Maryhill: Festival of Speed, 2013. . . ummm. . . okay, I’ve got ten minutes to write something really in-depth about the event. Well. . . fuck it!
Anyway, the event was grand and fun and stuff. We definitely skated Maryhill a lot (backside & frontside), we drank stuff, some smoked some stuff, we lurked heavily at the Wheelbase booth during qualifying and gave a ton of skate-gear away, we camped in tents purchased from Walmart, we had a kabob BBQ in the park, we swam in the river (Skiprock Beach) as well as the local hotel pool, we skated a couple janky mini-ramps, we consumed too much shaved ice, we celebrated John Kreutter’s 16th birthday with a ridiculously huge pizza that cost way too much, people got slapped with cakes, sex-toys, as well as a piss sock (don’t ask), John lost his shoes one night (again, don’t ask), Amanda Powell was definitely gonna win the women’s race then scrubbed wheels with a little Brazilian lady and crashed out at the last moment (shit happens), Patrick Switzer won the men’s race for the 6th year in a row (Okay, maybe only the third?).
Basically, Maryhill was all you’d expect from a five-day skate event out in the middle of the sticks: A shit-show of a good time with friends—just as it should be!
If you think this write-up blows ass, no worries, just divert your attention to all the pretty pictures—they’re rad, we actually put a lot of love and tender care into them, and honestly, they better reflect the actual race more than these rantings and last-minute jibber-jabberings. Keep on Tuckin!
1. Patrick Switzer
2. Thiago Lessa
3. Zak Maytum
1. Elena Corrigall
2. Marie Bougourd
3. Katie Nielson
1. Dejaune Jones
2. Jake Wilkinson
3. Roger Jones
Stay tuned for our Keep on Tuckin’ Vancouver and Whistler articles coming real soon, as well as a full-length tour video covering the entire tour dropping in the near future as well. If you haven’t yet seen our other article’s from this west coast tour please peep ’em, they’re so hot right now: Angie’s Curves, San Francisco, & Portland.
A big shout-out to all of the “Keep on Tuckin’” sponsors who made this radical road-trip a reality: Muir Skate, Loaded Boards, RDVX Grip, Landyachtz, Rider Approved Designs, Waterloo Wheel Designs, Rip City Skate, and Paris Truck Co. Thanks homies!!!!
Also a huge thanks to John Ozman, his crew, and all the volunteers that made this year’s Maryhill FOS a reality. Your hard work is appreciated and respected. Kudos!