Old crusty spots separate the men from the boys. Parque de Carolinas in Quito, Equador has been there for 40 years. It ain’t going nowhere. I took the best of ’97 there and it went off—cops, broads, beers and busting. The next time I went 20 years later, the kids that grew up with the mag wanted some Eccy juice. Took the now dudes and, needless to say, Hellride was on, “Rocky Mountain Way” all the way. —Jake Phelps.
Featuring Spitfire Wheel skate team: Grant Taylor, Ronnie Sandoval, Raven Tershy, Evan Smith, Raney Beres, Frank Gerwer, Peter Hewitt & Div Adam.