Local 209 Skaters Union / B-Team

A photo blog with some words here and there, but mostly just plain skateboarding.. nothing special.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Sept 15th we are going to Mammoth, CA to skate, camp, and make rad memories... come with us!

All details on the Facebook event page  https://www.facebook.com/events/260520927398217/ 


Friday, April 13, 2012

New Shirts for 2012!!!! (Pre-sale GOING ON NOW!)

http://local209skatersunion.bigcartel.com/ <----------Buy the shirts here!!!

Here they are, all hot and bothered for 2012. Still keeping it simple, after all we are just a little operation here folks!

So here is the deal, $20.00 a shirt (includes shipping everywhere - except international NO INTERNATIONAL!) There are Mens (s,m,l,xl,xxl) and Womens (s,m,l), both available in BLACK or WHITE.
*As of right now (4.13.12) we are doing a Pre-SALE which means you pay your $20 upfront, we collect the funds up till the 1st of MAY, we order the materials to print the shirts, and we ship out all orders and they will arrive in your mailbox around the 2nd week in May. After 5.12.12, all orders following will be shipped at time of purchase until all inventory is gone.

If you have any questions, special requests, or whatever... just e-mail us at local209skatersunion@gmail.com. We will try and accommodate your needs if we can.

http://local209skatersunion.bigcartel.com/ <-----------Buy the shirts here!!!

All money raised goes tward skate projects in the local area. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Local 209 In Print Form...

So the latest issue of SKIDMARK has been out for a month or so at this point (lagging, I know), but there is some good news for you internet viewing lurkers out there. More on that in a minute.
This issue has been hijacked by Vertical Smile Skateboards and is full cover to cover with content that has been tainted one way or another by the VS. Everyone I have ran into is really into this issue. As an added BONUS, there is a couple page special featuring the Local 209 Skaters Union!!! Pretty cool eh!

So here is the part about the good news... If you cant get ahold of one of them glossy magazines like the ones above, there is an on-line solution! Click on the link for an on-line SKIDMARK MAGAZINE that you can flip through, zoom in for close up photos, and clickable quick-links that will wisk you away to even more info on products, people, and blogs.
Below is a sample (screen-shot)of what you will be looking at when you are checking out the mag.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Pile Style

Check out my friends over at The Pile Style... clothing for piles and skaters alike. They have also sponsored a few raw skaters that I also like. See it, be it, do it. *I didnt shoot this pic of Venessa, but I think she rips so I included it!*


Grosso Demands Footplants!

Pure Pleasure...

New Issue of Skidmark Mag...

The newest Issue of Skidmark Magazine hit the streets last Saturday at the Park Barge in Walnut Creek. The Local 209 Skaters Union got an article in this issue, right along side the Vertical Smile who dominated this issue from cover to cover! Get yourself a copy and enjoy your time on the crapper.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Skidmark Park Barge...

Going out to this park barge at Walnut Creek tomorrow. It is going to be the release of a special issue of Skidmark Mag, this issue will be focused on the Vertical Smile team and also has an article on the Local 209 Skaters Union! Come on out at noon and support all things local and RAD! BBQ, free stuff, good times... sounds like the thing to do!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting to Exhale

While Frank is up in Portland doing his thing, The Ranch is sitting lonely and getting dusty. Rumors of a x-mas session has been circulating.... STAY TUNED!
This is from one of the last sessions we had before the ramp got put on ice. Fresno area dudes came up bout 15 deep and shreded the crap out of the ramp!

Jojo / High to low FSA landing past the light / The Ranch / Escalon, CA / photo:mmoose

Pick It!

Our summer sessions are usually at Ione... but this winter has been the Hanger once a week. This place is fun a hell, and the only way it would get better is a sound system and a vert ramp(hint-hint)!

Dan Worth / Indy-nosepick / Bst Hanger Sacramento, CA. / photo:mmoose

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A recent trip up to Sacramento to skate The Hanger, got a shot of Carp going smith-up and off... just wish his rail was down when I shot it, otherwise SICK!

Ryan Carpenter / smith up / Bst. Hanger / Sacramento, CA / photo:mmoose

Grosso sends a Love Letter to Jeff Phillips...

Do something with your life foo.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kirchart Climbs El Cap, Yosemite!

I just read in Thrashers "Trash" section that Heath Kirchart (Alien Workshop) completed the long climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, CA! So after I got off the craper I ran over to the Google and found a story of the climb they did with a good set of pictures and words. I love rock climbing and it has always been a dream of mine to do this exact climb.

Check out the story HERE at We're Really Doing It.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Love Letters to Skateboarding w/ Jeff Grosso

Grosso and Dawes sit down and talk PHOTOS!! So rad!!

To watch, click below, or check out past episodes by clicking here!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Front-sidle Lytle

Looks like Jason Lytle is enjoying the Great White North... just spotted him dishing out a few moves for Earth Patrol. Check it out!

Confusion Article

A while back I shot some photos while on a road trip up to Ukiah, Willets, and St. Helena. Because skateboarding is way too fun, the only photos I took were of a DIY pool with other things on the deck thats up in the cuts of Willets. We hooked up with Adam and Lincoln and spent the afternoon drinking beers and smashing ourselves into the cement with smiles on our faces!
Anyways, Confusion was interested in what I shot, so I wrote a little something and included a few photos with it, and they posted it up on their web-pag. Check it out, but dont forget to check out the other stuff too, LOST OF RAD STUFF INSIDE!!!


Brad Johnston - Crail Block - Willets

TwinsTurning 40 in the 209

Brad and Anthony Johnston (The Twins) just turned 40!!! The Local 209 Skaters Union would like to congratulate them both,and wish them well on their on-going rise to old age with fast grinds and cold beers... and Advil too! Good job dudes!

Stoke-et of the Day

Shot a photo of Ladonna Williams at The Ranch and Thrasher liked it enough to post it up for Stoke of the Day.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Skidmark Skate Mag Goes to Willets...

Looks like I will be needing to go up North to check out Willets soon! Too much stuff, not enough time. But thats better than nothing to skate and to much time doing nothing!
Enjoy this fine little ditty brought to you by SKIDMARK SKATE MAG!


Pecocks "Block Party"

Peacock has another video out called Block Party and it will be good... he told me, and I trust him. Enough of what I think, here is a little teaser vid on the u-tube for you groms to check cause its not available at Blockbuster.


You can buy a copy from Fresno Pools... CHECK EM OUT!


An artistic vision from Mike Manazorri about skateboarding in the streets... pretty freekn cool what you can do when you have some time and money and have a little effort behind it all. Now go watch. (Click link at bottom)



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sydney Pool Service...

Best thing I have seen in a long time! reminds me of some of the stuff we have done around here, but have never documented... but dont get me wrong, this is ANOTHER LEVEL SHIT!!! Fuck yeah, keep your shovels dirty!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

First out the gate...

Just incase you were wondering... all April orders made it out yestersday (taken at the post office). Thanks to all that got on the first run, now go and order your May shirt and get RAD!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Green Machine


We are going green this time around! Get stoked and support us till death!

Monday, April 18, 2011

LOCAL Produce Tradeshow

Go check this out... it will be way better than wishing you had!

Piles for Miles

I skate with these dudes... they like to skate and thats all that matters.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Show your support and slap it on!!!

Got the stickers in that I mentioned a while back. They look great! I ended up recieving them right before I left for the Ione camping trip last weekend. Got to get a few out to the people out there, everyone seemed to like them alot.
Thanks to Build-a-sign.com for hooking us up with these gems!

Have a few more left, but the majority of them are being included in the shirts I am selling to raise money for the pool project. (http://local209skatersunion.bigcartel.com/). *Also, if you are interested in buying a shirt to support the pool project, look for a new presale and new graphic to be up by the end of the week. *

Friday, April 8, 2011



Thanks to Paul Riva at Apperal Graphics in Oakdale, CA... we now have a store and some shirts to sell! All of the proceeds will be used to fund projects in the local area and support the skate scene in many different ways. Do your part and help us help you!!


LOCAL 209 SKATERS UNION (Facebook /Organization)

LOCAL 209 SKATERS UNION (Facebook / Group Page)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


A few weeks ago, Jonathan Hay (ex-Concussion senior editor) contacted me and asked if I had ever heard of a new magazine called Confusion. I told him I had just briefly seen a bit of info on the internet, but had not fully let it soak in. So he ended up sending over (from Germany!) issues #1 + #2. I was stoked when I saw the manella package in the mail box! Vorgebirgstrasse 19, it said on the return address... made me feel like I was getting secret spy info or something! So I opened it up and out came two issues that are the same size of your average zine, but before I even cracked one open, there was a distinct difference between Confusion and other zines. Its quality and paper. Printed on heavy glossy, it felt like a full size expensive magazine, but smaller! Once I opened them I was taken. I sat down on the couch and was drawn in by all the cool photos and great write ups that showed skating, surfing, and happenings form all over the world! Thats right, this zine is INTERNATIONAL! And yes, there is tons of coverage fro the USA too. I just think its cool to actually see what is getting skated somewhere else sometimes. Its not all black and white either (issue #1 is), there are full color spreads and clean production though out. I think if you can print a photo on a mag that is 8.5 x 11 sideways and make it look dynamic like a larger format mag... your doing something right!
I think this mag still has that Concussion spirit, but in more of a compact world traveler, vagabond type package. Its a MUST READ!
*I really should have taken better photos (these don't do it justice), but I had to get this up for ya'll to see.

CONFUSION MAGAZINE: Video Trailer for "FUSION" from Confusion Magazine on Vimeo.

Check this maga-zine out for yourself:
Confusion International Skateboard Magazine - Facebook

Confusion International Skateboard Magazine - Main Web-site
The web site aint too shabby either with all those RAD photos and such... nice job Jonathan, and all that are involved! Keep it LIVE!

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