Also, excuse the lack of photos, and overuse of text, Part 2 will have more photos, also, please crit the photos if you have photo skills.
On the 13th of October, last saturday, some of the SB-C members from mebourne headed off to meet up and skate the city.
There were five of us there, Ash (killyourfamily), Joe (riskitforabiscuit), Daniel (blind_is_the_shit), Rex (bahaha) and I, Joe.
This is ther favourite group shot i got from the group, From left to right there is Ash, Joe, Daniel, and Rex.
This was a candid skate shot that i took of Rex. The developer made some kind of vingette, (i think they screwed up, but hey, it looks good when converted to B&W)
After we got sick of the city park, and searching around for Joel (Dying_To_Live), we headed off to Lincoln Square, via Hungry Jacks.
About 10 minutes into arriving at Lincoln, i had chosen what angles i liked, and how to expose them, Daniel, Rex and Joe decided to throwdown in SKATE.
Daniel had first set, he must have jinxed us, because nobody landed a set until Rex had his second turn at setting. Starting off big, he pulled a nollie bigspin to start the match, with Daniel and Joe copping a letter first time round.
The game was set after set of techy tricks, occaisionally copping a letter as punishment for not paying attention. Well, at least until Rex pulled a floating backside flip, which Joe matched without a sweat.
This left Daniel trying the trick he had been bailing on all day, to stay in the game.
The pop started out good, but it was overflipped and underspun, leaving Rex and Joe in the game.
Two minutes later, Joe and Rex were both on T, this was the crunch. Rex hit the hardflip he'd been trying all game, which unfortunately, Joe couldn't get. This left Rex the first ever Melbourne SB-C SKATE champ.
Heres a pic of the game, cleverly focused by me, so you really can't see whats going on.
After that, i decided to do some final touches on the photos for Lincoln Square, but the vibe had nearly gone. This was shot 5 minutes before a park ranger came round. A faux Medium Format inward heel. (i think).
We'd all gotten pretty tired. The park ranger was lurking round in his ute, daring us to step onto our boards so he could kick us out. We bombed a short but sweet hill, to get to our next destination.
Within two minutes of getting there, i shot this. Rex hooking up on a nollie frontside noseslide on the first of the big three. I'm very proud of this shot.
After shooting this, a couple of hammers went down, which i didn't get a chance to shoot. Rex did a gap to street, that got a huge crowd going (well, a couple of uni students and an old dude.) Joe did a couple of tricks down the two, but it wasn't really about the skating. It was just great fun shooting photos, having fun, even contemplating dropping into some peice of modern art at one time.
We bombed a couple of hills after hitting this spot, (see part 2 for photos) then caught a tram back into the city. After briefly considering some street spots, we settled for a Dr. Pepper and going down to the strip of shops next to the river.
After watching everone else scoring free energy drinks from a weird goth lady, i started getting thirsty again. I went to take one, but at the last minute she pulled it away, saying I needed to be over sixteen. After unconvincingly saying I was 18 but my growth stunted, I gave up.
Daniel, always the sneaky person, took a quick 6 cans from her when she wasn't looking, I scored one of them. Job well done, cheers Daniel.
Daniel and I wanted to go down to a spot by Eureka tower, but Joe, Ash and Rex, the "old men" of the group were tired, and settled for a creepy street performer, who overused the word "sexy" as an adjective.
Daniel and I headed down to Eureka, and within two minutes of getting there, we got chucked. Heading back to the others, I glanced at my watch and realised that I'd been there five hours. I said goodbye and skated to the train station. Joe and Ash must have left soon after, because they were on my train also.
My bus home was very late, so I skated home in the Evening Breeze.