I just saw on Facebook that the pool at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto has been vandalized. I was just there a week ago having a blast zooming around the bowl. Kids have thrown garbage into the pool and set it on fire. Concrete and fire do not go well together. The flat bottom of the pool is all broken up. I am so sad right now.
Photo by Eoghan Mc Grory.
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Yes, you read that correctly, there is now a longboard park. The city of Kamloops, B.C. has built most likely the first longboard park. It seems that building a longboard park means building a switch back road. I wonder if regular skateboards are allowed, haha. Over the years I have done many runs down from the Westmount summit. Going fast is fun and sliding is fun too. I do not do it on a longboard though, my regular board is my favourite thing to ride. By the way, to all the guys that like downhilling off the Westmount summit, a month ago Westmount re-paved Sunnyside.
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Rumors coming down the pipe were that there was a new good skatepark in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Some of my friends from Toronto had already gone a couple of times since the park opened. Canadian Thanksgiving was just around the corner and I needed to finally take advantage of a long weekend in 2014, so far this year I had not road trip on any long weekend. Once again no one was down to road trip so I thought about heading to Toronto to hang with some friends down there. When I asked them what was going on Thanksgiving weekend my friend Steve replied that he was heading to Ann Arbor. Luckily I not only had Monday off but I also had Friday off. I could drive down to Toronto Friday morning and skate before jumping in a car on... [Voir la suite]
Mitch has been a steady part of the Canadian skate scene for the past 10 years and if you’ve ever skated with him you know he has unlimited nose manny balance. This video proves that he is the overload of balance on the nose of a skateboard.
MYSTKS 4 LIFE!
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Grosse nouvelle pour la communauté du skateboard à Montréal.
Hier soir, le maire de l’arrondissement du plateau, Luc Ferrandez, a dit drette devant moi et devant une salle pleine que l’arrondissement du plateau Mont-Royal a un projet de skateparc entre St-Laurent et le parc Lhasa de Sela.
Yup! Grosse déclaration pas vrai? Le projet est encore tout nouveau tout frais.
L’annonce de hier soir:
Puisque les gars de Rosemont et de NDG vont parler à leur conseil d’arrondissement, j’ai fait de même lors de la rencontre du lundi pour l’arrondissement du plateau. J’ai demandé si un projet de skateparc leur semblerait intéressant et/ou pertinent et pis le maire Ferrandez a répondu :... [Voir la suite]
Red Bull just came out with a series of three short videos on three different skater make spots. They call them D.I.Y. spots but what does that really mean? For me a D.I.Y. spot is an illegal (at least a first) skate build spot which none of these are. Expanding the definition of D.I.Y. spots is all good for me. We skateboarders, need all the cool skateboard spots we can come up with i.e. build ourselves. The creativity of skateboarders seems boundless sometimes.
South Philly Bowl
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J’ai commencé à faire du skateboard parce que c’étais le best.
30 ans plus tard, c’est toujours le best mais parfois, rarement, je laisse du random bullshit obscurcir ma vue et lorsque ça arrive, je fais du yoga et check des vieux vidéos de skate.
Jeff Grosso me fait toujours plaisir. Le dude est allé en enfer and back et il skate encore comme un dieu sans jamais parler de jésus.
Grosso a un nouveau soulier sur Vans. Check it out.
Et voici des random vidéo parts de pas juste Grosso tirées de Speed Freaks et Streets on Fire. Les 2 derniers clips sont de A Reason For Living et they mean a lot to me.
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No, this is not about a story of Mercier getting shot, he only just rolled another digit on his age odometer. For anyone counting, yeah he is old now. For his 40th birthday he took the family skating. P45 and then the Pipe. The Mercier family showed up at the Pipe (except is eldest since he was working I guess), even the baby was there for the party. It was cool to see Eric having fun with his kids at the Pipe. Maybe some day I’ll be able to do the same with my future kids.
A photo of the day that I stole from Facebook.
I have known Mercier since he was about the age of his youngest child in the above photo. He would come and skate Sk8Parc on Jean-Talon. Even at that age he was showing me... [Voir la suite]