Ohio Skate University

June 28, 2009

Jamie Thomas v. Dennis Busenitz


Pre-game interviews

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June 27, 2009

Chris Cole v. Mike V


Pre-game interview

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June 26, 2009

Battle at The Berrics 2 Predictions

BATB2 Bracket

BATB2 Bracket

I’m going to explain my picks for the battle at the berrics for each game of skate.

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June 23, 2009

Alumni Visit: 1031 at Ohio Surf And Skate on Go Skateboarding Day

Columbus native Chad Knight beside Greg Harbour and team owner and Cleveland native Kristian Svitak

Columbus native Chad Knight beside Greg Harbour and team owner and Cleveland native Kristian Svitak

 

June 21st, I continued my travels by going to Willoughby, OH to Ohio Surf and Skate (a skate shop) for a 1031 demo. Ohio Surf and Skate had ramps set up in the parking lot for the occasion. 1031 is a skateboard company that was created by a Cleveland native by the name of Kristian Svitak. He has been a professional skateboarder for around 10 years, I believe, and tours yearly with his company. This specific summer tour is to celebrate team member Ben Raybourn becoming pro for 1031. Ben Raybourn won the bowl contest in the 2007 Texas Skate Jam and is definitely someone to look out for on the come up.

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June 22, 2009

Local Festivities

 

Drama Signing Autographs

Drama Signing Autographs

To begin my travels during the weekend of Go Skateboarding Day, I first traveled to Miamisburg, OH for an appearance of Rob Dyrdek’s cousin and reality show star “Drama”. The event was held at Walker Auto Group on Saturday June 20th and was equipped with free food.

 

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A Brief Lecture

DC Shoes/Rob Dyrdek Skate Plaza in Kettering, OH

DC Shoes/Rob Dyrdek Skate Plaza in Kettering, OH

June 21st, 2009 was the 6th annual Go Skateboarding Day. This skateboarding holiday was created to urge skaters to put aside everything and take a day off to do nothing but skate and hang out. As skateboarding continues to grow, so does the holiday, as well as the number of people involved. Skate companies have begun to get involved over the years alongside skate shops, parks and organizations. Together, these groups have created contests, demos, fund raisers, park openings, etc. Skaters enjoy the chance to get out and skate and are overjoyed at a chance to be apart of an event that companies or teams they look up to, get involved with. Not only does this bring the skate community closer together, but the day also brings outsiders closer to our element. Parents and passer-bys get just as excited as the kids do when they see a pro fly through a park, or as someone makes an appearance to talk to and mingle with the skaters. How many skaters are out just impresses some people and they find themselves having to at least take a second look. This young holiday is growing to stand as a beacon for what the skateboarding community stands for, community. To find out more about this holiday click this link.

Check back to read about my travels over the weekend.

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