Sitting at home sick today I found myself thinking about all the great skateboarding that has gone down in our little smog filled town. Whether it be from a visiting skater or a local, these are just a small few of the tricks that stuck out to me. There are quite a few more that I couldn’t find, don’t have access too or are just the stuff of local legend. I wish I had more footage our early street locals but it was a time before everyone had a video camera in there pocket at all times. None the less here is what I could dig up in a few hours.
Jesse Paez 411 issue 1 wheels of fortune. Ollie pin oak park
This one stuck out to me because I used to skate here a lot as kid. I remember hearing the double set was in a 411 and it took me years to find out which one. At the time I couldn’t believe some one could ollie that. I also couldn’t believe some where I skated was in a video.
Tom Knox McDonalds banks Destruction. Santa Cruz-Troops of Tomorrow
It wasn’t till about later I was shown this awesomeness. Anyone who has skated this spot knows how ridiculous these tricks are. I wish there was more accessible footage of locals skating here. I’ve heard legends of things like switch back tail shuvs going down. Tom destroyed a few Bakersfield spots in this video.
Karma Tsocheff- Back 180 attempt Compton Jr high. Consolidated video (I can’t remember the name of this one)
I featured this one more for the spot. The double set always gets the most attention at Compton but I think this gap is more interesting. Let’s see what you’ve got young dudes! I’ve been told many legends about the things Karma has done around town. One of the most impressive is wallie off the corner over the sidewalk at our next spot.
John Cardiel-Wallride Brick banks
How can you not have a Cardiel photo if one is available? He’s not the only person to ever do it but is just such a rad photo I had to throw it in there. Not to mention the spot was just so rad. Natural brick quarter pipes? Yes please!
Eggy King-Front Blunt Rosedale rails
Finally We’ve got a local in there. If you’ve been to this spot you know how tall it is. Front blunt is out of control. Eggy you silly bastard.
Devine Calloway-backside over crook standard.
I actually choose this one because I didn’t have access to the other trick he did that night which was Backside Noseblunt. I remember being so blown away that he did it. At that time hardly anybody was doing backside noseblunts on handrails and here’s Devine handling it easily. Rad tricks from a rad dude.
Everen Stallion-Nollie Heel Nose East high hubba.
You know I couldn’t help but feature one of our own in this post. Everen did so many tricks on this thing its hard to pick one but I always really liked this one. I use to pick him up every saturday and we’d drive staight to to it. A lot of awesome moves went down on this thing. I wish it was still skate able today. I would love to see what would go down on it now.
Thats it for now. These aren’t necessarily the best tricks to ever go down in Bakersfield. Just a few from the past that stood out to me. If anyone has more local footy from the past, please post a link.