The event season is well underway and we’ve been out and about trying to cover as many of them as possible. The reason we document so many events is because no matter it a race, demo, tour, or jam; much of the growth of the larger scene happens, on-site, at these events. It’s all about skaters getting together, shredding with friends, and making new homies. This year’s second annual Downhill Disco was fun as all hell, and a clear example of a distinct growth in the community and an increased excitement about gettin’ radical.
The happy confluence of talented skaters from across the globe, matched with an even broader spectrum of varied obstacles littering the hill, combined to create an inspired and truly unique shred experience. The course was basically a 1980s street skating course, but on a steep hill instead of flat ground. There were rails, spines, banks, humps, table-tops, and launch ramps of all sizes and radii. There were also some cones set up for some reason, and between hitting the various ramps and rails, many of us made it our duty to knock them over or catapult them into the air with a slide or deep carve whenever it was possible. Ha ha! Sorry Scott.
Anyway, Muir Skates put’s on a fun-ass event and the 2012 Downhill Disco was not the exception. Some gnarly skating went down on both days of the event, regardless of some rain on Saturday. A heapin’ helpin’ of shredders from out of town and across the globe came out to represent this year: Ethan Cochard, Ross Druckery, Dan Couch, Carmen Shafer, and Brian Bishop definitely rode hard and made an impression on the locals scene.
It’s events like this—where skaters get to skate new terrain, see varied styles of riding, as well as fresh tricks and techniques—that help to inspire more skaters to grab a skateboard and join the Movement of Shred.
We were proud to have presented the 2012 Downhill Disco along with our homie Scott and the boys at Muir Skates. We’d like to thank all the friends, family, and sponsors that helped to make this event possible (Insert a courtesy, high five, or bear hug here). Thank you all. Good times!