but we’re back at it again! This was probably the last session before the brutal heat of Texas summer sets in. The first spot was really cool. I just wish we had the time/ motivation to go back and rub-brick the whole ledge.
It looks perfect right?… Well… You’d be mistaken. The lines are really tight and weird. I think I filmed more awkward falls then I did lands. The sad part is, I didn’t even post them all. It would have been 15 minutes of very awkward falls and trips around the corners, haha. Although it might look like the easiest spot of the day, I think it may have been the hardest.
Spot 2 was… awful. I’m noticing a trend during these sessions, all of our spots are awful, haha. It was cool that Kraft and jferg showed up though. I can’t imagine showing up to a street session and the first trick you do being an alleyoop fish up and under rail… Kraft is wild. Spot 3, classic spot. A chill 6 or 7 stair downledge, so this one must not have been that bad right? Nah, no one even skated the down ledges.
They would rather try and roll up the things at high speeds… Did it work out? You’ll find out. But also, I’ll tell you. The answer is… Yes/no. Haha. Overall, another beautiful session. Dreadful falls, most of which I missed off of camera. But I’m happy everyone is ok.. I mean, they’re ok enough. Walk it off. - Cody Sanders.
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I had some friends from my hometown come visit this weekend. They were very excited to skate the many beautiful street spots of Austin. So what did we take them to? First spot, a bank to dumpster and a rock. Perfect. Honestly, every spot we ever try to go to is terrible. It’s the age old tale of “every street spot is harder in real life”.
That’s never really an issue though. Even if the spot is awful (like the curved handicap we go to in this one), there’s still a curb. There’s still SOMETHING. There’s always something, even if it’s a crack on the ground, skating is always fun. We did something different in this one, something we haven’t really done before… Skated a mini-ramp.
I’ve made it a point during this series to not film skatepark, that’s what instagram is for. There’s so much park footage on instagram, you couldn’t watch it all if you spent the rest of your life trying. That being said, I’d count this mini as a “DIY” spot. It’s not a skatepark… So it counts. Let us slide on this one (literally). If you’re hometown friends come to skate, not every spot can be trash… literally. - Cody Sanders.
Featuring: Mick Casals, Caleb Benavides, Heath Burley, Andrew Broom, Matt Raker, Anthony Medina, Cody Sanders & Friends.
Jumbo Setups with Anthony Medina - USD Aeon
The USD Aeon, the most customizable skate on the market… That’s obviously a joke. But, there are actually a few different mods that exist for these things. Anthony Medina discusses how he’s dialed in his Aeons over the past few years of skating them. - Cody Sanders.
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Episode 5 - The Short one
It turns out, it’s hard to film a full edit when you show up to the session with only 8% of battery on the camera. Is this my fault? Yes. Do I have a good excuse? Always. But this one is actually good though. I got to go to Disney World last weekend. I didn’t get back until 4am the night before the Saturday session, but I still tried my best to come out and film what we could. It was really fun, for the time I was there. That little bank to rail spot is a hidden gem.
Heath Burley died on the second spot and Andrew got a really sick clip, just playing around (as usual). Overall, not much to say about this one. It’s just skating mostly, but that’s ok. They can’t all be big hitters…. I mean… None of them are, lol. The goal was accomplished. “Wake up, make something.” - Cody Sanders.
Michael Kraft makes me feel like I don’t even know how to skate. I’m pretty sure he did 3 never before done tricks this weekend. Some of them aren’t in the edit (sadly), but I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I feel like I’m watching the doors open to a new era of skating. It’s like watching a new genre of music be created.
Whenever it comes to all the wheel swivel stuff, I get that some people don’t understand it. I mean hell, I barely do and I like the stuff. I can hear those “hammer-types” thinking “I don’t like all the nimbly bimbly dance skating. I feel like the invention of “glides” can change that thought process. It takes the precision movement of flat-ground skating and turns it into a maneuver that looks more umm… classically understood. It’s like a grind… Except it’s a “glide.” What’s a glide, you ask? I didn’t know til last Saturday either. Apparently that’s the genus for the wheel slide stuff:
- Grind: soul plate
- Slide: frame
- Glide: wheel
I kind of like that it takes the letters from both “Grind” and “slide” to create it’s name. Fitting. I’m really just rambling at this point. I’m not even the right guy to be writing about this kind of stuff. Anyways. Only 2 spots on this drizzly day, but they were both super fun. The best kink rail in Texas was uncapped recently. Shoutout to whoever did that. It felt like 2002, watching everyone line up at the top of a kink rail to session it as a group. Overall, amazing session. Great energy all around. Saturdays are the best. - Cody Sanders.
Another perfect weekend with the boys. The spots this weekend looked really fun. I had to cut out a couple of the spots because I’m working on “full length” sections for a couple of my friends, but even skipping those spots, there was still so much leftover.
As I’m making these edits, I realized that my crew laughs a lot. In the moment I know that I’m thinking “this is fun,” but having to sit here and rewatch a majority of the day… I realize how important this seemingly meaningless activity is to me. The amount of laughter/ jokes/ hilarious banter that I’m having to cut out of these edits is overwhelming. Most of it would be hard to understand.
This project (so far) is fun. If not to just give me something to do, but to give me a newfound respect for the weekly ritual of forcing myself to wake up and go film the boys dork around on the streets. It’s late and I’m ranting.. I’ll probably rewrite whatever is above this. I dunno. Hope yall are having a good day. - Cody Sanders.
Featuring: Anthony Medina, Andrew Broom, Cody Sanders, Heath Burley, Isaac Parks, Will Kennedy & more!
Previously: Jumbo: 4 the Streets (2023) - Episode 1 with Cody Sanders, Anthony Medina, Andrew Broom & the whole Crew.
Cody Sanders has a new project, and it is called: Jumbo. You can check this video (PLAY) explaining how he got hurt at the The Blading Cup and his thought process behind this new adventure. He also released episode 1 of the Jumbo saga! Enjoy!
“I should have known it would be cold and rainy the same weekend I decided to start a new project. As I said in the last video (Youtube), I wanted to start doing a new series. Something that shows both sides of street skating. Not just tricks timed to music, but all the antics, trials and tribulations, etc..
I’ve noticed that my friends (and most people) don’t act normal when I shove a camera in their face expecting them to talk as they usually do. With that being said, this episode is a slow starter. I’d like to give a huge shoutout to beer for making these dudes liven up a bit around the end of spot 2. Spot 3 was hilarious.
It was a hopeless day, every spot had been semi-unskateable, but everyone was still trying. I guess that’s the point of this weekly ritual. Even if you don’t feel like it, even if it’s not perfect, it’s best to at least try. Well.. we tried. Failed? Yes. But tried!
Hopefully I’ll develop a bit more of a structure to this series as it continues, but for a first attempt?… Good enough”! - Cody Sanders.
Featuring: Anthony Medina, Eddie Bravo, Andrew Broom, Brandon Bobadilla, Jim Ervin, Kyle Stokley, Cody Sanders & more!