A Dream Driveway Session With Locals

Posted by Rob Meronek on Sunday, October 13, 2013

The long and downhill slope to Ryan's front doorstep is a driveway lined with skate stuff that we started referring to as the "Dream Driveway." Yesterday there was a session with a few Tampa locals where I pointed digital devices to capture these images.

This is Jorge's second front board photo today. The other one was downtown at the TECO rail, where you get one try before security confrontations begin.
Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe

Jared Currey is new to Tampa after moving here to work at Skatepark of Tampa. That ended up not working out, but he's staying local anyway. That's a frontside nosegrind.
Profile: Jared Currey

Imagine the first person who wore a bucket hat after 2010. You would have had so much defense to handle, sort of like the first person blazing a path through the thick of the jungle. After the path is cleared, everyone's on board, though. It's crazy how quickly bucket hats came in. Justin Zaragoza is already ready for Christmas with some candy cane socks to complement. That's a feeble grind.
Profile: Justin Zaragoza

Ali Tawoosi's tailslides are a little soggy, but he'll grow into them.
Profile: Ali Tawoosi

Giancarlo Scalise is a grown man in a baby body.
Profile: Giancarlo Scalise

All Ali needs is a camel right now.
Profile: Ali Tawoosi

These kids are all learning the old guy tricks here. I don't even know what you call this thing Alejandro Burnell is doing. Is it a frontside tail block? Update from Clem: Heely monster. Louie Barletta was the first dude I saw do them.
Profile: Alejandro Burnell

It looks like a bail, but it's a clean rollaway for Ali Tawoosi. After you grow into your legs, that board will stick a lot better to the soles.
Profile: Ali Tawoosi

Alex Sandino has full knees to the chest to get this frontside ollie snapped into the grapefruit sky.
Profile: Alex Sandino

Ali Tawoosi with another aging move, the backside boneless.
Profile: Ali Tawoosi

Giancarlo will be blasting these backside ollies in no time.
Profile: Giancarlo Scalise

Alex Sandino also has one of those frontside crailblock.
Profile: Alex Sandino

I'm still not used to seeing younger dudes do stalefish grabs. I've been doing them nearly the entire time I've been skating. Alex has a nice one.
Profile: Alex Sandino