Gunmetal Trucks 46* Baseplate
Gunmetal Trucks team rider’s Tyler Hampson and Max Capps tested and approved the new 46* base plates. Start looking for these popping up in the near future.
Gunmetal Trucks releases their new 46* Baseplate. Photo by: Lee Eisler
Max Capps CAN do stand up slides. Yeahhhhhh!
Edit by Max Capps himself.
From the Gunmetal Trucks archives
Finding time to ride between rainstorms and during the holidays was difficult but this group of riders made it happen. Some group riding on some of our favorite tuck roads.
Spinning Go Pro Mount
The camera mount is the cool part of this video. Filmed with a spinning mount at the end of a pole, there is some pretty nifty camera work in this one.
Rider: Max Capps
Filmed by: Max Capps
Edited By: Max Capps
Skaters: Max Capps, Jonny Huang, Lee Eisler, Spencer Adams
GoPro held by: Max Capps
Put away the downhill boards and bust out the double kicks and mini cruisers to entertain yourself in this scenario. Ride with a group of your friends down several cement stories of hundreds of parking spaces. Right turn after right turn, it becomes a race to the bottom. Take the elevator back up for another run. Dodge a security guard…or two. Then do it again another night. Not necessarily fast yet still extremely fun, check out the battle on the way down.
This is Spencer Adams home turf and don’t plan on riding this hill uninvited. Hidden in Irvine behind gates and security guards this is a pretty exclusive hill. Watch as Max Capps takes out Spencer in a race to the bottom.
Riders: Max Capps, Spencer Adams
Filmed by: Max Capps
Watch as Jonny Huang and Max Capps get their adrenaline flowing by passing a car while bombing down a fun hill that ends in a fast left.
From the archives of Ladera Skateboards…
Halloween Costume Contest/ Slide Jam
Video shot and edited by: Lee Eisler
With an eclectic mix of big name riders and free agents – some hailing from as far as the Philippines – present, the Talega Halloween Slide Jam once again proved that SoCal can provide a world-class course.
It was fun seeing people dressed up and pushing the limit doing absolutely gnarly maneuvers on their skateboards. With the two kicker ramps set up riders had plenty of launch to help them go big. Both kicker ramps were big, however the large kicker ramp was just massive. This ramp made for both big tricks and big falls.
Everyone got plenty of runs in and before we knew it, it was time for the contest to begin. Hot dogs were consumed and the plenty of grilling was getting done while lights and generators were set up. Darkness was falling and as the road became less and less visible a police chopper flew in and provided light for some riders. After about 20 minutes of the spotlight as the only light, the generators were fired up and the course was back to daylight.
With a police chopper still circling over head with their spotlight the event began. Run after run, trick after trick, a spotlight from above and tons of riders ripping created a really cool atmosphere. Forty minutes to an hour went by when three police officers came walking up the hill with their flashlights. “Do you know how much money it costs to put a chopper in the air?” one officer said. “We honestly thought you were just helping us out with light,” a skater replied.
Due to a stupid law in San Clemente the event was shut down by the 5-0. Apparently due to the powers of darkness you are not allowed to skateboard at night in the city of San Clemente. The cops were nice about it and let us pack up and leave, with no citations..
We all met at a park right down the street from where the slide jam was. Awards and swag were handed out to anxious skaters. Everyone got a hat, dvd and plenty of stickers. Many riders got trucks, wheels, gloves and several other prizes were handed out to the winners. Three lucky winners left with brand new Sector 9 decks.
1st Place- Duke Degan
Check back for other winners. I have forgotten in all the mayhem.