The PPP has come and gone. Even a week after the fact I was talking about different peoples lines and runs. Last weekend, I was in Toronto skating the new Ashbridges bowl and we (the TO locals and I) joked about each one of us having our own... [Voir la suite]
J’avais rien à faire un samedi soir, j’ai trouvé un peu d’or. Mon ami Trevor est allé au Japon juste après notre dernier voyage à Los Angeles. Il est allé faire la fête et aider quelques amis à construit un backyard bowl. Plus tard, j’ai vu un vidéo clip de lui qui skater un secret gnarly bowl japonais. Le bowl est malade!
ACE Pilot Trevor
ACE Pilot Bennett Harada
Les locals sont gnar.
Ah oui, voici une photo du bowl Trevor à travaillé sur.
Photo volé de... [Voir la suite]
Welcome skateboards keeps on coming out with kickass clips every week. Nolan Johnson and the rest of the Welcome riders seem to always be having fun. They make me want to go out and skate.
They also posted a couple of videos from around... [Voir la suite]
No, you haven’t missed it yet. Qualifying is going down right now. The big day is Saturday (May 11th). Check it off on your calendar and mark it in your smart phone. The skating is going to be off the hook. My buddy Tristan found out... [Voir la suite]
What is a vert ramp? It means different things to different people. If you ask kids in Quebec they would say that it’s any ramp with transition. Sorry guys, even if what a vert ramp is, is up for debate, a vert ramp must have vert on... [Voir la suite]
Earlier this month there was a skateboard contest that went down in Pedro Barros’ backyard called Red Bull Skate Generation. His backyard happens to be located on an island off the coast of Brazilian mainland. My friend Tristan was invited... [Voir la suite]
Thanks to YT Distribution, I was able to score a couple Welcome Skateboards.
Since I had heard that my friend Nora Vasconcellos got a her Sloth model on Welcome I thought about trying to find one. I was happy to find out that I could now go to a... [Voir la suite]
While we were in Florida I was forced to take it easy so I played with my non tricks. Since I only have one trick that means that a rock’n rolls is not a trick. It’s basically a fancy kickturn really. Yes, I love seeing them done (properly) and doing them myself even though it’s not a trick. During the trip Louis and Mike took a couple of photos of me rock’n rolling. Many of the photos were poorly timed but that made them cool.
Here is the classic rock’n roll. Photo by Mike. The classic photo is cool even though my back foot isn’t rolled partially off the tail. Front wheels on the deck and the back wheels l0cked to coping is a must.
Photo from the deck level by Mike. Cool angle since... [Voir la suite]
During the winter of 2007, five old Quebec skaters jumped on an Air Canada flight with the help of Mike Lavoie and headed to Florida. I was part of the crew but we barely knew each other at the time. Back then we were all miniramp skaters and knew little to nothing about skating bowls and pools. Things have changed a little since then. Team Pain is the main builder of quality skateparks in Florida and they enjoy building tight small pools and gnarly bowls. We were game to see what we could do in the pools and bowls. At the time Yanick Nolet had the opportunity to write an article for La Presse which I posted at the bottom of this post.
Brandon Florida skatepark, yes that is a hip along the flat wall. The water wall was... [Voir la suite]
Les vidéos Empire Trick List ont commencé à sortir sur Internet. Je n’arrive pas à trouver un endroit qui répertorie tous les vidéos. Ce sont ceux que j’ai vus jusqu’à présent.
JS Lapierre (oops,... [Voir la suite]
For all you cheap bums that didn’t go out and buy a copy of Dime Turd Season, you’re in luck. You can watch the video over and over off Youtube. SLAP brings us the Dime Turd Season.
If you end up watching it more then once, go out and buy a copy at your local skateshop. Support the good shit.
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The first few years that I travelled to Los Angeles to play around in concrete bowls I would usually run into a young Josh Rodriguez at Uplands, the modern skatepark. The kid was sick in that bowl/fullpipe. I was there the day he learned how to... [Voir la suite]
Everyone has a different reason for skating. We each seem to have a different reason for why we started skating. We have different reasons for continuing to skate and some of us have a reason for why we stopped skating. I find it very... [Voir la suite]
Marc Tison, back tail sur le mur qu’il a construit.
Les années passe vite. Je regardais des photo du skatepark Orkus et les plus récentes ont été datée de 2007. Ca fait déjà 5 ans que Orkus à fermé ses portes, wow. Je me souviens bien de ce skatepark. En aucun cas, il était le meilleur skatepark j’ai skater, mais c’était amusant. Il y avait un peu de tout, il était facilement accessible, et surtout, il avait une famille.
Paul Demers, fronstside Rock’n roll.
Germ (A.K.A Richard Germain), frontside air.
Guy Lévesque, frontside grind le mur.
En passant par mes photos je me rends compte que beaucoup de gens que j’avais l’habitude de skater à Orkus, je ne... [Voir la suite]
This is how the Rennie’s test their new helmets. Tristan backside boneless off Bill’s head. Photo by Mike Lavoie at Ridiculous.
San Diego was way to quick. Only the Halifax crew got to skate the other Y.M.C.A skatepark, the Encinitas Y.M.C.A. San Diego skateparks have all these rules that mess with road trips. The biggest one is that during school months the parks only open after school is finished and closes at 17h. As if more kids would skip class if the skatepark was open during school hours? There are a bunch of old guys that finish work early and would like to skate though. I hate that rule. Anyways, the day that we decided to head back north, it was raining in San Diego so the parks would not... [Voir la suite]
Jim frontside ollie over the channel in the Glendale flow section. Jim is getting into the alien Mickey Mouse look. Photo by ri.
Since the Halifax guys were once again scared of us, they left the hotel early. The other group took it’s time and enjoyed our slower pace to life and some breakfast burritos. Our group played catch up all day with the Halifax crew. First we met at San Pedro and they left and then at the Socal skate shop. San Pedro was so fun again. I stepped it up this time around playing with the doorway and grinding some pool block on the high side. It was fun to skate with the Halifax guys in a park with three bowls and some street stuff. At Socal skates, I don’t know what the guys... [Voir la suite]
Tristan il ya 5 ans, Pool destroyer. Frontside air à Burgers pool.
C’est finalement arrivé, le neveu a Kevin Cann (haha) a remporté le plus grand concours amateur de transition, appelé Amtec. Sick job Tristan! Ce n’est pas la... [Voir la suite]
Clairemont Y.M.C.A skatepark taken over by Canadians. Photo by Christopher Bright.
Jim Barnum starting the trip properly with a roll in. Photo by ri at Culver City.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m a creature of habit. Every Wednesday I skate the Taz, every May I go to North Carolina, every Sunday I play poker with my friends, and on and on. So you might have noticed that every February I head to Southern California (SOCAL) with a bunch of Canadians. Last year was a mellow trip; not many guys came on the trip. This year I was the first to purchase my plane ticket for the trip so that the dates would be locked in. For a month after I had purchased my ticket no one else had purchased their ticket so I... [Voir la suite]
Mentioned in the video below, “the Vans Combi Pool is Disney Land for skaters”, and I totally agree that statement. When ever I’m there skating and we aren’t a large group snaking each other, street skaters come by and... [Voir la suite]
Big Rich, Mark, and Marty enjoying some over-vert in the cradle.
My friend Mark Best from Toronto was in town for work so I thought it would be cool to bring him out to the PearCamp. After a bunch of emails and some calls we had a small crew to hit the bowl and more importantly, I had a ride. Mark had a rental car (hybrid) that we all packed into and headed out. Mark and Marty had never skated the PearCamp. BigRich had only gone once and that was a couple of weeks ago. I, myself had only gone maybe 12 times to PearCamp. Each time I go it’s as if I’ve never ridden there before. Yes, the bowl is killer hard to ride.
Mark worked hard for these frontside grinds but was all smiles.
Mark came up smiling after every... [Voir la suite]
Jon’s Bowling Alley
Last week I wrote about Jon’s new ramp in his studio apartment and how slippery it was. That story is a thing of the past now. A bunch of sanding and a coat of paint and the ramp is a thing of beauty. Jon worked hard to get this ramp perfect.
Barry up to his old tricks, big ass ollies.
After all of Jon’s hard work we had to go back and visit the ramp. The first thing we all did was to test the new surface. It was A-okay. Six pairs of thumbs up this week. Within the first five minutes, more tricks went down on the ramp then in two hours of skating the prior week. Marlowe was one of the few that could skate the old ramp and on the grippier ramp styled his tricks that much more.
Mike... [Voir la suite]
I just got back from Washington Street and I was humbled again. The place is so hard to find speed. Made props to the locals that can zoom around that place. Tom Remillard has been killing that place for ages. Just last week Tom went under... [Voir la suite]