The (almost) Complete Guide to Nor Cal’s DIY Spots (part 3)

Turkey Neck Ditch: Oaktown CA

Who gives a shit if the best DIY in Northern California is right down the street? If you see something that needs to be built you build it! Gerardo and his crew of turkey necks spotted this ditch on the side of the road and quickly added a sweet 1/4 pipe on the top and created a super fun spot for the bro’s. As long as you watch for deadly traffic and nosey ass community watch pricks you’ll be assured a sweet time.

Builders: The Turkey Neck crew

How to get in: Pull over and shred

One of Oakland’s finest shredders Hot Cheese blows through the spot with a front hurricane

One of Oakland’s finest shredders Hot Cheese blows through the spot with a front hurricane

Only tough guys flip you off when shooting group photos. The dudes behind the build !

Only tough guys flip you off when shooting group photos. The dudes behind the build !

with more nicknames than anyone i’ve met , Kerry the bag added Kerry the blunt to the mix after this article was complete. Here’s a sweet backside bleezy at the Turkey Ditch

with more nicknames than anyone i’ve met , Kerry the bag added Kerry the blunt to the mix after this article was complete. Here’s a sweet backside bleezy at the Turkey Ditch

SJ Spots: San Jose CA

Almost missed out on the SJ spots but the intel came to us a couple days before deadline and we squeezed em in just in time. With our drunk tour guide at the helm we hit the bridge spot first then bagged the dude cuz he was too wasted to function and found spot #2 on our own. The bridge is killer and the tilt mode spot is just ok. Not even sure if its called the tilt mode spot but for lack of a better name that’s what we are going with. Definitely worth a roll if your in the area.

Builders: Have no idea

How to get in: Ask for directions if your at the Roosevelt skatepark – you’ll get the scoop on both from someone.

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Marshall Fredericks. Blunt. Tilt Mode Army DIY.

Marshall Fredericks. Blunt. Tilt Mode Army DIY.

San Jose Bridge Spot (Wastelands)

Not willing to get bit by the troll under the bridge, Kerry floats his way to safety

Not willing to get bit by the troll under the bridge, Kerry floats his way to safety

Terry the Tree gets blunted daily with the help of his boy’s at Raw.

Terry the Tree gets blunted daily with the help of his boy’s at Raw.

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Meat Juice man handles the secret doorway with a perfectly executed lip slip into the corner pocket.

Meat Juice man handles the secret doorway with a perfectly executed lip slip into the corner pocket.

Our alternate tour guide Marshall slaps into a sweet backside smith like only a local can - homeboy’s a beast!!!

Our alternate tour guide Marshall slaps into a sweet backside smith like only a local can – homeboy’s a beast!!!

The Bearded Gato: Sacramento CA

The Bearded Gato is a perfect mesh of, beard growing farm, cat sanctuary and fun ass DIY. Even when your hungover on mushroom tea the sesh is hot and the cats are still purring. Try to contact Jesse Charlton, the Cathcart brothers or “mister know it all” John Worthington if your trying to hit up this spot. Bring a good attitude, some weed, beard lube or kitty litter if your trying to get invited back.

Builders: Jesse Charlton, the Cathcart Brothers and some other heads I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting.

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The Cathcart brothers don’t smile for photos- way too cool for that shit.

The Cathcart brothers don’t smile for photos- way too cool for that shit.

Our east bound and down tour guide Mr. Buttersworth nose blunts the hot side of the Gato.

Our east bound and down tour guide Mr. Buttersworth nose blunts the hot side of the Gato.

Gerardo portrait. Rad as Fuck.

Gerardo portrait. Rad as Fuck.

Gerardo. Backside lipslide.

Gerardo. Backside lipslide.

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Manzanita Wall: Sacramento CA

The Manzanita wall is one of the oldest and crustiest diy’s in Northern California. Don’t let all the rad tricks you’ve seen fool though, this spot is fucked to ride. If you don’t have a car or motorcycle pulling you in don’t worry about getting anything good here – you’d be better off just smoking crack with the locals.

Builders: Not sure?

How to get in: Open to all and shredded by few.

Our crew for the sesh!

Our crew for the sesh!

Hot Cheese with a hot Bean to Fakie

Hot Cheese with a hot Bean to Fakie.

While on the search for animal chin, Kerry did a nollie big spin. Heavy duty maneuver for this beast of a wall!

While on the search for animal chin, Kerry did a nollie big spin. Heavy duty maneuver for this beast of a wall!

Kerry The Bag with a crail tap for the masses.

Kerry The Bag with a crail tap for the masses.


Filmed / edited by Bruce Rodela

For PART ONE go to: www.confuzine.com/2016/10/06/the-almost-complete-guide-to-nor-cals-diy-spots/

For PART TWO go to: www.confuzine.com/2016/10/11/the-almost-complete-guide-to-nor-cals-diy-spots-part-2/

For PART FOUR go to: www.confuzine.com/2016/11/05/the-almost-complete-guide-to-nor-cals-diy-spots-part-4/

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