Monday, March 7, 2011

Vans Warp Tour 2010 Fickle

This photo is of fickle at the vans warp tour 2010, we were asked to come stay and bring fickle to the Concrete Wave booth! So as we were stoked to be a part of Vans warp tour, we were also stoked to have a ramp right up from our booth. The riders who came along were Ben, Weston, and myself. We also decided to enter the competition that was held on the ramp. In the end, we riders placed 1st, 3rd, and 4th. Super stoked!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oh, how I do declare...

Whats up guys! Well, lately i've been thinking about how blessed I am to have skateboarding in my life and how it has shaped me into the person I am today. I've also been realizing, or feeling that GOD wants me to do something with skateboarding. Whether its skateboard professionally or just skateboard across the country and get the word of christ out to the people who need him the most. I think it's great how I could express jesus christ through skateboarding.Its a wonderful idea.

With Fickle Skateboards, that's just what we do. We express the pureness and love of skateboarding when we skate and we get people to realize that GOD is the reason why we are doing this and why we are all so happy even if we arent not blowing yoiur joint. I love Fickle to death, and now we are starting to go on a big trip south next week on the 20th and I can't wait. Good memories shall be made. This trip shall consist of LEW, myself, Ben, Weston, Native Nik, Sunshine(Aaron), and a new addition to the team(hopefully), Forrest. All of these riders are unbelievably insane and have so many styles and they all rip. If it wreen't for Lew Ross taking care of us nad keeping us away from the all the bad stuff in the skateboarding industry, we wouldn't be such a good team. Thanks Lew, seriously. I can't explain how thankful we are having for having him.

Before I go i want to tell you about an experience i had just a couple of weeks back. I met a guy named, Trinity Smith. he absolutely changed my goals and made me have more confidence. Trinity runs long distances for charity, such as a 50-mile run for cancer or so. This guy has the biggest heart ever, he found out about me and contacted me on facebook, and told me to never give up my dreams.keep believing. When I seen that, I immediately just stopped and said, "YES." To have him come into my life and give me a booster, is just insane. I hope to stay friends and keep in touch with him, he's a great dude. One thing he told me that has taken a deep impact on my life is this quote, "God won't put anything on your heart that you can't reach." So believe it kids, as long as you are truthful to your GOD and have something on your heart, whether it's a goal or dream of some sort, you should INDEED shoot for it no matter what, and never give up. You can do anything you put your mind to, it's a large world out there, so go for it.

Peace out homies, remember to keep shredding and keep the love of skateboarding. Don't sell out and do it for fame, do it because you love it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fickle Reconstruction

If you don't already know, and haven't looked at the Fickle Website. Fickle Skateboards is now starting to press our own wood, located in the heart of Cincinnati. Lew Ross, who is in charge of Fickle Skateboards has put his soul and hard labor into making this possible. Though all things are done through GOD himself, the lord has given Lew a brain that will possibly change wood in the skateboarding industry. When I last went up to visit Lew and the ficklers we skated the fickle HQ, moved veneers into a secret storage room, and I was given a talk on how the press and the boards are going to be made. And before i left Cincinnati, Lew gave me some info on what he is going to do on preventing chips! and how to actually get GOOD WOOD out there, instead of having core companies sellling boards that aren't worth our parents hard working money and will only last a couple of days. In the end, Fickle Skateboards is going to emerge in the spring, and you better keep a look out for these boards. Its gonna be epic.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

londons calling me, big boy.

Me and dohm are sitting at a big boy eating some gnarly food. On our way to pick up weston.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Heshers on the run.

Jacob Dohm (A.k.a "Dohmpiece") and I are going on a road trip up north to Cincinatti to stay with the ficklers and Lew. Tomorrow we are to depart onto the road of death and should arrive at our destination around 1 o'clock. We are leaving at 9 in the morning, I am picking up Dohm at tyson park and we are heading from there. Our first stop will be to pick Weston up and do some shreddage. Ill let you know more about the trip and how it goes next time.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Well, it finally snowed down here. Not much, but a good 2in and some slick roads. This is also the last week of school and this coming up saturday I'm headed up to cincinnati to see the ficklers. Its gonna be a great time, hanging out with my homies, praising the lord, and shredding the gnar.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Findianackle Trip.

Just recently, The Fickle team and myself went on a park tour up North to Indiana! It was tight! Crazy things went down, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was played numerous amount of times, well, only in Van B (My van). But every rider straight up did some shredding on this trip. It was amazing. The only thing that I like about these trips are.... Getting Gnarly with my homies. We dont care about going and blowing you out of your park, we dont care that you might not be able to skate good, we just care about skateboarding, itself.

Old Lew got down on this trip!!! Lew owns Fickle and like his skating is awesome, best front smiths. No joke. But everytime i would turn a corner lew is either flying out with mass style or blasting through a corner,,and if your lucky he'll throw in a little grind. Lew is also the funniest guy ive ever met! I seriously cannot stop laughing when i get around him. At one part of the trip he says to me "Josh, if im lying to you.... You can kill a baby."

Ben Osbourne, Ben has the craziest style ever, and he freakin rips! ben has the most trickiest tricks, like its so hard to comrehend what he is doing. I watched him shred so much stuff on this trip, i totally look up to his skating, so good. But one of the best parts was on my way home, we stopped by Dry Ridge. (his home park). Holy Crap. Ben was just shredding the park so easily, as soon as we got out of the car. I was jealous. Ha

Aaron Ross, Aaron took a lot of photos on the trip,which is so rad, because he loves photography now. But otherwise besides takin photos, Aaron was blasting and carving through the most deepest and steepest bowls. He can find lines. LINES!! Aaron's back d's are immaculent as well, the last time i skated with him, he started to get them right off the bat, but now they are just SICK!. I love aaron!

Kris Link, Kris is becoming new to the team. But is coming in STRONG! We visited Greeen castle, thats where I seen Kris get down. He found this bowl that was soooooo gnarly and had so much vert on it.. and he flat out destroyed it! He freakin has the best DUANE PETERS style for sure, it was crazy. Kris's skating is amazing.. His bag of tricks are so sick! Tail Blocks and Tail Taps like crazy!! I love kris for sure! I could skate with him for days, maybe months, maybe....for the rest of my life.

Caleb Nash, Caleb was the filmer. Caleb also ripppss. I was new to caleb at first..but immediately became good friends! Caleb totally showed me that a filmer could tear up some tranny for sure! I love Caleb hes so funny too and a good guy.

Matt Simpson. Man do i love matt. Matt kinda started the company with Lew and has been around for a while. But to just be in the presence of Matt, is very wonderful. He is literally insane, even if its coming to a park and just plain out blowing your grill, or just being crazy himself. I'm glad i met Matt, he's freakin radd.

Native Nik, Im not sure if i can explain how much steeeeeez Native has. I had a sesh with him on the euro at Ft. Wayne and he did a 360 flip, my face literally ripped off. Native freakin is one of my favorite skaters alive. Hes so chill..and then all of a sudden just steeezes your face off. But besides steez.. he has a sick bag of street tricks. not including tranny tricks. he can skate everything. I want to be him.

Weston Vickers, Man. Westons my boy. We stuck together this whole trip. I freakin love watching weston skate,, his trucks are so loose, but he like out does everyone. He back tailed like a ten foot bowl!!!!!! what! i mean come on, weston's short stature and dreads dont stop him from taking skateboarding to the next level. The kid literally rips, and has so many tricks not including mini ramp tech tricks. But Weston, overall is my long lost shred buddy. When i was younger, my parents and I made a trip up to louisville just to skate. There, I met weston and i was so stoked to meet him, but after we left i never thought i would ever see him again. But sooner or later, I was hooked up with Fickle, and sure enough weston was a rider on the team as well. I love weston, hes an overall great guy, he's a believer and a RIPPER.