Skate contests always get a bad reputation from the average skater, either they say there is too much pressure or they would rather skate street and not have to worry.
I personally don’t mind watching contests but I don’t know how people deal with the demand to be the best in front of the judgmental eyes of the public.
Recently good homie and all around rad human Josh Clark has been organizing some funs contests by reviving the Empire Games.
First was the race ( here and here )which was a big hit amongst the skate community and everyone involved, and over the weekend he organized the Wallrideorama at The Boonies skatepark in Cowansville.
We all met at the Empire downtown location and got into a yellow school bus with a bunch of... [Voir la suite]
**** The date has changed. August 9th, 2014 is the new date. ****
Yesterday morning I got a phone call asking if I wanted to hit Quebec City’s bowl bash. Out of all the previous Bowl Bashes, I had never missed one of them so I was stoked I was not going to miss this one. I had been looking for a ride all week. As I got into the car, Lauzier asked me if I thought it was going to rain. I had no idea at all, I had not checked the weather in days.
Once at the bowl I had a little lunch and got to seeing how my ankle felt skating. The body, my body, was a little slow to start up. The local QC guys started showing up and bam, the hard rain started. When the hard rain let up and we all got happy until the rain started up... [Voir la suite]
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Bien franchement, j’ai toujours un peu peur des événements multi « sports d’action » parce que trop souvent, en essayant de faire plaisir à tout le monde ont fait plaisir à personne.
C’était ma première expérience Jackalope et j’ai eu bin du plaisir. Mellow ambiance, mellow sécurité, chiens admis sur le site! Cool événement.
La seule critique constructive que j’ai, c’est que le set up pour le skate n’avait pas le niveau « World cup ». Loin de là. Oh aussi, la musique était fucking painful.
La première photo que j’ai shooté en arrivant c’est ce boneless de Philip Dulude. Plus je vois ce kid, plus je suis stoked.
Pas... [Voir la suite]
Man, toute une journée! Les dudes ont kill le shit, le soleil à kill ma face souriante pis tout le monde a été blown away par le skating! Voici des photos:
Paul Zitzer et Renée Renée
Raney Beres, 1 seconde avant de lander dans le Hall of Meat
1: Alex Sorgente, 84.30
2: Raven Tershy, 81.97
3: Brad McClain, 81.70
4: Tom Schaar, 78.34
5: Nolan Munroe, 75.00
6: Adam Hopkins,... [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]
Amazing journée à Hastings pour les qualifs du Van Doren Invitational.
Voici quelques photos de la journée, et l’événement est live demain, clic ici pour le lien.
Tom... [Voir la suite]
Le démo à Québec à été interrompu par la pluie, mais les dudes ont eu le temps de kill le shit un peu.
Voici les photos de Vince Martin.
Jon Sciano, fs 360
Rick McCrank, lipslide
Stevie Perez, hurricane
Ty Peterson, noseblunt fakie
Will Marshall,... [Voir la suite]
Saturday July 5th marked the day hell would break loose at Toronto’s Vanderhoof Skatepark. Meet HoeDown at the Hoof 2014, a skateboard “nontest” put on by Vans, Volcom, Ace Tricks, Kingshit, Instance Socks and a slough of other sponsors. Free food, and free beers were on point if you knew where to find them. Plenty of rippers, ranging from sub 16 to old-enough-to-be-your-dad, came out to try their hands at the $5000 cash purse provided by the gracious sponsors.
Text and photos by Josh Hotz
Mark Bajkar, seems to rarely surface but when the HoeDown calls his name, he’s airing over hips and tossing Sweepers in the deep end landing him a spot in the finals.
Rippers of all ages came out for their hand at... [Voir la suite]