Damn AM At Volcom 05

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Damn AM coverage by Migdol Photos by Justin Keena

Every once and a while I get into a nasty mood and nothing lifts me out of it. I literally hate on everything.  When I am in a mood like this the last thing that I want to do is go to a contest at the Volcom Warehouse in Costa Mesa and watch some goddamn ams.  Nothing against the Damn AM in itself it’s just my nature to hate on everything.  After a few minutes my perspective began to change quickly.  I began to feel happier; the level of skateboarding was was snapping me out of my funk. Settling in under the shade of a nice tree the first banger I saw was the Powell Am Jordan Hoffart snap a massive ollie into the flat.  Jordan’s clean flowing style was lifting my spirits and this was only the semi final.  By the time finals had begun I smiling because I had just been treated to a blistering taste of metal provided by North County San Diego’s very own Nihilist.  There is nothing like a little black metal to cheer you up.   The finals were a remarkable display of skateboarding.  I realize it is a bit of a cliché but God Damn these kids are getting better and better every year.    Dominique Johnson was kickflipping into everything.  Danny Rosario was killing it with huge backside flips over the pyramid. Nick Dom Pierre gapped out to noseblunt slide on the snake charmer rail during his second run of the finals.  I was a little surprised he wasn’t in the top ten, because he killed it.  Terell Robinson’s performance was amazing and he was all painted up as a skeleton. Sick!  I am super glad I got to know him now because he is going to be famous soon.   The man of the hour was Tyler Hendley with his unwavering consistency.  In his runs Tyler delivered a hardflip over the pyramid, a massive kickflip to flat, frontside flip to fakie nose grind switch 180 out on the hubba, this was enough to grab Tyler first place.   Best Trick belonged to Terell.  He tre flipped the gap to boardslide.  This brought the most joy to my heart I have felt in ages.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we found the cure for cancer in the Damn Am.  Good shit.   Now scroll down and look at the pretty Pictures.

Damn AM 07 Terell Robinson- Tre flip

Terell Robinson- Tre flip Boardslide over the box. Terell was awarded first place in the Damn Am best trick contest for this gem.

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Some dude, Terell Robinson, and Adrew Pott at the 05 Volcom Damn Am

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Wet Girl at the Volcom Damn Am

 

Yoshi Volcom Damn Am

Last year Yoshi pushed all the way down from LA to Costa Mesa to go to the Volcom Damn Am. Dude is commited!

Ryan Clements  at the Volcom Damn Am

Ryan Clements Halloween Costume or does he have some new friends? Volcom Damn Am

Nihilist ripped it up at the Damn Am at Volcom

Nihilist ripped it up at the Damn Am at Volcom

 

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Jeff Taylor and his Levi Pod at the Damn Am at Volcom

 

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Adam Dyet came to the Damn Am at Volcom dressed as a 2nd Place best trick finisher.

Damn Am at Volcom

Damn Am at Volcom

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