Words by Vanessa Davey
Photos by Vanessa Davey and Dan Levy
On August 24th, Those Folks put on their first contest down at the Venice Skate Park in beautious Venice Beach, CA. Those Folks is Richard Massie and Julian “Juice” Martinez, who is carrying the torch passed down from his dad, Jesse Martinez, highlighting the current generation of Venice local skateboarders. The contest consisted of product tosses to the spectators, hip-hop blasting on the loud speakers and street skating galore on the 8-stairs/rail section of the park. The three winners who were Estaban Jesus or Jesus Estaban? (I’ve seen it written both ways), first place, Leanadre Sanders, second place and Matt Lemond, third place, were laced up with fresh gear and new decks, all with an amazing Venice Beach backdrop. Good times were had by all.