A few tricks from our chilly first session on the brand new Phase 3 of RideIt Sculpture Park. Featuring Chynna Weierstall and Ryan Grau. Many thanks to the PowerHouse, Evergreen Skateparks, the city of Detroit, the Tony Hawk Foundation, and whoever else has contributed to the RideIt project. - Al Dolega.
Hardware: Panasonic G85, Meike 6.5mm fisheye, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8 on Metabones Speedbooster Ultra, Rode VideoMicro, SmallRig cage and handle.
Flashback (2013): A few days ago, Chynna Weierstall and I headed up to the Secret Garden, a new DIY spot the Detroit bladers have been building, to film a few tricks on the first completed obstacle: a 14’ cement ledge with a metal edge. Here’s the few tricks we got before the rain really started coming down.
Chynna is still recovering from a separated ligament in her left ankle. She has one more surgery on it and then should be healthy by the winter.
We start work tomorrow on the next obstacle at the garden: a 5′ quarterpipe and we have extensive plans past that. This will no doubt be only the first of many SG edits. - Al Dolega.
Chynna rides for Razors, Modern Skate Park, proVoke, and Create Originals. Hardware: Canon 60D w/Magic Lantern 2.3, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Rode VideoMic Pro, Manfrotto 055 carbon sticks, Benro S6 head.
The Wig, Detroit - Photo: Chris Gerard | Larger Picture on Imgur.
Chynna Weierstall, first few sessions at the new Wayfinding skatepark in downtown Detroit. Many thanks to Modern Skate & Surf and Tony Hawk for making the park possible. - Al Dolega.
Wayfinding is a 4600 sq. ft. art installation and public skate park by artist Ryan McGinness and Tony Hawk, the most influential skateboarder of all time.
Wayfinding is built by George Leichtweis of Modern Skate and Surf, a huge player on the local skate scene since the 1970s who also designed the Fisher Halfpipe. The park will include six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit as well as a viewing area for spectators.
The park was originally proposed and produced by Library Street Collective with support from Cranbrook Art Museum and is presented by Bedrock and the Quicken Loans Family of Companies.
Filmed in Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI by Brian Weis, Hawke Trackler, Bradley Wilson & Kyle Wood.
Trivia: The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78, 45, and 33 1⁄3 rpm phonograph records, whether singles, extended plays (EPs), or long-playing (LP) records. (Wikipedia).
Brian Weis wins the 2017 Delta City Open held in the streets of Detroit Michigan. Luke Naylor pulled 2nd and Don Bambrick came in 3rd (Haunted Edit by Matt Oz).
Delta City Open VII - May 27th, 2017.
The Delta City Open VII (2017) - All Groms go to Heaven (Detroit, Michigan). Footage from Matt Oz, Ryan Cza, And Randy Molina. Edited by Matt Oz.
- Brian Weis
- Luke Naylor
- Don Bambrick
Spooky Trick: Theo.
Up: Luke Naylor. Photo: Chris Gerard (check his work on Exposure.co) | Visit Hauntedwheels.com.
Detroit 2002, Airborne Skatepark. With Dustin Durasa, Henry Hubbard, Jasper Harper, Jon Murikami, Don Bambrick, Stephen Durasa, Wasteland, Mike Currier, Jordan Ulmer, Cory Casey, Ben Weiss, Derek McClain, JC Rowe, Chris Edwards, Brandon Smith, Aaron Feinberg, Josh Jones, Brian Shima, Erick Garcia, Ron Copeland. Host: Kennen Scott.
“For the best in street comps please join us on may 27th at two or so for the Delta City Open VII”. Photo by Chris Gerard.
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