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Mehring’s Bearings: India Outtakes Part 4/4.

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After three days at the Kumbh Mela and a day to check out the Taj Mahal we were more than ready to get back to skating. We spent the next week between Jaipur and Bangalore and found a fair amount of spots with out much to go on as far as spot maps or locals.

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Mandatory 6:00am mish to the Taj Mahal.

Mandatory 6:00am mish to the Taj Mahal.

Another angle of Nestor's crook pop over done for a growing crowd.

Another angle of Nestor's crook pop over done for a growing crowd.

Shot from the side of a tuktuk this man was crossing the street a daily risk of life and limb in India.

Shot from the side of a tuktuk this man was crossing the street a daily risk of life and limb in India.

Sean Malto - Back smith transfer.

Sean Malto - Back smith transfer.

Locals feeding fish at the Jal Mahal otherwise known as the Water Palace.

Locals feeding fish at the Jal Mahal otherwise known as the Water Palace.

Kids, don't litter.

Kids, don't litter.

Sebo Walker - Nollie halfcab heel. Sean Malto quick ollie up to crook.

Sebo Walker - Nollie halfcab heel. Sean Malto quick ollie up to crook.

Mark Suciu - Backside nosegrind.

Mark Suciu - Backside nosegrind.

Mark Suciu - Back Tail.

Mark Suciu - Back Tail.

Sean Malto - Hardflip.

We had seen this spot online in a video made by some French guys. We though it was in Jaipur but couldn't be sure, much less where in the city it was. We ended up pausing the video on one of our phones and showing it to random tuktuk drivers asking if they had any idea where it might be. One guy recognized the architecture of the wall in the background and drove us straight to the spot. it was an old fort that tourists go to often. This gap was off the beaten path but we still got kicked out after an hour or so. Sean Malto - Hardflip.

Mark Suciu - Switch 360 flip.

Mark Suciu - Switch 360 flip.


Sean Malto - Front feeble to front shove-it.

Sean Malto - Front feeble to front shove-it.


Sebo Walker - Back tail.

Sebo Walker - Back tail.


Sean Malto - Noseblunt slide.

Sean Malto - Noseblunt slide.


Sebo Walker - front board. Mark Suciu - Wallie blunt slide.

Sebo Walker - front board. Mark Suciu - Wallie blunt slide.


Mark Suciu - diesel 5-0 front 180 just as security arrived.

Mark Suciu - diesel 5-0 front 180 just as security arrived.


At some point we ended up in two separate tuktuks who inevitably got separated. We got completely lost until this driver kicked us out on a random street in Bangalore. Then he asked for double the far. He and Mark got into for a few tense moments until he finally gave up drove off.

At some point we ended up in two separate tuktuks who inevitably got separated. We got completely lost until this driver kicked us out on a random street in Bangalore. Then he asked for double the far. He and Mark got into for a few tense moments until he finally gave up drove off.


We were left aimlessly wandering the streets until we finally skitched some buses back to the hotel.

We were left aimlessly wandering the streets until we finally skitched some buses back to the hotel.

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