Got my pics in the recent Street Chopper Magazine of Rene Astengo's Sporty in this one. Thanks Grant Peterson for the hook up.
And came home today to find the newest copy of "Sideburn" magazine in the mail. This one has pictures I shot of Chopper Dave and his LFR11 bike. Thank you Chopper Dave for the hook up on this one and thank you Gary Inman for sending me the magazine. Check them out here. Sideburn.Street Chopper.
I drove up to Morro Bay on Friday in hopes of shooting some wakeboard action later in the day with Pro Wakeboarder Daniel Doud and Shelby Kantar. Daniel was building a double rail system at a pond near his house. He had been working on it for the last 3 days and still wasn't finished. So we didn't get to start shooting till Saturday morning.
Scott Smith was up there with me filming parts for a upcoming wakeboard movie for Body Glove called Slick City. Here he interviews Daniel about what he is about to do. For the last few years Daniel said he wanted to wakeboard across the sand dunes across the harbor in Morro Bay. Since you can't drive boats or jet ski's in the harbor he needed to use a wench. A motorized pully controlled by his buddy that would pull him into the dunes. We got started around 8:45 a.m. at high tide.
Daniel's first few pulls were successful. He would ollie over the wetsand onto the dune and ride across. He tried a few passes to get the feel of it and then he went high on the dunes.
Here he is hitting it close to the top.
And then he tried incorporating tricks. As you can see this one didn't go to well.
His girlfriend, Shelby Kantar, tried after Daniel was done. At this time the tide dropped and Shelby had to ollie farther which made her hit the dune rather than glide into it. She tried a few times and mostly just eating shit!
Here is another good wipe out by Daniel. Perfect leg extention. This was Shelby after her last wipe out. She was over it. After this we packed up. Went down the street in the bay and had breakfast. Hung out with his family for awhile and then headed over to Los Osos to the pond and ride the rails.
Out in Morro Bay today to shoot with Pro Wakeboarder, Daniel Doud. Turns out they are building a rail and weren't done yet. So me and my buddy took off to the downtown area of Morro Bay to get something to eat. Saw these two cars parked on the street so I shot a few pics. There was a sign set up behind them that said Bear Metal Kustoms.
We will have a booth during the car show. Stop by and buy some Joyrides goodies. All apparel and hats will be on sale and we will have some new stuff also. If you can't make it down to Vegas we will have the new stuff online to buy after the show.
Made a trip out to Oxnard on Saturday to go shoot Alan Braff's Triumph. Alan lives just footsteps away from the beach and has an amazing and unique house. Spent the later part of the day going from a few different spots to shoot his Triumph. Look for more pics coming up in a future issue of GKM.
Almost finished with my next Garage Series profile on Jason McCann. Getting some time in to work on the web pages and lay everything out. A few more details and this project is ready to roll. Great guy and I'm glad I got to know him.
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