The Road to Houston in The Boardr Bus

Posted by Rob Meronek on Friday, February 13, 2015

We've got a nice mix of nerds, media types, microphone personality, shredders, bid'niss dudes, and workhorses. One thing we all have in common: we're all skateboarders. And now after Jorge played it, we all have hate for this Beck dude in common. Whatever Beck is, he/she/it sucks. Anyway, it's been a damn good time. Along the way, we hit some tiny towns, large towns, and medium towns. I've got a few photos from our adventure to Houston. We're here for the second stop of The Boardr Am. Check out the list of who is skating in the Qualifiers here.

Early morning on site at The Boardr Headquarters in Tampa, we're putting together a quick kickoff clip for Insta.
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Soon, the senior citizen tribal will be gone from the RV after we brand it up.
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Our first stop is somewhere in North Florida at a tiny town with an odd skateboard statue.
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The town is Milton and they're getting in Joe's b-roll.
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540 Jake goes straight to the big stuff and/or vert.
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540 Jake Signature 540
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I did a cartwheel while shooting this sequence of 540 Jake. We're both spinnin out of control.
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Tyler Frontside Flips in Milton
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Tyler's with us on this one.
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Tyler, frontside nosegrind.
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Casey drives barefoot and skates barefoot, at least at stops like this one in the sticks.
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When the flick comes out, the shoes have to come out, too.
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Now it's off into the sunset headed west.
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We have arrived in Nawlins.
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The homes have style here.
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On the corner of Paris and Pleasure is one fine DIY skateboarding project.
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You know there are old skateboarders participating in the DIY work when there's a mini-ramp at the spot.
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Parking blocks are everywhere, good and greased up, including wacky ones like this slappy snake.
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We were immediately attracted to the super tight quarter. Body warms up with a front rock on it.
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Hurricane Body in New Orleans
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Should you be doing hurricanes in New Orleans? Body's got a good one.
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Watch for Joe's work to show up on ABC's World of X as he puts together a one hour show about all six stops of The Boardr Am leading up to The Boardr Am Finals at X Games Austin.
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Relaxing between tricks.
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The stuff under this bridge goes on forever it seems.
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There seems to be a nice sense of community here.
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Apparently Red Bull came and hooked up the spot with a legit portion of the bridge here. Thanks!
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A parking block spine is always a fun one.
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Ty Tarzetti at Parisite
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We met Parisite local Ty skating here who happens to be skating The Boardr Am at Houston. See you there, Ty!
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We packed up and hit the road and are now at the Baton Rouge Banks where we expected 540 Jake to, well, 540 it. You don't get much time here. Frontside ollies to start.
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Jereme's got a backside snap.
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Doesn't look like the 540 is going to work, so maybe go for a drop in.
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Jake Drops in at the Baton Rouge Banks
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Just a few tries in, he's got his ode to Rattray done.
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Security isn't giving Tyler a bump.
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Thick Kid Rock filmed it from the sidelines and has to show us all how awesome it is.
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Now we're on the Ol' Miss feeling fab and oozing glam.
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We all can't believe Clint Walker right now.
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Baton Rouge seems like a nice little town.
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Tyler with a quick barrier hop while we wait for Jorge. What's Jorge doing?
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Oh there he is, getting $15 drinks at noon.
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Get back in the bus, boys, let's go to Houston. See you at Southside for the second stop of The Boardr Am.
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