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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Little photo mix from yesterday. Top left is the #smithsonian weather research station they used to use in the 1920's at the top of Harquahala Mountain. It's got a fence around it but you can see inside. I bet it got cold as hell in there in the winter at 5500 ft. Bottom left is another sidewinder found last night and the right is a Desert Patchnosed I found driving down the mountain yesterday morning from the top. Back to #phxam2015 to watch the finals now.
Drove all the way to the top of West AZ's highest peak this morning. Some serious 4x4 was needed for it too. First time I've had to get into LO4 on my 4Runner. Totally worth it for this Sonoran Gophersnake right at the top of the mountain. Also found a Desert Patchnosed on the way down until I saw about 10 geezers in those new quads everyone drives. Knew the snake finding was done after that.
They don't call them sidewinders for nothing. Saved this guy from certain death as he was right in the middle of the road all flattened out. I actually wasn't sure he was alive until he tried to eat my face off when I moved him (with a snake hook). Temps dropped real quick after dark though and I haven't seen anything since.
Headed out to #phoenixam this weekend to check out the contest. I'm gonna camp on Friday night though on the way and do some road cruising and hiking for sure. Pretty much a lock I'll find plenty of these Sonoran Sidewinders out there on the roads. I'm hoping to stumble upon something like a Gila while hiking Saturday AM too. Mixing skate/work with some hiking and nature is always a good thing. I've been working nonstop for what seems like weeks so I'm gonna enjoy Saturday.
Here at the #dreamdriveway about to get down with the #tampabro sponsored by @brostyle Should be a good time. @brockoley here getting down a little early on the worlds best driveway. If I had it my way, this driveway would be covered in ledges, curbs and manny pads. @kyleberard gonna build me a tight one someday.
Was trying to find an appropriate animal for today's post. This green Parrot Snake seems to work. It went up this tree so fast I only got one photo of it before it bailed. From Costa Rica in 2011. Happy St Pattys day from a non drinker who has never cared about this holiday one day in his life #straightedge
Manta Rays for days! This is from Dec just a few months ago when @chrissenn was cool enough to let me and my wife tag along with @kamanucharters and see these beasts. It was a little tricky filming them because they come to within an inch or so of you when they make that roll, so there's no where to move your arms out of the way. A couple brushed up against me, they're about 12-14 feet wide. Big boys.
Swimming with these bros in #hawaii back in December was super fun. Thanks to @chrissenn and @kamanucharters for making that happen. Just casually swimming with these wild bottle nosed Dolphins was amazing. Slowly floating and letting them swim your way was easy and I definitely didn't feel like I was stressing them out (which was my biggest concern). Pretty cool experience. My wife was so hyped to get in the water with them.
A nice Southern Black Racer we saw while walking out near Tampa last Friday. Ended up seeing 3 of these just starting to come out. It was a cool 61 out so I wasn't super confident in finding any snakes but the racers were certainly feeling it. Cold enough that they didn't bolt as soon as we saw them also, which was nice.
Here's a photo of the Eastern Garter Snake that we hiked near Tampa last Friday. I'll be back out there for a wedding, shop visits, the Tampa Bro and Tampa Pro in about one week. Hoping to find some more stuff in the mornings. Hopefully it'll warm up a bit to bring all the good reptiles out to play. Thanks @snakemannick for showing us the spots. @anthonyfurlong
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
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