In 1985, at age 14, I got my first legit skateboard – a Sims Screamer with Tracker Six Tracks and Sims Street Wheels. My neighbor had a quarterpipe set up on the sidewalk and there was the daily gathering of a dozen or more kids learning to kickturn, drop in and eventually, axle stall.
I’ll never forget the feeling of getting a new trick with the crew, always pushing each other to the next level with a friendly competitive vibe – the magic of the “session”. It was that place where driven by fast music and a group of homies all feeling the same vibe, you would step outside of your comfort zone and push yourself far beyond your current boundaries.
Here, in this place, you take a slam, get up and charge it again – until you get the make. This is pure adrenaline and it occurs at the highest levels on backyard ramps everywhere, every day. Structures built, maintained and sessioned by skateboarders, for skateboarders. This is my credo and helping to grow the backyard ramp culture is my mission.