Last night at Pacific Drive skate shop in San Diego, Mystery threw a party for Jimmy Carlin’s professional arrival and Adrian Lopez’s departure from the brand. The board wall was covered with Jimmy’s first two rookie boards and the good people from Black Box brought three kegs and about 15 pizzas for all who attended. The TVs showed some vintage Jimmy footage complete with flip-in, flip-out stuff on a frontyard box. Next was Adrian Lopez’s retrospective of all of his classic Zero/Mystery footage—the crowd held their cups high for that one. Finally we got to see Jimmy’s Color Theory part that announces his professional arrival. Tom Grom was the first to purchase a Jimmy Carlin deck, Peter Smolik’s dog set off an impromptu Michael Vick fight, and so much more. Check the flicks!
The board wall full of Jimmy’s debut model.
Walker and Lupfer showed up early.
Jimmy is in the building!
PD owner Jim Ruonala gives Jimbodini the pro nod as Mr. Clean looks on.
Frecks wasted no time diving into the leaning tower of pizza.
Lannie Rhoades waitin’ on Jimmy’s part and a new grill.
PD employee Poo Screen backs the ‘Mafia.
The gang’s all here: DJ Dunce Cap, Tommy Gunz, Brockman, Burman, and Wiggins.
You know ODS was gonna be there.
Former PD employee Bill The Thrill, Black Box’s Dave McSween, and Jim.
Requisite street shot.
That old classic Jimmy Carlin bro cam footy.
Someone’s skateboarding dog entertained the crowd for a few.
The band’s back together! Cuong Lieng keeps an eye out for Dark Wing Duck and Bill The Thrill is just chillin’.
Joey Shigeo and Black Box art guru Ake.
Lee Dawg and his retro Lopez T. Little known fact: it’s a Blair Alley photo.
Lopez and Jimmy.
Calm down, the video hasn’t even showed yet!
Jimmy’s cake, very appropriate.
Tom Grom purchased the first JC board.
Lopez’s retrospective part.
Don’t know who this drunk fool was, but he was entertaining.
Cheers to Lopez’s part! Thanks for all the good times.
And cheers to Jimmy’s part!
TAGS: adrian Lopez, bill the thrill, black box, chad foreman, Cuong Lieng, Dane Burman, DJ dunce cap, Frecks, James Brockman, Jamie Thomas, Jimmy Carlin, joey shigeo, lee dupont, mystery, ODS, Pacific Drive, party, Peter Smolik, Poo Screen, pro skateboarders that are prone to get naked, Sk8mafia, Tom Grom, tommy sandoval, Video Premiere, zero