Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
Sponsors: Fallen Rep, Skatepark of Tampa Gambling Team, SPoT Productions, Slave
Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 44, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
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Hung around Denver all day for the #nbnweartest we are doing with @7twentyboardshop @303boards @metaskateboards and skated this sick DIY spot. If I lived here in Denver you would find me skating this manny pad every day. Shoveling snow or whatevs to get it proper in the winter. It's so good. 🎥 @tytus thanks for handling that filming! See anyone who's around tomorrow. Constantly trying to relearn tricks from the past. Kind of hyped I got back halfcab nose mannys though.
You can find my photo of this Paradise Tanager from my Peru trip back in 2011 up in a mural at the @amnh in NYC for a bit while their "Dinosaurs Among Us" exhibit sticks around. I was supposed to be out in NYC this weekend for the @theboardr Am contest but have to hit Denver instead for a New Balance wear test we are doing. Anyone going to the museum over the next few months? Find my pic and send me what it looks like in there! Just curious if it's tiny or wall size mural...ha.
Solid way to shut down the best trick and end an awesome contest @davidreyes303 #redbullhartlines is a wrap. Congrats to 1. @nyjah 2. @currencaples and for sure 3. @axelcrusher for killing it today! Having it snow during a contest was brutal but we got through it. Thanks @redbullskate for having us always. #boardrboys @theboardr
The homie @tjrogers with the switch front 360 board focus then redemption the next try with the broken board. Big snaps on that! Got through half of the qualifying before we got rained out here in Detroit at the #redbullhartlines @redbullskate see yo all tomorrow for the live webcast at 2pm Est and 11am Pacific. Well, you will see @chrispastras and I'll be judging... Good luck @axelcrusher !!!
In a few hours on ABC (11:30am PST, 2:30pm EST), this years @xgames #RealStreet will be airing (shown as World of Xgames). Peep me, @_travesura @mikemo @7im7im @thetimoconnor breaking down all 8 videos in this years lineup. Some seriously heavy skating from those dudes this year. Going into it I figured one dude would win for sure, but everything changes once you take a look at all the videos in one sitting. #xgamesrealstreet
Here in Detroit for the @redbullskate #redbullhartlines contest this weekend. Here's a little @axelcrusher mix up from today. My insta still only posts 15 second videos so peep @nbnumeric for a properly edited version of this. Got a lot of well wishes for my birthday today....thanks for that. There's an @lildickygram song that's called "I'm getting paid for that?" That I swear sums up my life sometimes. I'm getting flown somewhere to watch skating and get paid for it? Whoa. Even though I seem to do a contest every weekend....it still seems surreal. Thanks @theboardr for killing it for us. #boardrboys 🎥 using @olloclip fisheye
This Masked Tree Frog was posted up next to the pond outside the place we stayed in Costa Rica this past Dec/Jan. I saw it every night I went down there to shoot photos of all the tree frogs before going out hiking looking for snakes. Taken at the #costaricanamphibianresearchcenter an amazing place to visit if you like to get down and dirty with nature.
@woodwardcamp back in 1993 the first year I went there as a visiting pro. Spent 3 weeks there and kept going back each summer to shred with the campers for almost 10 years. Lots of good memories. This is the first and only time I did a fakie pivot kickflip fakie. 🎥 @jprrrrrrrr if I remember correctly. If not, it was @nealhendrix I love that after first going to Woodward 23 years ago, anytime I want to go back I can just call up someone and get a place to stay and skate at any of the camps. Skateboarding rules.
#maythe4thbewithyou since today is #starwars day, I figured I would put up a couple boards of mine. One is an @santacruzskateboards board that I had come out back in 1994, and waaaaaay before they actually got the license to do such things. The other is a graphic that a friend drew @ronlemen for an @foundationskateboards that never came out from 1993. Man, that graphic rules Ron. Wish that board would have been made.
Pretty stoked on this oil on canvas painting that I got from @clockradiospeaker as a gift today. Epic #gonz moment from his Blind Video Days part. In return, I gave Billy the shirt pictured in this painting (the reissue one that @dearskating made that Gonz owned) that I picked up from the #gonzstoragespace auction back @theboardr in Tampa. My Gonz collection is getting pretty deep now. I've got a good handful of @originalbk and @jgrantbrittain photo prints to go along with some boards and now this. I need more walls in my house. @tiaromano I think mark said this looks more like his brother than him. Ha.
Bout to attack this double set yo! #zapposrideshop contest going down tomorrow night on this long 5 flat 4 for anyone looking to get buck. Should be fun stuff! $10,000 in prize money with a solid trick list for $$$$. Bondo is set to smooth out all the cracks and we're ready to get down. Vegas baby....vegas. @theboardr
Couple of weeks ago I met up with @mikemo @7im7im @_travesura and @thetimoconnor to judge the @xgames #realstreet contest. Some seriously ripping footage to watch in those videos. Parts start dropping online May 4 and you can watch me on ABC on May 14th judging and critiquing people who are much, much better than I ever was at skating. Thanks for having me be a part of it as always @mike_sinclair_ @theboardr
Took both @axelcrusher and @daneburman out last night on a #RothmeyerSafari out to find some snakes. First couple of passes on the road didn't yield anything but then right around 8:30pm it started popping off. First was a longnosed snake that Dane is holding here on the bottom right while Axle tries to quell his snake fears. Then we found a nice, flat sidewinder soaking up the road warmth. After finding a small red diamond rattlesnake we decided to take off, only to find this nice adult red diamond Rattesnake (upper right) right on the freeway onramp. It was literally 50-75 feet from being on the 10 freeway. I backed up the onramp so we could check it out and safely move it off to the side. Thanks for rolling with bros!
Taking a couple of ripping skateboarders @axelcrusher and @daneburman out tonight to find some snakes. Dane is from Australia but has lived here in the US for 6 years and was complaining to me that he's never seen a rattlesnake yet. And Axel is from Belgium and terrified of snakes so he's coming with on the adventure. Hoping to find one of these sick Red Diamond Rattlesnakes or maybe a sidewinder for them tonight. #RothmeyerSafari
I sent the last clip here to @mfrazier72 yesterday and it went crazy here on the ole gram, but I was too busy judging to post it myself. It's the best looking frontside invert I've ever seen and I always love seeing @ronniesandoval_nfc put one down. Mix in Raven @cali4niahotboy with a couple of epic smith grinds and you've got yourself some serious shredding. That back smith looks like it's in fast motion. Congrats to these dudes and everyone for killing it yesterday at the first @vansparkseries contest. 🎥 with @olloclip wide angle
Here in Melbourne Australia to judge the first @vansparkseries contest of the year. Gonna be a good one. @bradmcclain boosting a frontside air in the corner while me, @kyleberard @rentonmillar and the @theboardr crew meet up before we start. Live webcast starting in 2.5 hours for the semi finals. #judgelife
I think I saw that 2 days ago it was #nationalsiblingday and I'm just late to the party. But here's me and my brother killing the game back in probably 1983 I'm guessing. Slaying salmon (I caught that) and exploring the San Juan Islands and into Canada with our dad and grandfather. My brother and I have had some serious adventures growing up, spending our summers camping and hiking in Oregon, Washington and Alaska where our dad lives now. We were also on the forefront of puffy jacket fashion as well, and my brother had that tight white guy Geri curl.
Parking blocks are probably my favorite thing to skate. Maybe a good manual pad/single sided curb beats them, but it's a hard choice to make. Got a chance to skate 🍒 park this morning and decided to clock some parking block footy. I think I learned all these tricks waiting for the bus back in 1988 with @rm_pastry on Atlantic in Bixby Knolls. Thanks for the 🎥 skills @jendessinger and bringing the band back together this weekend @justin.or_maybe.justo
One of the best parts of my moms memorial service yesterday was being surprised by @jendessinger who brought @rm_pastry and @justin.or_maybe.justo to the service. Truly honored that they flew, drove and came out to support. I grew up skating with all 3 of these people and it's amazing to have friends like this in life.
I could write a super awesome post like "happy anniversary to my wife of 7 years" and have a picture of me and her up here, but I figured I would post this snake video from last night. My wife rolled with me to Phoenix Am this past weekend and we stopped off on the way home to stretch our legs and make a quick cruise up a very dependable snake road. Found 2 longnosed snakes (first snake) and also found only my 2nd ever rosy boa. I just don't look for them often and barely ever see them. This one was super curious and awesome. So the point is, my wife rules because after sitting in a car for 4 hours on the way back from AZ, she was still down to let me road cruise for a bit.
Here's a good image for St Paddys day. Three-striped poison dart frog from Peru back in 2012. This was the most abundant dart frog we saw while down in the Manu National Park. It rained so hard on us that every hike we took for 4-5 days in a row consisted of wading through knee deep water that almost went into our boots. But damn, we saw a whole lot of stuff while down there. Can't wait to go back someday. You down! @intothemojave @sheloveszonata @devinbergquist @stephenszymczyk
This photo is so awesome, so I'm gonna share it on here after skating with this dude yesterday and playing 6 games of skate and add a trick at @woodwardwest This is a very young @waywardnephew (Chris Haslam) he sent me. What's notable about this photo from 1995 is that he's riding my @santacruzskateboards pro model. I think this is one of the only photos I have seen of someone who ended up turning pro later on in life riding one of my boards. This dude in particular turned out to be one hell of an amazing skateboarder and I'm so hyped he was rocking my board. Thanks for the fun games and hopefully see you soon Chris.
Hmmmmm. Worlds worst switch 360 flip or worst nollie backside flip? I'll let you make the call. I think this might be the last time I did a switch tre honestly. 🎥 @nealhendrix back at @woodwardcamp in 1993 from the @411videomagazine issue 2 Woodward section. Plus that's me climbing the tower up above Woodward that didn't used to be 100% off limits. Went up there with Neal and @jprrrrrrrr this time. Later on with @tuandigglz @mosteff @chillrobgee
Since @mike_sinclair_ got into a discussion about his all time greats and posted this #alltimefavoriteskateboardinglist he's requesting me post mine up. #skatenerds unite. My LBC list includes three transplants but @chillrobgee @danny_montoya and BPaz were here long enough to be Lbc for life. My favorite videos list is very hard to come up with as was my top 5 favs. Feel free to post your own, but damn...it's tough!!!
Went hiking out in Anza Borrego yesterday to find some springtime snakes and found nothing, so you get another @411videomagazine clip from my profile. This is most of if not all my single tricks from it. I pretty much only filmed lines when doing video parts, so this is a lot of singles for me. I drive by the bump that I did that frontside flip almost every day still, there's a tree in the middle now. Keeping that 90's vibe going with all these kits I was wearing. Black and white Airwalk Ones were my go to shoe. Muted that last trick because my voice is in the background...like nails on a chalkboard.
Light colored denim? Airwalk Ones? Backwards hat? Must be the 90's! I uploaded good ole @411videomagazine number 2 today to my computer and broke up some clips from my profile in that issue. Here's the opening line from the Marshalls curbs in long beach. About a year before this was filmed I had the most epic session on these curbs with Gonz. Me, @rm_pastry @justin.or_maybe.justo and a few of us got to witness his brilliance and it was just straight awesome. I also met @chrissenn here for the first time. Curbs bringing people together.
Black howler monkey from back in December at #laselvabiologicalstation Howlers are your alarm clocks when visiting Costa Rica or anywhere down there they populate. Right around 5am you get to be jolted awake by their crazy calls that travel for miles and miles. It's eerily pleasant sounding. Unless you're real close to them, then it can be downright terrifying if you don't know it's coming.
Another #tampapro goes down. This edit is of my good friend @kyleberard who said before his last run "this is my last one of these forever". He went out like a champ killing this corner of the course. You're on my list of all time mini ramp dudes for a reason Kyle and thanks for ripping while I got these clips. And of course congrats to @shanejoneill for finally taking down a Tampa Pro! Well earned buddy. Filmed using @olloclip fisheye.
Little edit of my favorite dude of the day, @ishodwair from here at #tampapro he's so much fun to watch and brings the surprises like that last trick. Everyone=minds 💥 thanks for the entertaining skating Ishod. Can't wait to see what you, @starheadbody and @shanejoneill bring tomorrow on the final day.
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