“This is by far the biggest drop I ever took off a rail”. - Connor O’Brien.
Card Description: Connor O’Brien, 19 years old, San Diego California, 7 years of skating.
Without wheels: I would probably be: a) one of those surfers bros who constantly conforms to be cool, b) More inclined to pursue my acting career on the hit show “Dawson’s Creek”, or c) A ladies’ man.
Looking forward: The Remz Tour, a summer to chill and skate with my friends, and eventually graduating college.
Photo: The ghost of DailyBread.
San Diego/ Los Angeles California - November 2021. While traveling to SoCal to cover the tenth annual Blading Cup event, we teamed up with Justin Brasco along the way for another fun short piece. Filming with a broken hand and on a whim with last minute planning, I’d say we did pretty good with this one. Justin has been a frequent mainstay here on butterTV and we have plenty more in the works so stay tuned. Cheers! - ButterTV.com.
Previously: Justin Brasco in Cali (2021) by Jeremy Soderburg.
Welcome to the second episode of The Vault on the Then And Now Youtube channel. Each episode of The Vault features raw footage from one tape in my collection. I have nearly 400 VHS-C, Hi-8, and MiniDV tapes that I am archiving and sharing with the world. In this episode, Jon Elliott, Wes Driver, and I drove to Bakersfield, California, to visit Matt Mickey and Intuition Skateshop. This trip took place sometime in 2005 when I was filming for Sleaze, the Vicious Bearings team video.
This episode features the skating of Jeff Stockwell, Connor O’Brien, Ben Schwab, Ryan Northway, Matt Mickey, and Joey Graziano. The footage was filmed back in 2001 in San Diego, California, and Austin, Texas.
Previously: The Vault Episode 1 with Jan Welch - Featuring Chris Haffey, Santiago Azpurua, Jason Howard, Damien Wilson, Nick Wood & More.
The Vault Episode 1 - Chris Haffey, Santiago Azpurua, Jason Howard, Damien Wilson, Nick Wood & More
Welcome to the first episode of The Vault on the Then And Now Youtube Channel. Each episode of The Vault features raw footage from one tape from my collection. I have nearly 400 VHS-C, Hi-8, and MiniDV tapes that I am archiving on my computer and sharing with the world. - Jan Welch.
This episode features Chris Haffey, Santiago Azpurua, Ryan Northway, Jason Howard, Damien Wilson, Robbie Whitcomb, Nick Wood, Nick Mantz, Mike Leaf, James St Ours, Eran Miller, Jarrod McBay, Jay Geurink, and Shannon Rodgers.
The footage was filmed back in 2000 in San Diego, California, and Austin, Texas. This tape features one of Haffey’s attempts to fastslide the famous Dallas Kink rail in San Diego, as well as the photoshoot from Santiago’s Rollerblade ad in Daily Bread Magazine.
Iconic Skate Spot: the legendary double set at San Dieguito Academy. Featuring: Bryan Bell, Chris Haffey, Ranier Piramide, BJ Bernhardt, Aaron Feinberg, Shayne Skowers, Charles Dunkle, Carlos Pianowski, Boschi Pope, Oli Short, Jeff Stockwell, Aaron Dizon, Nick Wood, Frazer Watson, Connor O’Brien, Dominic Sagona, Jon Elliott, Santiago Azpurua, Eric Perkett, Brian Shima & more.
A compilation by Scoreback (Youtube Channel).
Oscar Sosa - USD 2018. Location: San Diego, CA. Filmed and Edited by Max Manning.
Previously: USD at Compton Skatepark (2018) with Jeremy Soderburg, Oscar Sosa, Joey Lunger & Chris Calkins.
Nearly one year ago, just after Blading Cup 2016, Cameron Talbott dropped me a line like “Think me and Sean Keane could get some pics and clips if we came to SD after the Cup?” The answer was a resounding YES! So for three days in November Sean Keane, Cameron Talbott, and Sean Macgowan and I prowled San Diego for interesting spots.
Thanks of course to Chris Couture and Logan Fowell for the prime hook ups that wasn’t as hard as it cane be, now sit back and watch two of today’s most talented bladers put our town through its paces.
Full Report & Photo Gallery on Oneblademag.com.
Nick Riggle was featured on the San Diego News 8, TV Broadcast.
“Nick Riggle dropped out of high school to become a professional skater. After participating in stunt shows and competitions, including three ESPN X-Games appearances, Nick then went on to get a Ph.D in Philosophy. Now in his new book, the USD professor is helping people make promising connections and find the meaning of “awesome.”