Fresno.

Ozzie, Shawn and I made a trip up to Fresno earlier this week. Met up with Peacock, Ryan and Adrina for a whirlwind pool mission. 6 pools in 6 hours…epic to say the least.

On the road

Pulled into Fresno around 10am and were in this backyard within minutes.

Shawn at pool #2

Pebble Technicians

Ryan rips a BS ollie over the stairs at #4

Ozzie, FS Box at Ray’s

Peacock over the loveseat at the infamous Hogan’s Pool

I even managed to put down the camera and get a truck on

Sun was setting, so we said our goodbyes, stopped for some food and by 5:30pm we were on the road heading home. Super long day, but totally worth it. Huge thanks to Josh, Ryan and Adrina for taking us around and sharing some epic gems.

Ozzie has his story and more photos here: http://ozzieausband.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/fresno-and-the-adventures-of-handypants/

Block Party Video Premiere Session.

Went down to Butler’s on Saturday to check out the premiere of Josh’s new video, Block Party. Some insane shredding was taking place when I got there. Here is just some of what went down.

13? with Josh Peacock.

Fresno pool ambassador and filmer, Josh Peacock, has released your favorite pool videos, including Tresslashing and Cancer Dust. Bringing not only the most raw backyard pool skating, but giving us a glimpse into backyard barging, alcohol fueled debauchery and of course, scantily clad poolside hotties. He has just released his new video, Block Party, and I’m sure we can count on more of the same insanity we have grown to expect from a Peacock Film. Josh was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions about the new video.

1. Name?
Josh Henderson

2. Occupation?
Film/Edit

3. Location?
California Fresno/So Cal

4. How did you get the nickname “Peacock”?
I was draining a pool and had a mohawk that I dyed a bunch of colors. My friends said that from over the fence the top of my head looked like a peacock and it just kind of stuck I guess.

Super 8 Action

5. Best dudes to skate with?
I love skating with everybody but lately I’ve been riding with Brad McClain, Kevin Kowalski, Josh Mattson, Jerry Gurny, Ben Raybourn, and Mike Barnes a bunch.

6. Previous videos you have worked on?
Scum Line, Tresslashing and Cancer Dust

Just another day by the pool

7. Anything different in making Block Party compared to the other videos?
Not really

8. What are some stand outs that we can look forward to in Block Party?
It’s hard to say, there’s so much crazy skating in there. I guess Ben Raybourn’s invert on the diving board at the Gonzales pool, Brad McClain’s boneless over Jerry Gurney doing a fs grind and Josh Mattson’s boneless from the ledge into the pool at Buena are a few of my favorites.

9. Were all spots in California or did you film out of state, too?
No, we made it out of California a few times. We hit some spots in Oregon, New Orleans, and Phoenix AZ, mostly California though.

The crew at the Flumes

10. What cameras/equipment did you use?
Mostly shot on a Sony HDR-FX7 and I also have a couple different super 8 cameras that I used.

11. Anything not make it into the video that you wish could have?
There was one last roll of super 8 that I couldn’t get developed in time that I really wish could have made it in there. I might have to re-release the super 8 chapter on Youtube or Vimeo in a year or so with the extra roll in there.

12. Any plans for another video?
Not sure yet. Right now I’m helping a few of my friends shoot parts for their sponsors. I’m sure eventually I’ll do another vid.

13. People/Companies that helped make Block Party possible?
NHS, Bones, Woodys Half Pipe, S-One, Gross Graphics, Guerrin Myall, Brian Alexander, Rolo and Skreech

Kowalski, McClain and Raybourn over a welcomed obstacle at Gonzales.

Block Party premieres this Saturday, August 6 at Ben Butler’s in Anaheim, California. Visit fresnopools.blogspot.com for more info on the premiere and to get your hands on the new video.

Thanks Josh for the additional photos.

Block Party Premiere – Aug 6, 2011

Josh Peacock’s new video, Block Party, is premiering a week from today at Ben Butler’s house in Orange County. Peter Hewitt, Brad McClain, Josh Mattson, Ben Raybourn, Lance Mountain, Josh Borden, Jerry Gurney, Al Partanen and a host of other backyard rippers are all featured in the new video. Check fresnopools.blogspot.com for more info.