Living in Vancouver with about 10 other skate photographers can be difficult at times, and new spots are hard to come by since rumours fly fast. But construction is booming in Vancouver these days, so I took a day off shooting to do some scouting. Luckily for me, the first spot I came across was this massive roof gap with a smooth run-up that had never been skated. Chad Dickson was in town and I knew he’d be down. A lot of people know that Chad got hit by an SUV last year and almost lost his life, so it’s great to see him fully recovered and ripping. He took full advantage of this virgin spot with a huge switch ollie off the roof to the top of the stairs.