Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
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Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 43, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
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Been working like a madman lately on #newbalancenumeric stuff as well as an @theboardr event each week that I haven't been able to get out much. Drove back to vegas yesterday for the Zappos Rideshop event tomorrow night and went straight to try a new road I've never been on outside of Vegas. Very snakey night out there. In order, Longnosed snake, sidewinder (found 2) and a Panamint Rattlesnake. Also found a ground snake and a bunch of geckos. Strobe light flashlight courtesy of @intothemojave 's son. Ha. @atrox77 @deadsnake_greg @socalrattler
Here's a Cerbat Mountains rattlesnake that I found back in 2013. My wife and I were driving around and I heard this one buzz me from out the window. It's either an AZ Black Rattlesnake, Great Basin or Grand Canyon depending on who you ask. I usually stick with what @droconnor82 tells me as he literally wrote the book on them. It's sitting on my shelf at home. So I go with Grand Canyon Rattlesnake. I need to go find one of these again soon.
Some people refer to no-complys as 43's. I never have, but now that my age no longer matches James Worthy's jersey number and now matches the name of this trick, I decided to go out today on my birthday and film as many as I could for one edit. The last one (backside bigspin) was the first time I've tried them and I finally did a crappy one after struggling with it. Good sesh @555_filk 🎥 @clockradiospeaker
Greater Flamingos on Isabella Island in the Galapagos from back in 2010. Pretty magical place down there. I might have to make a return trip someday in the future. Still have a loooooong list of places to hit though before...Antarctica, Iceland, Bolivia, back to Peru and Ecuador, Madagascar...never ending travel list.
Look out folks of Oxnard....this maniac is gonna be ripping around the streets doing donuts everywhere now. Congrats to @currencaples for slaying this course and making the gap nosegrind (always listen to the head judges suggestions). This is now the 2nd contest I've judged that you've won. Stoked. I can't believe you didn't come to this one @biscuit_caples ! @theboardr killed it all day on the mic @rtclem @thetimoconnor fun weekend in Detroit.
Stoked to be giving out $35,000 and a Dodge Challenger 700hp Hellcat to the winner of the #hartlines here in Detroit over fri/sat. @ryandecenzo here blasting over the gap and figuring his line out. Should be a good time with me, @jamescraig24 and @kyleberard judging for @theboardr I'm not gonna lie, I would like to see @_travesura do burnouts in that thing and drive out of here. @sharkjustice give him some pointers!
I've been known to get down with Star Wars from time to time. It's probably the thing I've gotten asked about more than anything when it comes to skateboarding thanks to my @411videomagazine profile back in Issue 2. Anyways, May 4....blah blah blah. Just some stuff I have packed away in the garage that doesn't see the light of day too often. There's some good ones in here though.
From last weekend on the Oregon Coast. I probably won't ever get tired of exploring tidepools, I've been doing it my whole life and it's always cool. Even basic stuff like this sea anemone are still cool to see. Great colors on them up there, shot with @hitcase to get my phone underwater and protected.
More Puffins for everyone! Probably the only real "good" shot I got. Kind of sucks for instagram but I like that there were 3 of them in the frame and one is actually doing something other than hiding in the tall grass. That hole with the brown grass is their best. They dig out a little tunnel with those big beaks and hide back in their with their eggs and hatchlings. Really cool birds, basically flying penguins really.
Edited some of my puffin shots. You would figure if I went to Portland and shot puffin photos it would just be a bunch of dudes smoking weed huh? Nah nah, true bird nerd stuff right here. These are Tufted Puffins nesting at Haystack Rock on the Oregon coast. Puffins spend almost their whole life at sea and only come to land for a couple of months to nest each April. I just happened to be nearby last weekend and found that's the hotspot. Tough to get good pics though, I had no tripod and they're pretty high up on the cliffs.
Just read that it was national Tapir Day soooooo......here's a photo of one of two Tapirs we saw last year in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. One of these days I'll find one out cruising about, both of them we saw were sleeping and down like this. Awesome creatures. They've got a flexible nose like a mini elephant trunk.
Edited photos coming soon. Took a quick detour from the contest and family time in Portland this afternoon to go see some wildlife. With a little patience and binoculars we were able find these nesting Tufted Puffins. There were 3 bald eagles hanging out on top of the rock when we first arrived and no puffins to be found. But as soon as the Eagles bailed out, the puffins crept out of their nesting spots. First time I've seen them before, pretty cool and iconic birds.
Happy Earth Day from this Gila Monster who is just waving hi to everyone. This is the homie I found a week ago today over near Tucson. Stoked to see him right out in the open before he retreated to a small crack in the rocks. Probably going to have to wait until monsoon season in July/August before finding another one.
Edited down some photos last night from our Arizona loop so I'll start tossing some of those up. First up is the really dark colored Longnosed snake I found the first night. Great red colors on this one, I don't usually see them this dark. @atrox77 2nd snake of the night right here. If we went out together, we would probably see one first and last I'm guessing.
Found this nice light colored Atrox (western diamondback) while out hiking this morning near Kingman, Az. Love the quick warning shot rattle then it really fires off when I move more. Along with a nicely colored gopher snake and a desert striped Whipsnake it was a pretty good hike. @daneburman head on out with me next time. No touching though! Ha. @deadsnake_greg @elliotsloan you too Elliot.
Normally I don't participate in the "challenges" of Instagram. But my homie @intothemojave nominated me for the close-up challenge and i happened to have a really good one to use....so here it is. This is a wild Yucatan Banded Gecko I found down in Belize. I was road cruising and found this little guy crossing a road covered in leaves right in front of my car. I still don't know how I saw this thing. But I sure am glad I did. Best gecko I've ever seen. Coolest colors and markings. @devinbergquist @snakemannick
No snakes tonight. The evening started out promising enough, until I ran over a rock shaped exactly like a railroad spike. No joke. My rear tire deflated in 5 min flat. I pulled over so we could eat dinner and ended up spending the prime road cruising time changing a tire with the workable but janky jack that my 4Runner has. Oh well, gonna try to squeeze in a hike tomorrow before getting that tire fixed so I don't go without a spare.
Always nice to go out and find what you're looking for. Started hiking at 7:30am and found this bad boy Gila monster at 8:30am in the second wash we walked up. Thanks to @devinbergquist @sheloveszonata @socialtatts for all the tips! Good start to the work trip. AM hiking, afternoon shoe showing and evening road cruising.
Nice contrasted Long-nosed Snake from north of Tucson tonight. Also found a beauty Glossy snake, sidewinder, a bunch of banded geckos and a little baby horned lizard along with a dead western diamondback. Pretty snakey night for just 1.5 passes on this road. Tomorrow morning off to try to hike a gila before hitting the shops.
Hard to look tough with that flower on your forehead mr Western Diamondback. I'm pretty sure with 5 days in AZ next week all over the state I'll be seeing these all over the place. I found this one in the mountains outside of Kingman. I'm heading there to hike on Saturday and going to hit the same trail I found a pair of them out in the springtime back when I shot this.
@deadsnake_greg just sent me this reminder that I was in the first #xgames back in 1995. 20 damn years ago? Ugh. At least I beat @mikevallely @geoffrowley ha! Lots of homies on this list @chrissenn @steviecab @mosesitkonen @ed.templeton I did better in contests other than this, but this one was definitely the oddest one I skated. The ground was soggy plywood on top of wet grass and the builders decided to mix sand with the paint "to make it feel like pavement". So lame. Glad things have got better at this contest.
A scene that I always want to see when out hiking...no matter where I am. Love turning a corner on a trail or road and seeing things that I'm actually looking for. Yellow Rat Snake near Tampa,FL. I've got about 5-6 hikes planned for next week in arizona along with 2-3 road cruises. Putting in some springtime herping while working. Fun stuff.
Here's a common but cool snake to find out in the desert, the Long-nosed Snake. This was the first snake I found the evening I was road cruising near Phoenix. I often find these guys before sunset it seems as they come out early in the evening. Saved this guy from for sure getting crushed on the road. People mistake them for kingsnakes, mountain kings and all types of stuff it seems. But their markings are pretty distinct.
Here's a top view of the "mystery" rattlesnake that I found last weekend. I always love this view simply because they have such kick ass patterns and it really shows it off this way. I'm headed to go show the @newbalancenumeric line all next week in Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff and will be doing a TON of hiking and exploring while there. It's a good time of year and I hope to find a lot more stuff. Stay tuned!
Here's that big Red Diamond Rattlesnake that I had the video of a few days ago. I followed it for a bit without bothering and after a few minutes it settled under this bush. I had to get my flash off camera and get some low angle light to avoid the shadows. Still love these rattlesnakes. They're mostly mellow and have great color.
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