|Pink Motel Pool Party 2012|
|Pink Motel Pool Party Video. Thanks to Radballs Edit by Brandon Wong for SoCalSkateshop|
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Six in the bowl at the same time? yeah, that's Pink Motel Pool Party!!|
|Pink Motel Pool Party: Let There Be Blood.. Jacob (poptart) Welch|
So, in the sheer tradition of any Pool Party, the Pink Motel Party 2012 was another classic skate jam with loud raw punk rock live on stage during the whole afternoon and late at night, chaotic skating, and skate-punk legends shredding the coping. Bands like Eric Groff’s posse, Love Canal, and punk rock from the Whitekaps, Bomb Run, Hoodlumz, and Anarchy Taco featuring members of the Vandals and Brian Brannon of JFA provided the soundtrack for the night. I was told there was also cold beer and Mexican food, nice people and industry execs, but I was too busy taking pictures and skating the pool, so I did not get any time to talk to anybody… I did not even have time to look for Heidi Lemmon who nicely invited me… But, she knows I was there and took advantage of the invitation. Thanks Heidi, sorry I couldn’t see you…
Actually, this was my first time at the Pink Motel. I already wanted to go last year but did not because it involved a 3 hour drive (6 hours back and forth) and then, got remorse during the following 12 months, so I decided that the 2012 installment was not a thing to loose.
|Asher Bradshaw had to skate in the bowl with guys three time his size and weight. Asher is so weightless that he almost|
flies when crossing the others. But wait, one day his revenge will come. Until then skate is no mercy.
At Pink Motel Pool Party
Oh yeah, Pink Motel Pool Party was rad!! It was a free for all all the time, when groms, pros, amateurs and OGs got to skate together and run into each other at the bottom of the pool. When I entered the 40+ session, I though DD would come to the rescue and give turn, but no, it was a total chaos with 5 guys starting at the same time, all the time. There was no roll in from the fish tail end, no “you wait your turn”, no wait till the run is over.
The Pink Motel has and will always be a place of exception and great value for the pool skater community. That is especially true when you have all those OGs skating the same pool that have been riding it for over 30 years getting hot and ambitious on grinds and drawing bold lines. It’s exceptional when those OGs can share the same passions with young guns and groms.
Of course everybody’s skate was insane, but like anybody, I have my favorite skaters of the moment. I loved Julz Lynn because she is so rad and she has so much energy. I loved Screech because I always like him.
The Pink Motel Pool party has now become an annual mandatory event to look forward to as it just keeps getting bigger and better. Next year, just throw in the roll in from the shallow next year and position a 50+ sesh (not 40+) with control ID’s for the real OGs and it will be paradise..
At the end, we should all thank Allen Losi, Ruffo Espinosa and all the hosts of the event. Also, let’s not forget all the sponsors including: Creature Skateboards, Jimmy’Z, Scum Skateboards, Independent Truck Co., Hurt Life Skateboards, So Cal Skateshop, Embassy Skateboards, 311 Skateboards, Pocket Pistols Skateboards, Little Villan Skateboards, Old Cocks Skateboarding Co., Skaterbuilt, Spun Skateboards, Rubio’s Mexican Grill, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Osiris Shoes, Kreiswirth Sports Medicine, Ztuntz Skateboards, Aerial Wheels, Black Leather Racing, Ace Skateboard Truck MFG. and Marauder Skateboards.
|Julian Torres with (out) the mouth-guard but with a nice style...|
|Julz Lynn at Pink Motel Pool Party. Not sure if I prefer this shot or the featured one on top. |
On saturday, Julz was gnarly and nothing could compare to her... LOL, "Gnarly"...
What a ludicrous word... That word is so weak compared to Julz...
|Kevin Burke. Years of experience in backyard pool. Useful to be able to sneak against 45 pool hungry OG's|
|I was so lucky, on that picture, Screech is smiling...|
|Screech. The reincarnation of DP|
|Jim Gray: "The after-party is the one you want to attend"... Skate freely my friends...|
|Shoot, Lee is watching me livestream on the internet from Texas. I won't be able to|
drink that 6 pack anymore...
|Yes Mr photographer, I saw you were sneaking during the 40+ category.|
|And finally, the photographer himself, thanks to Cindy Whitehead from itsnotaboutpretty.com|
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