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EPIC-TOBER 2103 & R.I.P EPIC INDOOR PARK
Well, there will always come a day when a great thing ceases to exists. Unfortunately, the day’s loss was not only a great thing…it was EPIC!!!
After a somewhat solid five-year run, Epic Indoor Skatepark in Rocklin, CA will have to shut its doors and tear down its pristine ramps. Thanks in part to California’s amazing weather and semi-surplus of equally amazing public skateparks, EPIC will join the list of the state’s many doomed indoor parks. Joining such a “death list” seems to be inevitable for any indoor park in the sunny West Coast area. If you’re still interested in opening an indoor park around these parts, you should probably invest in some rain dancers, snow machines, and local ledge-capping companies. It also helps to charge riders hundreds of dollars to ride your park; something EPIC staff was kind enough not to do to us (What’ up with that, Woodward?).
What’s most shocking about EPIC’s closure is that the announcement came just a single day after another successful EpicTober Scooter Comp, which Hella Grip was a proud sponsor of (We also kinda coined the “EpicTober” name…as if you really cared). Every year, we’ve always looked forward to setting up our booth and sponsoring the EPIC scooter events. Even before Hella Grip was established, I would attend EPIC as a rider because it’s one of the few competition venues that’s street-oriented but located at a skatepark. Once Hella Grip came into the scene, EPIC was awesome enough to offer us the opportunity to set up a promo booth at all the scooter events. They even let The Over Show brings its cameras to shoot/edit the competitions. EPIC’s staff has helped us to promote our young brand as if they were directly invested in its success, which shows how dedicate they’ve been to providing more to the community than just ramps and rails (and $2 pizza slices). Sadly, unfortunate things often happen to people with the best of intentions (kinda like medical helicopter crashes…or when Krispy Kream had to close many of it’s delicious donut distribution departments).
This latest EpicTober edit isn’t just another episode in a series of dope competition videos. It’s more of a video-memorial for all those who’ve visited the park, hoping to sneak in without a wristband just to ride next to Big Ron as he does a lipslide to heelwhip on the 8-raill. Like many scooter comps, EPIC was an amazing venue because it often served as a meeting place for both big-name and no-name riders (It’s true that non-pros don’t have real names, just “dude” “bro” “kid” and “you”). As cliché as it sounds, the competitions were always more about hanging out with friends than competing against one another. We chose to keep this edit a little longer than our previous comp edits so y’all can take an extended look at the medley friends and riders who helped reign in the final event at EPIC Indoor Park. I like to think that this year’s EpicTober was so successful that the owners felt no other choice than to destroy the park because no event would ever feel so fulfilling. But don’t trust my word…see the video for yourself, and then learn how to rain dance.
Austin & N.E. Man went on a short trip to the Davenport Ditch one day and brought along a camera to capture the good times. Talkdemonic on the tunes.
Where to start. Gnarboots is band I learned about via the internet. I read an interview with them that struck a chord with me and then a live review of their show that further intrigued me. Was this band a joke? Where they insane? Or where are they just having a lot of fun with their band? I drove to the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA on Saturday to find out for myself at the CA Xtreme video game and arcade expo. Gnarboots was the first band to go on and people were confused, then amused, and then finally enjoying themselves throughout the finale of the set and joining in with the Gnarboots Dance Party that ended this wild ride. We are all Gnarboots!
Directly before we went to the 2012 Epic Scooter Jam we had George paint the bus so that it finally says The Over Show across it. This is a time-lapse shot on the GoPro of George painting his masterpiece accompanied by what has come to bee known as “the lost mix” of “Legend of the Bus” by The Over Show Family Band.
Cruisin’ with Claus has arrived! We put together this entire production in about a week’s time and I’m STOKED on how it all come together. The Over Show Family Band put the finishing touches on “B.D.’s Driving Claus to Town” today and I finished up the credits only a couple of hours ago. I hope you all enjoy this Christmas present!!!!
Here’s the trailer for our new short film that is coming out tomorrow night … CHRISTMAS EVE!
In 2008 The Over Show Family Band produced a christmas themed song and we made a music video for it.
In 2010 we had a great big genius idea for a Christmas video. Then we got really busy and the filming was a total floperfield … Soooo we threw this together instead. This year we have an even bigger Christmas video idea and this time it’s actually coming out! Christmas Eve will see the release of a new Studio 98 short featuring both Santa Claus and The Bus Driver.
Today we are pleased to bring you “The Bus Driver: Junction 101″. This short film is a Studio 98 production, brought to you by The Over Show. It was shot and edited by yours truly and features original music by The Over Show Family Band. It stars Jer Tokyo-Drift Scrambles as The Bus Driver, with Addison McNaughton and Jonny 2B. The short also features Kir Mainey and Nick Davila with a brief appearance by me (BK). When I shot this thing I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with it and we made up the story as we went along. Then I continued to make up the story as the song and short came together and eventually we wound up here, today, on Halloween 2011, premiering our lastest creation for the world to enjoy or ignore. SO ENJOY IT!
Here it is folks and clowns … “The Bus Driver: Juncture 101″ official trailer. Get a sneak peak at what The Over Show has in store for Halloween.