Monday, June 30, 2008

Girl Tony Ferguson


Because tomorrow is Canada Day, the first skateboarder from our Nation's Capital to turn pro gets the graphic of the week. Tony Ferguson's Ottawa Senators board. I had one and it was definitely one of my favourites of all time. Image from Bobshirt.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Henry


Epicly Later'd is a great series of videos which consists mostly of interviews with pro and am skaters about pretty much everything and anything. This episode is Henry Sanchez talking about the EMB days and his board sponsor decisions. Amazing talent. For Part 2, click here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Vancouver Municipal Golf Courses


I'm headed back to Vancouver before the end of June so I've been looking into the 2008 prices for golfing. Holy crap. Once I start working again, I'll only get to play on weekends. Fraserview is $59, Mcleerey is $55.50 and Langara's $51.50. I can remember several years ago when Fraserview was $53. $59 is pretty much $60 to me which is just outrageous for a muni. Looks like I'll be playing lots of Langara and various twilight rounds. Pretty sad.

Monday, June 23, 2008

H-Street Matt Hensley


When Shackle me Not first came out, I just kept hearing about how good it was and I had no idea who any of the featured skaters were. Matt Hensley stood out for sure. When his first pro model came out, he must have made some good dough cuz everyone and their dog had this board.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Counterfeit Golf Clubs


This Time Magazine article from several years ago is a good read. It deals with counterfeit golf equipment originating at the foundries in China... the same foundries that US golf companies use. It's pretty damn tough to notice the difference between the real deal and a fake as seen here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mizuno Club Repair Ninja


Dude's got mad skills.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Chocolate Scott Johnston



After living in Mexico for a year and experiencing Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) in the town of Patzcuaro, this line of boards from Chocolate gets the board graphic post for the week.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Early 90's Skating

If you grew up skating in the early 90's and are familiar with F^cked Up Blind Kids, Power Edge Magazine, A1 Meats and Blue Skateboards, you'll love the chrome ball incident. Daily entries are skateboard magazine ads from the heyday. Gino Iannucci backside heel over the Gonz gap at EMB... pre Chocolate, pre 101.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Geoff Dermer


I first met Geoff at the Ladner skate park back when he was just a teenager. He's been killing it in Van for over a decade. Check out his company Kitsch Skateboards.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ping Video


This is a great video of the birth of a Ping golf club. OEM club fitting at it's finest.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Real Jim Thiebaud


Every Monday will be skateboard graphic day. Memorable board graphics from back in the day. This week is Jim Thiebaud's first board from Real. I rode lots of these back in the day as well as the TG 49ers. Classic. The artist was Kevin Ancell.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Clubmaking


Building my own golf clubs has been a hobby of mine for several years. I'm fairly amateur but the finished product is clean and it works. Several reasons for building your own clubs are as follows:

1. Most shafts have considerable inconsistencies from shaft to shaft (of a given model) and within the circumference of a shaft.
2. Shafts, club heads and grips all have weight variations.
3. All club heads have loft and lie variations.
4. Lots of shafts in pre-assembled clubs (particularly graphite) are total garbage.

You can have some control over all of the above factors if you build your own clubs. You want your clubs to have a consistent flex progression from club to club. You want your clubs to to have a balanced consistent feel (swingweight or MOI matched) from club to club. You want the orientation of the shaft such that it bends in a consistent manner (spine alignment or flat line oscillation). You want the gaps in the lofts of your clubs to be spaced such that you have even yardage gaps. You want the lies of your clubs to be suitable to your swing so you get even turf contact and not toe or heel digging. Several great sources of information include: Dyno's, Wishon, Golfworks, Golfsmith and Dynacraft's DSFI.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Penny


Tom Penny annihilation.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nike SB Golf Shoe


These suckers appear to be pretty rare. You can find them on Ebay every once in a while. The uppers are the same as Dunk Low SB's. The sole is pretty typical of a traditional golf shoe.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Camilo Villegas


I like this guy just because he's different. Love the stance. J Lindberg does a good job sponsoring really unique golfers including Jesper, Badds and Kuehne.