PHX AM Trip 2013

A trip to Arizona is a must every year. Packed the van with the Active homies and headed east through the desert for an epic trip. Cowtown‘s finest, The PHX Am is an annual trip I always look forward to going to. There were many contestants and a good amount of Active Ride Shop team riders in the contest. It didn’t matter if you win or lose, it was more about having fun & skateboarding. The after parties were always held with some great headlining bands and this year, The Black Lips played, which I heard many great things about them live. Ended the day on Sunday for the finals & best trick contest.

Road To Phoenix:

Bye Dragonette
Left Active HQ approximately 1pm and said bye to Dragonette

777
Merely coincidental… but 777 is Danzig’s name.

Outta Here...

Pit Stop in Palm Springs
Pit stop at Palm Springs to skate the park…

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Active Huntington rider/ Active Irvine’s employee, Reed Thomas

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Active Long Beach’s Jeremy Ponce

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Denzel White from San Dimas Active

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Out here in the desert…

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some odd hours later…

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stopped by Waffle House…

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Lolligagging around…

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Alex Valdez approves…

PHX AM Friday:

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Friday was the practice.

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Moose rips!

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Chase Webb!

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Ryan Alvero!

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Vans’ Grant Hatfield with Active team riders: Dakota Servold, & Jeremy Leabres!

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chillin’

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Ryan Reyes squirt gun style

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Jeremy Leabres‘ sweet grip…

PHX AM Day 2:

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The really long line the next day of the opening…

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Qualifying runs were on this day. Rowan Zorilla rips

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KR3W & Supra’s Steve Clare with Active’s Mario Miller!

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Active team riders, Dominick Walker & Reed Thomas!

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Each runs were divided in jam format.

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Tyler “Squints” Imel back 3 grab over the volcano!…

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they were serving some yummy rolled tacos / taquitos…

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Ry Rey & Chase!

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this kid was climbing up a thorned tree for some product…

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heats are done, back in the van to the hotel before the after party…

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Eric Smellington

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margarita time with the baker kr3w homies!

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PHX Am After Party:

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Shuttle bus to the after party courtesy of Red Bull…

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packed inside…

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Lurkville‘s BK, Huf‘s Craig Mac, & KR3W‘s Brownie!

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somethin’ suspicious goin’ on…

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oh, just some bitin’ goin’ on… Greg wasn’t too stoked.

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Tyshawn Jones & Ethan Loy

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first band sucked…

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COREY!!!!!!

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Albuquerque homies

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Andrew Jackson Jihad were locals

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da homies

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Rowan, Taylor, & Steve!

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RyRey gettin’ gnar

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HEADLINING…

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THE BLACK LIPS

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Had to sneak my camera in for this show, I didn’t have a photo pass… went to the front of the stage and shot photos while in the mosh pit.
Very challenging to do…

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Sometimes you gotta break the rules…

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TP Toss

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Danny Wallace, Paul Shier, & David Jurusik!

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Bad Kids….

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Ending the night… they played all the rad songs! THE BLACK LIPS >

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aftermath of toilet paper…

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Dan-Lu and Grant were filled with astonishment…

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Daniel Lutheran attempts to throw toilet paper at me…

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NO PHOTOS!

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madness back at the shuttle bus

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don’t do that don’t do this… ha!

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DJ NOOK!

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Dane Vaughn & Jared from Bones!

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there 2 girls in there at least…

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Yeah DENZ

PHX Am Finals:

last day of the trip… finals & best trick contest.

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David Loy & Chase Webb

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Vincent Luevanos ripping

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Active Team Rider, Kyle Walker killing it with the back 180 nose grind in his run.

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Matt Berger rips

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Ry Rey & Mario massage time…

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Jeremy Leabres

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Best Trick madness going on… everybody was going all at once!

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Local ripper, Deshawn Jordan.

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Active Team Rider, Jordan Maxham back smith…

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Chase just nailed it…

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top riders

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Matt Berger wins best trick!

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Adriano Lachovsky before he was announced 1st place…

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As soon as Tyson Bowerbank was announced 2nd, everybody knew Adriano won.

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Winner winner chicken dinner!

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hometown hero Deshawn Jordan 3rd place, Adriano Lachovsky 1st, & Tyson Bowerbank 2nd!

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Active Team Rider, Jordan Maxham with fellow Warco Teammate, Adriano Lachovsky

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Also, congrats to Active Am, Kyle Walker who placed 11th!

For a ton of more photos from our trip, check out the Active flickr! HERE