Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
Sponsors: Fallen Rep, Skatepark of Tampa Gambling Team, SPoT Productions, Slave
Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 43, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
Jason Rothmeyer on Instagram (@rothdigga)
Headed out from work early today to go to Vegas. I'm planning on hitting the same roads I did last time tonight. Hopefully the rain yesterday along with the cooler temps today bring out some stuff. No doubt I'll be seeing these Western Banded Geckos littering the road all night. It's hard not to stop and move them off, but also hard to keep stopping every 100 ft to move them. Good luck little dudes.
Last month near Vegas, the day after going out and finding 7-8 snakes in one night, I almost got completely shut out. Sometimes it just doesn't make any sense when you're trying to find stuff. Perfect conditions....find nothing. Super cold out and windy? Snakes everywhere. But right as I was getting back on the highway, this Great Basin Gophersnake was chilling on the shoulder. It wouldn't sit still so I just shot it as is and let him continue on his merry way. As merry as a snake gets that is.
Hoping I can find another one of these Panamint Rattlesnakes near Vegas this Thursday when I head up there. This one was from a month ago in late May. Very grey looking compared to all the others I've seen photos of. @intothemojave found this one right before I got there when I met up with him. Super awesome snakes. I found 2 more that night but both were DOR (dead on road).
Got home from Louisville just now after judging the Skate Copa yesterday and had this waiting for me. Got a pic published in this book on the Snakes of Suriname. I've never been to Suriname (yet), but some of the photos I've shot from Peru have the same species so they used it. It's all in Dutch, so I can mostly just look at the pictures. There sure are a lot of cool snakes down there to find. Looks like I'm gonna have to go "slangen in Suriname" sometime. Hey @fredvanschie can you translate this book for me?
I haven't been very snakey on here in a while so here's a really nice looking Groundsnake that @intothemojave and I found up near Vegas a couple of weeks ago. With all the travel I've been doing lately I finally just got around to editing these pics. I'm headed back out to vegas this coming week on Thursday and am gonna drag my wife along to the same roads to see what we can find.
One of my other favorite videos for the #xgamesrealstreet contest that we judged was this banger from @silasbaxterneal so much good stuff in here. I had about 4 real solid favorites during the judging process and this was one of them. Awesome part Silas, love that bluntslide! Tune in today at 3pm Eastern/1pm pacific (I'm aware those don't match) on Abc to watch the World Of Xgames and see me, @jamescraig24 @pduffplanb @thetimoconnor and @mike_sinclair_ discuss and judge this contest. One of the hardest contests I've judged to this day was this event. So much good skating and only 1 gold medal to give out.
A month ago I sat in a room with @thetimoconnor @mike_sinclair_ @jamescraig24 and @pduffplanb and we judged the XGames #RealStreet contest. If you want to watch me and these fine gentleman talk skatenerd stuff or just miss seeing my beautiful face on TV, tune in tomorrow (Saturday june 27) to ABC at 1pm PST to check it out. Even after watching all of the videos it's still so hard to pick a winner. @bradcromer nails it so hard in this thing. The more times I watch it the more I like it. I'm still amazed on regular TV I'm gonna sit and talk skateboarding for an hour. Thanks @theboardr and great job @hidefjoe on the edit. Killed it!
There's only one kind of reptile/amphibian in Alaska....the Wood Frog. They happen to be pretty populous near my dads cabin and I went out to a marshy area and had no problem finding a bunch of them. They store various fluids in their bodies before winter and can survive having up to 65% of their bodies freeze up during the long, cold winters. Seeing as it regularly gets -40 or lower in this area in winter, it's pretty amazing that any amphibs are able to live there.
Here's my Happy Fathers Day pic of me, my brother my step mom and my Dad from last weekend at his new home (used to be just the cabin) near Gakona Alaska. I say near because it's really not near anything other than being about a mile from the Alaskan Pipeline and directly on the Gulkana River. Spent time moving his freezers (lots of game meat), fridge and couches to set up the cabin as the new home. Hopefully I'll be back up in Sept if they can find an RV to buy and I'll be driving it down to Seattle for them to winter down near Portland/seattle and avoid the peak harshness of winter there.
Here's another one from last week in Alaska. Momma moose with her twins grazing and munching on flowers on the side of the road. We saw 2 different moms with 2 calves each as well as a solitary female later on. Never did see any caribou or large predators while down there. But seeing moose always stokes me out.
Golden hour pair of fledgling Great Horned Owls on my dads property at the cabin in Alaska. I was looking up at an old abandoned owl nest (cobwebs on the opening) and noticed a large dark brushy area high up in a tree just over from it. After looking on the ground I found a ton of owl pellets. Owl pellets are basically all the things an owl can't digest from what they eat...bones, fur, feathers and what not and they puke it up when done in these perfect little fur balls. The ground was covered with them so I knew there was activity there. Looked up and found these two jokers. Never saw the adult in two days. Checked it often but got lots of cool shots of the babies.
Had to go skate an OG Alaskan skate spot while I was up there last week. I met @joshuarayburn and @clockradiospeaker at this spot in 1995 among countless other Alaskan homies who have migrated down to Long Beach and SoCal now over the years. Time flies gentleman. And my waning ledge skills are flying by too. I need to step my game up. 📹 @clockradiospeaker
Found a couple of #90sskateboarding relics while moving my dad up here in Alaska from @santacruzskateboards these were a couple of my pro models from 1994-1995. Slick bottom Easter Island and a drawing of a cat/dog that is the same both upside down. Taking these back home. I don't think I had a dog/cat one still saved.
Off to Alaska for a week to help my dad move from his house in Fairbanks to his cabin out in the woods. See you in a week darkness and stars! 24 hour light here I come. Hoping to sneak in a Denali day trip or a good long hike while there in between drives to and from the cabin. Last time I was up there I followed this crew of caribou next to the lake we were camping. Hoping for a grizz or some wolves this time!
Well, it's Mark Gonzales' birthday today so I figured I would put up my greatest accomplishment in skateboarding to honor it. Winning a contest? Video part? Magazine coverage? Nah, just the time Gonz said he liked my skating in his 1993 @thrashermag interview. Don't get me wrong, I fully realize that Mark likes obscure stuff and I fell into that category well for him, but it didn't make the stoke factor any less when I saw this in print. Still my all time favorite skateboarder #gonz #thegonz
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.
Jason Rothmeyer Comments
Other Skater Links
- Full Skater Database - 6000+ skater profiles.
- Skateboarders on Instagram - browse your favorite pros and ams on Instagram.
- Skate News and Videos - daily skate news and videos from around the web.
- Media Coverage - we log all major magazine coverage by skater and photographer.
- Skate Photographers - we log all major magazine coverage by skater and photographer.
- Contest Results - over a decade's worth of contest history.