To understand the madness and mayhem that is Vertical Smile, you have to go to the home of the has been and the never was. That home is located in the East Bay otherwise known as Casa Rodzilla. Bruce Rodela, aka Rodzilla has been looking out for at least one fledgeling photog for the past several months. Like a guardian angel, or maybe devil, Rodzilla always has the hookup. From wood, to skaters, teams to trophies, it's all on lock. A Thursday night sesh at his backyard miniramp prompts another trip to the East Bay to find out if you need to walk a mile to get down on a Vertical Smile. All I know is, there are two spots nearby for late night beer runs and Bruce's dog will literally eat wood.
Back-50 to Fake to start
And You Don't Stop. You can see full size versions of these photos on my flickr page.