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Dekline The Zarosh Project

The Zarosh Project is under way out in the cuts of Carmel, Ca. Zarosh is currently building on his Dad’s land and Dekline will be updating you on The Zarosh project as it develops. 

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Frontside Grind
Posted May 29th, 2008 by Sinclair

Dekline Get Creepy with Jason Adams

Check out this footage of Jason Adams on

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Posted May 20th, 2008 by Sinclair

Dekline Last Day with the Crew

Today is the last day with everyone.  Yeah sorry the trip is winding down.  Thanks to everyone that tuned in during the trip, Thanks Rodent, The Mag, & the rest of the family that made this trip happen.  Until next time, Click the thumbnail for more pics.

1 Only a one hour left until most of the guys had to fly home
2 Zarosh gets a quick 5.0
3 Gareth caught one too
4 Jason says goodbye
5 Brad, Kayla, Rodent and Matt watch the van while we hit the Welfare banks for a minute
6 On the way out of DC we drove the the Washington Monument
7 Rodent during the six hour drive back to NC
8 1:00am parking garage session
9 Greensboro, NC is a ghost town at 1:00am
10 Melcher is the last man standing on the tour
11 This is the only form of life in downtown Greensboro, NC

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Only a one hour left until most of the guys had to fly home
Posted May 14th, 2008 by August

Dekline Art & Bars

Again the rain held us back.  Not too much skating took place, but we had some good art appreciation to fill the void.  Click the thumbnail for more pics.

1 Today we walked around the city since it was still raining
2 Then we headed over to The National Gallery of Art
3 Rodent and Jason check out a Warhol piece
4 Gareth
5 Creepy Gareth
6 We popped into L&N for a minute
7 Then we all headed over to Comet for some pizza, beer & ping pong
8 Heated ping pong sessions were going down at Comet
9 Ping Pong art in the shiter
10 More Ping Pong art
11 Tour highlights by Gareth Stehr

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Today we walked around the city since it was still raining
Posted May 13th, 2008 by August

Dekline Good Start & a wet finish

Off to a good start today and then the heavens opened up.  I mean not just showers either.  Click the thumbnail for more pics.

1 Started the day off in Downtown Richmond, Va
2 Olly was all over this manual pad
3 Melcher peep’n out the spot
4 Olly preparing for the drive to DC
5 Rodent’s switch craze
6 Met up with Richmond ripper Josh Swyers for a second
7 Rodent’s broken finger
8 The only thing we can do for Rodent’s finger
9 Just getting into DC
10 The Capital
11 We found a quarter pipe
12 Zarosh
13 Drove by the Gold Rail
14 The Red Rail was the only dry spot in the city
15 Gareth found a new jacket at the spot
16 Gareth warms up
17 The double & triple was dry except for the run up.
18 Rain is not the biggest motivator

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Started the day off in Downtown Richmond, Va
Posted May 12th, 2008 by August

Dekline Nick McLouth's Mag Minute

Check out Nick McLouth's Mag Minute...making hard tricks look easy. Nice Nick!

Nick McLouth's Mag Minute
Posted May 12th, 2008 by Emily

Dekline Pool Party

Today we were finishing things up in NC and headed up towards Richmond.  Found a sick back yard pool, Zarosh was hyped and had a great day.  Click the thumbnail for more photos.

1 First spot was “The Wave”
2 Melcher passes on the wave and reads a novel
3 Rodent broke his finger today
4 Zarosh rolling in
5 Man down
6 Jason lurking in Downtown Durham
7 Olly Todd feeling the southern eats
8 Zarosh is still hyped on his free camera
9 Everyday we are asked what band are we in? Gareth tells everyone we are in a band called “The Secrets”
10 “The Secrets” South East Tour schedule
11Cook Out is a must
12 Cook Out Everyday…twice a day
13 On the way to Virginia we went to a backyard pool
14 The Good Life
15 Zarosh smiths the deep end
16 Gareth caves the stairs
17 Zarosh backtail over the stairs
18 Best backyard pool in NC
19 Pool Party
20 Carolina mud
21 Gareth’s bug bites are eating him alive

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First spot was “The Wave”
Posted May 11th, 2008 by August

Dekline Good times in Raleigh, NC


After a few souther bug bites we headed out for some breakfast and an all day spot search.

I took the guys out for some real country cooking
2 Turns out Zarosh likes pepper in his OJ
3 That’s right Pepper
4 Zarosh trips out on all the random shit in the restaurant
5 Zarosh asks if he could buy this old camera
6 Zarosh and his new camera
7 Met the guys at Endless Grind Skateshop
8 Rodent was having his breakfast in the NC Legends chair
9 Johnny Randolph managing the store
10 Jason Adams pops in with some Starbucks
11 Melch was ready for the first spot
12 First spot of the day was the Full Pipes
13 Ripping
14 Gareth was the first casualty
15 It started raining so Rodent took advantage of the free time
16 As soon as it dried up we were back out
17 Gap to loading dock spot behind Endless Grind Skateshop
18 Rained out again so we headed over to Jackpot
19 Cheers
20 Raleigh, NC over and out

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I took the guys out for some real country cooking
Posted May 10th, 2008 by August

Dekline Dodging the rain in Carolina

Today the crew woke up with the heavens crying their eyes out….Damn!…After checking the weather report it seemed to be some what scattered showers so the hunt bean for dry spots. Got it!  Sure enough dry spots were found. Click the thumbnail for more pics.

1 It’s raining out
2 One hour later….it’s still raining out
3 Zarosh has unique taste
4 Patrick Melcher
5 Bricks dry fast. This is our first stop of the day
6 Second spot
7 The third spot is a secret spot that is way out in the cuts
8 Matt Swinski looks through the trash at the secret spot
9 Score
10 Melcher was creeping around
11 We had to wait until 8:00pm until we hiked to the spot
12 2:00am handrail mission
13 2:30am,Mission complete
14 3:00am Burgers
15 4:00am Slappies
16 4:14am the cops showed up
17 4:20am the cop sparked up and decided to let us keep skating
18 4:30am Rodent decides to start filming a line
19 5:00am Rodent has the eye of the tiger

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It’s raining out
Posted May 9th, 2008 by August

Dekline Ragging We’re Board Demo

An amazing day for everyone!  We’re Board demo was a huge success!  The crowd was going crazy and super stoked on the Crew.  Thanks for the support guys!  Click the thumbnail for more pics.

1 Melcher peeps out a spot on the way to the demo
2 Zarosh decided to trim it up a bit
3 Warm up session on the way to the demo
4 Gareth and Matt found this
5 Gareth warming up
6 Melcher and Gareth
7 Gareth sets up a new ride at We’re Board
8 Jason Adams Foot plant
9 Jason Adams Invert
10 Olly Todd Wallride
11 Patrick Melcher BS Lip
12 Patrick Melcher Hurricane
13 Jason Adams and Patrick Melcher
14 Pat Rakestraw came out to watch the demo
15 Gareth and the crew signing at We’re Board
16 Who knows what Olly is signing (Not Dekline), but the ink alone is Money!
17 Gareth on the Green Sables to....EBAY $$$$
18 Jason Adams Sig to, Double $$$
19 Gareth Signing the Gold Scratch...$$$
20 Zarosh tagged it
21 Thanks for  the support!
22 After the demo we headed back out
23 Gareth and Melcher got directions to the Twinkie ledge
24 “The Twinkie”
25 We found some giant bank to wall and called it a night

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Melcher peeps out a spot on the way to the demo
Posted May 8th, 2008 by August

Dekline Day 7: The Old Factory

Sorry guys fir the late post. Anyways, Spots, Spots, Spots….A Fun day for the Crew & a dope sesh at an old factory Rodent found. Click the Thumbnail for more pics.

1 Melcher sleeping
2 Rodent uploading
3 Rodent and I grabbed some burgers
4 Zarosch warmed up in front of Biscuitville
5 First spot of the day
6 Secret spot
7 Rodent and Jason Adams
8 Matt B is still in good spirits
9 Gareth Stehr spotted this hubba
10 Melcher hits the banks at Duke University
11Gareth eyes up the Big 3 at Duke
12 It’s getting late
13 Right across the street was our last spot and it was a go
14 Over and out

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Melcher sleeping
Posted May 7th, 2008 by August

Dekline Dekline @ We're Board Skate Park

Dekline goes live at We're Board Skate Park.  The demo starts @ 6pm.  Check it!!

Dekline Demo at We're Board
Posted May 7th, 2008 by Emily

Dekline Day 6 New Generation Demo

Matt Ball had a unfortunate day of skating the day before landing weird aggravating a previous injury. Other than that the Demo @ New Generation was RAD!  Thanks guys it was a lot of fun. Click the thumbnail for more pics.

1 Early morning Emergency Room visit
2 Matt Ball was over the wait
3 So we drove across the street to CVS and bought some crutches
4 Dyet showed up early for once
5 We packed up the van and headed north to Greenville, SC
6 Couple hours later and we were sitting in a Greenville, SC hotel room getting ready for the demo at New Gen   Skatepark
7 Patrick Melcher transfers into the bowl
8 Jason Adams lean air
9 Gareth Stehr Heelflip 50-50
10 Adam Dyet Kickflip Melon
11 Dyet got broke at the end of the demo
12 Ball was feeling the park but couldn’t skate
13 Jason is still going strong
14 Olly Todd is ok
15 Signing after the demo at New Gen
16 Dyet and the crew
17 Kids
18 Chicks
19 “Hey Zarosh sign my shoe”
20 Matt Ball
21 Autographs
22 Jason Adams Signature over the banister

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Early morning Emergency Room visit
Posted May 6th, 2008 by August

Dekline Commune Wednesdays Rock!

The pics are up from Commune Wednesday.  Peep them here!! The night was a huge success and everyone had a great time.  Thanks to everyone involved; the gals at Commune Wednesdays, Atoms, Sassy Boys and Bar Pink Elephant.

Commune Wednesday
Posted May 6th, 2008 by Emily

Dekline Day 5-Shredded All Day

Shredded all day. Couple of dudes are getting tatts back in town and I'll pick them up in a bit. We are breaking out of here in the morning and headed three hours north to the demo in Greenville.  See you There...

Dekline Day 5

1 Everyone wanted to start the day off back in Five Points
2 Zarosh shredding the curb outside of Stratosphere Skateshop
3 Zarosh frontboard
4 Olly chums it up with a local
5 Olly got into a heated debate
6 The bar across from Stratosphere is a magnet
7 Skate Graffiti inside the bar
8 Headed out to peep some spots
9 Zarosh spotted this one
10 Jason warming up at Foundation
11 Melcher rigged something up
12 Rodent throws out a backsmith
13 Dune Front Lip
14 Zarosh ollie
15 Dune taking a breather
16 OG ATL ripper Fred Reeves was at the spot
17 We bumped into Graham Bickerstaff too
18 Gareth on the way to the next spot
19 Zarosh cools down in the shade
20 Olly fighting the heat
21 Dune’s got one more day on the trip
22 Jason
23 Gareth just heard about a party with a mini ramp
24 Oh Fuck
25 Dan-O
26 This dude just ate shit
27 Melcher’s stash gets a lot of attention (Check a Moment with Melch)
28 Where’s Gareth?

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Everyone wanted to start the day off back in Five Points
Posted May 5th, 2008 by August

Dekline Dekline Live @ New Generation

The Dekline team will be skating it up @ New Generation tonight!  The demo starts @ 6pm.  Check out the flyer for more details.

Dekline demo at New Generation
Posted May 5th, 2008 by Emily

Dekline Saturday…..Hell Yeah!

A few sprinkles?…..Not holdin’ us back. Have fun and Enjoy the Ride.

1 We started the day off in Five Points at Stratosphere Skateshop
2 People like this started to show up so we decided to break out
4 Hotlanta
5 The other side of Hotlanta
6 Graffiti is different down here
7 Rodent is backing this piece
8 Zarosh warming up
9 Caveman 50-50
10 Matt B tested it out
11 Brad with his daily dose
12 Rodent aint scared to rock a purple kit
13 Over it
14 Had some sushi with Gareth
15 Heading back to Little Five Points
16 Matt B warms up
17 Southern Hospitality
18 Not sure what really happened at this point

See you guys tomorrow.

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Posted May 3rd, 2008 by August

Dekline East Coast Day 3

The guys are off to a great start hammerin' shit and kickin' it with the Locals.  "Girls gone Dekline" Might be some good Footage....anyways peep the Pics.  Looks like Gareth is eyeing up a Banger.

1: Zarosch warms up inside the grocery store.
2: Fuled by Coconuts
3: Gareth went for the spicy meat pie
4: Melcher warms up with a front board
5: Jason and Matt
6: Zarosch up and over
7: Dyet hanging with the locals
8: Gareth warming up for the next spot
9: Oh Shit Dune popped in
10: This dude was outside our hotel.
11 Oh Fuck
12 It’s on
13 Dyet got hyped
14 I heard some say “what if Freddie Kruger and Lizard King had a kid”
15 Red Bull girls came to our hotel
16 But they had to go
17 These two claim they will be back later.
18 Gareth tailslides minutes after the Red Bull party ended
19 Olly recovering from the Hotlanta sun.
20 Dune fresh off his flight from LA
21 Gareth wanted to check one last spot “1854 Rail”, Also the year Dave Rudabaugh, outlaw and gunfighter was born. Check out more 1854 stupid facts here.
22 Good way to end the night
23: Not a good way to end the night

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Posted May 3rd, 2008 by August

Dekline 2nd Night Vampire Sesh

1: Sinclair arrived a day late on the tour so here was the scene when I arrived at
the hotel. Rockin' Jam Sesh...
2: We met up with Matt Swinsky and checked out his ATL spot book. Organized as F@$*
3: Turns out the bump to rail is skate proofed.....
4: Pretty much the worst skate proof attempt I’ve ever seen. Wrench + 10 minutes + pry bar = Skate Sesh!
6. Gareth warms up with a Backside 180.
7. Then he tail tapped that shit.
8. Rolled to one more spot.
9. 2:52am......called it a night.

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Tail Banger! Hit it G!....Taking Color coordination to a new Level Pants>Board Logo.
Posted May 2nd, 2008 by August

Dekline Dekline East Coast Day 2

That’s right the Dekline guys are on the road.  They are going to be spending the next 2 weeks cruzin’ from Hotlanta to DC with The Skateboard Mag’s very own photographer Rodent.  Team riders Patrick Melcher, Matt Ball, Olly Todd, Zarosh, Chris Pastras, Jason Adams, Adam Dyet, & Gareth Stehr, 2 filmers (Matt Swinski & Bradley Rosado) & Mike Sinclair new to the Dekline program helping out with the Team & Marketing are all cramming into one Van to get the job done.  Have fun Guys!. Thanks for the iPhone photos Rodent….More tomarrow…..

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Morning Tunes....G-Money
Posted May 1st, 2008 by August
Enjoy The Ride
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