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« on: February 21, 2012, 02:44:13 PM »

http://www.asenseofdirection.org/

Jake Johnson set up a pretty wild tour/giveaway/contest with a bunch of buddies and is documenting it on SLAP. They just the office a few hours ago and are headed to their next stop. Follow on SLAP and the above link to figure out how to get in on the giveaways and keep up with the footage. And keep an eye out for the Subaru with the giant five panel cap on it.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 02:46:27 PM »

Here's the description from the website if you're too lazy to click the links:

Welcome to the Map Masquerade, a skateboard tour, and a nation wide treasure hunt featuring: Jake Johnson, Jimmy Lannon, Yonnie Cruz, Austin Kanfoush, Max Van Arnem, Mark Suciu, Luke Malaney, Al Davis, Nick Panza, and Drew Windon. Translated to the public with the digitally interpreted styling?s of Ryan Garshell and photographic aesthetics of Eric Palozzollo.

Supported by: Alien Workshop, Habitat, Santa Cruz, Magenta, 5Boro, Traffic, Lakai, Gravis, Analog, Matix, Falcon Bowse, Poler Stuff, Bottoms up mfg, Oj Wheels, bones swiss, and Slap magazine.

 

10 skaters, 2 vehichles, 1 filmer, 1 photographer, 6 undisclosed cities, a plethora of free product, and a progressive mission to spread quality skateboarding to the people, from the ground up.

Our trip is a ?grassroots? tour and geohunt across the country. Concieved with the intention to use social media sources and the internet to get skaters away from the computer, out of the house and exploring their environment in a unique and exciting way. We are also traveling in support of core skate shops, finding new ways to collaborate with passionate skaters, and the local communities that they exemplify and represent.

By following the site closely, or staying updated with our live media feed, through instagram, twitter, or facebook, participants will be able to track our tour and participate in the GeoCache contest.

The GeoCache contest will revolve around 6 large earthcaches, chalk full of skate product. We will be hiding them in landmark locations along the way, 1 in every state that we visit. These locations will not always be near a metropolitan area, and will require the use of a car to discover. Using diy aerial balloon mapping techniques (www.grassrootsmapping.org) we will provide participants with a photographic map for each cache location, showing the surrounding area, and pinpointing the spot where the cache is hidden. It will be your responsibility to decipher the map, discover the location, and journey to the prize site for your reward.  Once discovered, you will have to contact the crew, and if we are still in the area, meet us at the designated skateshop to validate and blog the find. But there is a catch. We will be leaving a usb drive in every cache, that will contain the tour footage from the previous city. Only until the cache is found and the tour footage retrieved will we be able to premier the footage for the rest of the world to see. Whoever can discover the cache, contact the crew and premier the clip the fastest will win a grand prize: 1 round trip airfare to any location in the continental united states!

Check in with the tour on a daily basis for the opportunity to find even more prizes. Inspired by Ronnie Creager?s day in the life (411 issue #36), we will be dropping small caches of product at skate spots, skate parks, and random locations throughout the cities we visit. We will blog each drop with a series of photos through instagram and twitter, and with the help of the live tracking feed on our site you can narrow down each drop location, follow us as we skate in each town, or even find us in a neighborhood near you. Skateboarding movement. follow us and participate in the journey!
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 05:19:51 PM »

Well this seems awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 07:47:17 PM »

This is rad.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 07:56:27 PM »

SO COOL
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 01:12:00 AM »

southpark - nice Small | Large
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 01:24:52 AM »

that is a fucking spectacular pack of dudes.  i hope max gets a bunch of footage i haven't seen any for a while.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 09:50:30 AM »

super sick. looking forward to some new Jimmy Lannon footage.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 12:38:23 PM »

Map Masquerade Daily drop #1. A small geocache was left somewhere in SF before our departure... Good luck finding it.



http://instagr.am/p/HUZk6Cj3Xq/
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 12:39:43 PM »

yesssssssssssssssssssssssss, I can't wait to see the result of this
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 04:25:48 PM »

what an awesome lineup. so sick to see Jake and Jimmy rolling with those pittsburgh fools.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 09:53:55 PM »

fuck yea luke malaney. any footage of him is gold. along with jimmy lannon and jake
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 12:51:46 AM »

I fuckin found it guys I'm out here in this muddy field, now what do I do
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 12:56:37 AM »

I fuckin found it guys I'm out here in this muddy field, now what do I do

eat the wheels
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 10:57:33 AM »

The crew stops by High Speed.

http://www.slapmagazine.com/articles/short/map-masquerade-the-crew-comes-through-high-speed
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 11:08:01 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012, 01:06:37 PM »

           hello slap pals! Well, yesterday in Las Vegas I jumped out of an airplane, but today I take an even bigger leap by officially introducing myself to the slap community! Yes I remember the first time I discovered the slap magazine forum, a seventeen year old small town transplant, trying to find himself in the mean streets of new york city. You guys were like an unruly older brother to me.I listened from afar to your opinionated rantings, slowly weeding my way through the bitter sarcasm and humor to eventually discover the latent wisdom, hidden within the collective knowledge of 1000s of bored skateboarders. To me, slap is like an online skate shop on a rainy day, giving us all a place to criticize our peers, discuss the state of the industry, review the constant flow of skate media, and then leave without buying anything. For someone like me, who came from a small town, with absolutely no skate scene, I found slap to be a safe haven for my inner shop rat. So Thank you slap for all the support, hate, and humor throughout the years. I will try my best to give it back.
           I also want to take this opportunity to reach out to you all in the hopes of garnering a growing following for my website and the tours and events that will go with it in the coming months/years. As you have already seen, the Map Masquerade is the first of these tours, and It is off to a good start. I personally am not a social media expert, but am trying to hone my skills in order to organize and connect skateboarders with each other. We are living in trying times, and our youth are attached by a digital umbilical chord to the internet and the social life that has grown from it. This can be a problem for skateboarding if not used properly, as I believe that there is a key aspect of skateboarding that cannot be lost to this digital phenomena. What Im speaking of is the serenity that can only be found in the confides of your own mind as you use your skateboard to navigate your environment. skateboarding for yourself without a preconceived plan, using your friends and local skate community to find your own way of thinking, your own style, and your own sense of purpose. If you are constantly assessing the opinions and activities of a giant network of online participants, you may be missing out on this valuable time, and you may be left deficient when it comes to building your own structure of ethics and beliefs. To me skateboarding is an art form and a lifestyle that revolves round the act of skateboarding, and the ideas and beliefs that grow within each individual as they participate. It is not for everyone, though it should be respected by all, and its unique because there is a community surrounding it that is an innovative and ambitious force in society. That's why skateboarding has gained so much attention within our culture, and why so many people and industries want to take our ideas, market our image, and support our pros. It is my intention to keep the next generation educated to the message that brought skateboarding to where it is now. In one regard, it is great that skateboarding has gone from an extremely rebellious and misunderstood cult, to a widely accepted and encouraged past time. The first few generations of skateboarders where representing something that was extremely foreign to society, a complete disregard for private property, personal hygiene, and the laws of government and gravity. Because of this dynamic, there was a period of complete war against the public, and skateboarding spread from its front lines. Now that the culture has turned over a few generations, skateboarding and its ideals are making there way to more and more people. still we are experience a fluctuating industry that is struggling to stay above water. Top pros and company execs are making huge sums of money, and enjoying high standard of living Im sure, which is great, yet the industry still fluctuates with passing years, giving the impression that we are always walking on the thin line of public approval. There is a layer of glass that is building between the average skateboarder, and the company or pro that he looks up to. The constant haze of internet media, the stadium seating for giant contest circuts, and corperrate giants is stretching skateboarding to  thin, and it is harder for a young impressionable kid to grab hold of the substance that once made up a strong core of the skateboard community. This tour, and any that follow, will be my effort to reach out to kids and adults alike from across the country and globe, in the hopes of portraying skateboarding in a true and honest way. to get like minded people together in person or online in support of each other. To help give rise to an educated body of skateboarders who will make healthy decisions for themselves and the industry that they belong to. Im excited to hear your opinions, criticism, and advice as we go along. Glad to be on the forum and in the discussion. I am currently playing the role of tm to 11 skaters on a month long tour, and my computer just shut down, so It will be hard for me to stay involved in any kind of real time discussion at the moment, but Ill do my best to answer any questions or personal messages that come my way. Help me get participants on the tour by following MapMasquerade on twitter and instagram or facebook at asenseofdirection, and by word of mouth. Special thanks to all the sponsors and to SlapMagazine for giving us the opportunity. Seeya out there,

                                                                                                                                         jake johnson






ps: ChildoftheGhetto: You, Me, game of skate, cali school yard of your choosing, obstacle of your choosing, lets make it happen.

       


 
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2012, 01:47:55 PM »

welcome jake, hope you do find time to post here and there. Is your injury fully healed? Also these tours and connecting with kids beyond pure consumerism is important, good luck.
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2012, 02:10:03 PM »

First two social media mistakes:
1.) You didn't cleverly include a sponsor into your username ala dgkalis or organikarl nor your main personality trait ala plasticbenchnerd or I Suck!
2.) Kids don't read. Anything than can't fit into a twitter box can no longer fit into the human brain.
3.) Don't read this or I might faint.

I don't think I quite get fully how map masquerade works but it seems like a good idea. I'm not currently in the states at the moment anyway so I'll just check out the footage.
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 02:28:36 PM »

When are you going to start writing for the New Yorker?
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 02:53:19 PM »

That was one hell of an introduction, it's nice to have you here. Also, in case you didn't know, 99% of SLAP wants to have a board with your name on it.
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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2012, 03:28:03 PM »

Now who is going to start up that Questions for Jake Johnson thread?  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2012, 03:40:49 PM »

Greatings from another state college native.Though living in boulder now. Favorite spot in town?
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2012, 03:53:55 PM »

hey jake welcome to slap your skating is really cool how was it going from chapman to alien a smaller company to a big one and now having drydek own it. ps bet you don't have one of these
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2012, 03:57:36 PM »

straight to the cotg call out. hilarious.
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2012, 05:40:17 PM »

Map Masquerade: Geocache #2 Las Vegas

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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2012, 05:50:47 PM »

straight to the cotg call out. hilarious.

my thoughts exactly. that was a hell of a first post.
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2012, 06:01:18 PM »

straight to the cotg call out. hilarious.

my thoughts exactly. that was a hell of a first post.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2012, 07:36:51 PM »

That first paragraph summed up Slap really really well. Also, you should definitely skate to Wu-Tang in your next part and not Animal Collective.
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2012, 07:40:51 PM »

         

ps: ChildoftheGhetto: You, Me, game of skate, cali school yard of your choosing, obstacle of your choosing, lets make it happen.

     
 

I got the biggest chuckle out of this hahaha
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