Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Some shots of our home at the Top Shop Trade Show. I was so stoked that we got to hang out with my friends Phil and his team from Precision skateboards from Lincoln Nebraska. They are in our top friends hit them up on the 'space. 21 + years in business and I won't say how old Phil is, but I think the bones bridgrade are punk ass little kids to him and he still rips harder than men half his age, check the big bowl footage tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
After the first day of the Contest/Show, they had a VIP charter bus to take all the companies and shops into downtown Minneapolis. 60 plus drunk skaters wilding out! My homey Rob from Plus Skateshop in Michigan and I beat up on some of his team riders and one of mine on the pool tables at the first spot we went to, the kids might rip us on the park, but we held it down on the tables. Then we went to some punk bar and saw a local band, it started to snow and the whole posse got back into the party bus for a wild ride back to park. Chris Teta's doppelganger was riding in the overhead compartment and many other crazy things went down on the ride back, I think Scott's got more photos from the bus on the flickr page.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Six days after announcing that skateboarding and BMX vert would no longer be part of the X Games, ESPN announced Wednesday that it has changed its mind. The popular disciplines will be part of X Games 14 this summer in Los Angeles
After ESPN announced its decision last week, skateboarders threatened to boycott the Big Air discipline. Big Air features riders swooping down a 60-foot ramp at speeds approaching 40 mph, clearing a 55-foot gap, then skating up another 27-foot ramp.
Asked if he thought the skaters' threatened boycott impacted ESPN's decision, longtime pro vert skateboarder Andy Macdonald of Pacific Beach said, “I think it was the factor that got 'em to take a look at it.”
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Talk about perfect timing, the one day Alex is in town to hang out, and the wheels he designed for us show up! What Sevenfold has done to bring back quality USA made decks in a toy grade market we are bringing to the wild world of wheels! USA made by and tested for skateboarders. This ain't no roller skate wheel made in china, it's the real wheel deal.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Seeing Teta's old paintings inspired me to put up some old art of my own. This photo of Rob Digi at the Red Ledge is one of my all time favorite artsy skate photos that I have taken. I digitally altered the colors and made the crop in photoshop way back in like 1999.
I think it was last week, we were talking about 10 people who changed skateboarding, and I forgot to mention Ray Barbee. Kids need to youtube his Public Domain and Ban This parts, to understand how he changed it. He made skateboarding so accesable to everyone, just being able to skate down the street and film a part had not really been done before. Element needs to give him a pro model, I'm sure Mike Vallely could give up one the eight pro decks that he's white knuckling onto his career with.