Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
Sponsors: Fallen Rep, Skatepark of Tampa Gambling Team, SPoT Productions, Slave
Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 42, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
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Here in Tampa for a couple days for tomorrow #boardram contest and went out on a quick snake finding mission this morning. @snakemannick was showing us his hotspot for Pygmy Rattlesnakes but we struck out. But we did see 3 black racers (top left), a gopher tort and an Eastern Garter snake. 4 snakes in 2 hours with temps at about 63 isn't too bad. If @anthonyfurlong and I weren't talking skateboard stuff instead of looking we may have found more.
There's those damn orange pants again! All the footage I keep digging up from 1992 I'm rocking those things. Ha. Cypress college curbs were fun times. I think @chillrobgee is in the background here with @ronrezcappelineheadwear I thought I made up kickflip front tails and then when I got a sequence of one in big brother there was a sequence of Henry Sanchez doing it switch on the next page. Thanks for bursting my bubble henry! Always rode the @kidadams SMA Decendents board back then. Loved that graphic.
Looks like I'll be seeing a few of these jokers this summer. Headed up to Alaska in June with my brother to visit the pops and my stepmom. I haven't been up in about 3 years so it will be sick to get some fishing and hiking in. Won't be seeing any darkness that week, I think I'll be there for the summer solstice. Fairbanks life @joshuarayburn
Brown Violet-ear Hummingbird from the Mindo area of Ecuador. By far the best hummingbird spots I've ever been to are in Ecuador. It's almost a joke how many different species there are. I only wish I would have slowed down to shoot more pics while there. It's a little overwhelming when somewhere like there, or Peru with the frogs where you keep finding different species everywhere you turn around. So you get kind of frantic, shooting all over the place trying to get pics of all the different things instead of slowing down to get better photos of what you see.
If you ever see photos of Machu Picchu, inevitably you see that big mountain right behind it. You can climb that if you reserve it when getting your entrance tickets (months in advance of going). This is the view from that mountain, Huayna Picchu. It looks a lot harder that it really is. It's more like climbing a stone ladder for 2 miles, but so worth it. This is from 2012.
Had an awesome text conversation with @davistorgerson today about the early 90's. His exact quote was "how was that thought of as stylish?" Referring to the goofy boy gear we all used to wear. I lived through the baggy pants and shirts era so it actually doesn't look too crazy to me but it really must look insane to others. On a side note, I only had kickflip front blunts for like 6 months and then they were gone. @ronniecreager your spot right here.
Waved Albatross from the Galapagos back in 2011. These birds are enormous. Their wingspan maxes out at 8.2ft, so they're pretty impressive when they spread their wings out on land. Normally there are a ton of them on the island but we got there just as they were arriving for breeding season so we only saw 4 of them.
How in the hell did I own a pair of orange pants AND a pair of orange "shants"? Man, those big shorts years were rough looking. Not only that, but dudes like @hazeyhayes76 used to make fun of me because I did smith grinds on ledges after they weren't cool anymore. This was a full blown #508crew session at Ramona to its fullest here. Almost looks like a contest going on. From the #508 video The Chosen Ones. Killing it @markniznisbet @chillrobgee @mosteff
Last clip from #visaliaskatecamp in 1991. This was the first time I met @nealhendrix and he was shredding so hard. This line was actually 50 seconds long on my edit but I can only fit 15 here. Neal was a true mini ramp champ back then. I've been traveling the world with him since this was filmed. Good times. Time to relearn the shove tailgrab over the spine Neal!
Had to take advantage of this crazy warm weather out here and went hiking/snake finding today. Almost went 4 hours without finding anything though. Luckily @socalrattler found this nice Red Diamond Rattlesnake right before we bailed. Amazing area, I thought we were going to be stumbling over them with the conditions like this. Thanks for the tips @itsryanfuu @sidewinder_stephen @dave_zeldin
Gila Monsters are just a whole other level of awesomeness than anything I've found. This was the super dark black one @socalrattler and I found near the NM border a couple years back. Just filming him cruising along as he makes his way out of view into the bushes. Can't wait till I can get another shot to find some again soon.
How about one more clip from #visaliaskatecamp in #1991 this is @rob_sluggo blowing my mind with the first ever tailgrab 540 I had ever seen. Sluggo killed it that week at camp. Then later on I saw Mark Wahlberg break his neck when he was an extra in the movie Shooter. @realskateboards #realsincedayone @jimthiebaud @tommyguerrero
Had to cut off the first trick and last 3 tricks of this line to make it fit, but this low hanging garage used to be so fun, as long as you didn't put your hands up too high and punch the ceiling. This was almost the peak of the #bigpantssmallwheels era. 1992, riding a @kidadams SMA Decendents board. My ender line from the #508crew video The Chosen Ones. Thanks @markniznisbet for killing it filming and editing all these years.
Sunrise at #machupicchu back in 2012. Amazing place and well worth the trek however you get there. As you can tell I've recently went back and started putting videos I've got onto my phone from past trips. I highly recommend hitting Machu Picchu someday in your life, you won't regret it. Right @chillrobgee @nate_e_poo @nesserfamilia @eliasbingham and all the other skate homies who've been out there.
Galapagos Marine Iguana and her nest. Keeping it tidy and clean. These were all over the trails one one of the islands and you really had to watch out not to step on them. Since they have no predators on the islands, they're extra territorial and will defend these nests even if you're a giant human. Peep those big giant hind legs!
Too many skate videos and not enough nature? Ok, ok...here you go @worldsbestdad A lazy crew of Galapagos Sea Lions chilling on the beach and one of them just wants to play. Then he just gives up on life at the end. The beaches down there were all full of this kind of activity. Need to go back @meronek @britmeronek
Going to start putting up some old footage of other dudes for a change. Along with Mike Conroy, this was my other favorite vert skater from the early 90's. I filmed this on a trip to Visalia back in 1991. Todd Congelliere just straight ripped so hard and always brought unique tricks to the table. Plus, his band FYP was awesome. @recessrecords @dearskating
Early morning Toco Toucan from the Argentina side of the Iguazu Falls National Park. Went there to judge the Xgames Brazil back in 2013 and had a free morning to do some serious exploring. So I took a cab across the river and hiked the falls on that side for the day. The Argentina side was much less crowded than Brazil and had a ton of more hiking trails.
Here's some more OG skate footage I dug up. Harsh VHS glitch for that first kickflip 5-0. This is from 1994 and my second go around on @santacruzskateboards Most of the baggy pants had gone away by then as well, almost looks like normal gear. Ramona was the funnest school for a while. Right @evanschiefelbine @ronniecreager ? My homie @rm_pastry was hyped on my fakie back tail fakie.
A quick bit of advice to all my hiker/camping friends out there...make sure you tell people when and where you're going for trips. My brother rolled out solo on Wednesday and didn't come back on Thursday when he said. He wasn't lost, he just decided to stay out an extra day....but the search parties were out in full force. It's easy for any of us adventurers to just be like "I'm gonna stay another day", and forget people will get crazy worried when you don't show up. Glad you weren't eaten by a squirrel bro. Alaska trip this coming summer is still on now.
Female Black-throated Trogon from my trip to Costa Rica last April. This was during a hike in Corcovado National Park. That place is amazing. I need to spend some serious time in that park next time. No roads or access to it, so you either hike in or take a boat ride around the peninsula and go in from the beach. We just did a long day hike there but a few days would be amazing.
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