Chalk this up as one of the many things that I love to hate. Benny Gold is a designer, store owner, entrepreneur and one hell of a nice guy. He embodies everything that I once aspired to be and is an example of what hard work can lead to in achieving success within one’s self. His new store front had opened up on Saturday and I for one am all about support with local shops that represent the very things I enjoy.

The man BGeezy himself. I actually think he was more hyped on me buying the skateboard to get it signed by the pros but I had to have him lace his Johnny Hancock on my wood for sure. (Sorry with the double entendres. I ‘ve come to realize my writing skills are pretty much gone).

The man I wanted to see. I have my top 5 skaters of all time and Dennis Busenitz ranks at a solid number two or three next to Daewon Song.

CEO of DLXSF…Jim Thiebaud.

REAL skateboard pro…Peter Romondetta.

Went downtown and had no idea what the hell was going on.

Even ran into the Hulkster. Well at least people really thought it was him.

And got my winnings in the mail the other day. I must say, Slap does have its advantages for being a forum member whether it’s getting a free t-shirt or getting free passes to the Real video premiere. This is what you get for sending in an e-mail for a contest.

One Cliché skateboard done by Sean Cliver and…

…one Cliché skateboard done by Marc Mckee. Both silkscreened in California and in their old school shapes, just like they did in the 90’s.

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And remember when the Deathwish crew came to Oak-Town? My man Dustin just made the video of the event. Small cameo by yours truly.