Visite Au Grenier – Cody Ramjet
Je pense que c’était durant l’été 1997.
Concrete Mag m’ont payé un billet d’avion pour aller faire un article avec des dudes de Halifax.
C’était mon premier “vrai” contrat de skateboard, c’étais la première fois que je partais en road trip seul, et mon anglais fesait pitié. Mais j’étais stoked d’aller à Halifax.
Concrete avait pas de budget pour me payer un hôtel, alors ils m’avaient hook up avec Zach Tovey, un des dudes de Pro Skates.
I landed in Halifax, Zach picked me up at the airport, I stayed at his place for a week, fun times, shot a bunch of photos and flew back to Montreal.
Back then, I had never heard of Pro Skates and I was completely oblivious to the canadian skateboard scene history. There was no facebook, there was no emails. I have no excuses, I did not keep in touch with some awesome people. But that is not what I wanna talk about.
I wanna talk about Cody Ramjet.
It is 1997, I am hanging out at Pro Skates, long boarding is not a trend, long skateboards do not exist, and a piece of paper stapled to the wall caught my attention:
I was already into going down hills on a skateboard so I got stoked on this guy’s ad.
“Who is this Cody Ramjet guy?” I wanna meet him.
And I did. We met on top of a hill in Dartmouth. You have to cross a bridge to go to Dartmouth and the Halifax locals were telling me Dartmouth is sketchy. Largest ghetto in Canada they kept saying.