Sightseeing, Knowledge, Architecture, Travel, Entertainment, SKateboarding and what we ATE along the way.
Wake up! Wake up! It’s time to drive to Michigan. Yesterday we had our Punk Rock Tacos event. Thank you to all who came out. It was nice and busy. An extra special thank you to all who stop by our merch booth to say hi and support. So Greg was working the merch booth with Maria. Pat and Calvin were there. Plus some visits from the Adamson’s, Chris, Asylum Greg and Jen! It was a banger of a show and we wish we could have stayed longer but Greg had to get up in four hours and meet up the Brian Cook to cover the Battleground Skatehouse contest.
Greg Report: Wake up! Wake up! ugggh that alarm. OK, I worked like five fourteen hours days in a row then an eighteen hour day, got four hours of sleep and drove to Michigan for the day. I’m feeling crispy but looking forward to the trip. A little alone time in the Flex is just what I need. Oh and coffee! The drive went quick. There’s a carnival going on in the parking lot of the mall where the skatepark is at. That’s gonna be our lunch spot! Battleground is super cool. yep, in a mall. Good idea! I like some mall air conditioning. The shop and park are super cool and everyone working there was so nice. I like that everyone has name tags on. Met up with Cody from Ill Spoken clothing. He’s rad. check out his merch. There were some rippers in that contest. Brian and I got our pics, now let’s eat! Not much left of the food court, in the mall. let’s go check out the carnival! Corndogs and fries it is! Greg kicked in a fiver for Brian to “win” a prize at the sledgehammer game. Brian got his sword. mission accomplished. Now back to the contest. We got some PMT prizes in for the winners (yes, they are all winners). We are super stoked to get decks and hats on the shelf at Battleground and that they are the first Michigan shop that we have our merch at! Time for the what became a long drive back. Was totally worth it. I would have done it all over again. Tomorrow is gonna be a light office day. I hope Brian enjoys his sword!
3/25/2022 Punk Rock Tacos
Punk Rock Tacos is an event that we really look forward to. Back in October 2021 we met Noah Corona at the Villa Park skatepark. We got some peeps together to skate and film some Halloween themed content. Noah was there and he told me about these punk shows, that he puts on, at a taqueria a couple of blocks away. This sounded super interesting!
Yeah, Punk Rock Tacos has been a lot of fun. Have you been to one yet?
We have seen so many awesome punk bands and had a lot of really good food.
Check our events page for dates, bands and more info.
3/11/2022: Footy Edit Friday
Sitting here at the editing desk going through all the footy we got at Starlight Skatepark. Brian Cook, our good buddy and PMT photographer, came in from Michigan to take photos of the PMT riders.
We got a solid crew of PMT riders. We got Brian Cook, Greg Roberts, Pat Kizziah, Kyle Krause, Keylen Scott, Calvin Krieg, Manny Orr and our homie Oscar Rodriguez. We were there from Noon until like 8pm and got so much footy! Alright, back to editing…
3/4/2022: Keylen Scott Secret Security Camera Footage!
We recently posted some stealth footage of, now PMT rider, Keylen Scott prior to him getting sponsored. Keylen came to Fargo to meet up with Greg to talk sponsorship and, well, skate. Greg was filming PMT rider Kyle Kraus but was able to sneak in some footage of Keylen.
“I thought it would be cool to get some off the cuff footage of Keylen before he figured out where I was. I was tucked down between two of the ramps getting an angle for Kyle’s front 540. Keylen figured out where I was when I moved out to film by the flatbar. I think he saw me mid-feeble. He landed it and turned right around and skated right up to me. It that short bit of time Keylen landed like fifty tricks and worked his way through the crowded skatepark with finesse that I have not really seen before. Yeah, we are super stoked to have Keylen on PMT.”
Fun facts: Sometimes when we have stationary footage we use our “security cam” graphic over it. Just makes it kinda funny. That graphic is two alternating graphics that were made in Powerpoint. The text says PMT Camera 12. The 12 refers to 2012, when Pardon My Thrashing first started as a Facebook group for skaters to meet up and set up sessions. PMT the company was established in 2015.
3/2/2022: S.K.A.T.E. Blog Reimagined
A few years back PMT owner Greg Roberts started S.K.A.T.E: Sightseeing, Knowledge, Architecture, Travel, Entertainment…a little bit of SKateboarding and what we ATE along the way. At about the same time, PMT was growing and we just opened the Bunker, our indoor skate facility. This ended up taking priority over everything else, even personal projects and actually skateboarding for Greg. Once Covid hit, the Bunker, going out to eat or even be out in public came to a screeching halt.
We had to close the Bunker due to the City of Chicago making us close during the lockdown period. We had the opportunity to get out of the lease and we did. Skateboarding ended up having a huge boom and all of our focus was on the skateboard company side of the business. Again, everything else taking a back burner.
The S.K.A.T.E. website was up and taking shape. There are still social medias up for it. It just took so much time to make it, it’s own thing. Going out with masks on was a pain and with everything going on with PMT adding more riders and filming and expanding, S.K.A.T.E. just got shelved. But what if S.K.A.T.E. was a part of PMT instead of separate?…
“I just keep thinking about S.K.A.T.E. I know I can make it work. I just don’t want to do a bad job at it. There is no finding more time for it. Unless the day becomes longer than 24 hours, there isn’t much time to devote to it. I think if we can write a bit about the PMT events and sessions that we are already at and post those we can make it happen” – Greg Roberts.
We have a ton of events in the works this year. We already take notes and write about them on social media. But there’s so many thoughts or other content that doesn’t really fit in posting to The Gram, but would be better fit for here.
So come join us for a S.K.A.T.E.