“I haven’t been that psyched. I want to get to know things. I kind of wanna go out and leave my zone and see things that people don’t see. I wanna meet the people that you don’t want to meet. I want to talk to the people you don’t want to talk to.”
In the midst of our recession, professional skateboarders, Chet Childress and Al Partanen, get out of their comfort zone and head out on their own “Stoked and Broke” style mission…hitchhike 5000 miles across America with their skateboards in search of new friends, new knowledge and experiences, and most of all, fun. In order to go the distance, they seek out rides from friends and some traveling strangers, jump on trains, and take on a few small jobs to make ends meet.
For more, check out http://www.skatedaily.net/2011/05/03/straight-trippin/