Posts Tagged ‘Flip West Coast Represent Tour 2010’
Lance made this stencil a couple of years ago, handing the art to Rowley on a piece of grip tape which sat in his garage until recently. It was given birth and shredded on the top of a ‘Sir Lance’ deck that Rowley skated throughout the latest Flip ‘West Coast Represent’ tour up through California. The art is now available on a deck and tee for all to enjoy….
Final days of the tour were the days of glory! We headed north to Sacramento with 2 skate days and a signing at Ground Zero and demo at B-Street Park (Watch the video our NHS homie Brad Oates made). Rain came back like a bitch on the weekend, but we managed to hit some street and then skated the Epic Skatepark in Sacto. Bowl bonanza, mini gap annihilation, sketchy TM and Bowman skate maneuvers, more fake birthday celebrations, street gangs and beyond… On the final day of the tour, after the B-Street demo, we all went for dinner and just when everyone thought the tour was over the best prank of all time was had!! This was retaliation against Luan and Andrew Langi for some poo pillow and bed piss attacks a week prior (Flip tour show coming soon). All in all the shit storm was fun as hell and the entire crew had a blast! Thanks to everyone that made it out to the signings and demos and stay tuned for next year’s carnage… Enjoy the photos and video.
Next stop on the tour was the Zumiez signing in Visalia, CA. Hundreds of people showed up chanting “FLIP,” the mall security didn’t let people take photos in the mall (dicks as usual) and the crew had an epic time eating Apple Annie’s breakfast feast in the morning. After we left Visalia we headed north to Santa Cruz to visit NHS, raid the warehouse (thanks Jordan!) and have a signing at the Santa Cruz Boardroom. This was where the crowd chaos really got to high levels and the crew was fucking stoked! Hats off to the people of Santa Cruz. You guys kill it!! Andy Roy and Jason Jessee even had a chance to stop by and say what’s up. On Friday we made our way to Redwood City to skate Langi’s local skatepark. Rain was upon us, but luckily we got in a solid session before the storm hit and got to chow down on 100 Chipotle burritos while Flip flow rider, Auby Taylor tried bs tail kickflip out on the gnarly tranny wall. Big thanks to Zumiez, NHS and the Santa Cruz Boardroom. Stay tuned for part 4…
Next stop on the Flip West Coast Represent tour was the Simi Valley demo. On this stop we had Dave Duncan MC’ing and AVE joining us on the tour as a guest skater. From this point forward the voyage started getting into some rad and weird territory with the late night hijinx and pranks reaching new levels! People got their beds pissed on, shit on and worse… Tour chaos set to maximum carnage basically. After the demo we headed north to Tehachapi, CA where the fine people at Woodward let us session their camp for the day. Woodward is basically a giant compound with more obstacles to skate than any other place i’ve ever seen. They even have a mega ramp where Rune got a serious hammer and a few others got broke off… all good in the hood though. On our way out of town we skated an apocalyptic ditch spot that had some of the best and worst graffiti ever! Next stop… Visalia, CA. Check out this video from the Simi Valley demo and thanks to Skatelab and Woodward for the good times!