Spot Checks by Packy: CLASSIFIED


I hear a lotta stories about the good ole days and when ramps used to be this and you had to drive hours to for that. Well times change, sometimes for better. Attached is a video of CLASSIFIED ‘s bowl in CLASSIFIED, Virginia. It was up from CLASSIFIED to CLASSIFIED. Many pros and locals came through including Chet  CLASSIFIED and other CLASSIFIED coast rippers. It was smack dab in the middle of CLASSIFIED ‘s house and CLASSIFED high school. The only reason I’m sharing this picture is because it’s been torn down since CLASSIFED. This place taught me everything from how to ride roundwall, play ring game, drink beer and skate, stay OCHA compliant, and keeping my damn mouth shut. If you have a local secret spot you’d like to share, DON’T. 


Name: Donald Packard Fancher (seriously...) Born: 1985 Status: Engaged, my chick skates roundwall better than you. Sponsors / Flow: Cockfight Skateboards, WRV (I think...) I was into Star Wars, Legos, the Baltimore Orioles (how ironic..) and baseball until I was 11. That year I moved 3 hours away from anyone I knew. I found a skateboard, some kids to ride with and I crushed neighborhood sewer drains for a good year until we met an older kid with power tools. Developers were expanding our neighborhood so we stole TONS of wood and built launch ramps, rails, boxes, all sorts of shit. Shortly after that we got a local park built after getting some petitions signed and sat through some county meetings. It was rumored some older dudes came there one day that said they had a bowl a few miles into the country that anyone could ride if they found it. Well I fucking found it. I guess I got into roundwall and vert because it took me two years to learn kickflips. Skating transition in 2000 meant I skated with primarily old guys that grew up skating Trashmore and what not. By the time I had a license I was skating Trashmore during the week and all the Outer Banks terrain coming up at the time. I got to skate some pretty fun contests and local vert demos before I got outta High School. I skated World Cup bowl contests before everyone got the roundwall memo, then I went to college and I can't get my knee on the board when I eggplant anymore... I still weasel my way into a contest once a year to keep in touch with friends made over the years. Skateboarding has given me everything, I fundamentally have no idea how other people live. The world fucking sucks, there's nothing you can do about it but there's nothing stopping you from having a good time. My skateboard has showing me the world, introduced me to countless great people, and retaught me how to think about my existence on this blue globe of idiots.

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