2nd June 2006
Where’s Rodney When You Need Him?
Some of the most famous video parts that Rodney Mullen has done involve him manualling and nose manualling across two or more picnic benches, generally with a flip of some sort between each bench.
In my travels across America I have naturally seen and skated a lot of decent skate spots, but if one place is screaming out to have a video part filmed there it has to be this row of 17 benches near Sedona in Arizona – somewhere that would test the skills of any street skater, and with phenomenal views across a forested mountain gorge (behind me as I took this photo) as well.
My attempts to trick this spot were pathetic and not worth documenting, but if anyone lives in or near Arizona and is looking for a challenge, get up to the scenic overview at the top of Oak Creek Canyon, and remember to take a video camera with you.