BOOZE, BANDS AND BARKING TRUCKS
Story & photos
by Rob Murphy
On Saturday afternoon, August 7th, Steve and Jen hosted a skate benefit in Cattleboro, Mass for Chops, a fellow skater who recently was seriously injured in a diving accident.
Earlier that week, a crew threw down a fresh layer of masonite and secured the purchase of plenty of thirst-quenching refreshments via Trinity Brewhouse. Chicken Hawk proved his sculpting skills, carving out a shot luge. Food was bought, pool coping adjusted and flyers handed out.
Saturday proved to be nothing less than a full-on punk-ass mini ramp session. Crews from Providence, Boston, Newport, NYC and Connecticut converged to completely annihilate Steve’s ramp. Jim Murphy lead the NYC charge on the pool coping while Chicken Hawk ripped the entire ramp a new asshole. Barley and Markovich showed up and floated ollies over every square inch of masonite. Merk took his usual approach to skating that ended up in a quick nap on the flat bottom.
The fury reached a climax at about 10pm when Merk instigated a tree branch bomb-drop session that left 8-ball Dan with a broken ankle and gave the local 5-0 an excuse to shut it down.
All in all, it was a sick day of skating and partying. We raised some loot to help out Chops and everyone had a great time. Steve said something about doing it once a year. If so, I’ll definitely be back next time.
Clockwise Left to Right:
After getting new trucks, a new board and a new Indy shirt, Big Tim was ready to break shit. Indy smack attack 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4.
The pool coping was talking shit ‘bout Chris all day. So after this f.s. ollie one-footer, Chris through down some b.s. rewinds and standup frontsides to prove a point.
When 5.9 parties, some one is going to get hurt. Chris Merkle party tar-tard.
Y’know, it’s not a rager until Merk knocks himself out. After discovering Merk’s heart had stopped, Mike Bato put Merk’s Dodge truck up for bid. Sweet.
Bruce Juice lays it back lays it back after a beer or two or ten.