Skateboarding, we love you.
Johnny, Colby, Ian, and Josh.
In my 25 years as a skateboarder, I have developed a lifelong and genuine respect for what skateboarding is and what skateboarding has continued to teach me. John Bohnenstiel is certainly a true skateboarder that adheres to this philosophy. At the crisp age of 41, Johnny has no intention of quieting his passion and has a concrete understanding as to what makes skateboarding an innovative and organic art form. The more riders we have that foster this appreciation towards skateboarding, the brighter it is for the future of skateboarding.
Located a few clicks west of downtown, the Wallows is an old school Knoxville skate spot. Though it was named after the world famous cement ditch in Hawaii, Knoxville's Wallows earned its own legendary status by offering a safe haven for local skateboarders long before construction began on the city skatepark. Ian Thomas and I decided to visit the ditch in hopes that the terrain would be without watery interferences.
Ian Thomas and I found a few more spots outside of downtown Knoxville to skate this Sunday afternoon. The heat was high, but the vibes were chill.
Ian Thomas and John Bohnenstiel
Railroad tie ledge
Before the rain began to fall this afternoon, Ian Thomas and I were able to squeeze in a few shots of him connecting on some steezy tail slides and frontside grinds.