Bunk

Bunk- BS deathbox

I moved to San Diego in 1997. I had already visited California several times a year & ridden with Salba & friends for quite some time. I was in California less than a month, when one day, I drove up to Ontario/Upland to visit Salba. He was watching his two sons, Jesse & Riley. Riley was a tiny guy at the time. Salba asked me if I wanted to go drive the grid awhile with one of his friends until he could get away. I -of course- readily agreed.

A guy showed up to Salbas house a bit later. He was driving a huge white tow truck. He gave me a quick glance & told me, “I’m Bunk. Climb in.” We drove the neighborhoods & alleys of Upland, Montclair & Ontario. The entire time, Bunk informed me of tips to spot pools, what to look for & the rules of the game. He nosed the big truck into a narrow alley in a shithole neighborhood just north of the I-10. Broken, rusting automobiles, tires, beer cans, glass & discarded furniture lay everywhere. Spray painted gang signs called out to trespassers, “Stay the hell away!”

Bunk grinned & told me to get out & climb up on the back. “Get up there dude.” He directed me up on the big black boom arm that usually tows cars. I squatted on the thing & Bunk dropped the truck into low gear. We oozed up the alleyway, the big tires crunching over refuse & trash, while I spotted for pools from my lofty perch. We saw eight or nine, if I recall, and Bunk had me shoot images for Salbas review later, He noted street names, cross streets & landmarks. It was one of my first pool hunting lessons & I will never forget my pool hunt with Bunk…in his tow truck.

Awhile into the search, his CB radio squawked & he motioned that it was time to go. A stranded motorist needed help. Bunk proved a big help to me as well. What I learned that day, has led me to find many pools on my own. This image that Ray Zimmerman shot, is of Bunk at one of my pool finds. Good vibes always come back. Bunk sent one out & there we are. Skate-Ozzie

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9 thoughts on “Bunk

  1. kevin bunk is so fucken gnarly and scarey to watch at times…when he’ll make the deathbox before salba or anybody even thinks about hitting it!!!…he just does it…and he’s so sketchy when he’s making the box…you want to look the other way…then he makes it!!!…and your looking around going…what the fuck was that???…and asking yourself…how did he even make it???…that’s bunk’s shit…also he’s a great dad and a great friend that’s always their when you need him!!! i’m very thankful to meet him…he’s like a brother to me!!! so actually since the day i met him & salba at ontario vans…well…that’s the day you all were cursed…if it wasn’t for bunk…i wouldn’t have been a part of the mosquito banditos!!! thanks bunk!!!

  2. The one and only Kevin Bunk is a madman that needs no introduction.

    Always a pleasure to ride with no matter what the terrain or situation.

    Kevin Bunk is an asset to the skate scene here in SoCal.

    I posted some photographs of him in the “People” section of the TBCMedia website.

  3. Bunk is a great guy to have show you the ropes and another great story of pool hunting. Pool Pals Forever

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