Bucky’s Boo BQ. This year it was Halloween costumes, family fun, great food, drinks and skateboarding at Lasekland. The day started early for everyone. Tents were erected, drinks iced down, food prepared, stickers placed and sore muscles stretched out. During last years Bucky BBQ, it came close to being a rain-out but we prevailed. This years event began with a sun-kissed sky, perfect weather and a nice breeze. The costumes were incredible.
There were the usual suspects in attendance. I have to admit, there were as many heavies on the deck as there were in the bowl. I caught glimpses of Hewitt, Navs, Alex Perelson, Danny Way, Mayer, Lopez, Magnussen, Hackett, Chris Miller, Sam Beckett, Alphonso Rawls, Sergie, Duncan, Daniel Cuervo and a bunch of others. Families were everywhere. There were tents filled with food, drinks and swag around the entire perimeter of Bucky’s bowl. The skateboarding started with a warm up session and then really cranked up a notch in typical Lasekland fashion.
There were some pretty insane runs going down. Steve Revord rolled around in full Motley Crue garb complete with a guitar. Bucky’s bowl is no joke at all and the last thing you want to be thinking about as you approach the coping is, “What the Hell am I doing with this guitar?!” Jeff Hedges inverted, Jason Richardson flew, Bucky cut the air like a knife, Cookie was ruling completely and was voted MVP for the day, Andy crushed, Austin Poynter was Teflon smooth, Zach Miller pulled a sick backside lipslide and just about everything that could be done by anyone was put down.
They redesigned the slalom course for this years race. The race started in earnest and it grew heavy pretty quickly. Andy Mac, Zach Miller, Jason Richardson, Bucky Lasek and a long list of riders dropped in and began the serpentine rip ride through the bowl and around the cones, as each pushed for the fastest time.
Pirate Booty. Bucky opened up the treasure chest and turned loose a rain of dollar bills on the crew assembled there. Money was dropped for best trick, good tricks and all tricks in between. Trick or Treat? Yeah…. Bucky understands the value of a dollar. Tricks were in abundance.
At days end, everyone was happy and healthy. The crowd was well-fed and generously liquored. Money was raining from the sky and even the children were placed into the bowl and treats were distributed. There was a great deal of laughter and fun seen all day. As the sun set, I looked over at Bucky. He had just taken a good long run in the bowl. It was a banger! He was sweating and grinning ear to ear. He smiled to himself as he drank water and looked around at all the fun he was responsible for. We smiled with him. Thanks to the Bucky Lasek family for the great times!
Bucy Lasek would like to thank the sponsors of this event right here and now.
PUMA, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK, PANTECH, GOPRO, PABST,NETWORK A, LONGBOARDS ICE CREAM, FRED, BULL TACO, PIZZACAO
RAFFLES AND OTHER THANKS
Arnette, ESPN Zone, Disneyland, Ethikia, Flying Icon, HPI, Green Issue Skateboards, Mammoth Mountain, Movietickets.com, Nixon, Oakley, Subaru, K1 Speed, Camp Woodward, X Games, Sector 9
I would like to thank Bucky Lasek and his family, Grind For Life, Jim Goodrich, Dan Sparagna and Brian Fick for the images. Skate- Ozzie