SAN CARLOS

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San Carlos; this reservation is tucked away from the cities, once nicknamed “hell’s forty acres”. Home of the Apaches. For those who don’t know much about Apaches they are spread out just like the Dine people found all over the southwest. 

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Also the home of originators of this indigenous skateboarding lifestyle that we live. Whoever you want to believe, what we know is that Dustin Craig was skating in the early nineties, and soon after Douglas Miles was painting on skateboards. Though both birthed from these areas. 

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Every year the Apaches here in San Carlos hold a celebration for the Veterans. 2021 was no different, however they also included a skateboard tournament. This was a refresher for the indigenous skateboard community so you already know the #maizemob had to pull up. 

@laterpotater91, and @victorzcorpuz pulled up and shredded the competition. Good to see all the homies from over the years that we have formulated relations. The Real team came thru and blessed the kids with a slight demo filled with nothing but bangers. Cat Power also played music. The competition started around 2 pm in the afternoon, but the finals didn’t end till about 7pm in the evening. With the sun receding into the horizon it got quite cold fast. 

Even with the long day, it was a blessing to skate and share laughs with the community. There were people from all over. And people of all ages were skating. Here are some photos that were taken by #krazykuyavibes @moralesivans

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