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This summer we had a lot of really hot days. I lived in downtown Minneapolis on the 3rd floor with no air conditioning. It was miserable. One day I didn’t have to work so I drove to the suburbs to hang out with Ryan Googins at his mom’s house because they had air conditioning. It was like being in high school again, and his mom made a really good dinner with stuffed chicken breasts wrapped in bacon (instant heart attack). As if Ryan hadn’t done enough by letting me watch cable in his air conditioned basement all day, he took me to this kinked rail and asked me what tricks I thought would be sweet on it. I didn’t know, because kinked rails are kinda played, then he offered up Truespin Mistrial. I laughed–but found an angle anyway. When he started to get close to landing it, I put a flash on top to gradate down the rail, as well as a strong back light to really pop his skin which was sweating considerably. All in all this was a fun photo to shoot and a much needed break from the heat. – John Haynes