PPS Welcomes NorCal ripper Josh Mattson, guest starring the always irreverent skate stylings of Corn Dog!
Kalani was destroying the pool at the SJ Lake Cunningham skatepark. He was blasting big Stalefishes, 540’s, kickflip indy’s, stalefish to disaster over the hip, and more to make the top 5 in his 3rd pro contest. Grom prospects Seth Sanders and CJ Collins were both ripping the pool and showing that the future looks bright!
Kalani David Blasting a Stalefish
Seth Sanders with a stylish Layback
CJ Collins BS Air Attack
If your anywhere near the San Jose area on September 23rd & 24th, be sure to check out the 13th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial contest, and the Love and Guts Art show featuring a killer line up of skate legends . Duane Peters has been spending some time at the San Jose park this last week, so you know he’ll be Destroying the pool on Saturday!
Pedro, Duane, and Kalani headed up to Portland over the weekend for the Portland Invitational. After Kalani’s 9th at Coastal Carnage he jumped into the deep waters of the massive Dew Bowl. Kalani didn’t make the cut, but still ripped the bowl. DP skated with his trademark style.
Chris Miller sums it up it best
DP. Duane is of course the master of disaster and legendary Punk Rock icon of skateboarding. My memories of Duane are seeing him at Upland combi with his black and red striped Santa Cruz board and leopard dyed hair. Edgers on his Blackhart wheels and absolute critical skating in the heaviest pool of all time. Santa Cruz was also my first sponsor and I remember hanging out with Olson, DP and Salba in awe. I also remember Duane being the top competitor of his time along with his tech rival – Eddie Elguera. Duane was punk, but don’t forget that he has always been an incredible contest skater who went head to head with Eddie: style and attitude against technique and training at numerous events throughout the early 80’s. Duane’s attitude of commitment and emotion shaped mine and many others approach to skateboarding and life. Elguera was awesome too but DP defined passion and the go for broke spirit of skateboarding that made it a lifestyle and not just another sport. The fact that at 50 he skates the way he does blows my mind.
Pedro was killing it with high speed lines, huge airs, and big transfers. In the end it was close between him and Bucky, with Bucky just edging Pedro out for the win.
Pedro, Kalani and Ben ripped all week leading up to the Coastal Carnage finals yesterday. Pedro took 2nd along with a nice check, and Kalani made the top ten taking 9th in his first major skate fest!
Pedro Blasting on the Shark Bite Hip
Kalani flying in the bowl
Pedro and Tom collecting their checks
Kalani doing some cradle time
Ben Schroeder up on the Hip
Check out the Converse Coastal Carnage Finals live tomorrow! Both Pedro Barros and Kalani David made it through todays qualifier, so look for them both to be destroying the Coastal Carnage bowl tomorrow. If you can’t make to HB check it out the live webcast here
Kalani David Stale Fish
Pedro Barros Backside Ollie
One More of Kalani Transfer over the hip