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
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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]
The boys from Ottawa got hit hard this winter with the cold weather and the fact that they do not have any indoor spots to hit. Sometimes they setup a Yolobus down to Montreal to skate while the snow is falling. Sometimes they just can not wait to setup a Yolobus, they just jump into a car for a road trip to Montreal. By the looks of the video, it seems like they had a blast skating on this today. They even found some multiple trick lines. There is a new park in Ottawa that is going to open and the snow is melting so we Montrealers will not be seeing them until they invade N.D.I.P. skatepark and P45. Enjoy the summer guys.
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For all you guys like me that did not go out and purchase the latest (2014) Transworld Skateboarding video, Outliers, TWS released one part from the video. Zered Bassett’s part is out. If you enjoy NYC skating or Zered Bassett, this is a must watch part. His older part, from 2013, was sick too. It can be seen here.
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It is weird to me that Eastern Canadian skateboard magazines barely cover Western Canadian skaters and vice versa. There are not that many good skaters in either Eastern or Western Canada. It seems to have to do more with the photographers then the skaters. I hang with skaters from all over the place. The Big O is great for that. It is such an epic spot that if a skater comes to Montreal, they will at least try and make it to the Pipe. I even run into photographers from all over the place. But when you open up a magazine, the majority of the skaters (excluding ads) will be local skaters. Photographer sell mainly to their local mag. It is cool that they are promoting local skaters but seeing the same guy 4 mags in a row is... [Voir la suite]
I have not posted a Welcome Skateboards video for a little while. Now that I am injured again, I have a lot more time on my hands so I end up watching a ton of videos. The Welcome team is usually very entertaining to watch and yes it was entertaining. They do a bunch of weird ass shit.
Here is a bonus video from the 35th North & CONS video contest. Kind of a king of the road style contest.
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I would love to get my hands on some Taco Dudes right now, to bad Chino, CA is a 5 hour flight away. That is a little far for a couple of tacos (and a pepper). They are so tasty it is almost worth it. Taco Dudes better watch out though, there is a new kid on the block. The tacos and skateboarding block that is. Actually Taco Dudes has nothing to worry about since Beach Burrito (the new kid on the block) is in Melbourne, Australia. Beach Burrito does have one really cool thing going for them, there is a pool in the restaurant. A skate pool in a restaurant is a bunch safer than having one in bar but this restaurant doubles as a bar, haha. The pool looks gnarly. Now how am I going to get out there? If only there existed... [Voir la suite]
L’hiver est rude pour un skateur au Québec. Heureusement, ils ont maintenant le skatepark EXO.
C’est presque le temps de se déplacer en dehors, « on pellette le parc (Skate Plaza de Québec) » le 11 avril.
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During the mid 80’s skateparks were closing and backyard ramps were getting torn down. What would skaters do? What would they skate? Lance Mountain had shown that vertical tricks could be done in the streets during his clowning around in the Bones Brigade video. Kids who did not have access to ramps or skateparks had now been shown that skateboarding did not require them.
Natas having just scored a full length fur coat looks on while Jason Corbett frontside grinds at Sk8 Parc in St-Henri.
Photo by Dario De Pol (1991).
Around 1986 Natas Kapuas popped onto the scene. By that I mean that people outside Santa Monica started seeing his take of what street street was. Most of the photos of him in Thrasher and... [Voir la suite]
Kyrgyzstan….what? I am betting that most people that check out Exposé Mag have no idea what Kyrgyzstan is. Kyrgyzstan is a country just below Kazakhstan (that is just below Russia). What the hell could Kyrgyzstan have to do with skateboarding you might ask? Well, Red Bull posted a video of a couple of guys road tripping through it.
In the early 80’s my brother and I traveled all over Europe. Most places we visited the locals had never seen a skateboard before. To me that was so weird since what seemed like my whole life I knew what a skateboard was. It was so foreign to me that I seemed so foreign to them. The guys in the video get the same feeling in 2014, that is amazing. Spreading the joy of... [Voir la suite]
Skateboarding is always evolving. The decks change, the wheels change, everything on a board changes over time. The pros change, tricks change, what skater rides change too. The change of terrain to skate has the most effect on the evolution of the other parts of skateboarding. Some people say it is the media that is the main key to the evolution of skateboarding but I disagree with them. Without the terrain, media could not get videos or photos to use in their media. Skateboarding went from skatepark skating in the late 70’s to ramp skating in the 80’s to street skating in the 90’s because the 70’s skateparks closed and then the ramps were taken down; not because magazines stopped converting the other... [Voir la suite]