I guess Gallagher took the photo on Neil’s camera.
While Dan was working on 666 for the up coming issue Exposé PLG came out with a story from my past. Once the 1991 contest in Saratoga Springs wrapped up I « walked » away with the second place in street. That’s all I got, a stupid trophy. Well, I didn’t really walk away with the trophy, I smashed it into little pieces on a quarterpipe’s coping. My mom is the only one that would enjoy a second place trophy. In Montreal the contests always had product as the prize. Skaters by nature are broke-ass kids that break skateboards on a weekly basis. Barry, Neil, Gallagher, and myself had gone down to the United States to party... [Voir la suite]
Pour tous ceux qui ont raté le BYP et ne paient pas beaucoup d’argent à Vidéotron pour la chaîne TVA Sports, c’est ici.
Big up Mercier d’avoir commencé le BYP et en continuant avec. Bonne... [Voir la suite]
Bucky Lasek will always be one of the best transition skateboarders ever but it seems like he’s spending a lot more time racing cars over the last couple of years. Being one of the top professional skateboarder does not last forever for any... [Voir la suite]
In high school my eyes were opened to Claude Jutra’s amazing skateboard video from 1966. The film has stood the test of time. It is as entertaining today, 30 years after I first watched it, as it was the first time I had seen it. Even... [Voir la suite]
I really do not understand Westgate’s pop. He’s got Joe Buffalo pop on a much shorter frame. Throw in a New York City backdrop and this video becomes so entertaining. As a bonus for me, he’s got a bunch of lines, not just... [Voir la suite]
You’ve got 24 hours to watch this video for free. Go check it out. I have not had the time to watch it yet but Volcom has a ton of good skateboarders, Surfer, and snowboarders. Hopefully the video is cool.
Check out the full video on the... [Voir la suite]
Oscar Navarro merges with the graffiti, the Dirtydollar pool, the steps, and his hat on this monty grind (backside smith grind). This is one of my favourite photos from the past couple of years. MRZ (Ray) takes so many cool photos. Ray... [Voir la suite]
People have been stating that vertical skateboarding (vert) is dead, or was dead, or something like that. Who cares what they think or say? Skateboarding started as a toy but once the fad had ended it was no longer a toy. It became a... [Voir la suite]
Through ACE trucks I have met a bunch of people. Ron Chatman is one of them. Every time he comes to town we have a blast. While on a terras he saw his retirement job, driving one of those vacuum cars on the sidewalk. I kept on telling him... [Voir la suite]
When you see the same thing over and over it gets a little boring. Even in skateboarding this happens. Seeing another person landing a similar trick to something you’ve already seen at that same spot, for me that gets boring. Watching... [Voir la suite]
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]