“It was 6pm on a Saturday night and I was headed down to LA from Tahoe to meet up with Zach Cusano and Chuck Pontone who flew in from Denver. Got down to LA by 2 am, slept a few hours and then we were off to hit some pools bright and early. The first day we hit a few pools in the LA and Hollywood surrounding areas bartering weed and beer for permission to skate from a tweaker and some construction dudes as well as one barge. Next day we met up with Peacock, Tristan Rennie, and CJ Collins at Peacock’s house and headed south towards the border.
Filmed by Zach Cusano and Chuck Pontone
Edited by Johannes Hirschmann @dr_schmanski
Josh brought us to this really rad spot just about ten minutes from the border. It was the perfect place to take photos. Bee boxes everywhere, a sick background with some desert mountains, a graveyard of old cars scattered all over, and a gnarly pool with some thick loaf and a sick euro. The last day the Danglers had to leave on a late flight so that gave us just enough time to hit one last pool. We got to this pool and it was a real shit pit. Scum lines and scum water all in the deep end. We drained the pool, dried it up, and got to skating. We had 30 minuets to get the tricks and to get the shots or else the homies were going to miss their flight. In the end we made it happen. Chuck and Zach got their tricks and I got the shots. Three days and eight pools. Three homies from the east coast meeting up in LA and getting it done. Everyone got their own and everyone killed. Rad times and rad people. Big thanks to Zach and Chuck for telling me to make the trip down, and to everyone who made the trip possible. We made the Westside Connection.”
Words + photos by Andrew Sergeant