10 November 2008

It was amazing to see how many people came to this event all with the shared mutual interest in fingerboarding. The Rendezvous was just a huge eyeopener for me. Prior to this event, I have had little sessions with all my friends at school, and I did meet up with Ian Burke once, but never have I met a large number of people who were into fingerboarding.

Mike Schneider is crazy consistent at fingerboarding when he is in a conversation. He would be in the middle of talking to me and bust out a switch flip f/s feeble, then a kickflip f/s crook, and nail a switch flip nosegrind all in a row lol.

Taylor Rosenbauer is impossible to beat in S.K.A.T.E, as Tim Alexiel and I quickly found out. I would love to see a game of S.K.A.T.E between Taylor, Elias Assmuth, and Dimitry Schlotthauer, as it would be absolutely epic. It was a pleasure to meet Taylor and I can't wait to fingerboard with him in the future.

Chris Deso and Brody Davis rip at skateboarding. Wait until some of the footage is put onto youtube.

Matt Lieber rode his bike from Boston to the Rendezvous because he's super hardcore. His humor in person is as funny as it is online... not very... jk Matt is probably the comedian of the fingerboarding community :D

Dave Deal and I had a great session down in Mike's basement when everyone else was upstairs. We had some great conversations about a variety of subjects. Dave is just f-ing awesome!

Darkwood is a beast at fingerboarding. And he's super hyper. lol. I think he was bouncing off the walls most of the night. Check out his contest runs, sooo good. He had his death lens fell off his camera and almost shattered,but luckily nothing too serious happened lol.

Ben Gordon-Pound contacted me when I mentioned that I was looking for a place to stay on Friday night. On Friday night, I arrived at Ben's house and met his dad John. They were both very hospitable, and James and I had such a great time fingerboarding in his basement. I am really indebted to both of you, and I really appreciate letting me stay with you. If you ever need a place to stay in Seattle let me know :)

Ethan Ebeling is so awesome. Check out his announcing during my contest run and you'll see why haha. We spent about an hour having our own private film session and got some great stuff on tape.

Tim Alexiel and I got Ramen which we had been planning to do for a while ^___^. We got to our plane in time too. I had been looking forward to meeting Tim for a long time, and I had an awesome time hanging out with him.

There's a lot more stuff that happened but I need some time to get my thoughts all organized, as I have only slept about 20 hours the pst 5 days haha.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,
This is Mike's dad. I wanted to talk to you at the Rondezvous or at our house, but with so many people around I didn't know who you were. Just wanted to tell you this blog is awesome! You have a great style of writing. Keep up the good work, and keep on skating and fb-ing.

November 10, 2008 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Chris Daniels said...

Thanks so much for letting us stay at your place and for organizing the event. Everyone had a great time, myself included. I hope the kids weren't too noisy at night. Anyways, next time I go to a Rendezvous I'll introduce myself!

November 10, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

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