1. Iowat: Volume 2.5
    Edited by Bruce James Bales
    Music by Jack Lion and kiqyou
    jacklionsound.com/
    soundcloud.com/kiqyou
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    Featuring:
    Logan Clark
    Bruce James Bales
    Spencer Smith
    David Flores
    Zach Gutweiler
    AJ Keane
    Ben Gross
    Chris Watts
    Justin Augustus
    Ben Forsthye
    Caleb Smith
    ---
    Filmed by:
    Bruce James Bales
    Caleb Smith
    Logan Clark
    Shawn Warndorf
    Alex O'Brien
    Spencer Smith
    Justin Augustus
    Jan Welch
    Jason Howard
    ---
    iowa-connection.com

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  2. Four nights a week, at the top of the Brady Street hill in Davenport, a group of people sharing similar interests gather to get out of the cold and to practice their passions. Whether it blades, boards, bikes or scooters, Skatechurch provides a welcoming atmosphere where passionate people share a common shred.

    I’m not sure what the Quad Cities shredders would do without Skatechurch. I’d like to think it keeps us all sane during the wicked Midwestern winters. This sanity is maintained through our weekly sessions, and this winter I began to see a distinct change in the skatepark environment. A community was being built without barriers or prejudices. I saw everyone, no matter the instruments at their feet, come together to enjoy common goals and support each other while doing so. For the most part, a mutual respect was built between everyone using the ramps.

    In order to document this I decided to take a different approach when making a new Skatechurch edit. Instead of focusing solely on rollerblading, I made it a point to try to film everyone (I apologize for the absence of biking clips). This was challenge in itself, but everyone was very responsive to being a part of the edit.

    The Skatechurch community is one of the most welcoming and positive communities I have ever been a part of. There is no pressure to believe a certain way. People are allowed to manage their own thoughts and energies. I think that the freedom of sharing a common shred and the openness of personal creativity and belief is what makes Skatechurch such a positive place.

    Featuring:
    Noah Hammel-Elder
    Tyler Noland
    Andrew Hall
    Ben Otting
    Alex Gould
    Chris Watts
    Justice Kellenberger
    Mike Nardini
    Phil Austin
    Josh Goodell
    Junior Terronez
    Jon Marler
    Ramon March
    Bruce J. Bales
    Justin Eischeid
    Justin Whatley
    Ian Friedman
    Calis Sims
    Devin Heald
    Spencer Smith
    Austin Sheumaker
    Caleb Smith
    Matt Carr

    Music:
    Japandroids "The House That Heaven Built"

    iowa-connection.com/?p=1173

    # vimeo.com/64265502 Uploaded 1,084 Plays 5 Comments
  3. A six-day journey with six Iowans through the heart of their home state, "Should Have Been There" is an attempt at recreating what can not be recreated: traveling with your friends. Rollerblading, camping, and exploring, these six creative minds return to a more simple lifestyle, finding out, you should have been there too.

    Starring:
    Bruce Bales
    Josh Goodell
    Justin "Jepherson" Augustus
    Logan Clark
    Josh Wordel
    Phil Austin

    Featuring:
    Codee Jennings
    Caleb Smith
    Aaron Schultz
    Andrew "Droid" Hall

    Should Have Been There (Director's Cut)

    Produced by Deft and Master Shredder

    Music:
    Ben Nichols "The Judge"
    Booker T. & the MG's "Green Onions"
    GINJAJVITIS "Anvil"
    Shake That Little Foot "Shady Grove"
    The Barr Brothers "Lord, I just Can't Keep From Crying"

    # vimeo.com/54912613 Uploaded 503 Plays 1 Comment
  4. Some chill winter blading at Skate South (Des Moines, Iowa) and Skatechurch (Davenport, Iowa).

    Featuring:
    Logan Clark
    Shawn Warndorf
    Jefferson
    Josh Goodell
    Troy DeZeeuw
    Bruce Bales
    Andrew Hall
    Junior Terronez
    Alex Newkirk
    Tohmmy Lash

    Song 1: "Syntax Terror" by DVNO (soundcloud.com/dvnolandia/dvno-moonlighting-mixtape)

    Song 2: "ACOUSTIC BLUES" by Jason Shaw (audionautix.com/index.html)

    iowa-connection.com/?p=557

    # vimeo.com/37560391 Uploaded 381 Plays 4 Comments
  5. The Iowa Connection's first spring session of 2012 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 31. The session was an incredibly chill day of blading with friends and good weather.

    iowa-connection.com/?p=566

    Music:
    Lucero (Live at RIBCO Rock Island, Illinois on April 3, 2012)
    "Juniper"

    Featuring:
    Logan Clark
    Tohmmy Lash
    Justin Eischied
    Caleb Smith
    Alex Newkirk
    Andrew Gilpin
    B.J. Bales
    Josh Goodell
    Mike Nardini

    # vimeo.com/40173121 Uploaded 503 Plays 2 Comments

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