BuddyTour 2012

Introduction by Be-Mag
Write-up, photos and edit by Ian Copp

This summer edit is a continuation of the ‘BuddyTour Series’ I started with Michael Kraft, but I haven’t been on any skate trip or tour. I’ve entered a point where my life has become ‘BuddyTour’. After moving back from the Caribbean in April, I spent a month in Tampa, six weeks in Atlanta, another month in Tampa, then visited cabins in Alabama and Maine. Between living places I’ve passed through Macon, South Carolina, Chattanooga, Orlando, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Miami.

Specific fall plans are a mystery for now, but my next few years should continue the trend of living various places briefly and skating in and between resident cities whenever I find time and bladers.

-Ian Copp


Gang Gang Dance – God’s Money VII
Gucci Mane – Candy Lady Remix feat Brick Squad
Cocteau Twins – In Our Angelhood
A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics To Go
Fearless Four – Rockin’ It
Brian Eno – Julie With…
oOoOO – No Summr4U
The Durutti Column – Sketch For Summer


BuddyTour 2010
BuddyTwor 2011

Rainy day bouldering in a cave in Tennessee

David playing around in downtown Atlanta

Apples to Apples in Macon

In Maine with my dad and brother-in-law

Just before moving home from the Caribbean

Casey sitting on the Aquarium gap in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Beer and a found noodle at Desoto Falls, Alabama