Most D.I.Y. skatepark projects take years if not decades to be completed. Levis (to my amazement I did say Levis) joined Bolivian skater Milton Arellano in reuniting a crew with over a 100 skateboarders and builders to fast track the building of a designed on the spot skatepark in La Paz. They came up with some crazy obstacles. It is nice to see skateboarders get together to help the less fortunate skateboarders.
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Why is it that the most populous city in the United States produces very little professional skateboarders? It is not like New Yorkers do not have the talent to be pro, it just never happens for them. The skateboard industry is run from California. Unless you move out there, chances are you will not make it as a pro skater. It looks like the industry is trying their hardest to stay in power and not have non Californian companies start running the show.
Some of the Crapsack boys making over the border to make some memories of their own.
Zered Bassett taking to the street of this great city.
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When I was thinking of a title for this post I was drawing a blank. Vertical skateboarding finally came to mind and man does that sound tacky, perfect. This video is old and it was even posted a year ago but I had lost the link to it until this week. In this video there is some serious craziness going down. My new ugliest trick is laid down by Lincoln Ueda; a slob 540. That shit is crazy and so ugly all at the same time. Then there is Bob Burnquist, one of the sickest vertical skateboarders of all time. One footed backside Monty grind to revert? I do not understand how this is even possible.
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Before my crazy travelling schedule began, I was trying to hit the BYP bowl once a week. It feels like forever since I have been there. Today, on this rainy Sunday, I thought about heading down just to roll around. Unlucky for me, I rolled my ankle last week. I will be just rolling around for a little while now. The last time I did skate BYP Ti-Pat was getting videoed. I guess more than just Ti-Pat was getting videoed on that rained out day at P45. That was a fun session. So many heads showed up. Young and old, we all had fun. Ti-Pat was zooming around and laying down tons of speedy grinds. The filming of this video is very artsy but I like it. Filming guys pumping the double corner; too funny. Good job Mat... [Voir la suite]
Two days after coming home from the Dew Tour in Ocean City, Maryland I was back on a plane to the center of the universe. Yes, Toronto. It was a two event weekend in TO that weekend. Friday was Vans Warp Tour and Saturday was the Hoedown at the Hoof.
I guess I am getting old since I have only heard on one of the bands playing Warp Tour. Good thing there was a miniramp there or else I think I might have gotten bored quickly. Barry Walsh, Marc Tison, and Mike Townsend had built this miniramp a couple of weeks earlier. The skaters that had tried the ramp at the earlier Vice/Vans event liked the ramp. It is a real mini vert ramp. Vans put up some money for the best skating. The guys were killing it. So much so that I just... [Voir la suite]
There was some great news from David Boots yesterday, he got approval for making Peace Park not a bust for skating for a trial period of time. That is amazing Dave. Dave has put his blood, sweet, and tears into getting Peace Park as a legal skate spot. Now it is up to the skaters to help him out. When you are skating there, respect the other people that are using or just walking through the park. Here is the down-low from Dave.
« APPROVED: The peace park pilot project to allow skateboarding in the park was approved yesterday. We are waiting on more details, but it is legal to skate in the Park from 10am to 9pm seven days a week until September 26th, 2014. REMEMBER, ITS NOT A SKATE PARK!!! This is a trial, skaters need... [Voir la suite]
Watch out JS Lapierre, Antoine Asselin, and all the other great Montreal skateboarders. The young kids are gunning for you. There was Felix and Phillipe coming up in the last year. Now we have Lucas. Lucas, sick skating at P45, the Pipe, and all over MTL.
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Why would I even ever think of going to a Dew Tour event? I do not know why I ever would. When I found out that my friend Tristan had been invited to the Ocean City Dew Tour stop I thought about going. It was going to be his first contest outside California and it was on the beach. Once I found out the cheapest flights to anywhere around Ocean City (Washington DC was the cheapest and three hours drive away) would cost me $900 I knew my first thought about not going were right. A couple of days later Kevin Cann called me to see if I was down to drive there. I told him, « I only drive down there once a year. The second time I need to fly. » I was not in the mood to drive 10 -13 hours again this year.... [Voir la suite]
Last week was the 20th annual bowl series at Seylynn skatepark in North Vancouver. The Seylynn snakerun is one of those epic spots that all skaters need to skateboard. Not only is it one of the oldest still skateable parks in the world but it is one of the funnest places to ride. Throw in a couple of hundred friends and that is one of the best times of your life. From the video, Canada Day at Seylynn was the place to be. Who won what? Who cares. Everyone there won!
I have not had the time to make the pilgrimage to Seylynn for many years now. Maybe that is what I am missing to get my mind back into landing tricks, a day of zooming around the snakerun with friends. Every major city should have a snakerun but very few do.... [Voir la suite]
During the last two years some London (Ontario) guys have joined in on the February Southern California trip. They bring a complete different dynamic to the Canadian crew. Most of them are younger and have more of a street skating background then the guys who have been doing the trip for 5 of more years. This year the London guys decided to make a full length video about the trip. Man did watching it bring back a bunch great memories. Bumbles in his « high vis » outfits and scaring the kids at AMTEC. CJ was calling him Shrek, haha. There was even proof that I made the Carlsbad deathbox. Riley Steven has a sick run at San Pedro. There is even an Adam Hopkins cameo at Venice Beach. Just seeing the... [Voir la suite]
Leon seems to have somehow made a video part with Lowcard. This video features Leon Chapdelaine, Rob Mentov, Matt Roberts and Russ Milligan in the streets of San Francisco. Sick flow to Leon’s part even if his board gets run over by a bus. I am not sure if Leon is stoked on this video but I am. What do you guys think?
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I do not usually post things from Thrasher magazine since most skaters already check their website all the time. This week another Montrealer is part of the Five Squences from Tadashi. Antoine Asselin shows his mad skills on a frontside feeble 180 out.
Thrasher – Five Sequences
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