Last month we headed down to Brazil and Peru with Louie Lopez, Grant Taylor, Pedro Barros, Collin Provost and Milton Martinez to meet up with our Latin American riders Jhanca Gonzalez,Akira Shiroma, Giovanni Vianna and Baulio Sagas. Jake Phelps and the Thrasher Magazine crew were also there to document all of hte carnage! With 9 days in Brazil and 4 days in Peru, the squad wasted no time in ripping all of the spots they could under the blazing South American heat.
IT WASN’T ALL JUST FUN IN THE STREETS EITHER, WE TOOK THE MADNESS TO THE SKATEPARKS TOO,
putting on demos in Brazil and Peru, and boy did they go OFF! Milton Martinez was blasting kickflips over the biggest gaps in the park while Grant causally cruised around shredding everything in his path. Our poor filmer Lannie Rhoades even got sun poisoning after going shirtless at the demo for too long, we didn’t even know that was a thing! Pedro Barros was also on a tear, getting clips in the streets and busting 540’s at the demos for the packed crowds. Epic times all around!
Our fearless leader Remy Stratton has taken Thrasher’s Jake Phelps on the road with us plenty of times over the years and there is truely never a dull moment. Beer stop that’s taking too long? Jake’s in the bushes trying to start a fire to get the crew going. Down time at the demo? Jake is in the bowl making that coping bark! It’s always a good time with Jake in the van!