Loy and Harper go nuts after spending close to 70 hours riding in the van in one week.
Fuck yeah they knew we were coming.
First stop was the Westerly Skate Park in Westerly, RI. thanks to 7ply and Elemental skate shops for the promotion.
Drehobl renamed the tour "the wienie roast" which was much more appropriate since they were actually serving up hot dogs instead of a butcherd pig. "hot dogs are made from pigs, right?"
Everyone including several locals were ripping the park apart. Hale goes back noseblunt, signature style.
Stoked Westerly park locals.
Gatorade hooked up the refreshments. Thanks gator guys and gator gals.
Marisa tells some stories in the post demo chill time.
the next stop was Pro Skateboard shop in Belmar, NJ. They got a sick mini ramp behind the shop.
Hale managed to squeeze in this blunt fakie. Pretty sure his hand hit the ceiling on that one.
Marisa, had a few amazing runs including one with this kickflip pivot fakie.
From NJ we headed south towards PA where we stopped at Andrew Cannon's hometown shop, Fairman's of Westchester.
Woah woah woah our first official signing line-up.
talk about entrepreneurship, these two youngsters own Club Rio Skateboards.
After everything signable, was written upon, we took it over to the Westchester skatepark.
David Loy, nosegrinds bank to bank.
In addition to blowing kids minds with manual combos Preston Harper also fakie flipped the pyramid hip.
Drehobl goes alley oop lien melon while Andrew teaches the locals about Dorfin.
Andrew Cannon showed up with a new move on this trip. A boosted boneless one, debut at his hometown stompin grounds.
Then it was time to "make it rain" with stickers.
A rare moment when Shawn Hale wasn't talking on his phone. Probably only because he needed to use it as a camera to take a picture of one of the horses at Andrew Cannon's parents barn.
After Fairman's we continued south to VA Beach where we stopped at Cardinal Skate shop.
they had a solid selection of ERGO gear for sale in the shop.
Mid Atlantic ERGO rep Mike Beech took on the grilling duties cooking up some burgers.
Preston Harper cures his hunger with just one bite.
Cannon hyped up a game of skate using the filmer boards. Here's a pop shove.
Then it was off to North Side Skatepark for demo time. The park was super sick and Drehobl immediately noseblunt slides the banked wall.
This little guy was bumming on his old old wheels.
But now he's no longer bummin since Drehobl delivered a fresh set of Spitfires.
the entire course was getting attacked. Andrew Cannon crushes a feeble down the rail.
All the summer heat can really take a toll on a man with a thick beard. And with that we were out and headed south to North Carolina. Headed south to north? You better believe it!
First stop in the land of Kenny Powers it's Another skateshop in Carolina Beach, NC
The guys at Another really went to town on the BBQ portion with an award winning chef at the grill.
Daniel from Another skateshop knows sometimes you gotta sample a bite yourself before turning it over to the customers.
then the burgers, shrimp tacos and pork sandwiches were attacked.
Andrew is known for being a very sweaty skater. Here he wrings his shirt out into a cup to see how much he is sweating.
At which point one kid offered to drink it for a free board. Then lots of hands went up offering to do the same.
this guy was handed the cup. and he gulped it down like it was nothing. "tastes like egg water" was his comment.
To the victor go the spoils.
I don't even think multiple bottles of Gatorade are gonna wash that taste out of his mouth.
After the shop parking lot festivities we headed over to Carolina Beach Skatepark to shred. Loy takes to the air, frontside.
And so does Drehobl, backside.
North Carolina has several shops that support ERGO. Permanent Vacation is one of them. Go there and see Sub. He will set you up right.
Permanant Vacation set up a ramp jam in the shop parking lot and fired up a grill for the dogs.
This guy went to high school with Drehobl. He also brought one of Dan's Think boards from over a decade ago to be signed.
Preston Harper goes huge with a melon between the launch ramps.
Which prompts the idea for a launch ramp contest.
Longest oliie wins a new deck and some ERGO gear. You gotta clear that pink ERGO sticker.
This guy went so big he started to fly out of the camera frame.
So big in fact that he won the new deck
Next stop, legendary Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, FL. I'll bet there are lots of Squirrels fuckin in those trees back there.
Loy and Hale get some quick runs down the snake run that was built in the 70's
Then in classic Florida style, it began to rain.
no worries though, we had a couple of tents set up
So that ERGO's Florida, Georgia rep Chris Sears can still BBQ.
...and feed the masses
But the rains kept coming down, down, the drain.
But one plus was that Drehobl took this as an opportunity to do a custom Kona graphic on his old board to hang in the shop.
our final and most southern stop was Undercover in Ft Pierce, FL.
Rob Perkins was serving up the burgers....
...while the guys sessioned the ramp in the back of the shop
Alec Chambers with a grinding "peterblunt" wearing the "Yeeww" shirt
out front the sessions spilled into the street. Liam with a double hardflip.
The best part about being at the last tour stop? All the leftover product gets tossed out.
Loy throws out all his remaining boards.
Like catching a foul ball at the baseball game. Thanks to all the shops who carry ERGO throughout the world.