Tony Archibeque Jr. has been filming this incredible mixtape over the course of the last 5 years. Although mainly WA/OR shredders, it also features Canadians Aaron Gates, Andrew Lazaruk and James Van De Kamp.
In Lazer’s own words:
This video came together by accident kind of. We had plans to go on one weekend trip to check out some new skateparks and brought a camera along to get a few clips/photos. I ended up seeing Aaron more frequently than planned after that and we were able to ride more and check out more new parks the next few times as well.
This ended up showcasing my favourite parts about BMX though, riding cement bowls and going on trips with good friends to ride and find new ones. We hadn’t been to the majority of these skateparks before, so just getting out somewhere new is always part of the enjoyment. Especially in the areas we went too, there was either an awesome ferry ride or scenic drive to get to the spot. We never set out to film crazy stuff, just happened to document some fun stuff at the amazing places we visited. Can’t wait for more trips like this!
Canada’s very own Jason Enns and Andrew Lazaruk show you that it’s still ok to land in grass. Lazer blasts a cutty curve wall and gaps out to the conveniently grassy street. It turns out you just need to bring the grass along with you, and it’s all good!
[Back]: Matt Desson, Aaron Gates, Donald (Dab King) Delp, Cary Lorenz, Delia Millsap, Tony Archibeque Jr., Slade Scherer, Jack Nicholl, Colin Fried, Jordan Thaden, Andy McGrath, Dave Butler, Carl (Pizza King) Arnett, Ty Scott, Tommy Joseph, Mat Ridgeway, [Front]: David Clay, Tony Piff.
Each year, my friends and I pack up a few vehicles and go explore a new part of America. This year, we packed two trucks, two cars and a minivan with 20 people and 19 bikes. The destination was Eastern Oregon, the fourth of July, and the heart of America.
Words – Aaron Gates. Photos – Tony Archibeque Jr. (unless otherwise noted)
This past summer Andrew Lazaruk made a few trips though Vancouver. While we were cruising around we managed to snap a few clips and always had a good time. Andrew has now made his yearly migration back to Riverside and will be shredding down there for the next few months. Fly snowbird fly!
In July, 15 of us packed a bunch of cars up and took a trip deep into Oregon. We take a trip like this every year and make a point to go somewhere new each time. The trip featured veterans like Alaskan wildman David Clay and newcomers like Dave Butler and Caleb Ruecker (along with many names that you’ll recognize from this site over the years). We bombed hills, roasted magnesium in the campfire, hung out on the dunes, waited on the side of the highway with a broken down minivan and rode some of the weirdest and wildest skateparks the Northwest has to offer.
We’ve got a good amount of content coming from this trip, and up first is a gallery shot by Jason Vawter. Jason shot so many great photos that we’ve left them in a gallery on Flickr for easy viewing. Check the gallery out HERE.