Mass Distraction Sunset Session #1
Juice Magazine Sun Valley Massacre
Pink Motel – Sun Valley, CA
June 19, 2004
MassDistraction Sunset Sessions #1- SATURDAY JUNE 19 – 6-11PM – PINK MOTEL SK8JAM – A launch party for Mass Distraction Clothing and the first in a series of fund raising events for the Skatepark Association of America. Support the SPA in it’s fight to get insurance, proper skatepark construction, and parks in the inner city areas. There will be live Performances by North Coast Underground, Fine White China, Schemers and Frontside Grind. DJ sets by David Bacon. Suicide Girls in attendance. As part of Mass Distraction Sunset Sessions #1, JUICE MAGAZINE will sponsor THE SUMMER 2004 SUN VALLEY MASSACRE featuring FOUR SKATE CONTESTS including LONGEST CARVE sponsored by Z-CULT SKATEBOARDS, LONGEST GRIND sponsored by BULLDOG SKATEBOARDS, HIGHEST AIR sponsored by BLACK LABEL / RED KROSS and BEST TRICK sponsored by THE FIRM. $100 TO THE WINNER OF EACH CONTEST and PHOTOS OF EACH WINNER WILL BE FEATURED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF JUICE MAGAZINE. $10 registration for each contest. The best all around skater of the day will win the ZEPHYR MVP (Most Valuable Pool Rider) AWARD which includes $100, a JEFF HO/ZEPHYR collector’s skateboard, a ZEPHYR competition team shirt and will become an honorary team rider of the ZEPHYR COMPETITION TEAM. Register for the skate contest by calling 310-399-5336. The Pink Motel is located at 9457 San Fernando Rd. Sun Valley, CA 91352… From Hollywood take the 101N to the 170N exit Sheldon St. Left on Sheldon St. Go 1 Mile. Left on San Fernando Rd. Pink Motel is on your left. Only 20 minutes from Hollywood. $10 to get in. Brought to you by SPAUSA, Mass Distraction, The Lunch Program, ADD Marketing, Suicide Girls, Hampton, Astrodeck, DVS Shoes, 118 Boardshop, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, VSA, PEP and JUICE MAGAZINE.
HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS OF THE SKATE CONTEST WINNERS. THE FULL STORY WILL APPEAR IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF JUICE MAGAZINE.
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT SHOWED UP AND SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED THE CONTEST.
JUICE MAGAZINE SUN VALLEY MASSACRE 2004 CONTESTANTS INCLUDED: EDDIE REATEGUI, ‘PEEWEE’, CHAZ PINEDA, JAKE PIASECKI, JIMMY ‘THE GREEK’, DANNY MINIK, KEVIN DAVIS, DEVON LAMB, BEN BUTLER, ERIC BRITTON, GAVIN OBAYASHI, BENNETT, EVAN MENDEZ, CHRIS COOK, DAVE REUL, PAT NGOHO, AARON KENNEDY, MORGAN GHAN, ABEL TAYLOR, MARC JONES, BRAD EDWARDS, JESSE PARKER, KEVIN HEWITT, FRANK CREMONA, DON ‘FISH’ FISHER and AARON ‘FINGERS’ MURRAY.
JUICE MAGAZINE SUN VALLEY MASSACRE 2004 – PINK MOTEL WINNERS
Z-CULT SKATEBOARDS LONGEST CARVE
EDDIE REATEGUI (DAGGERS)
BULLDOG SKATES LONGEST GRIND
‘PEEWEE’ (PIG WHEELS, DOGTOWN, GRIND KING)
BLACK LABEL / RED KROSS HIGHEST AIR
JAKE PIASECKI (SECTOR9, FURY, CONVERSE, ROCKET BEARINGS, PROTEC)
THE FIRM BEST TRICK
JIMMY ‘THE GREEK’ (SCUM, INDY, ETNIES, AUTOBAHN)
ZEPHYR MVP AWARD
CHAZ PINEDA (BLACK LABEL/RED KROSS, GRIND KING, BILLABONG)
SUN VALLEY MASSACRE 2004 CONTEST OVERVIEW
by Dan Levy
‘It was like that Rolling Stones concert when it was being roadied by the Hell’s Angels.’ – Lance Mountain
It was a contest that will go down in history, as some of the world’s best pool destroyers converged on the legendary Pink Motel in Sun Valley for one night of crushing grinds, gravity defying airs, lengthy carves, and a barrage of creative tricks.
The first contest of the night was the Z-Cult Longest Carve (frontside). After much discussion of the starting block, and a majority skater’s vote decision, Eddie Reategui claimed first place. Aaron Murray, Chris Cook, and ‘Peewee’ were hot on his heels. Reatigui’s record now stands at 20′ 6′.
Next up was the Bulldog Skates Longest Grind (frontside) as the coping fell victim to an impressive 10 1/2 of it’s un-sauced blocks being grinded down by ‘Peewee’ for the win. Jake Piasecki, Dave Reul, Chaz Pineda and Brad Edwards all were within striking distance.
The pool really heated up for the Black Label/Red Kross Highest Air contest as Jake Piasecki sailed 5′ above the Pink coping landing him 1st place. Chaz Pineda, and Gavin Obayashi gave him a run for his money, as they earned 2nd and 3rd place honors respectively. Gavin’s skating was so ballistic that he dislocated his finger as he attempted a 5’4′ blaster.
The Firm’s Best Trick contest followed as the pool hosted some epic maneuvers during one of the most heated snake sessions ever witnessed. At one point, there were five riders in the pool at the same time and somehow none of them collided. It was completely amazing and the crowd roared as they all rolled away clean. During the Best Trick chaos, Jimmy ‘The Greek’ threw down a bag of tricks including a padless frontside invert with his wheels hitting the coping on the way in as he rolled away clean followed by a frontside ollie in the shallow end earning him the title. Honorable mentions in the Best Trick contest included Danny Minnik’s blunt to fakie, Chaz Pineda’s frontside 5-0 grind to revert over the light, Eric Britton’s stylish backside smith grind, Jake Piasecki’s huge stalefish grab over the light, and Dave Reul’s supersonic layback airs.
There was an unofficial lipslide contest happening as Aaron Astorga, ‘Peewee’, Tuma, and Eddie Reategui were sliding well over five blocks.
The contest ended at 10:45 p.m. and the winners were announced. Jeff Ho selected the Zephyr MVP of the night, Chaz Pineda, who became an honorary member of the Zephyr competition team and was awarded a competition team shirt, a custom made Zephyr board, $100 and the MVP trophy. Stay tuned for the entire story and photo documentation in the upcoming issue.
Each contest winner received $100 and a Sun Valley Massacre trophy thanks to the sponsors of the contest: Z-Cult Skateboards, Bulldog Skates, The Firm, Jeff Ho/Zephyr and Black Label/Red Kross.
‘It had the energy of what a good clean competition and fun are all about. Those that were there, were there to skate. It’s how you really want an event like this to be. It wasn’t a bunch of wannabe kooks. It was solid and it was core. It was about the skating.’ – Jeff Ho / Zephyr Productions
Special thanks to Jesse Martinez, Lance Lemond, Orion Comstock and Aaron Murray for judging the contest. – PHOTO BY DAN LEVY