Sacramento is one of the holy lands of flatland skimboarding. For good reason too, with the likes of Lon Porteus, Matt Head, Matt Matteucci, Adam Balaam, Ruben Luis Gutierrez and a long, long, long list of skimboarders who changed and influenced flatland skimboarding for future generations. Matt McDonald recently made the trip to Sac for the Land or Slam skim Jam. Here’s part 2 of the trip featuring the photos Matt captured. You can view part 1 here.
Words by Matt McDonad | EqualMotion.com
The day after the Land or Slam event in Sacramento (read about that here) DB Skimboards rider Isaac and I met up with Kayotics riders Ruben Luis Gutierrez Trey Conley and JD Brown and Tyler Lambert and Joshua Jensen for a session at Rollins Lake.
Simply put, Lake Rollins is fire. Isaac said it was easily one of his top 5 favorite skimboarding spots of all time, which says a lot. In the past, when I have traveled to shoot photos and film with skimboarders I don’t always skim myself because the skim is not that great. I had to skim Rollins Lake though and Isaac took a few photos of me skimboarding (there is a reason I shoot photos and am not in front of the camera).
After I got a few runs in I got behind the camera and started shooting.
Overall, this spot is an amazing place to go for the day or camp for an extended weekend. If you have a boat it is even better.
It was a great trip to Sacramento and a great way to end my two years as an employee at DB Skimboards. I still plan on being part of the skimboard community and working with Skim Magazine. Until next time skimboarders.