Watching the Welcome Skateboard guys skate is always enjoyable. They do not make your typical street skating video. It is as if we are watching Neil Blender and Lucero back in the early 80’s making up street skating as they went along. You can watch all the 11 clips or go here to see the complete video and even download (1.34GB) it for future... [Voir la suite]
Morgan Campbell just posted a re-edit of some 2002/2003 footage of Josh. You may have seen some of the footage in the Premium Wood video but most of the footage I have never seen before. Josh has been missed from west to the east coast of Canada.
Here is the accompanying quote from Morgan,
« Josh Evin was an amazing human. His energy on and off a board was unparalleled and his heart was made of pure gold. He passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident in June 2010 and not a day goes by where I don’t think of him. I have been meaning to edit this raw footage together for ages, but to tell you the truth I could only just come at it now. And yes, many tears were shed in the process. This is... [Voir la suite]
There is not much skating in this video but you just might want to check it out. One word, « Playboy ». Enough said.
At least one girl can skate. Their older video at Skate Lab had much better skating in it. You can not have everything in live.
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It is nice to see that at least someone is skating the Vaudreuil skatepark. The guys just came out with volume 4 of their skate clips, enjoy. Skating with these guys is always a blast. I guess I will be seeing them soon skating indoors for the long winter. That is good and bad.
Sorry Guillaume that I didn’t asked before posting.
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Of all the places I have been to within the United States, San Francisco is not one of those places. In 1988 I had landed in SF but then 45 minutes latter I was back up in the air on my way to Los Angeles. SF is the Mecca of street skating currently and has been since the late 80’s. Street skating is not why I wanted to visit SF though, my days of street skating a big (taller than a curb) ledge or stairs or rails are long gone. SF is most likely the city with the most similar lifestyle to that of Montreal in all of North America. Basically SF seems like a cool city. As a bonus SF has a couple of cool parks and more importantly, Justin (ICEMAN) and Alex are living there. I haven’t seen them in a couple of years.... [Voir la suite]
If you have ever traveled by airplane and you skateboard, for sure you thought to yourself how fun it would be to through down your board to session the perfect floors, wheelchair ramps, ledges, and tons of other obstacles. I have to admit that I have totally skated a couple of airport in my day. No full on sessions, just a quicker way to the gate that I was late to get to. Post 9/11 it is a far sketchier prospect to do. Getting in trouble now might get your name placed on the no fly list now a days. For all my road trip, I need to able to fly.
Arto Saari’s idea right now is to have a contest in an airport with the airport’s support of course. I wonder if Lance Mountain is going to help design the course? Either... [Voir la suite]
Natalie Westling is no supermodel that I have ever heard of before, i-D seems to think she is one though. I just find it cool that people from all walks of life skateboard. Kids, students, lawyers, squeegee punks, doctors, and even supermodels. « Setting up a trick and pushing, mongo is not the way to go. It looks bad and it doesn’t set you up for success. », to funny of a quote. Oh yeah, on more thing, « Wear whatever the fuck you want! »
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It seems that I have a problem with skateboard films, I have to see them all. Well, there is a new one on the horizon. « All This Mayhem » is a tale of brothers, Tas and Ben Pappas who share an intense bond that not only propels them to the pinnacle of vert skateboarding, but also proves their undoing in this tragic story. The Centre Phi is showing the film September 19th at 19h:30.
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After months of thinking about it and thinking more about it, I had lunch at the skatepark in Lachine. The first time I was just bored at work, walked over and checked out the crapsule and the street section again. The coping welds that were not grinded last year have now been grinded. Very poorly I might add. The bump where the welds are is small and will not slow you down, they are not nice looking welds now and some spots may lead to water penetration into the coping. During the spring some kids had tossed a Lazy-Boy into the crapsule and they had set it on fire. Boys and girls, concrete does not like being burned. Some of the surface concrete has now chipped away because of the fire. Since burning shit (big shit) has... [Voir la suite]
Bam, my alarm wakes me up. I think to myself, « Why is my alarm ringing? » Then my brain begins to focus, I remember that we are pouring new modules at P45. Then I begin to think, « The guys do not need me there today. » 6 am is harsh. I hate early morning wake ups unless there is a bunch of fresh powder. Finally I face the music and roll out of bed.
Kevin playing in the three pocket snakerun at the new Eugene, Or skatepark.
The three pocket snakerun was so intriguing that even with my shitty ankle that I had planned on not skating on that day, I just had to skate. Then I skated another 2 hours after I had done what I could do in the snakerun. Photo by Kevin.
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For some reason I like videos filmed on Super8 Film. I do not know if it is the nostalgia look or what but I do enjoy it more than HD footage. One major downside to film is that the film needs to be processed and then digitized before editing can begin. Who cares if we have to wait a little longer before we get to see the final product.
In the video we get to see that our Montreal spots have evolved over the years. The progress is slow but it is progress. I just thought about something, since 2003 this is the first year in which I had not road tripped around New England. Cool, the year is not up yet. Time for a road trip now!
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The past year or so Ronnie has been killing it. From the Diamond Mine to Vans Surf Open to now the contests that just happened in Europe. He is not just a tagger anymore, haha. He has grown so much in the last couple of years; grown in size and talent. Ronnie has one of the best frontside invert ever now. So stalled and styled. Mark Gonzales must be stoked.
Lakai is lucky to have him riding for them.
A little coverage of the CPH contest from the last couple of weeks. Chris Russel is killing it too.
Even more from CPH. Grayson and Tershy,... [Voir la suite]
Last weekend City TV’s Montreal Connected (the link is to the complete episode) talked about the Big O Pipe. The story before was about the 94 Expos that could have gone all the way if it wasn’t for the MLB Lockout. Chances are we would not have won the pennant but the Expos would have won over a ton of fans and some cash to boot. That story ended with how Warren Cromartie (Ex-Expo) is working on trying to get the Expos back in Montreal. Ironically, as a kid Marc Tison was neighbours with Warren. Then the episode went into how the Pipe was saved and the... [Voir la suite]