Tony "Swamp" Christopher, David Dixon and Josh Rubin took a trip down to Atlanta to film for Josh's latest skateboard video project, "The Backwoods Video".
Tony managed to slay the Damn Am Bowl Jam. Getting this photo of a 5-0 yank in to fakie. photo: Bart Jones
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Refuge puts on a skateboard contest every October that mimics Thrasher's King Of The Road. Teams are made of 5 skaters and 1 filmer (who can skate too) and the must film an edit of their exploits. There are challenges that teams can earn bonus points for completing. Budgets are smaller (or non-existent), so the only real limitation is that all the skateboarding must be filmed on Michigan Avenue which stretches from Detroit to the suburbs and beyond.People didn't have an official team this year, but we had skaters who are on our skate team as members in crews. The Team that had the most we have to offer was the Hot Boys / Good Do UP team. It was...
Robert Gutowski just may be the hardest working Filmer in the Detroit skateboard scene. He is out there everyday making it happen with a sick crew of local skateboarders. The raw footage from his VX as witness, this is what makes our scene the best.
StreetBird Ep. 1 from Robert Gutowski on Vimeo.
In Order of Appearance: David Dixon Jesse Strachan Mason Hirst Rob Gutowski Josh Rhone Derek Acosta Johnny Cleary David Dixon
Filmed and Edited by: Rob Gutowski Animation by: Josh Gaudette Illustraions by: Kevin Sherub