Lasekland

Bucky Lasek

Bucky Lasek

A gleaming sun. Palm trees. Crowded decks. Bucky Lasek’s home sits out in the middle of the countryside. The neighborhood is affluent. Rolling hills and fenced estates. MRZ, Christian and I drive the meandering road that leads to his house. I look around in the midday sun. Horse stables sit in the middle distance before a long row of trees. A white fence wraps around the nearby property. Enclosed. Privacy. Colorful bougainvillea obscure the horse corral at the edge of the field. Contentment resides among the well-manicured lawns and shading trees. We drive past…

Lasekland

Lasekland

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Bucky graciously has a BBQ and bowl session after the Clash at Claremont. He does this for the athletes and friends that give so much to Grind for Life. Bucky gives back. Sponsors provide delicious food and drinks. There are plenty of beverages, as skating the huge bowl is thirsty work. The crew gathers. It is a crowded, milling deck of lawn chairs, comfortable over-stuffed deck furniture, umbrellas and families. Pro skaters, friends and children all spill out across the property. Skateboarding takes center stage. It isn’t the skateboarding of the XGames. It isn’t the skateboarding of the professional. It isn’t a powerful display of vertical prowess. The skateboarding on this day centers around one thing only. Fun.

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

Scott Foss

Scott Foss

Mixmaster Mike and Bucky

Mixmaster Mike and Bucky

Kiko

Kiko

Bucky & Dave Tuck

Bucky & Dave Tuck

Daniel Cuervo

Daniel Cuervo

The bowl at Bucky’s is a canyon. There are some that ride and some that watch. I watched and took notes. Mike Owen, Paul Wisniewski, Mike Rogers, Owen Neider, Bucky, Daniel Cuervo, Scott Foss, Dan Sparagna, Adam Taylor, Kiko, Cam Dowse, Darren Jenkins, Tony Mag and a heavy crew of others, were putting it all on the line. Mixmaster Mike was spinning hard, music pulsed, happiness prevailed and another dream was fulfilled. Thanks to Bucky, BULL TACO, ROCKSTAR, GRIND FOR LIFE, MOVIE TICKETSPUMA and thank you to MRZ for the images. Skate- Ozzie

Mike Owen

Mike Owen

Owen Neider

Owen Neider

Paul Wisniewski

Paul Wisniewski

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2 thoughts on “Lasekland

  1. That was without a doubt one of the best times I’ve ever had, skating or otherwise, a dream come true really. Thanks Bucky, Chris Conway and everyone else involved . . . skaters rule !!

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