#PorpeLife at Dew Tour Portland

Posted by Rob Meronek on Sunday, August 17, 2014

On The Boardr: Sunday at Dew Tour

On The Boardr: Saturday at Dew Tour

Fellow new dads Jordan Hoffart and Dune were on the mic today.
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I'm glad I have enough other jobs where I don't have to worry about taking photography and/or filming too seriously. This gear check looks crazy.
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The streets were cleared almost immediately after the last run.
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David Gravette is going into surgery that will have him off his board for a while. He still took a run with his arm in the sling, though. He had fans like this stopping him everywhere in his hometown.
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Best Trick was supposed to be at this stairset on the next block, but some dude wouldn't move his baby stroller. Or city permits were an issue or something.
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Like skateboarding, there are all kinds and types that ride motorcycles.
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He's here for the corporate board meeting. What a scene on the streets of Portland.
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Bro hugs in the street as Keelan, Theotis, Nick Tucker, and Boo Johnson meet up with them Boardr boys.
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The food trucks here are so good with great meals at around $6.
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I didn't see any all weekend, so maybe this man succeeded in his campaign.
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Seems like every city, even Tampa, has these nerdy tours.
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She says her Pug will leap out the basket if there's no doggie dome like that.
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We were lucky enough to have our families on this one. The travel has been getting nuts and it sure helps when they can come along. Devin and Brittany are here getting denied entrance to a bar because we have a baby, ha.
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Thanks adidas for having us out for a happy hour one night. Joining was this crew of Theotis, Nick, Keelan, an Boo.
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All the bars here seem to have old pinball machines.
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HiDefJoe is out here with us as usual making On The Boardr edits for Ride.
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Joe doesn't look too psyched on his assistant.
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Clements leads the skaters' meeting.
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This weekend was Porpe's 30th birthday so a proper celebration was in order.
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Nightlife in your 30's changes, but not tonight for Jenna and Porpe.
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You have to have a Portland sign photo every time you come here.
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Alec Majerus Wins Dew Tour Best Trick
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This frontside feeble frontside 270 out is a back twister and just one of many other bangers he put down to win Best Trick.
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It's nice to see all the different types of skateboarders in the crowd.
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Nick Merlino, Boo Johnson, Alec Majerus, Manny Santiago, and Garrett Hill lined up for Best Trick hucking.
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Ryan's all geared up for work.
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Across the street was the BMX dirt jumps that also took up a city block.
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#notaboardrboy
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The streets were packed.
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Riley Hawk was one of my favorites on the jumper.
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A simple frontside 180 nosegrab looks good when Riley does it.
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Right after this, Raven bombed the whole course on a Penny board.
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Nick Merlino has a 90's lookin' meron grab.
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Sheckler did some crazy tweaked kickflip Indy's over the jumper.
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One more look at Riley Hawk's frontside grab over the jumper.
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That is one super method air by Curren.
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Meanwhile the judges, Mike Sinclair and James Craig, are enjoying the meal tickets.
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Interesting using someone else's scoring system here. Spreadsheet macros and Palm Pilots power this one.
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Porpe is on the judging staff at this one.
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Nick Merlino Switch Flip at Dew Tour Portland
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Nick Merlino put down the best switch fiip during practice.
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That was quite a finish with Ryan Sheckler's last run and last trick. Congrats on another win, Ryan.
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