What a treat our crew received today! Pete Cerulo and I were at Woodward last night where we met up with Rick Shimpeno (who has some amazing news for close friends). Being the cool dude that he is, he invited a few of my riders to a private session on the Grand Prix rail garden (where grad Eric B just placed 2nd). Ezra, Dan, Peter and Chip took Rick up on this offer and rode the set-up from 10am-2pm. Needless to say, tricks were landed and footage/photos were amassed. Dan Landy busted his ass to land trick of the trip, and did so (although Ezra had a few comparable bangers). Aside from straight hammers, many smooth tricks were landed and all aspects of the set-up were shredded. Oh, forgot to mention that Mike Perle came by to shred also. The kid was on his pipe/bx board which was not ideal for the rails, yet he landed the best wall ride of the day and got busy on the rails also. Mike was also blasting some of the biggest airs in the pipe today and some front 1080s. He is one of the strongest riders I have seen. An afternoon workout and protein-rich sushi diner with Mike revealed part of his secret.
The halfpipe took a bit of a backseat to the rail garden (this was our only day to ride the rails), but much work was done in the pipe regardless. Phoebe landed most of the tricks she knows in her first day in HP in months. Pete Cerulo showed his style and Quincy has a arsenal of new straight air grabs, including a "man method".
COACH GITS HIS
THANK YOU RICK FOR MAKING THIS AMAZING DAY POSSIBLE