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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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.
Wow. So much good stuff here @theboardr for the #gonzstoragespace show tonight. I might go broke at this thing filing my house and building to my #Gonz shrine I've got. If you're in Tampa for the #tampabro or #tampapro and want a piece of what I didn't buy already, doors open at 6pm sharp. It's gonna be insane. Used/ridden boards from Mark, new boards, artwork, doodles, tshirts and the list goes on. 300+ items for sale.
Here's another line from yesterday's curb session with @clockradiospeaker lots and lots of front truck/barley grinding going on. Relearned this feeble to barley grind which I seriously haven't done in 20 plus years. Since it was a full late 80's line I figured I would channel my inner @r.barbee and keep it real with an 80's flatground trick too. 🎥 using an @olloclip fisheye
The video I probably watched the most growing up was #speedfreaks and no doubt @tomknoxskate was my favorite part. His curb skating and skating in general was everything I wanted to be able to do at that time. I was so stoked to be able to be on @santacruzskateboards with him when I first got on. Then @r.barbee used this same song a couple years later in a Firm video which makes it all that much better. Both dudes rule! Skated the HB curbs this morning with @clockradiospeaker and relearned a few curb dancing moves. 🎥 @olloclip lens.
I think this was the first time I've ever seen a cat-eyed snake when in Costa Rica that was on the ground. This little one cruised in front of us on the trail one night and I followed it into the leaf litter. Normally I find them creeping in the vines and trees just off the ground. My flashlight died this night and I found this hiking in the rainforest using my iPhone flashlight. Ha. Not the best technique ever used. From our trip to #laselvabiologicalstation this past Dec/Jan.
Little fer de Lance from our trip to Costa Rica back in Dec/Jan. This little ball of hate could seriously ruin your day. Most snakes are pretty well behaved and just retreat from you when approached. But these bad boys have a tendency to be all types of angry and very "bitey" when you encounter them. This one was tiny and in the pouring rain so it was content to just curl up and stay warm. I've heard of stories of people finding them on the road and them actually biting the tires of a car. Ha.
A very young and wild haired me back when I was 14 I'm guessing. Exploring the wilds of Alaska with my dad and I found this full moose skull and rack out in the tundra. That's also the year age/year (1986) I started skateboarding. 30 years deep as of this year. Time sure does fly. Always been exploring and always will be from now until forever.
Trogons are pretty abundant in the rainforest, but rather quiet and seem to just sit out in plain sight. It seems like it would be easy to find them but unless they move, it's easy to walk right past them. Once you do find them though, they're easy photo subjects as you can walk right up to them and shoot away while they just look at you and wonder what's going on. I felt like I could have put my finger out and let this Black-throated Trogon sit on it while in Costa Rica this past January.
Thanks to @f.t.l.c for posting this line I had from @411videomagazine profile in issue #2. Lockwood was so fun to skate but also super dodgy. Some homie flashed his gun at us not long after I filmed this line and we bailed. At least we got away without getting shot at. Some other dudes weren't so lucky back then. Ahhhh, early 90's skating.
A cool colored eyelash viper my wife and I found trail side right on the beach in Costa Rica. We had arrived around 8am right when the national park opened and knew it was a good spot for these snakes, but didn't find a single one on the way into the park. After 2.5 hours we turned around and started heading back. I saw this one and then found 2 more real quick after it. My wife was "relieved" because she knew I would have been bummed if we didn't see anything. From last month on New Year's Day.
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