Gallery : Pittsburgh

Cody Reffner. Fishbrain to wallride. Pittsbugh, Pa.
Cody Reffner. Fishbrain to wallride. Pittsbugh, Pa. (Click to enlarge)

Words and photos by Bruce J. Bales

When I think of Pittsburgh the word vivid comes to mind. The cityscape, the neighborhoods, and my experiences have all led me this word. Pittsburgh is, without a doubt, one of the most unique cities in America, and the vividity comes from the numerous characteristics that make the city what it is. At the heart of it, is the idea of a neighborhood. Pittsburgh is broken up into neighborhoods not only by choice, but by chance. The geography often isolates one area of the city from another with hills, rivers, or valleys. Thus, the neighborhoods stay intact. They are buffered against too much change, and although the city is changing rapidly, the vividity is still very much alive. Traditions are not forgotten. It is equally easy to see all the changes and to remember what is still the same.
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Recap : SSOC 2016

Spot 1. Photo: Bales.
Spot 1. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Photographs by Tiffiany Wells, Nick Ford, and Bruce J. Bales
Video by Panda Pancakes

Winner : Ben Forsythe
Best Trick : Pizza


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SSOC 2016.
SSOC 2016. (Click to enlarge)

What: SSOC (Street Skate Only Comp)
When: Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Where: Des Moines
Meeting spot: TBA
Time: 11:30 A.M.
Cost: $20
Contact information: Bruce J. Bales (563) 650-3643

We’ve brought the legendary SSOC. back. The spots have been picked, the warning is out there, and we hope to see you all in Des Moines on Sunday, August 28th, 2016.

See last years recap here.

Download the poster here.

Last years edit:

SSOC ( Street Skating Only Contest ) Des Moines Iowa from Aaron D Schultz on Vimeo.

Gallery: Spring 2016

David Flores. Alley-oop unity. Des Moines. Photo: Bales.
David Flores. Alley-oop unity. Des Moines. Photo: Bales. (Click to enlarge)

Words by Bruce J. Bales

The photographs you are about to see are representative of the sessions we’ve had during our short and unpredictable spring. From Des Moines to Davenport, our wheels touched the pavement with more frequency in May and June. There is a strong resurgence present as we head into the bulk of summer.
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