The Prescott, AZ skate scene has produced some impressive skaters and it is hard to pick favorites, but I have always had my eye on Ryan Zimmerman. Beyond doing good tricks with style he also has a really solid head on his shoulders. He is genuinely kind and considerate and his answers to my questionnaire five+ years ago were some of the most insightful thoughts on skateboarding I have ever read. Needless to say I was excited when I found out he was moving back after five years in California, and even though I was done skating for the day Ryan got me hyped and we had a great session with Will Livingston at the park and a few street spots. He may have made me too hyped though as seen by the slam at the end, but getting together and skating with friends makes the pain feel alright
For the last couple of years I’ve put together all my instagram footage to make silly video parts with annoying aspect-ratio changes and all that. Surprisingly this year I must be skating more because I got enough footage to put it together in the first four months, and I finally kept the camera consistently wide-screen so it looks much better. It is fun for me because there was a time I thought I would never have any footage put together, but now with the ease of camera-phones I’m starting to think about filming a “serious” part. Or maybe I’ll just keep having fun like a fool.
It is no secret I like doing “weird” tricks on my skateboard. Skaters like to use terms like tech or gnar skating, and I like to use the term avant-garde skating when it comes to my strange maneuvers. My friend Pat Fisher is a ridiculously avant-garde BMX rider who occasionally throws a skateboard into his tricks. While he was in town we decided to bring our own lights to the unlit skatepark for some fun. There are some normal tricks in here, but I was stoked on filming some of my signature weird tricks and learning a few new variations as well. Enjoy!