Sundays at the Big O Beach have been going off lately. So much that this week I brought my board out to see how my shoulder would hold up to the tight transitions of the Pipe. The old No Damn Good guys, Ratpack, Nimrod, and Solli have been sessioning hard with the old school Pipe Fiends as of late. The sessions have been so heated that more water bottles can be seen than beer cans, almost.
Solli popped in and out of this Texas Plant so fast I kind of blew the timing of the photo.
Leon has been on a tear lately (lien to tale) even with a « bad... [Voir la suite]
La municipalité de Victoriaville cherche à construire un nouveau skatepark. Le plan initial vient de Tessier Récréo-parc. Pour ceux qui ne les connaissent pas c’est juste Solo skatepark. Oui ces skateparks de merde qu’il y a un peu partout dans la province. Si tu veux te faire une idée de ce qui se dit sur facebook à propos de leurs designs click here. Le design ci-dessous n’est pas le pire qu’on ait pu voir par le passé. Le niveau de challenge du park est extrêmement bas ; encore un skatepark pour débutant ! On pouvait s’y attendre ce projet réuni tous les défauts des skateparks Solo. C’est mon opinion mais je pense qu’il s’agit encore là d’un gaspillage d’argent... [Voir la suite]
I have shown my web post readers many things about my friend Tristan Rennie over the years. Crap, I have now known him for more than half of his life. Every time I see him he is an even better skater than the last time I skated with him. Basically my powers of making people around me skate worst has no effect on him. Actually Kevin and my donations to his bank account for landing tricks may have made him a money stealing machine; i.e. « What, $5 to clear the channel », snake the next rider and walk away with the cash. It has been a privilege seeing him become the insane skateboarder that he is now. Basically an all terrain destroyer is what he has become. It is a long way from seeing him trying to learn... [Voir la suite]
Last weekend was the biggest contest for transition skateboarders of the year. The Vans Pool Party (sorry Vans but the old name was cooler when it was called the Protec Pool Party [PPP]) is held at the Combi (pool) replica located at the Vans skatepark in Orange, California. This year was the 10th annual contest. For the finals, all previous winners were pre-qualified directly to the finals which made for a weird contest. The winners from 7, 8, or more years ago had a hard time matching tricks and lines with the recent winners and the other riders that qualified for the finals. It was still great to see those older winners there skating and having fun. At least I hope they were having fun but it seems as though it was a little... [Voir la suite]
It is that time of the year again. The Vans Pool Party is streaming live this Saturday (May 16th, 2015) starting at 19h (EST). The show is going to be crazy again this year. Since it is the 10 Anniversary of the Vans Pool Party (previously known as the Protec Pool Party) the organizers decided to give all the previous winners a pass right into the finals. That format only leaves 5 places in the finals that are still available for the pro finals. The semifinals for those five spots are going to be crazy. Since my friend Tristan Rennie won the pro division last year he is already in the money. He better not just sloth his way through the finals or I will have to pay his brother to beat him up. Good luck Tristan (or is that... [Voir la suite]
Peace Park used to be an illegal spot to skate. With the help of Dave Bouthillier it has become a legal spot; that is if we skateboarders do not fuck it up with the police. On that topic, this is what Dave had to say.
« DON’T BRING HEAT: It has only been officially legal to skateboard in Peace Park for 2 weeks and already skaters have managed to draw negative attention, which resulted in the cops showing up after concerned neighbours called the police.
Skaters need to realize that if they abuse this new privilege it could easily be taken away. I’m not claiming to own the park, but I did legalize skating there, so you can be sure I know what I am talking about.
I’m not telling people what to do, I’m only suggesting... [Voir la suite]
For the ninth year in a row for me, it was North Kakalaka time. Oh crap, already nine years. It is going to be scary when I have been doing the trip longer than some of the guys on the trip have been alive. That has not happened yet but, most likely one day it will. Maybe then I will stop going….no way.
Leon some how finds speed in the mellow section at FDR to wallride this high. Basically only bike tire marks up there.
At the beginning of April my friend from NYC had posted a video of him skating a new private indoor pool in Brooklyn named the Winter Bowl. The pool looked sick. The company I work for is going through rough times so I have only been working 4 days a week. With Fridays off, this year we could... [Voir la suite]
Pour toute personne qui n’avaient pas la chance de voir la vidéo Vans Propeller la nuit dernière, vous pouvez toujours le voir sur grand écran ce jeudi au Centre Phi. Il vous en coûtera $11,25 cependant. La vidéo peut également être acheté d’iTunes maintenant (au moins aux États-Unis).
For anyone that did not get to see the Vans Propeller video last night, you can still watch it on the big screen this Thursday at the Centre Phi. It will cost you $11.25 though. The video can also be purchased off iTunes now too (at least in the US).
Bonus photo... [Voir la suite]
If you have checked the Thrasher article about Josh Borden’s birthday bash and pro model launch, you might have noticed the name Cedric Pabich under two photos. If the name does not ring a bell, don’t worry, I had never heard of him either. Last year I had skated with him but I had zero idea what his name was like usual. Thrasher seems to think that he is someone to watch out for in the near future. Check out the video above and you will see that he is already someone to watch rip. As a bonus there is also Robbie Russo, Ronnie Sandoval, and Riley Stevens in the clip... [Voir la suite]
It is hard to believe that The Yard has already been around for 2 years. What seems like just months ago, I was seeing photos of the finished bowl with no decks yet. If I do think about it, I have already skated there 5 times on four different road trips. I guess time flies by sometimes. Every time I skate there I like the bowl more and more. At first it was really slippery and it kind of scared the shit out of me. Now it is way grippier. The fact that everything is different in the bowl was weird to me at first, no hips are similar, no two transitions are the same, no two pockets are the same and not even the two halfpipe walls are the same. That has made it harder for me to find my grove in the bowl for sure. ... [Voir la suite]
These videos that SixStair put out with Peter Hewitt are funny and sad at the same time. The sad part is that some people might actually believe that handyman Pete is not joking. The skating in the clips is rad though. Especially the eggplant on the punk wall at Channel Street, that is just plain nuts. There seems to be a background theme to these four clips; don’t wait around for someone else to build (or fix) the skate spot, make it happen yourself. This is so true.
Josh Borden’s backyard ramp
Channel... [Voir la suite]
Chris Miller frontside nosebone, Uplands (Photo par Grant Brittain pour TWS)
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Quand j’étais petit, les photos étaient une fenêtre ouverte sur le monde du skateboard, tant sur ce qu’il était que sur la voie qu’il prenait. Sans internet, je devais allé au dépôt de magazine pour avoir le dernier Thrasher, Transworld Skateboarding ou Poweredge et voir des photos de skate. Le magasin (au début il n’y en avait qu’un qui vendait des « skate mag » et il était à côté de la rue Peel) ne recevait que quelques copies par mois donc des fois il n’y en avait plus quand... [Voir la suite]
To date I have only visited one place in Colorado, the Denver airport. The airport has a nice view but that is about it. I was on the way to LAX at the time so the idea of being in LA was more important to me than the view from the airport window. Over the last couple of years Team Pain has built a ton of skateparks and backyard pools in Colorado. My friend Eric Muenier even worked with Team Pain out there to build a couple of skateparks. There is so much cool stuff out there to skateboard now. This summer might have to be road trip time to Colorado (let’s do it Kutzy!).
I think Eric Muenier looks a lot like Peter Hewitt and maybe Hugues Lauzier could pass as Stu Graham. Who is the Montreal version of Willis... [Voir la suite]