“you’re only as old as you feel right?”

Well, 4th of July 2018 just passed and it was wet, hot, humid, moist, and a blast. Met up with Rock and Max around 11:00 am to skate the post apocalyptic courthouse:

Filmed max getting heady with some of the obstacles, he probably lost a billion calories doing it.


Actually he almost lost his mind, half focused his board and kept trying…”I was delirium tremens for sure”- Max.

Last year around this time Eric Risser won the ‘Under the Gate’ Croquet championships…

Under The Gate. from Gabe Chan on Vimeo.

This year I didn’t think a championship was going to happen (no documentation, sorry) due to lack of funding but let me tell you there were some thrilling moments in the first game…the newcomer Vince Stranc easily gained an early lead; Josh got into trouble and for the first time used a trowel as a juke to get out of a garden bed; Sleepy, Risser, and Chase did their job with their fair share of “aliveness”; the mayor, Jimmy Brick wasn’t ejected this year but did lose his cool under the forbidden tree zone…and also used Josh’s trowel juke method to get out of the dreaded garden bed. First game goes to Vince! It reminded me of this scene…
On the snap Vincent!
They started playing another match but I was out of there…sorry, I’m a horrible journalist. Consult Josh with the final standings.

I’m sort of on schedule with Delirium Tremens Raw Footage…

Delirium Tremens Raw Footage: EP 012 from Gabe Chan on Vimeo.

Next week will be raw footage of a NYC trip we did last year around this time…

FIB attack…
I don’t have much Milwaukee footage this week but I have this…

Spazz Vintage Footage from Gabe Chan on Vimeo.

This was the first time I saw/filmed spazz, he was probably around 14 years old.

And if you’re really bored…

Gabe Chan Vintage Footage circa '90-'94 from Gabe Chan on Vimeo.

I grew up skating in Glendale Heights, IL. I think I started around ’90, here’s some random footage. I wasn’t old enough to drive so most of it was filmed around my neighborhood except a random slappy nose bonk thing at embarcadero, a random juke line somewhere in Santa Barbara, CA and a two trick line in Sierra Vista, AZ (At the time, my aunt and uncle lived there and my brother and I would go there during the summer. We took spanish lessons by the mother of the lead singer of ‘Malignus Youth’ a punk band. I don’t remember too much espanol but I remember watching them jam once and hooking us up with some Thrasher mags).
Guest skaters are: Scott M., Sess, and Neal V.

Trivia/Goofs: The school where I do some horrendous flip tricks off and into a yellow ledge/curb and the lil gap where my friend yells Gino Iannucci is where ‘Lucas’ was filmed starring Corey Haim, Kerri Green (the babe from Goonies), Charlie Sheen, Courtney Thorne-Smith (90210 and of course Summer School), and a hella young Winona Ryder. I had a choice between going to that school or Glenbard North. I eventually went to North and later found out that Billy Corgan attended North before me.

**Bonus trivia: The town Carol Stream, IL (where North is located) is where I believe, Josh and Kelly adopted their new buddy Francois the Greyhound…

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