Since the dawn of time we’ve always known that there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s, but when it comes to installing mini-ramps, there’s only one right way. That’s why Spohn Ranch was hired in early March for a Reese’s Puffs Cereal television commercial shoot in South Pasadena, California. Spohn Ranch possesses several mini-ramps, half-pipes, and other obstacles that are often rented by companies for video shoots and events. By using Spohn Ranch, these companies do not have to worry about the complications of building or installing a ramp themselves.
After being contacted by the production company, Spohn Ranch’s Mark Bradford and Eddie Osgood got to work – loading the pieces of the ramp from the Spohn Ranch warehouse in the City of Industry onto a truck for transport. After a quick drive to the shooting location, Bradford, Osgood, and the rest of the Spohn Ranch crew unloaded the pieces of the mini-ramp off the truck and carefully carried them into the backyard of a beautiful Pasadena home.
Once in the backyard, the crew began setting up the 6-foot-tall and 18-foot-wide steel ramp in preparation for the Reese’s Puffs’ inspired shredding that would soon occur. Using an innovative truss system designed by Spohn Ranch founder, Aaron Spohn, the ramp was raised to eight feet and then surfaced with a layer of Masonite to achieve a clean cinematic look.
Upon completion of the installation, the ramp was painted with the official Reese’s colors and logos and was finally ready to be skated. The skater hired by Reese’s blasted giant airs with ease and slashed long grinds across the coping for the commercial, which capitalized on the increasing popularity of skateboarding among Reese’s target market. The ramp’s glory was short lived though, after only one day of skating, the ramp was disassembled and returned to the warehouse where it would remain until someone else needed the help of Spohn Ranch for quick and precise mini-ramp installation.