Well the 2015 winter is here. That means frigid temps, rock salt and it gets darker sooner. I get out of work at 5 and it is already night time. Thankfully we have the Commonwealth Press Warehouse spot to skate. Few weeks back BA, Jason Lias, Jimmy Olson, Steve D, Mike King and I repaired/refurbished all of the obstacles we have there. We replied the qrtr pipes, and fixed up Dom's bench by making it sturdier and wider. There have been talks about adding a few new things. Jimmy Olson (from Scumbag Skatepark in Natrona Hts.) brought some angle iron for a new higher ledge and we want to make a little corner hip type thing. Everything we have there has to be able to move and be put away so that CWP can go back to business as usual.
We had 2 sessions since all of fixin' up, one Wednesday night and the other on Saturday. It is real small so with anymore than 10 people it gets crammed BUT the more people we have the better time we have. The vibe is always great. It is just people skating, having fun, learning new tricks and cutting up on each other.
Dut from Overcast Skate Shop hit me up and said that his friend Lance moved back to Pittsburgh from California and he shoots skateboarding. I asked Lance if he wanted to come hang out with a bunch of sarcastic pricks and snap some skate pics. He accepted the invite. Lance started shooting skateboarding after multiple surgeries kept him from actually riding his skateboard. Living in California, in a skate house with a backyard ramp and the likes of Alex Moul, Charlie Blair and others he began messing around with skate photography. He then met Arto Saari, Mike burnett, and Grant Brittain taking in all he could. Stoked to have met this dude, fits right in with us jags and take one hell of a skate photo. If you see him out n' about or at The Goldmark say what's up!. Check out Lance's photos on his Instagram @lance.photo