The demo was to take place on a fun mini-ramp … As the first crew was getting their buzz on and as sweat started dripping out of the pores, the rest of the party arrived.
Tony Trujillo – Sock Plant over the gap.
I walk in the shop a few minutes early and beers were already being passed around. It was just after 12 o’clock. This could only mean one thing…(Like the Coors Light Commercials) “Lets get the party started!..” Greetings were exchanged as time passed by waiting for the
Real & Anti-Hero guys to show up. Eventually, the show must go on. Even if the Stars are a little late.
Neil Heddings – Gap Ollie to grind.
No Problem as Tony Loco, Neil Heddings, and Chet Childress got themselves rolling around. The demo was to take place on a fun mini-ramp at the ramp factory parking lot. Sort of a plain 16 foot wide ramp except for the ‘Y’ from the flat bottom up to near vert at about 8 feet lined with pool coping. As the first crew was getting their buzz on and as sweat started dripping out of the pores, the rest of the party arrived.
John Cardiel, Tony Trujillo, and some more rip-cats invaded the ramp right before the small but appreciative crowd. Cardiel proceeded to crack his board on his 2nd or 3rd run. Instaed of disapearing to slap a new stick together he continued on like a true pro and rode that flex riddled stick for another 45 minutes. Trujillo rocked the ramp and extension with seriously smooth lines and difficult tricks. Tony Loco found a home on the flat bottom as the beer and the gap got the better of him. Neil Heddings work horsed himself through the whole demo just ripping the gap a new a-hole and getting vertical sized airs on a mini-ramp.
I think everyone had a good time. The Old Star crew was more than hospitable and fun to watch skate. They know the ramp well and it showed in there skatin. Even though it was an early friday afternoon demo and the crowd was fairly small it was fun to see a few good pros ripping the mini.
Rene Morales from Sacrifice Skateboards and Travis from 1984 look on.