Monday, March 31, 2008

Philadelphia

We always have a great time in Philly. Met up with Zak to get some last minute footage for his Suenos part. Got to skate City Hall all day, then just kind of wasted the rest of it looking for other spots.

Under the Bridge Downtown

Is where we wrapped up filming for the Suenos video.

Introducing Adam Dorobiala



Welcoming a fresh addition to the Sevenfold family, and final member of my personal flow team. Adam is the Fourth Horseman joining Chris Williams, Fritz Hoffer and James Williams. This clip is from is February trip to Hawaii. Adam brings fresh style and creative trick selection, with a very open and positive outlook on skateboarding. I'm so stoked to have Adam in the crew!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

WHAT?! lost footage



The left overs that never made it into the WHAT?! video. Scott Archer, Chris Blose, Matt House, Chris Opilla (with commentary from my personal filmer Billy Rosser), Jake Mendelson, Danny & Zach. Guest early grabber Ed Fickert. With a long over due filming credit to Alex Picard.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Scott Archer Open Your Eyes part

This was such a good time for Scott's skating. This footage is from the same time as his clips from 411 #50. Lots of Maryland and DC spots.

Chad Hall Open Your Eyes

OG team rider Chad Hall puts a hurting on the Dunkirk part. This is from Dan Cherry's Open Your Eyes video, early 2000's kids. A couple clips from the old Atonement park on Kent Island, and this is just a small glimpse of how a amazing Chad was on his board.

Beast Of the East Exodus Skatepark Ocean City Maryland

I found some nice Easter Eggs this weekend. Starting of with this classic clip from Beast of the East at Exodus Skatepark in Ocean City Maryland. This was a classic contest. Asshole Mike was completely wasted the whole time, Scott killed it and got robbed, I think that guy with the pink griptape doing the boneless beat him...

Monday, March 24, 2008

What?! @ Vice Tuesday Night

We will be showing our first dvd WHAT?! this Tuesday night on the Big Screen at Vice (used to be Fletchers) in Fells Point. I just found a bunch of old footage from that era and put them up on the Seven Fold Youtube channel. I'll try to link them to the blog too.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

BBQ Pics




I'm so stoked that the first ever Truxton - Back in the Day 'Courts BBQ' went off today, even through the hail we kept the grill rolling. It was a great mix of old and new heads, veggie burgers and steaks, and you can't have a good cookout with out a few dogs lurking around. Sean brought his new Doberman puppy Porter out. Richard came through with a nice Jersey barrier. We all got our fat boy on and grilled up all afternoon. Thanks to the heads who made it all possible, extra thanks to Leonard for the motivation to make this happen. See you guys next Saturday?

Friday, March 21, 2008

777


That's how many of these they made.

Best Reunion Show Ever!

The best reality show ever had the best reunion show ever. 2 hours of non stop entertainment, and the best surprise ending.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

This one time at skate camp...

Now you fill in the rest.
I'm back to restore the program Nikki and I started what like 5-6 years ago, something like that (time flys). Any of the kids who were at my original camps know how much these kick ass! I'm looking forward to bringing that same good old time back. Get your little brothers, and sisters and the kids in your neighborhood to sign up, so they can get better and stay out of our way at the park.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Big Poppa Pop

videoCongratulations to my Homey Jake Rupp and his family on the birth of his son Caden (sorry if I spelled it wrong). Here's a clip of Big Poppa Rupp at SOC back in January. Look out for the family steez and pop in about 10-15 years coming to mini ramp near you.

S.O.B. Fundraiser


Skatepark of Baltimore had their 3 year anniversary party - fundraiser last Saturday. There were bands and food (not a good idea to eat anything called Dangerous... but Dr. Shen hooked me up the next day and I'm finally ok). They had art for sale, Chris Blose anted up and bought a nice photo of Jake. Scarcher had a deck our boy Rupp was featured in both photographic and paint media, and Mr. Bosco Picard had some nice paintings of General Mao. The best part of the event was that they had some skateable sculptures, the most fun item was a barrel with slant ramps welded to the sides.




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Case of the Mondays

Friday, March 14, 2008

Classic Stickers



These old skate stickers (except the Powell ones) bring back memories of a time lost when skateboarders owned the skateboard companies. The super rare Zero Two the old velcro vegan skate shoe from the early 90's, they had a crazy dope team, Sean Sheffey, Ed Templeton, too many too remember. That old one of Rosa from the early 90's at the prime of the Shorty's and Big Brother days was such a creative time in skateboarding. The old Life sticker I remember all the kids a my High School rocked that shit all the way out because of Jeremy, and it was such an ill company. Television the old company that Ed Templeton and Mike Vallely when he was still a vegetarian did after New Deal. It's crazy that none of those guys in the Chocolate stickers still ride for them, of course Keenan RIP. Got to have old Powell stickers, the Cab and Lance stickers were always way cooler than the kooky skeletons, but kids do love skulls, don't they?


Best Show on TV


Edan knows that the Boondocks is currently the best form of situation comedy available on the television these days. Cartoon network after dark, check your local listings. I have some video clips, but blogger or my internet connection won't let me upload them. Chris Blose is back on his board, so go grab yours and get your skate on this weekend.

Not the Ridge

videoFritz and his cousin Matt the Viking came down to visit me this week. Everytime Fritz bailed I would say it was because he wasn't at his home the Ridge. But whatever he kills skateboarding, and showed me some dope new isht he's been working out. I've had their backs since day one meeting them at the original Select on Thames, and I'm so proud to have Fritz still with me on my flowgram.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ghost House

I was able to get this photo of Matt from the first night of not knowing how to use the camera.

Mountain Bike Rain Hero

videoI made a custom mount for the Hero on my mountain bike today, and took a little test run in the rain.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Toy

I just got this about 5 minutes ago, can't wait to go test it out!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

We're Star Fuckers too!


King Frank Defunk, the man responsible for many of our great shirt logos over the years gets close to someone who is famous for being famous while wearing the old Dodger Shirt he made for us.
I'm glad I found that old shirt for you before your LA trip, don't forget about us little skaters when your at all those Hollywood parties!

Jake on 48blocks


Check out Jake's clip over on 'The block is hot' under links section.

Chuk

videoAnother reason for the sudden lack of blog content is the fact that Mr. Blose has been borrowing my little Nikon for the last 2 weeks, it's a direct correlation. I found these clips of our Homey Chuk from Kent Island from the day I filmed James' little ODB clip. Chuk just charges it, he has so much energy for skateboarding. In all fairness the board he landed on for the barrel jump was mine and I ride the loosest trucks out of anyone I know.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

For the Madman Faithful

Last month kind of got away from me, the Flu and the Recession really took a toll on me. March is looking to be another great month in Two Thousand Skhate! Here is a clip of some old garbage ramp footage of Chris Teta and Scott Archer from last fall.