2004 - 2005 era. Justin Brock was still in Raleigh killing it right before he headed to Atlanta to have a night sesh with the Real team. Dan Murphy got hooked up by Mystery and was ripping in California. Mical Swett relocated back to Atlanta. Chad Shooter was still ripping the city and Jed Shooter would make regular trips from Fayettenam.
Nathan Weston setup the Long Street house where a the crew was constantly shredding the neighborhood and hitting up Project 58 for the homie sessions. SkateNC took to the streets and vandalistic tendencies involving spray paint were high on priority. Train hopping became the preferred method to get from downtown Raleigh to NC State when it was available.
The crew from previous years were starting to spread around and come ago. Raleigh's scene was changing with the introduction of an indoor skateboard park. The skatepark hosted an incredible best trick contest and many came and went through these years. It was a great time to explore every nook and cranny of the city even though the street skating sessions were not quite as intense and focused as the Carolina LOVE days.
Personally I spent my days working at Vertical Urge, sleeping at my girlfriends (at the time) dorm room at NC State and crashing at Long Street where the parties would go long through the night. Long Street is located in the neighborhood behind P58. We would bomb the hill all night long, the fire department showed up to our first party to extinguish our frontyard barrel fire grill (bummer), and if you tried to get to the kitchen from your bedroom you would have to avoid stepping over the passed out skater carcasses in the living room. It was a good time to be a poor skateboarder living pay check to pay check or to have no money at all because the crew was always down to shralp it up.
Eventually I had somewhat of a break down and left my job, my girlfriend and I broke up, and I moved out of the Long Street house. The last clip in this was made after a week of not drinking and not smoking weed (which was a common lifestyle for me previously). It was the start of a much more sober life but looking back these were some great times. - Travis Knapp-Prasek
Raleigh, North Carolina
all the homies forever shredding.
anybody remember dr. nerd?