Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Barcelona

My good friend, Igor Rogowski, snapped this photo on a trip to Barcelona while I was teaching 
there. We skated, explored and conquered the city during our short trip. Ernest Hemingway once 
said, "It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat 
up the hills and coast down them." As much respect as I have for Mr. Hemingway, I would like to 
say that riding a skateboard is the best way to get to learn the contours of a city. It's a form of urban 
exploration that is unrivaled by foot or bicycle. A skateboarder exploring the contours of a new city 
is akin to an explorer exploring uncharted unknown territory. A skateboarder is fascinated by the 
texture of a road or sidewalk, he anticipates the slight discrepancies and adapts his biomechanics to 
continue his pursuit onward. 

Y Ditch



The freedom associated with spending a Sunday afternoon in a Central Texas drainage ditch is something that will allow me to age gracefully. Skateboarding is a powerful outlet for those of us who are still able to endure the lifestyle. Photos like this will serve me well in my older age, and they will remind me that my younger years were spent outside of the normal rush to happy hour. Writing in this blog was meant to be about skateboarding, but I hope it turns into a celebration of life. Oh, how lucky I am to live in a time where I can broadcast my voice to millions with a few keystrokes. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

 Photo: German Max (Max Hall)

I have not posted for quite some time, but I have not forgotten the intentions of this blog. If anything, it is to immortalize skateboarding during this time period. A quick shout out to all skateboarders in San Marcos. If you're reading this, you know who you are.   
 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo my good friend Charlie Kitchen took of me doing a wallie at our school Texas State-San Marcos. Charlie is super good at shooting photos and shreds as well! Go check out some of his photos at his flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/charliekitchen/)

We should have an edit out by the end of this week of our homie Martín slaying the skatepark! Check back with us soon!

-Stephen-

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

In the Streets


















Luke Fuller: bs boardslide

Hit the streets a couple days ago with Thomas, Dylan, and Luke to check out some spots and have some fun. I'm no photographer, but managed to get a pretty cool shot of Luke.

-Gunnar

Monday, July 29, 2013

DSJC: Skate Park of San Marcos Montage



This is the first video that we have made, its a little bit rough at some parts when we were figuring out how to fully use the camera. But, we've got it all figured out now and it's gonna be smooth sailing from here. I had a lot of fun filming and editing this because we spend so much time at the skatepark here in San Marcos, so watch out for more videos coming soon. Keep up with us and thanks for the support !

-Stephen-