Arizona!

– Me, Kitchen, Mike May and Mark arrive in AZ @ 2:00pm on 2/19/09

From plane
From plane

– Scottsdale Park:

Scottsdale/Wedge Park
Scottsdale/Wedge Park
Scottsdale/Wedge Park
Scottsdale/Wedge Park

– Bombed a parking garage (no-image)

– Picked up Nick Sherman @ 7:00pm from the Airport

– Tempe Park:

Tempe Skatepark
Tempe Skatepark
Tempe Skatepark
Tempe Skatepark

– Went out on the town at night. We were told Mill Street was the place to go…alas, nothing but Spring Break degenerates. Apparently we stuck out like sore-thumbs because everywhere we went we were asked if we were a band. So we walk into an “Irish Pub” because it’s the only place without a cover and techno. Two douchebags on stage are covering Dave Mathews and they stop the show to ask us if we are a band. Without any hesitation Sherman tells them that we are Slayer…as we proceed to walk out. Priceless.

Day 2:

– Apache Junction Skatepark:

Nick - Surfin Grind - Styles for miles
Nick - Surfin Grind - Styles for miles
Kitchen - Crail Slide
Kitchen - Crail Slide
Mike - Back 5-0
Mike - Back 5-0
Mark - Ollie
Mark - Ollie

– Ditch 1: We found this ditch on the side of the highway. Rough as gravel, but so fun.

Sussing out ditch
Sussing out ditch
Nick - Carve the hole
Nick - Carve the hole
Dusty - ditch push
Dusty - ditch push
Kitchen - Ditch push
Kitchen - Ditch push
Kitchen - Carve the hole
Kitchen - Carve the hole
Kitchin- ditchen
Kitchin- ditchen
Dusty - Carve the hole
Dusty - Carve the hole
Nick - Carve the hole
Nick - Carve the hole

– Picked up Mike McDonnald @ 12:00pm from Phoenix Airport

– Peoria Skatepark:

Peoria Skatepark - Bowl
Peoria Skatepark - Bowl

– We deicide to go out on the town with some locals: Rollerderby, Bars and…more Bars!

– Rollerderby:

Rollerderby!
Rollerderby!
Sandra and I
Sandra and Dusty
Mike (Portland), Mike (Boston), Kitchen
Mike (Portland), Mike (Boston), Kitchen

– Bar 1: House Bar? Yes that’s right. Phoenix has some of the highest foreclosure rates in the U.S., so why not turn your house into a bar when times get rough? This was a really cool place, wish I rememberd the name. Oh yeah, Nick left our rental van running the entire time we were there. Way to go Nick!

Mike and Mike
Mike and Mike

– Bar 2 – Bikini Lounge: This bar is incredible! It’s the local skater bar. If you are in the area you should definitely check this bar out. When we arrived the DJ found out we were from Boston and played music for us the entire night.

DJ / Chaos Instigator
DJ / Chaos Instigator

– This is where it all hits the fan…

Mike and Aubrey
Mike and Aubrey
Mike, Dusty, Kitchen
Mike, Dusty, Kitchen
Double Fisting
Double Fisting
Mike, Mike, Kitchen, Dusty
Mike, Mike, Kitchen, Dusty
Kitchen, Aubrey, Mike
Kitchen, Aubrey, Mike
Nick - Stuffed Coke belly
Nick - Stuffed Coke belly
Mike
Mike - Double Fisting
RAGING!
RAGING! Why are we the only ones dancing?

Day 3:

– We are completely useless, well all of us besides Sherm.

– Chandler Skatepark:

Chandler Skatepark
Chandler Skatepark
Chandler Skatepark
Chandler Skatepark

– Gilbert Skatepark:

Gilbert Skatepark
Gilbert Skatepark
Gilbert Skatepark
Gilbert Skatepark

…we take it easy this night…

Day 4:

Apache Junction - Snake Bowl
Apache Junction - Snake Bowl

– Ditch 2: Another ditch on the side of the highway. Check out the ditch footage here: Videos

Cleaning up ditch
Cleaning up ditch
Group Shot
Group Shot

– Cactus Ditch:

Cactus Ditch
Cactus Ditch
Hopping Fence
Hopping Fence
Cactus Ditch
Cactus Ditch
Mike
Mike
Mike
Mike
Cactus Ditch
Cactus Ditch
Dusty
Dusty

– Tempe Skatepark:

Tempe Skatepark
Tempe Skatepark
Tempe Skatepark
Tempe Skatepark

– Hotel: manditory night stew

Dude Stew
Dude Stew

– Bar with Slave team: $2 you all it = Chaos (once again)

MIke - ghost ride the robot
MIke - ghost ride the robot

Day 5:

Mike - Rough Morning
Mike - Rough Morning

– Sedona:

On the way to Sedona Skatepark
On the way to Sedona Skatepark
On the way to Sedona Skatepark
On the way to Sedona Skatepark
On the way to Sedona Skatepark
On the way to Sedona Skatepark

– Sedona Skatepark:

Sedona Skatepark
Sedona Skatepark
Sedona Skatepark
Sedona Skatepark
Kitchen - Tailslide
Kitchen - Tailslide
Group Shot
Group Shot

– On the way back to Phoenix from Sedona:

Leaving Sedona to Phoenix airport
Leaving Sedona to Phoenix airport

– Overall amazing trip! Check out a little montage Nick put together: VID!

-Also check out Nick’s Flicker account for more AZ pics!

Cactus Ditch
Cactus Ditch

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