10.11.2012

chrome ball incident #829: rose parade










































Seemed like the obvious choice... and a cheap way to get in good with my new neighbors.

A selection of classic flicks from Portland's revolutionary ode to elbow grease, the Burnside Project.

20 years deep. Incredible. 

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And yes, we made it. Crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on other side... somehow.

Loving it here. 

Shout out to Scumco & Sons, OneUP Skateshop, Hopps, Orchard Skateshop, Chez the Goopy Grump, Jim Thiebaud and Deluxe, Jerry Fowler, Chris Nieratko, James Jarvis, Deaf Lens, Skately, Uno, Rob Sissi and the Nike Skateboarding fam.

Special thanks to Wyatt Lee, Ms. Peel and my Mom.

Good to be back. How you been?

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chops is back and in full force! So many damn good shots in this one. Proud to say that Transworld cover was the first mag I ever bought, 96 I think, I'm 28 so yeah...glad all is well with your move.

Skately said...

Welcome back!

Damn, such a gnarly collection of pics. One of those spots on the bucket list. One of these days.

Soo stoked on Sparks tweaked nosegrab. And anything from Brent Atchley, always dug his loose style.

SKM said...

DIZ IZ SK8BORD!

Anonymous said...

Cardiel off the wall! Glad you are back!

Five-o Cheapster said...

Great return chops. Props.

Anonymous said...

Heddings, Fowler, Busenitz, Stranger...?! Damn, mate, you're starting up pretty well aren't you. Wish Heddings would be SOTY. So SOTY he is.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Chops, glad to hear all is well. You hit up Burnside on dawn patrol yet? a 6 am session there will happen before I die. Have fun!

-andy in Boston

Anonymous said...

Chops, welcome back. Long time reader, Occasional supportive commenter. I'm driving west in a few weeks cross country and have never been in a car that long. Any pointers or advice?

Dave said...

My insomnia awoke me at 3:30 this morning. First thing I did? Visit chromeball to see what last night's post was. So stoked. So much good stuff in this post. Too much to go in and identify.

Very good to have you back, Chops. Hope you're all settled in.

The Chez said...

Good choice, Mr Blockbuster. And no, I'm not talking about red curbs.

I forgot about that Carnie article. Pure gold. Whatever happened to Brent Atchley. Bright match burn fast? Haven't seen much from him.

Anonymous, if you have the chance take your time and soak in sights and spots. Don't do it in four days.

Keith said...

Welcome back Eric and glad to hear the move went smoothly.

What year is that Mark SCott article from?

Fowlers fs rock looks amazing.

And a seatbelt grab not done by Remy Stratton and at burnside. Great!

Anonymous said...

aaah, glad it's going on! highly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

aaah, glad it's going on! highly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

aaah, glad it's going on! highly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

So Nanda Zipp finally made the Chrome Ball Incident.

Welcome back.

craige13 said...

mikey chin was soooooooooo good there

K said...

Just in time for the fall/winter blues. Waiting on that Nanda Zipp post. Any day now!

F. said...

So many jems in this post, love it.

Highlights for me include that tailgrab nosestall by Karl Hubble on the cider block wall, love that you can see the layout of how burnside looked when it first was built.

Also love that frontside ollie by Matt Beach on that wall on size 38mm wheels. How everyone skated and ripped that place on such little wheels still amazes me.

All the photos of Mark Scott are golden and if anyone ever saw Red skate that place you know how amazing he is.

Same goes for Mike Chin taking tech skating at burnside to a whole other level there.

Anonymous said...

fuck yeah. new neighbors mean you live in pdx now? see ya under the bridge...

stephen said...

fuck yeah! i love that pig pen fs grind shot with the beer. that dude is about as heshian as you can get.

sprntrl said...

ah yes. good to have you back my man.

towne storage said...

finally back! thank you

QUINN AVERY DAVIS said...

YEEEESSSSS!

Seeing Red at Burnside (even circa '92) is still the rawest skating I've ever witnessed.

I've been sitting on that photo of Karl Hubble for over a decade...glad it found a home in a proper Burnside forum. He destroyed that place (maybe still does? Anyone?) I watched him break his ankle on a 4 foot nollie melon on the big quarter. F.: maybe it was the small wheels...

Ethan front rock is probably the best single photo I can think of there. And so much footage...where is the footage?!

Carnie should get some kind of social anthropology award. Oh love.

Billy Valdez cat out of water? And they call it a hip. Superb.

What I wouldn't pay to see Stranger there.

Or Ben Krahn....

Good job Chops...and enjoy the view.

b said...

threw a link to this up on the burnside facebook page. fuckin great to see these photos. cheers.

Jeff Thorburn said...

welcome back, chops!

freshly arrived back at home from our short and sweet honeymoon. caught up on emails, and then straight to CBI.

thanks!

t.a. said...

Welcome back! And to the West Coast! It's been a dry, dry summer, so winter should be easy. Love Lance's Adidas from their first time around.

vincent said...

word to the Elliott Smith title!

Brent Atchley is the real dead.

Anonymous said...

Falk fs in the nest

Anonymous said...

i skated burnside when i was 15 in 2004. it was gnarly. moreso the park then the people which isnt what i expected, there were locals ripping but noone was snaking and the vibe was good. but that is one park that would definitely take some getting used to. and what you dont get from the photos is that this really is some shit someone built under a huge brige on the bad side of town with bums and addicts prowling around.

Anonymous said...

CBI needs to do a Erik J post..