Street and Park Practice, Monster Party Lurk with Joey Badass, and More at X Games Austin

Posted by Rob Meronek on Saturday, June 7, 2014

HiDefJoe comes in with another episode of On The Boardr documenting the shred here at X Games Austin. I've got a few skate photos, and Porpe runs the nightlife at the Monster party where Joey Badass did a small private show that I didn't know about prior to making my decision to stay in. Stupid. Moral of the story kids: always go out and party. You never know what you're going to miss.

The chill out goes hard in the Athlete Lounge. Manny can't get any more casual than camo shorts and those sandals.
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There are some long days here at work, but when we can, we go on break mode and get beat by our new BMX buddies on the shuffleboard tables. Jorge and I are now hooked on this game. It's the new pool table.
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There's a lot of phone browsing going on in here during downtime.
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Jaws takes advantage of the first class service here. He needs that rub down after launching out of the course and into the crowd during his run yesterday.
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It's like Chucke E Cheese for grown ups here. Tyson Bowerbank and Evan Smith are ripping on the guitars here that you can play.
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Pause for a gear check. What the hell is that thing?
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I want to shoot party photos with that thing.
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After getting down the alternates list, Felipe Gustavo ended up making it in the Qualifiers. That's a kickflip crooks from the only rider for The Boardr. That will change soon as we are making some announcements about the team.
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I met pro snowboarder Danny Cass today. Cool ass dude.
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Our office for the week has literally the best, most solid ground you've ever rolled on. There's something about this Formula 1 special smooth concrete that's ceramic like. Anyway, we get the rock stars coming through playing games of SKATE and other random flat ground antics. Look at the media documentation going on here from Grant Taylor, Shane O'Neill, Tom Asta, Paul Rodriguez, Chris Cole, Ishod Wair, Curren Caples, and Jaws. We're all blown away by Luan's switch 540 flat ground ollies.
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Grant didn't even have to try to make the cut. Nice to see him in there.
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Evan Smith has some elevated backside disasters on that skinny quarter hip.
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After Jaws did this alley oop nosegrab over the hip, he launched into the crowd back there who then proceeded to carry him around on their hands.
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I added a speech bubble to Nyjah on this photo of Curren Caples and ask you guys to fill it in on Instagram. Your comments there had us cracking up. Thanks for the entertainment, ya'll.
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Congrats Ryan Sheckler for qualifying first.
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Greg Lutzka was on the alternates list but didn't end up getting in. Right here I'm sure Ryan's discussing his new Harley Davidson sponsorship with him and how we can get in on that action.
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Flip on the sidelines with Luan and Matt.
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Shaqueefa threads are properly represented here at X Games with HiDefJoe.
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Scotty the Body makes custom Shaqueefa shirts for the homies, Ishod being one of them. Shaqueefa has been on the cover of two Thrasher magazines and now on Ishod's chest in the X Games. That booty is blowin' up.
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Now that's a damn good TM on the sidelines with two boards ready to go. Jimmy is the TM for DC.
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Dave Metty is digital media camp champ at Woodward. I hope you're making it there this summer.
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Chris Cole KF FS Noseslide at X Games
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Chris Cole - kickflip frontside noseslide.
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Manny Santiago FS Shuv 50-50 at X Games
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Manny Santiago - frontside pop shuv 50-50.
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Manny Santiago Laser Flip at X Games
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Manny's got a good kung fu kick on this laser.
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Nyjah Huston Backside Flip at X Games
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Nyjah Huston - backside flip.
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Shane ONeill Switch Flip at X Games
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Shane O'Neill - switch flip.
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Torey Pudwill Backside 360 at X Games
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Torey Pudwill - backside 360.
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Porpe and I have the course to ourselves for a bit early this morning before anyone shows up for scheduled practice. That's not a carve, it's a kickturn.
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Porpe Ollie at X Games
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A relatively rare sighting of a leveled out Porpise ollie.
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Rob Meronek Wallie at X Games
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I had to get myself in there at Wallie World.
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Porpe's party photos are making me regret not going out last night. Here's a dump from his selfie cam.
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Damnnnnnnn, I didn't know about the Joey Badass show. He's one of my favorites.
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I don't drink too much, I know the bud wiser.
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