Posts Tagged justin eldridge
  • Mr. Skateboarder

    If anyone is gonna cut thru the culturally diverse professional skateboarding contest circuit, it’s these guys.

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  • 20 Years of Chocolate, Denver & NYC

    Marc Johnson, Jerry Hsu, Justin Eldridge, Kenny Anderson, Chico Brenes and Sean Malto followed the 20 Years of Chocolate art show to Denver and New York City for some meeting, greeting and, of course, some skating. With Special Guest: Richie Rizzo.

  • Chocolate’s Traveling 20 Year Birthday Party Part 2
    • After Denver we went to New York for the next art show. We had some time to skate and found ourself over here. Malto with a warm up crook.

      After Denver we went to New York for the next art show. We had some time to skate and found ourself over here. Malto with a warm up crook.

    • We even made it out to Far Rockaway. Normally I wouldn't post a photo of Eldy kickflipping in his underwear but he was very emphatic that I shoot it.

      We even made it out to Far Rockaway. Normally I wouldn’t post a photo of Eldy kickflipping in his underwear but he was very emphatic that I shoot it.

    • We spent a bunch of time down at the seaport benches too. Look out for the undercovers down there.

      We spent a bunch of time down at the seaport benches too. Look out for the undercovers down there.

    • The NY art show was awesome too. DQM helped us put it on, and it was packed.

      The NY art show was awesome too. DQM helped us put it on, and it was packed.

    • Matt Bell and Jahmal WIlliams! LI and Boston.

      Matt Bell and Jahmal WIlliams! LI and Boston.

    • Too many legends. Tag yourselves.

      Too many legends. Tag yourselves.

    • Poorly poached photo of some rad dudes. Lee, Spencer and O'Mealls.

      Poorly poached photo of some rad dudes. Lee, Spencer and O’Mealls.

    • Andy Jenkins and Jeremy Carnahan. These guys busted their asses to make these shows as good as they were.

      Andy Jenkins and Jeremy Carnahan. These guys busted their asses to make these shows as good as they were.

    • Get better Strubing!

      Get better Strubing!

    • CRM TECS!! Peter and Jeff!

      CRM TECS!! Peter and Jeff!

    • Anthony Pappalardo, meet Anthony Pappalardo.

      Anthony Pappalardo, meet Anthony Pappalardo.

    • #selfie

      #selfie

    • Matt Milligan and Matt Willigan. 20 years of confusion.

      Matt Milligan and Matt Willigan. 20 years of confusion.

    • Epic Crew. Gino, Cheeks, Kenny, Pops, Bri and Tone.

      Epic Crew. Gino, Cheeks, Kenny, Pops, Bri and Tone.

    • Fashion week has nothing on a Chocolate art show.

      Fashion week has nothing on a Chocolate art show.

    • Trying to explode the message boards with this one. 3 guys who love posing for photos.

      Trying to explode the message boards with this one. 3 guys who love posing for photos.

    • Then it was on to the Fish. Seniors and Freshman.

      Then it was on to the Fish. Seniors and Freshman.

    • Legendary DJ crew. Atiba and Sergio from Quicksand!

      Legendary DJ crew. Atiba and Sergio from Quicksand!

    • What's up Mic-e!

      What’s up Mic-e!

    • The next day the crew met up at Astor to try and fight the hangover with slappies before the demo.

      The next day the crew met up at Astor to try and fight the hangover with slappies before the demo.

    • We even had a Brian Brown sighting!

      We even had a Brian Brown sighting!

    • Then it was on to the LES park where we were greeted by a 3 story Malto.

      Then it was on to the LES park where we were greeted by a 3 story Malto.

    • The demo was great until it was invaded by 200 bikers. Thanks for the great time NY.

      The demo was great until it was invaded by 200 bikers. Thanks for the great time NY.

  • Chocolate’s Traveling 20 Year Birthday Party Part 1
    • The Chocolate 20th Anniversary Art Show took a little tour of the US earlier this week. First stop was Evan Hecox' hometown of Denver.

      The Chocolate 20th Anniversary Art Show took a little tour of the US earlier this week. First stop was Evan Hecox’ hometown of Denver.

    • Our crew plus the man behind all the classic Chocolate graphics, Evan Hecox. (Malto was guest starring).

      Our crew plus the man behind all the classic Chocolate graphics, Evan Hecox. (Malto was guest starring).

    • Adult Eldy, meet Baby Eldy.

      Adult Eldy, meet Baby Eldy.

    • We had time to hit the streets in Denver before the demo, so we took it to a park. Kenny with a crail for Crail.

      We had time to hit the streets in Denver before the demo, so we took it to a park. Kenny with a crail for Crail.

    • I think Jerry has been making Marc laugh since he was about 5 years old.

      I think Jerry has been making Marc laugh since he was about 5 years old.

    • The first day we hit this rad spot about 4 minutes before it got dark. (Panera bread jam up). Kenny got in this back lip before we had to call it a day.

      The first day we hit this rad spot about 4 minutes before it got dark. (Panera bread jam up). Kenny got in this back lip before we had to call it a day.

    • The next day we went back before the demo. Kenska couldn't get enough of this place.

      The next day we went back before the demo. Kenska couldn’t get enough of this place.

    • Don't feed the animals.

      Don’t feed the animals.

    • Pre-demo excitement. Cheeks and Eldy (and Sam)

      Pre-demo excitement. Cheeks and Eldy (and Sam)

    • Malto can't skate a demo for like an hour after he gets there. He's like the pied piper.

      Malto can’t skate a demo for like an hour after he gets there. He’s like the pied piper.

    • More airtime for Kenny.

      More airtime for Kenny.

    • Eldy flipping out of a switch blunt.

      Eldy flipping out of a switch blunt.

    • It's a weird world we live in. #selfie #twostoges

      It’s a weird world we live in. #selfie #twostoges

    • Jerry shut the demo down hard with a bs nollie fakie 5-0 on the hubba.

      Jerry shut the demo down hard with a bs nollie fakie 5-0 on the hubba.

    • Time for the family favorite. Product Toss!

      Time for the family favorite. Product Toss!

    • Hey Marc, now that you've finished having 900 conversations and signed a million autographs, pose for a portrait real quick. NYC tomorrow.

      Hey Marc, now that you’ve finished having 900 conversations and signed a million autographs, pose for a portrait real quick.

  • Chocolate in New York

    Artshows, slappies and demos. If you can’t get down with at least one of those (if not all three) then you’re bumming. In honor of Chocolate’s first 20 years in the biz Marc Johnson, Chico Brenes, Kenny Anderson, Justin Eldridge, Jerry Hsu and Raven Tershy, plus special guest Sean Malto will all be traveling to New York to attend these events, skate, rage, make some friends, make some enemies and eat pizza. Please join us.

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  • Eldypaint

    If you want to see Justin Eldridge amongst the beautiful rockers check this out.

  • Chocolate’s third King of the Road episode

    As the boys do Sactown, Elijah goes Cab for the day, Vincent gets inked, Stevie handles the ledges and Wheatley the lips.

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  • Chocolate King of the Road SLC

    Two dudes hop up on one rail, Stevie stresses, Smyth tips his pee and Wheatley finds love.

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  • Chocolate KOTR episode 1

    The boys get buck with stop #1.

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  • Christmas in Hollywood
    • Last night was the annual Girl Christmas Party at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Pretty sure I've only missed one in the last 11 years, it's always a blast.

      Last night was the annual Girl Christmas Party at Musso and Franks in Hollywood. Pretty sure I’ve only missed one in the last 11 years, it’s always a blast.

    • Mike was there last night acting as official photographer. With the lens cap on. Shier wasn't impressed.

      Mike was there last night acting as official photographer. With the lens cap on. Shier wasn’t impressed.

    • Sal and Cheeks aka Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless were hosting the "Skaters who don't know enough about sports but still talk shit Show". Sketchy table to get caught up at.

      Sal and Cheeks aka Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless were hosting the “Skaters who don’t know enough about sports but still talk shit Show”. Sketchy table to get caught up at.

    • Eric Anthony was dressed to kill last night, Bill Nye science guy styles.

      Eric Anthony was dressed to kill last night, Bill Nye science guy styles.

    • Double Daniels.

      Double Daniels.

    • Then on the other side... These guys have been torturing each other since forever.

      Then on the other side… These guys have been torturing each other since forever.

    • Sam somehow manages to  get up in front of everyone and give an awesome speech every year. Last night was no exception.

      Sam somehow manages to get up in front of everyone and give an awesome speech every year. Last night was no exception.

    • Two Mikes and a Jerry. I think MikeMo looks so hard cause of the Mike's hard lemonade he was double fisting.

      Two Mikes and a Jerry. I think MikeMo looks so hard cause of the Mike’s hard lemonade he was double fisting.

    • Dubbs and Reda. Two class acts.

      Dubbs and Reda. Two class acts.

    • Wheatley and Scooch over by the bar. Scott is tall too, I swear.

      Wheatley and Scooch over by the bar. Scott is tall too, I swear.

    • Chris and Marc were having a Back 40 power lunch.

      Chris and Marc were having a Back 40 power lunch.

    • Rickk, Dubbs, Rudy and Eldy.

      Rickk, Dubbs, Rudy and Eldy.

    • EMB over here. Good to have Lee back in town for one night at least.

      EMB over here. Good to have Lee back in town for one night at least.

    • Cheeks and DL!

      Cheeks and DL!

    • SOTY sandwich with Rickk!

      SOTY sandwich with Rickk!

    • Then as is the tradition it was time to take the shitshow out into the parking lot. I think this was the first time no one ended up in a pile on the ground. We did manage to find a "working" pay phone tho. Merry Xmas Everybody!

      Then as is the tradition it was time to take the shitshow out into the parking lot. I think this was the first time no one ended up in a pile on the ground. We did manage to find a “working” pay phone tho. Merry Xmas Everybody!

  • The Cheeks in Nica, behind the scenes
  • Chico & Friends in Nicaragua, the sequel

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  • Video Hype/Van Life Part 2: A River Runs Through It
    • The Salt Lake Demo ended with the best product give away situation I've seen to date. First up a push up contest, last one going gets the board.

      The Salt Lake Demo ended with the best product give away situation I’ve seen to date. First up a push up contest, last one going gets the board.

    • Even Rickk and Eldy wanted in on the action! Casey would make a very effective cult leader.

      Even Rickk and Eldy wanted in on the action! Casey would make a very effective cult leader.

    • Backwards race up the bank. Pure comedy.

      Backwards race up the bank. Pure comedy.

    • These parents were stoked!

      These parents were stoked!

    • These guys are such demo machines they had to keep it going by the van. Elijah reenacts his greatest hits for the kids.

      These guys are such demo machines they had to keep it going by the van. Elijah reenacts his greatest hits for the kids.

    • Human Hippie Jumps!

      Human Hippie Jumps!

    • You ok big dawg?

      You ok big dawg?

    • Koston ended it with a free swing clinic for all the golf fans in attendance.

      Koston ended it with a free swing clinic for all the golf fans in attendance.

    • Then it was on to the SLC nightlife. It started out mellow.

      Then it was on to the SLC nightlife. It started out mellow.

    • Then Rickk took it up a notch.

      Then Rickk took it up a notch.

    • Koston tried to kick it into high gear.

      Koston tried to kick it into high gear.

    • And before you know it...

      And before you know it…

    • "This happens every time you try to hang with the kids, RIckk."

      “This happens every time you try to hang with the kids, Rickk.”

    • The next morning it was time to drive to Denver. First we had to film a quick "where's my ID rap video".

      The next morning it was time to drive to Denver. First we had to film a quick “where’s my ID rap video”.

    • Then Cory and Elijah tried to get in on Carroll's exercise regimen.

      Then Cory and Elijah tried to get in on Carroll’s exercise regimen.

    • It's a great team building exercise as well.

      It’s a great team building exercise as well.

    • On the way to Denver the Coalatree guys invited us over to their ranch for a BBQ. Paradise.

      On the way to Denver the Coalatree guys invited us over to their ranch for a BBQ. Paradise.

    • MJ was born for this shit.

      MJ was born for this shit.

    • Locals.

      Locals.

    • The mini-ramp session was firing! Serendipitous doubles with Mike and Elijah. The ramp was rad enough to bring Carroll out of retirement!

      The mini-ramp session was firing! Serendipitous doubles with Mike and Elijah. The ramp was rad enough to bring Carroll out of retirement!

    • Raven blasts while Mo eats.

      Raven blasts while Mo eats.

    • "Enough with the surprise photo shoots!"

      “Enough with the surprise photo shoots!”

    • Cory is going to be in the next X-Games vert contest. Watch.

      Cory is going to be in the next X-Games vert contest. Watch.

    • Still got it! MC.

      Still got it! MC.

    • Sick place to stand, Cory.

      Sick place to stand, Cory.

    • Meanwhile Eldy was filling out an application to move in.

      Meanwhile Eldy was filling out an application to move in.

    • Then as the sun went down and it started to get cold, Cory decided it was a perfect time to take on the rapids.

      Then as the sun went down and it started to get cold, Cory decided it was a perfect time to take on the rapids.

    • On ramp.

      On ramp.

    • See you in Denver, Cory.

      See you in Denver, Cory.

    • Ended the day with some solid country living.

      Ended the day with some solid country living.

    • "You sure you know what you're doing Mike?"

      “You sure you know what you’re doing Mike?”

    • Rick and Beebs by the fire.

      Rick and Beebs by the fire.

    • Time to get back in the van. Thanks for an epic day Coalatree! Next stop, Denver....

      Time to get back in the van. Thanks for an epic day Coalatree! Next stop, Denver….

  • Video Hype Van Life Part I
    • Back in June the whole crew went on a good old fashioned demo tour across the US to hype up the Pretty Sweet video. You can read a real article about it in the new Thrasher that's out now, and there's gonna be a bunch of video episodes on their site. Here's a bunch of photos that weren't in the article. This is our posse when we set sail. Not too shabby.

      Back in June the whole crew went on a good old fashioned demo tour across the US to hype up the Pretty Sweet video. You can read a real article about it in the new Thrasher that’s out now, and there’s gonna be a bunch of video episodes on their site. Here’s a bunch of photos that weren’t in the article. This is our posse when we set sail. Not too shabby.

    • Professional survival kit. Ready to go.

      Professional survival kit. Ready to go.

    • Our first stop was at Active out in Rancho Cucamonga. The dudes killed the demo but the best trick was Cory stealing the giant skateable shark head and ripping around with it.

      Our first stop was at Active out in Rancho Cucamonga. The dudes killed the demo but the best trick was Cory stealing the giant skateable shark head and ripping around with it.

    • The kids loved it.

      The kids loved it.

    • After the demo we had our first of many 4 hour signings. Here's Eric with the first Elijah defacing of the tour.

      After the demo we had our first of many 4 hour signings. Here’s Eric with the first Elijah defacing of the tour.

    • Beebs is down for the fans. Shotgun at the signing? Why not!

      Beebs is down for the fans. Shotgun at the signing? Why not!

    • Another satisfied customer.

      Another satisfied customer.

    • When you have a couple hour demo, followed by a four hour signing that ends around midnight, the van ride ends up feeling kind of like this. For full effect stare at this photo for 5 hours and play Chief Keef on repeat as loud as possible. "I can't stay sober."

      When you have a couple hour demo, followed by a four hour signing that ends around midnight, the van ride ends up feeling kind of like this. For full effect stare at this photo for 5 hours and play Chief Keef on repeat as loud as possible. “I can’t stay sober.”

    • Before our signing in Vegas we got a couple hours of street skating in. Human knee bone at the spot? No biggie.

      Before our signing in Vegas we got a couple hours of street skating in. Human knee bone at the spot? No biggie.

    • Malto has a very eclectic fan base.

      Malto has a very eclectic fan base.

    • Seriously.

      Seriously. Everybody loves this guy.

    • The guys aren't scared to fan out on each other. Raven got his baby Carroll shirt signed by middle aged Carroll.

      The guys aren’t scared to fan out on each other. Raven got his baby Carroll shirt signed by middle aged Carroll.

    • Elijah's having a show at New Image gallery this December. Look out Tempster!

      Elijah’s having a show at New Image gallery this December. Look out Tempster!

    • Then it was on to Salt Lake City for more action. Try and figure out who's wearing this Batman mask.

      Then it was on to Salt Lake City for more action. Try and figure out who’s wearing this Batman mask.

    • Cory showing off some pre-signing stretch techniques in Salt Lake. Gotta stay limber for these things.

      Cory showing off some pre-signing stretch techniques in Salt Lake. Gotta stay limber for these things.

    • Pre-signing fishbowl. Mandatory.

      Pre-signing fishbowl. Mandatory.

    • The non-smoking guy pretending to smoke thing never gets old. Meza hitting that shit.

      The non-smoking guy pretending to smoke thing never gets old. Meza hitting that shit.

    • I'll never understand this one.

      I’ll never understand this one.

    • Demo time. Everybody killed it again. The demos on this trip were really good. Raven blasting.

      Demo time. Everybody killed it again. The demos on this trip were really good. Raven blasting.

    • Malto, small kickflip.

      Malto, small kickflip.

    • A real life SLC Punk! This jacket rips. More to come next week...

      A real life SLC Punk! This jacket rips. More to come next week…

  • Badass Meets Nostalgia
    • I figured since we're about to embark on a big time demo tour on Wednesday, I figured I'd throw up a few photos from Badass Meets Dumbass. That trip started off with the smoking van getting pinched by the border patrol on the first day. Hopefully we get off to a better start this time.

      I figured since we’re about to embark on a big time demo tour on Wednesday, I’d throw up a few photos from Badass Meets Dumbass (believe it or not, I think that was the last time we did a trip like this). That trip started off with the smoking van getting pinched by the border patrol on the first day. Hopefully we get off to a better start this time.

    • Roberts had a mean Lebowski thing happening back then.

      Roberts had a mean Lebowski thing happening back then.

    • Our second drive of the trip hit a 28 hour detour thanks to some flooding in Texas.

      Our second drive of the trip hit a 28 hour detour thanks to some flooding in Texas.

    • Mike is mad because Rickk just tore his sleeve off for fun. Sometimes when you're at a spot til 3 in the morning shit just gets weird.

      Mike is mad because Rickk just tore his sleeve off for fun. Sometimes when you’re at a spot til 3 in the morning shit just gets weird.

    • There were a lot of kids with home made t-shirts on that trip. Those are always cool.

      There were a lot of kids with home made t-shirts on that trip. Those are always cool.

    • Malto in Atlanta. I think this was the official dawn of the Malto Age.

      Malto in Atlanta. I think this was the official dawn of the Malto Age.

    • Fall asleep in the van and you usually end up entertainment.

      Fall asleep in the van and you usually end up as entertainment.

    • Kenny back nose blunting in KC. Can't wait to go back there and eat barbecue... I mean skate that spot again.

      Kenny back nose blunting in KC. Can’t wait to go back there and eat barbecue… I mean skate that spot again.

    • Eldridge came up on some solid fan art at the Pitcrew demo.

      Eldridge came up on some solid fan art at the Pitcrew demo.

    • Pitcrew was the half way point. The crew at that demo was pretty epic.

      Pitcrew was the half way point. The crew at that demo was pretty epic.

    • Myrtle Beach. This kid probably got a t-shirt for shotgunning that red bull.

      Myrtle Beach. This kid probably got a t-shirt for shotgunning that red bull.

    • My favorite pic of a spot conference. J Rog and Alex deep in thought.

      My favorite pic of a spot conference. J Rog and Alex deep in thought.

    • You never know what you're going to run into on the road. At a Cracker Barrel in Colorado we met John Foggerty and his family. He gave us autographs and the guys gave autographs to his kids. Can't wait to get back out there.

      You never know what you’re going to run into on the road. At a Cracker Barrel in Colorado we met John Foggerty and his family. He gave us autographs and the guys gave autographs to his kids. Can’t wait to get back out there.

  • Jumbo Moves and a Jumbo Butter

    This Friday night Girl & Chocolate will be doing the demo thing at the Vans Park. In attendance will be Stevie Perez, Elijah Berle, Sean Malto, Eric Koston, Chris Roberts, Daniel Castillo, Justin Eldridge, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Jeron Wilson, Mike Mo, and Vincent Alvarez. A lot of guys will be at the 4:35 showing of The Hangover 3 in the mall, if you want to hit that up before hand too.

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  • Eldy Teaser

    This Wednesday, in conjunction with our friends at ValSurf, we’ll be hosting Justin Eldridge’s Pretty Sweet Full Part Re-Edit.

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  • Mini Top 5 with Atiba

    Atiba’s Top 5 pointers for beating pro skaters at a game of SKATE:

    1. Pressure flips
    2. I’m not worried about going super slow…
    3. …or having bad style
    4. Catch ‘em on a hangover
    5. Play Eldridge
  • We Shred It, You Said It, We Read It with Justin Eldridge

    Justin Eldridge is up next for We Shred It, You Said It, We Read It. Reading your YouTube comments from the following videos: Hot ChocolateeSpecial, and Slice of Life. Topics discussed? Too many handrails, Atiba “beating his faggot ass”, sweaty hats and more.