It is waaay too cold to be outside, but we’re out here. Also, it turns out that trying to record audio under a very loud overpass wasn’t the best idea, haha. This is a short one, not too many steps to this trick. I still think it’s important to go over though.
I stress the importance of non-dominant foot placement in the video. On average, I’ve noticed most backwards grinding pornstars are locked perfectly. They have to be locked perfectly or else you’ll stick. The forwards versions can be done pretty lazily. While doing the forwards versions, the back foot can be all over the top of the ledge, sliding all over the place with no clearly defined position.
I think consistency is important. I think if we’re going to spend this much time doing something, we should give it the respect of thought and effort. Thank you to Mick Casals for being the talent and to Anthony Medina for sending me a very sick sidewalk example. As I said at the beginning of the video, if you’ve watched any of the other ones, commented, sent any messages to me, etc.. Thank you. It may not seem like much, but I’m always so surprised to see the amount of love that is shown from our community. Y’all are rad. - Cody Sanders.
“I’m a very old person and I still rollerblade and it’s great”. - Philip Moore.
Denver, Colorado - September 25, 2021. A week after the Bay Area Skate Series and we’re back on the west coast for another street competition. With cool fresh air and beautiful mountains looming in the background; it was a perfect day for a contest. As usual, nothing short of good times and good vibes. Shout out to the organizers for keeping one of the longest run street comps alive and well, everyone who came out and to everyone who skated. Cheers!
- Philip Moore
- Zack Savage
- Jarrod Banning
- Mick Casals
- Koda Hult
Best Trick: Chris Burns.
One golden hour is Austin, Texas. Featuring skating by Brad Anthony, Josh Broughton, Mick Casals, Eric Bayou, Andrew Broom, and Anthony Medina.
I tried to make a video last year but gave up… I made a few edits with some of the footage, but this is the rest of it. It’s not a real video, it’s only 8 minutes. New Orleans, San Diego, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond & El Paso. A lot of peeps in this one though. All filler, no killer. - Cody Sanders.
Peeps: Austin Foogie Bartels, Heath Burley, Andrew Broom, Taylor Denea Allen, Russell Day, Andrew Waddle, Levi van Rijn, Chris Fleener, Oliver Prado, Logan Stell Fowell, Shannon Joy Rodgers, Miguel Angel Ramos, Garret Mitschelen, Bear Phillips, Mick Casals, Grant Collins, Brandon Bobadilla, J.r. Padron, Aarin Gates & Ross Puryear.
Music: “Might be” - Jstab, “indo smoke” - Dretti Franks (Feat. CVRSXD), “LDA” - FIDLAR.
All 8 wheels, 4down 4up, po' up. Not taking edits seriously and only skating the bladepark. - Cody Sanders.
“Skated the mini for an hour. Watched Mick”. - Cody Sanders. Ft. Cody Sanders, Mick Casals & Cory Cross.
The Donate and Skate was originally planned to be at a skatepark in the small town of Seguin, TX, but the rain had different plans for us.
The organizers reconvened underneath a covered area in a park down the street, scavenged a box and a p-rail from the locals and game on. There was a great turn out for such a weird location. The competition was stacked.
Heavy hitters Andrew Broom and Mason Richard had their eyes on the gold medal this year, as did many other young hopefuls. The edit does this competition no justice. So many clips were missed.
Intense battles between competitors. Valo flow team rider Andrew Broom going head to head against TX legend Michael Kraft. A true test of endurance and attrition.
But it was the dark horse, Foogie, who rose to glory. Sweeping the crowd off its feet with his deep vocabulary of tricks and unmatchable style, his performance will not be quickly forgotten. The recent Colorado transplant was recently picked up newly formed skate empire “curb killa clique”. Be on the look out for this one. Congratulations to all in attendance.
Donate and Skate 2017 (Seguin, Texas): Edit + Results