Ray Zimmerman drove down the 405 freeway. Our friend Christian Potter was quiet. His eyes ran over the heaving, frenetic metal business that surrounded them. Jerk-offs in fancy cars, jostling for position. Racing and weaving in and out… only to come to a dead stop in the mid afternoon traffic jam. “They don’t have traffic like this in the UK.” He said finally. Ray laughed and admitted that they probably didn’t have traffic like this anywhere. The two talked as all skateboarders will. Tricks, lines, contests and rumor. They made their way to a secret pipe and took some turns. Christian enjoyed himself as a visitor should. The California dream has a long reach. It took its big fun arms and pulled me here many years ago. I don’t ever want to go back to where I’m from.
Next stop was Etnies in Lake Forest. Nick skated with the two and good fun was found. It is hard not to have a good time at Etnies. They have a bit of everything to ride there. I met up with the two a bit later and we stopped over to see Dave Kinstrand. One look at Bible Bowl and Christian turned it up. “This is my kind of thing right here!” He flew around the bowls and pulled grinds and tricks.
We smiled, we laughed and life was good. Thanks for the session. Thank you to MRZ for the images. Skate- Ozzie