At the Vans Combi there is a contest named Protec Pool Party (yes I know the name changed last year). So when Vans decided to host an amateur contest at the Combi it became Amtec. By the way, Vans does not mention Amtec on their website, why?... [Voir la suite]
This is not a sequence of Greg executing a layback grind, they are random attempts of me trying to get the best timing for a layback grind photo. The middle photo has the timing I was trying to get but I am not pleased with the outcome of the photo. Even though it shows all the components of the trick (laid back and grinding). The untangibles are not right in the middle photo. The last photo seems like it was taken from the wrong perspective. Maybe if it was taken from an angle perpendicular to that wall would be better so that we could see how far away Greg’s board is from his centre of gravity. The third photo could have been better from a different angle too but, in this photo you can see how many tiles are... [Voir la suite]
The other night I was talking with Dan Mathieu and he told me that, « You know everything that is going on in skateboarding. » To me, I feel that I know nothing of what is going on in the world of skateboarding. If I think about it though, I understand how Dan could see that about me. I do have information that Dan could see as hard to know.
Vance flappying this invert old school on the Birdhouse ramp. This was not the first time I have skated with Vance but it was the first time I remember skating with him. For sure I had skated with him during my road trips to Ottawa in the 80′s but I just do not remember nor does he. Flying in from the Yukon made him the first Canadian territory skater on the... [Voir la suite]
Basically the Cons All City Showdown is Seattle’s version is Connect The Dots. Some sick skating goes down in the different videos. Check it out.
Team Lupe at 18:30 are my favourites.
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Tom Remillard Is Pro For Expedition-One, okay this is old news but there are a couple of new video clips that came out with his new board graphic.
Tom can skate anything you place in front of him. He is one of my favourite skaters to watch. The... [Voir la suite]
Underworld skate shop no longer exists in Montreal but it’s legacy still lives on. Alex just post Underworld first skate video, Under Rated. It brought back some great memories and some not so familiar faces. I guess we have aged a... [Voir la suite]
This has been a weird week or at least weird timing. Late last week Cédrick Jones’ sister posted on the Exposé blog that the verdict was finally in for the woman who hit and killed Cédrick way back in 2009.
« Aujourd’hui… 4 1/2 après le décès de Cedrick, la justice à finalement rendu son verdict…devant juge et jury la fille qui la frapper à été déclarer COUPABLE de faculté affaiblie causant la mort…Soulager et triste en même temps Anthony et moi allons poursuivre notre deuil en sachant que cette fois justice a été rendue…On ne peux pas plaider la fatigue quand le taux d’alcool est de 11/2 fois la limite permise car son taux a été estimer au alentour de 0.12 alors que la limite est de... [Voir la suite]
Last weekend Antique Skate Shop (in Ottawa) and Vans Canada worked together to get a yellow bus full of kids to skate for a free park rental night at the Taz. Not only was the bus ride free, the entry into the Taz was also free. That is not where the freeness ended. The kids were offered free pizza and prize packs. Lucky kids! Oh yeah, not only these kids were lucky but Vans invited a bunch of Montreal skater to join in the fun. I was one of those luck Montreal skaters.
In the street section there was a ton of craziness going down. I kind of wish I’d brought a camera with me that night to capture the sick skating going down. But then again, if I had a camera I would have skated less. I will stick with skating more... [Voir la suite]
This one spot, San Pedro, turns out some of the best skaters. Judge for yourself.
Lorenzo Kordich and Jimmy... [Voir la suite]
Last weekend the girls took over the Vans Combi for their annual contest. I keep on stating this but it is so true, « these girls rip ». Even the 14 and under girls are better me in the Combi. My money was on Nora for the... [Voir la suite]
This was a bad week for having a D.I.Y. skatepark project in British Columbia. Tuesday night a skater went by Leeside (in Vancouver) because they saw smoke coming from the bridge over the skatepark. The person was astonished to find out the new... [Voir la suite]
I’ve been holding on to this video for a while. It’s filmed at the Etnies skatepark in the black pool. That pool is so fun. No flat walls and no leveled flat bottom. Skating the pool is just wall, wall, wall, over the stair,... [Voir la suite]
Laurent-Nicolas Paquin is now part owner of La Boutique Du Skate. Isn’t he a snowboarder? Hahaha. LNP rips on a skateboard. I was bummed that I moved on to the second round at this years’ contest at the Plaza de Quebec. Of... [Voir la suite]
Back in the late 70s, there was a television show about two California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle officers. As a kid the show was amazing. CHPs that were helpful and kind. Now in my 40s, I’ve never met a nice CHP. Real life sucks... [Voir la suite]
Chris Dyer got the chance to exhibit, the land of his birth. Okay, he was born in Canada but he spent most of his childhood in Peru. Look, Barry Walsh is in Peru, haha. It was funny to see Chris’ painting with Barry hanging in Peru.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Slide magazine, the District of Miraflores, Creation Skateboards and Satori Movement
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Chuck Holts just posted old video footage of Christan Hosoi, Chicken, Dave Duncan, Salba, Cholo, and Holts himself skating the Fish Bowl. It seems as if this was the first session ever there. Hosoi destroys the pool. I recently heard that the... [Voir la suite]
Old school home video skate videos always make me feel as though I’m looking at them through a spherical screen like a crystal ball. Those old, cheap lens gave that look. These were the early days of Joe Shmo videoing skateboard lines. Cameras had gotten to a price point where you didn’t have to be a millionaire to film and then develop that film. You could also edit videos with a couple of VCRs instead of an editing studio.
Asphalt Love is an old school South Shore skate video created by Antoine Saint-Jacques. Man did it bring me back. Skating are the guys that today’s best young Montreal skaters looked up to when they began skating. The guys kill this video. Skating in the early 90′s was all about... [Voir la suite]
Before the snow hit Montreal, the Lachine skatepark was not finished. According to the city of Lachine construction was completed since the construction fencing was removed but, according to me the skatepark is not completed. There was still a mound of garbage (concrete and stuff) in the flat of the capsule. The coping had a bunch of concrete on them from when they shotcreted the transitions.
Below zero first kick turns.
The concrete finish in the transitions is not bad. I think they used to much water when they finished the concrete so it will pit quickly like the three sided pyramid at P45. You would think the concrete contractors knew a little more about concrete finishing then me, a computer scientist. Oh well. I guess... [Voir la suite]
Nowhere is the title more true then in Las Vegas. So I guess nothing happened in Vegas. End of the story.
Okay, not everything needs to stay in Vegas. Just before Christmas Mike Lavoie talked me into travelling with him to Las Vegas with Kevin Cann and Sébastien Bélec. A few days before the trip, Mike and I were skating at the Taz and I thought about when Mike birthday was. It seems that this trip happened to be during his birthday. Not just his birthday but his 50th birthday.
Mike has a hard time with deathboxes. Times are changing I guess since he made short work on the shallow end deathbox at the Wagon Wheel.
Las Vegas skateboarding is all about backyard pool skating. Me, I am not very much of a pool skater.... [Voir la suite]
Yes, this post has nothing to do with skating except for skating came from surfing. Now a days, skating influences surfing more then vice versa but surfing is still the basis of all skating. I hate Go Pro cameras for the most part but every once... [Voir la suite]