Party at the Ponds in Jeddo Michigan wrapped last weekend. For the 5th year in a row skaters from all over the US including Jeff Grosso, Jimmi Wilkins, Darren Naverrette, Matt Dove, Derek Krasauskas , Rodney Mead, Dane Warner, Peter Furne’e, Sizzors, Zach lewis, Wyatt Wisenbaker Rich Pond, Matthew Munson, Greg Fadell, Tyler Russel, Psycho, Kyle Tabor, Jeff Lambert, Eric Attleson, Mark Kaye, and many more. Every year PATP has grown along with the resurgence of Vert skating and backyard vert ramps.
Have you seen him? Samsqach went missing Saturday night.
The mini bikes were a big hit.
Darren Navarrette, Jimmy Wilkins, Derek Krasauskas
No words needed
Wyatt Wisenbaker returned. This year his very supportive parents drove at RV from Virginia Beach. Nice bs blast.
There was a Moose on the loose
Jon Waffle Zomer
The Winner of Friday Night
The Heckle Tent is was judging booth. If you were on it they would let you know. The funniest no holds barred full color commentary was broadcasted here. Grosso also did double duty heckling the bands.
The new Out House
The mobile skateshop was a hit.
The Heckle Tent
Leader of the Michigan Chapter of the 12 o’clock Boys Derek Krasauskas
Jimmy Wilkins Stalefish
Zach Lewis came from Cali on a mission!
The Line up
Jimmi Wilkins can work the lip also, fs slider
Henry Gutierrez learned 540’s at 50 years old. He did one at PATP. Its never to late to learn a new trick.
The Screaming Hand returned to PATP to play with another great performance with an updated wardrobe. Prior to hitting the stage, these college professors by day, slayed the vert ramp.
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Rich Pond aka “The Land Lord”. Rich and his wife opened their compound for close to 300 people from allover the US for 3 days of bands, mini bikes, swimming and a great Vert Ramp. Many thanks to Rich for his generosity and passion.
My all around over all favorite ripper at PATP Rodney Mead. Rodney never on the bench killed for 48hrs. Sick huge airs and crazy varial,flip invert combinations.
Fun for the whole family. Fishing at the Ponds’ pond while sporting a PATP5 shirt.
One on Michigan’s Sons Kyle Tabor
I would be remiss if I did not mention Peter Furnee’s efforts to make PATP a success. From organizing bands and pyrotechnics to rendering care for the injured, the most colorful man on the ramp help pull of another good time.
All photography and words by Thomas Rowe.