B-Team / Jonathan Spooner

Jonathan Spooner - Andrecht

Jonathan Spooner – Andrecht

My friend Jonathan Spooner just celebrated his birthday the other weekend. I met him a long time ago at Mission Valley Skate Park in San Diego. I ended up running the place for the YMCA. Jonathan, myself and the crew all became pretty close. Good people. Sometimes they took care of me better than I could take care of them… Like I said, “Good people.” We’ve had a great amount of fun over the years and it is really great to see the successful, creative and hard-working person that Jonathan has turned out to be. The world is a better place with him in it.

Brian Fick about to unload...

Brian Fick about to unload…

Brian Fick- Fakie Hurricane Fakie

Brian Fick- Fakie Hurricane Fakie

Elliot Sloan

Elliot Sloan

Augie Rodriguez and Gregg Witt

Augie Rodriguez and Gregg Witt

Bruno Passos, Nolan Munroe and Brad Edwards await the grub on the new grill

Bruno Passos, Nolan Munroe and Brad Edwards await the grub on the new grill

Spooner lends a helping hand

Spooner lends a helping hand

starting an obsession

starting an obsession

Cristen & Oliver Fick, Courtney and Desiree Astorga

Cristen & Oliver Fick, Courtney and Desiree Astorga

 

"Hey dude, You gonna ride vert?"   -  Cassius Gonzales and Oliver Fick planning the future.

“Hey dude, You gonna ride vert?” – Cassius Gonzales and Oliver Fick planning the future.

Everyone gathered at the B-Team complex on Sunday for a BBQ. B-Team ramp lord- Mancha and his wife Courtney are some of the most gracious and down-to-earth folks that I’ve ever met. They opened up their home to everyone. The vert ramp is perfect, the vibe is mellow and all ego is banished outside of the property line. The crew had gathered together and bought Mancha a new BBQ grill which they presented to him. People were ripping the vert ramp, watching, eating, laughing and celebrating the good life and Jonathan’s birthday.

Ramp Lord- Evandro 'Mancha' Menezes

Ramp Lord- Evandro ‘Mancha’ Menezes

Chris Gonzales and son-- Cassius --discuss a vertical future.

Chris Gonzales and son– Cassius –discuss a vertical future.

Jed and Spooner

Jed and Spooner

 

Gregg Witt

Gregg Witt

Jonathan Spooner - Mute

Jonathan Spooner – Mute

Bob Burnquist

Bob Burnquist

Jed Anderson

Jed Anderson

Italo Penarrubia

Italo Penarrubia

All in all, it was a stellar time. Big love to the B-Team, Mancha, Courtney and family, Jonathan for being super-rad and Brian Fick for the images. Thanks to Guto Lamera for the Brian Fick Hurricane. Thanks Elliot Sloan for the Bob Burnquist Andrecht. Skate and love your friends- Ozzie

PARTING SHOT:  Mancha- FS Invert

PARTING SHOT:
Mancha- FS Invert

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2 thoughts on “B-Team / Jonathan Spooner

  1. You are a master of capsulizing the zeitgeist of current events with your written words in blog form. Thanks 4 your BBQ skills too buddy.

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