The Eternal Skate Team loaded up the car with skateboards, cameras and trusty crusty skate shoes, and headed up to The Bunker once again. It was another beautiful summer day and nice to get up in the cool mountain air of Woodward Tahoe. A fifteen degree drop in temperature is always a refreshing change from the heat of Reno.
On board for this outing from the skate team was Jake Pierson, Robert Landers, Adam Heywood, Glynn Osburn and Cameron Agundez, with a guest appearance from Wade Godi, who is on our snowboard team. In order to make sure we didn’t miss any of the days action our friends Edgar “Pineapple” Rivera, Mike Lee Huntsman and Kyle Volland came armed with cameras. Here is a taste of what went down.
There were about 47 campers up at Woodward Tahoe this week. This is the fourth and newest Woodward camp in the country that gives kids a chance to improve their snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX, skiing, or cheerleading skills in the not so typical summer camp atmosphere. They also have a digital media camp that teaches the campers how to get the best angle on the shot and put the finishing touches on their video. One of the cool things about Woodward is that campers get access to all of the camp’s facilities, so we see skaters on the trampolines and cheerleaders strapping in and hitting the mega foam ramp on Woodward Tahoes specially designed roller snowboards. Skiers are shredding in the skate park and everyone using GoPros to record the action.
Most of the Eternal Skate Team started out cruising the park and sessioning the Euro Gap.
Three of the campers were showing the boys what they could do as well. We saw ollies, shuv-its, kickflips and more. Campers are required to wear helmets and pads. We saw a couple of good falls, but no injuries.
Adam Heywood was killing it on the vert wall, charging as hard as he could to get to the top of it. He was dropping in from the other side of the park, pushing as fast as he could and boosting up the wall. I didn’t get the measuring tape out, but you can see how high it is from the picture. Each try he was getting a little bit higher and this one was the highest that we saw.
Robert Landers was blowing up the doorway and put in some good time getting some tricks in. He was trying a rock to fakie for awhile and did some gap ollies, but eventually started going for this 5-0 over the top. Edgar was there to get the shot as well.
Jake is our youngest skater, but don’t let his age and small size fool you. He was throwing down hard and the Bunker at Woodward is a perfect place for him to hone his skills. Check out how high he gets on this hidden quarter pipe. There is not a whole lot of room to turn in there, but he makes it look easy.
Glynn Osburn had some rad tricks over hip. He always has a unique style that you know is his. He was throwing flip tricks, 360′s and more. This tuck knee with a crail grab is gnarly, and so is the look on his face.
Cameron Agundez was getting nasty over the Euro Gap. This backside 180 kick flip is not an easy trick to do, especially over an obstacle.
Armed with his Eternal shop deck and custom orange grab rails, Wade Godi showed the new kids all his old school tricks. He carved up the park with his snowboard style, did some 50-50 grinds on the copings and blasted some bonelesses off of the hips.
Everyone got nice and sweaty, but they sure weren’t done yet. After dinner and a quick recharge, the skate team along with all of the campers headed over to the mini-ramp and new street course. Woodward just installed the street course, and there is a lot of fun new stuff to skate. Small quarter pipes, a spine, mannal pads, rollers and a banked manny make this mini shred park a great place to work on the basics and try new tricks. Afterwords, the campers usually scramble to get a seat in the golf cart so they can get a ride back to the bunker. Most of them ended up walking. But that’s not such a big deal when its at Woodward.
Thanks to Woodward Tahoe for giving Eternal and our skate team the amazing opportunity to be a part of the camp. Also a special thanks to Edgar “Pineapple” Rivera, Mike Lee Huntsman and Kyle Volland for taking video and pictures.