No, I am not here to talk about « did the right person win SOTY this year ». I really do not care. Ozzie does not care either but he sort of does. Check out his write up on Blue Tile Obsession.
Thanks Bucky for allowing... [Voir la suite]
Nolan went from being a little kid skating his miniramp to a new version of Neil Blender. For a while now Nolan has been skating the way he likes to skate. He doesn’t care what the new tricks are. He spent a lot of time looking at old... [Voir la suite]
Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in Los Angeles and got denied at two skateparks. Yes, I am not a big fan of gated skateparks. After getting denied, we headed to San Pedro (AKA Channel Street). Riley Stevens happened to be there both... [Voir la suite]
Every time I go to Los Angeles with people there is some mention of, « No more Mexican food ». For me, the best food around Los Angeles is Mexican. Sure, Joey Tershay has taken me to some sweet non Mexican food restaurants including the best sushi I’ve ever eaten but you need to know where these places are and shell out the cash for that enjoyment. When you are skating six or seven hours a day, you do not have time to drive around for some fancy food. It’s much easier to head around the corner from the skatespot and hit a tacoria. Burritos work best for skating. If you can not finish the burrito, wrap it up and place it in the glove box. Remembering you have half a breakfast burrito 12 hours... [Voir la suite]
Je ne sais pas quand il a commencé mais, autocollants et le skateboard ont été associés pendant une longue période. Chaque nouvelle configuration obtient son traitement d’autocollants personnelle. Quand j’étais jeune, chacun de mes bord avaient un autocollant Indy sur le nez et un Schmitt Stix par le truck arrière. En plus de cela, mon obtiendrait des autocollants aléatoires. Griptape personnelle est aussi une forme d’autocollant. De nombreux skateurs sont collectionneurs d’autocollant passionné. Mon ami Orion est l’un de ceux. Il s’intéresse à tout type d’autocollant. Au fil des années, sa collection s’est enrichie de plus de 14 000 autocollants. Pour les deux prochaines... [Voir la suite]
For those of you who do not know what or who Salba is, you are missing out. Salba is short for Steve Alba. Many people do not like his style when he skates but style is a personal choice. I personally hate my own style but it is what it is and... [Voir la suite]
Once again London’s Southbank skate spot is in danger of being destroyed. It seems that London needs another shopping centre. Money always (most of the time at least) rules over people’s needs. I wonder when and if ever the... [Voir la suite]
Roughly 10 years ago Vans and Protec started having a contest in the Combi Bowl replica. The first couple of years the skating was sick; the contest is still crazy gnarly but a little more vert skating style. So much gnarliness went down in... [Voir la suite]
The beach and ladies , what more could a man want? The new Oceanside skatepark looks beautiful. Add in some ladies grinding the new pool block and having fun at it and I’m a happy man. I can wait to try out the skatepark later this... [Voir la suite]
It looks like there is a new documentary about the history of Southern Californian skateboarding history. The story continues where Dogtown and the Z-Boys ended. Z-Flex is one of the branches of what came out of the Z-Boys. This documentary... [Voir la suite]
So many things in life seems to be cyclical if not everything. If the cycle is broken then usually whatever it is, dies or disappears. Animal are born and all eventually die. This cycle continues until there are no more births and then the... [Voir la suite]
This video definitely does not contain the best skating. It is what it is from Canada’s biggest icon in skateboarding. It is also good to see that Carlos is still alive and skating.
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Last week I was talking about, « If you build it, they will come ». For Quebec City, Mammouth is definitely a major up and comer. This year at the bowl contest he killed it. Mammouth is not a one dimensional skater.... [Voir la suite]
It seems that I missed a chance to skate with Lance Mountain at the Pipe. Five or so years back I was lucky enough to be at the Pipe when the Flip team rolled through the Big O which made them late for their demo in Quebec City. On that day... [Voir la suite]
«Si tu le construis, ils viendront». Cette déclaration est tellement vrai. Si vous construisez un skatepark plate, vous aurez des skateboarders médiocres. Il ya vingt ans, un groupe de gars se sont réunis pour construire Burnside. Le... [Voir la suite]
Here is a little Friday afternoon fun in pools, D.I.Y. parks, and skateparks by the guys we love to watch.
and a bonus single gnarly ass... [Voir la suite]
Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver are the three major cities for skateboarding in Canada. These cities are large which gives skaters much terrain to play in but that’s not what makes them major cities for skateboarding. Having the... [Voir la suite]
I have not made it out to the Salamander Ranch yet. I think it’s about time to head on out there now. It used to be a half bowl. From the video the bowl seems complete and insanely hard to skate,... [Voir la suite]
The last of the long weekends, Thanksgiving, was coming around. As with all long weekends I asked if people were down to road trip. This time around everyone had something else to do during the weekend. Would I go it alone? Hell yeah! That would not be my first solo road trip. While I was at work the Friday before the long weekend I received a phone call from my mother and she had this great (for her) idea; she wanted to come down to Toronto to visit my brother. Looks like this trip was going to be a family affair.
Jon Parrott blasts a frontside stalefish to wheel bash on the re-entry.
After dropping my mother at my brother’s place I was off to Ashbridges skatepark. Let the fun begin. Reeeeeewind!!! There... [Voir la suite]
Last year I was lucky enough to meet Ray Barbee (again) and hang out with him. He was in Montreal for the Bones Brigade (second) premier. The first time I’d met Barbee, he was a young kid and the Bones Brigade video Ban This had just come... [Voir la suite]
A bird bath is one of those little fountains that people install in their gardens that always seem to have birds hanging out in them. The skateboarder version of this little fountain is a bowl like at THR-BAR. The bowl’s transitions are so... [Voir la suite]