We arrived in Corsica during the heavy tourist time but that didn't spoil anything. It was hot everyday except for one day when we drove across the entire island to pick up Troy. Jacobs tele lens got stuck on my camera for an entire day until Dillon magically got it off with ease. We owed him a bottle of wine for that one. Drunkest night of the entire 4 week trip was when we picked up Troy in Bastia (welcome to the team!) We only had 3 or 4 hours in Rome so I planned out a route so we could hit as many tourist spots. That was the hottest day of the trip, no driving in Rome so we skated/bused/trained everywhere. The Vatican was creepy, pretty much a super villain world HQ. I shotgunned a beer in front of the popes house. I almost lost my drone on top of Mt. Vesuvius with a huge crowd of people watching. I landed and while I was putting it away someone who worked there started telling me how I couldn't fly there. Too bad I already got the shot sucker!
Ryan gave me one day notice prior to filming. Troy only had Bonsor park and a spot in Olympic village for locations. The Olympic village spot was a bust but we found a couple other spots around to get shots. Got yelled at by an elderly man for skating the alley of the apartment he manages. "You're not the manager of the alley" didn't go over well, cops were called. Went up to the hills where I trashed the brakes on my car filming follow cam. Stu's buying a car for landy next week hopefully.
Broke my wrist skating the LY ramp 2 or 3 weeks before our trip to Hawaii. Stayed off the board the whole trip till we got to the Wallows. Animal Chin! Bones Brigade! I had to skate! I was a little rusty, never rode that board before, setup loose, wheel bite and slam into nasty ditch water. Protected my wrist well enough but my legs took a little impact and grind on that hot Hawaiian concrete. I heard Tony Hawk got a gnarly staph infection from falling there so I scrubbed the shit out of that one.