Off to The Vans Warped Tour to spend the day hanging out with my girls, Laura Thornhill and Edie Robertson. We were all pro skaters "back in the day" and were invited to judge the Masters Skate Contest today by the super cool Patty Segovia-Kraus who owns and runs the All Girl Skate Jam. Patty has done much for women's skateboarding it's insane.
The funny thing about all this is that Laura and Edie came up through the ranks right before me and we never met. I admired them in magazines, and even emulated them to some extent. I remember buying red Vans sneakers to be just like Laura when I first started skating and later I ended up being sponsored by Sims Skateboards just like Edie was. Our paths were so close, yet never crossed.
Well thank goodness for Facebook and skateboard reunions! I ended up meeting both of these rad girls in the past few years and its like we have known each other forever.
Its going to be a BFF kinda day and totally rad - I can't wait!
Here are all of us way back when...
Laura Thornhill - Spinning 360's with her 2 tone custom Vans sneakers
me doing a frontside grind - Marina Skatepark
Edie Robertson - Frontisde Grab - done with total style!