This past couple of sessions have been amazing. Witnessing the gradual growth of DockSessionUSA and seeing new faces as well as recognizing "the usuals" from week to week always puts a smile on my face.
- Posted in on April 17, 2017 .
Posted in on April 12, 2017
Some weeks had passed since we had been back to our beloved DTLA garage of garages. I had personally spent time casing the garage during the weeks of our absence, memorizing security patterns, making sure that IF we were to return to our weekly routine, things would be relatively “stress” free. I’ll admit, I wasn’t quite sure how things would turn out. The security had been staying later and later, which in corporate terms means that someone had to make a decision in a meeting to keep these guards hanging out longer, thus costing them more in the process. So the fact that our presence had become enough of a concern for them to start having their lackeys hang around later was reason enough for us to stay away.
- Posted in on March 28, 2017 .
Posted in on March 24, 2017
With almost a decade of weekly Wednesday sessions under my belt I had known for awhile it was time we added a new location to the rotation. Downtown Los Angeles has been such a wonderful sanctuary to us for almost the better part of 3 years, but it needed a break. Security guards were starting to recognize specific skaters, and their shifts seemed to be running later and later. So I decided to tour us around for a bit, as I do when I feel one spot is getting too much heat. This particular week, Ojoom Pucks' John Baelly suggested we check out a new location. Nestled deep into the hills of Elysian Park, this absolutely peach of a free-ride hill immediately brought back memories of the golden age of Parkway Calabasas (for veterans of The Gel Lab sessions, they’ll remember just how glorious the incline of Parkway really was). This new hill however; is well lit at night, secluded, the pavement is smooth with zero cracks, and the grade is steep enough and long enough for both the seasoned freerider as well as the novice looking to step up their game. It is my hope, that this new location will play host to a new rise in freeriding talent from the greater Los Angeles area, as attendees of future Gel Lab sessions can expect to see this location in the mix a lot more often!
Posted in on March 14, 2017
DockSession USA (click for Facebook page!)
Santa Monica: March 5 & 12, 2017
Coming from a tight skate community back in Bogotá, Colombia, I missed having an environment where people could be comfortable having different skill levels and learn from each other when it comes to skateboarding. The DockSession jams (originally created by Lotfi Lamaali in Paris, France) have always intrigued me, and I'm stoked on the opportunity to help build that community here in Los Angeles.
Posted in on February 7, 2017
Join Flatspot Longboards and Loaded ambassador Ari Chamasmany for a weekend of fun in Vancouver!
Feb 9 - Parkades - start 9pm at Vancouver Art Gallery
Feb 10 - Live Flatspot Ask Me Anything from the shop - 7-10pm. Late night Docksession 10pm til tired
Feb 11 - Highway Jam (Bus) - 9am-5pm. Nighttime Party / Bowl Jam 8pm - late
Posted in on December 8, 2016
Magic City Mayhem Garage Race. No holds barred - 6 floors of downhill pavement. Marlins Park Center Field Garage. January 14, 2017. Check in at noon. Practice noon - 3pm. Racing starts at 3pm. Pump track on the rooftop. Bring your family and friends.
Posted in on September 21, 2016
Virtual Slide Jam by Treee Skateboarding
Amigos y amigas hispanoparlantes el día de hoy les traemos desde tierras Mexicanas un concepto nuevo que formulamos en las oficinas corporativas de Loaded Boards y Treee Skatebording.
Hello everyone today we are bringing you from Mexican lands a new concept our experts developed in the corporate offices of Loaded Boards and Treee Skateboarding.
Tomó varios meses de desarrollo de nuestros expertos en la imagen de arriba podemos ver a nuestro equipo de trabajo desarrollando esta nueva manera de traerles entretenimiento.
It took several months for our experts to finally be able to develop such a new creative way to bring you entertainment. You can see on the top image our specialists working on this new project.
Posted in on July 14, 2016
Hello! This is Minchita, the stoked news reporter, and today I’m here to talk about the first ever outlaw downhill race that happened in far east, Nyom Island/Superhill, Yokosuka Japan. Yes ma'am, it was the first DH race to ever happen in Japan!
My partner in crime Fifer and I have been dreaming about organizing a DH race in Japan since we saw for the first time what DH racing is all about back in Maryhill FOS 2011. It took 5 years of dreaming to make it happen, but yes! We finally did it!!
- Posted in on June 22, 2016 .