Turndown – Minneapolis, MN
This shot is actually from a couple years ago when Nick was riding for Eastern and we were trying to get some stuff together for their catalog. We were cruising along the Mississippi River road in downtown Minneapolis and stopped by this sculpture for a quick session. Nick had just learned this trick at the time, and was launching them off whatever was in his path. I think he was making up for lost time. Turndowns are one of those fickle tricks that just don’t seem to come easy. Nick has some ridiculous bike control, but had been so frustrated by the learning process. I remember seeing him at a skatepark a few months prior, sending mock-turnbar-kickouts and getting ready to throw his bike out the window in anger. A few weeks later he had them locked down, and the crusade began.