Yesterday was a demo-free day in Kansas City to hit up the plethora of skate spots the city has to offer. It was pretty obvious in the first five minutes of driving and seeing nine spots why Malto continues to live here instead of Southern California. The problem for visitors to KC is that Malto is a superhero here. Can you imagine going to Krypton and trying to work out at a gym? You're just trying to warm up with some 10-lb dumbbells and there's mother f'ing Superman with a car in each hand above his head. Same deal. "Oh, you're gonna ollie that hydrant? Malto switch flipped it." "Kickflip that 12-stair? That's cool but Malto did a 900 down it." After while we just had to ask our tour guide, "Is there one spot in this city that Malto hasn't hit?" "Well, there's a pizzeria near by. I don't think he's ever eaten there." Rad. Let's go.
Luckily for us our crew is rock solid, skates much differently than Malto and doesn't lose sleep over ABDs and NBDs because we have ADD. So, like Sinatra and Sid Vicious, the gang did KC their way and walked away with a bunch of bangers. Here's a glimpse at our afternoon in Kansas City.
Here Team Manager, Jamie Hart, tips his hat to The Chief's new frontboard cover of The Skateboard Mag while Daniel Lutheran tries to get warmed up before getting the boot.
Flow bros Alec Majerus and Kyle Walker put on a clinic on this rail before the two nicest bike cops to ever don the spandex shorts kindly asked us to leave, if we didn't mind.
We're pretty sure Malto might have halfcab flipped to Natas spin quadruple flip out on this hydrant. But Taylor Smith and Gilbert Crockett had a pretty good time on it too...until Gilby fell and went boom and hit his head.
We had Dustin Dollin, who is two feet taller than Malto, stand at the top of this bump to bar and the bar was over his head so we were pretty sure there was no way Malto could get over it unless he can fly, which is totally possible. Alec Majerus and Johnny Layton can't fly but they can hop and they made this thing look tiny which, as previously stated, it is not.
Thanks for the good times, KC. Come check us out tomorrow in St. Louis!