Johnny was big-time in Santiago. He was signing stuff and even made a TV appearance.
The local news channel covered the event.
Diego was interviewed as well, telling the Chilean people to buy Toy Machine or get butchered.
The Butcher's knee is looking gnarly.
The crowd was massive and started chanting 'do hammers!' at us. Apparently, they were more happy just watching their local heroes skate. We didn't even need to come! Kevin put it this way: 'With only three riders and in the midst of a local contest, the dudes did what they could among an expansive and jeering crowd. Diego was on the news and Johnny signed for days before injuries jinxed us.' Our driver likes to watch TV while on the road. Hopefully he runs over one of these street performers. After some hiccups with rider arrivals we're off to Valparaiso today.
There are many more photos to see from the trip on BURNOUT!!!
Posted April 15th, 2008 by We IKE alot about your feelings and wants
Posted By: Mark Rodriguez on April 15th, 2008 at 04:32PM PST
Just got done watching "Welcome to Hell," and it's sick. Toy Machine has and always will rip. The team needs to take a trip down to the US Virgin Islands sometime, there are some sick spots and no company has ever pondered touring here. Chile's getting ripped up too. Diego's knee looks beyond a little gnar. Toy Machine for the world, man.
Posted By: Only Loyal Pawn of the USVI on April 15th, 2008 at 05:47PM PST
Diego has gnar knees, thats what you get when you're as cool as the Butcher!
Posted By: Zach D. on April 15th, 2008 at 05:50PM PST
Ed when will you grow your hair long?
Posted By: Gravy cakes on April 15th, 2008 at 10:20PM PST
where is griffins blog?!
Posted By: jaceun on April 16th, 2008 at 07:53AM PST
so i'm originally from California but i've been living in Santiago the last year. I read some of the commentary you guys had about the tournament here and i just thought i'd clarify some shit.
The skate scene in Chile is no where near as big or as developed as it is back in the states so all the chilean skaters look at the gringo pro skaters as legends. So when they were promised all these skaters from the states and not everyone showed up and the level of skate wasn't what they had hoped, they were really disappointed. so when diego rojas (the champion!!) landed every trick in his 3rd skate (finishing the round with a nollie frontside boardside) the fans went fucking crazy. The fact that a chilean skater showed up a team of gringos was huuuuuuuge. (Plus, the judges favored the skaters that run for the sponsors of the competition and left out some guys that had really good qualifying rounds).
Check out: www.fotolog.com/descarorevista or www.descaro.cl and you can see a bit of what the skate scene is like here in chile, and how fucking pissed the skaters were after the tournament.
Posted By: Brigid on April 16th, 2008 at 11:28AM PST
I cant explain.Sometimes I think your dead other times I think.Its hard.If this is good.Like at least for ourselves.I'm gonna eat some carrots for my teeth.
Yes,your the beautiful one,the one that keeps going.See you alot.Very friendly,or cool,or serious.Just fun.So,I hope this is good.Then I can get evil again,for my own.And skate.Gonna try an asian chiropractic.
And nice photos.
Posted By: Some days are more colorfull tha on April 16th, 2008 at 11:41AM PST