Vans Skateboarding brought and delivered an amazing, historic event to Van(s)couver on Saturday July 11, 2015. This event resurrected and yet fortifies Vancouver’s Historic Skateboarding scene in several manners.
Boarderama met a colorful and chronological cross-section of the history and construct of what makes this event, the Bowl and its riders so special to skateboarding, VANS and Vancouver all.
11:30 am July 11, 2015:
Met Vans Team, staff and Vendors, everyone checking in as a few rain drops drizzle down…
12 Noon: Welcome Renee Renee (nee Jason Bothe)
Boarderama: Renee! Jason! Hey hey!??!!
Howsit? Love the threads man!
RR: Good man, thanks- what’s happening, how’ve you been?
Boarderama: Great thanks, it’s been a a decade I think! I hear you’re living back in Vancouver now?!
RR: Yes, I am consulting etc for the BCMEO, I moved back to town, for the kids, you know? Man it’s more expensive here than Hollywood though…
Boarderama: Ok- legit, for sure. So, hey- random quiz, nostalgia-memory test:
WHO was photographing Chalmers gapping the 1999 New West park from the cabin-roof of that Park’s ‘hut’?
RR: Me! I don’t know where the footage is but, ya- that was me! How did you know…How do you remember this?
Boarderama: I was there every day skating New West in 1999/2000…I shared lines with you and Alex, we were all bustin airs over the quarter-pyramid…
Next…Boarderama encounters other Vancouver Locals:
Rob [Sluggo] Boyce:
Boarderama: Rob, Hi, umm- do you recall the first time you ever went snowboarding at Whistler/Blackcomb, namely Blackcomb in 1991? Like on 7th Heaven with Rob Wolk (and me) from Vertical Addiction?
Sluggo: “Well, ya, I guess I do, wow. It was a great powder day, an awesome memory.
Boarderama: “Right…so, Rob…throwing it out there…but, Rob
Sluggo: “Wow, I guess that’s true, I remember now. That’s pretty cool that you know this…I guess that’s true history…Thanks for the memory, man!”
[ED-Note: Boarderama’s footage and HD video camera were stolen later at this event, so we’ve tried to mitigate that parental pain, and offer the best post possible…]